The Averasboro Gallinipper is a giant Cranefly/Wasp. The stinger it carries on its head could slice all the way through a man's arm. A bite from the Gallinipper could mean death. The mosquito could drain all the blood from a man in a single gulp. More than the alligators, more than the bears, more than the panthers that hid in the trees, the lumbermen who worked the swamps of North Carolina feared the Gallinipper.
The legend of the Gallinipper originates around the now abandoned town of Averasboro, however, many coastal towns in North Carolina have similar versions of the story, including the state's oldest town, Bath. The earliest accounts of a giant Insect come from the local American Indian traditional mythology.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B | Likely 8-C via sheer size, possibly Low 7-C
Name: Averasboro Gallinipper, Ro-Tay-Yo, U'lag‘û, "The Boss"
Origin: Cherokee Mythology
Age: 219 years old (It was first sighted in the 1800s), possibly much older
Classification: Cryptid, Giant Tipuloidea
Powers and Abilities: Blood Manipulation, Regeneration (Low-Mid, Like Regular Insects, Can regenerate lost-limbs via molting), Flight, Resurrection (Cherokee hunters built fires around the hole of the U'lag‘û, so that smoke and fire filled the cave and smothered the Insect. Its body was able to break into and expand the amount of yellow-Jackets today. The U'lag‘û, seemed to survive this as it is said to now "reside" in Cape-Fear), Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Non-Physical Interaction, Acausality, Immortality (Type 1), Immunity to Soul Manipulation (Things that are categorized as Evil by the Cherokee and Tuscarora People are said to have no souls), Animal Manipulation, Large Size (Type 1), Self-Sustenance (Type 1 and 3), Reality Warping
Attack Potency: Wall level (U'lag‘û, is able to kill a whole tribe of Cherokee Hunters) | Likely Building level via sheer size (U'lag‘û's size is that of a house), possibly Small Town level (Lives in a hidden cavern, that U'lag‘û possibly created, under a river this big)
Speed: Transonic (is able to move half a mile in a second)
Lifting Strength: Class K via sheer size
Striking Strength: Wall Class | Likely Building Class via sheer size, possibly Small Town level
Durability: Wall level (Much bigger than animals like the Grizzly Bear and Nile Crocodile), Building level (Has the size that of a house), possibly Small Town level (Was possibly able to dig a hidden tunnel through the Nantahala River, which was able to gorge a hole so deep and dark that only light can reach it in the middle of the day)
Range: Several meters, possibly tens of kilometers
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Unknown, most likely Animalistic (Is a giant insect)
Weaknesses: None notable, Resurrection might not be Combat-Applicable