So, I drew Apollo this evening.
I've been kind of discovering more about his character and his universe,
and while it is connected with Starshine, Doran, and Moonbeam's world,
it's also connected with my modern day less magical doll world in which
Ichigo etc live.
I've determined that Apollo is a member of a religious order, probably
druidic in nature. He is a shapeshifter, more closely related to
Moonbeam's witchy status, than that of the elementals of their world. He
also lives several hundred years after Moonbeam and Doran, and his
religious sect seems based on their interpretation of Starshine's entry
into the world.
For those who don't know that story, Moonbeam is a young witch, who ends
up botching her bonding with her chosen elemental, a young water
dragon, and ends up calling to their world and binding to it, a sentient
shooting star, who takes the form of a blue and white unicorn. His
angry appearance and grumpy attitude are in direct response to being
bound to a micro-universe connected with Earth.
The world in which the magical children live, is a pocket within our own
world, accessed only by those with a strong spiritual nature who manage
to slide into it. It's not a place you can go intentionally, but those
with the latent talent can find themselves there on a regular basis.
It is a mostly timeless world with very little changing over the
centuries, which is why, when Apollo lives, most of their world is still
wild and full of natural and strong magic.
Apollo himself is a sort of Avatar of his sect, embodying the beauty of
the world. The religion is based upon balance, and androgyny is
idealised, as the original Star is believed to have been both neither
male nor female, and both.
They choose their priests carefully, starting pre-puberty, and when the
child reaches an age where they favor one sex over the other in an
obvious physical way, then pass the torch on to the next, and mentor
their replacement. Former Avatars are held in very high regard, and
frequently those chosen, have not only a natural beauty, but a strong
magical gift that in someway hails back to the first Star.
Apollo was chosen initially because his natural gift of shapeshifting
manifested intially as him taking a form very similar to that of the
UnicornGod. He isn't an incredibly gifted shapeshifter, but can manifest
as male, female, or neuter, in human, or the unicorn form.
His real talent seems to be temporal shifts, as he has been able to
slide from world to world, as naturally as any who have the gift. While
the majority of his time is spent in his own world, he's found himself
in the world of Bear and Ichigo, and also from time to time, the time in
which Doran and Moonbeam live.
I don't know that he is aware of it being the same world as he
originates from, since he seems to be from a different region, but I get
the impression that he may have met them in passing, in their teen and
So much of their world is unknown to me yet, but I find what I've
determined, incredibly interesting, and I want to document it to check
back on for future use, hense the long post.
TLDR: I drew Apollo in his Child!Priest robes.