Death Metal Empire
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The Gilraptor (Commander) (ギルラプター(指揮官機), Giruraputā (Shikikanki)) is a Deinonychus-Type Zoid, one of over 200 species of biomechanical lifeforms depicted by TOMY's Zoids model, toy, and media franchise. Compared to other Zoids in the Zoids: Wild series, it is an M-sized Zoid and a variant of the Gilraptor.
The Gilraptor Commander is a small Zoid with an open-air cockpit.
Equipment & FeaturesEdit
- Head Radar
- Head Radar (ヘットレーダー)
- Hook Claw
- Hook Claw (鉤爪)
- Wing Shotel
- Wing Shotel (ウイングショーテル)
- Jet Boosters
- Jet Boosters (ジェットブースター)
- Tail (尻尾)
There are three Gilraptors seen in the series, with the most prominent one being the red Gilraptor, piloted by Drake. Gallagher also has a purple Gilraptor, this variant is known as the Gilraptor Commander. Finally, in the past a white Gilraptor is seen to be owned by Drake's parents.
The white Gilraptor is destroyed by Death Metal before the series began. Out of the two Gilraptors used by Drake's parents, this one was the Zoid he favoured most. When Drake's parents try to leave Death Metal, the Gilraptors and Drake are caught. Drake is left with a choice: kill one of the two Zoids, or die himself. Drake thinks about picking the red Zoid, but hesitates too long and Gallagher goes for him. The white Gilraptor jumps in the way and it ends up being killed instead, fulfilling the choice Drake could not make.
It's death causes Drake to work for Death Metal, and lingering resentment about preferring the white Gilraptor causes him much gilt towards the red Gilraptor.
The Gilraptor commander fights twice early in the series (episode 13 and episode 19) and is defeated each time. The injuries sustained here persist until episode 42 where Gallagher sends Drake off with it, essentially on a suicide mission. Drake crushes the resistance base, but the Gilraptor is destroyed from the exertion on it during the fight.
Zoids: Wild ZEROEdit
Gilraptors appear in minor roles in Zoids: Wild ZERO, where they are used by the Empire's forces. They are seen in white, equipped with guns.