Silent, deadly, and destructive, creepers are probably the most dreaded mob in Minecraft. Fittingly, the creeper has a twisted and horrifying past that ranges all the way back to one of the first editions of Minecraft.
Coming in September from official Minecraft online retailer Jinx, this huggable depiction of the game's most familiar foe does, at first, resemble the Incredible Hulk's junk.
Folks that don't play Minecraft often laugh at fans of Mojang's blocky building game, wondering how they can be terrified of primitive constructs like the Creeper or the Enderman. This live-action short film series by Benjamin Combes captures that terror in a way non-players can understand.
A couple months back a Minecraft enthusiast/do-it-yourselfer figured he needed improved seccurity in his apartment. "Unfortunately for me my building does not allow dogs so a big scary animal was not an option," he writes. Then, boom! he got this idea.
To gamers of all sizes, well computer gamers of all sizes, there is nothing more frightening to behold than an unexpected Creeper.