Razin ラジン

Razin
Razin

Height : 100 meters
Mass : 50,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Claw Shoot; Death Beam; Stun Beam; Life Beam; levitation; shapeshifting capabilities; high intelligence

Appearances

Godzilla Trading Battle (1998)

Series // Video Games

Sound

Description

A man-made genetically-engineered creature from a failed bio-engineering program, which was kick-started to solve world hunger issues. Food was going to be manufactured in the form of large edible organisms. However, a little mistake caused one of these creations to come to life, birthing Razin. It was given intelligence to help sort livestock, and was programmed with combat capabilities. Over time, Razin began forming its own complex battle strategies, and eventually turned on its creators.

Razin has the ability to float above the ground. Unfortunately, this method of transportation is very slow, and its low defenses make it hard for Razin to tank many attacks. However, it can use shapeshifting abilities to out-maneuver the attacks of its opponents. In battle, Razin is as good at far-ranged combat as it is at close quarters. At far range, it has an array of weaponry, including a number of beam-related attacks. It can even fire off its sharp claws like missiles, growing them back then shooting them instantaneously. Up close, Razin can wail on its opponents with these same claws. Due to its high intelligence, Razin can easily adapt new battle strategies, making it hard to hit the monster with the same move more than once. It has great evasive skills, giving it high mobility on the battlefield, making up for its slow moving speed.


Powers / Weapons
Claw Shoot

Claw Shoot

A ranged physical attack. Razin rapidly fires off its pincers like missiles, striking the opponent with a barrage of eight sharp blows. As Razin's claws instantly regrow, it allows for them to be fired swiftly and consecutively.

   
Death Beam

Death Beam

A deadly ray endowed with darkness. Razin fires a black-and-purple beam from its orb-like chest that, upon making contact, engulfs the opponent in bubbles of dark energy. As the energy expands, the foe is bombarded with dozens of minor explosions. Up to three of these black-and-purple bubbles form on contact, one after another, which swell to a large size before dissipating.

   
Stun Beam

Stun Beam

A paralyzing projectile attack. A soft pink light condenses in the form of a transparent orb on Razin's chest, which is then fired at the opponent. As the orb hits, a white light flashes before the foe's body is briefly blanketed in blackness, completely incapacitating them. It is unknown how long the paralysis can last, though the victim is typically able to regain movement after being struck by a follow-up attack.

   
Life Beam

Life Beam

A healing technique with an area of effect. Razin covers its body in a greenish, ringed, tube-shaped energy source, which eventually compresses into a circle of teal light around Razin as it restores a suitable mount of its health. Razin can even heal nearby monsters if they stand within the ringed energy source.

   
Levitation

Levitation

Razin is capable of levitation. As it lacks proper legs, it requires this ability to move around. While this makes it a slow-moving target, it can occasionally grant itself brief bursts of speed in battle to help it avoid enemy attacks.

   
Shapeshifting Capabilities

Shapeshifting Capabilities

When in combat, Razin can contort its large body in a variety of ways, usually as a way to surprise its opponent or gain an offensive advantage. It can morph itself to become longer or taller when necessary, and can relocate limbs to different positions near its orb-like core. As a result, its real height and length are rarely seen, as its body is so inconsistent.

   
High Intelligence

High Intelligence

Razin was programmed with incredible intelligence. What it lacks in defense, it makes up for in its attack capabilities and its capacity to create complex battle strategies. Razin learns about its opponent while in battle: if its foe uses a certain move more than once, Razin is able to foresee the technique and will counterattack appropriately, whether offensively or defensively.


Background and Trivia
  • An original monster created for Godzilla Trading Battle. Its credited designers are Hurricane Ryu, Hideo Okamoto, and Satoshi Nakai, with design supervisor credit to Koichi Kawakita.
  • Razin's Godzilla Trading Battle in-game card was illustrated by Satoshi Nakai.
  • Its codename was "GP 547," presumably making it the 547th genetically-engineered organism in the failed bio-engineering program prior to it becoming a living monster and being given the name Razin.