Gon (ゴン?) is a tiny fictional dinosaur and the title character of a Japanese manga series created by Masashi Tanaka.
The Gon series features the completely wordless adventures of the irascible title character as he interacts with the natural world, depicted by Tanaka in lush, realistic detail. Gon was most notable outside of Japan for his appearance in the Tekken 3 video game. An animated TV series began airing in Japan on April 2, 2012.
In 1998, the manga received an Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival.
Gon somehow survived the extinction of his fellow dinosaurs and interacts with paleolithic animals.
Gon's exact saurian species is never delved into. He vaguely resembles an outdated depiction of a generic carnosaur in a tripod stance, only about the size of a small dog. He is an omnivore with an enormous appetite. He possesses enormous power and endurance for his size, his feats of strength including supporting his own weight with his jaws, to being able to partially lift a fully grown African Elephant. His scaly hide is almost impenetrable, being able to shrug off the bites of larger predators.
Gon's intelligence seems to fluctuate in each adventure, ranging from total cluelessness (such as failing to notice a bird nest on his head for weeks), to strategic cunning (using a lion as a beast of burden to capture prey).
In Tekken 3, Gon is fireproof, has the ability to spit fireballs and use toxic farts. He vocalizes in chirps and shrieks, reminiscent of raccoons and parrots.
- 1992 manga
- 1994 game (Gon)
- 1997 game (Wikipedia:Tekken 3) (see also: Tekken)
- 2012 anime series
- 2012 game: Wikipedia:Gon: Baku Baku Baku Baku Adventure