And I just want to say thank you to everyone because we are nearly at 300 comments! So keep on imagining the strangest mobs possible and have a great day!
Strangest mob i can imagine, eh? That, sir, sounds like a challenge! lol
It might be time to make something completely up off the top of my head! So bare with me as this is gonna get interesting.
I'm always interested in invasive species and assimilation, so i'm going to marry that into a new creature. It's danger, much like exotic pets will be easily masked by sheer cuteness!
I'm imagining a thing similar to a chubby puppy, we'll call it a Yumpie!
Yumpies will be mostly big fat semi-rounded cube heads with very large, wide mouths, attached to small dog-like bodies barely able to hold them up, with tiny tails that they wag frantically while they're happy, and big floppy ears that drag on the ground. Yumpies, actually have no bones, and seem to be closer related to Slimes than dogs. When they fall from great heights they splat almost losing their shapes entirely before popping playfully back into shape!
These creatures will also have large expressive eyes, giant tongues, and constantly pant like a dog that's just come back from a good run! Their flabby bodies will be covered in a thin coat of fur similar to a golden retrievers with maybe a few brown patches thrown in for appeal! When fed, and they'll eat anything organic, they will become 'tamed' and follow a player until they are told to stop. If a player stays in one place for too long these curious creatures will wander around nearby looking for anything to eat. They'll also, even while tamed hunt any nearby creatures smaller then themselves.
This is where i'd put an awesome picture of the creature i'm trying to describe, buuuut since this is a work of my own imagination such a picture doesn't exist. So, uh, you can go back to reading about it some more or take this moment to try and imagine one playfully licking your cheek like a big, floppy, morbidly obese, blob puppy. . . d'aaaaawwwweeee
(i'm not a very good artist so if someone wants to draw a picture of what one might look like I'd happily add it in here along with credits to the artist who drew it!)
This is where things get fun! A Yumpie starts off being about the size of a normal block, when they feed they begin filling a meter similar to the hunger meter, this however will be it's growth meter! The growth meter never depletes it only fills and resets, each time it resets the Yumpie will double in size until it becomes a 4x4 behemoth of a creature. each time it doubles in size it also doubles in HP and begins to feed on larger and larger prey, eventually including the player (probably not until it reaches max size, though.) they gain growth depending on that they eat, and they'll eat anything they can fit into their mouths which changes as they grow! As they grow they only add to their diet and will continue to eat everything they would from their smaller sizes, though the requirement for next stage will always double
1st Size - 1 block, 4hp, 0 growth
Small Plants - 1-4 Growth
Loose Items (Inedible) - 1 Growth
Loose Items (Food or Ingredients) - 1 Growth, or as much grows at item fills hunger meter for player
Chickens - 12 growth
Small Slimes - 12 Growth
Small Magma Cubes - 12 Growth
Silverfish - 10 Growth
2nd Size - 2 blocks, 8hp, 20 growth (Causing it to look a bit like a fat, yellow dachshund)
Pigs - 16 growth
Cakes - 12 growth
1st Stage Yumpie 20 growth
3rd Size - 4 blocks, 16hp, 40 growth (Very fat, flatter version of it's first form)
Cactus - 10 Growth per block
Sheep - 24 Growth
Wolves - 24 Growth
Spiders - 30 Growth
Cave Spiders - 30 Growth
Medium Slimes - 24 Growth
Medium Magma Cubes - 24 Growth
2nd Stage Yumpie - 40 growth
8th Size - Division Stage, 1280 Growth
At this stage the Yumpie immediately splits into four 4th stage Yumpie, who each begin the process of growing and dividing anew!
Alternately, the Yumpie's could just double in size and remain semi-rounded cube shapes until they finally reach 4x4 cubes, then eventually divide.
Killing a Yumpie will always cause it to divide to 2 yumpie of one size category smaller, unless it is at it's 1st stage, in which case it just dies and drops a nice item, maybe a slimeball or something! Then killed the newly spawned Yupmie will always attempt to flee until it finds something to eat, in which case it does so and stops fleeing to look for more food.
A Yumpie's bite attack damage is always sufficient to kill whatever creature has the most health on its list of prey in one hit allowing it to be swallowed whole. when a new size category is reached the Yumpie will immediately grow to the next size in a wobbling animation similar to a jello mold hitting the floor then poping back into shape!
Yupmie will be friendly toward players and attack mobs similarly to a tamed wolf, including creepers, until it reaches it's 7th stage. Then it will turn hostile and chase the nearest player down attempting to eat them and anything else that gets in it's way!
As indicated on their diet list Yumpie are cannibalistic and in fact benefit more from eating each other that they do other creatures. Two Yumpie of the same size will often fight each other in hopes of forcing their opponent to split into a smaller edible size. Because of this these creatures will rarely be seen together, unless food is plentiful in s given area!
Yumpie will typically spawn in forests where they have plenty of animals and plants to feed on, but can be seen in any environment other than the Nether or The End, though they will follow player's through portals to get there, and could divide establishing a population (if the game's coding allows. . . let's face it, there may be a technical reason Wolves can't go into the nether!)
That's about all I can think of for this mob off the top of my head. It was actually as lot of fun coming up with my own unique creature! Lemme know what you think, maybe we can all work on it and see if 4J wants to add it as the first exclusive Xbox mob! That is, unless you guys think it's a terrible idea, in which case it's just back to the drawing board.