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Cheetah man

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Cheetah man
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Urist likes cheetah men for their speed.
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Cheetah - Cheetah man - Giant cheetah

Alignment: Savage

· Learns · War animals · Hunting animals · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 6,000 cm3
Mid: 30,000 cm3
Max: 60,000 cm3

Adult at: 3
Max age: 60-80
Cannot be butchered

(Value multiplier ×3)

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A spotted person with the head and tail of a cheetah.

Cheetah men are animal people variants of the common cheetah who can be found in savage tropical grasslands. They spawn in groups of 1-5 individuals and are not too aggressive, but may pick fights with dwarves who get too close. Much like their animal cousins, cheetah men are fast, running at 40 km/h, making them one of the fastest animal people on land. They are exactly the same size as dwarves.

Like other savage animal people, they can join civilizations, become historical figures, appear as visitors and be playable in adventurer mode.

Some dwarves like cheetah men for their speed.

An enemy you'll never outrun.
Art by Titus Weiss (TitusW)
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Cheetah men were originally going to be explicitly excluded from the game due to the fear of resurrecting ancient glitches. Unfortunately, the elves insisted that all animals deserve their due representation, and secretly let them in. Today, it is speculated that this was the root cause of all glitches to ever be encountered within the game's worlds. Sweet Armok, we tried to stop it. But now, it is too late.

Additionally, Cheetah Men have no relation to any edible puffed cornmeal cheese products.