TZITZI-YA-KU (MONSTER HUNTER WORLD)
Monster Hunter World (2018)
Tzitzi-Ya-Ku is a medium-sized Bird Wyvern of a navy blue coloration. It has long, powerful back legs, and muscular forelegs complete with three claws for grasping prey. Perhaps its most unique feature is the pair of retractable frills that line either side of its head, which are bright and vividly colorful in appearance. Its back is lines with a row of short spines, and it has wide, sturdy feet.
Tzitzi-Ya-Ku is able to emit bright flashes of light from the fins on the sides of its head. This can be used to disorient attackers and prey alike, allowing the monster to gain the upper hand in combat. Its powerful hind legs can be used to deliver potent kicks during battle.
This monster is comparatively low on the food chain, so it uses the dark colouration of its body to blend in and stalk its prey amongst the shadowy undergrowth of the Coral Highlands, far below the jurisdiction of the powerful Wyverns that rule the local ecosystem.