One of the things I noticed in participating in the most recent season of RPG Superstar is that Pathfinder has some really good monsters in its later bestiaries. Typically, bestiaries get worse as they go on, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.
My RPG Superstar entries dabbled with the grimple and the soulbound mannequin to great success, and both of those come from the Bestiary 4. That’s only scratching the surface – there’s a lot of goodness in there, such as the bodythief which draws inspiration from Invasion of the Body Snatchers to some truly mythic-level stuff like the Great Old Ones (better be able to make a Will save against DC 40 if you plan to stand within 300 feet of Cthulhu) and kaiju.
But all that awesomeness isn’t what I’m going to talk about today. This is a blog called Beer and Pretzels, and so I’m going to focus on the four monsters from Bestiary 4 that strike the right combination of hilarious and bizarre to make them go all the way around the scale to awesome.