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Mechagodzilla Incarnations
Showa Mechagodzilla
Heisei Mechagodzilla
Mechagodzilla copyright icon Super Mechagodzilla copyright icon Toho Company, Limited Mecha
Mechagodzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
Super Mechagodzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
Mechagodzilla® (Heisei)
Alternate Names Super Mechagodzilla, Mechagodzilla 2, Mechagodzilla II, Heisei Mechagodzilla, Mechagodzilla The Second, UX-02-93
Subtitle Anti-G Weapon (対兵器,   Tai Jī Heiki?)[1]
Anti-Godzilla Superweapon
(対ゴジラ超兵器,   Tai Gojira Chō Heiki?)[2]
G-Force Anti-Godzilla Weapon
(フォース対ゴジラ兵器,   Jī Fōsu Tai Gojira Heiki?)G:GMB
End of Century Supremacy King
(世紀末霸王,   Seikimatsu Haō?)G:TB
Species Mechanical Godzilla Duplicate
Height 120 meters[3]
Weight 150,000 metric tons (Normal)[3]
150,482 metric tons (Super)[1]
Forms Mechagodzilla, Upgraded, Super Mechagodzilla, Power Up MechagodzillaTMT
Controlled by G-Force, U.S. MilitaryIDW
Relations Mecha-King Ghidorah (Components source), M.O.G.U.E.R.A. (Successor),
Kiryu (Successor)IDW
Allies G-Force, G-Guard, GodzillaGI, G:L, GHCW, RodanGI, Mothra, Mothra Leo, Godzilla Junior, Anguirus, Baragon, Gorosaurus, King Caesar, M.O.G.U.E.R.A., Jet Jaguar, Medical Jet Jaguar, Fire Fighter Jet Jaguar
Enemies GodzillaGvMG2, GKoM, RodanGvMG2, Destoroyah, Megalon, Battra, Black Mechagodzilla, Dororin, King GhidorahGKoM, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Hyper Mecha-King Ghidorah, SpaceGodzillaGHCW, AnguirusGKoM, HedorahG:L
Created by Takao Okawara
Portrayed Wataru Fukuda
First Appearance Latest Appearance
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Godzilla Island
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The year is 1992 A.D. In order to counter the threat posed to the planet's survival by Godzilla, Japan's Counter G Bureau recruited the world's most brilliant scientific brains to build a fighting machine. The first machine was called "Garuda." But its fighting capabilities were limited. A far more powerful machine was required. They salvaged a robot from the future, Mecha-King Ghidorah, in order to study its advanced technology. They applied technology of numerous anti-personnel weapons and created the mightiest machine to attack Godzilla, called Mechagodzilla. „ 

— Opening narration (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II)

Super Mechagodzilla, ready to go! „ 

Kazuma Aoki (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II)

The Heisei Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ,   Mekagojira?), given the name Super Mechagodzilla (スーパーメカゴジラ,   Sūpā Mekagojira?) when attached with the Garuda, is a mecha created by Toho that first appeared in the 1993 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.

Like its Showa counterpart, this Mechagodzilla was constructed specifically to destroy Godzilla, however this time it was built by the human military organization G-Force in order to defend Japan from Godzilla. Constructed using components salvaged from Mecha-King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla was launched into battle against Godzilla when he came ashore in Japan searching for Baby Godzilla. Mechagodzilla failed to halt Godzilla and was badly damaged in the battle, leading G-Force to begin numerous repairs and modifications on the mech. Mechagodzilla was outfitted with a specialized anti-Godzilla system dubbed G-Crusher, and was given the ability to attach to the aircraft Garuda. The repaired Mechagodzilla was deployed to battle Fire Rodan, who stole a container holding Baby Godzilla and his surrogate mother. Mechagodzilla defeated Rodan, and began a second battle with Godzilla once he came ashore as well. Mechagodzilla nearly killed Godzilla, but Rodan sacrificed himself to revive Godzilla, giving him the power needed to destroy Mechagodzilla. Despite Mechagodzilla's failure, G-Force would build another anti-Godzilla mech, M.O.G.U.E.R.A., the following year in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.


