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The Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens established their base of operations under a mountain in Okinawa. In Gyokusen Cave, located on the island, an archaeological dig uncovered the statue of King Caesar, the legendary Shisa guardian of Okinawa and the Azumi royal family. When Kuronuma, the aliens' leader, heard about this, he ordered his agent Yanagawa to retrieve the statue before it could be used to awaken King Caesar. However, the aliens were too late and King Caesar was awakened from his ancient sleep. Kuronuma immediately deployed Mechagodzilla to destroy King Caesar, but before the mighty Shisa could fall, Godzilla arrived and joined the battle. Together, Godzilla and King Caesar managed to behead and destroy Mechagodzilla, while Nanbara, Hideto Miyajima, and Masahiko Shimizu killed Kuronuma and the other aliens and destroyed their base. King Caesar then returned to his resting place in the mountainside, and Okinawa was left in peace.
In ancient times, Okinawa was under the dominion of the lost empire of the Nilai-Kanai, which created the monster Dagahra to maintain a clean environment by consuming their pollution. However, the toxic Barem created as a byproduct of Dagahra's feeding would soon poison much of the ocean and the kingdom's battles to seal Dagahra away would ultimately lead to its destruction, with only the Nilai-Kanai Temple remaining mostly intact beneath the waves off the coast of Ishagaki Island. When modern ocean pollution awoke Dagahra from his slumber, the sea beast would once again start creating toxic swarms of Barem that plagued the waters of Okinawa. In response to the attacks, Ghogo was sent from the Nilai-Kanai Temple to Okinawa to find help to try and defeat Dagahra, encountering a group of schoolchildren and the Elias sisters, while Belvera would recruit two greedy fisherman to try and secure the small creature and access the legendary treasure of Nilai-Kanai. When the two factions made their way to the legendary hidden temple, Ghogo was able to raise the pyramid to the surface. While Moll and Lora went to summon Mothra Leo and leave the kids to find the treasure, the temple's defense systems were able to briefly ward Dagahra off. Chased away from the temple, Dagahra made landfall on Ishagaki Island and went on a rampage before battling Leo in the skies and under the sea. After being empowered by Ghogo, the true treasure all along, and the temple's energy, Leo took on the form of Aqua Mothra and defeated Dagahra. Leo then dropped the monster's remains on the temple, sending them both sinking back into the sea, bringing peace back to Okinawa.
The Xiliens unleashed the monster King Caesar, who was under their mind control, in Okinawa, where he caused destruction across the island. Eventually, the Xiliens teleported King Caesar away, in order to make it appear that they had come to save the human race from the attacking kaiju.
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In Godzilla: Legends #2, Camp Schwab, a US Marine base in Okinawa, came under attack from Rodan in 2007 when Lance Corporal Matt Graves discovered a Rodan egg while hiking in the Kuju Mountains and brought it back to Okinawa as a souvenir. Graves was killed by Rodan in the attack as he was to be imprisoned in the brig and court-marshalled, while the egg was quickly moved into a secure place on the site. Over the next few years, the egg would be studied, though Rodan would make at least four more appearances to try and reclaim it until 2011 when it was ordered to be destroyed. Not wanting to destroy what he had spent several years studying, Dr. Holder snuck the egg off the base with the help of his son Ethan. While Holder returned to work to keep up appearances, his son Ethan would take the egg to school to intimidate his bullies by threatening to lure Rodan. During Rodan's attack on the school and the military's attack, the egg hatched and Ethan hitched a ride on Rodan's back, resulting in a seize fire as the monster flew back to its nest.
In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #23, Lucy Casprell and her team traveled with the Shobijin to Okinawa in order to awaken the ancient guardian monster King Caesar in order to assist Godzilla against the Trilopod invasion. Once the group arrived in Okinawa, CKR forces planted explosive charges on a hillside and detonated them, revealing King Caesar sleeping. Suddenly, Battra arrived and attacked the group, causing Caesar to awaken. King Caesar and Battra battled until a group of Trilopods appeared and attacked both monsters. Battra retreated, while Caesar allowed himself to be subdued and captured by the Trilopods so that he could be taken to their hive in Los Angeles.
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