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SGPA F.A.Q. - What happens during Seiren-Turning? by Meibatsu SGPA F.A.Q. - What happens during Seiren-Turning? by Meibatsu
June 10, 2012.

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So, Seiren [link] is always trying to seduce people and convince them that becoming an ocean spirit called a White Seiren is a great decision~!

But some of you may be wondering: BUT WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS TO ME?

Well, here is something to explain the process in simple terms!

First, you agree that you want to become a White Seiren. Then you take a dip in the ocean.
OR
You are already in the ocean and drowning or something, and one of these Black Seiren come up to you to strike a deal in order to save your forfeit life!

Well, as soon as you agree and hit the water, the Black Seiren uses their magical skills to release your soul from your body. Your body falls apart (magic in the water kind of rips it apart). If you are made of flesh, your flesh disintegrates and dissolves. If you are made of other weird parts, it just gets ripped into smaller pieces to float to the bottom. >_>

The soul then goes through a "purification" process where part of it gets converted so that all your past memories are taken into "the waters of Mnemosyne" and leave you forever, and you just stop caring about the past. Generally, no seiren have names, and names aren't important to them. However, some of them take on nicknames once they start frequenting an area a lot and the locals start to know them and name them.

Ocean magic and energy then surrounds you to give you a new body that looks like a white, pearly fish with very bright trim colours. They can have a variety of different colours for their trim. It's kind of random what colour trim you might get, but usually it's based on your soul's colour or a colour you have affinity with. The fish is usually very large: at least the size of a row boat. They can get larger as they age. Seiren for example, is about the size of a killer whale (~ 25 feet long, not including the trailing tail).

White Seiren don't "grow old" and die, and usually maintain their appearance throughout their lifetime. They can still "die" or get destroyed though, and when they do, they just get reabsorbed into the ocean and their soul disappears.

Although the base personality of the person they were before may be present in some form, white seiren generally don't care about normal human preoccupations like "having someone to love", wealth, purpose in life, death, and injury/disability. Instead, a lot of those worries are replaced with a sense of duty to serving the ocean and keeping the ecosystem balanced and healthy.

White Seiren have powers such as using telepathy to communicate (and lose their vocal cords, so they can't talk). They also gain the ability to telekinetically manipulate water. Usually, their water manipulation is stronger if they are nearer to a lot of water (they can't really do anything with a bucket of water except make it splash or wiggle a little). They are also able to shapeshift into forms they are familiar with. Usually the old self was a human, so they can shapeshift to human form. They need a lot of practice and experience to shapeshift into other animals and stuff. Different fish are usually easiest for hem to learn next.

In any form they shift into, their colourations are predominantly white with a pearly rainbow shine, with some colours of their trim showing on their eyelids and hair. If they lost body parts or were born with disabilities, those parts are usually "replaced or repaired" in Seiren-Turning. The same is true if the soul is damaged (such as in the case of demons).

If they were metahumans and had other superpowers before turning into White Seiren, those skills usually are locked away or become resistances instead. For example, if they were a fire user, instead of keeping their fire abilities, they usually would gain some defense against fire instead. People with more powerful souls are usually stronger with their water manipulation, telepathy, shapeshifting, and innate resistances. This is why Seiren likes trying to seduce powerful beings to becoming white seiren.

In the sea, in their fish form, white serien swim fairly fast, using their water skills to create currents to carry them quickly and defend themselves. They are usually weaker and slower while on land, usually having normal human stats in human form (human defense, human strength, human speed). It's only if they were meta humans before with a lot of strength or defense that some of it carries over (only about 25% carries over to their new self). They also usually listen to any oceanic authority figure without question. So let's say a sea god or king of the sea tells them to create a tidal wave to wipe out a human village: OKAY!

Only Black Seiren can perform seiren-turning. No one really knows where Black Seiren come from, but maybe they emerge from all the other dead ocean spirits coming together to form one protective entity.

If you have more questions, ask them here!

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:iconmerit:
merit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Mmm learnings of gaia LOL
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:iconmeibatsu:
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right! More creatures to fill the mysterious seas of Gaia!
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merit Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
creepy, creepy seas!
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MyDearBasil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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WHAT, DOES KUHO GET TURNED INTO A WHITE SEIREN??
NOOO, SEIREN WHAT HAVE YOU DONNNEEE!!!

And how can you have no normal human preoccupations when you're always sleeping around, Seiren?? :c
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seiren: "I JUST DID MY JOB VERY WELL! XD <3 Sleeping around and pleasure are not exclusively human preoccupations~ Jealousy and exclusive monogamy on the other hand.. a strange concept to me! I do enjoy all those courtship displays humans do though.. Flowers, song, dance~!"
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MyDearBasil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HMMMMMMMM... You should go to a hippie festival! >_>
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Srn: "Oh, I do~~! So many recruits that way.. ;D "
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MyDearBasil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HMMM... ON ONE HAND THAT IS QUITE DEVILISH... On the other it seems like the dream life for hippies. >_>
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:iconmeibatsu:
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is win-win-win then! lol
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Oroyamaru Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Sailor Moon theme's playing while look at Seiren's transformation.
Gets shocked and goes off to feed on Tom Hiddleston interviews to cleans oneself
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:iconmeibatsu:
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL What?
Is that what happened to you?! XD
That is a bootiful experience. Don't ever let anyone take it away from you!
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Oroyamaru Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
LOL yea
TOM HIDDLESTON ATE MY SOUL.
xD
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renkarts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS SO COOL.
Me: GO SHEILA! GO FLAIL IN THE OCEAN.

