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Stomatopoid
         

Shrimp / Bullet hands

Stomatopoid
“*Thunk*, *Crack*” — A stromatopoid pressing a doorbell

Art by, SirBlizz98

  • Strength-10
  • Intelligence-1
  • Charisma-1
  • Endurance-5
  • Agility-8
  • Luck-1

Common Jobs: Dockworker, Bouncer, Guard

Likes: Fistcuffs, Fish, Swimming
Dislikes: Sewing, Chopsticks, Tiny buttons on their phones

Attack Method: Try to force the opponent into close combat, then fight them with brute strength.

Attributes
Homeplanet: None / Unknown
Lifespan: 32 years
Height: 3'2 ft
Diet: Fish

Social Class: Low Class
Rarity: Slightly Uncommon

Common Traits

[Good Reflexes] Positive trait
This character is fast to think of solutions to sudden issues, and quicker to react to danger.
[Loyal] Neutral trait
This character is loyal to whoever they are aligned with and it would take a lot to ever drag them away from that.
[Clutz] Negative trait
An advanced version of [Clumsy], this character has trouble even handling simple tools because of their poor dexterity.


Patrons and Gods

No one knows what the stomatopoids honor, if anything, as they do not speak.


Patrons: Neptune, Poseidon, Amphitrite, Salacia, Triton, Glaucus, Oceanus
Gods: Unknown
Original Creator: causelessCogitation
Physical Description

Stomatopoids resemble the mantis shrimp of Earth, with their three-pupiled stalk eyes, their colorful carapaces, and their deadly arms. Their size is comparable to that of a large dog.

There appears to be two varieties of stomatopoids, one with sickle-like arms and another with hammer-like arms. Either way, both varieties can strike with their arms at the speed of a fired bullet, and as such are unparalleled in the ways of unarmed combat. Unfortunately, their lack of grasping appendages make them useless for most other jobs. They are also aquatic and need reverse-scuba gear to function on dry land for extended periods of time as well as a body of water to hydrate and sleep in.

Personality & Traits

As this species appears to communicate by changing their colors in the ultraviolet spectrum, not much is known about their culture and customs. They are clearly intelligent, as they understand many advanced concepts that only civilized races tend to understand. They are also incredibly aggressive and territorial. Convincing a stomatopoid to join one's crew is no easy task, but they tend to be loyal to the cause once on board.

History

An expedition to Oceanus-VI resulted in their discovery. Several specimens were captured and taken back to a research station, where their intelligence was discovered. Many more specimens were then captured and brought back, and eventually their presence became well-established amongst some circles in the galaxy.

Subspecies

None.

Special

Color changing: They can see in 16 colors as compared to a human's 3, many of which lie in the ultraviolet spectrum. They are able to communicate amongst themselves by changing the ultraviolet pigments on their carapaces.

Trivia

• Thanks to their strength, stomatopoids are quick builders so long as they don't have to deal with precision work. The few planets they've colonized have impressive, if rough fortresses and residential buildings on them.

• The stomatopoids' color changing abilities lend themselves to very interesting dance and theater performances. The tockhau have gone to great diplomatic lengths to try recruit some of them as performers.

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