COCOONER, the Legendary Genetics Factory Pokégirl
Type: Inhumanoid Metamorph (Insect)
Role: Replenishing soldiers (Revenge War), creation of new Pokégirls, genetic studies
Libido: Extremely Low
Strong Vs: Bug, Dark, Fighting, Ground, Plant, Poison
Weak Vs: Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, Rock
Attacks: TriSting, String Shot, Sleep Powder, Lust Dust, Poison Powder, Poison, Spice, Toxic, Sting, Withering Winds, Poison Cloud, Poisonous Coat, Wing Buffet, Super Cyclone, Squall, Vortex, Gravity
Enhancements: Flight (Wings), Metamorph (4 Forms), Enhanced Intelligence, Enhance Memory, Enhanced Durability (x35), Enhanced Strength (x14), Enhanced Endurance (x15), Emotion Control
Evolves From: None
Cocooner is considered to be the first among the second generation of Legendary Pokégirls. The first Legendary created after the fall of Mountaintide, Storm Gail, and Infernus, she quickly became the most hated and reviled thing on the entire planet.
By both sides.
Cocooner’s loyalties throughout the Revenge War were primarily with Sukebe. She would consume fallen humans and utilize her unique abilities to revive and recreate them as Pokégirl soldiers, sometimes producing new breeds for Sukebe to use. The populations of entire towns would disappear after she entered the area, converted inside the living genetics factory that is Cocooner’s body into Pokégirls. That along with her many powerful abilities made her a feared force during the Revenge War.
As the War went on, however, Cocooner’s priorities seemed to shift. She began to attack Pokégirl forces, devouring them and adding them to her stock of genetic material. Cocooner had devoured Pokégirls before, but only ones that had been killed in battle. Now she was attacking Pokégirl soldiers en masse, adding them to her stocks. She would create new breeds from this, swarms of her creation cocoons found in several areas. However the final straw came near the end of the war, when the powerful Legendary began to attack her fellow Legendary Pokégirls. Sexebi, the Legendary Birds, Atmuff, Kary, Titania, and Scylla, Macavity, all of them have had Cocooner take bites out of them in attempts to add their DNA to her genetic stockpile. She was driven off by her sisters, many of her creation cocoons destroyed in one of the few unified efforts between the Legendaries, making the first among the second generation ironically the first to abandon Sukebe for her own ends. Cocooner was seen only sporadically after that, unconfirmed reports placing her at the death sites of Kary, Titania and Scylla. The only confirmed sighting of Cocooner during the ending part of the Revenge War was shortly after Hy-Bra’s death, when the insectile Legendary dragged off the multi-headed Legendary’s corpse, presumably to eat and add her to her genetics stockpile.
Cocooner is a massive, hideous Pokégirl that in three of her four forms is completely inhuman. Her standard form is that of a massive, spherical, cocoon-like insect, fourteen feet in diameter and nine-feet in height. She possessed both a black-armored exoskeleton and endoskeleton in this form, with mottled skin the color of dry blood. Her face was a monstrous horror, with wide, blue-crystal insectile eyes and a fanged, mandibled mouth. Long, powerful legs kept her mobile in this form, although she mainly used them to keep herself suspended someplace and at rest. Her cocoon-like body could open up, revealing tentacles that she used to place cocoons she created. Watchers have dubbed this her ‘Creation form,’ and from all reports it is also her preferred form.
Cocooner has the ability to alter her body into alternate forms. The first of her forms is what Watchers have dubbed her ‘Gathering form.’ She has ten long limbs in this form, six of them being powerful legs, the other four being long, powerful arms, two ending in long, sharp-bladed claws, the other two in powerful three-fingered hands for gripping. Her torso is vaguely spider-like in this form, longer than the norm possessed also of a massive scorpion-like tail that splits off into four smaller, whip-like extensions at the end. In this form she has a wide mouth and many rows of razor-sharp teeth. Her exoskeleton extends out into bladed spikes along the sides of her body, which she can use for deadly side attacks when she rears up to attack. She took this form when battling, or when consuming her victims.
Cocooner’s third form is generally known as her ‘Travel form.’ In this form, she transmutates into what can essentially be described as a gigantic moth. There is a slight difference in appearance, in that she maintains a mouth of razor-edged teeth and her legs are armored and bladed. This form is probably her weakest state, and she only takes it when she needs to move somewhere. Her coloring in this form is the same as in her Creation and Gathering forms.
