Drake
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Appearances Zoids: Wild
Debut Episode 2
Affiliation Death Metal
Age
Primary Zoids Gilraptor
Japanese Name Drake
Voice Actors Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese)

Adrian Petriw


Drake is a fictional character from Zoids: Wild. He is a member of Dark Metal Empire's "Four Dark Warriors" and pilot of Ruin.

Overview[edit | edit source]

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Drake is briefly seen in Episode 2, but does not appear prominently until Episode 4. He is shown to be a ruthless pilot, only listening to Gigaboss the leader of the Dark Metal Empire.

It is slowly revealed throughout the series that Drake had a conflicted past. His parents joined the Dark Metal Empire when Drake was a young boy, and brought with them two Gilraptors, one white and one red. Due to his upbringing around Zoids, Drake has a high affinity with them, particular the white Gilraptor, which saved him as a child. The parents thought the Dark Metal Empire was the right place to be.

Drake's Parents

However, they quickly realised they had made a terrible mistake. His parents ordered the two Gilraptors to leave with Drake, but the escape plan failed. Both his parents were slain by Gigaboss. Drake was confronted with an ultimatum, let one Gilraptor die, or be slain by Gigaboss himself. Drake struggles to choose, and looks to pick the red Gilraptor. But he hesitates too long, Gallagher decides for him and goes after Drake.

The white Gilraptor jumps in and saves Drake, being killed in the process.

Drake, with no other options, joins the Dark Metal Empire with the remaining red Gilraptor, which is known in the series as Ruin.

He treats Ruin as a weapon rather than a partner for the intervening years, and spends much of the series pushing both Ruin and himself to try and defeat Arashi and Liger. He acts this way during the majority of the series, until episode 46. Here, he is once again faced with an ultimatum: defeat the Wild Liger or be fed to the Demise. Drake confronts Arashi, but is unable to defeat him (even using his Dark Blast). He pushes Ruin too far and destroys the Hacker key. Being unable to fight any longer, Ruin becomes "free", and not owned by the Dark Metal Empire. However, it doesn't run from Drake. It stays and faces Arashi anyway. At this point Drake realises the bond between himself and Ruin that had been forged. Ruin bestows Drake with a Zoid Key, and he becomes able to use a Wild Blast.

He leaves the Dark Metal Empire's ranks after this and fights against the other Four Dark Warriors & Gigaboss, ultimately taking part in the final battle against Demise.

After the conclusion of the series, Drake joins Team Freedom.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Drake is presented as a ruthless, arrogant person. But he is actually very nuanced. It is slowly revealed that Drake actually cares a great deal for Zoids, but has to suppress this as he's powerless before the relative might of the Dark Metal Empire, or rather Gigaboss specifically. Drake has an exceptionally high awareness of what Zoids are thinking, and is able to recognise Zoids based on their parts even before they are dug up and revived. Nonetheless, he insists that "Zoids are tools", and nothing more than weapons to be used.

Drake Artwork

Ability as a Zoid pilot[edit | edit source]

Drake is a feared pilot, one of the best in the series. He is capable of using a Dark Blast technique to match the Wild Blast of Arashi. His skills, while considerable, are lower than that of Gigaboss.

Using the high speed of his Zoid, he is able to go toe-to-toe with team Freedom on several occasions. However, he's often reluctant to fight as part of a team. This leads him to being outnumbered on several occasions.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Drake has his own unique relationships with the following characters:

Arashi: Arashi and Drake are opposites, although Arashi invites Drake to his team, it's clear Arashi doesn't like the way he treats his Zoids or subordinates.

Ruin: Ruin is Drake's red Gilraptor. Through most of the series, Drake seems to see Ruin as nothing more than a tool. However Drake also seems to care a great deal about Ruin, telling it to leave when it breaks free of Dark Blast so it can run and not be devoured by Demise, as Gigaboss had promised to do if Drake failed again. When Ruin stays to defend Drake, Drake realises the bond they share, and Ruin gives him its Zoid Key.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When Zoids Wild was initially announced, Drake's name was written "Dorake". Subsequent translations used the name "Drake".
  • Drake is the only Zoid Seeker to use both a Wild Blast and a Dark Blast in the series.

Drake as a child (ep 33)

Zoids: Wild Characters
Freedom
Arashi | Analog | Battalia | Bastion | Salt | Yokan
Supreme
Quade | Dyna | Shade | Tremor | Scrapes | Pach
Death Metal
Gigaboss | Drake | Malware | Numb-Lock | Haxile
Other
Gaffer | Greta | Ikazuchi
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