A motley crew assembled by the Lunartix Empire for unknown reasons, the Manimals are all powerful, unique aliens from a variant timeline. Most are shape changers or have some sort of combat gimmick that is useful for catching opponents off-guard, one which is usually the last thing said opponents ever see. Regardless, all Manimals are cosmic troublemakers, six of which are presented here:

Iguanus: like his fellow Manimals, Iguanus is a shape changing Lunartix alien, an intergalactic concern in another dimension. Himself a legendary monster in countless alien cultures, he'll likely attain that status in many more now that he's resurfaced. Availability:

Iguanus (MSH Classic)

Iguanus (4C System)

Iguanus (Marvel Saga)

Slythor: the bizarre alien creature known only as Slythor is one of the Manimals, expatriates of the Lunartix Empire that have found themselves in the Milky Way galaxy. Naturally, this means that Slythor drops by earth to cause mayhem every now and then! Availability:

Slythor (MSH Classic)

Slythor (4C System)

Slythor (Marvel Saga)

Spasma: Spasma is the single most volatile of all tbe Manimals, particularly where humans are concerned. He just doesn't like the hairless apes one bit, and it's all Duke's fault! Whenever he makes his way to earth, watch out - he might have you for lunch! Availability:

Spasma (MSH Classic)

Spasma (4C System)

Spasma (Marvel Saga)

Vortex: like his fellow Manimal Slythor, Vortex is quite the bounty hunter. While Slythor hunts for the challenge of it all, though, the diminutive Vortex is just in it for the cash. A venal mercenary, he'd even work for the Joes if they paid enough! Availability:

Vortex (MSH Classic)

Vortex (4C System)

Vortex (Marvel Saga)

Warwolf: a single-minded eating machine, the Lunartix Manimal only known as Warwolf stirs up way more trouble than he's worth when he finds a new planet, either by selling its unsavory elements exotic, alien technology, or just by eating the natives. Availability:

Warwolf (MSH Classic)

Warwolf (4C System)

Warwolf (Marvel Saga)

ZigZag: Like Warwolf, ZigZag is a single-minded eating machine that's nothing but trouble wherever he goes. Unlike his fellow, though, ZigZag lacks ambition or a job, per se, so he often winds up as the other Manimals' minion in their own, ramshackle schemes. Availability:

ZigZag (MSH Classic)

ZigZag (4C System)

ZigZag (Marvel Saga)

Extra Goodies:

Manimals Text Files Download

This download is, in case you're wondering, a zip file that collects all six of the Manimal character descriptions that I have compiled for use in the MSH RPG, whether it be for the Classic, Saga, or 4C System rules, each in a handy text file format. So, that's eighteen easily printed out files you can use to thrust the Manimals into play against any heroes you like. I hope you get to use them in your game soon!

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