I, for one, accept our new Fairy-type overlords
by, 11th June 2013 at 07:36 PM (3701 Views)
Why are so many people upset and butthurt about the new fairy type?
Alright, I have a feeling that this is their reasoning: "FARYS R GURLY AND SPRKLE 2 MUCH! & DRGNS R SO MUCH MAOR BADASS THAN SPRKLING POKEMON!"
Well, let me explain something. For reasons that are unknown to me, fairies have been downgraded in media to being seen as ridiculously feminine and "girly". They've been over used in Barbie and probably some hasbro related stuff (like those flutter ponies from the 80's), so that's another reason why people regard them as girly. What a lot of people don't know is that fairies are a lot more badass in the mythology. See these guys?
In order, those mythological creatures are Changelings, Elves, Trolls, and Dullahans.
A Changeling is a rather frightening creature; they are usually unholy and deformed offspring of fairies who are left in place of a kidnapped human child. According to one source, they leech off of the human mother's life and get rid of anything that gets between them and the mother.
Elves are a popular character in fantasy stories, appearing in The Legend of Zelda, Lord of the Rings, Eragon, The Elder Scrolls, and various others. In mythology, they're often small people of the forests who are either deceptive or helpful, depending on the myth. In modern day, they are more like the picture shown above.
Trolls today are often associated with annoying and rude people on the internet. In mythology, depending on where the myth came from, the trolls could either be neutral to humans or outright monsters; from scaring people by hiding under a bridge to brutal human eating creatures.
The Dullahan is a headless rider, usually seen on a black horse and carries his or her own head under one arm. The head's eyes are small, black, and constantly dart about like flies, while the mouth is constantly in a hideous grin that touches both sides of the head. The flesh of the head is said to have the color and consistency of moldy cheese. The Dullahan's whip is actually the spine of a human corpse, and the wagons they sometimes use are made of similarly funereal objects (e.g. candles in skulls to light the way, the spokes of the wheels made from thigh bones, the wagon's covering made from a worm-chewn pall). When the dullahan stops riding, it is where a person is due to die. The dullahan calls out their name, at which point they immediately perish.
There is no way to bar the road against a dullahan — all locks and gates open on their own when it approaches. Also, they do not appreciate being watched while on their errands, throwing a basin of blood on those who dare to do so (often a mark that they are among the next to die), or even lashing out the watchers' eyes with their whips (taken directly from wikipedia. I couldn't really describe them in my own words).
Fun fact: ALL of these mythological creatures are classified as a type of fairies. Fairies don't have to have wings or sparkles. They just have to be some kind of mystical creature that isn't always associated with hell or witchcraft.
Now, next time you see a Sylveon and call her gay, just remember that her headless cousin uses a human spine as a weapon.
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