Were I to fuse with an animal, I would chose the Platypus.
This choice is not what animal I would want to be but rather the animal, in my assessment, I would likely become.
The Platypus is a strange creature. They are the only surviving creatures in their genus. The platypus is the only mammal which lays eggs, they are amphibious- but are not graceful on either land or water. The platypus use eletroreception to hunt. They locate prey by sensing (in the bill) the electricity of muscles of their prey. They are among a tiny spectrum of animals which use this type of sensing, and of that small group of animals, their abilities to sense the electricity are the most sensitive. The platypus is an awkward creature. Platypus are playful but have a venomous claw in their hind paws. Despite their venom they are quite vulnerable creatures whose features are cause for speculation.
This hybrid creature is dubbed the Platnah (Platypus + Hannah).
It exists in a constant state of neither and both- constant dialectic dilemas. The Platnah is agressive and adventurous but also awkward, self deprecating and aware of its weirdness. It hunts, but only small animals, and does so with guilt. It will violently defend its fellow Platnah but will give in if itself is threatened. It understands both the land-dwelling worlds and the aquatic one, but feels comfortable in neither. Yet it has a keen instinct for the good and bad of other species and groups.
The Platnah lives in a dialectical world as itself is an enigma. It is neither and both.
The Platnah has emotions- it has a banal outward affect but lives alone and exists in a world where the Platnah’s co-inhabitants can never co-mingle.
It longs for water, but once in it, it misses the feeling of grass and dry land. It is adventuresome and migratory, but only within a limited and safe range. It never settles down- it never stops moving- but it never gets far.
The Platnah has no enemies and many acquaintances. It has but few friends. Those that are the Platnah’s friend are not social with one another- each section of the Platnah’s social milieu is segregated from the others.
The Platnah is intuitive, aggressive when threatened and a keen observer. However, it moves across and through its territories (limited as they may be)- only reacting – rarely acting.