Hello dear readers and welcome to another Seriously Geeky Sunday here at Shoot the Rookie! This week we’re looking at all creatures great and small, so why not join me as I discuss some of my favourite fictional animals!
I love animals, fictional or otherwise, so was delighted to see this week’s questions would allow me to chat about my favourite ones from video games, anime and elsewhere.
Thank you as always to Heather over at Just Geeking By for another awesome theme. This one was really fun to think about so I hope you enjoy my answers!
Cats and dogs frequently feature in fandoms, who are your favourites?
Morgana – Persona 5 and Repede – Tales of Vesperia
These pair are my favourite fictional cat and dog respectively! Repede is smart, cunning and loyal, not to mention fashionable, whilst Morgana is… Morgana. He may claim he isn’t a cat but I don’t think many believe him.
Who is your favourite wild animal/bird?
Red XIII – Final Fantasy VII
It comes as quite a surprise when you discover this wild animal can actually talk, and as it turns out he is quite a sophisticated character with a sad and compelling backstory. My favourite character from Final Fantasy VII, I even got one of his tattoos tattooed on me!
Tell us about a fictional creature that fascinates you.
Mushi – Mushi-Shi
The Mushi are mystical creatures that come in all shapes and sizes that most people can’t see. They are generally depicted as weird glowing shapes. Unfortunately they often (kinda inadvertently) have devastating effects for the humans that live near them, and only the specialist skills of a Mushi-Shi can cure these ailments. Mushi- Shi is a fascinating show which explores the effects that Mushi have on humans and I would highly recommend checking it out if you’re looking for some compelling story telling!
Which mythological creature interests you the most?
Dragons have appeared in so many of my favourite fandoms that I can’t possibly list them all. Notable examples are Smaug from The Hobbit, the four dragons from Yona of the Dawn (who are usually seen in their human form), and the floating ethereal dragons from Breath of the Wild, who have one of my favourite pieces of music from the Zelda series associated with them. I find dragons awesome and magical – they have the power to mesmerise as well as terrify and I like the way they can be depicted as either friend or foe (or neither).
If you could have an animal sidekick what would it be?
Chuntaro – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
As you can see above, Chuntaro is a sparrow. His job is to assist the Demon Slayer Zenitsu who is in many ways a bit of a wimp. Chuntaro patiently sits on his head telling him what to do next, but all Zenitsu hears is ‘Cheep! Cheep! Cheep!’, totally missing the point of what his companion is trying to say. I would love to have this little guy with me cheeping in my ear and helping me decide where to go and what to do! I’ve even got a sack of bird food ready for him!
You’ve been given the magical ability to turn into any creature; what do you choose and why?
Birdramon – Digimon
Many people reading will already know how much I like birds and how much I like Digimon, so I thought why not combine the two. Birdramon is totally awesome and can carry all the Digi-destined across difficult terrain whilst spitting fire at their enemies. I could have chosen a regular bird to transform into, as being able to fly is one of my great fascinations, but as Birdramon I’d also be able to talk to people and help them, which would be awesome!
So there we are, some of my favourite creatures to feature in some of my favourite fandoms. But what about you? Do any creatures from fiction particularly stand out? Let me know below in comments and make sure you head on over to Just Geeking By’s Seriously Geeky Sunday page to see all the other responses and find out how to take part.
Thanks for reading,