Children for example will yell, stamp their feet, make angry faces and so on to win the day and get their way. Some become bully's, scaring people by their overt violent taunts and actions.
Adult humans use this tactic also. In the military world any intimidation can tip the scale to bring victory. For example, thousands of soldiers doing their war cry in unison, clanging their weapons against their shields, adding to that the stamp of marching feet, will bring fear into the bravest of hearts. (I'm in fear just imagining it!) All of this can bring pause and hesitation into the hearts of the enemy. That alone can bring defeat for their hearts are not in the battle but in thinking how and when they should run!
The same is true in the animal world. Gorillas will stand tall and beat their chests. Lions will roar. Most every animal will try to look as big and fierce as possible to scare off an intruder or enemy. The goal is to avoid injury and debilitating wounds that can spell death in the wild.
These are the kind of intimidating accessories I am now building into this figure. He will be sitting on a throne of swords. That should say something about his leadership! He will be leaning forward trying to look as big as possible with his huge shoulders and bunched up fur. He will have his hands and claws exposed and extended towards you. Finally, he will have his teeth bared in an expression of fierce anger towards all before him. That's intimidation!
Make no mistake about it, this guy is not into vulnerability, forgiveness, humility or servant leadership in any way!
"Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." Prov. 16:18
Photo by Cliff Derksen