expanding on that deity vessel au i was drawing with anthony before by throwing vinny into the mix!
hes the disgraced vessel of a god eating dragon thats slowly losing all this dragon attributes as his godly powers leave him, so before that happens, he wants to prove himself by seeking out other gods/vessels to eat. thinks anthony is an easy target, being a vessel without a god and sets his sights on him!
heyo, i cannot sleep.
So, heres an AU about Anthony being offered to this forest god as a kiddo and having his eye pulled out as an act of devotion + to become a more accessible vessel + get some powers. but the god dies out of nowhere, bringing bad luck and his town blames/resents him. The missing eye, which was once an indicator of powerful devotion just becomes more of a cursed reminder.
His abilities fade as the god passes, except for occasionally being able to make out what plants are saying. Unfortunately, they are terrible gossips.