Colmillos / Adjule
COLMILLOS- The Colmillos (Spanish for Fang) are the direct result of wild Iberian wolves local to the region of Southern Europe becoming infected by the Las Plagas parasite. Their primary method of attack is through their enlarged fangs which have grown to such an extent thanks to the Plagas’ influence that they almost tear right through the mouth. They always roam in packs whilst hunting and use their sharp, exacting movements to overwhelm intruders. When close enough they will pin their target to the floor using powerful limbs and attempt to rip the throat out. As a defensive mechanism, the Colmillos is able to sprout Plaga tentacles from its body, breaking through the skin and using them to swat at its prey as a secondary method of attack and simultaneously to ward off predators.
As wolves, they were always animals suited to combat, but fusion with the Plaga significantly amplified their ferocity and resilience levels. Because they are social animals, direct control through the Plaga parasite was relatively straightforward and stable, making them ideal candidates as biological weapons. Several specimens were directly injected and kept as guard dogs for the Salazar estate, whilst others were naturally infected out in the wilds. But like most Type 1 Plaga infectants, their market value as a biological weapon faltered because of the parasite’s natural weakness to sunlight. The Colmillos were nocturnal and could only be deployed in times of darkness. Several years later, Tricell researchers’ further explored canine Plaga research with the Type 2 developed Adjule. While the Colmillos only developed enlarged fangs, the Adjule grew a set of densely packed fangs between the two halves of its split heads. Researchers were unable to ascertain whether this unique difference was down to the type of canine base organism used, or the difference in Plaga variant.
ADJULE – The Adjule was originally wild dogs found in Kijuju and the wetlands that were secondarily infected by a Type 2 Plaga parasite and became monsters. These creatures retained their canine characteristics and hunted ferociously in tight quarters. From the outside they resemble regular dogs but ases have been confirmed wherein their heads split open to reveal the Plaga itself. When this happens the head literally splits in half and extra fangs have grown down the inner tissue of its now exposed neck. Like the Colmillos from Southern Europe, they also had the ability to sprout tentacles from its body as an added defence and attacking mechanism, though Adjules only did this when their heads split and the tentacles emerged from its neck.
Their speed and agility increased and they were able to attack and bring down an enemy very fast and effectively. But field observations determined the Adjule has much lower intelligence than its human-Majini counterparts and was less effective during combat. Because of this, Adjules were not taken forward as biological weapons. Their name comes from a mythical cryptid animal called ‘Adjule’, which is believed to live in the deserts and savannahs of North Africa.