Ghost Godzilla

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Ghost Godzilla
Ghost Godzilla concept art by Shinji Nishikawa
Alternate names Original Godzilla
Species Godzilla spirit
Planned for Godzilla vs. Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Baraguirus, Godzilla vs. Chaos
Concept history VaranGhost GodzillaBaraguirusChaosBaganJunior GodzillaDeep-Sea LifeBio MonsterSuper Nuked Godzilla → Lambda → BarubaroiDestoroyah

Ghost Godzilla (ゴーストゴジラ,   Gōsuto Gojira) is an unused 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.

Overview

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,[1] 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 cross between Baragon and Anguirus.[2] 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."[3] Ghost Godzilla was eventually replaced with Barubaroi, who was subsequently reworked into the monster Destoroyah.

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Trivia

  • 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 denied the idea.[4]

References

This is a list of references for Ghost Godzilla. 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. Shinji Nishikawa. Shinji Nishikawa: Drawing Book of Godzilla. Yosensha. p. 185. 9 June 2016. ISBN: 978-4800309594.
  2. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Completion. Hobby Japan. 9 December 2017. ISBN: 978-4798615813.
  3. Takao Okawara Interview III - davmil.org
    "Godzilla was pitted against MechaGodzilla in GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA and Space Godzilla in GODZILLA VS. SPACE GODZILLA (1994). So, it was felt that it would not be a good idea to have him take on another incarnation of himself so soon."
  4. “@RAAM22: @NECA_TOYS @splicefree Ghost Godzilla?” Right. No can do per TOHO

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LegoGoji

19 days ago
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i herd that in 2021, godzilla vs ghost godzilla will be coming out! or it could be a rip-off.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

19 days ago
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False
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LegoGoji

one month ago
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have you guys seen SiFi explained's video on ghost godzilla?
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Max Carnage

2 months ago
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You know a guy made a possible Ghost Godzilla roar. It mixes the original 1954 one with demonic sounds and it sounds like Godzilla is in pain. It's a great rendition of what could have been. I'll put the link here:

https://www....el=Cjkid1231
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LegoGoji

one month ago
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seen that video
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

16 months ago
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It's zambi godzilla!!!!!! Run!!!!
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

16 months ago
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It actually looks more like a zombie than a ghost
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LegoGoji

one month ago
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are zombie's blue!?!?
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AngiraBlu

one month ago
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@LegoGoji: Ever seen what a corpse looks like, after a while? I think it's somewhat similar to bruising or something.
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LegoGoji

19 days ago
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uhhh...
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Godzillafan999

17 months ago
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I would have preferred to get Godzilla vs ghost Godzilla then the movie we got Godzilla vs destroyer sucked but this film sounds amazing
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Delibirda

8 months ago
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It's Destoroyah.
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SkullIslandExplorer

20 months ago
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When hinges creak in doorless chambers And strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls Whenever candlelights flicker where where the air is deathly still That is the time when ghosts are present Practicing their terror with ghoulish delight


When the crypt doors creak And the tombstones quake Spooks come out for a singing wake Happy haunts materialize And begin to vocalize

Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize
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Theamazingdemo

28 months ago
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Spookyzilla
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

31 months ago
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Look at the concept art, it looks like the Godzilla that appeared in GMK, mostly the eyes.
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Gojis123

17 months ago
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I Think Ghost Godzilla is Now Reused in GMK because of the dead soldiers from the world war and posessed godzilla.
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TheWatcherIsBae

44 months ago
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This is probably what would have happened in the film. This isn't confirmed! It's just speculation!

•••••
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Son of Gorgo

40 months ago
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What??
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Petexera

35 months ago
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LOL
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TopMonarchScientist

14 months ago
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What is that? To me,it looks like Pac-Man
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VaderRaptor

14 months ago
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That's exactly what it is.
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TopMonarchScientist

14 months ago
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😆 ROFL
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LegoGoji

one month ago
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why r u guy's righting in all cap's?
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Magara M&E

49 months ago
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Is BioGodzilla real?
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The King of the Monsters

49 months ago
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What is "BioGodzilla?"
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The King of the Monsters

46 months ago
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That's obviously just someone's fan art.
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