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Gyaos (Showa)

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Gyaos
Gyaos in Gamera vs. Gyaos
Alternate names Gaos
Subtitle(s) Supersonic Monster (超音波怪獣,   Chōonpa Kaijū)
Species Giant vampire bat-like creature
Height 65 meters[1]
Wingspan 172 meters[1]
Weight 25 metric tons[1]
Flight speed Mach 3.5[1]
Place(s) of emergence Chubu Major Fault Zone, Japan[1]
Controlled by ZanonGSM
Enemies Gamera
Designed by Akira Inoue
Modeled by Masao Yagi, Eiji Shirakuma
First appearance Latest appearance
Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967) Gamera Super Monster (1980)
Roar(s)
More roars

Gyaos (ギャオス,   Gyaosu) is a winged kaiju who first appeared in the 1967 Daiei Gamera film Gamera vs. Gyaos.

A colossal man-eating flying monster resembling a vampire bat, Gyaos was awakened from its underground slumber in Japan's Chubu Major Fault Zone near Mount Futago by sudden volcanic activity. Gamera almost immediately appeared to confront the creature when it threatened a young boy who wandered into its lair. Possessing an aversion to sunlight and heat, Gyaos preyed upon humans and livestock at night in the countryside of Shizuoka Prefecture before moving on to the city of Nagoya. Gamera fought Gyaos yet again in a battle where both kaiju sustained major injury, but Gyaos escaped just as the Sun began to rise and regenerated its wounds. After a failed operation to exploit Gyaos' weakness to sunlight, the JSDF eventually set a forest fire near Gyaos in order to draw Gamera to its location. Gamera dueled Gyaos in a final deathmatch that ended when he dragged the bloodthirsty beast into the crater of Mount Fuji, incinerating it in the molten magma.

In the film Gamera Super Monster, the crew of the pirate spaceship Zanon utilized Gyaos as one of its monster pawns in a bid to eliminate Gamera and conquer the Earth. However, the flying menace and all of the Zanon's other monsters fell to Gamera.

Name

In Gamera vs. Gyaos, Gyaos' name comes from the onomatopoeia for its roar according to the film's protagonist, Eiichi. It was commonly romanized Gaos, without the "y," prior to the release of Gamera the Guardian of the Universe.

Development

A Gyaos prop from Gamera vs. Gyaos, refurbished to portray Space Gyaos in Gamera vs. Guiron

Two Gyaos suits were created for Gamera vs. Gyaos: one with its wings spread, and another with its wings folded. In addition to the suits, a flying prop and a life-sized model of Gyaos' foot were also constructed. The Gyaos costume with the extended wings was later used to portray Space Gyaos in Gamera vs. Guiron, along with a hand-operated puppet or Guignol and a prop. The Space Gyaos suit was later used in the "Godzilla vs. Gamera" stage show at the 1970 World's Fair. Stock footage of Gyaos from its debut film was used for the monster's role in the 1980 film Gamera Super Monster.

Design

Gyaos is a bipedal winged creature somewhat resembling a bat or pterosaur which stands upright and possesses large leathery wings with three claws on each and three sharp talons on its feet. It has a flattened arrow-shaped head and a mouth filled with sharp teeth and large bright yellow eyes. It has a long tail with a sail on top of it which acts like a natural flight stabilizer. Gyaos' body is dark brown, appearing black at night, with two large orange stripes stretching across its chest and partially onto its wings.

Personality

Gyaos is a feral bloodthirsty creature which feeds upon the blood of smaller animals, most notably humans and livestock. Due to its harsh weakness to sunlight, Gyaos is nocturnal and opts to fly over villages and cities at night in order to find and catch prey. Though it is very aggressive in battle, Gyaos will retreat if it is in danger of being exposed to sunlight or fire. It typically uses the biological fog emitted from vents on its chest to protect itself and extinguish flames.

