In this LEGO Hero Factory villain training module, we learn of the Trachylomid, a 4-legged, arguably insectlike water-striding carnivore native to the planet Quatros.
Hello, hero, and welcome to the villain training module for the Trachylomid.
Trachylomids are medium-sized carnivores native to the planet Quatros. They are water striders, able to skim across any moderately still pool or small lake with ease thanks to their broad, microfillament-covered feet and surprisingly lightweight carapace. Though the body is fairly long and wide, it is deceptively thin.
Trachylomids hunt by way of ambush. They lurk, perfectly still, close to the edge of the water, generally amongst aquatic plants or any overhanging foliage that can provide partial disguise. Their eyes normally glow brightly, but to avoid giving away their position, they deactivate their own sight and rely upon highly sensitive vibration sensors in their tail-mounted fin, which can also be used to provide forward thrust when they attack.
If you are equipped and certified to battle Trachylomids, disrupt the water surface around then to cause them to lose footing and lose effective mobility. This will allow you to safely attack. If you are not certified, you should avoid foliage-lined waterways altogether.
This concludes this villain training module.