Gojira (Godzilla)

Real Name: Gojira

Identity/Class: Dinosaur mutate

Occupation: King of the monsters



Known Relatives:

Aliases: Godzilla

Base of Operations: Monster Island, although he shown a fondness for trying to relocate to Tokyo

First Appearance: Gojira (1954)

Powers/Abilities: Gojira (Godzilla) is a HUGE, nearly invincible dinosaur-like creature with incredible strength and a destructive fire/atomic blast.

History: Awoken by atomic tests in the South Pacific, mutated dinosaur Gojira went on a rampage in Japan, destroying everything in it's path. Later, it became the islands' protector as other mutated creatures threatened the land.

The monster's origin is uncertain, but the most likely theory was that Godzilla is a "godzillasaurus" (a type of dinosaur) that survived into modern times and was mutated by atomic radiation

Comments: Godzilla has starred in 22 movies produced by Toho Co., Ltd. (a major Japanese movie studio) from1954 to the present.

Toho has created two timelines for the movies. The only common thread is the first movie. The original timeline, where Godzilla gradually becomes less antagonistic towards humanity until he transforms into it's defender, picks up right after Godzilla, King of the Monsters and runs from Godzilla Raids Again through Terror of Mechagodzilla.

The revised timeline resets things with Godzilla as a true monster, going from the original movie and skipping to Godzilla 1985 before continuing on from there.

Toho's newest Godzilla movies have all taken place in alternate realities. One of the latest (Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah) was director by Shusuke Kaneko, director of the acclaimed 90s Gamera trilogy; here, Godzilla was a brutal undead horror created by the vengeful spirits of those killed by Japan in WW2. (Thanks to Charles Ellis for this last)


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