— Twilight's revelation about his curse
Twilight is a male, anthropomorphic Lycalo. Originally an innocent and harmless hybrid without a worry in the world, he is constantly afraid that his monstrous transformation will unleash itself and bring chaos and destruction in its path.
Twilight was born from the race of wolf-bat creatures known as the Lycalo. His parents, Lance and Vivian, were friends since their days as children and always disliked the ways of their kind. They wanted a whole new generation of peace loving Lycalos and they were determined in their task. With their lifelong friendship becoming more intimate, they made their home in Westopolis and the first order of business was giving birth to their one and only son, Twilight, which was a rare feat of their kind. They both became a part of the Police unit in Westopolis, putting the skills they learned to good and legal use. The couple strove to raise their son to live a normal and happy life. Twilight did moderately well in his classes as a young Lycalo and never came across any real problems, although it seemed he traded a social life for his accomplishments. He always happily came home to his parents much to the pleasure of Lance and Vivian, who believed they were successful in their goal.
The curse unleashed
After graduating from Westopolis High School at age 17, Twilight earned a scholarship to Station Square Community College through a program his parents helped him enroll in. He wished to pursue his dream and obtain a career in Criminal Justice where he could put his abilities to good use. He wished his parents a hearty farewell and moved out to Station Square. His parents provided him with enough money for various school supplies and a small dingy house on the outskirts of the city. This was how he started and would begin to work his way up. He wished to have a comfortable life and be successful in his career. A few months later on the night of his 18th birthday, he got the surprise of his life when the Lycalo curse unleashed itself upon him and his reign of terror began as the new holder of the curse. Twilight was terrified by his own feat the next morning upon returning to normal. He was born pure of soul, the exact opposite of his new "other self." He found his way back home where he began pondering about his predicament. Twilight strove every night to keep the beast concealed by bonding himself with various tools he found in the streets such as chains and cinder blocks. Every effort was futile and night after night, people were dying by his hands.
All hope is lost
After half a year of this carnage, the area around his house was empty from people fleeing and his seemingly endless hunger, so he began attacking the more populated parts of the city. Even the military's best efforts were futile. Things grew bleakest and the wolf-bat was prepared to take his own life for the better of the world. One fateful night shortly before the moon rose, Twilight used the very tools he obtained to hang himself. He died happy knowing his curse was over and people were free from the living nightmare. A smile even fixed on his muzzle as he drew his last breath. Much to his extreme dissatisfaction, the moonlight glowed onto him and his body still attained the shadowy dark purple aura. Nightmare was unleashed and unrestrained itself to run amok. The next morning, a very alive Twilight was highly perplexed on the events that transpired. After realizing death would not bring him peace, his already severe insanity increased exponentially. Experiencing death multiple times resulted in life no longer having meaning. He no longer cared about his sins and did not even attempt to stop the monster. He would always find his way back home and remain motionless throughout the entire day, waiting for the inevitable Nightmare.
Free from Nightmare
There was a glimmer of hope however. One day he discovered from an anonymous informant that exposure to ultraviolet light may return him to normal. Night was soon upon the hybrid as he frantically searched anywhere that may have an ultraviolet lamp of some sorts. With most of the stores being abandoned, it made things a whole lot easier. All his regained hoped began to diminish, when suddenly he came across a store with a vast collection of fluorescent black light tubes. They were rather large, and the Lycalo was only able to grab four. Once he made it to his residence, he did not hesitate to place them around the house. He sat on the floor with the four UV lights on all sides of him. Time grew short and the sky began to blacken. The UV light gleamed on him as he watched the moon rise over the horizon. The moment of truth was upon him and he awaited the transformation. After what felt like an eternity, the hybrid let out a long sigh of relief. His curse no longer tortured him and he was free.