Origins

Gyaos' origins are unclear, with zoologist Dr. Aoki uncertain as to whether it is a bird or reptile, though he labels a drawing of it "Rhamphorhynchoidea Monster." Gyaos was sleeping in a deep underground cave in Japan's Chubu Major Fault Zone, though recent unusual volcanic activity across the nation roused it.

History

Gamera vs. Gyaos

An ancient creature awoken by a pattern of unusual volcanic activity across Japan, Gyaos emerged from a large cavern in the mountains of Shizuoka Prefecture, first making his presence known after he attacked and killed a team of geologists by slicing their helicopter in half with his Supersonic Scalpel. Gyaos then continued to menace a nearby village and feasted on blood, principally that of livestock and humans.

Soon, Gamera confronted Gyaos at Nagoya, and after a battle in which Gamera’s arm was seriously damaged by Gyaos’s Supersonic Scalpel, Gyaos fled while Gamera slept in the ocean to recover from his injuries. It was soon learned that light caused Gyaos' skin to shrink, and this applied to artificial light as well, so the citizens were able to get to safety by sheltering in the light of a stadium's spotlights, which kept Gyaos at bay. Gamera soon returned to finish Gyaos off and, after a battle in the air, Gyaos cut off two of his toes to free himself from Gamera's grasp and escape. Later that morning, two local fishermen discovered Gyaos's toes, which had started to shrink under the effects of ultraviolet light from the Sun.

Returning to Shizuoka, a complex plan was put in place by the JSDF and the scientists, involving artificial blood and a rotating platform atop a hotel. It was hoped that by luring Gyaos to the blood, then rotating the platform, Gyaos would be dazed and unable to escape, eventually dying in the morning Sun. However, this plan failed when the substation powering the platform overheated. In pain, Gyaos smashed the hotel to pieces, then fired his fog to shroud himself from the Sun's light, escaping back to his cave.

Eichi, a local boy from the village, came up with a plan to set the surrounding forest on fire, in the hope that Gamera might be attracted to the flames to fight Gyaos. After Eichi's grandfather conveyed this to the team overseeing the operation against Gyaos, this plan was put into action. That night, the forest was set ablaze, and missiles were shot into the mountain to force Gyaos out. The giant monster put out the fires using his fog, but Gamera arrived just in time to begin the fight.

Though Gyaos's Supersonic Scalpel was unable to cut into Gamera's shell, it made light work of exposed areas of his body, and it seemed at one point as if Gamera was going to die after Gyaos lacerated his limbs and tail with the beam, causing the giant turtle to weaken. After Gyaos repeatedly picked up and hurled Gamera at the ground, Gamera recovered his strength and valiantly fought back, knocking Gyaos down by flying into him, then biting into his neck and shoulder to restrain him. With Gyaos unable to escape, Gamera took to the air, and carried Gyaos to the crater of Mount Fuji, still smoking from its recent eruption. As Gamera pulled Gyaos into the crater, the monster tried one last futile attempt to escape, firing his Supersonic Scalpel as the Sun rose, but this attempt was in vain, and Gyaos finally died.

Gamera Super Monster

The pirate spaceship Zanon unleashed Gyaos to destroy humanity, then sent it to prevent Gamera from interfering with its plans to conquer Earth. However, Gamera destroyed Gyaos by dragging it into the crater of a volcano.

Abilities

Gyaos flies through the air in Gamera vs. Gyaos.

Flight

Gyaos is an agile flier and can reach a speed of Mach 3.5.

Wind gusts

Gyaos can generate powerful wind gusts which blow away buildings and tanks by flapping its wings.

Supersonic Scalpel

Gyaos fires its Supersonic Scalpel.

