Godzilla Earth

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Godzilla Incarnations
Godzilla Filius
Godzilla Earth
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Godzilla® Earth copyright icon Toho Company, Limited Monster
Godzilla Earth in GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle
Godzilla® Earth
Alternate Names Gojira, GODZILLA, G, AniGoji,
Anime Godzilla, Godzilla 2018,
Godzilla:Earth[1]
Subtitle King of Destruction
(破壊の王,   Hakai no Ō?)[2]
King of Monsters
(怪獣たちの王,   Kaijū-tachi no Ō?)[3]
God's Beast
(神の獣,   Kami no Kemono?)[3]
Species Hyper-Evolved Plant-Based Lifeform[4]
Height 50 meters (2030),[5]
Over 300 meters (After 20,000 years)[5][note 1]
Weight 10,000 metric tons (2030),[5]
Over 100,000 metric tons (After 20,000 years)[5]
Forms 2030 form, 20,000-year-old form
Relations Servum, Godzilla Filius (Subspecies),
Orga, Biollante, Zilla (Theorized approximate species)[note 2]
Enemies Kamoebas, Anguirus, Baragon, Varan,[6] Battra, Titanosaurus, Gigan, Mothra, Mechagodzilla City, Humans, Exif, Bilusaludo
First Appearance Latest Appearance
GODZILLA: Planet
of the Monsters
GODZILLA: City on
the Edge of Battle
Designs AnimeGoji
Roar(s)
When those fleeting lives destined to die, forget their humbleness and sing praises of their glory, such will shake the very heavens and split the earth, and they shall know the wrath of the divine. The inevitable incarnation of destruction. So, you show yourself at last. Since we last saw each other, it has been 20 years for us and 20,000 years for you. It's been a while... Oh, King of Destruction.
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Metphies (GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters)

Godzilla Earth (ゴジラ・アース,   Gojira Āsu?)[2] is an incarnation of Godzilla that first appeared in the 2017 Godzilla film, GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters.

Along with Godzilla Filius, Godzilla Earth is the first incarnation of Godzilla to appear in an animated film, and is also the largest onscreen incarnation of the character to date.[4][5] This incarnation of Godzilla first appeared in the year 2030, at which point mankind had already endured over a quarter of a century of repeated attacks from huge creatures called kaiju. Godzilla established himself as the most powerful kaiju, eliminating many of the others and resisting all of mankind's attempts to defeat him, even with the assistance of humanity's alien allies. By 2048, humanity realized it stood no chance against Godzilla, and fled the planet to colonize a new home on the planet Tau-e in the Cetus constellation. When conditions on Tau-e were found to be uninhabitable, a group of humans returned to Earth only to find that 20,000 years had passed, and that a bizarre new ecosystem had sprung up around Godzilla, now the dominant being on the planet.

Name

The name "Godzilla" is a transliteration of Gojira (ゴジラ?), a combination of two Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ?), meaning gorilla, and kujira (), meaning whale. At one planning stage of the original film, the concept of "Gojira" was described as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale." The two words "whale" and "gorilla" describe Godzilla's traditional characteristics. The word whale represents his aquatic lifestyle and his bulky size. The word gorilla represents his sheer strength and the strategic thinking he uses when fighting against other monsters.

Contrary to popular belief, the name "Godzilla" is not the idea of the American distributor. Before Toho sold the original film to US distributors, Toho's international division had originally marketed an English-subtitled print under the title of Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, which was shown briefly in Japanese-American theaters. Toho came up with "Godzilla" as an English transliteration of the name "Gojira"."

According to GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse, Godzilla was named after a mythical dragon from the folklore of Odo Island by Kyohei Yamane in 2030. Just as the case was in Shin Godzilla, Godzilla's name is spelled in kanji as 呉爾羅.[6] To distinguish him from Godzilla Filius, this Godzilla is designated as Godzilla Earth, symbolizing his dominion over the Earth after 20,000 years.[2]

Development

Main article: AnimeGoji#Development.
Godzilla concept art

Trees were decided upon as the motif for the anime Godzilla's design after the key concept for this Godzilla was determined to be that it was the "peak of the evolution of life." According to Kobun Shizuno, there were several reasons for this, including the fact that trees are currently the largest and most widespread organisms on Earth, that they are capable of living for thousands of years - "basically only requiring light and water" to survive, and that trees' hard and fibrous body tissues protected them while also supporting their enormous mass and volume. Moreover, actual trees possess trace elements in their biology and generate electrons when performing photosynthesis, allowing for a plant-based Godzilla to use powerful electromagnetic waves. "We expanded from the idea of if a plant had undergone super-evolution due to its cellular structure perhaps containing metallic elements, and its whole body became a power generator as a result," Shizuno explained. "I heard that at the top of the evolution of the Earth are actually plants. [sic] And in this 'planet of the monsters,' I thought Godzilla would be like a huge 'world tree' at the center of its unique environment."[7]

The anime Godzilla is described as taking the basic, recognizable silhouette of Godzilla and combining it with the unique traits decided for the character for the anime works. Inspired by Kongōrikishi statues, the muscular element to Godzilla's appearance is meant to express its power as well as invoke the hugeness of trees, its status as the apex life form on Earth, and a deity-like presence. Rather than aiming for something anatomically accurate, this Godzilla is simply meant to be imposing.[7]

Design

Main article: AnimeGoji.

