Bikini Atoll

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Bikini Atoll

Bikini Atoll (also known as Pikinni Atoll) is an atoll in one of the Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It is referenced in multiple films in the Godzilla franchise, often having a connection to Godzilla's backstory involving exposure to nuclear weapons testing.

Bikini Atoll consists of 23 islands surrounding a 229.4-square-mile (594.1 km2) lagoon. As part of the Pacific Proving Grounds, it was the site of more than 20 nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958.

History

Showa era

Godzilla

Dr. Kyohei Yamane hypothesized that an American hydrogen bomb test conducted at Bikini Atoll awakened and removed Godzilla from his underwater environment and caused him to absorb massive amounts of radiation.

Heisei era

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Writer Kenichiro Terasawa hypothesized in his book The Birth of Godzilla that the Castle Bravo H-bomb test conducted at Bikini Atoll in 1954 mutated a Godzillasaurus living on nearby Lagos Island and turned it into Godzilla. After learning of and testing this theory, the Futurians traveled back in time to 1944 and moved the Godzillasaurus from Lagos Island to the Bering Sea, with the intention of erasing Godzilla from history. In the dinosaur's place, Futurian operative Emmy Kano left behind three genetically-engineered creatures called Dorats, which were later exposed to the Castle Bravo test instead. The nuclear blast merged and mutated the Dorats into the three-headed monster King Ghidorah, which became the pawn of the Futurians in 1992 in their bid to prevent Japan's future rise to a global superpower.

Monsterverse

Godzilla

The United States military, after suffering attacks on their nuclear submarines by Godzilla, readied a nuclear warhead at Bikini Atoll in an attempt to kill the monster. When Godzilla began to swim ashore at Bikini, the bomb was detonated. Though it failed to kill or even visibly harm Godzilla, Godzilla was not seen for another 60 years.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

"Secrets and Lies"

To be added.

Reiwa era

Godzilla Minus One

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In June and July 1946, the United States military carried out Operation Crossroads, a pair of nuclear weapons tests codenamed Able and Baker at Bikini Atoll. Caught in the blast of one of the detonations was Godzilla, a large dinosaur-like monster hailing from Odo Island. Exposure to the nuclear test heavily burned Godzilla's flesh, but also caused him to grow substantially in size and power and gain the ability to fire a highly destructive atomic heat ray from his mouth. The enraged monster began sinking American vessels in the South Pacific over the ensuing year as he gradually made his way toward the Japanese archipelago.

Comics

Gorgo

In issue #22, while Gorgo was resting on Bikini Atoll, U.S. bombers prepared to drop a bomb for nuclear testing, not knowing of the young monster's presence. Just as the bombs dropped a pilot noticed Gorgo, who was then consumed in a nuclear explosion. After the explosion, Gorgo was temporally irradiated and fought the jet planes while also firing a fire breath for the only time in the series. After the fight, Gorgo swam into the waters bellow.

Godzilla: Awakening

Planning to eliminate both Godzilla and Shinomura, the United States military lured the monsters to Bikini Atoll with a nuclear warhead, then detonated it as they battled on land. The blast successfully killed Shinomura, but Godzilla survived and went into hibernation.

