- 1 Name
- 2 History
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Video Game Appearances
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Trivia
- 8 References
- 9 Comments
"Bagan" is Indonesian for blueprint or draft, an odd coincidence considering that none of the proposed films involving him were ever made.
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.
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.
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.
- Resurrection of Godzilla (Scrapped)
- Mothra vs. Bagan (Scrapped)
- Yamato Takeru II (Scrapped)
- Godzilla vs. Bagan (Possibly scrapped)
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.
Concept artwork by Hurricane Ryu Hariken
- 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.
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