The Burrowing Fang : Dorirudon

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  1. Thunderwyvern

    Thunderwyvern Well-Known Member

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    Dorirudon
    ドリル歯

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    Height:
    86 meters
    Weight: 42,000 metric tons
    Gender: Male
    Combat Style: Melee
    Primary Attacks: Teeth, Tail
    Secondary Attacks: Body Roll, Hand Claws
    Primary Weapon: Drill Lunge
    Secondary Weapon: Acidic Gas Breath
    Energy Style: Consumption
    Overview: Dorirudon, is a massive burrowing reptilian creature who's territory runs underneath the rocky mountains of North America. His throat and belly are covered in tooth-like protrusions that he uses paired with sharp claws to bore through the earth. Rotating his body similar to how a crocodile performs a death roll. This makes his body akin to a whole saw. Normally feeding on other large subterranean organisms, he has been known to surface on occasion. As a last resort against attackers, he can spew a cloud of gas into the air from his mouth that has acidic properties. The spikes on his body are made entirely out of ore deposits from Dorirudon's strange diet. And like the teeth of a shark, have extra rows that grow out to replace the damaged ones on the surface of his body.
    Origin: In the 1960's a geological survey was being performed in the central Rockies by a team led by geologist Akio Mori. During the survey, one of Akio's assistants had accidentally broke through a thin layer of earth and rock, plunging several meters into a hole. This accident, would lead Akio and his team to one of the most monumental discoveries in Earth's history. A network of tunnels that ran deep into the earth like veins to a heart. And that heart, was an immense subterranean ecosystem the likes of which the world has never seen. Carnivorous isopods as big as cattle, bizarre crustaceans with limbs like telephone poles, and of course..him. An enormous apex predator that Akio had dubbed "Dorirudon" or "drill-tooth". Dorirudon seemed to be a species of reptillian creature with a powerful beak-like mouth. It has been speculated that perhaps these organisms were here since before the very mountains that stand today had even formed. When a sea first covered much of the surface. And over time, those same organisms slowly adapted to life underground, in an environment where the only light is bioluminescent or the result of ignited methane pockets. This strange ecosystem, has been dubbed "Okami's Cradle" after Sarutahiko Okami, the Japanese deity of Earth.
    Since Akio's discovery, Dorirudon has appeared to become more active near the surface. Causing cave-ins in mines and railroad tunnels along the Rockies. Attracted to the exposed mineral deposits for which is the cause of man's probing curiosity of the deep dark.
    Energy System: While eating organic material mainly from living things, such as the other inhabitants that live with him underground, Dorirudon has also been known to eat different minerals from the earth. This makes mines and quarries a target for food.
    Ranged Combat: Due to the dietary habits of Dorirudon, he can produce a gas from the mixing of minerals and bodily fluids inside his stomach. This gas is then expelled forth with great pressure. The high levels of acidity in the gas cause it to rapidly dissolve and eat at organic matter on contact. Dorirudon himself has adapted immunity to the effects of the gas.
    Grappling: Being mostly on all fours, Dorirudon has a low center of gravity giving him an advantage when grappling. His powerful jaws clamp onto the target, then throwing them up into the air and batting them away with a swing of his powerful tail.
    Melee Combat: Dorirudon is most dangerous in close quarters. Spinning his body and lunging at the opponent with either his bite or a swing of his tail. Shredding the enemy into pieces from contact to the many sharp edges. Dorirudon is quite fast and agile for his squat posture and proportions. He can even stand up on two legs for short periods of time to increase his running speed.
    Weaknesses: During Dorirudon's drill lunge, he can only go straight forward. Though the armor is strong on his limbs, neck, and face, his hind rear flanks are much weaker to attacks.
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  2. Thunderwyvern

    Thunderwyvern Well-Known Member

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    Will be adding pictures and other details very soon just fyi.
     
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  3. Shashi

    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I'm liking this one already :o. Good show mate :) :thumbsup
     
  4. Thunderwyvern

    Thunderwyvern Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the delays on images for this guy, I've been going through like 3-4 different concepts and debating which I like more lol. I think maybe making him a more bipedal monster would be more interesting. So likely the first concept of him will be so, though I will make a concept of him on all fours to help as well.
     
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  5. Shashi

    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Oh, please do! I can see that drawing bipedal monsters would be easier to do, but a picture of him on all fours would be a welcome addition as well :)

    By the way, do visit the Daikaiju Daikessen thread and download the demo when you're free; it's quite the absorbing game :)
     
  6. Thunderwyvern

    Thunderwyvern Well-Known Member

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    Finally finished my official design of Dorirudon. I kinda got inspired by a few different kaiju from the Showa era. There's Yongary, the South Korean kaiju. Then there's some ultrman kaiju like Neronga, Red King, and a dash of Kemular.
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  7. Thunderwyvern

    Thunderwyvern Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of Yongary, I think his roar is around the kind of roar I think would fit Dorirudon
     
  8. Shashi

    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, it looks neat! Does Dorirudon have spikes on his back, as per his description in the fist post above about how similar he was to Anguirus in terms of anatomy?
     
  9. Thunderwyvern

    Thunderwyvern Well-Known Member

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    I had made some changes as I went through concepts for him. My earliest design was a bit too similar to monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Also I mention in my post of his image what his inspirations were and several of which were semi-bipedal or on all-fours.
     
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    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I see. I only know a few of them, and the rest I'll read up on to have a better idea of what direction you're going for.
     
  11. cmeyer9542

    cmeyer9542 Well-Known Member

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    Cool, I really like his visual appearance
     
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