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The power to use the abilities of an encantado. Variation of Mythic Physiology and Cetacean Physiology.

Also Called

  • Encantado Mimicry

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into an encantado, a Brazilian legendary spirit that has the form of a pink boto that are excellent dancers and musicians and possess supernatural beauty. Besides the ability to shapeshift into human form, encantados frequently wield other magical abilities, such as the power to control storms, "enchant" or haunt humans into doing their will or becoming encantados themselves, and inflict illness, insanity, and even death.

During nights of full-moon, the encantados take human form and rise to the surface, seeking to celebrate with the humans in their parties. Much like other mythic creatures that symbolize fertility, the encantados seek to seduce and mate with the young and beautiful women in the region. After the intercourse, the woman is impregnated with a hybrid being and the father escapes into the night, turning back into a boto before the sun rises, leaving many single mothers in his wake.

The Encantados are all male. It is not known if females of the species exist, and if they do, they are probably incapable of transforming, seeing how there are no reports of them. Another possibility is that they are a sort of male mermaids due to their many similarities. Coincidentally enough, in Brazilian myths the most prominent famous mermaid, Yara, is the queen of all the aquatic creatures and is attributed the title of "mother of the seas", witch could mean that she has given birth to these half-fish people as well, since she herself was once human woman before acquiring her powers.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • The only way to discern an encantado from a human is the respiratory hole that they hide under their hats, the only part of their boto-form that they cannot transform.

Known Users

  • Encantado (Brazilian Folklore)

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