Genndy Tartakovsky’s new animated series Sym-Bionic Titan might be just a cartoon, but it has unleashed the nastiest villain on TV — the monstrous mind-taker called Xeexi, pictured above.
“I thought he was more creepy than scary, but I think he was really successful creating a very tense and suspenseful scene,” Tartakovksy told me.
Xeexi first appeared in “Phantom Ninja,” an episode of Sym-Bionic Titan that aired earlier this month. The creepy creature is an alien assassin sent to Earth to destroy Lance, Ilana and Octus — the two humanoids and one hilarious robot who together form the mega-mecha known as Sym-Bionic Titan.
Here’s how Xeexi works: The monstrosity rams its entire body down your throat, where its tentacles overtake your body while its crustacean-inspired head lodges inside your mouth.
Then it takes over your mind.