Mechagodzilla's name comes from the word "mecha," meaning a robot that can be controlled from the inside, and from another monster, Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira?). The "Super" in its "Super Mechagodzilla" name comes from the aforementioned "mecha" and "Godzilla" as well as the word "super," enforcing Super Mechagodzilla's powerful nature. Mechagodzilla's official designation by G-Force is UX-02-93.


Mechagodzilla is based on the appearance of Godzilla himself, but is mechanical in nature. Mechagodzilla's body is composed of a shiny silver metal, and its eyes are orange in color. Mechagodzilla possesses defined musculature on its chest, abdomen, arms and legs. There is a series of vents located on the front of its neck, and its head is topped with a curved spike. Mechagodzilla's dorsal plates are noticeably different from Godzilla's, being short and square-shaped, though there are still three rows of them. Mechagodzilla's tail is also shorter than Godzilla's, and does not reach the ground.

As Super Mechagodzilla, the machine's appearance remains the same save for the presence of Garuda attached to its back.


Mechagodzilla was created by the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center and controlled by its military branch G-Force, using Futurian technology scavenged from the remains of Mecha-King Ghidorah. In Godzilla Island, this Mechagodzilla was created by G-Guard. In the comic series Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, it was constructed as part of a joint operation between the American and Japanese governments to defend humanity from the kaiju appearing around the globe.


Main articles: Berserk and Transforming Mechagodzilla.

The Heisei Mechagodzilla was originally conceptualized as an out-of-control mechanical monstrosity called "Berserk," which originated as a metallic alien creature that gradually transformed into a robotic copy of Godzilla. When this idea was discarded, Mechagodzilla was envisioned as being able to split apart into multiple vehicles. Through rewrites to the script of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, this ability was toned down into Mechagodzilla combining with the Garuda to form Super Mechagodzilla.


Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

In 1992, the United Nations formed the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center, a special branch dedicated to combating the threat posed by Godzilla. The U.N.G.C.C.'s military branch, G-Force, began construction on an anti-Godzilla machine known as Garuda. However, G-Force concluded that the Garuda's combat capabilities were too limited to be effective against Godzilla. Using Futurian technology salvaged from Mecha-King Ghidorah's central head, G-Force began construction of a much more advanced machine built in Godzilla's own image. The machine, Mechagodzilla, was finally completed in 1994. The mech would first see action when Godzilla appeared in Japan and began heading to the city of Kyoto. Mechagodzilla was launched and engaged Godzilla in the countryside. Mechagodzilla held the upper hand against its organic counterpart, knocking Godzilla to the ground with its impressive array of lasers and missiles. Mechagodzilla fired its shock anchors into Godzilla, electrocuting him and causing him to foam at the mouth. Suddenly, Godzilla emitted a shockwave of energy that caused the electrical current to be reversed and travel back up Mechagodzilla's shock anchor cables. Mechagodzilla began to short-circuit and was rendered immobile as Godzilla rose back to his feet. Godzilla charged at Mechagodzilla, knocking the machine onto its back, before continuing on to Kyoto.

Mechagodzilla was brought back to G-Force headquarters for repairs, which were expected to take several weeks. After being transferred to parking duty after failing to appear to pilot Mechagodzilla, Kazuma Aoki pulled aside Mechagodzilla's lead engineer, Leo Asimov. Kazuma proposed a plan to modify the Garuda and allow it to be more useful against Godzilla in combat. When Asimov asked what they would do with Mechagodzilla, Kazuma revealed a proposal to combine the Garuda and Mechagodzilla into a single, more powerful machine. Asimov agreed, and both mechs were modified. Meanwhile, G-Force was formulating a new plan to kill Godzilla. They had learned that Godzilla possessed a secondary brain in his hip that controlled lower body function due to Baby Godzilla, an infant Godzillasaurus in G-Force's custody, possessing the same structure. G-Force planned to use Baby Godzilla as bait to lure Godzilla to the Ogasawara Islands, then have Mechagodzilla use its shock anchor cables to destroy Godzilla's second brain and paralyze him, then finally kill him with its arsenal of weapons. Preparations were made, and Baby Godzilla was airlifted to the Ogasawara Islands along with his human surrogate mother, Azusa Gojo. En route, the canister holding them was captured by Fire Rodan, who touched down and tried to break the canister open.

