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Headbursters

These creatures are created as sort of a bio-weapon by a certain boss-like character I've yet to establish. Their most noteable characteristic is their balloon-like head that contains a neurotoxin and cause them to hover. They can adjust their altitude by expelling and inhalling air through the vent on their head. The way they keep the air in their head toxic is by a gland that excretes the toxic into the air in it's head. They've earned the name "headbursters" because they've been rigged with a triggering device that's activated by pulling the ball off their collar. Once removed, it causes a reaction with the gland that makes it produce the toxins 7 times faster. This causes their head to expand, full off toxic gas and eventually rupture, expelling the gas like a bomb. Normally, the gas they excrete is only an irritant, burning the eyes and respiratory system, but the gas that's expelled when one explodes is far more potent and can stun, knockout, paralyze or even kill someone.

This hasn't stopped people from trying to make pets of them. Despite being made in a factory for bio-weapon use and being a deadly creature, they're actually really docile. (The exception being when they're triggered to explode. They tend to seek out their target and latch onto them with their rope like arms.) People have made attempts to disarm them from exploding and replacing the glands with something more pleasant, like an air freshener. However, only a couple people have one as a pet, seeing as only a few know how to make them, the process is rather expensive and dangerous. From the few that've been disarmed and detoxed, they're really nice pets.

They don't speak at all, despite having mouths. They usually only make faint squeaking sounds, the exception being when they inflate, making a loud, high-pitched squeaking sound similar to when you pinch the neck of a balloon while it deflates.

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I wanna plushie of one of them. >u> They look squeeshy.

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Character, art, all that jazz is copyrighted to Hunter McDonald (Zeta Neubourn)
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:iconsmugleaf-kun:
Smugleaf-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, no need for these guys to get a
swelled head
about it.
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Really, getting worked up about most things usually just gets you
a splitting headache.
:iconcsiplz4:
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:iconsmugleaf-kun:
Smugleaf-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty nifty! I like the way you have a whole biology for them. :)
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Many a thanks! I try to put some type of backstory to what I draw, of course. ^^; I really just threw in the fact that they can be disarmed only because I think they'd make really cool pets. |D
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Bake-kujira Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
It certainly seems to be, um, "enjoying" have it head over-inflated with toxic gas...
Still super cute design. A plushie of this would be awesome.
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I wouldn't know. *shrug* :B Never had my head explode, despite being an airhead.
Naw seriously, I thought it'd be funny if they got a goofy look on their face. :P Totally gotta get plushies of these guys some time. Maybe put a squeaker in their head, so when you squish 'em, they "talk". |D
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:iconmypokeniverse:
mypokeniverse Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i love the heads
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thanks much! Glad you like them. :D
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:iconmypokeniverse:
mypokeniverse Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i do :iconmegustaplz:
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:icontastycarrots:
TastyCarrots Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll just set this here. [link]
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:iconjfdp13:
Jfdp13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Wooo, i like this design!
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Thanks much. :D I'm glad you like them.
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:iconpirka:
Pirka Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist
I wanna plushie of one of them.

SAME HERE HURRR. :iconicameplz:

Love your character designs, as always.
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
I really want plushies of all my characters, though. |D

Many thanks. :D
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:iconpirka:
Pirka Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist
I know the feeling. ^^;

Welcome~
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:icondarkiesoul:
DarkieSoul Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I can't avoid to stare at them, these things are so freaking cute, even if they are dangerous, i want one T_T

The design is pretty neat, and the face on the big one xD, must fave this now
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I know. |D Despite the poisons, I'd still wanna hug one or something. Squeeshy. ouo

