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Toho Company, Limited Monster
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SpaceGodzilla in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
SpaceGodzilla
Species Nicknames
Extraterrestrial Godzilla Clone Space Godzilla, AstroGodzilla, CrystalGodzilla[1]
Height Length
120 meters[2] 250 meters (Flying)
240 meters (Standard)
Weight Forms
720,000 metric tons (Flying)
80,000 metric tons (Standard)[2]
Flying Form
Standard Form
Energy Spores
Super Special SpaceGodzilla High Grade Type 2GI
Controlled by Relationships
None Godzilla (Cell Donor)
Biollante (Potential Cell Donor)
Mothra (Potential Carrier)
Allies Enemies
Monster XG:O, HedorahG:O, GiganG:O, GodzillaGRoE Godzilla, M.O.G.U.E.R.A., Little Godzilla,
Mechagodzilla (Heisei), Kiryu, Titanosaurus, Battra,
Mechagodzilla (Showa), GiganGRoE, Trilopods
Created by Portrayed by
Takao Okawara Ryō Haritani
First Appearance Latest Appearance
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Godzilla Island 
Designs
ShodaiSupesuGoji 
Roar
More Roars

SpaceGodzilla (スペースゴジラ,   Supēsugojira?) is a crystalline Godzilla clone kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1994 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.


Name

SpaceGodzilla's name simply comes from the English word space (スペース,   supēsu?) and Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira?). Before the name "SpaceGodzilla" was chosen, the monster was also known as "CrystalGodzilla" (クリスタルゴジラ,   Kurisutarugojira?) and "AstroGodzilla" (アストロゴジラ,   Asutorogojira?) during various stages of pre-production of the film.[1]

Appearance

SpaceGodzilla looks similar to Godzilla in many ways, but his skin is navy-blue with a patch of dark reddish-purple skin, that appears much smoother than the rest of his skin, on his abdominal area. He is considerably bulkier than Godzilla, and is also 20 meters taller than him. He has two massive white crystals that erupt from his shoulders, and his tail is much longer, ending with several crystal-like spikes. His dorsal plates on his back are made of similar crystals, and are white in color. As a result of his build, SpaceGodzilla has difficulty walking and he cannot run, but he makes up for this by having the ability to fly through Telekinesis. His arms are also extremely thin and short in comparison to the rest of his body, owing to the fact that he rarely uses them directly in favor of his telekinetic abilities. SpaceGodzilla's head is elongated and his mouth area appears similar Biollante's, as he has sharp teeth and tusks on the sides of his mouth, along with fleshy membranes on the inside of his mouth. He has fire-orange eyes and a trans-orange (fading to trans-yellow) crest on his forehead.

Personality

SpaceGodzilla is one of the most intelligent of Godzilla's foes in the series, exhibiting displays of planned combat strategy throughout the movie (harvesting power from buildings, trapping Godzilla's son, etc.). This is further evidenced by the fact SpaceGodzilla sought to dominate the Earth of his own free will, instead of other monsters, which only cause random destruction, and only involvement in world domination is to carry out their masters' will.

Due to his overly-muscular body, SpaceGodzilla prefers to attack with his corona beam from a distance, and was at times overwhelmed by M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s assault in close quarters. His short and stumpy arms meant that he couldn't reach the mech without using his tail.

Unlike Godzilla, who in the Heisei series of films is depicted as a force of nature, neither good nor evil, SpaceGodzilla appears to have an element of true malice, as the monster was said by the Cosmos to be headed to Earth for the purpose of defeating Godzilla. According to the Cosmos, SpaceGodzilla intended to kill Godzilla so that the Earth would be defenseless when he dominated it.

Origins

In Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla the human characters hypothesize that Godzilla cells somehow cast into space fell into a black hole and began assimilating crystalline organisms, then came out from a white hole, evolving rapidly by absorbing energy from exploding stars. It is not known for certain what caused the Godzilla cells to fall into the black hole, but it is explained in the film that either cells from Godzilla's previous clone, Biollante, escaped Earth's orbit when she rose into space after battling Godzilla in 1990, or that Mothra unknowingly carried the cells into space on her wings when she was going to space to deflect a meteor headed for Earth in 1993.

