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Coco Development by CMcC Coco Development by CMcC
Coco is a bit complicated to explain but I'll try. As you might know from "Good Wilt Hunting" Coco was found on a deserted island. Well I based her look on the images her creator was exposed to on the island. Her head is the palm trees that dominated the landscape. Her body is the crashed wreckage of the plane which brought her creator to the island. Her beak is a deflated rubber life raft. And her orange feet represent the sunburned feet that her creator stared at all day. Her name Coco comes from the Coconuts that her creator ate everyday. Her odd personality derives from the fact that her creator wasn't mentally all quite there from being on the island for so long. Phew!!
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:icondevilaphoenix:
devilaphoenix Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what a deep thought put into this insane character. I like it.
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jatboy2000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
That top right one will forever be burned into my nightmares! Eyepopping 
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FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That explains her origins very well. That's more than that what the show says (NOT) pretty interesting designs though
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Araceku Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SCARY DINOSAUR!! hahaha!
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ianolivia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
ok the final one is the least creepy
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Angela1091 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
yay! I LOVE COCO!!
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legoxela9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Jeez CoCo Was complete Nightmare Fuel In early stages of development :iconholyshitplz:
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:iconpowerpunk561:
Powerpunk561 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is my favorite character. Best character EVER!
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CartoonNac Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
I never realized Coco was so intricately thought up!
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:iconwar243:
WAR243 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow................Coco's bird face more better than the...................................fish face?
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shammah121 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wonder what happen to her creator.......................we will never know..............................
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MrEdison Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Character development at it's finest. 
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I never thought Coco was conceived to be a slug so early in the show's development.
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Prussianess Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Her backstory....it all makes so much sense now. 
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Well. Now I'm thoroughly depressed. 
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StrawberryR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If she can lay eggs with anything, maybe the creator had her lay an egg with a raft so they could escape, and that left Coco all alone? o.o
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Ask-2p-Finn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow I never knew that!
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:iconchibiirose:
chibiirose Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MIND BLOWN!
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leanzaofearth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, I love the description and the process of coming up with the character design. I never knew it was that specific! (^O^)
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HeaventheHedgehog8 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Artist
That Coco body on the bottom right handed corner is going to give me nightmares...
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's her running at first I thought it was a monkey mixed with a tree
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YotsubaandDrawing Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Digital Artist
I think the one on the TOP right corner will....
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raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, interesting back story, i always wondered why coco's body looked plane like...
speaking of 'wonder', when is 'wander over yonder' gonna come out?
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YotsubaandDrawing Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Late this fall.
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ChulaEntertainment Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Also I don't think her creator died. Remember the Christmas Special when Coco was working as Santa to buy plane tickets to see her "family"?
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ChulaEntertainment Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So? What about the eggs? Was the creator thinking about Easter when creating coco? Or were they stuck on an island on Easter day?OR??!!!! Was the creator actually the Easter bunny??!?!?!?!?! O.O
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InsaneAsylum123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I think with the eggs, the creator was imagining all the things he wanted in life and to get off the island.
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F4TH0M Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never knew she had such an elaborate background! Very interesting indeed. :nod:
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:iconquoth143:
Quoth143 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's...that's actually a really sad backstory...
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nicolushka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love you, Coco!!!
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jasmineneal Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
so her creator was rescued?
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If she did she left Coco to rot
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midone Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
CoCo's Creator MAY Have Been (Sorry to say this) Frankie. Frankie May have forgotten about the island as she had this memory erased. Although, it could be that her creator swam back. or they were rescued. i think the rescued one is the most understandable
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pokemonchix Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What. No. Dint you watch "Good wilt hunting"?
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jasmineneal Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
so did her creator die?
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mixy-shiru Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
did her creator die? : (
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Ashiko-the-muse Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
That's actually...quite sad. No, it's very sad, tragic even. If you think about it, Coco was probably there to see her creator pretty much die...Perhaps the creator knew there was no hope for rescue and made Coco for at least some company before her final days, someone to talk to and try not to drive herself insane with loneliness. So I have to wonder, since it was said they found no one on the island, did Coco have to bury her own creator? That, along with the creator's own mental instability, it's no wonder Coco is so cuckoo. As a kid (or at least a younger kid, I think I was in middle school when I first watched Fosters) I always sort of liked her in the way you're supposed to like comic reliefs. They're funny, they deliver the punchline, and in her case, she was an eccentric nutcase which made her likable. Now as I get older and re-watch the shows I grew up with, and even shows I watch today directed at my age group, you tend to notice that the "comic reliefs" have the sad back stories and tragic histories and at first you get bummed because they always seemed happy but then you realize it kind of makes sense. They're funny to escape their own pain. I always tend to love the comic relief the most in most shows I watch or books I read and now I can understand why. They're relatable in the way the others aren't. They're usually the more complex character and the more underestimated character because of they're "quirkiness" or "class clown" ways, which are either ignored or found annoyed by the the main character/cast members. Because they usually want it to be that way. They want to be known as funny or happy so that no one can see the pain they're going through or went through in the past. Coco is like that to the extreme. Pretty much everything about her, physically, from the head that looks like the palm trees, to her feet that are supposed to resemble the feet of the girl who created her, to her own name, the only food her creator could find on that forsaken island, is heartbreaking and sad. But she's able to work that to her advantage and still make us laugh. And to me, that's what makes her the best character on the show.
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fanaroy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I like the monsterous looking ones. Well I like them all but I mean the monsterous looking ones made me laugh when I saw them
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Brie3PO Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
It all makes so much sense now...
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Princess-CoCo-154 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg so coco's body is a crashed plane, lolXD
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Afiya-NumbuhNine Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD the one on the upper right corner made me laugh
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LizzywithaWhy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's actually fascinating.
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GeekGemLadiesman11 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice history.
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muffin-mixer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I love Coco she's adorable. What happened to her creator did he ever get off the Island?
That would be funny if his name was Gilligan! XD
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GracelynnLovesCats Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
How Old is Coacoa Suppose to be? i always imagined her as a 19 year old Girl. how old is she?
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NathanStanfield Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
they say she was discovered in the jungle several years ago, so we don't actually know how old they are. however imaginary friends don't grow up like we do, they are imagined full form exactly the way they are for the rest of there life. (I mean they look and act the same there whole life)
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GracelynnLovesCats Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Oh
i..
WOW
THJATS SCARY
I THOUGHT SHE WAS A REAL CHICK
91111111111111111
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GracelynnLovesCats Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Artist
I would really enjoy this TV show if Coco looked like the Development image on the top right. too cute!!
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Twinkel13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
AAAH!
snail-coco you are terrifying! D8
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DieIllusiveMan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
She is my fave of all the Imaginary Friends
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Carllito12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I always assumed that's why Coco looked the way she did!
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