So, you want to go a few rounds? When this is over, we'll see who's obsolete!Doctor N. Gin, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Dr. N. Gin (also spelt 'N-Gin' in Crash Tag Team Racing and Crash of the Titans) is an insane cyborg who stands in for giving assistance to Doctor Neo Cortex, replacing Doctor Nitrus Brio after the events of Crash Bandicoot as his right-hand man.
As a child, N. Gin was a classmate of Cortex and Brio in Madame Amberly's Academy of Evil. After working at a stapler factory for a time, N. Gin went on to become a world-renowned physicist in the defense industry. However, due to a budget cut, one of his missile projects ended up faulty and, as a result, went awry, lodging itself into N. Gin's head. With his intellect, N. Gin was able to stabilize the weapon and reconstruct it as a life support system at the cost of his sanity. Because the missile is still live, it activates whenever N. Gin is stressed or angry, leaving him with a large headache (a trait apparently inspired by one of the creators, Jason Rubin's own chronic migraine headaches). Shortly after the missile incident, N. Gin was taken in by Doctor Neo Cortex to replace the double-crossed Nitrus Brio.
Naughty Dog Era
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, N. Gin studies a large Crystal found by Doctor Neo Cortex after his defeat to Crash Bandicoot and discovers that 25 smaller "Slave Crystals" are needed alongside this "Master Crystal" in order to power Cortex's new "Cortex Vortex" device. When Crash is ordered by Doctor Cortex to give the Crystals he has gathered to N. Gin, N. Gin attempts to take the Crystals by force, by using a heavily armed mech, leading Crash to believe that N. Gin was one of Nitrus Brio's minions. As a result, Crash sent N. Gin's mech into the vacuum of space using Wumpa Fruit. N. Gin also tries to stop Coco's holograms from getting through, but is unsuccessful. N. Gin then joins Cortex's next plot.
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
So, Crash Bandicoot, we meet again. Uka Uka and Dr. Cortex want me to teach you a lesson. Well, I've made a few modifications to my mechanics since our last encounter, so back off, or be deleted!Dr. N. Gin, after entering the third level of the fourth warp chamber of the Time Twister Machine
In Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, N. Gin constructs a superior model suit of mobile armor called the Advanced Mech that can transform into a space fighter and dock with a huge weapon platform.
N. Gin uses this machine to confront Coco Bandicoot, only to fail once again, falling out of his mech; he screams "Aaargh! Not again!". During his second form, Pura comes into view of Coco Bandicoot's craft, seemingly adding another gun to it.
Crash Team Racing
N. Gin is a playable character in Crash Team Racing, driving a violet high-acceleration kart. The doctor's garage contains both his kart and a small missile factory, where he can be seen furiously hammering away at his work (and eventually smashing his own thumb). His home track is N. Gin Labs. After Oxide was defeated, N. Gin opened a custom auto parts store in Toledo, Ohio, which closed after his "Clear-the-Road" missile system was recalled when it caused havoc on many freeways.
- Speed: 4/6
- Acceleration: 4/4
- Turning: 2/4
- Difficulty: Intermediate
In Crash Bash, N. Gin appears as an obstacle in N. Ballism, the third Ballistix arena, launching balls at random players. In the crystal challenge, N. Gin launches balls only at the player(s) and not at the AI opponents.
Traveller's Tales Era
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
Uh, Uka Uka? Need I remind you that Crash always finds a way to defeat us? Maybe he's just too good for us!N. Gin during Uka Uka's villain briefing
In Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, N. Gin is an attendee of Uka Uka's bad guy convention and is, ultimately, the one who reveals the secret of Crunch Bandicoot; Cortex's new super-weapon. For the rest of the game, N. Gin serves as an obstacle in several of the levels, dogfighting against Crash and Coco in Tornado Alley and Crashteroids while also racing against Crash's jeep in Smokey and the Bandicoot. His name is incorrectly spelt N-gen in the instruction manual.
