Prince Fanged Paw, the Savage Wolf
Portfolio: Animals, War, Disruption
"Beat your thoughts to the mould of your WILL."
Prince Fanged Paw (his entry here) is the second-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, a Prince of the Terran Empire, and the demi-Alicorn god of Animals, War, and Disruption.
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- Abstract Apotheosis: He became the Alicorn demigod of Animals, War, and Disruption during his exile by spending time in the Nine Realms, where he gradually let go of his grudge and forgave Crimson Star for being an Insufferable Genius, and learned how to accept both his Disruption magic and his place in the world as a "disrupter".
- Acceptable Political Targets: In-universe; like many heroic-minded individuals, he sees nothing wrong with ridiculing and laughing at the Autorists whenever they get their comeuppance, which is justified since the Autorists are the Codexverse equivalent of Nazis and have often been horrible people to those not of their Master Race. This would get him lectured by Golden Scepter, who points out to his son that well-deserved or not, it isn't funny to ridicule them because some of the Autorists may have been genuinely misled, and it's up to everyone to be aware and save those kinds of people from "the clutches of Evil itself".
- Adaptational Nice Guy: While Leman Russ was a good guy and was completely loyal to his father, the Emperor of Mankind, he had an extremely combative and aggressive personality that would influence him to clash with some of his brothers for not taking shit from them. He also acted like a Jerkass towards his brother, Magnus the Red, because of his deep hatred and distrust of psykers and Psychic Powers in general. Here, while he would still have an extremely strained relationship with Crimson Star, Fanged Paw would soon realize the error of his ways after taking his hatred too far and getting himself exiled from the Terran Empire as punishment. Once he achieved Character Development and his exile ended, Fanged Paw would come back an Alicorn and enjoy a happy (albeit vitriolic) relationship with Crimson Star after they reconciled as brothers.
- Animal Eye Spy: As the Alicorn demigod of Animals, he can use animals this way by forming Psychic Links with chosen animals, and seeing and hearing through them. He has a slight influence over them but otherwise cannot control them completely in this state, and he is vulnerable to psychic pain should his bonded animals be hurt somehow.
- Animal Motifs: Much like Leman Russ, he's associated with wolves, having a wolf-themed name and accompanying title. In addition, his entry describes him as having a feral and rugged look, his teeth bearing prominent upper canines like a wolf, an unshaven stubble, and a fierce and/or aggressive facial expression, while his fighting style has been described as "animalistic" and often compared by many to the predatory fury of a pack of wolves, charging and tearing at their prey and their enemies. And despite being the Alicorn demigod of Animals and The Beastmaster who can control almost any animal in sight, he is rather fond of wolves, and is often accompanied in battle by two beloved wolf companions, Unna and Þola. He also discovers the ability to change into various animals by unconsciously transforming into a Thunder Wolf in order to protect Written Word from getting killed in an ambush by Iron Wolves.
- Animorphism: Being able to transform into various animals is part of his Animals domain, though he remained unaware of it until an Iron Wolves battalion attacked the Terran Empire. After Written Word was caught in an ambush and nearly killed by Iron Wolves, Fanged Paw unconsciously unlocked this ability by transforming into a Thunder Wolf out of fury and the desire to protect his younger brother, which proved critical in defeating and driving the Iron Wolves away.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: He's a Terran Alicorn demigod who embodies Animals, War, and Disruption post-Ascension. It's believed in-universe that he embodies Golden Scepter's ruthlessness and rambunctious energy, which might explain why he acts like a Boisterous Bruiser who also has moments of ruthless ferocity.
- Anti-Magic: He specializes in "Disruption magic", which essentially makes him a magic nullifier - people can't perform magic around him without having the spells completely fizzling out, and Magitek technology automatically shut themselves off. He can produce fields and barriers of Disruption magic to protect his allies, but he can also cover himself in Disruption magic and De-Power magic-users, making him a very effective Mage Killer. He can also affect deities, though their Primordial Quintessence offers greater resistance. The main drawback to using Disruption magic is that he cannot use the rest of his magic while it's on. Initially, he hated his Disruption magic because of the stigma it brought him, being shunned by both adults and children alike, and treated with icy disdain by Crimson Star. Eventually, after taking his hatred of his younger brother way too far and being exiled for it, he began using his Disruption magic until he got used to it and gave it a benevolent purpose in "disrupting" magical villains. Many deities fear what he could do with his Disruption magic because of his potential with it, especially when he gets "older".
- Assassin Outclassin': He participated in a fight with Children of Platinum unicorn tribalists to prevent them from killing Prince Crimson Star during a diplomatic conference in the Principalities of Equestria. When he discovered that one of the tribalists is a So Soft Pony, he was angered by the sheer hypocrisy of their actions.
- Attack Animal: In battle, he is often accompanied by his two beloved wolf companions, Unna and Þola, who are large and powerful enough to bite, scratch and tear apart full-grown warriors.
- Awesome McCoolname: "Fanged Paw" is a pretty cool and badass name for an Alicorn demigod who can tame animals, is a War God, leads a wolf-themed military chapter, and is based on Primarch Leman Russ.
- Barbarian Longhair: Played with. While he is born and raised a Prince, and therefore has a refined side of his own, his hair is described as being long and wild, though not to the extent of Crimson Star's. During his exile from the Terran Empire, he would start adorning his hair with braids of various lengths, as he spent time in the Nine Realms he used to hear about from his father's stories as a foal. He also, compared to most of his brothers, is a Boisterous Bruiser who is pretty informal and casual around his mortal subjects, and disregards a lot of the rules and social niceties that most of his family abides by as royals, which tends to result in a lot of embarrassing situations.
