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A [[non-humanoid]] [[flying unit]] roughly in the shape of a bird. Fast moving and apparently fairly capable in combat. Used by [[Jillian]] as [[mount]]s.<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0007.html][http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0009.html]</sup>
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A [[non-humanoid]] [[flying unit|flying]] [[Unit]] roughly the shape of a bird. It is fast moving and a capable combatant. They are used by [[Jillian]] as [[mount|mounts]].<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0007.html][http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0009.html]</sup> Gwiffons emit a 'peep!' [[Onomatopia|sound effect]].<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0056.html]</sup> [[Jillian]] refers to them as 'gummy beasts', suggesting there is a class of creatures of that type.<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0056.html]</sup>
===Known users===
===Known users===
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*[[Royal Crown Coalition]] - specifically [[Jillian Zamussels]].
*[[Royal Crown Coalition]] - specifically [[Jillian Zamussels]].
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*[[Faq]] - an extinct [[side]], to which [[Jillian Zamussels]] was once [[heir]], which raised [[shmucker]]s by hiring out Gwiffon riding [[mercenary|mercenaries]] (including Jillian) to other [[sides]].<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0091.html]</sup>
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*[[Faq]] - an extinct [[side]], to which [[Jillian Zamussels]] was once [[heir]], which raised [[shmucker|shmuckers]] by hiring out Gwiffon riding [[mercenary|mercenaries]] (including Jillian) to other [[sides]].<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0091.html]</sup>
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==Real World Reference==
 
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Apparently based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshmallow_Peeps Marshmallow Peep], a snack food from [[Parson]]'s home world.<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0015.html]</sup> Gwiffons emit a 'peep!' [[Onomatopia|sound effect]].<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0056.html]</sup> Based on confectionery to the extent that [[Jillian Zamussels]] calls them 'gummy beasts'.<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0056.html]</sup>
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==Interesting Side Notes==
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When [[Wanda]] is summoning [[Parson]], [[Stanley]] asks for someone who (among other things) snacks on gwiffons and eats [[marbits|Marbit]] for breakfast.<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0017.html]</sup> Sometimes, [[Stanley]] actually gets what he asks for.
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When [[Wanda]] is summoning [[Parson]], [[Stanley]] asks for someone who (among other things) snacks on gwiffons and eat [[Marbit]]s for breakfast.<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0017.html]</sup> Apparently [[Stanley]] gets what he asked for.
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==Real World Reference==
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Gwiffons appear to be based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshmallow_Peeps Marshmallow Peep], a favorite snack food of [[Parson|Parson's]].<sup>[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0015.html]</sup>  
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Revision as of 17:39, 2 May 2009

A non-humanoid flying Unit roughly the shape of a bird. It is fast moving and a capable combatant. They are used by Jillian as mounts.[1][2] Gwiffons emit a 'peep!' sound effect.[3] Jillian refers to them as 'gummy beasts', suggesting there is a class of creatures of that type.[4]

Known users


Interesting Side Notes

When Wanda is summoning Parson, Stanley asks for someone who (among other things) snacks on gwiffons and eats Marbit for breakfast.[6] Sometimes, Stanley actually gets what he asks for.


Real World Reference

Gwiffons appear to be based on the Marshmallow Peep, a favorite snack food of Parson's.[7]

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