In Crash Twinsanity, during the very first boss battle, N. Gin is seen operating the Mecha-Bandicoot. Once defeated by the player, he stomps on the center piece and falls through along with the Mecha-Bandicoot. He is not seen until the level High Sea Hi-Jinks where he is commanding his battleship. When seeing him in the ship working, his appearance shows yellow skin. After battling N. Gin the second time, he is seen dropping right onto dozens of TNT crates. His final appearance shows him alongside Doctor Nefarious Tropy and Dr. Nitrus Brio inside the Evil Twins' treasure vault, but is soon ran out by Spyro the Dragon.
Vicarious Visions/Beenox Era
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
In Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, N. Gin battles Crash in the skies with a weapon platform similar to the one he piloted in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. He is later merged with Cortex, Tiny and Dingodile, and becomes Mega-Mix. After chasing Crash down a space station hall, Mega-Mix is left inside the space station, which explodes with the villains in it.
Crash Nitro Kart
N. Gin is a playable character in Crash Nitro Kart, driving for Team Cortex, with Cortex, Tiny, and N. Tropy, in a kart with high turning prowess. He has a slight redesign; his cyborg eye is now black with only a red dot instead of a normal eyeball and pupil. In one cutscene, N. Gin considers creating cybernetic sharks as new henchmen after racing Nash. In the end, the trio is stranded on Terra, but eventually return home.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
N. Gin reprises his role as the fourth boss in the remakes of the second and third games.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
N. Gin reprises his role in the game, as well as being an acceleration-type character.
His epilogue would remain the same as the original Crash Team Racing, but after his store in Ohio closes, he is quickly hired to be a commentator for the popular "Giant Robot Battle Network".
Radical Entertainment Era
Crash Tag Team Racing
N. Gin is a playable character in Crash Tag Team Racing. He has more of a zombified appearance. In the game's story, N. Gin convinces Cortex to join in the search for Von Clutch's missing Power Gems, so that he can use Von Clutch's theme park as a new base of operations (although Cortex later claims the idea as his own).
His clashed weapon is a rocket launcher. Whilst its fire rate is on the slow side, it makes up for it in its power. Easily being able to destroy unclashed/normal cars in two solid hits whilst still having a decent ammo size of 40 rockets. In the battle arena Jungle Rumble, his weapon is available for use in the center of the arena. As such, he is a good candidate for scoring high on the Rolling Thunder challenges for the race tracks.
His cars are the:
- Extreme Surplus (Tier 1)
- Category: Armour (Armor in America)
- How to unlock: Bring the plutonium to N. Gin in the Midway.
- Junkulon Prime (Tier 2)
- Category: Speed
- How to unlock: Buy the ballerina outfit from Happily Ever Faster.
- Doom Buggy (Tier 3)
- Category: Handling
- How to unlock: Bring his slippers from Tyrannosaurus Wrecks.
Crash of the Titans
"Attention filthy monkeys! I have lost my toast recipe. Repeat, my family recipe for toast has been lost. The butter supply arrives shortly but I'll have nothing to put it on! Somebody help me! I wrote the recipe on a little post-it note, but can't find it. Also, Crash Bandicoot has been sighted, yada yada yada, peace out, homies."
-N. Gin speaking over his PA system.
In Crash of the Titans, N. Gin opposes Cortex's replacement by praising Cortex's stationery. N. Gin is next seen in his weapons factory, which appears on the outside as a version of the Statue of Liberty modeled after N. Gin. This factory constantly bombards the surrounding area with all kinds of explosives in an attempt to hinder Crash. Inside the factory, N. Gin communicates to his workers through the factory intercom, making announcements, singing inspirational songs or alerting the workers of Crash's presence. In the factory's crown, N. Gin spends his days performing on his enormous pipe organ. When confronted by Crash and Aku Aku, N. Gin indirectly reveals to them that he has mixed feelings over Cortex's replacement to Nina (due to the acting up of his split personalities); one side likes Cortex and the abuse he brings to him and wishes for his return, while another side approves of Nina's new way of doing things, believing that she is a more efficient leader than Cortex. Eventually, the two sides reach a compromise and tell Crash of Uka Uka's whereabouts in the hope that he will also free Cortex, planning to shower them with doom later on.
