Name: Megan Blackpaw
Species: Grey fox
Birthdate: July 26, 1979
Occupation: Lead singer/guitarist/songwriter of Life's Shadows
Voice: Madilyn Bailey (https://youtu.be/kJyUJinbpOE)
Eye color: Very dark blue
Siblings: Two others; unknown
Former love interest: Tadeu Cerrado
Current love interest: None
Friends: Just her bandmates, Gazelle, and Vivica Wilde.
Likes: Meet-and-greets, getting pictures taken with fans, performing at concerts, writing songs
Dislikes: Her song "Unrest" (hates it with a passion), interviews, signing autographs, hecklers, paparazzi
History: If it weren't for her childhood, she probably wouldn't be where she is today, as one of the biggest rock stars in Zootopia.
Her father sold insurance, and her mother was a part-time secretary. Megan was the oldest of their three kits. As she got older, her parents started to focus more on her younger siblings, rather than her, as they felt that since she was the oldest she could handle herself better. She started to act out to get attention, but it didn't always work. Feeling left out, she turned to music to try and deal with her emotions, listening to all the latest, coolest bands like Direct Current (Zootopia's equivalent of AC/DC), often doing air-guitar and pretending to sing. Her parents noticed her doing this, and when Megan was 14, her parents got her an electric guitar and speakers, hoping that it would show her they still loved her, even if they tended to ignore her most of the time.
She practiced playing her new guitar often, got better and better, and even started writing her own songs. Sometimes she would practice her guitar with a few neighborhood friends. Later, Megan pitched them her idea of starting a band, which she called Life's Shadows.
Years later, they were signed to a record label (the same one Gazelle was later signed to as well) after being noticed at a Battle of the Bands event, which they won.
Between then and today, Megan and her band performed at many concerts, but it would take two to change her life. The first was in 2004. After her drummer Mikey's solo during the show, Megan said "You call that a drum solo?!". Mikey lost his cool and attacked her onstage, tearing one of Megan's ears off, and leaving her with several scars as well. The show was stopped immediately, and Megan was taken to the hospital. Mikey quit the group and ended up in court-mandated anger management classes. The band soon found and hired a new drummer.
The second was in 2016. Life's Shadows was performing at Fox River Amphitheater. An audience member had been heckling the band throughout the show, and Megan had been tuning them out, trying to ignore them. It worked, until they decided to just climb up onstage, and make that bunny-ears thing with his hand behind her head. When she noticed them, Megan took off her guitar, hit them several times as hard as she could, pushed them off the stage, then told security to "get this (expletive) outta here!". Security removed the stage-jumper from the amphitheater, and the band continued playing. A bit later, someone else threw a bottle at them. Megan grabbed the bottle, tackled the bottle-thrower from the stage, hit them over the head with it, then said into the mic "Screw it, we're outta here.", dropped it and left. Her bass guitarist, Olivia Vix, quickly told the audience, "She just smashed the microphone. We're out of here.", and the rest of the band left. This infuriated the audience, setting off a three-hour riot in which 60 were injured, 16 arrested, and causing approximately $200,000 in damage to the amphitheatre. Megan was charged with having incited the riot, and is put in jail for a while but soon released on $100,000 bail (one of her backup singers, Courtney "Claws" Clawson, bailed her out) but soon faced a judge on multiple charges of assault as well as a property damage charge. She was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $50,000 to two local charities.
Relation to Zootopia: Lives in downtown Zootopia; Is signed to the same record label as Gazelle; is friends with Gazelle.
Pic done by TheWarriorDogs on dA
*Can be pretty foul-mouthed at times.
*Most of her bandmates don't like her very much because of her hot-temperedness and criticism.
*Lives on the top floor of an upscale apartment building in downtown Zootopia.
*Doesn't care what others think of her, only what they think of her band.
*Even though their song "Unrest" is a #1 hit, she can't stand it; she calls it "an absolute piece of garbage".
*Car she'd drive in real life - Saab 900 convertible
*License plate - ROCKFOX
* "Seriously? 'Unrest' is an absolute piece of garbage, by far the worst song I've ever written. If I have to sing it again, I'm quitting the group, I swear."
|September 07, 2017|