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This is merely a plausible explanation for the monster(s) in this article, and may or may not be considered canon to the series.

In-Game Information

MH4U-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon
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Taxonomy

  • Order: Elder Dragon
  • Suborder: Steel Dragon
  • Family: Kushala

Rusted Kushala Daora is a Kushala Daora that has began to rust due to oxidation with the air. Like Kushala Daora, it is classified as an Elder Dragon.

Habitat Range

Rusted Kushala Daora has been seen attacking the Town, Interceptor's Base, Polar Field, and Battlequarters. Its molted skin has been seen in the Snowy Mountains and Frozen Seaway.

Ecological Niche

Kushala Daora are rare top predators, and fear almost nothing. However, it is occasionally threatened by the large, fast and aggressive Tigrex and the rare powerful Rajang. They can compete with other elder dragons, especially Chameleos in the Jungle. When in the Desert these dragons may prey on the local Apceros, Genprey, Cephalos, and Cephadrome. However they have to be wary of Kuarusepusu, fellow elder dragons Teostra, Lunastra, Rukodiora and Harudomerugu along with the extremely large and powerful flightless wyvern Odibatorasu as these behemoths are more than a match for even the strongest Kushala Daora. There are reports of Kushala Daora eating mineral deposits, as this may show how they manage to have a metallic rust-able skin.

Biological Adaptions

Rusted Kushala Daora has the same adaptions as a normal Kushala Daora, although it has some minor differences. Rusted Kushala Daora's skin has rusted due to oxidation, making its skin much harder than before. In some cases, the skin for each Rusted Kushala Daora has been found to be different. It is believed that there are several subspecies of Kushala Daora from this. Due to its rusty skin this Kushala Daora sounds noticeably different from a normal Kushala Daora.

Some unusual very old appearing rusted individuals have attacked Mezeporta. These unusual Kushala Daora appear to have longer horns, spikes on their tails, and behavior traits from all Kushala Daora, although these Kushala Daora have new attack techniques including slicing targets with its wings as it passes through them, as they also leave behind chunks and flakes of their rusted skin that cause damage to any who step on them. It also weakens weapons that come in contact with the rust.

Behavior

Rusted Kushala Daora are far more aggressive than a normal Kushala Daora due to them searching for a secluded area to shed their skin. The reason for this is because a Rusted Kushala Daora's skin becomes extremely vulnerable after shedding its skin, making it quite weaker and more susceptible to attacks. So usually before a Rusted Kushala Daora sheds, they will attack any potential threats that endangers their life before molting in a secluded area.

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