Godzilla (MonsterVerse)

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'Godzilla' incarnations
Godzilla 2004
MonsterVerse Godzilla
Shin Godzilla
Godzilla® (MonsterVerse) copyright icon Toho Company, LimitedSlash.pngLegendary Pictures Monster
Godzilla on the poster for Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla® (MonsterVerse)
Alternate names Gojira, King of the Monsters, G, Goji, Alpha Predator, Nautilus,
Species 5146_Adam,
Legendary Godzilla, Hollywood Godzilla, American Godzilla, Godzilla 2014, LegendaryGoji, RejeGoji, GareGoji, DohaGoji, DougheGoji
Subtitle(s) King of the Monsters
Species Prehistoric amphibious reptile (Titanus Gojira)
Height 355 feet[1] / 108 meters,G14[2][3][note 1]
393 feet[4] / 119.8 metersGKotM[5]
Length 550.4 feet[1] / 167.74 meters[3][6] (Tail),G14
582 feet / 177.4 meters (Tail)GKotM[5]
Weight 90,000 tons,G14[2][7][note 2]
99,634 tonsGKotM[5][4][note 2]
Other stats No. of dorsal plates: 89G14[1][7]
Hand palm size: 34.4 feetG14[1]
Volume: 89,724 cubic metersG14[6][7][note 3]
Foot length: 60 feetG14[7]
Foot width: 58 feet[7] / 17.66 metersG14[3]
No. of teeth: 60G14[7]
Teeth length: 3.51 feet[7] / 1.07 metersG14[3]
Teeth depth: 1.73 feetG14[7]
Roar audible radius: 3 miles[7] /
4.8 kilometersG14[3]
Maximum roar volume: 174 decibelsGKotM[5]
Swimming speed: 40 knotsGKotM[4]
Relations Dagon (possible ancestor)
Allies Mothra
Enemies MUTO, Shinomura,
MUTO Prime, King Ghidorah
Created by Ishiro Honda, Tomoyuki Tanaka,
Eiji Tsuburaya, Gareth Edwards,
Andrew Baker, Matt Allsopp
Portrayed by TJ Storm
First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla (2014) Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Design(s) GareGoji, DougheGoji
Roar(s)
This is Godzilla's world, we just live in it.
„ 

— Chief Warrant Officer Jackson Barnes (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)

Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira) is a giant monster that first appeared in the 2014 Legendary Pictures Godzilla film, Godzilla.

The MonsterVerse Godzilla is the second incarnation of Godzilla to be featured in an American-made film, after the TriStar Godzilla from the 1998 film, and the tenth onscreen incarnation of the character overall. A colossal apex predator hailing from a time in Earth's past where surface radiation levels were considerably higher, Godzilla retreated deep underwater as this radiation declined to feed on the planet's natural geothermal radiation. Godzilla occasionally surfaced throughout history, inspiring some of humanity's mythology. In the 20th century, the advent of the nuclear age drew Godzilla to the surface, attracting the attention of the American military, which carried out a campaign of nuclear strikes against the monster in the South Pacific under the guise of nuclear testing. Godzilla vanished up until 2014, when parasitic creatures from his time period dubbed MUTOs were unleashed and prepared to begin reproducing. Godzilla hunted the MUTOs down to San Francisco, where he engaged in a protracted battle which ended when he killed them both and returned to the ocean. This incarnation of Godzilla has appeared in only a single film so far, but is referenced in the film Kong: Skull Island and will return in the films Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong.

Name

Godzilla is at first referred to as "Gojira" (ゴジラ) by the character Ishiro Serizawa, although other characters eventually begin referring to him by his English name "Godzilla." Godzilla's species is officially designated as "Species 5146_Adam" by Monarch, the scientific organization that studies him in the film. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla is given the Titan designation Titanus Gojira by Monarch.

Design

Main articles: GareGoji, DougheGoji.

The MonsterVerse Godzilla's face is shaped very squarely, while his neck is broad and possesses gills on its sides.[8] He is not the first incarnation of the character to have gills: producer Tomoyuki Tanaka explained the air holes in the front of the necks of Showa-era Godzilla suits as gills in his book Definitive Edition Godzilla Introduction.[9] Of course, this computer-generated Godzilla required no such accommodations, and his gills are more easily recognized as such by the viewer. His eyes are a yellow color, and his teeth are small and not nearly as straightly lined up as many previous Godzilla incarnations.

The MonsterVerse Godzilla's nostrils are more separate than previous incarnations, with them being in opposite sides of the snout, making it more reptile-like instead of the more mammalian fashion of being close together in front of it. Godzilla's head and neck seem to lean forward more so than any previous design. His dorsal fins are smaller than the previous designs, but they still retain the core maple-leaf shape, although straighter and very sharp, somewhat like the Godzilla from Godzilla 2000: Millennium. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, he has larger, more jagged dorsal fins based on those of the 1954 Godzilla design.

