Fictional Feathers

I'm working on a lil project, and I need some inspiration.

In all fiction, there are certain unique birds that have unique feathers that one look tells you who they belong to.

Examples:
-Pokemon - Silver, Rainbow, Lunar Wing.
-Final Fantasy: Phoenix Down
-Tsubasa
-Yu-gi-oh cards

Can anyone think of any more iconic feathers? Feathers as game items are welcome

Thank you

Isn't there a bunch in the world of Banjo Kazooie? Someone with better knowledge than me want to elaborate on that?

Then there's the symbolic feather that Dumbo receives in both movies- kinda funny how it's literally whitewashed in the remake.

Squilookle:
Isn't there a bunch in the world of Banjo Kazooie? Someone with better knowledge than me want to elaborate on that?

BK has red and gold feathers for flight and invincibility respectively.

Beside that there's tan Chocobo feathers. I always thought Tidus' hair kind of looks like those feathers, hence my nickname for him: 'Chocobo head'.

Much more obscure would be the pure white feather of death that appears when what is normally the most powerful attack in an SMT game, Megidoladyne, gets used, representing Lucifer's lost angel wings.

Feathers(or A Feather) play a role in Celeste.
Both in a symbolic way and as a plot device, and a part of the gameplay.

There's the feather that drops in Super Mario World that gives you the cape.

Griffon from DMC1 and Griffon (familiar) from DMC5

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Roc's feathers have the same function in dnd and Link's awakening.

Being light on your feet and stuff.

In Iranian mythology, there's a creature known as the Simurgh. She's a gigantic bird so ancient as to have seen the rebirth of the world three times over. As a consequence of this, she's immensely wise and benevolent.

In the myth of Shahnameh, the Simurgh adopts and raises an infant who was abandoned on the mountainside. As is the nature of such stories, when he grew up the young man wanted to return to the world of man. Though saddened, the Simurgh agreed and gifted him with three feathers, which he was to burn if ever he needed help. He eventually does so when he's fearful that his wife was about to die in childbirth. This summoned the Simurgh and she taught him how to perform a C-section, thereby saving his wife and their new child.

Thank you very much for all your ideas! I will track them all down and learn more.

My project is sortof a design element... ie.. I'm trying to create my *own* fictional feather, and was trying to see how others had done. So I'm trying to literally look at such types of things.

And I'm only now just realizing there is a YGO card called Simurgh.

Does anyone know any anime, games with stylized feathers or wings?

Light Hawk Wings from tenchi muyo

pinky75910:
-Final Fantasy: Phoenix Down

I mean anything involving a phoenix is going to have pretty special feathers. See also the Harry Potter series, for example, where he's got one in his wand

Oh there's the Phoenix Feathers in the God of War series. Every X you collect your magic gauge increases.

pinky75910:
Does anyone know any anime, games with stylized feathers or wings?

...Do you count Sephiroth?

Wings also feature somewhat prominently in Final Fantasy VIII, mostly connected to sorceresses. Rinoa's are an angelic white and are further reflected in her ultimate weapon Shooting Star. She also has the design of stylized wings on the back of her vest. The aforementioned angelic appearance is contrasted by Ultimecia's wings, which have a black and wilted appearance.

Things start to get interesting however, when Ultimecia creates Griever to fight for her as the "ultimate guardian force". Griver curiously has wings with a bat-like structure but bird-like feathers instead of membranes. But probably the best stylized wings in the game are associated with Adel, who...basically just has vaguely winglike spikes for wings. But then there's also her tomb's winglike appearance, which has almost a liquid metal look to it.

Thanks for your responses!

Gah. The trouble is, yah, there's plenty of "appearances" of Phoenices, but I'm trying to find how they are depicted.

It's like I got this one picture in my head somehow that I had seen somewhere, perhaps nonsensically, that the feather itself looked or bore a resemblance to the bird that left it...

Something like this dog for example: https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/02/23/22/3D96DAEB00000578-0-image-a-61_1487887644783.jpg

Gah, maybe I'm just imagining it. Thanks for all suggestions.

You're forgetting the most (in)famous video game depiction of feathers... the ^$?*%$*%$ing ones Ezio has to collect in Assassin's Creed 2.

Thanks, I'll have to check that out.

There's Racer Plumes from TES. Pretty much the only useful thing to come from Cliff Racers.

pinky75910:
Thanks, I'll have to check that out.

Batou's being sarcastic. The feathers in Assassin's Creed 2 are just normal (pigeon?) feathers that Ezio's brother asks him to collect for some secret project, and after that brother's death it's a way of trying to help his despondent mother out of her grief. There are 100 feathers scattered across the game in hard to reach locations, and your reward for collecting them is the Auditore cape...which artificially keeps your notoriety at max so every guard will attack you on sight (no joke, that's the actual function).

Asita:

pinky75910:
Thanks, I'll have to check that out.

Batou's being sarcastic. The feathers in Assassin's Creed 2 are just normal (pigeon?) feathers that Ezio's brother asks him to collect for some secret project, and after that brother's death it's a way of trying to help his despondent mother out of her grief. There are 100 feathers scattered across the game in hard to reach locations, and your reward for collecting them is the Auditore cape...which artificially keeps your notoriety at max so every guard will attack you on sight (no joke, that's the actual function).

Aww...

Another one: the Ghost Feather from the very first Monkey Island. You pluck it from a Ghost Chicken (obviously).

Johnny Novgorod:
Another one: the Ghost Feather from the very first Monkey Island. You pluck it from a Ghost Chicken (obviously).

Oooh, cool!

There are also the Phoenix plumes Soren uses throughout Death's Gambit to reinvigorate himself (and the Soul of the Phoenix who appears as an antagonist, and also apparently returns from death towards the end).

There's also that bit in Chicken Run where Rocky plucks one of his own feathers and pops it in a martini glass and announces it as a 'cocktail'

And there's the feathered wing aircraft from The Wind Rises

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Squilookle:
There's also that bit in Chicken Run where Rocky plucks one of his own feathers and pops it in a martini glass and announces it as a 'cocktail'

And there's the feathered wing aircraft from The Wind Rises

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Oooh, pretty! Thanks!

There must be a bajillion anime with wings or feather, but trying to find those that aren't simply plain white are the unique ones..

 

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