mutated growth

Hajime Hinata (Experiment: #32) Siren Adaptation

Description of Experiment: From being a talent-less student, we thought of giving him a little talent, whenever the subject gets excited in any sort of ways, the slits scattered around on the subjects body will open up and emit a toxic gas that causes the person who breathes in, including the experiment as well, to hallucinate terribly, making Hinata look something completely different, may it be their dream date or their worst nightmares, also the toxic can be fatal if one stays there and inhales too much,experiment as been made immune, side effect is discoloration of skin, eye mutation and quick hair growth.

History: He was the longest one who was captured and not tested on because of how much trouble we were having to think of something that would put despair into something so talent-less. After the experiment, Hinata has become incredibly quite and unresponsive, but becomes active at night as he constantly screams, he’s only comfort is Experiment #30, Chiaki Nanami, he’s not fond of Experiment #31 Nagito Komeada, no matter how much the previous experiment tries to talk to him. They used to be pretty close.

All element-specific attacks cause side effects outside of battle and certain kinds of collateral damage to the surroundings, which becomes more and more exaggerated the more powerful the dragon using them is.

  • Light and Shadow attacks will brighten or darken an area, depending on the strength of the attack, and both can cause sight-related problems for days afterwards on any dragon save those who are the element of the attack used themselves.
  • Ice attacks cause frostbite, and fire (obviously) causes burns; both scorch and kill surrounding plants or animals and even the earth itself, and when both are used in the same area they can cause snow and ash clouds which hang around for up to a week.
  • Nature’s various poisons can turn any place into a beautiful garden - where the plants are poisonous and want to kill and eat you and melt your bones into fertilizer.
  • Plague attacks have a mutagenic effect both on the landscape and the dragons its used against, so besides just making you sick they’ll turn you into a grotesque inside-out mess provided the attack is strong enough, and the same happens to anything else around.
  • Arcane abilities actually have a somewhat similar effect to Plague, causing growths, mutations and illness, like radiation sickness on steroids, in addition to scattering fallout and radioactive sludge and scouring the area of any halfway natural life.
  • Lightning can cause brain damage, scorching and seizures, and can create craters of burnt earth and sharp glass.
  • Wind destabilizes weather patterns for months, creating absolutely chaotic days where it can be clear one second and ripping the trees from the ground into the air the next, and can cause the giddy but painful and potentially brain damaging effect of hyperventilation in dragons.
  • Earth can turn gentle rolling hills and green fields into jaggedly torn cliff faces and deep ravines, and can inflict a case of gembond so swift and severe that a dragon’s internal organs can be encased in stone. 
  • Multiple elements, such as Nature, Shadow and Arcane, can cause hallucinations, and Light, Shadow, Arcane and Water can all cause insanity in their own ways.

(Anybody wanna add more for their Flight’s element? I know I missed some. :D )

‘Sexual selection’ and dragon genes

okay so! this is a very big topic that can be taken a lot of ways and whatever people want to believe/do is absolutely fine, but! I was asked by @anemia-fr to maybe talk about this a bit so I’m gonna head into it uwu

so for the dragons on FR, there are a lot of ways that different genes can be interpreted and spread in lore - the big ones are gene scrolls and breeding, with gembond as an exception with having onyx cobras being able to spread that mutation/disease/whatever with a bite. Going with dragons being intelligent as a human level, there may not be too much ‘sexual selection’ going on at a darwinian sense, but I’ll refer to it as that here (it’s an aesthetic choice probably, but ya know). That being said though, there’s a few assumptions I’ll make too for describing this:

1. basic genes are the initial/original ‘coding’ for the physical traits that dragons have

2. there are multiple ways that things can be spread, and in the case of scrolls, they present an ‘average’ of what a gene may be expected to present in offspring (so it induced a mutation/magic change in dragons to give them that trait, and it’s a mid-ground level one compared to either extremes that may come from breeding)

But to start this off, let’s begin with the tertiary genes! I think these are most likely to have a sort of effect on sexual selection for mates/having children, since dragons with tertiaries tend to be the ones to breed in general, and (like zebra finches) we’ll say dragons tend to like novelty.

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I keep wondering about Jager ageing. Clearly the mutations are slow, once they’re past the initial burst when they drink the Jägerdraught. And it takes hundreds of years to get General level mutations. But are the mutations themselves tree-growth slow or puberty slow? If, at some point, you start growing a tail are you looking at five years or a hundred before you have a full length tail?

And is there a sort of pre-programmed (from when you took the draught) final form that your body is gradually working towards, or does it just start growing stuff at random?