- Do not confuse with Ogra.
The result of the Millennian aliens absorbing Godzilla's Organizer G1 into their collective form, Orga is a hulking monstrosity possessing Godzilla's strength and enhanced regenerative abilities. After being transformed into a deformed creature rather than a perfect clone of Godzilla, Orga fought and attempted to subdue Godzilla so he could fully engulf him and completely absorb his characteristics. Orga proved to be a challenging opponent for Godzilla due to his potent healing factor, immense strength, and telepathic control of his UFO. Godzilla was able to defeat Orga by allowing the beast to begin swallowing him headfirst, only to unleash a devastating shockwave of atomic energy that obliterated Orga's entire upper body.
Name[edit | edit source]
Orga's name is derived from "Organizer G-1" (オルガナイザー
Orga's initial state shortly after mutating is denoted Orga Phase I (オルガフェイズ
Development[edit | edit source]
A number of radically different preliminary concept designs for Orga were submitted by various illustrators, including Shinji Nishikawa, Yasushi Torisawa, and Hideo Okamoto. According to Okamoto, one early idea for Orga was a humanoid monster similar to Gaira, but with grotesque, abnormally large hands and arms. These were carried over into Orga's final design in the form of his giant, three-fingered claws. Ultimately, special effects director Kenji Suzuki approved an approximately 30 centimeter-tall clay maquette as the basis for the character's Phase I form, rather than any of the submitted concept art. Orga's mouth and Phase II form were, however, both based on concept art by Shinji Nishikawa.
- Main article: Orga/Gallery#Concept Art.
Clay maquette of Orga, used by Kenji Suzuki to narrow the monster's final design
Digital concept of Orga processed on a Mac computer, itself based on concept art by Shinji Nishikawa of the maquette, which was used as the basis for Orga's Phase II form
Orga was portrayed by two suits and a prop, all of which were created by, or under the supervision of, seasoned monster modeler Shinichi Wakasa. According to multiple books, Wakasa and Suzuki made the conscious decision to model Orga's head after the TriStar Godzilla, so that audiences could see the "Japanese Godzilla [...] defeat the American Godzilla." Makoto Ito, a stuntman at the beginning of his long association with the Kamen Rider franchise, wore both suits. The Phase I suit featured a radio-controlled mouth mechanism designed by Nobuhiro Ekubo. It could be equipped with three possible pairs of arms, one with movable claws and the others stationary. The Phase II suit, depicting Orga after he absorbs more of Godzilla's DNA, combined pieces reused from the first suit with some newly-modeled segments. This one featured a gaping maw huge enough to fit the upper half of the Godzilla suit, along with a number of tracking markers to aid the VFX team in creating the monster's tentacle-like inner mouth, which was done purely in CGI. The Orga blown to pieces by Godzilla's final attack was a prop made out of spare pieces from both suits. Only half of the prop was fully completed, since it would only be filmed from one angle. Unlike the actual suit, the prop also featured a fully-molded piece for Orga's mouth.
Makoto Ito dons the Phase II Orga suit during filming. Note the lack of Orga's mouth tendrils, which were created entirely in post-production
Design[edit | edit source]
Orga somewhat resembles a warped and deformed version of Godzilla, due to his absorption and subsequent mutation from Godzilla's DNA. Orga has a massive hunched back, a small rectangular head, two gigantic hands with three long fingers, small legs, and a stubby tail. Owing to the monster being a freak mutant, his body is bilaterally asymmetrical and irregular, with its skin taking on a bumpy uneven texture.
When Orga begins to absorb more of Godzilla's DNA, he mutates even further and begins to develop green scaly skin and huge purple dorsal fins. The characters in the film theorize that if Orga absorbed enough DNA, he would eventually become a perfect clone of Godzilla.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Orga is not a particularly skilled fighter, as he was only able to land a single punch on Godzilla, and spent most of the battle trying to avoid Godzilla's attacks to gain the range required to use his shoulder cannon. Orga seems to have lost some of the Millennian's intelligence and is only focused on the simple goal of fully assimilating Godzilla's DNA. This proved to be Orga's downfall when he attempted to swallow Godzilla whole and was destroyed from the inside. Orga displays some degree of intelligence retained from the Millennian, as seen when he attempted to communicate with Godzilla at the start of the battle, and is also able to telepathically summon his ship to fight alongside him, including using it to absorb a blast of Godzilla's atomic breath before it hits him. Despite his lacking hand-to-hand capabilities, Orga makes full use of the devastating plasma cannon on his shoulder.