Crash: Mind over Mutant
In Crash: Mind over Mutant, N. Gin leads an attack on Crash Bandicoot when Coco and Crunch become addicted to Cortex's and N. Brio's personal digital assistant, fleeing to a small observatory on Wumpa Island afterwards. When Crash and Aku Aku catch up to him, N. Gin reveals that ever since Cortex escaped the Doominator, he has been secretly watching the Bandicoot family and collecting information on them, hoping to be rewarded with the ownership of Wumpa Island if Cortex is triumphant in his current plot. For some reason, he also expresses a desire to eat Coco, calling her "delicious". After Crash fends off N. Gin's army of Ratnicians, N. Gin is sternly told by Aku Aku to leave the island, to which he reluctantly complies. His voice can also be heard in the credits. In the DS version, you can see him as a piece of concept art.
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage
In Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage, N. Gin appears as a trading card.
Crash Boom Bang!
N. Gin has a cameo appearance in the "Silhouette Quiz" minigame in Crash Boom Bang!.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2
N. Gin is a playable racer and has gone back to his classic look but is less detailed. He is unlocked when 37 mission points are acquired.
- Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
- Crash Team Racing
- Crash Bash (cameo)
- Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
- Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
- Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced (playable in multiplayer mode)
- Crash Nitro Kart
- Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage
- Crash Twinsanity
- Crash Tag Team Racing
- Crash Boom Bang! (cameo)
- Crash of the Titans
- Crash: Mind Over Mutant
- Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
During his first appearances, N. Gin is portrayed in a similar light to that of Cortex's previous henchman Nitrus Brio: he is less impulsive than Cortex or Uka Uka and prefers to think over the situation rather than rushing to a solution, which usually leads to a loud rebuttal by his superiors whenever he questions their way of doing things, as shown in the opening cinematics of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, the latter in which N. Gin actually contemplates the fact that Crash Bandicoot might simply be too powerful for him and the others to defeat.
Following Crash Tag Team Racing as well as his appearances in subsequent games, his deranged personality is upped massively. N. Gin is now depicted as a mentally unstable, sadomasochistic madman with a slim grasp on reality. He is prone to sudden fits of yelling, sobbing, and is shown to have low self-esteem and cross-dressing tendencies, at one point asking Crash to buy him a ballerina outfit so that he can feel more attractive. It's also shown that N. Gin appears to suffer from severe depression (This is evident when Crash attacks him, as he will sometimes randomly blurt out that he is happy that Crash is trying to kill him and asks how he can thank him. More evidence to support this is when N. Gin is racing and another racer brushes up against him and he expresses that he likes that they are trying to kill him). A possible reason for this could be the constant ridicule he faces from other characters of the series, mainly from Cortex. It is hinted that N. Gin may have had a grim childhood, as he recalls in Crash Tag Team Racing that his mother and father were apparently verbally abusive to him.
N. Gin briefly shows a misogynistic side when he informs Crash of his sister's whereabouts in Crash of the Titans, expressing disgust at the thought of girls and eventually is disgusted of Coco. This contradicts with a statement he makes over his factory's intercom, in which he expresses a desire for women (though this could be a result of his split personality in the game). Additionally, in Mind over Mutant, N. Gin seems to have developed an attraction for Coco, expressing a sadistic desire to eat her.
On a miscellaneous note, N. Gin enjoys muffins and cupcakes, but hates preppies, citing their music and wavy hair as reasons against them. While N. Gin is a masochist, he only enjoys pain if it is bound to logic, demonstrated by his reaction to Cortex spitting scalding hot tea all over his face despite having dumped his entire tea cup prior to that. He also has a large affiliation with the word "doom".
Also, in Crash of the Titans, he appears to be a bit of a suck-up. This is shown in the cutscene when Cortex is replaced and out of surprise, Cortex spits his drink on N. Gin. Even though he screams out of pain, he says "Thank you master!" and "Agh! Thank you again, hotter then the first!" when Cortex dumps his whole drink on his face, but it is apparent he does have a limit for how much he can tolerate, because when Cortex spits on him again he just says, "Aww, come on, he didn't even have a cup."
In Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, his personality is somewhat in between his first and later depictions. While he's definitely more expressive than the original games, as evidenced by his tendency to giggle and overacting his speech at random, he's clearly less insane as he is in the later games. This would get carried over and expanded in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, where he speaks his lines in a deranged and sometimes loud tone. His random attitude from the Radical Entertainment era also pops up, as he has a passion for ballet dancing, have a self-destructing-and-repairing robot duplicate, and talks about him wetting himself when he loses.
