A bit more explanation on how my Monkie Kid OC’s portal abilities work. I really wanted to iron out the limits of her portals and what she can/can’t do with them!
I’ve transcribed all of the writing on the picture below the cut! (I’ve also added in a few additional facts I couldn’t fit on the original picture!)
Who is Dragonfly? See her profile here
There are also a few comics I’ve done (more to come!) on how she met our favourite monkey boys! Please check them out below.
Comic 1: Meeting Macaque
Comic 2: Meeting Wukong
Dragonfly’s Personal Mystic Weapon: The Portal Chakram (not it’s real name).
(Note: Dragonfly is unable to create portals herself- it is the Chakram that grants her the ability to open portals).
How Does the Portal Chakram Work?
The Chakram can split into up to six (6) copies of itself (meaning up to six portals can be opened at any one time).
The Chakram can shrink or grow in size, which allows the creation of various sized portals. There is however a limit on how big/small it can get.
The Chakram can float/fly in the air as it’s user wills.
The Chakram can only create portals to locations it’s user has previously visited or has a clear visualization of. As such, Dragonfly needs a distinctive photo and/or map in order to open a portal to an area she doesn’t know (or doesn’t have a direct line of sight to).
An open portal can be tilted, but it cannot be moved from the location it was opened.
Velocity is preserved when moving between portals.
The Chakram cannot open a portal to an area that has been mystically warded or protected.
The Chakram can open a portal to a specific individual if it’s user can lock onto their unique ‘life energy’ signature. Dragonfly is unable to sense life energy, so she cannot use this ability.
The Chakram can also be used AS a Chakram (aka a projectile weapon). The edge of the weapon will sharpen or dull as it’s user wishes.
How Does Dragonfly use the Chakram?
Short answer: Very Creatively
Long answer: She has learned how to be extremely versatile with her portals. Some examples of what she can do...
Use portals to move an enemy far away or escape herself.
Re-Direct an attack, weapon, or other debris back at an opponent.
Use portals to drop something heavy (e.g. a car) to attack an opponent or block their path.
Make portals that connect to a solid floor, giving her a stable area she can stand on, even in mid-air. (She can create a ‘portal staircase’ this way).
And in extreme situations...
Open a portal to the bottom of the ocean. The extreme pressure at that depth creates a super water jet cutter she can use to attack.
Open a portal into an active volcano to either drop an opponent inside, or shoot hot lava.
Use her phone to check the weather, then open a portal into the middle of a storm front, unleashing torrential wind and lightning.
Dragonfly shrinks and wears the Chakram on her body as either ring/s or bracelet/s at all times when not actively using it. She will never willingly remove it.
As a ‘mere mortal’ who regularly interacts with demons and other supernatural entities, Dragonfly is very dependent on the Chakram (and her wits) to keep herself alive and ‘level the playing field’.
A lot of Dragonfly’s confidence rests on her proficiency with the Chakram. Loosing it would be severe mental blow for the normally vivacious woman.
Additional Trivia I couldn’t fit on the Image!
The Portal Chakram is Dragonfly’s biggest strength, but her reliance on it is also her biggest weakness.
(Remember that Dragonfly herself has no special/mystic abilities, or combat/martial arts training.)
There are multiple parties who want to steal the Portal Chakram from Dragonfly, but so far she has successfully evaded all their attempts to take it from her.
When short on cash, Dragonfly will agree to transport people/items using her portals for a price. (This is how she meets Macaque!)
Dragonfly often plays visual memorization games on her phone - it is important for her to be able to quickly and accurately recall locations in order to open portals, so she practices to keep her memory sharp.
Dragonfly has several locations she’s scouted out in advance for use in fighting/running away. For example:
An abandoned junkyard where she can easily grab dilapidated vehicles/heavy items to drop on people.
An isolated, uninhabited island she can safely dump dangerous items on.
Her own backyard- where she’s set up a massive net/cushion to catch herself if she falls from a great height and needs somewhere she can safely land/break her fall.
(Other Comments from around the Picture)
Having been in possession of the Chakram for many years, Dragonfly is an expert in using it. (A Self-Proclaimed ‘Portal Master’).
Dragonfly doesn’t hesitate to use the Chakram to help her with daily tasks or other trivial things.
Portals appear as golden energy inside the rings when activated. (The colour of the portal changes depending on the user- e.g. if Macaque used the Chakram his portals would be made of shadowy purple energy).