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{{Stats
 
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  |name= Gwiffon
 
  |name= Gwiffon
 
  |move= 52*<br />(fastest on record; varies)
 
  |move= 52*<br />(fastest on record; varies)
  |special= [[Unit#Natural_Abilities|Flight]], [[Mount]]
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|special= [[Flyer]], [[Mount]], [[Capture]]
 
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==Proposed Canon==
 
==Proposed Canon==
A '''Gwiffon''' is a [[non-humanoid]] [[flying unit|flying]] [[Unit]] roughly the shape of a bird. It is fast moving and a capable combatant. They are used by [[Jillian]] as [[mount]]s.{{erf|1|007}}{{erf|1|009}} Gwiffons emit a 'peep!' [[Onomatopoeia|sound effect]].{{erf|1|050}}
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A '''Gwiffon''' is a [[non-humanoid]] [[flying unit|flying]] [[Unit]] roughly the shape of a bird. It is fast moving and a capable combatant. They are used by [[Jillian]] as [[mount]]s.{{ref|[[TBFGK 7]]}} {{ref|[[TBFGK 9]]}} Gwiffons emit a 'peep!' [[Onomatopoeia|sound effect]].{{ref|[[TBFGK 50]]}}
  
 
Gwiffons take a small penalty to [[movement]] when passing through [[mountain]]s and no penalty when passing through [[hill]]s.
 
Gwiffons take a small penalty to [[movement]] when passing through [[mountain]]s and no penalty when passing through [[hill]]s.
  
Gwiffons get squishy when rained on.
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Gwiffons get squishy when [[rain]]ed on.
  
It appears that Gwiffons, like [[Megalogwiff]]s can capture prisoners. However (probably due to their smaller size) they seem only capable of capturing one or two, as opposed to twenty-five that Queen [[Jillian]]'s Megalogwiff can carry. It should be noted that those shown with two prisoners do not have someone riding them, possibly indicating that weight is another factor in the amount one Gwiffon can carry.
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It appears that Gwiffons, like [[Megalogwiff]]s can capture prisoners. However (probably due to their smaller size) they seem only capable of capturing one or two, as opposed to twenty-five that Queen [[Jillian]]'s Megalogwiff can carry{{ref|[[LIAB Text 43]]}}. It should be noted that those shown with two prisoners do not have someone riding them, possibly indicating that weight is another factor in the amount one Gwiffon can carry.
  
 
===Known users===
 
===Known users===
 
*[[Royal Crown Coalition]] - specifically [[Jillian Zamussels]].
 
*[[Royal Crown Coalition]] - specifically [[Jillian Zamussels]].
*[[Kingdom of Faq|Faq]] - Queendom, led by [[Jillian Zamussels]], which once raised [[shmuckers]] by hiring out Gwiffon and Megalogwiff riding [[mercenary|mercenaries]] (including Jillian) to other [[sides]].{{erf|1|082}}
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*[[Kingdom of Faq|Faq]] - Queendom, led by [[Jillian Zamussels]], which once raised [[shmuckers]] by hiring out Gwiffon and Megalogwiff riding [[mercenary|mercenaries]] (including Jillian) to other [[sides]].{{ref|[[TBFGK 82]]}}
  
 
===First Appearance===
 
===First Appearance===
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==Speculation==
 
==Speculation==
[[Jillian]] refers to them as 'gummy beasts',{{erf|1|050}} referring to the fact that they seem to be one sticky, gelatinous material all the way through.{{erf|1|012}} This may explain why they get squishy in the rain.
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[[Jillian]] refers to them as 'gummy beasts',{{ref|[[TBFGK 50]]}} referring to the fact that they seem to be one sticky, gelatinous material all the way through.{{ref|[[TBFGK 12]]}} This may explain why they get squishy in the rain.
  
 
In the first intermission, page 15, Jillian allows her Gwiffons to eat the marrow, hooves and horns from horned sheep carcasses. These feeding habits are a reference to the fact that gelatin is made from the bone marrow of animals.
 
In the first intermission, page 15, Jillian allows her Gwiffons to eat the marrow, hooves and horns from horned sheep carcasses. These feeding habits are a reference to the fact that gelatin is made from the bone marrow of animals.
 
In the first intermission, after becoming the new Queen of Faq, Jillian begins to ride a larger, more powerful and more expensive Flyer Unit called a "[[Megalogwiff]]". This is presumably a variant of the Gwiffon, but no other details are provided about it, save that Jillian saved some after first becoming a Barbarian, after which she could no longer afford to Pop new ones, but was forced to sacrifice them in order to escape an ambush.
 
  
 
===Interesting Side Notes===
 
===Interesting Side Notes===
When [[Wanda]] is summoning [[Parson]], [[Stanley]] asks for someone who (among other things) snacks on gwiffons and eats [[Marbit]]s for breakfast.<sup>[http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/TBFGK_17:4]</sup> Sometimes, [[Stanley]] actually gets what he asks for.
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When [[Wanda]] is summoning [[Parson]], [[Stanley]] asks for someone who (among other things) snacks on gwiffons and eats [[Marbit]]s for breakfast.{{ref|[[TBFGK 17:4]]}} Sometimes, [[Stanley]] actually gets what he asks for.
  
 
==Real World Reference==
 
==Real World Reference==
Gwiffons appear to be based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshmallow_Peeps Marshmallow Peep], a favorite snack food of [[Parson|Parson's]].{{erf|1|015}}
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Gwiffons appear to be based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshmallow_Peeps Marshmallow Peep], a favorite snack food of [[Parson|Parson's]].{{ref|[[TBFGK 15]]}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:49, 3 November 2014

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Gwiffon
Class: Heavy Flyer
Move: 52*
(fastest on record; varies)
Special: Flyer, Mount, Capture

Proposed Canon

A Gwiffon is a non-humanoid flying Unit roughly the shape of a bird. It is fast moving and a capable combatant. They are used by Jillian as mounts.TBFGK 7 TBFGK 9 Gwiffons emit a 'peep!' sound effect.TBFGK 50

Gwiffons take a small penalty to movement when passing through mountains and no penalty when passing through hills.

Gwiffons get squishy when rained on.

It appears that Gwiffons, like Megalogwiffs can capture prisoners. However (probably due to their smaller size) they seem only capable of capturing one or two, as opposed to twenty-five that Queen Jillian's Megalogwiff can carryLIAB Text 43. It should be noted that those shown with two prisoners do not have someone riding them, possibly indicating that weight is another factor in the amount one Gwiffon can carry.

Known users

First Appearance

TBFGK 7

Speculation

Jillian refers to them as 'gummy beasts',TBFGK 50 referring to the fact that they seem to be one sticky, gelatinous material all the way through.TBFGK 12 This may explain why they get squishy in the rain.

In the first intermission, page 15, Jillian allows her Gwiffons to eat the marrow, hooves and horns from horned sheep carcasses. These feeding habits are a reference to the fact that gelatin is made from the bone marrow of animals.

Interesting Side Notes

When Wanda is summoning Parson, Stanley asks for someone who (among other things) snacks on gwiffons and eats Marbits for breakfast.TBFGK 17:4 Sometimes, Stanley actually gets what he asks for.

Real World Reference

Gwiffons appear to be based on the Marshmallow Peep, a favorite snack food of Parson's.TBFGK 15