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Do not confuse with Orga.
Ogra in Gorgo
Species Sea Monster
Height 76.2 meters[1][2]
Relations Gorgo (son)
Allies Gorgo
Enemies Humans
Created by Eugène Lourié
Played by Mick Dillon
First appearance Gorgo

Ogra is a giant monster that appeared in the 1961 British-American film Gorgo. The main characters do not suspect her existence until more than halfway through the story, assuming that her son Gorgo is a fully-grown member of the species.


Ogra's name is partially derived from the name of her son, Gorgo. In-universe, "Ogra" is the name of a legendary sea spirit known to the people of Nara Island.


Ogra has dark green skin with a tan belly and glowing red eyes. She has a pair of small fins on the sides of her head, and also has large and powerful hands. As they were depicted with the same suit, Ogra and her son differ only in size.


Ogra goes about her rescue mission in a straightforward fashion, pausing only on occasion. For instance, she surfaces to sink a light cruiser, and throttles Big Ben after rockets fired from the ground travel through its massive clock to strike her. After rescuing Gorgo, she ends her attack on London immediately.



Ogra first appears on Nara Island in a fury, several weeks after her son Gorgo was captured offshore by a group of treasure hunters and sold to a London circus. She sets a course to London, following the phosphorous trail left by Gorgo during his transport. The British armed forces throws everything they have at her short of nuclear weapons, but she proved impervious to naval cannons, torpedoes, anti-submarine nets, a massive gasoline fire in the Thames, tanks, rockets, fighter jet bombardments, and high tension wires. After demolishing many of the city's landmarks, Ogra stomps one of the walls of Gorgo's enclosure into rubble, and the two return to the sea.


Physical Abilities

Due to her great size and weight, Ogra possesses great physical strength and power.


Ogra, much like her son Gorgo, is amphibious, and spends large amounts of time underwater.


Her durability is notable for a non-Japanese monster of the period, as she was unfazed by large-scale assaults from the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force in quick succession. Unlike her son, fire had no effect on her. Only high tension wires were able to halt her advance, and, even so, she still barreled through them after a few moments. In the Charlton Comic series, her durability was even greater as both she and her son were able to withstand attacks from atomic bombs along with withstanding advanced alien weapons that were powerful enough to destroy a planet.


Comics and Books

Ogra appears in nearly every issue of Charlton Comics' Gorgo series. Sometimes she works in tandem with her son against a variety of human, alien, and monstrous threats, but more often than not she plays the role of rescuer when he wanders off and gets into trouble.


Main article: Ogra/Gallery.


Gorgo and Ogra's roars


  • Stock footage of Ogra's efforts to storm through high-tension wires appears in the Bill Nye the Science Guy episode "Electricity."


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one month ago
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Honestly i love Gorgo but Ogra looks a little cooler.


2 months ago
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I actually never watched the movie, so when i saw the name i thought it was the kaiju from godzilla 2000


one month ago
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They look the exact same and were portrayed using the same suit, lmao


one month ago
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Sorry, meant to reply to your other comment.

Godzilla Master

7 months ago
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Same. I like the ending with the monsters living happy.


16 months ago
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I actually liked this movie.

Bagan 1993

6 months ago
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Who wouldn’t