The Morsus Rabbit
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The Morsus Rabbit, as drawn by Zodiac killer

Fear of...

Vengeance, Cruelty





First Appearance

The Morsus Rabbit is a portrayal of the Fear of Anger. It is a hivemind of vengeful spirits that merged into a single being in order to punish people who wronged them during their lives. However, as time went by it steadily became more malevolent as the souls lost their former memories and individuality. They slowly became incapable of differentiating between their prey and innocents, which caused them to hunt random individuals. The Rabbit ultimately began to believe that humanity deserved to be purged from the planet out of jealousy for their prosperity. Fortunately, it does not yet have the power to accomplish this just yet and is thus forced to act as a cautious predator, striking only when its current victim is at their most vulnerable point.

It originally obtained its peculiar name from its habit of leaving the half-eaten carcasses of rabbits in the backyards of its latest victims to intimidate them. Some accounts have even claimed that it would wear a filthy burlap sack altered to look more like a rabbit mask in order to further unnerve prey. In recent years it's physical characteristics have mutated to the point where it vaguely resembles of grotesque mockery of the animal. This includes blackened teeth whose condition varies from pointed to blunted to cracked, skeletal, silver claws, digitigraded legs, toenails that end in sharp points or dull nubs, and tumorous growths on the head that resemble ears. The most notable detail however is its eyes, which are black spheres that reflect a thousand different faces, contorted and screaming silently.

It doesn't possess a proper domain, and instead haunts forests, graveyards, abandoned buildings or back alleys.