Bagan

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Toho Company, Limited Monster
Bagan Copyright Icon
Bagan in Godzilla Movie Studio Tour
Bagan
Species Ancient GodRoG,
Protector of EarthMvB,
Super MonsterSG
Nicknames Bakan
Height 150 meters[1]
Weight 280,000 metric tons[1]
Forms Doragon ReijuuRoG, Mizu Reijuu,RoG, Enjin Reijuu,RoG, Totem Bagan,RoG, Energy Pod Form,SG, Final FormSG
Controlled by Unknown aliensSG
Relationships Godzilla (Cell Source), King Ghidorah (Cell Source)
Allies None
Enemies Godzilla/Super Godzilla
First Appearance Super Godzilla
Roar(s)

Bagan (バガン,   Bagan?) is an ancient super kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1993 Godzilla game, Super Godzilla.

Name

"Bagan" is Indonesian for blueprint or draft, an odd coincidence considering that none of the proposed films involving him were ever made.

History

Resurrection of Godzilla

The first version of Bagan, from the early draft of The Return of Godzilla titled Resurrection of Godzilla, was a shape-shifter. It started out as an ape-like creature but after being wounded it became a dragon-like creature. In further detail, it had a sea monster-like creature with a dragon-like creature attached to its top. Each time it changed it healed itself. It dives into the sea and becomes fish-like. Bagan runs into Godzilla, but finding that it can't defeat him in any single form, it makes a towering, combined form. But after this, it can no longer change shape, meaning it can no longer heal itself, allowing Godzilla to defeat it.

Mothra vs. Bagan

In Mothra vs. Bagan, Bagan is an ancient creature that protects the land of China. He was frozen in the Himalayas long ago but now, due to global warming, the beast breaks free. He sees the damage humans have done to the land and begins to attack them, but Mothra intervenes. As the fight between the two monsters takes them to Singapore, Mothra's egg hatches and the larva arrives to help its parent. Despite their combined attempts to stop the creature, Bagan kills the adult Mothra and moves on. The larva cocoons itself and becomes an adult Mothra, attacking and defeating Bagan in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, after Godzilla vs. Biollante did not perform as well at the box office as Toho had hoped, they decided not to risk making another movie with another new monster, and so Mothra vs. Bagan was canceled.

Yamato Takeru II

According to the book Heisei Godzilla Perfection, Bagan was to play a role in the unmade sequel to the 1994 fantasy film Yamato Takeru, alongside Orochi.

Abilities

The only known powers for the version of Bagan in Resurrection of Godzilla, are shape-shifting and the ability to heal himself.

In the storyboards for Mothra vs. Bagan, Bagan is shown to be blowing a hole in one of Mothra's wings with an energy beam from his mouth. He is also shown to be firing some sort of lightning bolt from his main nasal horn, and growing what seems to be some type of energy wings out of his back.

The version of Bagan that appeared in Super Godzilla possessed very high physical strength and durability. He could slash with his powerful Slasher Claw attack, perform a Diamond Storm in which he would shoot white, star-like objects from his horns, fire a white Plasma Beam from his mouth and generate a Force Field to block incoming attacks. Bagan's attacks were the strongest used by any enemy in the game. Additionally, he had the most health out of any enemy in the game and normal Godzilla's attacks would only cause a very small amount of damage, making it necessary to transform into Super Godzilla to defeat Bagan and complete the game.

Filmography

Video Game Appearances

Super Godzilla

Bagan received a starring role as the final boss in the video game Super Godzilla. Supercharged by cells from Godzilla and King Ghidorah that his alien commanders had spliced into him, Bagan is easily the most powerful foe in the game, generally seen as impossible to defeat as normal Godzilla, and still seen as a difficult opponent as Super Godzilla.

