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Godzillasaurus
Godzillasaurus in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Alternate names Godzilla, Godzillasaur, Gojirasaurus,
Godzilla-Saurus,[1] Godzilla Saures,[2]
Dinosaur of Lagos Island[3]
Subtitle(s) Ancient Dinosaur
(古代恐竜,   Kodai Kyōryū)[4]
Dinosaur King (恐竜王,   Kyōryūō)[5]
Species Theropod dinosaur
Height 12 meters[4][6][note 1]
Weight 60 metric tons[4][6][note 2]
Forms Godzilla (irradiated form)
Enemies American Army and Navy, AnguirusKM
Created by Shinji Nishikawa, Kazuki Omori,
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Tomiyama
Portrayed by Wataru Fukuda
First appearance Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Roar(s)
More roars
You don't know about this dinosaur, you don't know what it was like, but I certainly do. He is close by, and he watches over all of us. I'm not sure where he hides, but he can see us, and if we ever become helpless and desperate, the dinosaur will come back to us and save us from tragedy and disaster, just as it did before on that doomed World War II battlefield we once faced.
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— Masukichi Ikehata (Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah)

Godzillasaurus (ゴジラザウルス,   Gojirazaurusu) is a fictional species of theropod dinosaur that first appeared in the 1991 Toho Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

In 1944, Japanese and American garrisons battling on Lagos Island during the Pacific War encountered a Godzillasaurus, which proceeded to attack and repel the American forces in order to defend its territory. The dinosaur later collapsed from injuries sustained in the battle, while the Japanese garrison paid their respects to the creature before departing. In a misguided attempt to erase Godzilla from history, a group of time travelers used the ship KIDS to teleport the wounded Godzillasaurus into the Bering Sea where they expected it would die far from nuclear testing. In the 1970's, a Soviet nuclear submarine crashed in the dinosaur's vicinity, the released radiation revitalizing it and transforming it into Godzilla. In 1994, a team of Japanese researchers recovered what seemed to be an intact Pteranodon egg from Adonoa Island and brought it back to Kyoto. To the scientists' surprise, the egg hatched into a Godzillasaurus, which was given the name BabyGodzilla. Professor Hiroshi Omae came to the conclusion Baby may have been a parasite egg laid in a Pteranodon nest by another Godzillasaurus. Baby was subsequently adopted by Godzilla, with prolonged exposure to his radiation gradually transforming him into another Godzilla.

Name

Godzillasaurus' name is a combination of "Godzilla" and the suffix -saurus, derived from the Greek saûros, meaning "lizard." As with Gorosaurus and Titanosaurus, the "saurus" part of Godzillasaurus' name uses the less common Japanese spelling ザウルス (zaurusu), using the voiced character ザ (za). Shinji Nishikawa's concept art for the creature, however, spells it as ゴジラサウルス (Gojirasaurusu).[7] Though the creature's official trademarked name is Godzillasaurus, some Japanese sources offer the alternate spellings of Godzilla-Saurus[1] and Godzilla Saures.[2] In Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, the Futurians refer to the Godzillasaurus on Lagos Island as the Dinosaur of Lagos Island (ラゴス島の恐竜,   Ragosutō no Kyōryū). In Omni Productions' English dub of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, BabyGodzilla is called a "Godzillasaur" rather than a Godzillasaurus.

Development

Concept art of the Godzillasaurus by Shinji Nishikawa

According to concept artist Shinji Nishikawa, Godzilla was originally written to be a Tyrannosaurus rex prior to being mutated in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.[7][8] Nishikawa prepared concept art of the dinosaur, but said that he couldn't accept the idea that Godzilla was mutated from a Tyrannosaurus.[8] Instead, he came up with the idea for the Godzillasaurus and submitted concept art of it to Toho, leading to its inclusion in the film.[8] At least one piece of concept art was also known to have been created by artist "Hurricane" Ryu Hariken. Godzillasaurus was portrayed by suit actor Wataru Fukuda, and his suit was created by Fuyuki Shinada and his company buildup Co., Ltd.[9] In addition to the suit, close-up models of the Godzillasaurus' flesh and the tip of his tail were also constructed. Originally, Fukuda was meant to portray King Ghidorah instead of the Godzillasaurus, but was too small to wear the Ghidorah suit and was assigned to the smaller Godzillasaurus suit instead.[10]

