- This article covers the Heisei incarnation of Moguera. For the Showa incarnation of the character, see Moguera.
Constructed by G-Force after the destruction of Mechagodzilla, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was built to do what its predecessor had come so close to doing: destroy Godzilla. M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s first action came not against Godzilla, but a crystalline anomaly that was sighted approaching Earth. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was launched to destroy the space creature, but was severely damaged and failed to halt its approach to Earth. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was salvaged and repaired by G-Force, then deployed to Fukuoka to stop the space monster, now known as SpaceGodzilla, after it constructed its own fortress in the city. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. engaged SpaceGodzilla, and was joined by Godzilla, who sought to rescue his adopted son from his extraterrestrial clone. Together, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. and Godzilla were able to destroy SpaceGodzilla's power source in the Fukuoka Tower and finally destroy him, but M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was also obliterated in the battle, leaving only Godzilla standing.
- 1 Name
- 2 History
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Video Games
- 6 Books
- 7 Comics
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Roar
- 10 Trivia
- 11 See Also
- 12 Notes
- 13 References
- 14 Comments
M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s Japanese name comes from the original Moguera, and is spelled "ＭＯＧＥＲＡ" ("M.O.G.E.R.A."). The M.O.G.U.E.R.A. acronym stands for "Mobile Operation Godzilla Universal Expert Robot Aero-type." The Japanese acronym omits the "Universal," as it is not spelled with a U. After being repaired and upgraded following its first battle with SpaceGodzilla, it is designated M.O.G.U.E.R.A. II-SRF (ＭＯＧＥＲＡＩＩ－ＳＲＦ). M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s name is sometimes abbreviated as MGR.
While this version of the character's name is usually spelled as an acronym in both English and Japanese media, it is still sometimes spelled in English as Moguera, or in katakana as モゲラ. In the game Godzilla: Save the Earth, it is referred to as Moguera 2, likely referencing its status as the second distinct incarnation of the character, just as the Heisei Mechagodzilla and Kiryu are referred to as Mechagodzilla 2 and 3 in the game, respectively.
M.O.G.U.E.R.A was constructed after the destruction of Mechagodzilla in another attempt to kill Godzilla. It could split up into two different vehicles: Land Moguera and Star Falcon. It was first sent to fight SpaceGodzilla when he was detected flying toward Earth. M.O.G.U.E.R.A was sent flying out of control into space by SpaceGodzilla, but it managed to make it back to Earth. It was sent out again after undergoing repairs to engage SpaceGodzilla in Fukuoka, but pilot Akira Yuki, who held a grudge against Godzilla, redirected the mech and attacked Godzilla instead. The other pilots, Koji Shinjo and Kiyoshi Sato, knocked Yuki out and flew to Fukuoka. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. battled SpaceGodzilla alone until Godzilla arrived and joined the battle. M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s pilots decided to focus their attacks on SpaceGodzilla, and assist Godzilla in knocking out SpaceGodzilla's power source, the Fukuoka Tower. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. split into the Star Falcon and Land Moguera, and with Godzilla's help managed to destroy the tower. With SpaceGodzilla's means of constantly recharging his energy disabled, Land Moguera emerged from the ground and began firing on SpaceGodzilla, with Star Falcon providing air support, to stall for time and allow the two vehicles to reform into M.O.G.U.E.R.A. After reforming, the mech managed to destroy SpaceGodzilla's shoulder crystals with its spiral grenade missiles. Godzilla and M.O.G.U.E.R.A. seemed to have the upper hand, but SpaceGodzilla responded by using his tail crystals to stab and throw M.O.G.U.E.R.A. at a building, causing it to become trapped. Shinjo and Sato escaped the downed mech, but Yuki stayed behind and attempted to fly M.O.G.U.E.R.A. back into the battle. With sparks erupting from M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s ruined armour, Yuki slammed the machine into SpaceGodzilla, knocking the monster down, but M.O.G.U.E.R.A. lost control, crashing into a series of buildings and becoming completely disabled. Shinjo rescued Yuki from the wreckage before Godzilla used his hyper spiral ray to finish SpaceGodzilla, attacking the space monster before he could get back up. The first shot crippled SpaceGodzilla, and the second struck the wreckage of M.O.G.U.E.R.A., blasting the mech's head off its body and engulfing what was left of the machine in flames. The final shot destroyed SpaceGodzilla for good, creating a massive explosion that completely obliterated the celestial clone. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. may have fallen in the final battle, but Godzilla couldn't have won the confrontation without the machine's help.
