Lobsterfrogman

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Lobsterfrogman
Monster ID 529
Locations Sonofa Beach
Hit Points 190
Attack 171
Defense 152
No-Hit 181
Initiative 40
Meat 48-72
Phylum beast
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts head, arm, leg, tail, torso
Drops
None
Quest barrel of gunpowder
Manuel Entry
refreshedit data
lobsterfrogman You're fighting a lobsterfrogman

Lobster. Frog. Man. Lobsterfrogman.

With its shambling, hunched-over gait, horrible rotten-fish smell, and rudimentary language that sounds like a drowning moose, the lobsterfrogman is one of the most pathetic, yet simultaneously one of the most annoying, of the Kingdom's monster population.

Hit Message(s):

He squints one eye at you, holds up his pincer, and squishes your head. Argh! Ouch! Ooh! Ow!

With a did-a-chik and a snapping of his mighty pincer, he severs your thigh. Ow! You really liked your thigh! Ooh! Oof! Ooh! Ugh!

He rips off one of your arms and dips it in melted butter. Okay, not really, but wouldn't it be poetic justice if he did? Ow! Ouch! Ow! Argh!

He clamps his pincers on you like a giant nutcracker, cracking your... <bung>. Ugh! Ow! Ouch! Ouch!

Critical Hit Message:

He wails "Glurhurlblurglurblurghurlblub!" and fifty guys just like him charge out of the sea and wail on you. Man, you hate it when they do that.Ooh! Ooh! Ugh! Ugh!

Miss Message(s):

He squints one eye at you, holds up his pincer, and tries to squish your head. Fortunately, there is nobody home.

He snaps his pincers at your <solar plexus>, but you yank it out of the way just in time. "Don't worry, <thigh>," you tell it soothingly. "I won't let the nasty lobsterfrog-guy hurt you."

He tries to attack you, but is hindered by the giant rubber-bands that have somehow gotten around his pincers.

He starts to attack, but you whistle "Hello My Baby" and he gets distracted.

Fumble Message:

He stops attacking for a moment, and sighs wistfully. The lobsterfrogman never gets any respect. Where is the love for the lobsterfrogman? (FUMBLE!)


After Combat

Meat.gifYou gain 48-72 Meat (average: 60, stdev: 5.29)*
Powderkeg.gifYou acquire an item: barrel of gunpowder (100% chance)*
You gain 42-43 <substat>.

Occurs at Sonofa Beach.

Notes

  • Only five barrels will drop until completing the Mysterious Island Quest. It will drop again once the Quest is over.
    • However, between turning the Quest in and ending the war, barrels won't drop in this manner. The exact conditions are currently unknown. (see talk)

References

  • A frogman is a military diver or swimmer.
  • They are also a reference to the Deep Ones from H. P. Lovecraft's "Cthulhu Mythos" who are described to have a shambling, hunched-over gait.
  • Lobsterfrogman's appearance and gurgling speech style is likely a reference to the alternately beloved and ridiculed Murlocs from the Warcraft series of games.
    • Also, its appearance, speech (especially the did-a-chik noise, a direct quote), and pincer-usage refer to the "lobstrosity" monsters from Stephen King's Drawing of the Three.
    • It may also be a reference to the Makrura; a humanoid lobster race in Warcraft.
  • The spelling out of the lobsterfrogman's name in the description could be a reference to William Shatner's rendition of Elton John's "Rocketman", which contains the memorable line "Rock. It. Man. Rocketman!"
  • The messages where the lobsterfrogman "squints one eye at you, holds up a pincer, and tries to squish your head" references to the character of Mr. Tyzik (AKA "the headcrusher") from the sketch comedy show Kids in the Hall. The miss message including "nobody's home" refers to a specific instance of this sketch.
  • The "Hello My Baby" miss message is a reference to Michigan J. Frog, a Merrie Melodies character introduced in the 1955 cartoon One Froggy Evening. More specifically, the pet Murky the Murloc in the game World of Warcraft imitates this dance at times while he's following you.
  • The fumble message refers to comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who, in his acts, proclaimed that he "Got no respect".
  • The name "lobsterfrogman" may be a reference to the South Park character Manbearpig which is a character from Al Gore's imagination.
  • The miss message referring to rubber bands on the Lobsterfrogman's pincers is a reference both to how lobsters are stopped from attacking each other in grocery store tanks and an episode of Futurama where the character Doctor Zoidberg, who resembles a lobster-human hybrid, is stopped from attacking nearby people with rubber bands. Doctor Zoidberg also "gets no respect" and the fumble message may be a reference to him as well.