The truth revealed
A week after he freed himself from the Nightmare, he traced himself back early in the morning to where he was raised. He tracked his parents down who remained in the same residence upon his departure and informed them what had happened to him. Lance and Vivian were surprised beyond all reason and hesitantly informed their young son of his Lycalo heritage. After obtaining this knowledge, Twilight bid farewell to his parents and set off back to his residence wishing not to be close to them for fear harm may come their way. He reached his home far before sunset where he continued his typical routine. Twilight used the leftover money that was supposed to be used for his schooling to maintain his house, but it eventually ran short and he was close to losing it. He got a visit one day from a Police Chief who was long aware of the Lycalo’s past misdeeds. Expecting an arrest, Twilight was actually requested assistance in using his duo of powerful senses to track down criminals that were far more difficult to find than normal. If he refused, his initial assumption would be a reality, so the wolf-bat accepted
With no more death on his hands, Twilight began slowly regaining his sanity and gradually opened up to people again. His part of town returned to normal after the denizens realized a threat was no longer upon them. Twilight has even recently been able to afford installing UV lights in conjunction with the standard lights within his residence to remove any potential problems. The fear of Nightmare returning still occasionally creeps up on him as well and he will work with all his might to never allow the vile beast freedom of any kind. He has gone on numerous adventures, making multiple wonderful friends and even meeting a very special someone, but has unfortunately come across a number of malevolent enemies. Nightmare has become less and less of a worry as time passes, even with him being unleashed every now and then. While Twilight doesn't work often, he has lived a peaceful life for about 2 and a half years now and he couldn't be happier despite some of the hardships he goes through.
Twilight stands at 3 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 63 pounds with a moderate build. Short sky blue fur covers his entire body excluding his tan skinned arms. The Lycalo birthmark rests horizontally along the back of his right hand. Like most wolves, the length of his fur increases during the winter months to provide additional warmth, even covering his arms. It also shortens slightly during the time of summer and takes on a lighter shade. He has a pair of warm, comforting and highly expressive almond-shaped eyes with golden irises, black pupils and a glassy white sclera. The eyes also change color corresponding to his anger level. When simply annoyed, they become orange in color, while red eyes indicate the true anger. Being a cross between a wolf and a bat, he has traits of both species excluding a pair of fangs and claws, although he does grow fangs if enraged enough. For the wolf, he has 4 thick, arched and vertically positioned bangs that stick out of the middle of his forehead. The bangs all have different lengths with the uppermost one being the longest and each one below is slightly longer then the next. A round, jet black nose sits on the end of his broad, white furred muzzle. This muzzle flares out to the side at 6 different sections with 3 on each side and each flare tappers off to a point. An ovular patch of white fur covers his stomach and chest region. He has a long and shaggy tail with a white tip that is typically carried in an arc. As for the bat; his fur spikes out into 6 thick, arched tufts of fur on the back of his head, looking somewhat like shoulder-length hair. Large and alert bat ears with tan inner areas are perked on the top of his head that give him an additional 6 inches in height. Lastly, a set of azure colored bat wings with tan inner areas, curved edges and no visible bone ridges protrude from his upper back. When he uses these wings, they lose their curved edges, which show his full wingspan of 4 and a half feet. Both his tail and ears move varying on what emotion he feels. With his ears, things like happiness make them appear to perk up more, while sadness causes them to droop and hang low. They also have a tendency to twitch or fold back when he becomes irritated or frightened and often flap about in momentum. His tail sways side to side or curves upwards when he feels elated. When intimidated, his tail becomes erect and sticks straight outward.
He wears a pair of plain, yellow gloves with large sock-like cuffs that hide his birthmark. His choice of footwear consists of yellow shoes with large white socks and two white horizontal straps going across the top with white soles. Metallic silver buckles fasten these straps in place on the tops of his shoes. He also wears a pair of orange pants which cover his socks and has his tail poking out of the back. Twilight refuses to wear any clothing for his upper body with how difficult his wings make it. Even if he were to remove the upper back out of a shirt, he states it's uncomfortable for the fur on his chest. The only exception to this would be whenever he's working in his occupation. In this instance, he is seen wearing a navy blue vest with the front part closed and the upper back removed to make room for his wings. Large while letters spelling SSPD are on the front as well.
There are 2 instances where Twilight will where something similar to his usual appearance only with a couple differences. In the cold temperatures of winter, his gloves will be switched with same colored mittens and snow boots that look similar to his shoes replaces his footwear. In addition to this, he wears a pair of dark blue ear muffs and an orange scarf. During the heat of summer, Twilight may be seen without his gloves along with wearing a pair of orange shorts and yellow sandals. If he's taking part in any sort of aquatic activity, his shorts are replaced with a pair of same colored swim trunks.