In the comic series Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Orga is portrayed as an out-of-control brute that attempts to eat anything it comes into contact with. Orga even attempts to eat Gigan at one point, even though the two kaiju were allies.
Origins[edit | edit source]
Orga was originally a group of Millennians, aliens who had crash-landed on Earth's oceans in their advanced spaceship, where they were trapped due to not being able to receive sunlight. Inside the ship, the aliens converted their bodies into biomass and went dormant for 60 million years. After being reawakened when a submarine shined its lights on the ship, the Millennian UFO went off looking for genetic material to make its form stable and allow it to adapt to Earth's atmosphere. Once the UFO discovered Godzilla, it determined that he was the ideal vessel for their conquest of Earth due to the Organizer G1 in his cells, which granted him almost limitless durability. The Millennian UFO subdued Godzilla and absorbed his DNA, then the Millennians combined their biomass into a single physical form and emerged from the UFO. However, the Millennian was unable to withstand the volatile properties of Godzilla's DNA, and mutated out of control until it became Orga.
In the continuity of the GODZILLA anime trilogy, there are two prominent theories as to Orga's origins. Due to the detection of extraterrestrial components in his DNA, it is hypothesized that he may have been an alien lifeform that arrived on Earth in ancient times and became dormant. The other theory suggests that Orga was either an approximate species of Godzilla or a monster directly derived from Godzilla himself.
History[edit | edit source]
Orga was created when the Millennian UFO absorbed some of Godzilla's cells. The Millennians within took on a giant collective form and stepped out. However, the Organizer G1 present in Godzilla's cells had an unanticipated side effect and caused the Millennian to spontaneously mutate into Orga. At first, Orga attempted to use the information the Millennians had taken from computers to communicate with Godzilla, but became bewildered when Godzilla began to attack. After that, Orga chose to attack with brute force. Godzilla's atomic beam was no use against Orga due to its regeneration powers, which allowed it to heal brutal injuries in a matter of seconds, far faster than Godzilla. Orga then directed the Millennian UFO to help him fight Godzilla, but it was heavily damaged, and was taken down by Godzilla quickly when he fired his atomic breath at Orga only for the UFO to block it. It was soon discovered that Orga was attempting to become a clone of Godzilla when he bit his arm and absorbed more genetic material. Orga then attempted to swallow Godzilla whole, unhinging his jaw and opening his gaping maw. Godzilla ran headfirst into Orga's mouth and allowed himself to be swallowed. Orga began to grow dorsal fins and increase in height, but started to notice something was wrong when Godzilla began to glow and give off intense heat. Before Orga could react, Godzilla unleashed his nuclear pulse from within Orga's body, destroying Orga's entire upper body in a fiery explosion. After the smoke cleared, Godzilla roared at Orga's headless corpse, which fell over and crumbled into dust.
Orga attacked Turkey in May 2022, causing 11.5 million deaths.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Physical Abilities[edit | edit source]
Orga possesses two gigantic clawed hands that he uses to batter opponents, and can also use to knuckle-walk. In the Godzilla video games by Atari and Pipeworks, Orga possesses immense strength and uses his massive hands to easily pick up and throw enemies in addition to striking them. Orga possesses an impressive degree of agility for a creature of his size and build, such as the ability to jump high into the air and quickly cover a large distance. Orga can reach a jump height of 100 meters and jump across a distance of up to 300 meters.
