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Vital statistics
Species Cherufe
Habitat Chile
Type Lava Lizard
Affiliations Argost's Army
First appearance Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit
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"No! Do not touch the Cherufe!"
Zak Saturday in Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit.

The Cherufe is a lava lizard whose first appearance was in Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit.


The 12 foot-tall Cherufe is said to inhabit volcanoes in Chile. Argost uses them in War of the Cryptids as soldiers. They live inside of dormant or active volcanoes, as their skin repels heat, allowing them to swim in magma. However, because they live in volcanoes, their skin is super heated and will burn you on contact. They live in groups and are territorial, they'll attack anyone that comes too close to their nest. They come above ground to shed their skin.

People living in Chile blame the Cherufe for volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. According to legend, the only way to appease the Cherufe's appetite for destruction is to feed it a human sacrifice, then the Cherufe will eat the sacrifice, and throw her head in the volcano.


Points of Interest

  • Can tolerate hot magma
  • Like most reptiles, they shed their skin and lay eggs
  • About 12 feet tall
  • Unlike most reptiles, the Cherufe is apparently social. They form family groups deep in the lava tubes under volcanoes. They work together to drive away intruders and defend their nests.
  • Are humanoid and lizard-like.
  • The Cherufe is the lizard man of Chile.

Connections to Kur

The type of crystals that grow in the Cherufe's nest is a key to finding Kur. In Cryptid vs. Cryptid, V.V. Argost used the crystal to open a
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door in Kur's tomb. Also appeared in video game Hunt for the Kur Stone.
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