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* EarlyGameHell: Just getting out of the labyrinth at the start is hard enough, especially since you're not fully in control of the Creature's actions in the beginning.


* AnAxeToGrind: The Creature can get attacked by a human lumberjack who swings his axe at it.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Quite a few characters are barefoot, many of them brutish humanoid characters, even if it wouldn't make too much sense (such as a dungeon adventurer, mine guards or a military officer).



* IAmAHumanitarian: In a way, you can call the Creature a cannibal. [[spoiler:He eats a Hobbit that is later revealed to be a transformed human, just like he is.]]

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** Quimmel Bone might have average fighting stats, but will always reconstitute himself and attack you again, endlessly.
* IAmAHumanitarian: In a way, you can call the Creature a cannibal.cannibal, as he eats sentient beings. [[spoiler:He eats a Hobbit that is later revealed to be a transformed human, just like he is.]]


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* WhenTreesAttack: The Creature will get killed by the Tree Spirits, a race of sentient trees, if he gets in their territory.

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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: What would it be like to be a big monster in a dungeon? Yes, it is cool to be a powerful brute and crush PunyHumans... but it also means being at the mercy of the other savage monsters, dangerous traps and the dungeon owners who will make sure to keep you in check.


* UnwinnableByMistake: Escape from the starting dungeon relies on [[spoiler:a magical amulet that detects secret doors]], which has the reader skip a specific number of paragraphs ahead from any entry that includes a specific sentence, allowing access to a more helpful version of the entry. That sentence was omitted from one of the paragraphs, although the alternate version is there for anyone who guesses to look.

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* UnwinnableByMistake: Escape from the starting dungeon relies on [[spoiler:a magical amulet that detects secret doors]], which has the reader skip a specific number of paragraphs ahead from any entry that includes a specific sentence, allowing access to a more helpful version of the entry. That sentence was omitted from one of the paragraphs, although the alternate version is there for anyone who guesses to look. This error was finally fixed in Wizard Books' 2002 reprint, although their later 2010 reprint and Scholastic's 2018 edition both had the wrong text again.

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: At the beginning, you are at the mercy of your violent bloodthirsty impulses and will kill many sentient creatures in your path. The very first character you meet is a scared dwarf and the best option to do is... [[spoiler:directly decide to kill him, because he will attack and wound you otherwise, and it ends with him dead anyway.]]

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* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: Possibly justified because the Creature is a low-intelligence monster, but at too many times, the protagonist can easily be trapped in a deadly situation without an option to do something as simple as turning away. When in Dree, the Creature will not be able to just ignore a suspicious man who drags him in a dark alleyway and [[spoiler:trap him in a net to kill him and cut off his organs.]]


* HorseOfADifferentColor: The Ophidatour is pretty much a reptilian horse-lizard hybrid with a stinger tail, which you can ride if you can get on it.

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: The Ophidatour Ophidotaur is pretty much a reptilian horse-lizard hybrid with a stinger tail, which you can ride if you can get on it.

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** Nimbicus the Weather Wizard is ''very'' grumpy when the Creature bursts into his room, interrupting him in his reading. At least he will let the protagonist go, though not without one last opportunity to complain at large.


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* TheUnfought: You never get to face and fight [[spoiler:Vallaska Roué despite him being teased as one of Marr's main henchmen.]]


* HorseOfADifferentColor: The Ophidatour is pretty much a reptilian horse-lizard hybrid with a stinger tail, which you can ride if you can get on it.



** The Master of Hellfire, whise SKILL stat is 14. And even if you defeat him, he will self-resurrect and kill you instantly a couple pages later.

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** The Master of Hellfire, whise whose SKILL stat is 14. And even if you defeat him, he will self-resurrect and kill you instantly a couple pages later.

