— Glacier making up her mind to find the truth of her parents' apparent death
She'll probably leave you in the cold if you get in her way. Glacier, real name Laura Von Fang, is a Hunter, a Huntstonian-born individual granted by one of the Huntstones with magical powers which, in her case, is the power to cast ice magic. She is the main protagonist of The Huntstonian Chronicles, in which she sets out with her sisters, Aqua and Windy Von Fang, and her best friend, Voltage Bouncealot, to find the truth of the deaths of Britanny Diamond-Von Fang and Carlos Von Fang. As it turns out, however, there's more to this mystery than meets the eye...
Glacier is a Mobian grey wolf standing at five feet and one inch. She sports dark-grey fur around her body and bears a head of neck-length hair colored in a slightly lighter shade of grey, along with four tufts of dark-grey fur at the back of her head. Her muzzle and chest fur bear the same shade of light grey while her inner-ear fur is white in color. Her eyes have a distinct orange coloring to them and a small fang-shaped birthmark - the mark of the Von Fang bloodline - can be found on her neck.
Glacier's outfit consists of a flannel dress with a dark green and navy blue plaid pattern and sleeves that are rolled up to her elbows, a small green fedora with a lime green ribbon and an orange feather on the side, a pair of white gloves, and a pair of green boots. She also wears a green bullfighter cape wrapped around her neck in such a manner that it resembles that of a scarf, a black string belt with a silver buckle, a small pouch attached to the belt's backside, a sheath for her dagger at the left of the belt, and a holster for her Hunter Staff at its right.
Glacier, despite what the element she wields may imply, is best known for being an individual with nothing but love and care for the people who matter to her the most. She is normally the optimistic and one out of the three sisters and is a generally open-minded individual, able to take thoughts and opinions from others into consideration. She's also fairly charismatic to an extent which helps make her a fitting leader, a role she would repeatedly fill as she grew up.
Despite her incredible skill and spellcasting prowess, she usually tries to avoid any unnessecary violence or arguments unless there is absolutely no other option, thus also making her a frequent candidate of being the voice of reason amongst any group she is with. Although not as much of a genius as Windy, especially in regards to the sciences, she does possess a knack for analytical thinking and logic. In short, she prefers to be as rational as she has to be, depending on the situation. She is also a bit of nerd when it comes to history and culture in general, having learned a small number of languages in the process, even if she has had not many opportunities to make good use of it yet.
Glacier isn't quite without her limits, however, as she is more than capable of becoming as unpleasant as the coldness of the element she wields when sufficiently-upset. As such, when push comes to shove, she will put all hesitation aside to do what she feels must be done in order to uphold justice. Thanks to the deaths of her parents, she also temporarily became fairly susceptible to irritability, among other things, due to the trauma such an event would likely cause to someone as young as her.
History and Appearances
Glacier was born to Brittany Diamond-Von Fang and Carlos Von Fang in the region of Royalcoast Horizon, the southernmost region of the island country of Huntstonia, as their first and eldest child. She took an interest in her father's history as a bullfighter in his homeland and became friends with Voltage Bouncealot in her early childhood.
Around her pre-teen years, she and Voltage enrolled in the Hunter Academy and learned the basics of Huntstonian Magic. Upon completing her graduation, she and Voltage, as well as the other trainees, travelled to the Temple of the Hunt and received her Hunter's blessing from the Huntstone of Ice. With this, Glacier was granted a strong affinity for the element of Ice.
However, a few short years later, Brittany and Carlos died of what appeared to be murder, leaving her and her sisters orphans, with Glacier herself making it her responsibility to keep the other two safe from harm while getting to the bottom of this mystery...
Canon appearances are in bold.
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Powers and Abilities
As an official Hunter, Glacier has the power to cast Huntstonian Magic spells and, with the blessing of the Huntstone of Ice during her ritual, she possesses a strong affinity with ice magic and can generally control the ice and snow around her. With this specialization, she can temporarily turn her body into ice, increasing her defense, or into a chilly mist, allowing her to easily dodge foes while freezing them should she pass through them. Her main utilization of this power, however, is creating several ice constructs, such as floating shields or flying spearheads, to attack from a distance or bolstering her own physical attacks.
