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    What kind of bug/animal is Mantenna?

    I've been trying to work this out. We've got Scorpia, who's a scorpion obviously, Catra is a panther, Grizzlor is a bear, and Leech is kind of a toad. But what kind of animal is Mantenna supposed to be modeled after?

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    Leech isn't a toad he's a leech. I never really thought of Grizzlor as a bear but I suppose the name kinda suggests it. Frankly he looks more like a Sasquatch.

    Mantenna I always pictured as just some kind of freaky alien creature.
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    Mantenna is a fictitious creature.
    Case closed ...
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    I thought he was based off an antenna because his eyes stick out like antennas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MossMan710179 View Post
    Mantenna is a fictitious creature.
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    I'm all into Grizzlor being modeled after sasquatch..!

    As for Mantenna; I always thought of him as being some sort of underwater creature..!
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    Well, since he's got many legs, he's obviously a bug of some kind. ( that and the horrible mouth he's got.)

    Maybe an Ant? But that doesn't explain the giant ears or BIG pop-out eyes.

    So yeah, the only logical explanation is that he's an entirely fictional creature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predabot View Post
    Well, since he's got many legs, he's obviously a bug of some kind. ( that and the horrible mouth he's got.)

    Maybe an Ant? But that doesn't explain the giant ears or BIG pop-out eyes.

    So yeah, the only logical explanation is that he's an entirely fictional creature.
    he's a Mant. an ant and a man. just like real leeches don't have hands or legs or ears, mantenna being a humanoind ant is acceptable for him to have ears.
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    he's a sci-fi movie creature from the 50's

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    The eyes are as big as the ones on a praying mantis would be. But they don't pop out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pH6 View Post
    The eyes are as big as the ones on a praying mantis would be. But they don't pop out.
    Mantis? That just might be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnWarrior View Post
    Mantis? That just might be it.
    I could buy that he's a mantis MANTIS with an ANTENNA. works for me, I just dislike the idea that he'd mate with Mantisaur and then lose his head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    I just dislike the idea that he'd mate with Mantisaur and then lose his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    I just dislike the idea that he'd mate with Mantisaur and then lose his head.
    What I want to know is, how can you tell Mantisaur is a female?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pH6 View Post
    What I want to know is, how can you tell Mantisaur is a female?
    well assuming mantenna is a mantis the male is generally smaller than the female so it's safe for me to assume mantisaur is the woman.
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    He might be part snail or slug?
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    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    well assuming mantenna is a mantis the male is generally smaller than the female so it's safe for me to assume mantisaur is the woman.
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    I think Mantenna is based on a mantis. Look and his design and his big eyes.
    Personally he's always been an odd alien creature to me. What I have found even more odd, is discovering fan slash art of him being romantic with Grizzlor.

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    In an episode Hordak said his warriors had become what they are through horde science and magic. Who knows what Mantenna was before he went through this process? The character designers probably didn't have a specific insect in mind.
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    I see it as an hibrid. The mouth is like a lamprea, and the eyes are like snail.
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    Mantenna is a space mantis!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Of_Destruction View Post
    I never really thought of Grizzlor as a bear but I suppose the name kinda suggests it.
    Well it never suggested it to me. I just always thought of him as a big furry beast-kinda man.


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    Frankly he looks more like a Sasquatch.
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    I'm all into Grizzlor being modeled after sasquatch..!
    Heh, now that's pretty cool. Just need to give him some bigass feet, lol.



    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    I could buy that he's a mantis MANTIS with an ANTENNA.
    I never even realized that, lol---very cool.



    Quote Originally Posted by pH6 View Post
    What I want to know is, how can you tell Mantisaur is a female?
    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    well assuming mantenna is a mantis the male is generally smaller than the female so it's safe for me to assume mantisaur is the woman.
    Then wouldn't the name be "Mantisaurette"?



    Quote Originally Posted by Killian View Post
    In an episode Hordak said his warriors had become what they are through horde science and magic. Who knows what Mantenna was before he went through this process? The character designers probably didn't have a specific insect in mind.
    Yes, I love that line of Hordak's. I really wanna see the origin stories of how Scorpia, Leech, Grizzlor, and Mantenna came to be (we know a bit about Catra). If only we had awesome background info for them like we do for Shadow Weaver, that would be so cool...then again, not knowing makes it more mysterious and interesting and makes us want to...well...know! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    well assuming mantenna is a mantis the male is generally smaller than the female so it's safe for me to assume mantisaur is the woman.
    Now I realized what kept bugging me about this. There's the 'saur' part. Most saurus are larger than any mantis. That isn't enough to explain it.

    Good thing this is a kid-safe forum so nobody won't make a bad joke about Hordak riding a Mantisaurette...
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