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The Deadly Creatures of Magical Australia

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Skeletaure, Apr 9, 2022.

  1. Skeletaure

    Skeletaure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Australia is surely home to a wide range of magical things that want to kill you. There's a good chance that a high proportion of the world's most dangerous and venomous creatures can be found there. Probably many of them hiding in plain sight. Others perhaps roaming the vast outback, kept away from Muggle civilisation by the tireless efforts of Australian wizards.

    So, what are the most hilariously, absurdly, over the top deadly magical creatures you can think of?

    Here's one to start us off:

    Man-eating magical spiders the size of dragons. Think Wild Wild West size, only not mechanical. Oh, and they're invisible.
     
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    The venom of the Stone Fish is supposed to put you through the worst pain imaginable for hours. In the magical world, there is a Suffering Fish that does not use the pain as a deterrent, but a distraction while it eats you bit by bit. In addition to intense physical pain, the victim goes through mental anguish and suffers hallucinations that only end in death. The lucky few to have escaped being eaten woke up with a missing limb, guessing the fish was already full.
     
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    Name: Barbesite

    Description: If you were to ever see one, a barbesite would look like a small worm, glowing red hot. But catching one out in the open is rare. They are spawned when you burn coal underneath raw meat. The barbesite then gives out a pleasant smoky aroma which is considered to enhance the taste of the food. However, they are known to be attracted to chicken meat, and will burrow their way into it as it is cooking. If ingested, that chicken will make the eater violently ill for several days. This is why everyone knows to be cautious of barbecued chicken.
     
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    The TarGooGunk is not particularly harmful now that it is almost extinct, though it had a bad habit of producing so much black sludge that people would drown in it. After the last few were chased to the Snowy Mountains, though, there was nothing to do with the remains and they ended up selling it to the muggles, which the ICW did not consider a Secrecy issue, since the nonmagical surprised everyone by liking it. Hence, vegemite.
     
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    Fallaby:

    A smaller cousin to the mighty dropbear, fallabies also kill their prey with the power of gravity. Rather than dropping on unwary travellers out of trees, the bite of a fallaby secretes a toxin which causes victims to become detached from gravity. They fly high, high into the upper atmosphere. When the poison wear off, usually after about 20 minutes of falling directly upwards., the unfortunate victim splats straight to earth.

    Due to their preternaturally light step and floating spoor, it is almost impossible to track a fallaby through the bush. The only sure sign of their passing is roadkill found lying far from any known roads.
     
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    I kind of find the idea of an Australian 'Wakanda' amusing in that, majority of the country isn't 'uninhabitable,' it's just the parts the indigenous peoples threw up a wall in and said 'fuck off, no further.'

    At that point you can make up whatever fantasy land you want.
     
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    Dementors, as befitting the world's largest prison colony.

    Just joking, my antipodean friends.
     
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    Magmaroo
    At first glance, the Magmaroo is indistinguishably from a red furred kangaroo. However, closer examination reveals that it is surrounded by heat waves, and has a surface temperature so hot that vegetation it stands on smolders in seconds.
    It is an ambush predator, hunting snakes and other creatures attracted to its generous body heat. Its kangaroo head is merely decorative, and there are even reports of headless magmaroos. They feed by grabbing their prey and shoving then into their pouch. Inside the pouch is a magical core of compressed lava that carbonizes its prey. If the core is removed, the Magmaroo rapidly cools and calcifies, forming a clay statue of a kangaroo.
    This is one of the few"creatures" immune to The Death Curse, and is in fact defined as an unliving being due to it's resistance. In fact, most spells have little effect against the stone like creatures. However, a good knowledge of is anatomy and a very very fast Wingardium will allow you to extract the magical core.
    Slow casting and poor anatomical knowledge is why the Magmaroo is the fifth leading cause of magical death in Australia.
     
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    The Bunyip is a sleek furred ambush predator that lurks in isolated waterholes, dams, rivers, and billabongs. It has four legs, webbed feet, fins, and large fangs. Possessing one of the highest successful hunting rates on the continent, its lethality comes from its ability to teleport from one body of water to another in order to hunt in places that are otherwise known to be 'safe' or impossible to reach without being seen. Muggle sightings have been discredited by taking advantage of the disdain that foreign settlers typically hold for Indigenous oral records, or by suggesting that the sighted bunyip was in fact a very lost leopard seal.
     
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    Or we could just attach magical creature status to the seemingly innumerable animals which already exist in Australia with no other purpose but to kill humans?
     
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    BloodSquito: small insectoid, is the result of a mosquito drinking a vampires blood. They die when exposed to the sun. Older ones can turn invisible.

    They are intelligent enough to have their own language. Are rumored to be immortal. Taste like iron.

    Believed to be the origin of Vampires.

    If a wizard gets bit, and dies on the proximal full Moon they resurrect as full-blood vampires.

    If a muggle gets bit, they become enamored with vampires for three moons. More than one wizard in the muggle protection unit has noted that the muggle obsession with vampires explodes whenever the Bloodsquito population rises.

    - directly from Magicus Animus

    Addendum by the renown Newt Scamander

    Nobody knows what came first the vampire or the Bloodsquito. I find them quite sociable, and are usually more than happy to drink out of a straw, ( preventing any chance of vampirification ) if you ask them too.
     
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    The Australian Flying Serpent is a variant of the Basilisk, but is misclassified as an ordinary snake. Named for its ability to leap over the Grand Canyon, and it’s tendency to use this jumping ability for seemingly no reason. It is long enough to touch the bottom of the ocean with its tail and not drown, because Australia forsakes biological possibility, and its gaze fills anyone who meets it with the irresistible urge to wrestle it. While this is no problem for the average Australian local (source: TF2 Comics), it has deterred tourism quite a bit.
     
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    Poucher.

    This dangerous Dark Creature resembles a Muggle kangaroo with a slouchy posture and fur of uneven grey. Note though that these industrious beasts often use clay and dirt to mask their unusual coloring. It is better to be careful of every dirty kangaroo, trice so if it also wears a malignant expression on its face!

    The Pouchers posess speed and dexterity that would put a lightning in shame, devilishly cunning little minds and a disposition of sour evil.

    The Pouchers are notorious due to their foul reproductive habit: lacking genitalia of their own, these Dark Creatures had taken up hunting magicals for adoption. If a Wizard or a Witch (some sources say they even take Squibs) is overpowered, the beast puts them into its belly pouch, where the human being get gradually transformed into a newborn Poucher infant.
     
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    Once common throughout mainland Australia, the Tasmanian Angel is now rarely sighted outside of Tasmania. This to the Angel’s unique conditions for entering estrus, that being a nearby human populace which is more religious than it is secular. The rise in secularism has caused the Tasmanian Angel populace to plummet during the last decade which is really all for the best. The Angel is a four-face creature—wombat, cassowary, crocodile and human baby—roughly 2 meters long, covered in brown fur with webbed feet and a pair of wings that are unable to bear its weight. It is also renowned for its cry of “Be not ‘fraid, mate”.

    The ICW lists the Tasmanian Angel as critically endangered in Australia, with ongoing proposals to rehome the beasts in MACUSA run facilities in the US.
     
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