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Cordyceps Lion by thomaswievegg Cordyceps Lion by thomaswievegg
Heeya! Concept art from the new Lion King movie! Naaah, I joke! I just wanted to explore what a lion infected with cordyceps fungus could look like. Really glad that they didn't have infected animals in the game though, that would've ruined it I think. EDIT: A lot of people have noted that there indeed were infected animals in the game, so to clarify what I meant: I'm glad there weren't any "fungal monster animals" :D Plus people are way more scary than animals, and I'm not even talking about infected people :la:

Cordyceps Gorilla by thomaswievegg
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Tzudro Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yes please. Well done, excellent artwork and a really great concept.
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kennyinbmore Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
If Cordyceps can evolve and effect warm-blooded humans, it's not unlikely they can infect lions, but I have a doubt any fungal monster lions would be around wherever Joel and Ellie are.
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adogg281 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
the last of us!
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:iconsoundofthedark:
SoundofthedarK Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Erm... *throwing brick*
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DonVagabond Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
terrifying..absolutely.



great work
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IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They. NEED. To include cordyceps animals in TLOU2. Even if their not as scary as the Clickers or the Hunters, it would be just SO cool to have to outrun/big game hunt things like this every other chapter or so. This is just badassery at it's finest!
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inkdragon13 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is horrifying! I'm sure glad I didn't have to deal with that in the game!
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DetectiveRJ Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is such a cool concept. I sorta buy it because if the cordyceps can evolve from infecting insects to humans in the TLOU universe (which is a huge huge jump by itself), it'd have very little difficulty in mutating to affect other mammals like canines and felines in the 20 years of the pandemic. c:
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geometric-harmartia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yasss~
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vectorgurl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's a strange disease with a very distinct pattern of mushrooming, interesting
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:iconcanray:
CanRay Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks.  Now I don't think I'll ever be able to play this game again...
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:iconcodeyellow07:
Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
There is a fungus among us. 
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:icontigerdragon1001:
TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy, but cool! Cordyceps fungus is the one that infects ants right?
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alienfinderx Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014

I find your cordyceps gorilla more believable than your cordyceps lion. Both humans and gorillas distance related as they are both part of the ape family, while lions are felines. A disease jump to different species is very rare, but if two species are closely related to each other it is possilbe, look at bird disease it can easly jump for a pigeon to chicken, same with cow disease or pig disease.

Why not make Cordyceps Chimpanzee and Cordyceps Monkey? Humans are closely related to apes and monkeys and feel kind of kinship with them, and seeing something so closely related  to humans infected is alot scarier and sends a message that humanity cannot escape this infection so easily.

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PregnantRussian Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
The next The Last of Us needs to be set in africa
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BangGoesLazor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the heads up!
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BangGoesLazor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem
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Nanako100 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
richtig krass
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:iconhollowcyclone:
Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
SUPER HEARING! XD because the lion already has better hearing and now it has clicker hearing on top of that 
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FabioTaras Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconthetitto:
TheTitto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I don't even want to imagine how hard it'd be to kill that thing.
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TheTwiggyDance Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Digital Artist
I feel like he would just be purring the whole time instead of clicking :3
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:iconmraddled:
MrAddled Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Yikes. Great concept on them!
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B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Quite disgusting.
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chinseiju Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is awesome.
Add on to its infection..you can add somemore fungus on its tip of the tail to resemble a mushroom or fungal club. :)
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BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
True. Cordyceps in The Last of Us only infects humans. Maybe in the sequel, it'll spread to other animals, aside from insects.
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Angie42 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Cool! 
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Ian-exe Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   Digital Artist
oh thats so cool
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GaMonKaDunk Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
good lord, that is cool!
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ImpiousImp Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Like the Last of us?  Gross.
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Cookiesaurus-Rex Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Favorite. Do you think you could make a cordyceps elephant?
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allisonchinart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely creepy.
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buck678 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I guess it's related with The Last of Us:D
Best game ever:love:
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TheVideogameEmperor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the type of enemy that would make my drop the controller crying in fear.



(It would be that scary) 
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Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Sweet:badassplz: rewamp 
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razort300 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
cool
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Psychomagician24 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's pretty cool
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That could be fucking terrifying if it was in the game "The last of us" 
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WoodSpider Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no!
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Merciless-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My first thought. Clickers. XD
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Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
It has good hearing already but now it HAS CLICKER HEARING! my god ;A; I would be so scared if I heard a lion clicking 
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alienhominid2000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Awesome pic.

I thought infected animals would be either awesome nor scary at a same time. Can't wait to see Cordyceps Elephant or Rhino
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Captain-Snap-Shot Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
nightmare fuel.
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officemafia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Photographer
Clicker lion!
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
This is absolutely incredible.
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bsg57a Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turn on PS3. Load Last of Us. See this. Nope. Netflix. 
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Fr3ak53ter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
lol
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Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god im so fucking glad there was nothing like this.
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