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|Venus Fly Trap|
A Venus Fly Trap in Crash 1
|First appearance:||Crash Bandicoot (Game)|
|Last appearance:||Crash: Mutant Island|
The Venus Fly Trap first appears in the first Crash Bandicootgame. There are three kinds; one that is obviously on land, and two on the water's surface . The land-trap's head is colored red with white spots and its stem and leaves are green. The water-trap acts like a lily-pad. There are two kinds for the latter - one with green leaves, and another with blue leaves. They also had red heads like their terrestrial cousins. The green-leaved VFT keeps his mouth open until it has the opportunity to eat his prey, namely Crash (if you stayed there too long). The blue-leaved VFT keeps opening-and-clamping his mouth every 3 seconds, so you will have to time your jumps to avoid getting eaten.
The Venus Fly Trap reappears in Cortex Strikes Back, but his looks change a little; his stem and leaves are still green, but his head color has changed from red to purple. Why this change was made is currently unknown, however it is most likely due to it being too similar to Nintendo's Piranha Plant. It was often seen in levels like Hang Eight, Air Crash and Plant Food.
The VFT has a relative, a plant that, instead of trying to bite Crash, shoots seeds like bullets at long range. When at close quarters, the bullet-shooting plant will lower his head and raise spikes to defend himself. However, Crash will simply have to belly flop him to defeat him.Jungle Bungle and Totem Hokum as a much larger relative of him and the plant goes back to it's old design (red headed with green stem and leaves). They will bite at Crash when he is in their range. If they are spun or defeated, they will screech and green fluids will fly from them and it will fall down and stay there throughout the whole level. Crash encounters one just before he reaches "Coco" and he humorously gets his head squashed by two logs that swing down from the sides.
The Venus Fly Trap was also seen in Crash Team Racing, but only in the Papu's Pyramid track. If you drive too close, the plant will swallow you whole and spit out only the wheels, causing you to lose precious seconds and letting enemies overtake you. His colors are the same as in Cortex Strikes Back.
The Venus Fly Traps appear in some of the Crasinator Challenges in Tag Team Racing. These are probably the ones that have gone through the most drastic changes as they are all green and their heads are flat looking more like a real life Venus Fly Trap.
Venus Fly Traps reappear on the track Myan Mayhem, where they repeat their role from CTR.
Venus Fly Traps are common enemies in the first world and Wumpa Village, still repeating their basic attack.
Non-Crash Game AppearancesEdit
The Crash 2 VFT can be seen in Samos Hagai's hut.
- The Venus Fly Trap is very similar to Nintendo's Piranha Plant in appearance, etc. Fans sometimes prefer to call it a Piranha Plant as well, or, because the games it appears in are on the PlayStation console, a PlayStation Piranha Plant.
- It's head-color change could be so as to tell the difference between Crash Bandicoot's Venus Fly Trap and Nintendo's Piranha Plant.
- It is unknown whether or not the Venus Fly Trap was one of the creatures affected by the Evolvo-Ray, made by Doctor Nitrus Brio. It's more ferocious appearance than its real-life counterpart could be evidence that it evolved via the Evolvo-Ray.
- In Lilo and Stitch: Trouble in Paradise on the Sony Playstation, some carnivorous plants make appearances as enemies. They bear a big resemblance to Crash Bandicoot Venus Fly Traps
- It's possible that the Venus Fly Traps could be a reference to Audrey II from the 1986 flim Little Shop of Horrors.
- In the Unused Uka Tree Level from Crash Twinsanity there was going to be an Unknown Walking Fly Trap enemy, it would most likely had been a smaller, mobile relative of the Venus Fly Trap. The plant can be seen in a purple Gem showing concept art of the level itself.