This Godzilla's claws are a black color, and his feet are wider and resemble an elephant's foot more than the other Godzillas' feet do. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the feet are altered to more closely resemble those of past designs, with larger curved claws. His skin is more reptile-like and crocodile-like and rougher than the other incarnations, and is a blackish color. His body and tail are very wide as well, making him look somewhat bulkier than other Godzilla designs. Godzilla's tail is considerably longer than most designs, and becomes very thin and pointed at the end. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, his tail is proportionately shorter compared to the rest of his body although it is still longer than before, and ends with a rounded tip instead.

Personality

In Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, Godzilla's behavior seems to be that of a territorial animal. Ishiro Serizawa theorized that this Godzilla is the driving force to restore balance to nature whenever that balance is disrupted, suggesting that he essentially considers the entire Earth to be his territory. However, unlike previous incarnations, he doesn't blatantly attack or plow through ships at sea simply because they are there. In fact, with larger ships like aircraft carriers, he simply dove down under them. Even when he was attacked by the military, he didn't noticeably react or fight back and simply continued to hunt the MUTOs, even when he was being followed in close proximity by four naval ships. He also does not seem to intentionally cause destruction. Even when he destroyed the Golden Gate Bridge, it did not appear to be intentional, but rather just him reacting from being hit in the gills by missile fire. He shows little interest in humans, instead focusing his attention entirely on the MUTOs. After defeating both MUTOs, he leaves the humans alone without any more conflict.

Monarch describes Godzilla's behavior as that of a "protector," calling him an "ancient guardian of the natural world."[4] While Monarch initially considered Godzilla to be a threat, it now considers him the potential greatest defender of the planet, as he emerges to battle any aggressors which threaten the balance of nature. Whenever Godzilla is not enraged and in combat, Monarch describes him as "slow, graceful, inquisitive even."[10]

Origins

In Godzilla: Awakening, the prequel to Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, Godzilla was explained to be an ancient life form from the Permian period, having survived various extinction events by consuming geothermal radiation in a hibernation-like state at the bottom of the sea. Godzilla was theorized by Ishiro Serizawa to have been the alpha predator of his ecosystem, and prevented the other species from overpopulating and overrunning the world, acting as a force of nature that maintained balance.

History

MonsterVerse

Godzilla (2014)

An ancient alpha-predator that thrived during the Late Permian period over 250 million years ago, Godzilla retreated to the ocean depths as the Earth's surface radiation levels declined, instead feeding on the planet's natural geothermal radiation. Godzilla remained dormant underwater for hundreds of millions of years, appearing occasionally at various points in human history, inspiring the mythologies of several cultures. In 1954, an American nuclear submarine unwittingly awakened Godzilla when it reached the lower depths of the ocean, drawing him to the surface in search of new sources of radiation. Godzilla attacked and fed on American and Soviet nuclear submarines in the South Pacific Ocean, with each nation believing the other was responsible for the attacks. When Godzilla's existence became known, the American military began detonating a series of nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands to try and kill him, under the guise of nuclear testing. On March 1, 1954, Godzilla was lured ashore at Bikini Atoll, where the American military detonated their first-ever dry-fuel hydrogen bomb, codenamed Castle Bravo, in an attempt to kill him. Godzilla vanished following the detonation, and the United States covered up all evidence of his existence. A scientific organization known as Monarch had been formed to study Godzilla and any gigantic creatures like him, and continued to search for him in the following decades.

In 2014, Godzilla detected the mating call of a MUTO, a parasitic lifeform that lived during Godzilla's time and laid its eggs in corpses of his species. In order to preserve his own existence, Godzilla came ashore in Honolulu to fight the winged male MUTO before it could reunite with its female counterpart and reproduce. Godzilla confronted the MUTO at the Honolulu airport, engaging in a brief clash before the MUTO flew back out over the ocean. Godzilla dove underwater and continued pursuing his enemy. The United States military believed Godzilla to be just as dire a threat as the MUTO, although Monarch scientist Ishiro Serizawa stated that Godzilla was only here to hunt the MUTO and that he should be allowed to do so. When the female MUTO emerged in Nevada and began heading to California to reunite with the male, the military formed a plan to lure Godzilla and both MUTOs out to a remote island and kill them all with a nuclear warhead several times more powerful than Castle Bravo. Serizawa believed the detonation would fail to kill any of the creatures and warned William Stenz, the Navy admiral in charge of the operation, to call off the attack. Stenz regretfully told Serizawa they had no choice and allowed the warhead to be armed and carried by boat over San Francisco Bay. The male MUTO used its electromagnetic pulse to disable the military's vehicles and stole the warhead, using it as a nest on which the female could lay its eggs. Godzilla emerged from the Bay shortly afterward, surfacing near the Golden Gate Bridge. Tanks were deployed onto the bridge and opened fire on Godzilla while civilians were attempting to cross it. Godzilla withstood the artillery fire until a blast hit him in the gills, causing him to smash into the bridge and split it in half. Godzilla roared and continued to approach the city, where the MUTOs had constructed their nest.

