"Your timing is flawed as always. " -Mediator Ooccoo.
Full name and other titles: Mediator Ooccoo, High Emissary of Demoko
Appearances: Twilight Princess (canon), Gerudo Wars, Time's Menagerie (non-canon)
Design Notes: I was supposed to do another study, but I'm ahead in Gerudo Wars and at long last my biggest secret was revealed. In Twilight Princess, the Oocca, these demonic little freaky chicken beings with no workable appendages, supposedly constructed these massive cities in the sky, as well as the Temple of Time. It got me thinking.... how the heck did these little beings manage to construct something so impressive? I started thinking about the Dominion Rod, an item supposedly created by the Oocca as well. It's capable of animating stone. What if that technology could animate intricate bodies of stone? What if the Oocca at one time used something like the Dominion Rod to enhance their way of life, and eventually their reliance led their bodies to become all but useless through time. Then perhaps some catastrophic event left them as nothing but how they were in Twilight Princess... little harmless chickens unable to proceed through evolution and forced to live in what little glory they had constructed? It's late, and maybe I'm just crazy. I got different plans for them obviously. But yes, as far as the design goes I based most of it off of the Dominion Rod.
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I liked the Mediator in Time's Menagerie. She had a diverse backstory, being rejected by her mother, Genetrix when she refused to heed her expectations to work for Neok, Wizard of Restless Night and Ooccoo's father, and choosing to work directly with Demoko.
But then she gets sucked into the space-time vortex created by the now-corrupt Demoko's second, giant mechanical head form. Whatever happened to her? Was she disintegrated by the vortex? If so, I'm not surprised anymore. You do have a rep for killing off good characters. (Mido, Demoko, Saria, and Zaleen [Okay, that last one I'm not so sure of.])
There's an idea for a fanfic within me bubbling up to the surface, and I can't help but ask, may I include these concepts and design for the Oocco race in it, with full credit given to you of course?
How'd you get the transparent gauzy bits of the robes? is it photomanip, or a layer thing?
I really wish I had thought of it...
Therefore, with their Hylian creations left to their own devices (IE: war and destruction), the Oocca simply drifted on, possibly the resent and shame of failure.
In my story, they reawaken with the death of Ganondorf. The evidence of greater good stirred the Oocca to rise once more and reestablish a connection with the Hylians; something Shad had been trying to do for years.
I think the Sages are connected to the Oocca, so they, in part had a hand in the forging of the Master Sword.
This is really good stuff. I was not expecting them in the Manga, but boy you've done a great job!