- In the prototype of Crash Bandicoot 1, in one of the cut levels that can be played, a VFT is present, but it's head is smaller for some reason.
|Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot • Aku Aku • Coco Bandicoot • Doctor Nitrus Brio • Polar|
|Bosses||Ripper Roo • Komodo Brothers • Tiny Tiger • Doctor N. Gin • Doctor Neo Cortex|
|Items||Crates (Basic Crate, ? Crate, Bounce Crate, Aku Aku Crate, Checkpoint Crate, Crash Crate, Arrow Crate, Locked Crate, TNT Crate, Nitro Crate, Nitro Switch Crate, ! Crate, Iron Crate, Iron Arrow Crate) • Wumpa Fruit • Crystal • Gem|
|Levels||First Warp Room (Turtle Woods, Snow Go, Hang Eight, The Pits, Crash Dash) • Second Warp Room (Snow Biz, Air Crash, Bear It, Crash Crush, The Eel Deal) • Third Warp Room (Plant Food, Sewer or Later, Bear Down, Road to Ruin, Unbearable) • Fourth Warp Room (Hangin' Out, Diggin' It, Cold Hard Crash, Ruination, Bee-Having) • Fifth Warp Room (Piston It Away, Rock It, Night Fight, Pack Attack, Spaced Out) • Sixth Warp Room (Totally Bear, Totally Fly)|
|Enemies||Armadillo • Bees • Bird • Scrubbing Bubbletrons • Electric Eel • Four-Legged Robot • Gorilla • Holo-Projector • Lab Assistant • Lizard • Monkey • Orca • Penguin • Piranha • Polar Bear • Porcupine • Rat • Seal • Sparky Tentaclebot Unit • Spike Lizard • Spike Rat • Spiked Saucers • Spitter Plants • Tiki • Turtle • Venus Fly Trap|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot - Doctor Neo Cortex - Aku Aku - Nina Cortex|
|Minor Characters||Nitros Oxide - Polar - Crunch Bandicoot - Doctor N. Gin - Doctor Nitrus Brio - Doctor Nefarious Tropy - Ripper Roo - Tiny Tiger - Farmer Ernest - Evil Crash - Pinstripe Potoroo - Koala Kong - Papu Papu - Rusty Walrus - Cortex's mother - Spyro the Dragon - Mecha-Bandicoot - Coco Bandicoot (Removed) Evil Coco - Good Cortex - Capu Capu - Evil Capu Capu - Fake Crash - Komodo Brothers - Ant Leader|
|Bosses||Doctor Neo Cortex - Mecha-Bandicoot - Tikimon - Uka Uka - Doctor N. Gin - Doctor Nefarious Tropy - Doctor Nitrus Brio - Dingodile - Madame Amberly - Evil Twins|
|Items||Crates (Crash Crate - Bounce Crate - Basic Crate - ? Crate - Locked Crate - Iron Crate - Iron Arrow Crate - Arrow Crate - Ammo Crate - Nitro Switch Crate - Nitro Crate - TNT Crate - Checkpoint Crate - World Crate - Aku Aku Crate - Detonator Crate - Activation Crate - Outline Crate) - Wumpa Fruit - Crystal - Gem - Weak platforms - Sequence platforms|
|Levels||N. Sanity Island (Jungle Bungle - Cavern Catastrophe - Totem Hokum) - Iceberg Lab (Ice Climb - Slip Slide Icecapades - High Seas Hi-Jinks) - Academy of Evil (Boiler Room Doom - Classroom Chaos - Rooftop Rampage) - Twinsanity Island (Rockslide Rumble - Bandicoot Pursuit - Ant Agony) - Deleted (Gone a Bit Coco - Ocean Commotion - Meglomaniac Mind Mania - Harbor level - Uka Tree level - Lava Caves - Rehab Lab - Security Insanity - Rollerbrawl level - Coco sub level)|
|Enemies||Crab - Fish - Chicken - Monkey - Skunk - Venus Fly Trap - Worm - Ant - Rat - Bees - Bear - Tribesman - Hog - Bat - Penguin - Hologram Probe - Barrel Throwing Rhino - Guard Dog - Robot Dummy - Robotic Janitor - Experimental Frog - Beetle (Removed) - Flying Swordfish - Greyscale Ant|