Octoman

Octoman
OctomanGX.jpg
Octoman as he appeared in F-Zero GX
Name Octoman
Age 88
Birthplace Takora
Occupation Father, Racer
Machine Deep Claw
First Appeared F-Zero X
Later Appeared F-Zero GX
F-Zero Climax
F-Zero Legend of Falcon


Octoman is a humanoid-octopus creature who hails from Takora, a planet ailing from economic despair and in ruins at the hands of a war with the Milky Way Space Federation(which was mainly sparked by the Takorans naturally conceited attitudes backing their advanced intelligence). Being a loving and concerned parent of many children, Octoman found his way into the F-Zero circuit with hopes of winning the one billion space credits in prize money in order to greatly assist the Takoran Government's funding in regards to warfare struggles and successfully pay for his offspring's future in the form of commodities such as education and healthcare. In honour of this venture, the Takoran Government crafted a specially-designed machine for him known as the Deep Claw, shaped in such a way to make full use of Octoman's extra limbs and awkward body shape in order to get a heavy edge on the competition. With all of these preparations made, the people of Takora can only wait and hope that one of their noble citizens will eventually pull through for them and ultimately save their planet.


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[edit] F-Zero X

In the second console-based installment of the F-Zero franchise, Octoman was introduced as a rather unique and interesting space alien with a very keen love for racing, claiming that his race was born solely to compete and dominate in this single sport alone. It's never indicated that he entered this race for the sake of his dying planet and poverty-stricken children, which makes him appear rather arrogant.

[edit] F-Zero GX

In the most recent console-based title, Octoman returns with a very honest and respectable motive as well as an extra cool voice to capture his dialogue in the F-Zero TV interviews. He is still quite confident in his ability over every other racer on the track, claiming that it's due to the fact that he has two extra set of arms to get the jump on anyone who crosses paths with him. He's also not only involved in the F-Zero Grand Prix for the sake of his planet and children's well-being, but in order to prove something to Jody Summer, someone who it is hinted that Octoman has apparently had ties with in the past.

Octoman as he appeared in F-Zero GP Legend

[edit] F-Zero Climax

Due to the lack of an actual storyline, besides being based off of the finale to F-Zero Falcon Legend(character-wise), Octoman digs in hard with the Deep Claw, harbouring honestly-balanced stats, with a nice grip and speed paired with subtle amounts of boost and body power.

[edit] F-Zero Legend of Falcon

In the anime adaptation, Octoman is a member of Dark Million and one of two right-hand henchman in Zoda's group, alongside Bio Rex. Like Bio Rex, he is greatly portrayed as a comedy relief to the show's mainstream antagonists, barely even showing up as a standing threat in any single episode whatsoever. There is even an episode featuring Octoman where he comes across a personal fan group of his own people of Takora, who've come to Earth to watch him come up victorious in a coming race. It turns out that he's been telling a string of tall tales about his current Grand Prix victories to his home people and requests that Rick Wheeler and company help him keep up the charade while the Takorans stay for one race, taking a dive and letting him win for their sake. All in all, it stands to be really hard to portray this character as a villian no matter how hard you try.

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