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Name: Bico

Race: Poe

Age: appears to be 14-ish (is actually much older)

Height: 4'11"

Weight: N/A

Occupation: Mischievous Critter

Weapons: A soul-housing lantern

Special skills: Can change her eye color depending on mood (green for docile, yellow for heightened emotions of any sort, red for serious anger), can float and turn incorporeal/invisible when desired (though she tends to stay intangible out of habit)

Magic: Creating small flames that can float toward a target (slowly), levitating her mask (it's the only thing she can control in such a fashion)

Items: She usually just carries around her soul-housing lantern and her mask. Anything else has a tendency to get lost when she returns to being incorporeal (her lantern and mask turn incorporeal with her).

Brief Bio: Bico is a peculiar creature. She was once a Hylian living in Castle Town, but she was killed by a desperate thief. For a long time, this mattered to her, but after so many years of existing as a spirit, she lost interest in her past. She remembers less and less of it every day, and tends to focus her attention on things like bottled objects, particularly interesting critters, and other things which are more interesting than something that happened years and years ago.

For the most part, Bico acts as though she has lost most of her grip on reality. She makes strange, unrelated comments, favors nonsequiturs, and generally seems like she might be talking about something else. When she directly addresses someone, it's usually to ask persistent questions or badger someone into giving her something (she'd much rather get something free than trade for it).

This isn't to say she doesn't have behavioral traits that are more normal. She has a lot of emotions that she bottles up—her memories of her life when she was alive are one thing she keeps locked away if she can help it, but she also has a tendency to let her emotions leak through without realizing it. Her loose grip on real life equates to a loose grip on her own actions and feelings. She isn't exactly volatile, but if something sets her off on a path that leads to a particularly strong emotion, she can seem a little uncontrollable. Fortunately, she's not a very violent person and tends to just wail and fluctuate rapidly between states of tangibility, visibility, and elevation.

Quirks: Surprisingly, she really enjoys wandering around in towns as a “normal human”. She has little idea of how to behave nowadays, but she walks around normally and she wears her mask (to hide her dark skin and glowing eyes). This allows her to find more interesting things.

In her moments of clarity, Bico is a very shaky, tender, easily upset person. When she died, she was still a rather unstable teenager, and she was never very cheerful, so when she snaps back into a state somewhat similar to what she used to be like, she is not particularly chipper.

She loves rain. If it's raining, she'll tend to immediately turn tangible and stand there like a turkey, staring at the sky as if it's the most amazing thing in the world (often to her detriment). When questioned, she insists this is because rain is some sort of incredible miracle.

As her voice is somewhat ambiguous and she doesn't act one way or another, it is often difficult for people to determine what gender she actually is. Not that it really matters, as Bico doesn't care, but people often refer to her as a “he” without her correcting them at all.

History: There isn't a whole lot to say about Bico. She grew up in Castle Town as a rather shy young woman, and just as she was starting to get over her insecurities about her appearance, behavior, and general self, she was murdered by a thief who didn't know how to deal with someone so nervous. She spent a number of years as a vengeful spirit, attacking people from Castle Town in a haze of anger, but at some point she realized she was attacking innocent people—and she still had not found her murderer. She slipped into solitude for a long time before finally losing most of herself to time, then she reemerged as a slightly crooked creature, roaming Hyrule in search of things that would keep her attention.


Nooooo this is very bad, a new character popped into my brain yesterday and I worked her out mega quickly. NO MORE ZELDA CHARACTERS FOR A WHILE, two in quick succession is already a little silly.

But I do like her. She'll be interesting to play.

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Zelda things belong to Nintendo
Bico belongs to me

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Rozen-Shield Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Woow! Miss Bico looks amazing! I even love her hairstyle particularly, it's really cool looking. ^^
rueyeet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Neat concept! :thumbsup:

Gotta say, she looks a wee bit Twili, just 'cause of the general color scheme, but not overly so.
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeeeah, a little. I was mostly tryin' to do a different take on the poes from OoT, since they have the hood and colored outfit thing with the glowy eyes...and then the bannery thing from various characters. But then using bright teals with really dark colors is a very Twili type thing. lol
Sugar-Bot Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha... I'm sure you know how I feel about this.
The mask is an awesome idea! I love masks!
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol I admit I thought of you when I decided I was gonna make a poe, since you've always done an AMAZIN' job with them. But thanks! I stole it from Wind Waker, since they apparently wore masks in that game.
Sugar-Bot Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I remember now that they did.
What's funny, is that just the other night I was drawing with my boyfriend and we gave each other themes. The first was, draw your favorite pokemon wearing a silly hat, but then I came up with, draw your favorite Zelda monster.
And so, I drew a poe. It's been YEARS since I drew one.
Then, I log on to DA the next day and see this in my box. lol
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
looool What a coincidence!
Neko-Saphira Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist

;u; And your characters/ art is amaaaazing.
Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Love it!
This is, like, perfect. She sounds so right for the Zelda universe. I love this character.
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Baww, thank you! She was kind of tricky, so I'm glad she sounds plausible. ouo
LaudyLau Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
iitt's a poooooeee ;u;
Urakashi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her desin so much!
Hamstertastic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
SOOOO CUTE ;A; <3333
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