- This article is about the various armor units built for and used by the Berserk Fury. For the original Zoid itself see: Berserk Fury.
Like the Liger Zero, the Berserk Fury is capable of utilising the Changing Armor System, which allows it to adapt itself to multiple different situations. Of the armor units, none bar the basic Fury armor have been seen in an anime series, and only the Storm unit has been released as a model kit. The Buster Fury is a Fuzor Zoid, and is a combination of the Berserk Fury and Buster Eagle, rather than a separate armor unit. It was released as a model kit, and is possible to build using the two component Zoids separately.
Main article: Berserk Fury
The Berserk Fury's standard armorments see it equipped it with many panels of armor, as well as several boosters and its primary weapons- the "eggbeater"-like Buster Claws. This gives it the ability to function at close or long range, and allow it to project a potent Energy Shield. In its unarmored state, the Berserk Fury has no weapons other than its Charged Particle Cannon, however, without any armor, the Berserk Fury cannot actually fire this gun without damaging itself. In the New Century anime, the Berserk Fury is initially seen without any armor, but is later outfitted with its standard arsenal. It uses this for the remainder of the series and never utilises the CAS.
The Storm Unit (Or Sturm Unit, as it was known in the Japanese release) was the first armor unit produced for the Berserk Fury. This is the only CAS design to have been released as an actual model kit. It is a melee-oriented version of the Berserk Fury, sporting two X-Breakers as its primary weaponry, as well as sporting a drastically increased topspeed and improved armor.
Released as one of the Customise Parts, the Storm Unit was released in 2001 and was discontinued after a short run.
Utilising its newfound speed, as well as its improved armor, the Storm Unit proved to be an effective match for the Gun Blaster units fielded by the Helic Republic. However, the Zoid placed a great deal of strain on its pilots, and therefore only saw a limited role, notably by the Eisen Dragoons.
The Storm Unit has been seen in several Video Games as an alternate armor for the Berserk Fury. Notably, in Zoids Legacy, the unit was seen with several differences to the model. Firstly, it was called the Strum Fury (presumably a typo of Sturm), but more notably, its stats are quite different to the ones listed on the box. Its length is 22.7m, as opposed to 23.4, its weight is 134 tons, as opposed to 140, and its top speed is 360 km/h, as oppsed to 450. These statistics are preserved in other games is the Saga series, so it is not a misnomer created by Legacy's poor translation.
The Sturm Tyrann is a recolored version of the Storm Unit. It sports a red and gold color scheme, and is bundled with a similarly-recolored Berserk Fury.
The Sturm Tyrann was released on the 29th of May, 2003, and is a limited edition kit from Yuji Kaida line. The Strum Tyrann had a short production run, making it quite hard to find.
The Sturm Tyrann appears as one of the units used by the Eisen Dragoon.
MediaEditThe Sturm Tyrann is exclusively seen in print media, such as the Zoids Official Fan Book, but it is possible to produce a Storm Unit and recolor it to roughly match the Sturm Tyrann's design in the Zoids Saga series.
Storm Fury (Zoids Saga)Edit
This Storm Fury is a variation seen only in the original Zoids Saga. It is considered to be a sub-variant of the original Storm unit, with an additional blade weapon on the head. This version of the armor never appeared in other medias, including the rest of the series, and was obtainable by upgrading any other Berserk Fury unit. The Zoid is marked in at 134 tons with the same length and capable of traveling as much as 360 km/h, which is considerably slower than any other Storm unit variation.
The Zoid is shown to carry three different blades for combat. A set of X-Breakers like the standard Sturm unit, as well as a forehead spike much like the Laser Charging Blade of the Geno Breaker. Strangely, none of the three blades are usable as a weapon in Zoids Saga I.
The Jagd Fury, as it appears in Zoids: Legacy
|Maximum Speed||290 km/h|
|Weapons||Long Range Cannon, Charged Particle Cannon, Missile Pod, Strike Laser Claw|
The Jagd Fury (likely as in shooting) is an alternate armor unit designed for the Berserk Fury which is specifically adapted to bombardment. It sports two large cannons, as well as multiple missle pods. However, it is slower than the standard Berserk Fury armor unit.
The Jagd Fury was never released as a model kit, though it was seen in Dengeki Hobby magazine in March, 2002.
The Jagd Fury appears in the Zoids Saga series, as an optional armor for the Berserk Fury. It did not play any noteworthy role in the game's plot.
Berserk Fury YEdit
The Berserk Fury Y is technically an alternative variant to the Jagd, only appearing in the original Zoids Saga, featuring a weapon setup that the final unit opted out of. The extruding missile boxes on the outsides of the legs that are in the 'original' mock up, as well as the modified rifle, which has been better streamlined and made to look more like a Sniper Scope.
This unit measures at a massive 156 tons, equal to the final version of the Jagd. They rival each other at 290 km/h, which is a whole 50 km/h lower than the basic unit. This sharp speed reduction is due to the excess of heavy armor plating the Zoid. While this variation appeared in Zoids Saga 1, it appears to have at least a couple of additional weapons (extra weaponry on the rifles, and the missile boxes on the legs) that were not usable in battle.
