We'll talk more about this guy tomorrow in our synchroblog of Journey to the Otherworld. But for now, I want to tell you why I think this guy needs a cartoon movie and an action figure. He has a battle rage.
Now, I'm not talking about the Norse beserkers, who dressed in bear skins and believed in battle that they became a bear. I'm talking about a battle rage of mythic proportions! During his battle rage:
- his calves and heels turned around to the front (that's bad on the knees!)
- his body trembles
- one eye recedes
- one eye stands out huge and red (no Visine to help back then)
You would think that would be enough to stop a foe in his tracks, you know with legs all backwards and eyes looking funky, but that is not all. As I said, this is mythic:
- his hair bristles and each hair has a drop of blood on it (and you thought you knew what a bad hair day was)
- from the top of his head shoots a column of dark blood
- from his forehead shines the hero's light
He would get into such a frenzy that he could not calm down. It took 150 naked women and a vat of water to cool him back to his normal state. A student once asked me why they needed to be naked. All the other guys in the class looked at him like he was crazy.
Now, imagine the Cu Chulainn action figure. Press a button and his body vibrates. The legs are multi-jointed so they can be turned around backwards. The body of the figure can have liquid in it so that when you squeeze it, the hair must go up, one eye will bulge out, and there can be a little red pack that stands up off the top of his head. Oh, and just like a glow worm, when held, his head will light up. He'll be every little boy's best friend. No monsters going to be coming out of the closet with little Cu on duty.
Oh yeah, the 150 naked women accessory will be sold separately!