Destructive Motion Attack / Shoulder Cannon[edit | edit source]
Orga can perform an attack known as the Destructive Motion Attack (破動攻撃, Hadō Kōgeki) or alternatively Wave Motion Beam (波動光線, Hadō Kōsen) where he fires a powerful yellowish blast of energy from the opening on his shoulder. This ability corresponds to the plasma cannon located on the side of the Millennian UFO. In the Atari/Pipeworks games, this attack is instead referred to as the Shoulder Cannon and takes the form of a continuous beam, which can enter a lock with other monsters' beam attacks. In these games, Orga's rage attack is a damaging shockwave he produces after overloading his cannon.
Regeneration[edit | edit source]
Due to possessing Godzilla's Organizer G-1, Orga possesses enhanced regeneration abilities exceeding even Godzilla's own. Orga was able to instantaneously heal damage inflicted upon him by Godzilla, making it difficult for Godzilla to successfully injure him. Orga's regeneration is not perfect, as his shoulder cannon did not regenerate after Godzilla destroyed it with his atomic breath, but his regeneration nonetheless allowed Orga to withstand repeated concentrated blasts from Godzilla's atomic breath and continue fighting. In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Orga's healing factor allowed him to survive injuries like having his head impaled by Gigan's claw and even exploding after Jet Jaguar expanded to full size while inside of Orga's stomach.
Adaptation[edit | edit source]
Orga was formed after the Millennian absorbed Godzilla's DNA and subsequently mutated. As Orga, the creature seeks to complete its transformation into a Godzilla clone by subduing Godzilla and absorbing more of his DNA. Orga shows the ability to absorb Godzilla's DNA through his bite, which causes him to begin developing green scaly skin. After this proves inefficient, Orga attempts to assimilate Godzilla completely by swallowing him whole. Orga unhinges his jaw and opens his maw and attempts to completely engulf Godzilla. As Orga consumes Godzilla, he rapidly absorbs his DNA and begins sprouting huge purple dorsal plates, transforming into Orga Phase II.
Telepathy[edit | edit source]
Orga can telepathically control the Millennian UFO, and uses it to absorb a blast of Godzilla's atomic breath aimed at him. This ability can also be used offensively to perform a Super Telekinetic Attack (超念動攻撃, in which Orga rams the UFO into objects to damage or destroy them, and was even used against Godzilla to knock him off of his feet periodically. Chō Nendō Kōgeki) When doing so, Orga's shoulder cannon is illuminated yellow.
Orga telepathically summons the Millennian UFO
Plasma Spit[edit | edit source]
In the Atari/Pipeworks Godzilla games, Orga can spit a green ball of plasma from his mouth that temporarily immobilizes opponents.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Though Orga's healing factor works much faster than Godzilla's, it is not perfect. After regenerating part of his shoulder that was destroyed by Godzilla's atomic breath, Orga's shoulder cannon was no longer present. While Godzilla was unable to fatally injure Orga in direct combat due to the latter's enhanced healing factor, he was able to exploit the opportunity to attack Orga from within once Orga attempted to swallow Godzilla whole. Godzilla ran headfirst into Orga's maw and allowed himself to be partially absorbed before unleashing a powerful atomic shockwave from his body, which completely obliterated Orga's upper body. Orga could not heal from this devastating injury, and his headless corpse simply fell to the ground and disintegrated.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999)
- Godzilla Final Wars (2004) [toy]
- GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters (2017)
Video games[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (2002) - Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox
- Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004) - Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox
- Godzilla: Unleashed (2007) - Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 2
- Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash (2007) - Nintendo DS
- Godzilla (2014) - PlayStation 3 and 4 [Kaiju Guide]
- Godzilla Kaiju Collection (2015) - Android and iOS
- Godzilla Defense Force (2019) - Android and iOS
"Orga was originally an advanced bio-spaceship sent to Earth by an unknown alien force. Upon meeting Godzilla, the bio-spaceship came to the conclusion that it required hand-to-hand combat capabilities to subdue Earth's monsters. Mutating rapidly, the alien ship configured itself into a paragon of monstrous strength-with incredibly large hands and a flexible, venomous maw. Although initially defeated by Godzilla, Orga has subsequently joined forces with the Vortaak in order to continually test himself against Godzilla and the rest of Earth's Defenders."
