Cyber Godzilla

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Cyber Godzilla®
Cyber Godzilla in Godzilla: The Series
Alternate names Cyber-Godzilla, Cyber-Zilla, the cyborg,
the first Godzilla, Daddy
Species Cybernetically modified irradiated iguana
Forms Godzilla (organic form)
Controlled by Leviathan Aliens
Relations Second Godzilla (son),
Leviathan Aliens (creators)
Allies Second Godzilla (initially), Crustaceous Rex*, Cryptocledius*, Giant Bat*, Giant Mutant Queen Bee*, Huge Mutant Rat*, El Gusano Gigante*, King Cobra*
Enemies Second Godzilla, Giant Bat
Designed by Fil Barlow
First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla: The Series
episode 12, "Monster Wars: Part 2"
Godzilla: The Series
episode 13, "Monster Wars: Part 3"
For the original organic form of this monster, see Godzilla (TriStar).
Monique Dupre: “What is that thing?
Elsie Chapman: “Oh, just a little something me and the aliens whipped up.
― Monique and Elsie discussing Cyber Godzilla in "Monster Wars: Part 3"

Cyber Godzilla (サイバー・ゴジラ,   Saibā Gojira) is a giant cybernetic reptilian monster who first appears in episode 12 of Godzilla: The Series, "Monster Wars: Part 2."

The result of the Leviathan Aliens recovering and cybernetically reviving the corpse of the first Godzilla, Cyber Godzilla was the centerpiece of the aliens' planned invasion of Earth. They first released the cyborg to intercept its son, using its parental influence to bring him under the aliens' control. Cyber Godzilla was then set loose on Tokyo as the aliens' other mind-controlled monsters assaulted major cities around the globe. Cyber Godzilla was eventually defeated after the current Godzilla's surrogate father Niko Tatopoulos freed him from the aliens' mind control and convinced him to fight his biological father.

Name[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla's name comes from "cyber" ("cybernetic" for short), referring to the monster's status as a cyborg, and "Godzilla." The nickname "Cyber-Zilla" comes from the fact the TriStar Godzilla's design was later trademarked as a new character called "Zilla" by Toho. The Leviathan Aliens simply refer to Cyber Godzilla as "the cyborg." Nick Tatopoulos also alludes to Cyber Godzilla as Godzilla's "daddy."

Design[edit | edit source]

Due to being the cybernetically revived parent of the Second Godzilla, Cyber Godzilla is near identical to his child. Its decayed organic body is a desaturated purple that is lighter on the undersides. He has green eyes and appears to have lost the fifth vestigial digit on his hands. Both of Cyber Godzilla's legs have a cybernetic thigh guard and a brace farther up his feet. Cyber Godzilla's left arm has a cybernetic enhancement that starts as a brace with three spikes at the end of his upper arm and ends as a panel at his wrist. Cyber Godzilla's right arm has been replaced with a skeletal-like cybernetic arm that has three claws. His two largest dorsal plates have each been equipped with four energy missile launchers. Cyber Godzilla's entire mid-section has been replaced with a cybernetic enhancement that has a panel attached to his left shoulder and an openable chest. Cyber Godzilla's head features a cybernetic enhancement that wraps around his entire head leaving his jaw exposed, the top of his head has a frill, and his bottom jaw has four red spikes along with a cable that connects to the cybernetic enhancement in his neck. His tail also has a cybernetic brace around it. The dewlap that hangs on his neck has three large spikes.

Origins[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla is the original Godzilla that nested in New York City in 1998. Following the creature's death, its corpse was taken to a military base for study. When the Leviathan Aliens overtook the base, they used their technology to modify Godzilla into a cyborg that was completely under their control, using it to turn the second Godzilla against humanity and recruit him to their cause. Cyber Godzilla is completely under the control of the Leviathan Aliens, though he is still able to recognize the second Godzilla as his son.

