"There he is! Turn around and face us, you coward!!"
"Sorry boys... as much as I'd love to... I don't have plans to get
THAT hard today."
So gorgons are a race of creatures who can turn a man into stone
just by looking him in the eyes. They're normally physically weak
since they rely on this insta-kill ability. There's a legend about an
hero named Perseus who killed one female gorgon named Medusa
by avoiding to stare at her. Since aiming with your eyes closed is
hard, it took quite a long time to butcher the bitch and in the end
Medusa's entire lair was covered in her blood. Perseus then used
Medusa's head that still had one last charge of insta-kill to petrify
a naughty tentacle monster who captured his boyfriend