Trailers for The Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves have provided a good indication of the tabletop adaptation, but they may have also spoiled the franchise's strangest monster. From monstrous Beholders to the titular Dragons, the tabletop giant is well-known for its array of strange beasts.
During the release of the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves trailer, curious observers noticed something that suggests that the filmmakers have a much deeper understanding of the source material than previously attempted. A translucent cube of blue jelly appears to contain several bones, while this is quite similar to a monster from the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.
The Strange Gelatinous Cube in Dungeons & Dragons is Explained
No Dungeons & Dragons monster is quite as strange as the Gelatinous Cube, which can slam or slay any creature that stumbles across it in Dungeons & Dragons game guides. It also can move (albeit slowly), picking out odd pseudopods to grab creatures that legitimately try to keep their distance.
The Displacer Beast in the Honor Among Thieves trailer fits quite nicely into Dungeons & Dragons' Gelatinous Cube. Although the trailer appears to be an arena, it's entirely possible the owner has collected monsters for unfortunate adventurers to fight.
Why Does The Gelatinous Cube Matter?
Glabbagool is a Gelatinous Cube granted sentience by Jubilex, the Demon Lord of Oozes, and while it might be a cheap way to demonstrate his obscenity and resentment, there is one in Dungeons & Dragons' lore that breaks that mold.
Another hint that this cube might be unusual is the fact that the Dungeons & Dragons party of heroes is seen willingly dipping into it. Glabbagool was known for being a compassionate person, willing to assist and guide people rather than attack them. They are even known to give weapons and magical items to those in need when possible.
On the 31st of March, 2023, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will be released.
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