When Godzilla entered downtown San Francisco, the male MUTO attacked him while its mate laid her eggs. Meanwhile, several soldiers were sent into the heart of the city via a HALO jump to recover and disarm the warhead before it could explode. Godzilla finally reached the nest and roared at the female MUTO, who charged at Godzilla and attacked him. Soon, the male reentered the battle and both MUTOs double-teamed Godzilla. With the nest unguarded, the soldiers recovered the warhead, while Ford Brody opened a gasoline line, causing the entire nest to explode in a fireball. Both MUTOs witnessed the explosion and stopped pummeling Godzilla and rushed back to their nest. The female MUTO grieved over her dead offspring, but became enraged after seeing Brody near the nest. Before the MUTO could kill Brody, Godzilla emerged behind her and blasted her with his atomic breath, buying time for Brody and the other soldiers to carry the warhead to the docks. The male flew behind Godzilla and pulled him out of the way, allowing the female to chase after the soldiers. As the male flew behind Godzilla to try and grab him again, Godzilla swung his tail at it, impaling the MUTO on a skyscraper and killing it. Godzilla stopped to catch his breath, only for a skyscraper to collapse onto him and bury him in rubble. As Godzilla lie on the ground being buried in debris, he caught a brief glimpse of Brody, who was running to the docks. Brody ran to the docks, only to witness the female MUTO kill all of his companions. Brody grabbed the warhead and placed it on a boat, preparing to send it out to sea where it could detonate safely. Suddenly, the boat's engine deactivated as the female MUTO approached, her EMP field disabling all nearby electronics. Brody drew his pistol and aimed it at the MUTO, fully expecting to be killed. Just then, Godzilla came up behind the MUTO and bit down on her neck, pulling her away from the boat. Godzilla grabbed the MUTO's jaws and pried them open, then fired his atomic breath down her throat until her head fell off. Godzilla roared victoriously before dropping the MUTO's head and collapsing onto the ground unconscious. The boat reactivated and began heading out of the bay, while Brody was rescued by a helicopter.

The next morning, San Francisco was in ruins, while military and emergency personnel surrounded Godzilla's unconscious body. Serizawa and his assistant Vivienne Graham looked sadly at Godzilla, believing him to be dead. Suddenly, Godzilla's eye opened and he began to stir. Godzilla stood up and began walking back out to the ocean. Godzilla let out one last victorious roar before diving back into the sea and disappearing beneath the waves.

Kong: Skull Island

A cave painting of Godzilla in Kong: Skull Island

While appealing to Senator Willis to approve an expedition to Skull Island, Monarch member Bill Randa mentioned how the 1954 Castle Bravo nuclear tests were not tests, but attempts to kill a creature, though he did not mention Godzilla by name.

Following their adventure on Skull Island, James Conrad and Mason Weaver were held in an interrogation room by Monarch members Houston Brooks and Lin San, where they were shown documents related to the 1954 nuclear strikes against Godzilla, as well as two cave paintings depicting Godzilla alone and locked in battle with King Ghidorah.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Five years after his battle with the MUTOs in San Francisco, Godzilla will reappear and encounter Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla will face off against the giant ape King Kong in a battle to determine who will reign supreme.[11]

Abilities

Atomic Breath

Godzilla uses his atomic breath against the female MUTO

The MonsterVerse Godzilla retains the character's trademark atomic breath, however in his battle with the MUTOs he seems to use it as a weapon of last resort rather than as his primary weapon. When Godzilla charges his atomic breath, he draws energy from his bio-nuclear circulatory system which activates when he is threatened. This triggers a neutron flux that manifests as a blue glow which slowly moves from the tip of his tail up his protective dorsal fins, which serve as energy reserves for his atomic power.[4] Finally, the energy reaches Godzilla's nucleosynthetic throat chambers, where it explodes into a concentrated wave of atomic energy.[10] Godzilla then spews this atomic energy from his mouth as a blue blast of flame which is capable of wounding and knocking down the female MUTO and pushing King Ghidorah backward. When he fires the beam directly into the female MUTO's mouth, it decapitates and kills her almost instantly. It appears that once Godzilla has fully charged his atomic breath he can fire it multiple times, as he fires the beam twice in rapid succession after he charges it for the first time.

