Brand new Zoomorph villain, this one is not only different from the regulars, it reveals a lot about the Zoomorph world.
Meet the Green Giant, Doctor Bloom!!
Quick Bio: Doctor Bloom is a villain who is only fueled by his longing to be loved and accepted. Born Jessie Blume, Jessie had a less then unfavorable relationship with his father, who didn't understand Jessie because of his effeminate, flamboyant personality and love for flora. The tipping point was Jessie coming out as gay, and thus Jessie's father barely speaking to his son at all. This hurt Jessie deeply and stayed with him for the rest of his life. Jessie earned himself a science degree to a prestige University and it was their he met his first true love... Samuel Simyon. Though Simyon was a bit recluse, he did care for Jessie deeply and they began a relationship. Strangely, Jessie never met or was mentioned to Simyon's friends, Owen Evans and Dallas Dinovous. Whether this was because Simyon wasn't fully out of the closet or because he was ashamed/embarressed by Jessie's personality remains unknown. Jessie loved Simyon for his thuggish and stoic personality, but mainly because he shared a kinship with him on the horrible relationships their respected fathers. After Simyon confided his father's involvement in Simyon's darkest hour, Jessie came to the conclusion that his father was just as evil, and conspired to kill his father via a untraceable poison he extracted from a rare flower, an event he confided in Simyon(who even came to the family funeral). After Simyon went to study in Africa, Jessie was heartbroken when he found out Simyon had been reported lost at sea. Assuming the worse, Jessie through himself into his work and became a renowned Botanist. His revolutionary work was the study of plant regeneration. Jessie was overjoyed when he heard Simyon was alive, despite him being labeled a supervillain, mad scientist, and ecoterrorist. He attempt to make contact with his former lover, but all methods failed. He decided to confront him, not being phased by Simyon - now Doctor Simian - being a Animan Primate, but was phased when Simyon told him to leave because he could no longer love him. Jessie believed that it was Simyon's goals that kept them apart and decided to become a part of them by taking the road Simian did. He inject himself with a flora-hybrid mutagen and turned himself into a human/plant hybrid. With chlorophyll flowing through his veins and the ability to control, mutate & manipulate plant-life, Jessie became the villainous Doctor Bloom, and proceeded to turn all of Savanna City from an urban jungle to a literal jungle. This was all to impress Simian, but his emotions towards the whole thing were not what he expected. He attempted to kill Silverback and his Herd out of rage, but Zoomorph intervened, resulting in a building being set on fire with them trapped. All of them, however, including Doctor Bloom, made it out thanks to Simian. This rekindled Bloom's hope for his love. Now Doctor Bloom does everything he can to win over Doctor Simian, and when he's not doing that he is creating a world better for flowers and plant life everywhere. Doctor Bloom is responsible for creating the base of operation and home for the new Animen in Savanna City.
-Chlorokinesis: able to control and manipulate all forms of plant life, even mutate them into new species.
-Employs a use of toxins, pheromones, and mind-controlling plant pods to aid him in his schemes.
-Regenerative Healing Factor, able to regrow limbs and other body parts.
-Brilliant Botanist and Biologist with extended knowledge of all things flora.
-Obsessively dedicated and in Love with Doctor Silverback.
-While goal is to win Doctor Silverback back, Has minor ambitions to build a utopia of plant life.
-Flamboyant and Effeminate, but also Dangerously Ingenious and Crafty
THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS! DOCTOR SIMIAN IS GAY!!
LOL Originally I wasn't going to have him be gay, but when I was coming up with Doctor Bloom a lightbulb went off in my head that was too good to pass up.
Doctor Bloom was created from the realization that I couldn't just have villains from the animal kingdom when there was a whole other kingdom - the plant kingdom - out there to make a villain from. Doctor Bloom was also the result of the realization that there are many female plant users out there who are depicted natural sexually beautiful(Poison Ivy being the obvious case). So I thought, why couldn't a male character be the same way? And thus I created a flamboyant male-based plant character.
When I realized I could have this type of character in my universe, the next part came figuring out how to tie him to Zoomorph's other villains and place him among the rogues gallery. Since Plants and Animals go so naturally together, I realized it would be fun to pair him with an Animan character. So I chose Silverback because I could do a lot of deep character scenes involving the two.
As far as powers go, Doctor Bloom is you're classic plant controlling villain with many powers revolving around plant life. Personality he is very flamboyant and effeminate, just living life to the fabulous terms. For his design I was inspired by male version of famous comic book characters, but also the design of a certain new video game character who shall remain anonymous.
. He is also modeled after Violets ("roses are red, violets are blue" violets).
Now, let's get to the relationship between him and Doctor Simian:
It's not as bad as Joker and Harley's, but its similar. Bloom loves Simian because he was the only one who accepted him for who he is and just wants love. Doctor Simian is a bit of a selfish lover in a sense that he cannot get himself to be happy. Simian considers his first and only priority is the good of all animal kind, and believes the things he cares for - besides his Animen - should come second. This is why he refuses to be with Bloom, because he feels he cannot give Doctor Bloom the love he so desires, not even if he tries, because he will always love the animal kingdom more and first. Bloom at times understands this, but still feels they can be together if they try really hard like all couples do. As such, Doctor Bloom will often offer his services to Doctor Simian should he ever need it.
As a villain, Doctor Bloom has done some very wrong things, but he's not necissarily evil. Just misunderstood and need of the the love he craves. He is slowly finding a family with plant life now that he is half plant, and seeks to build a better world for his fellow plants.
Fact: Doctor Bloom took his name after how Doctor Simian and Doctor Dino took their villainous names, all in an effort to show he could be just like Simian.
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