History[edit | edit source]

Godzilla: The Series[edit | edit source]

"Monster Wars: Part 2"[edit | edit source]

Immediately following his resurrection, Cyber Godzilla was sent to eliminate Nick Tatopoulos and Mendel Craven, who had broken into Sandy Point Military Base to rescue their friends from Leviathan Alien control. The new Godzilla, Cyber Godzilla's only living offspring, arrived to protect Tatopoulos, but became conflicted by having to choose between both parents. In his moment of hesitation, the Leviathan Aliens took control of him and the father and son worked together to try and eliminate the intruders. After being thrown off the humans' trail, the monsters were sent into the world's major cities to cause destruction, with Cyber Godzilla attacking Tokyo.

"Monster Wars: Part 3"[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla continued his rampage until the Leviathan Alien mind control unit was destroyed. He was unaffected by this due to his implants, and was then tasked with eliminating the H.E.A.T. team once again. Godzilla chose Tatopoulos over his father, however, and the two clashed. Their quarrel went on until Godzilla tackled Cyber Godzilla into the water and tore out his internal mechanisms.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Atomic breath[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla unleashes his atomic breath in Tokyo.

Cyber Godzilla is armed with an atomic breath which is blue in color (an obvious reference to the Japanese Godzilla) as opposed to his son, whose atomic breath is green.

Energy missiles[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla can fire up to eight energy missiles from the missile launchers on his dorsal fins. When fired, they tend to have a blue or a green color.

Cybernetic dish[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla has a cybernetic dish located in his chest, which can reflect sound-based waves and attacks back to their source. It was used against the Giant Bat to counter its sonic screech.

Physical capabilities[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla retains his previous abilities prior to his modification, including an impressive running speed and jumping ability as well as an amphibious lifestyle.

Durability[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla's physical durability is enhanced compared to his organic form, as he is now resistant to human weaponry and can hold his own in combat with other monsters.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

After Godzilla burrowed into the ground, Cyber Godzilla investigated the hole only to be knocked onto his back by Godzilla's atomic fire breath. Once on his back, Godzilla blasted Cyber Godzilla with his atomic fire breath. Cyber Godzilla easily had his cybernetic arm shot off by one of the Leviathan Aliens ships. After Godzilla knocked Cyber Godzilla onto his back again with his atomic fire breath, Godzilla pounced onto his father and proceeded to tear into his chest, ripping out cables and the satellite dish, effectively killing his father.

Video games[edit | edit source]

Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars[edit | edit source]

While Cyber Godzilla's origins and links to a nondescript race of aliens are never addressed in the game, Cyber Godzilla remains the reanimated corpse of the first Godzilla; however, in this adaptation, she is exclusively erroneously referred to as female. She was forced to battle her son and fired several missiles at him, but was ultimately put out of operation, allowing Godzilla to once again rest in peace.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Cyber Godzilla/Gallery.

Roar[edit | edit source]

Cyber Godzilla's roar is a TriStar Godzilla roar that has been edited to sound more mechanical.

Cyber Godzilla's roar

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cyber Godzilla is a clear reference to Mechagodzilla and Mecha-King Ghidorah, the latter also being a cyborg.
  • Cyber Godzilla shares many similarities to the Millennium Mechagodzilla, Kiryu, as both are previously dead kaiju that are resurrected using robotic technology and made to fight another kaiju of the same species as them. The largest difference between the two is that Kiryu is a biomecha with its skeleton, DNA, and nervous system tissue as its only organic components, while Cyber Godzilla is a cyborg, with much of its organic body intact.
  • Cyber Godzilla possesses a blue atomic breath and attacks Tokyo, both clear references to the Japanese Godzilla.
  • While Cyber Godzilla, TriStar's Godzilla, and Zilla are all acknowledged as being male, the 2000 video game Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars makes the mistake of calling him "she" several times over. This is not an uncommon misconception among people who have only seen the 1998 TriStar film and witnessed Godzilla laying eggs.

Video[edit | edit source]

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: Godzilla 1998 / Zilla


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