A Phooka is a dangerous and often violent shapeshifting trickster from Celtic myth, known for their ability to change into great, fearsome black animals to scare humans. Some Phookas take a liking to humans and just play harmless pranks, other Phookas are blood-thirsty vampire-like creatures which lure humans to their doom.
Patrick Stewart: "Our house was small, and when you grow up with domestic violence in a confined space you learn to gauge, very precisely, the temperature of situations. I knew exactly when the shouting was done and a hand was about to be raised – I also knew exactly when to insert a small body between the fist and her face, a skill no child should ever have to learn. Curiously, I never felt fear for myself and he never struck me, an odd moral imposition that would not allow him..."