Quote from Flisch »I actually agree that Hydras with static power/toughness or whatever just makes no sense for hydras. The core feature of hydras, the one thing they always have in common among all franchises is their variable number of heads.
Making hydras into the "go to" iconic creature type for green just makes no sense. I think manticores would make a much better stand in for hydras, especially now that there's precedent of flightless manticores. They represent the ferocity of the wild much better than hydras, especially since hydras seem more black/green with their focus on survival and (in the original source material) toxicity. Plus, manticores currently compete with dragons for the same design space and dragons are like omnipresent, because they're so popular.
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