History

Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

SpaceGodzilla's flying form in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

SpaceGodzilla was first seen flying through space, where he destroyed a manned NASA satellite. He battled M.O.G.U.E.R.A. while he was on his way to Earth, and defeated the mecha. He then landed on Birth Island and attacked Little Godzilla, but Godzilla arrived to save him. SpaceGodzilla quickly overpowered Godzilla using his telekinetic skills, and then trapped Little Godzilla in crystals. He flew away and flew over Japan, eventually landing and setting up his fortress in Fukuoka. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. arrived in Fukuoka to battle SpaceGodzilla again, but was no match for the monster. Godzilla soon arrived as well and joined forces with M.O.G.U.E.R.A. M.O.G.U.E.R.A split into Land Moguera and Star Falcon. Land Moguera drilled underground and knocked out the foundations of SpaceGodzilla's power source, the Fukuoka Tower, while Godzilla toppled the tower from ground level. Godzilla then had the upper hand, and M.O.G.U.E.R.A. used its spiral grenades to destroy SpaceGodzilla's shoulder crystals. In retaliation, SpaceGodzilla blasted off one of M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s arms, and proceeded to impale the mecha on his tail and throw it into a nearby building. Akira Yuki tried to pilot the damaged mech back into battle, colliding with SpaceGodzilla. However, the damage to the machine made it almost impossible to control, and the machine crashed into several buildings. The weakened SpaceGodzilla was about to explode, but Godzilla blasted him with his red spiral ray multiple times. SpaceGodzilla let out a weak roar and finally exploded into spores of light that floated back up into space.

Godzilla Island

SpaceGodzilla in Godzilla Island
In Godzilla Island episodes 1-5, Xilien Zaguresu attacked Godzilla Island. When Torema attacked her ship, she released SpaceGodzilla to attack. Godzilla roars at his clone. SpaceGodzilla reaches the Command Center and attacks, shooting the Command Center with his ray. Godzilla then arrives and grapples with SpaceGodzilla, neither being able to overpower the other. Torema then tells Godzilla to destroy SpaceGodzilla's shoulder crystals. Godzilla obeys and fires his atomic ray, blowing up the crystals. Godzilla and Torema's ship fire their rays, and the combined efforts destroys SpaceGodzilla.

After attempting to and failing to possess Godzilla as a ghost, SpaceGodzilla returned to Godzilla Island in a new more powerful physical form called Super Special SpaceGodzilla High Grade Type 2. However, he was defeated in this form again by Godzilla and forced to retreat back to outer space.

Abilities

SpaceGodzilla is considered to be one of Godzilla's most powerful foes. In Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, Godzilla was quickly defeated by SpaceGodzilla in their first encounter and required help from M.O.G.U.E.R.A. to finally overcome him.

Physical Strength

While much of SpaceGodzilla's strength is limited due to his size and build, he was able to lift and throw M.O.G.U.E.R.A. several hundred meters after impaling it with his tail. He was also able to hold his own against Godzilla for a time while battling him up close.

Durability

SpaceGodzilla endured a tremendous amount of punishment, mostly in the form of beams, from Godzilla and M.O.G.U.E.R.A. during their confrontation in Fukuoka. However, M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s drill nose and spiral grenade missiles were able to injure him, and he was eventually defeated by Godzilla's spiral heat beam.

Energy Shield

SpaceGodzilla can generate a crystal-like shield at will to dissipate or even reflect energy beams, although he only used this ability against Godzilla. He also deployed the shield to protect Fukuoka Tower when it was serving as an energy source.

Corona Beam

SpaceGodzilla is able to fire an energy beam from his mouth and shoulder crystals. He appears able to control the direction and movements of these energy beams, allowing them to hit his target in various ways, even bypassing potential defenses. The beam is able to visibly injure Godzilla, even knocking him to the ground in one instance, and later is used to sever one of M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s arms.

Intelligence

In addition to being physically powerful, SpaceGodzilla also demonstrates a high degree of intelligence and strategy. Upon arriving on Earth, SpaceGodzilla immediately went after Godzilla, as he saw him as the biggest threat within his path to ensure his dominance on the planet. SpaceGodzilla first arrived on Birth Island and attacked Little Godzilla so as to draw out Godzilla himself.

SpaceGodzilla began setting up crystal-like structures around Fukuoka in order to provide and enhance his own power as well as fend off Godzilla. Aware that he was at a disadvantage in close combat, SpaceGodzilla used his telekinesis and corona beams to keep both Godzilla and M.O.G.U.E.R.A. at a distance and shifted his attention to M.O.G.U.E.R.A. when he realized it was a bigger threat than Godzilla. SpaceGodzilla also placed an energy shield around the tower he was using as an energy source after Godzilla had begun trying to destroy it.