N. Gin is a stocky, red-haired with bangs (black in Crash Tag Team Racing and dark blue as of Crash of the Titans) cyborg with only half a face. He wears attire similar to that of Cortex, with the addition of numerous large bolts located all over his lab coat. Perhaps the most prominent distinguishing feature of N. Gin is the large missile protruding from the right side of his head. This being the result of a near fatal accident, he single-handedly reconstructed it as a life-support system, turning nearly half his head into metal. The missile is still live and was only thought to be activated only when N. Gin was stressed or angry, but as revealed in Crash Tag Team Racing, he can activate the missile at will, usually to stabilize a vehicle. While the eye located on the non-mechanical side of his head is somewhat small, the eye on the other side of his face is large, circular, and with a small black pupil occupying it (although in Crash Nitro Kart, this eye is replaced by a black electronic eye with a red pupil). In terms of height, N. Gin is somewhat shorter than Cortex. In Crash Tag Team Racing, N. Gin's skin takes on a grayish tone, as opposed to the peach/pink of earlier games (Cortex once described N. Gin as "having bad complexion"). An alternate costume in the game depicts N. Gin in a ballerina outfit, bought by Crash to increase his effeminacy and self-esteem. In Crash of the Titans, N. Gin's skin and hair color take on a bluish scheme, and the pupil on the human half of his face is larger. Besides these differences, N. Gin looks similar to what he did in past games, in fact, he was the character with less physical changes. According to the Nintendo DS version of Crash of the Titans, N. Gin is 1.25 meters tall (4 feet, 1 inch) and weighs 63 kilograms (139 pounds).
As a child in the Academy of Evil, N. Gin is shown to have a paper airplane stuck in his head, foreshadowing the missile lodged in his head later in his life. This is revealed in an unlockable piece of concept art in Crash Twinsanity. Strangely enough however, the right side of his head appears to be made of metal even though the missile has not yet been lodged in his head.
N. Gin's voice in most of his appearances is at least partially styled after classic movie actor Peter Lorre, who was often regarded as the quintessential simpering, creepy henchman archetype. In the Naughty Dog games, Doctor N. Gin is voiced by Brendan O'Brien in the English versions and by Vincent De Bouard in the French versions. In the English version of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, N. Gin is voiced by Corey Burton, who also voices Doctor Nefarious Tropy in the same game and later reprises both roles in the N. Sane Trilogy. In Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Twinsanity, he is voiced by Quinton Flynn in the English versions and by Bernard Bouillon in the French versions. In the games starting with Crash Tag Team Racing, he is voiced by Nolan North in the English versions and by Christophe Lemoine in the French versions. In the Japanese version of the series, he is voiced by Kazuhiro Nakata in his speaking appearances up to Crash Twinsanity and by Mitsuru Ogata (who also voiced Doctor Nitrus Brio and Rilla Roo in the series) in Crash Tag Team Racing.
