DF2014:Hedgehog man

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Hedgehog man

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Urist likes hedgehog men for their many spines.
Biome

Variations

Hedgehog - Hedgehog man - Giant hedgehog

Attributes
Alignment: Savage

· Learns · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Size
Max: 35,400 cm3

Age
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 60-80
Cannot be butchered
This article is about the current version of DF.
A person with the head and spines of a hedgehog.

Hedgehog men are animal people variants of the common hedgehog who can be found in savage temperate shrublands and savannas. They spawn in groups of 1-5 individuals and can curl up into a ball-shape which drastically increases the defense of the creature against blunt damage, causing it only to take damage to the upper body. In terms of size, they are a little over half the weight of the average dwarf.

Like other savage animal people, they can join civilizations, become historical figures, appear as visitors and be playable in adventurer mode.

Some dwarves like hedgehog men for their many spines.

Bugs[edit]

If a curled-up or retracted creature dies, and is then reanimated by a necromancer, it retains the effects of being curled-up, but can move and attack as normal. As a result, for example an undead echidna is invulnerable to destructionBug:11463. It combines well with a separate bug that allows curled-up undead to attackBug:10519.

As a result, the undead echidna may at the same time be curled-up (making it unkillable) and move/attack. The same problem also affects the echidna man, giant echidna and giant hedgehog.

Modding the game and removing [PREVENTS_PARENT_COLLAPSE] from the spine body part of the affected animals will allow them to be pulped and killed while curled up. While it makes normal echidnas weaker, this is not a major problem, as echidnas are not supposed to be really hard to kill. This workaround may restore otherwise unplayable games.

It was also reported that in adventure mode "I was able to finally kill the zombie by lighting fires underneath him/around him then waiting for a long time; eventually he 'died in the heat.'"Bug:10519.

Art by YanisaB

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Contrary to popular belief, hedgehog men cannot exceed the speed of sound while running.

"Hedgehog man" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: èfim-tarag udos
Elvish: ralila-ÿara onino
Goblin: slësu-snam ngorûg
Human: hob-celo abo