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DOD: Lanthyota by Gilarah93 DOD: Lanthyota by Gilarah93
Name: Lanthyota
Aliases: The Divine Monitor, Tianshenlong (Heavenly-thunder-dragon)
Pronounced: (Lan-thee-oat-uh)
Faction: Defender
Alignment: Lawful Good

Classification: Lanthanotus borneensis
Length: 510 feet
Height: 205 feet
Weight: 440 tons

Weaponry / Abilities:

Spike Teeth:
Lanthyota’s teeth are typical of her species: recurved, triangular, and a bit long when compared to her mouth. Used mainly to secure and dispatch her prey, she will also bring her teeth down upon her enemies, slicing open thick hide and stripping flesh from bone.

Hook Claws:
Tipping Lanthyota’s slender digits are long, heavily curved claws. More eagle-like than any lizard’s, her talons can flay flesh from bones with ease as well as help her climb and grasp objects.

Whipcord Tail:
Lanthyota’s long and slender tail perfectly counterbalances her equally long neck and body. If need be, she can use her tail as a club or whip, battering and tripping up her opponents.

Conductor Osteoderms:
Lining Lanthyota’s long body are rows of bony osteoderms. Her armor is laced with conductive metal filaments and functions as a network of conductors, relaying her natural electromagnetic charge all across her body and forming the physical basis of her “shock shield”.

Swimmer:
Lanthyota is a highly capable swimmer, slithering like a giant snake at great speed both below and at the surface of the water.

Electroreception:
The fleshy barbels hanging from Lanthyota’s chin are highly sensitive to electrical activity – they can detect something as small as a TV being turned on.

Shock Shield:
Lanthyota can generate a dense electromagnetic field around her body, forming a “shock shield” that deflects energy-based weaponry and counteracts physical strikes though painful electrical shocks.

Multipurpose Electromagnetism:
Lanthyota’s body is a mobile lighting rod. She can conduct electrical strikes from the air to the ground anywhere and at any time, attacking with bolts of lighting that seek out low-potential targets and cannot be evaded. If sufficiently charged Lanthyota can create immense electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) that short out machines and wreak havoc on bodily systems.

Flight / Levitation:
Utilizing her natural electrical field, Lanthyota can defy gravity and forcibly hold herself off of the ground, effectively levitating. She moves through the sky in this way, mimicking (and many thousands of years ago, perhaps inspiring) the legendary Chinese dragon.

Weaknesses:

Low-Slung:
Long and low Lanthyota doesn’t exactly have the best grappling capacity. She relies on her entire body to seize and grab opponents, coiling like a snake but leaving her body vulnerable to attack.

Recharge:
Lanthyota’s electrical abilities aren’t infinite. At least once weekly she must rest her muscle blocks, allowing them to repair themselves from repetitive tissue damage. During this time, she is rendered flightless and cannot use ranged attacks if threatened.

Personality:
Lanthyota is one of the oldest kaiju known to man, and easily one of the most benevolent as well. For thousands of waking years she has traveled the realms of Earth, surviving multiple Cycles and all the horrors that they entail. She survived the ice ages of the late Cenozoic, and she’ll likely be around long after our species is extinct. She is a born survivor.

Wise with experience and eternally curious, Lanthyota seems to be intrigued by humans: she may in fact be impressed by our dogged resistance against far larger and more powerful enemies. She has something of a “glass half-full” ideal when it comes to the world around her, always seeing the good in things no matter how bad they get. It is this optimism that gives Lanthyota an almost humanly sense of compassion for her allies, a healthy respect for most of her enemies, and a positive outlook on humanity as a whole. She has so much she could teach mankind, if only we spoke the same language. To preserve her ideals, she fights heroically for the spread of peace throughout the world.

Combat Strategy:
Contrary to her pacifistic personality, Lanthyota is one of the most powerful Defenders on the entire planet. Slithering rapidly through the sky, she will rain down lightning-like bolts upon her grounded foes. She’s been known to shoot aerial opponents out of the sky on several occasions. Her electrical affinities make her nearly untouchable in melee.

History:
Lanthyota’s origins are unknown, as is the case with many kaiju, although it’s presumed that she originated in southeastern Asia. She simply showed up in the December of 1998, battling a flock of beelzebirds that had been attacking planes in Malaysian airspace. Lanthyota’s been defending the country and its surrounding territory ever since.

Lanthyota currently resides in Malaysia’s Gunung Mulu National Park on the island of Borneo, where she sleeps and hides amid the region’s vast caves and mountain ranges. Her presence in the park attracts hordes of tourists, making Gunung Mulu the most heavily trafficked national park in all of Malaysia.

