The result of an art challenge based on a Tiktok Filter.
The prompt: I'm a (hero/villain) and my power is (insert ability here).
My result: I'm a villain and my power is communicating with animals.
What I made: Toxxy Plasma
A shy and sheltered individual, she was almost normal once, but always struggled with a fear of other people and preferring the company of her elderly cat instead, who had been her companion since Plasma's childhood. Sadly, pets are not immortal no matter how much we love them, and Plasma's cat crossed the rainbow bridge after 15 years together. In her grief, Toxxy receded further into herself, shunning the sympathy of fellow humans and sinking her time and attention into the art of necromancy. Her dead cat was her only comfort, and she was willing to do anything to summon her back into her life.
Unfortunately, whether through a lack of experience or an overabundance of desperation to have her friend return to her, Toxxy botched the seance meant to summon her cat. As a result, the cat's soul became permanently fused with her own, suddenly granting her the ability to percieve the world and communicate with it as her pet once did. With their abilities combined, Toxxy and her cat found that they could lure the consciousnesses of other animals into the psychic loop of their bond, and through it, control their thoughts, perceptions and actions. Toxxy surrounds herself with these mindless new "friends," both for her own insatiable desire for comfort and connection, and to drive away any human who dares to approach her, no matter what their intentions.