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This article is about the character Duna. If you were looking for the article about the Vivosaur Duna, click here.
Duna Nichs (デュナ Duna) is a character first introduced in Fossil Fighters. She encounters the hero at various points during their adventure, providing them with items or removing obstacles. She is later revealed to be a Dinaurian.
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Duna's true identity is revealed when the player goes to Mt. Lavaflow after reaching Level 6. She will destroy the boulder blocking the path to the main part of Mt. Lavaflow, as well as the one blocking the way into the volcano itself. However, after the hero digs up the final idol, her holographic disguise fails due to the extreme heat at the center of the volcano, and her true alien form is revealed. She refuses to let any human know her true form and proceeds to battle the hero. If she is defeated, the actions of the vicious battle cause an earthquake to jostle the volcano, sending another massive boulder tumbling onto Duna, trapping her. When the hero frees her from under the boulder by cleaning it (which is required to advance), her attitude towards the hero, and humans in general, changes, causing her to begin siding with them in the efforts to stop Project: Mother Planet. She returns later to help soften the rock of the Ignosaurus fossil that was made impenetrable by Captain Bullwort's Imperva-Ray. She later refuses to activate the main idolcomp under King Dynal's orders and is declared a traitor. When the hero arrives with Dr. Diggins, he must battle three Dinomaton,allowing Dr. Diggins to remove the leftmost of the sub-idolcomps before King Dynal can activate the main idolcomp. Without the complete set of sub-idolcomps, the main idolcomp malfunctions, releasing a huge amount of energy before shutting down again. This leaking energy transports Dr. Diggins with the sub-idolcomp back to the Jurassic Period. During the chaos, the hero and Duna retreat back to Earth and explain everything to Mr. Richmond. Duna is able to pinpoint the location of the missing sub-idolcomp, discovering that it was broken into 5 fragments during the jump back in time. Once the five pieces are recovered, she discovers that the core of the sub-idolcomp is missing. She asks Mr. Richmond if there is anywhere on the island that is not penetrable by sonar, and he informs them of Secret Island, a small island off the coast that houses a crashed Dinaurian expedition ship. She accompanies the hero through the crashed ship's interior, stopping along the way figure out why the ship crashed. When they reach the control room, a human, holding the core of the sub-idolcomp, is found to have used a Stone Sleep Device. However, before the player can bring the body back to the Fossil Center, Raptin arrives and attacks the hero. If defeated, he retreats and the player is given enough time to return with the body. The hero then must remove the outer layer of the stone sleep, allowing Duna to revive the man who turns out to be Dr. Diggins. With the final piece of the sub-idolcomp, the hero and Rosie piece the relic back together, only to accidentally give it to King Dynal disguised as Mr. Richmond. He then blasts Rosie, Mr. Richmond, Dr. Diggins and Duna with a freeze ray and returns to the Mothership. The hero must pursue and battle King Dynal for the survival of the human race. If the player wins, King Dynal finally understands the error of his ways, and how similar Dinaurians and humans really are. Duna enters the room to congratulate the hero, but is followed by Raptin, who remains unconvinced that the humans are worth sparing. He activates the main idolcomp, allowing it to summon Guhnash, rather than release the regression rays he intended it to. Duna and the rest of the Dinaurians attempt to help save the human race, offering to fill their starship with as many humans as possible, even volunteering to stay behind themselves. When Rosie suggests the destruction of Guhnash, they deem it an impossible feat. Dr. Diggins, however, steps in and says that he discovered a way to defeat the monster on his travels through time, stating that the beast cannot survive without the control of its three brains located in its mouth. The hero is then transported into Guhnash's mouth to end the planet-eating monster with a Fossil Battle. Both Rosie and Duna want to accompany the hero into this final battle, but the transportation device can only take two people.
If Duna is chosen to accompany the hero into the battle, when Guhnash is defeated, the energy leaking from his body disrupts the transportation device, forcing her to be put into stone sleep with the player. When awakened, the hero finds that the energy leakage made the Stone Sleep Device malfunction, leaving Duna unable to be awakened. When the player goes to her, Dynal is mourning her loss and states that he will to search the cosmos in search of a cure so that he may one day return to save her. However, the Digadig Chieftain informs the hero that the hip-shaking dance will free her from her slumber. When the hero performs the dance, she is awakened and a happy ending ensues. At the end of the credits, she can seen talking with the hero at the dock.
If Rosie is chosen instead, Duna stays on Earth as the hero battles Guhnash. She is seen in the credits approaching two townsmen and she begins to talk with them, but she ends up being chased around by the two men who think she is cute. She is replaced by Rosie on the dock in this ending.
After beating the game, she can be found in the park area close to the entrance to the Fighter Area. If spoken to, she will ask if the hero is going digging and offers to accompany him.
Fossil Fighters: Champions
Duna also makes an appearance in Fossil Fighters: Champions, along with the other Dinaurian Elites--King Dynal and Raptin--after acquiring the Dragon Note over Nintendo Wi-Fi. Once you get the Dragon Note, there will be quests at the Info Desk for each one of the Dinaurians, including Duna. Her quest is called Duna's Due and becomes the player to search for a visitor at the Petrified Woods. She is found at the top of the woods at the very end of the dig site where the player can battle her in her battle form, as well as two Dinomatons. She will then tell the player to find Raptin at Hot Spring Heights. Once he is defeated, he will tell you to go to the Stone Pyramid to battle King Dynal. If all of the Dinaurian are defeated, the player will receive the Vivosaur forms of all three, as well as a Dinomaton, from King Dynal. He will then tell the player that he/she reminds him of the hero from the original game and then teleport to the Mothership after saying that he/she was a worthy opponent. Duna is not seen again along with the rest of the dinaurians. Once you defeat her and the quest is completed, the Info Clerk will mention how Duna is cute, even for a Dinaurian. Unfortunately, due to the cancellation of Fossil Fighters: Champions online Nintendo Wi-Fi feature, the dinaurians--including Duna-are no longer obtainable through any means in this game.
Fossil Fighters: Champions
[DLC] Petrified Woods - Ribular Island: Duna appears in the upper level of the Petrified Woods once the story events for the Dig Site have been completed and the "Dragon" Message Card has been collected from the Fossil Lawn. She explains that she is trying to battle Fighters for research, but because her holographic transformation technology has broken down and her Dinaurian form is revealed, others run away from her in fear. Seeing that the Hero doesn't seem to be afraid of her, she asks them to battle.
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- Duna's name is possibly a play on Deinonychus or Deltadromaeus.
- Duna's human age, as stated in Fossil Fighters: Champions and the official Fossil Fighters guidebook, is 14.
- In Chapter 4 of the original Fossil Fighters, Duna (in her human form) can be seen on the left side of the screen watching Rosie and the hero do the Hip-Shaker Dance to get the molted bug shell.
- Duna is one of the two characters in the game that are romantically interested in the Hero. If she is chosen as backup in the Guhnash battle, she will follow him across the first part of the title cutscene of the original Fossil Fighters.