- The Beastmaster: He's the Alicorn demigod of Animals, which gives him telepathic and empathic abilities that allow him to communicate with, tame, and control any animal on Equus, even the deadliest of monsters. One technique of his consists of making a Psychic Link with a chosen animal, allowing him to see and hear things through them; he can subtly influence the animal he's "possessing", but otherwise cannot exercise complete control. Being in this state also makes him vulnerable to experiencing psychic pain if his chosen animal is hurt in some way. His entry notes that his domain of Animals can make him a potentially terrifying enemy, especially in areas populated by animals such as forests, as he has eyes and ears everywhere.
- Big Brother Bully: Justified. He initially resented his younger brother, Crimson Star, for being a magical prodigy and being an Insufferable Genius who treated Fanged Paw with icy disdain for developing Disruption magic. It's later deconstructed; Fanged Paw grew so hateful that after Crimson Star was blinded in a carriage accident, he tried getting revenge by joining Red Blade and Death Shroud in giving Crimson Star a brutal No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, unaware that Crimson had become suicidal and turned himself into a Silent Scapegoat out of sheer guilt. Both Blazing Hoof and Golden Scepter caught them in the act, and after being called out by both his father and brothers for his actions, Fanged Paw realized the full scope of what he had done and took his punishment of exile without complaint. And during his exile, he also had nightmares and hallucinations about what could've happened if Blazing Hoof and Golden Scepter had not intervened. Once he gained Took a Level in Kindness, Fanged Paw was able to forgive Crimson Star for his actions, and when he finally came back home, he shared a mutual apology with his brother and reconciled with him.
- Big Brother Instinct: After he Took a Level in Kindness during his exile, and forgiving and reconciling with his younger brother, Crimson Star, he would start feeling this trope towards him, as well as his other brothers in general.
- It's noted that he has the advantage of sight, so whenever he and Crimson Star team up and kick ass, Fanged Paw protects him by going after those enemies who Crimson Star cannot sense or hear.
- During the "Temptation Unbound" conflict, when he heard of the bad future that Crimson Star foresaw, including his own role in it (breaking Crimson Star's back in a vicious fight between them, among other things), Fanged Paw was apparently so shaken that he had to hang onto a sword that he planted into the ground, just to keep himself from collapsing out of sheer terror. He would then slip into an icy fury and focus on hunting down the Fallen deities and their malicious worshipers responsible for trying to destroy his family.
- He would participate in the ensuing fight after a group of Children of Platinum unicorn tribalists tried assassinating Prince Crimson Star for "sullying" his unicorn blood by Ascending to demi-godhood during a diplomatic conference in the Principalities in Equestria. It was quickly discovered that one of the unicorn tribalists was a So Soft Pony, which angered Fanged Paw beyond compare.
- Night Shade's entry reveals that he beat up Night Shade in a cold fury for nearly driving Steel Barricade to suicide and sending Crimson Star into a second bout of depression. However, Written Word and Bright Eyes forcibly separated them before things went too far.
- During a fierce battle with an Iron Wolves battalion, he unlocked shapeshifting abilities related to his Animal domain by turning into a Thunder Wolf to protect Written Word from getting killed by Iron Wolves in an ambush. It's noted that this proved critical in defeating the Iron Wolves and driving them out of the Terran Empire.Prince Fanged Paw: (roaring) YOU LEAVE MY BROTHERS AND SUBJECTS ALONE!
- Big Damn Heroes: When a group of young Poenan followers tried going after Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon in an attempt to smite a "greater evil" that would supposedly emerge from them, Fanged Paw would personally intervene, claiming the two fillies as his "protectorates" before thrashing and humiliating those who still chose to attack despite his warnings. Diamond Tiara's father, Filthy Rich, was seen repeatedly thanking him for protecting his young daughter and her friend afterwards.
- Blessed with Suck: Initially, he saw his Disruption magic as this. It prevented him from excelling at magic studies as he should've been, causing teachers to dismiss him as a failure, and many people avoided him because his presence somehow interfered with their magic. In addition, it made him the target of disdain from his younger brother, Crimson Star, who saw him as the opposite of everything he stood for. It led to him holding a grudge that he eventually took too far, and during his exile from the Terran Empire, he gradually accepted his Disruption magic and let go of his hatred towards Crimson Star, realizing that Disruption magic does have a place in the world and he was wrong to keep bullying Crimson Star regardless of what he did. Eventually, he would Ascend to demi-godhood, gaining the domain of Disruption.
- Blue Is Heroic: While it took him a long time to get there, he's a demi-Alicorn god with a steel-blue pelt, and he's a benevolent Prince like his older and younger brothers.
- Body-Count Competition: A Codexverse drabble in his entry reveals that he and Crimson Star started bickering over exactly how many demons they killed - after Fanged Paw rubs in his brother's face that he racked up a kill-count that's one more than his own, Crimson Star shoots the corpse of a demon that Fanged Paw was sitting on to even things out, then justifies his action with the excuse of "I sensed faint traces of magic still in a long-dead corpse, so therefore it's still alive and counts as a kill." They end up nearly coming to blows over this, to their other brothers' dismay.Prince Blazing Hoof: (to Bright Eyes) Well? Should I separate them or not?
Prince Bright Eyes: Don't, Big Brother. They'll sort everything out eventually. If they get knocked out instead... well, we can always drag their bodies back home and tell Father they fell asleep during the trip.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's described by his entry as a "Boisterous Bruiser"-type of person who can be pretty loud, dramatic, and outspoken even without meaning to. He also has no love for the rules and social niceties that he must abide by as a Terran Prince, so he tries to act casually around his mortal subjects by laughing, drinking, and having fun like a total party animal, which annoys his brothers as his antics has sometimes created embarrassing situations. He is also a powerful Alicorn demigod, and a ferocious and ruthless fighter whose combat style has often been compared to a savage wolf, hence his epithet, "the Savage Wolf". This isn't too surprising, since he's based on Primarch Leman Russ.
