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Questions tagged [unicorns]

For questions about unicorns, a mythological creature generally resembling a horse with a single, straight horn or tusk protruding from its forehead.

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Why would unicorns only let virgins ride them, and bicorns refuse to let virgins ride them? [closed]

How to explain the fact that unicorns only let virgins ride them? Why does the unicorn even care if the rider is a virgin or not? And why do bicorns do exactly the opposite? Bicorns won't let ...
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Whence unicorns?

I have a story in a mediaeval setting with no magic. There are elves, but they are essentially just absurdly long-lived versions of humans with pointy ears and somewhat more acute senses. Unicorns ...
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How do I explain a unicorn discharging powerful electricity at a distance?

I am thinking of copying the design of an electric eel to create the horn, however as air is not a good conductor of electricity it cannot discharge any electrical shock unless there is a physical ...
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Caloric intake for oversized unicorn

How much daily food would a particularly immense unicorn need? My character is a unicorn - not one of those MLP pony unicorns, but a true, real-life unicorn. As such, he is based on commonly accepted ...
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How to Explain Traits of Alicorn [closed]

Alicorn, also referred to as the horn of a unicorn, is commonly associated with fantastic and powerful abilities, such as a potential to purify and render poison harmless. However, I am only looking ...
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Who would win a fight pegasus v. centaur v. unicorn? [closed]

Let's say we have a standard definition (as much as possible) of each of these horse based species. They are pretty similar and each of them has its own powers. I am curious who would win a fight. ...
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How to setup non suspicious blockage that deny access to all except witches? [closed]

In the 16th century A.D. the Magistrate of East Hampton in Eastern North America, which formed following European colonization, called for an annual witch hunt, in which wizards and witch hunters ...
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Would it be possible to genetically engineer Unicorns?

Using today's (real) genetic engineering methods, would it be possible to engineer a horse with a single spiral horn? Maybe rub a horse on a narwhal? I know mythical Unicorns have other "powers", ...
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Would charging unicorns survive the impact with a line of infantry?

The unicorns would be used to charge a line of infantry with their horn. They are as big as a horse and the horn is similar to this image: The infantry is a standard medieval army made mostly of ...