An early draft for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II called for an opening sequence set in the Cretaceous period which featured a battle between a Godzillasaurus and Pteranodon, foreshadowing Godzilla's eventual encounter with Rodan. According to screenwriter Wataru Mimura, this scene was ultimately cut from the film for budgetary reasons.[11]

Design

The Godzillasaurus is different from other theropods because its posture is more upright like a human, and it drags its tail on the ground, much like older theropod reconstructions. At 12 meters in height, it is much larger than any other theropod species, probably due to its erect posture. It has a smaller head than a real theropod, and has a double-row of teeth, much like a shark. The Godzillasaurus species is also different from other theropod dinosaurs due to the fact that it possesses a second, or "sacral", brain located in its hip to control lower body functions, like how the Stegosaurus was mistaken to have had a second brain. Godzillasaurus is also shown to possess tear ducts when BabyGodzilla is seen crying when Azusa Gojo is forced to leave him behind.

Behavior

According to godzilla.com, the official English-language Godzilla website, Godzillasaurus is omnivorous.[12] In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Professor Hiroshi Omae suggests that it is possible Godzillasauruses acted as brood parasites, laying their eggs in the nests of other species, due to the presence of BabyGodzilla's egg in a Pteranodon nest.

History

Heisei series

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Godzillasaurus in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

A Godzillasaurus lived on Lagos Island and was attacked by American soldiers during World War II. This was observed by some of the Futurians and a group of people from the present that had traveled back in time to remove Godzilla from history. The Godzillasaurus fought off the Americans, seemingly 'defending' a bastion of Japanese soldiers who were on the island at the time, but was gravely wounded after multiple naval ships bombarded it with shells and artillery. Badly injured, the Godzillasaurus fell to the ground. After the Japanese soldiers paid their respects and left, the Futurians transported the injured dinosaur to the Bering Sea, thinking that they had successfully altered the present day. However, this was not to be the case, as a nuclear submarine crash in the Bering Sea provided the energy to turn the Godzillasaurus into Godzilla, thus preventing the timeline from changing.


Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II through Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Main article: Godzilla Junior.

Another Godzillasaurus, named BabyGodzilla, was found in Rodan's nest on Adonoa Island in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. This infant Godzillasaurus was raised by U.N.G.C.C. scientists and imprinted on a scientist named Azusa Gojo as its mother, but was adopted by Godzilla after Azusa was forced to part ways with him. BabyGodzilla lived with his new adopted father on Birth Island, where he was exposed to his radiation and mutated into LittleGodzilla. As a toddler, LittleGodzilla was already much larger than the seemingly adult Godzillasaurus found on Lagos Island. After living on the island for a year, LittleGodzilla was exposed to a massive dose of radiation when uranium deposits on Birth Island ignited and exploded, mutating him into a sub-adult Godzilla dubbed Godzilla Junior. Godzilla Junior attempted to return to his birthplace on Adonoa Island, but was lured to Tokyo so that Godzilla would follow and battle the monster Destoroyah. Eventually, Junior was killed by Destoroyah, and the grieving Godzilla fought and killed Destoroyah with the help of G-Force. When Godzilla died of a catastrophic meltdown in his heart, the radiation he released was absorbed by Junior, reviving him and transforming him into a new Godzilla.

Abilities

Durability

Despite its relatively small size in comparison to other kaiju, the Godzillasaurus that would eventually become Godzilla displayed a high amount of strength and endurance. Small arms fire and even rocket launchers were unable to damage him, and only barrages from several battleships were the only things strong enough to draw blood and weaken it.

Telepathy

As is shown in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Godzillasauruses seem to be telepathic, as BabyGodzilla can contact his father and Rodan telepathically. Since at this point BabyGodzilla had not yet been mutated, it is possible that all Godzillasauruses naturally have this ability as a form of communication.