Gyaos' signature ability is the Supersonic Scalpel (超音波メス,   Chōonpa Mesu) it fires from its mouth. This attack takes the form of a thin yellow beam which can slice apart objects with incredible precision. Gyaos' spine was bifurcated at the neck, acting as a tuning fork that allowed it to fire the Supersonic Scalpel at the cost of not being able to turn its head sideways. The Supersonic Scalpel can slice cleanly through aircraft and buildings as well as Gamera's flesh, and is even used by Gyaos to sever its own foot in order to escape Gamera's grasp.

Regeneration

Gyaos has an impressive regenerative ability, allowing it to completely regrow the toes it lost during its fight with Gamera in Nagoya in less than an hour, although this process appears to be quite painful.

Fog

Gyaos is able to emit a fog-like gas from vents on its chest to obscure the sun and douse flames. The gas leaves a pale yellow powder on objects like a fire extinguisher, and can also prevent Gamera from using his flame jets to fly. In anatomical illustrations, this fog had been described as poisonous to stun enemies.[2]

Poison

Several anatomical illustrations note that Gyaos could emit poisonous liquids from its claws and poisonous powders from its chest.

Jets

An anatomical illustration notes that Gyaos could emit jets from its legs.[3]

Electricity

An anatomical illustration notes that Gyaos could store and emit electricity from its legs.[3]

Weaknesses

Gyaos possesses an aversion to sunlight, and as such can only be active at night. This weakness extended to the point that exposure to sunlight could injure Gyaos by causing its flesh to dry out and shrivel up. Gyaos also appeared to shun artificial light, as during his raid on Nagoya, he avoided areas that were lit artificially, allowing citizens to safely shelter in a stadium with lighting provided by its spotlights.

Gyaos is critically vulnerable to extreme heat, and Gamera kills Gyaos by dragging it into the mouth of Mount Fuji, where a combination of the morning sunlight and the volcano's still smouldering crater spelled its doom.

The source of Gyaos' Supersonic Scalpel beam is its forked-shaped throat, but this prevents it from turning its head sideways.

Video games

Comics

Gallery

Main article: Gyaos/Gallery.

Roar

Gyaos' roar was later altered for the Return of Ultraman kaiju Arstron, and also reused for a giant snake in the 1968 Daiei film The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch.

Gyaos' roars in the Showa series

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Showa Gamera Enemy Monsters (昭和ガメラ敵怪獣)". gamera.jp. Archived from the original on 5 August 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. https://wikizilla.org/wiki/File:6fb8dccac9e364db0a643e71d6e7a273.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://wikizilla.org/wiki/File:Gyaos_Anatomical_Drawing.jpg

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Space Gyaos

Space Gyaos
Space Gyaos in Gamera vs. Guiron
Species Giant extraterrestrial vampire bat-like creature
Place(s) of emergence Terra
Enemies Guiron
First appearance Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Roar(s)
More roars

Space Gyaos (宇宙ギャオス,   Uchū Gyaosu) is a winged alien kaiju which appeared in the 1969 Daiei Gamera film Gamera vs. Guiron.

Spawned by environmental disruptions stemming from a malfunction from the electronic brain that controlled the planet Terra, Space Gyaos became a frequent pest to the two surviving Terrans. When a Space Gyaos threatened the Terrans' plan to feed on the brains of two kidnapped human boys, they summoned their guardian monster Guiron to deal with it. Guiron brutally dispatched the Space Gyaos by slicing it apart, though other members of the species remained nearby.

Name

Space Gyaos' name simply comes from placing "space" in front of Gyaos' name.

Development

A Gyaos prop from Gamera vs. Gyaos, refurbished to play Space Gyaos in Gamera vs. Guiron
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Concept art of a flying squirrel-inspired monster named Monga was created for Gamera vs. Guiron, suggesting this creature was intended to fight Guiron. Presumably for budgetary reasons, Daiei opted to reuse the monster Gyaos from Gamera vs. Gyaos in the role. The Gyaos suit with extended wings from Gamera vs. Gyaos was painted silver and used to portray Space Gyaos, along with a hand-operated puppet ("Guignol") and a flying prop. The Space Gyaos costume was later reused in the "Godzilla vs. Gamera" stage show at the 1970 World's Fair.

