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{{Ktabhomage to the [[Godzilla (1954 fi
One tap (While grabbing): Throw
Tap: Strong Tail Attack
Tap + Up: Grab
Tap + Down: Tail Attack
Tap + Left/Right: Side Attack
Tap(While Charging):  Front Kick
Tap(While Grabbing): Bite
Tap: Charge
Tap + Roar: Strong Charge
Tap(While Charging): Jump Attack
Tap: Atomic Ray*
Tap + Roar: Strong Atomic Ray*
Tap + Down: Back Charge*
Tap + Up: Sweeping Breath*
Tap(While Grabbing): Sweeping Breath*
Tap: Nuclear Pulse
L1 + L1/R1 + R1: 180<strong>° </strong>Turn
<nowiki>*</nowiki>=Godzilla has 4 types of Atomic Ray attacks: Normal Ray(Default), Spiral Ray(Very Powerful attack, Gauge charges Slowly), Vapor Ray(Weak attack, Gauge charges Quickly), and Radioactive Smoke Rings(Fires Smoke Rings, Multiple Rings Fire Slowly)
Note: Burning Godzilla Uses Spiral Fire Ray, Godzilla 1964 uses Vapor Ray
Moveset (2014)
One tap:  Right Scratch
Two taps: Left Scratch
Three taps: Slap Down
Tap: Bite
Tap + Up: Grab Press
Tap + Down: Tail Sweep
Tap: Tackle
Tap + Roar: Armor Tackle
Tap: Atomic Ray
Tap + Roar: Rushing Blast
Tap: Double Tail Attack
====Kaiju Guide====
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===''[[City Shrouded in Shadow]]''===
[[File:20160401114119_Mm7fAaxv.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[City Shrouded in Shadow]]'']]
Godzilla, bearing his [[Godzilla/Heisei|Heisei appearance]], appears in the survival RPG ''[[City Shrouded in Shadow]]'' developed by Granzella and Bandai Namco for the PlayStation 4. Godzilla appears in stage six, where he attacks a freighter; stage eight, where he battles against [[King Ghidorah]]; and stage thirteen, where he destroys a city before being repelled by [[Kiryu]]. As with the other [[kaiju]] in the game, the player cannot fight or resist Godzilla, and must try to evade him to avoid being killed.
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Commodore_64_Godzilla_Sprite.png|'''Godzilla's sprite from the [[Godzilla (Commodore 64)|Commodore 64 game]]{{tt|*|unlicensed game}}'''
GodzillaAndTheMartians_Godzilla_Sprite.png|'''Godzilla's sprite from ''[[Godzilla and the Martians]]''{{tt|*|unlicensed game}}'''
Godzilla_vs._3_Major_Monsters_-_Godzilla.png|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla vs. 3 Giant Monsters]]''
NEW GODZILLA Godzilla Sprite.png|Godzilla in ''[[NEW Godzilla]]''
Fierce_Dragon_Godzilla_Metropolis_Destruction_2.png|Godzilla in ''[[Fierce Dragon Godzilla: Metropolis Destruction!!]]''
Gojira-Kun - Godzilla.png|Godzilla's Sprite in ''[[Gojira-kun]]''
Monster's_Fair_-_Godzilla.png|Godzilla in ''[[Monster's Fair]]''
Godzilla MMG avatar.jpg|Godzilla in ''[[The Movie Monster Game]]''
Godzilla_GMoM.gif|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Monster of Monsters]]''
Godzilla_Commodore_Plus_4_Sprite.gif|'''Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla (Commodore Plus/4)]]''{{tt|*|unlicensed game}}'''
Godzilla_Exercises.gif|Godzilla in ''Circus Caper''
Godzilla 2 - Godzilla Sprite.png|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters]]''
Godzilla_Arcade_Game_-_Godzilla.png|Godzilla in the [[Godzilla (arcade)|''Godzilla'' arcade game]]
File:17b_godzilla.png|Godzilla's sprite in Collect Godzilla: Giant Monster Assembly
Gojira_Godzilla_Domination_-_Character_Icons_-_Godzilla.png|Godzilla's icon in ''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]''
Gojira_Godzilla_Domination_-_Character_Sprites_-_Godzilla.png|Godzilla's sprite in ''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]''
Gojira_Godzilla_Domination_-_Character_Boxes_-_Godzilla.png|Godzilla's character box from custom mode in ''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]''
Gojira_Godzilla_Domination_-_Battle_Sprites_-_Godzilla.png|Godzilla's battle sprite in ''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]''
Gojira Kaiju Dairantou Advance - Character Icons - Godzilla.png|Godzilla's Japanese icon in ''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]''
Gojira Kaiju Dairantou Advance - Character Sprites - Godzilla.png|Godzilla's Japanese aprite in ''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]''
Gojira Kaiju Dairantou Advance - Character Boxes - Godzilla.png|Godzilla's Japanese character box from versus mode in ''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]''
Gojira Kaiju Dairantou Advance - Battle Sprites - Godzilla.png|Godzilla's Japanese Battle Sprite in ''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]''
Godzilla_Save_The_Earth_GODZILLA_90s.png|Godzilla 1990's in ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''
Godzilla_Save_The_Earth_GODZILLA_2000.png|Godzilla 2000 in ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''
Godzilla_Unleashed-_Godzilla_90s.jpg|Godzilla 1990's in ''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''
