Godzilla (Godzilla Final Wars)

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Alternate names Gojira, King of the Monsters, G, Goji, Final Godzilla, Final-Godzilla,[1] Final Wars Godzilla, Godzilla 2004, FinalGoji, FWGoji, Godzilla 2005[2]
Subtitle(s) King of the Monsters (怪獣王,   Kaijūō)[3]
Earth's Ultimate Weapon
(地球最終兵器,   Chikyū Saishū Heiki)[4]
Species Irradiated prehistoric amphibious reptile
Height 100 meters[3][5]
Length 100 meters (Tail)[3][5]
Weight 55,000 metric tons[3][5][6]
Relations Minilla (son)
Allies Gotengo, Mothra, Minilla
Enemies Gotengo, Gigan, Zilla, Kumonga, Kamacuras, Anguirus, King Caesar, Rodan, Ebirah, Hedorah, Monster X/Keizer Ghidorah
Created by Ishiro Honda, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Eiji Tsuburaya, Wataru Mimura, Ryuhei Kitamura
Played by Tsutomu Kitagawa
First appearance Godzilla Final Wars
Design(s) FinalGoji
Roar(s)
Listen kid, there's two things you don't know about the Earth. One is me, and the other... is Godzilla.
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Captain Douglas Gordon (Godzilla Final Wars)

Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira) is a kaiju who appeared in the 2004 Godzilla film Godzilla Final Wars.

This Godzilla first appeared in 1954, becoming the most fearsome enemy of mankind over the following decades. The Earth Defense Force was formed to battle Godzilla and the other monsters that threatened the world, but could never defeat Godzilla until one fateful battle where the Gotengo managed to seal Godzilla under an ice sheet in Antarctica. When a malevolent alien force known as the Xiliens took control of Earth's monsters and unleashed them against mankind in the year 20XX, the last remnants of the EDF freed Godzilla from his prison and used the Gotengo to lure him across the globe. He defeated the Xiliens' army of monsters one-by-one before confronting their ultimate weapon, Monster X, in Tokyo. Godzilla was nearly killed when Monster X transformed into Keizer Ghidorah, but the Gotengo imbued him with energy which allowed him to triumph over his extraterrestrial foe. Godzilla was then convinced to end his feud with humanity by his son Minilla, and the pair returned to the sea without further conflict.

Name

See also: Godzilla#Name.

Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ), comes from a combination of the Japanese approximation of "gorilla" (ゴリラ,   gorira), and kujira (クジラ), the Japanese word for "whale."

This incarnation of Godzilla is sometimes called Final Godzilla (ファイナルゴジラ,   Fainaru Gojira) or FinalGoji (ファイナルゴジ,   FainaruGoji).

Design

Main article: FinalGoji.

The Final Wars Godzilla's design is somewhat of an amalgamation of many previous designs. This Godzilla possesses the traditional charcoal gray skin and bone white dorsal fins, as well as a pointed reptilian face similar to the other Millennium Godzillas. This Godzilla is much slimmer in build than most past designs, and his dorsal fins are slightly smaller and less pronounced than the other Millennium designs. He has small eyes, with his sclera being a fiery swirl of red, orange, and yellow. On film, his eyes are often concealed in the shadows cast by his brow ridges, which are larger than those of most previous incarnations.

Personality

The Final Wars Godzilla is depicted as an anti-hero similar to the Heisei Godzilla. According to the film's opening narration, Godzilla was the greatest enemy mankind ever faced, prior to his being sealed in Antarctica. After being released from Area G, Godzilla is lured around the globe by the Gotengo, the warship that sealed him, believing that his final battle with it is still going on. Along the way, Godzilla fights and defeats the Xiliens' army of mind-controlled monsters. At one point, Godzilla takes the time to destroy a city after defeating Kamacuras, with the character Samon Taguchi remarking that long ago, humanity did something horrible that angered Godzilla, leading to his decades of aggression. Following the final battle against Keizer Ghidorah, Godzilla shoots down the Gotengo and faces it down, only to be convinced to stand down by Minilla.

