Organoid

Organoid

Organoid is a special type of fictional mecha which exist within the "Zoids" anime, manga and some of the games; specifically, in "".

Overview

Organoids are a special type of Zoid - mechanical creatures resembling animals. They usually look like small Tyrannosaurs, (albeit many with added features like wings, spikes, etc), although the Organoid "Pulse" from the "Zoids Saga II" Game Boy game is a feline of some description. Organoids are much smaller than regular Zoids, around the size of a small horse.

In the Zoids anime, Ancient Zoidians and Organoids have a special connection to each other - three of the four organoids seen in the Zoids: Chaotic Century and Zoids: Guardian Force series are companions of an Ancient Zoidian.

Organoids do not appear in the "" "" or "" series, although reference is made to an "Organoid System" in certain zoids. It is not clear whether this Organoid System has anything to do with actual Organoids, or whether it is called that because it mimics the abilities of an Organoid

Basic Abilities

Although Organoids are extremely varied and possess all manner of different special abilities, Organoids tend to have a base set of special powers.

* Flight: All Organoids are capable of some form of flight, whether it be flight via boosters, like Zeke, or actual wings, such as Shadow.
* Fusion: All Organoids are capable of turning into a bolt of pure energy and merging directly with the core of a Zoid. Their own power added to that of the Zoid greatly increases a Zoid's speed, power and maneuverability.
* Independent control: All Organoids are capable of controlling a Zoid on their own, without the assistance of a human pilot. This ability could possibly be seen as an extension of their ability to fuse with another Zoid.
* Escape Pod: The inside of an Organoid is hollow, filled with hundreds of prehensile tubes or wires. Under dire circumstances, the Organoid can bail the pilot out, wrapping them up with wires and withdrawing them into their hollow bodies to make a quick escape.
* Metamorphosis: Although all Zoids are capable of gradual ontogeny on their own, an Organoid can greatly accelerate this process, enabling a Zoid to change into to a more advanced form; for example, turning a Shield Liger into a Blade Liger, or a Geno Saurer into a Geno Breaker. Indeed, according to the character Dr. D, this seems to be their primary function.

Individual Organoids

Anime

Zeke

Van Flyheight's Organoid, a Silver Organoid with red eyes, and the first one seen in the series. He goes by the name "Sieg" in the Japanese version, and in both versions, Zeke is named after the Command Wolf Van's father once piloted. Zeke is friendly and loyal to both Van and Fiona. Early on in the series, Irvine wanted to steal Zeke for himself, believing an Organoid was too valuable to waste on a kid. After becoming friends with Van he came to accept that Van and Zeke were meant to be partners. Zeke is depicted as having more personality than other Organoids, often displaying anthropomorphic behaviors for comedic effect.

In addition to basic Organoid powers, Zeke has the ability to resurrect dead Zoids, and heal Zoids that are damaged in battle. He has displayed this ability on multiple occasions, sealing cracks in the Shield Liger's body and growing back one of the Blade Liger's blades after it broke off in battle. He also posesses immense physical strength, being shown to shove Bull's Guysak a considerable distance by crashing into it. In the Chaotic Century manga series, Van capitalised on Zeke's brute strength more often, sometimes using him directly in combat the way he would a regular Zoid.

hadow

Shadow is the second Organoid encountered in the series. He belongs to Raven, Van's rival, and is black with blue eyes. Shadow is a direct opposite to Zeke in nearly every way, in both appearance and attitude. In contrast to Zeke's friendly nature, Shadow is feral and dangerous. He obeys only Raven, and is his only companion. Despite Raven only seeing him as tool for destruction, Shadow is very loyal to Raven and will willingly give his life protect him. Though he is frequently accused of killing Raven's parents, the dark Organoid seen in the flashback is actually Ambient in low light (Shadow hadn't even come out of his stasis pod yet). Later in the series, Shadow dies due to the Massive strain on the Geno Breaker's core, caused by both the battle with Van and a near hit of the Death Stinger's Charged Partical Cannon shortly after it's Revival, but is revived by the Dark Kaiser (Prozen) in one of the final episodes, Resulting in the lost of his Memmory.

In addition to basic Organoid powers, Shadow has great fortitude, able to remain fused to the Geno Breaker longer than most Organoids would normally be capable of. Also, once again in a direct parallel to Zeke's resurrecting and healing powers, Shadow is able to destroy smaller Zoids by ripping right through the core. This is most evident in the Chaotic Century manga, where Zoids would die after Shadow fused with them, (with the notable exception of the Berserk Fury Shadow Edge.)

Ambient

Ambient is the third Organoid encountered in the series, and one of the two new ones introduced in the latter half. He is red with green eyes with a thagomizer on his tail, and belongs to the Ancient Zoidian Hiltz. Ambient is cold and merciless, although unlike Shadow's wild nature, Ambient is more cunning and wily. Ambient is the Organoid who killed Raven's parents.

Ambient's abilities are an extension of the base metamorphosis ability possessed by all Organoids; he is able to tap directly into a Zoid's core and bring out its full potential instantly. This is witnessed on the occasion he fused with a Gun Sniper, causing it to turn red and sprout spikes. He was also able to merge two Zoid cores together to create the Death Stinger, in another display of his mastery of Zoid metamorphosis.

He was also able to jump-start the Death Stinger after it had survived being crushed by the Gravity Cannon, and regenerate its Charged Particle Cannon when Hiltz later faced off against Van one-on-one, but it is implied that these were new abilities granted to him by Zoid Eve. Ambient is absorbed by the Death Stinger's core after fusing with it one final time in preparation for the transfer of its core to the Death Saurer. It is likely that Ambient died along with Hiltz and Prozen when Van destroyed the Death Saurer.

pecular

Specular is the fourth and final Organoid introduced in the series. The Organoid has no clear gender, but it is usually assumed to be female due to its slender form, female partner, and shrill, hiss-like noises it makes. She is a blue Organoid with yellow eyes and buglike mandibles. Taller and more slender than the other Organoids, Specular belongs to the Ancient Zoidian Reese. She doesn't display much personality, but is shown to be loyal and friendly to Reese.

