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{{Hostile Species
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'''Dobkeratops''' is a recurring boss in the ''R-Type'' series, appearing as a boss in all games (with the exception of ''R-Type LEO'', understandable since it is a spin-off). The Dobkeratops are a species of [[Bydo]], having a elongated head and long tail. From it's chest bursts a second head, which is usually the monster's weakness. Each version is considered a subspecies, with it's own attacks. While it usually appeared early in the games, later games put it on more advanced stages. It has a great variety of names, including, Krill, Krell, Doppleganger, Double Keratops, Gladiator, etc.
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|fullname = Dobkeratops
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|alias = Krill<br>
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Krell<br>
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Doppleganger<br>
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Double Keratops<br>
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Gladiator
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|origin = ''R-Type''
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|homeworld = Bydo Dimension / Space of Abyss
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|abilities = Tail lashing<br>
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Invulnerable to conventional armaments<br>
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Persistence<br>
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Arcing force shots<br>
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Indestructible body except core at the chest<br>
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Mechanical tendrils that seals enemy movement (Remains)<br>
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Core beams and arc beams (Remains)<br>
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Semi-homing spores (Remains)<br>
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Tail Bullet (Albino)<br>
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Chaser tadpoles that split into bio-organic shots(Subkeratom)<br>
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Deadly spits (Subkeratom)<br>
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Encircling energy serpents (Subkeratom)<br>
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Tongue lash (Mattuchius)<br>
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Homing spores (Mattuchius)<br>
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Independent body segments (Mattuchius)<br>
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Produce Dobkeratops Jr. (Artificial Dobkeratops Reactor)
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|members = Dobkeratops Jr.<br>
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Artificial Dobkeratops Reactor<br>
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Red Dobkeratops<br>
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Underwater Dobkeratops<br>
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Dobkeratops Mattuchius<br>
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Subkeratom<br>
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Dobkeratops Albino<br>
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Dobkeratops Remains<br>
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Dobkeratops Dispater<br>
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Vertebrae Dobkeratops
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|hobby = Fighting with R-9 series (and lose every time)<br>
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Modifying itself and having rematch with R-9 series.
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|goals = Destroy R-9 and its successors.<br>
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Destroy Earth Space Corps.<br>
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Aid Bydo in its quest to consume universe.
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|type of hostile species = Mascot Alien Bosses}}
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'''Dobkeratops''' is a recurring boss in the ''R-Type'' series, appearing as a boss in all games (with the exception of ''R-Type LEO'', understandable since it is a spin-off). The Dobkeratops are a species of [[Bydo]], having a elongated head and long tail. From its chest bursts a second head, which is usually the monster's weakness. Each version is considered a reincarnation of the original (or a different species, depending on the installment), with its own attacks. While it usually appeared early in the games, later games put it on more advanced stages. It has a great variety of names, including Krill, Krell, Doppleganger, Double Keratops, Gladiator, etc.
   
 
Anyone with ''Alien'' franchise afficionado should notice, Dobkeratops resembles the artwork of the late H.R. Giger, of Xenomorph designer; indeed, Dobkeratops bears a striking resemblance to that titular creature with both the elongated head and the "chest-burster" head at the abdomen. Though the attacks differ slightly from one incarnation to another, the middle part of the beast is always the weak point.
 
Anyone with ''Alien'' franchise afficionado should notice, Dobkeratops resembles the artwork of the late H.R. Giger, of Xenomorph designer; indeed, Dobkeratops bears a striking resemblance to that titular creature with both the elongated head and the "chest-burster" head at the abdomen. Though the attacks differ slightly from one incarnation to another, the middle part of the beast is always the weak point.
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==Dobkeratops appearances==
 
==Dobkeratops appearances==
 
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|The first appearance of Dobkeratops, and also the most simple. The very first boss in the game, it's only attack is shooting from the chest head.
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|The first appearance of Dobkeratops, and also the most simple. The very first boss in the game, it's only attack is shooting from the chest head. Appear in ''R-Type'', ''Dimension'' and ''R-Type Command''.
 
