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“I am Targitzan, mighty Mayan god of target shooting! Prepare to meet thy dart-ridden doom!”
Targitzan, Banjo-Tooie
Targitzan is a Mayan deity boss found in Mayahem Temple in Banjo-Tooie who challenges Banjo and Kazooie to his own challenge in order for them to reach him. He appears to like playing Target.

He also appears in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts as a statue in Banjoland.

Physical Characteristics

Targitzan is a powerful Mayan deity that resembles a totem pole. He is made up of four constantly spinning segments, excluding his head. They are all covered in targets and dart-spewing faces. The ratio of faces to targets increases the further up his body, making the difficulty of the battle steadily increase each time the bear and bird manage to destroy one of his segments. Targitzan is immobile and confined to the dead center of the arena.

His head is a sandstone monument with an intricate headdress-like structure at the top and has glowing jeweled eyes perched right about his bucktoothed mouth.

Games

Banjo-Tooie

Targitzan first appears in Banjo-Tooie as a boss in the game. He gives Banjo and Kazooie his own challenge. He, at first tells Banjo and Kazooie to learn the Breegull Blaster in order to enter the temple's challenge. The duo must go to Jamjars outside of the temple to learn Breegull Blaster. Then, Banjo and Kazooie can enter the temple to do Targitzan's challenge. They must first aim for gaining ten jade statues to enter his "Slightly Sacred Chamber" where a Jiggy lies and which they must collect. Then twenty to gain entry to his "Really Sacred Chamber", where he lies and where the duo can fight him.

Once entering, the duo spot a Jiggy lying on the ground, thinking it is just another conveniently placed and easy-to-get Jiggy. The two unsuspectingly walk up to it and comment how easy their quest will be if all of the Jiggies are this easy to get. Just as they are about to about to grab it, Targitzan rises with the Jiggy on top of his head, forcing the two to battle Targitzan to gain the Jiggy and continue their adventure.

In order for Banjo and Kazooie to defeat him, Banjo must use Kazooie's Breegull Blaster ability to strafe around the arena and shoot the targets with eggs on his segments until it breaks apart. Once one of his segments is broken off, Targitzan summons Moggies to combat the duo. First time, he sends out one Moggie, second being two, third and onwards being three. Banjo and Kazooie, however, have to fight the Moggies before resuming the fight with Targitzan as his targets turn black and cannot become hit. He also has multiple faces on his sides that are capable of shooting out darts from their mouths, making the battle considerably harder. More faces shooting darts become revealed when Banjo and Kazooie destroy segment from segment of his sides. After Banjo and Kazooie destroy all four of his segments, it evokes his "Sacred Self-Destruct", which sends out a flurry of darts in all directions. He, apparently, survives his self-destruct and gives Banjo and Kazooie the Jiggy he was guarding.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

A golden statue of Targitzan's head appears in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts as one of the exhibits in Banjoland, near the Mumbo's Mountain Stonehenge. It is not visible at first until a nearby button is hit, after which it rises out of the ground and spews soccer balls from its mouth. Specifically, this statue resembles the "Sacred Priceless Relic Thingy", a priceless artifact built in the likeness of Targitzan that was lost by Chief Bloatazin (or rather stolen by the Unga Bunga Tribe).

A smaller statue of Targitzan can also be found at the bottom of the museum's built-in lake. It can be disassembled using the wrench or by crashing into it. This statue of Targitzan uses the authentic Nintendo 64 model instead of a redesigned one.

Banjoland Info

"This Despotic Dizzy Totem God provided some good old-fashioned boss action, shooting game style. He lived in his Really Sacred Chamber in Mayahem Temple, a level with lots of temples."

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Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japaneseターゲザン
クルクルトーテムのかみさま
Targitzan
Whirl Totem God
SpanishApuntzan
Despótico Dios Tótem Mareado
From apuntar (point)
Despotic Dizzy Totem God
GermanTargitzan
Durchgedrehter Totem-Gott
Targitzan
Insane Totem God


Trivia

  • Targitzan's name is a pun on "target" and "Tarzan."
  • Targitzan's real mayan god counterpart may be Ah Chuy Kuk, Buluc Chabtan, Ekchuah, & Xbalanque, all mayan gods related to war.

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