*crawls out of my grave to make more diplomat au refs*
*crawls out of my grave to make more diplomat au refs*
don’t mind me, being a dumbass and posting shit to the wrong blog 😔
invader zim au where its in skyrim [ft. zasha, obviously]
oh thats ridiculous i have to draw it
Can you talk about the stages of the virus? I crave the delicious angst and body horror.[[MORE]]
*vibrates* you bet ur ass i can anon, buckle down and get ready for this shit
So, there are essentially three main stages of the virus, so let’s start with stage one Stage one begins with the initial infection of the pak, once the virus enters the pak it immediately goes to work and begins to basically rewrite the coding within it. The sudden change and corruption inside the pak will throw the recently infected Irken into a state of extreme hysteria in a matter of minutes, followed by violent and irradic outburst. A stage one infected irken loses a majority of verbal communication skills, and acts mostly off of instincts. This is due to the virus literally rewriting a majority of the coding within their paks, causing them to default to a more primitive state of mind and, to some extent, being as well. After enough time, the virus will naturally progress to stage two, however the length of this time can vary between irkens.
Stage two begins once the virus has rewritten and converted a mass majority of data within the pak. At this point the virus will begin fine tuning converted data, and eventually progressing moving on to begin small scale biological mutations to the irkens body. Stage two irkens will not only begin to regain some of their previously lost intellect, but they will also seek out and flock to other corrupted irkens. At stage two corrupted irkens essentially will start to form a swarm or coloney like social system. Stage two irkens will begin to show slight physical mutations, mainly in their eyes, teeth, and antenna, though some late stage two irkens will occasionally have some elongation in their limbs. Stage two can last anywhere between a few weeks to a couple years, the time will vary greatly depending on the irken.
Stage three is the final and essentially peaked form of corruption from the virus. Stage three irkens have not just completed a full conversion from the virus, but have also managed to adapt and meld with it. They tend to have a much higher intelligence compared to stage two, and grow much more cunning and strategical as well. Stage three infected irkens tend to draw a large group of stage two and one irkens to them, and will often find ways to delegate and command them for a maximized output of destruction. At stage three, irkens will exhibit a higher degree of physical mutation such as developing digitigrade legs, strong and piercing claws, and sharp barbs along their arms and legs. Their are also some cases of stage three irkens developing more ‘personalized’ mutations, which can vary in being caused by environmental factors or a strong mental state in mind prior to infection.
So yeah, those are the three stages of corruption caused by the virus!! Might fuck around later and draw a visual progression of it later, but who knows!!!!
Purple is a feral icon. We Stan.
Purple has some of the highest feral energy, he’ll break into your house eat all your doritos then wreck the place before immediately leaving, do not trust this weird bug man with anything if you value it
Corrupted Purple, but he’s off the fucking shits
I love the Virus AU so much. It’s terrifying. Good work.
Oh,,,,,thank u anon,,,,,,im very happy to hear you like it!!!!!
Another Diplomat au edit, this time with Purple bc he cute,,,,,
*chanting*: Lore for the Virus AU, please! Spare some Lore, Sir?
oh man, I hope your ready for the shit storm my dumbass is about to spew out at you
I have no idea how much lore you want anon, so I’m literally just gonna give you all of it, I sure hope you’re prepared for this
so, basically as the name states, the au is centered around a virus that corrupts the control brains. the virus originally was suppose to just cause mayhem within the control brains and essentially lead to them malfunctioning and crippling the entirety of the irken empire, *it however did not go down quite like that-* what ended up actually happening was that upon infecting the control brains, the virus not only adapted and mutated, but it basically for a lack of a better term, melded with the control brains themselves, which in turn changed the control brains whole plan for galactic conquest into a plan for complete and total galactic destruction
now, when the control brains are infected, their next course of action is to start spreading the same virus among any and all nearby irkens, and the way that works is by gaining a physical connection to their paks and pretty much uploading the virus to it. now, there’s actually some stages of the virus after the irken becomes infected, usually staring with a more mental and behavioral effect before eventually leading to actual physical mutations, but we can unpack all that later
so once all nearby irkens are infected, they all of course start causing all sorts of chaos and carnage around them, and on top of that they’ll activately seek out other life forms to “infect” with the virus, however since the virus is really only compatible with irkens and their paks, most of the unfortunate life forms usually end up dead
now, at this point the virus has started spreading rapidly, and eventually Red and Purple finally get word about what’s starting to happen. then there’s a lot of turmoil and debate from the irkens in the armada, which mostly consists of a general panic and arguing over what they should do now. unfortunately though before much of a decision is made, the virus finally made its way to the armada and rapidly started spreading. Red and Purple, along with a few other irkens, planned to abandon ship and hopefully manage to outrun the now turned crew, but, again, very unfortunately their get away didn’t go as smoothly as they hoped, and Purple ended up becoming infected by the virus. He also ended up attacking Red shortly after and Red ended up losing his arm from the fray. Though somehow Red still managed to flee the scene with a handful of other surviving irkens
afterwards, Red and the other irkens end up heading towards Earth in hopes that the distant and insignificant planet might at least help hide them long enough so they can get their shit together, that and also because I’d like to imagine Irkens aren’t a very popular species among the galaxy due to the whole “let’s conquer and enslave the universe” thing and almost any other inhabited planet they went to would have immediately rejected them
so, as you could imagine, Zim is pretty wound up to finally have one of his Tallest visit him on Earth, but that excitement didn’t last too long after he gets the news about the shit storm that’s unfolded. at that point, Zim’s base pretty much becomes the new homebase for what’s left of the uninfected irken populace. it’s a pretty rough transition for a lot of the Irkens and moral among them is at a pretty rock bottom low, especially for Red.
meanwhile, back with Purple and the rest of the corrupted irkens, things are going pretty great from their perspective. They essentially go from planet to planet and cause massive amounts of damage and chaos before completely annihilating the entire planet, and then move onto the next one. they’re all still searching for the escapee irkens while their at it too
and that’s pretty much the main setting info about the au, tbh I’m still working out more actual plot details on where the story is actually gonna go, and I’m also probably gonna work some ocs into it too, but yeah, here’s a bit of that lore for u anon, literally feel free to ask any other questions about this au I’m more than happy to ramble on about it more
What’s up gamers, I finally got a day off and actually have some motivation to do IZ doodles, feel free to yeet some suggestions or requests at me