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Artist's Commentary:
This is Days Of Dikorus’ resident dragoness kaiju, Lanthyota. Under her previous name of “Lanthanotus”, this character was one of my earlier creations back in DOD's infancy. I had designed her after the dragons of Chinese/Japanese/Korean legends, known as “lungs” in China. In all of her incarnations, Lanthyota has been an elongate, osteoderm-covered earless monitor with barbels on her chin. Character-wise, Lanthyota is based roughly in the culture of Chinese dragons, which believed themselves to be noble, dignified beings obligated to aid lesser creatures in their world.

Artistic Notes:
— Lanthyota has five digits per hand/foot. Each hand/foot has a “thumb”, and four fingers/toes.
— Lanthyota has four barbels on her chin: the innermost pair is the longer pair.
— On her neck, Lanthyota has three rows of osteoderms; on her torso, five rows; on her tail, three rows.
— Lanthyota is most similar to a Chinese dragon in form, posture, and methods of locomotion. The best example of this is the Celestial Dragon from the film “Dragon Wars”.

*First Bornean earless monitor kaiju on DA!*
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:iconcrystaldemon93:
Crystaldemon93 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Me likes her new Lung-esque self! Good job, a monitor lizard elevated to Dragon Rank, the girl's good XD

Y'know, these are pretty much the same abilities I wanted for my Lung Spinosaurus...does it bother you? I was referencing from Evolve's Kraken, but still..
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like her.

No...?
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:iconspontaneousfork:
SpontaneousFork Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The "Heart of the Dragon" ability sounds like an amazing sight just with a bad survival rate of those in the vicinity.
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Minor losses must be accepted for the greater good, unfortunately.
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:iconcrystaldemon93:
Crystaldemon93 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Electro-drake looks great in colors! Bland and smooth, perfect to surprise your ass with a face-first lightning bolt! XD
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL Thanks!
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:iconcrystaldemon93:
Crystaldemon93 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Welcome XD
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:iconhybridthesharkasaus:
hybridtheSharkasaus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Artist
awsome looks like an imoogi with legs
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, the Imoogi actually were a source of inspiration for me when I designed Lanthyota.
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:iconhybridthesharkasaus:
hybridtheSharkasaus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Artist
cool
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:iconakitymh:
AkityMH Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for Monitor Lizards. I have to say its a good use of the Squamata group of animals. I see snake, mosasaur and Monitor. Win Win situation.
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Technically, she's a relative of monitor lizards and helodermids. I believe we've gone over this before.

Thanks, though Lanthyota's based only on Lungs, not mosasaurs or any other type of squamate.
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:iconcrystaldemon93:
Crystaldemon93 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Awesome update!
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcrystaldemon93:
Crystaldemon93 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Welcome, bro ;)
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconva0027:
va0027 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
update be epic
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconva0027:
va0027 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
np^^
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:iconspontaneousfork:
SpontaneousFork Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks epic!
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconspontaneousfork:
SpontaneousFork Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconrockonplz:
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:iconspontaneousfork:
SpontaneousFork Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
show off.
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconbreakdanceplz:
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:iconspontaneousfork:
SpontaneousFork Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:|
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL that breakdance icon is epic and you know it.
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HayesAJones Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very serpentine. I like it. Reminds me of a lung.
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, that is the very idea.

I've redone the picture and bio entirely, so she actually looks a good deal better than this. It will be updated soon enough.
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:iconskull-island-master:
Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
IS IT a problem when i make a earless monitor kajjiu too ?
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, not at all.

Just don't copy my kaiju's design.
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:iconskull-island-master:
Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
no my version is different more like a Theropod, adapted to digging.
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, okay then.

That's a pretty cool idea, by the way.
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:iconskull-island-master:
Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
its a shame that there arent good pics of that intresting lizard species.
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, its rarity is a real problem for scientists.
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:iconcrystaldemon93:
Crystaldemon93 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
now that's an awesome creature with awesome powers and awesome colors. its awesome, you got it? xD
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD thanks.

I believe I do. LOL
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:iconcandykane409:
CandyKane409 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Really loving her Design :D and Thunder powers ftw :D
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D She's a mutation of a wierd lizard called an earless monitor, the real thing isn't all too different-looking from her XD
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:iconcandykane409:
CandyKane409 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome :D Awesome :D
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD

Here's two pics: [link]
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:iconcandykane409:
CandyKane409 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She really does look like them nice :D
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I wanted her to look like an Aisan dragon too :D
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:iconcandykane409:
CandyKane409 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She does look like one but she mostly resembles her true orgin :D
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good, I've done my job then :D
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Ravensaurs-Rex Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
A spined easterndragon-esk monster?

Brillant!

Oh and it's always good to see another kickass female monster to join Theyon's growing army. lol
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad someone actually caught the Lung look I was going for.

LOL
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Ravensaurs-Rex Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, it helps that I have a bit more insight into your monsters then a normal watcher. But other all I really do like the spined look on her as well as the highly original concept.
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, yes it does.

Thanks, you should see the animal she was based on. Now that is something odd to behold.
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Ravensaurs-Rex Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Only in pictures, the zoos down in Texas are good, just not that good. lol
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