In the film's official novelization and in an earlier screenplay, it is mentioned that the MUTOs' EMP evolved to interfere with Godzilla's atomic breath, meaning it is possible that the atomic breath is not shown at its full strength in the film. However, it is unknown if this use of the EMP applies to the film.

It is possible that using his atomic breath significantly drains Godzilla's energy, as he is shown collapsing from exhaustion shortly after using his atomic breath a third time to kill the female MUTO, though this could also be attributed to fatigue from the rest of the battle or from swimming from Hawaii to San Francisco.

In addition to serving as a weapon, Godzilla's atomic breath can be utilized as a "dominance display,"[4] while he also uses the bluish glow which emanates from his dorsal fins as a form of intimidation.

Nuclear Pulse

The MonsterVerse Godzilla possesses a variation of the character's nuclear pulse ability, which he uses in his final confrontation with MUTO Prime. Once MUTO Prime is stunned by the ORCA, Godzilla lifts it onto his back and fires a concentrated shockwave of atomic energy from his shattered dorsal plates. This pulse launches MUTO Prime into the air and renders it helpless enough for Godzilla to finish it off by crushing its head.

Durability

Godzilla is bombarded by artillery but unharmed

The MonsterVerse Godzilla displays an impressive degree of durability. He is shown to have survived the detonation of Castle Bravo, a 15 megaton hydrogen bomb, while directly next to the bomb in 1954. He also survived the impact of the meteor which caused the Permian extinction event. When blasted by missiles and artillery by the United States military, Godzilla reacts but appears unharmed until one missile strikes him directly in the gills, causing him to reel back in pain and plow through the Golden Gate Bridge. Godzilla survives his battle against both MUTOs with little visible physical injury, and despite collapsing from exhaustion awakens hours later and walks back into the ocean completely unharmed. According to Monarch, Godzilla's dorsal fins serve a "protective" function,[4] meaning that they may act as a sort of sharp armoring meant to stab enemies that touch them. This function has not yet been demonstrated in any of Godzilla's observed battles, however.

Physical abilities

While relying less on his atomic breath than previous incarnations, the Legendary Godzilla makes greater use of his physical strength and combat skills when fighting. Godzilla is able to defeat the male MUTO in each encounter, due to his size advantage. Godzilla is also able to overpower the larger female MUTO when he confronts her, although he does experience difficulty when trying to battle both MUTOs at once. When fighting the female MUTO, Godzilla first grabs her by the neck and pushes her backwards then bites down on her neck. He also at one point pushes the female MUTO to the ground and steps on her chest to pin her down, which could have allowed him to finish her had the male not intervened. Godzilla finally kills the female MUTO by grabbing her from behind when she is distracted and prying her jaws apart so he can fire his atomic breath down her throat. Godzilla's tail is also a formidable weapon, shown when he uses it to smash the male MUTO into a skyscraper when it tries to attack him from behind, impaling it on the building and killing it instantly. In one of his battles with MUTO Prime, Godzilla manages to force the creature off of him by slashing it in the head with his claws, visibly drawing blood.

Amphibiousness

The Legendary Godzilla possesses gills and amphibious lungs, which close whenever he comes onto land, allowing him to breathe both underwater and on land. An adept swimmer, Godzilla swims at a speed of up to 40 knots by undulating his tail like a crocodile. Godzilla is capable of swimming extremely quickly and eluding the United States Navy despite his size.

Intelligence

The MonsterVerse Godzilla demonstrates learning and strategy during his battle with the MUTOs. When he is unable to overpower both MUTOs at the same time, he instead gradually learns their weaknesses and attack patterns after repeated clashes with them. After being repeatedly attacked from behind by the male MUTO, Godzilla anticipates its attack and allows it to fly behind him before swinging his tail and impaling the male MUTO on a building. After his atomic breath proves effective against the female MUTO, Godzilla sneaks up on her while she is going after Ford Brody and pulls her jaws apart, then fires his atomic breath down her throat and kills her. The Legendary Godzilla also appears to avoid unnecessary conflict, as he completely ignores the military's attacks and does not at any point retaliate, even after being visibly hurt by a missile striking his gills. After defeating both MUTOs, he leaves San Francisco peacefully, without causing any further destruction.

Weaknesses

Godzilla bleeds after being struck in the gills by the MUTOs

The Legendary Godzilla, while a formidable opponent, demonstrates a few weaknesses. The gills on his neck appear to be a weak point, shown when he reels back in pain after being struck directly in the gills by a missile. The MUTOs are able to draw blood from Godzilla and cause him to collapse to the ground by striking his gills with their hooked claws. Godzilla was also easily overwhelmed when both MUTOs attacked at once, being unable to fight the female head on and anticipate the male's attacks at the same time. Godzilla's endurance is also not limitless, as he suffers from apparent exhaustion multiple times during the fight. After killing the male MUTO, Godzilla pauses to breathe, only to be pinned under a collapsing skyscraper. After killing the female, Godzilla roars victoriously before collapsing to the ground and passing out.