But Doctor Cortex, to reach full power we need not only your master crystal, but also the remaining 25 slave crystals from the surface. How do you expect to retrieve them when we don't have any earthbound operatives left?N. Gin, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
So, Crash Bandicoot, we meet again. Uka Uka and Doctor Cortex want me to teach you a lesson. Well, I made a few modifications to my mechanics since our last encounter, so back off, or be deleted!N. Gin, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
One for the road!N. Gin, Crash Team Racing
Faster mine kart, FAASSTERRRR!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
I'm right BEHIND YOU!!!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
Now would be a good time for a parachute!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
Earth! We made it, ha ha ha!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
Are you looking at me?! ...Who are you looking at?N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
Missed me, missed me! Look at yourself, what do you see? UGLY!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
WAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA! I'm scary, no?N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
Can you feel the heat? Can you feel it?!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
Invisibility, my old friend...!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
I'm right behind you- kidding! Heheheheh!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
Cybernetic sharks! We should try that, yes, yes, they could make great henchmen!N. Gin, Crash Nitro Kart
This...okay, this is scaring me.N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
It's like my father always said to me...SHUT UP N. GIN, YOU FREAK!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Up in the sky! IT'S A COMPLETE MANIAC!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
I, uh, think I wet myself.N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Oh, the glory of the skies!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Must...GO FASTER!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Oh that impact was regrettable...N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Not my paint! I spent forever on that!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Villagers with torches couldn't get me, what chance do you have?N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Take that father! What? Did I say father?N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Oh, the insurance company is never going to go for that one...N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
I live for reckless behavior!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
SWEET MEXICAN WALNUTS THAT HURTS!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Back! Or I will shower you with sharp things!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Hit me harder! For I like it!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Finally! I made a friend!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
What's the matter little baby, you need your bottle LITTLE BABY!?N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Your mother is the speed limit now!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
It's highschool all over again. Ouch.N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Head rocket, ENGAGE!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
No one can resist my good looks, I mean weapons.N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
I'm happy, I'm actually happy...IT HURTS!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Take up a slower sport, like full contact...duck hunting or something with a duck!N. Gin, Crash Tag Team Racing
Hee hee hee hee hee! That's right, tough guy! Unless you want to buy all-new stationary, YOU RESPECT THE MASTER!N. Gin, Crash of the Titans
AAAAAHHHH! Thank you master! Hee heeN. Gin, Crash of the Titans
Ooh, I know! Glossy!N. Gin, Crash of the Titans
AAAAAHHHH! Thank you again! Hotter than the first!N. Gin, Crash of the Titans
Oh, come on! He didn't even have a cup!N. Gin, Crash of the Titans
Crash you fool, you're too late. It's time to drop the Doom Hammer on you...Eh, the Doom Hammer of Doom...Upon you...and uh LET'S JUST DANCE, BABY!!!N. Gin, Crash of the Titans
I've been watching you and your delicious sister!N. Gin, Crash: Mind over Mutant
Quiet Tina, or I shall give you the back of my missile!N. Gin, Crash: Mind over Mutant
- Although in the Radical Entertainment games, N. Gin's name was spelt 'N-Gin', the mission in Crash: Mind Over Mutant is named "Find N. Gin". This could mean Radical reverted the change or his name can be spelled either way.
- In Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex his appearance is based on his promotional design from Crash Bandicoot 2, with a black rocket, pale skin and a highlighted rotund figure.
- In all the games he appears in that he has a speaking role in excluding Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, until Crash Twinsanity, N. Gin has a robotic echo on his voice when speaks. From Crash Tag Team Racing, the robotic echo on his voice would not be present until Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
- In the Nintendo DS version of Crash of the Titans, when N. Gin is defeated by Crash Bandicoot, the missile in his head explodes, sending him flying around in the style of a deflating balloon.
- The name N. Gin is a pun on the word "Engine", probably referring to the fact that he is shown having a mastery of robotics and mechanics.
- N. Gin specialty as a scientist is in the area of physical sciences, being even considered a world-renowned physicist in the defense industry... before his accident. In all boss battles against N. Gin this is seen operating machines ... a sign that N. Gin is much more affectionate with machines than Cortex and N. Brio.
- In Titans and Mind Over Mutant (as mentioned above), N. Gin's personality has become more twisted and demented than in previous titles. A possible reason is if one compares his older models to the Titans one, it appears the missile has gone deeper into his skull, thus causing even more psychological damage. This may also explain his pale skin color by the end of the franchise.
- For some reason, in Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, N. Gin had Tiny's theme, Tiny had Dingodile's theme, and Dingodile had N. Gin's theme. The reason for this mix-up is not explained.
- N. Gin is one of two characters who appeared at Crash's "birthday", who later appeared as a boss (the other being Dingodile).
- In Crash of the Titans, N. Gin makes a reference to the cartoon show Invader ZIM, stating over the intercom that Crash and Aku Aku are after his "radioactive rubber pants". Also, his affiliation with the word "doom" might also be an unintended reference to Invader ZIM, since "doom" is used numerous times in both dialogue and episode titles.
- N. Gin is seen impersonating a Tusken Raider from Star Wars in Crash: Mind Over Mutant when he first appeared with a gang of Ratnicians.