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|The second form of Dobkeratops, called '''Dobkeratops Remains''', it is a armored variant, shooting homing lasers and a beam from the chest's orb, which acts as it's weakness. [http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101022204912/rtype/images/d/d9/Dobkeratops_RT2.png Destroying the helmet will reveal Dobkeratops face].
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|The second incarnation of Dobkeratops, called '''Subatomic''', is the dead corpse of the original Dobkeratops encased in a suit of Bydo armor capable of shooting homing lasers and a beam from the chest's orb, which acts as it's weakness. Appear in ''R-Type II and Super R-Type.''[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101022204912/rtype/images/d/d9/Dobkeratops_RT2.png Destroying the helmet will reveal Dobkeratops face.]
 
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|The third form of Dobkeratops, called '''Dobkeratops Albino'''. It appears as one of the many forms taken by the shape-shifting boss Phantom Cell, acting the same way as in the first game.
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|The third incarnation of Dobkeratops, called '''Dobkeratops Albino'''. It appears as one of the few forms taken by the shape-shifting boss Phantom Cell, acting the same way as it did in the first game. Appear in ''R-Type III''.
 
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|The fourth form of Dobkeratops, called '''Subkeratom'''. It's main form of attack is spitting insects that release small eel-like creatures when destroyed. After the protection in the chest-head is destroyed, it attempts to engulf the player with it's tail.
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The fourth incarnation of Dobkeratops, called '''Subkeratom'''. Its main form of attack is mouth breeding tadpole-like Bydo that release small eel-like creatures when destroyed. After the protection in the chest-head is destroyed, it attempts to engulf the player with it's tail. Appear in ''R-Type Delta''.
 
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|The last form of Dobkeratops, called '''Dobkeratops Mattuchius'''. This one is a rotting form suspended inside a large vat with liquid fluid. It will send various small creatures and attack with it's tongue, which is now it's weakness. After the tongue is destroyed the head will fall off, leaving only the torso, which acts independently.
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|The last form of Dobkeratops, called '''Dobkeratops Mattuchius'''. This one is a rotting form suspended inside a large vat with liquid fluid. It will send various small creatures and attack with it's tongue, which is now it's weakness. After the tongue is destroyed the head will fall off, leaving only the torso, which acts independently. Appear in ''R-Type Final''.
 
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==Additional Appearances==
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:'''''Note: R-Type games from here on are not shooting games, but combat simulations. Irem, maker of R-Type series, stated that R-Type series as shmup games ended with R-Type Final.'''''
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===''R-Type Command / Tactics''===
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[[File:P_dopukera.jpg|200px|right|thumb]]
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The Dobkeratops here are different species(four in total). One species is under human control. However, failed attempts at creating more of them can be seen in the large tanks in the background of the Bestra Research Facility. The first species is ''Dobkeratops dispater,'' the second one is colored purple and identified as ''Dobkeratops viator. T''he third is an amphibious species, perhaps not so close to the one encountered in ''R-Type Final'', and finally there is a red Dobkeratops species encountered only during the Bydo Campaign.
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===''R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate''===
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[[File:B-Dorg_Dobkeratops.png|thumb|right|200px]]
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This is ''Dobkeratops dispater'', the first Dobkeratops encountered in the game. Players will have to confront this creature in chapter 14 of the first Human campaign. As in ''R-Type Command'', there are a few species of Dobkeratops, with each chapter having one Dobkeratops boss. In chapter 7 of the second Human campaign, players will face the Dobkeratops Husk, which has a mummified appearance
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====Juvenile Dobkeratops====
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[[File:B-D.Jr_Dobkeratops_Junior.gif|200px|right|thumb]]
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This is Dobkeratops Jr., a Dobkeratops in its infant stage. So far it is only seen in ''R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate''. Although an artificially bred Dobkeratops by Earth Space Corps., It has as much as destructive power and ferocity on par with its mature adult form.
 
