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Howard is a Mythic Box Hero. He is the 53rd Hero in the Hero Book.

➢ Howard is one of the three fully evolved Mythic Heroes new players are able to choose as their "First Mythic" in return for watching a short ad Ads Icon.png.

➢ Howard can be obtained from the Mythic Box.png Mythic Hero Box.

➢ He was made available as the hundred and twenty-ninthiOS/Amazon/hundred and thirtiethAndroid Timewalker Cat on Jun 17, 2019; and on Apr 13, 2020 as the two-hundredth and secondiOS/Amazon/two-hundredth and thirdAndroid. Both times he was offered for 300 Gems.png, and stayed for 24 hours.

Description[edit | edit source]

Howard
Silhouette when Locked Howard Locked.png
Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 4
Howard Rank 1.png Howard Rank 2.png Howard Rank 4.png
Description
Howard may seem the typical cat at first, but he holds a dark secret. Once a regular cat, Howard turned into one of the most powerful creature[sic] in the world. Good thing he is on your side.
Skills
Rank 1 Rank 3 Rank 5
Skill:
Crafty

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Trait - Fighter
Significantly increases Damage during Battles.

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Skill:
Athletic

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Rarity
Mythic
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Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Rank 2: 2 Green Rare Ember.png 2000 Coin icon.png
Rank 3: 4 Green Rare Ember.png 4000 Coin icon.png
Rank 4: 6 Green Rare Ember.png 6000 Coin icon.png
Rank 5: 8 Green Rare Ember.png 10000 Coin icon.png

Lines[edit | edit source]

  • "Always fear the unknown."
  • "Hastur cf'tagn."
  • "Never explain anything."
  • "Your courage will fail."
  • "You are weak."
  • "I have called him... he will answer."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Howard is a confirmed reference to Cthulhu, a fictional being from the works of Howard P. Lovecraft.[1]
    • This is indicated by the squidlike features he gains at Rank 2, as well as his original name, Cathulhu, before it was changed in an update.
    • His current name is the same as the author's, and he has the skill "Crafty", as in Love"craft".
    • His line, "Always fear the unknown," looks like a reference to a quote by Lovecraft: "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
    • Howard's line, "Hastur cf'tagn", is in the R'lyehian (AKA Cthuvian) language that Lovecraft created, and is a direct quote from The Return of Hastur by August Derleth, a friend of Lovecraft.
  • It is theorized by some players that Howard might be Francis' father, due to their almost identical body shapes and connections to mystical power.
  • Howard is a fan-inspired cat, suggested by wilcox1232 on the Castle Cats subreddit.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Official Images[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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