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- Combat Pragmatist: His entry notes that while he seemingly fights like The Berserker all the time, Fanged Paw is still capable of strategic cunning just like his brothers. He knows when a direct frontal assault wouldn't work, and he can use his wings and hooves to kick up waves of snow to blind his enemies. He also uses psychological warfare by using his animal-controlling abilities and knowledge of the terrain to keep tabs on his enemies and stalk them, while using his War-empowered voice to mimic various beasts to mask his own presence and unnerve his enemies. Once his enemies are pushed near the breaking point, Fanged Paw will suddenly rush forward and utterly decimate them, making the survivors retreat in such a broken and disorderly fashion that they become easy pickings for his brothers and allies.
- Commonality Connection:
- After developing the "Royal Canterlot Voice" post-Ascension, he would befriend the mortal Griffin hero Prince Vultus IV, as well as Clamos, the Pramanthan god of Screaming and Battle Cries, over their sheer loudness. His brothers fear the day when he'll get into a shouting match with either one or, Equus forbid, both of them.
- It's rumored in-universe that he was seen with Lyra Heartstrings, a resident of Ponyville and a lyrist, during one of his adventures outside the Terran Empire. As it turned out, Fanged Paw is a skilled panpipe player, and he and Lyra drew a large crowd with their music.
- Cool Uncle: He became one of Mercy's paternal adoptive uncles after Red Blade took her in as his "daughter". It's played realistically as Fanged Paw is fun-loving and loves Mercy to bits, but Mercy's naivety makes her rather impressionable, which gets her roped into all kinds of mischief (such as calling Blazing Hoof a "poopy-head"). Fanged Paw also doesn't seem to realize that being the sword equivalent of a young filly, Mercy tends to perceive things differently; this led to an incident where Mercy stayed outside for a long time trying to Ascend after Fanged Paw joked about him and his brothers Ascending by "going outside", causing her adoptive family to panic and search for her until Golden Scepter brought Mercy back. His behavior often brings him at odds with Red Blade, who doesn't like the influence he has on his adoptive daughter at all. That being said, Fanged Paw is willing to protect Mercy when necessary, especially from the Poenan Pantheon.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He would thrash and humiliate a group of young followers of the Poenan pantheon for trying to attack Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, despite the two having atoned for their actions as bullies. Prior to this, he made it quite clear that he would show the Poenan worshipers why he's called "the Savage Wolf" if they kept going, a warning that some of them chose to ignore.
- Declaration of Protection: When he found a group of young Poenan followers trying to attack Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon for being bullies, despite the two of them having made up for their actions by now, he would furiously confront them and declare that the young fillies are under his protection, and proceeds to make it clear that if the Poenan followers refuse to back down, he'll show them why he's called "the Savage Wolf".Prince Fanged Paw: STOP RIGHT THERE! Those two fillies you seek to destroy are under MY PROTECTION!
Poenan followers: Says who?!
Prince Fanged Paw: Says I, PRINCE FANGED PAW, SECOND-BORN SCION OF THE RADIANT EMPEROR! If you bunch of MILK-SOPS even THINK about raising your weapons against my young protectorates ONE MORE TIME, then I will show you WHY my enemies call me THE SAVAGE WOLF!
- Deity of Human Origin: He was once a mortal Earth pony, but would eventually become a demi-Alicorn god by learning how to let go of his hatred towards Crimson Star, who had been an Insufferable Genius until he was blinded in an accident, and accepting both his Disruption magic and his role in the grand scheme of things.
- Disproportionate Retribution: While Crimson Star was an arrogant jerk until he got knocked down a peg or two, Fanged Paw later took it way too far by continuing to bully and beat up his brother, even after the latter suffered an emotional breakdown over his blindness and Jerkass Realization. What made it worse is that Crimson Star allowed Fanged Paw as well as his two other brothers, Death Shroud and Red Blade, who hated him to beat him up out of depression and guilt, believing it's well-deserved and fully intending to die for his sins. It got to a point where Blazing Hoof intervened and protected a vulnerable Crimson Star from Fanged Paw and his brothers alone after walking into such an incident, until Golden Scepter caught and stopped them before things got too bloody.
- Divine Parentage: Is the second demi-divine son of Emperor Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies, a mortal pegasus mare. This would make him Long-Lived until he Ascended and became an Alicorn demigod.
- The Dreaded: Implied. When he confronted a group of young Poenan followers about to attack and kill Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, and revealed his full name and title, some of the Poenan followers recognized him and wisely backed off. Those who didn't heed the warnings ended up getting thrashed and humiliated.
- The Empath: As part of his divine domain of Animals, he developed empathic and telepathic abilities that allow him to calm and tame even the deadliest and most ferocious monsters, making him an excellent beastmaster.
- Epic Fail: While a peerless demigod warrior, leader, and hero of renown, for some unexplained reasons, he is actually a ridiculously terrible cook.
- He once accidentally summoned demons (which he quickly banished back to the netherworlds) and a storm inside the Terran Imperial Palace kitchens while trying to make toast, much to everyone's utter shock and confusion. This references what happens to Leman Russ/Lemon Rush from The Infinite Loops.
- His attempt at making onion casserole with his adoptive niece, Mercy, somehow led to the summoning of hordes of what Cultura called "Beholders and Illithids". Cue Fanged Paw trying to fix his mistake by himself while Mercy panicked.Mercy: (screaming) AAAAAAH!!! PAPA, THERE'S A TENTACLED MONSTER INSIDE THE OVEN!!!
Prince Fanged Paw: HOLD ON, MERCY, JUST LET ME TAKE CARE OF THIS!
