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Probably the scariest piece I've ever done. I showed the lineart to my co-workers and they freaked. Well, since the Gromble's a monster and scaring's his job....mission accomplished!

The Gromble's playstyle revolves around performing combos and using his Frightening Scare move at the end of them to increase his 'Scare Factor'. The higher it becomes, the more effective the Gromble becomes. It also causes his appearance to become a lot more frightening. Here is what you can expect to happen at each Scare Factor Level:

1: Default appearance, calls on Ickus, Krumm and Oblina to perform moves
2. Eyes turn blood red, claws get longer (increased range)
3: Gains the ability to fly on red bat-like wings, number of attacks increase
4: Gains four arms, teeth turn into sharp fangs, attacks do more damage, speed increases, no longer calls on monsters to do moves (does it himself).

You can see the changes with each level here:

Ultimate Nickelodeon Brawl Stars Gallery #33
The Gromble

From: "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters!"
First Appearance: Pilot Episode, October 29th, 1994 (As the Womble)

Bio: The Gromble is the strict headmaster of the Monster Academy, determined to whip his monstrous students into shape by making them scare humans. This isn't just a way of life- it's necessary for their species' survival, as, if humans stopped believing or fearing monsters, they would vanish forever!

One day, while consulting the Pool of Elders, the Gromble got a disturbing warning from it - a great and powerful threat was approaching, and was threatening to eradicate all of humanity in the process. The Gromble knew what he had to do, although he hated the thought - he had to team up with the Nicktoon Heroes to stop it. After all, no humans to scare, no more reasons for monsters to exist. With three of his students in tow, the Gromble heads out to show all who stand in his way the true meaning of terror!

Special Powers:

- Can alter appearance and shape to instigate terror in humans
- Empowered by the Pool of Elders with the 'Substance of all Fear', the more he scares his opponents, the more frightening and powerful his body will become
- Can call upon his students for various attacks


- "Allow me to show you the true meaning of fear!" (Intro)
- "Human, you are way out of your league here." (Intro)
- "Don't take me lightly...I AM your worst nightmare." (Intro)
- "Move, and YOU'RE DEAD!" (Intro)
- "Ah, how quaint. The human thinks he can intimidate me. Ha, ha.....oh how delicious." (Intro)
- "LISTEN UP, EVERYBODY! Class is now in session, and the lesson is pure, unadulterated FEAR." (Intro)
- "The true lesson in terror is about to begin." (Intro)
- "GRAAAGH! Oh. Just warming up for things to come." (Intro)
- "Luck? Ha, ha, ha, ha....why yes. You'll NEED IT." (Intro)
- "You seem pretty familiar, child. I wonder if you scare easily." (Intro against Tommy Pickles)
- "Ah, excellent. An intimidating monster like you makes me all....giddy inside!" (Intro against Reptar)
- "I see even among humans, there are monsters lurking in the midsts..." (Intro against Amon)
- "YOU THERE! How dare you expose yourself to the humans! I will show you no mercy!" (Intro against Zim)
- "Ghosts? *laughs* I ain't afraid of no ghosts!" (Intro against Danny Phantom, Skulker, Ember, Technus or the Flying Dutchman)
- "What...what manner of creature ARE you?" (Intro against Catdog)
- "The true master of fright and horror await you, King of Ghosts!" (Intro against Pariah Dark)
- "(sigh) I just love being me." (Win Pose)
- "You are a sad, pathetic excuse, especially for a human! BEAT IT, SLIMEBALL!" (Win Pose against a human opponent)
- "If you were one of my students, I'd take you to the Snorch for that pitiful display." (Win Pose)
- *turns around and shrieks* "Ha. I still got it." (Win Pose)
- "It'd be a cold day in the Dump before I allow some human to think that he can frighten ME." (Win Pose against Amon)
- "So, you are no monster, then? RUBBISH! Think I don't know my own kind when I see one?" (Win Pose against ZIM)
- "Stick to haunting houses, you fools. Us monsters are the real masters of fear." (Win Pose against Danny Phantom, Ember, Skulker or Technus)
- "You are no monster....but we are more alike than either of us would admit." (Win Pose against Catdog)
- "I must admit...that level of terror gave even me pause." (Win Pose against Pariah Dark)
- "I do hope you silly humans are taking notes." (Victory Screen)
- "You fear what you do not understand and seek to destroy all that is strange. As far as I'm concerned, humans are the -real- monsters." (Victory Screen)
- "Be grateful I don't devour you like I do my more disappointing students. It's not that I'm holding back, but I find you humans rather revolting to my delicate tastebuds." (Victory Screen)
- "Hero? To your kind? Hardly. I'm only doing what it takes to keep monsterkind alive, to scare you silly humans later." (Victory Screen)
- "Enslaving our kind to do your bidding? NEVER AGAIN." (Victory Screen against Vendetta)
- "Trapping yourself in a oversized tin can only proves how insecure you humans really are." (Victory Screen against Technus)
- "We are monsters because we love to scare. You are a monster for far worse reasons." (Victory Screen against Amon)
- "Be not afraid. Humans fear what they don't understand, and I'd use your unique condition to take advantage of that fact." (Victory Screen against Catdog)


