-Named From: “doro,” the Japanese word for “mud”
Doro is the group’s strongman, although a bit of a pervert, which is his nature as a kappa. Despite his behavior, he can be very polite, courteous, and highly intelligent. Doro is hasty and proud of his strength, which has caused him to easily give in to bribes or fall for others’ challenges whether or not he can actually succeed, stubbornly refusing to back down. However, despite his strength, Doro is gentle with smaller animals and things.
In spite of being a kappa, which are normally known for being short, Doro is actually quite tall, which often makes him the subject of ridicule to other kappa. Aside from being physically strong, Doro is also a strong swimmer. Being a kappa, Doro is able to detach his limbs. While this can be used to his advantage, it is obviously a disadvantage as well. He uses his high intelligence to solve problems. His favorite food is cucumbers.
The cavity in his head always carries water that he lives in constant fear of spilling, as that would render him powerless. If the water ever were to spill from his head, he would be completely unable to move until the water was replaced. If the water isn't replaced fast enough, he could die.
Initially, Doro was a member in a gang of thugs, led by the brutish Bunyip, Bo the Beast. This changed after he met Pin and Duma and they outsmarted him, indebting him to them and making him the third member of their team. Because of his background and dirty behavior, Pin doesn't trust Doro and doesn't allow him to be alone with Duma (even thought Duma is sure she could take him if he tried anything).
-Named From: "duma," the Swahili word for "cheetah"
Duma is one of the younger members of the group and the first to join Pin on his journey. Outspoken, quick to jump to conclusions and, very often, into trouble, she's quite a handful, much to Pin's exasperation. A bit of a smart aleck and loud mouth, Duma is usually responsible for the trouble the group gets into. Despite all this, though, she is very sweet deep down and only does what she does because she believes it is the right thing to do, even if it isn't the smartest thing to do at the moment. She's quite the ball of energy, with a very "do first, think later" sort of mentality.
Having lost her mother at a very young age, Duma was raised mostly by her father, which is what gave her her tomboy nature. However, as cheetahs are generally supposed to be sophisticated and refined, this sets her apart from the other cheetahs and ultimately causes her to be rejected by the rest of her kind.
She left home after a disagreement with her father and hasn't seen him since.
Pin first finds her as a member of a small gang of young thieves. Her incredible speed helped her make quick getaways. However, after some hijinks that began with the group stealing some of Pin's belongings, Duma decided to leave her old group and join Pin on his adventures.
She looks to Pin as a sort of big-brotherly figure, despite her opinion of him as being a killjoy.
Despite her brave cover, Duma is most afraid of being left alone or abandoned.
-Named From: "lapin," the French word for "rabbit"
Overall quiet and shy, Pin doesn't let on much about himself to others until they gain his trust. When he decides one is trustworthy, they'll learn that he's very friendly and kind. Despite the adventures he embarks on, Pin prefers to play it safe, live and let live, hate the sin and not the sinner, and whatnot. He hates fighting and prefers peaceful negotiations over it. However, if negotiations aren't possible, he can still hold his own in the event of a fight. He has a strong sense of justice and hates to see others hurt. He has a rather low self esteem and, as a result, is very self-conscious, and quick to blame himself if something goes wrong.
A loyal friend, Pin never leaves his companions when they need him. He's a fantastic listener when his friends need someone to talk to, and he'd never give out their secrets.
Pin can use his long ears as wings to fly. Though his antlers would make useful weapons, he rarely uses them in combat, only using them as a last resort. If he does find himself in a fight, he's more apt to use his staff, which he normally uses to help him walk due to a minor limp in his left leg. He's great at mimicking the voices of others and secretly has a very nice singing voice. He is very observant and often notices things that others miss. However, he does have the tendency to be forgetful about important matters. He hates crowds and becomes anxious when he becomes crowded.
Pin is the only one of his kind in the world, and therefore feels very alone about it. He is self-conscious about his antlers and becomes embarrassed if he catches anyone staring at them.
Due to his unique physical feature, he was always the target of mockery as a child, with everyone in his village avoiding him or mocking him because of his antlers. After the murder of his parents, Pin grew up in an orphanage until he was old enough to find a life of his own.
Pin sees Duma almost as a little sister, keeping an eye on her and trying to keep her out of trouble (not an easy task, mind you!), and getting her out of trouble when she gets in it.
I'm overall quiet in real life until I really get to know you and feel comfortable being myself around you. Online is a totally different story. I'm much more open around these parts.|
As for my drawing ability, I do best drawing by hand, then adding the extra details on GIMP. I'm pretty good at imitating other drawing styles, but I prefer using my own.
Current Residence: Somewhere in Florida...what, did you think was going to give you the specific location?
deviantWEAR sizing preference: *shrugs*
Print preference: *shrugs*
Favourite genre of music: No specific favorite genre. It all depends on how it sounds to me.
Favourite photographer: Uhh...
Favourite style of art: Animation and cartoon
Operating System: *shrugs*
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Shell of choice: What's that?
Wallpaper of choice: I don't know...
Skin of choice: Raises right eyebrow in confusion...
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin the Martian
Personal Quote: "My thing about conformity is that if everyone is the same, there's no point in living. If you're not going to be you, nobody else will, so why not just be you? Nobody else can be better at being you than you. The way I see it, in a world where everyone's the same, everyone is everyone, but no one is someone."