56. BEHEMOTH Beast, Dinosaur
The idea of a giant prehistoric beast running amok in a modern metropolis was first put forward by the 1925 silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's early science fiction novel The Lost World, in which explorers transport a live Brontosaurus from an isolated South American plateau back to London (in the novel, it is a less imposing Pterodactyl), which promptly escapes and terrorizes the city. 1933's King Kong borrowed the concept and created a cinematic legend, which subsequently inspired a whole sub-genre of Tokyo-trampling Japanese monster movies, starting with 1954's Gojira (Godzilla on this side of the Pacific). The Giant-Monster-In-The-City received a millennial make-over with the recent hit Cloverfield (2008), prompting me to include a City-stomping Behemoth in this set. The monster would be a dinosaurian quadruped, similar to the fictional species from the 1953 drive-in hit The Beast From 20,0000 Fathoms. It would be mounted on a double-base which, combined with the Giant ability, gives it enough "adjacent" squares to terrorize a big City...
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A:09-09-09-08-08-08-07-07-07-06-X Wrecker (Unseal)
D:14-14-14-13-13-13-12-12-11-10-X Scaly Hide (Invulnerable)
-Double-Based; Giant; Swimming Movement
*If this monster kills an enemy at the end of a Frenzy action, it may use any remaining movement; if this takes it adjacent to an enemy, it may make a second Frenzy attack.