“In with the Hood”

Films: Beyond Sherewood Forest (2009)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of a horse

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Oh yes, Robin Hood. One of the most dashing, altruistic heroes of his time and beyond! A man who knows to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Punishing avarice and rewarding virtue. And now he have a story of him and...alternate dimensions...and dragons...and curses...uh...we still telling a Robin Hood story?

History: Alina is one of the mystical beings who come from the Dark Woods, an alternate reality dominated by perpetual moonlight, oversized wolves, and wizards. Her birth was...complicated, and due to her mother Saphira's defiance of her ilk, a curse was placed upon her. For if Alina were to venture outside the Dark Woods and into our world, she would become a dragon in the sunlight and be overtaken by primordial instinct. Alas, all of that happened, and to add insult to injury, she was captured by the Sheriff of Nottingham, who cut our her heart, and held her prisoner. She's immortal, so go with it. Now, Alina serves as a broken slave to the sheriff, being sent out in her dragon form to find and kill the hero Robin Hood in exchange for the curse being lifted, or so she is told.

Notable Kills: Grabs a baddie by the whip attached to him, and rips him in half.

Final Fate: After turning heel thanks to the kindness of Robin and Princess Marion, Alina fights the Sheriff's forces, only to be stabbed in the heart by the evil man with a sword drenched in desmemoria berries. Robin kills the sheriff in retaliation, and Alina can finally rest after years of suffering.

Powers/Abilities: Under the sun most of the time, Alina transforms into a formidably powerful dragon.

Weakness: Desmemoria berries are the key to ending the immortality inherent in the Dark Woods.

Scariness Factor: 2.5-In spite of having a rather gnarly dragon design, Alina is marred by two things. One, the typical low-budget bad CGI. Two, she isn't really a bad guy. Sure, she's an absolute threat to most of the people she encounters, but it's only because she came from a realm where the higher-ups are more than a bit judgmental AND she got enslaved by a greedy sheriff. So do yourself a favor, make her welcome, and maybe give her an umbrella so you don't end up massacred.

Trivia: -Robin Hood's tale got started around the 12th century, and from there, he has become a folk legend in Europe, with countless interpretations and ballads to his name. Some even had him teaming up with other folk heroes, such as Prince Ivanhoe. Then again, the more modern tellings of Robin Hood are partially inspired by the heroic image of Ivanhoe.

-In spite of there being so many stories involving Robin Hood, little if not any of them feature any mythological beasts of any kind.

Image Gallery

Beyond the realm of the myth.

Screw the sheriff after this.

"Remember. Semi-opposable thumbs."
Why didn't THEY become a couple?

The daily struggle of Alina.

"Not the first lunkhead I turned down."
She got dem gains!

"I feel like I'm about to make a huge mistake."

"Give me a reason why I shouldn't bite your face off."

Stop checking out her hindquarters. She's got a thagomizer with your name on it.