Barakidon バラキドン

Barakidon
Barakidon

Height : 73 meters
Mass : 63,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

White smoke; hurricane winds from wings; red light from crest

Weaknesses

Light/Heat deprivation

Appearances

Zone Fighter Episode 12 - Terrorbeast HQ: Invade the Earth! (1973)

Series // SHOWA

Sound Effect

Description

A seemingly harmless egg is launched to Earth in a Terror-Beast Missile. But the Garoga aliens were already up to their usual schemes: having constructed a secret underground base, they began harnessing the power of chickens and geothermal energy, with the stolen energies being given to the egg. Not long after, the terrifying Barakidon was born, a monster so powerful that its mere awakening damages the underground Garoga base!

Hikaru transforms into Zone Fighter to combat the mighty Barakidon, and their battle rages on into the night. During this time, Zone Angel infiltrates the Garoga base and rescues the sister of one of Hotaru's friends, Yoko, stealing the blueprints of Barakidon in the process. Armed with the knowledge that Barakidon's strength relies on light and heat, she takes to the skies with Zone Junior and Yoko and blots out the moonlight with plumes of heavy black smoke from Smokey. Below, the feathered monster begins to suffer and breaks away from its duel with Zone Fighter, sprinting towards some nearby houses with their lights on. But the agile hero manages to beat Barakidon to the village, pushing the beast back with melee attacks and his signature Meteor Missile Might. When Barakidon refuses to go down, Zone Fighter utilizes his Meteor Freezer technique, spraying the giant chicken monster with an icy mist. With its body frozen and no light to feed on, Barakidon's body vaporizes in a dazzling display of flashing lights.


Powers / Weapons
White smoke

White smoke

From the tip of its beak, Barakidon can emit a stream of white smoke that can severely weaken its victims. It uses this to great effect against Zone Fighter, and even once against Smokey, though it was more effective against the former.

   
Hurricane winds from wings

Hurricane winds from wings

Simply by flapping its wing-like arms, Barakidon can generate winds strong enough to stun the mighty Zone Fighter and prevent him from advancing.

For some reason, Barakidon has a habit of striking its long feathered tail against the ground multiple times before and while performing this technique.

   
Red light from crest

Red light from crest

Barakidon can emit a flashing red light from its cockscomb. While capable of keeping Zone Fighter at bay, its exact properties are unknown.


Weaknesses
Light/Heat deprivation

Light/Heat deprivation

Barakidon relies on light in order to live. As a result, when deprived of either light or heat, its cellular tissue breaks down, eventually resulting in death. Zone Fighter and Zone Angel take advantage of this weakness by blocking the moon with smoke and freezing the monster, which led to its demise.


Background and Trivia