Meh, I know I won't win, there are others better than me, but this is my kind of challenge: coming up with original creatures and such.
I hate design challenges, I mean, limited to 5 colors? Might as well do 8-bit again. Wonder how they handle anti-aliased edges?
Forgive me if I offended, I'm a jerk like that.
But if it's drawing, especially animals, I can find it hard to resist.
I call this one a spiriter, here's a little info, that's still quite a WIP and bound to change:
Wild and righteous, a spiriter is a phantom horse made of pure energy, able to control electricity.
Spiriters are horse-like, usually with 2-5 electrical horns bending backwards on their head, their mane is of pure energy, their body transparent.
Their eyes are dark blue and narrow pupils glow white.
They're fairly large, 2-3 meters in height, 6-7 when they stand on their hind legs, and 5-6 meters in length.
Their body colors vary from individual to another. (some are black with a white mane while others are fully gray)
Powers and abilities:
Spiriters can summon lightning, provoke rain or storms, or breathe electricity. Their horns act as conductors or magical weapon with which they can radiate electrical pulses and shoot electricity.
Being of energy, they can either choose to allow other creatures within their aura to feel it as positive, or negative, they can also gather energy from another life form by flying through it.
This also allows them to become ghostly, fly while leaving a trail of gray fog behind.
Spiriters do not breathe or need to feed.
Despite their nature, spiriters aren't immortal, they have a hidden beating heart, which is the key to killing one. However, when killed, they leave behind a lasting black fog from which they'll be reborn in time.
When not in their ghost form, spiriters are physical like any other creature despite their appearance, they can be hit, wounded and defeated, plus when they're weak or exhausted, they can't become ghostly.
Despite being invulnerable as ghosts, they can't do any harm, except gather the energy from their opponent, which in itself can be tiring and almost suicidal if the opponent resists.
Whatever repels electricity stops their attacks, or can even cancel out their ghost form in the worse case.
The severity of the weaknesses varies from one individual to another.
Spiriters are highly intelligent beings, each individual has his/her own unique personality, but all have a good heart.