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Genocide Core (ジェノサイドコア Jenosaido Koa?) is the final boss in Gradius NEO Imperial.


Genocide Core, just like Big Core MK II, has two cores and each core is protected by four barriers. Its armaments are somewhat similar to the Big Core Custom with missiles (both straight firing and semi-homing), homing spread missiles, and a powerful laser.

Attack patterns

Genocide Core will usually start out aggressive by closing its side doors and shooting off a quick blast from the middle laser. This is not as big as the Big Core Custom's laser, but it's just the right size to cause lots of damage. Next, it may fire four straight firing missiles followed by at least five semi-homing missiles. If it's not doing that, it will instead shoot small homing spread missiles. As the barriers are destroyed, it will shoot a spread of bullets at the Big Core Custom.

Gradius NEO
Characters/Ships Force ViperBig Core CustomLars Empire
Gradius NEO Bosses Satellite CoreCrystal MoaiGiganticOgre ShieldBig Core X 3Central Server
Gradius NEO Imperial Bosses Big CoreSatellite Core MK IIDeadalusCrystal MoaiGenocide Core
End bosses and major enemies
Major Recurring Foes GoferBacterianDr VenomZelos Force (Zeros)Lars Empire
Minor Enemies Xaerous BrainO.V.U.M.Eleos BrainMother Computer ZGuardian CoreCentral ServerGenocide CoreMetal SlaveZelos BarrierDoom
Core Warships
Big Cores Big Core MK IBig Core CustomBig Core MK-I Rev.2Big Core MK IIBig Core MK II KaiBig Core MK IIIBig Core MK IV
Big Core variants BeaconBig Core DuoBlaster Cannon CoreBubble CoreCircle CoreCoreshipCrater CoreCrystal CoreDellinger CoreDesert CoreHeaven's GateJuggler CoreLaser CoreLizard CoreNeo Big CorePerla MeraldaRexion CoreRolling CoreShining CoreSuper Big CoreTerra CoreVanishing CoreGenocide CoreOdin Core
Core-style bosses Abaddon WarshipCovered CoreCovered Core MK IIDead EndKrakenMayhem WarshipMetal SlaveMisfit WarshipQueensrÿcheRiot WarshipPlate Core
Pseudo-Cores DeathDeath MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK IIIBeta CoreNobilTriple CoreCrash Bam
Tetran variants Tetran (Zylom) • Covered TetranCrystal Core D-X02Laser TetranTenny Rop
Parody Cores Candy CoreDecoration CoreDecoration Core MK IIViva Core