Many thanks! I figured I'd just make it all silly. I dunno why I like that kinda expression so much. |D
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:iconrayne-gallows:
rayne-gallows Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Fun! I like it :)
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Many thanks! :D I've been trying to make my cute stuff, subtly more... morbid? I dunno the term... their heads explode, you know. :U
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:iconaquabluu:
aquabluu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute, clever, creative. Everything I love from you :D Very nice!
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Thanks much. :D Glad you like 'em!
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:icongalaxieretter:
Galaxieretter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
You know, I totally want to see some of your games get made.
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
I hope to do that. I reeeeally do. ^^;
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:iconpsychoticturtle:
PsychoticTurtle Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Haha wow, this is probably one of my favorite pictures from you so far. I absolutely love this little fella. Can I has one for a pet? :3
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I like dem, too. ouo I wanna plushie of one...
Well, yesh... yesh you could. You've gotta catch one and defuse it and stuff, though. Maybe Maxwell knows how to defuse one... :u
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:iconpsychoticturtle:
PsychoticTurtle Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Huh, I should ask him. :T
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Gemini000 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
*walks by a smoldering crater and a piece of a sign that says "nder Labora"* >_>;;;

Actually, that's a really awesome character design; perfect for just about anything I can think of: Games, stories, cartoons, etc.

I also like how in the picture the small one's all like "uh oh" while the expanding one is just like DUHHHHHHHHHH----BOOOM! XD

The concept also makes me think of skunks, since there's people who have skunks as pets under the same kind of logic. I imagine some people might make a connection with the Koffing Pokémon as well, but let's be honest, that Pokémon was never well characterized to begin with. : P
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Hehahah. |D Possible.... quite possible. Gas masks won't help from the force of the explosion.

I definitely plan on using them somewhere at some point. I don't care where, eitehr, to be honest. |P For now, they're in my NU storyline, but that's not set in stone.

Naw, they always float around with a OoO face. |D And hey, it's hard not to look goofy when you're filling up with a deadly toxin. |D

I forget people do that to skunks... although, the process for Headbursters is waaaaay more dangerous... for both parties. ^^; I think a Headbuster could take a Koffing in a fight. I'm really just saying that because people keep making links to Koffings here. |D
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supervanman64 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I automatically thought: "next generation pokemon design"

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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
You're thinking of Koffing or something. |D
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:iconsupervanman64:
supervanman64 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, just thought these would make good candidates XD
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Hehah.... "Headburstaaaah~! Bur-bur-burster!" I could see that. XD
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SleepyFireball Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
That is an amazing design!
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Many thanks. :D
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:iconsirfellow:
SirFellow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Oh, really cool concept and design. I like this guy. I'm curious as to what the creature that produces the Headbursters is like, too.

Does this relate to any prexisting ideas of yours?
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Many thanks. :D Well, I'm probably just gonna use this as a common enemy for one of the "bosses" in my N.U. storyline. Still in the works and stuff. ^^; I'll find some use for 'em.
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Heidelmeier17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
that is awesomely amazing, well done :D
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Many thanks. :D
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:iconander-bloodeyes:
Ander-BloodEyes Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... These creatures are a good way to make money... I think I could disarm these creatures easily with my team of scientist. With all high-tech equipment we have in our lab, it will be safe...
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Could be, could be... only one problem. You'd have to find the guy that makes 'em and find out how it's done. :P Unless you're lucky enough to catch one that hasn't been triggered. They could be pretty profitable.
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:iconander-bloodeyes:
Ander-BloodEyes Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finding the creator is not a problem...
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:iconthe-fat-red-dragon:
The-Fat-Red-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :aww: Excellent concept. I'd love one of those detoxed ones :D
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thanks much. :D Hehah, that doesnt' surprise me. XD Usually, the detox takes care of disarming, too, seeing as there's no gland to produce the gas anymore. In other words, you'd have to resort to the traditional way of making them poofy. |D I wouldn't though, that'd kill 'em.
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The-Fat-Red-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Chuckles* Maybe I could get a semi-job done to make them able to grow to a point. xP Or perhaps just use a lil' magic and make one able to grow forever!

Hah, I'd be just as content with a detoxed one though.
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:iconander-bloodeyes:
Ander-BloodEyes Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Curiously, I'm not surprised. :laughing:
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:iconthe-fat-red-dragon:
The-Fat-Red-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah. I suppose I know why you think so. =P
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really awesome.
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Many thanks. :D
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.:)
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