Cereal is really awesome and I’m impressed so many people like him. It makes me sad that he is not really the most important character in the story he takes part in… Yeah, Cereal is a secondary character. Impressive. But if MB was a game, he’d totally have his own spin-off.
First off, Cereal is no more, no less than THE LIVING MANIFESTATION OF ANGER. I’m not even kidding. He actually is anger itself.
But don’t worry, he is Arthur’s anger. Hence why Cereal is also a sweetheart - Arthur’s anger isn’t strong enough.
He was created after I had one of my 203940808 cool trippy dreams, this one being about a teenager dragon going through puberty living in this a house with this kid, who is also the only person who can see him. There’s a lot more to it, but Cereal is the focus here, so, whoop whoop.
But why is a boy’s anger taking the form of a red dragon in a turtleneck? Long story. For those who read the stuff about Taylor and Arthur here, it’s going to be easy to explain, but I’ll try to put it in a nutshell:
-First off, Arthur is one of the few people in my fictional universe who are destined to become a Space Traveler - people whose duties is to keep the life flowing correctly in the universe. Each of them has a speciality(which is kinda like a pokemon type) and Arthur’s is emotion.
-His brother, Taylor, may or may not be a sociopath. In other words, he is a piece of shit and shouldn’t exist, but he does and that sucks. They had some sort of conflict. Someone died. It wasn’t Taylor. God damn it.
-After dying for the first time in their home world, the Space Traveler is supposed to ascend to, well, space, their essence will be awakened, and so will their powers.
-But, for some reason, Arthur didn’t ascend. He stayed there. But there were consequences. He was now emotionless because apparently all of his feelings had left his head and he had no control over them. One of them was Cereal.
In fact, Cereal was the first one to appear. And, fun fact, Cereal kinda reflects Arthur’s death. I haven’t talked about this yet, but he has a condition. His neck doesn’t work properly - it’s limp, he can’t move it - and, under that turtleneck, is a device that holds his head up. If it weren’t for that device, he’d have his head on the ground at all times.
The device on his neck is really itchy and uncomfortable and he hates it. That’s why he prefers to have his head looking up sometimes, because that’s the most comfortable position for him.
And that’s aaaaaaaall because Taylor choked his brother to death„
Cereal was the first because, well, it’s kinda obvious that Arthur was angry when he died. In fact, anger was actually a strong part of his personality before it happened, but, with time, his emotions weren’t part of him anymore. They were his friends. So his personality kinda dissolved into nothing, which gave space for Ms. Groom to paint something nice with that blank canvas she had.
So I guess he was a really angry red lizard when he first showed up. But he was nice with Arthur because they’re friends. But he’s still an asshole. And he hates everything. He hates me. He hates you. He hates that guy on the radio. And, on top of all, he hates Taylor.
He. Freaking. Hates. Taylor.
So much I can’t even put it into words. And I guess I don’t need to explain why.
His name is Cereal because Arthur sucks at naming and so do I. Hear me out. His name is actually supposed to be Serious. But guess what? Someone’s neck and throat still hadn’t healed from previous wounds and he ended up saying “Ce-re-uhm” between coughs.
there’s probably more stuff I’ve forgotten about
well, there’s just so much about Cereal.