What kind of dog is Tenka?

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What kind of dog is Tenka?

Post by rebina » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:05 pm

Was so confused since never seen dog breeds like Tenka so wondering :bon3:

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Re: What kind of dog is Tenka?

Post by Arano » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:11 pm

The short answer is that he isn't a breed! In the manga I think it just says his ancestors lived by a toxic volcano(?) which is used to explain his utterly weird appearance. I guess it's like how radioactivity is used in comics to explain superpowers.

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Re: What kind of dog is Tenka?

Post by Digsu » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:27 pm

Arano wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:11 pm
The short answer is that he isn't a breed! In the manga I think it just says his ancestors lived by a toxic volcano(?) which is used to explain his utterly weird appearance. I guess it's like how radioactivity is used in comics to explain superpowers.
It's just said that his ancestors once killed an entire human battalion by luring them into toxic volcanic gases, similar to what Tenka himself does to Masamune's soldiers. I'm pretty sure it's never said it had any effect on them.

I assume Tenka was just designed to be as "unnatural" as possible to make him seem more menacing and/or mysterious. I guess the closest in-universe explanation for his appearance and psychic powers is that he's descended from a ninja dog clan that used to serve the imperial court of Japan, which could imply he's the result of some really bizarre breeding program.



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Re: What kind of dog is Tenka?

Post by Arano » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:06 pm

Digsu wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Arano wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:11 pm
The short answer is that he isn't a breed! In the manga I think it just says his ancestors lived by a toxic volcano(?) which is used to explain his utterly weird appearance. I guess it's like how radioactivity is used in comics to explain superpowers.
It's just said that his ancestors once killed an entire human battalion by luring them into toxic volcanic gases, similar to what Tenka himself does to Masamune's soldiers. I'm pretty sure it's never said it had any effect on them.

I assume Tenka was just designed to be as "unnatural" as possible to make him seem more menacing and/or mysterious. I guess the closest in-universe explanation for his appearance and psychic powers is that he's descended from a ninja dog clan that used to serve the imperial court of Japan, which could imply he's the result of some really bizarre breeding program.
I guess I've misremembered, my bad!

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Re: What kind of dog is Tenka?

Post by LIBRAKIND » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:06 pm

Even though he doesnt have a set breed, I honestly could see him as a mutated Giant Schnauzer kinda :rigel4:
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Re: What kind of dog is Tenka?

Post by rebina » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:02 am

Digsu wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Arano wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:11 pm
The short answer is that he isn't a breed! In the manga I think it just says his ancestors lived by a toxic volcano(?) which is used to explain his utterly weird appearance. I guess it's like how radioactivity is used in comics to explain superpowers.
It's just said that his ancestors once killed an entire human battalion by luring them into toxic volcanic gases, similar to what Tenka himself does to Masamune's soldiers. I'm pretty sure it's never said it had any effect on them.

I assume Tenka was just designed to be as "unnatural" as possible to make him seem more menacing and/or mysterious. I guess the closest in-universe explanation for his appearance and psychic powers is that he's descended from a ninja dog clan that used to serve the imperial court of Japan, which could imply he's the result of some really bizarre breeding program.
SOunds interesting! thank you :tfw_bella2:

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Re: What kind of dog is Tenka?

Post by Nara » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:04 am

My head canon is that there's some distant connection between Tenka and Mukonga. Both had Chinese ancestors, mustaches and some kind of magical powers. Ginga wolves were already crazy looking, Tenka will blend right in, especially if he's not a pure wolf!

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