Vine gar

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Vine gar
Monster ID 213
Locations The Spectral Pickle Factory
Hit Points 180
Attack 200
Defense 180
No-Hit 210
Initiative 70
Meat None
Phylum beast
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts fin, head, tail
Drops
vinegar, vinegar
Manuel Entry
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vine gar You're fighting a vine gar

Among the vines that have overgrown the Spectral Pickle Factory, you encounter a vine gar. The scourge of both oceanic and jungle climes, it is one of the ugliest and meanest species of vine-swinging fish in the Kingdom. Don't let the fact that it's the only contender in this category fool you -- it's plenty mean, and plenty ugly.

It's a good thing this gar doesn't have two cars, because it looks pretty mad, and there's no way you could survive the dreaded "two car gar rage."

Hit Message(s):

It leaps from the vines and sinks its big, sharp, pointy teeth into your <kidney>. Oof! Ooh! Ugh! Argh! Ow! Eek! Ugh!

It channels its gar rage at you, covering you in grease. Somehow. Eek! Ooh! Ow! Ouch! Argh! Oof!

Critical Hit Message:

The gar produces two tiny toy cars from under one of its gills, and gives you a taste of his gar rage. It tastes like blood. Ouch! Ouch! Oof! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Eek! Ooh!

Miss Message(s):

It starts to leap from the vines at you, but some dude wearing nothing but a loincloth swings past on another vine and knocks it off-course.

It leaps from the vines, fails to bite you, and falls on the floor, where it must flop its way back to the vines.

Fumble Message:

The gar swings from one vine to another, from that vine to a third, and from the third right into a wall. He should have made his escape with the help of an ape, I guess. (FUMBLE!)


After Combat

Vinegar.gifYou acquire an item: vinegar (50% chance)*
Vinegar.gifYou acquire an item: vinegar (20% chance)*
You gain 40 <substat>.

Occurs at The Spectral Pickle Factory.

Notes

References

  • "Vine Gar" is a play on the word "vinegar."
  • In the game Donkey Kong Junior, the player must climb up vines, and avoid carnivorous fish that slide down them.
  • The miss text is a reference to Tarzan, who wore a loin cloth and was famous for his vine swinging prowess.
  • "Two car gar rage" is a play off of a two-car garage.
  • A Gar is a real fish in the waters of southeastern North American which has a reputation for being vicious.
  • "Big, sharp, pointy teeth" is the phrase used by Tim the Enchanter in Monty Python and the Holy Grail to describe the killer rabbit.
  • The fumble message is a reference to George of the Jungle, a cartoon featuring a bumbling lead character based on Tarzan who frequently slams into trees while swinging from vines. The opening theme song includes the line "When he gets in a scrape | he makes an escape | with the help of his friend | an ape named 'Ape'."