I’m continuing my trend of starting the post about the winner a few hours before the poll is done just to see if it generates final votes 🙂 :). (Aww, it didn’t.)
The winner is….. ERIN!!
Branden: 5 (41%)
Christof: 1 (8%)
Caitlyn: 3 (25%)
Deanne: 0 (0%)
Erin: 7 (58%)
Total Votes: 12
I don’t think this was a big surprise. I think most of us agreed that she was the best genetic mix.
What warms my heart is just how close Branden came to winning!! I think Branden really is my favorite of the kids, though Caitlyn’s a close second. And as a bonus, I think he’s the only one who can really pull off that nose.
As I look at her closely, I believe she and Christof are clones of each other except for the ears (Christof’s are round and Erin’s are pointed). And I think they really are the best genetic mix, though it looks a bit better on Erin. The more I look at Caitlyn, the more I think she’s actually a face clone of Hetal. That makes it good that she didn’t win, for all that I liked her. Branden is a mix of Hetal and Jin with no Allison that I can see.
From Allison: Eye shape, eye color, mouth
From Hetal: Nose (note Hetal’s nose is slightly different from Jin’s), skin color, jawline, ears
From Jin: Eyebrows, hair color
The genes did have a frustrating tendency to randomize in the same way. Other than poor clone Deanne, EVERYONE got an Anjali nose and jawline. I’d’ve loved to see things like an Anjali skintone with blonde hair, Hetal’s jawline, Anjali ears, Hetal’s eyes shape, and Allison’s nose. But alas it was not to be. It does make me want to pull these characters into CAS and Play with Genetics.
So yeah, for a genetic legacy, Erin or Christof were the logical choice, and Erin had pointed ears and more fun coloring.
And Err in Wonderland? Totally my favorite name of all the Gen 2.
Having the accidental afterthought child win has two consequences, one good and one annoying. On the good side, Allison will actually be able to get her LTW, which would be impossible with Branden and highly unlikely with Caitlyn or Christof. On the annoying side, I’m going to have to cake Erin early because as it stands, Allison will die while Erin is still a teen. I’d actually rather like Allison to get some time in retirement to be her Childish self after the torch is passed. Erin’s juvenile life may turn out to be pretty short.