Dororin ドロリン

Dororin
Dororin

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Powers / Weapons

Eye beams; body formation; shapeshifting; flight

Weaknesses

Water

Appearances

Godzilla Island Episode 171 - The Present from the Giant Emperor (1998); Godzilla Island Episode 172; Godzilla Island Episode 173; Godzilla Island Episode 174; Godzilla Island Episode 175; Godzilla Island Episode 176; Godzilla Island Episode 177; Godzilla Island Episode 178

Series // Godzilla Island

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Description

After a failed attempt by Landes to recruit Gigan to her side, the Xilien was approached by the Giant Dark Emperor. The being granted her a new monster with which to destroy Godzilla Island: Dororin, a hideous shapeshifter capable of taking any form. Intent on getting Gigan and Godzilla to fight one another, Landes sent Dororin to Matango Island, where Gigan was currently residing. Forming his body out of the earth, Dororin assumed the form of Godzilla and attacked Gigan, knocking the cyborg unconscious with a giant rock to the head. Making his way to Godzilla Island, the space monster transformed into Gigan and used the same tactic again, assaulting Godzilla with a boulder. Landes' scheme worked; as soon as Gigan regained consciousness, the cyborg made a beeline for Godzilla Island. Naturally, the two monsters blamed one another for Dororin's trickery and went on the attack.

DororinAs Godzilla and Gigan began to fight each other, Landes ordered Dororin to attack the G-Guard Base. Reappearing and reforming elsewhere on the island, the evil shapeshifter began to carry out his mistress' orders, blasting the facility with yellow beams from his eyes. With Godzilla busy fighting Gigan, the G-Guard Commander piloted Mechagodzilla into battle to stop Dororin's rampage. After a brief struggle, Mechagodzilla struck Dororin with its eye beams, blowing the monster to pieces. But the shapeshifting fiend was not beaten so easily, as the beast simply used the soil of Godzilla Island to rebirth himself, fully healed and ready to continue the fight. Not only could the creature reassemble himself upon destruction, he could also disassemble and reform at will, disappearing into the ground and reappearing behind Mechagodzilla, allowing it to outmaneuver and overpower the mech, no matter how many times it managed to destroy Dororin.

Realizing they needed Godzilla's help in order to overcome the invader, Moguera was launched from the base, piloted by Nao. Spotting the mech as it fired into the air, Dororin took the opportunity to shoot his eye beams at it, blasting the war machine out of the sky. Luckily, Nao was able to recover and land Moguera safely, getting Godzilla to understand the dire situation soon thereafter and pulling him away from his fight with Gigan, sending him to deal with Dororin.

Arriving at the G-Guard Base, Godzilla got Dororin's attention by blasting the alien beast in the back with his atomic ray. Briefly wrestling with the creature, Godzilla slammed the shapeshifting monster to the ground, breaking him apart. But Dororin immediately reformed, phasing through the guise of Gigan in the process, revealing to Godzilla that the cyborg was innocent after all. Unfortunately, Dororin's energy beams and ability to disappear and reform at will began to overwhelm the King of the Monsters, and the shapeshifter began to grapple him from behind, with Godzilla unable to break free. Just then, Gigan appeared, slicing Dororin with his Universal Cutter buzzsaw, shattering the beast and freeing Godzilla.

As Godzilla and Gigan continued to battle Dororin, Misato had realized the shapeshifter was rebuilding his body from the soil and knew what had to be done to stop the monster, piloting Fire Fighter Jet Jaguar into battle. As soon as the red robot arrived, it opened its fire hose, spraying Dororin with water. Completely drenched, Dororin was no longer capable of maintaining his earthly form and fell apart into a useless pile of mud. His outer body gone and unable to reform itself, the monster's true form - a small orb of energy - was revealed. Exposed and defenseless, Dororin shot into the sky, attempting to return to the Giant Dark Emperor and Landes, but Gigan was already on his tail. Catching up with him in seconds, the cyborg used his Universal Cutter once again, this time slicing the orb into pieces which faded away, permanently ending the threat of Dororin.


Powers / Weapons
Eye Beams

Eye Beams

Dororin can fire yellow energy beams from his eyes.

The shapeshifter uses this energy weapon in battle frequently and they are strong enough to blast Moguera out of the sky.

   
Body Formation

Body Formation

Dororin possesses the ability to call large amounts of rocks and soil to himself, forming a body capable of physically interacting with objects and other monsters. The shapeshifter can use this ability to dissolve and reform himself at will, which he uses to his advantage in battle to avoid enemy attacks. He can also reform his body even upon its complete destruction at the hands of enemy monsters, completely undamaged and immediately at full strength.

On occasion, Dororin's body will "glitch" upon reforming and work itself through recent transformations the creature has utilized. This was shown when the monster inadvertently phases through Godzilla's and Gigan's forms before settling into his normal body.

   
Shapeshifting

Shapeshifting

Dororin's most memorable power is the ability to reconfigure his earth body into any shape he sees fit at will. Within seconds, he is able to make himself look like anyone else, and he used this power to trick Godzilla and Gigan into fighting one another.

Though very useful, the technique isn't without its flaws; whichever monster Dororin transforms into still retains the space monster's brown and yellow color scheme, a rather telling clue to the creature's identity while disguised.

   
Flight

Flight

Dororin's energy orb form is shown to be able to fly upon the defeat of his outer body.


Weaknesses
Water

Water

As a creature mostly comprised of dirt, water will reduce Dororin's outer body into a sludgy pile of mud and render it incapable of reforming, leaving the monster's true form vulnerable.


Background and Trivia
  • Despite being portrayed by a recolored eight inch Bandai figure of Kumasogami from Yamato Takeru (1994), Dororin has no connection to the God of Kumaso aside from the obvious visual similarities and shared ability to transform his body (though Dororin's shapeshifting works in a completely different manner than Kumasogami's).
  • Dororin's name originates from "doro" (ドロ), the Japanese word for mud.