Godzilla_Unleashed-_Godzilla_1954.jpg|Godzilla 1954 in ''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''
Godness.jpg|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash]]''
CR Godzilla - Godzilla Icon.png|Godzilla slot machine icon from ''[[CR Godzilla 3S-T Battle]]''
Godzilla_on_Monster_Island_-_Godzilla_Slot.jpg|Godzilla's slot in ''[[Godzilla on Monster Island (video game)|Godzilla on Monster Island]]''
Godzilla_on_Monster_Island_-_Godzilla.jpg|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla On Monster Island (video game)|Godzilla On Monster Island]]''
Godzilla_in_Godzilla_Smash3.jpg|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Smash3]]''
Godzilla_Strike_Zone_GareGoji_iPad.jpeg|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Strike Zone]]''
PS3Goji No Background.png|Heisei Godzilla in [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)]]
Burning Godzilla (PS3).png|Burning Godzilla in [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)]]
Godzilla 1964 (PS4).png|[[MosuGoji|Godzilla 1964]] in [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)]]
GKC Godzilla 1954 In-Game.jpg|[[ShodaiGoji|Godzilla 1954]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 1964.jpg|[[MosuGoji|Godzilla 1964]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 1984.jpg|[[84Goji|Godzilla 1984]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 1989.jpg|[[BioGoji|Godzilla 1989]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 1991.jpg|[[BioGoji|Godzilla 1991]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 1992.jpg|[[BatoGoji|Godzilla 1992]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 1992 (Scales ver.).png|[[BatoGoji|Godzilla 1992 (Scales ver.)]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 1994.jpg|[[MogeGoji|Godzilla 1994]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 1995.jpg|[[MogeGoji|Godzilla 1995]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Burning Godzilla.png|[[MogeGoji|Burning Godzilla]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 2000.jpg|[[MireGoji|Godzilla 2000]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 2001.jpg|[[GMKGoji|Godzilla 2001]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 2003.jpg|[[KiryuGoji|Godzilla 2003]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 2004.jpg|[[FinalGoji|Godzilla 2004]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 2014 In-Game.jpg|[[GareGoji|Godzilla 2014]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Godzilla 2014 (ver. Red).png|[[GareGoji|Godzilla 2014 (ver. Red)]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
Pocodun Godzilla Heisei cropped.jpg|Heisei Godzilla in ''Pocoron Dungeons''
Pocodun Shin Godzilla evolution art.jpg|Shin Godzilla and his upgraded form {{Nihongo|禍焉獣シン・ゴジラ}} in ''Pocoron Dungeons''
Eternal_Linkage_Godzilla_Filius_Render.png|[[Godzilla Filius]] in ''Eternal Linkage''
Eternal_Linkage_Godzilla_Earth_Render.png|[[Godzilla Earth]] in ''Eternal Linkage''
Eternal_Linkage_Shin_Godzilla_Render.png|[[Godzilla/2016|Godzilla 4th Form]] in ''Eternal Linkage''
*''[[Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Novel)|Godzilla: King of the Monsters]]'' (1996)
*''[[Godzilla Returns]]'' (1996)
*''[[Godzilla Saves America: A Monster Showdown in 3-D!]]'' (1996)
*''[[Godzilla on Monster Island]]'' (1996)
*''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan and the Smog Monster]]'' (1996)
*''[[Godzilla Invades America]]'' (1997)
*''[[Godzilla 2000 (Book)|Godzilla 2000]]'' (1997)
*''[[Godzilla at World's End]]'' (1998)
*''[[Godzilla: Journey to Monster Island]]'' (1998)
*''[[Godzilla Likes to Roar!]]'' (1998)
*''[[Godzilla vs. the Robot Monsters]]'' (1998)
*''[[Godzilla vs. the Space Monster]]'' (1998)
*''[[Who's Afraid of Godzilla?]]'' (1998)
*''[[Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse|GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse]]'' (2017)
*''[[Godzilla: Project Mechagodzilla|GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla]]'' (2018)
*''[[Do Your Best Chibi Godzilla]]'' (2018)
*''[[Close Friends Chibi Godzilla]]'' (2019)
===[[Random House]]===
Between 1996 and 1998, [[Random House]] published thirteen books featuring Godzilla and other monsters from the Toho movies. A trilogy for young readers was written by Scott Ciencin: ''[[Godzilla Invades America]]'', ''[[Godzilla: Journey to Monster Island]]'', and ''[[Godzilla vs. the Space Monster]]''. Mark Cerasini wrote four young adult books: ''[[Godzilla Returns]]'', ''[[Godzilla 2000 (Book)|Godzilla 2000]]'', ''[[Godzilla at World's End]]'', and ''[[Godzilla vs. the Robot Monsters]]''. His fifth book, ''[[Godzilla and the Lost Continent]]'', was canceled after books associated with the [[Godzilla (1998 film)|1998 Godzilla film]] sold poorly.<ref name="Cerasini">[https://www.tohokingdom.com/interviews/marc_cerasini_10-2016.html Toho Kingdom - Interview: Marc Cerasini (2016)]</ref>
