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An anthropomorphic beetle warrior found exclusively in Konami's 1993 Sega Genesis Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters video game. In this particular adventure, Sisyphus (along with April O'Neil, Casey Jones, and Ray Fillet) joins the four terrapins (Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Donatello) on their journey into deep space to rescue Master Splinter from the clutches of Triceraton, Krang, and Karai. It won't be easy: Sisyphus will have to first defeat Krang's clones (evil replicas of his seven friends, and himself) before he can even hope to challenge the trio responsible for Splinter's abduction.

Sisyphus is an accomplished martial artist. In addition to traditional punches and kicks, Sisyphus' attack style takes full advantage of his insect physiology. His three special techniques consist of: (1) spitting globes of acidic mucus (motion down, down-towards, towards + A/B); (2) executing a wing-assisted, flying charge into his opponent (charge back briefly, then towards + A/B); and (3) a series of super fast horn stabs (rapidly tap A/B). In dire situations, when Sisyphus is close to death, he gains the ability to vomit forth gigantic rings of mucus (motion towards, down-towards, down, down-back, back + C when his life bar is low and flashing red).

The kanji symbol on his chests means "king; rule; magnate". Perhaps Sisyphus is some kind of beetle monarch?

Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, hot glue, wire twist ties, ink, and acrylic paint.

(* The numbers given are approximations, as the dimensions of this figure can vary considerably depending on how the joints are positioned.)
5.7 cm/2.2 in. x 3.2 cm/1.3 in. (highest point x widest point)

Thirty-six points total:  Neck (2), shell (3), wings (4), shoulders(4), elbows (8), wrists (4), groin guard, thigh guards (2), hips (2), knees (4), and ankles (2).

Roughly four days:  Construction occurred on September 18, 20, 23, and 25 (2008).

Sisyphus photo collage.

Sisyphus creation process photos.

For comparison purposes, below are several images of Sisyphus that I extracted from the TMNT: Tournament Fighters Sega Genesis video game.

Sisyphus intro screen art.    Sisyphus character select screen art.    Sisyphus game sprite flying attack.

Sisyphus game sprite standing.    Sisyphus game sprite kicking.

Sisyphus game sprite win/taunt pose.    Sisyphus game sprite descending from a jump.

(In no particular order of importance.)

  •   TMNT: Tournament Fighters Sega Genesis video game.

  •   GameFAQs TMNT: Tournament Fighters game guides.

  •   NJ Star Japanese word processor program.

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