Origins

The Final Wars Godzilla was awakened by nuclear testing in 1954 and declared war on humanity as revenge. The Earth Defense Force was formed to combat Godzilla and the numerous other kaiju that appeared over the years, but was never able to defeat Godzilla. Eventually, the EDF lured Godzilla to Antarctica for a final confrontation, with the Gotengo managing to seal Godzilla underneath the ice. Area G was constructed around Godzilla's icy prison, and he remained trapped there until sometime in the 21st century.

History

Millennium era

Godzilla Final Wars

In 1954, nuclear testing awakened the monster Godzilla, the most powerful enemy mankind ever faced. The international military organization known as the Earth Defense Force (EDF) was formed to combat Godzilla and other giant monsters that appeared over the following years, but it could never defeat Godzilla. Eventually, the EDF lured Godzilla to Antarctica for a final showdown. Godzilla easily defeated the EDF's Maser Cannons it had stationed there, but found himself under attack by the advanced warship Gotengo. Godzilla shot down the Gotengo with his atomic breath, but before he could finish it he fell into a crack in the ice. Young Gotengo crew member Douglas Gordon fired a missile at a nearby slope, causing Godzilla to be buried under tons of ice and cold water, freezing him solid. The facility known as Area G was constructed around Godzilla's icy prison, and the monster remained trapped for decades to come.

In the year 20XX, an alien force known as the Xiliens had invaded Earth and taken control of all of the planet's monsters, using them to destroy major cities around the globe. The Gotengo, piloted by Gordon and staffed with all of the EDF's remaining forces, flew to Area G and used its missiles to free Godzilla, believing him the only force capable of defeating the Xiliens' monster army. Godzilla emerged from his icy prison and was immediately attacked by the Xiliens' cyborg monster Gigan. Gigan wrapped Godzilla in barbed wire, but Godzilla blasted the monster's head off with his atomic breath. Believing his battle with the Gotengo from decades ago was still going on, Godzilla chased the ship to Australia. In Sydney, Godzilla found himself attacked by the monster Zilla, which lunged at him. Godzilla used his tail to smack Zilla into the Sydney Opera House, then finished his opponent with a blast of atomic breath. Godzilla then traveled to New Guinea, where he fought Kumonga. Godzilla grabbed a thread of Kumonga's web and tossed the giant spider over the horizon before continuing on his way. After reaching the Kanto region of Japan, Godzilla encountered Kamacuras. Godzilla fired his atomic breath at the monster, which dodged the beam and flew at him. Godzilla simply grabbed Kamacuras and threw it at an electrical tower, impaling and killing it. As Godzilla marched further inland he reached Mount Fuji, where the Xiliens deployed Anguirus, Rodan and King Caesar against him. Godzilla proved to be more than a match for the three opponents, and defeated them one-by-one, stacking their unconscious bodies on top of each other. Godzilla reached Tokyo Bay, where he was attacked by Hedorah and Ebirah. Godzilla tossed both monsters out of the bay with his atomic breath, causing Ebirah's claw to impale Hedorah's eye. With both monsters immobilized, Godzilla fired his atomic breath at them and destroyed them both.