*''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Marvel)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'' #1-24 (1977-1979)
*''Iron Man'' [[Iron Man Issue 193|#193]]-194, 196 (1985)
*''The Thing'' #31 (1986)
*''[[Godzilla: King of the Monsters (one-shot)|Godzilla: King of the Monsters]]'' (1987)
*''[[The Return of Godzilla (manga)|Godzilla]]'' #1-6 (1988-1989), reprinted in color as ''Terror of Godzilla''
*''[[Godzilla Portfolio]]'' #1-2 (1988)
*''[[Godzilla Color Special]]'' (1992)
*''[[Godzilla vs. Barkley]]'' (1993)
*''[[Godzilla versus Hero Zero]]'' (1995)
*''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Dark Horse)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'' #1-17 (1995-1996)
*[[Dark Horse Presents Issue 106|''Dark Horse Presents'' #106]] (1996)
*[[A Decade of Dark Horse Issue 4|''A Decade of Dark Horse'' #4]] (1996)
*''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]'' #1-12 (2011-2012)
*''[[Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths]]'' #1-5 (2011)
*''[[Godzilla: Legends]]'' #1, 3-5 (2011-2012)
*''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]'' #1-13 (2012-2013)
*''[[Godzilla: The Half-Century War]]'' #1-5 (2012-2013)
*''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'' 1-25 (2013-2015)
*''[[Godzilla: Awakening]]'' (2014)
*''[[Godzilla: Cataclysm]]'' #1-5 (2014)
*''[[Godzilla in Hell]]'' #1-5 (2015)
*''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]'' #1-5 (2016)
*''[[Godzilla: Rage Across Time]]'' #1-2, 4-5 (2016)
*''[[Skull Island: The Birth of Kong]]'' #1 (2017) [photographs]
*''[[Godzilla: Aftershock]]'' (2019)
===[[Marvel Comics|Marvel]]===
The Marvel ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Marvel)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'' series told original stories and attempted to both fit into the official Toho continuity and avoid referencing it too directly. It also integrated Godzilla into the Marvel Universe, making use of many of its main regular characters, such as the Avengers.
====''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Marvel)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]''====
[[File:Marvel_Godzilla_Full.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in Marvel's ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Marvel)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'']]Marvel's Godzilla was first awakened in 1956 after an H-Bomb experiment and later destroyed the [[Japan]]ese countryside. It protected Japan for years from other monsters before it disappeared in the 1970's. It reappeared in Alaska, and soon made its way down to the mainland of America. S.H.I.E.L.D tried to stop it, but failed. He fought other monsters and superheroes on his way down, and was used to stop an alien invasion. He was shrunken and sent back to the Cretaceous Period through a time machine, but soon appeared in New York again at his full size. He fought the Fantastic Four and the Avengers along with S.H.I.E.L.D., but was eventually turned away by a young bystander named Rob Takaguchi. He swam out into the Atlantic Ocean.
====Later Marvel Comics====
[[File:Mutatation_Godzilla3.gif|thumb|right|200px|The Godzilla Mutation in Marvel comics afterwards]][[File:Marvel Godzilla in Mighty Avengers 1.jpg|thumb|right|200px|The Marvel Godzilla in ''Mighty Avengers'' #1, now reverted to his original form]]Years later, Godzilla was captured and mutated by Doctor Demonicus, turning him into a more water-based reptile. He could not use his nuclear breath and was controlled by the doctor. He later attacked the Avengers, but the pilot escaped. He was stopped from attacking a village, and was taken out to the sea by Iron Man. Iron Man took off his armor, and Godzilla took it back to Demonicus. He later escaped to the ocean and found the set of "Devil Dinosaur: The Movie," and was attacked by a robotic [[Devil Dinosaur]]. He fought it and destroyed it, and returned to the sea. After an unknown amount of time, Godzilla returned to his original form and attacked New York under the control of Mole Man. Godzilla has not been seen since then, though other Godzilla-like creatures have been occasionally sighted.
===[[Dark Horse Comics|Dark Horse]]===
====''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Dark Horse)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]''====
[[File:Godzilla_(Dark_Horse).JPG|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in Dark Horse's ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Dark Horse)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'']]The Dark Horse ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Dark Horse)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'' had Godzilla fighting many new, original monsters.
