Polar Koopa

We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.

STATS

  • Card Combination: (Foundation) + Ice Flower + Freezie / Snow Cloud
  • Height: 8′ 6″ (about 2.6 meters)
  • Weight: 2,250-2,500 lbs (about 1020 to 1133 kilograms)
  • Eyes: Ice blue
  • Horns: Standard
  • Hair: Grey
  • Body Colors: Grey (outer), White (ventral)
  • Shell: Light blue with ten spiral spines
  • Breath Type: Ice

DESCRIPTION

Victor seems to have adopted a rather greyscale form, excluding the light blue of his eyes and shell. While he may be the same eight and a half feet tall of his usual self, he’s put on a few hundred more pounds on in this wintry form of his. Proud longhorn bull-like horns only seem to add to his size. His outer scales resemble a is a graphite grey, while his broad and expansive ventral ribbing has taken on a snow white coloration. As usual, he’s got quite sizable features to him from heavily muscled arms and legs to his girthy, bulky body. He smells a little of water, salt, and something vaguely metallic.

His eyes have changed to an ice-like light blue, though still retain their reflective properties. An unkempt mane of lighter grey and white sits atop his head, complemented by thick eyebrows of the same colors. Wide bull-like horns jut out of this hair. His face is a light grey, while his bulbous snout is a white that matches his ribbing. A pair of fangs poke out from his top snout lip. When he speaks, his voice is fittingly deep, with a southern drawl to it.

This koopa has a huge deal of mass to him for his size, possessing a very thickly built body that has plenty of strength to it, but also just sheer weight. His body scales seem rougher in texture now. His body remains large in proportion to his limbs, which includes a stubby tail with some striping across the top near the base. His other limbs feature claws on the end of the thick digits. His white-lipped ice blue carapace has changed little other than in color; the ten conical spines on the back though have thin spiralling grooves in them. Just under that lip is a ring of thick white fur, striped like elsewhere on him.

He’s wearing a large pair of stonewashed blue denim overalls, modified such that the backside only goes up to his waist, the long straps going over his shell to snap to buttons on the front bib, and the requisite tail accommodation in the back. On the front bib, a few tools have been tucked into the pockets there, and a rounded square patch with a white background and black border has a curious looking mushroom with black slits for eyes (some might recognize it as the SMW mushroom). There seems to be some signs of wear – a grease stain here or there – that indicate that these are his work clothes.

On his feet are a pair of (rather large) wheat-colored work boots, laced a little loosely. Lastly, he wears a pair of glasses with ovoid lenses and a semi-clear plastic frame.

Worn on his ankles and wrists is a rather rudimentary set of accessories. He has on lengths of a thick grade of zinc plated chain, kept together with a screw shut quick link. A silver colored ring adorns his right hand.

POWERS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Freeze breath – Blows a mist that ices things over, or iceballs.
  • Cold Resistance: Replaces fire resistance.

He’s primarily a craftworker, good with his hands and such, hence the outfit:

  • Carpentry
  • Metalworking

SUPER RANK CHANGES

  • Base height increases by half a foot.
  • Tail spine added.
  • Base powers upgraded.
  • Cold Immunity: Now fully immune to the coldest of temperatures.
  • Freezing Stomp: Power stomps now cause a freezing cloud.

ULTRA RANK CHANGES

  • Cold Absorption
  • Ice Elemental

BACKGROUND

He can seem a bit like the stereotypical big, dumb, slow guy (not unlike a much more well-known redhead), though his temperament makes him fairly jolly — up until something or someone gets him mad or what not. He’s not really that dumb (on the surface it might seem as such though); while not an intellectual powerhouse, he’s actually got some skills with his hands when it comes to his hobby of building things.

Being cold weather adapted, he prefers cooler temperatures. At temperatures past 75F (about 24C), he’ll be uncomfortable (though usually he can use his breath to cool things down to a temperature he can tolerate).

His favorite music type in this form is hard rock, maybe some country, but he secretly may have a thing for Koopa opera (the only opera to have a cult following as its only following).

DESIGN NOTES

Ice Flowers came into use as a power-up in Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

The Freezie (originally called Slipice) was originally an enemy from the original Mario Bros. that would freeze a floor. They turned into an item in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

He’s fun to play as. I’d say he’s somewhere between my regular self and a certain infamous red headed koopa. Only thing is he tends to only come out during cooler periods of the year, and given my locale, that isn’t much.

Form of the month for January 2014.