Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Dedicated on October 28, 1886, the copper statue was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States and designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi with its metal framework built by Gustave Eiffel, the same man behind the equally world famous Eiffel Tower. The Statue of Liberty has made numerous appearances in giant monster films and related media including the monument being directly destroyed by such attacking creatures and, in some rare cases, coming to life on her own or through an impostor assuming her form.

History

Battle in Outer Space

As part of the final assault on Earth, the Natarl fired Space Torpedoes at New York City and San Francisco. The Statue of Liberty is visible in the foreground as the city is destroyed.

The Last War

The Statue can be seen when a nuclear missile hits New York City, resulting in its destruction.

Gamera

Soon after Gamera revealed his ability to fly, he was sighted around the world. Among the places visited was New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty, as briefly seen through a photograph that Dr. Hidaka and Kyoko were examining.

The King Kong Show

"Statue of Liberty Play"

In another one of his criminal plots, the mad scientist Dr. Who constructed a giant robot in the exact image of the Statue of Liberty to battle King Kong.[citation needed][note 1]

Godzilla: Final Wars

With their true intent in subjugating the Earth fully revealed, the Xiliens, free from all non-confrontational pretenses, release their captured monsters around the world to destroy mankind's major cities and population centers. Among the chaos, Rodan attacks New York once again, this time aided by Xilien troops within their attack ships, decimating the once great metropolis and its many people. The Statue of Liberty is among the freshly devastated ruins, laying just above the waves of New York Harbor as the flying monster and his alien controllers rampage from the skies above.

Cloverfield

After Clover emerged from the Atlantic Ocean and sank a cargo vessel in New York Harbor, he proceeded to eat the Statue's head before throwing it into the streets of Manhattan.

Filmography

Comics

Kamen Rider: 7 Riders Showdown

The evil organization Black Satan transforms The Statue of Liberty into a robotic assassin dubbed "Goddess of Liberty." She is sent forth to track down and destroy the sleeping stone god Daimajin, aided by other giant monsters based on the hero Achilles, King Kong, Garuda, and the Great Sphinx of Giza, along with a giant Trojan horse whom she rode. However, before their mission could be accomplished, Goddess of Liberty was fought and ultimately destroyed by the cyborg superheroes Kamen Rider 1 and Kamen Rider 2.

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Trivia

  • The half-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas, Nevada appeared in the first trailer for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, though the shot was ultimately cut from the film.

Notes

  1. The episode featuring the Statue of Liberty is among those believed to be lost. As such, specifics of the Statue of Liberty robot are unknown, though it was likely meant to fight Kong.
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