21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion

The Conqueror Worm
Art by Mike Mignola

Classification: Space Worm Demigod

Description: Space worms that try to eat your spaceship are bad. Space worms that try to decimate your entire planet and free a host of dark monster gods from their cosmic prison are far worse. Behold the Conqueror Worm, one of the 369 Ogdru Hem, the children of the Ogdru Jahad, the so-called "dragon of revelation" destined to destroy the world. The worm entity hitched a ride to earth on a returning Nazi space capsule and attempted to cleanse the planet for its dark fathers. Lucky for us, someone stopped it.

Further Study: "Hellboy, Vol. 5: Conqueror Worm" by Mike Mignola

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.