Design

Space Gyaos looks virtually identical to the terrestrial Gyaos featured in Gamera vs. Gyaos, only its skin is silver and the orange stripes on its chest are reddish-brown.

Origins

Despite its striking resemblance and overall similarity to the terrestrial Gyaos which battled Gamera, Space Gyaos was a species of monsters spawned when the electronic brain controlling the planet Terra malfunctioned and altered the environment. Whereas the two surviving Terrans Barbella and Florbella assumed control of the monster Guiron and made him their guardian, Space Gyaos became a frequent pest that constantly menaced the two aliens, who often needed to call upon Guiron to defend them.

History

Gamera vs. Guiron

Space Gyaos in Gamera vs. Guiron

A swarm of silver Space Gyaos had attacked the planet Terra, an undiscovered planet in Earth's solar system, being kept at bay only by the Terrans' guardian monster, Guiron. A Space Gyaos arrived near Guiron and tried to attack with its Supersonic Scalpel, but the beam was reflected by Guiron's blade-like head and instead sliced off Space Gyaos' right leg. Space Gyaos flew into the air in order to continue the fight, but in a swooping maneuver Guiron sliced off its wing. With its prey grounded and immobile, Guiron cut off Space Gyaos' other wing, then decapitated it and sliced it into pieces. Guiron picked up one of the segments and inspected it, deciding that Space Gyaos was not fit to eat, then simply threw the piece aside.

After Gamera had killed Guiron, the planet was seemingly abandoned to the remaining Space Gyaos.

Abilities

Flight

Space Gyaos is capable of flight utilizing its two massive wings.

Supersonic Scalpel

Like the terrestrial Gyaos, Space Gyaos' primary means of attack is its Supersonic Scalpel (超音波メス,   Chōonpa Mesu), a thin yellow beam fired from its mouth. The beam is shown to be capable of slicing easily through Space Gyaos' own body after it is reflected by Guiron.

Weaknesses

Space Gyaos is vulnerable to its own Supersonic Scalpel, which severs its leg after being reflected by the blade on Guiron's head. Guiron's blade is also lethal to Space Gyaos, being used to effortlessly kill it and slice it into pieces.

Comics

Gallery

Main article: Gyaos/Gallery.

Roar

Space Gyaos' roars are recycled from the original Gyaos' roars in Gamera vs. Gyaos.

Gyaos' roars in the Showa series

References

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Gyaos (Heisei Gamera Trilogy)

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Gyaos
Gyaos in Gamera the Guardian of the Universe
Super Gyaos in Gamera the Guardian of the Universe
Hyper Gyaos in Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
Subtitle(s) Super Genetic Beast
(超遺伝子獣,   Chō Idenshijū)[1]
Genetically Transcendant Ultimate Lifeform Monster
(遺伝子を超えた究極生命体の怪獣,  
Idenshi o Koeta Kyūkyoku Seimeitai no Kaijū
)
[1]
Shadow of Evil
(災いの影,   Wazawai no Kage)
Species Atlantean-engineered biological weapon
Height 10 meters,[1]
85 meters (Super),[1]
88 meters (Hyper)[2]
Wingspan 15 meters,[1]
46 meters (sub-adult),[3]
185 meters (Super),[1]
190 meters (Hyper)[2]
Weight 20 metric tons,[1]
75 metric tons (Super),[1]
78 metric tons (Hyper)[2]
Flight speed Mach 4.2 or greater[1]
Forms Juvenile, sub-adult, Super Gyaos, Hyper Gyaos
Place(s) of emergence Himegami Island[1]
Relations Atlanteans (creators), Iris (mutation)
Allies Other Gyaos
Enemies Gamera, humans
Written by Kazunori Ito
Played by Yumi Kameyama (Super)
First appearance Latest appearance
Gamera the Guardian of the Universe (1995) Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
Roar(s)
More roars
We commit to the cradle of time the Last Hope, Gamera. May he awaken with the Shadow of Evil, Gyaos.
„ 

— Inscription from the obelisk found on Gamera's atoll (Gamera the Guardian of the Universe)

Gyaos (ギャオス,   Gyaosu) is a species of winged kaiju which appears in Daiei's Heisei Gamera trilogy, serving as the primary antagonist of the 1995 film Gamera the Guardian of the Universe and a supporting antagonist in 1999's Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris.

