Hallucinatory monster

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Hallucinatory monsters do not exist in NetHack, but their names can appear when you are hallucinating and interacting with monsters. A few appear as real monsters in SLASH'EM. Many of the monster names come from other roguelikes, mythologies, fantasy worlds, and popular culture[1].

List of hallucinatory monsters

Games

Quendor (Zork, etc.)

Moria

  • Ancient Multi-Hued Dragon
  • Evil Iggy

Rogue

Dungeons & Dragons

NetHack

Angband

  • yeek
  • quylthulg
  • Greater Hell Beast

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup

  • Sigmund
  • lernaean hydra
  • Ijyb
  • Gloorx Vloq
  • Blork the orc

Other games

Literature

Greek mythology

J. R. R. Tolkien

Lewis Carroll

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • microscopic space fleet
  • Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal

Xanth

  • tangle tree
  • nickelpede[2]
  • wiggle

Comics

Other Literature

Movies

Television

Anime

Star Trek

Other television

Music

Real creatures

Humans

  • mother-in-law
  • clown
  • mime
  • peddler
  • haggler

Fictitious beasts

Computerese

Computer Bugs

Typography

  • guillemet
  • solidus
  • obelus
  • dingbat
  • bold face
  • boustrophedon
  • ligature
  • rebus

Internet

Memes

  • bonsai-kitten
  • tie-thulu
  • Domo-kun
  • looooooooooooong cat
  • nyan cat
  • ceiling cat
  • basement cat
  • monorail cat

Typos of NetHack monsters

  • mock role
  • gloating eye
  • flush golem
  • martyr orc
  • mortar orc
  • acid blog
  • acute blob
  • aria elemental
  • aliasing priest
  • aligned parasite
  • aligned parquet
  • aligned proctor
  • baby balky dragon
  • baby blues dragon
  • baby caricature
  • baby crochet
  • baby grainy dragon
  • baby bong worm
  • baby long word
  • baby parable worm
  • barfed devil
  • beer wight
  • boor wight
  • brawny mold
  • rave spider
  • clue golem
  • bust vortex
  • errata elemental
  • elastic eel
  • electrocardiogram eel
  • fir elemental
  • tire elemental
  • flamingo sphere
  • fallacy golem
  • frizzed centaur
  • forest centerfold
  • fierceness sphere
  • frosted giant
  • geriatric snake
  • gnat ant
  • giant bath
  • grant beetle
  • grind bug
  • giant mango
  • glossy golem
  • gnome laureate
  • gnome dummy
  • gooier ooze
  • green slide
  • guardian nacho
  • hell hound pun
  • high purist
  • hairnet devil
  • ice trowel
  • killer beet
  • feather golem
  • lounge worm
  • mountain lymph
  • pager golem
  • pie fiend
  • prophylactic worm
  • sock mole
  • rogue piercer
  • seesawing sphere
  • simile mimic
  • moldier ant
  • stain vortex
  • scone giant
  • umbrella hulk
  • vampire mace
  • verbal jabberwock
  • water lemon
  • water melon
  • winged grizzly
  • yellow wight

Miscellaneous

  • robot
  • battlemech
  • rhinovirus
  • lion-dog
  • rat-ant
  • Y2K bug
  • angry mariachi
  • arch-pedant
  • bluebird of happiness
  • cardboard golem
  • duct tape golem
  • diagonally moving grid bug
  • evil overlord
  • newsgroup troll
  • ninja pirate zombie robot
  • octarine dragon
  • gonzo journalist
  • lag monster
  • loan shark
  • possessed waffle iron
  • poultrygeist
  • stuffed raccoon puppet
  • viking
  • wee green blobbie
  • wereplatypus
  • hag of bolding
  • blancmange
  • raging nerd
  • spelling bee
  • land octopus
  • frog prince
  • pigasus
  • Semigorgon
  • conventioneer
  • large microbat
  • small megabat
  • uberhulk
  • tofurkey
  • Dudley

Real world objects

References

  1. bogusmon.txt in NetHack 3.6.0, line 0
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Appears as a real monster in SLASH'EM.