Shows and Movies That Deal Directly or Indirectly With Otherkin
originally when considering the idea of the portrayal of otherkin
on television, the first thing that came to mind were older movies
such as Legend, Labyrinth, The Last Unicorn, The Dark Crystal, and
Willow; which all bring into focus multiple races interacting or
being put into a position where they must interact at some point.
And not quite old movies such as Unbreakable. .
Legend, Tim Curry portrays the great big horned red demon. How could
it get any better than that? In Labyrinth, David Bowie portrays
the very elf-like looking Goblin King. After doing some research,
I've come to the conclusion that was, perhaps, Goblin King as depicted
by old Welsh myth, and that perhaps, in fact, Labyrinth was more
closely about the changeling sub sect of the Y Tylwyth Teg of Welsh
faerie lore. The Changelings were said to have a great admiration
for newborn children.. such that they would go to steal them in
the night. Of course, as we see in Labyrinth, they don't come to
take the child until the star of the show wishes it so. In Welsh
faerie-lore, the stolen child is replaced with one that looks just
like it but who grows to be ill-tempered, wailing, and generally
frightful. Even the song David Bowie sings is reminiscent of Welsh-lore.
remind me of the babe
The babe with the power
The power of Voodoo?
Remind me of the babe."
"the babe" is what they used to call the child that was stolen,
as well as the child which replaced the stolen one. Specifically,
it was termed that the changeling child was ugly but cunning in
supernatural way, hence, "the babe with the power."
The Last Unicorn, a beautiful young unicorn meets up with a mediocre
wizard who doesn't have enough faith in himself, who inadvertently
turns the unicorn into a human. In her search to find a way to get
turned back into a unicorn, she gets lost in her human life, and
starts to lose memories of her "other" life.
however, presents a subject matter a little more well known to us
on the basis of one's abilities and their calling, from more of
a comic book style point of view. Two things I absolutely love to
hear about - and was certainly expressed well in the film.
noticed the majority of Otherkin related material in the media today
has mostly been through cartoons such as Thundercats, DBZ, Tenchi
Muyo, and Outlaw Star. Thundercats for example, would seem to appeal
to the furries at heart. DBZ.. my favourite.. guardians of Earth
- some of which are human and others which are from other worlds.
The Saiyans and Nameckians to name a few. Piccolo, a Nameckian and
guardian of the Earth is actually a spirit of a being called Kami
that split into two separate entities so that he could become the
guardian of Earth. Kami's other half, defined as his evil half was
reborn as the demon Piccolo. Goku, a saiyan from planet Vegita,
was born with a tail that enabled him to transform into a giant
ape.. but in childhood had it removed. However his son had it..
and never lost it. Ape kin perhaps? Ape kin and Demons working along
side humans for a greater purpose.. imagine that.
Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi, a reincarnation of his great grandfather, who
was actually from Jurai, teamed up with galactic police, princess
aika of Jurai and Ryoko, a demon imprisoned by Tenchi's former life,
his great grandfather. Here , tenchi is his great grandfather, a
warrior from another world reincarnated into this human form.. again
with the demons who do good.. gotta love japanese philosophy - plus
it fits in perfectly with Japanese ancestor worship.
star: a human finds an android in his possession who he swears to
protect - an android who becomes curious of who she is and why she
was created. I'm sure we've never wondered that about ourselves,
now have we?
found that a lot of other Anime or Manga movies tend to portray
different aspects of Otherkin'ness. Some dealing with understanding
the changes that are happening to the characters, or trying to understand
in a span of only a few days before some "Earth-shattering event"
comes crashing down that they must stop.. literally.
City was about two people, a special ops human and a shadowy woman
from the underground world, who were brought together by a Guardian
posing as a delegate in order to keep them protected and help bring
about a new race - one that many were against. The new race was
a human-shadow hybrid. Well regardless of the details, it was to
better society, but as usual there are always groups that refuse
to accept change. That one hit close to home for me. Aha! There's
that word "change" again.
to mention the long term implications of trying to come to terms
with one's other self and to continue to live in a world where the
majority of the inhabitants can't accept the changes because they
are frightened by them. Aha! Anyone remember X-men? Granted they
were humans who had been mutated. But if the bulk of humanity can't
accept other humans who have mutated, then surely they'll never
be able to accept humans with nonhuman souls.
I think I've ranted enough on this subject. Next time, I'll start
to interweave personal memories with a bit of mythology. If there's
something you remembered that you'd like to post by all means go