===[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha manga series)|Kodansha's ''Godzilla, King of the Monsters'' Manga]]===
[[File:'92 Kodansha Manga - Chapter 1 Cover.jpeg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha manga series)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'']]In this manga series made by Kodansha, Godzilla serves as the primary protagonist, and fights against a variety of monsters revived by [[Doctor Oniyama]], culminating in a climactic battle against a clone of himself, named [[King Godzilla]].
===''[[The Godzilla Comic]]''===
[[File:Comic8.jpg|thumb|200px|Godzilla in ''[[The Godzilla Comic]]'']]
In this manga illustrated by [[Hurricane Ryu Hariken]], Godzilla battles to save Earth from a host of robots built by humans.
===[[IDW Publishing|IDW]]===
[[IDW Publishing]] has released several Godzilla comic series. The three main series, ''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]'', ''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]'', and ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'', are part of a single ongoing storyline, while the miniseries are each self-contained.
====''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]''====
[[File:Godzilla GKoM.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]'']]
Godzilla awakened one day from underneath a beach near Japan. The military attempted to kill Godzilla with an atomic bomb, but only made him more powerful and granted him the ability to fire atomic breath. Elsewhere around the world, the monsters [[Rodan]], [[Anguirus]], [[Kumonga]], and [[Battra]] appeared and began to wreak havoc. Eventually, all of the monsters converged on the [[United States]] and battled, causing untold destruction. The U.S. government built a giant robot, [[Mechagodzilla/Heisei|Mechagodzilla]] in order to battle the monsters, while in Asia a monk awakened [[King Ghidorah]] to battle them. Godzilla arrived in Washington D.C., where he was attacked by King Ghidorah. Mechagodzilla, piloted by [[Steven Woods]], arrived and defeated both monsters, earning Woods a hero's recognition. Meanwhile, the evil psychic twins Minette and Mallory took control of Rodan and Battra and came to the U.S. to try and control Godzilla. Godzilla managed to overcome and defeat both monsters, and later returned to the sea, leaving human civilization devastated and rushing to prepare for future monster attacks.
====''[[Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths]]''====
[[File:Godzilla G&G.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths]]'']]
Godzilla was living on [[Monster Island]] along with most of the other kaiju on Earth. When [[Tokyo]] police detective Makoto Sato brought the [[Shobijin|Elias]] to Tokyo, Godzilla and the other monsters came ashore and laid waste to the city. Sato's son, a pilot in [[G-Force]], took command of [[Mechagodzilla/Heisei|Mechagodzilla]] and used it to fight Godzilla while Sato brought down the evil Yakuza boss Ryota Takahashi and returned the Elias to [[Mothra]]. After the Elias were safely returned, Godzilla and the other monsters returned to Monster Island in peace.
====''[[Godzilla: Legends]]''====
[[File:Godzilla (Legends).jpg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Legends]]'' [[Godzilla: Legends Issue 1|#1]]]]
The ''[[Godzilla: Legends]]'' series focuses less on Godzilla and more on different monsters during its five issues. In the [[Godzilla: Legends Issue 1|first issue]], Godzilla only appeared briefly after [[Anguirus]] and the G-Graspers drove off [[Destoroyah]]. In the [[Godzilla: Legends Issue 3|third issue]], Godzilla was mentioned in a flashback about how [[Miki Saegusa]] used her telepathy to briefly control Godzilla. In the [[Godzilla: Legends Issue 4|fourth issue]], Godzilla appeared in [[China]] and teamed up with [[Mechagodzilla/Heisei|Mechagodzilla]] to battle [[Hedorah]]. In the [[Godzilla: Legends Issue 5|fifth issue]], an adventurer was tasked with studying Godzilla by climbing on his back, all while Godzilla battled [[Kumonga]].
====''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]''====
[[File:Godzilla (Ongoing).jpg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]'']]
In this follow-up to ''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]'', Godzilla appeared in Washington D.C. once again, where the ex-British special forces agent known as Boxer, whose daughter was killed by Godzilla, was hired to protect a wealthy Japanese businesswoman's daughter. Boxer's client was killed during their attempted escape, so Boxer decided to join with his former acquaintances to form the "Kaiju Kill Crew," a group of mercenaries hired to bring down attacking kaiju. After several successful missions, Boxer's crew was sent to California, where a billionaire industrialist had just unleashed his new [[Kiryu|Mechagodzilla]] to battle Godzilla. After Godzilla defeated Kiryu, Boxer and his team tried to bring Godzilla down as he headed north along the Pacific coast to Seattle. But when the space monsters [[Hedorah]], [[Gigan]], [[SpaceGodzilla]], and [[Monster X]] arrived on Earth, Boxer was forced to temporary vendetta against Godzilla to defeat the space monsters. While Kiryu freed the monsters held on [[Monster Island]], Godzilla battled and defeated Hedorah in California then traveled to [[New York]] to take on SpaceGodzilla and Monster X. There, he was joined by Kiryu and Kumonga, who were both promptly defeated. But when the immobilized Kiryu froze SpaceGodzilla with the Absolute Zero cannon, Godzilla took the opportunity to defeat his extraterrestrial clone with a blast of atomic breath. With only him and Godzilla still standing, Monster X transformed into Keizer Ghidorah, and quickly overwhelmed Godzilla. Thankfully, [[Rodan]] arrived and decapitated one of Keizer Ghidorah's heads with a sonic boom from his wings. With Rodan's help, Godzilla severed another one of Keizer Ghidorah's heads, then killed him by crushing his remaining head with his foot. As Godzilla started walking back to the ocean, Boxer jumped into Godzilla's mouth in a last-ditch attempt to hurt him using a miniature version of his "headache gun." This action only slightly irritated Godzilla, at the cost of Boxer's life.