Comics

Godzilla, King of the Monsters

After Doctor Oniyama, with the assistance of his 25th century descendant, revived Anguirus as an Ankylosaurus, he forcibly-devolved Godzilla into a Godzillasaurus using KIDS. After Godzilla fought the Ankylosaur, the two Oniyamas fired a syringe containing modified DNA from KIDS at the Ankylosaurus, mutating it into the much larger Anguirus. The un-mutated Godzilla seemingly stood no chance against Anguirus, who leapt into the air and crushed the Godzillasaurus beneath him. For a few moments, all seemed lost, until the devolution wore off and Godzilla re-emerged from the ground.

Filmography

Video games

Godzilla (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)

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

Gallery

Main article: Godzillasaurus/Gallery.

Roar

Like many other monsters in the Heisei era, the Godzillasaurus' roar was reused from other kaiju: Rodan, extremely slowed down, and Gamera, slightly sped up, when he screams in agony.

Godzillasaurus' roars

In other languages

  • Serbian: Godzilasaurus / Годзиласаурус
  • Spanish: Godzillasaurio
  • Russian: Годзиллазавр
  • Portuguese: Godzillassauro

Trivia

A Mosasaurus in Terasawa's book, Godzilla: A History
  • In an in-universe book about Godzilla made by Kenichiro Terasawa, the main character of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, one of Terasawa's theories about how Godzilla came to be was that he was mutated from a Mosasaurus.
  • An actual species of dinosaur was named Gojirasaurus quayi in homage to Godzilla himself. However, Gojirasaurus bears little resemblance to its movie counterpart, and is a dubious genus.
  • In Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, Godzilla's species were giant amphibious reptiles that evolved when Earth had ten times more radiation than it has today, rather than dinosaurs.


Note

  1. While virtually all sources agree on the Godzillasaurus' height of 12 meters, concept art for the creature created by "Hurricane" Ryu Hariken lists a height of "8 meters (or 12 meters)" with a chart showing him standing at 8 meters. Additionally, due to a misprinting, the Godzillasaurus is given the Dorats' height of 30 centimeters in the publication Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works (p. 226).
  2. Though generally accepted to weigh 60 metric tons, some sources give the Godzillasaurus a weight of just 8 metric tons, such as Godzilla Completely Deciphered (p. 107) and Shin Godzilla Walker: The New Legend of the King of the Monsters (p. 70). In concept art of the Godzillasaurus created by "Hurricane" Ryu Hariken, its weight is listed as 5 metric tons. Additionally, due to a misprinting, the Godzillasaurus is given the Dorats' weight of 800 grams in the publication Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works (p. 226).

References

This is a list of references for Godzillasaurus. 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 Encyclopedia of Godzilla (Mechagodzilla Edition). Gakken. p. 110. 10 December 1993. ISBN: 405600174X.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kodansha Hit Books: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Monster Great Complete Works. Kodansha. p. 18. 5 December 1991. ISBN: 4-06-177720-3.
  3. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. Village Books. p. 226. 28 September 2012. ISBN: 4-864-91013-8.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 80. 23 July 2014. ISBN: 4-096-82090-3.
  5. Godzilla Giant Monsters Super Encyclopedia. Kodansha. p. 11. 15 March 1994. ISBN: 4-06-304270-7.
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.D. Lees, Marc Cerasini. The Official Godzilla Compendium. Random House. p. 128. 24 March 1998. ISBN: 0279888225.
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  7. 7.0 7.1 Shinji Nishikawa. Shinji Nishikawa: Drawing Book of Godzilla. Yosensha. p. 26. 9 June 2016. ISBN: 978-4800309594.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Milner, David. Shinji Nishikawa Interview. Kaiju Conversations. Retrieved on 22 November 2019.
  9. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. p. 59. 20 June 1992. ISBN: 978-4-09-101428-3.
  10. Nishikawa, Shinji. Japanese Special Effects Filmmakers Legend: Godzilla Madness. Kodansha. p. 58. 1999. ISBN: 4-06-334265-4.
  11. Milner, David. Wataru Mimura Interview. Kaiju Conversations. Retrieved on 22 November 2019.
  12. Godzillasaurus. GODZILLA. Retrieved on 22 November 2019.

