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Chapter 17: Page 6

September 17th, 2012, 11:00 am

I Say...

Hazumirein says,

Yes, you understood that right--Chico is Maya's guardian demon, just like Luna is to Riza. Yes, all the Dreamers have them. No, most of them aren't that young.

Yes I'm aware that his name is basically just "Boy"; Maya never really came up with anything more creative to call him.

A lot of you guessed he was some kind of dragon, and you're not that far off being that while poison demons are REALLY varied in appearance, they generally have a lizard/dragon-like look. But most of them aren't as small or cute as Chico :P He's actually one of the more, uh, normal looking ones.

On that note, Question of the Update: Why do you think they're called poison demons, exactly? Since it's not as obvious a name as say, werewolf demon.

And You Say...

Salimus says,

"Chico?" That's kinda a lame name she gave him. Basically, he's just calling him boy. XD

Hazumirein says,

@Salimus: I know XD I think I originally had another name for him, but I shortened it to Chico and ultimately decided to just call him that.

steelCOYOTE says,

Ah, I want demon cuddles. I'm thinking he spits poison.

IcyPheonix (Guest) says,

Looking at it's coat and how it doesn't seem to be furred(it looks more like skin), perhaps they normally secrete poison from their skin in much the same way that Poison Dart/Arrow frogs do.

That or they have a poisonous bite.

LordSeth (Guest) says,

That being skin and not fur makes sense with the fins. And when I hear Chico I think of that action figure Ricochet from Mucha Lucha had. It always called him Chico. :/
Why are they called poison demons? If they have really varied appearances that makes it a little hard to figure. What defining trait could be spread out among all them?
Maybe they're infectious. Somehow they can infect creatures with spawn that take traits from the host. That's why they have varied looks and are considered bad news? I guess that make sense. But probably wrong, oh well. :P

Hazu (doesn't feel like logging (Guest) says,

@IcyPheonix and Seth: It is skin, just for the record. No fur.

Timotheus (Guest) says,

Well, based on the name, I'd say they either have a poisoned bite, poisoned breath, can cure poison, or are real good at making situations go bad.

IcyPheonix (Guest) says,

@Hazu
Ok, then my comment still stands-poisonous secretions like the poison frogs. Which actually can be rendered harmless by a simple diet change- their toxins come from what they eat, switch to bugs with no toxins and, harmless frog. It's why they can be sold as pets.
Maybe this guy works on the same manner.

Hazu (doesn't feel like logging (Guest) says,

@Icy: ...I actually didn't know that about the frog toxins being diet-based, that's really fascinating. Huh.

Malkus says,

I get the distinct feeling that Chico's eyes are bright green.

Perhaps that's why? When I see neon green, I think of the nuclear warning symbol. Toxic waste.

Pandapal says,

Chico! He's so cuuuuute! >o<

Shaede The Black Eevee says,

His name is "Boy". Why. Even "Paco" would have been better...

Shaede The Black Eevee says,

@Huzumirein: "Chiqitito" would have been cute, it means "very little"

Comments, anyone?