- Expy: Of Primarch Leman Russ. Like Leman Russ, he has a wolf motif as well as an extremely strained relationship with his magically-inclined brother, Crimson Star, the Expy of Magnus the Red, though here it's out of resentment-turned-hatred rather than distrust towards psychics in general. However, unlike Russ, Fanged Paw would later go through Character Development after he took his hatred of his brother too far and was exiled as punishment, resulting in him forgiving Crimson Star and reconciling with him after sharing a mutual apology.
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- Face Palm: In a Codexverse drabble, he would face-hoof when, after shooting the long-dead corpse of a demon Fanged Paw was sitting on, Crimson Star tried justifying it with the "I sensed faint traces of magic still in a long-dead corpse, so therefore it's still alive and counts as a kill" excuse.Prince Fanged Paw: Even THOSE would've been gone at this point, you HALFWIT!
- Forgiveness: During his exile, he would gradually come to terms with his own wrongdoings and let go of his grudge with Crimson Star by forgiving him for his actions. When he came back home from his exile and heard that Crimson Star had also forgiven him for what he had done, he wound up crying Tears of Joy (though he swears up and down to this day that something made him cry, instead of doing so of his own volition).
- For Want of a Nail:
- If Blazing Hoof and Golden Scepter had not intervened, Fanged Paw would have been personally and directly responsible for Crimson Star's death, as the latter didn't lift a hoof in self-defense while he was beaten up and would have eventually died of his injuries. In-universe, Fanged Paw learned of this when Golden Scepter showed him the emotional torment Crimson Star was feeling, and didn't take it well at all. And during his exile from the Terran Empire, he would even initially suffer nightmares and hallucinations about it.
- In the "Temptation Unbound" conflict, if the catastrophe Crimson Star foresaw really happened, Fanged Paw would have turned against his younger brother and broken Crimson Star's back during a particularly vicious fight between them. When he learned of this, Fanged Paw was so shaken that he literally had to hang on to his ground-planted sword, just to keep himself from collapsing from sheer terror over the prospect of seriously injuring his own brother again, after having done so in his rage and hatred once.
- Freudian Excuse: Deconstructed. Being shunned and regarded as a magical disappointment by his subjects and his own brothers due to his Disruption magic unknowingly manifesting, led to Fanged Paw snapping and developing a hatred of magic users in general. This also led to him antagonizing his older brother, Crimson Star, who became an Insufferable Genius around this time. However, he would take it too far when, after Crimson Star was blinded in a carriage accident, he, Death Shroud, and Red Blade ganged up on Crimson Star and beat him up as "punishment". What made it worse is that Crimson Star had become so depressed that he let himself get beat up, fully intending to die for his sins. Fanged Paw's actions would lead to him getting exiled by Golden Scepter, and by that point Fanged Paw felt so horrified over what he had done that he accepted his punishment without complaint. He came back home a few years later an Alicorn and a much better stallion after Golden Scepter deemed his Character Development satisfactory and ended his exile, and he would apologize and reconcile with Crimson Star, who also became an Alicorn like he did.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: While Crimson Star had been an Insufferable Genius towards him in many ways, Fanged Paw later took his resentment and hatred way too far by continuing to bully and torment his younger brother, even after Crimson Star lost his sight in a horrible carriage accident and experienced an emotional breakdown following a rather depressing Jerkass Realization. This was made prominent after Fanged Paw and two of his brothers, Death Shroud and Red Blade, were caught giving a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Crimson Star by Blazing Hoof and Golden Scepter - Blazing Hoof went into a "brotherly fury" and protected Crimson Star alone, while Golden Scepter was furious with his three sons for leaving one of their brothers near death just to satisfy their own grievances with him, and psychically showed them what Crimson Star went through following his accident. Fanged Paw felt so guilty afterwards that he didn't argue back whenever his other brothers called him out on his actions and gave him the cold shoulder, and accepted his punishment of exile without complaint.
- Friend to All Children: It's noted in his entry that he's quite fond of children; when he isn't fighting or partying, he's telling them stories of his adventures. A canonized Codexverse drabble reveals that he even protected two former bullies, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon by thrashing and humiliating a group of young Poenan followers who tried to attack them because a "greater evil" was waiting to emerge from the fillies.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Double-subverted. He initially resented Crimson Star so much for being an Insufferable Genius that he eventually let his own hatred influence him into leaving his younger brother near death with a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, resulting in him getting exiled from the Terran Empire. After achieving Character Development and becoming an Alicorn, he would forgive his brother and apologize for his actions, and become a truly benevolent Prince.
- A Handful for an Eye: It's noted in his entry that he's pragmatic enough to kick up waves of snow with his hooves and/or (post-Ascension) wings, blinding his enemies.
- Handshake Substitute: Of the "Fist Bump" variant. When he heard of Mitta's ability to control timberwolves with plant-based telepathy, he would personally visit her just to see for himself. Mitta impressed him so much with her army of timberwolves that they would share a friendly "hoof-bump" afterwards.
- Heroic Lineage: He is the second son of Golden Scepter, an antediluvian Alicorn Emperor who is an incredibly powerful psychic, a peerless genius and warrior, and a very competent leader who founded three empires in his lifetime. In addition, he's regarded as a legendary war hero even among the Alicorns, who were all saved from complete extinction thanks to his efforts. It is believed in-universe that he embodies a certain aspect of his father, namely Golden Scepter's ruthlessness and rambunctious energy.
- Hidden Depths: He usually acts like a boisterous party animal who laughs and drinks with his mortal subjects because he has little to no love for the rules and social niceties that he must abide by as a Terran Prince. Because of this, he appears like an uncultured slob compared to his father and brothers. However, he's very fond of kids, he's an author of epic poetry in the manner of Prose Snorra, a work he admires, and is a skilled panpipe player.