Mechagodzilla was quickly deployed to attack Rodan and save Baby and Azusa. Mechagodzilla arrived and confronted Rodan, who fought back with his newly-acquired uranium heat beam. Aoki arrived in the Garuda shortly after to back up Mechagodzilla, distracting Rodan with its laser beams while Mechagodzilla charged its plasma grenade. Rodan took to the sky and rammed the Garuda, causing it to crash into a building. Mechagodzilla used its plasma grenade to blast Rodan into a skyscraper, then approached him. Rodan sprang back up and used his beak to knock out Mechagodzilla's right eye. Mechagodzilla fired the plasma grenade again, shredding Rodan's chest and sending him flying into a nearby building. With Rodan seemingly dead, Godzilla suddenly appeared from the ocean, roaring and challenging Mechagodzilla to battle once again. Mechagodzilla turned to face Godzilla and fired its mega buster beam at him. Godzilla countered with his atomic breath, causing the beams to lock and explode. Mechagodzilla was disabled by the explosion, allowing Godzilla to charge and attack it up close. Godzilla easily overpowered Mechagodzilla, slamming it onto the ground and stomping on its head. The Garuda regained flight and fired at Godzilla, allowing Mechagodzilla to get back up. The Garuda then flew onto Mechagodzilla's back and combined with it.

Super Mechagodzilla
Super Mechagodzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
The Garuda attached itself to Mechagodzilla's back, forming Super Mechagodzilla (スーパーメカゴジラ,   Sūpā Mekagojira?). More powerful than ever before, Super Mechagodzilla took flight and unleashed its payload of laser beams onto Godzilla, knocking him to the ground. As Godzilla staggered to his feet, Super Mechagodzilla fired paralyzer missiles at Godzilla then launched its shock anchor cables into his hip. Mechagodzilla then began to discharge electricity through the cables, shattering Godzilla's secondary brain and sending him falling headfirst to the ground. With Godzilla paralyzed, it appeared Super Mechagodzilla would be victorious. As Super Mechagodzilla prepared to finish Godzilla, Baby Godzilla broke free of the canister holding him and roared out, getting the attention of the mortally-wounded Rodan. Rodan took flight and flew near Godzilla, prompting Super Mechagodzilla to shoot him down with its mega buster. Rodan fell onto Godzilla, and it appeared the two monsters would die together. However, Rodan began transferring his life force into Godzilla, regenerating his secondary brain and revitalizing him. As Rodan faded away into nothing, Godzilla rose to his feet and roared, giving off huge amounts of heat. The intensity of the heat caused Super Mechagodzilla's synthetic diamond armor plate to melt. Godzilla fired his new spiral red atomic breath at Super Mechagodzilla, staggering it back and causing severe damage. Super Mechagodzilla fired back with its mega buster, engaging in another beam lock. This time, Godzilla's beam overpowered Mechagodzilla's, causing it to fall backward into a building. Godzilla proceeded to fire his spiral beam at Mechagodzilla until the mech's head was blasted off and its entire body erupted in flames. Godzilla roared victoriously and went to find Baby Godzilla. Despite Mechagodzilla's computer claiming that no crew survived its destruction, all of its pilots survived the explosion. Mechagodzilla's pilots looked on from afar as Godzilla and his newly-adopted son waded out to sea together, remarking that life always triumphs over artificial life.

Adventure! Godzilland

Mechagodzilla with Godzilla in Adventure! Godzilland

Although Mechagodzilla would not make its formal debut until Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, its first appearance was in Adventure! Godzilland 2, a trivia show made to promote the upcoming film. Mechagodzilla appeared in several live-action segments, where it would give news on the film or be interviewed by Godzilla. Mechagodzilla also appeared in some of the animated segments, where it could be seen interacting with the other kaiju.

Godzilla Island

Mechagodzilla in Godzilla Island

In this television series, Mechagodzilla is one of the mechas operated by G-Guard to protect Godzilla Island, alongside M.O.G.U.E.R.A., Proto-Moguera and Jet Jaguar, plus its two variations. A version of the Showa Mechagodzilla called Black Mechagodzilla makes an appearance in this series as well. Notably, Mechagodzilla is used to fight Black Mechagodzilla in a duel, but Zaguresu cheats and uses the machine to throw Mechagodzilla down.


Mega Buster

Super Mechagodzilla fires its Mega Buster in tandem with Garuda's High Power Maser Beam Cannons.

