Hiding in a snowdrift
Oyah. It's almost like the devil isn't content to stay in his place, and would rather chisel every advantage and erg of power he can get into his scorched hands.
That actually sounds pretty interesting, but unfortunately that's one of the few articles from that era I didn't pay a lot of attention to (whereas I loved Gamma World's microscopic monsters on the Moon, from a bit earlier). I think it's the terrible art and names. I find scientific names distracting and anachronistic in a faux-medieval fantasy setting. Even renaming them to something silly like "shooter blobs" and "giant slime colonies" would have helped. And the art looks like the doodles of a bored high school student in biology class.So we've not only got lots of new monsters, but I also know more about real world biology now as well. This is a great example of how reality can be stranger than fiction, and stealing from it is needed to make your stories better. The trick to seeming fresh is to not steal from the same sources as everyone else. And there's certainly plenty of weird corners of the microscopic phyla that don't turn up in fiction very often.
PBS' The Triumph of Life mentions Noctiluca. One species is food for a shrimp but gains revenge after being eaten. It glows and, since the shrimp is transparent, draws the cuttlefish that eat the shrimp.Noctiluca can not only engulf you or strangle you, it can generate flashes of light with bioluminescence and dazzle you as well. Quite a effective set of hunting tricks there.
Don't know, but it's definitely genre-consistent. According to Marvel, She-Hulk weights just 13 pounds less when she goes green.Maxima is a geneticaly engineered superwoman from the future, with all stats at an obscene level (and a weight of 663lbs Is that a specific artifact of the system's tables? )