Loch Ness Monster
- Niko Tatopoulos: “At least they could've hired a real actor. This guy is embarrassing!”
- Elsie Chapman: “What do you mean?”
- Niko Tatopoulos: “And is that thing made of rubber?”
- Elsie Chapman: “I don't know, it's too blurry to tell. Maybe the creature-”
- Niko Tatopoulos: “Elsie, please. This is a publicity stunt. Tourism must be down in Scotland, so the locals faked an attack.”
- ― Niko Tatopoulos and Elsie Chapman discussing the validity of footage of the Loch Ness Monster (Godzilla: The Series episode 11, "DeadLoch")
The Loch Ness Monster, nicknamed Nessie, is a well-known cryptid speculated to reside in Loch Ness in Scotland. An interpretation of the creature was planned to appear in the Toho-Hammer Films co-production Nessie, but the project never materialized. The Loch Ness Monster finally appeared as a giant amphibious reptile monster in episode 11 of Godzilla: The Series, entitled "DeadLoch."
Design[edit | edit source]
Nessie and her child both have a long tan serpentine body with a lighter underside, a darker tan dorsal fin running down their back, brown patterns and spots covering their body, and a tailfin. They both have fourteen fins with four claws on each fin. Both the infant and adult have a hanging dewlap. Their head has two orange eyes, two fins on the sides of their head, skeletal-like nostrils, a mouth full of sharp teeth, and two whiskers on the bottom jaw. There are differences between the infant and the adult Loch Ness Monster.
The infant Loch Ness Monster is much smaller, has large eyes, two gills on its neck, small fins on the sides of its head, short whiskers, a small tail fin, a small dewlap, and a mouth with a small number of teeth.
The adult Loch Ness Monster has smaller sunken in eyes, three gills on her neck, larger fins on the sides of her head, longer whiskers, a larger tail fin, a larger dewlap, and mouth with a larger number of teeth.
Origins[edit | edit source]
In Godzilla: The Series, Nessie is a member of a species of mosasaur that had survived the Ice Age, frozen in a state of suspended animation, that was then later released when glacial flooding creating the Lochs thawed it out.
History[edit | edit source]
"DeadLoch"[edit | edit source]
Nessie is a member of a species of Mosasaur that survived in Loch Ness and only surfaces every 20 years to mate. Nessie and her species lived in peace, until her baby was kidnapped by a scientist who intended to sell the one-of-a-kind newborn; regardless of the fury of Nessie been invoked. H.E.A.T were visiting Scotland, and investigated after seeing a video of what appeared to be Nessie attacking the scientist's facility. Godzilla appeared during one of Nessie's attacks and the two battled both on land and underwater in several fights.
It wasn't until later that Godzilla discovered Nessie was only attacking in order to find and save her baby - due to Randy broadcasting the baby's cries out over the Loch, which the mother reacted to. Godzilla then would team up with Nessie and - after getting her baby back from the scientist - help her rescue her infant by tearing open the cage the baby was locked in. Reunited with her baby, Nessie headed off, with her and Godzilla giving each other a 'parting roar'.
"Future Shock"[edit | edit source]
It is possible that she and her offspring were slain by the D.R.A.G.M.A.s when they overran the world in an alternate future. However, thanks to the effort of the H.E.A.T. team of destroying all of the D.R.A.G.M.A. younglings when they successfully return to the past, both of them are spared from this fate.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Swimming[edit | edit source]
The Loch Ness Monster is an adept swimmer and can swim at speeds fast enough to create whirlpools.
Constriction[edit | edit source]
The Loch Ness Monster can use her long serpentine body to wrap around targets.
Teeth[edit | edit source]
The Loch Ness Monster uses her mouth full of sharp teeth to bite targets.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Due to being more of an aquatic creature, Godzilla was able to gain the upper hand against the Loch Ness Monster when they brought their first fight onto land.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Nessie/Gallery.
In other languages[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- It has long been rumored that a Loch Ness Monster prop created for the unproduced Toho-Hammer co-production Nessie was later reused by Teruyoshi Nakano as the Dragon for the film Princess from the Moon in 1987. However, Nessie was cancelled almost a decade before Princess from the Moon was released, and only a small maquette is known to have been created for the film. Modeler Nobuyuki Yasumaru has, however, stated that he drew inspiration from the Nessie prototype for the Dragon.
- Nessie is one of the only friendly monsters, other than Godzilla and Komodithrax, to be encountered by H.E.A.T..
- Nessie is referred to as a "mosasaur" in Godzilla: The Series, despite resembling a classic sea serpent more than any known species of mosasaur.
- Nessie is one of two Godzilla: The Series monsters to be based on cryptids, the other being the Yeti. However, while Nessie was a real creature in the series, the Yeti was mechanical.
- Another version of Nessie likely appeared in one of the lost episode segments of The King Kong Show, "The Legend of Loch Ness."
- The MonsterVerse Titan known as Leviathan resides at Outpost 49 in Loch Ness, a reference to the Loch Ness Monster.
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References[edit | edit source]
This is a list of references for Nessie. 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: 
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Mamiya, Naohiko (1 January 2000). Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. ISBN 978-4091014702.
- Ozawa, Ryoko; Tomoi, Taketo; Nakamura, Tetsu, eds. (4 September 2016). All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book (4th ed.). Yosensha. p. 159. ISBN 978-4-8003-0362-2.
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