Eight Facts about Mer Danny—
1. When Danny was born, his coloring was originally a mix of washed out grays, including his eyes. His scales didn’t start to darken until the illness that plagues him became active around the time he was six to eight months old.
On that note, most mermian species will have their colors fade or darken into shades of gray if they are sickly, or in poor health for any number of reasons. This is a protective mechanism for the mers as a species; the washed out colors prevent or deter the chance in attracting a mate and possibly passing the illness along to future offspring. Unfortunately this doesn’t always work. Some illnesses are inherited even if both of the parents are healthy mers, through recessive traits or from past history of illness from other family members such as aunts and uncles. This is the case for Danny given that both of his parents are strong and healthy, and yet he was born ill.
Danny’s illness is based o