Godzilla can also be outmatched in one-on-one combat by an enemy comparable to him in size and strength, as observed in his encounters with MUTO Prime. MUTO Prime relies on its powerful forelimbs to stun Godzilla with a well-timed punch to the face, while also successfully drawing blood from him with the sharp claws on its smaller additional arms. MUTO Prime's sonic roar is also powerful enough to completely shatter his dorsal fins. MUTO Prime's speed allows it to escape before Godzilla can react, meaning MUTO Prime gradually weakens Godzilla over several encounters by attacking him and retreating before it sustains any damage itself. Monarch determines that Godzilla lost his battle against MUTO Prime in France, as he sustains numerous wounds while MUTO Prime escapes mostly unharmed. Godzilla is nearly infected by MUTO Prime's parasitic spores twice, and only manages to survive and win their final battle in Montana due to Monarch's intervention. However, unlike in his battle with the MUTOs, Godzilla's battle with MUTO Prime leaves him with visible injuries all over his body, and he is only able to weakly limp away.

Filmography

Video Games

Godzilla: Strike Zone

In this freeware game released shortly before the film debuted in theaters, Godzilla serves an antagonistic role, and chases the player through San Francisco in the third stage. Players must avoid flying debris and make it to the end of the level to take cover.

Godzilla (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)

The Hollywood Godzilla in Godzilla

Legendary Godzilla appears in the video game Godzilla on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, under the names "Hollywood Godzilla" or "Godzilla (2014)." He is encountered on the final stage of the game as the final boss when playing through God of Destruction Mode as the default Godzilla, provided the player has reached at least 100 meters and recorded all of the special camera angles on the other stages. After the Hollywood Godzilla is defeated, he and Burning Godzilla are unlocked as playable characters in King of Kaiju Mode. In the PlayStation 4 version of the game, Hollywood Godzilla is available to play in all game modes. In God of Destruction Mode, Hollywood Godzilla will always be scaled to his movie-accurate height of 108.2 meters, while other monsters start at 50 meters and grow by absorbing G-energy. However, Hollywood Godzilla will only begin the game at 50% power, and absorbing G-energy increases his power. In King of Kaiju mode, Hollywood Godzilla is scaled to the 80-meter class, like all other monsters.

Moveset

Square

One tap: Right Scratch

Two taps: Left Scratch

Three taps: Slap Down

Triangle

Tap: Bite

Tap + Up: Grab Press

Tap + Down: Tail Sweep

X

Tap: Tackle

Tap + Roar: Armor Tackle

Circle

Tap: Atomic Ray

Tap + Roar: Rushing Blast

R2

Tap: Double Tail Attack

Kaiju Guide

Main article: Godzilla (2014 video game)/Kaiju Guide#Godzilla (2014).

Comics

Godzilla: Awakening

An ancient creature, Godzilla slept in the sea 250,000,000 years ago and was disturbed by a Shinomura that landed near him. Godzilla stood up and blasted the Shinomura with his atomic breath just as a meteor exploded nearby, triggering the Permian-Triassic extinction event and diminishing atmospheric radiation, which Godzilla depended on, forever, forcing Godzilla to look for radiation closer to the Earth's core in the bottom of the ocean.

Millions of years pass and Godzilla hibernates until he is awakened by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. He surfaces near Hiroshima and chases after the awakened Shinomura. Throughout the rest of the 1940's, Godzilla chases off Shinomura from all sites it attacks around the Pacific Ocean and is mass-reported by eye-witnesses, but no one working for the U.S. government believes he exists except for doctor Serizawa, Ishiro Serizawa's father.

In March of 1954, Godzilla surfaces near Moansta Island to fight the two Shinomura, who had just fused into one. After a heated battle, Godzilla manages to separate both Shinomura and kills one of them with his atomic breath. As the other Shinomura gets away, Godzilla follows it to Bikini Atoll and is seen by Monarch, proving "Gojira" exists. The next day, an atomic "test" is performed on Bikini Atoll, killing the Shinomura and presumably Godzilla. Serizawa, however, believed Godzilla couldn't have died.

In 1981, Monarch member Shaw approached Ishiro Serizawa at his father's funeral, who joins Monarch in order to study Godzilla, who's still alive.

Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

A photograph of Godzilla surfacing at Bikini Atoll, along with photographs of the male MUTO and Mothra, in the first issue of Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

A photograph taken of Godzilla surfacing at Bikini Atoll in 1954 prior to the detonation of Castle Bravo, as well as photographs of the detonation itself, were hung on a map in Houston Brooks office at Monarch Field Office Sigma in 2012. Also hung on the map were a photograph of the male MUTO inside of its chrysalis and an image of a moth-like creature.

Godzilla: Aftershock

Spoiler.png SPOILER WARNING: This section may contain major plot and/or ending details. Proceed at your own discretion.

Following his victory over the MUTOs in San Francisco, Godzilla emerged to battle MUTO Prime when it emerged at an American military base in Guam. MUTO Prime punched Godzilla in the face before escaping back underground, causing Godzilla to return to the sea. When MUTO Prime destroyed a Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea, Godzilla arrived and rammed it underwater. MUTO Prime again stunned Godzilla with a blow to the face and swam away. MUTO Prime next struck the Athena II Nuclear Power Plant in France, drawing Godzilla, who fired his atomic breath at his foe. The monsters clashed again, with MUTO Prime slashing into Godzilla's neck with its claws and flooring him with a devastating punch. MUTO Prime leapt onto Godzilla and extended its ovipositors, but Godzilla clawed into MUTO Prime's face and forced it off. The monsters exchanged roars before MUTO Prime retreated back underground. Godzilla returned to the sea, but was visibly injured from the encounter.

Monarch had determined that MUTO Prime was responsible for infecting another member of Godzilla's species, known to the ancients as Dagon, with its parasitic eggs using its ovipositors. Dagon had eventually been killed by the parasites and became entombed in a cavern in the Philippines, the same cavern which was unearthed in 1999 and unleashed both MUTOs. Now, MUTO Prime was intending to incubate its young inside Godzilla himself, which could lead to MUTOs overrunning the world and triggering a mass extinction. Fearing that MUTO Prime would kill Godzilla in their next encounter, Monarch developed a plan to replicate the sonic pulses given off by the MUTO eggs, fooling MUTO Prime into believing its young were safely incubating long enough for Godzilla to gain the upper hand.

Dr. Emma Russell and Tarkan Cavusgolu traveled to a repository for decommissioned nuclear submarine power cores in Nevada with the prototype ORCA sonar device developed by Emma. When they arrived, they found Godzilla and MUTO Prime already locked in combat. MUTO Prime used a sonic roar to shatter Godzilla's dorsal plates, knocking him to the ground and giving his foe the opportunity to strike. As MUTO Prime extended its ovipositors, Emma activated the ORCA. MUTO Prime hesitated, allowing Godzilla to grab his foe and lift it onto his back. Godzilla unleashed a pulse of atomic energy from his shattered dorsal plates which launched MUTO Prime into the air, severing its additional forelimbs and causing it to crash to the ground on its back. Godzilla then walked over to MUTO Prime and stomped on its head, killing it. Godzilla roared victoriously before weakly walking off into the sunset, smoke pouring from his back.

Gallery

Main articles: GareGoji#Gallery, DougheGoji#Gallery.

Roar

When creating Godzilla's new roar, sound designers Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn embarked on a process of experimentation similar to the development of Godzilla's roar for the original 1954 film. They tried animal sounds, and reproduced the glove-on-strings method used to create the original Godzilla roar, but were not happy with the results. They spent six months over a three-year period trying to create a roar that would fit the new Godzilla, using scientific microphones that record above the range of human hearing and then taking the ultrasonic sounds and pitching and slowing them down.[12]

In-universe, Godzilla's roar can be heard for three miles[1] and can reach a maximum volume of 174 decibels.[5]

Godzilla's roar in the Legendary series
Godzilla's roar in the Comic-Con 2013 trailer
Godzilla's original 1954-inspired roar


Trivia

  • The MonsterVerse Godzilla was at one point the tallest incarnation of Godzilla to appear in a film, however, his height was exceeded by the Godzilla from Shin Godzilla two years later. For Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the MonsterVerse Godzilla's size was increased and he exceeded Shin Godzilla as the tallest live-action Godzilla to date, although he is still shorter than the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla and Godzilla Earth.
  • This Godzilla's fighting style and movements were primarily based on bears and komodo dragons.[13]
  • This is the first Godzilla to be portrayed by motion-capture, and the second to be primarily computer-generated, after the TriStar Godzilla.
  • In an interview with Digital Spy, Jordan Vogt-Roberts stated that one potential post-credits scene for Kong: Skull Island involved characters on a boat in the Arctic Ocean witnessing Godzilla surface.[14]

Videos

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: Godzilla 2014


See also

Notes

  1. While most Japanese sources elect to approximate Godzilla's height to simply 108 meters, Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia (p. 120) instead lists a more precise measurement of 108.2 meters.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Both American and Japanese sources measure Godzilla's weight as "90,000 tons" in Godzilla (2014) and "99,634 tons" in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, however it should be noted that in Japanese sources this refers to 90,000 metric tons (99,208.018 U.S. tons) and 99,634 metric tons (109,827.69 U.S. tons), respectively.
  3. The Japanese publication Godzilla Dictionary [New Edition] erroneously claims that Godzilla's body volume is 89.724 cubic meters, rather than 89,724.

