Godzilla (Godzilla Singular Point)

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Godzilla Ultima in the Godzilla Singular Point trailer
Godzilla Aquatilis in episode 6 of Godzilla Singular Point
Godzilla Amphibia in episode 8 of Godzilla Singular Point
Godzilla Terrestris in episode 9 of Godzilla Singular Point
Alternate names Gojira, Koshira, GyuraGoji, Godzillaultima[1]
Subtitle(s) Strongest Monster
(最強怪獣,   Saikyō Kaijū)[1]
Species Giant reptilian
Forms Godzilla Aquatilis, Godzilla Amphibia, Godzilla Terrestris, Godzilla Ultima
Enemies Manda, Rodan
Written by Toh EnJoe
Designed by Eiji Yamamori, Yuji Kaneko
First appearance Godzilla Singular Point
episode 3, "Tigerish"
Design(s) GyuraGoji
Roar(s)
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Godzilla Amphibia:
Godzilla Terrestris:
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Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira) is a kaiju who appears in the 2021 Toho animated series, Godzilla Singular Point. He began life as a fully aquatic creature, Godzilla Aquatilis (ゴジラアクアティリス,   Gojira Akuatirisu), who was first teased in episode 3 of the series and later appeared unobscured in episode 6. Aquatilis evolves into a transitional stage, Godzilla Amphibia (ゴジラアンフィビア,   Gojira Anfibia), in episode 7 and again into the terrestrial Godzilla Terrestris (ゴジラテレストリス,   Gojira Teresutorisu) in episode 9. He assumed his final form, Godzilla Ultima (ゴジラウルティマ,   Gojira Urutima), in episode 10.

Regarded in Nigashio legend as the sea monster "Gojira," Godzilla was prophesied to bring the end of the world when the seas were stained red. The monster was first discovered by the crew of a submarine who had been stalked by it half a mile under the sea. When a school of Manda appeared in the waters off the coast of the Boso Peninsula, Godzilla followed them to Tokyo Bay, evading a Navy blockade in the process. Aquatilis came ashore in Tokyo, evolving into Godzilla Amphibia and continuing on through the city. After using an explosive blast that devastated the surrounding area, he formed a crystalline cocoon around himself, eventually emerging as Godzilla Terrestris. Godzilla Terrestris seemingly killed a large Rodan as he continued onward. Eventually, after being brought down by a bombing run, he evolved into Godzilla Ultima, unleashing his power on those who opposed him in the city.

Name

The name "Godzilla" is an official English transliteration of the name Gojira. A combination of the Japanese words gorira (ゴリラ), meaning gorilla, and kujira (鯨), meaning whale, it was given to the creature from the original due to one of the film's concepts describing it as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale."

An ancient depiction of the folklore creature Gojira spells his name in kanji as 古史羅, incorporating the Japanese word for "ancient history": koshi (古史). This spelling differs from that used for Godzilla in the 1954 film and Shin Godzilla, which was written 呉爾羅 but pronounced the same. Because 古史 is typically pronounced koshi rather than goji in modern Japanese, Mei Kamino and Yun Arikawa both misread the name as "Koshira."

The names of Godzilla Ultima, Godzilla Aquatilis, Godzilla Amphibia and Godzilla Terrestris were all first revealed on their Bandai Movie Monster Series figures; none have yet been named within the series itself. Prior to episode 6's airing, the series' official website listed Aquatilis as simply "???."[2] Ultima,aquatilis and terrestris are all Latin words, meaning "last," "aquatic" and "terrestrial," respectively. Amphibia is likely derived from the Greek amphibion, or Latin amphibium.

Prior to the government designating Aquatilis as "Godzilla," he was referred to simply as a giant organism (巨大生物,   kyodai seibutsu). The Singular Point website's description for him instead calls him a super giant lifeform (超巨大生命体,   chō kyodai seimeitai).

Japanese fans have nicknamed this Godzilla GyuraGoji (ギュラゴジ), which is derived from Singular Point's title, specifically "Singular" (シンギュラ,   Shingyura), and Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

Design

Main article: GyuraGoji.