In this series, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is one of Besuke Jinguji's mechs, along with Jet Jaguar (and his two variants) and Mechagodzilla. The Showa Moguera also appears, this time named "Proto-Moguera," and is acquired by G-Guard, but stolen by Zagres.
Plasma Laser Cannon
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. possesses a Plasma Laser Cannon (プラズマレーザーキャノン in each of its eyes. The laser takes the form of a rapid stream of yellow energy blasts, which are said to be three times as powerful as Purazuma Rēzā Kyanon)Mechagodzilla's Laser Cannons. Because the Plasma Laser Cannon fires a repeating series of individual laser blasts, the weapon can be cooled and recharged repeatedly as it fires, preventing it from overheating and allowing M.O.G.U.E.R.A. to continuously use the attack.
Automatic Tracking Laser Cannon
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. can fire an Automatic Tracking Laser Cannon (自動追尾式レーザー砲 from its hands. This laser possesses high penetrating power and can track targets, allowing M.O.G.U.E.R.A. to easily target and strike a moving enemy with the laser by moving its arms. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. used this laser in its first battle with Jidō Tsuibi-Shiki Rēzā-hō)SpaceGodzilla, while the Automatic Tracking Laser Cannon also serves as the primary weapon of Land Moguera.
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. possesses a large drill on its face known as the Crusher Drill (クラッシャードリル. The Crusher Drill grants M.O.G.U.E.R.A. close-range combat ability, something which its predecessor Mechagodzilla lacked. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. used the Crusher Drill in combination with its roller system to perform a maneuver known as the Drill Attack Kurasshā Doriru) (ドリルアタック, where M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s roller system causes it to accelerate forward while the Crusher Drill rotates. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. utilized the Drill Attack against SpaceGodzilla, and successfully penetrated its enemy's skin and drew blood. The Crusher Drill is also present on the front end of Doriru Atakku)Land Moguera, allowing the vehicle to burrow.
Plasma Maser Cannon
M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s most powerful weapon is the Plasma Maser Cannon (プラズマメーサーキャノン, a powerful Purazuma Mēsā Kyanon)Maser Cannon equipped on its abdomen. It is said to be five times more powerful than the Maser beam fired by the MBT-92. The Plasma Maser Cannon can be fired more quickly than Mechagodzilla's Plasma Grenade, however when it is being fired it leaves M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s abdomen exposed and compromises its armor.
Synthetic Blue Diamond-Coated Armor
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is covered in a Synthetic Blue Diamond-Coated Armor (合成ブルーダイヤコーティング装甲, which can harmlessly reflect Gōsei Burūdaiya Kōtingu Sōkō)Godzilla's atomic breath. The armor is applied in such a way that the parts of M.O.G.U.E.R.A. that would most vulnerable to Godzilla's atomic breath are the most heavily armored. While it is more resistant than Mechagodzilla's Diamond Coating, M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s armor lacks the ability to absorb plasma from Godzilla's atomic breath like Mechagodzilla's Plasma Grenade.
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. II-SRF is equipped with a jamming system called MECM, an acronym for Magnetic & Electronic Counter Measure (マグネティック＆エレクトロニック＝カウンター＝メイジャー. It is designed to interfere with the electromagnetic waves given off by SpaceGodzilla by emitting disturbing radio waves. It receives the electromagnetic waves through M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s antenna and responds by transmitting disturbing radio waves through a sonar device on the circular saw on M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s back. Magunetikku Ando Erekutoronikku Kauntā Meijā)
Complex Sensor System
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. has seven sensors collectively known as the Complex Sensor System (複合センサーシステム placed in the slit in its forehead in order to reduce the influence of SpaceGodzilla's electromagnetic waves. The seven complementary sensors are: Ultra-High Sensitivity Camera Fukugō Sensā Shisutemu) (超高感度カメラ, Infrared Radar Chō Kō Kando Kamera) (赤外線レーダー, Active Sonar Sekigaisen Rēdā) (アクティブソナー, Thermo-Searcher Akutibu Sonā) (サーモサーチャー, Moving Body Scanner Sāmo Sāchā) (動体スキャナー, Gravity Measuring Instrument Dōtai Sukyanā) (重力測定器, and Laser Aiming Tracking System Jūryoku Sokutei-ki) (レーザー照準追尾システム. Rēzā Shōjun Tsuibi Shisutemu)
Spiral Grenade Missiles
Each of M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s arms is loaded with 12 Spiral Grenade Missiles (スパイラルグレネードミサイル, which are a weapon adapted from Super Mechagodzilla's G-Crusher. The Spiral Grenade Missiles are fired from M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s hands and spin through the air before piercing their target like a drill. They will then explode following determination from a built-in targeting computer. The Spiral Grenade Missiles were developed to fulfill the same purpose as the G-Crusher, they would target and destroy Godzilla's secondary brain after Supairaru Gurenēdo Misairu)Land Moguera halted Godzilla's movement by digging underneath him and trapping his feet in the ground. However, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. never had the chance to use its Spiral Grenade Missiles against Godzilla, and instead utilized them in battle against SpaceGodzilla, successfully destroying his shoulder crystals with them.
