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Ripley - ♂ - Tidal Court
Kind - Fun-loving - Adventurous - Intelligent - Passionate
Status: Mated (Flotsam)
- Mate (romantic) ⚓⚓ Brackish - Best Friend (friendly) ⚓
- Friend (friendly) ⚓
- Friend (friendly) ⚓⚓ Rip & Tide - Friend (friendly) ⚓
⚓ Jormund (NCP) - Father (familial/enemy) ⚓
⚓ Nazpucha/Naz (NPC) - Mother (familial/enemy) ⚓
⚓ Chet (NPC) - Brother (familial/enemy) ⚓
⚓ Umara (NPC) - Sister (familial/desceased) ⚓
⚓ Basic Info ⚓
Ripley is a Fur-gate Chaser with a torpedo body and seal mutation. His pattern is based off of an orca, common dolphin, and leopard seal.
⚓ Personality ⚓
Ripley is a kind, passionate frig who is hard not to get along with. His personality balances between being the fun guy who is great to hang out and share a laugh with, and the gentle, passionate, caring frig who loves children and is a total genuine Romeo. Ripley loves to be active, often riding waves and racing through strong currents. He is also very intelligent, and inquisitive, so its not rare to find him on land inspecting odd human objects.
While Ripley is a generally peaceful frig, preferring to avoid confrontation wherever possible, he is also a protective one. If he sees others in danger, no matter what species they are, he will do what is needed to save them. This quality came with a price however, and he lost his family at a young age because of it.
⚓ History ⚓
Ripley's past is not one he likes to dwell on. Despite his fun-loving, caring personality, he did not grow up in a cheerful home. When Ripley was only a pup, his older sister Umara decided to explore the human world. Unfortunately, the humans mistook her for a danger, as from a distance she had the unfortunate resemblance to a shark that had been repeatedly killing swimmers, and so they killed her. Ripley's family was already bitter towards humans, but after the incident their bitterness turned to hatred. Ripley did not share this hate of the humans however, and this made his family resent him, treating him as though he were barely a person. They made him stay home on family outings, and when he was around they often ignored him. Many a night his brother would bully and beat him, but Ripley didn't fight back. One day, when Ripley was seven (in frig years), his parents told him that they and his brother would be out for a little while, and to stay right there until they returned. Ripley waited for three months, but they never came back. After that, Ripley was forced to live on his own. He managed pretty well, until one day some marine scientists caught him, and took him to their labs. He eventually managed to befriend the woman in charge of feeding him, and with her help he was able to escape. After this experience, Ripley is always cautious around humans, though he still does not hate them.
Since then, Ripley has had a fairly normal life. He almost never talks about his past, or mentions his old family, and for the most part he doesn't even think back to those terrible times. Anyone to meet him would never know he had a traumatic past, as he is such a cheerful, kind character. But, should he ever meet his family again, he will certainly have some choice words for them.