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Toho Company, Limited Monster
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Biollante in Godzilla vs. Biollante
Biollante
Species Nicknames
Mutated Rose/Human/Godzillasaurus Hybrid None
Height Length
85 meters (Rose)[1]
120 meters (Final)[1]
None
Weight Forms
60,000-100,000 metric tons (Rose)[1]
200,000 metric tons (Final)[1]
Rose formGvB,
Spore formGvB
Final form
Ghidorah Hybrid formTGCRA
Controlled by Relationships
DevoniansGRoE Genshiro Shiragami (Father),
Godzilla (Cell source),
Erika Shiragami (Human Spirit)
SpaceGodzilla
(Potential descendant)
Allies Enemies
MothraG:C
GodzillaG:C
Godzilla,
King GhidorahTGCRA,
KamacurasG:C,
DestoroyahG:C
Created by Portrayed by
Kazuki Omori,
Tomoyuki Tanaka,
Shinichiro Kobayashi
Takegami Akio (Rose)
Animatronic (Final)
First Appearance Latest Appearance
Godzilla vs. Biollante Godzilla vs. Biollante 
Designs
ShodaiBioRozu, ShodaiBio 
Roar
Rose
Final
More Roars
Biollante. A spirit of the plant in Norse mythology. Only this plant has a human spirit. „ 

Genshiro Shiragami (Godzilla vs. Biollante)

Biollante (ビオランテ,   Biorante?) is a genetically-modified rose kaiju hybrid created by Toho that first appeared in the 1989 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Biollante.

Rose Biollante (ビオランテ 花獣形態,   Biorante kajū keitai?, lit. Biollante Flower Beast Form) is Biollante's first form.

Name

Biollante's name likely comes from the prefix bio (ビオ?), referring to organic life, and the English word plant (プラント,   puranto?).

Within the context of Godzilla vs. Biollante, Biollante gets her name from Dr. Shiragami, who upon seeing the creature gives it the name Biollante, stating it is the name of a plant spirit from Norse mythology. In reality though, there is no figure named Biollante in Norse mythology, although numerous nature deities do exist in Norse mythology, with almost all of them being female.

Appearance

At first, Biollante takes the form of a giant rose with a set of jaws inside her large red flower, as well as long prehensile vines. In this form, Biollante also sports numerous leaves that hang from her 'neck'. This form of Biollante can move, but appears to be rooted to the ground when Godzilla fights her, and is unable to move without converting into a cloud of orange-yellow spores once rooted. At the base of Biollante's body is a yellowish-red sac which glows brightly. While the function of this organ has never been elaborated on, it is likely that this is either Biollante's heart or brain.

In her second form, the Godzilla genes take over and Biollante's body becomes an abomination of biological science. Biollante's second form has a head similar to that of a Mosasaur or crocodile and a maw with knife-like teeth, even on the interior lining. In addition, six large tusks, three on each side, protrude from the fulcrum-region of her mouth. Large numbers of vines and tendrils are a primary feature of Biollante in both forms. Some vines end in sharp, spear-like ends, while others sport small, sharp-toothed mouths. Biollante's final form has four stubby, root-like legs that she uses to move, giving her a shambling gait. To 'run,' Biollante uses a combination of these legs and her four main tentacles to lunge forward, gathering speed as she does so. What appears to be meaty flesh is visible underneath the tangled mess of vines and plant tissue on Biollante's chest. The fleshy surface is yellow and red-orange and has many wrinkles and lines, resembling a brain.

Origins

Biollante is a Godzilla, rose, and human tribrid created by Genshiro Shiragami. Shiragami originally created a human-and-rose hybrid in 1984 by splicing the DNA of his daughter, Erika Shiragami, who was killed in a Bio-Major-authorized bombing of his lab in Saradia, with that of a rosebush. Then, in 1990, Mount Mihara began to erupt, creating an earthquake that killed several roses, making Shiragami panic and splice the Godzilla DNA that had been collected in 1984 with a single rose so that it could become invincible. The fusion eventually led to the rose becoming sentient and able to move on its own, and it continued to evolve into a giant monster.

History

Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. Biollante

Rose Biollante in Godzilla vs. Biollante
Biollante was a combination of the cells of a rose, Godzilla, and Dr. Shiragami's daughter Erika. She attacked two Bio-Major agents that broke into Dr. Shiragami's lab on the shore of Lake Ashi, killing Micheal Low while John Lee escaped before Biollante ran out into the lake to grow, with her wailing cries drawing Godzilla to the lake. She battled Godzilla in her rose form, but she was overpowered quickly. She was seemingly killed, but it was revealed she was immortal when she broke apart into spores of energy and floated away.

