Referred to as a "bad egg from the 5th dimension", N. Trance is an evil extra-dimensional being who is the self-proclaimed "Master of Hypnotism".
N. Trance's lower body is completely robotic, with his right hand been interchangeable with his claw that he uses for hypnotism. His claw can also be used for close combat, as he can fire it on a chain at his adversaries, although he sometimes has problems pulling it back if it gets latched onto something. When his body is damaged enough, he will discard his legs and arms - using a hidden jet on his lower body to fly. In his damaged form, he can generate energy beams that can be used to either attack enemies or confuse them.
In regards to his personality, N. Trance is smart and skilled - especially in his ability to hypnotize others. However, he is also stubborn, arrogant and hot-headed - showing a psychotic side. In Nitro Kart, he is shown to have a habit of making puns that refer to eggs. Despite his apparent alliance with N. Tropy in N-Tranced, he is shown to have a treacherous side as during Nitro Kart, he led his own racing team as enemies of N. Tropy and Uka Uka - hypnotizing Dingodile, Polar and Pura (Spyro the Dragon in the Gameboy Advance version) to race for him.
N. Trance is one of the main antagonists in Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced and a minor antagonist in Crash Nitro Kart. He was originally intended to appear in Crash Twinsanity, but was dropped as Twinsanity takes place before N-Tranced chronologically (when he first appeared).
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Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced[edit | edit source]
Following Dr. Neo Cortex's last plan to shrink the Earth failing, Uka Uka enlisted N. Tropy to aid him in Universal Domination. Using his powers of time and space to peer into the future, N. Tropy saw an image of himself and the Bandicoots - declaring that since the Bandicoots were always thwarting them, the plan was to get them on the villains side. To aid with this, N. Tropy introduced Uka Uka to his ally - N. Trance: Master of Hypnotism.
Putting their plan into action, N. Tropy used a time/space vortex to steal Coco and Crunch. At Aku Aku's instructions, Crash found a power crystal for him. However, as N. Tropy tried to steal Crash, Aku Aku managed to grab Crash with his power. At the other side, it appeared that the villains had captured Crash, but had (unbeknown to them) captured Fake Crash. With the belief that they had captured all the Bandicoots, N. Trance hypnotized the trio and brought them under the villain's control. However, Aku Aku and Crash had instead been warped to another part of space - where the pair set about on their new adventure to free Coco and Crunch and stop N. Tropy.
As N. Tropy and N. Trance sent Crunch, Coco and Fake Crash out to do their bidding, Crash began to collect numerous crystals for Aku - so he would be able to open a portal to N. Tropy's lair when enough had been gathered. During his adventure, Crash battled Crunch in Saudi Arabia and Coco inside a volcano - managing to defeat them and freeing them of their mind control - with Crash and Aku Aku learning both about N. Trance and Fake Crash after Coco is freed from hypnosis. Neither N.Tropy or N. Trance are aware of the situation until after Crash battled and defeated Fake Crash inside an Egyptian Pyramid - with the two realizing that the 'Crash' they had abducted was the wrong one. Although N. Tropy blamed N. Trance for this error, N. Trance defended himself by stating that N. Tropy had
been fooled as well - before stating his belief that Crash and his allies would not find their lair in a million years. He was far from the truth, however, as Crash collected the remaining crystals needed for Aku Aku to open a portal to N. Tropy's lair. N. Trance immediately questioned how Aku Aku and Crash had found their lair, to which Aku Aku stated that time did not travel through the portal and that he had all the time he needed to locate their lair. N. Tropy - once again blaming N. Trance for Crash and Aku Aku finding them - ordered him to destroy Crash. This time, N. Trance obeyed and began his fight with Crash inside an Egyptian Pyramid.
Easily larger than Crash, N. Trance first tried to defeat him with a combination of a stomping attack and by firing his hypnotism claw on a chain at Crash. However, Crash dodged the chain and used the fact that N. Trance was stuck as an opportunity to attack him. Repeating this method, Crash eventually highly damaged N. Trance's robotic body - forcing N. Trance to activate the jet on the lower half of his body and fly away. However, Crash (in his copter pack) pursued N. Trance to a volcano area and resumed battle with the extra-dimensional being as his new ally Fake Crash assisted him. Resorting to his mental energy attacks, N. Trance tried in vain to destroy Crash but it was not enough as Crash dodged the attacks and repeatedly smashed N. Trance under a cliff edge. Once underneath, Fake Crash would pull on a lever, causing lava to be poured right on top of N. Trance. Soon afterwards, N. Trance was defeated - forcing N. Tropy to flee.
Crash Nitro Kart[edit | edit source]
N. Trance seemingly fled following his battle with the Bandicoots. During his time on his own, he later became a racer for Emperor Velo, although it isn't known if he joined willingly or was kidnapped like the Bandicoots or Cortex and his minions. N. Trance has his own team - called 'Team Trance' - which consists of three team members who he has kidnapped himself before using his hypnosis to put them under his control. When Team Bandicoot and Team Cortex were brought to the racing tournament, N. Trance kidnapped Polar the polar bear and Pura the tiger from Team Bandicoot (although in the the GBA version, he kidnaps and hypnotizes Spyro the Dragon instead of Pura) and Dingodile from Team Cortex to race for him - with Dingodile having to undergo a more powerful form of hypnosis that completely altered his character. It's not known what happened to N. Trance following the victory of either Team Bandicoot or Team Cortex, but it was shown that Polar, Pura and Dingodile escaped his mind control.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced - Video Game (GBA) Crash Nitro Kart - Video Game (GBA / PS2 / Xbox / Gamecube / N-Gage / Mobile Phone)
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- He is referred to as a "cyborg" as well as a "5th dimensional being" by some, for lack of a better word. The actual name of his species is unknown.