I literally have tears in my eyes right now. You have no idea how much this means to me.
These are the official Wizardmon reference sheets! Such a rare find!
He’s my favorite character (from anything - ever), and I’ve been looking for something like this for nine years!
The notes on the source page were typed by a fan who was lucky enough to get a hold of this artwork, and includes some interesting data. These are things that were previously unknown to me. Most are fact with some speculation thrown in:
His weight is 15 gigabytes
His height is estimated to be at 4’ 3” (133 cm)
He was originally designed as a vagabond who travelled the digital world aimlessly
He was exiled from Witchelny (His own native digital world in another dimension) for committing some sort of taboo
His favorite food is corn soup (omg)
It’s confirmed that his body is covered with stitches (I didn’t know, but always added them)
His mouth has seven stitches
His body is not flesh but cloth, like a scarecrow’s
He has an ahoge (“stupid hair”), which might be a reference to a candlewick (he evolves from Candlemon, remember)
In the original design his leg zipper was open, and there is nothing inside. I used to know a fan-fic author who noticed this and theorized that his body was gaseous from the waist down (also mentioned on the page). Since his body composition was said to be altered when he came to the digital world, that could very well be true.
I found this man on 7th Avenue in Park Slope. He was leaning heavily on his cane, looking down, wearing a grimaced face. I felt bad for him, so I smiled and waved when I walked past. His face changed completely. He lit up, smiled wide, and gave me a cheery greeting. There was nothing forced about it. He seemed like a man who went through life looking for the smallest excuses to be happy.
I walked 50 feet down the sidewalk, turned around, and walked back to him. “I want to take your photo,” I told him, “because of how big you smiled when I walked by.”
He said: “Well I saw someone smiling at me who I didn’t even know. So I thought: ‘By God! I Better do something!’”