BUGNACIOUS - Phymatina sapiens


CLASS: ARTHROPOID



   A genetic hybrid of human and ambush bug, a subfamily of the assassin bugs adapted to lie in wait for prey.

BIOLOGY:

Smaller than the average arthropoid, a Bugnacious packs dense and powerful musculature into its compact frame, and can easily pin down prey several times its own size. Injecting a powerful, paralytic enzyme through its single fang, it may spend days liesurely sipping dissolved tissues from a single catch.

BEHAVIOR:

A Bugnacious prefers to hunt by remaining just out of sight, lurking behind large boulders, vegetation, billboards or even open doors and quickly driving its raptorial forelimbs into the prey's back, earning it the nickname "hidebehind" where feral populations are especially dense.

Bugnacious are attracted to bright colors, especially those matching their own wildly varying patterns.

APPLIANCE:

Even without terrain to facilitate its ambush tactics, the startling physical power of the Bugnacious is a force to be reckoned with, especially if the creature becomes suitably agitated.


TACTICAL MECHANISMS:


RAPTORIAL LIMBS: the forelimbs of the Bugnacious are extremely powerful for their size and can strike with lightning speed, easily driving their talons through most forms of shielding.

PARALYZING BITE: the monster's single large fang, just as strong as its talons, can inject a paralytic toxin and fast-acting digestive enzyme.


   



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