|Appeared in||Series 1|
The Video Game (Stage 5, Boss)
The Big Scream
|Voiced by||B.J. Ward|
Medusa is monster #26 from Series 1.
One of the franchise's primary antagonists, Medusa has appeared in multiple incarnations of the series's storyline. She is the only monster to be portrayed as villainous in each of her appearances.
Medusa comes in all four colors, as well as all four neon colors. It also appears in both Peru series. A ten-point monster, Medusa is depicted in a seductive stance, much like Vampiress.
A mythological monster from Ancient Greece, Medusa is one of the gorgons, three serpentine sisters who could turn anyone who looked into their eyes to stone. However, unlike her sisters, Medusa was mortal. Legends state Medusa was once a beautiful nymph, but after disgracing Athena, she was turned into a monstrous snake-woman. She plays a pivotal role in the story of Perseus, who was sent to retrieve Medusa's head as a prize. He gained the powers of the Gods and used them to decapitate Medusa, escaping on the winged horse Pegasus while her sisters bellowed and anguished over her.
Born: 4000 years ago in Greece
Size: 5 foot 2 inches, Eyes of Blue
Habitat: Lives in a cave on the farthest shore of Oceanus
The monster Medusa once led a charmed life as a beautiful woman with golden blonde hair (she was Miss Greece of 1991 B.C.) One day she betrayed the goddess, Athena, who then changed Medusa into a hideous creature. Her golden locks were replaced with slithering, poisonous snakes. Her hands were turned to bronze and frozen in the shape of vulture's talons. And worst of all, any man she looked at would be turned to stone! Understandably, her social life went downhill fast, and she left to live in a remote cave. She has since created many of the world's finest statues by simply giving famous people the "evil eye!"
In other mediaEdit
Konami video gameEdit
Medusa appears as a boss monster in the Monster in My Pocket video game. The player battles her in the second-to-last level, at the Oriental Room. During the battle, Medusa flies down with several illusions, and the player must strike the real one in order to harm her. She also has the ability to blast paralyzing beams from her eyes. After she is disposed of the first time, she returns in Monster Mountain, and attacks the player once again.
Comic book seriesEdit
In the Monster in My Pocket comic series, Medusa is a member of the evil monsters, and possible romantic interest for Warlock. She and Spring-Heeled Jack are Warlock's most prominent allies. She is first found by Warlock in Greece, who invites her to be his ally. She wears a veil during the meeting at Monster Mountain, but after the monsters are shrunk down, Medusa no longer wears the veil, as her powers have been degraded.
The Big ScreamEdit
Medusa appeared as an evil monster once again in the animated special The Big Scream. Along with Vampire and Swamp Beast, Medusa was shrunk down to miniature size and sought out a cure. After discovering screams turn the trio large again, Medusa and the others attempted to steal a movie with a screaming woman in it. However, their plan was foiled by the good monsters, despite Medusa turning Wolfmon to stone. She was voiced by actress B.J. Ward in the special.
Medusa appeared as a singer in the song Can't Do A Thing With My Hair on the audio cassette Monster Rock. She was also mentioned throughout several songs and had a speaking role in Monster in My Pocket.