ROUND #053 VOTING

Topic: Nuclear Planet Devourer

Deadline for the voting: Thursday, 27th July 2006

Posting thread (closed):
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=71569









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artist: Michael Jaecks
concept:
Scolex
The Scolex are a massive species that orginates from a completely seperate set of dimensions from our own. Their parallel plane of existence actually lies less than a proton's width from ours. The scolex are masters of physics, understanding on an intuitive level the entire nature of the multiverse as a single equation. Part of this understanding is the point that all the forces of nature, gravity, electromagentism, as well as the strong and weak nuclear force are simply different aspects of the same superforce at lower relative energies. A second part of their understanding is that gravity, in its lower energy form, can sift between the various planes of existence whereas the other forces are bound to their space-time continuums. Gravity can be manipulated between universes to send messages or retrieve matter. The scolex's universe is far older than ours and it is dying. The scolex no longer have the resources to survive and have made intrusions into our universe to accomodate their needs. Attracted to the massive gravity of our still living stars, the scolex pass into our plane of existence and anchor themselves on a stars surface. At rest, they are often mistaken for sunspots. When a celestial body of sufficient size passes within reach, the scolex extends its body and snatches the planet or asteroid, sucking it into its universe. Its body acts like something between a particle supercolider and a wormhole, capable of reaching energy levels akin to those of the primordial universe after the big bang.
Earth scientists have long wondered why there appears to be vastly less matter in our universe than there should be. Well the scolex is a part of the answer. Our universe is being stolen piece by piece.


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artist: fughi from yuggoth
concept:
Instellar Vampire
In 3211, when humankind leaves our galaxy for the first time, these strange creatures were sighted in the fringe areas of the deepspace....scienstis think that they're made of dark materia
Nobody knows where they come from, but the people are very shocked as they discovered the strange way these creatures get their energy - using their tentacles they grap a spaceship or station and suck all the radiation out of it,even from the nuclear power plants.
The vampire ( the media call it vampire like the cruely undeads from the old horror stories ) gets bigger and bigger with every victim, and remote controlled aircrafts leaving known area maybe will meet instellar vampires which are big enough to even get energy directly from smaller planets....so the future will be as dangerous as the old days


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artist: smoscar
concept:
Hydrogen Serpents
This giant hydrogen made of creatures spend their lives searching in every galaxy the necessary conditions so they can raise their own child, once they've found the exact spot, which is always a planet orbit, they use their amazing ability to create antimatter where the planet is. It first seems that they're eating the planet but they are just having some space for their so called "egg", once the mating is finished they leave an apparently planet where the other one used to be, and if everything goes well this new "planet" will bring from 5 to 10 new hydrogen serpents.


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artist: KuJo
concept:
Glow Worm
Basically this million mile long monstrosity will grab planets up with its two arms, and numerous barbed tentacle "tounges", pulling it into an array of jaws to thoroughly chew into tiny bits. The radioactive material in the planets is not digested, but rather hardens within the body, eventually forming protrusions that cover the outer parts of the body. These serve as protection (from god knows what), aid in the physical grinding aspects of digestion (as they pierce the inner parts of the body as rigid vessels), and give the creature the knickname "glow worm"


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artist: chase2le
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artist: NKunleashed
concept:

Scientific Quarterly; June, 2460CE
In the latter part of the 21st century scientists first hypothesized that sulfur could be an alternative building block of life due to its molecular similarity to carbon. Do to the subtle differences in molecular properties however, such organisms would be enormous, and could not be sustained on earth. We now know that such life forms do in fact exist. One such entity, Hostes orbitus generii, commonly referred to by primitive alien cultures as the "World Destroyer", is so large that it has its own gravitational pull (which it uses to pull in and ingest gaseous planets). Though little is know about this creature, astrobiologists have determined that it utilizes elemental hydrogen atoms contained with in these planets to fuel a massive bio-nuclear metabolic reactor, which in turn supplies the organism with energy. Scientists have begun planning an expedition to build a research facility on the creatures surface to further study this monstrous and mysterious beauty.


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artist: steinspinne
concept:
Interplanetary Hitchhikers
These creatures, no larger than a common housecat, travel from planet to planet by way of small meteorites. Upon impact (which is small enough to not cause any significant damage in and of itself) these "Interplanetary Hitchhikers" begin to burrow to the host planet's core -- a process which can take hundreds of years and the efforts of many generations.
This feat accomplished, these ravenous beasts begin to feast on the molten lava of the planet's core and multiply at an alarming rate. Once the planet's interior pressure decreases past the point necessary to support it's external layers, it implodes and the fragments begin to drift away into space.
The hitchhikers take their cue and, in groups, latch onto the smaller fragments. Fueled by the nuclear energy produced by digesting the lava they had gorged themselves upon they fall into a deep sleep and hibernate, awakening only when they chance upon another planet and begin the process anew.


