Ferocious rabbits that can be encountered in ASCII's 1993 Uiza-dorii Gaiden III: Yami no Seiten (Wizardry Side Story III: Scripture of the Dark) Nintendo Gameboy roleplaying video game. Said title was one of the many Wizardry spinoffs published exclusively in Japan. The Vorpal Bunny is a recurring enemy in the franchise that made its first appearance in 1981's Wizardry I: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.
The Vorpal Bunny concept is obviously inspired by the deadly Rabbit of Caerbannog ("caer bannog" is Welsh for "turrented castle") depicted in the classic 1975 comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The term "vorpal" comes from the name of the sword that was used to behead the Jabberwock in Lewis Carroll's 1872 book Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. In the Sword & Sorcery genre, it is a fairly common practice to use vorpal as an adjective to describe enchanted weapons or creatures that are particularly talented at performing decapitations.
A Vorpal Bunny's greatest asset in combat is that adventurers, especially novices, tend to grossly underestimate the threat that it poses. Until one actually sees it firsthand, it's difficult to imagine the sheer violence that these fluffy white rabbits are capable of. Stumbling upon the headless corpses of individuals that have run afoul of one of these little beasties is, unfortunately, an all too common sight.
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, fishing line, marker, watercolor paint, and acrylic paint.
3.3 cm/ 1.3 in. x 3.4 cm/ 1.3 in. (widest point x highest point)
Two days: October 2 and 3, 2012. The figure was modeled on the second, and I made a few small modifications before painting it and adding the whiskers on the third.
|Flash||Submission Order||Ram Man 200X|
|Black Dragon||Wizardry Series||Caller|
|Black Dragon||Created by Patraw||Frankenstein's Monster & Hunchbacked Man|