Super Sunday: Jideph

Jideph

Jideph are a species of three-legged, two-armed, one-eyed, genderless little creatures that live on a planet in a universe that has not come up in previous Super Sunday posts. It is the universe that is home to the Wallfixer called Plornt, though their homeworld is galaxies away from Plornt’s. Two of these guys were seen during the SecGov story called Meanwhile, Between Some Universes. The idea there was that those two had a device that accidentally allowed them to follow the path Plornt had taken to the Secret Government’s world.

The Jideph homeworld was not seen, but there was mention of the Destruction Wars. It seems that before the wars, there was pretty advanced technology on the planet, and after, not so much. For the record, their mouths are meant to be the little dot below their eye, and they have big expressive eyebrows above the eye.

With the Jideph society still recovering from the massive wars, which happened generations ago, but with memories of their previous globe-spanning society still strong, there is a compulsion to keep a worldwide scale of civilization going. Penk is a package deliverer, one whose job it is to get things from one place to another as quickly as possible, no matter how far away it is. To get into work like this, one must be brave, or reckless anyway. Penk has no close family or friends and nothing to lose, and so is ideal for dangerous travels in a post-war world.

Joik is a collector of literature from before the Destruction Wars. The wars were recent enough that the pre-war era isn’t thought of as some sort of time of myth, but they were so destructive that very little of the written culture survived, so collectors like Joik, who actively search for artifacts and copy their text into new copies, are struggling to bring that culture back. Joik loves the work, but rarely actually likes the literature. As far as Joik is concerned, the new stuff is better because it is more understandable to a modern audience.

Begh lives in the richest area of the planet, which ironically was the poorest area before the wars. Because they were poor, they were less of a target during the war, and more pre-war technology remains intact there than anywhere else on the planet. Begh is a nervous sort, but extremely bright, and works to keep what technology they can in working order, to do things like generate power and purify water. Basically, Begh is indispensable to keeping the species alive.

A Fact About Jideph: Jideph take their nourishment by extending a needle-like appendage through their mouths and piercing their world’s equivalent of fruit to suck out the juices. The needle is designed such that they don’t need to hold onto their food while drinking it, so they can just walk around with a fruit stuck up on their face.

Universe: Outside the Local Multiverse

Super Sunday: Wallfixers 6

Wallfixers

Last week I finished up with the Efmon Family, so why not go back to the other buffer I was doing this year for this week? You can’t stop me. These are the Order of Wallfixers are the good guy space wizards.

JuAb

There is an awful lot of freedom for those alien wizards in the Wallfixers. Once a being with suitable power is trained in the use of their power and they swear to use them to protect the multiverse, they’re free to go (To date nobody has sworn that oath and then gone on to break it by acting in their own self interests. After all, their training shows them pretty clearly what goes wrong when multiversal forces are monkeyed with, and it isn’t pretty). Some Wallfixers settle down somewhere they think they can do good works, others travel the multiverse looking for any trouble that may crop up. JuAb is more into preventative measures. Rather than patching up dimensional tears after they’ve happened, JuAb investigates evil types who have the technological knowhow to pierce universal barriers and, if it seems like they’re up to know good, JuAb will make its presence known. And JuAb isn’t diplomatic about it either. JuAb doesn’t offer warnings, JuAb hits them like a one-reptilebirdthing SWAT Team.

Nyrveek

Nyrveek is one of the elder generation of Wallfixers. She is very powerful and has located and, in her long years of service trained many younger members. But even an old alien wizard like she does not know the secrets of the founding of the Order of Wallfixers. As she gets older (several centuries old by human standards), she sees the multiverse around her in generally good shape (and her students are keeping an eye on it), so she has decided to look into the questions of the origins of her group. She now spends most of her time visiting the oldest alien laboratories and libraries looking for any clue to where the group originated.

Super Sunday: Wallfixers 5

Wallfixers

This is the last of the alien wizard buffer I had built for myself. I could do more Wallfixers later in the year if it comes to it, but I may not. Who can say?

