Miaplacidus was an amphibious animal species while lived on the Ozymandias. It was engineered by MTHR-248 from human and Spinosaurus genes. Only one specimen is known to have existed, and was killed by S.O.A.R. member Patrick Tyler shortly before the ship's destruction in Earth orbit.
Miaplacidus was created by the M.T.H.R. as part of a pre-record order by Captain Satoko Evans to create lifeforms to inhabit the planet a2, following the crew's death from lethal radiation poisoning. Though MTHR was tasked only with cloning the crewmembers who had submitted genetic samples to the DNA laboratory, it began to incorporate stored dinosaur DNA to the samples after discovering reptilian DNA was less affected by cosmic radiation. Miaplacidus was created as a follow-up study to engineer an amphibious hybrid to colonise the planet's waters.
When MTHR-248 began an attempt to destroy the front modules of the Ozymandias, Miaplacidus attacked the Energy Core and flooded it during an fight with Patrick Tyler. It successfully escaped to the MTHR Sector before the Energy Sector was destroyed, and fought him again in the MTHR Room when it was intentionally flooded in an attempt to kill him. Miaplacidus was however killed in the confrontation.
Miaplacidus shared some physical attributes to the Spinosaurus, such as long jaws filled with sharp teeth, long grasping arms and tall spine. The creature also sports large fins covering its head, akin to a frilled lizard. Miaplacidus is also capable of spitting high-pressure jets of water as a long-range attack.[excerpt 1]
Miaplacidus serves as a boss enemy fought in the M.T.H.R. chamber, and should not be confronted directly. Its primary attacks are biting and using water blast, while at some points it may also use its tail to whip. WASPs are very useful in this fight since Miaplacidus constant movement means that the player needs to constantly dodging its attacks.
Often times, the creature will swim in the water surrounding the battle area. The creature will sometimes show itself and spray a powerful water blast, dealing high damage to the player.
|Bite Attack (噛みつき攻撃 Kamitsuki kōgeki )||500||Only used in the Energy Core fight.|
|Water Cutter (ウォーターカッター Wōtākattā )||400||Ditto.|
|歩き噛みつき攻撃||500||Only used in the MTHR Room.|
|Tail Attack (尻尾攻撃 Shippo kōgeki )||450||Ditto.|
- The Miaplacidus water blast attack and its aquatic behavior is comparable to the Plesioth from Capcom's Monster Hunter series.
- DINO CRISIS 3 PERFECT ALIVE GUIDE. Capcom: Famitsu. 2003.
- ↑ Excerpt from PERFECT ALIVE GUIDE, p.48:
"水陸両棲生物として遺伝子改良。 硬く鋭利な刃物さながらの背びれを持ち、 喉の奥で液体を圧縮して撃ち出すウォーターカッターを武器とする戦闘生物。 遺伝子操作実験の経過生まれたとはいえ、 水陸どちらでも高い行動力を発揮する広い適応性と、 どこでも戦える万能な戦闘力を備えた、 完成された戦闘生物である。"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dino Crisis 3 original website (Japanese)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Dino Crisis 3 (2003), file: "Miaplacidus".
- ↑ Dino Crisis 3 (2003), file: "Regeneration Progress Log".
- ↑ PERFECT ALIVE GUIDE, p.48.