Specular's special ability lies in her power to amplify Reese's already formidable psychic powers. She is also able to make a Zoid grow larger when she fuses with it, as seen when Specular fused with Reese's Double Sworder. However, this power was only ever used once and seems to have been retconned later in the series, as Reese never uses it on her Geno Saurer or makes any further mention of it. In short, she is the least developed of the four Organoids of the series. Like Zeke, her means of flight are also boosters, but the difference is she has them all over her body.

There appears to be some slight confusion over the correct spelling of Specular's name, much like there is for her master, Reese. She is referred to occasionally as "Specula" in the dubbed version of the anime, and even more strangely, as "Sakura" in one of Viz's Chaotic Century DVD extra features.

Games

Pulse

Pulse is a leopard-type Organoid unique to the games, particularly in "Zoids Saga II" ("Zoids Legacy" in the English-language release), owned by Zeru, the game's protagonist. His primary abilities are healing and fusion. The other skills were never seen. Furthermore, depending on the choice of words Zeru says to people, Pulse's color (which determines its stat growth) can either change to black (Attack power), red (Defensive power) or blue (Speed) or remain white (HP). However, his primary ability is to infuse any Zoid Zeru is in with the Zoidcore Overload System (ZOS), doubling its power and giving it one or two extra attacks per turn of combat. Zeru is immune from the side effects of ZOS unlike the other characters who are forced to use it when forced to fight them because Pulse is the only stable ZOS generator. Pulse was given to Zeru by Dr. T, Atory's personal scientist and a character from the original Zoids Saga and Silver Liger Zero, early on in the game.

Manga

Organoid System

Also of note are the Ultimate X Zoids, the Liger Zero and the Berserk Fury in the "" anime. Believed by most to be nothing but a Myth, the "Ultimate X" was occasionally alluded to, but it was never directly explained what the Ultimate X "was" until the second-to-last episode. The only indication given was that it was a legendary Zoid of some kind, whom Alteil, (a member of the Backdraft organization) believed to be the Liger Zero. The search for the Ultimate X was the driving force behind Alteil's character throughout the series, and numourous failed attempts to obtain the Liger Zero drove him to look for an Ultimate X of his own, eventually finding one in the Berserk Fury.

In episode 25, "Survival: The Mystery of the Ultimate X", Doctor Laon reveals the true nature of the Ultimate X, explaining that the Liger Zero and the Berserk Fury have what is called an "Integrated Organoid System". Built directly into the Zoid's core, the Organoid system is actually an extremely advanced, self supporting artificial intelligence program. The Organoid system allows the Liger Zero and the Berserk Fury to think and learn on their own; every time an Ultimate X is defeated, it emerges with even greater strength than before. This is seen in the final battle in New Century Zero, where both the Liger Zero and the Berserk Fury's Organoid systems rapidly counter each other's attacks and increase their speed and power as the battle keeps on going. In addition, only special "chosen ones" can pilot and bring out the full potential of an Ultimate X, such as Bit Cloud and Vega Obscura.

Battle Story

While the battle story does not have Organoids as such, it does feature something called the Organoid System. Different from the similarly-named system seen in "New Century", the Organoid System was discovered by Guylos scientists in an ancient ruin. The Empire was able to copy the system and integrate it into their newest Zoids, improving their performance. The Republic also copied the system, and used it to create their own new Zoids.

The exact nature of the Organoid System is unclear; it may be a part of the Zoid (Although it is never listed in the Zoid's equipment) or even a completely separate system or modification made at the time of manufacture. There is no indication that the Organoid System is in any way like the anime Organoid System, however, or that Organoids even exist in the battle story.

The Organoid System enhances a Zoid's performance, making it faster, more agile, more capable and more intelligent. All Zoids that use Organoid Systems were first released in the New Japanese Release; those that are known to use it include the Rev Raptor, Geno Saurer, Geno Breaker, Blade Liger, Storm Sworder, Gun Sniper, Lightning Saix and Death Stinger. The Republic also tried to use an Organoid system in a Gojulas; while the resulting Zoid, known as Gojulas the Ogre, was far more capable than a regular Gojulas, it was also almost completely uncontrollable.

The Organoid system is apparently hard to manufacture or mass-produce; because of problems with the manufacture of the system, the Republic had to discontinue production of the Storm Sworder in favour of the older Raynos. Zoids based on "wild" Zoids, like the Liger Zero, do not use Organoid Systems at all, though giving it somewhat the same, maybe superior, efficiency. (It is noted that the Berserk Fury's capabilities surpass those of its predecessor, the Geno Breaker.)

BEEK

BEEK is an AI program developed by Thomas Shubaltz of the Guardian Force. Installed into the core of his Dibison, BEEK is capable of uncovering an opponent's weaknesses and exploiting them, among other abilities, (such as tracking stealth Zoids by footprints and gunfire). He communicates to Thomas via robotic beeps, whistles, and warbles, similar to those made by R2-D2 of Star Wars fame. BEEK is integrated into the combat system of the Dibison, but can also be carried portably by Thomas via a multipurpose device that also serves as the Dibison's steering wheel. Thomas boasts that his BEEK AI system is superior to a real Organoid.

Also of note is that Leena's Dibison has the same multipurpose steering unit as Thomas', although it is unexplained if hers has a BEEK AI as well.


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