Mantis humanoids

A list for all of the adorable humanoid mantis characters out there.(under const.) Something about the humble little mantis both intrigues me and terrifies me to no end. They somehow have those kinda faces that make me go NOPE! while still making me go SQUEEE! at the same time. A strange mixture of cuteness and scariness that I hardly find in anything else. These attributes are only amplified by their increase in size, intellect, and anthropomorphization (to me at least; this is coming from the person who think Yautja and Xenomorphs are adorable) Some characters' designs will diminish the cute or creepy factor based on what have you, but I still like them nonetheless. Here is a list devoted to the strange and fantastic creatures known as the mantises.

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  • She's not only a beautifully made character, but has some of the most adorable facial expressions. She's just so gorgeous and somewhat freaky looking at the same time. Her harsh personality as well as interesting abilities and mysterious origins are also very intriguing if a little underdeveloped. In case my username hasn't clued you in, I like her a lot.

  • Not really humanoid, but he's still adorable.

  • An adorable beauty that both manages to escape the usual mantis stereotypes of being mean and green.

  • Just look at this guy and tell me he isn't adorable? Even as a kid I saw his toony version I thought he looked diabolically cute. I've never seen the show he was associated with though, although I used to see him appear in promos on commercial breaks on Cartoon Network; I always assumed he was from an adult swim thing.

  • I don't know much about him yet, but he looks quite cute. Seeing him back hand what appears to be the main character is also quite epic. Looking at other pics it looks like he regularly kicks her butt throughout his appearance in the comic. One to check out for sure, as a kung fu mantis man is nothing to ignore.

  • I thought he was somewhat creepy as a kid, but also adorable. Kinda the feeling that inspired this entire list. He acts all mystical, mysterious, and magical all the time, which makes for an interesting quirk for a mantis since most of the rest seems to be either martial artists, evil, or evil martial artists.

  • An adorable and criminally underused minor villain from One Punch Man. He's another kung fu evil mantis, but that doesn't deter his cuteness factor one bit. Unfortunately, he only appears for a brief second in the series, but he was so precious. Apparently, he was supposed to be rather strong according to what some of his team mates said, but they all drop dead before One Punch Man so we wouldn't have known any better. The brain jar makes it seem like he should've been a bit smarter.

  • A mean, green, kung fu fighting machine. His character was really confusing, as the writers of the comic didn't seem to know if they wanted to sympathize with him or hate him or to feel sorry for him. He seemed to change drastically on a dime, and not just his character, but his face as well. Ah well, he was cute looking most of the time.

7 Comments

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Posted By MentalSurge

I have a fascination with mantises. I became obsessed with Offset in particular when I first found out about her. It's a shame she's such a minor character. I would to at least see more of her people in future comics.

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Posted By Offset_fan

@mentalsurge: I wish I could work for Marvel just so I could bring her back and make her more developed XD I can't help but feel she could potentially be a popular character (at least somewhat popular) if she's done right.

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Edited By MentalSurge

@offset_fan: Indeed. Strangely though she has several different depictions in the comics as far as her appearance goes. There's only 2 versions of the character yet there's what seems like 5 different appearances. TBH I am surprised she is not more popular if for nothing else but from her appearance.

Also I found out about Andressa through this list so that's awesome too. She's adorable. :D

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Edited By Offset_fan

Yeah she does, but unfortunately I don't think those appearances give her a chance to shine; she's portrayed as a minor villain, even in the one when she's seems to be the leader she's still. She is often swept aside by supporting or main characters, so maybe that's why she isn't very popular. I think given a bit more she could gain attention. Also, I think her looks is part of the reason why she isn't, at least from the neck up; people are afraid of bugs.

Also, glad this list helped someone see Andressa, she's completely adorable, but unfortunately so considering the story.

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Edited By MentalSurge

I meant appearances as in visual appearance. As in design. She doesnt make many appearances in the plot either though unfortunately.

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Posted By Offset_fan

@mentalsurge: Ah, I see. Her appearance does change quite a bit, but I think her appearance in new exiles and her original appearance are the best personally. She'd definitely benefit from an artist giving her a more solid staple appearance.

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Posted By MentalSurge

I agree completely.