Phosphor ist ein zwiespältiges Element. Es wurde seinerzeit im Urin entdeckt. Einerseits ist es lebenswichtig für Tiere und Pflanzen, zum Beispiel als Energieträger oder Teil der DNS. Reiner Phosphor dagegen ist sehr gefährlich, kann sich selbst entzünden und wird für Brandbomben verwendet.
The air we breathe is 78% Nitrogen. As unimpressive as it seems, as important it is for life and many chemical reactions: amino acids – the building blocks of life need nitrogen. But it can also be found in explosives like dynamite.
Nitro the monster is a quiet one that can’t be stirred up easily. But when someone gets on its nerves, it can literally explode.
There are only two liquid elements, brome is one of them. It can be found in the hypnotic drug Bromisoval, in flame resistants, tear gas and foto chemicals.
Bromus the Monster is a crabby deep sea fish. It has hypnotic powers and can put people to sleep just by yawning – if ontly its bad breath wouldn’t wake them up again.
Gallium is a metal that melts at body temperature. There used to be teaspoons made of gallium as novelty items to scare granmas at tea time. Its name is derived from the word Gallus – latin for rooster, the symbol for France, since it was discovered there.
Gallius is an amphibious moster that dwells on land as well as in water. Don’t overheat his slow temper or he will boil over.
The Sweet sang in their song Love is like Oxygen "You get too much, you get too high. Not enough and you're gonna die." We need oxygen to live, but it can be destructive as well with fire, rust etc.. It is the most common element on earth. When cooled below -218°C oxygen becomes a blueish, magnetic liquid.
Oxy the monster is a moody hothead. He interferes everywhere and easily loses his temper. But when the going gets tough, it's good to have him nearby, because for his friends he would go through fire any time.
Mercury is the only liquid metal at room temperature. The alchemists thought of it as the First Matter of which all metals are formed. Because of its toxicity the use in most applications is decreasing – except for energy saving lamps.
Hydrargy the monster is the king’s devious advisor. Nobody knows what his plans are and whom he is teaming up with.
Hydrogen is the number one among the elements. It was born right after the big bang. Even today it is the most abundant element in the universe but at the same time the smallest. We can find it in the sun, in water, in our bodies – virtually everywhere.
Hydro the monster is the eternal child. A lively little fella – curious, playful, full of energy and almost unbearably optimistic.
Strontium was discovered in a village called Strontian in Scotland. It is used mainly for pyrotechnics and the aluminium industry.
Because the place of discovery is not too far away from Loch Ness, some people claim, that the monster Strong T is an invention, just like Nessie. A dangerous claim, because one might get hit in the head by Strong T for it.
Manganese is a trace element neccessary for photosynthesis and certain enzymes. It is mainly used in the steel industry. There are huge supplies of manganese in the deep seas called manganese nodules.
Mang Gang the monster hates two things: odour and disorder. Unfortunately there is a lot of both in the Elemonsters-world. Therefore he is often nervous and irritable.
Tin was discovered in ancient times. As bronze – an alloy with copper - it gave a whole period its name. Below 13°C tin starts to crumble - a phenomenon called "tin pest". When bent it makes a distinguished sound: the tin cry.
Stannus the monster is the guard of the king's palace. He is unable to talk with a normal voice and screams permanently. Therefore he also serves as the herald of the court and announces the king's newest laws and resolutions. Unfortunately he is very sensitive to low temperatures and thus easily catches the cold and suffers from rheumatism.