skeppy kin here! could i get some headcanons? i am very canon divergent, but i remember i was prince of a kingdom and bad was my servant. he was also a demon. we were very young kids around 5-7 ish. you don't have to do this but thank you :D
-the two of you would sometimes sneak out late at night to the kitchens to snack and chat
-bad would sometimes get bothered abt being a demon, and you were very protective over him when that happened
-you didn't really like classes, either skipping class or trying to tune out your tutors
-bad would get annoyed at this and try to convince you to pay more attention so you could eventually rule the kingdom properly. you wouldn't admit it, but you were more motivated to work after that
-you werent super into the responsibly of being a prince overall, but as you got older you became more willing
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Hello! My question for day 9 of the Underwing Challenge is:
In Heroic, what are people's attitudes towards superheroes and villains? Is it just a part of normal life? Are they viewed as celebrities? Are superheroes common knowledge for most people?
(Sorry, it's kind of a few questions but it's also kind of one, right?)
Popular superheroes are revered because they are something a city can say is their's with pride. Superheroes are common enough to not be considered crazy when a new one comes but rare enough that they become celebrities when they make a name for themselves. However making a name for themselves is alot harder than it should be. Because a hero's actions will be directly connected to the city via news and stuff a new hero is often exposed to alot of harsh criticisms and commentary. This is one thing Cleo struggled with before the beginning of the story. While it wasn't the only reason it played a role in her wanting to quit. She is not alone, many other heroes either gave up and hid because of this. Also heroes can compete for exposure against other heroes because they often don't know the other hero is there or they believe what the media is telling them, that the other hero isn't very good. So superheroes are common knowledge and can be a part of a person's normal but they can also be loved like a celebrity. I hope that makes sense. It's a little bit of a weird world.
Hi! My question for day 9 of the Underwing Challenge is:
How does Vee and Nico cohabitating(?) in Nico's body work? Like... can people see Vee? Do they have different voices?
(Also thank you for creating this challenge!)
Hello there! :D Thanks so much for the ask and the adoption! (Also, you’re welcome for the challenge. ;D I’m really glad people are having fun with it!)
That said! This is a fun question.
(First, though, slight TW for parasitism because, uh, yep.)
So to explain, the animax are actually small, spider-like creatures capable of fitting in the palm of your hand. I’d go into exactly how they came to be like that (they weren’t always like that), but that might be for another post. Point is, when I say they take over the dominant species of a planet, I mean they attach themselves to members of that species and quickly grow a subdermal network of nerves and other biological fun stuff to more or less create a meat puppet. As in, their hosts are meant to be trapped in their own minds throughout their experience. (Nico is a rare exception to that last part, where he and Vee switch who’s "driving" every so often, depending on who they think should handle different situations.) For the most part, the animax burrow under clothing and try to bury as much of themselves as possible to avoid detection, but you can usually see their backs at the “injection site” if you know where it is. For Nico, that’s between his shoulder blades.
As for how well Vee blends in, while the animax can make their presence very conspicuous if they want (usually when defending themselves or otherwise fighting), they prefer hiding themselves, typically so they can abuse the element of surprise to overwhelm their targets. In Vee's case, keeping inconspicuous also helps it to do its recon job by allowing it to continue an investigation wholly undetected. Or at least that was the plan. Its defection from the empire means it divulges its presence to anyone who it thinks will help it and Nico to survive—the Caravan, for example.
The point there is that for the most part, you wouldn't be able to tell who's in control just by looking at Vee/Nico—if Vee is trying to hide, anyway. When it's not trying to hide, though? Vee doesn't bother making its face emote, and it tends to be more serious, so you can probably tell when Vee's in control when their body looks deadly calm and incapable of taking a joke.
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