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Rosechus, much like their male counterparts, resemble certain video game hedgehogs in general appearance, with the females of the both species having longer and softer head-spines that superficially resemble human hair from a distance. The only distinguishing attribute is a slender and elongated tail with a very sharp tip, and yet not all Rosechus have this type of tail, and some lack one altogether.
Like Sonichus, they come in many
forms recolors, but a typical Rosechu has pink fur, like its larval form. There may also be some other distinguishing characteristics, such as wings, tails, or drill hands, but generally the only things distinguishing one Rosechu from another are fur color and clothing choice.
Whereas Sonichus can fully retract their eyelids, most Rosechus always have their top eyelids slightly lowered, lending to the impression of a vacant look.
Rosechus and reproduction
Chris has loosely based the anatomy of the Sonichu and Rosechu reproductive organs on those of humans and dogs. A rosechu's vagina is normally hidden from view by a flap of skin, which recedes during urination, sexual arousal, or a "psych-up" attack. Rosechu nipples appear only when aroused, "for sensual massage" (this implies that a Rosechu must be sexually aroused to feed her own young). Rosechus possess a "V-shaped pouch" behind their vaginal opening, which apparently serves the same function as a uterus.
First-time sex may be painful for Rosechus, even causing them to bleed from their hymen, but it soon begins to feel like "a sensual massage." If impregnated, the resulting zygote is gestated within the mother Rosechu for "a few months", after which the Rosechu lays an egg outside of her body, and must keep it warm until the infant Sonee or Rosey hatches. This indicates that Rosechus are some kind of monotreme (even though Pikachu/Raichu were based on mice, while hedgehogs are placental mammals related to gymnures). However, their biology is inconsistent, as the original Rosechu is depicted menstruating in Sonichu #10, a function found only in primates. Also, egg-laying mammals lack nipples, and nurse their young by sweating milk from the pores of their skin. These may be down to a unique quirk in the reproductive system of Rosechus, though it is more likely that the author just doesn't know what he's talking about.
Chris has mentioned that a Sonee is born as the result of intercourse between a Sonichu and a Rosechu, or some combination of the above and a Ditto Pokémon. It is never explained how a Rosechu and a Ditto would copulate, but presumably the Ditto would mimic a Sonichu.
The gestation time of a Rosechu pregnancy is unknown; however, Sonichu and Rosechu's two eldest offspring — Cerah and Christine — were born on 29 June and 6 October 2006, respectively. Robbie, the couple's third hypothetical child, was born on 26 February 2007. Given that there are 99 days between the first two dates, and 143 between the latter two, any of several things can be hypothesized:
- the gestation time of a Sonichu is about three months, and Sonichu and Rosechu wasted no time getting back on the saddle after their first child;
- the gestation time is closer to four months, and Christine was a premature birth;
- they're fucking eggs that gestate outside of the body, meaning that they could have been laid any number of months before their birthdays (with the additional implication that Sonichu and Rosechu had a shotgun wedding, if the gestation period is longer than 3 months); or
- Chris paid no mind to the idea of time when selecting birthdates for his characters, and never noticed the logical impossibility of the Sonees' birthdates because he is an idiot. All things considered, the last option seems the most plausible. The only IRL animal that can possibly gestate shorter than a Rosechu is a kangaroo, with a period of a single month; however, given that Chris has no knowledge of reproductive systems outside of humans and this fucked up hybrid, the last option is still the most plausible.
Rosechus and evolution
Chris seems to hold a rather strange view on evolution. It is largely based on Pokémon. When hatched from their eggs, Rosechus are born as a rosey. This infant Pokémon can already have a certain sub-type; Angelica, for instance, was born as a white rosey with a Flying subtype. After being nurtured for some time, the Rosey then tends to evolve into their Rosechu-form. The path of evolution beyond rosechu is unclear, although, when the Rosechu is brought in contact with a Moon Stone, the creature can evolve into a Vamprosa.
When Chris finally created a CWCipedia article for Rosechu, he included an extensive (and confusing) evolutionary path for rosechus as a species. Curiously, while most of the Rosechus shown in the comic have some kind of subtype from birth, Chris's ramblings imply that all Roseys start without a type, and only acquire one through external sources (such as being exposed to a Moon Stone or the other bullshit that can force a pokemon to evolve in the Pokémon franchise). (The latter may be a convenient explanation for Sandy Rosechu, who was born without a subtype and evolved into a Ground- and Bug- type, presumably losing her Electric type.) He also retcons the evolution into Vamprosa to say that one merely get a rosechu to highest level happiness and then level up between midnight and 12:05 am. Chris clarifies that this scheme would only happen if Rosechus ever become integrated into the Pokémon series.
Another evolution for Rosechu is The Incredible Lioness, better known as the PMS Monster from Sonichu #8 that face-raped Jason Kendrick Howell. Seemingly analogous to Ultra Sonichu, rather than gaining power from exposure to Chaotic Crystals, Rosechu simply gains tremendous strength through stress, closer to the Incredible Hulk than anything else. Because she's a woman she can't control herself when she gets into a rage, and the only way to calm her is to tell her that she's pretty, or whatever bullshit Chris means by "make amends with deepest apologies, heavy flattery, and promising to do as she wishes". The process also completely destroys her clothes, and she has to have the foresight to know she's about to go into a blind, unstoppable rage and remove the clothing, or just put on some makeshift clothes later to compensate. This serves no purpose than an excuse for Chris to draw Rosechu stripping, as the "transformation" consists of little more than her eyes turning red and her hair growing, neither of which should destroy or otherwise damage her clothing. The fact that she even needs clothes is a bit of an odd point, since several of the Rosechus never wear more than shoes, so a lack of clothing hardly seems to be an issue for the species. Chris also clarifies that only the TRUE and ORIGINAL Rosechu can transform, meaning if Bubbles Rosechu gets really pissed at someone she's just shit out of luck.
List of Rosechus
- Angelica Rosechu
- Bride Rosechu
- Brit-Tay Rosechu
- Bubbles Rosechu
- Chloe Rosechu
- Crystalina Rosechu (transformation)
- Kitty Rosechu
- Lolisa Rosechu
- Mary Rosechu
- Moe Rosechu
- Saramah Rosechu (Transformation)
- Sandy Rosechu
- Silvana Rosechu (intersex, born as a Rosey)
- Simonla Rosechu
- Trisha Rosechu
- Zapina Rosechu
- Zelina Rosechu