The Wickling are mischievous little critters whose bodies are made of wax with a head made of fire. The body constantly looks like it's melting but never fully melts even if it gets left in the sun. The Wicklings will not burn anyone they trust and often like to rub against others for pettins.
Gender: Agender when born but slowly evolve into a gender based on their personality. They often switch genders several times before settling on one and there are multiple cases of Wicklings making a habit of being genderfluid.
Personality: Wicklings are generally mild-tempered but have been compared to cats in the vast array of personalities they display.
Physical Traits: Wicklings can come in all sorts of colors and patterns from their wax to their flame color. The flame never goes out even in the rain and will not burn anyone that the Wickling trusts. As Wicklings age, they go through what's known as "Metamorphase", which is a developmental stage triggered by an extreme emotion or personality shift.
Metamorphase: During the Wickling's Metamorphase development, they grow a wick-like tail and sprout a fluffy like flame the same color as their cranial flame. They also have a hotter temperature so their flame color tends to become more vibrant or neon in color. If they are of the "shadow" variety, which is to say have a "grey" or "blackish" flame, the color deepens.
Starlight Phase: The final stage of a Wickling's development is the Starlight Phase, where the Wickling will grow a firey main like a lion with multiple wicks growing out of the collar of their wax. The tail wick becomes larger, brighter, and longer. Starlight Phase Wicklings can form into an anthropomorphize version as well later on in life that vary greatly from their environment.
Mateship: Wicklings mate by fusing their tail-fires with each other, creating a small bit of wax from each parent which magically grows a wick "fertilized" by the flame from the two tails. This flame then grows into the center of the egg while the wax magically wraps around it forming a shell to protect the fire. This point in time is the only time that the fire is vulnerable to being extinguished and must be meticulously taken care of until it hatches into a Wickling.