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Behemoth1999

17 days ago
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"Nishikawa prepared concept art of the dinosaur, but said that he couldn't accept the idea that Godzilla was mutated from a Tyrannosaurus."

I mean, why not? King of the Monsters used to be King of the Dinosaurs. Makes sense to me!
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Astounding Beyond Belief

17 days ago
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Proportions
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

9 days ago
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I thought the same thing, Tyrannosaurus is the closest thing this world had to Godzilla I mean.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

24 days ago
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Also, sixty metric tons? WHAT? That is at least 6 times the weight of the largest theropods. Heck, that is the weight of a freaking large Brachiosaurus! How much weight did the thing put? I am gonna just stick with 8 tonnes just for my own sanity. I am starting to doubt the classification of this thing as a dinosaur! Was this thing like a Tyrannosaur that was mutated or something that mutated again to become Godzilla? If it is a dinosaur I would have to classify it as some kind of late surviving Abelisaurid, the same group that Carnotaurus is in. The digits and structure of the hands lead me to say that. But the most logical explanation is that this thing is an alien. I mean, King Ghidorah is not an alien but is three flying rats in the same movie that originated on earth so why can’t Godzillasaurus just be some kind of alien?
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

24 days ago
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I will just stick to classifying it as some kind of Abelisaurid that weighs 8 tonnes and is 8 meters tall because I am getting a stroke. But I love Heisei Godzilla also there’s that.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

24 days ago
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Though some art looks more Tyrannosaur-esque so I’m still not certain
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The H-Man

21 days ago
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No, the most logical explanation is that it's just a fictional character in a movie and trying to use science to explain and classify it will never work.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

9 days ago
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I’ll stop thinking about it.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

24 days ago
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I am both sad and confused as to why he was not a Tyrannosaurus Rex instead. Godzilla himself was heavily based on the beast. Why would you do this to me, a sucker for paleontology?
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Titanus Gojira

one month ago
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godzillasaurus vs indoraptor who would win
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Dino-Mario

one month ago
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Ehhh... That's a pretty one-sided fight in favor of the Godzillasaurus
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Godzilla Master

one month ago
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Godzillasaurus is bigger than the Indoraptor but the Indoraptor is faster.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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What's speed going to do? Godzillasaurus survived direct hits from naval cannons.
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Godzilla Master

one month ago
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Indoraptor can trip Godzillasaurus. Ha just a joke.
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Godzilla Master

one month ago
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Not a fair fight.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

24 days ago
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Godzillasaurus vs Tyrannosaurus is a much fairer fight. I just feel sorry for Godzillasaurus for being so damn slow.
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VaderRaptor

17 days ago
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I think you're forgetting that the Godzillasaurus is as tall is as a T. rex is long. And as Astounding said he took shells from cannons and survived.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

9 days ago
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Yeah, you got a point.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

9 days ago
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It would take a few bites to wear him down, I mean. But if godzillasaurus is that durable, his opponent would just tire out.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

7 days ago
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But, in terms of offense, does godzillasaurus have much? It was never shown being that good of a head on fighter
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VaderRaptor

7 days ago
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His bite alone, or his weight crushing down on the Rex would kill it.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

6 days ago
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His THICCNESS
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Delibirda

3 months ago
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Is this supposed to be a dionsaur? Looks more like a infant Godzilla to me.
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Les

3 months ago
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It is the dinosaur that was mutated to become the Heisei Godzilla.
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Irexrexy90

4 months ago
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Anyone want to see a movie like that
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Irexrexy90

4 months ago
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Godzillasaurus vs Indominus Rex,Spinosaurus,Rexy(Trex)
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AngiraBlu

11 months ago
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Spinosaurus aegypticus: 25 feet tall

Godzillasaurus: 39.37 feet tall

Hmm.....We have a winner?
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AngiraBlu