A genetically perfect organism engineered by the super-ancient civilization which inspired the myth of Atlantis, Gyaos developed a taste for human flesh and turned on its creators, who engineered a guardian called Gamera as a last resort to stop it. While Gamera managed to destroy the majority of Gyaos, he could not save the civilization which created him, though the few survivors sealed him away in the hope of defending future generations if Gyaos ever rose again. In 1995, changing environmental conditions brought on by human activity caused several Gyaos eggs on Himegami Island to hatch, with three individuals making their way to Japan. Gamera returned and managed to kill two Gyaos, but one escaped and continuously grew in size and power until it became Super Gyaos (スーパーギャオス,   Sūpā Gyaosu) and built a nest in Tokyo. Gamera fought and killed Super Gyaos in a deadly struggle, but the threat of more Gyaos eggs surviving remained.

When Gamera depleted the Earth's mana energy in order to destroy the extraterrestrial Legion, clutches of Gyaos eggs around the world were able to hatch, with the creatures evolving into the even larger and deadlier Hyper Gyaos (ギャオス・ハイパー,   Gyaosu Haipā, lit. "Gyaos Hyper"). Overwhelmed by his ancient foe's numbers, Gamera became increasingly desperate to stop Gyaos to the point of causing major destruction in his battles with it. To make matters worse, a young woman named Ayana Hirasaka discovered the egg of an ancient Gyaos mutation which she named Iris, bonding with the creature over their shared hatred of Gamera. Iris matured into a colossal monster which attempted to kill Gamera in Kyoto, though the guardian destroyed the evil god and rescued Ayana from being forcibly absorbed by it. Though seriously maimed in the struggle, Gamera fearlessly prepared to face a massive swarm of Hyper Gyaos descending upon the city with the goal of destroying him once and for all.

Name

In Gamera the Guardian of the Universe, Gyaos are sometimes referred to as "Gyaos Birds," although the character Mayumi Nagamine insists they are not birds at all. The singular Gyaos in the film which evolves and grows to 85 meters in height is known as Super Gyaos (スーパーギャオス,   Sūpā Gyaosu), while the even larger evolved Gyaos from Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris are called Hyper Gyaos (ギャオス・ハイパー,   Gyaosu Haipā, lit. "Gyaos Hyper"), though neither name is ever spoken onscreen.

Development

A Super Gyaos suit from Gamera the Guardian of the Universe

Gyaos was brought back as the antagonist for Gamera's 30th-anniversary film, Gamera the Guardian of the Universe. A series of props and puppets were created to portray the three juvenile Gyaos, while two suits were made for the mature Super Gyaos.[3] One suit was designed for action, while the other was for close-ups. Super Gyaos had the distinction of being the first-ever known kaiju to be portrayed in a film by a woman, Yumi Kameyama, with director of special effects Shinji Higuchi noting "the shape of a woman's body is different from that of a man's" and "since virtually all of the people who work in the special effects field are men, I thought that I could make it a little easier for women to enter the field by having one play Gyaos."[4] Kameyama was specifically cast due to her small size. In addition to the two suits, a prop was utilized for scenes of Super Gyaos flying.