References

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Godzillafan999

6 days ago
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Shin Godzilla was a better movie than Godzilla 2014 although that’s my opinion
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

6 days ago
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Agreed. If the 2014 film had brighter scenes and more kaiju fight scenes I would have liked it more. Shin Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island were both perfect, most of the kaiju scenes took place at daylight.
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Gerdzerl Kinerfdamahnsters

21 days ago
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99,634 metric tons (109,827.685153 US tons) is pretty lightweight if he's 393 feet (119.7864 meters) tall in this film.

Using the square-cube law, scaling a 355 foot (108.204 meter), 90,000 metric ton (99,208.017983 US ton) Godzilla to the 2019 version's height would put him at 122,105.464878 metric tons (134,598.235061 US tons). And, considering that he's even bulkier than in 2014, he could be closer to 125,000-130,000 metric tons (137,788.913866-143,300.47042 US tons).
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

21 days ago
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Sorry, but the square-cube law doesn't apply to this Wiki.
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5146 Adam

14 days ago
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I don't think any physics apply to the Godzilla series or this wiki. I mean, if a prehistoric reptile (assuming there was one still alive) was hit with a nuke, it wouldn't mutate, it would DISINTEGRATE. Even if it survived (under all circumstances), it would collapse in on itself and die. You may already know this, but in Godzilla vs Megaguirus, he survived a freaking black hole, the most powerful object in the entire %@*&$#^ UNIVERSE!! As much as I love the series, I can't deny any facts.
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SkullIslandExplorer

24 days ago
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Reading his new size, I guess Godzilla acquired Pym Particles.
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LegeGoji

26 days ago
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we need a size update.

Height: 393 feet

Length: 582 feet

no i am not makig this up. look at the godzilla subreddit
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The King of the Monsters

26 days ago
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We already added Godzilla's updated stats earlier today. They're already in the infobox.
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LegeGoji

26 days ago
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oh. i forgot to refresh at first
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VaderRaptor

25 days ago
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Why did they boost Godzilla right before the movie comes out?
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The King of the Monsters

25 days ago
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I'm sure the decision was made a long time ago, it just hasn't been publicly revealed until now.
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VaderRaptor

25 days ago
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Ohhhhhh. That makes sense.
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Conder99

25 days ago
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Why the hell did they make his bigger!! isn't he already ginormous enough!? like what gives? I know Ghidorahs bigger than him but come on! Hes not that small in comparison
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KaijuUnity

26 days ago
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Wait, when did Godzilla get taller. Is he trying to beef up against Ghidorah?
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Kane99

29 days ago
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I can't wait to see the red spiral ray
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VaderRaptor

29 days ago
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There might not be a red spiral heat ray
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SpareGhidora

one month ago
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That’s cringey so hard it’s chocolate peanut butter turned into cheese chocolate
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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I’m lost. What’s cringey? (And that comparison is just.... weird)
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VaderRaptor

one month ago
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Agreed on the second part Skull Island
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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@VaderRaptor: Yeah, but I’m still confused about what’s cringey.

(BTW, it’s Explorer. Or you can just call me “SSE”)
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VaderRaptor

one month ago
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OK
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
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So get up get down If you're gonna roar around We can work together Helping Godzilla win his crown So get up get down ‘Cause it's gonna make a sound If we work together Helping King Godzilla

Win his crown!
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SuperZillaRealms

2 months ago
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Best. Music. Parody. Ever
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
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  • Godzilla*

I'm gonna be myself No matter what I do And if we're different yeah I want you to stay true to you If you follow me I’ll roar our way to victory We'll stick together and Start working on that Titan pride!

