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|The creature is not called by name in the graphic novels|
The Walking Land Creature is an odd creature that's practically nothing but a piece of earth with legs. It first appeared in the book, "Hilda and the Stone Forest", and also in season 2 of the animated series.
The creature looks like a patch of earth with grass, but with four white legs that allow it to walk. It also has a white tail. It has no other distinct features like eyes, a mouth or a nose. It can dig itself into the ground to blend in with the rest of the environment. It's behaviour closely resembles that of a domesticated dog.
At the start of "Hilda and the Stone Forest", Hilda and Twig had to save an elf house from one of these creatures. They chased the creature all the way out of Trolberg to the railroad before finally catching up with it and retrieving the house. The creature tried to follow them home afterwards, but Hilda told it to stay put.
In the next story, "Hilda and the Mountain King", the creature went with Johanna, Baba and Tontu to the mountains to search for Hilda, who had been turned into a Troll. Johanna ordered the creature to track Hilda down, but instead it dug itself into the ground and ignored her. It was not seen again afterwards.
The scene where Hilda has to save an elf and his house from the creature was adapted into the opening scene of "Chapter 1: The Troll Circle", and plays out exactly like it did in the graphic novel.
The creature is however absent from the rest of the season, including "Chapter 13: The Stone Forest", which adapts the bulk of Hilda and the Stone Forest. He does not show up in the Stone Forest, and doesn’t come home with Hilda and Johanna. He also does not appear in the movie adaptation of the final graphic novel.
A walking land creature has a cameo early in "Hilda and the White Woff", when David startles it.
- Graphic novels
- Animated series