in the mania!AU, pete's body is all different stitched up pieces right? i don't see a lot of it but i love it! and the whole AU btw <3 <3
pete’s a harvester which requires him to have a human vessel in order for him to efficiently go out beyond the big bad’s realm (the howls) to collect and return souls to its creator. since the big bad was originally one of the ancient mythological beasts that supposedly create life from the cosmic ether of soul fragments before being cast aside – it’s able to mock the same process to create imperfect vessels and souls for its drones.
but the big bad’s methods aren’t perfect or seamless anymore in comparison. in fact they’re more seams than anything else. it has to take pieces of body parts and limbs to construct each and every vessel artificially, none perfect and only have to be able to function well enough to retrieve and bring back what they need to efficiently. they consume souls until their bodies reach capacity and immediately return to the hive of the big bad.
and pete’s no outlier when he’s given a vessel. he’s stitched up like patch-work all over his body but his chest has the most violent scar tissue going through and across it. harvesters like pete and others when they return with their collected souls are dissected by dissection drones which pick out the merged/consumed souls before re-stitching.
he’s not the most conventionally attractive or normal looking for obvious reasons but the big bad did make an effort with his vessel to try and not only make something practical but also meticulously (mostly? sorta?) congruent.
here’s some poor vague examples that don’t fully enunciate the hard details:
so for example he has two different eyes , variations of skin tones, and his “tattoo of thorns” around his collarbones is actually aggressive stitching. and there’s an intense amount of wild or weird things in their world but someone stitched together like that so visibly and looking the way he does isn’t normal. but it doesn’t phase him whatsoever. (also pete has two hearts spliced together into one i never mentioned this one yet)