The name "giant lizard" makes the creature sound like a kaiju, but it is in fact at a realistic size, growing to an exhibited size of one meter. It keeps its "Giant" name when put in comparison to one of the character's heads, as that character swings the lizard above his cranium. "Ootokage" is a fanmade English nickname that is a transliteration of the monster's Japanese name, which translates to giant lizard, like Oodako for the giant octopus and Ookondoru for the giant condor. An official ornament of the creature created by Cast gives it the full name Giant Lizard of Faro Island (ファロ島の大トカゲ. Faro-tō no Ōtokage)
Once on Faro Island, the Tokyo Television expedition team find the Giant Lizard while in search of King Kong. The Giant Lizard antagonizes Furue Kinsaburo, who then comically spins the lizard above his head, scared and surprised at the same time. Osamu Sakurai then kills the Giant Lizard with a rifle. It is after this distraction that they hear King Kong roaring nearby, forcing them to return to the village.
- Main article: Giant Lizard/Gallery.
- The Giant Lizard, the Giant Octopus, the Vampire Plant, Skeleturtle, the Giant Condor, the Giant Sea Serpent, Snowman, Condor, and the Maneater all debuted in the Showa era and have not made an appearance in any other era.
- The Giant Lizard is one of the minor Showa kaiju to have a received an official toy, others including the Giant Octopus, Skeleturtle, the Giant Condor and the Giant Sea Serpent.
- The squeals and squeaks of the Giant Lizard would later be used for the Ultraman monster Pigmon in its first appearance.
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