A half man-half horse creature from a solar system about four lightyears away. In spite of the physical appearance, it usually laughs like a hyena. During a fight, it has an annoying habit of using odd, little gestures to keep your attention, although this may be common in other solar systems. Alpha Centaurs are known to charge from the trees and bushes, though in doing so their powers are weakened. Nevertheless, this can greatly injure a hero as they are caught off-guard.
Alpha Centaurs are particularly difficult for heroes in Godville because they are confused by the monster. They don't know if they should talk to the "man", attack him, or try and ride the "horse". This last option is a great distraction as the heroes hate walking everywhere, and would like a horse to ride. However, attempting to ride an Alpha Centaur only results in the injury of anyone and everyone nearby.
Alpha Centaurs hate being stereotyped as your ordinary half-man half-horse slightly uncivilized astrology-oriented bow-and-arrow wielding forest-dwelling maniac. In fact, if one even hints at the slightest mention of any of these things, the Alpha Centaur will stand on its hind legs and quietly mumble something along the lines of "Beam me up, Scotty." these words bring down a maelstrom of horrific winds, flashing lights, and loss of vision (of the hero) for several seconds. After this, the Alpha Centaur will have vanished, leaving only a note saying, "I'm not one of those lame horseys from Harry Potter, dude."