History NightmareFuel / MythologyAndFolklore

9th Feb '17 6:42:34 AM Theriocephalus
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* The {{Wendigo}} of Algonquin folklore is what happens to people who engage in cannibalism. After they've eaten another human, they turn into a tall, gaunt corpse-like being with sharp fangs that have shredded the former human's lips to nothing, bloody stumps where its feet would be (possibly due to frostbite), and transparent skin through which you can see its icy blood and heart of ice. It can turn invisible and ride on the wind to pursue prey, and it is ALWAYS hungry...

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* The {{Wendigo}} of Algonquin folklore is what happens to people who engage in cannibalism. After they've eaten another human, they turn into a tall, gaunt corpse-like being with sharp fangs that have shredded the former human's lips to nothing, bloody stumps where its feet would be (possibly due to frostbite), and transparent skin through which you can see its icy blood and heart of ice. Descriptions do vary somewhat between cultures -- sometimes it will be many times larger than a human and grow with every victim it eats; sometimes it will a hideously thin, fleshless being, twisted and hunched and with a deer's skull where its head should be. It can turn invisible and ride on the wind to pursue prey, and it is ALWAYS hungry...
9th Feb '17 6:39:06 AM Theriocephalus
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* Fearsome Critters, despite their name, tend to be mildly silly if not absolutely {{Adorkable}} at best and somewhat spooky at worst. The same cannot be said about the Hidebehind. A creature that hunts and eats humans who get lost in the woods. It gets its name because it ''hides behind'' its prey...and can keep hiding until the time is right. It can hide behind its prey and no matter how fast its prey turns around, ''it is faster'' and can [[ParanoiaFuel keep hiding behind their prey until the right moment]]. And at that moment, it kills and eats them.
* The concept of the [[ChineseVampire Jiang Shi]] may seem silly-what's so dangerous about Qing Dynasty-era officials who are also bouncing vampires? Well, first of all, they're nearly invincible. Bullets? Nope. Buckshot? Nah. Explosives? Knocks them over, but soon they'll be up again. Second, they are deadly enough to wipe out whole villages. Third, ''they can kill you by breathing.'' Fourth, they don't just suck your blood, they rip your throats out. Fifth, with one well-timed bounce aimed at you, they can knock you over and turn you into them. And last of all, as long as you're breathing-''they will find you.''

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* Fearsome Critters, despite their name, tend to be mildly silly if not absolutely {{Adorkable}} at best and somewhat spooky at worst. The same cannot be said about the Hidebehind. A creature that hunts and eats humans who get lost in the woods. It gets its name because it ''hides behind'' its prey... and can keep hiding until the time is right. It can hide behind its prey and no matter how fast its prey turns around, ''it is faster'' and can [[ParanoiaFuel keep hiding behind their prey until the right moment]]. And at that moment, it kills and eats them.
* The concept of the [[ChineseVampire Jiang Shi]] may seem silly-what's silly -- what's so dangerous about Qing Dynasty-era officials who are also bouncing vampires? Well, first of all, they're nearly invincible. Bullets? Nope. Buckshot? Nah. Explosives? Knocks them over, but soon they'll be up again. Second, they are deadly enough to wipe out whole villages. Third, ''they can kill you by breathing.'' Fourth, they don't just suck your blood, they rip your throats throat out. Fifth, with one well-timed bounce aimed at you, they can knock you over and turn you into them. And last of all, as long as you're breathing-''they breathing -- ''they will find you.''
14th Dec '16 7:32:23 PM Sharysa
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** Another vaguely equestrian fairy is the Irish Dullahan, a man riding a black horse and [[HeadlessHorseman carrying his own head around.]] That head has a literal [[GlasgowGrin ear-to-ear grin]] and is very firmly rotting, [[{{Squick}} often described as looking like moldy cheese.]] The dullahan has a basin of blood that he ''throws at people'' as an omen that they're going to die. And if he comes through town, [[ImplacableMan no doors or gates can stop him.]] The only thing that he hates [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine is gold.]]
19th Nov '16 10:15:52 AM Vampireandthen
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** Burrunjor. Descriptions of it say it is a large scaly predator that stands on two legs with two tiny arms. It is 25 feet in length, and eats large animal, like cattle. Cast of its footprints show it has three toes. Yeah, it's a motherfucking Tyrannosaurus Rex. ''AND OF COURSE IT'S FROM AUSTRALIA!''
7th May '16 11:28:00 PM TheRoguePenguin
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6th May '16 5:48:50 PM nombretomado
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*** Similar to the Manananggal, Penanggalen from Malaysia. It's an undead monster who separates her head from her body an flies around with her entrails glowing like fireflies. As slight-NightmareRetardant, GaiaOnline has her as a very {{Moe}} item...as {{Moe}} as a flying severed head can be...

