The Japanese Nue

The Japanese Chimera with Head of a Monkey, Body of a Dog, Limbs of a Tiger and Tail of a Snake!

Been a while since we’ve had a good old multi-beast chimera and this one’s coming from Japan so you know (and no offense intended japan) It’s legend is going to be barely sensical and entertainingly weird as hell.

For those of you who can’t read much past the first paragraph, let me run through this quick. As our subtitle suggests, we’ve got a beast with:

the head of a monkey

what kind I’m unsure, but just figure japan’s got monkeys like we have squirrels, so you have some options…

the body of a raccoon dog

which is literally an asian dog that looks almost exactly like a freaking softly striped raccoon…

the limbs of a tiger

dont forget tigers have some enormous face swiping mitts!…

and the tail of a snake

literally the tail of one or a tail made from one?… no clue?

Now your Nue is supposed to be able to turn into a black cloud and bring about sadness, misfortune and ill there’s an odd legend about a sick emperor and some dude who blindly shot arrows into clouds until something fell out which he promptly claimed “Nue” and buried it in the sea of japan… but really that’s only vaguely relative to your task… Just know you don’t want a Nue foot on your key chain and probably shouldn’t bring one to the horse track…

I’m keeping the judging reigns on this one and throwing a shirt at whoever i think is best hitting what I envision to be the sweet spot somewhere between genius, offensive and adorable or is that horrible… I always forget… anyways do your worst and lets see where that gets us!

Extra points for anyone who’s “nue” (get it?) or anyone who can accidentally tie this beast to the, similarly spelled to dyslexics, Kraftwerk spinoff band!
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