Some mascots are harmless. Some are funny. Some are iconic. Others, however, are straight out of the most paralyzing nightmares -- dead-eyed monsters who are less representations of their teams and more distorted visions from a world that has gone wrong. The New Orleans Pelicans' King Cake Baby is one of those.

Why is it smiling? Why does it look like it's not going to stop at King Cake (which is admittedly delicious) but will move on to consuming our hopes and dreams? What is it pointing at? Is it pointing at us? Is it pointing at YOU? Oh no. Run!

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