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, and is physically seen in the comic book Godzilla: Awakening and the 2014 film, Godzilla.

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 Series

Godzilla

In the original film, it is hypothesized by Dr. Kyohei Yamane 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 Series

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

In the Heisei Series, writer Kenichiro Terasawa hypothesizes that the Castle Bravo H-bomb 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 travel back in time to 1944 and remove the Godzillasaurus from Lagos Island, and move it to the Bering Sea, with the intention of erasing Godzilla from history.

However, it is later revealed that the Godzilla that attacked Japan in 1954 was a separate individual from the Godzillasaurus from Lagos, and was still mutated by the H-bomb test in 1954. The Godzilla that attacked Japan in 1984 and 1989 was actually the result of the Futurians moving the Godzillasaurus from Lagos to the Bering Sea, where it was mutated by a Russian nuclear submarine crash, thus preventing the timeline from actually being altered at all.

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.

Comics

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.

Locations
Showa
Countries Japan (HiroshimaNagasakiTokyoKobeOsakaNagoyaOkinawaHokkaidoKyotoFukuoka) • China (Beijing) • Philippines (Manila) • United States (New York City) • England • (London) • France (Paris) • Russia (Moscow) • Rolisica (New Kirk City)Selgina
Geographic points Mount AsoMount FujiPacific Ocean (Odo IslandIwato IslandFaro IslandMatango IslandInfant IslandSergio IslandLetchi IslandSollgel IslandMonster IslandMondo IslandMonsterlandJapan Trench) • Tokyo BayOsaka Bay
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEurope) • MysteroidPlanet RPlanet PairaVenusMarsJupiterPlanet XThe MoonGorathTerraPlanet Fire GodDark Gaseous Nebula of the OrionM Space HunterPlanet PeacelandPlanet GarogaPlanet BulgarBlack Hole Planet 3
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerOsaka CastleSaikai BridgeHaneda AirportAtami CastleMuNagoya TowerNagoya CastleWakato BridgeKurobe DamArc de TriompheGodzilla TowerSeatopiaUnderground Cave
Heisei
Countries Japan (TokyoOsakaHokkaido (Sapporo) • FukuokaNagoyaYokohama (Minato Mirai 21) • KyotoKobeKagoshimaKumamotoOkinawa) • China (Hong Kong) • PhilippinesRussiaSaradia
Geographic points Mount MiharaMount FujiLake AshiPacific Ocean (Lagos IslandInfant IslandAdonoa IslandBirth IslandGodzilla IslandMatango IslandBungo ChannelYakushimaNilai-Kanai Temple)
Planets and continents Earth (Asia) • MarsJupiterMonster PlanetPlanet Torendiru
Miscellaneous Mihama Nuclear Power PlantNational Diet BuildingFukuoka TowerSapporo TowerNagoya CastleNagoya 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) • 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
American films
Countries United States (New York CityHawaiiNevadaSan FranciscoBoston) • Japan (Janjira) • PhilippinesFrance (French Polynesia) • Jamaica
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Bikini AtollSkull Island)
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaOceaniaAsia)
Miscellaneous Empire State BuildingWorld Trade CenterMadison Square GardenBrooklyn BridgeHonolulu International AirportGolden Gate BridgeYucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository
Printed media
Countries United States (CaliforniaNew York CityTexasDistrict of Columbia) • Japan (Tokyo) • Brazil • (Sao Paulo) • South Korea (Seoul) • Russia (Moscow) • Mexico
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Monster IslandMonster IslandsInfant IslandMoansta Island)
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaAsiaEurope)
Miscellaneous Golden Gate BridgeEiffel TowerHell


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CreativeName22

16 months ago
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SpongeBob also lives there.
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