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Kryptops are dinosaurs in Additional Creatures.

Synopsis

A very rare medium-large theropod, Kryptops posses a powerful adaptation on the arks. Inside its mouth is a breeding ground for a caustic virus, which it has weaponized in the form of a gaseous breath attack. When infected, Targets enter a Rabies-like state, as their body begins to devour itself as they enter a fury. Victims of this "Kryptops Virus" gain drastically increased strength, but seem more susceptible to damage in the process. Now, what predator would gain an advantage from fighting a prey that it empowers? Kryptops itself seems to have actually entered a simbiotic relationship with the virus it harbors inside its body. With a target infected, the virus inside of Kryptops creates a signal that puts Kryptops's own bodily systems into hyperdrive. Its muscles and skin suddenly tighten as adrenaline begins to flow, vastly increasing its physical defense: giving it the strength and durability to combat its frenzied prey. Tamed, Kryptops is often used as a weapon of biological warfare. Its disease-spreading nature makes it an excellent choice for dealing with enemy mounts. Provided the right training, Kryptops can become a surprisingly bulky and defensive creature for its size, once it reacts properly to a frenzied target, making it excellent for stalling when needed, while still draining the target's health.

Color Regions

Male -

Color Region 0 - Mouth, Underside, Feet

Kry 0m.png

Color Region 2 - Main Body

Kry 2m.png

Color Region 3 - Lining of Osteoderms

Kry 3m.png

Color Region 4 - Osteoderms

Kry 4m.png

Color Region 5 - Crest, Stripes, Undertones

Kry 5m.png

Female -

Color Region 0 - Main Body

Kry 0f.png

Color Region 2 - Head

Kry 2f.png

Color Region 3 - Lining of Osteoderms

Kry 3f.png

Color Region 4 - Osteoderms

Kry 4g.png

Color Region 5 - Head Spot, Stripes

Kry 5f.png

Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities

Attribute Base Stat
Health 500
Stamina 300
Oxygen 150
Food 3000
Weight 400
Melee Damage 175%
Movement Speed 100%
Torpidity 2000

Left Click - Bite

45 Base Damage

Right Click - Viral Breath

20 Base Damage - Hits 15 Times - Inflicts Kryptops Virus - Cannot Be Used While Moving

C - Headbutt

45 Base Damage

X - Tail Swipe

20 Base Damage - Hits Twice - Gathers Berries - Cannot Be Used While Moving

Left Control - Roar

Spacebar - Jump

R - Sit

Automatically dismounts. The Kryptops can also generally be told to sit. This slightly increases healing rate.

Kryptops gains a "Viral Heal" buff being near those inflicted with the kryptops virus. The buff causes the kryptops to regenerate health, rapidly regenerate stamina, rapidly drain torpor, and have 25% increased defense.

Kryptops is immune to the kryptops virus, poison gas attacks, and venom.

Notes/Trivia

  • Kryptops means "Covered Face", in reference to the crest on its snout.
  • Kryptops is one of the earlier abelisaur species, living in Niger 115 million years ago. It coexisted alongside other recognizable species such as Sarcosuchus, Suchomimus, Ouranosaurus, and Nigersaurus.
  • While nearly all abelisaurs had heavily reduced arms, the Kryptops in Additional Creatures does not, albeit still having small arms. This was explained by it being a very basal abelisaur, which still leaves standard theropod arms a possibility.
  • Kryptops in Additional Creatures are sexually dimorphic, with males having vertical stripes and females having horizontal stripes.
  • The viral abilities of Kryptops are a reference to the Kryptops in Fossil Fighters.
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