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GoblinGilmartin
2012-01-03, 08:24 PM
Do kobolds have kneecaps?

Mark Hall
2012-01-03, 09:16 PM
Most likely, yes. However, it would heavily depend on what you mean by "kobold". Palladium Fantasy's Kobolds are, after all, short, viscious, elf-like creatures. Early D&D made them dog-like, only slowly morphing into the dragon-like versions you see in WD&D. However, since I consider dragons to be monotremes, I think it's still likely they have them.

GoblinGilmartin
2012-01-03, 09:23 PM
I mean the D&D ones, i figure that the reptilian bodies would have a more birdlike build, and the bend in a birds leg is it's ankle, right?

Greenish
2012-01-03, 09:25 PM
Observe:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/67/Kobold_and_flowers.jpeg/455px-Kobold_and_flowers.jpeg http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/upload/2007/06/kobold.jpg
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070902183210/wowwiki/images/thumb/9/97/KoboldMG.JPG/200px-KoboldMG.JPG http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/ripvanwormer/kobold3.jpg

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080616042960/pathfinder/images/thumb/e/ec/Kobold.jpg/351px-Kobold.jpg

http://images.elfwood.com/art/j/i/jimguyer/Kobold_7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/ripvanwormer/kobold2.jpg

So, I'm going with a "generally, yes".

[Edit]: All but two of those (1st and 3rd) are D&D kobolds. Well, 5th is PF kobold, but same difference, eh?

Mark Hall
2012-01-03, 09:29 PM
I mean the D&D ones, i figure that the reptilian bodies would have a more birdlike build, and the bend in a birds leg is it's ankle, right?

Both birds and most mammals have a kneecap.

However, with birds (and dogs and cats, for that matter), what we think of as the "foot" is actually just the toes. Like humans, they have an upper leg, a knee, and what corresponds to our foot and ankle... they just walk on their toes.