Name: Gigouroboros midgardi
| Jörmungandr | Midgard Serpent | World SerpentAppearance:
A massive serpent with traits of other reptilians, namely osteoderms and scutes embedded in the skin. Scans of the serpent while dormant, and ancient remains of a deceased individual indicate the presence of vestigial hind and forelimbs.Size:
Estimated to be between 91.44 and 152.4 meters in length.First Appearance:
Escaped from Outpost 54 (located on the island of Jan Mayen), and came ashore in Bodø, Norway. A deceased specimen has been in TERRA's possession since 2010 after being unearthed in Sápmi, near the coast of the Norwegian Sea.Abilities:
Venom- Jörmungandr possesses a corrosive venom. It can be spat or delivered in a bite in liquid form, or sprayed as a mist. It is also immune or resistant to most forms of biological toxins.
Thick hide- Thanks to the scutes and osteoderms in its skin, the monster is well protected against most man-portable weapons.
Cold resistance- Jörmungandr is quite comfortable in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic.
Swimming & burrowing- Jörmungandr is an adept swimmer and burrower, though not exceptionally fast.Weaknesses:
Electricity- Jörmungandr shows an aversion to strong electromagnetic fields; despite this, it is drawn towards smaller electrical fields.
Oxygen- Unlike most monsters associated with the depths, Jörmungandr cannot stay underwater indefinitely.
Weight- Due to its size, the beast is quite slow.Personality:
Aggressive, though not necessarily malevolent. Its attacks so far seem to have been driven primarily by hunger.History:
Encounters with Jörmungandr date back to the eleventh century, where the great serpent in the sea was stated to be destined to fight the Norse god Thor. Scientists at TERRA theorize that sightings of massive serpents in the North Atlantic may have been the Midgard Serpent waking up for a "midnight snack" before returning to its slumber. In 1961, the great serpent's resting place was discovered in a cavern beneath Jan Mayen, and after it was determined that the monster was dormant (a state known as "brumation", to be precise) and not dead, a facility was built to study the creature. This lasted for decades... until the beast woke, destroyed the outpost, and made its way to Norwegian waters.