Exif

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Exif
Exif
Leader Endurph
Pawns Gigan, Titanosaurus
Homeworld Exifcalus
Allies Humans, Bilusaludo
First Appearance Latest Appearance
GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle
People of Earth, we are the Exif. We are observers and predictors. We have come to tell you of your destiny. Your time of destruction is nigh. You must discover a path to devotion.
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Endurph introduces the Exif to mankind in 2035 (GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters)

The Exif (エクシフ,   Ekushifu?) are a race of extraterrestrials that first appear in the 2017 Godzilla film, GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters. They are one of three member races of the United Earth, along with the Humans and Bilusaludo.

Name

This race's English name is given as "Exif" on the official website for GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters, which is a close approximation of their Japanese name, Ekushifu (エクシフ?). However, the English-language press materials given to SciFi Japan by Toho use two different names for the race: Exiles and Xiliens.[1]

Design

The Exif look very similar to humans, but are considerably more pale and have white hair, patterned after mizura, a hairstyle popular among male nobles in ancient Japan. Exif have pointy ears positioned slightly higher than humans'.[2] The only two Exif depicted so far are male religious figures, and wear long white and purple robes. Exif possess longer lifespans than humans, and so Metphies has the appearance of a 25 year-old human despite being 50 years old, while Endurph looks like a 50 year-old human despite being 105 years old.

Origins

The Exif hail from Exifcalus, the fourth satellite of the star BD+48 740 in the Perseus constellation.[2] 100,000 years ago, Exifcalus was destroyed by the monster Ghidorah, and the Exif have been wandering space as vagrants ever since. It is likely the Exif had visited Earth in humanity's ancient past, inspiring the many religions of the world, all of which were meant to imitate the Exif religion. It is proposed that many deities, holy figures, and prophets of human religions, including God, Jesus, Allah, and Buddha, all came from the Exif religion.[3] The Exif finally revealed themselves to mankind in 2035, when their spaceships appeared over New York. They claimed to have come to restore humanity's faith after losing faith in existing religion due to the emergence Godzilla.

History

Post-Millennium Series

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters

The Exif joined together with the Bilusaludo and Humans to form the United Earth, an organization whose goal was to fight back the monster overrunning the Earth. Unfortunately, the combination of the three races' resources was powerless to stop Godzilla, and so by 2048 the Exif helped the remnants of humanity flee the planet and emigrate to a new home in the Cetus constellation. When humanity's new home, Tau-e, proved uninhabitable, Exif religious figures Metphies and Endurph accompanied a United Earth force on a return expedition to Earth to reclaim it from Godzilla. Once they arrived, however, they discovered that 20,000 years had passed on Earth and it had become an alien ecosystem ruled by Godzilla.

Abilities

  • The Exif possess a future prediction technology known as Gematron (ゲマトロン,   Gematoron?), based on their own mathematical system. Another name for Gematron is Gematria, which is the name of the alphanumeric code used in ancient Hebrew culture. It is possible this is because the Hebrew Gematria was adopted from the Exif system when the Exif visited Earth in the ancient past.[4] Gematron is associated with a sacred oracle instrument possessed by the Exif known as Garbetrium (ガルビトリウム,   Garubitoriumu?). Gematron calculation can be applied to subspace navigation,[5] ecological classification of monsters, detection of enemies,[4] and the selection of individuals for the Extraterrestrial Emigration Plan.[3]

Gallery

Production

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters

Screenshots

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

Trivia

  • The Exif are named after and inspired by the Xiliens.[2]

References

This is a list of references for Exif. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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Chainsaw Gigan

6 months ago
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Why do I think they were inspired my the belief details of "Nordic Aliens"?
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Titanollante

10 months ago
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I hate the barely-visible transparency in these logos.