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Mimic Pygmies were released on July 29, 2018, alongside Siyat Dragons. Like all pygmies, their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons and they can only breed with other pygmies.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This tiny glowing egg tempts you to follow its light.

Hatchling[]

Aww, it’s a cute baby dragon, with spooky glowing eyes.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww, it’s a cute baby dragon, with spooky glowing eyes.

And look! It’s grown bigger. It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Mimic Pygmies seem quite harmless during the day with their impish grins. However, at dusk they show their true nature, drawing on Death mana to imitate the voices of the dead, using their mimicry to lure the unsuspecting into an ambush. Once drawn into the circle of their colony, Mimic dragons will attack in a swarm, disabling their victim then settling down to lap up the welling blood from their still-living prey.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Mimic egg Mimic hatchling Mimic mature hatchling Mimic adult female
Male Mimic adult male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Mimic Pygmy egg Mimic Pygmy crack 1 Mimic Pygmy crack 2 Mimic Pygmy crack 3 Mimic Pygmy crack 4 Mimic Pygmy crack 5 Mimic Pygmy dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2020
Female
Mimic adult female AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2020
Male
Mimic adult male AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2022
Female
Mimic adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Male
Mimic adult male AF 2022

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Additional information[]

To answer a few of the questions about Mimics: Yes they were originally concepted as a Halloween breed, but without real expectation that they'd be chosen for Halloween, as I think pygmies have to be very compelling to overcome the disadvantage of being a limited breeding group. I was mainly having fun. I am very pleased though that TJ liked them well enough as a regular release to use them as originally concepted.

They are based on several inspirations. One is vampire bats, both for their feeding methods and general anatomy. They are also based somewhat on myna birds or other birds that mimic sounds. A large part however of their inspiration comes from two separate fiction sources: one is from Lord of the Rings, where Golum is leading Frodo and Samwise through the Dead Marshes and he tells Frodo, sternly, "Don't follow the lights." That whole mechanic that the light has a hypnotic effect to draw you into danger was a main source of inspiration. The other fictional source is the jabberjays from Hunger Games, which mimic the voices of people's loved ones to taunt. In this case, rather than just voices they know, I thought it would be spookier to have the voices of the dead, and hey look, we have death mana to provide lore to support that.
Fiona BlueFire (Forum Post)
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