GODZILLA SUITS

Written by Barney Buckley

E-Mail Address: bbuckley@triad.rr.com


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Shodaigoji

  • Films: Godzilla King of the Monsters (1954)
  • Height: 50 Meters ( 164 feet)
  • Mass: 20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: atomic Ray, super regenerative power (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly.
  • Trivia: Godzilla’s original statistics remains the same numbers 15 films. His appearance is the one thing that seemed to change. Notably the loss of the year like appendages on his head and having three toes rather than for those earning one.
  • Wins 18, Losses 3, Ties 7

The creators of the suit were Ryosaku Takayama and Iwao Mori, and they would properly named the suit Shodaigoji. Weighing in at a extremely heavy 220 lbs.  This suit was the very first suit used in a Godzilla film. It is also one of the largest and bulkiest in that film. The actor wearing this would faint because of the intense heat it would hold inside; and could only take around 5 minutes inside this huge suit. Also there was two latex suits made for this movie. Both having four toes little ears behind his head. This suit also had a inner lining of cloth like substance with bamboo for the durability of the suit. The suit was painted a brown color different from all the rest. They were grey or green in color. The only exception to the suits was its color.

Several versions of the origin for the name ‘Gojira’ (pronounced GO-dzee-la) have been told, but according to [Tomoyuki] Tanaka himself, the name was brought to his attention by his friend Ichiro Sato. In the course of their conversation, Sato mentioned a burly man on the Toho lot whose physical presence was so imposing that he was likened to a gorilla and whale. The staff had given the man the nickname ‘Gojira’–a combination of the words ‘gorilla’ and ‘kujira’ (whale). Tanaka took a liking to the name and decided to use it for his monster.

The Shodai-Godzilla is popular with fans who prefer the first, serious tone Godzilla film. This suit featured a heavy lower body, small arms and a large, round head. The face had pronounced brows while the eyes were completely round with tiny pupils, a feature unique to this costume. The suit also included several features particular to itself and to the Gyakushu-Godzilla: fangs, four toes, a rough underside for the tail and pointed tail tip, and staggered rows of dorsal plates (these features would reappear with the “second” series of Godzilla films from 1984 to present). The dorsal plates for both the Shodai-Godzilla and the Gyakushu- Godzilla were dynamic in design and unique to the two costumes. During filming, a separate pair of Godzilla legs were used for close-up shots of Godzilla’s feet.

Gyakushugoji

  • Films: Gigantis the Fire Monster (1955)
  • Height: 50 Meters (164 feet)
  • Mass: 20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: atomic Ray, super regenerative power (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly.
  • Trivia: Godzilla’s original statistics remains the same numbers 15 films. His appearance is the one thing that seemed to change. Notably the loss of the year like appendages on his head and having three toes rather than for those earning one.
  • Wins 18, Losses 3, Ties 7

The second suit was one of the better ones. It’s dorsal fins were raw and jagged, something they stopped doing in latter films which took away from the spooky look. This one is a famous one because it was in this suit that Godzilla had his very first battle….. it was against Angilas.

Several versions of the origin for the name ‘Gojira’ (pronounced GO-dzee-la) have been told, but according to [Tomoyuki] Tanaka himself, the name was brought to his attention by his friend Ichiro Sato. In the course of their conversation, Sato mentioned a burly man on the Toho lot whose physical presence was so imposing that he was likened to a gorilla and whale. The staff had given the man the nickname ‘Gojira’–a combination of the words ‘gorilla’ and ‘kujira’ (whale). Tanaka took a liking to the name and decided to use it for his monster.

The Gyakushu-Godzilla is generally overlooked by most Godzilla fans. Very similar to the Shodai-Godzilla, the Gyakushu-Godzilla was slimmer in build and had a smaller head. The lean look resulted from the need to make the suit more flexible to battle Angilas. The Gyakushu-Godzilla also featured movable eyes. A separate set of legs, worn like boots, was used for close-ups of Godzilla’s feet. At the request of American International Pictures, Toho built new Godzilla and Angilas costumes for the proposed Americanization of Gigantis the Fire Monster, call “The Volcano Monsters” (see Godzilla In America: Gigantis). This suit is called Godzilla Type 1957. Since it never appeared in its own film, it will not be listed as a separate costume. However, several features of this suit, principally a thick stature and three toes (rather than four) influenced the design of the Kingoji seven years later

Kinggoji

  • Films: King Kong vs Godzilla (1962)
  • Height: 50 Meters (164 feet)
  • Mass: 20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: atomic Ray, super regenerative power (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly.
  • Trivia: Godzilla’s original statistics remains the same numbers 15 films. His appearance is the one thing that seemed to change. Notably the loss of the year like appendages on his head and having three toes rather than for those earning one.
  • Wins 18, Losses 3, Ties 7

This suit gave Godzilla a very reptile sort of look. It had a skinny face, with a large bulky body. In this suit Godzilla faced off against the legend King Kong. He also started to developed his personality, of almost laughing and making fun of Kong with his gestures. It was also in this suit that Godzilla’s long front fangs would start to disappear. It was also the first time that he didn’t have small ears on either side of his head.

Several versions of the origin for the name ‘Gojira’ (pronounced GO-dzee-la) have been told, but according to [Tomoyuki] Tanaka himself, the name was brought to his attention by his friend Ichiro Sato. In the course of their conversation, Sato mentioned a burly man on the Toho lot whose physical presence was so imposing that he was likened to a gorilla and whale. The staff had given the man the nickname ‘Gojira’–a combination of the words ‘gorilla’ and ‘kujira’ (whale). Tanaka took a liking to the name and decided to use it for his monster.

One of the most popular Godzilla designs, the Kingoji was radically different from any Godzilla suit before or since. The costume was more reptilian in appearance and the build was very stocky, especially in the lower half. The head was small and streamlined, with a strange combination of human-like eyes placed on the sides of the head in a reptilian manner. Other distinctive features for the Kingoji included large hands with spike-like claws and thumbs nearly as large as the three other fingers. The Kingoji also had several features that would be common to all Godzilla suits until the rebirth of the Godzilla series in 1984. These were a lack of ears, no fangs, three toes, smooth underside for the tail, and one main row of dorsal plates flanked by two small rows. The Kingoji was employed in Godzilla vs the Thing for a few brief scenes; two long shots (from behind) as Godzilla approaches Iwa island and when Godzilla, trapped in the silken web of the twin Mothra larvae, plunges into the ocean. The Kingoji was also used in an obscure 8mm film titled “Legend of the Superbeast: Wolfman vs Godzilla”, which was apparently shot during the production of King Kong vs Godzilla.

Mosugoji

  • Films: Godzilla vs the Thing (1964) and Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster (1964)
  • Height: 50 Meters (164 feet)
  • Mass: 20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: atomic Ray, super regenerative power (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly.
  • Trivia: Godzilla’s original statistics remains the same numbers 15 films. His appearance is the one thing that seemed to change. Notably the loss of the year like appendages on his head and having three toes rather than for those earning one.
  • Wins 18, Losses 3, Ties 7

This suit has been called the best G-suit of them all. It is among the favorite of G-fans. This suit is truly most likely the best suit made. It is very dark and scary. It looks like a reptile (something the 80’s & 90’s didn’t accomplish). Although one rather annoying aspect of this suit is the fact that the front of the mouth shacks from side to side when he opens it to growl or let out his atomic breath.

Several versions of the origin for the name ‘Gojira’ (pronounced GO-dzee-la) have been told, but according to [Tomoyuki] Tanaka himself, the name was brought to his attention by his friend Ichiro Sato. In the course of their conversation, Sato mentioned a burly man on the Toho lot whose physical presence was so imposing that he was likened to a gorilla and whale. The staff had given the man the nickname ‘Gojira’–a combination of the words ‘gorilla’ and ‘kujira’ (whale). Tanaka took a liking to the name and decided to use it for his monster.

Widely regarded as the best Godzilla suit of all time, the Mosugoji was as different from the Kingoji as the Kingoji was from its two predecessors. The body of the Mosugoji was sleek and bell-shaped with a pronounced breast bone and knees. The hands featured slender, sharp claws with the fingers held apart, which looked like they could tear the nicest high-rise OC apartments to ribbons. The dorsal plates were nearly identical to those of the Kingoji. The head was well proportioned to the body and the facial features were chillingly defind, with pronounced brows and splendidly evil eyes. For Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster, the Mosugoji costume was given different facial features. Movable eyes were inserted, the upper lip and teeth were reduced and the tongue elongated, going past the lower row of teeth. This modified costume is also called the SanDaiKaiju (Three Giant Monsters)-Godzilla. The Mosugoji costume was “disguised” and named Gomes for Ultra-Q episode #1, Gomes o Taose (“Defeat Games”) in 1966. All of the armour plating and claws added to the Mosugoji suit to create Gomes were later removed with minor damage. Later in 1966, the Mosugoji was fitted with the head of the Daisenso-Godzilla (see next entry), repainted, equipped with an elaborate frill and named Jiras for Ultraman episode #10, “Secret of the Dinosaur Base” (see John Rocco Roberto’s “The Lost Godzilla Episodes,” for more details on Godzilla’s adventures on the small screen).

Daisensogoji

  • Films: Monster Zero (1965) and Godzilla vs the Sea Monster (1966)
  • Height: 50 Meters (164 feet)
  • Mass: 20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: atomic Ray, super regenerative power (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly.
  • Trivia: Godzilla’s original statistics remains the same numbers 15 films. His appearance is the one thing that seemed to change. Notably the loss of the year like appendages on his head and having three toes rather than for those earning one.
  • Wins 18, Losses 3, Ties 7

This suit is called Mosugoji2 because it is the same suit that was used in Godzilla vs. Mothra, but the head had been slightly modified to fit Godzilla’s metamorphosis from evil to good. Mosugoji2 is every bit as good as it’s original version, Mosugoji. Because of its commercial success from King Kong vs. Godzilla, Toho decided to release another Godzilla film in 1964, Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster. The Mosugoji suit, though, needed to go through some repairs. During the filming of Godzilla vs. Mothra, the mouth had become wobbly and would not work properly. The head had also caught on fire, which didn’t help the suit much. So the head of the Mosugoji suit was replaced by a more sturdier design. “Mosugoji II,” as some fans refer to the repaired suit as, also had more mobility than the original Mosugoji.

