|Locations||The Marinara Trench|
|Monster Parts||head, tail|
You're not being presented with much of a choice, here -- looks like you're going to have to go with the fish.
While you may have heard of anglerfish, they're actually not the most effective at what they do -- this fish is familiar with angling, flyfishing, and even such exotic methods as trout tickling and fishing with dynamite. And now it's fishing for the most dangerous catch of all -- you.
It ensnares you with a little filament of mucus, then bites you on the <ankle>. Eww. And Ouch. Ow! Ugh! Eek! Eek! Ouch! Ugh! Ow! Ouch! Eek! Oof!
It gnaws on your <solar plexus> with needle-like teeth. It's like getting dozens of simultaneous tattoos. Oof! Oof! Ouch! Ow! Eek! Eek! Ouch! Argh! Oof! Ugh!
It opens its enormous jaws around your <shins> and nearly bites it off. Oof! Ouch! Ooh! Eek! Ugh! Argh! Eek! Eek! Argh! Eek!
It goes into a feeding frenzy and completely skeletonizes your <giblets> in just 3 seconds. Ow. Argh! Ooh! Oof! Ooh! Argh! Ugh! Ouch! Ugh! Argh! Argh!
It tries to ensnare you with a filament of mucous, but you produce a hanky and wipe it off.
It swims toward you to attack, but gets distracted by its own dangling face-appendage and ends up swimming in circles for a while instead.
It opens its enormous jaws to bite you, but its TMJ flares up and its mouth gets stuck open.
It swims toward you to attack, but the the little light on its forehead goes out, and it's unable to see you until it goes downstairs to replace the fuse. (FUMBLE!)
|You gain 240-360 Meat (average: 300, stdev: 24.9)*|
|You acquire an item: glowing esca (2% chance)*|
|You acquire an item: halibut (3% chance)*|
|You acquire an item: rough fish scale (3% chance)*|
Occurs at The Marinara Trench.
- The first line about not having much of a choice refers to a way to interpret the fisherfish's name: "fish or fish". Also, being in the Marinara Trench, it could be a pun (intentional or otherwise) on "fissure fish".
- The name comes from anglerfish, an order of fish that uses an esca to lure prey towards it. "Angler" is a synonym for "fisher" -- a reference itself to the mode of predation of an anglerfish.
- The line about "most dangerous catch" is a reference to the story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell.
- TMJ, mentioned in the third miss message, is a reference to the temporomandibular joint, the joint for the jaw. TMJ is usually used by laymen to describe any sort of disorder with the joint (such as lockjaw or tetanus).