This would seem to be the most common form of sentient life on this
planet. These things are everywhere! They call themselves fish, but
these don't look like any fish I've ever seen. Let's see... they don't
live underwater. They can breathe air. They have no tails. They have
psychic abilities. Yeah, these aren't fish, someone lied to them when
they asked what they were. These not-fish hover above the ground, but
don't seem to be capable of flight. They wobble about over the ground a
good six to eighteen inches, possibly as a result of the psychic energy
running through their bodies. My colleague proposes that they float by
filling their oversized swim bladders with hydrogen gas, hence their
portly appearance. They have an odd sense of fashion, wearing what seem
to be capes and not much else. Not a pair of pants in a whole school of
these guys. They'll eat... pretty much anything. These guys love food.
I don't think they're cannibalistic, but who can say? With a mouth that
large they could swallow their friends whole and no one would know!
These creatures are more like worms than the Walthrosian Fish are like
fish, but not by enough to satisfy this hog. They have elongated bodies
and can move by crawling, like Earth's worms. However, they don't do
that very often. Instead these lazy bums fly around using rocket packs
that they've developed over the past few centuries. You might ask how
something with no limbs could develop such technology. The answer?
Psychic powers! Again! Don't let their glazed over, googly-eyed stares
fool you; these guys are brilliant. They're possibly the most
intelligent life on this planet. Well, they may be smart, but at least
I've got arms! Ha!
How did these get here? A multitude of dinosaurs inhabit Walthros, and
for the most part they're extremely similar to the dinosaurs of Earth's
distant past. They have developed psychic powers as well, like most of
the life here. It must be something in the water. They can also speak,
but most of them don't have a lot to say. Perhaps Earth's dinosaurs
didn't go entirely extinct, but were instead abducted and brought here.
Ah, finally, a brute! Yuks have extremely limited intellects, and focus
all of their energy on eating and fighting. They are solitary creatures
by nature, but will hunt in packs when more powerful prey is present.
They are gooey and sponge-like in texture, and are like a cross between
Earth's sea cucumbers and eels. They crawl on their bellies normally,
but rear up on their tails for combat. They'll eat anything, including
each other. They're normally fairly harmless and only attack smaller
creatures, but I wouldn't turn my back on one in the wild.
This... thing. I don't know what it is. It seems to be a block of wood
with feet and a trunk. What? How did this even evolve? Is it even an
animal, or some sort of plant? The trunks on their faces can extend
several meters and have a powerful suction for gripping objects and
presumably consuming food. I've never seen one eat, though. Maybe they
really are photosynthetic? They've got no leaves, though. This one's a
mystery to me. I don't like it.
Intelligent blobs of living molten matter. These things are only found
in extremely hot areas. They consume prey by enveloping it into their
body, and can grow pretty huge. I'd avoid them at all costs, unless
you've got a hose. That would probably get rid of them pretty well.
These come in three flavors; Fuzzy, Evil, and Magic. They look like
balls of filthy, shaggy hair, and are similar to McDonaldland's Fry
Guys, only less delicious. It might not look it, but they actually have
tiny arms under all that hair. The Magic variety uses these to hold
onto sticks that they use to focus their spells. The Evil types are so
called because of their horrible fangs; you don't want to get bit by
one of those. The Fuzzies are mostly harmless, just step on them or
While most Walthros dinosaurs are similar to Earth's, this breed is...
different. Their faces look as if they were repeatedly bashed in with a
pan or something. Look at those eyes! This isn't supposed to be this
way! These deformed beasts mostly stay underground, possibly because
they're so ugly. I wouldn't show my face if I looked like this either.
The Big Ugly
Yes, The Big Ugly. There's actually a creature on this planet that's
called this by the natives. Ironically, there are way uglier monsters
in Walthros (see above). They're basically a bipedal cross between an
alligator and a duck, and can grow to over four meters in height. Their
arms are limp, implying that they don't get used much. They attack
using their bills and powerful tails instead.
A five-limbed blob that comes in a wide variety of colors. All five
limbs are equally strong, and they can cartwheel around quickly when
they want to. They usually don't, though. These fairly stupid creatures
tend to move very little, and only grab prey as it passes by. They are
masters of camoflague, but lack the gentle wisdom of Eath's octopus.
A mushroom whose cap resembles the face of a frog. Their spores are
nauseating, and can make you extremely sick if you inhale them. If you
eat one of these, you're probably going to die. Don't do it. It may
look like a delicious frog, but it's not.
An unholy union of Yuk and duck. I only hope these were created in a
laboratory somewhere and then escaped, because good lord does that
combination make me feel ill. These billed snake things pop out of
holes in the ground and can paralyze you with their poisonous bite.
They are, suprisingly, delicious though.
||Goodness! There are certainly a lot of strange and horrific
creatures in this world. I'll be glad to get back to Earth. You can
only live off of yuks and berries for so long before starting to get a
powerful craving for a nice, meaty cow burger
||Join us next time, when we make a journey to the world of Wandering Hamster!
Honestly, those hamsters look kind of like dogs to me, but who am I to
judge? At least they look more like hamsters than these Walthros "fish" look like fish.