24 Cervere

Cervere was created by Scatha5 for the ATOM Create a Kaiju Contest.  Scatha5 retains all the rights to Cervere, and the illustration and profile here are adapted from her work.  While Cervere is not an official part of ATOM’s canon, he and the other contest entries posted on this site are considered semi-canonical – the Star Wars Legends to ATOM’s Star Wars.  Scatha5 is a marvelous illustrator with a particular knack for dragons, felines, and draconic felines.

Aliases: Asset Pantera, Incensed Panther

Date Discovered: April 23, 1955

Place of Origin: Area 51

Notable Stomping Grounds: Area 51, Typhon Island

Height: 50 feet

Length: 85 feet

Biology: Created in one of the few attempts at Kaiju defense that focused on trying to drive the giants away rather than outright destroying them, Cervere is myth come to life through science. Originally of a species of felid from Africa that possessed chemical glands in the base of their ears that, when needed, released a burst of toxic smell, Cervere was run through the same testing and Kaijufication processes as the other unfortunate residents of Area 51. The experiments did not have the results hoped for; the chemical smell repelled some Kaiju, but actively attracted others, with no way to tell before hand which result would happen. Growing smaller and less impressive than the others, and with the chemical smell hiting a 50/50 chance, Cervere was deemed a failure and would have been “retired” if not for the discovery of Area 51.

The giant panther boasts the following power set:

  • Super Strength
  • An enhanced healing factor
  • Immunity to Radiation
  • A burst of visible chemical smell from the mouth and ears, wreathing his head in a cloud of purple gas, either attracting other Kaiju and creatures, or repelling them

Personality: As Kaiju go, Cervere is laid back and almost completely disinterested in brawling. The large lazy feline would rather sun himself and sleep for days and days than engage in even friendly spats. This isn’t to say he won’t fight if mood strikes, but sleeping is more important than a good wrestling match.

The way his smell works, however, sees him attracting attention to himself without really wanting to. Just as he finally settles in for a nap, another Kaiju will catch a whiff of him and will bluster up to him and attempt to get him to engage in a spar. This happens regardless of if the smell is repulsive or attractive to the other. It’s simply easier to get them to leave when all he needs to do is belch a purple cloud into their face and they retreat out of sheer disgust. If the other Kaiju is the attracted kind, Cervere is absolutely capable of ignoring them utterly, flopping down on his side facing away and dismissing their existence.

In the case of an extremely pushy visitor that will not leave, Cervere is more than capable of holding his own in a fight. With long, thick claws and jaws filled with teeth, he is just as vicious as any other feline is capable of being, turning into a savage, spitting beast. He is also smart and flexible, able to find vulnerabilities and exploit them while keeping his own out of reach. Most of the pushy ones only push once.

Dismissed as a failure and nearly discarded by the humans that created him, Cervere doesn’t care for humanity one way or the other. He has enough reasoning power to know that not ALL the humans on the planet can be the same as the ones who twisted and tormented him, but he also doesn’t care. He will leave them alone if they are capable of returning the favor. Other Kaiju he is able to be more friendly with, if they are also capable of leaving him alone when he wants it. Once a connection is made, however, Cervere is a loyal, steadfast friend.