Godzilla Earth superficially resembles the MonsterVerse Godzilla, with a bulky body, a thick and short neck, large arms, jagged triangular dorsal plates, and a crocodile-like head with a relatively long snout. His dorsal plates are somewhat larger than the MonsterVerse Godzilla's, and more closely resemble the traditional maple leaf-shaped plates of past Godzilla incarnations. He also has a more rounded head and thinner neck. Godzilla Earth has rough bluish skin with a tree bark-like texture covering the entirety of his body. He has a very robust musculature, with his muscles visible through his skin and pronounced abdominal and pectoral muscles on his chest. His legs are long and slim compared to the MonsterVerse Godzilla's pillar-like legs, while his feet are elongated and possess four claws. His tail has a ridged underside, and ends with a pointed spear-like tip. While Godzilla Earth looks more or less like a larger version of Godzilla Filius after 20,000 years, he also possesses a pronounced hunch in his back and several spikes on the bottom of his chin that resemble a beard.

Personality

Godzilla Earth is an incredibly aggressive creature that demonstrates extreme hostility toward both humans and any monsters besides himself.[8] After appearing for the first time in 2030, Godzilla traveled around the world and systematically wiped out any humans and monsters he came into contact with. He seemed to go out of his way to hunt down the humans fleeing the Earth in 2048 aboard the Aratrum, arriving at the ship's launch pad and shooting down nearby Landing Ships. He subsequently traveled to the United Earth's last refuge in Buenaventura, seemingly aware that the remnants of humanity's resistance were assembled there.[8] Even when reappearing after 20,000 years, Godzilla Earth did not hesitate to attack and annihilate the United Earth troops assembled nearby. Metphies suggests that Godzilla Earth is a "divine avenger" sent as punishment for mankind's arrogance, and as such will never allow humanity to escape his wrath.

Godzilla Earth does however seem to instinctively defend his home planet from external threats, demonstrated when he detects the approach of the Gorath asteroid and rests for several years in order to store enough power to destroy it. He also detected the construction of Mechagodzilla in 2046, and traveled to the development plant in Hamamatsu in order to destroy it before Mechagodzilla could pose a threat to him.[8]

Origins

This incarnation of Godzilla is unique in that he originated from plant rather than animal life. He is said to be the "end result of natural selection on Earth" and has survived for 20,000 years as the largest and most powerful lifeform in the planet's history.[4] Godzilla evolved as a result of this plant life incorporating the characteristics of various other organisms through the process of horizontal gene transfer, granting him extreme durability, heat resistance, stealthiness, and regenerative abilities.[7] Godzilla was first discovered in 2030 by Kyohei Yamane when he traveled to Odo Island to investigate the carcass of a Kamoebas that washed ashore.[6]

History

Post-Millennium Series

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters

Godzilla first appeared in the year 2030, and proved to be the most powerful of the many kaiju terrorizing the human race. Godzilla killed many of the other kaiju and proved resistant to all of humanity's attempts to destroy him. After the latest attempt by the humans, Exif, and Bilusaludo to defeat Godzilla in 2045 failed and their ultimate weapon Mechagodzilla was lost the following year, the United Earth began a desperate evacuation plan to abandon the Earth and relocate to a new planet in the Cetus constellation. 15,000 people were selected by an artificial intelligence to leave the planet aboard two emigration ships in 2048. As the second ship, the Aratrum, was preparing to take off, Godzilla appeared over the horizon and shot down a Landing Ship with his atomic breath, killing several people, including Haruo Sakaki's parents. The survivors boarded the ship and the Earth was left behind at the mercy of Godzilla. After 22 years in space, contact with the first ship, Oratio, was lost, and the Aratrum was running out of resources to support its inhabitants, now reduced to under 4,000. In addition, the ship had been unable to find an inhabitable planet during that time, as Tau-e's atmospheric conditions were found to be lethal to humans.

Godzilla Earth stands before the obliterated human forces 20,000 years into the future in GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters

The Aratrum used its hyperdrives to return to Earth, but its crew found that over 20,000 years had passed, and that Godzilla was still alive on the planet's surface. Haruo proposed a plan to disable Godzilla's asymmetrically permeable shield and inject an EMP Probe inside of him, which he believed would cause Godzilla's body to become overloaded with electromagnetic energy and make him explode. Haruo accompanied a team to the former Tanzawa Forest area of Japan to carry out his plan, but they were attacked by small flying creatures spawned from Godzilla's cells called Servum. The team prepared to evacuate, only to encounter Godzilla himself. Haruo's plan was carried out, and succeeded in destroying Godzilla at the cost of many casualties. However, analysis of the carcass revealed that the creature was completely identical to the Godzilla that appeared in 2030, which was impossible given the time that had passed and Godzilla's capacity for evolution. Martin Lazzari believed that this was some kind of offspring formed by Godzilla's cells, and that there could still be more Godzillas living on the Earth. Haruo was confident they could defeat any other Godzillas the same way they killed this one, however he and the others were unprepared when their worst fear was realized.