Several versions of the origin for the name ‘Gojira’ (pronounced GO-dzee-la) have been told, but according to [Tomoyuki] Tanaka himself, the name was brought to his attention by his friend Ichiro Sato. In the course of their conversation, Sato mentioned a burly man on the Toho lot whose physical presence was so imposing that he was likened to a gorilla and whale. The staff had given the man the nickname ‘Gojira’–a combination of the words ‘gorilla’ and ‘kujira’ (whale). Tanaka took a liking to the name and decided to use it for his monster.

Not as popular as its two predecessors, the Daisenso-Godzilla featured a head slightly larger than that of the Mosugoji, with a round face and jaws. The body was thin and had no defined shape, appearing sack-like and unnatural. The fingers were not held apart like the Mosugoji but were grouped together, with the claws becoming less menacing; all following Godzilla suits until the 84 Godzilla would have this feature. On the plus side, the dorsal plates and the tail of the Daisenso-Godzilla were nicely detailed and the eyes were movable. The Daisenso-Godzilla was employed again for Godzilla vs the Sea Monster. The decapitated head (having previously been grafted to the Mosugoji) was given minor repairs and movable eyelids and was refitted to the original Daisenso-Godzilla body. This suit is also called the Nankai (South Seas)-Godzilla. Though the restored Daisenso-Godzilla was officially retired after Godzjlla vs the Sea Monster, the costume received a good workout as late as 1971, being employed for water shots in Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters and in Godzilla vs the Smog Monster. In the latter film, the suit was also used for the scene when Hedorah traps Godzilla in a ravine and tries to bury him with sludge.

Musukogoji

  • Films: Son of Godzilla (1967)
  • Height: 50 Meters (164 feet)
  • Mass: 20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: atomic Ray, super regenerative power (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly.
  • Trivia: Godzilla’s original statistics remains the same numbers 15 films. His appearance is the one thing that seemed to change. Notably the loss of the year like appendages on his head and having three toes rather than for those earning one.
  • Wins 18, Losses 3, Ties 7

This beautiful suit used in Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, and also used in Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster. But when this suit was used in Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster it would appear shaggy, and loose. One glance can not see these are the same suits, one well done, the other sloppy and poorly done. But, they are the same suit, just for some reason in Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster it looked baggy. Perhaps it was not put together good so it started to come apart after the first movie. This suit was used to make the monster ‘Keyra’ also known as ‘Jiras’ in the Japanese TV show ‘Ultraman.

Several versions of the origin for the name ‘Gojira’ (pronounced GO-dzee-la) have been told, but according to [Tomoyuki] Tanaka himself, the name was brought to his attention by his friend Ichiro Sato. In the course of their conversation, Sato mentioned a burly man on the Toho lot whose physical presence was so imposing that he was likened to a gorilla and whale. The staff had given the man the nickname ‘Gojira’–a combination of the words ‘gorilla’ and ‘kujira’ (whale). Tanaka took a liking to the name and decided to use it for his monster.

Unquestionably the ugliest Godzilla suit, the Musuko-Godzilla had a thick body, a fat neck, small hands and crude, odd-looking dorsal plates. The head was horrible, with a stubby face, oversized mouth with crude teeth and large, glassy eyes placed high on the head and at right angles. This suit was equipped with movable eyes and eyelids. The Musuko-Godzilla would fortunately never again receive a starring role and appeared only once more, for water scenes in Godzilla on Monster Island.

Soshingekigoji

  • Films: Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzilla’s Revenge (1969), Godzilla vs the Smog Monster (1971) and Godzilla on Monster Island (1972)
  • Height: 50 Meters (164 feet)
  • Mass: 20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: atomic Ray, super regenerative power (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly.
  • Trivia: Godzilla’s original statistics remains the same numbers 15 films. His appearance is the one thing that seemed to change. Notably the loss of the year like appendages on his head and having three toes rather than for those earning one.
  • Wins 18, Losses 3, Ties 7

This suit, also, very bulky, had a head that was shaped like the Cookie Monster. Although this suit once again abandon the jagged and uneven dorsal fins. The suit was made to appeal to children, the suit was also made to fit around the actor inside; to make battles easier The Shoshingekigoji design was used in four films, Destroy all Monsters, Godzilla’s revenge, Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, and Godzilla vs. Gigan.

Several versions of the origin for the name ‘Gojira’ (pronounced GO-dzee-la) have been told, but according to [Tomoyuki] Tanaka himself, the name was brought to his attention by his friend Ichiro Sato. In the course of their conversation, Sato mentioned a burly man on the Toho lot whose physical presence was so imposing that he was likened to a gorilla and whale. The staff had given the man the nickname ‘Gojira’–a combination of the words ‘gorilla’ and ‘kujira’ (whale). Tanaka took a liking to the name and decided to use it for his monster.

One of the more popular Godzilla designs, the Soshingeki-Godzilla featured a well-proportioned, bell-shape body with a pronounced breast bone, a long neck and a head somewhat similar to the Daisenso-Godzilla, with defind brows and fairly menacing eyes. The eyes on this costume did not move, though the eyelids flutter briefly in the scene when King Ghidora flies overhead at Mt. Fuji. The Soshingeki-Godzilla had the most starring roles, though by counting “unofficial” water/stunt shots, the Daisenso-Godzilla appeared in more movies.

Aside from slightly different brows, the Soshingeki-Godzilla was not changed in Godzilla’s Revenge. In Godzilla vs the Smog Monster, the suit had rounded eyes, while the mouth had a frowning expression. In Godzilla on Monster Island, the suit had sharper eyes with movable eyelids. Unfortunately in the last two films, especially Godzilla on Monster Island, the Soshingeki-Godzilla was in an obviously dilapidated condition. For these three films, the Soshingeki-Godzilla has also been nicknamed All Kaiju (All Monsters)-Godzilla, Hedogoji and Gigan-Godzilla.

Megarogoji

  • Films: Godzilla vs Megalon (1973), Godzilla vs the Cosmic Monster (1974) and The Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
  • Height: 50 Meters (164 feet)
  • Mass: 20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: atomic Ray, super regenerative power (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly.
  • Trivia: Godzilla’s original statistics remains the same numbers 15 films. His appearance is the one thing that seemed to change. Notably the loss of the year like appendages on his head and having three toes rather than for those earning one.
  • Wins 18, Losses 3, Ties 7

This less silly looking suit was used in Godzilla vs. Megalon , Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla & Terror of MechaGodzilla. The head was changed even more to look child friendly. The eyes were enlarged, with a pattern in the middle. The head was also increased in size. This suit was used in the 1973 show ‘Zone Fighters’. Unlike with ‘Ultraman’ and ‘Ultra Q’, Godzilla was an actual character in five of the episodes.

Several versions of the origin for the name ‘Gojira’ (pronounced GO-dzee-la) have been told, but according to [Tomoyuki] Tanaka himself, the name was brought to his attention by his friend Ichiro Sato. In the course of their conversation, Sato mentioned a burly man on the Toho lot whose physical presence was so imposing that he was likened to a gorilla and whale. The staff had given the man the nickname ‘Gojira’–a combination of the words ‘gorilla’ and ‘kujira’ (whale). Tanaka took a liking to the name and decided to use it for his monster.

A strong contender with the Musuko-Godzilla for the Worst Godzilla Suit award, the Megaro-Godzilla had a plain, streamlined body, a short neck and fat, simply designed dorsal plates. The face was ghastly, with a sinlple muzzle, oversized brows and huge eyes that made the King of the Monsters resemble a puppy. The eyes of the Megaro-Godzilla were movable and had movable eyelids. The Megaro-Godzilla also appeared in five of the 26 episodes of NTV’s Ryusei Ningen Zone (a.k.a. Zone Fighter) television series in 1973 (see “The Lost Godzilla Episodes”). For Godzilla vs the Cosmic Monster, the Megaro-Godzilla was the same but with some changes to the face; more detail in the muzzle and reduction of the brows, making Godzilla look less playful than in the previous movie. The eyes did not move, nor have movable eyelids.

This suit is also called the Mekagoji. A second Godzilla costume, a publicity suit never intended for use in a feature movie, was also used in Cosmic Monster. The jaw and eyes were immobile, while the suit boasted a toothy grin complete with fangs. It was used when the disguised Mechagodzilla battles Angilas and during the clash with the real Godzilla at the oil refmery. It was also used for a special scene in the Japanese theatrical trailer for Cosmic Monster, when Godzilla is shown morphing into Mechagodzilla. This same “phony-Godzilla” costume was also employed for the final scene in The Terror of Mechagodzilla when Godzilla wades off into the ocean. Another publicity Godzilla suit (which appeared to be smiling) was employed in Cosmic Monster, in the scene when Godzilla appears in the ocean off Okinawa.

For The Terror of Mechagodzilla, the Megaro-Godzilla received a further face lift; the muzzle was reduced and given more detail, the height of the brows lowered and the eyes reduced to an acceptable size. The new face thus had a semi- comical, semi-mean look. The eyes did not move nor have movable lids, and the body of the costume was unchanged. This suit is also called the Meka-Gyakshu-Godzilla.

