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Orga™ copyright icon Toho Company, Limited Monster
Orga Phase I in Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Orga Phase II in Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Orga
Alternate Names Millennian, Orgah[1]
Subtitle Space Monster (宇宙怪獣,   Uchū Kaijū?)[2]
Species Composite Millennian/Godzilla Hybrid
Height 60 meters[3]
Length 75 meters[4]
Weight 40,000 metric tons (Phase I),[3]
45,000 metric tons (Phase II)[3]
Other Stats Walking Speed: 30 km/h[4]
Forms Millennian (Original Form),
Phase I, Phase II
Controlled by CryogsGRoE
Relations Godzilla (Cell source)
Allies GiganGRoE
Enemies Godzilla, Jet JaguarGRoE, M.O.G.U.E.R.A.GRoE
Created by Takao Okawara, Yasushi Torisawa,[5]
Hideo Okamoto,[5] Shinichi Wakasa,[6] Kenji Suzuki[6]
Portrayed Makoto Itō, Natalia D. Adams (Voice)US
First Appearance Latest Appearance
Godzilla 2000: Millennium GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters
Roar(s)
Japanese
U.S.
Pipeworks
More Roars

Orga (オルガ,   Oruga?) is a Millennian kaiju created by Toho that first faced Godzilla in the 1999 Godzilla film, Godzilla 2000: Millennium.

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

Orga's is derived from "Organizer G-1" (オルガナイザーG1 (ジーワン),   Oruganaizā Jīwan?), the name of the substance in Godzilla's cells that is the source of his extreme durability and regeneration. Orga's name is never spoken onscreen in Godzilla 2000: Millennium.

Orga's initial state shortly after mutating is denoted Orga Phase I (オルガフェイズ (ワン),   Oruga Feizu Wan?) or alternatively Power-type (パワータイプ,   Pawātaipu?). Once he begins absorbing more of Godzilla's DNA and developing Godzilla-like characteristics, he transforms into Orga Phase II (オルガフェイズII (ツー),   Oruga Feizu Tsū?) or Godzilla-type (ゴジラタイプ,   Gojirataipu?).[7]

Design

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. Orga's skin has 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 plates. The characters in the film theorize that if Orga absorbed enough DNA, he would eventually become a perfect clone of Godzilla. Orga's design was also modeled after the TriStar Godzilla from the recent American Godzilla film.[5] Shinichi Wakasa and Kenji Suzuki specifically based Orga's design on the TriStar Godzilla so that the "Japanese Godzilla could defeat the American Godzilla."[6][5]

Personality

Orga seems to have retained most of the behavior of the collective Millennian that preceded him, and in Godzilla 2000: Millennium was a very inexperienced fighter. 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, however, and is able to telepathically summon his ship to fight alongside him and uses 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

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 several thousand years. After being reawakened after 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.[8]

History

Millennium Series

Godzilla 2000: Millennium

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 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 plates 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.

Post-Millennium Series

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters

Orga attacked Turkey in May 2022, causing 11.5 million deaths.[9]

Abilities

Physical Abilities

Orga prepares to strike Godzilla with his gigantic hands.

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.[4]

Destructive Motion Attack / Shoulder Cannon

Orga can perform an attack known as the Destructive Motion Attack (破動攻撃,   Hadō Kōgeki?),[7] or alternatively Wave Motion Beam (波動,   Hadō Kōsen?),[10] 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

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

Orga develops Godzilla's characteristics as he attempts to swallow him whole.

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

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,   Chō Nendō Kōgeki?), 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.[7] When doing so, Orga's shoulder cannon is illuminated yellow.

Plasma Spit

In the Atari/Pipeworks Godzilla games, Orga can spit a green ball of plasma from his mouth that temporarily immobilizes opponents.

Weaknesses

Orga is destroyed by Godzilla's nuclear pulse.

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

Video Games

Godzilla: Unleashed

Height: 100 meters
Weight: 65,000 tons

"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."

Godzilla (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)

Main article: Godzilla (2014 video game)/Kaiju Guide#Orga.

Books

GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse

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 Ankara before it was finally defeated. Officially only 1.15 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.[11]

Comics

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

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 M.O.G.U.E.R.A.. 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 M.O.G.U.E.R.A., 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

Main article: Orga/Gallery.

Sightings

  • 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

Orga had different roars in the Japanese and North American versions of Godzilla 2000: Millennium. In the Japanese version, Orga's roar was a stock roar originally used for Cretaceous King Ghidorah in Rebirth of Mothra III from the previous year.

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. Most of these new roars are guttural roars and snarls which are adapted from wolf growls and human rasping noises and lowered in pitch.[12][13]

Orga's roars in the Japanese version of Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Orga's roars in the American version of Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Orga's roars & SFX in Godzilla: Unleashed

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese Flagicon Hong Kong.png Cantonese 奥加 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin 奥加 Ào jiā Transcription of Japanese name
Flagicon Russia.png Russian Орга Transliteration of English name

Trivia

  • Orga is the first monster in the Millennium series to possess Godzilla's DNA, the others being Megaguirus and Kiryu.
  • In the commentary for the American dubbed version of Godzilla 2000, Orga was said to resemble both the Predator and the TriStar Godzilla due to its reptilian appearance.
  • 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 Bogal, and the method of Orga's consumption shown in the concept drawing also appears to have been reused [14] as one of Bogal'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.[15]

References

This is a list of references for Orga. 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: [1]

  1. G-FAN #45. Daikaiju Enterprises. p. 33. May/June 2000.
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  2. Godzilla Toho Giant Monster Pictorial Book. Shogakukan. p. 141. 1 April 2005. ISBN: 4-09-280052-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Godzilla Completely Deciphered. Takarajimasha. p. 135. 26 June 2014. ISBN: 4800228964.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Orga Body Full shot.JPGOrga Back.JPG
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Separate Movie Hidden Treasure All Toho Monster Big Picture Book (別冊映画秘宝 オール東宝怪獣大図鑑). Yosensha. p. 275. 2014. ISBN: 978-4-8003-3062-2.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Nishikawa, Shinji. Japan Tokusatsu Film Cinematography (1) Godzilla Era (日本特撮映画師列伝 (1) ゴジラ狂時代). Kodansha. p. 185. 1999. ISBN: 4-06-334265-4.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Godzilla 2000: Millennium Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. pp. 10-12. 10 January 2000. ISBN: 4-09-101471-2.
  8. Oki, Renji. GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla. Kadokawa. 25 April 2018. ISBN: 9784041063453.
  9. [1]
  10. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. Village Books. p. 266. 28 September 2012. ISBN: 4-864-91013-8.
  11. Oki, Renji. GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse. Kadokawa. pp. 19-111. 25 October 2017. ISBN: 9784041061817.
  12. [2]
  13. [3]
  14. http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/File:Bogar_Devour.png
  15. John LeMay. The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: The Lost Films. CreateSpace. June 15, 2017. ISBN: 9781548145255.

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