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Metroids from the Metroid series

Huh? Metroids from metroid series look just like floating jellyfish... They don't have eyes... At least for the larva... The later evolutions look more bug-like and dinosaur like... The mutations in the prime series look for the most part like many jelly fish varieties...[1]Baggins 20:19, 3 March 2007 (EST)


I'm not sure how everyone thinks they look like Beholders (apart from maybe the name, of course). I acknowledge the fact that the game designers played a lot of D&D in their early days, but these guys look more like Octobrains to me. -Gilmat

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Maybe a beholder "flipped upside down", but I agree, not really a straightforward beholder. They do look more like the "floating eyes" though from fantasy.Baggins 04:12, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Floating Eye vs. Beholder

I've switched the article to using the term floating eye, due to its existence in a published source. The name beholder however is only mentioned in the file name for the creature, and as far as I know does not appear in the game. Much as we wouldn't name an article on Wretched, "crack elves", a published name or term mentioned in lore specifically, takes precedence.Baggins 06:21, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Alright further research and only references to "beholders" that I can find are from dropped items dropped by Collidus the Warp-Watcher, Crimson Beholder Eye, Fiery Beholder Eye, Emerald Beholder Eye, Amethyst Beholder Eye. If more examples of the term exist for the creature in-game, and in future sources we can move it back.Baggins 06:28, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Floating Eyes. Rolandius Paladin.gif (talk - contr) 10:08, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Blizzcon says otherwise. Check the talents for Warlocks, Grimoire of Supremacy which allows the summoning of new types of demons lists on the demon list, Beholder. Pretty sure that Beholder = The correct name.--Whitedragon254 (talk) 23:11, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

See for reference; but this does indeed seem to be the case. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 23:15, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

It's use is unknown

They have a sphincter on their backside that can be seen contracting when the creature is fighing and dilating when the creature dies. Its use is unknown.


Yeah..removed the use is unknown part. Anyone who paid attention in biology should know what it's for.--Whitedragon254 (talk) 23:59, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Or rather, one can guess. It is a hole, or just something that expands and contracts? Is it a anus? Is it used for propulsion?--SWM2448 00:01, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Now known as Observers?

In the most recent update to the MoP Warlock talent calculator, "Summon Beholder" has been changed to "Summon Observer". Suzaku (talk) 17:29, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Are the warlock pets really the overall names?--SWM2448 17:32, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
I would assume so since beholder, otherwise it wouldn't make sense, real cool find trough.--Ashbear160 (talk) 19:07, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
For caution sake i suggests we wait until MoP is released.--Ashbear160 (talk) 19:08, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Beta also includes this change--Ashbear160 (talk) 19:29, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
I agree, best to wait, could simply be a typo or glitch. Currently in beta all Ferocity pets are known as Arcane pets, and I doubt that's intended. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 20:17, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Im starting to get the idea from all these names that they look at things. Inv helmet 44.pngIconSmall Vincent.gif The Artist Formerly Known As, MoneygruberTheGoblinMind your manners (talk contribs) 22:07, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Oh yes... they love to watch. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 22:10, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Actually i think in this case blizzard changed the name to avoid lawsuits.--Ashbear160 (talk) 21:47, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, beholder is one of the few DnD monsters that (IIRC) was never part of the open game license, so I doubt they could actually legally use the name.--Ijffdrie (talk) 17:53, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Given the above, shouldn't this page redirect to Observer rather than the other way around? -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 18:58, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Agree :-)--LemonBaby (talk) 19:20, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
Ga'trul's Logs seem to confirm the race name.--SWM2448 18:17, 26 September 2012 (UTC)


Is Durumu realy an observer?--LemonBaby (talk) 16:22, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

I don't think so; sounds like he was just another mogu creation. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 18:43, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
On the other hand, the observers seem to generally not fit the demon mold all that well in general, most notably seen with Shirrak. It's entirely possible that they're crafted creatures, like homunculi or infernals.--Ijffdrie (talk) 18:57, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
I haven't seen any evidence of that. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 19:54, 4 February 2013 (UTC)