84Goji, ShodaiShokkigoji

  • Height: 80 meters
  • Mass: 50,000 tons
  • Powers/Weapons: Atomic Ray; super regenerative power; can absorb radiation; Nuclear Pulse
  • First Appearance: The Return of Godzilla (1984)
  • Other Appearances: Godzilla vs. Biollante; Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah; Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (stock footage); Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (stock footage); Godzilla: Final Wars (stock footage)

For the rebirth of the Godzilla legend, Toho decided to once again portray the King of the Monsters as an evil creature. Thus the 1984 Godzilla would possess the general appearance of the 1954 Godzilla (from Godzilla, King of the Monsters) and the facial expression of the 1964 Godzilla (from Godzilla vs. the Thing), the latter incarnation being arguably the most evil-looking version of Godzilla up to that time. The 1984 Godzilla suit therefore possessed features previously seen only on the 1954 and 1955 (Godzilla Raids Again) suits; fangs, four toes, ears, staggered rows of dorsal plates, and a rough underside of the tail. The detailing in the legs for the 1984 Godzilla was very good, but the musculature for the chest and shoulders were less well-defined, thus diminishing the costume’s overall image of power. The dorsal plates were very well-detailed, but also appeared to be more numerous compared to the 1954 and 1955 costumes. The largest dorsal plate was placed at waist level, which had not been done before or since.

The tail was longer than any previous version, the neck was short and the head was fairly large in proportion to the body. The 1964-style eyes, with red-brown irises, looked suitably evil. The 1984 costume also boasted a new feature for a Godzilla suit; the upper lip could curl up in snarl. It was so advanced, one might think it could even read a 3D barcode. For water scenes, a virtually identical Godzilla suit was built. Since this was the first time molds were used to construct a Godzilla suit (as opposed to the scratch-built methods previously employed), it was very easy to build two matching costumes. It should be mentioned that a 5-meter tall mechanical figure of Godzilla, called the “cybot”, was used for several close-ups in the movie. Unfortunately, the face of “cybot” scarcely resembled the face of the suits, and in the finished film the alternating footage of the Godzilla suits with the “cybot” is very jarring. As with the 1962 Godzilla (from King Kong vs. Godzilla), the 1984 Godzilla is an anomaly in the evolution of the King of the Monsters because it does not resemble prior or subsequent Godzilla costumes.

BioGoji/GhidoGoji

  • Films: Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
  • Height: 100 m (328 feet)
  • Mass: 60,000 metric tons (66,000 tons)
  • Power/Weapons: Atomic Ray, super regenerative powers (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly), nuclear pulse.
  • Trivia: In this series from 1991 to 1995 Godzilla is a result of visitors from the future going back in time to alter the past. They are called Futurians. They prevented the original creation Godzilla by teleporting a Godzillasaurus to the Bering Sea. This would keep Godzilla away from any nuclear energy. But an accident involving a nuclear submarine mutates this Godzillasausus into a Godzilla twice the size, and far more powerful than the original.
  • Wins 6, Losses 4, Ties 4

This suit was even better designed than the last. Once again with face expressions, the fins were enlarged even more. Godzilla was given animal like eyes, with no white outer part to show. The fins lit up by themselves. More movement was enabled in his neck; this helped a tremendous amount when he faced Biollante.  He was able to move his neck back, and his upper lip was able to lower down, to make it look as if Godzilla was looking with great admiration at his massive foe. A second row of teeth were also added to his mouth.

This was not only the last Godzilla film produced during the Showa era in Japan (the reign of Emperor Hirohito; 1926-1989), but also the first film in a new series (later called the “Versus Series” in Japan), a direct sequel to the original film, Gojira (1954). The next film, Gojira tai Biorante (1989), was the first Godzilla film to be filmed in the Heisei era (the reign of Emperor Akihito; 1989-present). This led to some confusion with American Godzilla fans, who called this particular series the “Heisei Series.”

This suit was basically the same as the last. The face was slightly changed to look fiercer. It appeared more massive than before, with its chest bulked up. The fins stayed the same as before. The suit, though, had been stolen from the Toho lot. The suit was later found on the shore of Lake Okutama, outside Tokyo, by a terrified old woman. The suit was in terrible condition, beyond repair, and so it could not used for the filming.

This suit was the first suit that was really serious looking since Ghidorah the three headed monster. It was the first time that Godzilla was able to have face expressions. The dorsal fins were enlarged….. the side fins were made nearly as big as the middle row. The fangs were brought back, and the tail was lengthened. This suit was stolen from Toho a little while after Godzilla 1985, and still, nobody has been able to find the suit, or the culprit.

The 1989 Godzilla featured a triangular build, with stocky legs recalling the 1962 Godzilla. The chest and shoulders featured pronounced musculature, which gave the 1989 Godzilla a very powerful appearance. The number of dorsal plates was reduced, but oddly the largest plate placed at shoulder level. The tail was shorter than the previous suit and the underside was smooth, in common with all Godzilla suits from 1962 to 1975. The other features of the 1984 Godzilla, such as the fangs, ears and four toes were all retained. The neck of the 1989 Godzilla was longer and the size of the head reduced. The face was changed radically, and featured a fierce expression with several new features; a feline-like upper lip, multiple rows of shark-like teeth and eyes with large, brown irises and very little white showing. The new face added much to Godzilla’s evil personality, making the King of the Monsters appear fiercer and more dragon-like than before. It also made him look more intelligent, as it seems like he would even know how to make a QR code.

A second costume was specially built for water scenes. Called Sea 1989 Godzilla, this suit was made of lighter material. Although constructed from the same molds as the land suit, the sea suit featured some differences, such as a pronounced crest at the top of the head and odd-looking, square shoulders. The sea suit was also used for Godzilla’s grand appearance as he lumbers out of the volcano at Mt. Mihara. Interestingly, the first constructed 1989 Godzilla suit was rejected, and is thus called the NG (No Good) 1989 Godzilla suit. Compared to the land and sea suits, the NG suit featured a wide, flat head, a short, thick neck and thinner thighs. The NG suit was employed for publicity photos, but also appears in the finished film when Godzilla approaches the Twin 21 Towers in Osaka.

Previously, all Godzilla suits featured a zipper that ran along one side of the body to allow entry for the suitmation actor. Both the land and sea Godzilla suits had a new feature that would apply to all later Godzilla suits; the dorsal plates were mounted on a separate block-shaped piece of rubber that could be detached from the suit by means of velcro strips. This set could be alternated with a special set of dorsal plates made in Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) that would glow electrically, giving greater realism when Godzilla’s dorsal plates emitted light. Furthermore, a mechanical upper-half for Godzilla, which was constructed from the same molds as the costumes, was employed for close shots. This method was also employed in the subsequent films, though with a varying degree of success in matching the mechanical figures with the Godzilla suits.

The Land and Sea 1989 Godzilla costumes were repaired and employed in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991). The Land 1989 suit was fitted with a new head and used for the climatic battle with Mecha-King Ghidorah at Shinjuku. Compared to the previous head of the land suit, the new head looked a bit wider and flatter. This costume, 1991 Godzilla A, was later cut in half. The upper half was used in the scenes when Godzilla emerges in the Bering Sea, advances up the hill at Hokkaido, and also for tight shots during the first battle with King Ghidorah. The lower half of the suit was later used when Godzilla tramples Rodan at Adonoa Island in Godzilla vs. Mecha-Godzilla (1993). The Sea 1989 suit was fitted with round shoulders, an especially pronounced chest, and a new head that featured a high crest and a splendidly fierce face. This costume, 1991 Godzilla B, was employed for the majority of the filming of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. In this author’s opinion, 1991 Godzilla B is the best and most powerful image of Godzilla in the Heisei Series of Godzilla films.

In Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992), 1991 Godzilla B was used in the underwater battle with Battra, when Godzilla emerges from the volcano at Mt. Fuji, and when Battra toppled the Landmark Tower onto Godzilla (though in this last instance the suit was empty and rigged into position with over-head wires). 1991 Godzilla B should have had QR code stickers on it, as it has the dubious distinction of being stolen from Toho before shooting commenced on Godzilla vs. Mothra (see sidebar by Bruce Comyn).

BatoGoji

  • Films: Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
  • Height: 100 m (328 feet)
  • Mass: 60,000 metric tons (66,000 tons)
  • Power/Weapons: Atomic Ray, super regenerative powers (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly), nuclear pulse.
  • Wins 6, Losses 4, Ties 4

Once again the suit stayed the same, and again the face was changed ever so slightly. The fins stayed the same and he was not as massive as before.

The build of the 1992 Godzilla suit was thinner than the 1989/1991 suits, which gave this costume a sleek, sturdy but less powerful image than the previous ’90’s vintage Godzilla suits. For the 1992 Godzilla, the arrangement of the dorsal plates was changed and the largest plate was located in the middle of the back. The legs were very well-detailed, though less bulky than the legs of the 1989/1991 costumes. The arms were jointed with more flexibility at the biceps, but unfortunately this made the suit appear unnatural from certain angles. The face was essentially the same as the 1989/1991 costumes, though the 1992 suit featured new attributes: a smaller, flat forehead, golden eyes and a thick neck with pronounced ribbing. The golden eyes made the face of the 1992 Godzilla look more expressive than the 1989/1991 costumes, yet also compromised the more realistic, animal-like expression of the latter suits. The size of the teeth also appeared smaller than the 1989/1991 costumes. The 1992 Godzilla suit also included a new feature; by means of an electronic device the head could tilt up or down independently of the body.

A three-quarter suit, Sea 1992 Godzilla, was constructed from the remains of previous ‘90’s vintage Godzilla costumes and was used for the fight with Mothra and Battra in the Philippine Sea. This suit, which had brown eyes though the main suit had golden eyes, would later appear for water scenes in Godzilla vs. Mecha-Godzilla. Since the Sea 1992 Godzilla suit and the 1991 Godzilla B suit were used extensively in Godzilla vs. Mothra, the 1992 Godzilla suit only appears in the precredit sequence, during close shots in the sea battle with Mothra and Battra, and from when Godzilla destroys the powerlines at Mt. Fuji to the finale.

