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Species - Foxbat by purplekecleon Species - Foxbat by purplekecleon
Today's species post! Tomorrow will probably be something not small, cute, and mammalian.
Foxbats are an open species, but you must keep in mind the character creation guide for floraverse as there is a restriction!
About half of these were based on a base design by LovelyMilk!
Excerpt below by Marlcabinet.
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Foxbats

Common elements: Foxbats are highly versatile, and there have been several documented sightings of them possessing one or two of most every elemental affinity. The few elements that Foxbats are not noted as often possessing seem to be Spirit, and all of its subtypes.

Hereditary magic: The word “volatile” could be used to describe the Foxbat’s aptitude for passing down hereditary affinities, and for obtaining or becoming influenced by environmental affinities. Foxbat parents nearly always pass down their affinities to their offspring, regardless of if the parents consisted of one Foxbat or two. If the offspring are raised in an environment that does not match their hereditary affinity, their affinity will most likely change before they reach adulthood. This may not be accompanied by an overt physical change, but will instead most likely reveal itself in future generations.

Elemental weaknesses/resistances: Foxbats have no notable weaknesses or resistances by themselves, rather, they depend on whether or not their affinity makes them susceptible to or resistant against certain elements. Foxbats that have no affinity whatsoever are usually weak to any sort of magical assault, save for Air and its subtypes, which they are often neutral to.

Common locations: Due to their curious and friendly nature, most Foxbats are found wherever villages, towns, and cities are. They can also be found almost everywhere in Owel, with no real exception. They have been spotted in the most desolate reaches of Auroria, around the toxic swamps of Neck-Deep Mire, deep underground in Candy Rock and Miaoustok, and even the smaller islands of Heaven’s Keys.

Climate preference: Like weaknesses and resistances, the climate or environmental preference of the Foxbat usually depends on its affinity, although personal choice is also a factor. Foxbats without an affinity usually prefer wide, open areas with gentle winds, moderate temperatures, and ample sunshine. Examples would include the forests surrounding Dewclaw Flats, most of the United Gnoll Nation territories, and Citrico Archipelago during its calm weather seasons.

Sentience: Most Foxbats are feral, and are often kept as pets or trained to perform simple tasks, the most popular being delivering mail. They are highly intelligent, and will often form strong bonds with their handlers and all others who choose to treat them kindly. In very rare cases, a Foxbat does possess sentience. These individuals may not necessarily speak any recognized language or be familiar with any civilized mannerisms, and as such may be mistaken for a feral Foxbat.

Language: Foxbats are able to communicate amongst each other, and are able to learn words and simple commands if trained properly. Sentient Foxbats can converse with feral Foxbats, and they also have no difficulty in learning any other language.

Trivia: Foxbats are not native to Owel, instead having been imported from the continent of Jewell several centuries ago. Many modern-day Owel inhabitants do not remember this fact, nor would it matter to them. Foxbats are popular as pets, as they are highly friendly, curious, and usually fairly intelligent for a non-sentient animal. Foxbats are at times born without sight, with this usually occurring in approximately one out of every ten to fifteen Foxbats. These blind Foxbats almost always have some sort of ability, affinity, or some heightened sense that allows them to live their lives normally, or without much handicap. Nearly all Foxbats prefer a diet of either fruits, bugs, or both fruits and bugs, although some carnivorous specimens have been rumoured to exist.

