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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

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Affiliated with: Tyrryxians
Place of origin: Unknown
Appearances: TVC: Size Control

The Mantis were a humanoid-sized insectoid species similar in appearance to Earth mantises, but with bill-like mouths and fangs instead of mandibles. They were skilled at inventing, building and calculating, but lacked the faculty of purpose. They were the servants of the Tyrryxians until one mutation was born among them with the power of free will. The Mantis leader took control of the others and had them build a spacecraft for the Tyrryxians, then stole it.

The Tyrryxians sent their battle fleet in pursuit of the Mantis, but one of the ship's devices could shrink or enlarge the ship or any object aboard it. They used it to shrink themselves to particulate size to avoid detection, but while they were still in giant mode, the Doctor's TARDIS materialised on board. The Mantis leader discovered the TARDIS and experimented on it to find out what it was, subjecting it to acid and x-rays. Learning that it was a dimensionally transcendental craft, he forced the Doctor out and demanded that he reveal his scientific secrets. The Doctor escaped, made contact with miniaturised Tyrryxians, and they worked together to get the leader on board the TARDIS and then re-enlarge it, destroying the stolen spacecraft. The leader was miniaturised and imprisoned. (TVC: Size Control)

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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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From DC Database

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Source: Forever People v.1 #2; First appearance of Mantis; illustration by Jack Kirby
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Current Alias



Darkseid's elite

Base Of Operations


6' 4"

225 lbs (102 kg)




Marital Status


Bugs of New Genesis

Place of Birth


First appearance
Last appearance



Mantis is the leader of a colony of humanoid insects that migrated from New Genesis. In return for his fealty Darkseid gifted him with great power. He typically spent time in a power pod recharging his energies but he could also absorb energies sent at him by an opponent such as Green Lantern. Mantis has at times served as Darkseid's lackey and, like many of the denizens of Apokolips, has occasionally risen up against his master.

During a battle with Superman and Orion in Death of the New Gods, he and Kalibak are killed by the Infinity-Man, who was acting as an agent for the Source Wall.[citation needed]

Powers and Abilities


God-like strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability capable of absorbing any power source, generate extreme heat, cold and anti-matter. Immortality and flight.

Strength level

Capable of lifting at least 100,000 tons.



Stasis pod


Boom Tube


  • A Mantis action figure was released in 1985 as part of DC's "Super-Powers" collection.
  • In the Justice League Unlimited animated series, during the Civil War on Apokolips between Granny Goodness and Virman Vunderbarr, Mantis invaded Earth to claim it as his own domain. Superman and Captain Atom fought him and were able to send him back to Apokolips with Superman destroying his Boom Tube. He was later seen in "Alive!", along with Kanto serving as lieutenants for Vunderbar against Goodness and the Female Furies, when Darkseid returns, putting an end to Vunderbar and Goodness' war.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

  • Mantis at Wikipedia
  • Mantis profile at the New Gods Library
  • Mantis profile at Spider-Bob
  • Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe XIV


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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From The Vault

location: Core Region

The Mantis is another mutated nasty insect that tends to come in large groups. They can pose a major threat if they surround you.


Statistic Value
Strength 3
Perception 2
Endurance 5
Charisma 1
Intelligence 1
Agility 3
Luck 1
XP 60
Derived Statistics
Statistic Value
Carry Weight 100
Sequence 4
Hit Points 25
Healing Rate 1
Armor Class 3
Action Points 6
Critical Chance 1
Unarmed Damage 0
Melee Damage 4
Type Resistance Threshold
Normal 0% 0%
Laser 0% 0%
Fire 0% 0%
Plasma 0% 0%
Explosive 0% 0%
Electrical 0% 0%
EMP 500% 0%
Poison 25%
Radiation 10%
Skill Value
Small Guns 0
Big Guns 0
Energy Weapons 0
Unarmed 28%
Melee Weapons 0
Throwing 0

Appearances in games

Mantis appear in Fallout and Fallout 2.

Creatures in the Fallout games

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Final Fantasy

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Final Fantasy II Enemy
Killer Mantis
Japanese キラーマンティス
Romaji Kirāmantisu
NES Name Killer Mantis
NES DSOP Name Mantis
PS Name Killer Mantis
GBA Name Killer Mantis
PSP Name Killer Mantis

The Killer Mantis is an enemy from Final Fantasy II. It uses its sharp mandibles for high-powered physical attacks.