Seismic activity was detected in the area, followed by the explosion of a nearby mountain. The original Godzilla, now grown to over 300 meters in height and weighing over 100,000 metric tons, emerged from the smoke and turned his attention to the nearby humans. Haruo ordered everyone to retreat quickly, but Godzilla destroyed several fleeing Landing Ships with a super oscillatory wave projected from his mouth. Haruo tried to distract Godzilla with a Multipodal Battery while the remaining forces tried to escape, but Godzilla swung his tail through the air and produced a powerful shockwave that seemingly wiped out the humans' remaining forces, leaving Haruo trapped under wreckage and swearing that he would get his revenge.

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

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After destroying the United Earth's forces, Godzilla began patrolling the surrounding area, mildly aware something was amiss there. Godzilla would occasionally patrol the perimeter before stopping to sleep. While the surviving United Earth troops were fortifying Mechagodzilla City to prepare for their new anti-Godzilla plan, Godzilla resumed activity and continued his search. Once the cloud concealing Mechagodzilla City dispersed, Godzilla noticed the City and immediately began heading toward its location. Godzilla suddenly stopped his approach and began charging his atomic breath. Mulu-Elu Galu-Gu was able to disperse Nanometal particles from Mechagodzilla City to form a thermal energy buffer layer before Godzilla fired his ray, and the attack was successfully deflected, causing only minor damage to the City. Realizing a ranged attack would not work, Godzilla resumed his approach. Vultures piloted by Haruo Sakaki, Yuko Tani, and Rilu-Elu Belu-Be were scrambled from the City to distract Godzilla and attempt to lure him to a trap point. The Vultures flew around Godzilla and fired their cannons at him, but Godzilla simply ignored their fire. Haruo ordered the Vultures to fly closer and attack Godzilla, which prompted him to fire a super oscillatory wave. The wave scattered the Vultures and nearly hit Yuko's, but all three were unharmed. Haruo and Belu-Be's Vultures began firing at Godzilla in unison, finally succeeding in drawing his attention and changing his course. Godzilla continued to follow the Vultures until he reached the trap point. Even though Mechagodzilla City's preparations were not entirely complete yet, Haruo ordered Galu-Gu to spring the trap anyway. The ground beneath Godzilla exploded, causing him to fall into a pit. A channel was opened directly in front of Godzilla, leading directly to a capture point. A thermal energy buffer layer was deployed in the channel, and the Vultures continued leading Godzilla along. Godzilla prepared to fire his atomic breath directly at Haruo's Vulture, but the Houtua twins Miana and Maina telepathically warned him of the attack, allowing him to evade in time. The blast was deflected by the buffer layer, and was scattered into smaller beams that struck some of Mechagodzilla City's buildings. Godzilla continued moving through the channel, swinging his tail into several structures flanking the channel and launching them into the air. Finally, Godzilla reached the capture point, after which the channel was closed off and flooded with liquid Nanometal which instantly hardened and immobilized Godzilla. Mechagodzilla City's railguns began opening fire on Godzilla, while the operators inside the City's control room pinpointed the moment his shield would collapse. Once the shield went down, flanking railguns fired on Godzilla's dorsal plates, destroying them and disabling his shield. Two EMP Harpoons were fired directly into Godzilla's back, and began emitting electromagnetic pulses. Overloaded with electromagnetic energy, Godzilla bent forward and fell silent.

As the United Earth forces celebrated, they watched Godzilla patiently, waiting for him to explode just as the smaller Godzilla had. To their shock, Godzilla did not explode, but rather began glowing bright red and increasing in temperature. Martin Lazzari hypothesized that Godzilla had adapted to convert excess electromagnetic energy into heat, and was effectively attacking them by raising the surrounding temperature to lethal levels. As Godzilla's temperature climbed, the Vultures opened fire on him, trying to get him to fire his atomic breath. However, the temperature around Godzilla was so intense that the Vultures' bullets melted before they could reach him. Belu-Be proposed that they could still kill Godzilla by flying to the tropopause and nosediving directly into his dorsal plates. However, their bodies would not survive the heat long enough to collide with Godzilla. Galu-Gu, having fused with the Nanometal of Mechagodzilla City, addressed this by forcibly fusing the pilots with the Vultures' Nanometal. Belu-Be accepted this, but Haruo and Yuko resisted. When Yuko tried to eject and her Vulture began to fall out of the sky, Haruo caught it with his. Belu-Be flew his Vulture high into the sky and waited for Haruo to do the same. Haruo was then contacted by Metphies, who warned him that once Godzilla was destroyed, Mechagodzilla City's Nanometal would not stop proliferating and would eventually absorb the entire planet. Conflicted by his desire to kill Godzilla and to preserve humanity, Haruo finally chose to open fire on Mechagodzilla City's control room, destroying Mechagodzilla's head and killing Galu-Gu. All of Mechagodzilla City's Nanometal was then disabled, freeing Godzilla from the Nanometal he was encased in. Godzilla pulsed with electromagnetic energy, and his shield was restored. Still glowing bright red, Godzilla fired his atomic breath at Mechagodzilla City, destroying much of it in a fiery explosion. He then fired a second blast of atomic breath, which immolated the rest of Mechagodzilla City and sent its last traces sinking into the burning crater below.