Berserk Fury ZEdit
|Berserk Fury Z|
The Berserk Fury Z, as it appears in Zoids: Legacy
|Maximum Speed||600 km/h|
|Weapons||12-Missile, Charged Particle Cannon, Strike Laser Claw|
The Berserk Fury Z (or Zenebas Fury) is a Berserk Fury variant seen in the Saga series of video games. It is most notewothy for its incredible speed. Using its thrusters it can reach speeds of 600 km/h.
The Berserk Fury Z was never released as a model kit.
The Berserk Fury Z appears in the Zoids Saga series, and an optional armor for the Berserk Fury. In Zoids: Legacy, it is piloted by Vega Obscura in an optional Colosseum available at the end of the game. It is a very powerful Zoid, as its GEP (energy recovery rate) is incredibly high for a Large-Scale Zoid, making it one of the more practical Zoids (though it is only acquirable at a very late point in the game). As a comparison, the GEP of the Berserk Fury Z is the same as a King Gojulas or a Death Meteor. When trained, the Berserk Fury Z is also able to equip the Gravity Cannon without suffering a weight impedance.
Berserk Fury Shadow EdgeEdit
|Berserk Fury Shadow Edge (QE)|
The Beserk Fury Shadow Edge (QE) as seen in the unofficial continuation
The Berserk Fury Shadow Edge was never released as a model kit.
The Berserk Fury Shadow Edge appears in the Chaotic Century Manga, and is piloted by Raven. After being beaten by Van, Raven eventually acquires his Berserk Fury, which eventually becomes a Shadow Edge variant after fusing with his Organoid, Shadow. It is first seen effortlessly chopping up a custom Iron Kong made for the Prozen Knights and destroying the Geno Breaker piloted by Hanna of the Prozen Knights. Its final appearance is in Alca Canyon where it does battle with Van's Liger Zero Caesar The King.
The Buster Fury, as seen in Zoids: Fuzors
Tyrannosaurus / Eagle Type
|Maximum Speed||340 km/h|
|Weapons||Charged Particle Cannon, Electron Bit Fang, Strike Laser Claw (2) (forelimb), Strike Claw (2) (hind legs), Strike Smash Tail, Buster Claw (Magnesser Claw/Energy Shield/AZ185mm Beam Cannon) (2) (back), Buster Cannon (2) (back), Anti-Air Missile (4), Anti-Surface Missile (4), Drop Bomb (2)|
|Equipment||Footlock (2) (hind legs), Charged Particle Generator (3) (tail), Ion Booster Pack (back), High Manoeuvre Thruster (2) (back), Vernier Thruster (10), Magnesser Wing (2)|
The Buster Fury is a Fuzor Zoid, and is a combination of the Berserk Fury and Buster Eagle. With Eagle latched onto its back, the Berserk Fury gains full-flight capabilities, as well as access to the Buster Eagle's Buster Cannons. The Berserk Fury's Buster Claws are still usable while the Zoids are fused, but suffer from restricted mobility. The Fury can also still used its Charged Particle Gun whilst fused with the Eagle.
The Fuzors line saw the re-release of the Berserk Fury and Buster Eagle bundled together, under the name Buster Fury. A new frame was included with the Fury that contained a modified backpack to accommodate the recoloured Buster Eagle that was supplied with the model, as well as new and larger foot soles that would allow it to walk with the Eagle mounted on it. The Fury came with a new sticker sheet and a miniature figure of Blake instead of the regular pilot figure. A production flaw in some, however, caused the kits movement to malfunction due to a broken gear component in the motor. The Buster Eagle remained relatively unchanged, save for having its dark brown parts recoloured to metallic red.
The sole appearance of the Buster Fury in an anime series is in Zoids: Fuzors, where it makes its debut in episode 3. Here it is piloted by Blake and Luke, who would utilise the Zoid to try and best Mach Storm, or, more specifically, RD. Being a Fuzor, it is much more powerful than other Zoids, and its large arsenal made it a threatening presence. It would, however, be quickly countered by the Fire Phoenix, and its Fuzor form, the Liger Zero Phoenix. The Buster Fury would, while posing a threat to Mach Storm, have little success at actually besting them, and was usually overpowered or forced to retreat after running using up its time limit (a flaw all Fuzor Zoids were depicted as having). It would eventually be destroyed by a single shot from the Energy Liger, which attacked the Buster Fury from behind while it was fighting against the Matrix Dragon, rendering both its component Zoids damaged beyond repair.
A limited exclusive resin CAS for the Buster Fury was created, called the Mass Production Type which features a Buster Cannon with a remodeled mount, a visor, a pincer-like arm and new armor panels. It was sold at Wonder Fest in Japan in 2006. It was also depicted in an artwork by Mercy Rabbit, the same artist who did the Zoids Generations artwork.
In addition to the above CAS and Fuzor variants, both the Nightwise and Flyscissors are shown to be able to be combined with the Berserk Fury on the side panels of their respective NJR boxes. There are no instructions on how to perform this fusion however.Both the Diloforce and the Grounchar have the ablity to combine with this zoid, although it is not considered a fuzor zoid and has no name. The instructions on how to combine Diloforce and Grounchar to Berserk Fury are included with thier model kits.