We need a mascot for our app. This is a gambling application, where users make bets with a 50% chance of winning, 50% chance of losing. We want our mascot to represent the "house", the opponent of the user, similar to a blackjack dealer at a casino.
The mascot should be an animal of some kind, and the tone should be mischevious/funny. The mascot will celebrate the users misfortune when they lose, and get upset when the user wins. It should appear over-confident, inviting the user to bet against it.
It should not be ugly or menacing. I'm thinking more cartoonish/ridiculous, probably mammal (but not a requirement). Happy for the mascot to have clothes / accessories (smoking a cigar might be good). We need three separate emotions for the mascot:
1) Inviting: "Come and make a bet with me"
2) User wins the bet (mascot loses): "Oooo, you got me"
3) User loses the bet (mascot wins): "Haha, there's always next time!"
The actual app betting mechanism will be a spinning wheel (like in "The Price Is Right"), so no playing cards or dice for the mascot.
Other than that not many other restrictions! Try and think of something you would have fun playing against.