Similar to Gamera's design, aspects from ancient Chinese mythology were also used for Gyaos' design; designs of Chinese dragons from the Spring and Autumn period and Western dragons influenced Gyaos' concept designs.[5]:16

For Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, the evolved Hyper Gyaos were depicted entirely through props, puppets, and computer-generated imagery. The Super Gyaos action suit from Gamera the Guardian of the Universe was reutilized for the Hyper Gyaos that is knocked out of the sky and incinerated by Gamera's Plasma Fireball, with only its head being present. In addition, a full-size juvenile Gyaos carcass model was created for the film's opening sequence.

Design

The Gyaos in Gamera the Guardian of the Universe had a streamlined appearance, with larger wings and a longer neck, along with brownish-red skin. The singular Gyaos which evolves into Super Gyaos develops a slightly more muscular body along with red eyes. In Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, a new type of Gyaos, Hyper Gyaos, was introduced. While sharing similarities to its earlier forms, Hyper Gyaos has a much more draconic appearance, with larger wings and rough, reddish-brown skin. Hyper Gyaos is also considerably thinner than previous incarnations, with elements of its skeleton such as its ribcage protruding from underneath its skin.

Personality

Gyaos feed on any meat they can find, be it living or dead, though their preferred prey seems to be humans. In the trilogy, Gyaos consumes food in massive amounts, which allows it to grow in size very quickly. Gyaos can quickly wipe out an entire village population due to its ravenous appetite. While Gyaos typically move together in flocks and will cooperate in combat, juvenile Gyaos will resort to cannibalism if left unattended in their nest, eating each other until only the strongest and most vicious individuals are left.

Origins

Gyaos are the result of genetic engineering by the ancient Atlanteans in order to create a genetically perfect organism, possibly as a weapon. However, the asexually-reproducing Gyaos began breeding out of control and turned on their creators. The Atlanteans created Gamera as a last-ditch effort to stop the Gyaos, but their civilization was ultimately destroyed by the Gyaos. While Gamera successfully destroyed most of the Gyaos, several clutches of their eggs survived into the present day and were able to hatch due to human activities causing a decrease in the Earth's levels of Mana. The characters Mito Asakura and Shinya Kurata propose in Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris that Gyaos was created to keep the human population from growing too large. The official prequel graphic novel for the trilogy, Matt Frank's The Last Hope, explains that the Atlanteans created Gyaos to defend their capital city from gigantic serpents called Garasharp. However, once the Gyaos defeated and fed on Garasharp, they developed a taste for human flesh instead, and turned against the Atlanteans.

History

Gamera the Guardian of the Universe

Three Gyaos appeared on an island archipelago off the coast of Japan, where they wiped out an entire village on Himegami Island, eating every human being they could find. Ornithologist Mayumi Nagamine and police inspector Tsutomu Osako were sent to the island to investigate, where they saw the three creatures up close. Together with the JSDF, Nagamine and Osako formulated a plan to lure the Gyaos to the Fukuoka Dome in Fukuoka, using hunks of raw meat. By nightfall, the three Gyaos arrived at the stadium and descended. Soldiers then opened fire on the Gyaos with tranquilizer darts. Two of the Gyaos were sedated and captured, but one escaped. The Gyaos tried to fly over the ocean, but was suddenly swatted into a nearby refinery and destroyed by Gamera, who proceeded toward the Fukuoka Dome. The two Gyaos awakened and used their sonic beams to cut free of the cages restraining them. The Gyaos flew out of the stadium, avoiding Gamera, and retreated.

