Something I thought was interesting about the vampire king was that he had bird feet, not terribly unlike the bird feet that Evergreen had (s6e24). I might be reaching here, but I thought this might indicate some connection between the two?
Evergreen had bird feet because his design was based on a horned owl
And after his vampire essence is extracted, the Vampire King is a lion
No scaly hands, no bird feet. It’s possible that those elements were present in his Vampire King design to lend themselves to his powers — he can fly and he can vanish [like a chameleon], among other things
Some of the other vampires share reptilian features — The Fool resembles a snake enough to be described as a ‘baby snake’ by Jake, and The Hierophant shifts his arm into a snake
And I think it’s pretty fair to say that snakes are a common design element to Adventure Time’s vampires in general
But I can’t really think of any other vampires sporting bird design elements. Not even The Fool, whose unique power is flight.
Bird feet could be a symbolic design element, calling back to Evergreen, to demonstrate power. Maybe they just thought it looked cool. Either way, we don’t expect there to be a tangible physical relation between Vampire King and Evergreen. Vampire King is a lion.
Something I thought was interesting about the vampire king was that he had bird feet for some reason. Maybe it wasn’t that significant and it wasn’t a detail that anyone drew attention to, but i couldn’t help but notice the similarity to this guy:
Urgence Evergreen (s6e24)
So i got to thinking about what these two had in common that might account for this, and then i remembered something the vampire king says in (s7e8) Vamps About:
“…You’ve got power now, I see it. But you haven’t paid a price. It’s making you crazy.”
One of the bigger themes of Stakes, which i feel can be taken as a declaration of a greater cosmic/narrative rule of the adventure time world: “if you don’t pay some price for power you get crazy.”
Now, both Evergreen and the vampire king are characters who have power (and if this assumed rule is being followed) seem to be experienced with having power and have already paid their respective prices for it (with the bird feet and other oddities being possible physical side effects)
But I can think of at least one person who hasn’t paid a price that we know of:
So if the crown can be thought of as a source of power without a price, then this rule may point to the cure for Simon’s madness that Betty is looking for. Maybe all he needs is bird feet? ¯\_(“ 3)_/¯
If you could live in any fictional structure or building (besides hogwarts), what would it be?
We capybaras do not generally live in structures or buildings because we are wild animals, who roam the rain forests and savannas of South America. If we were to live in a structure, it would need be large (we’re social animals), have lots of water for us to swim and bath in, and keep us safe from nasties like anacondas, jaguars, and caimans. Do you know any buildings like this?