The Invasive Mew Project
The Invasive Mews were created when a fatal flaw was discovered in the original Mew Project that caused the animal DNA to deteriorate over time, causing the Mews to lose their powers and revert back to ordinary humans. In order to circumvent this problem, the Mew Project scientists set out to create a new Mew Project by infusing girls with the DNA of invasive animals, hoping the new Mews would be able to utilize the powerful survival instincts of the invasive animals.
Unbeknown to the scientists, there was a fatal flaw to the Invasive Mew project as well. When animals are introduced to a new ecosystem, a certain chemical change in their DNA takes effect, much like a passive version of the effect Chimera Anima have on ordinary animals. In turn, the animals succumb to the effects of the chemical change and become corrupted, causing them to be a detriment to the ecosystems and the native species, even going so far as causing extinction to native plants and animals.
When infused with the invasive species' DNA, the resulting Mews were in turn corrupted. Overpowered by the DNA of the invasive species, the Mews succumbed to their invasive instincts and became wild. They feel compelled to take over as much of the native environments as possible, choking out any competitors for survival by any means necessary. The Invasive Mews pose a much greater threat than an ordinary invasive animal, and seek to oust all who stand in their way.
Based on appearance, it's incredibly difficult to tell and Invasive Mew from an ordinary Mew. However, the subtle differences are great in terms of identification. For one thing, once infused, an Invasive Mew cannot revert back to an untransformed state. They also appear to have sharper teeth, longer nails, and pungent smells, depending on the animal DNA.
One of the primary differences between Invasive Mews and regular Mews is the Mew Mark. Unlike ordinary Mews, the marks seen on Invasive Mews are a livid red, manifesting as bite marks, stings, or the scratches from claws. These marks are much larger than average Mew Marks, and seem to cause the Mew discomfort, such as pain, stinging sensation, or itching.
The invasive animal DNA gives the Invasive Mews heightened senses and overpowering animal instincts, causing drastic behavioural changes. They often show behaviours and habits often seen in their respective animals, such as social grooming, preening, burrowing, etc. They may prefer to sleep in trees or burrows, or experience diet changes to better suit their animal DNA. They seem to become frantic or aggressive if cornered, and typically avoid humans.
Note: All Invasive Mews have the ability to summon Chimera anima.
Animal DNA: Common Myna
Mew Mark: Bird scratches on left upper arm
Weapon: Bramble-Thorn Staff
Abilities: Kudzu Strangle, Choking Kudzu Surround
Animal DNA: Crab-eating Macaque
Mew Mark: Monkey bite on right upper arm
Weapon: Unnamed bow and arrow
Animal DNA: Brush-tailed Possum
Mew Mark: Scratch on left side of neck
Abilities: Spreading and controlling disease
Animal DNA: Nile Perch
Mew Mark: Fish bite on the back of right calf
Weapon: Stinging Sea Whip
Abilities: Stinging Red Tide, controlling algae, spreading aquatic parasites
Animal DNA: Brown Tree Snake
Mew Mark: Snake bites on left shoulder blade
Abilities: Venomous bite
- Esmee Foster
Animal DNA: European Red Deer
Mew Mark: Hoof print on lower left of stomach
Animal DNA: Small Indian Mongoose/Asian Beetle