11 months ago
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BTW, am I the only one that gets Godzilla vibes, every time I look at this guy?:

https://foss.../Spinax_(DS)
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SkullIslandExplorer

11 months ago
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@AngiraBlu: *Adam Taurus voice* Obviously the Godzillasaurus wins.
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

11 months ago
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Is he more of a kyoryu or a kaiju?
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Les

11 months ago
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There is literally nothing kaiju about him, he's just a dinosaur
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G&G-Fan

13 months ago
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I wonder if there was more then one Godzillasaurus on Lagos Island, like a population of them deeper in the forest, and the one that turned into Godzilla was one that moved further towards the shore because of the gunshot noises. I feel like it would make more sense that way and make Godzilla's backstory a little more tragic. Just a thought.
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Gorosaurus Fan

15 months ago
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I think there is a dinosaur called Gojirasaurus
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VaderRaptor

13 months ago
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In the trivia it states “

An actual species of dinosaur was named Gojirasaurus quayi, in homage to Godzilla himself. However, Gojirasaurus bears little resemblance to its movie counterpart, and is a dubious genus.” so yes there is a dinosaur named Gojirasaurus
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G&G-Fan

24 months ago
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I take back my earlier comment on Godzillasaurus. I was going through a paleontology phase at the time. Now I quite like Godzillasaurus again. After all, it is the precursor to my favorite Godzilla.
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RexGojiDepressedHLEPOHGOD26

24 days ago
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Ugh, the one time I agree with an opinion. Well I love Heisei too.
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Ryan G17

30 months ago
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I was watching an English dub of this film and one of the roars sounded like Gamera
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The King of the Monsters

30 months ago
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The Godzillasaurus' roars are recycled from both Rodan and Gamera.
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G&G-Fan

30 months ago
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Man, do opinions change. I used to like Godzillasaurus. Now I don't, probably because I got more into paleontology and realize how wrong it is. It's very anatomically inaccurate (like, it's tail dragging on the ground? Seriously? That would've been acceptable for 1954, but not 1991. They knew theropods didn't stand like that when they made GVKG), the roars are stupid and don't fit a theropod at all, they give no explanation as to how it survived, it's too large for a theropod (it's around the size of a sauropod), and it's based on outdated theropod interpretations. It's shown being slow. How tf was this thing going to survive during the age of dinosaurs? It's prey would've outrun it easily. Plus, those loud footsteps. Good luck trying to sneak up on prey. It should also stand horizontally, not like a man.

I simply can't see this thing living during the age of dinosaurs, and it being a real animal. How would've it evolved? They clearly didn't care about making this thing seem like an animal, only a movie monster. Should've just left it as a Tyrannosaurus. I don't see how a Tyrannosaurus becoming Godzilla is impossible when they have three cute Dorats become King Ghidorah in the same movie.

And for those who are going to go "Who cares, it's just a movie!". Well, movies have a huge influence on people. Reading scientific papers isn't going to get the general public's attention. Movies are. If you portray the dinosaurs inaccurately, people are going to think of them the wrong way. Once they start putting accurate dinosaurs to the screen (I know this was made in 1991, and they didn't know about feathers or the fact that they didn't roar, but they did know about it standing horizontal and it not being slow), people will know what dinosaurs are actually like.
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Les

30 months ago
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The Godzillasaurus was created specifically to give an explanation as to the Heisei Godzilla's origins, and therefore had to draw characteristics from the already established Godzilla. A theropod dinosaur surviving extinction and living on an island during WW1, which is then transported to the bottom of the ocean by time travelers from 2204 and irradiated to become a giant monster was very clearly never meant to be taken seriously as a realistic concept.
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Les

30 months ago
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Oops, WW2*
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DaikaijuGigabowser

29 months ago
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I totally agree with you on a paleological front. I really hate Jurassic World, because the effects on the public's perception of dinosaurs is going to be very warped because of it. However, I feel as though Godzillasaurus has a reason for looking the way he does. If it was an anatomically correct theropod who was mutated, Godzilla would have come out of the atomic blast looking much different (probably Zilla-esque). He looks like a devolved Godzilla, with a long neck and dragging tail. His appearance makes sense in the context of the film and the universe it exists in.

