We're here to show our support for the real parasitic bunnies we've known and loved for years, the vicious brain-sucking, flesh tearing monsters that are a Gaian icon, not the lime green creatures that have stolen the moniker and the spotlight in recent years...
This thread is here to serve several purposes. Firstly, it is a fanthread for every classic Grunny lover to come and share their memories of the original creatures. Second, it is meant to inform the public about the history and lives of Grunnies, many of these facts are little known and I personally can't stand the thought of the real Grunnies being forgotten. Lastly it is a form of peaceful protest, Diedrich and his kind have taken over and that's not okay. New Gaians mistakenly call them Grunnies when in fact they are not the real thing. I can't live with myself knowing that our blessed newbies are being brought up thinking that Diedrich is what a Grunny should be.
So my friends, enjoy the thread, talk about all things Grunny and leave your feedback and suggestions about the information here, this thread is about the Grunny community after all. Let it be known that we prefer the originals over the impostors, don't let Grunny be forgotten. Diedrich and his clones will never replace the gift bestowed upon us by G CORP.
NOTE: This thread is not all about hating on Diedrich. Granted amongst these pages you won't find much love for the putrid little blob but discussion about his breed of mutant rabbits is welcome to an extent, just so long as it is related to Grunnies in some way and doesn't stray too far from the thread topic. You can be a fan of both breeds and still be welcome here, this is a place to celebrate the true Grunny, not slander the false ones.
The monstrosity known as Grunny wasn't always a vicious parasite, in fact it was quite the opposite. While working at G CORP, Labtech101 (seen below) was part of a group of Labtechs who were given a green rabbit as a pet by Labtech247. 101 instantly fell in love with the animal, however some time later the rabbit mysteriously went missing. 101 was heartbroken when 247 told him that his pet (Grunny as the simpleton 101 called him) was homesick and was in a better place.
It turns out however that was far from the truth, in fact 247 had taken the animal and was using it for his own work and it did not survive when one of his experiments failed. Afterwards the specimen was discarded, tossed into an incinerator. Later Labtech062 was ordered to inject a dead rabbit with an experimental fluid, it would seem that 247 had forgotten to activate the incinerator to dispose of the corpse properly and somehow the body found its way to whomever ordered 062 to proceed with the experiment.This injection one would assume was an early strain of the G VIRUS and was responsible for the resurrection of Grunny.
After the zombie fiasco, Gino Gambino set out to restore his family pride and return the derelict G CORP facility to its former glory in order to finish what his father had set out to do. Unbeknownst to him, his father's motives were questionable at best. The misguided Gino rehired the only surviving Labtech, 123 and had him begin work immediately...
Presumably using the undead Grunny specimen left in the laboratory, 123 successfully recreated the G virus and in turn also produced a legion of grunnies in the process who were released by the mysterious LabtechX and resulted in the second G virus outbreak and the creation of the Grombie.
Since their release Grunnies can be found in the wild, some of them most likely escaped the mansion and are reproducing. Another outbreak is simply waiting to happen.
Suggested reading materials
Here is a direct link to the original G CORP guild for
anyone interested in reading up on these events.
From left to right zombified Labtechs: 101, 247, 062 and the infamous Labtech X
G CORP NOTICE
This info was compiled soley from the Labtech journals of the original G CORP guild. If anyone has more information about what happened to Grunny after his death and before his resurrection and have proof to back it up, I will be happy to include it. In fact any information that can be backed up with proof such as screenshots or forum posts from NPCs or admins is welcome here.
The Grunny may be cute and cuddly on the outside but don't let that fool you.
The creature is in fact a vicious parasite that spreads an infectious surprise.
With a single bite a Grunny spreads a modified version of the G-virus, it travels throughout the host's body and alters their physical makeup to better suit the needs of the parasite. The infection progresses through five distinct stages, these are listed below as observed by the G CORP advisory service during the original infestation of the laboratory and mansion.
Not many Gaians know the truth behind how a Grunny turns its victim into a Grombie and the secrets of this process were at risk of being forgotten completely.
The following is based on information gathered from VO himself, father of the Grunny.
G CORP ADVISORY
INFECTION: STAGE 1
The initial stage of a Grunny induced G virus infection starts with a single Grunny bite, the victim experiences mild irritation at the source of the bite and nausea as the virus is introduced into the bloodstream. No significantly noticeable symptoms are exhibited by the victim other than fear and confusion but that is to be expected, having been bitten by one of these suckers probably isn't a very pleasant experience...
G CORP ADVISORY
INFECTION: STAGE 2
The mutated G virus travels through the blood and to the brain stem where it collects, causing disorientation and a disruption of major motor functions. The virus is at this time unlikely to be remedied, it has taken hold of the victim and isn't going to give up so easily. The victim likely feels dizziness, nausea and difficulty focusing on even the simplest of tasks. This is but the beginning of what is sure to be a very bad day for the host to be.
G CORP ADVISORY
INFECTION: STAGE 3
The virus, having adequate time to collect begins to form an unexpected new life. A tiny Grunny embryo slowly begins to grow in the host's head, feeding on the brain stem as it develops and expands causing further degradation of the host's motor functions and thought processes to the point of non-functionality. The host's skin begins to turn pail and the eyes redden as the parasite takes over the host's brain using a chemical secreted from a gland near the back of their mouth and then through the Grunny's tongue. This chemical spreads through the brain and eventually grants the Grunny complete control over the host's bodily movements, however at this point the host is a vegetable, lying still waiting to be overtaken. Having been completely incapacitated and no longer possessing the ability to move or think on its own, the host is little more than an incubation chamber for the unborn Grunny.