The two Gyaos later attacked a village in the Japanese countryside, but were intercepted by Gamera. Gamera destroyed one of the Gyaos with a fireball, but the other escaped. When Gamera was attacked by the JSDF near Mount Fuji, the surviving Gyaos attacked him with its supersonic scalpel. Gamera was seriously wounded by the JSDF and Gyaos' attacks and was forced to rest underneath the ocean. Gyaos began feeding on wildlife, livestock, and humans and eventually grew into the 85 meter-tall Super Gyaos (スーパーギャオス Sūpā Gyaosu). Super Gyaos flew to Tokyo, where it fed on the helpless populace. Super Gyaos later built a nest on the Tokyo Tower and laid eggs. Gamera traveled underground and surfaced in the center of Tokyo to challenge Super Gyaos. Gamera blasted the nest with a fireball, destroying all of the eggs. Super Gyaos and Gamera fought throughout Tokyo, causing major damage to the city. Eventually, the two kaiju took their battle to the sky, engaging in a supersonic dogfight that reached the top of the atmosphere. Gamera and Super Gyaos plummeted down to Earth, and Gamera crashed into a factory which exploded. Super Gyaos stared at the fireball, believing itself victorious, when suddenly the fire was absorbed by Gamera, who stood unharmed. Gamera fired a massive fireball at Super Gyaos, which blasted its head clean off. Super Gyaos' headless corpse then fell backwards and exploded.

Stock footage of Super Gyaos and its battle with Gamera was later shown in Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, where it is revealed to be the cause of the death of Ayana Hirasaka's parents.

Gamera 2: Attack of Legion

The Gyaos do not appear in Gamera 2 physically, but they are mentioned and are the subject of a book in the film.

Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

After Gamera's Ultimate Mana Blast attack used to destroy Legion depleted Earth's mana, thousands of Gyaos began appearing all over the world in new evolved forms known as Hyper Gyaos (ギャオス・ハイパー Gyaosu ・ Haipā, lit. Gyaos Hyper). The corpse of one Gyaos was found in a village in the Philippines, where it had eaten an old woman's son and grandson. Gamera was reportedly seen in several locations across the planet battling the Hyper Gyaos, causing terrible destruction in the process. One night, two Hyper Gyaos appeared in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, where they battled Gamera. Gamera killed both Gyaos, but at the cost of thousands of human lives, ending humanity's trust in Gamera and causing them to designate him as an enemy. Meanwhile, a powerful creature related to the Gyaos, Iris, was awakened from a shrine in Nara Prefecture and raised by the vengeful orphan Ayana Hirasaka to kill Gamera, who she blamed for the deaths of her parents in 1995. Iris and Gamera battled in Kyoto, with Iris being killed and Gamera brutally maimed. After the battle, a swarm of thousands of Hyper Gyaos approached Kyoto, intent on finishing Gamera once and for all. However, humanity's faith in Gamera had been restored and they were ready to fight side-by-side with him against the Gyaos.

Abilities

Flight

The juvenile Gyaos from Gamera the Guardian of the Universe can reach speeds of up to Mach 1. Super Gyaos can reach Mach 4.2, while Hyper Gyaos can reach Mach 4.5. Their impressive flight speed and agility allowed Super and Hyper Gyaos to dodge the majority of the Plasma Fireballs Gamera fired at them.

Supersonic Scalpel

Gyaos' signature ability is the Supersonic Scalpel (超音波メス,   Chōonpa Mesu) it fires from its mouth. This attack takes the form of a thin yellow beam which can slice cleanly through aircraft and buildings as well as Gamera's flesh, and is even used by Gyaos to sever its own foot in order to escape Gamera's grasp. The mutant Gyaos Iris possesses its own version of the Supersonic Scalpel which it fires from its tentacles.

Supersonic vibration

In several publications, Super Gyaos was noted to vibrate its tail as a thruster.[6]

Poison

Gyaos attacks with its hind claws. While this is never addressed onscreen, the Gyaos emit a neurotoxin through its claws.

Asexual reproduction

Gyaos are born female but can manipulate their own chromosomes to reproduce asexually. This allows Gyaos to reproduce very quickly and overrun both ancient Atlantis and the modern world by the events of Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris.

DNA manipulation

Gyaos are predominantly an all-female species, born with a single pair of perfect chromosomes which they can alter in order to evolve in response to stimuli. Not only does this allow Gyaos to reproduce asexually by spontaneously modifying its chromosomal pair into Y chromosomes (thus becoming male) but also to develop adaptations, such as shield plates over its eyes in order to protect it from sunlight and allow it to be active during the day.