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Latest revision as of 02:11, January 4, 2020

Dobkeratops is a recurring boss in the R-Type series, appearing as a boss in all games (with the exception of R-Type LEO, understandable since it is a spin-off). The Dobkeratops are a species of Bydo, having a elongated head and long tail. From its chest bursts a second head, which is usually the monster's weakness. Each version is considered a reincarnation of the original (or a different species, depending on the installment), with its own attacks. While it usually appeared early in the games, later games put it on more advanced stages. It has a great variety of names, including Krill, Krell, Doppleganger, Double Keratops, Gladiator, etc.

Anyone with Alien franchise afficionado should notice, Dobkeratops resembles the artwork of the late H.R. Giger, of Xenomorph designer; indeed, Dobkeratops bears a striking resemblance to that titular creature with both the elongated head and the "chest-burster" head at the abdomen. Though the attacks differ slightly from one incarnation to another, the middle part of the beast is always the weak point.

Dobkeratops appearancesEdit

Dobkeratops1
The first appearance of Dobkeratops, and also the most simple. The very first boss in the game, it's only attack is shooting from the chest head. Appear in R-Type, Dimension and R-Type Command.
Dobkeratops2
The second incarnation of Dobkeratops, called Subatomic, is the dead corpse of the original Dobkeratops encased in a suit of Bydo armor capable of shooting homing lasers and a beam from the chest's orb, which acts as it's weakness. Appear in R-Type II and Super R-Type.Destroying the helmet will reveal Dobkeratops face.
Dobkeratops3
The third incarnation of Dobkeratops, called Dobkeratops Albino. It appears as one of the few forms taken by the shape-shifting boss Phantom Cell, acting the same way as it did in the first game. Appear in R-Type III.
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The fourth incarnation of Dobkeratops, called Subkeratom. Its main form of attack is mouth breeding tadpole-like Bydo that release small eel-like creatures when destroyed. After the protection in the chest-head is destroyed, it attempts to engulf the player with it's tail. Appear in R-Type Delta.

Dobkeratops5
The last form of Dobkeratops, called Dobkeratops Mattuchius. This one is a rotting form suspended inside a large vat with liquid fluid. It will send various small creatures and attack with it's tongue, which is now it's weakness. After the tongue is destroyed the head will fall off, leaving only the torso, which acts independently. Appear in R-Type Final.

Additional AppearancesEdit

Note: R-Type games from here on are not shooting games, but combat simulations. Irem, maker of R-Type series, stated that R-Type series as shmup games ended with R-Type Final.

R-Type Command / TacticsEdit

P dopukera

The Dobkeratops here are different species(four in total). One species is under human control. However, failed attempts at creating more of them can be seen in the large tanks in the background of the Bestra Research Facility. The first species is Dobkeratops dispater, the second one is colored purple and identified as Dobkeratops viator. The third is an amphibious species, perhaps not so close to the one encountered in R-Type Final, and finally there is a red Dobkeratops species encountered only during the Bydo Campaign.

R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter ChocolateEdit

B-Dorg Dobkeratops

This is Dobkeratops dispater, the first Dobkeratops encountered in the game. Players will have to confront this creature in chapter 14 of the first Human campaign. As in R-Type Command, there are a few species of Dobkeratops, with each chapter having one Dobkeratops boss. In chapter 7 of the second Human campaign, players will face the Dobkeratops Husk, which has a mummified appearance

Juvenile DobkeratopsEdit

B-D.Jr Dobkeratops Junior

This is Dobkeratops Jr., a Dobkeratops in its infant stage. So far it is only seen in R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate. Although an artificially bred Dobkeratops by Earth Space Corps., It has as much as destructive power and ferocity on par with its mature adult form.

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