Monday, July 8, 2013

Monsters - Doppler



Doppler


One of the most frightening things for many people, next to public speaking, is to have their identity - their personhood - taken away and used for nefarious purposes. That’s what the Doppler is all about. They can duplicate any living being down to DNA with ease and accuracy.


Dopplers in their natural state are long-limbed, light grey creatures that are about 7 foot tall. They are emaciated. Each hand has three long claws, and each foot has two short claws with a third larger, curved claw. Their legs are shaped like a dogs leg, to enable them to leap higher and run on all-fours if they prefer. They are intelligent, but not very smart unless they are mimicking someone who is more intelligent. Their eyes are small slits in their face, and they have no nose. Their ears are shaped similar to bat ears, and they are nearly as large as the head of the Doppler.

The Doppler has found its pray, by Emily Vitori


Dopplers find their prey by using echolocation - above human hearing, but able to be heard by many other creatures. They do not need to touch their victims - they only need to get near enough to them to identify them with their screeching, and then they can easily replicate their form. Like Hanging Men, Dopplers rest in peripheral vision, normally undetected by humans. They often take the form of furniture or small animals to track people. Their goals with their mimicking are varied, from hired identity theft to personal desires for a human body.



Today's art is by Emily Vitori. Thanks to Emily for her contribution to the project! 


Note: If you decide to use any of the monsters in a campaign, please let me know! I'd like to see how they work out.







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