Mivvle

The sea-serpentine Wallfixer called Mivvle is one of the many Wallfixers to come from an aquatic world. Born into her world’s equivalent of royalty, when her powers first began to manifest, it was taken as a sign that she could be some kind of messiah. That thought terrified Mivvle and she fled the way only a Wallfixer can: by traversing the transuniversal gulf. Unaccustomed to her abilities, Mivvle travelled far, across countless dimensions and universes, until she was hopelessly lost. Though she eventually met the Order of the Wallfixers and was trained, her home universe is so distant from the local multiverse that even the Wallfixers are unable to pinpoint the location. Though she keeps busy with the work that Wallfixers do, she does hope to one day see her home again. She doesn’t know it, but that world holds out hope that its savior will return some day as well.

Mr. Zoip

Mr. Zoip uses his magic powers mostly to play tricks on superheroes. If that doesn’t seem like a particularly valorous use of his abilities, it should be noted that he believes that doing it will make those heroes into better people. The Beams of Universes White and Green had an adventure that revealed to them the multiverse, so Mr. Zoip did his Wallfixer duty to make sure that they weren’t liable to break anything. He accepted their color-themed naming of the local universes. Using his magic to subject the Beams to various pranks, Zoip ensured that they would be able to think their way out of circumstances that involved other resolutions than violence. He never bothered to explain that to them, though, so they just think he’s a jerk.

Super Sunday: Wallfixers 4

Wallfixers

I’m sick, so I’m using my alien wizard buffer characters again…

Zerbdoffer

When Zerbdoffer became a Wallfixer, he decided that the best way to help maintain the stability of the multiverse would be to work as a translator when first contact was made between species from different dimensions. So now, Zerbdoffer tries to show up in such circumstances, to keep things running smoothly and peacefully. This has made a lot of enemies among the various organizations trying to conquer as many universes as possible.

Vantour the Living

Vantour is from a species that has defeated life. Vantour’s people have devised a process of transferring their consciousnesses into computers. Vantour is the sole member of the species who has not undergone this process. As the rest of the species was moving into their future, Vantour was discovered by the Wallfixers. Since the upgrade process would risk losing mystical powers, Vantour decided to remain as is, a living anachronism devoted to protecting a world that is now more online than off.

As much as possible, I’ve been trying to make the Wallfixers aliens who don’t look at all human. Vantour here seems to be an exception. Still, a tail, pointed ears, strange skin. Could be worse. At least the rest of the species is apparently even less human now.

Wallfixers 3

Wallfixers

Once again I dip into my buffer of alien wizards because I didn’t have time to scan and color the Supernatural folk I drew this week:

Polpplplo

The Pllvm homeworld of Polpplplo’s universe was highly advanced, the capital planet of a federation that spanned a dozen star systems. Polpplplo was part of the crew of a comet-snaring ship, a ship that, as one might expect, captured comets and other sources of ice in space to use it in the process of colonizing worlds. When, on one occasion, this ship was damaged and it seemed like all was lost, Polpplplo instinctively used his magic potential to transport the whole shop through space and time to a pocket dimension. He and the crew were stranded there for years before the Wallfixer Dryon Veha discovered them. After returning the crew to their homeworld, he accepted Polpplplo as his newest trainee.

Dordidger

Many who are brought into the Order of the Wallfixers are discovered when they are adults, after some traumatic experience that brings their powers into notice, but Dordidger was only a few years old when a Wallfixer named Tacessa Medt noticed him. Dordidger’s species was not one with strong familial ties, the young were left to fend for themselves. So, with nothing tying him there, Dordidger happily signed on to train as a Wallfixer. Studious and helpful, Dordidger became the ideal Wallfixer. Often Wallfixers work in a solitary fashion, but Dordidger became part of a group that tend to work together dealing with issues like cross-universal wars.

The thing about Dordidger is that he first appeared in a book I once tried to write and then it was lost when my computer died. I didn’t mention it in that post, but the story of Paco McZap was the place where I first utilized the Wallfixers, well before I brought them to Secret Government Robots. In that story, Paco forced Dordidger to help him cheat on tests.