Mecha-Trilobite メカトリロバイト

Mecha-Trilobite
Mecha-Trilobite

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Powers / Weapons

None

Appearances

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Series // Millennium

Sound Effect

Description

Becoming extinct 245 million years ago, the trilobite was brought back to life through a spiritual successor thanks to the efforts of Doctor Tokumitsu Yuhara. To achieve this, the doctor created a half-robotic, half-organic organism. The exoskeleton of the aquatic life form was robotic. For the interior, the muscle and nerve tissue of a horseshoe crab were used. Dubbed a Mecha-Trilobite, the mechanic arthropod was given the ability to think through a tiny DNA based computer system.

The creature was first shown off to a group of students in 1999. Tokumitsu had envisioned the robotic as his way of restoring life to a once extinct organism. Unknown to the doctor, his small creation would place him on the radar of the Japanese government. Seeking out the professor, they brought him to the Science & Technology division of the Defense Agency. There, they displayed the bones of the original Godzilla to the professor, relating a plan to create the machine MFS-3 Kiryu. To achieve this, they wanted to manufacture a robotic monster that would use the same DNA based system that the doctor had fashioned for the Mecha-Trilobite.


Powers / Weapons
None

None

The Mecha-Trilobite demonstrated no abilities. It lay at the bottom of its tank, slowly moving around.


Background and Trivia
  • The cyborg is rarely listed in publications. One exception is the Toho Special Effects: All Kaiju Illustrated Encyclopedia. In this book, the creature is given the Japanese name of メカトリロバイト (Mekatorirobaito). No English name has ever been seen for the aquatic being, meaning it could be spelled as Mecha-Trilobite or Mechatrilobite.
  • The Mecha-Trilobite has its Japanese name written out as メカトリロバイト (Mekatorirobaito) in Katakana. This is noteworthy as Trilobite can also be written in Kanji as 三葉虫 (San Hamushi).