Films: Jabberwock (2011)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of a small car.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: If any of you remember that rather crass and odd parody flick by Terry Gilliam that starred one of the weirdest pseudo-dragons, you won't be surprised to find that someone tried their hand at such a beast as well. Thing is, they weren't nearly as imaginative, and they thought they could just toss it into a typical by-the-numbers fantasy flick.

History: The Jabberwock is a draconic monster that came into the world when a stone egg was struck by lightning. The beast rapidly grew, and began to terrorize the countryside. The few who tried to kill it ended up either defeated or dead, and the local village could only take so many strikes from the beast. A new weapon might have to be forged before the Jabberwock starts to breed and spread...

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After its clutch of eggs is destroyed, the Jabberwock doesn't see the newly crafted Vorpal Sword coming down on it. The man left it dead, and with its head, he went galumphing back. However, it is shown that at least one egg survived, and has recently hatched...

Powers/Abilities: Jabberwocks instantly grow to adult size upon hatching, and have near-impenetrable hides. They can also self-fertilize.

Weakness: The underbelly is the weakest spot, and a weapon with strong enough steel can cut through it.

Scariness Factor: 3-While we can see the validity in unleashing a split-jawed dragon thing onto the populace, what prevents it from being all that scary is how bad it looks next to just about anything that isn't CG. Indeed, it's a little embarrassing seeing those people swing their swords at what just isn't there. Also, that roar may be unnerving to some, but to us, it gets really annoying.

Trivia: -The Jabberwock comes from the nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, which was included in his 1871 novel "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There". Its plot was a simple one, depicting a boy killing the titular beast with the Vorpal Sword. The Jabberwock's original design has big buck teeth, insectoid bulbous eyes, hairy long fingers, and in some cases, a proper vest.

-This film is often known by its much more fitting title, "Curse of the Dragon".

Image Gallery

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"I was a terror once, but then I took an arrow to the arm."
"I retreated heroically!"

Yeah, real professional.

"Me? Being cheap? Absurd!"
A very small Reign of Fire.