Questions tagged [mythical-creatures]

For questions about animals or non-sentient beings that are not found on Earth. These can be anything from dragons to Pegasus to your own made-up creature. They just need to not exist on this Earth.

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How Can a Creature With Focus Come to Exist?

Background: Alendyias is a world that was formed inside the Fracture of Reality, one that is still forming as the Fracture in Reality grows and absorbs other worlds in its path. Absorbed worlds and ...
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How far can pixie see unaided? [closed]

Flash news: A mysterious creature very much resembles a pixie was killed in a freak accident involving a sparrow, authority suspects no foul play since interviews with the local mythology creatures ...
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Will Plops Go Aquatic? [closed]

Plops, as described in the link, are pretty dangerous critters. Their water predators range from Snappers to octopi, and due to Rubberizing, the Enchantment they grant to whatever kills them, not many ...
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Mothril Armor: How Big Are Silver Moths? [closed]

This question is simple, sort of. Mithril is a fantasy staple, and my version is ridiculously hard and strong. On the Metal-Crystal Toughness Scale, I've ranked Iron as 1 and Steel as 2, but Mithril ...
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Creating a Torchblow Predator [closed]

Torchblow. What are they and why do they need a predator? This link should give you a good idea. Basically, it's a four-legged monster, the size of a typical pig with a 1/2-inch thick shell (a shell ...
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Making a Predator For Wild Anklebiters

Wild Anklebiters (hereafter referred to as just Anklebiters) are odd creatures. They drain blood like lampreys or leeches, they tunnel through the ground like earthworms, and their physiology is a mix ...
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Creating a Dropper Predator

After posting Protecting Medieval Villagers From Droppers, I realized that Droppers must be kept in check-hard in check. Now, thanks to Classes, a Dropper's speed and agility can pretty easily be ...
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Determining a Whackagi's Strength

If you don't know what a Whackagi is, please click here. My problem is simple; I know how dangerous Whackagi are, but not how dangerous they are to what they hit, how much damage they can do with a ...
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If the Roman Empire in the Year 90 AD Found a Living Tyrannosaurus Rex, What Creature in Their Mythology Would They Most Likely Mistake It For?

I'm writing a story where a group of mischievous aliens teleport iconic creatures to inappropriate time periods. (Dimetrodons in colonial Germany, Pterodactyls in the medieval Ottoman Empire, ...
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Making a Predator For Bitbugs

If you don't know what the heck a Bitbug is, this handy link should give you a good idea. Basically, these Kirbyesque bugs are living chaos, manifested in a cute, lovable, implacable, and infectious ...
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How Dangerous Are Whackagi? [closed]

The twin of How Dangerous Are Spikagi?, which concerned Spikagi. This question concerns their big blue twin: Whackagi. It sounds funny, but it's not. These big blue bruisers are 4 feet 10 inches tall, ...
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How Dangerous Are Spikagi?

If you've seen How Dangerous Are Ploppers?, you know that only 9 out of 10 Chompers that eat a Plop become a Plopper. This question concerns what happens to the 10th Chomper. You see, that 10th ...
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Creating a Predator For Snappers

Yep, it's another predator question. I know lots of animals eat fish, but the Snapper is a different breed of deadly animal, a ferocious, amphibious pirahna with dagger-hard teeth and the ability to ...
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What circumstances would lead to griffins abandoning their mountainous habitats for castles?

Castles have high towers for them to roost in and scout, lots of surrounding land for food and water. Obviously the biggest problem would be getting the people living in them to either clear off, or ...
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World with Demons, Merfolk, Angels, and Humans living together

I am writing a prospective scenario for a satirical horror-comedy and science-fantasy Web-series for adolescents (or teenagers if you want) and adults where humans cohabit with demons, merfolk, and ...
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How Dangerous Are Evolved Ploppers?

This is the sequel to How Dangerous Are Ploppers? and covers one vital aspect of Ploppers: evolution. Sure, Ploppers aren't much of a threat, but they grow up, evolving into a stronger equivalent of a ...
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Making a Predator For Chompers

Yep, I'm back with another predator question! Before I even posting Creating a Predator For Plops, I knew I'd have to post similar questions for Chompers, Snappers, and Anklebiters (the last will come ...
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Why would this creature have a head?

The creature is a soft-bodied animal roughly the size of a human, that resembles a wing-less bird in its stance. It has no neck or eyes, and its mouth is at the end of a pharynx attached to the torso. ...
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Creating a Predator For Plops

After hearing the idea that Plop meant the end of all life on Earth multiple times in the comments on my Plop questions, I have come to decide a Plop predator should be created. (For a description of ...
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How Dangerous Are Ploppers?

After realizing I made it way too easy for people to become lethal monster slayers, I felt the need to create the Plopper. So, what is a Plopper? Ploppers are essentially Chompers, but with a few key ...
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What danger would a mummy pose if resurrected where they need to cover/protect its body?

Mummies are widely considered to be one of the most iconic undead monsters, but are often overshadowed by their vampire & zombie brethren. Furthermore, while the vampire has a bevy of supernatural ...
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How could my lava plant work?

Is it possible for a plant to live in the kind of environment that I created? The environment has dim light, is underground, full of lava, and has constant lava explosions. This environment also has ...
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How to disguise a ghost with the Masquerade in full effect?

Okay, so I have a world just like ours, except all the myths are real. Maybe. The Masquerade is in full effect - there is no such thing as monsters and you'd be crazy to say otherwise. This is vastly ...
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How would a four (or more) winged dragon fly? what would the wingspan be?

it has an elongated body, and the wings are 2 pairs and 2 pairs behind those, at a sufficient distance so they do not get in each other's way, unless the dragon wants them to, also not too far apart, ...
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Plopup Masquerade: Will It Be Effective?