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worldofcaitlyn Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
You should do Robot and Monster too. :D
NewEraOutlaw Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Desertlizard Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Could he also transformed in this shapes in your art also in the tV show, or is this your own original idea for him? 
NewEraOutlaw Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an original idea I came up with. In the show, the viewer -never- sees the Gromble on screen performing a scare (one was done completely in the shadows), so I felt that it's left to the viewer's imagination what the Gromble may look like.

In this case, story-wise, the Gromble's communion with the Pool of Elders allowed him to unlock his true potential and unleash a truly frightening form. Seeing as how it's his students that contribute to the pool (and their very existence) with their scare assignments, it's not too much of a stretch to think that Gromble can also manifest their abilities as well (as per his final transformation.)
OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Sounds like a unique playstyle and I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of him in that pic. Pretty in character quotes too.
MagcargoMan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Gromble kinda reminds me of a horse. Sorta.
YakkoWarner20 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Artist
You know who voiced him? Tim curry! Aka "I'm just a sweet transvestite!"
cartoonfanboyone Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tim Curry voiced Zimbo.
YakkoWarner20 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Artist
I know that now. Don't reply to old posts of mine.
cartoonfanboyone Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NewEraOutlaw Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gregg Berger voiced the Gromble, not Tim Curry.
patlev Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Huh I thought it was Charlie Adler he sounded just like him.
SoftieLocks Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Charlie Adler voiced Ickis. o-o;
4youngheroes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
would prefer Icus but whatever
The-Man-Of-Tomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Interestingly, The Gromble is the perfect choice to represent the show, being, well, he's The Head of The Monster Academy. And when it comes down to it, he tutored EVERY MONSTER EVER, Including The Great Slickis, The Academy's Most-Esteemed Graduate...

Good job, man! Looks like you won't have to get Snorched after all!
Nihatemoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
smashbrothersfanboy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
This one must have been the one that was LOCKED UNTIL HALLOWEEN!
NewEraOutlaw Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Penanggalan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
*goes weak in the knees*
Ginga1122 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
That's unexpected.
acepilot6 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
That is a brilliant piece - its pure awesomness more than makes up for the fact that I'm kicking myself over changing my guess! Really glad to see you using so many 'classic' Nicktoons in this.
RobotandMonstergirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Artist
I love this show! Great job!
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Awesome nice refernce to the real monster apperance in rugrats
E350tb Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha! Called it! :D Albiet only because I had a clue, but I won't let that get in the way of blatant narcissism!

Seriously, though, excellent work!
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was quite a surprise. Well done.
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