Flight

In his flying form, SpaceGodzilla is capable of flying at Mach 3. He is still able to use his other abilities, such as his corona beam, while in this form.

Telekinesis

SpaceGodzilla possesses a form of telekinesis, being able to float or transport other kaiju through the air. Though he cannot move his targets with great speed, Godzilla was completely unable to break free of his psychic grip. He also lifted a number of crystal spires into the air and hurtled them at Godzilla.

Geokinesis

SpaceGodzilla appears to be able to control the ground around him in the form of massive towering crystals. He is able to bring them up from the ground to use a means of defending himself or attacking his foes. He also appears able to form these crystals out of thin air as well, as he encases himself in a mass of crystals while in his flying form. SpaceGodzilla is also able to combine this power with his energy manipulation in order use the crystals attack his foes with energy beams as well as provide him with a source of energy and an increase in attack power.

Energy Manipulation

SpaceGodzilla is able to manipulate energy at will. He can control the direction and flight path of his corona beams to allow for multi-directional attacks. He is able to conduct energy through touch, allowing him to stand a better chance when facing a foe in close combat. He can absorb energy from nearby sources as well as combine this power with his geokinesis to maximize his energy as well as create structures able to attack his foes. He can also produce an aura that can cause electrical disturbances.

Weaknesses

SpaceGodzilla with both of his shoulder crystals destroyed
SpaceGodzilla is heavily disadvantaged in melee combat due to his heavy build and comparatively short arms. When engaging M.O.G.U.E.R.A. at close range, SpaceGodzilla's skin is pierced by the mech's drill nose. M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s spiral grenade missiles are able to destroy SpaceGodzilla's shoulder crystals, which drastically weakens his power. SpaceGodzilla was eventually destroyed by multiple hits from Godzilla's spiral heat beam.


Filmography

Video Game Appearances

SpaceGodzilla appears in the Atari/Pipeworks games Godzilla: Save the Earth, for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox and Godzilla: Unleashed for the Wii and PlayStation 2, and also Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash for the Nintendo DS. One of the last hidden monsters unlockable, SpaceGodzilla is a very strong weaponry-oriented combatant. Able to call up crystal towers to speed his energy recharge rate (which otherwise recharges very slowly), SpaceGodzilla can use a variety of energy and missile-based attacks, from crystal shards, slamming his foe with a large chunk of crystal, making the towers fire energy bolts at the foe to his powerful Corona Beam. SpaceGodzilla also uses energy in many of his melee attacks, and especially in his grabs and throws, levitating opponents and buildings into the air, emanating an electromagnetic aura that will disrupt attacks by the military and flinging them with his mind. He also has an exceptionally long tail which can be used effectively as a whip. SpaceGodzilla is as tough defensively as Destoroyah, making him a powerful and difficult monster to defeat. He replaces Orga as the final opponent in Hard mode. He also is in Godzilla Unleashed as a member of mutants faction and final boss stage for the Earth Defenders, Aliens, and G.D.F. The role that he plays in the storyline varies from the PS2 and the Wii version. In the PlayStation 2 version, he's responsible for the crystals appearing on earth, while in the Wii version he's merely trying to use them to escape, though some believe that he managed to release them via the portal shown in the Alien version of the storyline. It is most likely that in both the PS2 and Wii versions of Godzilla: Unleashed, SpaceGodzilla is the cause of the crystal incursion. Even if the player doesn't select him in story mode in the Wii Version, SpaceGodzilla will be shown roaring in triumph in the mutants ending, but this only happens on the PS2 if the player selects him. He is the leader of the mutant faction, and the main antagonist of the game. The crystals he creates are responsible for the birth of the monsters Obsidius and Krystalak, and in Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash for bringing The Sphinx to life.

