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Ahtal-Ka are Neopterons introduced in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

Appearance

Ahtal-Ka is a large insect-like monster. It somewhat resembles a devil's flower mantis in appearance and the color scheme is similar to that of a classical Egyptian Pharaoh. It looks like an insectoid sphinx. The majority of the body is golden. It has six limbs, each of which are yellow with a set of purple triangles beneath them. There are four "legs" and two "claws"; at the end of the "legs" are small claws/talons while the "claws" have elaborate wing like extensions at the base and have a pair of large hooks at the ends. The Ahtal-Ka has a large headpiece that has alternating gold and blue lines like those on a Pharaoh's crown. It has a pair of purple eyes, each with a minuscule black pupil (much like a mantis).

Its "walking fortress'", the Empress' Throne is a towering war machine crudely assembled from scrap metal, debris from ruins, and the Ahtal-Ka's own silk. It is quadrupedal in structure, with a "head" vaguely reminiscent of a wyvern's and a tail tipped with metal spikes. The Ahtal-Ka's silk is visible through gaps in the joints and armor plating, and allows the Ahtal-Ka to control the movement of its creation like a marionette. While controlling the Empress' Throne, the Ahtal-Ka itself is covered in a silken cocoon hidden in the "chest" of the machine.

Abilities

Ahtal-Ka compensates its lack of physical strength with cunning, using the golden silk it produces to bind to its back some steel beams it throws at enemies. Even without them, it is a dangerous opponent which attacks with its sharp claws and produces a pheromone that reduces the hunters' defense.

When cornered, it uses the silk to pull out of the ground the massive Empress' Throne, inside which it hides and controls like a puppet to crush foes. In this state, it takes advantage of the physical strength of its creation, stomping its legs on the ground to generate quakes that send hunters flying or shooting silk from the cocoon in the center of the machine to immobilize them.

Once it suffered enough the damage, the Throne disassembles and the monster returns to fight normally. This time, however, it binds a Dragonator to its back, hurling it at enemies like a spear. Additonally, using the golden silk, it can lift in the air up to three Dragonators and throw them at hunters.

When enough damage has been dealt to it, Ahtal-Ka digs at the center of the area and pulls out the Empress' Throne once again. This time, however, it can attack hunters on its back directly, using the machine's "tail" to throw them off or expelling the pheromone from the small cocoon.

Once the Empress' Throne is finally destroyed, Ahtal-Ka emerges from it, having binded to its back the last piece remaining of its creation: a massive wheel, which previously kept stuck in the machine's back. In this final phase, it sprinkles the whole area with silk (which can trap hunters whos step on it) and fights mainly with the wheel, using it to move quickly and swinging it around. In addition to this, it can pull out of the ground three Dragonators and spinning them around itself, dealing massive damage to hunters.

Game Appearances

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Main Series

Spin-offs

  • None

Crossovers

  • Gyuakuten Othellonia

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter XX
MHGU-Ahtal-Ka Icon.png The golden empress of praying mantises resides in a huge, ruined castle. She flattens towns and fortresses, and uses the wreckage to build her lair ever larger. It's rumored that the Empress's Throne, as it is known, is strewn with golden cocoons and webbing, which contain stolen treasures.
塘城に住まう金色の<<閣螳螂>>。見え上げるほど巨大な塘城とともに現れ、街や砦を踏み崩しては、その残骸を取り込む、塘城をより巨大に組み上げていくといわれている。<<女王の玉座>>とも呼ばれる塘城には、女王が生み出す金色の薨や糸、各地で奪われた財宝秘宝が眠っていると伝わる。

Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★★

Notes

  • It is the final boss of Generations Ultimate.
  • The fact it uses a wheel as a weapon in its last phase is a possible reference to its fighting style in general. It has fought with human weapons all the time and in the end, its last resort is humanity's first invention.
  • Ahtal-Ka's two themes constantly alternates during the fight. The first one (Queen Haunting the Castle Ruins) plays when the monster fights normally, while the second one (Writhing Castle Ruins) plays when it pulls out the Empress' Throne.
  • It is possible for hunters to climb on the Empress' Throne when it stomps the legs on the ground and remains stuck or after breaking the silk wrapped around its "toes".
  • Once enough damage has been dealt to the small cocoon on its back, the Throne collapses on the ground and exposes the head, through which is possible to reach the giant cocoon where Ahtal-Ka is hiding.
  • During the hunt, the Hunters' Pub will send in some supplies to help the hunters. They consist of Ballistas' Ammos or Cannon Balls which can be used to shoot the Empress' Throne and make it fall.
  • The Dragonator can be used to damage the Empress' Throne and make it fall on the ground, but after emerging from it, Ahtal-Ka will always block it with silk to prevent hunters from using it.
  • The spokes of the wheel it ties to its back during the last phase form two X, a possible reference to the game's japanese name (Monster Hunter XX, also known as Double Cross).
  • Once slayed, the walls it kept erected with the silk crumble, allowing light to penetrate inside the Forlorn Citadel once again.
  • The attack where it pulls out three Dragonators and spins them around itself was used again in Monster Hunter Rise, where it appears as Narwa the Allmother's ultimate attack.
Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (edit)
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Amphibian MH4U-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
MH4U-Tetsucabra Icon.png Tetsucabra MHGen-Drilltusk Tetsucabra Icon.png Drilltusk Tetsucabra MH4U-Zamtrios Icon.png Zamtrios
Fanged Beast MHGen-Blango Icon.png Blango MHGen-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango MH4U-Conga Icon.png Conga
MHGen-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHGen-Redhelm Arzuros Icon.png Redhelm Arzuros MHGen-Blangonga Icon.png Blangonga MHGen-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome MH4U-Congalala Icon.png Congalala MHGen-Gammoth Icon.png Gammoth MHGU-Elderfrost Gammoth Icon.png Elderfrost Gammoth MH4U-Kecha Wacha Icon.png Kecha Wacha MH4U-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHGen-Snowbaron Lagombi Icon.png Snowbaron Lagombi MH4U-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MH4U-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang MHGen-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
Lynian MH4U-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MH4U-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Carapaceon MHGen-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur MH4U-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Daimyo Hermitaur MHGen-Stonefist Hermitaur Icon.png Stonefist Hermitaur MHGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png Shogun Ceanataur MHGU-Rustrazor Ceanataur Icon.png Rustrazor Ceanataur
Temnoceran MH4U-Nerscylla Icon.png Nerscylla
Neopteron MH4U-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MH4U-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra MHGU-Great Thunderbug Icon.png Great Thunderbug MHGen-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MH4U-Konchu Icon.png Konchu MHGen-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
MHGU-Ahtal-Ka Icon.png Ahtal-Ka MH4U-Seltas Icon.png Seltas MH4U-Seltas Queen Icon.png Seltas Queen
Bird Wyvern MH4U-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MH4U-Genprey Icon.png Genprey MHGen-Giaprey Icon.png Giaprey MH4U-Ioprey Icon.png Ioprey MH4U-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MH4U-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHGen-Maccao Icon.png Maccao MH4U-Velociprey Icon.png Velociprey
MH4U-Gendrome Icon.png Gendrome MHGen-Great Maccao Icon.png Great Maccao MH4U-Gypceros Icon.png Gypceros MH4U-Iodrome Icon.png Iodrome MHGen-Malfestio Icon.png Malfestio MHGU-Nightcloak Malfestio Icon.png Nightcloak Malfestio MH4U-Velocidrome Icon.png Velocidrome MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHGen-Deadeye Yian Garuga Icon.png Deadeye Yian Garuga MH4U-Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Yian Kut-Ku
Brute Wyvern MHGU-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MH4U-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MH4U-Raging Brachydios Icon.png Raging Brachydios MH4U-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MH4U-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHGen-Duramboros Icon.png Duramboros MHGen-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHGen-Hellblade Glavenus Icon.png Hellblade Glavenus MHGen-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan MHGen-Crystalbeard Uragaan Icon.png Crystalbeard Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MH4U-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHGen-Thunderlord Zinogre Icon.png Thunderlord Zinogre
Piscine Wyvern MH4U-Cephalos Icon.png Cephalos
MH4U-Cephadrome Icon.png Cephadrome MHGen-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth MHGen-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth
Leviathan MHGen-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MHGen-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
MHGen-Agnaktor Icon.png Agnaktor MHGen-Lagiacrus Icon.png Lagiacrus MHGen-Nibelsnarf Icon.png Nibelsnarf MHGen-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHGU-Soulseer Mizutsune Icon.png Soulseer Mizutsune MHGen-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth
Snake Wyvern MH4U-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
MH4U-Najarala Icon.png Najarala
Flying Wyvern MH4U-Akantor Icon.png Akantor MHGen-Astalos Icon.png Astalos MHGU-Boltreaver Astalos Icon.png Boltreaver Astalos MHGU-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MH4U-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MH4U-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHGU-Bloodbath Diablos Icon.png Bloodbath Diablos MH4U-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHGen-Silverwind Nargacuga Icon.png Silverwind Nargacuga MH4U-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Icon.png Dreadking Rathalos MH4U-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MH4U-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHGen-Dreadqueen Rathian Icon.png Dreadqueen Rathian MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MH4U-Seregios Icon.png Seregios MH4U-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHGen-Grimclaw Tigrex Icon.png Grimclaw Tigrex MH4U-Ukanlos Icon.png Ukanlos
Elder Dragon MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Alatreon MHGen-Amatsu Icon.png Amatsu MH4U-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Crimson Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon.png White Fatalis MH4U-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MH4U-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHGU-Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Lao-Shan Lung MHGen-Nakarkos Icon.png Nakarkos MH4U-Shagaru Magala Icon.png Shagaru Magala MH4U-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHGU-Valstrax Icon.png Valstrax
??? MH4U-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala MH4U-Chaotic Gore Magala Icon.png Chaotic Gore Magala
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