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Showa
Countries Japan (HiroshimaNagasakiTokyo (ShinagawaGinza) • KobeOsakaNagoyaOkinawa (Cape Manzamo) • HokkaidoKyotoFukuoka) • China (Beijing) • Philippines (Manila) • United States (New York CityAlaskaTexas) • United Kingdom (London) • France (Paris) • Italy (Venice) • Russia (Moscow) • Rolisica (New Kirk City)Selgina
Geographic points Mount AsoMount FujiPacific Ocean (Odo IslandIwato IslandKamiko IslandFaro IslandMatango IslandInfant IslandSergio IslandLetchi IslandSollgel IslandMonster IslandMondo IslandMonsterlandJapan Trench) • Tokyo BayOsaka Bay
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEurope) • MysteroidPlanet RPlanet PairaVenusMarsJupiterPlanet XMoonGorathTerraPlanet Fire GodDark Gaseous Nebula of the OrionM Space Hunter NebulaPlanet PeacelandPlanet GarogaPlanet BulgarBlack Hole Planet 3
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingSEIKO HOUSE GINZATokyo TowerOsaka CastleSaikai BridgeHaneda AirportAtami CastleMuNagoya TV TowerNagoya CastleWakato BridgeKurobe DamArc de TriompheGodzilla TowerSeatopiaUnderground Cave
Heisei
Countries Japan (TokyoOsakaHokkaido (Sapporo) • FukuokaNagoyaYokohama (Minato Mirai 21) • KyotoKobeKagoshimaKumamotoOkinawaOmaezakiSendaiAshikaga) • China (Hong Kong) • PhilippinesRussiaSaradia
Geographic points Mount MiharaMount FujiLake AshiPacific Ocean (Tokyo BayLagos IslandSea of OkhotskInfant IslandAdonoa IslandBaas IslandKowloon BayGodzilla IslandMatango IslandBungo ChannelYakushimaNilai-Kanai Temple) • Arctic Ocean
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Miscellaneous Mihama Nuclear Power PlantNational Diet BuildingSEIKO HOUSE GINZAFukuoka TowerSapporo TV TowerNagoya CastleNagoya TV TowerYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeCosmo Clock 21Tokyo TowerKai Tak AirportTokyo Bay Aqua-LineTokyo Metropolitan Government BuildingTokyo Telecom CenterIkata Nuclear Power PlantHaneda AirportAriake ColiseumUnderworld
Millennium
Countries Japan (TokyoOkinawaTokaiManazuruHokkaido (Nemuro) • OsakaYokohamaTateyama) • United States (New York CityArizona) • France (Paris) • Australia (Sydney) • New Guinea (Papua New Guinea) • China (Shanghai)
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (KiganjimaInfant IslandJapan Trench) • Atlantic Ocean (English Channel) • Mount MyokoLake IkedaAokigaharaMount FujiArea G
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEuropeOceaniaAntarcticaNew Guinea) • GorathPlanet Fire God
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokai Nuclear Power PlantYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeSydney Opera HouseEiffel TowerTokyo Bay
Reiwa
Countries Japan (Tokyo (KamataShinagawaGinza) KamakuraMechagodzilla CityNigashio) • United Kingdom (London) • United StatesIndia
Geographic points Mount FujiTanzawa PassPacific OceanAtlantic Ocean (English Channel) • Tokyo BaySagami BayBōsō Peninsula
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaEuropeAmerica) • Kepler-452bTau Ceti e
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokyo StationSEIKO HOUSE GINZAAratrumOratioUnion Compound India
American films
Countries United States (New York CityHawaiiNevadaSan FranciscoBostonSedonaPhoenixHobokenWashington, D.C.PensacolaAlaska) • France (French PolynesiaMontagnac) • JamaicaPhilippinesJapan (JanjiraTokyo) • VietnamMexico (Isla de Mara) • Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) • Germany (Munich) • Russia (Moscow) • United Kingdom (London) • Spain (Gibraltar) • Italy (Rome) • BarbadosNorway (Kvitøya) • Sudan (Jebel Barkal) • Egypt (Cairo) • China (Hong Kong)
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Bikini AtollSkull IslandTasman Sea) • Arctic OceanYunnan RainforestMount FujiInfant IslandVictoria Peak
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaOceaniaEuropeAsiaAntarctica)
Miscellaneous Empire State BuildingWorld Trade CenterMadison Square GardenBrooklyn BridgeHonolulu International AirportGolden Gate BridgeYucca Mountain Nuclear Waste RepositoryFenway ParkApex CyberneticsColosseumGreat PyramidChrist the Redeemer
Printed media
Countries United States (San FranciscoSan DiegoNew York CityTexasWashington, D.C.SeattleLas VegasAlaska) • Japan (Tokyo) • Brazil (São Paulo) • France (Paris) • Italy (PompeiiRome) • Ghana (Accra) • India (Mumbai) • Turkey (Istanbul) • South Korea (Seoul) • Russia (Moscow) • MexicoVietnamJamaicaPeru
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Monster IslandMonster IslandsInfant IslandMoansta IslandSatan Atoll)
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaAsiaEuropeAntarctica)
Miscellaneous Golden Gate BridgeGrand CanyonEiffel TowerChrist the RedeemerHellMultiverse

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