At this point the host is completely "dead", at least brain-dead. The host's brain has been damaged beyond repair and only serves as a conduit for the parasite to control the lifeless husk. All of the vital organs are functioning to keep the body alive to better serve the Grunny growing inside.This leads some to believe that Grombies are in fact not undead Zombies at all but rather mind-controlled "mutants", since they were never dead in the first place and without the parasite they would not survive. However they may behave like traditional Zombies, staggering about looking for humans to bite. So it is completely understandable that Gaians who encounter them mistake them for the undead.
G CORP ADVISORY
INFECTION: STAGE 4
In the next phase, the modified G-virus has further converted the host's appearance by using the virus' cell combining nature, the host is showing attributes of both the Grunny and the human host. The host has lost all of their hair and their eyes have turned a dark, lifeless red, much like those of the parasite lodged in their brain.
As the Grunny reaches maturity you can clearly see the ears of the beast protruding through the top of the skull and the back of the head shows the creature stirring inside like some kind of nasty fleshy brain-filled egg. This is one truth about Grombies that most Gaians are completely unaware of since stage 4 infections are so rare and seeing the back of one's head is even more unlikely.
G CORP ADVISORY
INFECTION: STAGE 5
The fifth and final stage of infection results in the host being completely been converted into a Grunny hybrid, the nose, mouth and eyes are all reminiscent of the parasite's. The Grunny has burst out from within the host's skull and is in fact still connected to the brain stem via the tentacle like tongue pumping the control liquid into the brain.
At this point the Grunny is set, it can nourish itself by forcing the host to feed and it's capable of spreading the virus to other victims via the host's larger and stronger form. Though it is unknown how, it is entirely possible that the host has developed the same gland and is capable of spreading the virus in the same manner as the rabbit taking residence in its cranium.
It is presumed that the Grunny would be able to detach itself from the host if the host's body is damaged beyond function or if the parasite needs to make a hasty retreat, at that time it can simply infect another human and start the process all over again creating another Grunny.
Here we can see a stage 5 Grombie being controlled by the parasite
note the elongated tongue injecting the control fluids.
(click to enlarge)
Prunny is a variant of the original Grunny but with purple fur instead of green.
It was very first referenced in the journal of Labtech101.
"Today, my boss LabTech247 showed me the new pets for our group. They are soooo cute!! heart I can't believe that G CORP supplies us with pets for our own entertainment! That totally rawks my sawks!! I didn't even know that rabbits came in green and purple colors! eek "
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The Prunny item was petitioned long before it made its way into our inventories, the petition getting many signatures before it was finally realized in pixel form (much like the Grunny item). The name Prunny is somewhat confusing because the original name Grunny is a combination of GReen and bUNNY. Where as Prunny should be Punny or Purunny. It's unknown if the creator of the petition coined the term or not, either way it's an official term now. 010011100110111101101110011001010010000001110011011010000110000101101100011011000010000001100010011001010010000001110011011100000110000101110010011001010110010000101110
Grunny isn't just a bunny, it's an icon and as such has been featured in many other places across the site.
Here is a list of the most notable appearances.
zOMG! Grunny made an appearance in zOMG! as an enemy in the final areas of the game. Oddly enough they can apparently pilot small Grunny themed submarines and do so surprisingly well. Designing submarines for Grunnies and then training them to use said submarines probably wasn't a very cost effective means of keeping his laboratory safe but who's going to question X? x lives. x lives. x lives. x lives. x lives.
Frontier Skies In the Frontier Skies mini-game Grunnies were featured in the hunting portion of the game as food. While I wouldn't recommend eating a diseased rabbit, I'm sure some travelers were foolish enough to try. The hunting mini-game was re-released and named "Gobble Gobble Bang Bang" for the Thanksgiving 2012 event and also featured Grunny, along with several new animals not included in the original release.
Rejected Olympics The classic Grunny was featured in the 2012 Rejected Olympics event as a "thing" in the aptly named Thing Lift mini-game. It was welcomed but many thought it should have belonged to team Gambino, since the town of Durem historically had absolutely nothing to do with Grunnies.
Monthly Collectables Grunny was immortalized as an item in October of 2007.
The collectable artwork also features a terribly misleading and misinformed description.
It claims that Labtech X created the Grunny when we know that is not the case. X undoubtedly had a hand in their creation but he was not their original creator. He did however release them and that resulted in the creation of Grombies. It also claims that Grunnies are zombified and that also appears to be untrue, the original Grunny was indeed resurrected with the G virus but it is unknown if later generations were in fact reanimated or were simply infected living lab animals. Grunnies also do not lust for brains, they bite and infect victims, then the Grunny grows INSIDE the brain however the brain is not consumed and Grunnies do not actively seek out human brains.
Lastly they say that Grunnies escaped and are breeding in the wild and are sold in illegal pet shops, this is probably the most plausible line in the description but if it was true you would think we would be seeing Grombie outbreaks across the land. Also, if Grunnies are living in the wild and are being sold as pets clearly the outbreak was never "contained" now was it?
However, this is just an MC promotion from years ago so whomever wrote it may not
have been informed so this info should not be taken as canon.
Jigsaw Grunny was also featured in the Gaia Online Jigsaw puzzle game multiple times.
Pinball Gaia's Pinball mini-game to a lesser extent also featured the parasite.
Here is out obligatory fanlist, to show our love of Grunny.
If you want to be added please say so in your post.
You must say so, or profess your support for Grunny to be listed!!
Pirate Captain Sushi Crystal Sparda
n o i r i s t
Lord of Yin
The Undead Suitor
Twizted Child Eve