- Main article: Godzilla (2014 video game)/Kaiju Guide#Orga.
Orga in Godzilla: Save the Earth
Orga in Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash
Orga in Godzilla Kaiju Collection
Books[edit | edit source]
Orga landed in Turkey on May 11, 2022. At that time Turkey had accepted a great number of refugees that had fled Africa, with Orga's landing point of İzmir possessing the largest refugee camp. The military's response was delayed, and the monster reached the Turkish capital of Ankara before it was finally defeated. Officially only 1.15 million casualties were reported from the attack, making it a relatively minor kaiju disaster, however the death toll likely exceeded 10 million if refugee deaths were taken into account.
Comics[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #6-7 (2013)
Orga first appears in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #6. In this issue, the upgraded Gigan is sent by the Cryog aliens to retrieve the Millennian UFO from Area 51. Gigan and the UFO then proceed to Las Vegas, where they are soon attacked by Godzilla and MOGUERA. Gigan manages to subdue the monster king while the UFO absorbs his DNA and becomes Orga. Orga and Gigan appear to have the upper hand over Godzilla and MOGUERA, until Orga goes berserk and attempts to eat his cybernetic ally. Jet Jaguar soon arrives on the scene and flies down Orga's throat then grows to gigantic size, causing Orga to explode.
In the following issue, the Cryog see that Orga is still alive and attempting to regenerate, so they place his biomass into a spacecraft. In issue #8, before the Cryog spacecraft is destroyed by Biollante, Gigan and the spaceship containing Orga manage to escape into space. Orga does not appear again in the series after this, as Gigan reappears later without Orga to fight SpaceGodzilla.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Orga/Gallery.
Sightings[edit | edit source]
- Orga has the same name as a Rider from Kamen Rider Faiz.
- Orga also shares his name with Saber Tooth's most powerful mage in Fairy Tail.
Roar[edit | edit source]
Orga possesses different roars in the Japanese and American versions of Godzilla 2000: Millennium. In the Japanese version, Orga's roar is a stock elephant roar originally used for Cretaceous King Ghidorah in Rebirth of Mothra 3 from the previous year. In the American version of the film, Orga was given completely new roars created using the voice of Natalia D. Adams, the young daughter of sound designer John Adams.
In the Godzilla video games developed by Pipeworks and Atari, Orga is given an all new arrangement of roars in addition to his original Japanese roar, including one used by Megatron in the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon.
In other languages[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Orga is the first monster in the Millennium series to possess Godzilla's DNA, the others being Megaguirus and Kiryu.
- The audio commentary for the American version of Godzilla 2000 compares Orga's appearance to both the Predator and the TriStar Godzilla, the latter of which was actually an intentional design choice.
- Several concept drawings for Orga appear to have been reused and reincorporated by Tsuburaya Productions to create new monsters for their television shows. For example, this concept drawing shows a more reptilian Orga with wing-like structures below its head and neck. This design heavily resembles Bogarl, and the method of Orga's consumption shown in the concept drawing also appears to have been reused as one of Bogarl's killing techniques, in which it uses the structures to consume other monsters.
- In the earliest planning stages for Godzilla 2000: Millennium, Godzilla's opponent was still a mysterious flying saucer that eventually produced an enemy monster, however this monster was described as being completely computer-generated and resembling a "bubble." After revisions to the story, this "bubble-like monster" was eventually reworked into Orga.
- In an amusing coincidence, Orga's suit actor Makoto Ito would go on to perform as the suit actor for the character Kamen Rider Orga in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho Den-O Trilogy.
- At a live talk event held at Shinjuku Loft Plus One, Shinichi Wakasa said that Orga was given a strange nickname by the staff that he didn't like. When asked what it was, he eventually recalled that it was "Skatron" (スカトロン.[ Sukatoron)citation needed]
- With his brief appearance in GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters, Orga is so far the only monster introduced in a Heisei or Millennium Godzilla film to later reappear in another film in the series.
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References[edit | edit source]
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