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N. Trance is a pink egg-shaped outer dimensional being from the Fifth Dimension. He is the self-proclaimed "Master of Hypnotism," and has the ability to hypnotize people with his claw hand which resembles a stopwatch. This hand can additionally be fired off on a chain as a weapon, though it gets stuck easily, and the time spent reeling it back in leaves him vulnerable. He is also capable of generating energy beams from his eyes to attack and confuse his enemies. The long legs attached to his powered exoskeleton are highly extendable, allowing him to jump out of his foes' reach and stomp on them from above with the immense, crushing weight of his mechanical body. He has often brainwashed Crash's friends and enemies to aid a greater evil. His name is based on the verb "entrance," meaning "to put into a trance."

History

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced

N. Trance in hyperspace.

N. Trance was first seen as one of the two main antagonists in Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced when N. Tropy got him to help Uka Uka by brainwashing Crunch, Coco and Fake Crash (who he accidentally created and mistook for the real Crash).[1] Crash later made it to N. Tropy's secret base and defeated N. Trance with the help of Fake Crash. His boss fight is the fourth boss fight in the game and requires all 21 crystals to enter.

Crash Nitro Kart

N. Trance later makes his reappearance in Crash Nitro Kart, racing for Emperor Velo XXVII. He runs his own team, composed of him and his brainwashed cohorts: Dingodile, Polar, and Pura. All of the brainwashed members of his team wear his helmets. He also appears to have two normal hands instead of one hand wielding his hypnosis ability.

Stats

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

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

N. Trance makes an appearance as a playable character in the game's multiplayer mode. He also makes a cameo in the game as a card.

Crash Twinsanity

N. Trance was originally going to appear in Crash Twinsanity with a slight cosmetic change. In the game, his brain was going to be eaten by Evil Crash resulting in him wearing a plaster over his right eye. Because the scene would've been too graphic, the idea was cut.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

N. Trance reappears as a playable racer in Nitro-Fueled, retaining his status as an intermediate racer from Crash Nitro Kart. He was originally unlockable in the Pit Stop via the "Summer Time" Pack, but became sold separately as well after the Back N. Time Grand Prix update.

Stats

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

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

N. Trance has a cameo in It's About Time, appearing in the background of Nitros Oxide's illustration in the 100% ending.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

N. Trance is set to appear as a boss in On the Run! for Crash or Coco to defeat.

Characteristics

Personality

N. Trance is a smart, skilled hypnotist. Judging by some of his quotes in Crash Nitro Kart, he can be stubborn and, at times, hot-headed. N. Trance often enjoys making puns referring to eggs as evidenced in Crash Nitro Kart. He seems a little sadistic, enjoying taking over the minds of others and being eager to chase down opponents in his CNK voicelines. He can be a little cowardly at times, throwing his hands in the air wearing a shocked expression during high jumps in CNK and calling out for his mother out of fear in one of his voicelines.

In Nitro-Fueled, N. Trance is significantly more laid-back and mischievous, as indicated by the tone and accent of his voice in the game. He's also shown to like acting cool, as his standard victory animation has him making his suit play with his head and spinning it.

Physical Appearance

N. Trance is a pink egg-shaped creature. He has green eyes, with his left eye bulging much larger than the other (This was reduced in CNK, until his eyes were left even in Nitro-Fueled), and sharp, pointy fangs. Only in CNK, he has a small bump for a nose. His main feature is his robotic suit; a large, short metal cylinder with a depression in the top that his egg head rests in. The suit has a circle with a red and white swirl on it at the front, though the swirl was changed to orange and black as of CNK. His arms are gold, and in N-Tranced his left hand is a claw that conceals a pocket watch used for hypnosis, though this was replaced with a regular hand afterwards. His legs were dull blue in N-Tranced, purple in CNK and navy with gold highlights in Nitro-Fueled. He isn't physically attached to his suit as seen in Nitro-Fueled, which means the suit is likely controlled with his mind alone.

His physical size is largely inconsistent. In his first appearance, he was huge, being twice the size of Crash during his boss fight. In CNK he was shrunk a little to fit in his kart, though he was still relatively bigger than most other characters. In Nitro-Fueled he is much smaller than he has ever been, needing to stand up in his seat to drive, while in Crash Nitro Kart he was around the same size as Tiny Tiger on the victory podium.

Profiles

Crash Nitro Kart

  • Manual

“The egg-shaped master of hypnotism is out for revenge! He’s even kidnapped Dingodile and Polar and brainwashed them so that they’ll race for him. He’ll try to get in the way at every turn of the track, so watch out.”

Appearances

Relationships

Doctor Nefarious Tropy

N. Trance is introduced as an old friend of N. Tropy, with N. Tropy calling him to assist in defeating the bandicoots in N-Tranced. They're established as being colleagues and they both share the habit of constantly making puns. N. Tropy takes the lead throughout N-Tranced, reprimanding N. Trance for his failures and giving him orders.

Gallery

See: N. Trance/Gallery

Names In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Arabic إن ترانس
'iina trans
(same as English)
Traditional Chinese 粉紅催眠師
Fěnhóng cuīmián shī
Pink Hypnotist
Simplified Chinese 粉蛋催眠师
Fěn dàn cuīmián shī
Pink Egg Hypnotist
Japanese エヌ・トランス
Enu toransu
(same as English)
Korean N.트랜스
N.teulaenseu
(Same as English)
Russian Эн-Транс
En-Trans
(Same as English)
Thai เอ็น.ทรานซ์
Xĕn.Thrāns̒
(Same as English)

Trivia

  • Throughout the series, N. Trance's size is largely inconsistant. in his debut in N-Tranced, he is much larger than Crash and N. Tropy. In Crash Nitro Kart, he was shrunk a bit to fit into his kart, but is still relatively large, being the third tallest playable character after Tiny and Dingodile. In Nitro-Fueled he was made significantly smaller, needing to stand in his seat to drive his kart.
  • His original design had a pipe coming out of his robotic body and into the back of his head. It is unknown what this pipe does, and it was removed in later appearances.
  • His limbs are implied to be detachable, as his claw arm is switched out for a regular one in CNK and Nitro-Fueled.
  • His arms are green in the GBA version of CNK.
  • In the CNKs GBA version, Spyro races in the same kart as N. Trance's team, but is otherwise seemingly not associated with Trance himself.
  • N. Trance's head briefly detaches from his body for some animations in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.
  • One of N. Trance's quotes is "Couldn't put him together again!", referencing the children's nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty".
  • N. Trance is one of the only characters to have their name featured in a Crash game's title, in his debut game N-Tranced. The only other characters with this distinction are Crash, Cortex and Ripto.
  • He is the only playable character in Nitro-Fueled with five digits on each hand. All the other racers have up to four digits.

References

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