Below the surface of Dalia, there exists a monstrous beast that eats humanoids alive. This creature is called the Tayan. The Tayan is 150 feet tall, and 35 feet wide. It nests itself underground, and waits silently for prey to fall into its gaping mandibles, to be swallowed and digested.

Prey inside the Tayan are alive throughout the entire digestion process. The Tayan puts tiny tendrils inside intelligent victims brains, that act as a dialysis machine keeping them alive, and feeding them nutrients.

But the Tayan has to keep victims from moving around, as that could complicate the process, and victims could create injuries for the Tayan. So the Tayan has to have a way to keep victims from moving. So, my question is, how could the Tayan keep victims from moving inside its stomach.


Whatever method you make, it has to have a small flaw that could allow one human (most likely my main character) from being unable to move.

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    $\begingroup$ Please check your criteria: you cannot call flaw the intended result of keeping the humanoid still. $\endgroup$ – L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica Sep 30 '18 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ so.... Your humanoid character has what? Is he a mutant? A cyborg? a Paralytic individual? a Average Joe? Superman maybe? DEADPOOL? There are answers here based on guesses on your hero. If Joe goes in the Taiyan he is dead, but if theres some miracle that can occure, Joe might live. But if Superman gets eaten by the Taiyan, then he will just blast the creature into smitherins. $\endgroup$ – Mr.J Oct 1 '18 at 2:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Mr.J. Totally normal human $\endgroup$ – DT Cooper Oct 1 '18 at 2:19
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    $\begingroup$ @RobertPaul you already mentioned that the Taiyan has a "wet, fleshy sack with no light " worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/124057/… from this question, you already have a good idea that nobody can move from the stomach, what more are you asking for? $\endgroup$ – Mr.J Oct 1 '18 at 2:44

Interrupting the spinal cord at the base of the brain will paralyze.

If your creature puts tiny tendrils inside the victims brains, it would be an easy thing to paralyze them with this same intervention. Intercepting / interrupting motor nerves on their way out of the brain would accomplish this. This is how quadriplegics get paralyzed - the nerve tracts leading down from the brain is disrupted or injured.

An interesting side note - if the Tayan tendrils entered at the brainstem the face would not be paralyzed. People could move their mouths and eyes etc - this is how quadriplegics can use computers and wheelchairs other other devices manipulated with their mouths or eyes.

Maybe your hero is already a quadriplegic. It is good for heroes to have a flaw. Perhaps he has implanted robot actuators for his limbs that he controls directly from the brain (which is very nearly a real thing now).

Or maybe your hero escapes because he keeps his head, is limber, and has sharp teeth.

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Based on your past questions: Stomach Walls

As each person is eaten whole by the taiyan, they slide through the esophagus into the stomach of the creature, never to see light again.

As for your human to survive


As you have elaborately describe the insides of the creature

"Nobles and high priests often sacrifice slaves into the Tayan’s maw, where they can expect to spend 5-30 years inside the Tayans stomach, slowly being digested in agony and pain"

They also tried everything to kill the creature, but could not, that's why the taiyan was considered a GOD


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