A Cat of Tindalos

A Cat of Tindalos

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Monster

In honor of the new 10th X Files limited season....

X Files Flukeman (Solitary, Devious, Terrifying)
Infecting Bite (b[2d8] damage 1 piercing) 12 HP

Special Qualities: Regenerates unless killed by fire, magic or acid

The Flukeman – a form of quasi-vertebrate human – was an example of reproductive and physiological cross-traiting due to radiation, abnormal cell fusion and/or the suppression of natural genetic processes; essentially, the creature was a result of human science rather than nature. Its vestigial features seemed parasitic but it also had primate physiology.

The Flukeman transmitted its larvae, a form of flatworm, through its bite. The being searched for hosts, in order to multiply, and attacked because its victims' bodies provided generative nourishment.

Typically, a survivor of a bite by the Flukeman would be infected with a flatworm which the victim would cough up, at a later point. The wound pattern from the Flukeman's bite looks similar to scolex attachment but is much larger.

There is evidence to suggest a bite by the Flukeman might result in a survivor subsequently experiencing a peculiar, unfavorable taste in their mouth that would be difficult to remove, although not be accompanied by a difficulty with swallowing.

Like other fluke or flatworms, the Flukeman had no sex organs and was genderless but was, even though technically human, capable of spontaneous regeneration.

Instinct: Infecting Bite

Inhabit Sewers
Infects with spawn
(Defy Danger when first bitten or be cured by magic healing; Otherwise Last Breath when next party makes camp)

Fun Fact: Scully once told Mulder that, except for the Flukeman case, she wouldn't change a day of the past four years in which they had been working together.

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