The Multipodal Battery (多脚砲台 is an armored fighting vehicle utilized by the Ta Ashi Hōdai)United Earth in the GODZILLA anime trilogy.
History[edit | edit source]
Several Multipodal Batteries were brought to the Earth's surface to assist in the United Earth's operation to reclaim the planet from Godzilla. The Batteries were unloaded and mobilized in a clearing where the Landing Ships touched down as the United Earth forces prepared to begin the anti-Godzilla operation. However, a flock of flying-type Servum emerge from the Tanzawa Forest and attacked the camp, damaging a great deal of United Earth equipment. The combined onslaught from the Batteries, Powered Suits, and the soldiers' railguns managed to drive the creatures off, but the casualties sustained convinced Colonel Eliott Leland to abandon the operation. Company A's Landing Ship passed through the Tanzawa Forest along with the other Multipodal Batteries to rendezvous with Companies B and C before returning to the Aratrum. However, Godzilla Filius noticed the convoy and began to approach. Captain Haruo Sakaki boarded a Hover Bike and attacked Godzilla, which prompted Leland to take command of his Multipodal Battery and open fire on Godzilla before Haruo carelessly got himself killed. Godzilla turned his attention to Leland's Battery and began coursing with electromagnetic energy. Leland remarked "This planet can go to hell" just before he was obliterated along with the Multipodal Battery by Godzilla's atomic breath.
Leland's sacrifice provided data showing that Godzilla generated his electromagnetic energy and shield inside his dorsal fins, giving the United Earth the information they needed to carry out the anti-Godzilla plan. Multipodal Batteries were stationed along the Tanzawa Pass, where High Explosive Tubed were planted along the slopes in order to set a trap for Godzilla. Two Hover Bike squadrons commanded by Major Rilu-elu Belu-be and Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald lured Godzilla into the Tanzawa Pass to the trap point, where the explosives were detonated, burying Godzilla up to his shoulders in rubble. The Multipodal Batteries opened fire on Godzilla until the moment his shield temporarily collapsed, at which point they concentrated fire on his dorsal fins, destroying them. However, the fins quickly began to regenerate, after which the shield would be restored. Haruo commandeered a Powered Suit and jumped onto Godzilla's back to plant an EMP Probe, and ordered the artillery to continue firing. The Batteries opened fire again, destorying Godzilla's dorsal fins once more. The other Powered Suits followed Haruo and began deploying EMP Probes inside his body, causing his internal electromagnetic waves to run wild. Godzilla shook the Powered Suits off as he freed himself, but his fate was sealed as the electromagnetic energy within him built to critical levels and he finally exploded. While the United Earth troops celebrated their victory, the now 300-meter-tall original Godzilla erupted from a nearby mountain and decimated the United Earth's forces, including most of the Multipodal Batteries.
When the surviving United Earth troops came under attack by a flock of flying-type Servum near a marsh, a Multipodal Battery commandeered by Colonel Metphies emerged from the forest and opened fire on the creatures, prompting them to retreat.
While Haruo was being telepathically manipulated by Metphies, he was shown a vision of the wreckage of Eliott Leland's Multipodal Battery in the Tanzawa Forest, where a procession of soldiers who had lost their lives in the battle against Godzilla passed by. The gruesomely burned Leland then emerged from the wreckage and taunted Haruo over his unwillingness to do what is necessary to stop Godzilla, and was soon joined by the Nanometal-assimilated Yuko Tani, who further attempted to guilt Haruo over his actions.
Weapons[edit | edit source]
- Equipped with two electromagnetic acceleration cannons. These cannons were specifically modified by Mulu-elu Galu-gu to destroy Godzilla's electromagnetic pulse amplifier according to Haruo Sakaki's anti-Godzilla plan.
- Can be equipped with two optional missile or rocket pods.
- Can switch between walking or using treads on its feet for locomotion.
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