Mechani-Kong

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Mechani-Kong in King Kong Escapes
Mechani-Kong
Nicknames Robot Kong, Kong of Steel,
King Kong Robot
Subtitle Electronic Monster
(電子怪獣,   Denshī Kaijū?)[1]
Species Robot
Height 20 meters[2]
Weight 15,000 metric tons[2]
Forms Mechani-Kong No. 1,
Mechani-Kong No. 2[2]
Controlled by Dr. Who,
Doctor OniyamaKM
Relations Dr. Who (Creator)
Allies Mechagodzilla IIIKM
Enemies King Kong,
GodzillaKM
Created by Takeshi Kimura
Portrayed Hiroshi Sekita
First Appearance Latest Appearance
The King Kong Show King Kong Escapes
Roar(s)
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Mechani-Kong (メカニコング,   Mekanikongu?), also known as Robot Kong (ロボットコング,   Robottokongu?), is a robotic version of King Kong created by Rankin/Bass Productions and Toho that first appeared in the 1966 animated series The King Kong Show, and later appeared in the 1967 Toho film, King Kong Escapes.

Name

Mechani-Kong's name comes from the word "mechanical" and the "Kong" part of King Kong's name. In the Japanese version of The King Kong Show, he was referred to as "Robot Kong" (ロボットコング,   Robottokongu?).

Design

In The King Kong Show, Mechani-Kong has a bulky body that is brown in color, with lighter tan segments on his joints and midsection. Mechani-Kong has two black squares for eyes and a window on the top of his head, behind which Dr. Who controls the machine.

In King Kong Escapes, Mechani-Kong's entire body is a metallic gray color, with visible bolts on his limbs and joints. Mechani-Kong has a utility belt containing grenades around his waist, powerful light bulbs for eyes, and a hypnotic light attached to the sagittal crest atop his head.

History

The King Kong Show

Mechani-Kong in The King Kong Show
Mechani-Kong appeared as a recurring antagonist, and was built by the evil scientist Dr. Who in order to destroy King Kong.


Showa Series

King Kong Escapes

Mechani-Kong in King Kong Escapes
Mechani-Kong was both designed and built by the international criminal, Dr. Who, to mine the radioactive Element X from the Arctic underground, but the robotic ape failed his creator, the radiation of Element X damaging his controls. However, Dr. Who came up with another plan to abduct the real King Kong and using Mechani-Kong, hypnotize Kong to mine Element X instead. However, the combination of Kong's mind and the cries of Nurse Susan Watson, who Kong had a liking for, were able to overcome the hypnotism and Kong escaped to Tokyo. With Mechani-Kong being damaged from its encounter with Kong, some quick repairs are done to it.

In Tokyo, a repaired Mechani-Kong called Mechani-Kong No. 2 (メカニコング2号,   Mekanikongu Ni-gou?)[2] appears, and engages King Kong, both eventually climbing up Tokyo Tower. In the end, an attack back on Dr. Who's ship crippled Mechani-Kong's controls and turned the tide of battle in Kong's favor. The crippled Mechani-Kong then fell from the tower, crashing into the street below and shattering into several pieces.

Weapons

  • Hypnotic light emitted from head
  • Grenades on waist
  • Super strength
  • High Beam eyes

Comics

Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Mechani-Kong II vs. Godzilla in the Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Having been reconstructed by Doctor Oniyama and christened Mechani-Kong II, Mechani-Kong was deployed to assist Mechagodzilla III in fighting Godzilla. Mechani-Kong II took Godzilla by surprise, punching through a refinery tank and holding Godzilla steady while Mechagodzilla III taunted and injured his biological counterpart. After Godzilla broke free of Mechani-Kong II's grip, the two fought again, only for Godzilla to disable the machine and throw him over his shoulder, breaking the robot ape's arm. Unable to move, Mechani-Kong II was then destroyed after Godzilla shot his atomic breath at the robot's head, causing the machine to explode violently.

Video Game Appearances

Konami Wai Wai World

Mechani-Kong appears in the fifth stage of Konami Wai Wai World, called City Stage, as one of the naturally-occurring enemies along side Jumping Hopper, Flyer, and Laserwalker. Later in the level another Mechani-Kong-like monster appears named Bosskonger, who serves as the stage's boss.

Gallery

Main article: Mechani-Kong/Gallery.

Sightings

  • In an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy titled "Giant Billy And Mandy All-Out Attack," there was a parody of Mechani-Kong named "Mecha-Gorillasaur," who was piloted by Mandy.

Roar

Mechani-Kong's roar is a modified Toho King Kong roar, which was sped up and echoed. Mechani-Kong's roar would later be used for the capsule monster Windom in Ultraseven.

Mechani-Kong's roars

Trivia

References

This is a list of references for Mechani-Kong. 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]

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Koopa

3 months ago
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I wonder how Toho would have handled Mechani-Kong if the Heisei movie that was meant to have him as the antagonist was ever made.
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BigRandomKaiju

3 months ago
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He has a really funny, but still awesome
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Deathrock9

5 months ago
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Mechani-Kong is such an under-rated villain. His design is great and he looks awesome. The shots of him in the snowy landscape are fantastic.
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Magara M&E

8 months ago
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First comment on the mechani Kong page