Anatomy & Morphology
The final form of a Lookindalike is ultimately dependant on what is developed from. A Lookkindalike that was once a chest will look kind of like a chest. A purse will look like a purse, a carriage like a carriage, et cetera. The commonality between all forms are rows of jagged shark like teeth, oddly placed eyes when opened, a large and long slathery tongue for ensaring prey, and long bony arms and legs that can fold into whatever its body takes the shape of.
Genetics and Reproduction
The lookindalikes are androgynous and do not reproduce (by known means). Each Lookindalike was bourne of the same curse that shrouded the world. Though commonly believed to be monsters that carry treasures in their possession to lure prey, the truth is the reverse. They were once simple containers, warped by the Curse to covet their treasure and became steeped in the vindictive spirits that create most of the world's monsters. The chests, purses and whatever else became warped into the monsters that now serve as more than cautionary tales to warn children of the perils of thievery.
Growth Rate & Stages
All that's known about aging Lookindalikes is they grow in size, strength and power the longer they are left alone. 'Children' are things like handbags, jugs, or powder horns. Adults tend to be in the form of barrels, chests, or doors. The strongest tend to be room sized monsters hiding in buildings, doors, on ladders, in sewers and caves. At some point, should they live long enough, they'll shed their carcass and adopt a new shape.
Dietary needs and habits
Eats things that come close enough to snatch, spitting out what is inedible. It's unknown if they even need to eat, or what they find nutritious. Perhaps it is just a defense mechanism, or maybe vestigial thoughts of the spirits that make up its bestial conscious.
Perception and Sensory capabilities
Its eyes are typically closed to highten its disguise. It 'hunts' primarily by sense of smell and hearing. Though it has no external ears or nose, disections have revealed prominent sinuses and fine tuned hearing mechanisms. They can also feel minute vibrations through the floor from approaching prey, although it will typically wait to be touched before snapping into action.
- Scientific Name
- Polymorphus Carniverous
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