So...I've been approved. Therefore, this concept can now go to new heights with writing partners who are also approved. This doesn't mean that I will not write with "unapproved" members. I'm completely open to working on this concept while you wait and even carry it over with you once you get approved. Anyways, here is an outline of one of my Guardian Animal characters:
Name: Midnight aka Middy
Species: Guardian Wolf
Race: African American
Appearance: Her appearance alters due to her ability to shape shift into her animal form, but the things that are constant are eye and hair/fur color. Middy's eyes are an unnatural silver that glow when she is using any level of her powers. Her hair is more akin to a wild mane the shade of a starless night sky.
Human Form: In her human form, Middy stands at a petite 5'2 with Hershey kissed skin. Her face is round with full lips, slightly wide nose, high cheek-bones, and thick shapely eyebrows. She weighs no more than 135 pounds in this form, but she still has an impressive level of strength, stamina, and hightened senses (taste, smell, touch, hear, see).
Wolf Form: This is where things get tricky. Middy's wolf form can be that of the size of the tiniest toy dog or as large as a pair of stacked semis. Her max height on Earth is a paw to shoulder measurement of 10ft even with a wingspan of 30 feet while weighing in at a ton. Her fur is the same shade as her hair and soft to the touch though there is nothing but solid muscle beneath this Guardian Wolf's soft fluff. Wings are usually hidden unless there is a need to use them.
Weapons: Other than her broad sword that she wears upon her back when called to battle most of Middy's weapons are put down to her claws and teeth in wolf form and her skill in some hand to hand while in human form.
Abilties: Shape-shifting (human-wolf, wolf-human), Durability, Heightened senses, Tracking, Hunting, Guarding/Protecting, Flight
Powers: Healing, Guardian Shield (a bit like a force field with magical properties to hide from evil or contain it)
Elemental Gift: Earth: Howl paired with intent can split the ground beneath an enemies feet and thus bury them alive, Stomp paired with intent can cause a small earth quake to make an enemy loose balance, A flip side of this gift is that she can rip open a gateway to Hell to cast out a Demon or to allow one entry to the Earth plane.
Weakness: She cannot return to Heaven without her "True Owner" thus over time without contact with her owner her angelic powers weaken with each use. She was meant to protect from Demons, so mean humans confuse her. She is currently considered a Rogue which shall be explained by her history. As a Rogue her natural desire to protect is faulty because she will protect whoever asks for her help, thus adopting them as her "charge." She also has a desire to find a mate, but since she has no contact with her own kind this can lead her into murky waters.
Brief History: Midnight was placed on Earth by her “True Owner” to protect an unknown human. She never made it to her intended charge and instead was taken in by a pack of Loup-Garou under the guise of an abandoned pup. She had forgotten her “True Owner” as was a side effect of being placed on Earth, so no one was aware of her “special” nature until a few years later when she slowly began to grow in size until she reached her full potential. She became somewhat of an outcast to the pack and began to wonder through human territories once she discovered her human form.
Several decades have passed and she’s run in with half angels and other Guardian Angels doing missions on Earth, which have kept her Guardian powers at a decent level. But being without her “True Owner” she wonders the land helping those who need it until they dismiss her. Loneliness is her ever present companion as well as the desire to protect.