Godzilla Ultima resembles a massive, dinosaurian creature with large maple leaf-shaped dorsal plates on his back, segmented armored skin, small eyes, and pronounced fangs. His appearance is reminiscent of a theropod dinosaur, having digitigrade legs and a slightly horizontal posture. His mouth is very large, and is lined with multiple rows of sharp teeth.

Godzilla Aquatilis resembles a cross between Godzilla and Titanosaurus, with influences from Mosasaurus. He possesses an elongated body with red skin, a beige underbelly and orange accents along its Godzilla-esque dorsal fins. Aquatilis has peculiar, fin-like forelimbs which are adorned with several claws. His overall face shape resembles that of Godzilla Ultima, but with antennae similar to Titanosaurus', fins protruding from either cheek, and a single larger fin sitting atop his head. He also has a long tail which terminates with a splayed fin.

Godzilla Amphibia strongly resembles Varan crossed with Godzilla. In this form, his tail now has three barbs instead of a splayed fin while his hind legs are smaller than his forelegs. His head strongly resembles Varan's while a row of Godzilla-esque dorsal fins are carried over from his Aquatilis form, though are framed with Varan-esque spikes on the neck and tail. Like Varan, his back is covered in a knobby scaled carapace, with these scales also running along his limbs, with his underbelly being smoothly textured.

Godzilla Terrestris strongly resembles Gorosaurus crossed with Godzilla. In this form, he has green skin with a yellow underbelly, an elongated face with a large lower jaw and eyes set very forward on his skull close to the snout.

History

Reiwa era

Godzilla Singular Point

"Tigerish"

900 meters beneath the sea, a large creature was detected moving swiftly on the radar of a nearby submarine. An operator onboard confirmed that the creature was screeching at the sub, and soon began approaching it rapidly.

"Enfatico"

Godzilla Aquatilis, while hunting a swarm of Manda, encountered a JMSDF blockade. The monster leapt over the ships and continued after the Manda.

"Omniarch"

Godzilla Aquatilis made landfall in Tokyo, engaging in a brief struggle with one of the Manda. After killing it, he took on a second, transitional form better suited to terrestrial environments.

"Graftage"

Godzilla Amphibia engaged in a brief battle against the military. As soon as the tanks stopped firing, Godzilla released a flammable vapor freezing the area of where it breathed. When a tank shell hit Godzilla's face, the blast was absorbed into a vapor causing it to explode and create a giant mushroom cloud reaching a height of 500 meters. Godzilla was burnt, but created a shell of his second form and began evolving once more inside of it.

"Erumpent"

The JSDF bombed Godzilla in his cocoon-like state. The shell started to fall apart as a new form of Godzilla emerged: Godzilla Terrestris. As Godzilla made his way throughout the city, again spreading massive amounts of red dust, he vomited blood. Two more JSDF bombs managed to injure him, spilling massive amounts of blood. As the third closed in, massive tentacles emerged from the wound, enveloped the missile, and smothered the explosion. The wound rapidly healed. Now aggravated, Godzilla's dorsal fins flashed blue as a blue halo of energy appeared in front of his mouth. As it dissipated, Godzilla generated a titanic plume of red dust.

"Encipher"

Godzilla Terrestris continued his rampage throughout Tokyo when he was briefly intercepted by a large, black Rodan, which he instantly shot down with an atomic breath ring. That night, the JSDF ordered an bombing run, which briefly brought the kaiju down, only for him to evolve once more into Godzilla Ultima and get back on his feet. JSDF tanks began to fire at the kaiju but only succeeded in enraging him. He destroyed them with his atomic breath, then used it to cleave through several buildings.

"Relaunch"

As Godzilla Ultima continued his trek through the streets of Tokyo, he engaged in a brief fight with a Manda which coiled around him and bit his neck. Enraged by this, Godzilla utilized his atomic breath to decapitate the serpentine kaiju before proceeding to use it to destroy the other buildings in the surrounding area. A flock of Rodans flew past Godzilla as he continues to shamble forward.

Abilities

Atomic breath

Godzilla fires his atomic breath.