- Hot-Blooded: His entry describes him as being hotblooded and hot-tempered outside of battle, and it's fairly easy for him to get worked up over even trivial matters. Usually he falls into a loud and fiery rage, but when he gets extremely angry, he enters a calm and rational yet icy fury, which his brothers note makes him far scarier than his normal rages. It got deconstructed in that at one point in his life, Fanged Paw let his own hatred and rage towards Crimson Star overtake him to the point where he bullied and even gave his younger brother a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to make him "pay" for his actions, even after Crimson Star was blinded in a carriage accident and suffered from severe depression afterwards. Both Blazing Hoof and Golden Scepter intervened, and the latter was so furious that he showed Fanged Paw the emotional torment Crimson Star was going through and exiled him from the Terran Empire as punishment. During his exile, Fanged Paw learned how to let go of his grudge towards his brother and forgive him, allowing him to reconcile with Crimson Star after he Ascended and came back home.
- How Do I Shot Web?: His entry notes that after becoming an Alicorn and developing voice-related powers as part of his divine War domain, he has difficulty in controlling it outside of battle, with his entry noting that this flaw causes him to accidentally burst into ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM VOLUME WITHOUT WARNING. In one incident, he boisterously greeted Crimson Star and Written Word in the palace library, unaware that his voice powers were on, causing a large pile of books to topple and fall on Written Word from the sheer impact and volume of his voice. Though Written Word was thankfully relatively unharmed, Crimson Star was displeased and scolded Fanged Paw for it.
- Hypocrite: Because of Crimson Star's mistreatment of him, he hated magic, seeing magic-users as arrogant and selfish people who thought they could show off and abuse their powers with impunity. However, as his family would point out, he never said anything bad to his father or his other brothers despite them being magic-users, too (including himself, since Disruption magic also counts). This reveals his bias against magic as nothing more than a side-effect of his hateful grudge towards Crimson Star. He would eventually get over it after he was exiled by Golden Scepter, coming to terms with his own actions and learning how to let go and forgive his brother.
- It's Personal: Deconstructed. Crimson Star being an arrogant jerk in general and treating his younger brother with cold contempt for developing "Disruption" magic caused Fanged Paw to hate him so much that he was constantly getting into violent fights with him. After Crimson Star was blinded saving a classmate from a runaway, out-of-control carriage, Fanged Paw took it as a chance to bully and torment his younger brother even after Crimson Star fell into a severe depression. This came to a head when Fanged Paw, together with Death Shroud and Red Blade, delivered a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Crimson Star, even nearly breaking his horn; as Crimson Star essentially became suicidal and let everyone he had wronged retaliate against him as they saw fit, he would have died from his injuries had Blazing Hoof not intervened and saved him. Golden Scepter would also intervene, and he was so furious with Fanged Paw that he psychically showed him the emotional torment Crimson Star was going through, causing him to regret his actions to the point where he accepted being exiled as punishment. He would later learn to let go of his grudge and forgive Crimson Star for what he had done, which allowed him to reconcile with Crimson Star after he Ascended and his punishment was lifted.
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- Large and in Charge: His entry notes that while he's still quite short compared to the gigantic Crimson Star, he would still become tall and mighty in his own way post-Ascension. He's also a Prince of his father's empire, a commander of his own military chapter, and is a political leader in his own right.
- Large Ham: Literally, as he's a tall demi-Alicorn Prince who towers over his mortal subjects. He's also described as a Boisterous Bruiser-type person who can be loud, dramatic, and outspoken, to the point where one of his younger brothers, Steel Barricade, suggested they should find him based on who's the loudest if he ever gets lost in crowds. It's because of this trope that he was able to befriend King/Prince Vultus IV and the god Clamos over their sheer volume and ham.
- Laser-Guided Karma: His vicious treatment of Crimson Star, who he thought deserved what was coming to him for being an Insufferable Genius, ended up having massive repercussions for him.
- He and two of his brothers, Death Shroud and Red Blade, would be caught by Blazing Hoof, who entered a "brotherly fury" and moved to protect Crimson Star alone. In addition, it would be Fanged Paw who became the first to receive a beatdown himself from his oldest brother, as he was largely and directly responsible for Crimson Star's physical and emotional torment in the first place.
- After Crimson Star was taken to the royal infirmary to heal his wounds, Fanged Paw would be called out on his actions by a furious Golden Scepter, who would use his empathy to show him what Crimson Star was going through since the accident, as well as those of his brothers who understandably didn't agree with what he had done and gave him the cold shoulder for it. This would culminate in Fanged Paw being exiled from the Terran Empire, barred from returning until he showed significant Character Development. Fanged Paw was so overcome with guilt over nearly killing his own brother that he accepted his punishment without complaint, and even initially suffered nightmares and hallucinations regarding what would've happened if his brother and father had not intervened.
- Lethal Chef: For all his strengths and accomplishments, he is a ridiculously terrible cook who manages to summon disaster after disaster whenever he attempts to make food.
- In one incident, he managed to summon a storm as well as demons inside the Terran palace kitchens while trying to make toast (though he does banish the demons back to the hell-realms they came from). The only food he doesn't screw up is haggis, which are quite delicious. Even his father and older/younger brothers are baffled.
- In another incident, he ended up summoning hordes of "Beholders and Illithids" (according to Cultura) while making onion casserole with Mercy. This led to both of them panicking as Fanged Paw tried to get rid of the monsters himself.
- In yet another incident, he somehow managed to summon a giant eldritch fly monster and its brood right in the middle of an interview between Princess Praline and the writers of Codex Equus, which required Dr. Endless Dreams to banish into another dimension. Praline, who is an Alicorn goddess of Baking, had literally never seen anything like this before in all her years of experience and existence. That being said, she does find herself loving Fanged Paw's haggises, and quickly asked for more and more servings...