Twilight's Lycalo heritage has granted him great advantages such as the following.
His most notable ability. He has learned to fly shortly after he learned how to walk. As such, he has incredible amounts of control while airborne. His wings are perhaps the strongest thing on his body. With the resilience in his wings, he can reach speeds up to 160 mph on average rather quickly for quite extensive amounts of time. His true top speed has shown to be roughly 300 mph, but such a speed wears his wings down far too quickly and prefers to use this speed for emergencies. He also has the ability to adapt to high altitude environments. He is able to withstand extremely high or low air pressure and isn't disoriented or deprived of normal breathing capacity by it as well as high wind friction, accompanied by an innate immunity to vertigo or fear of heights. His enhanced lung capacity assists with this. He has the ability to create small gusts of winds with a quick flap from his wings that would most likely knock an opponent off their feet at the most. His wings are also quite durable and can be used to wrap around his body for extra protection or even a melee strike by lashing them forward.
With his large bat ears, Twilight has exceptional hearing and can hear with amazing clarity, distance, and even frequencies outside normal range. He can pick up every single sound, decipher layer upon layer of differing sounds or conversations and locate the source of the noise. He can focus his hearing to one specific area, or filter out everything but the wanted noise.
Twilight also has the ability to utilize Echolocation. By generating sound waves from his mouth, the sounds bounce back and inform him of his surroundings. The sound waves only cover the area in front of him up to 30 yards out and can even be used to locate hidden or camouflaged targets. Twilight has a naturally powerful voice as well. By essentially maximizing the audio input and the soundwaves, he can release a sonic boom from his mouth that while lacking in direct damage, has ample force behind it and can send foes flying back great distances at immense speeds.
He has the keen sense of smell of a wolf and can use this to detect specific persons, objects, substances or even places and track their origin with this keen sense alone. Because of Nightmare inside of him, Twilight can use his nose to detect other Vampires or Werewolves, although he has difficulty doing so sometimes.
Although his vision is only average, he can utilize Night Vision to automatically see even in the darkest environments as though it were well-lit thanks to his wolf side. His eyes take on a glow while this is activated
He can focus his hearing and smell and nearly double their ability. He must be motionless while doing this and must have absolute concentration on the sense. Only one sense can be focused at a time. His hearing can be improved to the point he can hear an individual’s heartbeat within close proximity and be able to determine if they're lying or not. He listens for things such as a change in heartbeat and strain in voice to do this. His nose can detect lying too, as well as sickness and emotions by picking up what smells or hormones they secrete.
Given his Lycalo heritage, Twilight is naturally granted the ability to manipulate and sense the element of darkness. Because he gives into the darkness he is composed of when using this, his personality becomes far more serious the moment he begins focusing the power. He has spent his life since childhood learning about this power mainly out of curiosity, fascination and sometimes even boredom. He has become quite proficient with this and has learned to form orbs and other various shapes of the dark purple energy within either palm. Converting these into projectiles has been learned as well and he has become quite skilled and accurate with enough practice. They tend to be no larger than his fist and inflict a fair amount of damage. By placing his hands together and forming the energy in both palms, not only can he launch a projectile twice the size, but he can unleash a short lived and mid ranged continuous beam that has increased damage towards his target. His preferred method is slow and precise aiming, although, these tend to be rather inaccurate and erratic if Twilight is frustrated and they have a noticeable increase in damage. Twilight can also form simple shadowy constructs, primarily melee weapons or a shield of sort, and can only sustain them for a short time before they vanish. Moreover, these constructs diminish after a single blow. Aside from these abilities, Twilight can form his body into living shadow and can attain a formless, dark purple fog. This can be used to phase through most attacks and can even travel short distances before returning to normal.
An ability Twilight has recently come across. Within close proximity to Champ, the Chao is able to grant him the power to control fire. Twilight uses this ability identically to his Umbrakinesis by forming orbs, beams and other various shapes. Attempting to combine this with his darkness will result in a cancellation of the two, causing them to vanish.