Mechagodzilla can fire a rainbow-colored beam from its mouth known as the Mega Buster (メガ・バスター,   Mega Basutā?), which is equal in power to Godzilla's atomic breath. The Mega Buster can only be fired for a short period of time before overheating, demonstrated when it overheats and becomes unusable following a 10-second beam lock with Godzilla's atomic breath.

Laser Cannon

Mechagodzilla firing its Laser Cannons in its first battle with Godzilla

Mechagodzilla can fire two yellow-colored Laser Cannons (レーザーキャノン,   Rēzā Kyanon?) from its eyes. Mechagodzilla becomes unable to use its right Laser Cannon after Fire Rodan damages it with its beak, although the eye is restored after Mechagodzilla combines with Garuda to form Super Mechagodzilla.

Shock Anchor

Mechagodzilla electrocutes Godzilla with its Shock Anchors.

Mechagodzilla possesses two Shock Anchor (ショックアンカー,   Shokku Ankā?) harpoons built into its arms, which it can shoot directly into an enemy to release a crippling electrical charge. The Shock Anchors were effective against Godzilla in the monsters' first battle, electrocuting Godzilla to the point he was foaming at the mouth. However, Godzilla's internal radiation somehow allowed him to reverse the flow of electricity back into Mechagodzilla, which set Mechagodzilla's engine on fire and disabled the mech. When Mechagodzilla was repaired, the Shock Anchors were upgraded and converted into the more powerful G-Crusher system.


Super Mechagodzilla electrocutes Godzilla using the G-Crusher.

The G-Crusher (クラッシャー,   Jī Kurasshā?) is an advanced version of the Shock Anchor developed to destroy Godzilla's secondary brain and cripple him from the waist down. It releases a powerful electrical discharge into the opponent's body which exceeds the voltage of the Shock Anchor. The G-Crusher required the guidance of the psychic Miki Saegusa in order to pinpoint and target the exact location of Godzilla's secondary brain. The G-Crusher completely destroyed Godzilla's secondary brain and crippled him, and nearly allowed Super Mechagodzilla to kill Godzilla before Fire Rodan intervened.

Paralyzer Missiles

Mechagodzilla fires its Paralyzer Missiles.

Mechagodzilla can fire Paralyzer Missiles (パラライズ・ミサイル,   Pararaizu Misairu?, lit. Paralyze Missile) from two three-cell rocket launchers on its shoulders. 60 Paralyzer Missiles can be loaded at a single time. These missiles were used to stun Godzilla during the monsters' first battle before Mechagodzilla used its Shock Anchors against Godzilla.

Tranquilizer Missiles

In addition to its Paralyzer Missiles, Mechagodzilla can fire Tranquilizer Missiles (トランキライザー・ミサイル,   Torankiraizā Misairu?) laced with anesthetics and tranquilizers from ports on both of its hips. Super Mechagodzilla used these missiles to stun Godzilla before targeting and attacking his secondary brain with the G-Crusher.

Plasma Grenade

Mechagodzilla blasts Godzilla with its Plasma Grenade.

Mechagodzilla's strongest weapon is the Plasma Grenade (プラズマ・グレネイド,   Purazuma Gureneido?). Mechagodzilla absorbs Godzilla's atomic breath with the Diamond Coating on its armor and converts it into plasma energy, which is stored and amplified in a port in Mechagodzilla's abdomen before being fired back at a target with even greater force. Because the Plasma Grenade generates a tremendous amount of heat, it cannot be fired continuously and must be treated with an extremely strong coolant. If Mechagodzilla's Diamond Coating melts, it will be unable to absorb plasma from enemy attacks and use the Plasma Grenade. The Plasma Grenade is tremendously powerful, capable of knocking Godzilla down or mortally wounding Fire Rodan in a single blow.

Hover Attack

Super Mechagodzilla commences its Hover Attack.

Mechagodzilla can use its jets to suspend itself in the air and attack enemies with its weapons from a distance in a maneuver known as the Hover Attack (ホバーアタック,   Hobā Atakku?). This is a very effective attack for Mechagodzilla, as it lacks maneuverability and effective close-range combat abilities. After merging with Garuda and becoming Super Mechagodzilla, Mechagodzilla's flight abilities are improved, and it uses the Hover Attack in conjunction with the G-Crusher.