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* HopelessBossFight:
** Thugruff, Captain of Zharaddan Marr's forces, with an impressive SKILL of 11. And even if you manage to bring his STAMINA down to 2 points, he will summon reinforcements that will overwhelm you with a ZergRush.
** The Master of Hellfire, whise SKILL stat is 14. And even if you defeat him, he will self-resurrect and kill you instantly a couple pages later.


''Creature of Havoc'' is the 24[[superscript:th]] entry in the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' line of {{Gamebooks}}. Written by Steve Jackson, co-founder of Fighting Fantasy with Ian Livingstone.

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''Creature of Havoc'' is the 24[[superscript:th]] entry in the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' line of {{Gamebooks}}. Written by Steve Jackson, co-founder of Fighting Fantasy with Ian Livingstone.
Livingstone. It is also his last book created for the series.


* TheManyDeathsOfYou: This book has a HUGE number of instant-death sections. Get skewered by spike traps, fall and drown in toxic water, executed by tree men, poisoned by forest imps, decapitated and prepared as food, shot with arrows, stabbed by a living shadow, kidnapped by organ traffickers... the list goes on and on.



%%* UnwinnableByDesign: And how!

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%%* * UnwinnableByDesign: And how!how! You must find specific easily-missable items, meet specific easily-missable characters, do specific easily-missable actions... if not, it's time for TheManyDeathsOfYou.


* CrystalWeapon: The Crystal Club, naturally. It inflicts a single OneHitKill and shatters.



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: And how!

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: And how!Whether you're exploring a trap- and monster-infested dungeon, walking the streets of a WretchedHive, or just traveling through an ostensibly peaceful stretch of woodland, ''never'' let your guard down.



* IOweYouMyLife: {{Downplayed|Trope}} since he never outright professes loyalty to you, but after you save Grog from the mob of villagers, he becomes your steadfast companion.



* MysticalWhiteHair: The [[PeopleOfHairColor salient trait]] of the White-Haired Elves, who are even more divinely favoured and magically adept than other elves.



* OurSpiritsAreDifferent: The Vapours are powerful spirit birthed by the Queen of the White-Haired Elves upon divine impregnation. They serve as the McGuffin of the game, for whoever uses them can gain the power bestowed by the god who conceived them. Zharradan Marr covets the Vapour of Magic to gain supreme power. [[spoiler: You need the Vapour of Reason to control your own actions and the Vapour of Language to become able to speak again. Zharradan Marr uses you to bring last one to him.]]

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* OurSpiritsAreDifferent: The Vapours are powerful spirit spirits birthed by the Queen of the White-Haired Elves upon divine impregnation. They serve as the McGuffin of the game, for whoever uses them can gain the power bestowed by the god who conceived them. Zharradan Marr covets the Vapour of Magic to gain supreme power. [[spoiler: You need the Vapour of Reason to control your own actions and the Vapour of Language to become able to speak again. Zharradan Marr uses you to bring the last one to him.]]


''Creature of Havoc'' is the 24[[superscript:th]] entry in the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' line of ChooseYourOwnAdventure Gamebooks. Written by Steve Jackson, co-founder of Fighting Fantasy with Ian Livingstone.

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''Creature of Havoc'' is the 24[[superscript:th]] entry in the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' line of ChooseYourOwnAdventure Gamebooks.{{Gamebooks}}. Written by Steve Jackson, co-founder of Fighting Fantasy with Ian Livingstone.


[[caption-width-right:250:You will certainly go through a ''lot'' of havoc before you face this guy.]]''Creature of Havoc'' is the twenty-fourth entry in the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' line of ChooseYourOwnAdventure Gamebooks. Written by Steve Jackson, co-founder of Fighting Fantasy with Ian Livingstone.

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[[caption-width-right:250:You will certainly go through a ''lot'' of havoc before you face this guy.]]''Creature ]]

''Creature
of Havoc'' is the twenty-fourth 24[[superscript:th]] entry in the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' line of ChooseYourOwnAdventure Gamebooks. Written by Steve Jackson, co-founder of Fighting Fantasy with Ian Livingstone.



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