Gallery

Concept Art

Resurrection of Godzilla

Mothra vs. Bagan

Super Godzilla

Godzilla Movie Studio Tour

Trivia

  • Bagan is one of only two monsters in the Godzilla franchise to be more physically massive and greater in weight than the final form of Biollante, who weighs in at a lesser 220,000 tons. The other is SpaceGodzilla, whose flying form weighs a massive 720,000 metric tons.
  • The kaiju Kilazee from Ultraman: Towards the Future bears a remarkable resemblance to Bagan's initial design. Both creatures were designed by Shinji Nishikawa.
  • According to Takao Okawara, Bagan may have been planned for another film titled Godzilla vs. Bagan. Okawara stated that while Godzilla vs. Destoroyah was being planned, he had heard about a film titled Godzilla vs. Bagan, but did not know any details about the plot.[2]

References

This is a list of references for Bagan. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

Monster
Godzilla Film Monsters AnguirusBaby Godzilla/Little Godzilla/Godzilla JuniorBaragonBattraBiollanteDestoroyahDoratEbirahFake Godzilla/MechagodzillaGabaraGiant CondorGiant LizardGiant OctopusGiganGodzillaGodzillasaurusGorosaurusHedorahJet JaguarKamacurasKamoebasKing CaesarKing GhidorahKing KongKumongaKiryuMandaMecha-King GhidorahMegaguirusMegalonMeganulonM.U.T.O.OrgaMinillaM.O.G.U.E.R.A.Monster X/Keizer GhidorahMothraRodan/Fire RodanSpaceGodzillaSuper MechagodzillaTitanosaurusVaranZilla
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Krazar77

one month ago
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Seriously though, this guy needs to calm down with the hype
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MosuFan2004

one month ago
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#OverratedCharacter
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CdrWikizilla

one month ago
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  1. ikr
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BigRandomKaiju

2 months ago
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I one of the few people that likes his concept art more than the real design.
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CdrWikizilla

2 months ago
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I agree. Concept Bagan is much more interesting.
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CdrWikizilla

3 months ago
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I feel like we need a bit in the trivia explaining the fandom's incorrect perception of him.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

3 months ago
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"Trivia: The sun will burn out before Bagan receives an S.H. Monsterarts figure."
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CdrWikizilla

3 months ago
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Lol
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CdrWikizilla

3 months ago
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The best part is...it's true.
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Radionatix

4 months ago
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So... Bagan is the most powerful Godzilla villain?
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Deathrock9

4 months ago
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No, not really. It's just the video game version of him that is over powered. The version that would have shown up in the movie seemed to be quite tame in comparison.
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CdrWikizilla

3 months ago
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Only in badly written fanfiction
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Krazar77

4 months ago
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Three concepts look like they were gonna be separate forms/ transformations
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Garfzilla

6 months ago
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Bagan is overrated.
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Garfzilla

6 months ago
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  1. Obvious facts
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CdrWikizilla

2 months ago
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Lol
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Goldn

7 months ago
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This guy probably has some of the most varied concept designs I've ever seen. Bagan used to be a bat-thing, an elephant, a turtleesque thing, a tentacled green mushroom thingy, a wooly mammoth and a Manda-lookalike.
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Deathrock9

8 months ago
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First comment on this over-rated dude. Seriously though, Bagan has a cool design but I don't see why people praise him so much. Is it cause it is easier to beat him as Super Godzilla in that one game he is in or what? I really don't know.
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Krazar77

7 months ago
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I think I have multiple reasons why

1.Looks like a big bad: Seriously, look at this guy, his design is very intimidating/ evil looking (IMO).

2.fan fics: There are a lot of fan fics where Bagan is the main villain and are done very poorly (do not get me wrong, fics like Neo godzilla, Godzilla 2012 (dinohunter2) and the bridge are good interpretations of the character IMO).

3. Three letters. K.W.C. He is way to hyped up to be and the writer proclaims him to be this "God among titans".

My personal opinion on Bagan is that he can be a cool villain if done right.
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CdrWikizilla

3 months ago
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IMO, don't get offended. I personally find all those fanfics you mentioned to be terrible.
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SkullIsland

one month ago
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Bridge is by far the worst
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Krazar77

one month ago
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meh your opinion, not ,mine.