Giant Rat

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Giant Rat
Giant Rat in Latitude Zero
Alternate names Giant mouse[1]
Subtitle(s) Giant Beast (巨獣,   Kyojū)[2]
Giant Creature
(巨大生物,   Kyodai Seibutsu)[3]
Height 2 meters[4]
Weight 350 kilograms[4]
Relations Malic (Creator)
Allies Malic
Enemies Craig McKenzie and his crew
Portrayed by Haruo Nakajima, Teruo Aragaki
First appearance Latitude Zero
Do not confuse with the Mutant Rats from Godzilla: The Series.

The Giant Rats (大ネズミ,   Ōnezumi) are kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1969 film, Latitude Zero.


The Giant Rats simply look like gigantic, dark, sewer rats. Their eyes are bright yellow with orange pupils.


Latitude Zero

The Giant Rats were originally just normal rats living on Malic's island, until he enhanced them with his growth serum. The rats acted as the doctor's guard dogs, guarding their master's hideout. The rats were put to the test after the crew of Alpha stumbled upon Malic's cave. The rats fended them off for s short while before McKenzie utilized his flamethrower which got rid of a few. To kill the rest, the crew flew over an acid pool in their helicopter. The rats chased after them, but were too focused to realize the acid. With their heads looking into the sky, the rats fell straight into the pit and were burned alive.


While not having any special abilites, the Giant Rats can utilize their teeth and claws in combat.


The Giant Rats proved vulnerable to the glove-mounted flamethrowers used by the Alpha's crew and Blood Rock's rivers of acid.


GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla

Giant Rats were present in North Africa during "Operation: Long March," and preyed upon United Earth soldiers along with the Griffons and Giant Condor.[5]


Main article: Giant Rat/Gallery.


This is a list of references for Giant Rat. 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. All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book (4th Edition). Yosensha. p. 149. 4 September 2016. ISBN: 978-4-8003-0362-2.
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  2. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. Village Books. p. 128. 28 September 2012. ISBN: 4-864-91013-8.
  3. Definitive Edition of Toho Monster Movies!! Godzilla Special Effects Complete Works. Natsumesha. p. 59. 21 December 1994. ISBN: 978-4816317750.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Godzilla Giant Monsters Super Encyclopedia (4th edition). Kodansha. p. 61. 15 March 1994. ISBN: 978-4063042702.
  5. Oki, Renji. GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla. Kadokawa. pp. 53-85. 25 April 2018. ISBN: 9784041063453.


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4 months ago
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They reuse the Giant Lizard roar just slowed down. https://www....=AEMDfCwnRGw at 1:42


20 months ago
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nice kaiju they need to be in more stuff though


18 months ago
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And now they're in Godzilla: Project Mechagodzilla

Green Blob Thing

30 months ago
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Deathrock9's Extraordinary Observations #98
These rats are bigger than normal rats.


31 months ago
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See, Daiei, this is how you should have portrayed Nezura.


31 months ago
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31 months ago
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OMG they are ugly beautiful!!
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