Abilities

Asymmetrically Permeable Shield

Godzilla Earth can generate a powerful electromagnetic charge through an "in-vivo amplifier" located inside his body, with his cells acting as powerful electromagnets. This pulse can be used to disable electronics around Godzilla, or to produce an Asymmetrically Permeable Shield (非対称性透過シールド,   Hitaishō-sei Tōka Shīrudo?), a forcefield which surrounds Godzilla and shields him from any and all damage, including strikes from multiple nuclear warheads. This ability is also possessed by the Servum and Godzilla Filius, as both creatures are derived from Godzilla Earth. In the case of Godzilla Filius, the electromagnetic amplifier was located inside his dorsal plates, so the same is likely true of Godzilla Earth.[4]

Atomic Breath

Godzilla Earth fires his Atomic Breath.

Godzilla Earth can fire a highly-accelerated charged particle beam called his Atomic Breath (熱線,   Nessen?, lit. Heat Ray), which is capable of piercing even the thickest armor of other monsters. The beam is incredibly destructive, allowing Godzilla to kill multiple monsters or completely wipe out entire cities like Los Angeles in a single blast. Godzilla was also able to use this beam to free himself from the underground prison he was placed in by "Operation: Great Wall" by literally melting the Himalayas with it.[6] The beam seems to have pinpoint accuracy, being able to blast a shuttle out of the sky in a flash. Godzilla Earth fires this beam from his mouth area, though it does not seem to fire directly from his mouth but rather from his electromagnetic shield. The Atomic Breath generates powerful electromagnetic waves when fired, which can destroy electronic devices more than 300 kilometers away.[8] The Aratrum's calculations revealed that Godzilla Earth's Atomic Breath would be powerful enough to pass through Earth's through atmosphere and destroy the ship while it orbited the planet. The energy output from Godzilla Earth's Atomic Breath was later measured as 3 terawatts (3,000 gigawatts), which was more powerful than previously calculated.

Godzilla also possesses a more powerful variant of his Atomic Breath that is crimson in color and shaped like a spiral. Godzilla must store up energy in order to fire this version of his Atomic Breath, which he used to destroy the Gorath asteroid from the Arctic while it was in outer space. The spiral beam has been observed to have a range of over 300 kilometers.[8]

Super Oscillatory Wave

Godzilla Earth uses his Super Oscillatory Wave.

A new ability Godzilla Earth gained as a result of growing over 20,000 years is the Super Oscillatory Wave (超振動波攻撃,   Chō Shindō-ha Kōgeki?, lit. Super Oscillation Wave Attack). This attack is a resonance phenomenon caused by Godzilla roaring at an extremely high volume, which is capable of crushing and destroying targets.[2]

Plasma Cutter

Godzilla Earth unleashes the Plasma Cutter.

Godzilla can generate a powerful plasma shockwave known as the Plasma Cutter (プラズマカッター,   Purazuma Kattā?) by swinging his tail at supersonic speeds of Mach 3 to 4. The shockwave produced by this attack is extremely devastating, capable of destroying anything in its path over a range of 600 meters. Godzilla Earth used the Plasma Cutter to wipe out nearly all of the United Earth's forces following the death of Godzilla Filius.

Metallic Tissue

Godzilla's body tissue is integrated with metallic muscle fibers that support his massive weight in the absence of a skeleton, and contribute to his impressive physical durability. The multilayer foam structure of Godzilla's epidermis grants him superior heat resistance, protecting him from nuclear attack even in the absence of his Asymmetrically Permeable Shield.

Regeneration

Godzilla's cells possess incredible regenerative and reproductive properties, allowing them to give rise to all-new species possessing Godzilla's DNA. Repeated propagation of Godzilla's cells over a period of 20,000 years created an all new ecosystem on Earth built around Godzilla. New monsters spawned by Godzilla's cells include the Servum and Godzilla Filius, two smaller subspecies of Godzilla that inherit many of his characteristics, including metallic flesh and the ability to produce an electromagnetic charge. Additionally, Godzilla's cells grant him a rapid healing factor that allows his tissue to heal completely in a manner of seconds if damaged.

Stealth

Godzilla's body has the capacity to absorb radio waves, making him impossible to detect using radar and other targeting systems except when he is firing his atomic breath.[6] Godzilla also possesses an impressive swimming speed that exceeded even the most advanced submarines of the 2040's, making him nearly impossible to track underwater even with Exif and Bilusaludo technology.[8]

Radiation Emission

Godzilla constantly emits radiation from his body. While typically this radiation is barely observable, making tracking Godzilla in this way difficult, he leaves high-density radiation in his wake after passing through an area, which remains for a very long time and often proves lethal to humans in its range. Other kaiju are often attracted to the radioactive contamination left behind by Godzilla in areas he has destroyed.[6]

Tail

Beyond generating the Plasma Cutter, Godzilla Earth's long tail acts as an additional limb which helps to support his body when standing and walking. Godzilla's tail is also prehensile, and can be extended to wrap around other objects like a tentacle or used as a stabbing weapon due to the sharp spike located on its tip.[7] He used his tail to destroy several of the tower-like structures flanking the channel leading to Mechagodzilla City.

Energy Conversion

Godzilla Earth begins to glow red as he converts the excess electromagnetic energy inside of his body into heat.

Godzilla Earth can convert excess electromagnetic energy inside of his body into concentrated heat, heating up his own body and the surrounding area to temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Celsius. He used this ability after being struck by EMP Harpoons which caused electromagnetic energy to run wild inside of him. While Godzilla Filius exploded from the excess energy, Godzilla Earth converted it into heat which caused his body to glow red and raised the temperature around him to levels lethal to the United Earth forces attacking him. After heating up, Godzilla Earth regained the ability to use his Atomic Breath and used it to quickly decimate Mechagodzilla City.

