Edit: If you're wondering where Gale's magic went, the short answer is it was axed some time ago and replaced with a much more limited range of abilities associated with Hhoota's themes. As far as magic goes and magic casting, he's actually kind of a dud.
Merging with Hhoota made lighting the necessary fuse to create magic too much like trying to light a wet match. The energy becomes burnt out when it enters his body.
He probably has abilities that revolve around that energy absorption (I've considered energy bursts) but I haven't really looked at Gale/Hhoota's ability to be destructive yet.
It's there, but I'm still hammering out those details.
In Gale's world (my headworld) consuming energy the way Gale does is seen as a taboo, especially by mages. Gale is mindful and keeps his energy absorption subtle. He is gentle by nature.
Hhoota doesn't HAVE to be destructive to make it's point. By appearance and behavior alone it is intimidating.
Hhoota and Gale are kind of night and day. Gale doesn't lose his mind when he takes the form. He just becomes irritable and ornery.
In Hhoota form he has a pet peeve about blocking his path or being in rooms or places that don't have enough (or the right kind of) entrances and exits. So much so that he will probably make one himself. With his face.
Outside of Hhoota form, Gale is probably the nicest old dude on the block.
I think this is the first time I've put Gale and Hhoota's information on DA in a nicely compacted little spot.
I'm a little wary, hahahaha, but we'll see how it goes. Some of the info was intentionally left out, except for things that have been asked pretty frequently. (Such as how they merged, I get that question a looot so I gave in and left a tiny blurb about it). Hopefully this will clear up the confusion my constant canon-bending shenanigans has created.
I'm not looking for suggestions or help developing Gale right now. It's a nice gesture! But no thanks.