Sentient Foxbats do exist, although very rarely, and are most often found to possess an affinity for Spirit or any of its subtypes. These Foxbats are almost never found in large, populated cities, as they are most often thought of as oddities, or even worse, as pets to be coddled and trained. They prefer instead to live in less densely populated areas, examples being small villages in Dewclaw Flats, the Lucky Cloud Cities, or the Village of Good Intentions. Sentient Foxbats should be treated the same as any other sentient race, as there is no difference between them, save for public perception.
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:iconcosmicbear86:
CosmicBear86 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to make one!
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:iconkatrinathekitty:
katrinathekitty Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
are they open?
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:iconsparrowstar18:
Sparrowstar18 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. Read the description.
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:iconjinxx-000:
JinxX-000 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna Make one, they're so cute.
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:iconmadylyne:
Madylyne Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student General Artist
How much for a custom??
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:iconlanternofdarkness:
LanternOfDarkness Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I cant even-
this is cute
Imma make a foxbat (psi because yee)
;w;
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:iconat-a-r-a-xy:
at-a-r-a-xy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I HAVE TO MAKE ONE! XD
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:icongossamer385:
Gossamer385 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What would their life expectancy be?
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:iconkatrinathekitty:
katrinathekitty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OH MY GOOOOOOOD THEY ARE SOOOO CUTEEEEEEE aaand  making one right now :I
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:iconpurplelegolas:
PurpleLegolas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
awesome! they're so cut and terrifying at the same time! great concept designs :-)
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:iconlookbacktofour:
LookBacktoFour Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They kind of look like the Experiments from Stitch.
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:iconlokipufff:
LokiPufff Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
i think they're cute, because cut must mean something bad...
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:iconmogorisempai:
MogoriSempai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really wanna make one of these, but I'm so terrible with animal-esque features.
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:iconcrimson-wolf2323:
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aww such an amazing species 
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:iconjazzprowl2:
jazzprowl2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How big do they get?
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:iconpolar-moon:
polar-moon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
open species?
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:iconthousten:
thousten Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist
yep! ^^
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:iconuntiokochikun:
Untiokochikun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
They are way cute :heart:
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:iconpmd-ezorua:
PMD-EZorua Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Writer
THE CLOUDS ARE ADORABLE!!!
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:iconinkowai:
inkowai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
sO DANG CUTE
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:iconlily-lyn-rain:
Lily-Lyn-Rain Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Earth one is absolutely adorable!
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:iconesmashwey:
esmashwey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
they look great 
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:iconsoulrranlefay:
soulrranlefay Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
....sorry i was gone for a while and didnt see this....
but tis is AMAZING! <3 i really, really love this :}
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:iconmadisontheechidna12:
MadisontheEchidna12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
They're so kawaii!!!!
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:iconpixelatedv:
PixelatedV Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is this also available to use on other websites for adopts as long as I give credit?
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These and other Floraverse species are all Open Species. Anyone can create their own variation but they must always give credit to PK because she is the one who came up with the world and the concept.

As for adoptables, I highly suggest you read this comment and judge for yourself on the stance. comments.deviantart.com/1/4260…
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:iconbellatheskitty:
BellatheSkitty Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist
OH MY GOSH THESE ARE ADORABLE ;w; Amazing job with the design, PK~
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:icondogthatkills:
Dogthatkills Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So.. theyre freeeee??
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are an open species. Meaning, you may create your own, but you must given credit to PK since she came up with the concept to begin with.
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:icondogthatkills:
Dogthatkills Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
willl do!
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I am amazed by these species. Really, this is so great!
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:iconwindkunoichiprincess:
I want want super bad. They're so adorable!:iconadorableplz:
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:iconamuupon:
amuupon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is really the cutest! Great job <33
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:iconliilly1504:
liilly1504 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The cOuds and the sound are adorable <3

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:iconliilly1504:
liilly1504 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*clouds

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:iconkiosomniara:
KioSomniara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What a cute! I really love the no affinity and the grey and yellow cloud ones. They are soooooooo lovely >.<
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:iconamitytoast:
AmityToast Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Is this a pokemon because it should be awh
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plumwizard Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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:iconorange-soda-kitty:
Orange-Soda-Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow these are so cute! :la:
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Foxbats are really adorable! I love the cloud ones.
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:iconrokushou:
Rokushou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I clicked the link thinking it was going to be the "flying fox" bat (Pteropus). The no affinity one does actually look like one of them.
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:iconannrosalyn:
AnnRosalyn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
wow.
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:iconiamsquishyx:
iamsquishyx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014

I have a question though.

Can we use the shapes of the foxbats to create a new foxbat with a new element or something?

Cause I have an two ideas for a new one i'm thinking of making that represents two elements it can switch to.

Also, it's it alright to give you a creature I have made as an open species?

Sorry if i'm asking too many questionsHaruka Saigusa (Shy) [V3] 

 

 

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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The foxbat, like the flowercat, is an open species. You can create your own as long as you give credit back to Purplekecleon, since she came up with the concept.
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:iconiamsquishyx:
iamsquishyx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
oh ok thank you so much!!!Midori (Happy) [V3] 
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:iconiamsquishyx:
iamsquishyx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I love all of them including the posion oneBunny Emoji-18 (Shower Love) [V1] 
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:iconwindchargernut:
WindChargerNut Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
You're mistaking sentience for sapience.
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:icontaivas-games:
Taivas-games Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thats so neat! I love these! 
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:iconchinzapep:
ChinZaPep Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AAAH Now I have to make a foxbat and a flowercat!! QoQ
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:iconjakecrusher4:
JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Writer
You know there is a real life bat that is nicknamed a "Flying fox"
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