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The Scissormen are freakish, horrifying inquisitors who rule the city of Orqwith, and worshiped a god who exists at the mythical crossroads where realities meet. The Scissormen are clothed in red and black, and have featureless faces apparently covered in the same material. They speak in a seemingly random series of words when they talk, resembling dada poetry, created by cutting up text and rearranging its constituent words in a random order. They are shaped like men but when struck hard enough they are defeated and seem to leave nothing but cloth.

They were finally destroyed along with Orqwith when the story was destroyed by a contradiction revealed in a solution to a variation on a traditional riddle.


Powers and Abilities

Powers

They attack using the large scissors they have in place of hands which they use to literally cut people out of reality.

Abilities

None added.

Average Strength level

Individually, their strength is low. However, their endless numbers and the reality-warping, ever-expanding nature of Orqwith make the Scissormen as a group extremely dangerous to reality as a whole.

Weaknesses

Unknown. Thankfully, they seem to be easily disposed of by regular means.

Habitat

Habitat: All Scissormen come from Orqwith, a metafictional city created as a thought experiment.
Gravity: Orqwith's gravity is earth-like.
Atmosphere: Orqwith's atmosphere is breathable, if not earth-like.
Population: Unknown, but implied to be infinite in number.

Miscellaneous

Type of Government:

Unknown, most likely a theocracy.

Level of Technology:

Unknown, but implied to be beyond human comprehension.

Representatives:

A clock-faced priest in white, and an identical-looking priest in black.

Notes

  • The Scissormen are based on the Tailor from The Tale of Little Suck-a-Thumb in the children's picture book Struwwelpeter.
  • The Scissormen's word speech are based on Grant Morrison's word processor's spell check feature.


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Links and References

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