An adorable portrait of Cybele from But I'm A Cat Person
. Even her attack mode isn't so much attacking as it is flashy prettiness.
Doubles as an entry for
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. But I'm A Cat Person spoilers
follow.When I'm sad she comes to me
With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free
It's alright, it's alright she says; take anything you want from me
Anything: Fly little wing
Cybele is a Being, one of a handful of immortal shapeshifting battle monsters who have the need to be attached to a human Master...and can't (in theory) take off if that Master turns out to have some issues. In Cybele's case, she got semi-accidentally picked up by a U.S. Congressman, who's trying to use her to surreptitiously further his political career, but is pretty inept about doing it.
Although Cybele looks perky and cheerful and not at all good at subterfuge, she's cannier than she appears -- and probably smarter than Congressman Bennett, honestly. So she carries out his plans with as much aplomb as possible, even though she'd rather spend her time singing and baking cookies. (She has a feeling this is what Bennett secretly wishes they could do too.)
She can, and sometimes does, manifest in an adult form, but she mostly sticks to this one. It's cute, so it wins sympathy more easily and is less likely to attract suspicion. It also happens to be an age that's significant to Bennett, though it's a long time before he puts the meaning together...