Diamond Coating

Mechagodzilla's Diamond Coating harmlessly absorbs Godzilla's atomic breath.

Mechagodzilla is protected by an armor plating made from and alloy called NT-1, which is covered in an artificial Diamond Coating (ダイヤモンド・コーティング,   Daiyamondo Kōtingu?), the same coating used for the Super X2's Fire Mirror. This Diamond Coating renders Godzilla and Fire Rodan's heat beams completely harmless, and also allows Mechagodzilla to absorb energy from the beams to power its Plasma Grenade. However, extremely high temperatures like those emitted by Godzilla's nuclear pulse after absorbing Fire Rodan's energy, can cause the Diamond Coating to melt, disabling the Plasma Grenade and leaving Mechagodzilla vulnerable to Godzilla's Uranium Heat Ray. However, Mechagodzilla's armor allowed it to take repeated hits from this beam, which reached a temperature of 1.2 million degrees Celsius, before it was finally knocked out of commission.

High Power Maser Beam Cannon

Super Mechagodzilla fires Garuda's High Power Maser Beam Cannons.

As Super Mechagodzilla, Mechagodzilla can utilize Garuda's High Power Maser Beam Cannons (ハイパワーメーサービームキャノン,   Hai Pawā Mēsā Bīmu Kyanon?), which are powerful long-range Maser Cannons. Super Mechagodzilla used these beams as part of its Hover Attack during the final battle with Godzilla.


In the manga adaptation of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Mechagodzilla is capable of launching its arms and a device on its forehead. This ability was witnessed in action when Mechagodzilla attempted to attack Godzilla's secondary brain again after he was instilled with Rodan's energy. In the Godzilla video games developed by Pipeworks and Atari, this Mechagodzilla can fire missiles from his fingers, similar to the Showa Mechagodzilla.


Mechagodzilla after losing an eye to Fire Rodan.
Mechagodzilla has one major weakness: hand to hand combat. For all its weapons, Mechagodzilla lacks any real ability to fight up close, losing an eye to Rodan when it managed to get in close and proving no match for Godzilla when he got close enough. When Mechagodzilla first used its shock anchors against Godzilla, Godzilla was able to somehow reverse the flow of energy back to Mechagodzilla, causing the machine to short-circuit. Mechagodzilla's armor, while capable of easily absorbing Godzilla's normal atomic breath and Fire Rodan's uranium heat beam, proved no match for the intense heat given off by Godzilla after he absorbed Rodan's energy. This heat caused Mechagodzilla's armor to melt, leaving it defenseless when it was repeatedly struck by Godzilla's Uranium Atomic Heat Ray, which reached 1.2 million degrees Celsius and obliterated Mechagodzilla in a few hits.

Video Games

Super Godzilla

Mechagodzilla appears in the Japanese version of the game Super Godzilla, where it is controlled by aliens. It was removed from the American version of the game in favor for the more-known Showa Mechagodzilla. This was due to the fact that at the time of the game's release, the new Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla film had not been released on American shores.

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee

Mechagodzilla is featured in the 2002 Atari game, Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee. In this game, Mechagodzilla is more of a composite between the Showa and Heisei versions, possessing the appearance and roar of the Heisei version with the abilities and story role of the Showa version. In the Japanese version of the game, Mechagodzilla is replaced by Kiryu from the then-recent film Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla. For the American Xbox version of the game, Kiryu was added alongside the Heisei Mechagodzilla, who was renamed "Mechagodzilla 2," reflecting its status as the second version of Mechagodzilla.

Godzilla: Domination!

In the Game Boy Advance video game Godzilla: Domination!, Mechagodzilla has the ability to unleash a flame from its hand in a slow attack with good reach. It also can perform a hydraulic kick, where it unleashes a flame from the jets on its feet for a slow attack with excellent reach. It can also do a claw launch, in which it fires off its fist, which will fly forward and then turn around and return to Mechagodzilla. A devastating attack with the potential to hit twice. Its other video game abilities include the power to fire an electric bolt from its navel area (similar to the plasma grenade), the ability to launch six heat-seeking missiles from compartments located on its back and the ability to create a cooling steam from its chest plates which will slightly heal Mechagodzilla and injure nearby monsters. In the Japanese version of the game, this Mechagodzilla is replaced by Kiryu, the Millennium Mechagodzilla, although the change is only cosmetic.

