Character Sheet for Dorothea Esmeralda Elena Coyote
Dorothy ("Dot") E. E. Coyote is girlfriend to Wile E. Coyote (property Warner Bros.), and is his equal in nearly every way: she's fast, smart*, vain and remarkably unlucky. But whereas Wile E. is pathological about roadrunners, Dottie is pathological about Wile E., and blisses whenever she has his undivided attention.
*B.A. in Engineering, Red Rocks Tech.
Dottie's vanity is as profound as Wile's but comes from a different place. Whereas WEC walks into a room thinking he's the smartest one in it, Dottie is an inveterate attention-seeker who thinks that traffic should stop wherever she appears. Her attitude is driven by her looks—coyotes never compete in beauty pageants, but Dottie is the rare exception of a coyotess that could pass for a vixen. She's a head-turner, knows it, and loves it. Fortunately, her pride is tempered by a deeply romantic spirit; an attribute that lay dormant until she hooked up with WEC. Dottie has had many make love to her, but WEC is the first she would go over a cliff for. To quote Lene Lovich, "I'm losing my heart for you. And I'm prepared to lose my life. Mein schmerz!!"
Dottie adores WEC, and likes the things you might cite in a HS yearbook: friends, laughs, love, goodtimes. She dislikes roadrunners on a level that seems personal. Therefore, she likes chasing them, hunting them, plucking them, roasting them, etc. She likes to cook and is adept in the kitchen where she works miracles with roadkill. Her specialty is "Lonesome dove paté in gila monster shells." She really dislikes being neglected, and ignored even moreso. Dottie likes to read and her favorite book is always the one she just finished, which at the time of this writing is Norton Juster's "The Phantom Tollbooth." Favorite song: Pretenders "Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)" (There's nobody else here, no one like me…). Favorite film: the one she starred in, "Behind The Mask," an art-film about the unnatural relationship between a coyote and a raccoon (almost got her thrown out of school).
As is apparent from her name, Dottie was born south of the border (Esmeralda is her mother's name). She lives just up the road from WEC in New Mexico (would not set foot in Arizona due to their hostile attitude toward "aliens;" besides, the Roadrunner is NM's state bird). Graduated school in the U.S. on a student visa; also studied abroad in Germany, where her facility with chemicals and explosives both impressed and alarmed her instructors (she denies the rumors that she was deported). Her current resident status is unclear and WEC isn't talking (as usual).
As stated, Dottie was born in Mexico to Esmeralda Coyote, a former schoolteacher who is now a successful author of the pulp romances known as novellas. She is happy that her daughter has an exciting life in el norte but loses sleep wondering if one day she'll wake to find that Dot and WEC have left this mortal coil thanks to some hare-brained scheme to catch roadrunners. Virtually nothing is known about Dottie's dad—it's not even certain that he is/was a coyote. What is known is that he was a dashing political activist who was already on the lam when he met Esmeralda. He would flee Mexico for Cuba, and then Russia. Rumors persist that he is back in the Americas and has made contact with Esmeralda, but she's not talking.
Dottie makes the best of it in her adopted country, looking after WEC and hoping that he'll find room in his obsessive/compulsive heart for her. He's very fond of Dot, and occasionally shows great pride in her, but he possesses the standard male trait of clinging to a dream and Dottie suffers in wondering if that dream includes her. He does love her but—like so many boyfriends—has yet to realize just how much.
Dottie is a hottie. Her body is lithe and strong, with athletic lines softened by an appealing bosom and shapely hips. She has a dancer's fanny that's round and full, and when WEC is about, she walks with a rump-shaking shimmy intended to distract him from his preoccupation with roadrunners—a tactic that has actually worked from time to time. Her teased, wind-blown hair is like the desert itself, changing color from sandstone gold to red rocks crimson depending on how the light hits it. Like WEC, her body markings are two-tone: deep maroon on her face, shoulders, back, arms and legs; and gold on her muzzle, throat, bust and tummy, continuing up and across her rump and ending on the underside of her tail. The gold tone also applies to her paws and inside of her ears. There's a beauty mark on her snout (right side). Eyes: cobalt blue.
Like WEC, Dottie doesn't wear clothing, but she will don gear that might assist in a hunt, i.e.: a flight vest for an airborne pursuit.
Practically none. There is the occasional bracelet or necklace. But no hairband, no belt or harness (unless the prey is WEC, but that's another matter). The one essential is her eyeglasses. Dottie is quite nearsighted and owns several pairs of glasses (wears contacts, too, but only indoors; never outside amidst the blowing sand). She does wear makeup and is quite fussy when it comes to cosmetics. Her lipstick is always ruby red; her mascara, mauve.