An advanced robot created by Japanese inventor Goro Ibuki, Jet Jaguar was stolen by the Seatopians and used to guide their guardian monster Megalon in his destruction of the surface world. Goro managed to sever the Seatopians' control of the robot, only to discover that Jet Jaguar had become self-aware and altered his own programming. Jet Jaguar used his newfound power to recruit the assistance of Godzilla, then grew to gigantic size to battle Megalon and Gigan. With Godzilla's aid, Jet Jaguar drove off the villainous monsters and saved the Earth, then returned to his creator. Despite making only one film appearance, Jet Jaguar has been featured in several video games and comic books.
- 1 Development
- 2 Personality
- 3 Origins
- 4 History
- 5 Abilities
- 6 Filmography
- 7 Video Games
- 8 Comics
- 9 Gallery
- 10 Roar
- 11 Trivia
- 12 References
- 13 Comments
Development1972 for fans to come up with a new hero for them to use, to capitalize on the many tokusatsu, anime superhero and super robot shows that were very popular at the time. The winner of the contest submitted the drawing of a robot called Red Alone (レッド·アローン?). The robot resembled both Reddo ArōnUltraman and Mazinger Z (both of which were very popular). The robot was renamed "Jet Jaguar," and its appearance was finalized by Akihiko Takahashi, who would go on to design Megalon, Mechagodzilla, King Caesar, and various monsters for Tsuburaya Productions. Toho's next tokusatsu film, Godzilla vs. Megalon, paired Godzilla with Jet Jaguar against both Megalon and Gigan.
PersonalityGodzilla: Unleashed, Jet Jaguar fights as a reserve member of the Global Defense Force, offering his services to humanity in times of need. In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, he autonomously enters battles to aid humanity's military forces and the monsters of Earth. Jet Jaguar even joins CKR's forces in an assault on the Cryogs' base, communicating with others using a "thumbs-up" gesture.
In Godzilla vs. Megalon, Jet Jaguar was created by scientist Goro Ibuki. Jet Jaguar eventually became self-aware and gained the ability to alter his own programming, but chose to use his powers to fight for good. The game Godzilla: Unleashed references this origin, stating in its bio for Jet Jaguar that he was created by a Japanese scientist for unknown reasons. Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash even explicitly mentions Goro Ibuki by name.
Jet Jaguar was an advanced human-sized robot created by inventor Goro Ibuki. Having been stolen by the underground nation of Seatopia, Jet Jaguar's mission was to guide Megalon to Tokyo so the insect kaiju could destroy it. Eventually, however, Goro freed Jet Jaguar from the Seatopians' control and sent him to fetch Godzilla from Monster Island. As Godzilla made his way to Japan, Jet Jaguar flew back to the mainland and faced Megalon in battle. Increasing his size to fifty meters, Jet Jaguar attacked Megalon and was holding his own in the battle until the cyborg Gigan arrived to provide Megalon some backup. The two evil beasts were too much for Jet Jaguar, who was beaten senseless until Godzilla finally arrived. After a long fight, Godzilla and Jet Jaguar were able to defeat their foes, sending Megalon back to Seatopia and Gigan back into outer space. After the fight, Jet Jaguar shook hands with Godzilla, then reverted to his normal size and returned to his home with Goro.
Jet Jaguar appears extensively in the TV series Godzilla Island. In the show, Jet Jaguar is represented as three distinct robots; a Silver Jet Jaguar, who was a fighting machine that battled alongside Mechagodzilla and Moguera, a Medical Jet Jaguar, who tended to the injured monsters, and a Fire Fighter Jet Jaguar, who worked to put out the fires caused by the monsters' fights.
The mechanical hero has the ability to alter his size at will, and is skilled at melee attacks. His abilities also include being able to communicate with monsters and flying. He is also able to carry incredibly heavy objects and even fly while being weighed down by Godzilla riding on his back. Jet Jaguar's eyes also contain two spotlights, useful for blinding or scanning for opponents.
Outside of his film appearances he can fire beams from his arms, similarly to Ultraman. He has also been shown growing larger than his film appearance in the Atari trilogy of video games, rivaling Biollante's height, but being this size makes him very slow. He can also shrink to be smaller than his opponents, which also makes him immune to beam attacks.
In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Jet Jaguar's intelligence and resilience are emphasized greatly. He is able to control Kiryu like a human pilot, and is able to defend against attacks that would normally critically damage or destroy the other mechs. He is also shown to be able to knock Godzilla out with a single blow to the face, despite being struck at point blank range by Godzilla's atomic breath.
