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Dr. N. Gin (also spelt N-Gin) is an insane cyborg and assistant to Neo Cortex, replacing Nitrus Brio after the events of Crash Bandicoot as his right-hand man.

History

Pre-series history

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As a child, N. Gin was a classmate of Cortex and Brio in Madame Amberley's Academy of Evil. He presumably went to college, receiving a degree in "Devious Devices". 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.

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

N. Gin's mech from Crash Bandicoot 2.

Like Dr. Cortex said, give the 20 Crystals you've collected to me!

Dr. N. Gin, when arriving to take the crystals from Crash Bandicoot

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In 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 with a heavily armed mech, leading Crash to fight back. 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 ultimately unsuccessful. N. Gin then joins Cortex's next plot.

Crash Bandicoot: 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 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

Doctor N. Gin in 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.

Stats

Speed: 4/6
Accel: 4/4
Turn: 2/4
Difficulty: Intermediate

Crash Bash

In 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.

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 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.

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

N. Gin in his Mech in Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure.

In The Huge Adventure, N. Gin battles Crash in the skies with a weapon platform similar to the one he piloted in 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.

Stats

Console GBA
Speed: 2/7
Accel: 4/7
Turn: 6/7
Difficulty: Beginner
Speed: 8/10
Accel: 5/10
Turn: 10/10
Difficulty: Beginner

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

In Ripto's Rampage, N. Gin has a cameo as a trading card.

Crash Twinsanity

Concept art

In Twinsanity, during the very first boss battle, N. Gin is seen operating the Mecha-Bandicoot. Once defeated by Crash, 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.

Crash Tag Team Racing

N. Gin in Crash Tag Team Racing.

N. Gin is a playable character in 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)
  • Doom Buggy (Tier 3)

Crash Boom Bang!

N. Gin has a cameo appearance in the "Silhouette Quiz" minigame in Boom Bang!.

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 unsuccessfully opposes Cortex's replacement. He 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 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 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 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 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".

Stats

Speed: 4/7
Accel: 7/7
Turn: 3/7
Difficulty: Intermediate
Driving Style: Acceleration

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

N. Gin is the first boss of the game. He initially appears in the game's intro cutscene, where he tries to tell Cortex about his new inventions before being dismissed, having a brief scuffle with N. Brio before leaving. He next appears at the beginning of A Real Grind, where he flies up to Crash, Coco, and Lani-Loli to taunt and threaten them. He then challenges them to fight him at that night's performance of his new band, Rawkit Hëd, before leaving. His voice can be heard over loudspeakers through the next few levels, taunting and jeering at Crash and Coco as they go through the levels. He later sends his minions to use a giant truck known as the Doom Rig to run Crash and Coco over, but they escape thanks to Tawna's sabotage of the rig.

When Crash, Coco and Lani-Loli arrive at the concert, it is revealed N. Gin is holding Akano captive and using him to power his new drum-kit mech, the W.O.M.P. After N. Gin is defeated, the W.O.M.P. explodes, sending N. Gin tumbling to the ground. Akano falls down behind him and bounces off his head and into a nearby Quantum Rift, knocking the unfortunate cyborg out in the process.

N. Gin isn't seen again until the 100% ending epilogue, where he retires from his position as Cortex's right-hand man and launches a new career as a jazz singer with his new album "My Heart is a Doomsday Device".

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

N. Gin was added to On the Run! as a boss for Crash or Coco to defeat in the Season 3 update. He attacks by punching the ground with his mech to send shock waves down one or two lanes and by shooting balls of energy down two lanes. He sometimes generates a force-field around himself instead of attacking, which electrifies any boom berries that hit it, hurting the player if they try to catch it again. Like all bosses, he is defeated by chasing him and throwing Boom Berries at him to reduce his health bar to zero, then using the Portal Weapons crafted beforehand to send him back to his own dimension.

He also made an appearance in the game's official launch trailer when he is yet to be added into the game at that point.

Characteristics

Personality

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. Usually, this 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. In the latter game, N. Gin contemplates the fact that Crash Bandicoot might simply be too powerful for him and the others to defeat.

N. Gin's behavior becomes more deranged by Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Twinsanity, becoming prone to fits of giggling.

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 by 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 expresses a sadistic desire to eat her.

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.

Physical Appearance

N. Gin in Crash Tag Team Racing

N. Gin is a stocky, red-haired (black in Crash Tag Team Racing and dark blue in Crash of the Titans) cyborg with only half a face, the other half being covered with metal. 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). It is revealed to be removable in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. 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 a 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). In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, N.Gin is slightly slimmer and his right arm is now metal. For some reason, in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time his missile is lot larger and looks out of place, but it didn't in his concept art.

