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ID Number : 04 46 21
Name : Susshi
Type : Crusher/Fish
Numbers : Common
History : The Susshi demon-beast was first discovered when HN Co. sent a school of these demons across the Horseshoe Galaxy. It was given its name by the first Star Warrior to fight a specimen, Sir Gailhen Strongfist. In multiple cultures across this galaxy, Susshi are considered a delicacy, while other cultures see them as sacred ‘sea gods’ that must not be disturbed.
Physical Description : Susshi is often described as a sea snake, mainly because of its long eel-like tail, which it uses to slide across the deep waters in which it hunts. Its body is round like that of an lion fish, and its head is shaped like a lizard’s. Susshi’s belly is covered in smooth yet rock-hard scales that allow it to crawl on land using its hands-like fins. Its teeth are small and sharp and its snout long and slim, allowing it to easily fish while at top speed. Susshi are usually crimson in color, but older specimens can turn white, while young are darker.
Abilities : When on land, using its tail’s strong muscles, Susshi can propel itself in the air and crush its enemies. The hard scales of its belly prevent it from injuring itself and offer little hope of recovering from an attack. When in the water, Susshi are fast and will usually attack by ramming on boats or embarcations so its occupants will fall in the water.
Feeding : Susshi are omnivorous creatures, meaning they will hunt living animals, but won’t hesitate to eat sea plants and fruits when its hunting territory is empty. When hunting for food, Susshi will rarely use their crushing tactic and will only resort to it if their life depends on it.
Taming : On many stars, cultures see the Susshi demon-beast as a delicacy, and so the market revolves around the breeding of Susshi for gastronomy. Observations have shown that if Susshi are well trained from birth, they are able to listen to their caretaker/master, but will rarely listen to anybody else because of their independent nature. Their loyalty makes them good ‘pets’ for those who can care for them.
Breeding : Susshi do not mate for life, but males will often remain in the female’s territory to assure the growth of its spawn. Females are very protective of their babies and get aggressive when Hunters get too close to them. They can lay from five to twenty eggs.
Growth Rate : Susshi females hide their eggs in holes they dig near beaches, bays or crooks, usually where the water is warm. Tadpoles hatch inside two weeks, and as soon as they are born, they can swim well enough to follow their mother into open sea, where she will hunt for them for many months until they can care for themselves. Seeing as Susshi have a rather slow growth rate compared to most demon-beasts, Hunters are recommended to kill the Susshi when they are still young, for they can reach massive sizes when they grow in open waters.
Natural Behaviour : Susshi are naturally calm creatures. Unless they are bothered, they won’t harm anyone or anything that doesn’t pose a threat to their life. They are usually found close to the surface, where they are often seen drifting with their nostrils poking out of the water. Observations have shown them to be either sleeping or gathering warmth from the sun to keep themselves warm when plunging in the deep. To find schools of their own kind in open seas, Susshi will swim to the surface and sing. It is said that numerous cultures in the Horseshoe galaxy have written and oral stories about singing mermaids, beautiful creatures that sing out to sailors. It has been proven that these stories were based on Susshi that were calling out to their own. It is thought that Susshi have a hierarchy among themselves and can recognize different schools and groups, making researchers believe Susshi have an excellent memory: it has also been the case with Hunters, with stories about Susshi having a grudge against a particular Hunter.
Recommended Weapons : To hunt a Susshi, a Hunter can use electrified harpoons that must be sharp enough to pierce its thick hide. Electricity based weaponry is also useful when the Susshi is on the ground. A Hunter needs to watch for its tail, which should be cut off to prevent it from launching itself in the air.
So! Here's the next one! I actually adore Susshi. I can't remember the episode he was in, but I love him. He's just so adorable and fun to draw! He doesn't get much love in the community from what I've seen. So here's my depiction of him! I also got to draw my first real underwater background with this pic. It was fun and challenging! I feel this little project of mine is gonna help a lot with my background problems, allowing me to be more comfortable about those. Tell me what you think!
ID Number : 00 35 26
Name : Ice Dragon
Type : Frost Breather
Numbers : Scarce
History : The name Ice Dragon was given by the Elder Star Warrior Raya-kesh, after she and her team first met an Ice Dragon on Freyah Star. It is based on a legend of her people about a gigantic ice beast called Ushru’rieh that froze the world until the fire god Ayatehm subdued the beast and put it to sleep, restoring order to the land.
Physical Description : The Ice Dragon is renowed for its immense size, as it grows in colder environments, in which it thrives. Because of this feature, the Ice Dragon can be found as tall as a fourtheen stories building, as well as small as a cat. They can regulate their growth rate, meaning that an adult can remain as small as a hatchling and grow if needed. The Ice Dragon’s scales are sturdy and resistant against steel; however they will melt and become weak when heated. The Ice Dragon possesses a set of strong jaws fitted with outside teeth; a Hunter will need to watch for both when facing against a Dragon. They are mostly bipedal creatures and will use their strong legs to run long distances; they will use their long arms to grab their prey. They are mostly found in cold colors such as cyan or even green, though specimens that have grown without freezing their environment often turn a rust-like color; this is proof of poor health and malnutrition.
