King Liger
OJR Kingliger.jpg
OJR King Liger
Lion Type
Helic Republic
Crew 1
Weight 69.0 tons
Depth 19.8 m
Height 7.9 m
Maximum Speed 280 km/h
Weapons Mega Vulcan (2)[1], Laser Blade (4)[2], Beam Needle[3], King Fang, King Claw (4)
Equipment Power Connector[4], Electromagnetic Shield (4)[5], Active Radar (2)[6], Energy Acceleration System (2)[7]

The King Liger (キングライガー) is a Lion-type of Zoid, and one of over 200 species of bio-mechanical lifeforms that form th Zoid race depicted in TOMY's Zoids franchise.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Designed fairly early into the Republic's invasion of Nyx, the King Liger was built to be a fast, multi-purpose Zoid that could handle the narrow confines of the Devil's Maze. While smaller than the Shield Liger, it was more mobile, and especially adept at jumping. Its strong point was melee; it and its rival the Zeekdober were among the first Zoids to use bladed weaponry. The electromagnetic shield generators in its shoulders and hips ensured it would reach that point. It wasn't entirely lacking in guns, either, sporting a pair of vulcans on its cheeks and a beam needle in its tail.

All this contributed to it being a Zoid of choice for commanding officers, and quite possibly its eventual upgrade into the heavily-armed King Baron.

Battle Story Appearances[edit | edit source]

Media Appearances[edit | edit source]

Games[edit | edit source]

King Liger sprite

The King Liger appears in Genobreaker Story, usually alongside either King Baron or (oddly) one of its rivals, like Ice Blazer. Some players have found them uncatchable in-game (possibly due to a bug), though they can be "caught" via the Zoid Point-spending system on the starting menu. Their electromagnetic shield is rather unique; like Mad Thunder and Gunbluster, they can learn a move that entirely negates charged particle attacks, making them useful against Death Saurer, Gungyarados, etc.

The King Liger also appeared in the NES game Zoids: Mokushiroku.

Models[edit | edit source]

Grade Up Zoids[edit | edit source]

The King Liger is a part of the Grade Up Series.

The King Liger kit comes on six frames, along with a battery-powered motor, twelve rubber caps, a gold pilot, a sticker sheet and an instruction manual. The King Liger is molded in metal flake maroon, white, silver-grey, and gold chrome.

The King Liger uses a single of "AA" sized battery for motion. Once activated, the Zoid walks forwards with its jaws opening and closing.

Rebirth Century[edit | edit source]

RCZ King Liger on the right

The King Liger was released as the twelfth model in the Zoids: Rebirth Century line under the designation number HRZ-012. It is almost identical to the original, except for the difference in the shade of gold chrome and maroon in the present kit as well as a new screw-locked battery cover. The canopy used is also from the King Baron design, having an extra peg not found in the original kit.

Related Zoids[edit | edit source]

The King Baron is an improved version of this Zoid.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. メガバルカン×2
  2. レーザーブレード×4
  3. ビームニードル
  4. パワーコネクター
  5. 電磁シールド×4
  6. アクティブレーダー×2
  7. エネルギー加速装置×2
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