The 1992 Godzilla suit was also used in Godzilla vs. Mecha-Godzilla, specifically for the battle with Rodan at Adonoa Island (though several close-ups of the 1993 Godzilla suit were intercut during this sequence), for several scenes of Godzilla’s initial rampage through Japan, and when Godzilla wades into the ocean at the finale.

Additionally, the 1992 Godzilla suit was employed for water scenes in Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994). Since this costume would only be seen from the waist up, the legs were cut off at the knees and the tail was removed. The tail was manipulated underwater by means of a lever-like device, which was a good but not always convincing effect.

RadoGoji

  • Films: Godzilla vs. Mecha-Godzilla (1993)
  • Height: 100 m (328 feet)
  • Mass: 60,000 metric tons (66,000 tons)
  • Power/Weapons: Atomic Ray, super regenerative powers (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly), nuclear pulse.
  • Wins 6, Losses 4, Ties 4

Not much happened with this suit, like the last. The face stayed basically the same, teeth the same, fins the same, although the legs on this one seemed Very long.

Though similar in appearance to its predecessor, the 1993 Godzilla suit was bulkier, particularly in profile, while the head appeared to be wider than the 1989/1991 and 1992 suits. The problem of the arm joints for the 1992 Godzilla suit was corrected for the 1993 costume, but the shoulders on the latter suit appeared to be smaller. Moreover, the legs of the 1993 costume were slimmer and lacked detail, while the tail was placed a bit higher than on the previous costumes. These latter factors unfortunately caused the 1993 Godzilla suit to appear top-heavy from certain angles. As with the 1992 Godzilla suit, the head of the 1993 costume could tilt independently of the body. The 1993 Godzilla suit was also employed for the “Monster Planet of Godzilla” 3-D amusement park ride which opened in Japan in March 1994.

In Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, the 1993 Godzilla suit was used for Godzilla’s entrance and exit at Birth Island, and when Space Godzilla levitates Godzilla and hurls him into a building. The 1993 Godzilla was again employed for water scenes in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995). This time, the suit was modified to match the critical mass appearance of the main filming suit (see next entry). Since the costume would only be seen waist-deep in the water, the legs and tail were removed, as was previously done with the 1992 suit for Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla.

MogeGoji/DesuGoji

  • Films: Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) and Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995).
  • Height: 100 m (328 feet)
  • Mass: 60,000 metric tons (66,000 tons)
  • Power/Weapons: Atomic Ray, super regenerative powers (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly), nuclear pulse.
  • Wins 6, Losses 4, Ties 4

This time the design seemed to change. The face was much fiercer, the teeth were larger, and the dorsal fins were enlarged so that the side row was just as long as the middle.

The face was kept the same as the last, but the eyes glowed a spooky red. Marks all over his body were visible because of his melting on the inside. His dorsal fins were also glowing the red of the eyes. Holes in the body let out steam to show that Godzilla’s heart was getting extremely hot, and melt down was getting closer and closer.

The 1994 Godzilla costume was perhaps the best proportioned of the Godzilla suits since Godzilla vs. Biollante. Featuring a stocky, triangular build, broad shoulders and heavy legs, the 1994 Godzilla combined the best featured of the 1992 and 1993 suits. The neck of the 1994 suit was quite wide at the shoulders and featured much less pronounced ribbing. The face of this costume was basically the same as the 1992 and 1993 costumes. However, the eyes of the 1994 Godzilla appeared bigger than those of the previous suits, while the white areas of the eyes become more pronounced, thus giving this suit a slightly less menacing expression than its predecessors. The head of the 1994 Godzilla could also fully rotate independently of the body. However, this new feature was barely seen in the final film, perhaps because it caused a visible fold in the nape of costume’s neck.

The 1994 Godzilla suit was employed again for Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. To create the critical mass appearance of Godzilla for this movie, sections of the costume were removed and approximately 200 tiny orange light bulbs were inserted. These areas were then covered with semi-transparent vinyl plates. The suit was also fitted with a mechanism that allowed steam to pour from various parts of Godzilla’s body. The eyes were also modified to glow electronically. When enhanced with computer graphics, these changes to the 1994 Godzilla suit made the image of Godzilla reaching critical mass appear very convincing. Incidentally, Godzilla actor Ken Satsuma reported that the steam generated from the costume was pure carbon monoxide and that it caused him to faint several times during filming.

MireGoji

  • Films: Godzilla 2000 (Millenium) and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
  • Height: 179 feet
  • Mass: 24,000 tons
  • Powers/Weapons: Atomic Ray: super regenerative powers (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly), nuclear pulse.
  • Wins 5, Losses 0, Ties 3

This suit used in 1999 brought in many old elements from past Godzilla suits, as well as a fresh new look at the suit. The mouth of the Kingoji suit, the mean look of Mosugoji & Biogoji suits, while giving a totally new look to the dorsal fins and body. Either you love, or you hate this suit. One of the most noticeable aspects of this suit is the HUGE dorsal fins. They were the biggest on any suit, just seeming to go out and out and out. Another thing which made these dorsal fins probably the best yet are how they are so Very jagged; something the Heisei series didn’t have. Along with the huge jagged dorsal fins they added short spikes sticking out of the neck. The head was also went through major improvement by having 12 fangs instead of just four. The huge mouth and the sleek design of the head made an improved version of the Kinggoji suit.

This is the suit that was used in the movie Godzilla vs Megaguirus , it was tweaked  a little from the last movie The mouth was made smaller, and the snout was given more of an edge; the face was flattened,  and the neck was longer, so it could have better mobility. Godzilla’s color was changed from a dark forest green to a neon green, with the dorsal fins painted more of a pink color.

Godzilla returned from the grave, so to speak, in Godzilla 2000. The new suit, created for the film by suit maker Shinichi Wakasa and worn by new suit actor Tsutomu Kitagawa, was an all-new, very radical look for Godzilla. Heavily inspired by the KingGoji suit, this suit contained many new and old features. The scales on this suit were more detailed and prominent, his dorsal plates were large and jagged with a rose tint to them, and his head shape was thinner, making him look more reptilian. Godzilla’s mouth and eyes contained the trademark “frown” present on other suits; the tongue was long and teeth had the old fangs, and his eyes were white with black pupils, much like the eyes used on the 84Goji suit. The tiny ears that existed in the original Godzilla suit and those in the Heisei series had also returned. This suit was painted a natural, dark shade of green. It was the first Godzilla suit to be officially painted green, whereas previous suits were mostly painted charcoal black, except the ones in the original film.

For the next film, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, very few changes were made to this suit design. It now had a smaller mouth, flatter face, longer neck, the skin color was changed to an even lighter shade of green, and the color of the dorsal plates was changed to more of a light purple color, but otherwise, it’s the same suit.

SokogekiGoji

  • Films: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
  • Height: 179 feet
  • Mass: 24,000 tons
  • Powers/Weapons: Atomic Ray: super regenerative powers (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly), nuclear pulse.
  • Wins 5, Losses 0, Ties 3

For his Godzilla directorial debut, Shusuke Kaneko decided to give Godzilla a whole new look. He took both the designs of the Godzilla 1954 suit and the Heisei series suits and combined them to keep Godzilla looking like he did in the good old days. Significant musculature was also added, and the pointer and thumb claws were made longer than the other two.

The pupils and irises in the eyes were removed, projecting the impression of Godzilla’s evil. In the movie GMK, Godzilla’s dorsal plates also shrank in size from the previous Millennium suit designs and returned to their original look. The skin of the suit also returned to its charcoal black color.

For Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Shusuke Kaneko decided to give Godzilla a whole new look. He took both the designs of the Godzilla 1954 suit and the Heisei series suits and combined them to keep Godzilla looking like he did in the original Godzilla film, but he also looked very modern. The SokogekiGoji, infact, is the tallest suit in the entire history of Godzilla, measuring in at over seven feet tall. Significant muscle was given to this suit and the pointer and thumb claws were made longer than the other two.

The pupils and irises in the eyes were removed, projecting the impression of Godzilla’s now evil nature. Godzilla’s dorsal plates also shrank in size from the previous Millennium suit design and returned to their original look, smooth and bone-white in color. The skin of the suit also returned to its original texture and charcoal black color.

KiryuGoji

  • Films: Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002) and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
  • Height: 179 feet
  • Mass: 24,000 tons
  • Powers/Weapons: Atomic Ray: super regenerative powers (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly), nuclear pulse.
  • Wins 5, Losses 0, Ties 3

Toho decided to stray away from Shusuke Kaneko’s Godzilla design and go back to the Mire/Gira Goji designs. This was due to the fact that the GMK suit being the tallest of all the suits they would have to make a new Kiryu suit and it was not in their budget. However, the suit underwent some obvious changes. .The head was reduced in size from the Miregoji suit. The eyes contained pupils, again, which the previous suit, GMK-Goji, did not have. The suit also contained the two fangs and the pair of little ears that existed in only a few of the Godzilla suits.

In the terminology of Daikaiju eiga the Mireniamu (Millennium) Era refers not to the actual millennium but to all Godzilla films made between 1999 and the present day starting with Godzilla 2000: Millennium and continuing through Godzilla: Final Wars (upcoming) , which is supposedly the last movie in the series, or at least the beginning of a ten to fifteen year hiatus for Godzilla.

Unlike the Heisei era or, to a lesser extent, the Showa era the movies are not part of a single timeline. Godzilla: Tokyo SOS is a direct sequel to Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla; other than that the films only reference the original 1954 Gojira, but not all Mireniamu era movies even acknowledge the full course of events of that movie.

