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Kazooie ([personal profile] talontrot) wrote1998-06-30 12:00 am
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Tl;dr About Kazooie | Information and Memes

There isn't a ton of information on Kazooie out there, but sources and whatnot can always go here! 8D


Kazooie on Banjo-Kazooie Wikia

Kazooie on Wikipedia

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Body and Appearance


1. Describe the character's height and build. Is she heavyset, thin, short, rangy?

She's a cartoon bird. Trying to describe her build in terms of hominid terms is fairly useless... She's about the same size and shape as a Galliforme, if that means anything? Or maybe something more like a plover or sandpiper. Either way, she's a bird, mostly round with skinny little legs. And I guess she's fairly short, considering her height next to common objects - though those objects could just be grotesquely large, but still.

2. How old is she?

... Long story short: no idea! Rare never gives any specific date for Kazooie's birth or anything. She just... exists. 8|;; I'm guessing she's in her late adolescence or early adulthood-equivalent?

3. Describe her posture. Does she carry herself well or does she slouch?

Depends what she's doing. While Talon Trotting around, Kazooie tends to hold herself pretty straight, and this goes for anything else that requires balance, like flight. But just idling around? She tends to slouch or shift on her feet, so not that well.

4. How is her health? Is she fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities?

... Is being a cartoon bird a physical disability? No, in all serious, there's really nothing I can think of at all. She never gets sick, just injured, and that's never displayed as an actual injury. She's probably pretty damn fit from being able to lug Banjo around effortlessly, though.

5. How does she move? Is she clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid?

Overall, she has a weird kind of grace interspersed with almost clownish moments of erraticness. In short, she's... a cartoon. Cartoons can be graceful, but never for particularly long. And she's certainly hilarious-looking when she gets used as a battering ram or smashes into a wall after a failed Beak Bomb.

6. How attractive is this character physically? How does she perceive herself in the mirror?

Again - cartoon bird. If you happen to find red cartoon birds attractive, then I guess she's pretty good! But Kazooie would have nothing but praises for her own looks. She is definitely self-centred enough, at least!

7. Describe her complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred?

Feathery. Red, yellow and feathery. We never get to see any of Kazooie's skin except that of her legs, and what's there is flawless. But being a cartoon, she probably doesn't have to worry about acne and injury scars anyway.

8. Describe her hair: color, texture, style.

Nonexistent. She has feathers... a short brush-like crest is the closest thing she's got to hair.

9. What color are her eyes?

Big, bright, green eyes. They're comically oversized and take up much of her head space with the sclera.

10. Does the character have any other noteworthy features?

Besides being a bird? Honestly, not really. Maybe the little orange tip of her beak...

11. What are her chief tension centers?

There's no easy way to tell, but probably the closest thing she has to tension centres would be her wings. She usually flicks them around when idly, and they probably get too much exercise anyway.

12. What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does she have six of the same suit?

Nonexistent. Kazooie doesn't wear clothing, ever, unlike Banjo. Weird, huh? Unless you count the blue backpack, which she's almost always seen in when not separate from Banjo. In that case, it's made of blue Handwavium because it never gets harmed in the least by anything.

13. Do her clothes fit well? Does she seem comfortable in them?

Going with the backpack as clothes - despite her torso being less than half of the backpack's size? Yes, she seems quite comfortable crammed into it like a birdy accordion. Considering the backpack is a TARDIS, it probably isn't awkward at all.

14. Does she dress the same on the job as she does in her free time? If not, what are the differences?

... Yep. She's naked everywhere, for everything. Or just sits in Banjo's backpack. Kazooie is too cool for clothes!

15. You knew it was coming: Boxers, briefs or commando?

Nothing! It's not like a cartoon bird has much to conceal anyway.



Speech


1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse?

This. It's, appropriately, birdlike. And pretty high pitched. And squawk-y.

2. How does she normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does she talk easily, or does she hesitate?

I figure that she speaks fast, easily and with a loud brashness that just makes her grab attention, but in-game she basically goes squawk-squawk-squawk like everybody else.

3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?

Making the same noise over and over? :|a; Other than that, she internally self-censors anything over PG-esque language, though she'll use subtle innuendo that goes under the censors. She has a fondness for the sound "breee".

4. What language/s does she speak, and with how much fluency?

English, primarily, with a bit of a British (I would say English, but English English sounds awkward...) accent. Chances are there's some breegull dialect she can speak too, but it's never made reference to - everybody in the B-Kverse can understand each other with no problems.

5. Does she switch languages or dialects in certain situations?

Not that I'm aware of! The closest she ever gets to this is making fun of people or mocking them.

6. Is she a good impromptu speaker, or does she have to think about her words?

Kazooie is impulsive as hell and never thinks about anything, including her words. So she'll say whatever she wants, whenever she wants. And she won't mince words or care about being offensive, she'll just say it like it is. ... Which, understandably, tends to annoy people.

7. Is she eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change?

She's no speech-writer, but Kazooie is fairly eloquent, if not in a slangy sort of way. She has no qualms belting out words at her opponents - because she's from a comedy game, that kind of banter is not only encouraged, but expected. She can come up with insults, joking names, and witty quips on the fly! Sometimes literally!


Mental and Emotional


1. How intelligent is this character? Is she book-smart or street-smart?

2. Does she think on her feet, or does she need time to deliberate?

3. Describe the character's thought process. Is she more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?

4. What kind of education has the character had?

5. What are her areas of expertise? What, if anything, is she interested in learning more about?

6. Is she an introvert or an extrovert?

7. Describe the character's temperament. Is she even-tempered or does she have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven?

8. How does she respond to new people or situations? Is she suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?

9. Is she more likely to act, or to react?

10. Which is her default: fight or flight?

11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does she appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks?

12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does she deal with them?

13. What moments in this character's life have defined her as a person?

14. What does she fear?

15. What are her hopes or aspirations?

16. What is something she doesn't want anyone to find out about her?



Relationships

1. Describe this character's relationship with her parents.

2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like?

3. Are there other blood relatives to whom she is close? Are there ones she can't stand?

4. Are there other, unrelated people whom she considers part of her family? What are her relationships with them?

5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet?

6. Does she have other close friends?

7. Does she make friends easily, or does she have trouble getting along with people?

8. Which does she consider more important: family or friends?

9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has she been married more than once?

10. Is she currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse?

11. Who was her first crush? Who is her latest?

12. What does she look for in a romantic partner?

13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does she relate to them? If no, does she want any?

14. Does she have any rivals or enemies?

15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does she fall on the Kinsey scale?

16. How does she feel about sex? How important is it to her?

17. What are her turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits?



Beliefs

1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does she fit type?

2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in her life?

3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?

4. How does she regard beliefs that differ from hers? Is she tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?

5. What prejudices does she hold? Are they irrational or does she have a good reason for them?



Daily Life

1. What is the character's financial situation? Is she rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?

2. What is her social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected her?

3. Where does she live? House, apartment, trailer? Is her home her castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does she share it with others?

4. Besides the basic necessities, what does she spend her money on?

5. What does she do for a living? Is she good at it? Does she enjoy it, or would she rather be doing something else?

6. What are her interests or hobbies? How does she spend her free time?

7. What are her eating habits? Does she skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?



Associations

Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is her favorite:

1. Color?
2. Smell?
3. Time of day?
4. Season?
5. Book?
6. Music?
7. Place?
8. Substance?
9. Plant?
10. Animal?


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