the Rikiel fight in stone ocean is so funny because araki has to explain so much
like, Rods are a level 9 cryptid nobody’s heard of before. yeah you’ve got your jersey devils and your big foots. but then you have like the moth man and the loveland frog. then you get the next level up with stuff like the Mongolian Death Worm and shit that YEAH you MIGHT hear of but they’re very uncommon. I’ve never heard anyone talk about Rods before that chapter.
So Araki has to make up the biology of a made up creature
And then he has to explain they feed off body heat
and then he has to have emporio explain WHY that’s a bad thing