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. can fire its Plasma Laser Cannons and Plasma Maser Cannon at the same time in an attack called All Weapon (オールウェポン. The combined power of both weapons is capable of knocking Godzilla off his feet.
Separation and Recombination
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is the combined form of two vehicles: the land-based tank Land Moguera, and the VTOL craft Star Falcon. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. can split apart into both vehicles and then recombine later. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. split apart into the two vehicles during the final battle against SpaceGodzilla in order to help Godzilla destroy the space monster's power source in the Fukuoka Tower. Star Falcon distracted SpaceGodzilla while Land Moguera destroyed the tower's foundation.
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is capable of flight at Mach 1 in Earth's atmosphere and Mach 44 in outer space. The machine can use its weapons while in flight. A well-placed strike from M.O.G.U.E.R.A. while it is in flight is capable of flooring other monsters, as shown when it rammed SpaceGodzilla in a last-ditch attack.
In the video game Godzilla: Unleashed, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. can launch an EMP bomb that instantly detonates and leaves a blast radius for a short duration; and in the game's predecessor can create a Photonic Storm, in which a huge ring of orange-and-blue-colored energy blasts out of M.O.G.U.E.R.A., hitting everything around it. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. can also use its arms and legs to fight in the games.
During its first battle against SpaceGodzilla, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was highly susceptible to interference from SpaceGodzilla's electromagnetic waves, which rendered it inoperable and allowed SpaceGodzilla to easily disable the mech. This weakness was removed however when M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was upgraded as M.O.G.U.E.R.A. II-SRF with the addition of MECM and the Complex Sensor System.
While M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s Synthetic Blue Diamond-Coated Armor granted it impressive resistance to Godzilla's atomic breath and allowed it to withstand repeated strikes from SpaceGodzilla's Corona Beam, its left arm was eventually blown off from a direct strike from the Corona Beam. M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s most critical weakness, however, was the design flaw involving the use of its Plasma Maser Cannon. When the port covering this weapon was open, the armor in M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s midsection was compromised, allowing it to be critically damaged with an attack targeting the Cannon. SpaceGodzilla badly damaged M.O.G.U.E.R.A. by impaling it with his tail spike and throwing it through the air while M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s Plasma Maser Cannon port was open. M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s wreckage was subsequently obliterated when Godzilla used his spiral heat ray to finish off SpaceGodzilla.
- Godzilla: Giant Monster March (1995) - Sega Game Gear
- Godzilla: Archipelago Shock (1995) - Sega Saturn
- Godzilla: Heart-Pounding Monster Island!! (1995) - Sega Pico
- Godzilla Movie Studio Tour (1998) - PC and Mac
- Godzilla: Trading Battle (1998) - Sony PlayStation
- 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 [Kaiju Guide]
- Godzilla: Kaiju Collection (2015) - Android and iOS
- Godzilla Defense Force (2019) - Android and iOS
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. appears in Godzilla: Save the Earth as M.O.G.U.E.R.A. 2, as well as in Godzilla: Unleashed and Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash, however, it is unplayable in the latter. Its special attack stat (projectiles and beams) and speed are significantly higher than most other monsters, but its physical offense and defense are very low. To be effective in a fight, MOGUERA must attack from a distance while dodging and retreating, making him a hit-and-run fighter. When it runs out of energy, MOGUERA can temporarily shut down his power and recharge, though this makes it vulnerable as it temporarily cannot move.
Height: 120 meters
Weight: 160,000 tons
"M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was the GDF's first successful anti-monster robot, employing a wide variety of weapons and defensive systems linked by a powerful auto-targeting supercomputer. Although relatively effective, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was deemed too physically frail to continue to serve as the GDF's first plan of defense against monster threats. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is still in use today, but most often relegated to provide long-range support fire to the GDF's more modern anti-monster robots."