That is a preeettyyy fishie -3- Want. I really love all this awesome back-story~ It's so original!
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL.. you want Sheila to go and get turned into a seiren now?! XD

I love that fissss~~ I probably should have drawn the body a little longer though.. HRMMMM.. I might fix that. xD

And thank you~! I like fleshing out my stories and species like that!
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renkarts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAH YEAH. xD
Sheila: No. *death glare*
Darn.

I should really learn from you!! But I'm lazy so.... *slaps self*
This is why I'm failing Physics at the moment.... Ehehhe...
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seiren: "Are yo sure, darling? You'd make a beautiful companion by my side.. *smiles and winks*"

Hahah.. SLAP THAT LAZINESS OUT OF YOURSELF!
Don't fail! Study! You can do this!! xD
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renkarts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GARRROOOOO. I WILL DO THIS. Still.Have.A.Week.
OH JEEZ. I only have a week!!!
..
..
*dies*

Sheila: Of course~~ Anything a guy like you...
(This.girl.has.problems.)
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Srn: "Oh, darling, you don't know what a happy man that makes me.. *smiles and holds her close to him*"

(YES.MANY.PROBLEMS!)
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renkarts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shiela: Good~ -purring- *strings hand through hair*

DAT.HAIR.
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Neon-Hitch Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
KR: O_O NEVER GOING TO OCEAN AGAIN NEVER! <.<
the same for me..THIS IS SO COOL THOUGH!NICE COLORING!answered alot but seiren still creeps me out a bit XD
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah! Yeah! He's supposed to be a little creepy! I mean.. all that black and rainbow skin.. and red.. freaky~! xD
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Vibiana Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Orange trim?!
She must look like a koi! Or a goldfish! :la:
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:iconmeibatsu:
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! Bootiful koi!
A huuuge boat-sized koi!
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Vibiana Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno, if I saw a fish as big as a boat that wasn't a shark, the first thing I'd say is, "DAT BASS." *shot*
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHAA>> SO GOOD! YEAH! :icondatass:
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Vibiana Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
GAAAAAASP
Seiren would be the ultimate DAT BASS. Since he's as big as a whale. XD
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:iconatey:
Atey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thank you! C: haha even this John guy is kind of similar to Kuho lol
That solve all my questions... I guess xD (I can't think of any other question right now >.>...)
Yay! now I can start creating future Kuho (awww he's gonna be mute! :C well, I don't mind if he has telepathy~)
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! He will look so hot~! But also different! xD Will we be able to recognize that it's him?! O:

If it's anything like Seiren.. .. we won't even notice the difference if he's mute or not. <_<;
And we can't even shut him up by keeping his mouth closed. lol
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:iconatey:
Atey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I know~ It's going to be like a new character! But I want to keep him as similar as possible (I've been thinking about it and his personality should change significantly... since it's mostly based on his bad memory... waah how can I keep his cuteness!? >_<)
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, he wont' have any memories of his past as a white seiren, so maybe that will be similar! XD
Maybe he'll just be forgetful now. LOL So instead of forgetting because his memories are bad, maybe he will forget because he doesn't pay attention. lol
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Atey Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Hehehe you're right, I've been thinking about doing that xD
Now I have another question: Can White Seirens get new scars? xD and can they have children? (I'm just curious lol)
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, They can get new scars and lose limbs.. AGAIN.. hahaha...
But they can shapeshift, so they might be able to keep up a non-injured image if they concentrate hard enough (but overall, they might be weaker).
I don't think they can have children. Seiren is always sleeping around and he doesn't have kids, after all! xD
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Atey Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Oh, I see... pah, Kuho's body will be all in one piece, he has lost enough limbs for a life >_>...
Haha I should have realized that xD
And what about the way they act? I mean... do they know about human manners? I guess they don't, but how do they act? Instinctively?
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think in general, they don't care very much about human customs or anything. All they care about is protecting the sea. They kind of have to relearn all human customs again, so they might watch humans a lot or ask older seiren and other ocean folk about it.
If they used to be calm people, they would generally still be calm. If they were always angry and violent, they will be angry and violent when it comes to defending the ocean. xD
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SAmaryllis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahaha omg I love how everything was serious in the beginning and Seiren was so nicely colored, and then it somehow degenerated into an ad! XDD SEIREN YOU PLANNED THIS DIDN'T YOUUUUU XDDD It's like...an infomercial!!

Eheheh no but seriously now, I'm glad you put this together~~! I was always curious..... >w<
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That Seiren alright~! XD
With the perks, who wouldn't want to become a White Seiren?!

Besides being an ocean slave that is easily suggested into drowning innocent people, that is.. hahhaa.. xD But it's not like you would feel guilty if you were a White seiren anyway.. And people might be against losing all their memories, but it wouldn't matter to you once they are gone... so many catch-22s.
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