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Typhon T4 4 Defense-S is a Defense Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It was released in western countries as a SlingShock Starter Pack for CAD$14.99 in Canada, USD$9.99 in the United States, and AUD$18.99 in Australia.
Energy Layer - Typhon T4
Main article: Energy Layer - Typhon T4
Hasbro's Typhon T4 is an overall round a symmetrical Energy Layer designed for Defense that features numerous rounded notches, akin to the Poison Fusion Wheel from Metal Fight Beyblade, that surrounds twelve snakes; four of which are facing forward, and the other eight are in four pairs of two which are next the four that face forward. In the center is a devilish face facing forward, representing the Layer's namesake; Typhon, the most feared monster in all of Greek mythology.
Akin to most other Turbo Layers, Typhon T4 is compatible with a Level Chip that fits underneath the Layer.
Forge Disc - 4
Main article: Forge Disc - 4
4, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features two protrusions, one molded into the shape of a "4" and the other molded into the shape of the Roman Numeral "IV". The protrusions extend further from the center more than other Core Discs which grants 4 high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and subsequent Stamina potential. As a Core Disc, 4 is comparatively heavier than regular Forge Discs such as Heavy and Gravity which grants higher Knock-Out Resistance and the ability to facilitate Disc Frames can add characteristics such as Life-After-Death with Cross or Glaive. While 7 has greater Stamina, 4's Stamina is still comparable.
Performance Tip - Defense-S
Main article: Performance Tip - Defense-S
Defense-S, as its name implies, is a SlingShock Performance Tip based off of Defense. However, unlike the original Defense, Defense-S' ball tip is significantly taller and it features two tabs on either side that are connected to the ball tip, which is meant for the activation of the Performance Tip's "SlingShock Mode". As a part of the SlingShock System, Defense-S can be manually altered to switch between "Battle Ring Mode" and "SlingShock Mode"; in this case, by sliding the tabs to the other side, and then pushing both tabs downwards, and vice-versa.
- Viper Hydrax H5's GT Chip uses the same face as Typhon T4. It should be noted that it is also a Defense Type, albeit a Left-Spin one, with the same snake motif as the former.