United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center

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The United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center (国連G対策 (こくれんジーたいさく)センター,   Kokuren Jī Taisaku Sentā, abbr. U.N.G.C.C.)[a] is a special branch of the United Nations headquartered in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan which was founded in 1992. It was designed to bring together the most brilliant minds on Earth in order to devise defenses against Godzilla and to explore possible methods of finally killing him. It was notably responsible for the construction of the giant robots Mechagodzilla and MOGUERA, which were Japanese collaborations with the United States and the Soviet Union, respectively.

Name[edit | edit source]

The U.N.G.C.C. is referred to in Japanese as the United Nations G Countermeasure Center, with on-screen text in the original theatrical version of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II reading "United Nations G Countermeasure Center Headquarters, Tsukuba" (筑波・国連G対策センター本部,   Tsukuba Kokuren Jī Taisaku Sentā Honbu). In the film's international version, this is replaced with text reading Japan's Counter-G Center,[1] while narration in the international English dub instead calls it Japan's Counter-G Bureau. Dialogue in the English dubs for the three films in which the organization appears usually refers to it as Counter-G. It is typically abbreviated as the UNGCC, with Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Super Complete Works and clothing patches in the film expanding it in English as "United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center."[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Heisei era[edit | edit source]

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II[edit | edit source]

After the conflict between Godzilla and Mecha-King Ghidorah in 1992, Japan, as well as the United Nations, decided that something needed to be done. Within months, the U.N.G.C.C. was formally established, with its H.Q., the "G-Center", located in Japan. In addition, a military branch of the U.N.G.C.C., dubbed G-Force, was also created. Other special branches, including a Psyonics Center, were also introduced in later years. After setting up, the U.N.G.C.C. went right to work, and assembled the most brilliant minds in the free world to devise a strategy to eliminate Godzilla once and for all. Their first means of defense had been attempted before: build a flying, fighting machine equipped with state-of-the-art weapons. From this concept, the U.N.G.C.C. scientists built an airship dubbed the Garuda. However, Japan's two previous state-of-the-art flying machines, the Super X and the Super X2, had fallen before the might of Godzilla. Field tests of the Garuda showed that it would, unfortunately, more than likely meet the same fate as its predecessors in the 1980s. However, fate had provided Japan with a way to "cheat" by using the technology of the future to protect themselves in the present. Godzilla's opponent in 1992 had been a cyborg, a monster gravely wounded and revived and enhanced in the 23rd century with advanced technology. While the beast, Mecha-King Ghidorah, had been killed in the final battle, the technology used to build the cyborg still lay on the bottom of the sea. With the Garuda rendered useless, the U.N.G.C.C. salvaged the advanced technology of Mecha-King Ghidorah through recovering the wreckage and, over the next two years, worked on converting that technology into a new machine designed specifically to fight Godzilla. By 1994, the end result was finally completed: Mechagodzilla. While the 120-meter-tall robot proved relatively successful against Godzilla, in the end it was defeated, destroyed by the Monster King after the creature was resurrected by Fire Rodan.

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla[edit | edit source]

However, the U.N.G.C.C. did not give up, and within only one year they had used the technology developed from the study of Mecha-King Ghidorah to create yet another machine: MOGUERA. This machine, capable of splitting into two separate machines, was first deployed not against Godzilla, but against the mutant SpaceGodzilla. During the following battle, MOGUERA was forced to fight with Godzilla as opposed to against him. By the end of the conflict, only Godzilla stood; MOGUERA had been destroyed completely by SpaceGodzilla, and SpaceGodzilla itself had been killed by Godzilla.

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah[edit | edit source]

Over the next few months, plans for further anti-Godzilla measures were tossed around, but all action against the creature was halted in 1996, when it was discovered that Godzilla was undergoing a nuclear meltdown. Any combat situation or use of explosive weaponry could cause the beast to explode. However, the U.N.G.C.C. sought an alternative and created yet another aircraft, the Super X3, a flying machine equipped with freezing weapons. The Super X3 was called to combat both the dying Godzilla and the monster Destoroyah, which it aided in killing. However, nothing could be done to prevent the event to come, and Godzilla finally melted down and died. However, the legacy of Godzilla was far from over, for the Monster King's adopted son, known as Godzilla Junior, survived the final battle between his father and Destoroyah, and absorbed the excess radiation from the meltdown, mutating into a fully-grown Godzilla and inheriting his father's crown as the new King of the Monsters.

Members[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Video games[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • An early promotional screenshot of Godzilla Battle Line shows that the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center was originally a playable unit, but was cut prior to the game's release.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Countermeasure" has often been pluralized in more recent media, such as in the PlayStation 4 Godzilla's Kaiju Guide, Godzilla Defense Force's Codex, and player titles in Godzilla Battle Line.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center. 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. The H-Man (5 September 2016). "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 (1993) - International Version Visuals". YouTube. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 December 1993. p. 23. ISBN 978-4-09-101439-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 12 December 1994. pp. 34, 71. ISBN 978-4-09-101444-3.

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