Gorilla was portrayed by the King Kong suit originally built by Teizo Toshimitsu and Yasuei Yagi for the 1967 Toho film King Kong Escapes. By then, the suit had badly deteriorated, and the supports in the forearms had apparently been removed, causing its arms to flail wildly onscreen. As Toho's rights to Kong had expired by 1974, his name could not be used in Go! Greenman.
Gorilla was a creation of Tonchiki, created for the sole purpose of retrieving the blood of children for Maoh to escape the Underground Cave. After being teleported to the surface world and attempting to kidnap a young boy, Greenman was signaled to Earth by the child, where he did battle with the monster. As Greenman and Gorilla fought, Tonchiki drew a ring around them, turning the fight into a sumo match. Eventually, Tonchiki cast a spell on Gorilla, causing him to grow to giant size. Luckily, Greenman also grew and Gorilla was eventually defeated.
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