Cocooner’s fourth and final form was a surprise to Watchers. She assumes the form of a tall, (at least 7 feet) elegant, anthropomorphic insect woman, with features that are a mix between a bee and a moth. Her skin and the light fur coating are a very pale shade of white, and her red, compound-like eyes are set in a human-like position on her face. She possesses four slender arms, lightly covered in a chitinous armor plating. Her breasts are a D-Cup, the nipples as pale as her soft-furred skin. She possesses wide, colorful wings in this form, which can fold up behind herself to look like a cape, creating a very beautiful effect in this elegant form. This was the most rarely seen of her forms, the Watchers that have managed to study her and survive at first believing this is the form she takes when she needs Taming. However, this opinion was revised later on, as she has never been seen taming in this form. She has, however, been seen talking in this form and this form only, leading some to believe that this is the form she takes for communication, and is unable to speak in her other forms. She has also been sighted using this form to infiltrate areas, studying intently everything she sees before flying off and returning in her more monstrous Gathering form. She can only use her Drone Alone legendary salient quality in this state as well. Her most dangerous ability in this form, which earned it the name of Queen form, is her ability to control the Queens of Annt colonies, Buzzbreast hives, and Wasp swarms. In this form she can emit a combination of a pheremonal cocktail and a sonic pulse that completely subverts the will of Feral swarm Queens, allowing her to control all Pokégirls underneath said Queen. She has used this ability two times in confirmed sightings of her Queen form, once to cover her escape when it looked like she would be damaged fatally from a combined attack of many Team-based Tamers and their Forbiddentech equipment, and another time to collect subjects for consumption. The Queen form also has the advantage of being more mobile and agile in battle, so she has sometimes used it instead of her Gathering form in combat.
Cocooner’s body is uniquely designed. Some have called her Sukebe’s greatest creation. Others call her a living nightmare. The general consensus is that both of views are probably correct. Cocooner has the ability to store thousands of different genetic codes inside herself, processing them for different uses. In a sense, Cocooner’s body is a living, totally organic genetics lab. It’s assumed by most Researchers and Watchers is that the reason she keeps eating species of Pokégirl she already has consumed before is that her stockpiles occasionally ‘run out,’ meaning she has to take in more. However, there is a growing suspicion among the scientific community that Cocooner continues to predate on others for the simple enjoyment of it. She would consume victims in her Gathering form, and then process them into a new form, creating a body for them inside her Creation form and encasing them inside a cocoon of her ‘Genetic Glue,’ which would further and complete the mutation. The purple-colored substance, once stuck to a surface outside of Cocooner’s body, would harden quickly. Cocooner can also use her Genetic Glue offensively, spitting it at victims, a single drop capable of spreading to contain an organic, sentient target in just a few minutes. She could also use the tentacles to drag a victim into her Creation form’s pod, coating them in the glue and creating a new cocoon. Humans encased in the glue would become Pokégirls, while Pokégirls encased in it would mutate into a new form entirely.
[CLASSIFIED: Cocooner has also found a way to stave off any need for taming, at least partially. She consumes males she encounters, metabolizing their genetic code inside her own, stabilizing her body as if she had taming. This MUST BE KEPT SECRET. We don’t want the Limbecs getting any bad ideas… :CLASSIFIED]
Cocooner is an amoral, almost malevolent Pokégirl. Her mind works in ways that humans and even other Pokégirls can't even begin to comprehend, her motives for her actions beyond understanding or sympathizing with. She has nothing even remotely resembling human compassion, and is interested only in her experiments or observing other experiments. It’s rumored that she helped Department H scientist Nathaniel Essex in his infamously atrocious work before Department H was dissolved and destroyed. Essex himself has vanished without a trace, his partner John Sublime’s mutilated and partially eaten remains found months later. Cocooner herself, in the few times she has talked to Researchers without attempting to devour them, she admitted that she thinks of the planet as little more than a laboratory, and all of humanity and Pokégirl-kind as experimental subjects. To the surprise of many, however, she has NOT in recent years created a new breed of Pokégirl. There was a boom of new Pokégirl breeds some time after the death of Hy-bra, so it's assumed she needs the genetic material of her sister Legendaries to create new breeds. Obviously, none of the Legendaries are willing to provide it for her, at least from themselves.
