The Sphinx ザ·スフィンクス

The Sphinx
The Sphinx

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Mass-

Powers / Weapons

Forehead laser; crystal finger missiles; boulder manifestation; segmented body parts

Appearances

Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash (2007)

Series // Video Games

Sound

Description

Twenty years have passed since the hostile alien race known as the Vortaak threatened the Earth, and humanity has learned to coexist peacefully with the giant monsters of the world. But this peacetime suddenly comes to an abrupt end as an unexpected meteor shower bombards the planet, causing gigantic crystals to grow out of the ground. The situation grows more and more dire as this event causes a disturbance amongst the monsters, who begin attacking major cities in an effort to destroy the crystals and absorb their mysterious powers. All the while the Vortaak, whom have been amassing an even greater army than before, have redeclared war on Earth and begin sending alien weaponry and monsters of their own to harvest the crystals.

One of the cities most devastated by this calamity was the Egyptian capital of Cairo, which, after being showered with crystals, suddenly began floating into space! To top off the chaos, Egypt's iconic momument, the Great Sphinx of Giza, not only grew massive in size, but also gained a life of its own due to the influence of the mysterious crystals. Equipped with a dangerous forehead laser attack and crystal finger missiles, the gigantic form of the Sphinx rules the spatial ruins of Cairo with a floating iron fist.


Powers / Weapons
Forehead Laser

Forehead Laser

A basic energy attack. The Sphinx's floating head positions itself adjacent to its target and fires a wide blue laser from the middle of its forehead. The zigzagging laser is laced with chunks of purple crystals, but the crystals themselves are largely aesthetic.

   
Crystal Finger Missiles

Crystal Finger Missiles

Projectiles fired from the Sphinx's fingers. The Sphinx positions its right hand sideways and its left hand with palm facing downward, then ejects its sharp purple talons on each finger consecutively. Its right hand is primarily used to strike down aerial targets, while its left hand aims for foes on the ground. The crystal finger missiles do not move very quickly, but the Sphinx is capable of regenerating its talons almost instantly, allowing it to do follow-up strikes if necessary.

   
Boulder Manifestation

Boulder Manifestation

The Sphinx is capable of creating massive boulders. Typically, the Sphinx will dig its large hands into the ground around it to mold the rocks, then swiftly fling the newly-formed boulders to crush its opponents. Additionally, the Sphinx can also catapult boulders from the giant gaping hole in its chest, though it can only shoot one every couple of seconds.

   
Segmented Body Parts

Segmented Body Parts

Using the energy of the mysterious crystals, the Sphinx gained the ability to freely manipulate its head, arms, and hands without them having to be attached to its torso. Its head is capable of floating great distances at surprising speed, while its segmented arms and hands give it great combat flexibility.

   

Background and Trivia
  • An original monster created by the staff at Santa Cruz Games that appeared in a video game published by Atari, Inc.
  • Was a byproduct of the crystals released by SpaceGodzilla and is one of three monsters to be created in this manner, the others being Krystalak and Obsidius.
  • Was based on the Great Sphinx of Giza, an ancient Egyptian monument located in Giza, Egypt.
  • Completely lacks a roar in its debut game, though most of its attacks do have sound effects.