Super X2

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Super X2
The Super X2 in Godzilla vs. Biollante
Subtitle(s) DAG-MBS-02 Super-XX
Height 11 meters[1]
Length 34 meters[1]
Width 16 meters[1]
Targets Godzilla
Piloted by Sho Kuroki, Hiromi Kawai,
Osamu Amezawa
First appearance Godzilla vs. Biollante

The Super X2 (スーパーXII (エックスツー),   Sūpā Ekkusu Tsū) is a remote-controlled submersible aerial combat vehicle used by the JSDF that first appeared in the 1989 Godzilla film Godzilla vs. Biollante. It was built using the salvaged remains of its predecessor, the original Super X. It saw action in 1989 when Godzilla escaped from the crater of Mount Mihara, and engaged him at sea as he headed for the Japanese mainland. While effective initially, the craft was damaged when its Fire Mirror was overheated by Godzilla's atomic breath. The JSDF was forced to redeploy the damaged Super X2 to distract Godzilla in Osaka so a commando team led by Colonel Goro Gondo could infect him with the Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria. Major Sho Kuroki sacrificed the craft to buy Gondo's team enough time, allowing Godzilla to permanently destroy it with his atomic breath. Despite the Super X2's destruction, it was succeeded by the Super X3 in 1996, with Kuroki returning to pilot it.

History[edit | edit source]

Heisei era[edit | edit source]

Godzilla vs. Biollante[edit | edit source]

The Super X2 was built to defend Japan in case of foreign nations or giant monsters attacking following the destruction of the original Super X. It was built to be able to be flown from a control room rather than manually piloted, with Major Sho Kuroki chosen to lead the team controlling it.

After Godzilla escaped from inside Mount Mihara after he was trapped there five years earlier, he headed out to the Sea of Japan. The Super X2 was dispatched to intercept Godzilla, engaging him at sea. The Super X2's Fire Mirror reflected Godzilla's atomic breath back at him with several times its original power, 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 itself against Godzilla, the Super X2 closed the maw of the shield and bombarded Godzilla with missiles and shells, which had no effect on him. Godzilla then swung his tail at the Super X2, temporarily putting it out of commission.

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 carrying the Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria awaited Godzilla. Godzilla, not being quite within range, almost started to move back and leave, but Kuroki decided to open the Fire Mirror to lure Godzilla to the target point. Godzilla blasted the Super X2, causing it burst into flames before crashing and exploding, but was left within range of the soldiers.

Godzilla Island[edit | edit source]

After a robotic impostor impersonating Godzilla attacked Tokyo, Besuke Jinguji dispatched the Super X2 to arrest the monster.

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 Godzilla's atomic heat ray before melting and taking damage.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

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Production[edit | edit source]

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Post-production[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Super X2 is the only model in the Super X series to not be manually piloted. Rather, it is remotely controlled by a team led by Major Sho Kuroki, who would go on to pilot the Super X3.
    • The Super X2 is also the only Super X to be submersible.
  • 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]

This is a list of references for Super X2. 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Common Knowledge of Godzilla. Futabasha. 2 July 2014. p. 77. ISBN 978-4575306965.

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