There are very few verifiable sightings of the infamous Cocooner nowadays. Watchers have been studying her for years, trying to understand this mysterious Pokégirl. Most information on her comes from seized records and reports from people who just barely survived encounters with her. Any changed by her Genetic Glue lose memories of their past life completely, although in most subjects Bonds are maintained. No one has been able to explain why this is so. Sightings of her are rare, at the most occurring once a year for a few weeks. Some Researchers believed that she was only sighted once a year because she was hibernating for most of it. But after a Journeyman Tamer named Fennix Wright, along with his associates Seymour Botz and Miya Faye, discovered twenty of her cocoons in a Crescent League forest during a period where Cocooner hadn’t been sighted, Researchers began to assume she was allowing herself to be found during the times she has been seen. The cocoons found by the three Tamers have since hatched into Pokégirls, all of known breeds. Authorities have allowed the three Tamers to keep their finds under the condition that they be allowed to study them from time to time.
Cocooner is a dangerous Pokégirl. This Legendary is not to be taken lightly by any means. There’s rumors that her services can be bought through an offering of unique genetic codes she hasn’t encountered before, but with Cocooner’s displayed behavior in the past, this is not a recommended option. If you encounter her, evacuate the area and immediately report the sighting to the authorities. Survivor Bounty rates apply.
LEGENDARY QUALITIES: All Legendary Pokégirls have these special attributes, making them above and beyond other Pokégirls:
Truly Unique: All Legendary Pokégirls cannot be copied. Attempts to clone them always fail, and morphing other beings into copies of them always produces sub-standard versions. Titto, for example, can take Cocooner’s shape and even copy her powers to some degree, but not any of her Legendary Qualities or Legendary Salient Qualities (see below) nor her learned skills. They can have their base stock altered to be used in the formation of a new Pokégirl type though.
Deathlessness: Despite having been around since Sukebe’s Revenge, all the Legendary Pokégirls are still around and going strong. This superior version of longevity makes them immune to death from natural causes. They will never die unless they are killed. However, poison, disease, or any unnatural cause still has a normal chance to kill them, barring their special immunities and strengths.
No Weakness (Level X): All of the Legendary Pokégirls can ignore their type's normal weaknesses, to a point. When facing a Pokégirl at or below a certain level, if that Pokégirl is a type the Legendary would normally be weak against, she instead treats it as though it were of a type she had no specific advantage or disadvantage against. For example, Cocooner has No Weakness (Level 100). If she were to face a Fire, Flying, or Rock-type Pokégirl or anything else that was considered Strong Vs Bug/Poison/Flying, at or below level 100, she wouldn’t be considered weak against it, nor would it be considered strong against her. Pokégirls at a level above the Legendary’s No Weakness level treat things normally.
LEGENDARY SALIENT QUALITIES: Some Legendary Pokégirls have special qualities others don't have. Here is Cocooner's lexicon of special attributes:
Genetic Glue: As one soldier from the Pre-Sukebe Era wrote, "This is the stuff that nightmares are made from…" This is the very substance that Cocooner uses to turn humans into Pokégirls. It has been taken, in the form of discarded cocoons, back to many labs and analyzed many times, but it still continues to defy classification and replication, since it too benefits from Cocooner’s Truly Unique Quality.
Pokégirl Artisan: It is true that while Cocooner can and has made more and more copies of existing Pokégirls, it is thought that Cocooner is also the cause of more and more types of Pokégirls appearing, even after the death of Sukebe. It's possible she's mixed existing DNA to create the new types that we have seen come about in the past 300 years. The limits of what kind of Pokégirls she can create, as well as the extent of her control over what is created (if any) is still unknown.
The One True Queen: Though Cocooner is the only one of her kind, in her Queen form Cooconer has the ability to mentally control Queen-type Pokégirls (Annt Queens, Buzzqueens, and Wasp Queens) and take command of their colony/hive/swarm. She can use this to protect herself, or to use them as gatherers when it is too risky for she herself to show up.
Drone Alone: Cocooner, while in her Queen form, has a special ability to flap her wings in a certain manner that it creates a light, subsonic buzzing, affecting anyone around her. Whoever “hears” the buzzing, despite not being audible, fails to notice the source of the buzzing as long as she doesn’t attract attention to herself. This is the secret of how Cocooner has managed to defy sighting and capture over the years, by hiding in plain sight. Because the buzzing carries in the air, it also works vibrationally, so even the deaf are not immune to its power. Since this mind-affecting ability is not delivered psychically or magically, resistances to mind-affecting affects only work one-fourth as well as normal.
Quadsting - (ATK 50) Cocooner stings with all four of her Gathering form's stingers at once. There is a 30% chance that a random negative status effect will be inflicted from each stinger.
Toxic Sting - (ATK+EFT) Cocooner stings the opponent with a highly toxic sting, attempting to inflict every negative status effect at once. 20% chance of success per sting.
COCOONER, the Legendary Genetics Factory Pokégirl
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