"I carry the burden of my gruesome deeds, the remains of those who've fallen by my force, now a symbol of my sacrifice to the corrosive act in which has consumed me. My trophies."
Grim is a remarkably large wolf mutt with a tattered, messy pelt. The most notable feature of this canine are her teeth. Grim has approximately 84 teeth (read fun facts), all of which are scattered and outstretched in mixed patterns.
Dark clouds promised rain for the urban area, as the stench of rotting litter hung thick in the gloomy atmosphere of the alley. Large boxes which were disposed next to a warehouse dumpster were the shelter of the two scavenging mutt-like canines. The large female wolf tore through the freshly delivered trash bags laying near the alley dumpster, searching for the food which she lacked. Her unnamed pup crouched near the large box in which it called home, its piercing blue eyes locked on a sewer rat that wandered its way into the dark, gloomy alley. The two-month-old pup yipped to its mother, who continued sniffing through trash bags,
"Look at this rat! I'm going to catch it for us!" She looked excitedly at her mother, who replied with a grunt.
The pup turned back toward the rat, and began to creep forward, edging herself closer to where the rodent sat. She hesitated for a moment, before lunging forward, toppling over the rat and finally gripping her small teeth on its frail, skinny body, killing it.
"Mom! Mom I caught it, we can finally eat!" Squealed the pup as she bounded over to her mom.
The pup's mother gave a forced half smile at she looked at the pitiful rat, before she took it from the pup's grip, tossing the rat sideways into the dumpster beside them.
"That rat was disease ridden," she said with an emotionless tone before she turned around and set off further down the alley, continuing to search for food.
The optimism was drained from the pup's expression, yet she was used to this behaviour from her mother. They spent very little time together, survival was usually the daily task. Although the moments they did get together, the pup's mother would usually tell of stories of a dark being called the Grim Reaper. She'd tell stories of how the Grim Reaper picks off the weak and takes their souls as trophies, she would always say this is why we must survive. The pup looked at where the rat hung limply on the side of the dumpster, remembering the stories of the Grim Reaper. She leapt up onto the dumpster, examining the rat closely, silently admiring the powers that the Grim Reaper must have.
"I did this, not the Grim Reaper. I'm just as powerful... I just need..." The pup mumbled silently to herself before trailing off, her eyes set on the teeth of the rat.
Her jagged nails tightened around the tooth of the rat, plucking it easily.
"My trophy..." She whispered as she looked at the tiny, yellow tooth.
Concept line art of Grim
Grim's lips are constantly receded due to the positions of her teeth
After taking down another canine or opponent, Grim takes one of their teeth as a symbol of her victory, and through a process, she calls "cementing", she fuses these teeth among her own, giving her scattered rows of various teeth, her trophies of strength.
Grim has collected 42 teeth from opponents, giving her 84 teeth in total, double the amount of a normal wolf. She has about 2-3 rows of teeth, all in scattered and disorganised patterns and positions, her teeth stick out from her jaws and lips.
Due to the positions of her teeth, Grim's lips are constantly receded, causing her teeth to constantly be outstretched and bared, even when resting.