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Bandit Golem DF145BS or Bandid Goreim DF145BS (バンディッドゴレイムDF145BS, Bandeiddo Goreimu DF145BS) is a Earth Element Defense Type Beyblade that appears in the anime and manga series Beyblade: Shogun Steel. It is Yoshio Iwayama's Beyblade. It was released as a Starter (BBG-20) on August 11, 2012 in Japan, and later in western countries as a Starter Pack (SS-20) in 2014.

Shogun Face Bolt - Golem

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This Metal Face Bolt depicts a rock golem in a defensive position. Being brown in colour, true to its classical element, the golem bears a gladiator-esque helmet for its face with black nothingness yet carrying a bright yellow eye. It then consists of its two rocky arms which are quite jagged and bulky. Its left arm is lastly shown compromising a fist as a symbol for Bandit Golem's type.

Warrior Wheel - Golem

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  • Weight: 29.6 grams[1]

Golem finds the mythical golem namesake atop with the a gladiator-like helmet with two small "ears" pushing out from the "helmet". The golem's head is situated between its two arms where its right arm consists of three square-like "pockets" with cracks and dents from ground designed in them. The right arms ends where it "holds" the Element Wheel's crystal with various earth-enchanted crystals scattered around. Its left however, is detailed even more than its counterpart by bearing an increased amount of armour that is quite burly at that. Interesting though, is that the right arm is shorter than the left as a thin-enough gap in-between both appears.

Golem also features earth-like decals that consist of stones, pebbles, mud and silver spikes. This gives Bandit a camouflaged appearance that the military practice.

Element Wheel - Bandit

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Main article: Element Wheel - Bandit
  • Weight: 4.8 grams

A clear derivative of a "bandit", Bandid oddly does not have a design reminiscent of those characters. It vaguely illustrates some longer daggers, but it mostly complements Goreim's shape entirely: like the latter, this Crystal Wheel has block shapes with ridges in them. Its original color is green, however Bandid Genbull's release is navy blue.

As all Crystal Wheels in the Standard or Zero-G format, Bandid is heavily outclassed by the whole Synchrom possibility, and even by Metal Wheels from the Maximum Series and the 4D System. Even in the Limited Format, where it has an opportunity to be useful, other Crystal Wheels are preferred, especially Dark Knight and some heavier Crystal Wheels. Bandid should never be considered for competitive play.

Attack: 1 - Defense: 5 - Stamina: 1

Spin Track - Down Force 145

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Main article: Spin Track - Down Force 145

Down Force 145 (DF145) has four upward facing wings protruding from the top of the Spin Track, which aside from giving it extra weight are meant to push air downwards. It is outclassed for use in Stamina combinations. Instead, Spin Tracks such as AD145 and 145 are used.

Performance Tip - Bottom Spike

Main article: Performance Tip - Bottom Spike

Bottom Spike's performance is quite similar to that of S. Bottom Spike offers very little movement and as such gives no Attack potential. The pointed tip allows for very little friction between the Bottom and the stadium surface, which helps prevent the loss of Spin Velocity. Bottom Spike has decent Stamina, but because the tip is so fine, it experiences the same balance issues that S does. D, SD, and WD are much better choices.

Other Versions

Recolors

  • Bandit Golem DF145BS - Hasbro version

Gallery

Toyline

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Hasbro

Anime

Trivia

  • Bandit Golem is the third Beyblade released with the DF145BS combo, with the first two being Virgo DF145BS and Libra DF145BS.
  • Bandit Golem's anime beast bears a striking resemblance to the monster form of Gorem (Golem in the Japanese version), a Bakugan from the Japanese-Canadian anime, Bakugan Battle Brawlers.
    • Also, Goreim (ゴレイム) and Golem (ゴーレム) share some of the same Japanese characters, even their Romaji names are very much alike. i.e. Goreimu vs. Gōremu
  • Bandit Golem and Berserker Behemoth are the only beys in the Anime to use a "reverse synchrome". Before Kira discarded it, the Synchrome Bey was Golem-Behemoth SR200BWD, but after disposing of it, Yoshio took Behemoth and made Behemoth-Golem DF145BS
  • Although classified as a Defense-type, it doesn't have much defense due to its BS tip.

Name origin

Bandit Golem is based primarily on the Golem. Originating from Jewish mythology, golems were sentient creatures constructed of inanimate matter; though it it most well-know as being a humanoid creature made of rock or stone. In other essence, golems have been featured in countless stories and tales and have also been included in the media. Golem is also known to be servants of evil forces. It is basically a creature that is an embodiment of destruction.

Name origin

In its Japanese name, Goreim is a stylized derivation of the "golem". Interestingly enough though, is that it shares the same case with Saramanda in that whilst Saramanda was a result of a derivation of "salamander", in Japanese, the characters of "r" and "l" carry the exact same sound (while "l" is non-existant), therefore using the former in place for the latter.

Bandid comes from "bandit", lawless people who very much in the same vein as robbers, attacked and had the use of weaponry to obtain their booty. One aspect of Bandid Goreim and its anime beast is that however, it does not seem to show any correlation bandit-wise. The only exception however seems to be that as bandits were usually of the Old West, they wore eye-masks similar to robbers and in the chapter that Bandid Goreim's owner, Yoshio Iwayama debuted in, he is shown in a silhouette with something on his eyes that can be made out as a bandit's eye mask. Despite this, he is never shown to have this later on in the manga or anime.

The weapon on its Japanese packaging that usually relates with their "warrior name" is shown as a labrys, a double-bladed axe. It once again, fails to show any resemblance to a bandit.

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