"You were expecting maybe a hippo or something?"—In-game description
"Nature's accident. With wings. Them's good eatin."—In-game description
The Flying Purple Tapir is a cheat unit in Age of Empires III that is spawned when the "wuv woo vol.2" cheat is used. Like the name suggests, it is a purple tapir that flies across the battlefield, leaving a rainbow-colored trail in its wake.
While its stats suggests it is an effective combat unit, it can't actually attack anything, and it can be attacked by both ranged and melee units. When suffering damage, its speed drops temporarily to 4.88. It also has a very small Line of Sight, making it ill-suited for scouting.
|Cheat units in the Age of Empires series|
|Age of Empires|
|Baby Prez · Big Bertha · Black Rider · Flying Dutchman · Medusa · Nuke Trooper · Photon Man · St. Francis |
Stealth Archer · Stormbilly · Winsett's other Z · Winsett's Z
|Age of Empires II|
|Alfred the Alpaca · Cobra Car · Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin · Saboteur · VMDL · Sharkatzor · Photon Man|
|Age of Mythology|
|Bella · Flying Purple Hippo · Forkboy · Lazer Bear|
|Age of Empires III|
|BigAndy · Fluffy · Flying Purple Tapir · George Crushington · Flaming Hot Dog Cart · Monster Ice Cream Truck · Lazerbear|
Learicorn · Mediocre Bombard · The Tommynator