Godzilla: Save the Earth

Mechagodzilla returns in the sequel to Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee, under the name "Mechagodzilla 2." Mechagodzilla retains the same major abilities from the previous game.

Godzilla: Unleashed

Mechagodzilla 2 in Godzilla: Unleashed
In Godzilla: Unleashed, Mechagodzilla 2 is partially a clone of Mechagodzilla, though trading one cell of defense for one cell of speed. The only major differences between Mechagodzilla 1 and 2 is the the latter can hover, fire its Plasma Cannon and use its jets to push away opponents like King Ghidorah and Mecha-King Ghidorah use their wings aside from flying. In this game, Mechagodzilla 2 is the only monster who can knock out a health cell with its beam, alongside Mechagodzilla.

"Mechagodzilla 2 was directly inspired by the Vortaak's Mechagodzilla. GDF weapons designers saw that a heavily-armored combatant who blended ranged firepower and heavy melee attacks at the cost of some mobility could be a very effective way to hold back monster attacks on major cities. Although they could not duplicate the space titanium alloy used in the original, the GDF was able to create an armor composite which resisted bite and claw attacks to a miraculous degree - as well as absorbing a significant portion of the heat and radiation weapon attacks used by many of Earth's monsters. This focus on defense before offense proved to be a powerful mixture, and Mechagodzilla 2 remains a staple of the GDF's anti-monster force."

Godzilla (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)

Super Mechagodzilla in Godzilla
In the PS3 version, Super Mechagodzilla appears as one of the final bosses of the game, initiated when Godzilla enters Area 23 if the G-Generators are not destroyed fast enough. It will attack Godzilla using its shock anchors, beam weapons and melee attacks. It may eventually be joined by the Super X and they will both attack Godzilla. Once they are are defeated, the area will be cleared. In the end cutscene, Super Mechagodzilla is shown flying a frozen Godzilla back into the ocean and sinking with him. This is a reference to Kiryu's behavior in the end of Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.. This only happens if Super Mechagodzilla is encountered in the level, if Kiryu was encountered instead then he will take Super Mechagodzilla's place in the final cutscene. If the generators are destroyed fast enough, Kiryu will appear as the boss and take Super Mechagodzilla's place in the cutscene.

In the PS4 version, Super Mechagodzilla will appear as the stage 8 boss if the player takes the easy or normal routes.


  • Square
    • One tap: Triangle Stroke
    • Two taps: Front Kick
  • Triangle
    • Tap: Body Slam
    • Forward + Tap: G-Crusher
  • X
    • Tap: Hover
    • Forward + Tap: Forward Hover Dash
    • Backward + Tap: Back Hover Dash
    • Right/Left + Tap: Side Hover Dash
  • Circle
    • Tap: Mega Buster
    • Forward + Tap: Hyper Maser Beam Cannon
    • Backward + Tap: Plasma Grenade
    • Roar + Tap: Volley
    • Tap (Mid-air): Mega Buster
    • Forward + Tap (Mid-air): Hyper Maser Beam Cannon
  • R2
    • Tap: Rotating Beam Cannon

Kaiju Guide

Main article: Godzilla (2014 video game)/Kaiju Guide#Mechagodzilla (UX-02-93).


Main article: Mechagodzilla/Heisei/Gallery.


Kodansha Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Manga

In this manga adaptation of its debut film by Kodansha Comics, Mechagodzilla appears as the main antagonist. In this adaptation it is noticeably more brutal and more powerful, being able to rip Godzilla's dorsal fins in half with little effort. Mechagodzilla also gains several new abilities, including the ability to fire its arms off on a pair of cables from its shoulders at foes. In the first fight against Godzilla, Mechagodzilla overpowers him, tearing his dorsal fins and blasting his eyes with shots of its Mega Buster Ray. However, Godzilla manages to behead Mechagodzilla, and retreats. It is then explained that Mechagodzilla's brutal abilities are related to a remnant of Mecha-King Ghidorah's programming being present in the mecha's computers. In the subsequent battle, Mechagodzilla uses the G-Crusher on Godzilla, but this fails after Fire Rodan revives him. Mechagodzilla is then soon defeated.

