The Ocean HunterEdit
Sunburst Area/Vulnerable Area: Entire body, tentacles
Sweet Spot/Weakpoint: Bell/Head
For the entire duration of the fight, Medusa swims around with a number of accompanying normal-sized jellyfishes, which may charge at the player(s) (indicated by an orange circle). The player(s) must fire rapidly and continuously at Medusa, specifically at her Sweet Spot. At certain points, Medusa will charge at the player(s), who must fire rapidly and continuously at her bell/head to nullify the attack. Medusa will continue the pattern unless the player(s) have completely depleted the monster's health.
- Some have speculated that the normal-sized jellyfishes are her "children".
In Greek mythology, Medusa is the most famous of three monstrous sisters known as the Gorgons. Early vases and carvings depict her as having been born a Gorgon, but that slowly changed. The first to properly explore her origin story in literature was the Roman poet Ovid, who detailed her transformation in the Metamorphoses circa 8 A.D.
According to Ovid, Medusa was once a beautiful young maiden, the only mortal of three sisters known as the Gorgons. Her beauty caught the eye of the sea god Poseidon, who proceeded to sexually assault her in the sacred temple of Athena. Furious at the desecration of her temple, Athena transformed Medusa into a monster, turning her beautiful hair into serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone.
In most versions of the story, she was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphus because Polydectes wanted to marry Perseus's mother. The gods were well aware of this, and Perseus received help. He received a mirrored shield from Athena, gold, winged sandals from Hermes, a sword from Hephaestus and Hades's helm of invisibility. Since Medusa was the only one of the three Gorgons who was mortal, Perseus was able to slay her while looking at the reflection from the mirrored shield he received from Athena. During that time, Medusa was pregnant by Poseidon. When Perseus beheaded her, Pegasus, a winged horse, and Chrysaor, a giant wielding a golden sword, sprang from her body.