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Elementals are a type of monster present in the MH universe. They are mythical creatures connected with the elements.
Elemental Origins and Variations
An Elemental is a spirit who embodies one of the four elements: Fire (heat), Earth (solid), Water (liquid), and Air (gas). They possess supernatural powers and are usually invisible to humans, living among the trees, rivers, plants, bogs, mountains, and minerals.
Elementals in fiction
During the 16th century, the alchemist Paracelsus grouped the Elementals into four groups:
- Fire Elementals (Salamanders)
- Water Elementals (Undines)
- Earth Elementals (Gnomes)
- Wind (Air) Elementals (Sylph)
In fantasy culture, particularly in computer games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Final Fantasy, and Pokemon, Elementals are known to have made appearances. Obviously, the four main elements play an important role in the games, although there are many variations of Elementals both within and outside these groups, such as ice, lava, and electricity. Fire Elemantals (or Salamanders,) also appear in the British horror book series, The Wardstone Chronicles (known as The Last Apprentice book series in the United States).
Elementals in Monster High
In the Monster High franchise, core character Holt Hyde, his father, Mr Hyde (as well as his alter ego's, Jackson Jekyll's) and his cousin, Heath Burns are all known Fire Elementals. Their hair is made of fire. In the series, when Heath gets excited, his head bursts into flames.
C.A. Cupid is said to be an unknown type of elemental, as it is so stated in Cupid's diary that Ghoulia suspects her to be a rare type of bone elemental.