With his strong wolf legs, Twilight can reach speeds up to 60 mph and has the ability to run for many miles without tiring. He is naturally skilled swimmer, able to use his powerful legs and wings to propel himself at moderately fast speeds. His enhanced lung capacity mentioned above allows him to stay submerged for fair amounts of time. His Night Vision and Echolocation can be used to their full ability while underwater. He has a small amount of knowledge in the art of hand-to-hand combat which he combines with his acrobatic proficiency and increased agility. With all of his upgraded senses and his agility, Twilight can be quite stealthy at times and would make a difficult target to hit in a fight. Twilight's curse has bestowed him a number of abilities as well. He possesses the natural durability, speed and physical strength of the beast dwelling within him, allowing him to minimize damaging effects to his body. Although the latter two are only brought out once he's enraged.
Twilight is slightly claustrophobic. Small and cramped spaces aren't a problem for him, but if he can't stretch out his arms and/or legs fully, his mind can rapidly enter a state of panic. He has a bad tendency to act or speak without second thought, which can sometimes put him in troubled situations depending on the circumstances. Although his wings are durable, his inner wings cannot take much damage. Even a single weak strike can temporarily disable his wings and bring him pain. Twilight's overly sensitive bat ears are highly susceptible to loud or high-pitched sounds, which bring great pain to his ears and can instantly cripple him. The effects of this can double when concentrating his hearing. Other sounds may throw off his Echolocation's effectiveness. If roaming in a dark area with his Night Vision activated and he is exposed to sudden bright lights, his eyes don't have time to adapt to the quick change and this can blind him momentarily. His Night Vision also takes a few moments to reach full power and the darker an area is, the more time it takes to adapt which also means it takes the same amount of time to readjust to normal light. Despite being able to detect lying, he cannot not differentiate between a white lie and a secret. This power can be subconsciously blocked when around someone he trusts; say a best friend or a family member. Twilight is composed of dark energy, which is the source of his Umbrakinesis. Because he hasn't learned how to minimize the toll it takes on his body, he can find himself easily worn out and can lose consciousness in a matter of moments if he's careless. While he's aware of this, he still hasn't discovered a means to improve on it. Despite having a decent amount of knowledge in the art of hand-to-hand combat, Twilight's lack of both training and combat experience renders this almost useless. Anything spectacular he performs is most likely out of luck. He is also intimidated rather easily and will always attempt to flee a fight. Although since he has a desire to protect those he cares about from harm, the level of this weakness varies. His physical strength is average and while he isn't completely weak, his attack power is nothing incredible. Not only can he not deal much damage, he can't handle much either despite his natural durability and it doesn't take much to incapacitate him. He obviously isn't a fighter and prefers to avoid confrontation altogether.
Twilight can undergo a transformation as the sun sets and lunar energy envelopes him. It is a monstrous form he calls Nightmare. This transformation happens by a shadowy aura of dark energy shrouding his entire body. It takes roughly 30 seconds to complete and is quite painful for the Lycalo.
If Twilight endures unfathomable loss, despair or anger, his mind and body will give into the darkness he is composed of. Once this occurs, he will attain this transformation. Physical changes only include a pair of fangs, claws and blood red eyes. The claws also tear his gloves to a small degree. He is granted with half the power of Nightmare and gains a rather sadistic personality, wishing only to mercilessly attack those who triggered the form. He can be reasoned with under certain circumstance, but failing to do so will be followed through with great consequences.
A being considered far more deadly than Nightmare. If Twilight ceases to get a hold of his rage within a matter of moments, a creature identical to Nightmare in appearance is unleashed. The key differences however is that this beast can be unleashed no matter the time of day, so UV lights and even sunlight have no effect. Additionally he is a highly intelligent, remarkably adept combatant with far more extensive Umbrakinetic abilities. He also gains a more sadistic personality, speaking only of blood, death and darkness. With this, he enjoys pain inflicted on both his foes and himself. Instead of feeding on blood to survive, Night Terror solely focuses his attention on the ones who triggered the transformation, although blood remains a vital part of his strength. Once the source is vanquished, he will return to normal with one last high pitched howl. If Night Terror is unleashed for long enough, say a month, the transformation will become permanent by all means and he will initiate a campaign of endless destruction with all signs of the former Twilight gone forever.
