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Mortasheen - Viviphage by scythemantis Mortasheen - Viviphage by scythemantis
"True Vampire"

CLASS: VAMPIRIC

The rarest and most powerful of all vampires, the Viviphage closely resembles the viral body responsible for vampirism itself, and can develop in the body of any sufficiently old and powerful vampiric creature. Its host is not truly destroyed, but becomes one with the mind of the new organism, leaving behind its prior body to wither and die. Able to control blood itself via telekinesis, it can drain a victim dry without any physical contact or even wield blood as an amorphous appendage.

A Viviphage usually spends only a few months in its place of birth, long enough to enjoy a brief killing spree and craft itself a large, crystalline cyst from a high volume of hemoglobin. With a final telekinetic blast, it sends itself and this impenetrable vessel rocketing towards the stars, drifting for potentially trillions of years before bringing the horror of the vampire to another inhabited world.

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Like the arthropoids, I now consider vampires "complete."
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jacobguy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
to think, the viruses these guys are modeled after are technically good guys as they are used to treat infections
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Orima-Kazooie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So vampirism is caused by E. Coli? XD
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is more based on a bacteriophage, a type of virus :)
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Orima-Kazooie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that this is the shape of E. Coli's form. Maybe it's a type of bacteriophage, I saw it in the microbiology book in science class.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
E. coli is one of the hairy sausage-shaped becteria :)
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Orima-Kazooie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't you hate those science books when they show you one thing and call it another? Thanks for the correction. And you're never going to answer about the Viviphage vs Mothneaser thing are you?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, I thought I did!

Mothneaser is probably more powerful despite only controlling its own blood. Viviphage would likely be unable to steal control away from him.
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Orima-Kazooie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. So do you think I got Vespicable queen right?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's similar to my older version of vespicable, which had the humanoid female features (but I may bring that back as a separate species, with some tweaking, too!)
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Ankaa-Phoenicis Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kinda looks like a virus. vampires ROCK!!!!
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Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
I love the look of those icosahedral viruses, and this is a great interpretation of one.
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SpydrXIII Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome. probably the only vampyre i'd want to own in game. cause virus's is be coo'.
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Mesklinite01 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
I imagine it speaking in Ben Stein's voice for some reason...
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be appropriate since he too is a soul-sucking monster.
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PousazPower Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Giant vampiric bacteriophages are made of win.
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GantzAistar Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Looks cool!!!!!=)
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psychosomatic-itch Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
That is just mind-blowingly awesome. It's like the Flood in Halo-- only about twenty times cooler!
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OuthouseInferno Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008   General Artist
Man, another awesome radial and/or brain monster for me to consider for team Outhouse.
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