- It's subverted in another incident where he made a "Full Grittish Breakfast" with Dr. Endless Dreams. While Fanged Paw still ended up summoning something, Endless Dreams' presence somehow resulted in a Corgi appearing instead. Mercy liked it so much that she was later seen begging Golden Scepter to let her and Rosy Dreams keep the Corgi as a pet. Fanged Paw was utterly baffled by this.Prince Fanged Paw: Okay... either I'm REALLY bad at cooking, or I have some curse on me that the lass cancels out with her sheer weirdness.
- This trait of his would be WEAPONIZED successfully by Fanged Paw on one occasion during the 'Terra Equus Continental War'. When a magically-protected ancient fortress occupied by an Autorist army withstood his forces' attack, Fanged Paw broke the siege with a risky gamble by letting himself be captured, brought inside the fortress, and then improvise a cooking attempt in his cell using a candle and a metal plate of raw, rotting meat his guards gave him. Cue an inexplicably summoned Queen Eclaira, the Voracious Shadow of the Shadowpact Pantheon levelling the fortress and devouring the entire Autorist army within the hour, while Fanged Paw successfully escaped with the captured Autorist commander and any prisoners of war he could rescue. It is implied he was even able to make the vain and cannibalistic royal 'Shadow Goddess' back off from savouring him and his forces after she finished off the Autorists with the implicit threat of his bizarrely notorious culinary skill, which even the infamously gluttonous goddess was not willing to risk getting close to...
- Magic Hair: Post-Ascension, his hair started taking on the properties of disruptive energy, and as a result it crackles and ripples rather chaotically. Some even mistook it for lightning.
- The Magnificent: Known as "the Savage Wolf", due to using a ferocious and aggressive fighting style that has been compared to the hunting methods of a wolf pack. However, it's more of a Red Baron title, as his behavior in combat caused people to see him as a "savage wolf".
- Make Me Wanna Shout: As part of being a War God, he has the ability to weaponize his voice in various ways, such as whipping his allies and subordinates into a frenzy, boosting morale similarly to Leadership deities, and terrifying his enemies into submission with powerful, mind-altering screams and bellows. His Required Secondary Power is the same as Clamos's, having increasingly tough mouth, vocal cords, and organs to endure the sheer volume of his screams. Hilariously, his relative inexperience with controlling it outside of battle has led to accidents, including one incident where he boisterously greeted Crimson Star and Written Word in the palace library at full volume, causing a pile of books to fall on Written Word. Crimson Star was not pleased.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the second-born son out of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has one older brother and seventeen younger brothers.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He really didn't take it well when Golden Scepter used his psychic empathy to show him exactly what Crimson Star was going through after being blinded, as well as the reasons why Crimson Star let his brothers horribly injure him to the point of near death that night. Learning this made Fanged Paw realize just how far he had fallen, considering how he only wanted to make his younger brother pay for his Insufferable Genius behavior, not kill him. He was so full of regret afterwards that he didn't argue back when his other brothers rightly called him out on his actions, and accepted his punishment when his father exiled him from the Terran Empire. He even suffered nightmares and hallucinations of what would've happened if his father, or Blazing Hoof hadn't intervened in time.
- Noble Wolf: Despite his epithet as "the Savage Wolf" and his animalistic, aggressive ferocity in battle, he's clearly a benevolent, loyal, and heroic character, though it took a lot of Character Development for him to get to where he is now. His military chapter, the Thunder Wolves, take after him, and are rightly celebrated as heroes as a result. This is exemplified during a fierce battle with an Iron Wolves battalion that attacked the Terran Empire, in which he unconsciously unlocked shapeshifting abilities pertaining to his Animals domain by transforming into a Thunder Wolf to protect Written Word from getting killed by Iron Wolves in an ambush.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
- It's revealed in a Codexverse drabble that he and two of his younger brothers, Red Blade and Death Shroud, teamed up to deliver one to Crimson Star to punish him for being an Insufferable Genius, even after Crimson Star was blinded. Fanged Paw would even nearly break his brother's horn to take the "punishment" further until Blazing Hoof intervened. It's deconstructed in that Crimson Star fell into such a severe depression following his loss of sight and his Jerkass Realization that he willingly turned himself into a scapegoat so everyone, including his own brothers, can retaliate against him as they saw fit, fully intending to die for his sins. This made his brothers' retaliation against him at this point rather disproportionate and petty, something that would earn them the wrath of their father, and the cold shoulder by those of their brothers who didn't agree with them.
- Later, sometime after Ascending to demi-godhood, Fanged Paw would beat up Night Shade in a cold fury, as Night Shade became such a Holier Than Thou Jerkass that he nearly drove a psychologically broken Steel Barricade to suicide and sent Crimson Star spiraling into a second bout of depression. Written Word and Bright Eyes would forcibly separate them before things went too far.
- Oh, Crap!: He panicked after (somehow) accidentally summoning hordes of "Beholders and Illithids" (according to Cultura) while making onion casserole with Mercy, and tried to get rid of the monsters himself.
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- Papa Wolf: He personally protected Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon from a group of young Poenan worshipers who tried to attack them on the belief that a "greater evil" would soon emerge from the two fillies. When some of the Poenan worshipers refused to back off despite his warnings, Fanged Paw proceeded to thrash and humiliate them.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: He hated Crimson Star for being such an Insufferable Genius, and would get into violent fights with him when he wasn't constantly being on edge in his presence. After Crimson Star was blinded and fell into depression from both his crippling and his Jerkass Realization, Fanged Paw would continue bullying and beating him up as to punish his brother for his actions. It's deconstructed in that his hatred is portrayed as disproportionate and petty, made even worse by the fact that Crimson Star himself believed being injured even further was "well-deserved", and let those he wronged retaliate against him as they saw fit. If Blazing Hoof and Golden Scepter had not intervened, Crimson Star would have ended up dying from sustained injuries, something that Golden Scepter lets Fanged Paw know with his psychic empathy, causing his son to deeply regret his actions.