- In Crash of the Titans, after N. Gin is defeated, he is seen arguing with himself with the camera angles changing every time his other half speaks, which is a parody of the Lord of the Rings movies. In those movies, the creature Gollum argues with his alter-ego, which is exactly what N. Gin does in that cutscene. N. Gin even repeats one of the lines of that movie character, "Master is our friend.". (referring to Doctor Neo Cortex). Then the camera angle changes. "You don't have any friends.", responds his other half.
- N. Gin's backstory is very likely a reference to Phineas P. Gage, who was involved in an accident that launched a metal tamping bar into his brain, damaging the prefrontal cortex and resulting in a much more sinister personality.
- The metal plate that covers N. Gin's face shows some inconsistency on the area it covers. In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, if the player looks closely the metal plating covers the right side of his face, but leaves a bit of his cheek exposed. In Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, in his Time Twister holograms his cheek is now completely covered. This switches between the two occasionally in the other Crash Bandicoot games.
- The color of N. Gin's missile wings change constantly throughout the series. In his promotional design from Cortex Strikes Back, and in Crash Tag Team Racing, Crash of the Titans, and Mind over Mutant, the missile wings are chrome. In N. Gin's in-game designs from Cortex Strikes Back, Warped, Crash Bash, The Huge Adventure, and Crash Twinsanity, the missile wings are silver. In his out-of-kart model from Crash Team Racing and in Crash Nitro Kart, the missile wings are green. In N. Gin's in-kart model from CTR, the missile wings are red. And in The Wrath of Cortex, the missile wings are black.
- His name is misspelled as "N. Jin" on the website of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped and in Mind Over Mutant for the DS. Interestingly the name Jin in Japanese terms means "benevolence", but in different characters in the Japanese alphabet can even translated as "demon" or "devil". Something of which N. Gin's role and character in both Crash of Titans and M.O.M has been attributed to.
- N. Gin seems to dislike Tiny; this is shown in Crash Nitro Kart when N. Gin thinks Tiny broke something and asks him what he broke in a scolding voice. Despite this, Tiny will usually be the character to pair up with N. Gin in Team Race mode.
- It is never revealed what the "N" actually stands for. In an interview, Jason Rubin said he didn't know what it stood for either but was sure that there were notes around somewhere that revealed the secret. Like most of "N" doctors, N. Gin's first name might be pun for some chemical or mineral in this case nitric acid which sometimes is used for fueling rockets and missiles.
- If this is the case, it may stand for 'Nitro,' making his full name a pun on the chemical nitrogen.
- According to the Twinsanity concept art, when N. Gin was young, he had a paper plane instead of a missile in his head.
- N. Gin doesn't seem to acknowledge Nitrus Brio at all. This may be because he was Cortex's original assistant, which would make N. Gin jealous of him. This can be highly supported since Cortex reunited with Brio and abandoned N. Gin on Wumpa Island, there is even a point in a cutscene where N. Gin talks to himself doubting if Cortex has betrayed him or not.
- In the rather humorous quote: "You don't have any friends! He always kicked you in the tucus...and other GENTLE SPOTS!", hints that Dr. Cortex kicks N. Gin many numerous times in the crotch (much to N. Gin's disturbing pleasure).
- N. Gin may have trouble with reading (though he can spell letters), shown in a intercom announcement: "En *dash* Gee Eye En. What does that spell? IIIII don't know..."
- Though not canon to the franchise in Crash Tag Team Racing, N. Gin states during the ending credits that he is was named after a state in New England famous for maple syrup.
- This could mean that the unknown "N" in his name is not real and took on a different name.
- In CTTR, if the player is having trouble unlocking his third car and talks to him enough, the help text that appears at the top of the screen will state that I'm (referring to the writer of the text) going to go and write some accounting software, and never gives the player any helpful advice for this mission.
- In one of the gags in CTTR, another N. Gin is formed by the fusion of a Park Drone with a camel.
- In CTTR, Coco, while interacting with Crash, says "Hi Crash! Do you think N-Gin is cute? I like the way he waddles."
- N. Gin character development and accent is based off on Dr. Frankenstein's apprentice, Igor who bears a striking resemblance and shares the same accent. It is also known that by the end of the franchise he repetitively refers Cortex as being his "Master" a homage to Igor himself (the quirky personality starts to develop more by Mind Over Mutant).