Abilities : The Ice Dragon, as its name implies, is a frost breather; it uses this breath to freeze victims into a solid block of ice, which they will then break to kill their prey or keep for later. They use another type of breath to freeze the environment; by breathing a mist-like gas into the sky, they are able to completely devastate a whole continent in a matter of days if the Dragon is well fed and protected. The colder the habitat, the faster the Ice Dragon will grow, although it was shown that many regulate their growth rate to adapt to a specific lifestyle, depending on their situation.
Feeding : The Ice Dragon is normally carnivorous, but has been known to be highly adaptable depending on the star it was sent to. To eat, the Ice Dragon will first chase and hunt its prey, then, when it gets the chance, will use its frost breath to completely freeze the prey. They often keep their catch in stocks, keeping them for later or for their hatchlings. Tests have shown that frozen animals are usually in a state of hibernation and are, in fact, still alive. It is recommended a successful Hunter brings back the frozen prey so they can be freed, if possible.
Taming : Due to the rarity of the Ice Dragon, few tests have been run to testify whether they can be domesticated or not. When under HN Co.’s control, Ice Dragons were shown to listen to their buyers, but no one beyond that.
Breeding : Ice Dragon couples mate for life and are very attached to each other. It is strongly recommended a Hunter bring both the male and the female down when hunting, for if only one falls, the other will become much more aggressive and attack relentlessly to avenge its fallen mate. Females usually lay from one to six eggs, and couples will care for the hatchlings until they can live on their own. To incubate and protect the eggs, females usually cover them in snow. A hunting tactic requires a Hunter to consider that males and females will usually take turns between guarding the hatchlings and hunting.
Growth Rate : When hatched, baby Ice Dragons are scaleless and blind, making them extremely vulnerable. They open their eyes in a matter of days, and can walk a few hours right after. At this stage, they are as small as cats. The adults will care for them until they grow their scales, all the while growing non-stop if their habitat permits it. Hatchlings are considered adults when they grow they first ice spike, usually at the back of the head; it can happen between fifty and a hundred years of age, depending on the situation. They then leave the nest and continue growing. It is recommended to kill an Ice Dragon right after it leaves the nest, as they are still unexperienced and will often make mistakes and underestimate a Hunter.
Natural Behaviour : Naturally, Ice Dragons are laid back creatures. When they are not hunting, they like to lay in the snow near their nest or their favorite place and rest. Parents will often play with their young and carefully watch over them, as hatchlings are usually full of energy and won’t hesitate to run after everything that moves. Sightings have shown that Ice Dragons can be affectionate amon each other; couples were seen scratching and nibbling each other as greetings, as well as laying down and sleeping together. Tests and observations have also concluded that adults will recognize their flesh and blood even when they are prime adults and will allow them on their territory. A fun fact is that Ice Dragons are often seen rolling in the snow; they cover themselves in snow, and their cold scales will transform it into frost. It is uncertain whether they do this to grow faster or to maintain a specific temperature, but they seem to teach this to their hatchlings at a young age. When hatchlings have grown their scales, the parents will bring them to hunt with them and teach them this way; hatchlings learn by mimicking what adults do.
Recommended Weapons : Flame-throwers are the best weapons against Ice Dragons; by melting their scales, a Hunter will be able to easily pierce their skin and attack their weak points, the neck and stomach. A heated blade will also work in the same way. Firearms will be close to useless, unless shot directly into the mouth of the Ice Dragon; it won’t kill it, but it will confuse it and render it vulnerable to attacks.
So! Here is something new! The Demonpedia (name might change if I find a new one. Don't hesitate to suggest!) will be a compilation of many demon-beasts redrawn and re-imagined, to show what I think they became after Nightmare's fall. In my headcannon, I believe the demon-beasts that remained have become more of wild animals than demons, at least the animal demon-beasts. I have not really touched the subject of the Demon Hunter Agency, so I'd like to expand on this idea with this project.
Basically, for those who don't know or are interested in knowing, the Demon Hunter Agency formed right after Nightmare fell, with the help of the surviving Star Warriors, Sir Arthur, Dragato, Falspar and Nonsurat, as well as Knuckle Joe and Silica, who brought the idea, and reunited surviving warriors of the war, mercenaries, hunters or even willing young soldiers, to form a new force to replace the Galaxy Soldier Army. They call themselves Hunters and receive contracts from differing stars to bring down demon-beasts that have taken refuge in their world.
I hope that people will appreciate this little series, because I know I will! I will try to draw mostly unnoticed demon-beasts, some that people don't draw often or just plain forget about. I will not stick strictly to the anime's looks, as you can see with the Ice Dragon (who is one my favourite demon-beasts actually, it's so cute!), and I will not hesitate to go for a more... I don't know, realistic? (I don't like using that word) We'll see how this goes! I know this will be great practice for me! For this Ice Dragon, it was basically one of the first times that I've drawn a dinosaur, and I really had fun with it! So please, if you see any anatomical mistakes, please understand and tell me nicely. Thank you.
Hope you enjoy!