Here's a baddie I made up from scratch. Yeah, for once I'm going to post an idea that doesn't have anything to do with my fic. Although now that I came up with this guy I kinda wanna use him in it. Funny how that works.
First, it should be noted that Ix's appearance isn't actually
his appearance; as his boss subtitle should indicate, he's a 9th-dimensional being and as such the 3rd dimension is actually incapable of 'rendering' his true form. Well, not without severely glitching out, anyway; last time he tried to manifest himself in 3d he wound up accidentally mutating everything around him in a roughly 30-mile radius into horrific, warped abominations.
Ix: ...On the bright side, it made for a really cool Survival Horror experience.
The Girls: O_O
In any case, the 'avatar' of his that manifests in 3d takes the form of a vaguely humanoid creature about 10ft tall with long, gangly limbs. His arms end in 3 long digits each while his legs just end in nubs; he has no feet. He also has no head, instead simply having a fairly long neck that tapers to a circular end with a pair of beady yellow eyes on it. It should be noted that all of this comes in the form of a weird sort of semi-transparent 3d silhouette with a luminous, constantly fluctuating color scheme; to 3d people he looks like a fairly disturbing CGI creation brought to life.
However, this is but 1 of 3 identical avatars that he uses simultaneously; you see, as he is 9d, even when he simply creates an avatar for himself possessing only a fraction of his full power in 3d he still needs multiple ones present in order to 'render' properly. 3 is sufficient, and as such he has 2 other avatars roaming nearby dimensions/universes at the same time he is roaming another one, and he's aware of what happens to and has full control over all 3.
IF: I'm pretty sure you're breaking several laws of nature.
Ix: I'm an Eldritch Abomination, lady. I make my own laws of nature.
Incidentally, he can only be harmed by attacking all 3 of his avatars at the same time; otherwise, you're wasting your time. Currently, his 3 avatars are wandering the mk2 dimension, the V dimension, and the Re;Birth1 dimension for reasons that will soon be explained. It should be noted that actually pulling this off and defeating him will simply destroy the part of him that allows him to manifest avatars in 3-dimensional space, not kill him, and he will eventually regenerate his lost part(s). Though whether or not he will actually return to the same areas he'd been wandering or go somewhere else varies; again, more on that soon.History:
As mentioned, Ix is a 9-dimensional being. His true form exists in a pocket dimension floating in the space between 'regular' dimensions whenever he exits his home dimension. What he is doing in the 3rd dimension is quite simple; he is playing video games. Or at least, what his alien way of thinking and alien morality tells him is a video game. As far as his race is concerned, the 3rd dimension is just one big wide-open sandbox video game that they can do anything they want in with no real repercussions; since 3d people are unable to truly kill his race, this is understandable. At worst they 'lose lives' while 'gaming,' but they never get a 'game over.' However, it should be noted that this mentality is not the result of any sort of conceit or condescension; 9d-ers honestly
think the 3rd dimension is just a video game. A niche
one, at that, since most 9d-ers actually prefer the more mainstream 6th dimension for their 'gaming.'
However, although Ix is paying a visit to the Neptunia neck of space for gaming, he is also there to get some fresh air. You see, he is, by the standards of his race, a shut-in. A NEET. But even shut-ins need to get out once in a while, and Ix is simply too lazy to bother going home and doing it there. He'd much rather crash 3 dimensions (in this case the mk2, V, and Re;Birth1 ones) together and cause a massive hole in the fabric of reality in doing so, using this hole to get some 'fresh air' before diving right back into 'gaming.' Apparently this is easier than just going home... or maybe he doesn't want
to go home, but more on that later. In any case, as vile as this seems, it should be noted that as far as Ix is concerned he's just breaking a few video games. He's actually kinda torn up about it, but he can always get new ones (read: go to parallel dimensions).
In any case, his plan mostly involves wandering about the mk2, V, and Re;Birth1 dimensions until he finds what he's looking for... which would be sufficiently weak points in the fabric of each of these dimensions' realities, where it would be easiest to tear open a massive hole in reality and cause the dimensions to collide with each other. Aside from finding these weak points, Ix also needs to locate spots where ripping open these holes will actually cause the dimensions to go tumbling in the proper direction; if the 3 dimensions won't actually collide
, then there's no point in opening the holes in the first place.
It should also be noted that 'Ix' isn't Ix's real name; it is actually the equivalent of a username that he goes by while in 3d space. As for why he doesn't use his real name in 3d space... well, aside from it being akin to giving away your real name on the Internet for him, there is also the matter of the strange things that happen when he tries to pronounce his name in 3d space...
Ix: The last time I tried to tell someone my real name in 3-dimensional space, I kind of broke that world's physics.
Ix: It was actually pretty funny.
The Girls: O_O
Also, Ix isn't actually a 'he.' He is simply called such for simplicity.
Ix: By the standards of your race, I'm not male.
IF: So you're female?
Ix: Well, I believe my anatomy is closer to what you would consider 'female' by your race's terms, but I don't think there's any true 3-dimensional equivalent of my race's genders.
IF: So what's your gender actually called, then?
Ix: Just call me a 'he.' If I told you the word for my real gender, your ears would start bleeding. And your head would probably explode.
Ix: I've seen it happen. It's gross.
Long story short, Ix is a personification/parody/pastiche of video gamers of various kinds (niche in particular), as well as otaku. In other words, he can be said to personify you
, NISA forum-goers, with his two extra avatars basically being sockpuppet accounts.
