|Urist likes hedgehog men for their many spines.|
|Cannot be tamed|
|Cannot be butchered|
|This article is about the current version of DF.|
- A person with the head and spines of a hedgehog.
Hedgehog men are animal people variants of the common hedgehog who can be found in savage temperate shrublands and savannas. They spawn in groups of 1-5 individuals and can curl up into a ball-shape which drastically increases the defense of the creature against blunt damage, causing it only to take damage to the upper body. In terms of size, they are a little over half the weight of the average dwarf.
Some dwarves like hedgehog men for their many spines.
If a curled-up or retracted creature dies, and is then reanimated by a necromancer, it retains the effects of being curled-up, but can move and attack as normal. As a result, for example an undead echidna is invulnerable to destructionBug:11463. It combines well with a separate bug that allows curled-up undead to attackBug:10519.
Modding the game and removing [PREVENTS_PARENT_COLLAPSE] from the spine body part of the affected animals will allow them to be pulped and killed while curled up. While it makes normal echidnas weaker, this is not a major problem, as echidnas are not supposed to be really hard to kill. This workaround may restore otherwise unplayable games.
It was also reported that in adventure mode "I was able to finally kill the zombie by lighting fires underneath him/around him then waiting for a long time; eventually he 'died in the heat.'"Bug:10519.
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Contrary to popular belief, hedgehog men cannot exceed the speed of sound while running.
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