Weaknesses

Godzilla is vulnerable to his own atomic breath, demonstrated when Mothra forces him to retreat by reflecting his atomic breath back at him with her scales. Mothra's scales are also said to interfere with Godzilla's Asymmetrically Permeable Shield.[8] Like Godzilla Filius, Godzilla Earth's electromagnetic energy is generated by his dorsal plates, and if they are destroyed he will be unable to deploy his Asymmetrically Permeable Shield until they regenerate. The United Earth attempted to kill Godzilla Earth the same way they killed Godzilla Filius, by overloading his body with electromagnetic energy using EMP Harpoons, but he demonstrated the ability to convert the excess energy into heat and thereby prevent himself from exploding like Filius.

Filmography

Video Games

  • Eternal Linkage (2018) - Android and iOS

Books

GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse

In 2030, biology professor Kyohei Yamane traveled to Odo Island to investigate the carcass of Kamoebas IV, which had washed ashore there. Yamane concluded that Kamoebas had been killed by a larger predator, which he named "Godzilla" after a legendary dragon from the island's folklore. Godzilla made landfall for the first time later that year on the west coast of the United States, where he killed Anguirus IV, Varan II, and Baragon II.[6] Godzilla completely destroyed Los Angeles and San Francisco and caused an estimated 8.7 million casualties before returning to sea. Godzilla reappeared on the west coast of the U.S. in December of 2031, destroying Seattle and easily breaking through the military defense line at Colorado Springs. In desperation, the U.S. government hurled 150 nuclear warheads at Godzilla while he was in the Midwest, totaling almost 40 megatons of power. Godzilla walked away from the attack unscathed, and disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico. In 2034, Godzilla returned and laid waste to most of western Europe, most notably Paris. Godzilla then vanished into the Arctic Ocean.[9]

Godzilla returned in 2042. He was estimated to have caused upwards of 300 million casualties worldwide by 2044, appearing eight separate times in the span of two years, leaving the east coast of the United States, northern Africa and half of the Eurasian continent uninhabited. In 2045, the United Earth, in cooperation with the Exif and Bilusaludo, initiated "Operation: Great Wall," where 2,000 nuclear warheads were detonated simultaneously to open a large fault near the Himalayas, trapping Godzilla in a 800-meter-deep, 1-kilometer-wide, and 1,000-meter-long hole. However, a year later, in January of 2046, Godzilla used his atomic breath to free himself. He then proceeded to break through the Indian defense line and cause 200 million casualties before disappearing into the Bay of Bengal. Two months later, Godzilla appeared in Hamamatsu, Japan, and defeated the United Earth forces in a decisive final battle, which resulted in the loss of its ultimate weapon, Mechagodzilla. Afterward, Godzilla caused nearly 100 million casualties in Japan.[10]

GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla

After laying waste to western Europe, Godzilla vanished into the ocean in August of 2037, the same time month Battra emerged from his sleep in South America. Godzilla and Battra fought at least two times after this point, with Godzilla proving triumphant. After defeating Battra, Godzilla traveled to the Arctic Ocean and disappeared. Godzilla reappeared from the Arctic ice in 2042 after storing up energy for five years and completely obliterated the approaching Gorath asteroid which was on a collision course with the Earth using a more powerful red spiral-shaped variant of his atomic breath. It was believed Godzilla had vanished in 2037 because he sensed the approach of Gorath and knew he needed to store up enough energy to destroy it. During the two-year span where he appeared eight separate times, Godzilla engaged and destroyed the United Earth's main naval fleet in the Atlantic Ocean during "Operation: Renaissance." He then destroyed New York, which had become the United Earth's capital city, overnight, and was present when the city of Cleveland, Ohio was wiped off the map due to a meltdown of the nuclear fusion reactor aboard the Exif and Bilusaludo's mothership.

To buy time for "Project Mechagodzilla," the United Earth undertook "Operation: Long March" in 2044, a plan which distracted Godzilla and slowly lured him deep into the Eurasian continent. Godzilla caused serious damage to North Africa and Central Asia during this operation, where he fought Gigan, a monster under the United Earth's control, several times. In their first encounter in Suez, Godzilla severed both of Gigan's arms, although Gigan was successful in luring Godzilla from Africa to Eurasia. In each subsequent battle in Baku, Ashgabat, Samarkand, and Kashgar, Godzilla increasingly maimed Gigan, while the Bilusaludo responded by gradually modifying him into a cyborg. Godzilla and Gigan engaged in another battle in Yarkant, China, where Godzilla severely damaged the cyborg monster's wings, arms, and head. In 2045, the Bilusaludo redeployed Gigan in Hotan and injected him with experimental Nanometal, which allowed him to instantaneously heal damage from Godzilla's atomic breath, even if entire body parts were blasted off. Godzilla eventually used a particularly powerful blast of his atomic breath to completely obliterate Gigan, leaving no trace of the monster behind.

