The question is simple: Which version of the Pathfinder/DND troll do you like best?
Version 1:"Plant Man"
Most humanoid looking one, with thin, lanky features, wicked claws, sunken eyes, droopy nose, pointy ears, and plant-like skin.
Version 2: "Scaled Brute"
Much bulkier, with defined musculature and plated, reptilian skin, beady eyes, jagged tusks with four fingered hands bearing ragged, flat, long nails and stumpy, a snarled, stubby nose, and an extended lower jaw with a slithering, long tongue.
Version 3: "Man-Beast"
Has an almost wolfish snout, shaggy fur, leaner build, rotund belly, bowed legs, and flatter heads.
So, which is best? I personally like #2 as being distinct from the plant man troll, still keeping that savage streak though it doesn't seem as freaky. Version 3 strikes me as silly, like a bumbling cartoon rather than a ferocious monster. The features are exaggerated beyond the point of being agreeable, and its beady eyes look more dumb than they do malicious.
|Darksol the Painbringer|
I'd vote for number two, but given the bizarre biologies of the trolls, it could be plausible that the regeneration causes them to have differing appearances over time, adapting to injuries and environmental conditions, so a troll in a more forested environment could end up looking like #3, one that needs pure intimidation could end up like #2, or one in a swampy environment could end up like #1.