Biollante then transformed into her Godzilla-like final form and returned to battle Godzilla. She had a bit more of an advantage in this form and managed to fight Godzilla to a draw. However, Biollante became badly wounded when Godzilla fired his Atomic Breath directly into the back of her mouth, forcing her to retreat. Biollante then broke apart into spores of energy again and flew into space, becoming visible as a giant rose floating above Earth.

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

Biollante is mentioned and appears through stock footage in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, as she is discussed as a possible catalyst for SpaceGodzilla's creation. It is theorized that when Biollante ascended to space following her second battle with Godzilla, some of her cells entered a black hole and were exposed to energy from supernovas and merged with crystalline organisms, evolving rapidly into SpaceGodzilla. It is also suggested that Mothra may have carried the Godzilla cells to space, with neither theory being definitively proven.

Abilities

Biollante, in her rose form, can constrict and grapple with an enemy with her many tendrils and mouthed vines, each of which are capable of spitting a highly corrosive sap that can blind an opponent. Biollante can break apart her entire body into golden energy particles, ascend into space, and return, healing from almost anything and even changing form. In Biollante's rose form, her cellular division is abnormally affected by Godzilla's atomic ray, resulting negatively in heavy body damage.

Biollante spraying her radioactive sap at Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Biollante

In her final form, Biollante retains all previous abilities, though she does acquire an additional one, which is the ability to spit large quantities of radioactive corrosive sap from her large mouth (the radiation is clearly visible as orange energy spores within the sap stream). Some of her tendrils in this form resemble spears and are capable of piercing through Godzilla's flesh relatively easily, with one even impaling Godzilla's hand. Despite her plant-like body and rather grounded-looking appearance, Biollante is capable of moving across the ground rather quickly, using her four main tendrils like rudimentary feet to propel herself forwards. Biollante also sports extremely enhanced regeneration capabilities, shown when she seemingly completely regenerated the back part of her head after it had been blown off by Godzilla's atomic ray (though this may just be a continuity error). Biollante can also transform into a cloud of spores when she is severely wounded and move through the air; using this technique, she survived both her fights with Godzilla. According to Dr. Shiragami, Biollante is completely immortal and cannot die, due to both her regenerative capacity and ability to break apart into energy spores when wounded.

Filmography

Video Game Appearances

Godzilla: Battle Legends

Biollante's two forms in Godzilla: Battle Legends

Biollante's Rose and Final Form make an appearance as bosses; however, both are not playable. Biollante's Final Form is fought immediately after defeating her Rose Form.

Godzilla: Great Monster Battle

In this game, Biollante's final form is available as a playable character. She sports all of her standard abilities from her debut film, but is also able to fire bursts of energy from her tendrils. She can also block attacks by summoning a wall of vines from the ground. In this game, Biollante's Rose Form does not appear.

Godzilla: Save the Earth

An unobtainable, fully functional playable Biollante is present in the disc for Godzilla: Save the Earth. This Biollante has the same basic moveset as the Unleashed Biollante. She was scrapped because of licensing issues. It is possible to hack the PS2 version of the game or use a PS2 emulator to access Biollante's files and play as her, as multiple individuals have already done.

Biollante's intro
Biollante Gameplay

Godzilla: Unleashed

Biollante in Godzilla: Unleashed
Biollante appears in the Wii version of the 2007 game Godzilla: Unleashed. She is the biggest monster in the game, being 130 meters. This version is bigger than the movie version. Her size and vines give her a different fighting style. She cannot jump, instead she can 'stand' on her vines for a few seconds. Her heavy weight also prevents her from being picked up and thrown, and instead of being blown away by powerful attacks, she simply falls over. She has the slowest walk but makes up for it with her tunneling ability and charge. Her vines can fire from long distances while her giant mouth works well at close range, making her dangerous at any range. However despite high HP, her defense is weak and can be overwhelmed by offensive combos.

Height: 130 meters
Weight: 200,000 tons

"Biollante is a terrifying example of mankind's ability to unleash horrors upon the world. The result of anti-monster mutagen experiments gone horribly awry, Biollante is a patchwork mix of human, plant, and monster DNA. Biollante's sheer height and mass make her the largest known monster by a good margin, and if it were not for her limited mobility there is little doubt that she would have established herself already as Earth's most powerful monster. As a mutant, Biollante holds no special allegiance to any of her genetic kindred-though she does seem to harbor special animosity towards Godzilla. Biollante's quick-extending vines and corrosive poison spray make her a threat at range, while her massive jaws and incredible strength make her deadly up close."

Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash

Biollante also appears in the Nintendo DS game Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash, but is larger than her normal movie version, since it is clearly shown in the game itself that Biollante is as tall as the Eiffel Tower.

Godzilla: The Game

Biollante in Godzilla: The Game

Biollante appears as a boss in Godzilla: The Game. She will appear in Area 17 at night during Stage 6. She attacks by using her vines as a melee weapons, and she will spit sap at Godzilla. As her life bar runs out, her abdomen-light will change color and blink. Occasionally, the Super X2 will arrive and enter battle with her.

Moveset

  • Square
    • Tap: Ivy Attack (2 hit attack)
    • Two taps: Ivy Attack (4 hit attack)
  • Triangle
    • Tap: Ivy Whip
    • Forward + Tap: Subterranean Ivy Attack (Front)
    • Backward + Tap: Subterranean Ivy Attack (Area)
  • X
    • Tap: Charge
    • Forward + Tap: Bite
  • Circle
    • Tap: Acid Sap
    • Roar + Tap: Acid Sap Shower
  • R2
    • Tentacle Dance

Kaiju Guide

Biollante, the Bio-Beast

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An enormous living creature genetically produced by Dr. Shiragami, one of the topmost authorities on genetic engineering. In an attempt to resurrect his daughter Erika after she was killed in a terrorist attack, Dr. Shiragami combined his daughter's cells with a rose bush and the powerful, self-reproductive ability of Godzilla's G-cells, successfully creating a plant with eternal life in the process. However, the influence of the G-cells proved to be overpowering, and the genetically produced plant mutated into a monster that could spew a powerful corrosive sap. Still, Erika's consciousness survived within the monster, albeit faintly.

Biollante escaped the Shiragami New Plant Research Laboratory near Lake Ashi in Kanagawa and began to grow exponentially, eventually appearing as a giant flower-monster with gargantuan flora blossoming in he lake. Sensing the existence of another monster with similar biological makeup, it used its fanged roots to take on Godzilla. After succumbing to Godzilla's atomic breath and disintegrating into glistening particles, it absorbed that same energy that mutated into a plant monster with crocodile mandibles. The plant monster proceeded to move nimbly through the ground, causing earth tremors while attempting to to assimilate Godzilla as its prey.

As the first new monster in the Heisei series, Biollante's costume required not only stuntment to operate it from the inside, but also a crew of 20 who manipulated 32 piano wires to mobilize the beast.

Specifications
Height:
120 meters (Plant Monster)
Weight:
200,000 tons (Plant Monster)
Abilities:
Powerful corrosive radioactive sap
Appearances:
"Godzilla vs. Biollante"

Comics

Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Manga)

Biollante in Kodansya's Godzilla, King of the Monsters manga
Biollante appears in Kodansya's Godzilla, King of the Monsters manga. Revived by the mad doctor Oniyama, this new 'Biollante Neo' fought Godzilla. Eventually, Godzilla lifts her up and Megalon accidentally kills her with his lightning bolt. Biollante's DNA was later incorporated into Oniyama's final and finest creation, King Godzilla, manifesting as her head when his chest was blown apart and regenerated to activate her DNA.

The Godzilla Comic

In the fourth story in The Godzilla Comic, Monster Warrior Godzilla, Biollante is one of Godzilla's opponents. Godzilla is attacked by Biollante, but kills her by slicing her head off with a gigantic sword.

The Godzilla Comic Raids Again

Biollante also appeared in the The Godzilla Comic Raids Again living in space debris. She attempted to stop the Xiliens in their Earth conquest by battling King Ghidorah. Biollante was even able to absorb the space dragon's energy via a gravity beam, and transform into a plant-like King Ghidorah clone. But, even with her new enhancements, Biollante was defeated.

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

Biollante appears in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. She is referenced in issue #4 when a rose in a glass container is visible in the Devonians' base. Biollante makes her first actual appearance in issue #8, where she is used as a trump card to break the truce between the two teaming alien races. Biollante then fights Godzilla, until Godzilla defeats the massive plant beast by causing a volcano to erupt, burning her alive. Biollante's true fate remains unknown, as in issue #10 it is said that her spores have ascended into the atmosphere.