While he was trapped underground in the hole created by "Operation: Great Wall" for a year, Godzilla fed on the molten magma and accumulated energy from it. Finally, Godzilla began swimming through the magma and triggered a large eruption at an area designated "G-Crater," destroying many of the surrounding United Earth troops in the pyroclastic flow. After freeing himself from the hole with his atomic breath, Godzilla broke through the Indian defense line, causing 200 million casualties in Eurasia in the process, and disappeared into the Bay of Bengal. Godzilla came ashore in the Japanese archipelago two months later and made his way to the United Earth's facility in Hamamatsu, completely obliterating all of their forces and destroying the facility housing Mechagodzilla with his atomic breath in a decisive final battle known as the "Battle at the Foot of Mt. Fuji." With the United Earth's military capabilities effectively eliminated and their ultimate weapon presumably destroyed, Godzilla swam to Tokyo Bay unopposed and came ashore in the former Japanese capital of Tokyo. Godzilla completely destroyed the metropolis in less than three hours, decisively putting an end to Japan before disappearing again.

Godzilla destroyed the Space Station JSS-3 in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro on March 11, 2048, and broke through the United Earth's final defense line two days later. He attacked the city of Rio de Janeiro when the Aratrum was departing, and shot down a Landing Ship with his atomic breath, causing an explosion that killed several people. Akira and Haruka Sasaki were initially believed dead in the explosion, but they had actually survived and congregated with the remnants of the United Earth that were left behind on Earth in the new capital of Buenaventura. For the next three months, Godzilla attacked Sao Paulo and Salvador, and reduced the total human population to less than 200 million. He reduced both Ecuador and Peru to scorched Earth while moving across South America. Godzilla finally reached and assaulted Buenaventura on July 31, intending to destroy the last bastion of human resistance. However, he was intercepted by Mothra, who fought him to defend the remaining humans. Mothra managed to force Godzilla to withdraw from the city by reflecting his atomic breath back at him with scales released from her wings, which also interfered with his Asymmetrically Permeable Shield. At long last, a monster capable of resisting Godzilla had made itself known. A group known as the Monster Coexistence Sect or Cosmos worked with the United Earth to transport Mothra's eggs to Japan in "Operation: Cradle," so that her offspring could defend the humans still living there from Godzilla in the future. On August 15, Godzilla reappeared to confront the USS Saratoga, which was transporting Mothra's eggs. The adult Mothra, still injured following her earlier battle with Godzilla, fought him once again to defend her offspring and ensure the operation's success.[8]

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Godzilla Earth is by far the tallest Godzilla incarnation to date, standing over 300 meters tall, considerably taller than the fourth form of Shin Godzilla, who stands at 118.5 meters tall, and the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla, who stands at 122 meters tall. Godzilla Earth is also the tallest known kaiju in the franchise, surpassing the Heisei King Ghidorah and Bagan.
    • Godzilla Earth is also the heaviest Godzilla incarnation at 100,000 metric tons, surpassing the 92,000 metric ton weight of Shin Godzilla's fourth form. However, he is not the heaviest kaiju in the franchise, as he is the same weight as Keizer Ghidorah and Biollante's Flower Beast Form, and is lighter than the Heisei Mechagodzilla, M.O.G.U.E.R.A., Biollante's Plant Beast Form, Bagan, and the heaviest monster in the franchise, the flying form of SpaceGodzilla.
    • Ironically, Godzilla Earth's initial 50 meter height is tied with the original and Showa Godzillas for the second shortest Godzilla, only surpassing Shin Godzilla's second form, and his initial weight of 10,000 metric tons makes him one of the lightest Godzilla incarnations to appear in a film and only heavier than the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla and TriStar Godzilla.

Video

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: Anime Godzilla

Notes

  1. A computer screen in the film measures Godzilla Earth's height as at least 318.8 meters, however the majority of external sources round his height down to simply 300 meters.
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  2. (GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse p. 204)
    There's a theory positing that Biollante is an approximate species to Godzilla, given the fact that both monsters have plant-like body structures and regenerative abilities.
    / 植物状の体組織を持つ怪獣であることや、その再生能力からビオランテはゴジラの近似種に当たる怪獣ではないかという説も存在する。

References

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The King of the Monsters

22 days ago
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"You... bastard! I'll kill you!!!!"
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AGT Man

24 days ago
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So... Are we going to add "Bastard" to his Alternate Names list?
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GODZILLA 1993 14

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METROPLEX VS GODZILLA EARTH!!!
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Solia

one month ago
Score 0
I want to know his origin more.
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Chainsaw Gigan

one month ago
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318.8 Meters = 1,046 Feet
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Chainsaw Gigan

one month ago
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He's the same size as The New York Times Tower
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Chainsaw Gigan

2 months ago
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I'm surprised no one hasn't made a GODZILLA Earth Chia Pet joke.
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ITS 2017,NOT 2018,FILLUS AND EARTH ARE FROM THE SAME YEAR
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The King of the Monsters

2 months ago
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Merchandise of Godzilla Filius is labeled “Godzilla 2017” and merchandise of Godzilla Earth is labeled “Godzilla 2018.” That’s just the way it is.
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Gojira2014

2 months ago
Score -1

gotta make a joke.

godzilla E A R T.
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the milenium Godzilla roar fits more in this Godzilla than the actual milenium godzilla,now that is funny.
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A litteral Mothra egg

3 months ago
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Godzilla Earth could kill Shin Godzilla for good.

change my mind
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Shinomura

3 months ago
Score 1
Wonder if there are speed records for his Particle Beam or Crimson Spiral Particle Beam?
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Godgun532

3 months ago
Score 0
godzilla earth vs trypticon
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The happy Dragon

4 months ago
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lol
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Solia

6 months ago
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Why is it called godzilla 2018?
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The King of the Monsters

6 months ago
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Because merchandise already calls Godzilla Filius "Godzilla 2017."
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DinoZilla-Rex

6 months ago
Score 2
So I'm guessing he's taller than Magita?
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TrueLivingCorpse

7 months ago
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He's actually 317.7 meters. The second time we see the computer screen (after he uses his breath attack, not while still climbing out of the ground) it says so.
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The King of the Monsters

7 months ago
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That's what the note next to his height in the infobox says.
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ChojuZilla

7 months ago
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(You sure this isn’t an Ultra kaiju.)

