cecil baldwin headcanon

A lot of people have a tendency to depict him as sort of a dapper 1960s-style radio announcer who is white and blond-haired, and that is great. There are a lot of people who depict Cecil as African American or Native American or Asian, and that is great. I’ve also seen Welcome to Night Vale Cecil fan art where Cecil is a moth who sits on a microphone, and that as well is great, because it allows the artist to bring themselves to the show, and take the ideas and process it for themselves.
—  Cecil Baldwin [x]

Cecil Palmer

I finally listened to all the episodes of  Welcome to Night Vale I had missed!

I was 15 episodes behind!! Anyway, I decided to make a new fanart of Cecil, because my idea of him has changed… I still need to decide what his tattoos look like… Let me know what you think!

(too bad khoshekh’s detail is a bit blurry, but the image is quite small)

Part of my headcanon for Cecil has him being somewhat inhuman. Like, not fully fledged eldritch horror. Just like…like he’s human, but there’s just something off about him like he’s from some different dimension. And he does have some “inhuman” abilities and characteristics (third eye, tentacle tattoos that can move) and he has the ability to “charm” or sort of sedate people. (Obviously, I mean, dat voice). I think back to in one of the first few episodes where Carlos detected some crazy radiation coming from the mic at the radio-station. Subheadcanon: Cecil uses his voice to charm Night Vale citizens through the radio so they don’t completely lose their shits/are less scared. Hence mic being soaked in “radiaton”.