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Manticore
Manticoretoy
Also Known as Marticora
Appeared in Series 1
The Video Game
Comic Series
2006 Series
Number 14
Point Value 15


Manticore is monster #14 from the Series 1 figures. It has a points value of fifteen. It is also one of the monsters redesigned for the 2006 series.

Monster informationEdit

Manticore comes in basic red and yellow colors, as well as red-orange, neon yellow, neon green and violet from the neon colors. He is depicted similar to the myth of the Manticore, with the body of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, and the head of a man, with several rows of sharp teeth.

The Manticore (also called Mantikhora or Marticora) is a legendary creature similar to the Sphinx. It has the body of a red lion a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), and a trumpet-like voice. Other aspects of the creature vary from story to story. It may be horned, winged, or both. The tail is that of either a dragon or, more commonly, a scorpion, and it may shoot poisonous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. The creature's feet may also be of a dragon, but are mostly referred to as lions paws. The manticore myth was of Persian origin, where its name was "man-eater". The legend states that it was native to India, and may have had its origins in exaggerated descriptions of tigers. Pliny the Elder included a description of the manticore among his descriptions of animals in Naturalis Historia, c. 77 AD. Manticores made many appearances in mediaeval bestiaries in the centuries following this.

Comic appearances Edit

Manctiore is one of the monsters that makes an appearance at the Monster Mountain in the Monster in My Pocket comic series. It is unknown which side he joins, but it is likely that he joined the evil monsters loyal to Warlock.

2006 SeriesEdit

2006 manticore
Manticore is monster #15 in the 2006 relaunch series. Included in the group The Ancients, it now has a more leonine face, a lithe, red body, a scorpion's tail and bat-like wings. The description on the official website and collectable card (#015/230) is as follows:

"This 12 foot long man-eater has a lion's body, a human head with 3 rows of sharp teeth and the tail of a scorpion which shoots poisonous, thin, spine-like straws into his helpless victims, through which he slurps their blood."

The card gave the monster a total points score of 207.

Trading card textEdit

Species: Humanoid / Animal

Born: More than 2000 years ago in India

Habitat: Middle East desert

What will you feed to a monster 42 meters tall, with the body of a lion, the scorpion tail and a human head with 3 raws of very cutting teeth? The ferocius and carnivorous Manticore has powerful blue eyes and the voice similar to a trumpet. This monster lives in the depths of the desert really close to the center of the Earth. He runs fast as a deer, can jump buildings and with his tail throws poison to catch his victims, kill them and suck their blood. Surely it's not the type of guy you want to be married to your sister..don't you!?

Trading card frontEdit

Manticore

In other mediaEdit

Konami Video GameEdit

Manticore (NES)
Bone up on your defense against this guy.

The manticore appears in Stage 5, area 2. This is a dangerous enemy, as it has a habit of hiding behind pillars, and lobbing a bone while concealed behind said pillar. It also requires multiple hits to defeat, and is barely stunned by a single attack.

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