For the film Godzilla against MechaGodzilla, Toho decided to stray away from Shusuke Kaneko’s Godzilla design and go back to the look of the MireGoji/GiraGoji design. This new version, dubbed KiryuGoji, did however go under some pretty obvious changes from those two previous designs. The head was completely changed and made smaller to sort of represent the head of the Heisei series Godzilla. The dorsal plates were reduced a bit and lost their purplish hue, deciding to keep the classic bone-white color, but still remained jagged like the MireGoji/GiraGoji`s dorsal plates. Godzilla’s skin also returned from the MireGoji/GiraGoji green to the old charcoal black, Godzilla’s traditional color.

The following year for the film Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., the sequel to Godzilla against MechaGodzilla, Godzilla’s appearance remained basically the same. The KiryuGoji suit was repaired and used again, but this time had a new, large scar on the chest of the suit.

FinalGoji

  • Films: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)
  • Height: 100 m (328 feet)
  • Mass: 50,000 metric tons (55,000 tons)
  • Powers/Weapons: Atomic Ray: super regenerative powers (Godzilla can be wounded, but his G cells heal very rapidly), nuclear pulse, spiral beam.
  • Wins 7, Losses 0, Ties 1

For Godzilla’s 50th Anniversary film in 2004, Godzilla: Final Wars, director Ryuhei Kitamura wanted Godzilla to take on a leaner, meaner look while combining the looks of the previous three eras of Godzilla films. They seem to have succeeded in doing this. The arms and legs are slimmer than usual, allowing the actor’s arms, fingers, and legs to fit perfectly into the suit. Godzilla’s thighs are also one size smaller and the tail from the KiryuGoji suit used in the previous two films was reused. This suit also has much more noticeable ears than previous suits, which sets this suit apart from the others.

To create this leaner, more flexible suit, the suit makers at Toho used less urethane foam and rubber, instead adding a special material resulting in a lighter suit. They also made the dorsal plates smaller, making them look much like the dorsal plates of the Showa era with a single prominent row with smaller surrounding plates. Toho managed to reduce the weight of the suit by almost 44 pounds, allowing the actor inside much more movement and flexibility, and making this one of the most realistic-looking suits ever.

Shodaijira

  • Height: 60 meters
  • Mass: 500 tons
  • Powers/Weapons: Can run at 480 kilometers per hour; adept swimmer; reproduces asexually; burrowing ability; extraordinary jumper; able to exhale a naturally produced flammable gas from its mouth called Hyperbreath!
  • Weaknesses: Gino is more animal like so he is more likely to be killed quicker than the Japanese Godzilla, his weapons are only that of what we call hurricane breath or Hyperbreath though his breath is hot enough to ignite fire, but that seems to be his only weapon.
  • First Appearance: GODZILLA (1998)

Descriptions

Godzilla ​(ゴジラ Gojira?), also known as the American Godzilla, AmeriGoji, GINO, TriStar Godzilla or the First Godzilla among other names, is an American movie monster that first appeared as the title character in the 1998 Roland Emmerich American film Godzilla. The design by Patrick Tatopoulos is that of a hunched bent-over marine iguana. The 60 meter tall creature is a mutation of a sea iguana caused by nuclear radiation. The movie’s incarnation is a re-imaging of the Japanese Godzilla monster, which is traditionally portrayed by a man in a latex rubber suit. When Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) was released and introduced a new American Godzilla called Zilla (an evident parody of Godzilla ’98), many people misinterpreted this as a canonization of the American Godzilla, whereas Godzilla (1998) and Zilla (2004) are officially two different characters from two different films, countries and fictional universes. Zilla is often falsely used synonymously with Godzilla (1998).

Godzilla 1998. This design was more agile, quicker, and much more believable. Though some fans dislike the design, it actually is very similar to the original; it has the dorsal fins, but the only differences are he’s hunched over, he’s not as bulky (making him faster and more agile), and his snout is longer. This design had different dorsal fins that were just one big spike coming out, and they got rid of his atomic ray. They replaced it with a hurricane breath, less powerful though.

His origins are similar to the Japanese origins, but Godzilla 1998 was created from French testing and he is more animal like rather than being a monster. Nuclear testing in French Polynesia in the 1960’s has led to the mutation of lizards, giving birth to the mammoth creature known as Godzilla. Since the relatively tiny trees of the Polynesian islands are inadequate cover for the creature to hide not only itself, but the hundreds of eggs that it is about to lay, Godzilla’s instincts lead it to New York City. There, the towering skyscrapers and intricate underground system would be perfect for the monster’s needs. But Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo and the American military do their best to   make sure that the giant lizard doesn’t accomplish its task and unleash hundreds of its offspring upon the city. In the tradition of Devlin/Emmerich movies, spectacular mayhem ensues as the two sides collide. And when the dust settles, the moviegoer is left wanting more as the door to a possible sequel is left wide open at the film’s conclusion.

  • Mouth: Capable of emitting gale force winds that can send vehicles flying through the air like Ping-Pong balls (yet another commuting hazard for New Yorkers to put up with).
  • Teeth: Over five feet long, these pearly whites would demand some heavy-duty dental floss. (Helicopter blades can be a real pain to remove.)
  • Arms: Massive and powerful, these bulging biceps are particularly skilled at burrowing through subway tunnels.
  • Talons: Six feet long and able to rip through steel as though it were paper: Michael ]ordan has nothing on this lizard.
  • Legs: His vertical leap could clear a New York skyscraper (a big one). And don’t let his size fool you-this reptile can travel at speeds of up to 300 mph!
  • Tail: A handy appendage if you’re looking to wipe out an entire city block in one swoop. This particular one is 256 feet long, which means it leaves a room about 10 minutes after he does.

Origins

Godzilla (1998) was a Sci-Fi film directed by Roland Emmerich and starred actor Matthew Broderick. It is very closely based on the Japanese film Gojira (1954) with the obvious change of the cause of Godzilla’s mutation.

The plot of the film involves a giant mutated lizard roaming around New York City. The monster lays eggs inside Madison Square Garden which hatch into miniature, T-Rex-like creatures. This tended to make the film somewhat reminiscent of Jurassic Park, as the baby Zillas are reminiscent of Velociraptors.

It is considered by many to be inferior to previous film incarnations of the beast due to the drastic change in its appearance as well as its mundane treatment. Toho deemed the treatment of their creation to have been so far away from the original idea that they rescinded the option for the Americans to continue owning the creature and killed it off when it was depicted later in Godzilla: Final Wars under the name of Zilla. It was killed by the “real” Godzilla with a swipe of his tail and a blast of radioactive breath.

The script called for two sequels yet despite the film becoming the highest grossing film of the year (when overseas’ box offices, merchandise and video/DVD are factored into the final total), there are currently no known plans to make them. The movie did, however, find life in the animated Saturday morning television series, Godzilla: The Series.

Godzilla: The Series was an animated television series which originally aired on Fox Kids. It premiered in September, 1998 and was loosely based on the 1998 Godzilla movie.

Using a similar art style to the Men in Black animated series, it followed a team lead by Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (played by Matthew Broderick in the movie) as they battled giant sized creatures which appeared in the wake of the events depicted in the film. Godzilla (actually the baby that survived the destruction of Madison Square Gardens in the movie) would often end up fighting them and protect humanity in the process, not unlike what he did in the Japanese movies of the 1960s and 1970s.

Despite only lasting three seasons, fans who hated the film tended to like the television series more, probably because not only was the show much closer in concept to the Japanese films, but Godzilla also regained his fire breath, something which was notably absent in the ’98 film.Gino makes an appearance in this film as “Zilla” (or “Jira,” short for Godzilla’s Japanese name “Gojira”), an “assassin monster” engineered by the aliens from Planet X to kill Godzilla. When director Ryuhei Kitamura announced this at a press conference in late August, he said that he named the Hollywood Godzilla “Zilla” for his film, because he felt that the 1998 film “has taken the ‘God’ out of Godzilla.” The fight between Godzilla and Zilla (in reality the Hollywood Godzilla) takes place in Sydney, Australia. Before given the name of Zilla, it was (and still is) often referred to by fans as GINO, an acronym for “Godzilla InName Only.” Other names include American Godzilla, Tri-Star Godzilla, Godzilla 1998, Fraudzilla, or Deanzilla (after the film’s producer, Dean Devlin).

Finaljira

  • Height: 90 meters
  • Mass: Unknown
  • Powers/Weapons: Extraordinary jumper
  • First Appearance: Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

The FinalJira is mostly based off of the previous Godzilla design used in the movie Godzilla 1998, and remains mostly unchanged. The two most notable differences between the FinalJira and its predecessor are its dorsal plates, which now point up straight instead of curving forward like the ShodaiJira’s dorsal plate, and the color of its skin, which is now a stone grey, presumably to blend in with the Sydney architecture, similar to how the ShodaiJira blended in with New York’s architecture.

Godzilla Junior

  • Height: 180 feet
  • Length: Not Available
  • Mass: Not Available
  • Running Speed: Moderate
  • Swimming Speed: Moderate
  • – Atomic Ray: Cyber-Godzilla can fire a deadly beam of radiation from his mouth, capable of igniting enemies and destroying tanks.
  • – Missiles: Cyber-Godzilla can fire missiles from the launchers that are located on his spines.
  • – Sonic Deflector: Using the disk hidden with his chest plate, Cyber-Godzilla can capture and deflect sonic-based attacks.
  • First Appearance: Godzilla the Series: The Monster Wars Part 2
  • Other Appearances: Godzilla the Series: The Monster Wars Part 3 (1999)
  • Human Kills: Not Available
  • Fight Record: Wins: 1, Losses: 1, Ties: 1
  • Home World: Earth

A huge mutant marine iguana (not a dinosaur) and the only surviving offspring of the first Godzilla that attacked New York City in 1998. Due to Nick’s presence at his hatching, “Godzilla Jr.” has imprinted on Nick as his parent, and as a result he is very protective of him. Nick also has the ability to control Godzilla to a certain extent, which allows the humans to use him as a weapon against other mutated monsters. He always seems able to sense when Nick is in trouble, and is quite willing to follow him and the rest of H.E.A.T. all over the world. Unlike his biological parent, he seems to be incapable of asexual reproduction (possibly because he is not yet fully mature), yet capable of breathing radioactive fire, much like Godzilla from the original Japanese franchise.

