Caplan (カプラン; kapuran) is a character in the fanfic Howl of Gray Wolf created by MGW. He is a Ducken (ダックン; dakkun), a monster than debuted in Monster Rancher 2. The character's name is derived from an opponent in the aforementioned game.
In Video Games
Debuting in Monster Rancher 2, a Ducken of the same name appears in the Official A-rank tournament with an over 500 score in speed. Its accuracy and intelligence scores are second best; in total, this makes Caplan a monster that is both very hard-to-hit and precise in all attacks. However, Caplan has a serious disadvantage in its life points and defense, making it prone to an quick and easy loss if it receives a good hit. Overall, the ducken species are like Hopper with having accurate hits, but they contain ranged intelligence attacks.
It is possible that the monster is named after the toymaker Frank Caplan. While attacking, its movements are comical as it resembles a toy.
Caplan is a new character added for the 2009 remake of Howl of the Gray Wolf. Aside from being a monster of Julio, a wandering Island breeder who travels the continent via Caravan, some details are unknown. A somewhat goofy and clumsy character, he is good with juggling and creating songs. Being a caravan monster, he is not into fighting.
- Power: C
- Speed: A
- Stamina (lifebar, defense): E
- Mind/Spirit (Intel, energy power): C
A ducken's strength lie in accuracy and speed, the latter having a highest build rate. It is essential to raise its speed to make up for its abysmal durability.
- Caplan is a member of his Caravan. After the Island Gathering, Julio gave Caplan to Gray Wolf to assist him and his group.