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(Big thanks to Bendedede for the character art seen on this thread!)
Elfilin is a very unique character, playing drastically differently to what you'd expect from this game.
I'm not great at writing these threads, so let's just get right in to it, shall we?
Elfilin's central (passive) mechanic. He's always hovering slightly off the ground, and due to this, can jump at any time. Note that this isn't flight though, he can only jump once before having to return to the ground. Or, more accurately, the area slightly above the ground, I guess.
If you're able to carry enough momentum to hit the ground, you'll be launched back upwards.
Can be cancelled with a jump if you wish to stop pretending to be a pinball.
It's also heavily affected by slopes, and can be used to gain a lot of speed under the right circumstances.
Pressing spin will allow you to toss out a portal, which you can later warp to by pressing spin again. Going through a portal doesn't reset any of your momentum, so it's true power shines when combined with the rebound.
If you need to quickly return to the ground, or just need to kill some enemies, Spear Crash is how you do it. Alongside having a fixed amount of rebound, the spears also leave a lingering hitbox after they get stuck into the ground, allowing you to even set traps. ...Elfilin seems a bit too small to properly wield a weapon of that size, though.
...Aaaaand, that's about it for his primary kit. He certainly takes a little bit to learn, but once you figure him out, he has some of the craziest potential of any character in this game. I can't wait to see what speedrunners manage to do with him!
...But, anyone who saw the trailer would know that's not quite all he has in store.
By pressing Custom 1 while next to a friend in Co-Op, Elfilin is able to hitch a ride on their back, while providing some aid.
All of the abilities on timers are activated through the use of movement directions (WASD on keyboard, or analog stick on controller), though only when their bar is full and their border is colored.
Up, Right, and Down activate Speed Shoes, Jump Boost, and Invincibility respectively, while pressing Left activates Cheer. There are ~50 different pieces of cheer dialog that can be randomly selected, so you'll rarely see him say the same thing twice!
In addition to that, he also has two other abilities, activated with Spin and Jump respectively. I uh, don't really have a good way to get gifs of these right now, so i'll just explain how they work.
Pressing Spin will activate a slow-fall, allowing you and your partner to make it across gaps that would otherwise be impossible, or even save them from certain death, whereas pressing Jump will activate Magnet Hover, a move which pulls them upwards, sorta like a super powerful doublejump. Magnet Hover can only be activated after your partner has jumped, however.
If for whatever reason you don't want help from elfilin players, you can very easily turn assistance off with the console command "elfilinassist [on/off]". It's even saved via I/O so you don't need to re-set it each time you join a netgame.
One last thing, there are a couple easter eggs and secrets within this mod, and i'd appreciate it if people refrained from posting spoilers, at least for a week or so. There's no fun in a secret if everyone knows it exists :P
Downright gorgeous Character Select & Messageboard artwork. I can't get over how well it came out!
~40 extra bits of cheer dialog made only a few days before release, I was shocked when he handed over the 88 MB .ase with all he'd done LOL
Repeated help with fixing my barely functional scripts X-X
Oh yeah, Lach also is 99% of the reason why death pits don't make float totally break due to a cool function he made for me, big thanks for that one.
Script that stops elfilin assisters from getting stuck in walls. Sorry for forgetting to credit 'ya in the trailer :P
Re-worked secondcolor system. Mine was uh, way less stable then this one.
TAG, the CSCS, and SonicX8000
Bugtesting and feedback. I can't state enough just how valuable all of your suggestions were, and I wouldn't have found half the problems I did without you all.
...Well, just about everything else. It is my mod, after all :P