Before his curse
Because Twilight never had much of a social life, he tends to be self-reserved and quiet, but this can swiftly change. Once he develops a friendship with someone, it's shown he has an outgoing and welcoming personality and is easy to get along with. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys joking around almost all the time, rarely missing an opportunity to make those close to him laugh. He is quite sarcastic and goofy along with this, but if the situation doesn't call for it, his demeanor can change almost instantly. Twilight primarily has trouble maintaining focus and interest on a single topic. He often multitasks and gets bored quickly unless the subject interests him greatly. He is moderately stubborn which he presents by politely rejecting those who try to help him. The reasoning for this is because he feels that if he accepts assistance, he's imposing on those helping him. This is also expressed by the fact he has troubling admitting things both positive and negative. Because of this personality aspect, Twilight will often find it difficult to answer yes or no to even the most simplest of questions and will frequently explain his answer or answer questions with other questions instead of answering it straightforward. This stubbornness is additionally presented through determination as once he begins a task, he'll finish it. Even tasks that require more than just himself will be attempted single handedly. He will only seek out help if it's much needed. Whether he's extremely lucky or clever, Twilight can almost always get his way out of bad situations and handles them calmly. Even when he finds himself in a predicament, he'll simply make the most of it and try and find a way past it. Twilight can usually sense when people are in negative moods and if he doesn't know them well enough, he instinctively becomes quiet around them and feels a sense of awkwardness. If they are familiar to him, he will do his best to lift their mood in any way he can. Additionally, he is very selfless and puts others before himself. He is also quite competitive a lot of the time in almost everything and can become quite cocky. While he sometimes briefly considers cheating his way to victory, he never actually does so. He refuses to admit to anyone, even himself, that he absolutely hates losing or to a lesser extent; being wrong or making mistakes. No sign of this is visible either and he will give friendly congratulations to those who bested him. He possesses well manners and has a tendency to act shy towards strangers or females who give him more attention than usual, although the latter is no longer applicable as his heart faithfully belongs to a certain Angelfox. Twilight is a kind and soft hearted hybrid who finds good in just about anything or anyone. He is quite the passive optimist and is always looking at the positives and just going with things, even in the most bleak of moments and preferring not to get worked up about things. Because of this, it may seem like he doesn't care in some serious situations when in truth he does. The more serious of a situation, the more he tries to portray himself as such. He has a tenancy to be too apologetic sometimes, even when it's not necessary. He enjoys relaxing and hanging out and with his carefree demeanor, it takes a lot for him to lose his temper. When this limit is finally breached, Twilight's anger can be shown which simply comes off as frustration. At this point, he has a slight increase in the volume of his voice and becomes quite interrogative. Beyond this is his true anger wherein he becomes loud and destructive, sometimes making threats and will resort to violence depending on the situation, especially if one were to hurt or disrespect those close to Twilight. He is a rather curious individual and he always likes to know what's going on around him, which is actually preferred as he's quite wary of the unknown. He's an honest and dependable Lycalo who always has a love for adventure. He has a desire to see the world and experience its wonders. He is far more concerned with the journey than the destination, and there often won't be a final destination.
After his curse
Once he turned 18 and his curse unleashed itself, he was tormented by this curse and haunted by the blood of the innocent on his hands. He became overly meek and timid, constantly denying his actions under the form of Nightmare. After admitting to himself his own monstrous sins, he preferred to be anti-social and get close to no one for fear he might bring them harm. With his every attempt to confine himself at night lying in vain and remaining a puppet to the monstrosity, he eventually became insane with literally no care in the world whatsoever. Things reached a critical point and he was close to becoming severely insane and then suicidal.