His origin is very weird, but hopefully the film won’t make too bizarre.
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Godzillearth

7 months ago
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I don’t think the picture used for this page is Godzilla Earth but is Filius. While Earth is usually portrayed as having a more hunched over back, everything else more resembles Filius. The setting looks to be during the Filius battle as well. I guess we’ll know for sure on the 17th.^^
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Les

7 months ago
Score 3

I'm going to say something regarding what Filius is, so if you're seeing this and are sensitive to spoilers, don't read on.

Filius is only ever seen in the greenish/blue lighting, which is the majority of the film. Godzilla Earth only ever appears during that orangey red lighting toward the end of the film. I have not seen the film myself, but I can tell you with 99% certainty, that the Godzilla in the infobox is indeed Earth.
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Godzillearth

7 months ago
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@Les Ah ok. I would like to point out the differences between Earth and Filius in looks though. -Earth has spikes atop his head while Filius doesn’t making it appear more bald. -Earth has a spiked chin and wider, spikier jaw line.

-As mentioned above, Earth is usually depicted having a more hunched back.

Fun fact: The SHMA figures sculpt is actually based on Earth but on the box it says this Godzilla is 50m.
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Les

7 months ago
Score 2

Again, anyone seeing this in recent edits, SPOILERS

While it is hard to see the defining features on the infobox picture (chin spike, head spikes, etc.), within the context of the film, it is clear that this is Earth. Filius is easily killed by Haruo and the gang after they deactivate its electromagnetic field, just before Earth appears from the mountains. As I mentioned earlier, this "Godzilla Earth appears" scene is lit exclusively in that orange and red lighting, plus in the image you can see he is standing on somewhat rocky terrain.
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Deathrock9

7 months ago
Score 1
And then it turned out the Godzilla in the infobox image actually was Godzilla Filius. Lmao.
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Les

7 months ago
Score 1
I'll own up to it.
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GojiFan2002

8 months ago
Score 2
Can anyone add the roar of Godzilla Earth in your infobox if it has one?
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Shinomura

8 months ago
Score 2
Source for his official name "Godzilla Earth", please?
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The King of the Monsters

8 months ago
Score 2
It's literally attached as a source right after his name in the opening sentence of this page.
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Shinomura

8 months ago
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Thank you soo much SR. :d

I'm a bit blind.
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SuperZillaRealms

8 months ago
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I found this short little clip from the film, it doesn't show much. It just shows the roar which has this metallic like sound: https://mobi...5841/video/1
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Godcfffdsds

8 months ago
Score 2
holy jesus
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KaijuUnity

8 months ago
Score 3
if AniGoji is 100,000 metric tons then technically FWGoji can carry him
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God's Godzilla

8 months ago
Score 1
No he can't cause he weighs less than AniGoji by at least half or more...
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ChojuZilla

7 months ago
Score 1
Yeah he can, both Kiser and Godzilla Earth way the same, so he could do it
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KaijuPotato

8 months ago
Score 2
How does he weigh 100,000 metric tons!? That seems too light weight for a Kaiju of his size. Considering his skin is somewhat metallic, he should weigh over 400,000 metric tons.
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Petexera

9 months ago
Score 2
The image of Godzilla in the history section looks amazing.
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Lamango

9 months ago
Score 2
The page says spoilers. Don't tell me this place is pulling a TK and banning everyone who saw the film already?
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Les

9 months ago
Score 2
...no, we just don't want to spoil anyone of the movie's plot details and twist if they care about being spoiled.
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Lamango

9 months ago
Score 2
Well, again, there's a big ol spoiler warning on the top of the page...
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Les

9 months ago
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Yes, that's what I just said. KOTM only added that spoiler warning and the comment after you had spoiled several major plot details in the comments, which had to be deleted.
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The King of the Monsters

9 months ago
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Not to mention comments show up in the Recent Changes and comment logs, so people will end up reading them not intending to actually look at this page.
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The King of the Monsters

9 months ago
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Please don't post spoilers in the comments right now. All new information will be added to the page and marked with spoiler warnings as soon as it is able to be verified.
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GojiFan2002

9 months ago
Score 2
You should already add the size of AnimeGoji, which will be approximately 300 to 400 meters. I'm not sure if this is confirmed.
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Lamango

9 months ago
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Confirmed 300.
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Les

9 months ago
Score 2
Where?
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Lamango

9 months ago
Score 2
Booklet. Says he's 300 m and something tons.
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Les

9 months ago
Score 2
What booklet??
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SkullIsland

9 months ago
Score 2

I think he’s talking about this.

https://www....Bbmmk0DjpqS/
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Lamango

9 months ago
Score 0
That the one.
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Les

9 months ago
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Do you own the pamphlet? If so, would it be possible to take a picture of where it gives the measurements to verify?
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SkullIsland

9 months ago
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I managed to find a picture of that page on Instagram!

