Published on Aug 20, 2020

Minecraft Creeper Background Images

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Creepers are one of the main antagonists in Minecraft. They are one of the most unique and iconic hostile mobs found within the game. A creeper can easily be recognized by its tall vertical structure (roughly the size of a player), its pixelated body covered in a range of greens to whites, and its four legs. It is one of the most dangerous mobs in the game, as it is not affected by sunlight like zombies and skeletons (but it can despawn after a while) and will always remain hostile (unlike the spider, which becomes neutral in daylight). This makes it a constant threat as it silently roams the map, searching for an unknowing player to explode upon. It should be noted, however, that most creepers do despawn during the day, along with spiders. It is often used as the game’s mascot by Mojang.

The creeper was accidentally created by Notch, the creator of Minecraft. While Notch was trying to create the first-ever passive mob, the pig, a coding mistake was made, and he accidentally swapped the height and lengths of the pig’s build. As a result, he got a tall, slim being with the face and torso in the shape of a player instead of a pig. With no arms and 4 stubby legs, this creature became known as the creeper, a mob that explodes within a distance from the player. It is one of the most recognizable Minecraft mobs and characters, another example being Steve.

When a creeper is killed by an arrow shot by a skeleton, it will drop a random music disc, which can be played in a jukebox. It doesn’t matter what dealt most of the damage, as long as the last blow was the arrow of a skeleton. Creepers cannot use doors although they can climb ladders and vines despite not having any arms, being the only hostile mob who can do this.


If a creeper has been inflicted with a status effect, it will leave that effect behind on the ground, similar to lingering potions.

Creeper drop 0-2 gunpowder, which is used to craft TNT, but only when killed from damage caused by players. A creeper who is killed by its own explosion drops nothing.

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