History[edit | edit source]
After Godzilla escaped from inside the volcano he was trapped in at the end of The Return of Godzilla, he headed out to the Sea of Japan. The Super X2 was dispatched to intercept Godzilla, and engaged Godzilla soon after. The Super X2's Fire Mirror reflected Godzilla's atomic breath in the form of a golden light, causing Godzilla to retreat below the ocean waves. The Super X2 followed Godzilla and fired twin explosive tipped torpedoes, forcing the monster to surface. Godzilla attempted to use his atomic breath against the Super X2 again, which it reflected. However, Godzilla sustained his atomic blast until it began to melt the Super X2's shield. To defend against Godzilla, the Super X2 closed the maw of the shield and bombarded Godzilla with missiles and shells, which had no effect on Godzilla. Godzilla then swung his tail at the Super X2, putting it out of commission temporarily.
Assessing the damage done to the Super X2, Kuroki was informed that the Fire Mirror's parabolic screen couldn't be repaired in time. The Super X2 was sent to Osaka, where Godzilla was headed. There, it kept Godzilla at a distance with the rest of its weapons and lured him between several buildings where soldiers armed with bazooka shells of Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria awaited Godzilla. Godzilla, not being quite in the range, almost started to move back and leave, but Sho Kuroki decided to open the Fire Mirror to lure Godzilla to where they needed him to be. Godzilla blasted the Super X2, causing it to fall to the ground, but also make Godzilla move within distance of the soldiers.
Weapons[edit | edit source]
- Flight at Mach 1.
- Able to operate in extreme ocean depths down to 10,000 meters as a submarine.
- Contains a Fire-Mirror which can reflect atomic heat rays.
- Has a wide variety of missiles.
- Is armored in super heat resistant alloy.
- Can fire torpedoes from four shafts on the front of the craft, a pair on both sides.
- Equipped with two 40mm Vulcan guns.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
- The Fire-Mirror shield can only withstand limited blasts from atomic heat rays before melting and taking damage.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Video games[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters (1992) - Nintendo Entertainment System
- Godzilla (1993) - Arcade
- Godzilla: Battle Legends (1993) - NEC/Hudson Soft TurboDuo / PC Engine Duo
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1993) - Nintendo Game Boy
- Godzilla: Giant Monster March (1995) - Sega Game Gear
- Godzilla: Trading Battle (1998) - Sony PlayStation
- Godzilla Generations (1998) - Sega Dreamcast
- CR Godzilla 3S-T Battle (2006) - Pachinko
- Godzilla (2014) - Sony PlayStation 3 and 4
- Godzilla: Kaiju Collection (2015) - Android and iOS
- Godzilla Destruction (2021) - Android and iOS
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Concept art[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
Screenshots[edit | edit source]
Post-production[edit | edit source]
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Toys[edit | edit source]
Godzilla: High Grade Set 3 Super X and Super X2
S.H. MonsterArts Super X2
Kotobukiya Super-X2 Model Kit, boxart by Yuji Kaida
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Super X2 is the only Super X to not be manually piloted. Rather, it is remotely controlled by Sho Kuroki, who would go on to pilot the Super X3. This makes the Super X2 more like a drone.
- The Super X2 is also the only Super X to be submersible, making it both a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and a UUV (Unmanned Underwater Vehicle).
- The Super X2 is a flying submarine, similar to the Gotengo. This concept was tested in real life with sea planes.
- The Super X2's Fire Mirror reflecting light from Godzilla's atomic breath as a green laser could be based on real life mirrors reflecting light at the 510 nanometer range, which causes reflections to have a tiny bit of a green tinge. It could also be a reference to the "mirror tunnel" effect, where two mirrors facing each other have progressively greener reflections the "deeper" you look in the "tunnel". The Fire Mirror has several panels facing each other to help intensify and focus the light into a laser.
- According to the book "Godzilla" Toho Special Effects Unpublished Material Archive: Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka and His Era, the Super X2 was originally scripted as a flying battleship called ZEUS (Zooming Electron Universal Shooter).
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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