NewAniGojiInfo.jpeg
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Les

9 months ago
Score 1
Thanks so much, guys :D
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Lamango

9 months ago
Score 2
I think the plant thing has been de-confirmed.
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The King of the Monsters

9 months ago
Score 3
There are numerous sources, including SciFi Japan's English press notes, that say this Godzilla "originated from plant-based life."
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Lamango

9 months ago
Score 1
I think it's a mistranslation. He takes energy like a plant. And wtf...Someone's saying there's two Godzilla's? One from the trailer's is a smaller 50 meter one that spat his beam FROM his mouth? And the bigger one shoots the beam from in front of his face?
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The King of the Monsters

9 months ago
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It's not a mistranslation. It literally says he "evolved from plant-based life" in both Toho's materials and in their official English-translated press notes.
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SkullIsland

9 months ago
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According to this trading card found in the Bandai Godzilla wafer set, Godzilla is 50 meters and 10,000 tons. I'm assuming this might be his initial height.

AniGoji Card.png
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GojiFan2002

9 months ago
Score 3

It must be a joke ..

In truth, I'm quite disappointed in the size of this version of Godzilla, I thought it was going to be the biggest Godzilla of all time, beating Godzilla 2016.
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ThePsychoBear

9 months ago
Score 0
The tallest is still Marvel.
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The King of the Monsters

9 months ago
Score 2
Marvel Godzilla's height is (so far) unconfirmed, though people like to speculate and make up their own heights. So far the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla is the tallest at 122 meters.
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GojiFan2002

9 months ago
Score 2
It does not count, since it has not been in a movie.
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The King of the Monsters

9 months ago
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It does "count" if we are discussing the all-time tallest Godzilla to ever appear. Hanna-Barbera Godzilla is certifiably the tallest confirmed Godzilla incarnation to appear in any official medium. Shin Godzilla is the tallest Godzilla to appear in a movie, and is set to be surpassed by the Anime Godzilla, but HB Godzilla still has the tallest confirmed height of any Godzilla incarnation.
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SkullIsland

9 months ago
Score 2

This Japanese TV Spot shows Godzilla standing next to the Eiffel Tower and he looks way bigger than 50 meters.

https://mobi...2017/video/1
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Indominus Rex 2016

10 months ago
Score 2
Guess Goji is more related to Biollante now...
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Monintoho

9 months ago
Score 2
ha
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Crazy Godzilla Fan

16 days ago
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They are the the same thing they have the same cells
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Ultimatezilla

11 months ago
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I don't know how to feel about this Godzilla's origin right now. I told two of my friends about this and they flat out hated the idea of Godzilla originating from plant life.

In all honesty, I hope this film will explain about why this Godzilla would originate from plant-life since Toho won't be sticking with the traditional origin that they've been using since 1954, up until 2014 and 2016 that is. Just learning that he originated from plant-life makes me think of Biollante's origin in 1989.
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Monintoho

11 months ago
Score 0
Godzilla is a plant! Who is the idiot who came up with that!?
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Deathrock9

11 months ago
Score 3
I've been waiting for a comment like this.
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Titanollante

11 months ago
Score 2
I think it's a cool, revolutionary idea.
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Dino-Mario

12 months ago
Score 0
Grootzilla
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Spinocroc123

12 months ago
Score 0
I am Godroot!
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Deathrock9

12 months ago
Score 3
I find it funny how people have always said that Godzilla is a force of nature and now he literally is nature itself.
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SkullIsland

12 months ago
Score 2
There is a new theory that this Godzilla will have power over, and is the embodiment of these elements: water, fire, earth, and wind. Someone came up with this theory because two of the figures have slightly different color schemes.
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Deathrock9

12 months ago
Score 0
Why would a plant-based organism be the embodiment of water, fire, earth and wind.
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SkullIsland

12 months ago
Score 0
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Deathrock9

12 months ago
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It's not a very good theory... In fact, it isn't even a theory. I'm pretty sure a theory needs evidence to back it up. This is more of a hypothesis.
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Deathrock9

12 months ago
Score 1
Can't wait to see how the sad ShinGoji haters react when they find out that the new Godzilla is a plant. If they can't even handle him firing beams out of his tail and his back, then who knows how they'll comprehend this.
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SkullIsland

12 months ago
Score 1

Can someone translate this please?

http://hobby.../434959/amp/
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The King of the Monsters

12 months ago
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It's just a rundown of the new trailer along with a tiny bit of new info on Godzilla and finally Toho's official description for the movie.
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Monintoho

9 months ago
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all you need to do is just click the translation button on top of the screen
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SkullIsland

9 months ago
Score 1
So according to this JP article, AnimeGoji’s origins aren’t tied to nuclear weapons or radiation, and his beams are completely Electromagnetic based. Also, at the end of this TV Spot it appears AnimeGoji has a tail beam similar to Shin Godzilla’s.
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SkullIsland

9 months ago
Score 1
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Titanollante

14 months ago
Score 1
Looking forward to seeing this guy in action!
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Monintoho

9 months ago
Score 1
Yeah i want to see something blow up!