- The Prankster: Various drabbles and quotes peg him as one, being willing to play pranks on both his old and younger brothers no matter who it is, such as getting his nieces to call Blazing Hoof a "poopy-head", or having Rosy Dreams' pet dog Chubby poop in Palatine Phoenix's bedroom. He even collaborated with Raven Wing on a few pranks, and pulled Steel Barricade into his antics. Naturally, his brothers would angrily chase him for pranking them in retaliation. However, it's revealed that the only one of his brothers he doesn't prank is Crimson Star; because Crimson Star is blind, Fanged Paw considers pranking him to be shameful and deems his brother "off-limits".Prince Crimson Star: So that's why it feels like nothing exciting ever happens at home sometimes...
- Protectorate: While confronting a group of young Poenan followers who tried attacking Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon in order to smite a "greater evil", he would declare the two fillies to be under "[my] protection" before thrashing and humiliating those who didn't heed his warnings to back off.
- Psychic Link: He can bond himself with one or more chosen animals by using Telepathy, allowing him to see and hear things through them. However, it has a drawback - he can feel the animals' pain if and when they get hurt.
- Psychic Powers: As part of his domain of Animals, he has telepathic and empathic abilities that allow him to form Psychic Links with one or more animals so he can see and hear through them, as well as calm and tame even the most ferocious beasts and monsters.
- Reality Ensues:
- His bullying behavior towards Crimson Star. Fanged Paw hated his younger brother for being such an Insufferable Genius that they constantly got into violent fights whenever they crossed paths. This came to a head when, after Crimson Star was blinded in a carriage accident, Fanged Paw, Red Blade, and Death Shroud ganged up on him and gave Crimson Star a brutal No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, leaving him near death. This would anger the rest of his brothers, who called Fanged Paw out in disgust, while Golden Scepter punished him by showing him the emotional torment Crimson Star was going through before exiling him from the Terran Empire. Fanged Paw himself would later develop guilt over his actions, and initially had nightmares and hallucinations about what would have happened to Crimson Star if no one intervened. By the time his exile was lifted and he came back home, Fanged Paw had become an Alicorn as well as a much better stallion thanks to the process of Character Development he undertook.
- His distrust of magic in general, which is similar to Leman Russ's distrust of psychics. Fanged Paw's reasons are understandable, yet it's also steeped in hypocrisy, as while he's willing to bully Crimson Star, he never said anything bad to his father or his other brothers despite them also wielding magic in some form. In addition, part of his feelings towards magic stems from resentment over Crimson Star being praised for being a magical/psychic prodigy, while he developed Disruption magic and was subjected to social stigma for it. Understandably, his family would call him out on his hypocrisy, too, and it was during his exile that Fanged Paw got over his hatred of magic and accept his Disruption magic, having used and practiced enough for him to get used to it. In addition, Golden Scepter, out of love for his son, would not give up on Fanged Paw like many of his teachers did, and made him continue studying magic despite the latter's hatred for it, resulting in Fanged Paw becoming a skilled magic user even though he is Weak, but Skilled when compared to some of his magically-inclined brothers.
- Hilariously, his relative lack of control over his voice powers. After developing them post-Ascension as part of being a War God, he would suddenly and accidentally end up using them without warning, causing incidents such as one where his boisterous entry into the palace library caused a large pile of books to topple and fall on one of his younger brothers, Written Word. As a result, after he befriended Prince Vultus IV and Clamos, his brothers fear the day when he'll get into a shouting match with either one, or both of them.
- His belief that Autorists and other similar groups deserve to be treated as in-universe Acceptable Political Targets for their horrible actions would get him lectured by his father, Golden Scepter, who points out to his son that well-deserved or not, it isn't funny to ridicule them because some of the Autorists may have been genuinely misled. Therefore, it's up to everyone to be aware and save those kinds of people from "the clutches of Evil itself".
- Rebel Prince: He's loud, boisterous, blunt-tongued, and hot-tempered, and often disregards the rules and social niceties he must abide by as a Prince by acting like a total party animal around his mortal subjects. This annoys his brothers as his actions can sometimes create rather embarrassing situations. However, he's very fond of children, and is a talented poet and musician. He also loves his family and is incredibly loyal to them, including Crimson Star, even though they annoy, bicker, and snark at each other a lot.
- Red Baron: Known as "the Savage Wolf" for his fierce and aggressive fighting style. Because of this, he had garnered enough of a reputation that when he found a group of young Poenan followers trying to attack and kill Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon for being bullies, he would confront said group, and invoking his title caused some to recognize him and wisely back off. The rest who didn't were thrashed and humiliated.
- Reincarnation: He's a reincarnation of General Howling Winter, who served under Golden Scepter and bore a hateful distrust of General Scarlet Vortex for possessing Psychic Powers. This ends up discussed when a heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Fanged Paw, are reincarnations of his "Golden Generals" from the Imperium era. Luminiferous assures him that even if they are, all of his sons are still unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings, and he has enough knowledge and experience to ensure that they'll have the "brighter future" that his Generals did not. True to form, it's because of Golden Scepter's good parenting that Fanged Paw would never repeat Howling Winter's actions and mistakes, as he would eventually learn to let go of his hateful grudge with Crimson Star and reconcile with his brother.
- Required Secondary Powers: His entry notes that it's assumed in-universe that his mouth, vocal cords, and organs have the same toughness as Clamos's do, as he seemingly doesn't suffer from any drawbacks from even accidental usage of his magically-empowered voice.
- Semi-Divine: Has a demi-divine heritage by virtue of his father, Golden Scepter, being an extremely ancient and powerful Alicorn god. After he Ascended, he himself became an Alicorn demigod, the Codexverse equivalent of an infant divine.
- Sibling Team: He would team up with his brothers on numerous occasions.