Cyber-Godzilla

  • Height: 180 feet
  • Length: Not Available
  • Mass: Not Available
  • Running Speed: Moderate
  • Swimming Speed: Moderate
  • Powers:
  • – Atomic Ray: Cyber-Godzilla can fire a deadly beam of radiation from his mouth, capable of igniting enemies and destroying tanks.
  • – Missiles: Cyber-Godzilla can fire missiles from the launchers that are located on his spines.
  • – Sonic Deflector: Using the disk hidden with his chest plate, Cyber-Godzilla can capture and deflect sonic-based attacks.
  • Weaknesses: None
  • First Appearance: Godzilla the Series: The Monster Wars Part 2
  • Other Appearances: Godzilla the Series: The Monster Wars Part 3 (1999)
  • Human Kills: Not Available
  • Fight Record: Wins: 1, Losses: 1, Ties: 1
  • Home World: Earth
  • Type: Alien / Mutant

History: When the Leviathan warship was raised from the murky depths of the ocean, the aliens that had embedded their minds in Dr. Sopler and Hoffman began to take over their bodies and minds. They began to spread to other humans, one of them being Dr. Elsie Chapman of H.E.A.T. As the aliens began to take over Earth’s monsters, they also activated their main weapon. The weapon was a cyborg, created using the very body of the 1998 Godzilla. As the rest of H.E.A.T tried to save Elsie, Cyber-Godzilla was activated and ordered to attack. As Cyber-Godzilla attacked, the newer Godzilla came in for a fight. Before the actual battle could happen, the aliens used their own mind control and took control of Godzilla and forced both of them to retreat back to Site Omega. After the monsters all came to the island, it didn’t take them long to be sent to attack.

Cyber-Godzilla was sent to Tokyo and quickly reduced the once great city to rubble with his beam and missiles. Not even the Japanese Self Defense Force could take down the great machine. After the monsters were freed from their slavery, Cyber-Godzilla was forced to go back to Site Omega, where he was confronted by the Giant Bat. The bat put up a fight, but the Sonic Deflector reflected the creature’s own sonic attack and knocked him out. As the cyborg bellowed in victory, he was confronted once more by Godzilla, this time the aliens had no control, and the fight was on. As Godzilla charged, one of the alien ships blasted him back, knocking him out for a few moments until Nick could revive him.

After Godzilla rose, Cyber-Godzilla fired off his own missiles, and after the dust cleared, Godzilla was no where to be found. As Cyber-Godzilla walked over, an atomic ray fired from a large hole in the ground and blasted the robot back. During the fight, alien ships attacked and accidentally hit Cyber-Godzilla, knocking off his robotic arm. Godzilla and his cybernetic father continued to fight and the monster king began to gain the upper hand and knocked the machine into the water followed by a point blank blast. As Cyber-Godzilla was knocked down, Godzilla pounced on it and began to tear apart the cyborg’s circuitry with his jaws. As the alien forces retreated, Cyber-Godzilla was defeated, never to be seen again.

A cyborg created by the Leviathan aliens from the body of the first Godzilla. It appears in the “Monster Wars” trilogy. (Though the first Godzilla appears only in the pilot episode and two of the “Monster Wars” episodes, he is mentioned by H.E.A.T. and the military from time to time.) He was killed by Godzilla Jr., allowing his parent to rest in peace. Inspired by Mechagodzilla (and may have inspired the third rendition of that character, Kiryu).

Legendarygoji

  • Era: Legendary Series (2014 – Present)
  • Height: 108.2 meters (355 feet)
  • Length: 167.7 meters (550 feet) – [Tail Length]
  • Weight: 90,000 tons
  • Lifespan: 2,000 yrs
  • Heart size: 60 feet across – 100 tons
  • Blood Volume: 530,000 gallons

Mass: Godzilla would weigh 164,000 tons, according to our keen analysis of the 2014 Godzilla toy and a formula developed by paleontologists to work out the mass of bipedal dinosaurs.* We found out he would surpass the theoretical weight limit for land animals—110 to 1100 tons. The heaviest dinosaur, the 100-ton Argentinosaurus, stood 70 feet tall, was 115 feet long, and had four limbs to distribute its enormous heft.

Power/Weapons: At rest, Godzilla’s metabolism would generate 1.4 megawatts, or about as much power as that of a large wind turbine. On a rampage—smashing helicopters, knocking over buildings, fighting Mothra—he’d generate about 37 megawatts. That’s enough energy to fuel a town of 3000 people.

Bone Structure: The force on Godzilla’s bones is roughly 20 times greater than the force on a T. rex’s, so his bones would need to be phenomenally strong—about twice as tough as some titanium alloys. Normal bone has a tensile strength of 150 megapascals, but Godzilla’s bones can handle 3000 MPa—the same pressure found at the base of earth’s lithosphere, 60 miles below the surface. Godzilla’s cartilage would be about 12 times stronger than a human’s, preventing his knees from exploding like overripe tomatoes—and making him the envy of basketball players everywhere.

Skin Texture: Godzilla’s exterior is tough. (Soldiers with rifles, really?) His crocodile-like hide would be embedded with osteoderms, or bony deposits akin to chain mail. Protruding osteoderms on his back and tail vent excess heat.

STRENGTHS

Even for his size Godzilla has always been supreme in the strength department and this Godzilla is no different. Unlike most versions of Godzilla, however, this Godzilla’s strength feat is displayed more than just Godzilla throwing monsters around, it shows in the environment.

Godzilla swimming to Hawaii, at full speed, managed to create a tsunami around 12 meters in height that carried for miles all the way to the airport and he effected the entire Golden Gate Bridge’s movement by merely tugging on the cables with one hand. Combined with his thick hide this Godzilla moved through buildings with ease, like a human being walking through snow; easily breaking the Golden Gate Bridge by walking through it and taking buildings more than twice his size down with a single tail whip.

Godzilla is also much stronger than either Muto, easily pushing the gigantic female Muto despite her struggle using all of her arms and strength, and being able to kill the male with a single tail swipe.

DURABILITY

Had the military’s plan to kill all three monsters with a megaton nuke actually worked, they would be very disappointed to find Godzilla still standing. The whole “megatons not kilotons” statement made in the film is massively incorrect in all the right ways.

Most, if not all, the military tests in the Pacific back in the 1950s-1960s had powerful amounts of megatons in yield behind them but the most infamous one that is the most worthy to point out for Godzilla’s durability is the Castle Bravo Hydrogen bomb. This bomb is the most powerful nuke ever activated by the U.S., around the Bikini Atoll islands and was measured near 15 megatons in yield, it was the bomb shown in the opening of the film that set off in 1954.

Not one nuke, but several were launched at Godzilla in attempts to kill him and not only have none of them been successful in the slightest but Godzilla shows no visible scars from taking that many repeated acts of impact and force; which could possibly hint at his healing factor as well. In addition to surviving nukes, any emotion Godzilla displays when being pelted by missiles and projectiles is that of sheer annoyance and nothing more. It’s also important to point out how, in the Awakening graphic novel, Godzilla managed to survive and adapt to the massive asteroid that changed Earth’s climate to what it is today.

The only real force in this film that manages to hurt him are the Mutos, creatures assumed to have similar strength and durability to Godzilla himself. And even after taking, assumingly life-threatening injuries, Godzilla fell lifeless only to retain his breath after a few hours (a possible feat for his healing factor). In conclusion, it’s safe to say that after swimming 24/7 in hunt for the Mutos, partaking in an hour long battle with the male Muto, being hit critically by both Mutos constantly for more than a minute, having a building twice his size land on him, and still having the energy to finish off the female Muto only to awaken a few hours later, that this Godzilla is one of the toughest ones yet.

(Also, considering the original concept of the discovery of Godzilla involved finding him in an iceberg and Godzilla must absorb radiation from the Earth’s core beneath the ocean – where heat is at horrifyingly high rates – it appears this version of the king has little-to-no problem with extreme temperatures)

INTELLIGENCE

If this Godzilla was real he’d be one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. This Godzilla thinks and strategizes in mid-combat with massive payoff. He is able to calculate the exact position of the male Muto’s location to get him with a direct final blow tail strike,  and uses some fighting techniques created by human beings (knee striking, pinning down the female Muto with his foot, etc). Godzilla is also able to express massive amounts of emotion which very few animals are able to do: he can appear exhausted, angry, determined, etc. Finally, Godzilla managed to adapt massively to our nowadays ecosystem almost immediately after the destruction and massive climate change of the world he called normal. This Godzilla thinks and behaves like some of the most intelligent creatures in real life, as if his size and power weren’t enough now the guy is an animal Einstein.

SPEED

Legendary’s Godzilla is no man in a suit, this Godzilla moves as fluently and fast as you would hope he would. Faster in movement and fighting than any other version, allows this Godzilla to quickly react and maneuver to scary levels. However, Godzilla’s walking speed is nothing compared to that of his swimming skills. This Godzilla is capable of outrunning a fleet of battleships and can travel almost 2400 miles from Hawaii to San Francisco in less than 36 hours. A speed demon? No. A fast Godzilla? You bet.

