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@RG2Cents: That's for sure!
Tatami! Hang in there, dude...
So glad to hear it! I loved reading your most recent comment. Thank you.
@Alex M: Oh no, this is definitely the first time he's heard it; she couldn't even bear to confess Vellian was her mother until now. But I don't think he cares too much, at the moment. ;-)
@Ben W: Awesome theories, guys!
One thing I can make clear now is Selina's abilities come from being made from dragon-blood soaked clay, not the food. The Clawfoot specifically eat a particular, semi-poisonous fungus (and a lot of it) that soaks up the dragon blood over time, and they slowly changed after several generations. Eating this fungus would not make Vellian or the Underworlders more dragonish.
In addition, the spell that created Selina makes a person out of clay by using a host's blood. Vellian was unaware that the spell would take in WHATEVER blood was present when the spell is cast. Because Vellian didn't ensure the clay was pure (like the spell calls for) she had no idea that the clay had traces of dragon blood in it, too. Which is one of the reasons Selina is nothing like her mother. Had the clay been pure with no blood to taint it, Selina would probably be a perfect clone of Vellian.
Selina's dragon-y magic was locked deep down, and like I mentioned, when Vellian tried to turn her daughter back into clay on page 042, it allowed Selina to tap into that hidden magic, and BAM, dragon time.
Because of all this, Vellian CANNOT turn into a dragon with her own magic since no dragon blood was involved in her creation. She had a human father and an underworld mother.
Selina is unique.
So cool! Welcome to Smackjeeves, Toxic! I'm so glad Fire Alpaca is working for you! I am excited to see your comic grow!
If you recall, it was mentioned on page 008 that Selina was created from a drop of Vellian's blood and clay from the cavern. On the next page 009, I said in the author's comments that the Clawfoot took on the traits of the dragons that used to live in the caverns, because trace amounts of the dragons' blood soaked into the ground and their food, shaping the Clawfoot over time.

The clay that was used to create Selina had traces of dragon blood, too. So when Vellian attempted to kill Selina by reverting her back to her clay form on page 042, it allowed Selina to get in touch with that dragon blood that had stayed dormant inside of her.

The actual science behind the magic (not a phrase I ever thought I'd get to use!) of Selina's healing factor is that every time she shape-shifts, to human or dragon-form, her molecules reset. She will still age normally, but any minor (or major) injury, sickness, or blemish, can be erased as long as she can transform!

Woo, sorry for the wall-of-text! But I want to give a shoutout to Crystal-smith who put all the pieces together on Deviantart a month ago and nailed exactly why Selina can turn into a dragon. Bravo! Stellar deduction skills, Crystal! :D
@Kaitlyn: Good! And haha, no dragon scales are not it! An explanation is coming!
@MJ Neal: "Oh, Captain."
Hahaha, but I feel like Selina would be saying the "call me your hero" line! She's saved Silas twice now! :-)
@Rateus: I didn't want to laugh, but I did. XD
Things are about to get ugly....
But on a positive note, I love the sparke effect on his wings!! Haha.
@Guest: Very insightful!
While an explanation is coming in the next few pages, I can confirm now there's no neck wound. She's just fine!
@RG2Cents: That they are!
@Ti-ti: Thanks so much! ^ ^
@Ti-ti: That's exactly what I was going for! Thank you!