...Well, not all
of you. Just some. Some. Personality:
Ix is actually a pretty casual guy. Too
casual actually, to the point of it being unsettling and just plain off
. He can talk about mass genocide via slamming several dimensions together as if he were talking about the weather. However, this is due to him seeing the 3rd dimension as little more than a video game, and he's actually not entirely sure why the NPCs and enemies in his games freak out so much at the prospect of total annihilation. Apparently they must have really good AI, because there's no way 3d beings could actually be intelligent
, right? That's just silly.
Despite all the attempts the Goddesses and co make to stop his plans of dimensional devastation, he never bothers actually killing
Noire: Why do you never kill us?! You always just walk off when you win!
Ix: You're an amusing group of recurring bosses. I don't want to kill the comic relief.
Despite his generally lax demeanor and voice, if the goddesses were to ever figure out how to beat him - ie if they figured out the 'attack all his avatars at once' thing and somehow managed to get the mk2, V, and Re:Birth1 dimensions working together, his casual and slightly off
normal voice switches to a demonic, ear-raping growl and...
Ix: I wonder how many experience points you would be worth?
Ix: And I wonder what items you drop? Perhaps I should farm you...
(Read: death threat and he can apparently revive people he kills just to kill them again)
Needless to say, he can be kind of a sore loser. He also tends to get butthurt and often ragequits when he 'loses' a game (read: is defeated) and will swear off whatever game beat him for a while (read: go wandering around elsewhere in the cosmos) out of frustration. He may not ever actually get back to whatever 'game' infuriated him, either, so beating him once may be all you need to get him off your back for good.
It was mentioned earlier that Ix may not actually want to go home, and that he is an otaku and a shut-in by 9d standards. Yeeeah, the latter two are probably largely why
he doesn't want to go home. He's something of a pariah. He just immerses himself in his 'games' and would prefer to hang out with selected 3d 'waifus' rather than 9d 'real people.' On that note, he considers Neptune and Vert to be his waifus because they're both lazy gamers like him. He detests Noire for being a hard worker and a 'buzzkill' and kind of just ignores Blanc because he doesn't really care. In fact, he's perfectly willing to kidnap Nep and Vert and use them as body pillows.
Nep: Let me goooooo!
Nep: Aw, crackers, I'm gonna be here for a while...
Oddly, despite Nep being one of his waifus he nonetheless ships NepxNoire. Hey, even buzzkills deserve happiness.
He also thinks Iris Heart is the most moe thing ever.
Ix: Awww, lookit you, trying to traumatize people! Who's a cute widdle wannabe Eldritch Abomination? Who's a cute widdle wannabe Eldritch Abomination?
As you can hopefully tell, his logic behind considering Iris to be 'moe' is that he finds her habit of traumatizing people absolutely adorable. Particularly because, as an Eldritch Abomination who can mutate entire planets into Death Worlds just by trying to manifest in 3d (among various other horrific things), he finds Iris' brand of 'trauma' comically ineffective and just plain cute
by comparison. Cute enough to take home and...
Ix: Would you like some more tea, Miss Iris?
Iris (dressed in a frilly dress and bonnet and looking like a doll... a very pissed off doll): No
. All I want is to tear out your spine
and whip you into submission with it
Ix: Awww, you silly little ditz~ My race doesn't have spines!
Ix: Well, physically that is. Figuratively we do. Anyway, you're seriously the biggest moeblob ever
Nep: Hey, at least he's not using you as a body pillow...
No, really, he's having a tea party with her.
His opinions of the Felons amount to 'cool, giant Transformers toys,' mk2 Arfy is 'A giant and really cute teddy bear' and the Sages are 'nifty PVC figures.'
Finally, and rather bizarrely, even though he's a sore loser he still likes to impose challenges on himself. Like in a Survival Horror setting (most likely created by him), for example, he gives himself 1 'hit point' and if a monster phases through his body he considers that 'hit point' lost despite the fact that he almost certainly wasn't actually
harmed by the attack. It makes his 'games' more fun and challenging, apparently, though it still doesn't stop Ix from getting butthurt and ragequitting if he gets annoyed enough. Whether that ragequitting merely involves leaving in a huff or blowing something (most likely a planet) up tends to vary.Abilities:
Ix is nigh invulnerable, unkillable by 3rd-dimensioners (he can only be incapacitated) without some serious reality hax, and despite needing to attack all 3 of his avatars at once in order to actually damage him and not just phase through his avatars, he's perfectly capable of harming or interacting with others just fine, kind of like a ghost. He's apparently capable of reviving the dead (usually just to kill them again), and even his avatars, which only have a small fraction of his true form's power, are still capable of taking on 8 CPUs at once with relative ease - though if only 1 or 2 of his avvies are being attacked he can take on literally any number of people and not break a sweat simply because he can't be harmed. He has very powerful physical and magical abilities overall, wielding all elements with ease and hitting like the souped-up GUN truck from Sonic Generations.
Thankfully, whatever part of his anatomy that allows him to create his avatars is fairly fragile, so one good, concentrated, simultaneous attack on all 3 of his avatars will destroy this mystery organ fairly easily. Ix'll be damned if he lets people forcibly 'log him out' so easily, though, and if necessary he'll resort to 'changing the game's genre' (read: screw with the 3rd dimension's laws of nature) by dipping into some of his 9d powers. Of course, this organ or whatever it is will regenerate over time, but Ix generally can't actually be assed to bother going back and getting revenge. Most of the time, he'll just move on to a new dimension and play a new 'game.' Possibly while writing a scathing review of the dimension that defeated him.
As a general rule, if Ix decides to make full use of his Eldritch-ness and use 9d powers, it's pretty much his 'I win' card because of how badly 3d reality tends to glitch up when he does so. Therefore, it is important to defeat him before he becomes annoyed enough to do this, or otherwise convince him not
to do it - a task his 'waifus' might just be able to pull off, notably.Boss Themes: usual battle themefinal battle theme