After his discovery
Soon after his discovery he gradually returned to his old self, only now if the Sun starts to set and he is away from his home, he can become paranoid and stops at nothing to make his return. Now aware of his Lycalo bloodline, he has become proud of his heritage despite holding the curse and his people's ways. Because of his past transgressions, Twilight is hesitant about large social gatherings and prefers brief interactions within a small group. If in a crowded area, more prominently inside a building, he can quickly enter a state of panic which worsens the closer it is to nightfall. He has lost some confidence in himself and while he does remain optimistic, it isn’t shown as often. This can lead to him giving up on a task, sometimes very easily. He remains passive, but if anything involves his curse, he’ll jump to the extreme opposite in a matter of seconds. Twilight has become hesitant about becoming attached to people for fear he may bring them harm. If he feels as if he's about to hurt those close to him, he may become unresponsive and act in a matter that pushes them away. He now has a bad tenancy to hide his emotions. No matter how severe they are, he will portray himself normally and will never give any indication of anything that's troubling him. Once he finds himself overwhelmed with emotion, he prefers to be alone and will even be rude to loved ones to do so. Apologies will most likely be made to anyone he’s hurt once he collects himself. He also has a constant fear the beast within him is waiting to be unleashed once again and he will do everything in his power and beyond to prevent that. Although the older he gets and the less of Nightmare he sees as well as the increasing amount of control he has over his curse, Twilight has become less and less wary about his dark half, sometimes even using him as a shallow threat. His need to make it home before dark has become gradually less severe and deep inside, he hopes to gain some control over the power Nightmare has to protect those close to him.
Ever since he was young, Twilight has had a particular mindset when it comes to love. He recently began calling it a "fairy tale" with how farfetched the idea was. Everything about love both good and bad he wanted to experience with a sole individual. He knows with a mindset much like his own, it's easy to get hurt. This has led him to be extremely selective about which females he surrounds himself with which has ultimately resulted in him being shy around them. After his curse unleashed itself, Twilight no longer cared about finding that special someone, which brought him great sadness. Of course the aforementioned Angelfox has recently stepped into his life and has revived the long lost dream. Twilight shows unwavering devotion and protection towards her and stops at nothing to assure her happiness and safety, even if it means putting himself in harm's way. She brings out the best in him and he will forever cherish the love they share.
Interactions with other characters
Friends and allies
Crymson the Cat - Crymson is somebody Twilight hasn't seen much of and she was one of the unlucky individuals to first meet the Lycalo under his fearsome form of Nightmare. Twilight respects the pyrokinetic feline's bravery and is ultimately happy no harm came to her.
Vyne the Margay - Just like Crymson, Vyne first met Nightmare instead of the true Lycalo within. While Twilight himself hasn't actually met the Mergay, he still counts him as a friend.
Valencia the Vampire Werefox - Twilight's first interaction with the arctic canine was a rather hostile one as both were under their feral forms. They haven't seen much of each other since then. Given the fact both share a similar hybridization of curses, Twilight has large amounts of understanding for her and is rather remorseful she must suffer through it.
Zorovar Hallstrom - Twilight has a deep amount of respect for this dingo who he knows as Twilight. The canine's "shadow" Eclipse, had bestowed him a night free of his curse which Twilight is endlessly grateful for.
Bladelocke Cutter - Ever since Twilight has first met Bladelocke, there was something about him he could sense, but various distractions prevented any discoveries. This was ultimately Bladelocke being part bat which is a trait he hides. Twilight knows part of the foxbat's history and it is a secret that stays within him.
Static the Cat - Static, like many of Twilight's friends, first met Nightmare. Much like the electrokinetic's other half; Twilight commends his bravery and is glad his curse brought him no harm. Static was forgiving afterwards and offered friendship, which the Lycalo was grateful for and counted the orange cat amongst his friends.
Kasai the Hellcupine - The first of Twilight's allies to actually meet him as himself instead of Nightmare. While he isn't exactly friends with the Hellcupine just yet, Kasai has done nothing to earn his distrust. Mae has recently targeted him which is something Twilight feels remorseful for. The Lycalo finds him a great ally and will assist him with the best of his ability.
Champ the Chao - Twilight's best little buddy and a faithful companion. He always enjoys being around the Chao and can't help but smile at his antics. The Lycalo will always make sure Champ lives a happy life and is endlessly happy he found him.
Nightmare the Lycalo - The dark secret within Twilight. Nightmare is the embodiment of everything he dislikes and he does everything in his power to make sure this vile beast is never unleashed. Although as time as passed, this hatred has gradually melted away and he has begun searching for way to use the cursed Lycalo for good intentions.
Skyla the Hedgecat - Twilight is in no way a friend to the Succubus, but he doesn't seem to hate her as much as everyone else. He feels it's just in her nature she acts like she does and he has a similar feeling with himself as Nightmare. He wouldn't dare spend too much time with the hedgecat, let alone say more than a few things just to be nice, but if she were to at least consider changing her ways, Twilight could possibly give her an option to become friends.