This is a sequel to Just How Dangerous Would a Plopup Be? and concerns an idea I had for making Plopup more dangerous. Basically, the problem with Plopup is that they are too predictable. Hurt one, ...
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What kind of deadly ranged weapon can pixies use against humans?

Description of pixies As heavy as a standard golf ball. As big as official ping pong ball. Humanoid but have a pair of wings for flight. Prefer to live in forested areas. Eats fruits and insects. ...
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Why is clothing turned inside-out my weakness?

Various mythological creatures have this strange thing where wearing clothing inside out can ward them off, allow them to be outwitted, or be outright defeated? Why could this be a weakness for any ...
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Just How Dangerous Would a Plopup Be?

Okay, I've been making quite a few Plop questions, and this one is a real heavy hitter. (You can see one, two, and three for more on Plop.) You see, every so often Plops form hidden hordes (like rats ...
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How can a 15-year-old vampire get human blood?

Since they can't really work a job that would allow easy access to blood, I thought of having them volunteer at a blood bank then maybe steal a bag. Alternatively, is it plausible that they would come ...
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Could my Kangaroo-Monkeys exist?

Kangaroo-Monkeys are a mammalian species from the Euarchontoglires super-order. Some basic characteristics of my kangaroo-monkeys include: Are excellent bipedal jumpers (they jump from the ground); ...
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Balancing Companion Gain

In my low-fantasy world, monster drops are created when a magical creature is slain; its lifeforce is released and interacts with ambient magic to either recreate body parts or alter objects in or ...
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Why Would An Adventurer Use A Literal Sword Frog? [closed]

After seeing this question Why would an adventurer use a sword frog? I must admit I was a bit disappointed, though I understand it was a legitimate question. Understandably enough, I thought the ...
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Plausibility of Engulfer

Alright, so this is another creature-design question. It's been a while since I've posted one of these, so this is overdue in my opinion. Engulfers are large (think car or van-sized) caterpillar-like ...
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How does a flying hydra work?

A hydra is a multi-headed beast usually depicted as a serpent in many mythologies. I suppose each head should have an independent brain and thus would each have a different wake/sleep cycle not unlike ...
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How would harpies get supplies up and down their mountain homes? [closed]

Clearly, harpies can fly up and down between their mountain homes and the ground. They may be able to do this while carrying a considerable weight. But that's still the hardest, most manual way of ...
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What technology would mermaids excel at?

I regularly see people speaking about the difficulties of technology underwater, and see questions about whether underwater civilizations could produce fire, electricity, etc.. But I haven't seen any ...
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How would mermaids collect oxygen for their underwater cities?

I was thinking there might be a guest room for humans down in Atlantis. But this raises a question: how would they get enough oxygen for their guests? Mines have various techniques for oxygenating ...
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Could my timberwolves exist? [closed]

In a world I'm designing, along with the Cipactlis and other strange beasts are the timberwolves. Traits of my timberwolves are: their bodies are entirely composed of twigs, leaves, and logs, they can ...
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Merpeople with ink-spraying heads?

My merpeople have ink sacs in their heads, as they can spray ink from tentacles (like Medusa's snakes) on their head. The problem is, I don't know where said ink sac for each tentacle would go without ...
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Could humans evolve into vampires? [closed]

In my world, vampires evolved from humans. They are carnivorous, need blood to survive, have typical, cliche vampire fangs, they have the night-vision of a cat, and they're sensitive to sunlight. ...
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Could my Cipactlis exist?

In a world I'm designing, a group of unknown animals evolved into the fearsome Cipactlis. Some traits of these Cipactlis include: having limbs in the stance of toads and wrinkly skin, the tail fin of ...
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Carnivorous Flower-worm: Implantation Possible?

If you want to know exactly what creature I'm referring to, look at Feasibility of Carnivorous Flower-worm. Let's say I want people to be able to ritualistically implant these creatures to gain the ...
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How Feasible is a Flying Equivalent of my Chomping Eggs

For those of you who've seen my other questions about the Chomping Eggs, please bear with me. This new creature is similar but named a Dropper (reasoning below). It has two wings and an egg-shaped ...
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Creating a Worm For Urban Survival

This creature combines traits from a centipede and a worm: it's covered in chitin, has many segmented legs with mandibles and book lungs, but otherwise, it's a regular armored worm. At maximum length, ...
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Feasibility of Carnivorous Flower-worm

I'm back with another creature-design question, and this one's a doozy. This new creature is about the size of a tulip but with a "stem" that's twice as thick. Its head and mouth are fused ...
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Feasibility of Flailing Ooze

This creature is an amorphous mass of ooze coated with a slimy, protective membrane (think a biological equivalent of rubber cement). It's not very large (relatively, compared to many other ...
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How to defend a sailing ship from a wyvern

Pirates are always a threat, but this particular coastal city has another worry - wyverns. In order to get from said city to open seas, the ships must traverse about 600km towards the exit from the ...
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Is there any way that a creature could "telepathically" communicate with other members of its own species? [duplicate]

The question basically explains it all: I'm looking for the possibility and the means by which a creature can communicate with other members of its species with "telepathy". I'm not looking ...
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Could My Ku-Klux-Rogue Exist?

The Ku-Klux-Rogue is a successful gigantic monster species with four heads. The front head that of a Saber-toothed-tiger, the other front head of a fearsome dragon, a wolf's head protruding from the ...
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Could a Hydra take over the world? [closed]

Grim Ripper, a 10 story tall monster hydra which looks like a serpent with nine heads, the head in the middle being the biggest head. If one head is cut of, 2 more heads grow in it's place.The middle ...

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