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 Pyrodorah, Kazango, Dotoryo, and Volcanis. During the original poll, he was called Magmouth.[1]

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 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

Inferno

Obsidius can spit out torrents of molten lava and condense it into a beam that is capable of melting buildings with ease and burning other opponents.

Rip It Up

Obsidius performs this close-ranged attack by digging his hands into the Earth and then tearing the ground upwards, striking the body of his opponent with his clawed fingers while throwing chunks of rock and dirt into the opponent kaiju's face.

Physical capabilities

Obsidius is an exceptionally strong brute with powerful hand-to-hand fighting capabilities. 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. While being a bit slower than fellow mutant Krystalak, Obsidius can curl himself into a ball and roll around at high speeds. He also appears to be an extraordinary jumper, able to leap to incredible heights, jumping hundreds of meters in the air.

Durability

Being made of the raw, ferrous materials of the Earth, Obsidius dons a virtually impenetrable mineral exterior that shields him against both physical and energy assaults. He is also immune to lava, allowing him to roam around in the pyroclastic lava pools in the Seattle arena of the game.

Essence Absorption

A strange ability that Obsidius possesses, the volcanic-rock kaiju is capable of absorbing certain properties of his opponents when grappling them, depending on if they are living or non-living. If the foe he grabs is organic, Obsidius steals some of their life force and heals himself; if mechanical, Obsidius saps some of their energy to replenish his stamina bar. This ability is exclusive in the PlayStation 2 version of the game.

Burrowing

As shown in his animatic, Obsidius can burrow underground. This ability was not demonstrated in-game.

Video games

Godzilla: Unleashed

"Although most of the crystals deposited on Earth by the meteor showers 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 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

Roars

Obsidius’ roars

Trivia

  • Obsidius' roars are stock sound effects of Sharptooth performed by Frank Welker for The Land Before Time, though Simon Strange has stressed that this was not done deliberately.
  • Obsidius is one of the only monsters in Godzilla: Unleashed who does not take damage from the lava flows in the Seattle arena, along with Fire Rodan in the PlayStation 2 version.
  • In the PS2 version, he copies Orga's moveset, while the Wii version gives him a unique moveset.

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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bozon, Mark (14 May 2007). Godzilla Unleashed: Reader Vote. IGN.

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RexGoji

one month ago
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I love how we hate this thing when we were the ones who voted for it.
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MrBeastie87

2 months ago
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Obsidius vs. MonsterVerse Rodan would be an interesting matchup.
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Behemoth1999

14 months ago
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I honestly really like this guy. Sure he's not the most unique but i like his simplistic design!
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TopMonarchScientist

14 months ago
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And KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417 is already extremely sorry for that answer.
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

15 months ago
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I did that because I NEVER played on a Wii or PS2
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

15 months ago
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Oh
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TopMonarchScientist

14 months ago
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Hmmm...
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

15 months ago
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

15 months 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

16 months 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

15 months ago
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Also how do you burrow
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MrBeastie87

one month ago
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Obsidius can absorb the essence of his opponents when grappling them, depending on if they are living or non-living. If the foe he grabs is organic, Obsidius steals some of their life force and heals himself; if mechanical, Obsidius saps some of their energy to replenish his stanima bar. This ability is exclusive in the PlayStation 2 version of the game.
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MrBeastie87

one month ago
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Also, the burrowing ability can not be performed because it’s not a part of his moveset, despite it being shown in the animatic that Obsidius could.
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Gorosaurus Fan

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

18 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

16 months ago
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I like obsidius,mainly because it is a lava monster,which I like
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SkullIslandExplorer

21 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

16 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

21 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

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

21 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

15 months 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

15 months ago
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It's not fire, it's magma
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TopMonarchScientist

13 months ago
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🌋🌋
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Desghidorah

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

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

47 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

36 months ago
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my reply has no effort into it.
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SkullIslandExplorer

19 months ago
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Same here. XD
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

15 months ago
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TopMonarchScientist

13 months ago
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You do realize the game was released 12 years ago,right?
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