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Iris by any204 Iris by any204
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Name: Iris
Age: 2 and half years
Gender: Female
Species: Griffin
Height: 3’6” at the shoulder

Iris has the particular ability to change her size. Her maximum height is 6 feet; her minimum height is 1 foot. She can shift her size to everything in-between.
She has little control over this ability and it’s mostly ruled by her emotions, when she scared she will shrink, when she mad she’ll grow larger.
Iris can only hold her modified size for about three minutes; if she pushes herself to complete exhaustion by shifting too much, or is knocked out she cannot shift.

:bulletred: Quick thinker on her feet
:bulletred: Fast and agile in flight
:bulletred: Hawk like eyesight

:bulletred: Short attention span
:bulletred: Flying eats up a lot of her energy and is tiring for her, so given the choice between flying and running, she’ll choose running every time.
:bulletred: Not a good swimmer
:bulletred: Her bones are hollow like bird bones and break easy on impact.
:bulletred: She has fear of stinging bugs like bees.

Iris appears shy and observant… until you get her talking. She has a quick sarcastic wit and makes a joke out everything. She has a hard time being serious and is like the class clown of the griffins. She is black and white on her world view, everything either right or wrong. Iris thinks with her heart more than her mind, throwing herself into dangerous situations without thinking of the consequences, especially if a friend of hers is in danger. She will do everything in her power to avoid taking a life, which can be seen as a personality weakness.
She chooses to use her wit and cunning to solve problems rather than her talons and beak.

Iris wouldn’t be the kind of creature that would start conversations with strangers, but she would be happy to talk with anyone who comes up to her. She’ll use her comedic demeanor to prevent anyone from getting to know her or anything about her life in Rehender, her homeland.

Iris was born in the sunset flock.
The first time she shifted at a young age she was horrified. She knew that griffins didn’t like and distrusted anybody who used magic. Iris knew that if a griffin turned out to use magic they would be made an outcast or even killed out of fear for safety of the flock.
So she kept it a secret, and tried to ignore her power. This is why she never learned how to use it, and kept the other flock members away from her by being a jokester and just being labeled as goofy by the otherwise serious griffins who see her more as a waste of time.
She was content until she started to fancy Rono, a male griffin seen as a great hero by the flock, and wars have started to break all over Rehender. She wants to use her power to help her flock but knows they or Rono won’t accept her power unless Iris can prove that she will use it to be a hero.
That was why Iris is interested in the race.

:bulletred: To eat fish and deer
:bulletred: Pranks (except when played on her)
:bulletred: Friendly people
:bulletred: Conflict
:bulletred: Her power
:bulletred: Having to be serious
:bulletred: Her hearing is of that of a human
:bulletred: Quick movement from smaller animals will trigger her instinct to hunt but she’s pretty good at fighting this instinct.

Iris is mine.
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CassieThomas Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, I like her! She's cute and sounds like she has a great personality ^^
any204 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, and thanks for the fave! =D
ForestEcho Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oooooh~ Nice character! I'm entering with one too but I've never seen anyone use shrinking abilities with a gryphon before.
any204 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. You should! They're alot of fun to draw.

XD Yeah, that actually came about as a joke between me and my friend because I tend to just watch, or as she said stalk, OCTs rather then enter so I came up with a griffin who could change her size and be stealth for spectator entries and the ability just stuck with the character.
Tamakanasama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Pretty awesome character! >:U
Gryphons are the best! <3
Say, it won't let me upload mine to the group.. I don't know how everyone is uploading their refs to the group.. Could you help me out? :c
any204 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

Sure! You just post the ref on the front page in the comments. =). You should either get a request to submit to the group or feed back (like a note or comment) from one of the founders telling you what your missing, and they'll accept it once it's fixed. If you haven't gotten feed back or a request they might be busy. If you haven't heard back yet in awhile you might want to note them and ask. Hoped that help!
Tamakanasama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Ohhh. I get it, mui mui gracias! <333
any204 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
xDeadpuffx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Cool character :D
any204 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! =)
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