After finally reaching Tokyo, Godzilla saw the asteroid Gorath hurdling toward the city. Godzilla planted his feet and fired his atomic breath at Gorath, causing the asteroid to explode in the skies over Tokyo, reducing the city to a crater. As Godzilla stood in the ruins of Tokyo, Monster X levitated to the ground behind him. Godzilla attacked this new monster but found it was more than a match for him, fighting with incredible speed and ferocity. Mothra flew to Tokyo to assist Godzilla, but was intercepted by the repaired and modified Gigan. Gigan sliced Mothra's wing with his chainsaw hand, then began to help Monster X fight Godzilla. Monster X held Godzilla from behind while Gigan sliced his chest with his chainsaws. Godzilla moved out of the way and caused Gigan to strike Monster X instead, causing him to release him. Mothra then flew by and knocked both Monster X and Gigan to the ground. Gigan pursued Mothra again but was killed when his razor discs accidentally sliced his head off and Mothra flew into him and exploded. Godzilla and Monster X resumed their one-on-one battle, with Godzilla finally gaining the upper hand. Godzilla pinned Monster X to the ground and pummeled him mercilessly. When the Xilien Mothership self-destructed, Godzilla and Monster X fired their beams at each other, which locked in the air. The beams exploded, knocking the monsters to opposite sides of the city. Suddenly, Monster X transformed into Keizer Ghidorah, which was much larger and more powerful than Godzilla. Godzilla fired his atomic breath at Keizer Ghidorah, but the creature's beams overpowered Godzilla's. Keizer Ghidorah used its telekinetic Antigravity Beams to toss Godzilla across the ruined cityscape, then began to kick the fallen Godzilla in the head repeatedly. Finally, Keizer Ghidorah grabbed Godzilla with his mouths and began siphoning his energy. When the Gotengo flew past the monsters, its crew members realized they needed to help Godzilla. Shinichi Ozaki used the ship's Maser Cannon to fire his Keizer energy into Godzilla's dorsal fins, reinvigorating him. Godzilla released a shockwave that forced Keizer Ghidorah to release him, then destroyed the beast's middle head with his atomic breath. When another head tried to fire a Gravity Beam at Godzilla, Godzilla pulled the other head in front of the beam, severing it. Godzilla grabbed the maimed Keizer Ghidorah by its remaining head and slammed it up and down before throwing the monster into the air. Godzilla fired his spiral red heat ray at Keizer Ghidorah, pushing it into outer space, where it exploded.

Having not forgotten his battle against the Gotengo, Godzilla turned his attention toward the warship and blasted it with his atomic breath, causing it to lose altitude and crash into the ruins of Tokyo. Before Godzilla could finally annihilate the Gotengo and its crew, his son Minilla arrived and managed to convince him to stand down. Together with Minilla, Godzilla turned toward the sea and made his way out of the ruined Tokyo, but not before letting out one final roar.

Abilities

Atomic breath

Godzilla fires his atomic breath

Godzilla's most iconic and powerful ability is his trademark atomic breath. When Godzilla prepares his atomic breath, his dorsal fins give off an intense blue glow, after which Godzilla fires a blue beam of radiation from his mouth. This beam is depicted as being extremely powerful, as it is capable of dispatching or killing most of Godzilla's enemies in a single hit, with the exception of Monster X. It killed Zilla in a single blast, obliterated Gigan's head, and sent Hedorah and Ebirah flying out of Tokyo Bay individually.

Additionally, Godzilla possesses a variation named the Hyper Spiral Heat Ray (ハイパースパイラル熱線). Godzilla used this atomic breath to target the asteroid Gorath as it approached the Earth with pinpoint accuracy. Gorath survived the blast, destroying a large section of Tokyo and releasing its passenger, Monster X.

The Final Wars Godzilla also possesses the powerful red spiral variant of his atomic breath known as the Burning G Spark Heat Ray (バーニングGスパーク熱線). This beam is used after Godzilla has been supercharged with Shinichi Ozaki's Keizer energy, in order to push Keizer Ghidorah into the edge of space and destroy him.

Physical abilities

Up until Monster X, Godzilla’s strength and combat prowess is indisputably unmatched by any Kaiju throughout Godzilla Final Wars. His stamina is remarkably high given that he travelled from the South Pole to Tokyo while battling less than a dozen monsters along the way without tiring. He is capable of fighting with his hands, feet, as well as his tail, shown when he uses his tail to smack Zilla into the Sydney Opera House when the latter attempts to pounce at him. Monster X proves to be the only opponent who can match Godzilla's strength and even overpower him. Godzilla's most impressive feat of strength may be when he overpowers and rag dolls Keizer Ghidorah, a kaiju nearly double his own weight.