Godzilla: Unleashed

SpaceGodzilla in Godzilla: Unleashed
Height: 110 meters
Weight: 74,000 tons

"Space Godzilla is a malevolent fusion of Godzilla's DNA and an unknown collection of extra-terrestrial minerals and energies. Space Godzilla has an unknown potential for psychic abilities, including telekinesis, telepathy, levitation, mind control, and the manipulation of many basic elements. Space Godzilla can temper crystal towers from the earth around him, which he uses to magnify and focus his psychic energies. Space Godzilla's greatest weapon is the fact that despite his gargantuan frame he possesses human-level intelligence. This makes him a tremendous potential threat to all humanity and all of the earth. Space Godzilla has attacked earth only twice before-once as a free agent and once as an ally of the Vortaak. But his thirst for power knows no allegiance. and needs none."

Bandai Namco's Godzilla

SpaceGodzilla in Bandai Namco's Godzilla

SpaceGodzilla appeared in the PlayStation 4 release of Bandai Namco's Godzilla as a playable character. In the game's introductory cutscene, SpaceGodzilla can briefly be seen fighting King Ghidorah.[3]

Kaiju Guide

SpaceGodzilla, the Combat Creature

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A mutated organism created from Godzilla's DNA that had been scattered in outer space during a fight with a rival, which subsequently crystallized and synthesized inside a black hole before absorbing the energy of a fixed star. Highly intelligent, it invaded the Earth in order to kill the original Godzilla.

Using countless crystals formed on Earth and taking in an endless amount of energy from space, SpaceGodzilla attacked Godzilla by creating a combat field that allowed it to manipulate gravitons and electromagnetic radiation as it pleased. Originally based on an original monster from a video game, SpaceGodzilla became an instant overnight hit.

Specifications
Height:
120 meters-250 meters
Weight:
80,000 tons-720,000 tons
Abilities:
Space claws
Homing Ghost
Photon Reactive Shield
Tail smash
Gravi-Tornado
Corona Beam
Appearances:
"Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla"

Comics

Godzilla: The Half-Century War

In the 4th issue of Godzilla: The Half-Century War where he appears after being summoned by Dr. Deverich's psionic beacon. After making contact in Bombay, he fights Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, severely damaging the latter while almost killing the former. During the battle, Ota manages to get Mechagodzilla back online and destroy the crystals that SpaceGodzilla uses as his power supply while Godzilla finishes him off with his atomic ray.


Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters

SpaceGodzilla appeared in the last issue of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, where he is seen looking at Earth with sinister intent.

Godzilla: Ongoing

SpaceGodzilla appears in Godzilla: Ongoing alongside HedorahGigan and Monster X where he attacks London. In London, he comes under attack by Titanosaurus and Battra where, after a brief fight, manages to dispatch them before meeting up with Monster X in New York in order to fight Godzilla and Kiryu. During the fight, SpaceGodzilla, a heavily damaged Kiryu and Godzilla are knocked into the Hudson River by a shockwave from Monster X. During their fight, the crew of Kiryu (Boxer, Harrison and Asuka) manage to fire the Absolute Zero Cannon on SpaceGodzilla, rendering him helpless as Godzilla obliterates the crystals on his back, apparently killing him.

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

SpaceGodzilla's Flying Form in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, SpaceGodzilla appeared briefly in a slide of a presentation taking place in a conference in Hawaii, where Doctor Kenji Ando is talking about the existence of Megafauna. He is only seen in a single panel of the comic, floating in his flying form in space above Earth, as Dr. Ando jokingly asks if that was the best name for the kaiju. SpaceGodzilla finally makes a full appearance in issue #17, where he is sighted by the Cryogs flying towards Earth. As SpaceGodzilla continues on a collision course with the ship, the Cryogs deploy two Mechagodzillas to fight him off. The cold vacuum of outer space freezes the Mechagodzillas before SpaceGodzilla destroys them both. The Cryogs then send Gigan into battle. SpaceGodzilla uses his crystal-manipulating powers to shred Gigan's sails and removes his arm in the battle. His enemies defeated, SpaceGodzilla heads to Earth, sending crystal meteorites ahead of himself.

After entering Earth's atmosphere, SpaceGodzilla was attacked by several Trilopods, which dragged him to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, a Trilopod that had absorbed Megaguirus' characteristics brought Godzilla to the same location. One of the Trilopods absorbed some of SpaceGodzilla's characteristics, and proceeded to trap both Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla inside a crystal prison. SpaceGodzilla and Godzilla both realized they needed to work together in order to survive, and broke free of the prison. Together, SpaceGodzilla and his terrestrial counterpart managed to destroy the SpaceGodzilla-Trilopod and the other Trilopods accompanying it. Once Godzilla collapsed from exhaustion after the battle, SpaceGodzilla was overcome by his hatred for him and proceeded to kick the unconscious Godzilla repeatedly and prepared to blast him with his corona beam. However, anticipating the arrival of more Trilopods, SpaceGodzilla roared hatefully in Godzilla's face then left him on the ground and retreated back to space.

