A manticore being hunted.

A manticore was a large, magical beast with the body of a lion, dragon-like wings, and a somewhat humanoid head. Its long tail had a cluster of deadly spikes, which the creature could launch at its foes as weapons. It had incredibly tough claws and fangs.[1]


Manticores were known to be savage man-eaters and allies of evil creatures. Manticores were intelligent creatures and often worked beside other evil beings to bring strife and suffering to the world.[1]


Manticores were true monsters. They were giant beasts with the bodies of lions, the wings of a dragon, the head of a man, and a tail that ended in a mass of deadly spikes. The mouth of a manticore was full of rows and rows of razor-sharp teeth, similar to a great white shark. It used these teeth to feed upon any creature the manticore could catch, be it animal or human.[1]


Some manticores had tail spikes that carried lethal or paralytic venom. Often, these manticores would have tails that were similar in appearance to that of a scorpion's stinger.[1]


Manticores preferred to eat human flesh, but they could happily settle for the flesh of other creatures as well.[5]


Manticore hide was used for furniture such as chairs.[6]




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