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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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A Mantid Hatchling, a typical Mantid

Mantises are large insects that are found in different areas of Cantha and the Charr Homelands. They have experienced a population explosion in Kaineng City and on Shing Jea island that seems connected to the outbreak of the affliction. They loosely resemble a real-life Praying Mantis (combined with elements of ants, lobsters, and cockroaches) but with varying proportions to their limbs, heads, and torsos.

Note: In Cantha, low level Mantises (up to level 20) are labeled "Mantid", high level Mantises are labeled "Mantis". This is the same species. All level 20+ Mantises in the Charr Homelands, on the contrary, are labeled "Mantids."


Mantises will usually be found in groups of 2 to 4 wandering the area, but can also spring a trap by suddenly landing from trees or rocks above to surprise the unaware. Mantises in the Echovald Forest are hostile to Plants, Kirin, and Wardens.

In addition, Mantids from the Charr Homelands have an innate ability to come back to life after a short period of time. This is not a bug, see footnote or individual Mantid page for more.

They shoot arrows, at what seems to be a shortbow range.

Known Subtypes

Profession Shing Jea Island Kaineng City Echovald Forest Charr Homelands*
Image:NA-icon-small.png 0 Mantid Drone Hatchling
0 Mantid Hatchling
1 Mantid Monitor Hatchling
Monk 1, 2 Mantid Monitor
3 Mantid Gazer
5 Mantid Glitterfang
11 Mantid Queen
17 Mantid Monitor 24 Mantis Mender 20 Mantid Queen
Necromancer 1, 2 Mantid Drone
4 Mantid Parasite
6 Mantid Darkwing
11 Mantid Destroyer
17 Mantid Drone    
Mesmer     24 Mantis Dreamweaver 20 Mantid Nymph
Elementalist     23 Mantis Stormcaller  
Assassin     24 Mantis Hunter  
Dervish       20 Mantid Digger
Collectable Drop Mantid Pincer Venerable Mantid Pincer Mantis Pincer Mantid Ungula
 * Mantids encountered in the Charr Homelands have the innate ability to randomly come back to life after dying.
"This is a trait of the Mantis family, and is intended to make them feel more like big insects- you stomp on them, but they still get up and crawl around :)."
- Andrew McLeod (Freyas) - ArenaNet creature designer 08:04, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

For a list of all Mantises, including bosses, see Category:Mantises.

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

This is the Mantis disambiguation page.

A = Appearances · I = Images · G = Gallery · F = Fan Art · Q = Quotes

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Mantis is a Maximal Insectron from the Beast Wars II portion of the Generation One continuity family.
Ninja insects!!!

Of all the Insectron warriors, Mantis is by far the most hostile. He likes peace and quiet and if disturbed he’ll explode into a fit of rage that’s nearly impossible to avoid. Though he seems like an absolute nutcase, he only wants one thing: relaxation. As a member of the Insectrons, he and his cohorts left Cybertron in an attempt to escape the wars that never seemed to go away. He had thought he had found a safe haven on Gaea. Now that the battle has been shifted to his new home, he doesn’t care what side he fights on just as long as everyone leaves him alone!

Unfortunately, he has a constant thorn in his side: Autolauncher, who seeks to crush Mantis and prove he's the best disc-slinger there is. But Mantis' telekinetic control of his discs in mid-flight certainly give him an advantage.



Beast Wars II and Neo animation

Voice actor: Hiroki Takahashi (Japan)
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Beast Wars II manga

IDW Beast Wars continuity


Beats Wars II

  • Mantis (Deluxe, 1998)
    • Japanese ID number: C-20
  • Acessories: 2 discs
This figure is a redeco of the Predacon Manterror, with the purple to changing blue. That's about it. He transforms into a praying mantis, with a pressure-launch disc launcher hidden in each horrible foreclaw.
  • Mantis vs Autolauncher (Vs pack, 1998)
    • Japanese ID number: VS-20
Mantis was available both as an individual and in a two-pack with his rival Autolauncher.

External links

  • Mantis at

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Yu-Gi-Oh!

Mantis is an archetype in the Yu-Gi-Oh! R manga used by Mendo Cino. All the cards in this archetype have "Mantis" in their names. It's a very small archetype.




Support Cards:



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