Oy. Those spirally boils all over that thing's body are kind of gross. The realistic eyeballs and exaggeration of magcargo's melty mouth give a great frightening effect. I guess giant snails are kind of frightening in their own right, so enormous snails made of lava are naturally even moreso.
Though I would have liked to see this one with a flaming radula.
I like the kind of stylistic way you drew its plume of flame on the top. The spirally lines in between give a pretty neat effect. I also think the bloody lines in the background go well with magcargo's red colouration. Good work on this menacing mollusc.
Maybe Beedrill should be punching through a Rhyperior with...uh...*has no idea if Beedrill learns any drill-like moves*...okay, plan B: Fearow! GIGA...DRILL...Beak?
Yep! TTGL is known for (the Mighty) Kamina, Simon (the Digger), Yoko (big breasts, bigger guns, and four years short of being legal, apparently), Viral (poster boy for shiny teeth, slasher smiles, and being even more badass as a hero than a villain), drills, Lordgenome (punches out mecha WITH HIS BARE EFFING HANDS), big drills, mecha that get increasingly huge over the course of the series, REALLY big drills, endless memes, ridiculous amounts of awesomeness and mood whiplash, REALLY, REALLY BIG DRILLS, and an eponymous mecha that is measured in LIGHT YEARS. Oh, and it has an even bigger super mode in the second movie. It is so manly, it could pwn PFH Mewtwo...with only Lagann.
...As a Pokemon from Hell, this is pretty good. Not sure if we buy the whole "Uzumaki" spin on it, though...needs a few more vaguely human features to sell it to us. You somehow managed to make it even MORE spirally than the original Snail People, however...if that's even possible. Really draws in the eye.
Somehow, we think the manga would have turned out differently if people were transforming into Magcargo instead of normal snails. Bad enough to end up as a gastropod, but as a gastropod made out of LAVA? Things would've spiralled out of control much faster. On the other hand, instant cremation for everyone else-and it would've been a major twist! Keep up the good work-you're just whirling through the Pokedex, aren't you?
I know. I was reading Uzumaki (yes, thanks to you, damn you) and that song came on randomly. I wasn't paying attention, but then I started hearing "The spiraling shape will make you go insane! (Everyone wants to see that thing!)." It was a little surreal for a moment.