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Mashu is a Matango that appears in Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Online.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
She wears a bikini top and her legs are red mushroom stems with large white dots on their sides.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Skills and Traits[edit | edit source]
- Matango Physiology:
- Spores: Due to her fungal nature, Mashu can release hallucinogenic spores from her hymenophore underneath her "head cap" and the "shirt ruffles" on her body. These spores are powerful enough to cause mass hallucinations & even personality changes. The spores are believed to be able to awaken a Liminal's dormant instincts, such as a Zombie's desire to spread her infection. Likewise, if Mashu gets nervous, scared, or flustered, she unconsciously starts releasing a far greater amount of spores. Due to this reason, her entire species was classified as "dangerous" and prohibited from ever entering Japan.
- Dreadlocks: A Matango' s dreadlocks are actually organs that assist in spore production.
- Hypha: A Matango's legs can be extended into the ground to absorb water and nutrients when in dark and humid locations.
- Weakness: While not directly detrimental to Mashu herself, she has no control over the spores she releases. She also cannot control their effects, nor can she remove them from the air after they've been released. She compares this to recollecting all the air a human has breathed out but it can be flushed out with water.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Zoological Classification[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Dryad
The Matango (マタンゴ) is a psuedohuman sub-species of dryad with fungal qualities.
While very similar to Dryads in that they are fully capable of photosynthesis and their "legs" act as roots that they can embed into the ground to absorb soil nutrients, Matangos are feared due to the belief that the species has a parasitic reproductive cycle; whereby they produce spores that infect other beings with mushroom growths that will eventually convert them into a Matango, but this is only a rumor, as Kino´s secrets confirms that Matango do not reproduce through their spores. however, Matango do emit spores that may upset those that have asthma or related allergies. Sometimes these spores also possess hallucinogenic properties.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Matango monster first appeared in the 1963 Toho film, Matango.
- Since Matango is considered too dangerous to be included in the Interspecies exchange program due to its hallucinogenic spores, it is unknown why Mashu was allowed to join as an Exchange Student.