Garuda

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Toho Company, Limited Vehicles
The Garuda in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
Garuda
Subtitle Anti-G Combat Machine
(対戦闘マシン,   Tai Jī Sentō Mashin?)[1]
Anti-G Bombardment Machine
(対砲撃機,   Tai Jī Hōgeki-ki?)G:TB
Height 22.8 meters[2]
Length 84 meters[2][3]
Weight 482 metric tons[2][3]
Width 58 meters[2]
Targets Godzilla, Rodan
Piloted by Johnson, Kazuma Aoki
Attaches to Mechagodzilla
First Appearance Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

The Garuda (ガルーダ,   Garūda?) is a mechanical vehicle created by Toho that first appeared in the 1993 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. It attaches to Mechagodzilla, creating Super Mechagodzilla.

History

Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

In 1992, the Japanese government commissioned the creation of a spiritual successor to the Super X—the Garuda, a superweapon that would hopefully defeat Godzilla. Meant as the ultimate anti-Godzilla weapon, the Garuda was made obsolete by G-Force's Mechagodzilla, a mech created from researching and salvaging the remains of Mecha-King Ghidorah. Mechagodzilla however proved to have flaws, as it was defeated by Godzilla in their first encounter in 1994. In light of this, Kazuma Aoki proposed to modify and combine both the Garuda and Mechagodzilla, resulting in Super Mechagodzilla.

G-Force devised a plan where Mechagodzilla would destroy Godzilla's secondary brain, discovered from research into BabyGodzilla, using the G-Crusher. The plan had Baby Godzilla being used as bait to lure Godzilla. However, unexpectedly, Rodan appeared and stole Baby Godzilla's container from the helicopter transporting him. In order to retrieve Baby Godzilla, Mechagodzilla was dispatched to handle Rodan, with Kazuma Aoki following in the Garuda.

When it arrived, the Garuda tried to lead Rodan away from the container holding Baby Godzilla, but Rodan managed to incapacitate the Garuda. Kazuma quickly began repairing the weapon, and Mechagodzilla sent Rodan flying into a building with a plasma grenade. Right then, Godzilla appeared, looking for Baby Godzilla. Mechagodzilla tried to fight Godzilla but was no match. Kazuma managed to fully repair the Garuda in time and had it start bombarding Godzilla with firepower, distracting the monster. Mechagodzilla rammed into Godzilla using his thrusters, and finally it was decided that Mechagodzilla and Garuda needed to combine. Garuda docked into Mechagodzilla's shoulders, and Super Mechagodzilla was formed.

Super Mechagodzilla fought and eventually gained the upper hand against Godzilla, destroying his second brain. Before Mechagodzilla could finish Godzilla off however, Rodan woke up and gave up his life energy to Godzilla for the sake of Baby Godzilla. Godzilla woke up with tremendous energy and rapidly used his power and spiral atomic ray to destroy both Mechagodzilla and Garuda.

Weapons

  • Flight at Mach 3.[2]
  • Dual laser cannons.
  • Armored in a NT-1 artificial diamond coating.
  • Able to attach to Mechagodzilla's back to form Super Mechagodzilla.

Video Games

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Video Games

Merchandise

Toys

References

This is a list of references for Garuda. 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]

  1. Common Knowledge of Godzilla. Futabasha. p. 91. 6 July 2014. ISBN: 978-4-575-30696-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. pp. 16-17. 1 November 1993. ISBN: 978-4091014399.
    GVSMG2 SCW 16-17.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 Koji Oshima. Everything Godzilla: The Complete Super Encyclopedia. Kodansha. p. 70. 2004. ISBN: 4063045579.

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Lamango

9 months ago
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Apparently, Garuda is a surviving bring over from the three different vehicles that were to combine into Godzilla.