Godzilla in Hell

SpaceGodzilla in Godzilla in Hell

SpaceGodzilla appeared in the third issue of the miniseries Godzilla in Hell through a flashback. He first appeared duelling Godzilla in an absolutely devastated Rio de Janeiro, with one of the only things remaining being the Christ the Redeemer statue. SpaceGodzilla had destroyed The Moon on his journey to Earth. Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla fired their beams at each other, causing an explosion that destroyed the entire planet, killing them both and sending Godzilla to Purgatory. When Godzilla rejected the call of God's angels to join their cause of peace, he was cast into Hell and encountered SpaceGodzilla again along with a legion of demons. The demons tried to take over Godzilla's body during the battle, but Godzilla destroyed the legion and defeated SpaceGodzilla for good.

Gallery

Main article: SpaceGodzilla/Gallery.

Roar

Like most other Heisei monsters, SpaceGodzilla's roar is made of recycled sounds, but unlike most other Heisei monsters, instead of the usual Rodan roars heard from Godzillasaurus, King Ghidorah, Mecha-King Ghidorah and Battra, Toho took Gigan's roar and pitched it down to make SpaceGodzilla's roar. In Godzilla Generations: Maximum Impact, SpaceGodzilla's roar is an altered Heisei Godzilla roar.

SpaceGodzilla's roars

In Other Languages

  • Russian: КосмоГодзилла
  • Turkish: UzayGodzilla

Trivia

  • SpaceGodzilla's flying form weighs a massive 720,000 metric tons, making SpaceGodzilla the heaviest known monster in the entire Godzilla franchise.
  • SpaceGodzilla is the first monster to attack Godzilla emotionally, by stealing his son from him. Destoroyah would use similar emotional attacks when he killed Godzilla Junior in the following year.
  • SpaceGodzilla's design is a modified version of Super Godzilla, the transformation of Godzilla found in the Super Nintendo game of the same name. Minoru Yoshida designed the concepts for both monsters, originally creating Super Godzilla for the game, but later recycling the look and turning it into what would eventually become SpaceGodzilla's final design.
  • SpaceGodzilla is the only monster in the Godzilla series to have two official origin theories put forth in the same film. Other monsters have had multiple origins throughout their film appearances, but are restricted only to a single origin in each continuity.
  • SpaceGodzilla has many characteristics similar to Biollante, including a screeching roar, a duo of tusks of each side of his mouth, a flap of skin in the corners of his mouth, and an ability to cause electrical disturbances. At the end of the film, SpaceGodzilla's glowing "essence" escaped from his body and flew into space, much like Biollante did herself five years earlier. These uncanny similarities make Biollante a more likely candidate than Mothra for creating SpaceGodzilla.
  • A Space Godzilla was an older idea that was originally planned to continue the Showa series after Terror of Mechagodzilla, but had been scrapped. It featured a juvenile Godzilla and his father, both of whom lived on another planet.
  • Early versions of the script called for SpaceGodzilla to face Godzilla and a second Mechagodzilla, a plan scrapped when it was realized that against the combined might of Godzilla and the machine which nearly killed him in the previous year would make the battle too one-sided. Instead, the less-powerful Moguera was revived and updated for this purpose. Although, Godzilla: The Half-Century War seems to pay homage to this idea in issue #4.
  • An action figure of SpaceGodzilla can be seen in Godzilla: Final Wars.
  • SpaceGodzilla was part of the mutants faction in Godzilla: Unleashed. Some fans might say that SpaceGodzilla should have been in the aliens faction, seeing as his origins are from space. However, all of the alien monsters in the game were controlled by the Vortaak, and SpaceGodzilla was acting on his own free will during the events of the game.
  • Despite being one of Godzilla's toughest foes, SpaceGodzilla ironically was the first monster in the IDW comics to be killed.

References

This is a list of references for SpaceGodzilla. 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Heisei Godzilla Perfection. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Artwork; Pages 78-79.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Official Godzilla Compendium. Profiles of the Monsters; Page 139.
  3. Siliconera: Godzilla VS. Announced for PS4

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