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artist: Alayna
concept:
Nibbles, the Evil Rabbit Planet Devourer
Once known as the loveable and adorable Nibbles, this disgusting beast now is out of control from being contaminated by the local nuclear plant. Ever since his owner (4 year old boy Evan) took his furry friend on a tour of the plant, which includes Nibbles' "tour" of the nuclear waste vat, Nibbles has been growing at an inconceivable rate. Carrots could no longer satiate the hunger of this beast. A few days later, mighty redwood trees were so dwarfed by this beast that they were used as mere toothpicks between Nibbles' mountain chompings. Soon, Nibbles devoured entire continents, including more nuclear power plants. Now, Nibbles is no longer rabbit, not even an organic creature. A putrid mix of a nuclear plant, rabbit, and billions of lives; he can only survive by eating planets and creating massive amounts of energy in his nuclear-fission-core belly. These reactions create great power that he uses to rocket propel himself to the next planet.


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artist: AlphaDMF
concept:
Great Asteroid parasite
Known by the few survivors of encounters with this monstrosity as some kind of nuclear driven planet consuming monster, the Great Asteroid Parasite is a mystery to those who first discovered it passing seemingly harmlessly through an uninhabited solar system.
First interpretation of these creatures is that they always appear to be a moon scale asteroid until within 500 miles where organic can be seen along with 'off-the-chart' gamma ray readings emitting from their centre; it later became apparent that the so-called asteroids that these creatures are grown in are in fact mangled warped remains of medium sized planets.
The creatures first crash their enormous planet shells into a larger planet than themselves and trigger a nuclear reaction so that enough heat is produced to tunnel them into the host planets' crust and stir the creatures body into a growth frenzy.
From there, the creature slowly grows its tendrils and digestive systems around the entire globe of the host world, releasing oceans of radioactive chemicals to melt minerals into editable substances for the creature to consume.
Eventually the creature divides itself into more Great Asteroid Parasites before triggering a tremendous nuclear explosion from within the by-now dead centre of the host worlds core, the explosion flings thousands of new planet devouring beasts, in which only 10 escape the fates of being consumed by a blackhole or star, and starving to death after drifting off into a nebula with no planets or solar systems to speak of.


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artist: hwango
concept:
The Effulgent Terraphage
An excerpt from Rimblegyre's Grimoire of Noteworthy Exobiological Entities - The Effulgent Terraphage
Much of what we might learn about the Effulgent Terraphage remains unknown to us due in large part to the infrequency with which it is studied, which in turn is due to the tremendous difficulty and danger inherent in such an undertaking. The most notable of these dangers is the extremely high level of radioactivity found both near and in the wake of such a beast. The terraphage feeds by vaporizing rock and other dense materials by means of a swirling nuclear furnace generated within its own body. The resulting vapor passes through internal gill-like filters which extract various compounds from which the Terraphage derives sustenance. In its wake, the Terraphage leaves only a greenish, superheated, radioactive haze composed of fissioned waste matter.
Unless driven away (a feat of considerable difficulty), a Terraphage will relentlessly feed on a planet until nothing remains, at which point the beast propels itself away into space in an apparently arbitrary direction. Once it has reached maximum speed (which is considerably faster than would otherwise be thought capable for the creature, suggesting some sort of as yet unknown propulsion method other than the fins that it uses to maneuver while feeding), the creature enters a dormant state in which it will remain until it drifts into proximity with another large celestial body, at which point it once again begins its feeding cycle.


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artist: walnut
concept:

There's seven of them and they're as old as the universe, allegedly the Big Bang gave birth of them. Through their existence they've picked up a bunch of radiation and the strange processes that give life to them continue to keep them growing. Because of this they're always hungry, and in need of LOTS of resources. One specimen is supposed to have wiped out a stellar civilization in two days, sun a nd all. They are also continually on the lookout for their brethren, for the seven are dispersed along the uni(multi?)verse. An age-old prophecy lets us know that if one day they all reunite it's lights out the whole shebang.


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artist: Dreckster
concept:

My Atomic Planet Devourer is something in between a fog and a worm/fish like creature. Basically it is a space travelling (atomic) fog wich eats planets. It's body will only show forms (transform) in the actuall process of "eating" afterwards it will look like a peacfull fog again. Wich makes a great tactic for hunting...uhm living and moving planets .
Well atleast it can hide from the huble telescope that way.


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artist: Mr-Joe
concept:

Space is Infinite, to imagin it is impossible. Within each partical of life, a human for example, infinity continues to exist, on a micro level we have a new dimention of space where this creature roams throughout this galaxy devouring planets, or particals of the atom, nuclear energy, that exists within a single person on the planet we know as earth... You have now entered.... The Twighlight Zone... (play theme song)


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artist: Mindflaw
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