Tag Archives: monsters

My Holy Father’s Dragon

An interesting story I came across recently on Shannon City involved Pope Sylvester I, a contemporary of Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. Sylvester is tied in with the Donation of Constantine, a document that supposedly confirmed … Continue reading

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There May Be a Boogeyman or Boogeymen in the House

Picture by Andrew L. Paciorek The Boogeyman, more traditionally spelled “Bogeyman,” does not seem to be a reference to any specific monster, but rather to any scary creature that is either the product of a child’s imagination or used by … Continue reading

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Plungin’ in the Dungeon

I haven’t played Dungeons & Dragons, but it seems like the kind of thing I would have liked (and still would, for that matter), and I did play some games that were obviously influenced by it. I think it might … Continue reading

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Hey Baba, Humbaba

One advantage to being an epic hero is that, if you feel like killing someone, you can just paint them as a villain. Sometimes the giants and dragons slain by heroes have committed evil actions that need to be stopped, … Continue reading

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Ozzie’s in a Pickle!

Last week, we took a look at Magus from Chrono Trigger. This week, we focus on his henchmen. Magus’ main general is Ozzie, a monster who found Janus as a child and raised him to be the Fiendlord. Like other … Continue reading

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Never Poke a Podoboo

If you were the kind of person who immediately threw away your video game instruction booklets, I would say you missed out. Then again, maybe you only did if you’re someone like me who finds researching games a lot less … Continue reading

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It’s a Round, Round Table

We all know about the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur’s fierce warriors, initiators of chivalry, hunters of the Holy Grail, and able to take out Sephiroth with no trouble at all. But did the Knights really exist? I … Continue reading

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Tales of a Considerate Kalidah

Pretty much every new Oz book written these days introduces new characters, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Most of these characters, however, appear in only one book, and even the ones that do reappear generally just do so in … Continue reading

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March of the Archfiends

I’ve been meaning for some time to write a post on the main villains in the Dragon Quest series, but I had hoped I might finish at least one more game before going ahead with it. I haven’t done that … Continue reading

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Born to Hunt Dinosaurs

Since Super Mario World took place in a country called Dinosaur Land, there obviously had to be some dinosaurs there. Oddly, though, there really aren’t that many different species to be found. Aside from the Yoshis, the two main types … Continue reading

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