- He is the first boss of the series to have a boss fight completely outside the usual platform genre. Instead it uses the same concept as the flying levels Bye Bye Blimps and Mad Bombers.
- In CTTR, N. Gin name-drops the Blue Oyster Cult song "Don't Fear the Reaper". He then slips into a Christopher Walken impression and claims he needs "more cowbell"; this is a reference to the "More Cowbell" skit on Saturday Night Live, in which famous music producer Bruce Dickinson (played by Christopher Walken) tells fictional band member Gene Frenkle (played by Will Ferrell) that he wants more cowbell in the song.
- In Crash of the Titans, N. Gin's cyborg eye seems to have a hard time trying to blink.
- His appearance can be compared to that of Two Face from Batman, as both sides of their faces look different from each other, though unlike N. Gin, Two Face isn't a cyborg.
- In the Radical Entertainment games his voice is similar to Ren Hoek from Ren and Stimpy.
- In the original versions of the second and third games, N. Gin uses a different icon for each of them. In the remaster trilogy, N. Gin uses the same icon for the remasters of the second and third games.
- N-Gin's quote "I live for reckless behavior" in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a throwback to his character in CTTR, who says the same thing.
- In Crash Team Racing, N. Gin's second place animation has him stand while the rocket in his head at times suddenly re-activates and starts shooting flames. In Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, it's changed to him angrily looking away from the winner, his anger being so great that it even causes the eye on the cybernetic part of his face to pop out of its socket. (This might serve as a hint to explain why N. Gin's eye is different depending on each game.)
- In Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, if the player plays as any character not part of the starting roster in the Nitro-Fueled mode of Adventure mode, N. Gin will always be replaced by player character that is not part of the non-starting roster.
|Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot|
|Bosses||Dingodile | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka | Mega-Mix|
|Items||Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems|
First Chamber: Jungle Jam | Shipwrecked | Temple of Boom | Frostbite Cavern | Just in Slime
|Enemies||Electric Eel | Frog | Jellyfish | Lab Assistant | Moray Eel | Penguin | Polar Bear | Pufferfish | Rat | Scrubber | Seal | Shark | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Spike Lizard | Squid | Sewer Mech | Venus Fly Trap | Yeti|
|Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku|
|Antagonists||Doctor Nefarious Tropy | N. Trance | Uka Uka | Crunch Bandicoot (Under Hypnosis) | Coco Bandicoot (Under Hypnosis) | Fake Crash (Under Hypnosis)|
|Items||Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems | Gem Shards | Super Slide | Rocket Jump | Death Tornado Spin | Crash Dash|
|Levels|| First Chamber: Island Intro | Prints of Persia | Lagoony Tunes | Globe Trottin' | Pharaoh's Funhouse | Runaway Rug|
Second Chamber: Tiki Torture | Hoppin' Coffins | Barrel Roll | Flockful of Seagulls | Magma Mania
|Enemies||Arsonist | Scarab |Crocodile | Lab Assistant | Monkey | Scorpion | Seagull | Shark | Snake|
|Crash Mind Over Mutant|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot|
|Antagonists||Dr. N. Cortex | Dr. N. Brio | Dr. N. Gin | Nina Cortex | Uka Uka|
|Titans||Spike | Ratcicle | Magmadon | TK | Sludge | Rhinoroller | Scorporilla | Grimly | Battler | Stench | Yuktopus | Snipe | Titan Heroes|
|Items||TNT Crate | Basic Crate | Wumpa Fruit | Mojo | NV|
|Levels|| Console: Wumpa Island | Ratcicle Kingdom | Wasteland | Junkyard | Mount Grimly | Space Head|
DS: Crystal Mountains | Deserted Wasteland | N. Jin Labs
