Ghost Godzilla (ゴーストゴジラ is an unused Gōsuto Gojira)kaiju who was considered for inclusion in various proposals for the seventh and final Heisei Godzilla film. It is the restless spirit of the original Godzilla who was killed by the Oxygen Destroyer in 1954.
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Ghost Godzilla was intended to be Godzilla's opponent in the final film of the Heisei series. Planning on tying the last planned Godzilla film for at least a decade in with the original 1954 film, Toho decided for Godzilla's opponent to be the reincarnation of the restless spirit of the first Godzilla. According to concept art of Ghost Godzilla commissioned by Shinji Nishikawa on December 27, 1994, Ghost Godzilla would have possessed LittleGodzilla in one draft of the film, causing him to grow from the inside out into a form resembling the 1954 Godzilla. As a result of the sudden growth, Ghost Godzilla would have large cracks and tears in its skin. Ghost Godzilla also appears to have white eyes with no pupils. In another draft, the spirit possessed Anguirus, transforming into the hybrid kaiju Godzirus. In a draft titled Godzilla vs. Baraguirus, Ghost Godzilla instead possessed the new kaiju Baraguirus, described as resembling a hybrid between Baragon and Anguirus. In the story for Godzilla vs. Chaos, Godzilla, LittleGodzilla, and the extradimensional kaiju Chaos battled over Ghost Godzilla's bio-energy.
Ghost Godzilla was scrapped because director Takao Okawara reportedly felt that after Godzilla's previous two opponents, Mechagodzilla and SpaceGodzilla, being clones of him, having a third film pitting Godzilla against a clone of himself "would not [have been] a good idea." Ghost Godzilla was eventually replaced with Barubaroi, who was subsequently reworked into Destoroyah.
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- Funko sold an exclusive figure called "Ghost Glow Godzilla" as part of their Pop! line during New York Comic-Con 2015.
- Funko later released a variant of their Godzilla Hikari figure, explicitly identified as "Ghost Godzilla" on its package.
- NECA considered releasing a figure of Ghost Godzilla, but Toho rejected the idea.
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