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Mortasheen - Graunch by scythemantis Mortasheen - Graunch by scythemantis
"Biting Mummy"

CLASS: Bioconstruct.

The Graunch is an ornery, excitable monster who's body is comprised largely of strong, fleshy "ribbons" that can snap instantly from its default "humanoid" arrangement to almost any desired shape. A pair of tough specialized loops bear the monster's steely teeth, and close together like a set of jaws. Its core is nothing more than a brain with legs, and controls the massive, free-floating eye via telekinesis. This eye can travel freely within a mile of the body, and re-grows from the core if destroyed. When the teeth are not in use for combat, the eye is kept safely behind them.

Graunch were first created by an ancient civilization as part of their burial practices, and actually utilized as living death-shrouds for the bodies of royalty. Many an unlucky grave-robber met his demise when the "wrappings" of a mummified body would spring to life, neatly bite his face off, and quietly resume hibernation; carefully re-entwining around the ancient corpse. When modern society re-discovered these monsters, they quickly became a popular and effective minion for monster trainers of every background.
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jacobguy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
They also feed by absorbing blood and gore strait through the eye and bandages, dont they?
Karhs Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved the look of bandages, meaning this is automatically one of my favorite Mortasheen.
wastelandsofthemind Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Writer
I want one...
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
This is a nice one! I must've overlooked it before. Good eye-mouth juxtaposition, and the gargoyle feet are a nice touch. It has a classic Nintendo creepy-yet-light-hearted vibe to it. The concept is neat, too. I don't understand why it has openings instead of hands, though.
Ankaa-Phoenicis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, floating eye mummy. nice way to protect it's eye, but how does it put on contacts?!
Kothoga12 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It like a monster made out of living fruit-by-the-foot.
frozen-peas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
this guy is my favourite of them all!
Jackal24 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
It looks cool!
octo-ringu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Wow, it's so adorable. Must be the huge eye or something. I like how thorough its story is, and randomly enough that one horizontal ribbon over its mouth. The ribbons themselves are so well done.
rupted Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This was always one of my favorites. I had a dream once where there was a picture of him on my computer while I was talking to someone behind me.
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