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MORTASHEEN - Pestare by scythemantis MORTASHEEN - Pestare by scythemantis
"Bug-eye Wormbrain"

CLASS: WORMBRAIN

Smallest of the Wormbrains, this shy creature's bloated ocular worm-sacs nonetheless emit a powerful psychoreactive signal, scanning their surroundings for active brains to infect and even detaching from the body to pursue potential hosts. Transfixing the target with a hypnotic pulse, they violently burst in an impressive shower of sticky vitreous jelly, laden with millions of microscopic worm eggs. Only one need breach an orifice to seize control of the victim's brain.

Pestare seem either unaware of or indifferent to the activities of their parasites, wandering aimlessly or napping while their eyes rapidly regenerate. They feed on small, soft bodied invertebrates or organic detritus, with a notable appetite for the waste matter of other brain-fluke hosts.

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Like Screamatode, this one is partly based upon an off-brand toy I obsess over: [link]
The design also draws heavily from a tardigrade, however, and the result of combining the two feels an awful lot like another, tragically "lost" favorite thing of mine: [link]

More Wormbrains to come, but the rest are probably a little more original than homages to rubber zombies.
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AugustinasRaginskis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
prety awesome, reminds me me o that mind controled suicidal snail
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RWforever Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Gosh, there's something really endearing about this one, I love it.
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I really love the wormbrain class, we certainly need a lot more of them
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Teddy5555 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one :)
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rupted Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is perfect. I just stared at it for 2 minutes in awe.
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japaneesecomicfreak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Dont click it, it is spam.
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MessyPaperCut Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
.-.
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