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Tarrun: Theraga by DinoHunter2 Tarrun: Theraga by DinoHunter2
Name: Theraga
Gender: Male
Type: Protomammal
Alignment: Protective
Height: 46 feet
Weight: 200 tons
Biography: A powerful but benevolent kaiju, Theraga is best known for his partnership with Caitlyn Thorn. The two work together via a supernatural gemstone which allows each to understand the other’s thoughts and emotions, and have defended Allinos from countless threats including other giant monsters and the terrorist organization Syn. While Caitlyn provides inside information, insight, and strategy, Theraga brings pure monster muscle into the equation. Fighting with his powerful forearms and enormous saber teeth, Theraga is a ferocious melee fighter capable of wrestling monsters twice his size to the ground. He is remarkably tenacious, literally fighting until he can no longer move, and is willing to sacrifice his own well being if it means protecting the ones he loves.
Theraga is also very intelligent in his own right, and is fully capable of functioning without Caitlyn’s directions (though both work better when the other is around). He can outsmart his opponents just as easily as he can outlast or overpower them, and is known for exploiting his environment to gain the upper hand in a fight. He is also able to fight at a distance as well as in “claw-to-claw”, firing black spheres of mana energy from his mouth, commonly called “shadow blasts”. He is extremely skilled with these, able to alter their strength and speed to fit different combat situations, and can often turn the tide of battle when facing larger foes by using them.
In addition to this, Theraga is aided by an advanced regenerative factor. His wounds heal much faster than that of a normal creature, and as a result he can survive wounds that would be fatal to most other beings. His senses are equally powerful, giving him extraordinary sight, hearing, and smelling. In fact, he seems to be so well-tuned to his surroundings that most believe he has an unknown sixth sense which alerts him to danger.
However, he is not completely without weaknesses. For all his cunning, he is still very much a wild beast, and sometimes cannot be controlled. Certain primal triggers can set Theraga off, sending him into a feral state where he cannot think, but acts only upon prehistoric instinct. When in this berserker-like state, he cannot distinguish between friend and foe, and often causes more damage than he prevents. Caitlyn believes this is largely because of his savage childhood, growing up in the Goronian Mountains without the guidance and protection of his parents. She does not blame him for his rampages, but the two do work fervently to calm his nerves and prevent the outbursts from happening.

Trivia: When in his berserker mode, Theraga produces large amounts of adrenaline and shuts down the parts of his brain devoted to abstract thought, communication, and long-term memory. While this enhances his senses, strength, and focus, it comes at the cost of his intelligence. Caitlyn cannot reach him while he is in this state, and the grendelstone becomes gray and inactive until he snaps out of it.
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
that was so awesome!
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:iconangenon58:
angenon58 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
wow, the resemblance to my Kaiju is rather unnerving.
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Hmm, really? Do you have any pictures of him/her?
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:iconblakeroats:
BlakerOats Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind, found one.
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:icongidala:
Gidala Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Preety cool!
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:iconakagigryphon:
AkagiGryphon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Nice, very theropsidian.
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, we never get enough therapsid kaiju, and based on this one, i truly wonder why not.....
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BlakerOats Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they ever needed to calm him down they could always get a giant bowl of cough syrup. One good sip of that stuff and he'll be out like a light... Or tripping balls.
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Having a giant monster trippin balls in your city might actually be worse than a regular rampage, don't ya think?
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:iconblakeroats:
BlakerOats Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Terrible, but very fun to watch.

