has no real story or place yet within the Surreal-verse, that isn't true for all my characters. Ignoring collaborative characters like Silky or Dorothy whose creatorship is murkier, there's the case of Yuu. Bridging the gap between two groups of characters, Yuu exists within the Surreal-verse and the Malich-verse.
Missy Malich (left) and Yuu (right) by LittleIkki
Detail of Ikki's Shapely Selections, Volume 4
Yuu, as portrayed, is as she was in the late 1980's. In her last years of High School Yuu was both friend and roommate to Missy Malich after Missy moved to Japan in an attempt to escape her family. There she discovered Yuu who was struggling with her developing "magical girl powers", the psychic abilities of an Astral (any human with Surreal powers) within the context of the Surreal-verse.
Yuu by Tako from Discord
Yuu's abilities can be summarized into 3 powers: The ability to animate objects, the ability to notice manifesting dreams, and a hyper-sensitivity to possession.
-Yuu's ability to animate objects is limited in scope, but with a command and series of gestures (basically just waving about) she can focus ambient energy into an object enough to create a spirit. These creations are temporary and near-mindless but can accomplish basic tasks if commanded by Yuu. Spirit possessed objects warp and bend harmlessly to propel themselves and once Yuu masters the creation of more powerful spirits, they'll begin to adopt tsukonogami-like traits such as eyes, mouths, or limbs.
Yuu being scrolled by LittleIkki
-Yuu's most consistent problem is her ability to notice manifesting dreams. (When a Surrealite's dream drifts into contact with reality, it creates a manifestation zone. These zones overlay themselves onto reality altering both the geography and the people within them to fit the dream but leave no memory of their odd nature in those who view or are affected by it.) At first Yuu believed these to be hallucinations, but has come to realize that these manifestation are real and can cause disasters and harm if allowed to persist. Being the only person she knows who can perceive the odd and unsettling changes she feels a moral responsibility to try and put a stop to them and the entities that run wild within them, a dangerous endeavor.
Yuu with Missy as a Backpack by LittleIkki
-By far the worst of Yuu's problems when it crops up is her sensitivity to possession. Possession is normally the ability of ghosts, fighting with a body's inhabitant to hijack it for themselves temporarily or placing themselves into an inanimate object. Powerful ghosts can even warp the person or object to adopt some of their physical traits, even in defiance of physical laws. Yuu however can grant these abilities to most any spiritual being that tries to enter her; the presence of a possessing entities warping Yuu's body to closely resemble their normal forms leaving only hints of her original body behind. Unfortunately, as an aspect of this power, Yuu is very weak when it comes to fighting such possessions off. She's practically made to have her body stolen and her mind shoved into the back of her head, barely a whisper in the mind of whatever is controlling her body. Entities can only leave willingly (if they know how) or are ejected when Yuu's body falls asleep or unconscious. An obstinate surrealite or fey could control her body for DAYS until it passed out.Yuu Rokurokubi by Tako from Discord
Yuu's can even open herself up and channel a (usually) random entity out of the Surreal into herself using this power. Since these entities usually possess some fantastic abilities and other supernatural traits this ability sacrifices her autonomy to a random being it can be a lifesaver when Yuu is in a tight situation. Her issue though is that this is a very easy ability for Yuu to activate and she can sometimes use it inadvertently when suitably panicked or startled, leaving her trapped at the whims of a random entity for an unknown length of time.
Between her possession ability and the changes cause by entering various manifestations, Yuu experiences frequent TFs as characterized by much of the art here.
Yuu as a Tengu by LittleIkki
Yuu's attempts to dispel manifested Surrealites and any spirit minions they may have are not all solo endeavors. While Yuu is the only one she knows who can perceive the manifestations independently, Missy seems to possesses a 6th sense when it comes to them. This isn't enough to push Missy's through into seeing manifestation zones on her own, she can only sense something is odd about the area, however with practice and Yuu's insight that something is off Missy can punch through into realizing manifestations. Missy's Malich powers certainly come in handy in such cases, making her much more robust than Yuu when the two pair up do deal with manifestations or the creatures they disgorge.
In addition, when Yuu loses control of herself due to a possession, Missy's powers make her one of the most useful people to subdue the entity if needed. This combination of needing to protect Yuu from her own powers and Yuu being younger leads to Missy adopting parental role in managing Yuu, something she hadn't done before even with her own sister.
Young Missy (in her supersuit) and Yuu by LittleIkki
While the day to day struggles of powers are troublesome, to make matters worse Yuu suffers from a strong sense of independent responsibility. Without many close friends, especially after several episodes where her developing powers made her "the weird girl", Yuu tries to take on problems to the fullest of he ability without asking for help and without shying away from the work if she can help it. What would be diligent under normal circumstances instead keeps causing her to work herself to exhaustion and injury trying to excel in school while at the same time living semi-independently and fighting manifestations as they arise. Slogging home beaten and bruised only to attempt to study while cooking herself a meal day in and day out is grueling and counterproductive.
Yuu with a fan by LittleIkki
Behind the scenes, the manifestations that plague Yuu are not merely happenstance. Yuu's ability to become possessed was discovered early on and has caught certain interests within The Surreal. These interests have begun to prod unsuspecting surrealites on a crash course with her in the hopes of driving her to use her abilities as much as possible, each usage granting them another chance for them or a minion hop into her body and lodge themselves in with exotic surreal devices. All in the hope of taking her body for themselves and leaving her trapped within her twisted possessed form as the entity puppets it around forever. While this threat is unknown to Yuu, each time she uses the ability simply compounds its danger and risks bringing forth something neither her nor Missy can put back.
Yuu Doll by LittleIkki