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Fizzgigs were small mammalian creatures native to the Endless Forest. They superficially resembled small balls of fur with enormous jaws lined by double rows of teeth.[1] Most specimens were buff colored, though melanists sometimes occurred.[2] They communicated primarily through a series of yaps, and would roar when threatened.[1] They also possessed tear ducts, and would weep when saddened.[3]

In cluttered or heavily wooded environments, their primary mode of locomotion was a series of hops, while on flat terrain they would roll their bodies.[4] Darkened Fizzgigs were observed to latch onto each other to form a colossal ball of fur and teeth.[5]

Fizzgigs had been domesticated by both the Podlings[6] and Gelfling of the Stonewood Clan. In contrast to their wild counterparts, tamed Fizzgigs displayed a degree of choosiness over their handlers, though once bonded, they were loyal and protective companions.[7] The Podlings' primary use for Fizzgigs was to act as guards of their plant tendrils,[6] while the Stonewood Gelfling held them in high regard as their sigil animals. To be described as "ferocious as a Fizzgig" was considered a compliment, though it also held the ironic implication that the recipient's bark was worse than their bite.[8]

During the late Age of Division, the Darkening infected a large number of Fizzgigs, which began a series of attacks on rural settlements in the Sami Thicket, only to be stopped thanks to the intervention of Hup and Barfinnious.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Smith, A. C. H., & Odell, D. (1982). The Dark Crystal. Holt, Rinehart and Winston . ISBN 0030624363
  2. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "Nothing Is Simple Anymore". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  3. Godbey, C. (2017), Jim Henson's Dark Crystal Tales, Archaia Studios Press, ISBN 978-1608868452
  4. Henson, J. & Oz, F. (dir.); Henson, J., Kurtz, G. & Lazer, D. (prod.); Henson, J. & Odell, D. (writ.) (December 17, 1982). The Dark Crystal (Motion picture). New York City, NY: Jim Henson Productions.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Ballad of Hup and Barfinnious, #8, Archaia, USA, June 2020
  6. 6.0 6.1 Froud, B. & Llewellyn, J. J., (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  7. Lee, J.M (2019), Heroes of the Resistance, Penguin Young Readers Licences, ISBN 978-0.593-09539-3
  8. Walton, M. (2020), Dream-Seeking: Quizzes, Trivia, and Adventure (Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal), Penguin Young Readers Licences, p. 58, ISBN 0593095405

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*Dc Encylo logo Fizzgig in The Dark Crystal Glossary

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