A long overdue commission for dl0r in the form of my first ever character sheet! Meet..
Quin the Whaleca!
He's quite the genetic impossibility! It looks like mother nature made a huge oopsie.
Born to a resident orca mother and an unknown blue whale father, he was raised by the pod just long enough to survive, before leaving to set out on his own (partially due to an independent streak from his blue heritage, partially due to some of the more conservative females in the matriarchal line disapproving of his presence). He does occasionally crave the pod life, and sometimes desires to start his own somehow with his own kind... except being the only whaleca, that is probably a bit of a pipe dream.
He got a few traits from each of his parents. Obviously his size came from his father's side, and his body proportions are generally closer to those of a mysticeti. His dual-blowhole is definitely from his mysticeti father, and he had an obvious influence on the length and position of his pectoral and dorsal fins.
However, his orca heritage is also evident. His mouth and teeth (and lack of baleens) are definitely from his mother's side, as are his color and markings, the position and size of his eyes, and the shape of his flukes. The shape and relative size of his genitals also have obvious orca influence.
He can sing like a blue, "squee" like an orca, and echolocate, which can be confusing to both species when they're near enough to him to hear.
His diet consists mostly of fish and large squid, the hunting of which he learned from his old resident pod. He does nom mammals on occasion (including other cetaceans), but only if they ask him to. He'll comply with a somewhat confused air, not quite understanding why they'd want that!
Personality-wise, he is generally pretty jolly, playful, and quite energetic. He enjoys breaching a bit more than is normal for a large whale, perhaps due to pride at being able to emerge completely from the water at a considerably greater height than any mysticeti he's met. He tries to be friendly to both orcas and baleen whales (and finds cows of both species attractive), although some of them seem to consider him to be impure or unnatural. Not all of them though, in fact, the orca shown here (mostly for size reference) is one of his friends.
5 years, 5 months ago
12 Nov 2013 14:26 CET
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