|Current Team(s)||BEGA League|
|Behind the Scenes|
|First Anime Appearance||Out of Their League|
|First Manga Appearance||N/A|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Masachika Takatsuka|
|English Voice Actor||Chris Marron|
Crusher (モーゼス Moses) is a member of the BEGA League.
Even though Crusher only started to Beyblade later in his life, he is a very strong and skillful player. He was quickly trained by Boris. Crusher is large in stature, and has a Tribal tattoo on the right side of his face. Although Crusher can seem intimidating, he is actually a nice person, and this is proven when he tells Boris that he doesn't want to cheat by destroying Tyson's Beyblade before his match with Brooklyn so that Tyson has to forfeit and BEGA will win. He is soft at heart, and this is proven when his ill sister gives him a doll she made of him, and Crusher cries saying that he will win his Beyblade match against Ray for her. Crusher wins the match, in the process destroying his beyblade (it was fixed though). His reason for being a Pro Blader is to earn enough money to help his little sister, Monica, gets the medical attention she needs. Unfortunately, the night before the Justice 5 tiebreaker match, Boris blackmails Crusher, along with Ming-Ming, to destroy Tyson's Dragoon to ensure Boris's success, using the fact that it was Boris who funded Monica's medical expenses.
When Crusher joined BEGA, he had very little knowledge about Beyblade; he might have had only heard of it. However, with Boris' promise of paying for Monica's operation, Crusher wasted no time in working very hard to help his sister get medical care by becoming stronger, learning the necessary information about beyblades and getting better at beybattling by practicing a lot. He would even stay long after the gym at BEGA was closed for the night. Had he not persevered and won a good amount of battles, the director of BEGA would have probably cut off his subventions.
Although he appears very brutal and determined to win, with his giant gun launcher and his massive muscles, Crusher is actually very sensitive, as he often cries: two or three times concerning his sister Monica and once when, after Ming Ming and him were blackmailed by Boris to go attack Tyson before his match against Brooklyn, he realized that he really could not complete his mission further because he knew it was wrong. After having battled Ray fiercely in Justice 5, he was so happy to have won that he went to the other side of the stadium, was told off by Ray because he believed he had won only by luck, cried and hugged Ray, pleased that they had battled their hardest to determine a winner. Ray and Crusher swore that they would have a rematch someday, under more favourable circumstances.
Crusher's launcher can be disassembled into many small pieces, which are then stored in his red coat. With all his practice, he can then put it all back together in a matter of seconds with ease. The force of the shot when launching gives Gigars more power.
|Rick & Lee (tag w/ Ming-Ming)||No Outcome|
- Crusher's Bitbeast, Gigars, is a four-armed gargoyle, which bares resemblance to a winged ape. It is possibly a reference to the Flying Monkeys from the Wizard of Oz; an analogy to Crusher being somebody that looks terrifying, but is really more like a fairytale character than a monster.
- The name "Gigars" is derrived from "Gigantes", the Monsterous Giants of Greek Mythology; another reference to Crusher's size and strength. It may also reference Gilgamesh, a demigod from Sumarian legends, who possessing superhuman strength built the walls of the city of Uruk, to protect his people from exterior threats.
- The name Moses is a reference to the biblical character of the same name. It means 'savior' is used to symbolise his relationship with Monika.
- Although the name Moses has been attributed to the character in both English and Japanese, it was primarily used in Japan, whereas not in the English version; this was likely to avoid controversy attached to use of the name.