====''[[Godzilla: The Half-Century War]]''====
[[File:Godzilla THCW.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: The Half-Century War]]'']]
Godzilla suddenly appeared in [[Tokyo]] in [[1954]], setting the entire city ablaze. Ota Murakami and his friend Kentaro Yoshihara were sent in as part of a [[JSDF]] platoon to deal with the crisis. The two managed to save countless civilians from Godzilla, and barely escaped the disaster area with their lives. A few days later, a special [[Oxygen Destroyer|chemical weapon]] was detonated in [[Tokyo Bay]], and seemingly killed Godzilla. However, Godzilla was soon spotted elsewhere in the [[Pacific Ocean]], and Ota and Kentaro were recruited to the Anti-Megalosaurus Force (AMF), a special international military force dedicated to hunting giant monsters. In [[1967]], Godzilla was sighted in Vietnam during the middle of the Vietnam War. The AMF deployed a unit of [[Maser Cannon]]s to battle the creature, but their assault was interrupted by the appearance if another monster, [[Anguirus]]. Godzilla and Anguirus battled until Anguirus found himself overwhelmed and decided to flee. As the Maser tanks prepared to fire at Godzilla, their view was obscured by the smoke from a bombing run, and Godzilla escaped. In [[1975]], Godzilla, [[Mothra]], [[Rodan]], [[Hedorah]], [[Battra]], [[Ebirah]], [[Megalon]], and [[Kumonga]] appeared in Ghana, prompting an elite AMF team to respond. There, Ota discovered that Dr. Deverich, a former AMF scientist, had stolen an experimental device and weaponized it to attract monsters, intending to sell it to the criminal underworld. During the chaos, Deverich attracted all of the monsters to his location, allowing him to escape while the monsters overran AMF's forces. AMF's commander, Colonel Schooler, was killed in the attack, only strengthening Ota's hatred of Godzilla. In [[1987]], Godzilla appeared in Bombay, drawn there by Deverich's transmitter. Ota and Kentaro traveled there to hunt down Deverich while AMF deployed their latest weapon, [[Mechagodzilla/Heisei|Mechagodzilla]]. Ota and Kentaro apprehended Deverich, but not before he activated his new more powerful monster transmitter, which summoned [[SpaceGodzilla]] to the city. SpaceGodzilla severely damaged Mechagodzilla and began to overpower Godzilla. Ota took command of the damaged Mechagodzilla and used it to destroy the giant crystal giving SpaceGodzilla power, toppling it onto him. Godzilla used this opportunity to blast SpaceGodzilla with his atomic breath, killing him. In [[2002]], AMF had developed two new anti-Godzilla weapons; [[Kiryu]], a new Mechagodzilla, and the [[Dimension Tide]], and artificial black hole gun. Godzilla was lured to [[Antarctica]], but the space monsters [[King Ghidorah]] and [[Gigan]], who had been drawn to Earth by Deverich's beacon, arrived there as well. While the Dimension Tide prepared to fire, Ota wished Kentaro farewell and took command of Kiryu, assisting Godzilla in battling the space monsters. After the Dimension Tide was fired, Kiryu and Godzilla ensured that both space monsters were banished into the black hole. Before Godzilla could leave, Ota restrained Godzilla with Kiryu and yelled at Godzilla, telling him to look at him. As Kiryu was torn apart by the force of the black hole, the cockpit was exposed, allowing Ota to briefly make eye contact with Godzilla. Kiryu then released Godzilla, causing both monsters to apparently be pulled into the black hole. However, Godzilla escaped, and was seen swimming away after the black hole dissipated.
====''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]''====
The Godzilla from ''Kingdom of Monsters'' and ''Ongoing'' returns once again in ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]''.
====''[[Godzilla: Cataclysm]]''====
[[File:Godzilla_Cataclysm_Issue_1_-_Godzilla.png|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Cataclysm Issue 1|Godzilla: Cataclysm #1]]'']]Godzilla appears in ''[[Godzilla: Cataclysm]]'', where he fights [[King Ghidorah]] and defeats him. Godzilla, like all the other monsters, suddenly vanish sometime, and years later, reappears to fight [[Biollante]] in Tokyo.
