Godzilla (Godzilla Final Wars)
Listen kid, there's two things you don't know about the Earth. One is me, and the other... is Godzilla.
This Godzilla first appeared in 1954, and became 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, where he defeated the Xiliens' army of monsters one-by-one. Godzilla finally reached Tokyo, where he took on the Xiliens' ultimate weapon: Monster X. Godzilla was nearly killed when Monster X transformed into Keizer Ghidorah, but the Gotengo successfully imbued him with energy and allowed him to triumph over his extraterrestrial foe. Godzilla was then convinced to end his feud with humanity by his son Minilla, and returned to the sea without further conflict.
Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ), comes from a combination of the Japanese approximation of "gorilla" (ゴリラ, and kujira gorira) (クジラ), the Japanese word for "whale." The name is said to have been chosen to represent the size and strength of both animals. Contrary to popular belief, the English name "Godzilla" was not invented by the American distributors of the original film. Before Toho sold the film to U.S. distributors, the company's international division had originally marketed English-subtitled prints of the film under the title of Godzilla, which were shown briefly in Japanese-American theaters. Toho themselves had decided on "Godzilla" as the English transliteration of Gojira. According to the 2002 book Since Godzilla, the English name "Godzilla" produces connotations such as the words "God," "lizard," and "gorilla." The word "God" is applicable to Godzilla because of his immense size and destructive power, which causes him to be seen as a god by some, "lizard" is applicable due to his reptilian appearance and ties to the time of the dinosaurs, and "gorilla" is applicable due to his strength and his creation having been inspired by the famous gorilla-like giant monster King Kong. "Godzilla" may be approximated into Japanese as ガッズィラ (Gazzira) or ガッズィーラ (Gazzīra).
This incarnation of Godzilla is sometimes called Final Godzilla (ファイナルゴジラ or Fainaru Gojira)FinalGoji (ファイナルゴジ. FainaruGoji)
- 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 a mixture of red, orange, and yellow sclera.
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, which is why he attacks them. 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. Godzilla then returns to the ocean with Minilla without any further conflict.
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.
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.
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.
Additionally, Godzilla possesses a variation named the Hyper Spiral Heat Ray (ハイパースパイラル熱線). Godzilla uses this atomic breath to blast and destroy the asteroid Gorath as it approaches the Earth with pinpoint accuracy.
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.
Godzilla's atomic breath locking with Monster X's Destroyed Thunder beams
The Final Wars Godzilla possesses immense physical strength and surprisingly quick reflexes, allowing him to easily overpower most of his opponents in physical combat. He also possesses nearly limitless stamina, as he travels the globe and battles the other monsters without becoming exhausted. He is capable of fighting with his hands and feet as well as with 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 picks up and throws Keizer Ghidorah, who weighs a massive 100,000 metric tons, nearly twice as heavy as Godzilla himself.
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 Gigan and Monster X.
Being amphibious, Godzilla is adapted for living both on land and underwater. Godzilla is shown to have battled Hedorah and Ebirah underwater during the film, as he at one point blasts both monsters out of Tokyo Bay with his atomic breath.
Godzilla employs strategy in battle against his opponents, quickly discovering their weaknesses and using them to his advantage. Godzilla also understands Minilla standing in front of the humans as meaning that they are not threats.
The Final Wars Godzilla does not demonstrate many weaknesses during the film, except during his final battle against Monster X. Unlike Godzilla's other opponents, Monster X is resistant to Godzilla's atomic breath and is able to match and exceed Godzilla's physical strength. Monster X's Destroyed Thunder beams are shown causing Godzilla pain, and he is also shown injuring Godzilla when he suspends Godzilla in the air by his hands. Godzilla is also severely overwhelmed when he is attacked by both Monster X and Modified Gigan at the same time, as Monster X is able to hold Godzilla still from behind while Gigan slashes his chest with his Bloody Chainsaws. Godzilla is also nearly killed when Monster X transforms into Keizer Ghidorah, who is able to kick and blast 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 Monster X and Keizer Ghidorah due to the intervention of Mothra and the crew of the Gotengo.
- Godzilla Final Wars (2004)
- Godzilla (2014) - PlayStation 3 and 4 [Kaiju Guide]
- Godzilla Kaiju Collection (2015) - Android and iOS
- Godzilla Defense Force (2019) - Android and iOS
- Godzilla Battle Line (2021; added in 2022) - Android and iOS
- XR World (2022) - Android, iOS, and PC
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. His base movement speed is unknown, 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.
Godzilla 2004 in Godzilla Kaiju Collection
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- Like the Godzilla from Godzilla 2000: Millennium, the Final Wars Godzilla is often mistakenly believed to be the adult Godzilla Junior from the end of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, due to the monsters in Godzilla Final Wars being scaled to 100 meters like in the Heisei series and stock footage of the adult Junior being shown during the film's opening credits. However, it is important to note that Final Wars is set in its own continuity that is completely unconnected to the Heisei series, and the Final Wars Godzilla is stated to have first appeared in 1954, while Godzilla Junior was not born until 1994.
- The Final Wars Godzilla is the tallest Godzilla in the Millennium series, standing at 100 meters, the same height as the Heisei Godzilla.
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