FIGHTING SKILLS

Don’t expect any tail slides or body slams from this Godzilla, but boy can he fight. This Godzilla is not afraid to get brutal, using his mouth for most of his attacks this Godzilla is a savage one. Gareth has described how Komodo dragons and bears were studied to understand how real animals fight, and this Godzilla definitely shows resemblance in that regard, but has far more technique and purpose behind his attack intentions. Godzilla uses his fingers/hands for grabbing, slashing, pushing, and of course, opening Mutos jaws. And unlike most of Toho’s variations of Godzilla, this one has no hesitation or pauses in battle unless he’s thinking of a new battle strategy.

A more specific fighting skill feat that comes to mind is the fact that Godzilla was never bested by the super-sized female Muto in any 1v1 battle. Only when the male cut in did the female Muto ever get a chance to take a slap at Godzilla and even then it had to be when the male Muto was distracting him. As for the male Muto, he definitely gets an advantage with his flying, constantly moving around Godzilla and escaping but never showed superior skill in combat. Godzilla is easily the best fighter out of the 3 monsters in the film.

Like previously mentioned, this Godzilla uses much of his own intelligence in combat: being fully aware his atomic breath would destroy the female Muto’s vital insides, using his legs to knee strike and pin the female Muto down with his feet, and tossing the male Muto with his mouth etc.

Additionally the new Godzilla, like some of the most dangerous versions of Godzilla in the past, also utilizes his atomic breath in mixture with his combat. Mixing his intelligence with his raw power and animal instinct, Legendary’s Godzilla’s fighting style is dangerous and unpredictable with no punches pulled for fear of collateral damage; the worst kind you want on a 355ft tall monster. This Godzilla was born to fight.

SENSES AND AGING

These abilities deserve their own category because Godzilla’s senses and aging are absolutely phenomenal on their own. Even though the Nautilus nuclear submarine awoke Godzilla in 1954 for the setting we know as our 2014 film, according to the Awakening graphic novel, he’s been wandering around the Earth for millions of years ever since the asteroid that changed the Earth’s climate, popping up on land every few centuries or so; paintings, scrolls, etc. that dated as far back as 30,000 B.C. all contain imagery of Godzilla. It appears that, as long as Godzilla is healthy on his radiation intake, he is essentially immortal.

As for his senses, it is very unclear as to which senses of Godzilla are the most powerful but assumingly all of his senses are powerful. Strong eyesight to see clearly in the pitch black world of the deep sea, great detection of sound considering he could hear the mating calls of the Muto from the deep depths (a possible way he tracks them down), and probably the most interesting sense that we’re not sure about – his radiation sense. It appears this is the sense that allows Godzilla to find any and all locations of radiation, the sense he uses to either find the Mutos and/or detect the best location in the ocean to receive radiation input. Regardless of how he does it, the sense is omni-directional in that he can essentially detect radiation all over the planet or in just enough wide mileage to detect it; either way it’s impressive.

INSTINCTUAL BEHAVIOR

Short, but nonetheless important, Godzilla’s instinctual patterns are similar and different to that of other animals. Godzilla leaves the comfort of his ocean to actively hunt down the Mutos, but not for the purpose of food, but to keep his status as an “alpha predator” in check. Godzilla only seems to leave the comfort of the ocean to hunt down enemies, unlike other versions of Godzilla this one won’t seem to actively seek to destroy cities or exterminate mankind. It is unclear if Godzilla is a form of species or is the only one in his species, but it’s clear if there was more than one Godzilla they would surely survive the same as him; considering only Godzilla responded to the Mutos it’s easy to assume Godzilla is alone. With that knowledge in mind it’s easy to assume Godzilla won’t have any need for a mating call or desire for sexual reproduction; poor guy. His roar, if anything, is a warning call to natural enemies. This is the most realistic, animal-like Godzilla to date.

ATOMIC BREATH

As if an indestructible hide, massive intellect, and raw power are bad enough Godzilla has another secret weapon that makes every other attack weak in comparison – his iconic atomic breath. This version of Godzilla charges atomic breath similar to that of a Tesla coil slowly charging up with his blue light getting higher up his tail all the way to his neck until he fires (as opposed to classic Godzilla films where all his spikes light up at once). The breath resembles more of a flame-like appearance while the classic Godzilla representations have a more beam-like atomic breath.

As for the power and use of the breath itself, Godzilla uses it mostly mid-range distance and also in mid-combat. Whether or not Godzilla can use it in long-range is unknown but according to descriptions on the merchandising Godzilla gets his breath by focusing his stored radiation into a beam-like ray, so using it could weaken Godzilla to a certain degree while it also means having more radiation storage could give a more powerful beam; so it’s debatable if the atomic breath at the end of the film was a weaker version than what his breath is capable of from days of hunting the Mutos and fighting without any radiation absorption in between.

What is known about the power of the breath, however, is it was devastating enough to cripple the female Muto temporarily with two concentrated blasts (around 4-6 seconds each), and completely tear her neck and insides apart when he focused it inside her mouth. Although the effects of the breath are unknown on creatures other than the Muto or even the environment (like buildings or landscape), it is horrific and catastrophic enough to be worthy of the title of Godzilla’s signature move. It is by far an impressive weapon, but compared to other Godzilla Atomic Breath is is not the most power.

SUIT DESCRIPTION

The suit is the very suit that is completely cgi, so it is not a real suit like the suitmation Godzilla’s of the past. This Godzilla has bear like features within his face as well as in his movements. This was Gareth Edwards intentions to make Godzilla seem like a real live movie animal sort of speak. This by far is the biggest of all the Godzilla’s standing at a whopping 350 feet tall. Some people think Godzilla is taller but according to Gareth Edwards it is confirmed at 110 meters (350 Feet Tall). His atomic breath has finally made a return since Godzilla 1998 did have this ability and that is because Godzilla 1998 was interpreted as an animal and not a monster.

The atomic breath in the Godzilla is in fact a last resort because in this movie Godzilla is the one being hunted like an animal for birthing purposes for the Mutos. (I do not agree with this. Godzilla should be interpreted as a destructive monster and not some carcass to use for injecting babies into his body because of the radiation within him they will thrive hmmmm). Anyway his atomic breath is very life like. It looks like a blowtorch effect and not like the past Godzilla’s where his breath is like radiation when it hits the body it explodes this new atomic breath does not do that its more like burning the flesh. Very cool effect. One more thing about this Godzilla he does not seem to be a as strong as the past Godzilla’s have been he does struggle with the female Muto because of her size she is bigger than Godzilla and he has a tough time with her. Though this is not one of my favorite Godzilla suit designs I jsut cant seem to connect with this Godzilla not like its Japanese counterparts in the past.

Hannagoji

Godzilla (ゴジラ?, Gojira) is an irradiated Godzillasaurus kaiju co-created by Hanna-Barbera and Toho Studios that appeared in the 1978 television series, The Godzilla Power Hour.

Appearance

This Godzilla stands out from all the other Godzilla incarnations as he is completely green. His first three dorsal plates are unlike those in any Godzilla, but from the fourth downwards are similar to Godzilla’s trademark maple leaf-shaped dorsal plates. Another notable thing is how his arms are very flexible, like late Showa Godzilla’s, whose arm flexibility was human-like and different from the Godzillas of the rest of the franchise.

  • Species-Irradiated Godzillasaurus
  • Nicknames-Gojira, King of the Monsters
  • Height-50 m (164 feet)
  • Length-100 m (328 feet)
  • Weight-20,000 metric tons (22,000 tons)
  • Allies-Godzuky, Calico
  • Created by-Tomyuki Tanaka, Ishiro Honda, Akira Ifukube,Eiji Tsuburaya
  • Godzilla’s Roar-Ted Cassidy
  • Godzilla Suit Design- Hannagoji

Abilities

  • Unlike his Toho counterpart, this Godzilla actually does breathe fire from his mouth.
  • Godzilla fires red Laser Beams from his eyes.
  • Godzilla has Super Regenerative Powers.
  • Godzilla is very agile.
  • Godzilla is an extraordinary jumper.

Filmography

  • The Godzilla Power Hour Season 1 (1978-1979)
  • The Fire Bird (September 9, 1978)
  • The Earth Eater (September 16, 1978)
  • Attack of the Stone Creatures (September 23, 1978)
  • The Megavolt Monsters (September 30, 1978)
  • The Seaweed Monster (October 7, 1978)
  • The Energy Beast (October 14, 1978)
  • The Colossus of Atlantis (October 21, 1978)
  • The Horror of Forgotten Island (October 28, 1978)
  • Island of Lost Ships (November 4, 1978)
  • The Magnetic Terror (November 11, 1978)
  • The Breeder Beast (November 18, 1978)
  • The Sub-Zero Terror (November 25, 1978)
  • The Time Dragons (December 2, 1978)
  • The Godzilla Power Hour Season 2 (1979-1980)
  • Calico Clones (September 15, 1979)
  • Micro Godzilla (September 22, 1979)
  • Ghost Ship (September 29, 1979)
  • The Beast of Storm Island (October 6, 1979)
  • The City in the Clouds (October 13, 1979)
  • The Cyborg Whale (October 20, 1979)
  • Valley of the Giants (October 27, 1979)
  • Moonlode (November 3, 1979)
  • The Golden Guardians (November 10, 1979)
  • The Macro-Beasts (November 17, 1979)
  • Pacific Peril (November 24, 1979)
  • Island of Doom (December 1, 1979)
  • The Deadly Asteroid (December 8, 1979)

Roar

Hanna-Barbera’s Godzilla does not use the iconic roar he used in the Godzilla movies in the American airings of the show because that roar was trademarked by Toho Studios, so actor Ted Cassidy was brought in to voice Godzilla’s roars, which sound significantly different from the roar used in the movies, on the show. When the show aired in Japan, Godzilla’s original roar was used instead.

AlwaysGoji

The AlwaysGoji (オールウェイズゴジ?, ŌruweizuGoji) is the Godzilla design used in the 2007 Toho film, Always: Sunset On Third Street 2.