Ash the Angelcat - An individual who claims he will take off with Luce. He instantly threatened Twilight and that combined with his actions and words have put him on the Lycalo's bad side. They have recently agreed to put past occurrences behind them and until Twilight sees he’s at full agreement, he’ll be keeping a close eye on the Angelcat while still remaining friendly.
Tharros Polemistis - Twilight is moderately intimidated by this mighty Griffin warrior. Since Tharros has a natural dislike for Lycalos given his past experience with them, these 2 weren't on the best of terms at first. With the help of a few friends, Tharros has eased his hatred for the wolfbat, but Twilight isn't exactly convinced quite yet and will continue to be wary of him.
Ernest Knackburn - The hatred Twilight has towards this twisted doctor is perhaps greater than that of Nightmare. This is mainly because Knackburn gets enjoyment out of causing pain and misery. The things he has done to Luce and her loved ones is an unforgivable act. Ernest is the first and only individual Twilight will unleash Nightmare upon willingly.
Mae the Succubus - Twilight's feelings to her are similar to Skyla's, but Mae's ruthlessness is what sets her apart. He has recently seen firsthand the destruction she can cause and Luce's torment by her hands is an unforgivable act. Twilight will do anything to put an end to her tyranny.
Lucinda the Angelfox - Luce is somebody Twilight admires and adores. He found himself getting attached to her rather quickly with each of their encounters. He even describes his feeling towards her to be love at first sight. Because of her awareness towards Nightmare in addition to her persisting acceptance, she has allowed him to remove all mental barriers. Twilight will protect the Angelfox at all costs no matter what and will continue to do for the remainder of his immortal life. The 2 have recently become married and Twilight has happiness beyond reason for this and has high hopes for their happiness in the future.
See also: Twiluce
Note: None of the artwork belongs to me
Concept and creation
It was about a week away from Halloween of 2011. I was feeling the spirit of the holiday and browsed around the internet for characters that sort of matched the time of year. It was mostly Vampire and Werewolf type characters that caught my attention. I thought it would be pretty cool to have a character of either species and having Terrador as my only character for a year at this point, I figured I’d have another go at creating a new character. That night I lay restless in bed conjuring the basic concepts for this character. After much thinking, he was to either be a bat with Vampire traits, or a wolf with Werewolf attributes. Since I prefer hybrids, the two ideas were merged together and I ultimately began work on what is now Nightmare.
After having a powerful and methodical character like Terrador for so long, I decided having a character that’s actually friendly and used for more casual purposes was a good idea. Not wanting to waste what work I had on the character so far, I created a separate being whose personality would be loosely derived from my own. After this was the backstory and how I would put these two together. The original idea was a project known as “Project: Noctis Mutatio”, an experiment conducted by corrupt G.U.N scientists. The name was Latin for Night Change and I wanted him to be called something from a stage of the day. Twilight was originally named Midnight and this was used as an alias. He looked quite similar to how he does today, only with black fur that was additionally covering his arms, dark blue pants and eyes, no gloves and a black variant of his current shoes. Nightmare didn’t have a name at this point and generally looked the same as he does today only with no gloves or shoes and black pants. The backstory was also somewhat similar only the beginning was different, which consisted of Midnight being locked within a cage in the research facility while experiments were done on him. The scientists wished to create a deadly creature that appeared normal during the day. Nightmare escaped a week later where the same events as Twilight’s current backstory followed.
