You're fighting a mind flayer
This is a mind flayer, not to be confused with a mime fileter. This thing flays minds, and that other thing probably cuts mimes into steaks. Good riddance. Dumb mimes.
Critical Hit Message:
He flays your mind for a while. It hurts a lot, and now you can't remember your locker combination. Oof! Oof! Ugh! Argh!
Flay you, flay me. Flay it for always -- that's the way it should be. You're not sure what hurts more - the flaying, or the pop flashback. Ow! Argh! Ooh! Ugh!
He flays your mind, and the rest of you follows. After he's done, you find yourself color blind, and very shallow. Argh! Oof! Eek!
He starts to flay your mind, but gets distracted by all the weird stuff you remember.
He tries to flay your mind, then realizes minds don't have skin.
He tries to flay your mind, but trips over a frayed rug and ends up splayed on the floor.
Occurs in The Dungeons of Doom.
You are confused by the attack...
- A successful attack from this monster has a chance of confusing you:
- There exists a stuffed version of this monster.
- This monster appears statistically equivalent to the lowercase H.
- As with everything else in the Dungeons of Doom, this is a reference to the computer game NetHack.
- Mind flayers are a dark tentacled squid-faced creatures with strong will powers which commonly appear in many games, such as the BioWare products Neverwinter Nights and the Baldur's Gate series. Their species is identified as illithids in D&D, while mind flayers are specifically the pure species resulting from implanting their larva in the brains of humans.
- The second attack references Lionel Richie's 1985 song Say You Say Me.
- The confusion status likely references the mental attack of the mind flayers in D&D, but it could also reference Cthulhu, who could cause temporary insanity and is close enough in description to be the basis for the D&D mind flayers.
- The third attack references the song Free Your Mind by En Vogue.