Obsidius

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Obsidius
Obsidius in Godzilla: Unleashed for the Wii
Alternate names Magmouth, Pyrodorah, Kazango, Dotoryo, Volcanis
Species Magma Organism
Height 98 meters[citation needed]
Length 190 meters[citation needed]
Weight 78,000 tons[citation needed]
Relations SpaceGodzilla (creator),
Krystalak ('brother')
First appearance Godzilla: Unleashed
Roar(s)

Obsidius (オブシディウス,   Obushidiusu) is a volcanic kaiju created by Atari, Pipeworks and Toho that first appeared in the 2007 Godzilla video game, Godzilla: Unleashed. He was chosen for the game through an IGN readers' poll, defeating The Visitor, Fire Lion, and Lightning Bug with 37% of the votes.[1]

Name

Obsidius' name comes from obsidian, a type of volcanic glass. It was chosen by a second IGN readers' poll after he was voted into the game, prevailing over Kazango, Dotoryo, and Volcanis. During the original poll, he was called Magmouth.

Design

Originally, according to art director Robert Caracol, Obsidius "was a combination of two separate concepts. The first was a rocky, craggy creature that was basically solid rock. The second was more akin to flowing magma. In the end, we came up with a blending of the two ideas, arriving at a monster that was a walking volcano. It possessed the hardness and sharpness of solid granite but could also attack using the molten fluid from within its body." Obsidius' design did not change much from there. Its colors range from a dark brown to charcoal black, and then its magma ranges from yellow to orange. It has three horns at the back of its head, no eyes, no mouth features—other than a hole similar to a throat where magma can be expelled from—and no real features other than rocky skin and thin lines of magma where articulation is required, like the joints of the arms, legs, neck, tail, and feet.

Abilities

Obsidius is made of volcanic rock, making him resistant to many attacks. He is immune to lava, and so can run around in the lava pools on the Seattle arena in the game. He can curl himself into a ball and roll around at high speeds. Many of Obsidius' attacks are similar to a gorilla and Orga, with his huge arms and flexible legs playing a huge role in his fighting style. Obsidius also has the ability to spit out burning lava (this attack is known as "Inferno") and burrow underground.

Video Games

Godzilla: Unleashed

"Although most of the crystals deposited on Earth by the meteor showers (sent by SpaceGodzilla in order to escape from his prison in Godzilla: Save the Earth) embedded themselves in the surface, some of them managed to punch through the earth's crust and enter the lithosphere. There, brought together by the magma flows from within the earth, a sentient creature was brought to life by the accumulated power of the crystals and the raw, ferrous materials of the earth. Obsidius emerged from a volcano onto the surface world only recently in conjunction with fellow mutant Krystalak, and thus far has resisted all attempts at communication. His virtually impenetrable mineral exterior shields him against both physical and energy assaults. He advances single-mindedly toward the most unstable crystal formations on the surface, and as such should be considered extremely dangerous."

Gallery

Concept Art

Screenshots

Trivia

  • Obsidius' roars are stock sound effects performed by Frank Welker for The Land Before Time, though Simon Strange has stressed that this was not done deliberately.

References

This is a list of references for Obsidius. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

one month ago
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I did that because I NEVER played on a Wii or PS2
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

one month ago
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Oh
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

one month ago
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

one month ago
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It doesn't help when you do that, if you have a answer to my question, then you respond
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

one month ago
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So... How do you do the absorb essence. Because for me, it's not in the training for him
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

one month ago
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Also how do you burrow
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Gorosaurus Fan

4 months ago
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I have always disliked Obsidious and i don't know why
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SkullIslandExplorer

4 months ago
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Can’t blame you. (Though personally, I think he’s a cool monster)
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

one month ago
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I like obsidius,mainly because it is a lava monster,which I like
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
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May I ask everyone on this page why you dislike Obsidius so much? (Don’t worry, I won’t attack you or your opinion(s), I’d really like to know)

I think this Kaiju is awesome, except for his roar, which are stock dinosaur roars from The Land Before Time.
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Dr Dragon 117

2 months ago
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I don’t actively dislike him or anything, but I think the Visitor had a better design
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Omega48

7 months ago
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I agree that his design is a bit dull, but the fact that it is a living walking volcano is still pretty awesome. that is my opinion tho. plus he was pretty fun to play as
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Omega48

7 months ago
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i mean a volcano kaiju is pretty awesome
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Green Blob Thing

7 months ago
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Not when the design is as lazy as the one they used for Obsidius.
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

one month ago
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I think he might be a bit of a Godzilla mimicker due to the fire out of mouth but this isn't atomic...
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

one month ago
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It's not fire, it's magma
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Desghidorah

8 months ago
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Remind me again how did we chose this over the visitor?
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Theamazingdemo

9 months ago
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We chose this over Lightning Bug and The Visitor? The fuck?!
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Green Blob Thing

32 months ago
Score 5
Barely any effort was put into creating this dude's generic design, so barely any effort will be put into making this comment have anything meaningful about it.
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Monintoho

22 months ago
Score 5
my reply has no effort into it.
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SkullIslandExplorer

5 months ago
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Same here. XD
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

one month ago
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