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Hayate Liger
HayateLiger
Vital statistics
Type liger
Crew 1
Weight 100 tons
Depth 22.3 m
Height 10 m
Maximum Speed 420 km/h
Weapons Murasame Blade, Murasame Divider, Chase Pile Driver (2), Cowl Strike Blade (9), Crush Bite, Strike Laser Claw (4), Tail Blade
Equipment Hayate Booster (2), Hayate Stabiliser Blade (2)

The Hayate Liger is a liger type Zoid, a race of mechanical lifeforms from the fictional Zoids universe.

Overview Edit

The Hayate Liger is a Liger type Zoid, unique to the Zoids: Genesis fictional universe.

The Hayate Liger is unique in that it is not a unique Zoid, nor is it a Fuzor or CAS form. Instead, it is a direct but temporary evolution of the Murasame Liger. In extreme situations, the Murasame's body transforms, with the Hayate ‘growing out’ or "evolt" of the Murasame Liger, even though the Hayate form can only be maintained for a few minutes.

The Hayate Liger is optimised for high speed and performance. Its twin Hayate boosters can propel it to 420 km/h, making it one of the fastest land-based Zoids ever created. The Zoid also has a very high acceleration, but it can only maintain this speed for short periods of time.

The Zoid's body is covered in various blades; although its two main weapons are the Murasame Blade and Murasame Divider, which are mounted on the sides of the forelegs. Composed of Metal Zi, these blades can slice through almost anything. The Zoid does not carry any ranged weaponry; one of the few weaknesses of the design.

Battle Story Edit

Because the Hayate Liger is so powerful yet so unstable, it was sealed away in the core of the Murasame Liger by the ancient civilization that created it. All records of the Hayate Liger were lost, with nobody realising that it was hidden inside the Murasame's body until it was rediscovered.

In the battle story, it is not clear if the Hayate Liger is a specific, unique Zoid or just a Zoid type.

Media appearances Edit

Anime Edit

The Hayate Liger is unique to the Zoids: Genesis anime.

The Hayate Liger first emerged from the Murasame Liger during a battle against Georg's Bio Tricera. Ruuji's anger and fear for his friends’ safety caused the Murasame Liger to spontaneously evolve into the Hayate, destroying the Bio Tricera and seemingly killing its pilot. Later, Ruuji learned to control this evolution, allowing the Murasame Liger to evolve to the Hayate form at will.

Ruuji takes advantage of the Hayate's speed, using it to attack much in the same way as the Soul Tiger does. Although it's high evasion and agility allow it to get close to enemy Zoids, the two blades the Liger owns are much smaller than the Murasame, resulting in a considerable trade off in power. Often the Hayate simply lacks the strength to finish off well-armoured Zoids, such as the BioKentro, BioVolcano or BioTyranno despite being able to land numerous direct hits.