After a bit over a month, I realized the artificial life form was an overused concept so I wanted to change it. Thus Lance the wolf and Vivian the bat were created to be his parents. It was around this time I gave him something more similar to his current design to differentiate him from his night form, only retaining the black shoes and dark blue pants. He was given the tan arms as well as black fingerless gloves and a black scarf. This attire lasted for some time before I eventually changed it to what he wears today, taking inspiration from the theme of the morning sky. His name was changed to Dawn for a short time until I realized that sounded too feminine, so it was changed to Twilight. Unfortunately, one person had to essentially compare him to the series of the same name and without any other option for a name, I resorted to using Latin words much to my hesitation (a bit of an overreaction in retrospect, but I’m ultimately happy this happened.) Therefore, he was given the first name of Luxsolis (sun light in Latin) with the last name of Lycalo (Greek words for wolf and bat merged together.) Nightmare was given his name at this point as well and was the result of a curse placed on Luxsolis as a newborn wolfbat pup while in the hospital nursery by an evil wizard. This individual was a hooded short rat named Malefor and he wished to destroy all life on the planet. He needed a loyal servant and the wolfbat hybridization would work well for him. Similar to the current backstory, the curse was unleashed when Luxsolis was 18. Malefor used this opportunity to attempt to control the feral beast. Even with his mastery in multiple types of magic, he was overrun by Nightmare's brutality and was eventually slain by his own creation. Here, the same events as today's unfold.
Nearly half a year later, Twilight’s current concept was done by a spontaneous thought. The whole wizard thing was a farfetched idea and having a natural wolfbat hybridization was just as unlikely. His last name was shifted to an entire new species and he was given the name of Twilight once more. This was also around the time Nightmare got his current appearance after realizing his previous had too much of one color. Using the same method of taking each one of Twilight's colors and shifting it to a different one, blue became black, yellow became red, tan became gray and white became dark gray. His shoes took slight inspiration from Werehog Sonic's and were originally supposed to be cleats. The color of his pants was the most difficult to find a reasonable change. The fellow secondary color of purple was finally chosen after some time. Aside from a few improvements here and there, I've been mainly focusing on Twilight's personality as I’ve recently made him my fursona. He’s sort of replaced Terrador as my main character as I use him the most and he’s the easiest to use in the first place aside from a few issues with Nightmare. True Lycalo has become my identity online as a result as well.
- Twilight's Vampire traits are hidden in a Werewolf manner. As such, his reflection is seen perfectly normal and he has no signs of being undead. He does however possess a very faint taste for blood as he prefers his meat medium rare as opposed to well-done like he did before his curse. He will even very rarely drain the juice from fruit much like Vampires do their victims.
- His color theme is inspired by the morning sky. His sky blue fur and azure blue wings represents the sky. His white and fluffy muzzle, the hair on his chest/stomach and his tail tip resemble the clouds. Finally, his eyes, gloves, shoes and pants signify the sun.
- Twilight has the inability to die, at least permanently. He can die until his lifeless body is exposed to the moon. This will cause him to transform and his Night form will show no signs of injury or death prior to the transformation. Even through dismemberment, as long as his severed parts are within a close proximity they will pull themselves back together. The same goes for his Night form as well; the only difference is exposure to solar energy.
- Because of his curse, Twilight can no longer sleep and has no negative side effects of it. Additionally, he gains immunity to most illnesses.
- His love for the Sun and his solitude contradicts the lifestyle of both wolves and bats. Both are nocturnal and tend to interact within groups or packs.
- If one were to be technical, Twilight is a cross between an Arabian Wolf and an Egyptian Fruit Bat
- The fact his wings are a darker color than his body is a trait of the Egyptian Fruit bat, whereas its fur color is tan with standard brown wings. They are also the only type of Megabat to utilize echolocation.
- Arabian wolves are not known to howl, which is something Twilight ins't exactly interested in. These wolves are also smaller than other wolves and have shorter fur, which explains some aspects of Twilight's appearance.
- Twilight is both a carnivore and a frugivore. Almost any assortment of meat or fruit will greatly satisfy him.
- He always enjoys an all-natural, fruit flavored drink.
- Whenever Twilight eats applesauce, he becomes hyperactive, which is strange as this is the only thing that his this effect.
- His favorite time of the year is Summer with its longer days and brightness of the Sun.
- After studying the Lycalo language since shortly after he became 18 years of age, Twilight is able to speak his people's language with near fluency, only making minor mistakes every so often.
- To keep his wings and legs strong and his stamina up, he always makes sure to go for an early morning flight where he we will occasionally alternate to running and vice versa. This is how he expresses his freedom from being cooped up in his house.
- His name of Twilight is derived from the time of day, which is the time between dawn and sunrise or sunset and dusk, both of which are when his transformations happen. It has no relevance to the Twilight series of books and movies.