Noctemis N3, known as Twin Nemesis (ツインネメシス, Tsuin Nemeshisu) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted with the release of the BG-07 Random Layer Collection Vol. 7 in September 2017 and was later released as a Booster in Japan on January 27th, 2018. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Battle Tower.
Noctemis N3 is an Attack Type Layer that features an overall elliptical design, akin to the Flash Metal Wheel from Metal Fight Beyblade. One side of the Layer features a face, meant to represent the Layer's Japanese namesake; Nemesis, Greek Goddess of Revenge. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Noctemis N3 features a gimmick; the Layer can be set in two different modes, Smash/Colossus Mode and Upper Mode.
In Smash/Colossus Mode, the primary point of contact is a downward slope, meant for Force Smash. While the intended Force Smash can occur, the effect is inconsistent and is liable to destabilizing the Noctemis N3 Combination instead of the opponent.
In Upper Mode, the primary point of contact is an upward slope, meant for Upper Attack. Due to the height of the Layer, the opponent’s Layer is likely to contact the slope which will tilt and destabilize the opponent’s Combination, reducing their Stamina and increasing their risk of Bursts from the recoil of Noctemis N3’s elliptical shape. Of the two modes, Upper Mode has greater success.
To compensate for the recoil, Twin Nemesis features tall teeth on the Japanese release and the Upper Mode can mitigate excessive recoil and subsequent Self-Burst risk. Furthermore, the design of the gimmick focuses weight towards the perimeter, granting the Layer high Outward Weight Distribution and subsequent Stamina. As such, Twin Nemesis is ideal for Attack Combinations with mobile Tips with high Stamina such as Accel or Iron.
Use in Attack/Stamina Combinations
Twin Nemesis can be put to use in the Attack Combination Twin Nemesis (Upper Mode) 0/2/4/5/7 Glaive/Cross Accel/Zephyr/Iron/Atomic/Revolve/Trans. The Destabilizing properties of Twin Nemesis drains the opponent’s Stamina and the recoil gives the chance to Burst the opponent as well. Attack potential is increased by the heavy weight of 0/2/4/5/7 and the mobility of Accel/Zephyr/Iron/Trans. If the Combination does not Burst the opponent, it can Out Spin the opponent through the Stamina of the Layer, the 0/2/4/5/7 Disc, the Life After Death of the Glaive/Cross Frame, and the Accel/Zephyr/Iron/Atomic/Revolve/Trans Tip.
Twin Nemesis has high Upper Attack and Burst Attack potential, the former of which is difficult to defend against, allowing it to defeat Combinations that other Layers such as Legend Spriggan and Sieg Xcalibur may have difficulty against. However, with the release of the Cho-Z Layer System, Twin Nemesis is too light to remain competitive.
As such, Twin Nemesis is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.
Differences in the Hasbro Version
Hasbro's Noctemis N3 is virtually unchanged from Takara Tomy's Twin Nemesis with the same Stamina and Upper Attack potential.
As such, Noctemis N3 is also not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.
- BG-07 Random Layer Collection Vol. 7 - 05: Twin Nemesis
- B-102 Twin Nemesis 3Hit Ultimate Reboot
- B-125 Random Booster Vol. 12 Dead Hades.11T.Z' - 06: Twin Nemesis 1'Hit Wedge