Giant Lizard

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Giant Lizard
Giant Lizard in King Kong vs. Godzilla
Alternate names Large Lizard, Daitokage, Ootokage,
Giant Lizard of Faro Island
Length ~1 meter[1]
Enemies Osamu Sakurai
First appearance King Kong vs. Godzilla

The Giant Lizard ( (おお)トカゲ,   Ōtokage) is a giant lizard kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1962 Godzilla film, King Kong vs. Godzilla.


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).[2]


Showa era

King Kong vs. Godzilla

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.



This is a list of references for Giant Lizard. 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 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 85. ISBN 978-4091014702.
  2. Cast Ootokage ornament.jpg


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