Bakugon バクゴン

Bakugon
Bakugon

Height : 80 meters
Mass : 69,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Flamethrower; illusions; hallucinogenic toxic gas

Appearances

Zone Fighter Episode 23 - Secret of Bakugon: The Giant Terror-Beast! (1973)

Series // SHOWA

Sound Effect

Description

A new type of Terror-Beast, Bakugon was fired from space in a Terror-Beast missile and hidden underneath the ground of a scrap yard, where it began spewing toxic gas from a nearby lake. This invisible gas caused anyone who inhaled it to suffer hallucinations, which was used to great effect against some local children, including Akira. After unraveling this nefarious plot of the Garogas, the Zone Family witnessed the ground beneath the lake split and the monster Bakugon rise up. Hotaru summoned the strength of Zone Fighter and battled it, seemingly beating it easily with hand-to-hand techniques. However, the monster soon began to generate confusing illusions. Unable to tell where it was or which illusion was the real target, the hero was soon weakened. When his kin tried aiding him with a new energy capsule, the monster intervened and caused the capsule to miss.

Things began to look grim for the champion of justice, but still he struggled on. He fought wildly in an attempt to turn the tide of battle again. Displaying brutal tactics against the Terror-Beast, Zone Fighter finally pinned it down while his family brought in another energy capsule to recharge him. Instantly rejuvenated, Zone Fighter wasted no more time and unleashed the full power of his Meteor Missile Might, destroying the monster once and for all.


Powers / Weapons
Flamethrower

Flamethrower

From the tip of its snout, Bakugon is capable of sending forth a stream of swirling fire to catch anything its way ablaze.

   
Illusions

Illusions

A strange power utilized by the Terror-Beast, Bakugon is capable of generating strange illusions to confuse people and its opponents. In battle, it made it appear as if there were multiple versions of itself and that it was teleporting around Zone Fighter.

   
Hallucinogenic toxic gas

Hallucinogenic toxic gas

An invisible gas which causes anyone who inhales it to suffer from extreme hallucinations. Several local children were completely fooled into thinking a beautiful garden existed, when it turned out to be nothing more than a scrap yard. Not even Akira or Hikaru could see through the illusion until they wore the specially-made Zone Glass.


Background and Trivia
  • According to Toho Special Effects: All Kaiju Illustrated Encyclopedia, its place of birth was on the planet Garoga Baron (Japanese: ガロガバラン星), the homeworld of the Garoga aliens.

    Though its subtitle is listed as being "Illusion Terror-Beast" (Japanese: 幻想恐獣), it is merely referred to as "Terror-Beast" (Japanese: 恐獣) during its entrance in the show. It is also known as the "Great Terror-Beast" (Japanese: 大恐獣).