Most-Wanted Monsters is thrilled to be one of more than a thousand blogs taking part in the 2012 A -Z Blogging Challenge - 26 opportunities to help you survive a paranormal apocalypse. Don't let our epic monster poems fool you - the lore we share about the beasties featured in each daily post could literally save your life. Know them before they GET you!
They wander in the heart of night
looking for a hell of a fight.
Bringers of death, masters of illusion,
A showdown with you has but one conclusion.
Rakshasa, or man-eater, is a creature of Hindu lore. Females are known as Rakshasi. Talk about monsters with all the Aces up their sleeves. Rakshasa have more supernatural powers than most in the paranormal world. They can shapeshift (assuming animal or human forms), venom in their fingernails, have fangs, flaming red eyes, long, icky tongues, can vanish, fly, are powerful warriors and killers for hire, work magic, and confuse their enemies with intricate illusions.
Said to be a race of supernatural beings, Rakshasa once fought epic battles alongside both the good and the evil. However, don't ever drop your guard - all Rakshasa feed on human flesh. Yup, they have an insatiable hunger for the "other, other" white meat. So don't go getting too comfortable.SURVIVAL TIP: While Rakshasa have an arsenal of killer skills at their disposal, they can be defeated by one rare, super sekret weapon called the Brahmastra which can only be used once in a lifetime and requires enormous mental strength to control. The downside of using the Brahmastra (if you can find it) - loads of collateral damage - the thing will destroy surrounding ecosytems. Oy!
Alright, let us have it - what "R" beast could take on a Rakshasa?
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