|Take Over: Wyvern Soul|
Teiku Ōbā: Waibān Sōru
- "Get me dragons!"
"It'd be impossible."
"Then get me their non-union Mexican equivalents!"
- — The probable origins of Wyvern Soul.
Take Over: Wyvern Soul (
Wyvern Soul is said to be the "Strongest Take Over Spell" (最強の接収, Saikyō no Sesshū); which is known to be an Ancient Spell (古代魔法 (エンシェント・スペル), Enshento Superu lit. Magic from Ancient Times), which, as its name implies, is Magic from ancient times. In ancient times, a human was capable of "taking over" a weakened wyvern, granting them the wyvern's form and abilities—however, in most cases, the Take Over mage was unable to utilize the wyvern's special magic. However, by the current time, as the wyverns had vanished or had been hunted to near extinction, there have been not many users of Wyvern Soul—and it is considered "a truly lost magic"; until wyverns revealed themselves in the current age to the magician population.
To go into detail about wyverns supposedly being related to dragonkind, the former are commonly mistaken for the latter, though in numerous cases, in terms of biology, wyverns either only have forelegs or back legs- there's no way they can pull an Old El Paso and have both. However, some wyverns do indeed have both- or maybe they ripped some dragons' arms/legs off and duct taped them onto where they should be. In any case, nobody knows this spooky mystery of why some wyverns have full sets of limbs- but because of this unsolved mystery, people refer to wyverns as the redneck cousins of dragons, complete with copious amounts of beer cans and the stench of incest.
As stated above, Take Over: Wyvern Soul is noted to be phenomenally powerful, far beyond almost any other type of Take Over in the current day and age. It is said that Wyvern Soul was originally developed as a countermeasure as Take Over magicians could not utilize their power on dragonkind, thus crushing their incredibly specific hopes and dreams of becoming gigantic flying lizards who spewed fire from their lungs like they just chugged ipecac. Whatever the reason for Dragon Soul not existing
certainly not because it is a bannable offense, no siree, Wyvern Soul was referenced as the Hal Douglas to the hypothetical Dragon Soul's Don LaFontaine, a relatively weaker substitute- though a wyvern should not be confused for a dragon.
To return to describing what it actually goddamn does, Take Over: Wyvern Soul provides the normal Take Over power-set, with users being capable of changing parts of their physiology into that of separate wyvern limbs, as well as Full-Body Take Overs. Unlike other Take Over types, Take Over: Wyvern Soul can only produce a single Take Over form—because a wyvern is difficult to "take over", that means that the Take Over magician would only have enough energy to replicate a single wyvern's powers in their lifetime, as trying to perform Take Over: Wyvern Soul a second time would kill them. In addition, trying to perform Take Over on a wyvern is known to be foolish by even the strongest magicians, so only true masters of Take Over are shown to be capable of performing the deed—but of course, there is a catch; in some cases, the Wyvern Soul replaces all of their other Take Over spells through an unknown method, but this is shown to be somewhat rare.
Enhanced Physical Abilities: Wyverns are known for their enormous brute strength- they are powerful enough to smash through buildings just by charging at them; even capable of overwhelming even ace magicians with relative ease; a testament to their size. The body of a wyvern is known to be extremely tough- as due to their usually odd proportions; a wyvern's body is more like a weapon itself than any individual body parts- due to their generally reptilian bodies, their beings function more like an extremely powerful whip that lashes around with abandon, devastating everything that comes into contact with them easily. Also, despite their odd proportions, wyverns are known to be surprisingly swift on their (non)-feet, capable of keeping up with a magician who uses speed-enhancing magics such as High Speed and Slowing Magic, and in some cases, a wyvern can outspeed them or even keep up with the likes of a dragon. Due to their wings and the velocity produced by kicking off of the ground with their powerful leg/body strength, wyverns are also capable of flight at high speeds. Of course, wyverns are very durable as well; their scales and general body strength are capable of withstanding and deflecting spells and physical blows that would normally be extremely damaging- their bodies are simply magic-resistant.
Toxic Fangs (毒牙, Dokuga): Toxic Fangs are the main 'power' of a wyvern- or rather, they're a built in part of their biology. The teeth of every wyvern are imbued with a toxic substance that can, well, poison the target upon contact. The poison released by the fangs of a wyvern starts off by slowly stealing the movement from the victims' body away; decaying all that it touches; however, the poison can also act after a given amount of time. When an opponent is poisoned by the toxic fangs of a wyvern, their Magic Origin will take a sharp nosedive in effectiveness and potency- their Magic Origin's ability to absorb eternano from the atmosphere will be lessened, as the poison begins to affect their body, with their bloodstream and several organs, including said origin, beginning to malfunction. In any case, the toxic fangs' corrosive nature has some rather complicated math behind it (hooray for math); the target, upon being poisoned, will receive damage and lose one sixteenth of their stamina as well- this will increase by yet another sixteenth every five minutes or if the wyvern lands another successful attack. If the target is struck with another energy draining ability, then the damage inflicted by the toxic fangs of a wyvern will increase by one eighth in addition to the amount siphoned. If the target heals, thus removing the poison from their body, and is unfortunate enough to get poisoned by the toxic fangs once more, the damage taken will carry on from where it was before the target healed.
Wyvern Breath (
Scale Up (
- Scale Mail (
飛竜の鎧, Sukeiru Meiru lit. Armour of the Wyvern): Scale Mail is a Take Over: Wyvern Soul spell, which is not a transformation per-se, but a compression of the Scale Up power. When activating the Scale Mail, the user flares their Magical Aura up, as if to surround their enormous wyvern form, before utilizing precise eternano manipulation in order to cover their body in its entirety, compressing to its utmost limit so that it forms a barrier around the user briefly. Once this has been done, the user uses eternano manipulation once more in order to morph their body—now that it is safely contained within the barrier—slimming it down and compressing the enormous wyvern form into that of a wyvern-esque armour that covers their body in its entirety; the armour is known to be inspired by medieval, futuristic, and even mythological armours, but it all depends on the user's tastes. The reason that the Scale Mail spell exists is in order to reduce the collateral damage that taking the form of an enormous wyvern can do—in addition, it allows the user to replicate the powers of the wyvern; storing it ready to be used by the magician. In addition, the armour also allows the user to possess near superhuman abilities, such as increased speed and strength.
- Interestingly, some major pieces of fiction has mistaken wyverns and dragons- such as a video game called Dragonslayer, which is supposed to be about slaying dragons and yet the developers still screwed this crucial bit of information up. Given that some people tend to consider asian cultures interchangeable, it can be forgiven in a sense.