- Buster Liger



Registration Number: ???
Name: Buster Liger
Japanese: バスターライガー
Rollout: None
Height: ???
Length: ???
Weight: ???
Speed: ???
Pilots:
    ???
* Stat Information: Based on Smack Zoids
Weapons: Equipment:
    Beam Cannon (Swords)
    Buster Sword (Back)
    * Laser Fang (Fangs)
    * Strike Laser Claw (Claws)

* If the Buster were equipped to a Liger Zero, it would still possess the base weaponry.
    E-Shield Generator (Mane)
    High-mobility Booster (Front Legs)
    Remote Scout Unit (Tail)
    Wing Booster (Back)

- Buster Liger Introduction

    Buster Liger appeared in Smack Zoids! B-Part, in the February issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine, 2002. It was originally conceptualized along with the Blade Liger, but would later be designed as a CAS for the Liger Zero.


    While the original art was posted in February, the month after they posted a custom model kit by Kei Nakamura, who wanted to make a three dimensional version of the Liger. It was to serve as a prime example for an upcoming CAS design contest. Nakamura spoke briefly about their build process in the paragraphs at the bottom of the page.

- History

    The Buster Liger was an early CAS plan for the Liger Zero. They theorized that it would surpass conventional liger types in power. It adopted some of the research data from the Silver Fang project after the original unit with missing with Dr. Baba. This was likely referring to the Magnezer technology, which was ported into the Buster Liger's swords. Its complex, articulated weapon design was even seen in later Zoids like the Berserk Furher of the Imperial Army. Unfortunately, the Buster Liger itself never came to fruition.

- Equipment Information

- E-Shield

E-Shield:

    Buster Liger is noted to possess an Energy Shield. Unlike most conventional ligers the shield is a rather elaborate process that involves the entire mane deploying. Both of the antennas on the head, the shield generator in between them. The armor on the cheeks extends along with two blades on the top and bottom of each, and a final panel on the throat. There's no data on the energy shield itself, or how powerful it is.

    It's worth noting that the Liger Zero Schneider and the Buster Liger both inherited design concepts from the Spino Liger. Schneider is the only finalized CAS in the Republican Army that would also use an E-Shield.

- Wing Booster

Wing Booster:

    These large booster units are stationed over the back when not in use. Upon activation, they switch into a high maneuverability mode with two large panels opening up into a V-shape, and the unit itself extends outwards, reaching just barely to the Buster Liger's sides.

- Buster Sword

Buster Sword:

    The weapon the Zoid is named after. The Buster Swords are noted to use magnezer technology, something possibly adopted from the research data of the Silver Fang. When not inuse they rest over the Liger's back, but upon activation can rotate forwards. A swiveling base also allows them to lay flat, or stand up on their side. This may be the "charging finishing move" that its predecessor, the Spino Liger was known for.

- Beam Cannon

Beam Cannon:

    Buster Liger's swords double as a beam cannon, which is hidden between the two halves of the blades.

- Remote Scout Pod

Remote Scout Pod:

    The tail is equipped with a remote scout pod. Scout pods detach from the tail and enter high risk areas to scout where the Zoid itself may not be able to. Because of their small size, it's a lot easier to go unnoticed.

- High-mobility Booster

High-mobility Booster:

    Aside from the larger Wing Boosters on the back, the Buster Liger has two smaller mobility thrusters on the back of the front legs. When not in use these boosters settle against the sides, similar to the Blade Liger's armor.

- Featured in Media

    Smack Zoids! B-Part (Dengeki Hobby Magazine, February 2002)
    Smack Zoids! B-Part (Dengeki Hobby Magazine, March 2002)