Ettins (Cyberlifogenis kleptomonicus) were created by the Shee to help them on different tasks like experimenting or building. Before the Lone Shee left Albia using the volcano's power, he told the Worker Ettins how to re-build Albia after the eruption, creating the Creatures 2 Albia. On the Shee Ark there are the Desert Ettins, which used to help on the Shee's experiments and therefore love machines so much, that they always look for machines and bring them to their home, the Desert Terrarium.
Ettins are also well-known for their lack of a tail, giving them a slightly humanoid appearance; and their tomato-like eyes in Creatures 2.
Ettins in the Games
Ettins first appeared in Creatures 2, where they usually lead a sad and lonely life underground with no one but the snails, Pitz, and the occasional Grendel for company. In Creatures 3 they usually walk through the whole Ark looking for new machines they could steal and bring to the Desert Terrarium. In Creatures Playground you can unlock an alien which is an Ettin technically.
Ettins do not exist in Creatures 1, Docking Station, or Creatures Adventures. However, they can be added via addons or docking them to other Creatures games: Using C12DS, Creatures 1 can be "docked" to Docking Station, which can be docked to Creatures 3. Creatures Adventures can be merged with Creatures Playground, making it possible to have the "alien ettin" in Creatures Adventures. If playing with the freebie version of DS, which does not include ettin voices, they can be added by installing either the Docking Station Ettin Sounds, the Pink Poodle Ettins, which include the voice files for ettins, or the Plague Ettin Voice.
In mythology, the Ettins were two or three-headed creatures who liked to ask riddles. They can also be found in many books, movies and computer games, in which they often are two-headed giants or trolls, whose heads each have their own personality.
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