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Pros and Cons of Wings
« on: May 21, 2016, 05:09:14 pm »
Wings can be a cool feature on anthropomorphic animals, but at the same time, there's quite a few issues with having them. This is a thread for listing the pros and cons of having wings on anthro characters (realistically speaking). Here's mine:

-Could possibly use them for flight if large enough in proportion to body
-They can look cool and/or majestic (aesthetic appeal)
-They're possibly something that you could use to hug or cuddle someone
-Did I mention you could use them to fly?

-You can't really fit any clothes over them
-They would get in the way with a lot of things
-Very heavy/bulky (especially if they're large or have feathers)
-Could easily be broken or damaged (especially with bat-like wings, think of all the tearing of the flesh)
-Hard to comfortably sit or sleep with
-Could make running difficult
-Makes the screens in movie theaters hard to see for anyone sitting behind you  :fox-:P:
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 10:09:02 pm »
      Wings have some benefits that could be interesting but they physically have no real advantage. If they're in the right ratio compared to the total body mass, they could pontentially be utilized for flight however the likelyhood of this is questionable due to the weight of a human-like physique. They also can provide a majestic and graceful appearance to look at when they're fully spread out. Like all things though, there are several disadvantages to having wings. With wings, you'd have no hand and be unable to grasp anything making simple tasks such as even opening a door and using silverware completely impossible unless they were to be seperate from the limbs. Even then, you'd need to be concerned with how fragile the wings are as they could easilly be damaged. As mentioned by the original poster, it would make clothing difficult as well as sitting and laying down. I think also that you may have to have your wings trimmed because if there was any sort of wind gust, the wings would create lift. That could be very hazardous in any situation.
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 10:22:25 pm »
Pros : Flying Ability
Cons : Plane accidents
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 10:23:09 pm »
XD That last sentence in the con though

Another thing is that you might knock over things when you go to someone's house. And if you're clumsy to start off with... Oh dear things will not end well.
Stretching is a pain to do because it will take up tons of space.

Wings can keep you warm though.
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 11:27:15 pm »
Pro: You can spin around and slap people with them

Con: If you want people to draw you, the artist will cry from how hard your wings are to draw
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016, 12:48:14 am »
2: Flight, exept i got acrophobia so....
3: they can be used as blankets
4: if you sit down, you can wrap yourself in them.

Cons: 1: people will think your a freak
2: furniture
3: public transport
4: exastion when flying
5: shirts
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016, 10:35:19 am »
I mostly gave Solstice wings because they look nice. So I guess a pro would be they are visually pleasing when I come to art

Cons: artists never want to draw them. Even when I ask for them to be included (which I'm willing to pay extra for) artists almost never do
Also they don't translate into fursuits well
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2016, 10:57:26 am »
Pros: flight
Cons: you would probably end up slapping people unintentionally at least ten times a day
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2016, 04:16:56 pm »
pros: use them to hug people with
cons: doing anything in a small enclosed space with them is a task.

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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 09:14:31 pm »
Foxi having wings, and huge ones at that, this is perfect.

-They look cool
-They're pretty
-They can be used for slight protection to shield your body from attacks

-Being in small spaces could be a challenge
-Yet two more limbs to injure...
-They might get in the way at times.
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 09:28:21 pm »
Flying or Running depending on the type of wings
Privacy if they're large enough to wrap around the front of you.

Two more limbs to keep track of
Get in the way
Small selection of hiding places

By far, I'd like wings. I'd completely forget the cons for those pros.
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Re: Pros and Cons of Wings
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2017, 10:44:24 pm »
Pro: They can be metal and you could shoot spikes at your enemies

Con: you may be required to enslave the human race
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