He resembles a late 1800s-early 1900s depiction of a Tyrannosaur, which by that point, the public knew was dated and false. I don't feel like he would have pushed back public perception of dinosaurs very significantly at the time, and I'm sure nobody at Toho really believed that he looked like a real theropod. I understand your frustration completely and can relate to it, but I don't think the origins of his design were rooted in misinformation, or trying to change the public's view on dinosaurs (unlike Jurassic World).
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Indominus rex

34 months ago
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wanna fight godzillasaurus
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KeizerGhidorah

36 months ago
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I don't like it when Toho does this. They always use monsters that are recycled concepts from existing monsters. Godzillasaurus should've just been Gorosaurus. They didn't have to make a completely new kaiju. Shockirus should've just been Kumonga, the Giant Condor should've just been Rodan, and Keizer Ghidorah should've just been King Ghidorah.
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The King of the Monsters

36 months ago
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How is Shockirus a "recycled concept" from Kumonga? They're almost nothing alike aside from being arthropods, and Shockirus is much smaller than Kumonga. It would have made no sense to reintroduce Kumonga as a small skin parasite living on Godzilla instead of a huge kaiju-eating spider.

And I also wouldn't have been too keen on making Godzilla a mutated version of Gorosaurus. They're two different monsters, just because Godzillasaurus is a theropod dinosaur doesn't make him a ripoff of Gorosaurus.
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Green Blob Thing

36 months ago
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None of these comparisons make sense, for multiple reasons:

  • There is literally no relation between Shockirus and Kumonga. One is a small sea louse and the other is a kaiju-sized spider.
  • The same goes for Rodan and the Giant Condor. One is a kaiju-sized prehistoric creature and the other is just a bird that shows up for 30 seconds.
  • The Giant Condor was also originally meant to have been killed by King Kong, so it makes sense for it to be a normal bird and not a kaiju.
  • As for Godzillasaurus, TKOTM already pointed out why it would be a bad idea to have had him be Gorosaurus.
The only plausible comparison here is King Ghidorah and Keizer Ghidorah, and even then, its better to have them be separate characters. Keizer Ghidorah is a four-legged creature with different power that can also transform into Monster X, another creature with its own abilities.
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MosuFan2004

38 months ago
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The beginning of his roar reminds me of Rodan's.
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Koopa

39 months ago
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I actually thought this was an interesting way to answer the question of what Godzilla's life was like before the nuke was dropped at Bikini Atoll. It's a pretty cool approach to a familiar formula.
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BigRandomKaiju

39 months ago
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It was kool to learn what he was before mutating
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Gerdzerl Kinerfdamahnsters

42 months ago
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It should be noted that Godzillasaurus greatly resembles modern crocodilians and their prehistoric ancestors / relatives (such as crocodylomorphs, rauisuchians, and notosuchians) and actually has more in common, anatomical wise, with them than any known theropod (as of how we currently understand the majority of theropods to have likely looked). As such, it's possible that Godzillasaurus was merely mistaken for a theropod and could be a relative of crocodilians that convergently evolved an appearance and/or niche similar to theropods, much as how Thylacines displayed many of the same traits and adaptations as canines despite being marsupials.
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Spinocroc123

42 months ago
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That could explain the Showa Godzilla.
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G&G-Fan

44 months ago
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Is it ever explained how the Godzillasaurus survived the extinction?
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The King of the Monsters

44 months ago
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No, it'e never addressed. With the 1954 Godzilla they explained that he survived living in a deep underwater pocket, but the Godzillasaurus appears to have somehow survived living on land.
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Titanollante

45 months ago
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We need Godzillasaurus to appear in more places. Maybe Godzilla in some comic could be a mutant Godzillasaurus, and there are still other existing Godzillasaurus surviving secluded in some remote island. Then Godzilla's radiation exposure could lead to all of them becoming Godzillas.
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Green Blob Thing

45 months ago
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Godzillapocalypse.
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