Everyone knows beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what about monstrousness? Surely monstrousness is far more substantial and objective than the wispy, nebulous beauty that exists nowhere but our own minds? It's all about the bulging body parts and too many legs. Even scientists can see that.
Thus we have monstrosa, Latin for monster.
So let's check out some scientifically confirmed (with real science and white lab coats) monsters. By their name we shall know them. Or their face.
Isn't this how it usually works in computer games?
The Black Lava Lizard is small and throws stones at you. The Yellow Lava Lizard looks identical but it's slightly bigger and sets the stones on fire before throwing them at you. And the Red Lava Lizard is even bigger but it breathes fire.
Batwing, the world's most unlikely superhero, wraps his mighty parapodia about him as he casts his protective eye over the citizens of Sponge City. His pointy head stands to attention as his dark and violent thoughts are interrupted by a shriek of terror far below.
He sets his gory daydreams aside and sighs as he dons his most disarming smile and swoops down to give a wayward youth a good, avuncular talking to.
Just another day in the life of your friendly, neighbourhood, customer focused crime cessation officer.
Horror of all horrors! Quetzalcoatl, feathered serpent of Venus, has finally grown weary of the enraging lack of human sacrifice. Watch as the lord of storm descends upon us. His mighty wings block the sun. We are engulfed in darkness as the sky is torn asunder and the rains of flood and winds of tempest strike at the pitiable earth.
Woe to us all! Who among us will be the first sacrifice? For the plumed snake hungers for human flesh.