Pros/Cons for a Sizeshifter:
- She’s really damn strong.
- Whether she’s at 20 feet or 200, she’s got an advantage over rank-and-file soldiers and monsters. Kind of a one-woman army situation.
- She can take a beating; physical attacks from weaker enemies can just be laughed off.
- She can clear long distances with greater ease than the average human — swimming across oceans, climbing mountains, things like that.
- She’s SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. Even if she’s fighting a small enemy, the tables are evened by the fact that she has to catch her enemy first. Which leads into…
- Unskilled, but Strong: she’s all about brute force and physical attacks, while her enemies are often significantly more battle-hardened. Like any good David Versus Goliath situation, a savvy fighter can still give her a rough time - or to put it another way, it’s like how a tick can kill a horse. Which then leads into…
- Her primary weakness is that she’s quite vulnerable to magic attacks. Against a monster, it might not be so bad; against a human, there’s trouble. Against an army of magic-slinging soldiers, well…
- Normal or super, she’s going to cause a lot of property damage. Not a nice thought, considering the Fantastic Racism against giants in-universe…
- Her son Canis is, arguably, the most important character in the story. Though he's only 10 years old, he's eerily mature, and incredibly soft-spoken. Basically, he's the complete opposite of his mommy; she skirts the line between adult and child, is pretty outgoing, and relies on power. Canis - her travelling partner throughout most of the story - is small, cunning, and appearance-wise looks kind of creepy; he's the Wander to Ursa's colossus, so to speak...although, he's uncannily good at magic - a result of being genetically gifted, with a tattoo on his face that confirms his potential...to the detriment of his social status. Again, it's a counter to Ursa; she quickly sees her power as Cursed with Awesome, while Canis, grim and apologetic as he is, sees his power as Blessed with Suck.
- Tina is the girl that Canis has a crush on at story's outset, and thanks to her troublemaking ways, indirectly causes Ursa's curse. A foul-mouthed troublemaker and genius mage, she's out to collect all the treasure she can get her hands on, and frequently pops up in the story. She's got a strong rivalry with Ursa; Tina usually calls her a fat cow, and Ursa (justifiably) thinks that Tina will lead Canis to an untimely death.
- Abel, a member of the royal family of the Empire of Light...and the resident Butt Monkey. He's a nice guy, and does everything in his power to help Ursa - something that she needs, on account of her becoming public enemy number one - and is a pretty competent swordsman in his own right. He doesn't get a lot of respect in-universe, and he's on the receiving end of hundreds of beatings/humiliations, but he's a pretty important character overall. In the early part of the story, he offers her asylum in his home. It doesn't go well.
edited 13th Feb '11 5:10:23 PM by Voltech44
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