- After going through an extremely strained relationship, and then making amends and reconciling afterwards, he and Crimson Star would frequently team up whenever they participated in conflicts and wars. Fanged Paw helps Crimson Star and the Thousand Sons by magically enhancing their weapons' effectiveness, using his knowledge of the present terrain to help guide them in making calculated magical attacks while using the terrain to their advantage, and going after enemies that cannot be affected through magic and psionics. In addition, unlike Crimson Star, Fanged Paw can see, which has helped him protect his younger brother from those he cannot sense or hear, and has the ability to boost the morale of both military chapters through his voice alone. This came in handy when even some of the Thousand Sons would start faltering in battle.
- In one incident, he teamed up with Written Word, who would help him fight and kill Onda Ryggraden, an evil Deer Lich warrior/pirate who was worshiped as a "god" and summoned to sow terror by a clan of fallen and malicious warriors.
- Spontaneous Weapon Creation: His entry notes that one of his abilities is to summon magical weapons at will. This is justified as his divine domain of War gives him the magic that allows him to do just that.
- Sword and Sorcerer: Whenever he and Crimson Star team up, he becomes the "Sword" of the duo, being skilled with weaponry and a superior combatant in close quarters. Even though he's capable of using magic himself, he mainly uses it for physical applications, such as enhancing the sharpness of bladed weapons.
- Supernatural Fear Inducer: It's noted in his entry that as the Alicorn demigod of War, one way he can use his voice consists of terrifying his enemies with powerful, mind-altering screams and bellows.
- Supernatural Floating Hair: Post-Ascension, his hair started taking on the properties of disruptive energy, and as a result it crackles and ripples rather chaotically.
- Synchronization: A major drawback to forming Psychic Links with animals is that he can receive psychic pain should his chosen animal(s) be hurt in some way.
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- Tears of Joy: After having his exile officially ended and coming back home, he wound up shedding these after Crimson Star apologized to him for his own actions and forgave his brother for what he did even after he was blinded. He still swears up and down that something made him cry instead of doing so of his own volition, though.
- Telepathy: As part of his divine domain of Animals, he developed telepathic abilities that allow him to communicate with all sorts of animals, as well as calm and tame even the deadliest and most ferocious monsters, making him an excellent beastmaster. One technique of his consists of making a Psychic Link with a chosen animal, allowing him to see and hear things through them; he can subtly influence the animal he's "possessing", but otherwise cannot exercise complete control. Being in this state also makes him vulnerable to experiencing psychic pain if his chosen animal is hurt in some way.
- Tranquil Fury: His entry notes that while he's normally Hot-Blooded, he falls into a calm yet extremely icy fury when he gets extremely angry.
- After he learned of what he would've done to Crimson Star if the bad future his brother foresaw successfully came to pass, he was so shaken that he had to keep himself from collapsing out of sheer terror by hanging onto a sword he planted into the ground himself. He would then slip into an icy fury and focus on hunting down the Fallen deities and their malicious worshipers responsible for trying to destroy his family.
- When he prevented a group of Children of Platinum unicorn tribalists from assassinating Prince Crimson Star for "sullying" his unicorn blood by Ascending to demi-godhood during a diplomatic conference in the Principalities in Equestria, he discovered that one of the tribalists is a So Soft Pony. The sheer hypocrisy of this enraged Fanged Paw so much that he became "coldly furious" afterwards.
- He would beat up Night Shade in a cold fury for sending Crimson Star into a second bout of depression, and nearly driving Steel Barricade to suicide on the reasoning that they weren't "punished" for their mistakes enough. However, Written Word and Bright Eyes forcibly separated them before things got worse.
- War God: Post-Ascension, he gained the divine domain of War, which gives him enhanced combat skills, and the ability to learn how to use all kinds of weapons and summon magical ones. He can also magically enhance the sharpness and offensive power of his allies' weapons, while doing the opposite to his enemies' weapons by making them rust or (in the case of automatic weaponry) mysteriously jam themselves. Finally, he can weaponize his own voice by either whipping his allies into a frenzy, boosting morale, or terrify his enemies into submission with powerful, mind-altering screams and bellows.
- Warrior Prince: He's a demi-Alicorn Prince who embodies Animals, War, and Disruption, as well as (supposedly) his father's ruthless and rambunctious side, making him powerful in his own right. And like Leman Russ, he's also a competent military leader and an accomplished fighter whose savage and brutal fighting style makes him feared by his enemies.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- He would be called out and given the cold shoulder by those of his brothers who were rightly disgusted and angry towards how he treated Crimson Star, regardless of the bad things Crimson Star had done himself, because he didn't deserve being beaten and tormented excessively and endlessly when he was struggling with severe depression on top of adapting to his blindness. In addition, they would point how hypocritical he is in hating magic in general because of Crimson Star, and yet he never said anything bad to his other brothers or his father, despite them also wielding magic. It's noted that Fanged Paw felt so regretful at this point that he didn't argue back whenever he got called out.
- In a hilarious downplayed example, his accidental use of the "Royal Canterlot Voice" while entering the palace library made a large pile of books fall on Written Word, earning him a scolding from Crimson Star. Fortunately, Written Word was relatively unharmed.Prince Crimson Star: Equus-damned to Tartarus, Brother! Don't shout like that in the palace libraries! Now look what happened!
- What's Up, King Dude?: Invoked. His entry notes that he doesn't have any love for the (in his eyes) "ridiculous" rules and social niceties he must abide by as a Prince to connect with others, so he resolves this by behaving like an ordinary mortal would with a close friend, laughing, partying, and generally having fun. This sometimes creates rather embarrassing situations, much to his brothers' annoyance, though Golden Scepter is mostly amused by his son's shenanigans as he, too, seeks to personally connect with his mortal subjects.
- Winged Unicorn: Eventually became a demi-Alicorn after finding and accepting his role in the grand scheme of things, as well as finding a good use for his Disruption magic during his exile.