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Manga

Mechagodzilla (right) in the Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla manga

In this manga by Shogakukan, Mechagodzilla is rebuilt by G-Force and deployed after the manga's main protagonist, Akira Yuki, steals M.O.G.U.E.R.A. from the U.N.G.C.C.. Mechagodzilla enters battle against its successor, but is quickly destroyed.

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters

In Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, Mechagodzilla is constructed in Detroit as part of a joint Japanese and American military project to combat the giant monster threat. Mechagodzilla nearly defeats Godzilla, but something goes wrong with its programming and it runs wild, much like Kiryu did in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla. Eventually, the massive machine breaks down in the wilderness and is discovered by Steven Woods. Woods takes command of Mechagodzilla and takes it to Washington D.C., where Godzilla is doing battle with King Ghidorah. Mechagodzilla uses its shock anchor cables to shock both monsters into submission, and Woods is praised as a hero for his actions.

Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths

In Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths, Mechagodzilla is an old robot that has since been replaced by newer models. When Godzilla and several other giant monsters attack Tokyo, Detective Makato Sato convinces his son, who is a member of G-Force, to pilot the outdated Mechagodzilla into battle against Godzilla. Mechagodzilla does not defeat Godzilla, but is able to distract the creature long enough to save innocent lives and buy Sato time to save the Elias and confront Takahashi.

Godzilla: Legends

Mechagodzilla in Godzilla: Legends #4
Mechagodzilla is one of the monsters featured in Godzilla: Legends Issue 4. In this issue, a rookie crew piloting Mechagodzilla is sent to China in pursuit of Godzilla. When they arrive, they find the entire area is totally devastated and enveloped in toxic smog. Mechagodzilla is then attacked by the source of the destruction, Hedorah, the smog monster. Mechagodzilla attempts to attack Hedorah, but all of its attacks seem to be harmlessly absorbed by Hedorah. Suddenly, Godzilla himself arrives and is attacked by Hedorah. Just before Hedorah can seriously harm Godzilla, Mechagodzilla re-enters the battle, forcing the King of the Monsters and his mechanical double to become unlikely allies against the smog monster. After a messy and difficult battle, Godzilla and Mechagodzilla defeat Hedorah and go their separate ways, deciding to resume their conflict another time.

Godzilla: Ongoing

This version of Mechagodzilla does not actually appear in Godzilla: Ongoing, but it is mentioned as the predecessor for the new Mechagodzilla, Kiryu.

Godzilla: The Half-Century War

Mechagodzilla appears in Godzilla: The Half-Century War #3. In this issue, Mechagodzilla has been sent by the Anti-Megalosaurus force to Bombay (Mumbai), India to intercept Godzilla. Meanwhile, Ota Murakami and his team have also arrived in Bombay to find the rogue Dr. Deverich and destroy his monster-transmitter. However, the device attracts a new monster from outer space, SpaceGodzilla. With this new threat, Mechagodzilla is forced to work alongside Godzilla against SpaceGodzilla. Mechagodzilla is severely damaged in the battle, but is able to give Godzilla time to blast SpaceGodzilla's crystals up close and destroy him.

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

This Mechagodzilla makes a brief cameo as a model on Chavez's desk in issue #1 of Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.


Mechagodzilla's sound is basically a higher-pitched Godzilla roar. Surprisingly enough, its sounds are made from the roars of the original Godzilla, which were also multi-toned and distorted in order to sound more metallic.

