Gorgo

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Monster
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Gorgo
Species Sea Monster
Height 19.812 meters[1][2]
Relations Ogra (Mother)
Allies Ogra
Enemies Humans
Created by Eugène Lourié
Portrayed by Mick Dillon
First appearance Latest appearance
Gorgo Gorgo
Roar(s)

Gorgo is a giant monster that first appeared in the 1961 British-American film Gorgo.

Name

Gorgo was named after Gorgosaurus, a theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period.[3] In the film, Mr. Dorkin coins "Gorgo" as a reference to the Gorgons of Greek mythology.

Design

Gorgo has dark green skin with a tan belly and glowing red eyes. He has a pair of small fins on the sides of his head, and also has large and powerful hands. As they were depicted with the same suit, Gorgo and his mother differ only in size.

History

Gorgo

A large volcanic eruption near the coast of an Irish island released Gorgo from his sleep. He was soon discovered by humans, and taken to London to be put on display at a circus. It was later discovered that despite his massive size, he was only a juvenile, and the people began to worry about how large an adult would be. Soon, Gorgo's mother, Ogra, came to London to look for her child, after leaving a path of destruction through Ireland and the West of England. Even though the RAF, Navy and Army tried to defend the capital city, Ogra shrugged it off, destroying everything in her way. Once she discovered Gorgo, she rescued him, and the two monsters went back to the ocean peacefully.

Powers

Gorgo has no special forms of attack apart from brute force. He is amphibious. While he is impervious to rifle fire, flamethrowers and electric shocks are able to corral him.
In the comics, he was shown to possess much greater durability nearly on par with his mother - including been able to withstand attacks from atomic bombs and even advanced alien weapons that were powerful enough to destroy a planet.

Comics and Books

Gorgo is, naturally, the main character of Charlton Comics' Gorgo series, facing a variety of human, alien, and monstrous threats with the help of his mother. He also appears in the final issue of Charlton's Fightin' Five series, although he is never referred to by name and the cover art omits his distinctive ears.[4]

References

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HL studios

8 months ago
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Seen the movie creeped me out as a kid
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Green Blob Thing

22 months ago
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I've added his roar to the infobox.
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Les

22 months ago
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Awesome, I've never actually heard his roar before.