Shipdraw

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Shipdraw
Shipdraw in Zone Fighter
Alternate names Shipdoror[1]
Subtitle(s) Deformed Terror-Beast
(奇形恐獣,   Kikei Kyōjū)[2]
Species Cephalopod-like Terror-Beast
Height 68 meters[1]
Weight 87,000 metric tons[1]
Place(s) of emergence Planet Garoga[2]
Controlled by Garogas
Relations Garogas (creators)
Allies Shadorah, Garogas
Enemies Zone Fighter
First appearance Zone Fighter episode 10,
"Zone Fighter Annihilated"
Roar(s)

Shipdraw (シップドロー,   Shippudorō) is a cephalopod kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in episode 10 of the 1973 tokusatsu kaiju series Zone Fighter, titled "Zone Fighter Annihilated."

Design

Shipdraw resembles a cross between an octopus and a starfish. He has a large head with three yellow eyes on the top of it, and long orange-ish sucker-covered tendrils extending from it, obscuring a portion of his bulbous body. He has relatively fat legs, and thin arms that end in tentacles. He also has red armor plating on his torso with eyes on the upper portion.

History

Showa era

Zone Fighter

"Zone Fighter Annihilated"

Shipdraw was sent by the Garogas as a distraction to make Zone Fighter grow giant. They battled briefly and Shipdraw was left injured on the ground.

Right when Zone was about to leave, Shadorah's energy caused him to collapse. This bought the two monsters some time to escape and recover.

Abilities

Physical abilities

Shipdraw destroyed buildings by stomping on them. While Mighty Liner and Smokey were attacking him, he attempted to swipe them out of the air with his tentacles. Shipdraw also possesses a very soft body, which enabled him to withstand Zone Fighter's blunt attacks. During their fight, Shipdraw used his tentacles to smack and slap around the hero as well as briefly grapple him. The first time he was thrown to the ground, Shipdraw quickly regained his footing, although he struggled the second time.

Durability

When first emerging, Shipdraw withstood a volley of blasts from Mighty Liner and a beam from Smokey, and did not appear to be harmed from them. When fighting against Zone's giant form, Shipdraw was kneed in the chest repeatedly by the hero and endured numerous Meteor Punches. When being thrown to the ground a second time, Shipdraw struggled to get to his feet due to being injured, with his eyes slowly dimming. However, he survived the fight against Zone and was ushered to safety by Shadorah.

Intelligence

Shipdraw recognized that Shadorah was his ally, and followed the shadow kaiju after leaving Zone Fighter behind with his injuries.

Electricity

According to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume), Shipdraw can electrify the tentacles on his head and hands.[3]

Needles

According to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume), Shipdraw has poisonous needles on his tentacles.[3]

Gallery

Main article: Shipdraw/Gallery.

Trivia

  • Shipdraw is one of the few Terror-Beasts to survive combat with Zone Fighter, as Shadorah led him away after he was injured during the fight and he was not seen again.

References

This is a list of references for Shipdraw. 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 1.2 Ballard, Jim M. (14 November 2009). "ZONE FIGHTER Series Guide". SciFi Japan. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matsui, Satoshi, ed. (28 July 2014). Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 135. ISBN 978-4-09-682090-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sakai, Yukio, ed. (24 March 1990). All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume). Keibunsha. p. 210. ISBN 4-7669-0962-3.

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