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Answers to Gale/Gethin/Marmareon/Hhoota questions

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:59 AM

Usually I only post this kind of thing on ref sheets or through my tumblr account, but I thought I'd clear up some confusion here. I don't know if this journal post will stay up forever. I'm a liiiittle less comfortable sharing world info in big, tell-all chunks on DA because the community here is just so much bigger than my tumblr following. I'm actually not going to post all the info here. You'll have to go to tumblr for that where there's a second, larger post without bits left out.…

Anyway, here are some answers to some common Gale and Hhoota questions.

Who is Gale.

He's this guy.

But he's also this guy, who is referred to as Gethin,

And this guy, who's name is Tio.

In fact, he's got several more identities that aren't accounted for here.

For example, Marmareon is the earliest identity and is less than 100 years old, but Billy (the Civil war identity) lives during the civil war (1865) and is closer to 2250 years old.

Tio is a for fun 'FUTURE SPACE GALE' identity I made up so I could interact with Beast's characters. I don't know how old he is. He's older than Gale.

Same guy. Just different periods in his life. Not a reincarnation. Not reborn. SAME DUDE, just different names and looks he's assumed as he gets older.

I get where the confusion comes from. Sometimes I like to draw the younger versions of him with characters they have no business having ever known (like Cara, who obviously didn't live in 1865 with Billy). Part of that is because of an art roleplay group I'm in that makes it possible for them to interact with those younger versions, but mostly it's just because it's fun for me and I'm not in a position right now where I want to create very many new characters to draw in their place.

Some of his identities are also not completely fleshed out and I don't mind mix and matching while I look for a place that I know I want to develop further.

Sometimes I call all of them Gale
For simplicities sake most of the time I use 'Gale' as the catch all name for the character (Even though his real name is Marmareon) because it's the name most people have known him by since his conception. So I'll be doing that (partly) hence forth.

Gale (Marmareon at the time) was born in Ancient Greece.
I couldn't tell you where, I'm still researching the subject and haven't picked a place of birth yet (though I can tell you I'm leaning toward Athens, Massalia, Spina or Adria).
When Gale was about fifty three, he was merged with a traveling god that had fallen into obscurity. The traveling god's name is Hhoota. After the merger, the two become more or less the same. They never again separate (unless for some reason I find it entertaining to do so in story later, as it's written now, they've never separated). Hhoota exists inside Gale and manifests more in feelings and urges. Or as he would describe it, an occasional faint stirring in his center. Even though he and it and supposedly now one and the same, he often refers to it in the third person by it's name, Hhoota. After the age of 53, all of Gale's identities are associated with Hhoota and for the most part possess the ability to take the form.

To read the answers to the subjects below, you'll have to follow this tumblr link:…

They merged because

Hhoota is

Gale doesn't eat or drink

Gale isn't sure if Hhoota is sentient

When Gale and Hhoota merged, it came with the whole package.

Hhoota's god 'theme' actually has several tiers

Because of Hhoota, Gale can sleep for extended periods and regenerate after injuries

Gale's birthmark is actually completely unrelated.

Gale's hair is dark, dark brown, not black

Marmareon's eyes were blue.

Again, to read the answers to these questions you'll have to go to tumblr.… You'll have to go there so bad that I've linked it three times in this journal and will even link and star it a fourth time so no one will ask for a link.

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That's all I've got for now. Hopefully that clears some of it up. XD

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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
All the interesting world info :D plus gale, whats not to like here.
T-Weaver Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very good explanation. I was getting very confused earlier and thought I was missing something somewhere since everyone else seemed to know X_X;; Look forward to seeing more of him, no matter the name or age haha
PineRain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome character! I think the journey and the return concept of regeneration is fascinating! Very well thought out C:
KristinTree Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gale is a great dynamic character! Being so many different things but in the end he's just Gale. You've got to love that personality that ties it together =3
TerraClaws Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Sorry if you've written this and I've missed it, I hope you don't mind answering but, how is it Gale changes shape? Are Hhoota's powers allowing him to do this or is it a survival tactic his body goes through to keep living? I'm just not sure how he can go from having wings and claws to looking human, like I said sorry if this has been answered and I've missed it. Hoping you'll help me out though :)
GreekCeltic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I'm not sure yet. XD Someone must have magically given him the wings and feet, because I don't think he's capable of creating that sort of change in himself. His shapeshifting abilities are pretty limited to the forms that represent Hhoota.
TerraClaws Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I know you're probably not looking for suggestions, so I am sorry if this seems rude :P But maybe you could make it a survival tactic. Like, perhaps his organs have had enough after the 100's of years his body has stayed the same and so his body changes to repair himself. The changes can be as small as his teeth becoming straighter.. becoming a couple inches taller, or as far as growing wings and talons! Just a thought :)
GreekCeltic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
When he merges* not when he dies.
Sometimes I get the words mixed up because in my mind, he did sort of die when they merged.
GreekCeltic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Actually I've considered that! Even the teeth (we were talking a while back about how someone living that far back probably wouldn't have such nice teeth, hahhaa, and that hibernating might have made them better over time) XD particularly with his height being associated with Hhoota. I know what that when he dies he's not in the best physical shape and merging with Hhoota physically takes a few years off.
As for his teeth, he's actually missing about three, they're not just immediately obvious.
TerraClaws Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
His story goes so deep, I think it's great. Thanks again for answering my questions!
SquareZer0 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gale's really a fascinating character. All the thought and information you've put into the character is always fun to read about. :)
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