|Enemies||Ratnician | Brat Girl | Doom Monkey | Znu | Slap-E | Spike Crate|
|Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled|
|Racers|| Default: Crash Bandicoot | Dr. Neo Cortex | Tiny Tiger | Coco Bandicoot | Dr. N. Gin | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Crunch Bandicoot | Geary|
Unlockable (Bosses): Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe | Nitros Oxide
Unlockable (Misc.): Penta Penguin | Fake Crash | Dr. N. Tropy | King Chicken | Iron Checkpoint Crate
Pit Stop Purchases: Krunk | Small Norm | Big Norm | Nash | N. Trance | Real Velo | Zam | Zem
Bonus: Tawna | Ami | Megumi | Liz | Isabella | Baby Crash | Baby Coco | Baby T | Spyro | Hunter | Gnasty Gnorc | Komodo Moe | Dr. N. Brio | Nina Cortex | Koala Kong | Pasadena O'Possum | Ebenezer Von Clutch | Rilla Roo | Yaya Panda | Hasty | Chick | Stew | Megamix | Emperor Velo XXVII | Lab Assistant | Baby Cortex | Baby N. Tropy | Fixed Rilla Roo
|Supporting characters||Aku Aku | Uka Uka | Sparx | Velo Mask | Apo-Apo|
|Customization||Skins | Bodies and Decals | Wheels | Paint Jobs | Stickers|
N. Sanity Beach: Crash Cove | Mystery Caves | Sewer Speedway | Roo's Tubes
|Battle Arenas|| Original: Skull Rock | Nitro Court | Parking Lot | Rocky Road | Lab Basement | Rampage Ruins | The North Bowl|
From Crash Nitro Kart: Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
|Collectibles||Trophy | Crystal | Gem | Relic | CTR Token | Key | Wumpa Coin|
|Power Ups||Missile | Bowling Bomb | Warp Orb | TNT Crate/Nitro Crate | Power Shield | N. Tropy Clock | N. Brio's Beaker | Turbo | Invisibility | Super Engine | Invincibility Mask (Aku Aku/Uka Uka/Velo Mask/Sparx/Apo-Apo)|
|Misc.||Pit Stop | Grand Prix (Nitro Tour | Back N. Time | Spyro N. Friends | Spooky | Neon Circus | Winter Festival | Rustland | Gasmoxia)|
|Crash Bandicoot Racing Series Playable Characters|
|Crash Team Racing||Crash Bandicoot | Dr. Neo Cortex | Tiny Tiger | Coco Bandicoot | N. Gin | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe | Fake Crash | Dr. N. Tropy | Penta Penguin|
|Crash Nitro Kart||Crash Bandicoot | Coco Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Fake Crash | Dr. Neo Cortex | N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | N. Tropy | Nitrous Oxide | Zem (Consoles only) | Zam (Consoles only) | Real Velo (Consoles only) | N. Trance | Polar | Dingodile | Pura (Consoles only) | Krunk (GBA only) | Nash (GBA only) | Norm (GBA only) | Big Norm (GBA only) | Geary (GBA only) | Emperor Velo XXVII (GBA only) | Spyro (GBA only)|
|Crash Tag Team Racing||Crash | Neo Cortex | Pasadena | Crunch | Coco | Nina | N. Gin | Von Clutch|
|Crash Racing||Crash | Cortex | Nina | Pasadena|
|Crash Nitro Kart 2||Crash | Dr. Cortex | Coco | Ripper Roo | Yaya | Nina | Tiny Tiger | Oxide|
|Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D||Crash | Cortex | Coco | Oxide | Roo | Yaya | Polar | Dingodile|
|Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2||Crash | Dr. Cortex | Coco | Nina | Pura | Tiny Tiger | Crunch | N. Gin | Yaya | Ripper Roo|
|Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled||Crash Bandicoot | Dr. Neo Cortex | Tiny Tiger | Coco Bandicoot | Dr. N. Gin | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Penta Penguin | Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe | Fake Crash | Nitros Oxide | Dr. N. Tropy | Crunch Bandicoot | Krunk | Small Norm | Big Norm | Nash | N. Trance | Real Velo | Geary | Zam | Zem | Tawna | Ami | Megumi | Liz | Isabella | Baby T | Baby Crash | Baby Coco | Spyro | Hunter | Gnasty Gnorc | Komodo Moe | Dr. N. Brio | Nina Cortex | Koala Kong | Pasadena O'Possum | Ebenezer Von Clutch | King Chicken | Rilla Roo | Yaya Panda | Hasty | Chick | Stew | Megamix | Emperor Velo XXVII | Lab Assistant | Baby Cortex | Baby N. Tropy | Fixed Rilla Roo | Iron Checkpoint Crate|