Mechagodzilla's roars in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

In Other Languages

  • Russian: Мехагодзилла
  • Serbian: Мехагодзила / Mehagodzila


  • The Heisei Mechagodzilla is often referred to as "Mechagodzilla 2" by fans and in some recent media where all three Mechagodzillas exist in the same continuity as different characters, such as the Atari/Pipeworks Godzilla video games. This name comes from the international title of its debut film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, and the fact that it is the second distinct incarnation of the character, despite being the only Mechagodzilla in the Heisei continuity. The rebuilt Showa Mechagodzilla in Terror of Mechagodzilla is officially labeled "Mechagodzilla 2" by Toho, as seen through its shoulder insignia, which reads "MG2."
  • The Heisei Mechagodzilla is the tallest of all the Mechagodzillas, standing at 120 meters tall, while the Showa Mechagodzilla and Kiryu are 50 and 60 meters tall, respectively.
  • In both Godzilla Island and some of the IDW comics, this Mechagodzilla has been an ally of Godzilla, making him the first version of Mechagodzilla to ally with Godzilla in any medium.
  • Mechagodzilla was originally intended to be in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, but was replaced by M.O.G.U.E.R.A. at the insistence of Koichi Kawakita, as Moguera was one of his favorite monsters. Because of this, it is the only Mechagodzilla to not appear in two films.
  • This incarnation of Mechagodzilla is among the slowest of the flying kaiju if not the slowest from the Heisei series, flying at a speed of Mach 1 and Mach 2 (when combined with the Garuda to make Super Mechagodzilla) ranking only third place between its Showa and Millennium counterparts.
  • A deleted scene from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II shows Mechagodzilla perform a taunt by smashing its fists together before taking off. This taunt was later adopted in the Atari/Pipeworks Godzilla games, as this Mechagodzilla utilizes it in both its battle intro and its in-battle taunt move.
  • The Heisei Mechagodzilla is the only Mechagodzilla to strictly be manually piloted from inside and not autonomous to some degree in its film appearance. The Showa Mechagodzilla appeared to be semi-autonomous in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, responding to orders relayed to it by Kuronuma, while Kiryu was controlled remotely from an AC-3 White Heron and was also capable of overriding its own programming and acting completely autonomously in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S..
  • The rocket launchers Kiryu wears on his back in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. are a reference to Super Mechagodzilla's Garuda cannons.
  • According to the Kaiju Guide from the PlayStation 3 and 4 Godzilla game, the Heisei Mechagodzilla's suit was made of thin, light-weight fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP). However, repairs on the suit became time consuming and so the filmmakers decided to avoid filming intense hand-to-hand fighting scenes.[4]

See Also


This is a list of references for Mechagodzilla/Heisei. 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]

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3 days ago
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my fave mecha g of all time. SUCK IT HATERS


7 days ago
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still the worse mecha g by far. the anime one looks a little weird, but at least it doesn't have a derpy dopey expression on his face.


3 days ago
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this mecha g is my fave. he looks the most like the real godzilla out of all of them


2 days ago
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The most real? This one looks like a giant bathtub soap dispenser toy that I could find down in the local shops. The most realistic design, ironically enough, is the two original Showa Mechagodzilla designs.


5 months ago
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The definition of this Mechagodzilla is...

Big Metal Heavy Tiny-armed that-can't-even-fight-kaiju-up-close Fatso

In other words, A heavy robot


7 months ago
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Super MechaGodzilla did not kill Godzilla. It destroyed Godzilla's second brain, which is the one Godzilla uses to walk up right, not the one that controls all other functions. The destruction of his second brain could have caused Godzilla to momentarily loose consciousness.

The King of the Monsters

7 months ago
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This page doesn't even say Super Mechagodzilla killed Godzilla. In fact we have a section on the Godzilla Misconceptions page specifically saying Super Mechagodzilla didn't kill Godzilla.


9 months ago
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He's not as poorly designed as Mothra or SpaceGodzilla, but still pretty bad nonetheless.


3 days ago
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i like this design. SpaceGodzilla looks amazing. Mothra is cute and i like that.


2 days ago
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All three of them are pretty bad, just like the films they feature in.

GojiraWars 03

9 months ago
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Favorite Kaiju (aside from Godzilla of course)!


11 months ago
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I actually like this Mechagodzilla quite a lot. His melee abilities are pretty pathetic though.


11 months ago
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If awesomeness was a robot 2


18 months ago
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This MechaGodzilla's design is kind of plain. It's just shiny silver metal all over. Also probably the slowest-moving MechaGodzilla.


18 months ago
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Slowest-moving in terms of just like, taking along time to move around. It looks stiff.

GojiraWars 03

9 months ago
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NO HES AMAZING. Kiryu is overrated.


9 months ago
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I fail to see how a poorly-redesigned robot that isn't threatening and looks like a plastic toy can be amazing. The other three Mechagodzillas are far better.


3 days ago
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this is my fave mecha g


19 months ago
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The best Mechagodzilla. MUUUUUUUUUCH better than Kiryu.


17 months ago
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not really