Rippers are Demons from Daemonrealm. They are short and rather stubby, with small round heads with large, evil looking eyes and enormous hands. One hand is in the shape of a lobster-claw, the other in the shape of a small blade.
Despite their stubbiness, they are extremely agile and are used by Kativa as assassin and scout troops. In demonic, they are called Tathal'gram'sh which means "Hunter without sound".