  • All Titans Except Ghidorah*

Jump up make a sound (Hey!) Stomp your feet roar around Start now, make a change, Gonna roar around Jump up make a sound (Hey!) Stomp your feet run around MonsterVerse Daikaiju

Help him win his crown!
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SuperZillaRealms

3 months ago
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Did anyone notice during the second trailer that near the end before Godzilla and King Ghidorah engaged. When Godzilla was charging there was blue lightning in the background but on Ghidorahs side there was yellow lightning.
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Green Blob Thing

3 months ago
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Yes, it's good direction.
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SuperZillaRealms

3 months ago
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Do you think that both Godzilla and King Ghidorah may be affecting the atmosphere?
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Green Blob Thing

3 months ago
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Ghidorah, possibly, but I don't think Godzilla could.
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Pois1nous

3 months ago
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Also, once Godzilla vs Kong releases, maybe you could do a remake of the legendary godzilla, under "Godzilla (Legendary/MonsterVerse). Just a thought. :)
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Pois1nous

3 months ago
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I'm not a fan of his new dorsal plate shape. I liked his older one from the 2014 film better. Still, there were some complaints that they were too small, which makes sense, but Shin Godzilla's are even smaller. A very good design nonetheless. It would of been neat if they gave him green atomic breath, like the GTS Godzilla.
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Monstrum

4 months ago
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The best Godzilla ever !
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SkullIslandExplorer

4 months ago
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Hey, hey, everybody

We've got something to say
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Titan of Water

5 months ago
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Tv tropes tried to do a chracter profile on this one and it was an epic fail, thank Godzilla for wikizilla 😂
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Titan of Water

6 months ago
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Ok, I just got done texting a friend about Godzilla 2014 and he starts whining and saying he didn’t like the movie because he was a “good guy”, and I’m like, have you actually seen the movie?! He causes a tsunami from rising out of the sea and kills hundreds of people, he destroys buildings from walking through the streets and fighting the Mutos. Just because he doesn’t actively cause destruction, doesn’t mean he is “on our side”. To him we are insignificant insects, and won’t loose a wink of sleep if he squashes you if you are in his way, he just won’t chase you if you try to run. Legendary isn’t so stupid as to go back to the goofy easy-going Godzilla from the late Showa Series.
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Titan of Water

6 months ago
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Sorted for my rant I just hate it when people see but not observe.
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Titan of Water

6 months ago
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Sorted should be sorry lol
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
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The first Godzilla I knew.
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Shogunguirus

3 months ago
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Me too.
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VaderRaptor

one month ago
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Me too.
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Godzilla209

7 months ago
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I think legendary godzilla got taller and powerful than the first one movie 2014.
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LegeGoji

8 months ago
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Why does it have the depth of my teeeeeeeeeeth?! (think of it in a Markiplier voice)
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MosuFan2004

8 months ago
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Why does the image from Godzilla: Awakening have a huge Wikizilla watermark on it?
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KingOfTheZillas98

9 months ago
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Yep
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The happy Dragon

13 months ago
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Is this the biggest american godzilla?
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The King of the Monsters

13 months ago
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He's the heaviest, but the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla is still 45 feet taller.
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Godzillaverse

24 months ago
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I do like Godzilla 2014 design way better than zilla 98 but do you Godzilla 2014 will be stronger in 2019
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Titanollante

23 months ago
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He'll probably stay the same.
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Aggression25

7 months ago
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No, he'll be leaner and his dorsal spines longer.
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Pois1nous

3 months ago
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Well, with his atomic breath no longer being "controlled" by the M.U.T.O.'s emp, there could be a chance that it may be much more deadly.
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Koopa

25 months ago
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This time, America did a much better job at capturing Godzilla's general design, but gave it its own special flair.
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MosuFan2004

25 months ago
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My favorite Godzilla design and incarnation. Just too awesome.
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Aggression25

7 months ago
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The best version of Godzilla ever!
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G&G-Fan

25 months ago
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Am I the only one who thinks this should be renamed to "Godzilla/MonsterVerse"?
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Titanollante

25 months ago
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Nope
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Opulencesky1

26 months ago
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It's my favorite
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Collector1

28 months ago
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There's always been something that irks me about this design: the fact that he has gills. I know it was done to show that he is an aquatic creature, but sea fairing reptiles like sea turtles don't have gills, instead they have a salt gland. Even though I know Godzilla isn't meant to be realistic, I think it would have been a better artistic touch than gills since marine reptiles today have this organ.
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MosuFan2004

27 months ago
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Gills are fancy.
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SkullIsland

26 months ago
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Well this Godzilla is from the Permian era.
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Toolen

21 months ago
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Those creatures breath air, which means they stay near the surface. They hold their breath when diving, which limits the amount of time they stay underwater. Godzilla, by contrast, is supposed to spend much of his time on the ocean floor. A creature holding its breath wouldn't be able to dwell on the bottom. With gills, it would make more sense for Godzilla to be able to spend so much time on the bottom. It's acually pretty realistic for such a creature to have gills.
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Aggression25

28 months ago
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Imagine this Godzilla with the powers of the Resurgence Godzilla.
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Titanollante

30 months ago
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Thanks Godzilla 2014, for reviving Godzilla.
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Koopa

29 months ago
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Agreed!
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Kaiju khamodon54

25 months ago
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True!
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