Durability

Another one of this Godzilla's most powerful assets is his resistance to injury. Godzilla remains mostly unfazed by all of the attacks his opponents use against him, allowing him to easily withstand their assaults and immediately counter and defeat them. The only enemies in Godzilla Final Wars who are shown successfully injuring Godzilla are Anguirus, Rodan, Gigan, and Monster X.

Amphibiousness

Being amphibious, Godzilla is adapted for living both on land and underwater. Godzilla is shown to have battled Hedorah and Ebirah underwater off-screen when arriving in Tokyo, quickly annihilating them with his atomic breath.

Intelligence

Godzilla consistently demonstrates impressive coordination and tactics throughout his fights. With the exception of the battle at Mount Fuji and the extended fight with Monster X, Godzilla outwits his enemies quickly. Even when outnumbered by three individually inferior enemies or when facing a worthy opponent, Godzilla adapts quickly and turns the tide of the fight. Godzilla is only matched by Monster X and by humans, being imprisoned by the latter after a few decades of conflict and being brought upon the former’s mercy after transforming into Keizer Ghidorah.

Weaknesses

The Final Wars Godzilla defeated nine consecutive monster opponents with few difficulties, at times fighting multiple simultaneously; even when he was staggered by a pair of attacks from Anguirus and Rodan, he quickly recovered. The first Xilien monster to pose a serious challenge to him was Monster X, who proved resistant to his atomic breath and was able to match and exceed his physical strength. Monster X's Destroyed Thunder beams caused Godzilla pain, leaving behind visible injuries in one of his sides and on his shoulder. Monster X also injured Godzilla when he suspended Godzilla in the air by his hands. Godzilla was also overwhelmed when he was attacked by both Monster X and Modified Gigan at the same time, as Monster X was able to hold Godzilla still from behind while Gigan slashed his chest with his Bloody Chainsaws. Godzilla was nearly killed when Monster X transformed into Keizer Ghidorah, who kicked and blasted Godzilla across the ruins of Tokyo, before biting down on Godzilla and draining his life force. Godzilla was only able to survive his battle with Keizer Ghidorah due to the intervention of Shinichi Ozaki aboard the Gotengo.

Prior to his battles against the Xiliens' monsters, Godzilla was entombed in the Antarctic ice through a combination of an earthquake which plunged him into a pit and a missile barrage by the Gotengo which sealed him away. He remained frozen for several decades, until the upgraded Gotengo destroyed the ice and the facility built around him with another missile salvo.

Filmography

Video games

Godzilla (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)

Kaiju Guide

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

Godzilla Battle Line

Added in Season 17, Godzilla 2004 is a four-star Battle Piece that can be a unit or a Leader, requiring 7 energy to summon to the battlefield as the former.

As an unit

Godzilla utilizes his Atomic Breath to hit ground and/or aerial enemy units. If an enemy unit gets too close, Godzilla will perform a ranged damage tail strike knocking back the enemy unit; this attack can hit multiple targets. Godzilla 2004 is one of the units that can be distracted by buildings. Godzilla 2004 has a long reach, a wide search range, and attacks every 2.3 seconds.[7] His base movement speed is unknown,[7] but the game states that it is fast.

As a Leader

Godzilla 2004's special move, the Burning G Spark Heat Ray, requires 3 energy to be performed. It knocks back enemy units in a straight line, dealing 350 damage. After performing the special move, it will increase the movement speed of allied units with an energy cost of 5+ on the battlefield by 50% for 15 seconds. As a Leader, he has super long reach, a wide search range, and attacks every 2.6 seconds.[7]

Gallery

Main article: FinalGoji#Gallery.

Roar

Godzilla's roars in the Millennium series (Begins at 44:50)

Trivia

Video

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: Godzilla 2004

References

This is a list of references for Godzilla (Godzilla Final Wars). 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]

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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Common Knowledge of Godzilla. Futabasha. 6 July 2014. p. 125. ISBN 978-4-575-30696-5.
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  6. Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 23 July 2014. p. 116. ISBN 4-096-82090-3.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Godzilla Battle Line - Units and Monster Leaders [Android/iOS/PC]". Toho Kingdom. Retrieved 19 October 2022.

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