|Also Known as||Jenny Haniver|
|Appeared in||Series 1|
Haniver is a fifteen-point monster that comes in yellow and purple, as well as all four later neon colors. It is depicted as a vicious creature with a giant head and sharp fangs, and a tiny body.
Species: Reptilian Serpent
Born: 16th Century in Belgium
Size: 4 Feet Across
Habitat: In shallow waters and beach areas
An extremely vicious monster, the Haniver lives both on the land and in the sea. This unusual looking creature has a huge head, virtually no body and two short stubby legs. He can be found just off the shore where, underwater, he may resemble an innocent ray - that is until he opens his mouth and exposes multiple rows of sharp, poisonous teeth! The Haniver is known to surprise his victims by burying himself in the sand and waiting for an unsuspecting beachgoer to pass. (He's especially fond of tourists!) Be sure to think twice next time before you pick up that sea shell sticking out of the sand - it may be the top of a Haniver, waiting for dinner!
Haniver is a monster in the class "The Ancients." It is monster #17. Haniver is depicted similar to the original figure, only much more fish-like. Rather than being one of the Sea Monsters, it is instead one of the Ancients. Its overall points value on the card is 177.
Official Card Biography
Haniver is a small, ugly creature that lives in the water near the beach. He has a scary face and a mouth full of many rows of large teeth, his main weapons to bite enemies. Haniver can also camouflage himself in the sand and surprise his enemies and prey.
In other media
Comic Book Series (1991)
Video Game (1992)
Haniver appears in the Monster in My Pocket video game as an enemy monster. Found in the first area of the third level, the Sewer, Haniver appears from the ground and blasts the player. It is harder to kill than the earlier monsters, taking two hits to get rid of it.
Haniver's entry in the instructions manual reads: "Usually has his head buried, but pops up with a mouthful of fire."
Haniver, along with Griffin of the 2006 series were the only 2 figures to have a prototype version released early in the markets. The prototypes themselves are very rare and difficult to get ahold of but it is unknown why only these 2 figures had accessible prototypes. Nevertheless, the prototypes were not that visually different from the finalised versions.