- Battle Soccer: Champion of the Field (1992) - Nintendo Super Famicom
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1993) - Nintendo Game Boy
- Godzilla Movie Studio Tour (1998) - PC and Mac
- Godzilla: Trading Battle (1998) - Sony PlayStation
- Godzilla Generations (1998) - Sega Dreamcast
- Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004) - Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox
- Godzilla: Unleashed (2007) - Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 2
- Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash (2007) - Nintendo DS
- Godzilla (2014) - PlayStation 3 and 4
- Godzilla: Kaiju Collection (2015) - Android and iOS
In Godzilla: Trading Battle Jet Jaguar can release an "explosion breath" from his mouth.
Jet Jaguar is a playable character in Godzilla: Save the Earth. In this game, Jet Jaguar can fire energy beams from his arms and spin himself around at extreme speeds, creating a deadly tornado. Jet Jaguar possesses numerous martial arts-inspired melee combat moves, and can change his size to grow much larger or smaller than his opponent. While in his smallest combat form, Jet Jaguar deploys a reflection shield over his body, making him immune to beam attacks, which are reflected back at the opponent.
Height: 90 meters
Weight: 38,000 tons
"Jet Jaguar is a human-sized robot created by a Japanese scientist for unknown reasons. Created with a great potential for learning, Jet Jaguar achieved sentience and began to modify himself and his programming. His most impressive modification has been his ability to change his own size-allowing him to grow large enough to dwarf monsters such as Godzilla. Unfortunately, Jet Jaguar cannot maintain his enormous size indefinitely, and must periodically rest to regain his energies. Jet Jaguar is a reserve member of the Global Defense Force-heroically protecting humanity whenever it is threatened by monstrous threats."
In the PS3 version, Jet Jaguar appears as a boss in Area 12 on Stage 5 if the G-Generators are not destroyed fast enough. He may also appear on other levels as a random boss. He attacks using melee attacks. He has a custom theme, and a cutscene of him shaking Godzilla's hand is played after he is defeated three times.
In the PS4 version, he can be encountered on 3 stages with special conditions. He can also only be encountered the first time as Godzilla. If the player destroys the area to between 50% and 65%, and then destroys the generator, Jet Jaguar will appear. He can appear in:
- Stage 1 of Area 1
- Stage 4 of Area 7
- Stage 5 of Area 16
The destruction level applies for all areas.
- One tap: Right Chop
- Two taps: Left Chop
- Three taps: Headbutt
- Tap: Dropkick
- Roar + Tap: Somersault
- Tap: Dash
- Backward + Tap: Backflip
- Right/Left + Tap: Left Right Step
- Tap + Triangle: Sliding
- Tap: Flying Tackle
- Roar + Tap: Moon Somersault
- Tap: Shrunken Flight
- Main article: Godzilla (2014 video game)/Kaiju Guide#Jet Jaguar.
Jet Jaguar card from Godzilla: Trading Battle
Jet Jaguar in Godzilla: Save the Earth
Jet Jaguar in Godzilla: Kaiju Collection
- Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #6-8, 12, 23-25 (2013-2015)
In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #12, Jet Jaguar fought Destoroyah, even shrinking to human size, then piloting Kiryu to fire the Absolute Zero Cannon, killing Destoroyah. He then attempted to stop the humans from setting off underwater explosives while Godzilla was in the area, but did not make it in time.
Jet Jaguar then disappeared for several years, but reemerged when the Trilopods attacked the Earth. Jet Jaguar traveled to Los Angeles to assist Godzilla in the battle against the creatures and fought against a Trilopod that had taken on Godzilla's characteristics, but was nearly destroyed by it. Thankfully, Jet Jaguar was saved by Zilla, and joined with Godzilla and his allies to defeat the Trilopods. At some point in the battle, Jet Jaguar managed to attack Gigan and defeat the cyborg monster. After Godzilla destroyed Magita, Jet Jaguar observed Godzilla and the other monsters traveling out to sea, following them from a distance. Jet Jaguar was last seen human-sized being repaired in Dr. Ando's office.
- Main article: Jet Jaguar/Gallery.
- Jet Jaguar's suit was made from wetsuit material and was very flammable, so the crew had to be careful when using pyrotechnics.
- For the German release of Godzilla vs. Megalon, Jet Jaguar was renamed to King Kong. However, there is no connection to the real King Kong beyond his name; contrary to a widespread misconception, he is not said to be a giant ape wearing a robot suit in the dub.
- The popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion paid homage to Jet Jaguar in the episode "A Human Work," where a robot named Jet Alone appears. Its shares a similar color scheme with Jet Jaguar, and references both his name and the name of his original design, Red Alone.
- A song about Jet Jaguar plays at the end of Godzilla vs. Megalon.
- According to Shunsuke Fujita, the producer of Godzilla on the PlayStation 3 and 4, he did not originally intend to include Jet Jaguar in the game, but walked into his office and saw him on the screen and "couldn't say no."
- Jet Jaguar is referenced in GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse, the official prequel novel to GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters, through a type of battle armor constructed by the United Earth called "Type-38 Mobile Combat Uniform Jaguar Japan Specification," or "Jaguar J" for short.
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