Both Godzilla Terrestris and Godzilla Ultima have the ability to fire atomic breath. Instead of a ray, Godzilla Terrestris's atomic breath takes the form of a ring which forms in front of his mouth. It proved powerful enough to knock a large black Rodan out of the sky, seemingly killing it. Godzilla Ultima's more focused atomic breath destroyed a column of JSDF tanks and cut straight through multiple buildings, and was potent enough to leave large areas of buildings destroyed and engulfed in flames. The atomic breath is also strong enough to slice straight through a Manda. The dorsal plates of both forms glow blue before they unleash this attack.

Amphibiousness

Godzilla Aquatilis swimming.

Godzilla Aquatilis is an adept swimmer, able to traverse the sea at speeds of at least 50 knots but can reach speeds of 80 knots, while Godzilla Amphibia, Terrestris, and Ultima are all able to travel on land.

Pressure resistance

In addition to Godzilla Aquatilis' high maneuverability, he is able to withstand significant underwater pressure, stalking a submarine at depths of 900 meters.

Evolution

Godzilla Amphibia's cocoon.

Godzilla Aquatilis was able to assume a second, amphibious form after making landfall in Japan. Shortly after, Godzilla Amphibia formed a cocoon around himself before taking on his Terrestris form. He evolved into Godzilla Ultima during an attack by the JSDF.

Flammable ice vapor

Godzilla Amphibia firing the flammable ice vapor.

Godzilla Amphibia can breath a flammable vapor that has a temperature of -20 degrees. If ignited, the vapor creates a massive explosion about 500 meters tall. Following the explosion, Godzilla freezes in place, his skin becoming charcoal black in color. It is stated in the same chapter that this is just a temporary effect, like a chrysalis, in order to protect himself.

Durability

Godzilla Amphibia is unharmed by tank shells.

Godzilla Amphibia has shown a great amount of resistance to Type 16 maneuver combat vehicle gunfire, not even being fazed by being struck in the face and other parts of his body. Godzilla Terrestris was injured by JSDF bombs, which drew a significant amount of blood. Godzilla Ultima was also able to shrug off Type 10 Tank fire completely, although he was injured by Manda’s bite.

Red dust production

Godzilla Aquatilis manipulating Archetype.

In his Aquatilis and Amphibia forms, Godzilla expels large amounts of Archetype from his skin in the form of red dust, forming a dense cloud around him. Godzilla Terrestris expelled an even larger plume after generating a blue halo of energy in front of his mouth. Godzilla Ultima also has this ability as well.

Blood tentacles

Godzilla Terrestris forms blood tentacles.

Godzilla Terrestris was able to extend the blood from his wounds into tentacle-like formations, able to grab a bomb out of the air and smother its explosion.

Regeneration

Godzilla Terrestris regenerates.

After retracting his blood tentacles into his body, Godzilla Terrestris rapidly healed from the injuries caused by the two JSDF bombs. Godzilla Ultima's regeneration however is much faster as it immediately regenerated after a Manda was killed.

Terraformation

Godzilla's Archetype is able to create bizarre plant-life over a period of time as well as alter local wildlife.

Filmography

Video games

Gallery

Main article: GyuraGoji#Gallery.

Roar

Godzilla Aquatilis briefly utilizes Toho King Kong roars. Godzilla Amphibia utilizes Varan's roars, which have also been reused for numerous other kaiju such as Baragon and Gorosaurus. When using his flammable ice vapor, he reuses the 1954 Godzilla's roar. After evolving into Godzilla Terrestris, he uses the 1984 Godzilla's roar, occasionally mixed with Millennium-era roars. Godzilla Ultima's roar seems to be a combination of the roars used by Godzilla in The Return of Godzilla and the Millennium films. The Showa Godzilla roar is used when he fires his atomic breath rings.

The atomic sound effect from Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack was used when Godzilla Ultima decapitated a Manda with his atomic breath.

Godzilla's roars in Godzilla Singular Point


References

This is a list of references for Godzilla/Singular Point. 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. 1.0 1.1 Godzillaultima character sheet.jpg
  2. Kaiju. godzilla-sp.jp. Archived from the original on 27 April 2021.

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