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
First appearance Godzilla vs. Biollante

The Super X2 (スーパーXII,   Sūpā Ekkusu Tsū) is a remote-control aerial vehicle used by the JSDF that first appeared in Godzilla vs. Biollante. It was built using the remains of the original Super X.

History

Godzilla vs. Biollante

The Super X2 was built to defend Japan in case of foreign nations, or giant monsters, attacking. It was built to be able to be flown from a control room, Sho Kuroki being chosen to be in charge.

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.

Godzilla Island

After Godzilla seemingly rampaged through Tokyo, Besuke Jinguji dispatched the Super X2 to arrest the monster.

Weapons

  • Flight at Mach 1.
  • 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 two shafts on the front of the craft.
  • Equipped with two 40mm Vulcan guns.

Weaknesses

  • The Fire-Mirror shield can only withstand limited blasts from atomic heat rays before melting and taking damage.

Filmography

Video games

Gallery

Concept art

Production

Screenshots

Post-production

Merchandise

Toys

Trivia

  • 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.
  • The Super X2 is also the only Super X to be submersible, able to operate in extreme depths down to 10,000 meters.
  • 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

References

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TrueLivingCorpse

one month ago
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I never could find the gatling gun. I wonder if it's hidden in a panel that opens up and they just never used it outside of the Battle Legends game.

Also I think this is a cooler flying submarine than the Gotengo.
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Mahayana-60

one month ago
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If you could only send pictures in comments i would show you, but in any case just pay attention to the fuselage toward the front while it is firing and you could see the retractable 40mm vulcan cannons unrolled from the sides.
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TrueLivingCorpse

one month ago
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Damn, I knew about 20 mm Vulcan cannons but I didn't know there were 40 mm Vulcan cannons.
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GojiKaijuFan06

one month ago
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To find out which one is better, we should make Gotengo vs Super X2
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