===''[[Godzilla: Awakening]]''===
[[File:Godzilla_Awakening_-_Godzilla.png|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Awakening]]'']]An ancient creature, Godzilla slept in the sea [[250,000,000 B.C.|250,000,000 years ago]] and was disturbed by a [[Shinomura]] that landed near him. Godzilla stood up and blasted the Shinomura with his atomic breath just as a meteor exploded nearby, triggering the Permian-Triassic extinction event and diminishing atmospheric radiation, which Godzilla depended on, forever, forcing Godzilla to look for radiation closer to the Earth's core in the bottom of the ocean.
Millions of years pass and Godzilla hibernates until he is awakened by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, [[1945]]. He surfaces near Hiroshima and chases after the awakened [[Shinomura]]. Throughout the rest of the 1940's, Godzilla chases off Shinomura from all sites it attacks around the Pacific Ocean and is mass-reported by eye-witnesses, but no one working for the U.S. government believes he exists except for doctor Serizawa, [[Ishiro Serizawa]]'s father.
In March of 1954, Godzilla surfaces near [[Moansta Island]] to fight the two Shinomura, who had just fused into one. After a heated battle, Godzilla manages to separate both Shinomura and kills one of them with his atomic breath. As the other Shinomura gets away, Godzilla follows it to [[Bikini Atoll]] and is seen by [[Monarch]], proving "Gojira" exists. The next day, an atomic "test" is performed on Bikini Atoll, killing the Shinomura and presumably Godzilla. Serizawa, however, believed Godzilla couldn't have died.
In 1981, Monarch member Shaw approached [[Ishiro Serizawa]] at his father's funeral, who joins Monarch in order to study Godzilla, who's still alive.
{{Main|Godzilla misconceptions}}
==Cultural Impact==
[[File:Godzillastar.jpg|thumb|200px|Godzilla's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame]]
{{Main|Godzilla in popular culture}}
Godzilla is one of the defining aspects and most recognizable features of Japanese pop culture for many people worldwide, embodying the [[:Category:Monsters|kaiju]] subset of the [[tokusatsu]] genre. Though his popularity has waned slightly over the years, he is still one of the most renowned monster characters in the world. To this day, Godzilla remains an important facet of Japanese films, embodying the kaiju subset of the [[tokusatsu]] genre. Godzilla has been called a filmographic metaphor for the United States, starting out as a terrifying enemy and later a strong ally and defender in times of need. The earliest Godzilla films, especially the [[Godzilla (1954 film)|original Gojira]], attempted to portray Godzilla as a frightening, nuclear monster. Godzilla represented the fears of many Japanese of a repeat of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.<ref>[http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/popcult/handouts/metaphor/godzilla/godzilla.html] The Monster That Morphed Into a Metaphor, By TERRENCE RAFFERTY, May 2, 2004, NYTimes</ref> As the series progressed, so did Godzilla himself, changing into a less destructive and more heroic character as the films became increasingly geared towards children. Today, the character has fallen somewhere in the middle, sometimes portrayed as a protector of the Earth (notably [[Tokyo]]) from external threats and other times as a bringer of destruction.
He has been considered a filmographic metaphor for the United States, as well as an allegory of nuclear weapons in general. The earlier Godzilla films, especially the [[Godzilla (1954 film)|original]], portrayed Godzilla as a frightening, nuclear monster. Godzilla represented the fears that many Japanese held about the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the possibility of recurrence.
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">dK1xjUxXX3s</youtube>|Godzilla wins the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award}}As the series progressed, so did Godzilla, changing into a less destructive and more heroic character as the films became geared towards children. Since then, the character has fallen somewhere in the middle, sometimes portrayed as a protector of the world from external threats and other times as a bringer of destruction. Godzilla remains one of the greatest fictional heroes in the history of film, and is also the second fictional character to have won the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1996.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has named its newly acquired, fast interceptor vessel ''Gojira'' in reference to the Godzilla character and as an ironic comment on the Japanese whalers' activities. Its purpose is to target and harass Japanese whalers in defense of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. However, its name was later changed due to copyright issues with Toho.
[[File:Godzilla Residence Papers.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla's official residence papers]]On May 31, [[2015]], Godzilla was officially made a legal resident of [[Japan]]. The first 3,000 fans who showed up at the residence office in [[Tokyo]]'s Shinjuku ward were given copies of Godzilla's official residence papers.<ref>[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/05/31/both-godzilla-and-shin-chan-made-official-japanese-residents Crunchyroll - Both Godzilla and Shin-chan Made Official Japanese Residents]</ref>
[[File:Godzilla wins arigato award.jpeg|thumb|right|200px|Godzilla receives an Arigato award at the Tokyo international Film Festival]]
On November 3, [[2016]], Godzilla was presented with an Arigato award at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival. The award recognizes individuals who help to further develop the Japanese film industry and promote Japanese productions overseas.<ref>[http://screenanarchy.com/2016/10/tokyo-2016-godzilla-to-receive-arigato-award.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TwitchEverything+%28TwitchFilm%29 Tokyo 2016: Godzilla To Receive ARIGATO Award - ScreenAnarchy]</ref>
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Godzilla's roar is a famous sound effect. Over the years, it has changed considerably, sounding different almost every time and having many variations for the different emotions.
