ATOM Kaiju Bonus File C25: Gevlek

26 Gevlek

Gevlek was created by profcene for the ATOM Create a Kaiju Contest.  Profcene retains all the rights to Gevlek, and the illustration and profile here are adapted from his work.  While Gevlek 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.   Profcene has been creating kaiju on the internet for, I dunno, probably as long as I’ve been making kaiju on the internet, or close to at the very least, so check him out!

Date Discovered: July 22, 2057

Place of Origin: Ragnarok Rock

Notable Stomping Grounds: Ragnarok Rock, the Wells-Verne Kaiju Sanctuary

Height: 75 feet (at the hunch of the neck)

Length: 180 feet.

Biology: Although some of his features muddy the designation, Gevlek is generally believed to be a species of prehistoric hyena. Of course, his long, almost reptilian tail, large neck, webbed feet, and fin lining its back stretch the definition of “hyena”. It is unknown whether his features are indicative of an undiscovered species of aquatic hyenas or if these are traits unique to Gevlek’s mutation. Being a hyena, it was also questioned for some time whether Gevlek was male or female, but careful observation of his behavior revealed Gevlek is male.

Gevlek possesses the standard set of kaiju powers, including:

  • Super strength
  • An enhanced healing factor
  • Immunity to radiation

Personality: As stated above, it was ultimately Gevlek’s behavior, not his anatomy, that signaled his sex. When on his own, Gevlek is a rather curious creature. He often spends his time lazily observing life from the safety of his well-marked territory. Gevlek has been observed to be a very quick learner.  His first scuffle with humanity proved this well enough, as the hyena was almost done in by an avalanche during his first outing.  The EU, fearing the threat Gevlek posed to its citizens, set up a trap in the mountains with the hopes of return Gevlek to his icy prison, but Gevlek, perhaps drawing upon his memory of the circumstances that led to his original imprisonment, realized the ruse and ran off. Fortunately, the EU’s fears of Gevlek have not come to pass, as the creature tends to avoid major human settlements.

Hyenas, ultimately, are social animals, and Gevlek is no different. Cut off from his kind by thousands of years of icy slumber, Gevlek still desires to find a new clan. Unfortunately, Gevlek’s behavior can only be described as socially awkward. He’s generally a passive creature, and, presumably as a relic of his origin species, Gevlek is easily cowed by female monsters, regardless of species. Even slightly raised levels of aggression from a female kaiju will make Gevlek cower and submit. Aggressive male kaiju can also easily bully Gevlek around.

The hyena monster rarely sticks up for himself. Still, he tends to try to act friendly towards other kaiju, which usually entails invading personal space, trying to show others various objects, and basically doing anything he can think of to get some attention. His attempts to make friends often end with barred teeth. Nevertheless, Gevlek persists. Indeed, any monster that can tolerate Gevlek would find a great ally, for, though he can’t really stick up for himself, Gevlek with fight with full determination against any foe that harms anyone he considers his friend. With his powerful jaws and strong neck muscles make for a devastating bite, but Gevlek’s intelligence is by far his best weapon, as the hyena is a fiendishly crafty opponent.


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