To be honest, I hope he does show up, otherwise I'd become a monster that eats up tax money. (そろそろ出てきてもらわんとなぁ、こっちが税金を食う怪獣になっちまう。)
— Goro Gondo (Godzilla vs. Biollante)
Goro Gondo (権藤 吾郎 is a colonel in the Gondō Gorō)JSDF and one of the leaders of the Defend Against Godzilla unit, along with his partner Sho Kuroki. He is a supporting character in the 1989 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Biollante, and is later referenced in the 1994 film, Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.
Goro Gondo was a colonel in the Research Department of the JGSDF’s Ground Staff Office, who was assigned by the Office of Special Strategic Operations to be seconded into the National Land Agency as chairman of their new Special Disaster Research Council. Tasked with leading the Defend Against Godzilla unit’s research & development, along with his partner Sho Kuroki, the two were asked to approach Genichiro Shiragami and ask him to join the project to create the Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria to stop Godzilla. Shiragami initially refused, but later changed his mind on the condition that he could keep a sample of Godzilla cells in his laboratory. When Japan was given a threat by Bio-Major demanding that the ANEB be turned over to them before they release Godzilla from Mount Mihara, Gondo was sent along with Kazuto Kirishima to hand over the ANEB. When Gondo and Kirishima met Bio-Major agent John Lee and handed over the ANEB, they were ambushed by the Saradian agent SSS9, who killed Lee before the explosives could be disarmed and escaped with the ANEB. Gondo and Kirishima attempted to disarm the explosives from the back of Lee's damaged truck, but failed, unleashing Godzilla once again. Gondo and Kirishima were then sent to Osaka to retrieve the ANEB from the Saradia Oil Corporation office there, where SSS9 was believed to have taken them. Gondo and Kirishima successfully retrieved the ANEB, and a commando team led by Gondo was sent into the city to use the ANEB against Godzilla when he arrived. Gondo loaded his ANEB rocket and climbed to the top of Osaka’s Twin 21 building while the Super X2 distracted Godzilla. Gondo successfully injected Godzilla with an ANEB loaded rocket, but before he could leave Godzilla approached a window and looked in at Gondo. Gondo fired another rocket directly into Godzilla's mouth, then taunted him by saying, "Medicine works better when you take it orally, Mr. Godzilla." Godzilla retaliated by destroying the building, killing Gondo, but the ANEB injections would ultimately lead to his defeat.
In Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, it is revealed that G-Force Major Akira Yuki was Colonel Gondo's best friend, and dedicated himself to avenging his death by trying to kill Godzilla. Meanwhile, Gondo's sister Chinatsu Gondo worked as a bioengineering professor for the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center and collaborated with Susumu Okubo and Miki Saegusa on Project T, a plan to telepathically control Godzilla. Both Yuki and Chinatsu Gondo play major roles in the film, and occasionally make references to Goro Gondo, who also appears in stock footage.
- In Gondo's office, a statue of the KingGoji suit can be seen, and resting against the wall is the Oxygen Destroyer.
- While several of the JSDF soldiers used M20 Super Bazookas to fire the ANEB into Godzilla, Goro Gondo used a Howa 84RR, the Japanese variant of the Carl Gustaf, a recoilless rifle that looks similar to a rocket launcher but fires large 84mm explosive shells or bullets rather than rockets or missiles and acts as a portable artillery for infantry. Howas also appear in the opening of Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, albeit as props mocked up to be rocket launchers.
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