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*** Similar to the Manananggal, Penanggalen from Malaysia. It's an undead monster who separates her head from her body an flies around with her entrails glowing like fireflies. As slight-NightmareRetardant, GaiaOnline Website/GaiaOnline has her as a very {{Moe}} item...as {{Moe}} as a flying severed head can be...
19th Mar '16 6:26:08 AM Hossmeister
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20th Apr '15 4:07:47 AM StFan
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* The monsters of [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseMythology Japanese Myth]] are pretty damn horrifying, too. Like the Gashadokuro, a skeleton created from the corpses of dozens of victims of famine, standing fifteen times the height of a normal man and eternally hungry. As if that is not enough, not only are they silent, but they can turn ''invisible''. The only thing you hear before a Gashadokuro strikes is a ringing in your ears, before it grabs you and tears your head off with its teeth.

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* The monsters of [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseMythology [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Japanese Myth]] are pretty damn horrifying, too. Like the Gashadokuro, a skeleton created from the corpses of dozens of victims of famine, standing fifteen times the height of a normal man and eternally hungry. As if that is not enough, not only are they silent, but they can turn ''invisible''. The only thing you hear before a Gashadokuro strikes is a ringing in your ears, before it grabs you and tears your head off with its teeth.
11th Feb '15 10:11:07 PM NarniaRanger
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** And last but not least, there are the Tamawo/Engkanto, the Philippines' own version of TheFairFolk. Common English translations range from 'faerie," to "elf," to "nymph." They live in trees and caves, and take offense to their homes being desecrated my humans. They'll take people away and replace them with banana leaves enchanted to look like the person's deceased corpse. If they fancy a human, they'll try to lure them into their homes and [[FoodChains trick them into eating their food]], thus condemning the person to live with them ''forever''. The one place they cannot stand, however, are church grounds. The reason? They are actually ''fallen angels'' who were cast out when Lucifer lost against God. This aren't your typical, Tinkerbell-esque fairies, people. Not ''at all''.

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** And last but not least, there are the Tamawo/Engkanto, the Philippines' own version of TheFairFolk. Common English translations range from 'faerie," to "elf," to "nymph." They live in trees and caves, and take offense to their homes being desecrated my humans. They'll take people away and replace them with banana leaves enchanted to look like the person's deceased corpse. If they fancy a human, they'll try to lure them into their homes and [[FoodChains trick them into eating their food]], thus condemning the person to live with them ''forever''. The one place they cannot stand, however, are church grounds. The reason? They are actually ''fallen angels'' who were cast out when Lucifer lost against God. This These aren't your typical, Tinkerbell-esque fairies, people. Not ''at all''.
11th Feb '15 10:09:42 PM NarniaRanger
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** And last but not least, there are the Tamawo/Engkanto, the Philippines' own version of TheFairFolk. Common English translations range from 'faerie," to "elf," to "nymph." They live in trees and caves, and take offense to their homes being desecrated my humans. They'll take people away and replace them with banana leaves enchanted to look like the person's deceased corpse. If they fancy a human, they'll try to lure them into their homes and [[FoodChains trick them into eating their food]], thus condemning the person to live with them ''forever''. The one place they cannot stand, however, are church grounds. The reason? They are actually ''fallen angels'' who were cast out when Lucifer lost against God. This aren't your typical, Tinkerbell-esque fairies, people. Not ''at all''.
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