Asuka Hikari

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Asuka Hikari
Asuka Hikari in Godzilla (IDW comic)
Species Human
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Scientist
Related to None
First appearance Godzilla (IDW comic) #5

Asuka Hikari is a protagonist in IDW Publishing's 2012 comic series Godzilla.



Godzilla (IDW comic) #5

Hikari lived in Tokyo, Japan with her mother when she was taken from her home by agents, that she fought diligently against to a scientific facility with Dr. Pohl five days after Godzilla's attack on Washington D.C.

Godzilla (IDW comic) #6

In her months of work with Dr. Pohl, Hikari was able to develop a way to manipulate Godzilla by chemically triggering a vomeronasal organ in his nose to move toward what he would believe was another member of his species.

Godzilla (IDW comic) #7

Hikari and Pohl took her research into the field untested, because the United States was hoarding monsters on Monster Island, and they wanted to get their hands on one before they got them all. They then discreetly piloted an unmarked black helicopter to Vancouver, Canada where they dropped a charge of Hikari's chemical near Godzilla's head, and he followed them away. Unbeknownst to Hikari and Pohl, they had seriously derailed monster hunter Chauncey Boxer's plan to eliminate Godzilla, and they unwittingly caused the death of his teammate Irving Jassim.

Godzilla (IDW comic) #8

The helicopter then drew Godzilla over the mourning "Kill Crew", which Hikari found revolting. Pohl minimized the tragedy of trampling mercenaries as a small price to pay for the execution of their plan, and Hikari pushed him down and attempted to abort the mission, but Godzilla was already within their target perimeter. After landing, Hikari tracked Boxer, who had been doused in her Godzilla pheremone making him easy to find. Hikari then approached Boxer in an abandoned hospital and revealed that she had been on the helicopter, and apologized for the pain she had caused them, but did inform him that Godzilla had been captured in a net of Black Hole Energy, just as four monsters, Gigan, Hedorah, SpaceGodzilla, and Monster X descended from the sky, making Boxer realize that the kaiju had resurfaced to protect them from the alien threats, leading him to believe that they needed to break Godzilla out of his cage.

Godzilla (IDW comic) #9

After setting their sights on Godzilla, Boxer, Harrison, and Hikari attempted to hijack the SUV of the incredibly stubborn Mr. Tussbaum who, even at gunpoint refused to give up his car. During that time, Godzilla escaped the energy cage he was in and retreated into the ocean. Hikari then revealed to Boxer that while working with Dr. Pohl she overheard talk of a Monster Arms Race in which nations were attempting to store monsters and learn to control them in order to build an unstoppable army using all the monsters that the Kill Crew had defeated. Boxer then reflected that he hat thought he was the one getting a leg up on the world, but yet again found himself a pawn for the powers that be. Boxer and Hikari then left to interrogate Dr. Pohl to learn the location of Monster Island.

Godzilla (IDW comic) #10

Hikari and Boxer left Harrison behind and they infiltrated Monster Island. While on the island, Hikari was able to slip pheromones into the drink of one of the Island administrators which distracted them long enough for her knock them out with a stick. They then decided to try to get Kumonga back to the mainland when Harrison arrived in Mechagodzilla to help them.

Godzilla (IDW comic) #11

While flying Kumonga to the United States, Boxer, Harrison, and Hikari were able to watch footage of the numerous monsters battling all over the world. Running low on power, they stopped at a nuclear power plant and had them refuel Mechagodzilla. They then headed to New York, where most of the action was taking place, and Kumonga leapt off to attack Monster X. It was quickly crushed, but one weapons system became operational, and they fired the Absolute Zero Cannon at their foe, but the recoil sent them into a nearby river, where Mechagodzilla's cockpit began to fill with water as Godzilla converged on Monster X and SpaceGodzilla.

Godzilla (IDW comic) #12

With water quickly filling the cockpit, Boxer attempted to open the flooded escape hatch, but to no avail. He then suggested firing the Absolute Zero cannon again, which Hikari insisted would probably breach the armor. Harrison then fired the weapon and they swam out of a resulting crack to the surface of the Hudson River. Godzilla defeated Monster X as this occurred, but it mutated into Keizer Ghidorah. On the shore, they discovered that Hikari was unconscious, and Boxer resuscitated her, not wanting another child to die in his care. Claire Plangman, who had disappeared in Vancouver, then arrived in a helicopter with a sarcastic remark about Hikari being Boxer's underage girlfriend, and revealed that she had perfected the Headache Beam.

Godzilla (IDW comic) #13

The team began to work the new Headache Beam, now rechristened "The Skullsplitter", but the battle between Godzilla and Keizer Ghidorah proved to be an obstacle in keeping the helicopter steady. Rodan then arrived to help Godzilla, and the team fired he beam at one of Ghidorah's heads as the other monsters kept the others occupied. Keizer Ghidorah managed to redirect the Skullsplitter beam back at the team, but the damage done by it to Ghidorah in combination with a screech from Rodan blasted off its leftmost head. The center head then dove for Godzilla's neck, and the monster was able to redirect its right head to sever it, and blasted its last remaining head before retreating. Not wanting to let his revenge go unfulfilled, attempted to hit Godzilla with the Skullsplitter, but his hide was too tough to penetrate. Then, bidding Claire to tell Harrison that proud of him and did not want him to live in a world with Godzilla, he leapt into the monster's open mouth and fired the weapon, causing Godzilla to collapse into the sea. After Boxer's funeral, Harrison asked Plangman and Hikari to reform their team because he believed that the monster's were not yet gone.


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