The sound effects team originally tried to create Godzilla's roar by using animal roars that had been edited. They sampled all kinds of birds and mammals, but nothing seemed to be the right match for the reptile-like noises a monster like Godzilla would make. [[Akira Ifukube]], who was the film's composer, proposed stepping away from using animal samples. He took a string off of his contrabass and rubbed it with gloves soaked in pine tar. The sound that came from it was used as Godzilla's roar. This roar would later be altered for use as the roar of other monsters in the [[Showa era]], including [[Varan]], [[Baragon]] and [[Gorosaurus]]. Godzilla's roar was increased in pitch starting in ''[[King Kong vs. Godzilla]]'', and would remain mostly unchanged for the rest of the Showa series.
Starting in ''[[The Return of Godzilla]]'', Godzilla's roar was made to sound closer to what it did in [[Godzilla (1954 film)|the original film]], and was given a deep guttural sound at the end. In ''[[Godzilla vs. Mothra]]'', Godzilla's roar was changed again to sound higher in pitch, similar to how it sounded throughout the Showa era, with the guttural sounds at the end removed.
In the [[Godzilla (1998 film)|1998 American film]] produced by [[TriStar Pictures]], [[Frank Welker]] and Gary A. Hecker created new roars for Godzilla that sounded similar to his classic roars but with added reverberation and a high-pitched shrieking quality. These roars were used throughout the film's animated spinoff ''[[Godzilla: The Series]]'', and were mixed in with Godzilla's other roars in the American version of ''[[Godzilla 2000: Millennium]]''. Since then, the [[Godzilla/TriStar|TriStar Godzilla's]] roars have been used for Godzilla in commercials and other media, and were also used by the monster [[Zilla]] in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''.
Throughout the [[Millennium era|Millennium series]], Godzilla uttered lower-pitched and slowed-down versions of his roars from the Showa series. These roars were reused with added growling effects for [[Godzilla Filius]] and [[Godzilla Earth]] in the ''GODZILLA'' anime trilogy.
For [[Legendary Pictures]]' ''[[Godzilla (2014 film)|Godzilla]]'', [[Erik Aadahl]] developed a completely new roar for Godzilla that emulated his classic roar. This roar was used again in the film's sequel ''[[Godzilla: King of the Monsters]]'', but mixed in with many of Godzilla's roars from the Showa series.
In ''[[Shin Godzilla]]'', all of Godzilla's roars are recycled from previous films. His third form utters the [[Godzilla/1954|1954 Godzilla's]] roar, while his fourth form primarily uses the character's roars from the Showa series. When Godzilla is frozen at the film's climax, he emits a roar from ''The Return of Godzilla''.
The effect has been used elsewhere, including the [[Memoryalpha:Le-matya|Le-matya]] in ''[[Memoryalpha:Star Trek: The Animated Series|Star Trek: The Animated Series]]''.
Godzilla's roar can be written in readable characters and has been done so in comics, and not only by a simple "roar." In the [[Marvel Comics]], Godzilla's roar was spelled "Mrawww." In the [[Dark Horse Comics]] and [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]], Godzilla's roar was spelled "Skreeongk." In most of the [[IDW Publishing|IDW Comics]], Godzilla's roar is spelled "Skreeonk." [[Legendary Pictures]]' [[GareGoji|Godzilla]] has a roar that can be heard for 3 miles. In ''[[Shin Godzilla]]'', Godzilla utilizes several versions of his roar, including the 1954 roar and the 1962-1975 roar. In Japanese, the official onomatopoeia for Godzilla's roar is "Gyaoon" {{Nihongo|ギャオーン|Gyaōn}}—additional "o"s can be added to extend the roar. Another onomatopoeia used for Godzilla is "Gaooo" {{Nihongo|ガオオオ}}.
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Gaooo.png|"Gaooo" used in ''[[Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works]]'' page 175
GAWOWOWO.jpg|"Gawowowo" used in the box for a toy
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">AMr7HIewL-E</youtube>|Godzilla's roars from [[Godzilla (1954 film)|1954]] to [[Godzilla Raids Again|1955]]}}
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">5rz8iX9hQP4</youtube>|Godzilla's roars from [[King Kong vs. Godzilla|1962]] to [[Terror of Mechagodzilla|1975]]}}
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">QS3tySZFAJk</youtube>|Godzilla's roars from [[The Return of Godzilla|1984]] to [[Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah|1991]]}}
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">eJQDlVRHEag</youtube>|Godzilla's roars from [[Godzilla vs. Mothra|1992]] to [[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah|1995]]}}
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">Ulny4Hl703g</youtube>|Godzilla's roars in the [[Millennium era]]}}
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">6z0T3VwHzk8</youtube>|Godzilla's roar in the [[MonsterVerse]]}}
==In Other Languages==
Godzilla's name remains the same across many Latin alphabet-using languages. Due to his popularity, he has more name translations than most other [[kaiju]].
