Markalite Cannon

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Markalite Cannon
The Markalite Cannon in The Mysterians
Diameter 200 meters[1]
Targets Mysterian Dome
Launched from Markalite GYROs
First appearance The Mysterians

The Markalite Cannons, known formally as Markalite F.A.H.P.s (マーカライトファープ,   Mākaraito Fāpu), are weapons used by the Earth Defense Force that first appeared in the 1957 Toho film, The Mysterians.


Showa era

The Mysterians

After the first Moguera deployed by the Mysterians was destroyed, the Earth Defense Force took advantage of what little time they had to begin developing and mass producing the Markalite Cannons, which were to be carried in giant rockets called Markalite GYROs. The climactic battle finally arrived, and the Markalite Cannons were deployed near the Mysterian Dome. At first, the weapons appeared to be useless, failing to break through the Dome's reflective exterior. To make matters worse, the Mysterians used the dome to summon a flood, washing away one of the cannons. A second cannon toppled over when the second Moguera emerged from the ground next to it, but the weapon fell on top of the mech, sending both falling into the resultant crevice. With firing support from long-range missiles, the Alpha, and the Beta No. 2, along with internal sabotage by Ryoichi Shiraishi, the Markalite Cannons managed to destroy the dome's exterior, setting the base on fire and ultimately causing its destruction in a huge explosion, ending the threat of the Mysterians.


Energy ray

The Markelite Cannon can emit a powerful ray with a range of 1.5 kilometers.


The dish is immune to the Mysterian Dome's rays. It was also intended to be able to reflect them, but this feature failed in practice.


The Markelite Cannon has retrorockets which allow for a controlled landing.


The Markelite Cannon has caterpillar tracks which grant it limited maneuverability.


The Markalite Cannon can only remain operational for 75 minutes.

Video games

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Markalite Cannons appear as regular enemies in Wilderness stages. Their rays, which can be fired horizontally or diagonally, will stun Godzilla or Mothra if they connect. When they are defeated, they explode.

Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters

Markalite Cannons, called "Freezers" in-game, are among the most powerful units at the player's disposal, taking three turns to deploy. Their rays deal damage, prevent monsters from moving for several turns, and ground flying monsters.




This is a list of references for Markalite Cannon. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. villagebooks. 28 September 2012. p. 26. ISBN 4-864-91013-8.


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