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Mortasheen - Troglottid by scythemantis Mortasheen - Troglottid by scythemantis
"Multiplying Wormbrain"

CLASS: WORMBRAIN

Designed to perpetuate brain-flukes at high efficiency, this omnivorous wormbrain feeds on any available organic matter while constantly replicating itself in a repetitive chain of clone bodies, each packed with tens of thousands of worm larvae. Though short lived, a detached clone moves quickly and can burst in a splash of infected fluids and tissues.

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I worry these guys might be getting repetitive in function, but whereas Pestare generates hypnotic, roving explosive eyes, Troglottid generates a steadier chain of smaller, weaker worm-bombs without the added hypnotism/psychic sensory field. Different niches! I swear!
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NitendoFan92 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
it a human centipede!
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Chamjari Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
What is that cat parasite that is completely non-fatal to humans but increases risk taking behavior?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Toxoplasma gondii :)
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nomorezombies Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I love how you just knew that. 
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:iconnitendofan92:
NitendoFan92 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
IT'S THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE!
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RWforever Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I. I think i've found another favorite mortasheen

these little guys are precious
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6-Qubed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
(Human Centipede) - Human = Centipede

Therefore this is a centipede, QED.

(flawless mathematician logic)
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Luckydog34 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was more of a callout to the Human centipede than the tapeworm.
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MercLleviathan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Writer
It's the Fluke Centipede!
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LordScribbler Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
oh my god these are adorable
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Platinum-titan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would be interested in a hinting of a possible origin for these strang worm brain creatures.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a short explanation on the official Mortasheen page for them; they were bred by the parasitic worms themselves, which are not only intelligent but incredibly old, possibly millions of years - they may have evolved naturally.
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Platinum-titan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they have a hidden kingdom it must be unimaginably weird, eldritch horror level weird.
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Pirka Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I support Neu's orange eyes headcanon. Everything's better with orange.
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
(also I like to imagine their eyes colored like those of this fella [link])
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Yet another wonderful wormbrain; I love the expression of the detached one, but it's beautiful from both ends :)

One question, though: are the legs supposed to be semi-transprent? because with some you can see the lines of the belly underneath, in the second and thrid segment for example
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just linework I didn't bother erasing, maybe I will eventually, but they could be a little translucent anyhow.
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heuschrecke13 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, it's nice to have more of this wormguys.
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
like some bizarre cross of a tapeworm and Human Centipede.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Will you eventually show us what the actual mind-controlling brain flukes actually look like by themselves?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like your typical parasitic flukes, really, and very tiny!
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Trollfeetwalker Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I picture them as big, veiny Land Planarians... though I believe there's already a monster like that.
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