She can also use her primary weapon, a Hunter Staff, as a combat tool either by using it as a casting rod for her spells or by morphing it alternate form, which is that of a shortsword, and back if she wills it. When her staff is in its shortsword form, she can unleash ice-coated strikes and even extend the length of the blade by applying additional ice on the blade. She can also apply her magical power to her prized dagger, the White Queen, and utilize it as a sidearm.
Speaking of which, Glacier also sports an impressive proficiency with swordfighting and is comfortable with almost any regular-sized blade. However, she has a high preference for shortswords, mostly due to their light weight, meaning she can effectively wield them with only arm with ease while leaving her other arm free to utilize her dagger, which she often uses in tandem with her sword.
Her other abilities include an above-average level of agility and reflexes, allowing her to most dodge enemy attacks with ease, and a heightened sense of smell and hearing, allowing her to easily detect possible faraway threats coming her way, even in harsh conditions.
- Hunter Staff - The official identification of offical Hunters and Glacier's primary arms, the staff serves as Glacier's tool for majority of her spellcasting, but it can also be morphed into another weapon of her choice which, in this case, is a shortsword.
- The White Queen - Glacier's prized dagger, passed on to her by her late mother, it serves as a suitable sidearm in a number of situations, both in and out of battle.
- Stats are based from 1-10. 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
Attack: 7 - Glacier's attacks are plenty powerful on their own, but making use of her potential can allow to her utterly devastate her foe.
Defense: 7 - She is also a very tough nugget to crack, and she only becomes tougher when she covers her skin with ice.
Speed: 7 - She is very quick on her feet, allowing her to cover good distance in a few seconds, and her attacks come out fairly quickly.
Magic: 8 - Glacier makes very good use of her ice magic for both offensive and defensive purposes.
Evasion: 6 - Glacier is also capable of dodging a fair number of incoming attacks in a row, but there are instances where she becomes distracted by something else (such as her PTSD), giving her foes an opening.
Intelligence: 7 - She is very much capable of solving a fair number of situations with her head and can come up with some legit strategies.
Skills: 7 - Combining both impressive physical prowess, potent ice magic, and a buttload of experience throughout the years definitely makes Glacier pretty good at her job.
Accuracy: 8 - Combined with the speed of her attacks, Glacier often makes her mark and her spells seem to rarely miss.
Stamina: 7 - Naturally, Glacier's body has been trained well-enough to allow her to keep herself from tiring out for a while in battle.
Tolerance: 6 - For all her power, Glacier is still very much mortal and far from immune to feeling pain.
Due to her magical powers running primarily on mana, as all users of Huntsonian Magic are subjected to, Glacier can only cast so many spells at a time before needing some time to recover. This means that should she waste all of her mana in one go, she'll be limiting her combat options for a good while. In addition, her affinity for the element of Ice means that she is at a distinct disadvantage when facing off against Hunters with an affinity for the Fire element, such as Ricky.
Although Glacier does likes dark places, she actually has a fear of being in the pitch black dark, essentially making her useless in those kinds of places. Strangely enough, she seems to be incredibly unwilling to swim in any body of water, though this may be due to a slight fear of her powers suddenly spiking while underwater, causing it and everyone else who happens to be in it to instantly freeze.
Her occasional outbursts when stressed out beyond her limits can cause her to lose some much-needed focus on pretty dire situations. This is especially bad if it is triggered mid-battle, leaving her open to an enemy onslaught. Aside from all that, however, while it isn't an actual weakness, Glacier foes sport a strange allergy for strawberries.
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- All three of the Von Fang sisters actually have corresponding main and eye colours.
- In this case, Glacier's main color motif is green while Aqua sports the same color for her eyes.
- Her Hunter Staff being able to morph into a shortsword was originally an ability her dagger possessed.
- The latter was inspired by Keith's knife in the Netflix series, Voltron: Legendary Defender, where it was awakened to its true form in one episode of its second season.
- As the first two drawings in Glacier's gallery might attest to, she originally wore what was supposed to be a cowboy hat but was eventually changed to the fedora you see today.