{{Other languages
|ar=غدزيلا ''Ghadzilaan''|armeaning=Transcription of English name
|bg=Годзила ''Godzila''|bgmeaning=Transliteration of English name
|zh_yue=哥斯拉 ''Go1 si1 laai1''
大怪獸 ''Daai6 gwaai3 sau3'' (''Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah'', VHS dub)
|zh_yuemeaning=Transcription of Japanese name
Big Monster
|zh_cmn=哥斯拉 ''Gēsīlā'' (Mainland China)
哥吉拉 ''Gējílā'' (Taiwan)
恐龍 ''Kǒnglóng'' (Taiwan, older media)
怪獸 ''Guàishòu'' (Taiwan, ''Godzilla vs. Mothra'')
|zh_cmnmeaning=Transcription of Japanese name
|es_la=Godzila (Mexican ''Godzilla vs. Biollante'' VHS)|es_lameaning=Transliteration of English name
|el=Γοδζιλλα ''Godzilla'' |elmeaning=Transcription of English name
|he=גודזילה ''Gvdzlh'' |hemeaning=Transcription of English name
|kn=ಗಾಡ್ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ''Gāḍjillā'' |knmeaning=Transcription of English name
|te=గాడ్జిల్లా ''Gāḍjillā'' |temeaning=Transcription of English name
|ko=고지라 ''Gojila''|komeaning=Transcription of Japanese name
|fa=گودزیلا ''Guwdzala''|fameaning=Transcription of English name
|ru=Годзилла ''Godzilla''|rumeaning=Transcription of English name
|sr=Годзила ''Godzila''|srmeaning=Transliteration of English name
|ta=காட்ஜில்லா ''Kāṭjillā''|tameaning=Transcription of English name
|th=ก็อตซิลล่า ''K̆xtsill̀ā''|thmeaning=Transcription of English name
|uk=Годзилла ''Godzilla''|ukmeaning=Transcription of English name
|yi=גאָדזיללאַ ''Godzilla''|yimeaning=Transcription of English name
*Starring in over 30 films, Godzilla has appeared in more films than any other [[kaiju]] to date.
*Although Godzilla's first film appearance was in ''[[Godzilla (1954 film)|Godzilla]]'', released on November 3, [[1954]], his media debut was in July 1954, in the form of an 11-part radio drama based on an early version of the film's script.<ref name="JT">[http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/01/11/films/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-godzilla-but-were-afraid-to-ask/#.WOFGymdw-Uk Everything you ever wanted to know about Godzilla but were afraid to ask]</ref>
*Godzilla's different designs over the years were first given names by model collectors in the 1980's.<ref name="Kalat">{{cite book|title=A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series |author=David Kalat |date=2007 |publisher=McFarland |page=17 |isbn=978-0-7864-3099-4}}</ref> Typically, the names are derived from the title of the film each suit debuts in; in cases where this would result in a duplicate name or a name too similar to another kaiju (like [[Mechagodzilla]]), the name of another kaiju from the film is substituted. For instance, the 1992 film ''[[Godzilla vs. Mothra]]'' introduced a new Godzilla suit, but thanks to 1964's ''[[Mothra vs. Godzilla]]'', a suit called [[MosuGoji]] already existed. Instead, the new suit was named [[BatoGoji]], after [[Battra]].
*The characteristic blue glow which precedes Godzilla firing his atomic breath can possibly be attributed to the real-world [[wikipedia:Cherenkov Radiation|Cherenkov radiation]], a blue 'aura' which is given off by the effects of highly active and supercritical radioactive material. This is pointed out in ''[[King Kong vs. Godzilla]]'' when a scientist notices a radioactive aura being given off by the iceberg Godzilla is trapped in, and states that it is the result of Cherenkov radiation.
*The image used for Godzilla's copyright icon comes from the small image of Godzilla in the corner box of [[Marvel Comics|Marvel]]'s ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Marvel)|Godzilla: King of the Monsters]]'' comic. The new Godzilla copyright icon that is used in various Japanese merchandise comes from an image of the [[KingGoji]] suit.
*In [[2004]], as a part of the celebration of the release of ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the franchise, Godzilla was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
*Producer [[Shogo Tomiyama]] claimed in 2004 that Godzilla's most dangerous adversary was [[Pokémon|Pikachu]] and that hopefully, "Godzilla's [[Godzilla: Final Wars|new film]] will finally win the hearts of children back from" the ''[[Pokémon]]'' franchise.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20050203181104/http://www.pennyblood.com/godzilla2.html Ryuhei Kitamura & Shogo Tomiyama]</ref>
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