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.

Profiles

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

  • Manual

“Once a world-renowned physicist within the Defence industry, Dr. N. Gin was taken in by Cortex shortly after one of his missile projects went terribly wrong and hit him in the head. The missile was reconstructed as a cyber life support system but is still live so don’t get him upset or he’ll literally blow his top!”

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

  • Manual

“A bad-tempered wacko. Never disagree with someone who has an unexploded nuclear missile stuck in his head.”

Crash Team Racing

  • Manual

“N. Gin is a mechanical genius. This brain-drained rocket scientist added a few custom parts to make his kart accelerate fast, just like Coco’s.”

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

  • Manual

“Half man, half machine, with half a missile sticking out of his head, Dr. N. Gin, Cortex’s right-hand man, is a scientific genius in robotics and cybernetics.”

Crash Nitro Kart

  • Manual

“This mechanical genius is Dr. Cortex’s right-hand man. The rocket in his head hasn’t affected his ability to rig a smooth ride on any vehicle he races.”

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

  • Promo

“While Dr. N. Gin can be considered Cortex's right hand in most games, he should not be underestimated. The PHYSICIST reconstructed parts of his body after a horrible missile related accident, but has not lost any of his MAD GENIUS.

Dr. N. Gin is a sadomasochistic MADMAN who uses his array of mechs and DANGEROUS inventions to fight. We strongly advice to not let him catch you.”

Appearances

Portrayals

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.

Quotes

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: Warped

One for the road!

N. Gin, Crash Team Racing

Faster, my 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 high school 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 hee!

N. 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

All right all you bloodthirsty lunatics! Put your freaky little hands together for... RAWKIT HËD!

N. Gin, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Gallery

See: N. Gin/Gallery

Trivia

  • The name N. Gin is a pun on the word "engine", referring to his mastery of robotics and mechanics.
  • Although in the Radical Entertainment games N. Gin's name is normally spelt 'N-Gin', the mission in Crash: Mind Over Mutant is named "Find N. Gin".
    • In Crash of the Titans, N. Gin has a voice line in which he spells out his name as "N-Gin". In the German dub, he spells it out as "N. Gin" however.
  • For some reason, in Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, N. Gin has Tiny's theme, Tiny has Dingodile's theme, and Dingodile has N. Gin's theme.
  • 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" is a reference to Invader ZIM, since "doom" is used numerous times in both dialogue and episode titles.
  • 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.
  • N. Gin's character development and accent is based off on Dr. Frankenstein's apprentice, Igor.
  • His name is misspelled as "N. Jin" on the website of Crash Bandicoot: Warped and in Mind Over Mutant for the DS.
  • In Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex his appearance is based on his 1998 action figure (itself a misinterpretation of his design from Cortex Strikes Back), with a black rocket, pale skin, a robotic lower jaw and a highlighted rotund figure.
  • 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 that there might be notes around somewhere that revealed the secret.
    • 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.
  • In one of the gags in Tag Team Racing, another N. Gin is formed by the fusion of a Park Drone with a camel.
  • In Crash Tag Team Racing, 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.
  • According to one of his intercom announcements in Crash of the Titans, N. Gin has a brother named George, whom he describes as "always so superficial".
  • 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 parodying Gollum from the Lord of the Rings movies.
  • N. Gin's bestiary entry from Crash of the Titans for the Nintendo DS states that he likes "technology" and dislikes "short circuits", and that His height is 1.25m (~ 4'1") and his weight is 63kg (~ 138lbs).
  • In the Russian versions of Crash of the Titans and Crash: Mind Over Mutant, N. Gin's name was localized as "Эн-Джин" (translit. "Ėn-Dzhin"). The presence of a dash in the name is a result of being based on the spelling 'N-Gin' that is used in the Radical games. However, the implication that N. Gin also has a given name beginning with "N" is entirely lost in that translation.
  • N. Gin is seen impersonating a Tusken Raider from Star Wars in Mind Over Mutant when he first appears with a gang of Ratnicians.
  • In N. Sane Trilogy, N. Gin uses the same icon for both of his boss fights.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, N. Gin is the only one of the original 8 playable characters to not be featured in the Adventure Mode opening cutscene, whereas in the original Crash Team Racing, he can be briefly seen racing against Pura and Penta on Coco Park.
  • There is a minor continuity error in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time regarding N. Gin. During the Flashback Tape "N. Gin N. Terview", Cortex inquires about the rocket in his head to which N. Gin replies "What rocket?", despite N. Gin being aware of it.

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