"My hands are huge, they can touch anything but themselves! *Hands touch* Oh, wait...:o"
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:icongodzillakiryu91:
GodzillaKiryu91 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Awesome! What was your inspiration for this guy?
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you! He's based off Permian Gorgonopsids.
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:icongodzillakiryu91:
GodzillaKiryu91 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Who?
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009   Digital Artist
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:icongodzillakiryu91:
GodzillaKiryu91 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
That's an interesting looking animal.
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:iconpaleo-beast-emperor:
Paleo-Beast-Emperor Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Caitlyn's the brains and Theraga's the brawn. Somethin' about this kinda reminds me of Lyra & Iorek from The Golden Compass. Heard of it?
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Indeed, I've both read the book and seen the movie adaptation.
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:iconpaleo-beast-emperor:
Paleo-Beast-Emperor Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And what's your opinion on the movie? I never read the book before.
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Digital Artist
I thought it was okay. There were some good scenes, but in general I think the pacing and CG were pretty off. I wouldn't be particularly interested in watching it again.
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:iconpaleo-beast-emperor:
Paleo-Beast-Emperor Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, then.
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:iconakagigryphon:
AkagiGryphon Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
WHITE HAIR DOWN THE BACK FOR THE WIN!!! FOR THE FRICKEN WIN!!!!

I love the color of this beast and its general design. Epic stuff.
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks, good to hear you enjoy it. :)
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:icona3dkid:
a3dkid Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Fantastic Job I must say :)

Detailed yet simple, a very good combination. Plus with the bio Theraga is a very badass monster

:thumbsup:
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks. :]
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:iconinferno-rodan:
Inferno-Rodan Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
I kinda prefer the black mane, but that's just me. I really dig the slightly tweaked face though.
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:iconjacobmatthewspencer:
JacobMatthewSpencer Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Well, I love the design. This definately works beyond the whole "thesapid/theropod" and give him his own personality. I hope to do this with some of my later kaiju.

I had a mild gripe about him only be 50 feet in height. Mostly, this is cause I wanted to involve him in a fan fiction where he joins some other kaiju against my Lord Zuu. Of course, I could always size him up for that. For his own universe, it works, since you have mentioned that you were going for a "War of the Monsters" type feel.

Ok, I am ranting a bit. I still like it, even with my mild gripe.
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Yeah, the smaller scale will probably make a lot of crossovers more difficult. Glad you like it anyway, though.
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:iconjacobmatthewspencer:
JacobMatthewSpencer Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Welcome. As I said, I could always resize him if I do crossover stories with my kaiju.
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Awesome! :D He's such a neat beast, and he certainly looks like a powerhouse in this pic. His pose looks like he's crouched and ready to pounce.
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like him!
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:iconsoirun:
SOIRUN Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Student
Wow that's an awesome redesign of him,I really like the detail you added here and the colors fit well(you add him white hair because of his age?)
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks! The white hair is natural, actually. I added it 1.) To give him more traits from his dad, since he was looking a little too much like his mom -and- 2.) Because I think it just looks cooler. :P
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:iconsoirun:
SOIRUN Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Student
Btw are you going to redo val?or there are other monsters coming on the way?
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Val is a definite shoe in, but I'm probably going to introduce a few new monsters before he shows up. :D
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OperaGhost21 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
awesome pic of him, he looks ready to pounce...and the colors look great!

and I love how he's got a spidey-sense =P alright, theraga-sense :D
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Yeah, the Theraga-sense should be fun. XP
Thanks!
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:iconphaeda:
Phaeda Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Nice. He's pretty badass.
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks. :]
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:iconphaeda:
Phaeda Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Yup!
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:iconagentbeast:
agentbeast Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
deadly terrafying and awesome, great job ^^
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconagentbeast:
agentbeast Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
your welcome ^^
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TyrantisTerror Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Good to see his new look! I'm digging it majorly - he almost looks like he could be omnipedal.
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Yeah, I liked that idea Gregole suggested, of having him being able to rear up on his hind legs to whack bigger monsters with his claws. And thanks!
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RenDragonClaw Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've liked this guy since you created him and seeing a full bio sheet and picture of him is great. I like the new level of depth you've given him and drawing itself is a solid coloration and illustration that is easy on the eyes and intriguing at the same time.

-RenDragonClaw
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:icondinohunter2:
DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank ya kindly, sir.
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:iconmecha-gregole:
Mecha-GREGOLE Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Something about Theraga and his series makes me think Herculoids. The whole alien beast teaming up with humans on a non-Terran world, probably.

Frankly, I think that's downright beautiful.
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
The Herculoids? Really? I gotta admit, I didn't see that one coming... but it's awesome. XD
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