Giant Condor

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Toho Company, Limited Monster
The Giant Condor in Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
Giant Condor
Alternate names Large Condor, Large Eagle, Giant Eagle, Ookondoru, Oowashi, Daikondoru, Daiwashi
Subtitle(s) Monster Bird (怪鳥,   Kaichō)[1]
Giant Monster Bird (大怪鳥,   Daikaichō)[2]
Species Giant condor/eagle
Length 20 meters[3]
Wingspan 45 meters[3]
Weight 600 metric tons[3]
Enemies Godzilla
Created by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shinichi Sekizawa, Jun Fukuda
Portrayed by Puppet
First appearance Latest appearance
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep All Monsters Attack
Roar(s)

The Giant Condor (大コンドル,   Ōkondoru), also known as the Giant Eagle (大ワシ,   Ōwashi), is a giant bird kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1966 Godzilla film, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep.

Name

This monster has two different names for its two appearances: Giant Condor (大コンドル,   Ōkondoru) in Ebirah, Horror of the Deep and Giant Eagle (大ワシ,   Ōwashi) in All Monsters Attack. It is actually called the "Giant Eagle" by Ichiro in the Japanese dialogue for All Monsters Attack, but goes unnamed in the English dub.

Origins

The Giant Condor's origins are unknown. It is possible that the Giant Condor is a type of giant prehistoric bird or that it was mutated by the radiation given off by the Red Bamboo's nuclear weapons facilities on Letchi Island, which was the case with Ebirah. It is also unknown whether the Giant Condor was employed as a defense by the Red Bamboo, or simply attacked Godzilla of its own free will.

History

Showa Series

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

The Giant Condor battling Godzilla in Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

The Giant Condor appeared from the skies above Letchi Island and briefly grappled with Godzilla, but proved to be little more than a nuisance to the King of the Monsters, who roasted it with his atomic breath and caused its burnt corpse to plummet into the ocean below.

All Monsters Attack

In the dreams of Ichiro Miki, Godzilla was wandering around his home of Monster Island only to be attacked by the Giant Eagle. Godzilla fought briefly with the avian monster, but killed it with a blast of its atomic breath and sent its burnt corpse falling into the ocean.

Abilities

The Giant Condor has abilities typical of a large bird of prey: sharp talons, a piercing beak and the power of flight.

Filmography

Books

GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla

The Giant Condor inhabited North Africa and preyed upon United Earth soldiers that participated in "Operation: Long March."[4]

Gallery

Main article: Giant Condor/Gallery.

Trivia

References

This is a list of references for Giant Condor. 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. Godzilla Toho Giant Monster Pictorial Book. Shogakukan. p. 121. 1 April 2005. ISBN: 4-09-280052-5.
  2. Definitive Edition Godzilla Introduction (14th Edition). Shogakukan. p. 71. 20 November 1996. ISBN: 4-09-220142-7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Godzilla Completely Deciphered. Takarajimasha. p. 103. 26 June 2014. ISBN: 4800228964.
  4. Oki, Renji. GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla. Kadokawa. pp. 53-85. 25 April 2018. ISBN: 9784041063453.
  5. Japanese Special Effects: Fantasy Movie Complete Works. Keibunsha. p. 178. 1997. ISBN: 4766927060.
  6. Club Tokyo

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Gojifan2003

15 days ago
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That's one giant bird
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Gorosaurus Fan

2 months ago
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I feel sorry for it after Godzilla shoots him with his Atomic Breath
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Keizer Zilla

4 months ago
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I think I know how the carnivorous Monsters living on Monster-Land fed without killing each other, they just hunted Giant Condors!
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Theamazingdemo

9 months ago
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Big Birb
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Titanollante

12 months ago
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Does Giant Condor have 3 toes or 4 toes?
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Gorosaurus Fan

2 months ago
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He has 3
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Gojira2014

12 months ago
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all hail our big bird overlord. may your wisdom help us beat the almighty lizard boi once and for all our great king.
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Kaiju4EVER

16 months ago
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Kaiju4Ever's Epic Kaiju Subtitles #75:

Big Bronze Bird
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Indominus rex

20 months ago
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bird
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MosuFan2004

25 months ago
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Almighty!
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BigRandomKaiju

25 months ago
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I like that they could transform the Rodan puppet into something so different and strange.
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Les

25 months ago
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I find it interesting how Toho decided to even create this guy. Kinda glad they did though!
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Koopa

25 months ago
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Arguably the least-known of the 'main line' Showa era monsters. He's arguably even more forgettable than Gabara, and that's a shame, as I like both of them.
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Green Blob Thing

25 months ago
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I'd argue that the Giant Lizard is more forgotten than this guy.
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MogueraUnleashed

12 months ago
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I agree, giant lizard is a strange, awkward monster that needs more love. However, I feel the least known shows monster is the Maneater, who barely gets recognized as a monster.
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Green Blob Thing

33 months ago
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I wanna see Skeleturtle vs. Giant Condor.
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KaijuUnity

18 months ago
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skeleturtls is our lord and saviour of couse he will win

why would you think of that its like putting a sparrow up against bowser from mario
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