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Moguera, an underground combat vehicle used by G-Force, was sent to battle Biollante in Normandy during "Operation: Eternal Light" in 2039. Moguera defeated Biollante by destroying the "heart" in her root cavity.
In this manga adaptation of Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla by Shogakukan, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. has mostly the same role as in the film, but its fate and combat strategies are different. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is stolen by Akira Yuki, the main human protagonist, and is taken to Birth Island to use LittleGodzilla to draw out Godzilla so he can kill him. G-Force sends the rebuilt Mechagodzilla to battle M.O.G.U.E.R.A., but it is destroyed by the newer mech. However, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. and its pilot are knocked down by SpaceGodzilla after the cosmic kaiju attacks Birth Island. In addition, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. also suffers very little damage during the final battle with SpaceGodzilla, and is eventually taken back by the U.N.G.C.C.. However, Godzilla disarms the machine by breaking its weapon systems before he departs, wary that the humans could try to harm him and his son again.
In this manga (which is a sequel to the Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla manga), two new M.O.G.U.E.R.A. units, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. 2 and 3, are introduced due to their predecessor having been phased out. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. 3 is darker than M.O.G.U.E.R.A. 2, and has heavier armour plating. The two units are deployed by the U.N.G.C.C. in an attempt to stave off Godzilla's impending meltdown , but are both damaged beyond repair due to the massive increase in power Godzilla had received as his meltdown began.
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. made its first IDW appearance in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #6, where it was sent to fight Gigan and Godzilla, who were battling in Las Vegas, Nevada. When it arrived, it briefly fought Gigan and was soon caught by the massive hands of Orga, who pulled M.O.G.U.E.R.A. in half. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was able to transform into Star Falcon and Land Moguera and assisted in fighting the two alien kaiju until Jet Jaguar arrived and destroyed Orga temporarily.
M.O.G.U.E.R.A later took part in the large brawl against the Trilopods in Los Angeles alongside Kiryu and Godzilla. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. rammed itself into the frozen Baragon-Trilopod after it was hit by Kiryu's Absolute Zero, but was later torn apart by the Kumonga-Trilopod and Titanosaurus-Trilopod. Despite being seemingly destroyed in the previous battle, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. returned, and was last seen taking part in the final battle against Magita, flying off to fight the beast while Jet Jaguar was in the midst of fighting Gigan.
M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was present in Rio de Janeiro at some point during the battle between Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla in issue #3, but was defeated. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. can be seen wedged in a pile of broken buildings, with the left side of its head and left shoulder on fire. Nearby, the remains of what appears to be Kiryu's arm can be seen, indicating that both mechas were sent to take part in the battle but were destroyed.
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M.O.G.U.E.R.A., like the Showa incarnation, was a unique case in Toho's kaiju library, as it did not have any actual roars. It did, however, have sounds for its engines and beam attacks. In Godzilla: Trading Battle, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. and Moguera were both given the same brief robotic footstep sound. Meanwhile, for Godzilla: Save the Earth and Godzilla: Unleashed, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. could say its own name; this was sampled from the 1984 LP record Sound Effect Of Godzilla 2.
- M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s role in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla was going to be filled by Mechagodzilla at one point, but Koichi Kawakita pushed for the studio to revive one of his favorite monsters, Moguera from The Mysterians, for the film instead.
- M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is the only Godzilla kaiju that can say its own name, let alone speak, though only in Godzilla: Save the Earth and Godzilla: Unleashed. Some say that this could be a reference to Pokémon. This could also be partly inspired by the Ultraman series kaiju Zetton, who also primarily speaks his name.
- M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s ability to split apart into the Star Falcon and Land Moguera is likely inspired by an early version of the Heisei Mechagodzilla that appeared in an earlier draft of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, which would have had the ability to split apart into a jet and a tank.
- M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is the heaviest mecha in the Godzilla series, weighing in at 160,000 metric tons, 10,000 metric tons heavier than the Heisei Mechagodzilla.
- A new mecha called G-END that was featured in an early draft for Godzilla vs. Destoroyah would have been constructed from M.O.G.U.E.R.A.'s remains.
- Episodes 18, 29-30, 58-59, 66, 77-78, 111, 125, 128, 146, 153, 155, 175-176, 178, 187-188, 210, 214, 216, 227, and 246.
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