- "You obviously might be familiar with this machine from Team Ankoku. These do not kill you if you get shot but turn you to stone if you are hit."
- - Dr. Zett, describing it
Dark Cannons (ダークキャノン Dāku Kyanon ) are a fictional series of weapons wielded by Team Ankoku within The Drillimation Series. These large, bulky guns resemble dragon heads and have the ability to turn their victims to stone within a single shot.
Although the charging process is a little lengthy, they can shoot thick, black arrow-shaped projectiles designed to either move straight or be curved. If the projectile hits a non-living being, it will explode.
In the animeEdit
In the 1985 crossover anime film Godzilla vs. The Destruction Drill, the cannon first appears with it being used to freeze the people of Kyoto solid as Dr. Manhole says that Kyoto is an anime paradise and that he hates anime of any type. To unleash his rage, he sends out a series of hackers with the weapons in an attempt to destroy Kyoto. When Konata notices this, she rushes to the Drill Institute to notify Dr. Zett about this. Having no experience with a Dark Cannon, he does research about it. After hearing the news report of Team Ankoku attacking Kyoto with the cannon, the Japanese authorities send out Godzilla for revenge on Team Ankoku for their antics. After losing a battle, Godzilla goes on and rampages in Osaka once again before being noticed by a new weapon, being the Destruction Drill.