Pop Quiz: Chimera

Happy Saturday, folks! Your one-day challenge is to create a chimera, a creature formed by combining two other creatures. The classic Greek mythological example was the Chimera, a lion’s body with eagle’s wings and the heads of a dragon, a goat, and a lion:

Your goal is not to recreate this specific monster, but to take at least two items from the Head-Animals set and combine them onto one creature. It could be humanoid like a minotaur with an extra head or entirely animalistic like the classic chimera.

You only get one entry — that’s right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce my favorites some time tomorrow. Here’s how to make an entry:


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I’ll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you’re allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

30 Responses to Pop Quiz: Chimera

  1. http://imageshack.us/a/img577/3193/debochiraaklima.png

    I present Aklima! An amalgamation of a man, wolf and a Kraken. And just so you know, the Kraken bursting out of the wolf-man’s chest does NOT kill the wolf-man. It’s like Wolverine, his claws come out, then go back in, instant healing occurs and voila. One thing I want to point out is that the head that the beast is holding was its original head. In a fit of rage and bloodlust, it ripped its own head off, where the wolf head then grew in its place.

    Additional note: Stupid Imageshack keeps removing the hyphen between Debochira and whatever the name I decided. Just want to let you know that the hyphen SHOULD be there ^_^

  2. Hiago Silverio

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/?gk5oetn5nhy3svk

    I’m not very creative but hero machine does bring out the little creativity i do have so with that little creativity i created this monster chimera made up of a shark dragon and cobra. Hope you enjoy it. ^_^

  3. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k312/theshookman/TheShookman-Groff.png

    Groff, originally just a made up creature to make children behave, was born out of the dreams of a demonic psychic child, who’s powers manifested her vision of him into reality. He immediately began devouring the children of the village, save for the child who brought him into existence. She began to use him as a being to manipulate people into giving her what she wanted, for fear of consumption. His tail is the part of him that consumes the children, and the hair of the children are turned into the fur that grows white and blue around his body.

  4. Some nostalgia sprang into my brain today. Tokusatsu style heroes and their giant fighting animal based mech.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/joe/2012/10/Just-Joe-Rangers-1.PNG

  5. Demon-beast from the depths of the abyss. Half shark… and half shark! Fear the mighty SHARKION!

    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/287/b/1/sharkion_by_onikagenoken-d5hst7h.png

  6. Nicholas Gollihugh

    Once a man, but cursed to become the vile Kesharin by an evil warlock, he possess the traits of the legendary Chimera’s worse parts, the dragon and the lion. He is as evil and vile as a dragon, and as ferocious and mighty as a tiger!
    http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a614/Nick_Bubba_Gollihugh/NickGollihugh-Kesharin_zps697da13f.png

  7. http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/Hero%20Machine%20Creation/KericsWarriormorpher.jpg

    Animorphic Warriors were thought to be gods in ancient egypt. The more heads they had worse they were.

  8. No bars necessary. The featured attraction just goes a few steps to the left or right and comes back again.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-PartyProgression.jpg

  9. http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh615/vectorman316/Vectorman316-TheHunter.png

    This is The Hunter. He is a nomadic, two-headed werewolf-like creature who lurks in swamps and forests, patiently stalking his prey.
    His story is told by parents to their children to keep them from wandering into the forest.

  10. The Atomic Punk

    What do you get when two wizards decide to conjoin a pair of pachyderms?

  11. A hideous monster with the attributes of a wolf, shark, dragon and goat, able to fly, swim and hunt in packs, it is the perfect predator.

    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/288/1/e/chimera_by_jr19759-d5hum49.png

  12. @ A Punk- Great picture, but as is it’s a Disqualification
    The links for these must contain YOUR name AND it’s name.
    Like chimera_by_jr19759

  13. @ KEric – actually open that link. Now try and download that pic. What’s it named? ;)

  14. I know it’s Sunday but hope this still gets in the running.

    Drageria is 1/3 Eastern Dragon 1/3 Western Dragon and 1/3 Komodo Dragon and 100% bad-ass!!

    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg47/sebastian_978/Sebastian978-Drageria.png

  15. Kerberos guardian of the river Phlegethon in Hades.

    http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p538/Ovyd/Carp-Kerberos.jpg

  16. I wasn’t sure about entering this, but I like it better today than last night, so here goes.

    http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/288/e/c/the_cosmic_evil_by_melmo44-d5hwgf0.jpg

    The Cosmic Evil, an ethereal entity bent on consuming and transforming all worlds to its own image. Opposed by the Cosmic Good, who protects the worlds from this corruption.

  17. My entry. I’m not good to make creatures, but sometimes need to try out new things.

    Manticore.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/tarkabarka/2012/10/Harlequin_Manticore.png

    Soldier of the Clan Manticore after a long and bloody battle.