21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion

The Thoqquas
Art by Tyler Donnelly

Classification: Para-Elemental Fire Worm

Description: Creatures of fire and molten rock, Thoqquas boast an unquenchable appetite for minerals -- and so they burn their way through the deeper regions of the Magma and Earth realms, where they occasional run into parties of adventures and melt every weapon in sight.

Further Study: The gaming world of "Dungeons and Dragons."

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.