Viras

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Kadokawa Pictures (Daiei Motion Picture Company) Monster
Viras in Gamera vs. Viras
Viras
Nicknames Virus, Biras, Bairus,
Bairas, Vairas, ZanonG:SM
Subtitle Space Monster (宇宙怪獣,   Uchū Kaijū?)
Species Giant Virasian
Height 96 meters[1]
Weight 120 metric tons[1]
Forms Virasian Leader, Viras
Place of Emergence Planet Viras[1]
Controlled by ZanonG:SM
Relations Virasians (Components)
Allies Virasians
Enemies Gamera
Created by Nisan Takahashi
First Appearance Gamera vs. Viras
Roar(s)
More Roars

Viras (バイラス,   Bairasu?) is an alien kaiju created by Daiei that first appeared in the 1968 Gamera film, Gamera vs. Viras.

History

Showa Series

Gamera vs. Viras

Viras was the leader of an expedition force of Virasians, set upon conquering the Earth who chose not to disguise himself. An earlier attempt by his kind was easily thwarted by Gamera, so Viras employed a mind probe to discover Gamera's weaknesses. Viras discovered Gamera's kindness to children, and exploited it by kidnapping two Boy Scouts and using them as hostages, coercing Gamera to get into perfect position for the launching of the mind-control device. Gamera was then made to rampage through Japan, with the targets being the Okomasashi Dam and eventually Tokyo.

When the two boys were able to escape, Gamera attacked, and Viras fused with the other Virasians to become a giant. After a fierce battle, Viras was defeated when Gamera flew with him up into the atmosphere, where he froze solid. Gamera then dropped Viras, and he exploded violently after colliding with the ocean.

Gamera: Super Monster

Like most of his fellow Showa era monsters, Viras has not appeared in any movies since his initial movie debut, save for a stock footage appearance in the film Gamera: Super Monster. In this film, he is one of Zanon's pawns. Inexplicably, the evil spacewoman Giruge refers to Viras as Zanon, despite the fact that this is both the same name as the alien controlling him, and the ship the alien pilots. Onscreen text, however, still refers to the monster as "Space Monster Viras."

Abilities

Viras' main attack is his constricting tentacles on both his body and head. He possesses a sharp beak and can make the tentacles on his head form into a spear-like point. He has no projectile weapons to speak of. He also has the ability to breath underwater and the ability to talk through telepathy.

Weaknesses

Viras is susceptible to being frozen. Gamera kills him by flying him up in to the atmosphere and freezing him solid.

Filmography

Video Games

Comics

Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe

Viras in the Dark Horse Gamera comics
Viras made an appearance in the short-lived Gamera comic series by Dark Horse that was based on the Heisei Gamera movies. In this series, he was the product of experimentation with Gyaos DNA. He'd eventually face off against Gamera amidst the streets of Paris, France. In said comic series he looked relatively the same, except for more Octopus/Squid-like features.


Gallery

Main article: Viras/Gallery.

Roars

Viras' roars

Trivia

  • Viras is the first space monster to fight Gamera, followed by Guiron.
  • Viras is the first (and so far, only) monster in the Gamera franchise to be a superorganism, a creature comprised of numerous independent units that have joined together and operate as a single individual.
  • Viras is among the first examples of an alien who grows into a monster by combining with more of his kind. Other examples of this include Hedorah and the large Millennian.

References

This is a list of references for Viras. 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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Titanollante

15 months ago
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This page needs a roars video. It was deleted off YouTube.
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SlimerJoel

3 months ago
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A new roar video has been added.
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Deathrock9

3 months ago
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Just listened to it and now I'm deaf. Maybe the removal of the original YouTube video was a mercy-killing to spare everyone from this ear-destroying abomination.