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|Species: platformer squirrel|
|Occupation: princess and adventurer|
Nova (full name Nova Equinox Storm) is the ruler of Toasterland, serving as its queen. She was given the position as a reward for heroism and she built it up into the post-scarcity society it is today, where everyone has access to everything they need. While it's a comfortable home, that doesn't stop her from wanting to explore the multiverse and go on more adventures.
Nova is a neon green squirrel with white tummy fur, blue ear tips, blue eyes, a pink nose, and an extra floofy tail. She usually wears a dress and always wears her tiara. She is vertically symmetrical, right down to being ambidextrous. Along with her tiara she tends to wear a pretty pink necklace.
Her color count and choice are deliberately limited to be easy to draw as an NES sprite.
Nova is a generally cheerful and optimistic squirrel who tries to be friendly but will get very protective towards people she cares about. She is always looking to use her abilities to help people however she can, and she cares about making a difference.
Despite "officially" being royalty (really just a self-appointed thing, though she has a kingdom and castle to back it up) she doesn't treat it as a reason to act superior over other people, but she does love when she gets treated as a pretty princess by others.
There are a lot of things Nova tends to carry with her, among them:
- A necklace with a pretty pink gem on it.
- A gold wand with streamers, endowed with magic belonging to a bunny witch named Amelia.
- Several other wands!
- A mirror scepter, similar to the one in Kirby Super Star.
- A smartphone using the 65816 CPU core. Can send messages across worlds perfectly fine, with no need for a signal.
- Her tiara.
- Several Animal Crossing and Minecraft related tools.
- Random blocks of material for creating barriers, bridges, and other things when needed.
Video game traits
Nova is a video game platformer squirrel, which means that video game logic tends to apply to her. Accordingly, she is very good at making high, precise jumps, and big drops don't hurt her.
She also has an inventory that's only limited in quantity (24 items) and not size, though certain types of items can stack. This is an upgrade from her earlier inventory that only held 10 items.
If anything were to happen to her, she would respawn at the location she most recently felt truly safe at, most likely her castle.
To allow for levels taking place in lava caves and snowy/icy areas, her tolerance for temperatures is much higher when it makes sense, but isn't infinite. For example, she can safely be around lava, but wouldn't be able to come in contact with it without being hurt. Similarly, temperatures a human would need to wear winter clothing for would be fine, but something cold enough to be dangerous to humans probably wouldn't be.
Nova has access to magic of a video game type, which tends to be a lot more predictable and consistent than other magic. She casts from MP, which regenerates on its own. Every spell has its own specific cost.
While she can tap into the magic stored in her wands (Amelia's grants access to fire, ice, and lightning spells, as well as healing and other things), she has her own too. Her own magic tends to involve transformations, and she can apply any change imaginable to someone else's form if it's a mutually desired thing. As soon as it's no longer desired it automatically cancels itself out, and it seems to be powered by consent and desire.
See Nova the Squirrel for her first adventure.
Nova was a normal squirrel and Kee was a normal fox and they were childhood friends, even though such a friendship was considered strange by most. Instead of preying on her, Kee decided to be Nova's protector. Nova's sister, Eclipse and friend Lia had been missing for quite some time, leaving the squirrel all alone until that point.
One day Nova was kidnapped for a secret research project, and a rather alarmed Kee tried to rescue his friend but in the process of doing so he unintentionally sabotaged the project, and in addition to the project's intended goals of testing some technology for converting regular animals into anthros, the two of them ended up with new abilities and some odd changes like her green fur color.
After an adventure in the Latteverse, Nova was given the MV Explorer which she uses to travel to other worlds.
One of the worlds she ended up finding was Toasterland, which wanted her to be their queen. She mostly treats it as a mayoral position and mostly just a title and is still a platformer hero at heart.