The AlwaysGoji’s name comes from Always: Sunset On Third Street 2’s title, specifically the word always (常に?, Tsuneni), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla’s Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ?).

Detail

The AlwaysGoji design was based directly on the SokogekiGoji, being modeled after sculptor Syunsuke Niwa’s garage kit of the SokogekiGoji. It is very gray overall, with white dorsal plates, nails and eyes, which are similar to the SokogekiGoji’s. Its legs are very spread apart, and it a fat neck and a long tail which has a small amount of dorsal plates running along its top. The AlwaysGoji has a small number of fang-like teeth, with a short tongue along with a short overbite, similar to that of a dog’s according to the director, Takahashi Yamazaki, and is hunched-over starting at the shoulder

Gomessgoji

Gomess (ゴメス Gomez?), scientific name Gometeus (ゴメテウス Gometeusu?), is the very first kaiju to appear in Ultra Q which makes him also the very first Ultra kaiju.

Subtitle: Ancient Monster (古代怪獣 Kodai Kaiju?)

  • Height-10 m (32.8084 Feet Tall)
  • Weight-27 215.5422 metric tons (30,000 tons)
  • Category-Kaiju
  • First Appearance-Ultra Q Episode One: “Defeat Gomess!” (1966)
  • Latest Appearance-Ultraman Saga (2012)

History

Gomess was a kaiju who, in ancient times, was the predator of the kaiju Litra. In the present day, he was disturbed from his hibernation by a group of miners. He attacks the mining site where he was awakened. However, a Litra was hatching from her egg and engaged Gomess in battle. Gomess is killed by Litra’s Citronella Acid attack. However, this cost Litra her life as well and both monsters died together.

Trivia

  • Gomess is infamously known for being created from a loosely disguised Godzilla suit. Around the time of Toho’s film, Mothra vs. Godzilla. Eiji Tsuburaya was beginning his work on the show, Ultra Q, and during the time of Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, a new Godzilla suit was to be used for the film. However when Tsuburaya pleaded with Toho Studios to use the suit, The MosuGoji suit was reused for the film instead. Once filming for episode 1 of Ultra Q was finished, The Godzilla suit that was used to make Gomess would later be given back to Toho Studios to create the film Invasion of Astro Monster.
  • In episode 18, Gomess was intended to return. But due to filming of Invasion of Astro Monster, Toho lent the Baragon suit to Tsuburaya and Pagos was created instead.
  • Gomess is one of the two very first monsters in the Ultra series.
  • Gomess’ appearance seems to be a mix of reptile, mammal, and insect

Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey

Gomess reappeared in episodes 1 and 2 of the series, Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey, as Gomess (S).

When the ZAP SPACY’s ship, The Pendragon, crashes on the desert planet Hammer, Gomess is the first monster to appear. Magular also appears and does battle against Gomess, but Gomess easily overpowers Magular until he turns his attention to the Pendragon. Rei sends out Gomora to battle the two kaiju and manages to destroy Magular. Gomess was revealed to be a Battlenizer monster and was called back by his unseen master before Gomora could finish him off. Gomess reappeared in the next episode when Rei used Litra to search for Alien Hook. This time, his master, Alien Guts appeared. After a battle with Gomora and Litra, Gomess was destroyed and Guts fled the scene.

Trivia

  • This series is Gomess’s first appearance in color.
  • In this series due to the more staggering sizes of the other monsters, Gomess’s size is boosted to 40 meters rather than his original 10 meters. To differentiate from this previous appearance in Ultra Q, this incarnation of Gomess is referred to as “Gomess (S)” (Gomess Special) by Tsuburaya.
  • During the opening credits to the series, Gomess is seen battling Arstron, even though neither monster fought or met each other in the series.

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie

Gomess (S) reappeared in the movie, Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie as one of Ultraman Belial’s 100 Monster Army. He was first seen as a spirit in a shot of the Monster Graveyard along with Alien Reflect and Eleking. He was then seen rising out of the ground along with Alien Baltan, Velokron, King Joe Black, Nova, and Antlar. He teamed up with Alien Baltan, Antlar, Magular, Zetton, Arigera, Gudon, Twin Tail, Gesura, Silvergon, and Goldras to take on Ultraman. He was betrayed and killed along with Alien Baltan by Ultraman Belial’s Belial Geno Thunder during the final battle.

Trivia

  • The Gomess Suit from Ultra Galaxy NEO was reused for Gomess’s appearance in the film.
  • Gomess is one of the monsters that makes up Beryudora’s Neck in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie.

Ultraman Saga

Gomess (as well as Earthtron and Gubila) is one of the monsters who has been revived by Alien Bat to serve him. Gomess works alongside Gubila and double teams Ultraman Cosmos. Shortly into the fight, Ultraman Zero (whom was only 5 meters tall,) shows up and evens the odds by battling Gomess (S). Despite his smaller size, Zero is strong enough to hold off Gomess (S) long enough for Ultraman Cosmos to calm down Gomess with the Luna Shootless, turning the monster good. However, Gomess (S) was tragically murdered by Alien Bat for his failure.

Trivia

  • The Gomess suit from Ultra Galaxy NEO was reused for his appearance in the film.
  • According to the film’s director, Hideki Oka, Gomess’s introduction scene of him rising out of the ground is a tribute to the film, Mothra vs. Godzilla. Hideki Oka acknowledged that he is aware that the original Gomess’ suit was originally created from the Godzilla suit.

Jirassugoji

  • Height-45 m (147.638 feet tall)
  • Weight-22,000 metric tons (20,000 tons)
  • First Appearance-Ultraman Episode 10: The Mysterious Dinosaur Base (1966)
  • Latest Appearance-None

Jirass (ジラース, Jirāsu?) was a mutant, frilled-lizard kaiju created by a mad scientist who aspired to create a legend worthy beast. It was killed in a duel with Ultraman.Which came out of the Loch Ness (Kitayama Lake)

Subtitle: Frilled Monster (えりまき怪獣, Erimaki Kaijū?)

  • Stats
  • Height: 45 m
  • Weight: 20,000 t
  • Origin: 

Ultraman

A monster created by Professor Nikaido, Jirass was being raised in Lake Kitayama. It was inspired by the Loch Ness monster and other sea monsters. When reports of an abundance of fish suddenly disappearing in the lake came in, the Science Patrol was called in to investigate. When they didn’t find any clues, the captain let them go on a vacation. Around where they were searching, at a nice hotel until they were picked up. When Ide went fishing with a female reporter who had interviewed the scientist, they saw the scientist out on the lake about to feed Jirass. They then went to his house but were beaten by the scientist himself. When he found them in there, he took them hostage since they saw him earlier.

When the rest of the Science Patrol went looking Ide and the reporter. Jirass was released by the scientist to attack them. With the Scientist holding off the Science Patrol and revealing that Jirass was his creation, the scientist pulled off his mask to reveal his true self as an acquaintance of Captain Mura During the Scuffle between Jirass and the Science Patrol, the Scientist got trampled by Jirass, leaving the monster out of control. Ide fixed his radio and told the rest of the Science Patrol that he was being held hostage in the scientist’s house. Then right as the science patrol was about to get them out Jirass came and made an attempt to destroy the house with them inside it.

Hayata pulled out the Beta Capsule and transformed into Ultraman. The battle was slow paced with Ultraman in control of the match, shoving Jirass back testing his superior strength to the monster. Once the monster was provoked, Ultraman torn off Jirass’ frill and taunted it even more by imitating a matador bullfight with it. After wrestling with the angry monster, Ultraman eventually won with an Ultra Sword Haze to the stomach killing Jiras. Instead of destroying him with his Specium Ray, Ultraman put the frill he ripped off of Jirass’ neck back on and gave him a moment of silence, a sign of respect not given to any other in the series. With his Color Timer blinking, Ultraman flew up towards the sky to recharge.

M78 Love and Peace

In the segment where Ultraman is flying around in a large bubble, he briefly passes an apartment where Jirass is living. He is cooking meat in a frying pan, and breathes fire on it to make it cook.

Trivia

  • Jirass’s roar is a modified roar of the famous Toho monster Godzilla.
  • The Jirass suit itself, is actually a modified 1964 Godzillla suit, with the exception of the head, which is actually the head of the 1965 Godzilla suit. (Since the 1964 suit was used for Gomess and the head was covered in hair and long spikes. Was cutoff and replaced with the G65 head and the frill was also attached to the suit, and thus creating Jirass.)
  • Incedently, Jirass is just Gojira’s name without the “Go” and “ss” added at the end.
  • In the 1995 OVA of Ultraman, simply called Ultraman Grafiti, Jirass is portrayed as a female and a past lover to Ultraman, much to the chargein of his Wife at the time.
  • Although not physically seen, Jirass is one of the monsters that makes up Beryudora’s body in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie.
  • In the English dub of Ultraman, Jirass is described as having actually been made in Scotland, furthering its similarities with the Loch Ness Monster.
  • In the last episode of Ultraman, after Zetton defeats Ultraman, stock footage of Jirass can be seen along with Gabora.it’s similar form crest a the Dilophosaurus.
  • Since Jirass is a mutated lizard as in the episode, this is another homage to Godzilla – yet a misconception, since Godzilla is commonly thought as a mutated lizard, when he’s actually a mutated Godzillasaurus

Powers and​ Weapons

  • Adept Swimmer: Being based on the Loch Ness Monster and Godzilla, Jirass is a well-developed swimmer, living in a lake.
  • Electric Heat Ray: Jirass can fire a million-volt, light blue beam of electrical energy from his mouth, capable of starting fires and shattering rock. This is probably another homage to Godzilla, since the beam looks exactly like (but is less powerful) that Godzilla’s infamous atomic breath.
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