Pulgasari

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Monster
Pulgasari in Pulgasari
Pulgasari
Alternate names Bulgasari, Purugasari
Species Spiritual Creature
Forms Rice doll, young form, adult form
Allies Ami (Only until he has finished his original purpose)
Enemies King of the Goryeo Dynasty
Created by Kim Jong-il, Shin Sang-ok
Portrayed by Kenpachiro Satsuma,
Masao Fukazawa (Juvenile)
First appearance Pulgasari
Roar(s)

Pulgasari (불가사리,   Bulgasali) is a bull-like kaiju created by Kim Jong-il and Shin Sang-ok that first appeared in the 1985 tokusatsu kaiju film, Pulgasari.

Design

Pulgasari is based on a bull. He is exceedingly tall, and has a muscular body reminiscent of the Minotaur. He has long horns, and dark fur covering his body. His belly also appears to be protected by plates of gold-colored armor.

Origin

Pulgasari was created when a small monster figurine created by a blacksmith came in contact with the blood of the blacksmith's daughter, giving rise to the horned monster.

History

Pulgasari

In feudal Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty, an evil emperor rules the land with an iron fist. He sends the villagers into misery and poverty. All seems hopeless, until a old blacksmith was sent to prison for unspecified reason. During his time at the jailhouse, he builds a small figure of a monster. When the small figure is splashed by the blood of the blacksmith's daughter Ami, it creates Pulgasari. Pulgasari starts eating metal, becoming bigger and stronger. Eventually he becomes powerful enough to try to take on the emperor. The emperor's guards attempt to stop Pulgasari, but the creature is unaffected and kills them all. Pulgasari finally kills the emperor and ends his wrath. Pulgasari starts to become a nuisance and turns on his creator. He begins to cause havoc at the villages and continues to feast on whatever iron he can find, but Ami devises a plan. She tricks Pulgasari into eating her, causing Pulgasari to dissolve. The bull-like monster's terror has ended.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese プルガサリ Purugasari Transcription of English name

Trivia

  • In Korean, 불가사리 (Bulgasali) is also a euphony of "it can not be killed".
  • Pulgasari's overall role and backstory appears to have been 'borrowed' from Daimajin:
    • Both kaiju are spirits which can take a physical form.
    • Both Daimajin and Pulgasari appear in a medieval setting, and are prized by the common people.
    • Both Daimajin and Pulgasari attack the bourgeoisie of said medieval setting.
    • After their work is done, both Daimajin and Pulgasari disappear, but not before threatening to cause chaos that affects the people who previously released them.

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Kaijufan2000

one month ago
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What is the maximum height that he can reach?
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Godzilla2004fan

3 months ago
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Did you norice that the face of Pulgasari looks like the face of 84Goji?
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JohnGojira

2 months ago
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Yeah, it does look like him. Almost would think that they just retooled the design of 84Goji on to this guy
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Ilovemegaguirusandlittlegodzilla

6 months ago
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great doll, great everything i want a sequel
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SuperNerd295

25 months ago
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No, it's not Kim Jong-in it's Kim Jong-un. Get you North Koreans right. Lol
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Magara M&E

28 months ago
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Bet you've never heard of bulgasari