Takofuusen has a 1 in 3600 chance of appearing, which is rolled approximately twice every second (once every half second). This translates to an average wait of thirty minutes between appearances, so there's a good chance of seeing it once or twice while exploring the main area (it does not appear in any of the tunnels).
Takofuusen resembles a large, flying, monochrome creature with a balloon-like body and two legs or arms that stick out at the bottom. Its body appears puffed up near the middle, as if swollen or muscular. Its two eyes squint in a similar way to Roary Straw, making its expression rather merry.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Takofuusen also seems to resemble the symptoms of a birth defect known as Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion or "TRAP syndrome", where one of a pair of birthed twins is severely malformed, generating only a torso and the lower half of a body. According to an article by the Indian journal of radiology and imaging, TRAP syndrome has a 1 in 35000 chance of occurring. It only ever occurs in monochorionic (identical) twins, which is interesting because most NPCs that reside in the White Desert have names starting with mono (being short for monochrome), with the White Desert's Japanese name even being that.
Interpretation[edit | edit source]
Takofuusen is highly regarded by fans as one of the strangest characters in the game not only due to its appearance, but also the manner in which it is seen by the player. As a result, there are interpretations of what it could represent, if anything at all. As it could be seen as a deformed child, some believe it to be an unborn sibling of Madotsuki, which could be related to the Severed Heads also found in the White Desert, which are often seen as her parents. As there are many scenes in the game related to traffic accidents (for example, Shitai-san, Mars-san and Monoko), it could have died in such an incident, and its presence could indicate that Madotsuki still thinks about this frequently, causing her grief.