Godzilla: Cataclysm

Biollante appears in the miniseries Godzilla: Cataclysm. In the first issue, her vines are seen growing rapidly in the ruins of Tokyo. When a group of scavengers from a nearby village is attacked by a group of Kamacuras, Biollante appears and savagely tears the giant mantises apart with her tendrils. Suddenly, she is hit by a blast of atomic breath and turns to face Godzilla in battle. Biollante attampts to strangle Godzilla with her tendrils and uses them to bite deep into Godzilla's flesh. Godzilla retaliates by blasting Biollante through the chest with his atomic breath. As the two surviving members of the party, Arata and Shiori, attempt to escape, they notice that the plants covering the ruins of the city are burning. Suddenly, Mothra flies overhead and joins the battle. When Biollante begins to regenerate herself, Godzilla notices and proceeds to incinerate the plant monster with a blast of atomic breath and turns his attention back to Mothra. When Arata and Shiori return to the village and report the situation to Arata's grandfather Hiroshi, he expresses dismay that Godzilla has seemingly destroyed Biollante, the monster he believed could make the Earth green again. However, Shiori has brought back a piece of Biollante, which has now regenerated into a rose and is still growing rapidly.

Shiori and Arata bring Hiroshi to the tent where Biollante was left, only to find the tent filled with roses and vines with mouths. Hiroshi fears that Godzilla will go to the village to hunt down and destroy Biollante because he does not want her to restore the Earth and allow humanity to prosper again. Hiroshi cuts Biollante's core out of the mass of vines and takes it out of the tent, only to see Megaguirus arrive with a swarm of Meganula. The Meganula feed on Biollante's vines and prepare to go after her core, but Mothra soon arrives to battle Megaguirus and her swarm. Hiroshi believes Mothra is protecting Biollante so that she can restore the Earth to what it was before the cataclysm.

Hiroshi, Arata, and Shiori carry the regenerating Biollante away once Godzilla arrives and does battle with Mothra. Once they reach the sea, however, Destoroyah rises from the sea. Destoroyah splits apart into its aggregate forms and hunts down and kills the villagers one-by-one, and manages to fatally wound Hiroshi. Biollante soon takes root in the ground and spreads her vines around the area. Godzilla arrives and battles Destoroyah, with the help of the badly wounded Mothra. Destoroyah kills Mothra, but Biollante wraps her vines around him, making him helpless while Godzilla blasts his head off with his spiral red heat beam. As Godzilla returns to the sea, a rose blooms on Biollante's core and her vines begin to spread throughout the desolate city. One lone rose blooms in the streets of Tokyo, symbolizing the hope for the world to be reborn.

Godzilla: Oblivion

In the fourth issue of Godzilla: Oblivion, Biollante emerged from an interdimensional portal alongside Mothra, Rodan, Anguirus, King Caesar and Zilla while Godzilla was battling Mecha-King Ghidorah. In the following issue, Biollante was seen with the other monsters, who were now joined by Hedorah, trying to fight Mecha-King Ghidorah, only to wander off and begin rampaging on her own. Later, after Mecha-King Ghidorah was defeated by Godzilla, all of the monsters were left behind as the humans left the Earth as it became covered by tiny robotic cells that served as interdimensional doorways.

Gallery

Main article: Biollante/Gallery.

Roar

Biollante's roars

In Other Languages

  • Russian: Биолланте
  • Chinese: 碧奥兰蒂

Trivia

  • With her weight of 220,000 tons (200,000 metric tons) in her final form, Biollante is the second-heaviest Toho monster to appear on film, with Flying Form SpaceGodzilla, who weighs 720,000 metric tons, being the heaviest.
  • Biollante is the first kaiju in the Heisei series to fight Godzilla.
  • Biollante's wailing cries, in rose form, are derived from the songs of a Humpback whale.[2]
  • Biollante is the first creature in the Godzilla film series to possess Godzilla's DNA. The others are SpaceGodzilla, Orga, Megaguirus, and Kiryu.
    • However, Biollante is not the first monster possessing Godzilla's DNA to appear in a piece of officially licensed media, but the second. The first is Raban, a human-Godzilla hybrid who appeared 31 years earlier in the 1958 manga Kaiju Raban.
  • Biollante's rose form was originally going to look more like a lily, with a gigantic tendril extending out of its center.
  • In the Trendmasters Godzilla toy line, Biollante is said to be a male, which is inaccurate.
  • Biollante is the only opponent Godzilla fights in the Heisei series who is unable to fly in her standard form.
  • Biollante, or a monster similar to her, was meant to be part of the Genseishin Justirisers series.
  • Biollante is the first female kaiju in the Godzilla series that isn't an insect.
  • Biollante shares many similarities with SpaceGodzilla, suggesting that she is more likely responsible for SpaceGodzilla's creation than Mothra. These similarities include tusks on the sides of her mouth, membranes on the inside of her mouth, rows of sharp teeth inside of her mouth, a screeching roar, and the ability to break apart into energy spores after being mortally wounded.

References

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