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The Iraqi Manticore is the main antagonist of the 2005 American horror film Manticore.

An Iraqi insurgent leader awakens an ancient beast known as the Manticore, prompting it to go on a killing spree through Iraq, leaving a group of American soldiers to stop it.

Appearance

The Iraqi Manticore is a vaguely feline creature with smooth hairless skin, a lion-like face, porcupine-like quills on its back, gigantic wings, and a long tail covered with more quills.

Powers and Abilities

The Iraqi Manticore possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Powerful jaws
  • Flight
  • Acidic spit
  • Quill projectiles

Fate

The Manticore is smashed with a sledgehammer after it sees its own reflection, which causes it to freeze.

Trivia

  • The Manticore is based on a mythological creature of the same from Persian mythology.

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