Skinwalker (skin walk r)
Monster Type: Spirit
Location: North America
Skinwalkers are shape-shifters that plague the native tribes of North America. These wily spirits take the place of people, using their magic to mimic a human appearance. Once settled in with the tribe, Skinwalkers cause mischief and harm.
In their animal forms, Skinwalkers glow with an unearthly light. To defeat a Skinwalker, one must destroy its totem, typically the animal hide they wear as clothing.
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