Sparkleaf sprites (All-in-one)



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Sparkleaf sprites (All-in-one)
Sparkleafexc July 18, 2013 at 3:20pm
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There is no more 9-tailed Sparkleaf; there is only the 7-tailed Sparkleaf, and also the one-tailed Sparkleaf. As of July 15, 2016, the following information is current:

7-Tailed Sparkleaf
This is Sparkleaf's "true" form, so to speak. A feral kitsune, he displays his seven tails, tipped green to indicate his bond with nature; the five markings on his face indicate his servitude to Inari. Naturally, this is also the form in which Sparkleaf's fox powers are strongest.

In the past, Sparkleaf displayed his seven tails proudly and freely. Now, he safeguards this form more carefully, reserving it for special occasions such as staff banquets, and typically does not reveal it in public.

One-Tailed Sparkleaf
Sparkleaf's everyday form. Illusion conceals both his facial markings and his multiple tails, so that he merely appears to be a strangely-colored fox. To Sparkleaf, this one-tailed illusion is akin to part of his clothing.

Note that he does NOT merely hide six of his tails; all seven tails are seemingly converged into one. Should his tail be injured, his real tails will share the damage. However, it allows for much greater mobility and convenience. His tail is seven times as strong as a normal fox's, but he would not quite match the power output of another seven-tailed fox.

Bipedal Sparkleaf
Only with a biped body does Sparkleaf retain the long scalp hair of a Ninetales. Just like with a quadruped body, he generally stays in one-tailed form, especially when wearing dragoon armor. However, he could theoretically appear seven-tailed and bipedal...

Bipedal Sparkleaf is comprised of multiple layers of illusion, sacrificing magical potential for agility and physical skill. Naturally, this is his preferred form for battle. However, it is also the most vulnerable to illusion-breakers.

Other forms

As shown, Sparkleaf has seasonal forms, though they may not necessarily feature his markings. The winter form is now the only time his tails are 100% green. Additionally, as a staff member, Sparkleaf must sometimes employ various disguises, including foxdoge and Magical Vixen Sparkles.

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thekingofpillowland
Heart 
December 19, 2013 at 5:44am
I just noticed that the skarmory has no feet!
Sparkleafexc
Heart 
December 19, 2013 at 8:22am
I figured they were tuckedxaway while in flight :D
thekingofpillowland
Heart 
September 20, 2013 at 6:21am
I much prefer flying in a delibird's sack/tail than to on a skarmory but you know that's just me.
Sparkleafexc
Heart 
September 20, 2013 at 7:41am
To each his own ^_^ Mostly I've used Skarmories for a long time so I'm kinda attached to them
Popecool
Heart 
July 23, 2013 at 8:05pm
Would your ordinary red fox form ever be used in the context of R50 mythos? :O Or are you normally just 7-tailed/green-tipped Sparkleaf? *takin' notes, here*
Sparkleafexc
Heart 
July 23, 2013 at 8:43pm
Hmm, good question! I'll leave that to artistic license-- I'm sure you'll handle it properly. :3

The ordinary red fox is sort of a public appearance, sort of a "shorthand" Sparkleaf. On Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and some other places, I represent Sparkleaf/myself as a normal fox for convenience's sake. At the same time, the 7-tailed form is still more detailed, and thus more symbolic for me-- the "unabridged" Sparkleaf.

I have this weird theory, see, that a kitsune secretly only has one tail and that this one tail is just capable of occupying multiple spaces at the same time as the fox grows older. And when writing, I actually visualize things as if Sparkleaf only had one tail, then later change the wording to acknowledge the multiple tails.
Popecool
Heart 
July 23, 2013 at 10:26pm
That is really, really cool, man. :D I'll keep that in mind.
Sparkleafexc
Heart 
July 23, 2013 at 10:28pm
Thanks! ^^
Metatyphcool
Heart 
July 18, 2013 at 9:09pm
All dem sprites o.o
Sparkleafexc
Heart 
July 19, 2013 at 8:21am
whoops
maybe it was too early to show the dead sparkleaf one
Nepetacool
Heart 
July 18, 2013 at 6:42pm
I love the anthro back sprite one so much I can't stop staring at it
Sparkleafexc
Heart 
July 18, 2013 at 6:45pm
Haha yeah xD
Nepetacool
Heart 
July 18, 2013 at 6:47pm
and also, where is the rest of your body on the riding a Skarmory one? :0 I'm sorry I need to ask
Sparkleafexc
Heart 
July 18, 2013 at 6:58pm
behind the wing, I figured I would have my tails tucked down

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Lucecool
Heart 
July 18, 2013 at 5:02pm
I love the Sparks on a Skarmory one. XD
Sparkleafexc
Heart 
July 18, 2013 at 5:04pm
once a skarmory rider always a skarmory rider
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