I don't have favorites, as I love them all, but Silver holds a very special place in my heart. I love Silver so much and I'm so proud of her.
Following with Retcans, the next one could be considered the most important. Silver is the Captain of the "R Series" cruiser known as R105, or as of late, "Rage of Lusceonis." There is so much I could say about her, but I will try to be as brief as possible.
"The Great War for Lusceonis had a massive impact on the Retcan race. After being unfairly deceived and invaded by a greedy race of humans who wanted nothing but to steal the gentle furred creature's planetary system, Retcans changed... THey were lied to, taken advantage by these humans who slowly pushed themselves into the planet. By the time the Retcans realized these beings acted upon pure greed and selfishness, concept that they did not understand at the moment, it was a bit too late. Humans had forcibly made themselves comfortable in Lusceonis, setting up their own colonies, stealing resources and even enforcing their laws into Retcans.
The gentle Retcans had enough of that... They now understood what being evil meant, and it was a pure reflection of these humans. They would fight to purge these uninvited invaders at all costs. The war lasted for decades, bringing death and destruction into Retcan's once peaceful life. But they eventually succeeded in their victory and exterminated the shameless human invaders to the last one.
But this war had brought pain, death and suffering to Retcans. Even after reclaiming their home planet, and after years of restoring it to its original shape, Retcans had lost something permanently: their true nature. They still lived in peace as a race and loved each others unconditionally, but they had grown weary, frightened and aggressive. Their paranoia of that horrible war happening again pushed them to create the "R-Series" program which would be a fleet of ships dedicated to permanent surveillance of the universe. they would search for hostile races such as the humans that attacked them and would do whatever it took to avoid Lusceonis being desecrated again... By any means necessary.
Silver was dedicated to become a Captain of one of these ships. She wouldn't let a new war bring death upon her. She had lost so much...
After Bo was old enough to conceal his age, she traveled back to Lusceonis Alpha to meet the crew that was carefully selected by her and her brother, Titan. Months after the preparations, she was finally given the Captain status, boarded the ship and took on a journey that would last at least 50 years.
Twenty years into the trip, Silver and her crew encountered a very intriguing anomaly in space. This dark mass of kilometers in size. Their scanning devices indicated this was no asteroid or rogue planetoid; this was a built structure. Caution was taken, as this structure showed energy reading inside of it. Could it be that life traveled on board this massive structure?
After weeks of very careful surveillance, they did manage to infiltrate a probe inside of it. there was life... Not only life; a colony of creatures. If these were humans, or another hostile life form, they would have to act, or Lusceonis could again be in danger. But these were not humans. They looked so... similar to them. Silver and her crew were perplexed. How or why these furred creatures lived in this space colony in such a deep and lonely sector of space was a mystery. More difficult was the decision of what they would do next: contact them? Leave? Something deep inside Silver and her crew drew them towards these creatures. IT was a very strange yet soothing warmth. They wanted to meet them and know more about them. But the trust they once gave to another race had led them to near total destruction... they knew these creatures were different, but they couldn't risk it.
With an inexplicable pain inside of her, Silver gave the order to leave these creature alone and continue on their mission... That's when something unexpected happened. A sudden attack on this colony took place. It was a different race, apparently mechanical. Silver was against a wall. Their mission was clear. If this races of furred being wasn't a threat, they should leave it and continue their search. But they were mercilessly attacked... Silver's crew begged her to give the order to save the unknown furred race, but she couldn't act against the Council's orders. It was agonizing as the hours passed. Silver was frozen, with tears flooding hear eyes. she couldn't give the order to retreat or to interfere.
It wasn't until her son, Bo, begged her... seeing her son in tears and the suffering of this race of furred being was too much for her true nature. She gave the order to defend the furred race and destroy the evil metallic beings. The rest is history...
A bit more than a decade after that incident, Retcans slowly fought with their feelings, awakening what they always were in the past. The Evocanis had reminded them of what they really were and soon, Silver, saw the irrelevance and foolishness of Retcans decisions in the past decades. They had let themselves be blinded by fear, when all they needed to do was stand proud together as a race and embrace their true nature."
Silver has grown as a character. She used to be the prime example of the fear that Retcans had developed after the war. She was a reflection of that aggressiveness and lack of trust that had blinded her race. But she also was the first Retcan to awake from that veil of darkness. She abandoned the nonsensical mission that her ship originally had, and embarked on new missions: to protect the Evocanis, destroy the machines, save the missing Evos and last, bring her race back to what they originally were before the war.
Silver appears as a very strong, strict, defensive and serious Retcan. Her true nature isn't this, and she knows it. As an L-Beta Retcan, she knows she's small, fragile and probably not intimidating. Having a battle cruiser big enough for more than 50,000 crew members under her command can be very overwhelming, and she has to show who's on charge. Deep inside, Silver is full of insecurities which she eventually manages to defeat with the help of the Evocanis, her son and her crew.
Although Silver always shows herself a bit grumpy most of the times, she has changed. Deep inside, she feels accomplished and lets her true gently self out more often. She is a very loving and she often has the need of feeling protection from her big brother. This is something that many don't know; only Titan and Bo. after a long day, gently cuddling with her son and brother makes her feel protected and safe, giving her the energy and strength she will need the next day in order to command R105 once more.
Despite her fragile appearance, Silver is formidable warrior. She often manages to impress bigger and stronger pure L-Alpha Retcans like Zonda, Alpha and Shadow, the ladder being a veteran warrior General. She has had a fair share of epic battles after meeting the Evo's enemy, even fighting at an equal level against the more advanced, powerful and seemingly unbeatable Apocalypse soldier. She has received blows that have left her comrades shocked, thinking she was killed, but she miraculously gets back on her hind paws, with her white fur stained in crimson, and keeps on fighting even stronger after.
She has EARNED her Captain status.
Art and character by me
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