Growth

Gyaos can grow and evolve quickly as long as it continues to eat. By eating continuously, one Gyaos grew from a 10-meter juvenile to the 85-meter-tall Super Gyaos.

Durability

Super Gyaos is able to shrug off missiles and can survive orbital re-entry.

Weaknesses

A Gyaos is destroyed by Gamera's Plasma Fireball.

Gyaos is blinded by sunlight and was rendered helpless and disoriented if exposed to any light. However, Super Gyaos was able to overcome this weakness by forming shield plates over its eyes. Gyaos is critically vulnerable to extreme heat, with Gamera killing each Gyaos with a Plasma Fireball. While the juvenile Gyaos can be exterminated by a single Fireball, Super Gyaos required a direct hit to the head from a High Plasma Fireball, and Hyper Gyaos could withstand several hits.

Video games

Gamera the Guardian of the Universe

Gyaos is Gamera's first opponent in the game, and returns for a second match in the fourth stage.

Gamera: Gyaos Destruction Strategy

The JSDF lures Gyaos into a cluster of four blue squares with military units. In the final stage, Gamera, having been freed from the Z-Plan rocket, appears to battle the Gyaos in Tokyo.

Gamera 2000

The game features various genetically-engineered Gyaos variants created by the Bio-Mecha, derived from the DNA of Super Gyaos. These Gyaos creations include Gyaos-Dogs, Gyaos-Rays, the Gyaos-Armadillo, the Gyaos Man, the Neo-Gyaos, Gyaos Soldiers, Gyaos 3, and the Bionic Gyaos.

City Shrouded in Shadow

Gyaos is featured in the survival RPG City Shrouded in Shadow developed by Granzella and Bandai Namco for the PlayStation 4. Flocks of Gyaos fly around the city and antagonize the player and other NPCs. On the second part of the game's tenth stage, Gamera appears to battle the Gyaos.

Comics

Gallery

Main article: Gyaos/Gallery.

Roar

Gyaos' roars in the Heisei Trilogy

Trivia

  • In the Gamera the Guardian of the Universe draft predating the one by Kazunori Ito, Super Gyaos would have taken on a "terrestrial mode" after losing its wings, gaining agility and the ability to emit an intense heat from its body.[5]:261 In this draft, Gyaos also emitted bioluminance from its head akin to the Showa Gyaos.[5]:243
  • Super Gyaos suit actress Yumi Kameyama actually wanted to play Gamera because her family name contains the Chinese character for "turtle" (亀,   Kame).[5]:173

See also

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Heisei Enemy Monsters (平成敵怪獣)". gamera.jp. Archived from the original on 5 July 2005. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 20 April 1999. p. 15. ISBN 4-09-101468-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gamera the Guardian of the Universe Encyclopedia. Rippu Shobo. 1995. pp. 15–16, 19–20, 58–59. ISBN 978-4651016160.
  4. Milner, David; Tucker, Guy. "Shinji Higuchi Interview". Kaiju Conversations. Retrieved 8 January 2020.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Heisei Gamera Perfection. ASCII MEDIA WORKS. 8 February 2014. ISBN 9784048918817.
  6. https://wikizilla.org/wiki/File:438a093471b71f25e27abd36abb380ca.jpeg

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Gyaos (Gamera the Brave)

Gyaos
Original Gyaos in Gamera the Brave
Alternate names Original Gyaos
Species Giant vampire bat-like creature
Height 30 meters[1]
Wingspan 90 meters[1]
Weight 500 metric tons[1]
Enemies Avant Gamera
First appearance Gamera the Brave
Roar(s)
More roars

Gyaos (ギャオス Gyaosu) is a winged kaiju who first appeared in the 2006 Gamera film Gamera the Brave.

Name

The Gyaos in Gamera the Brave are called Original Gyaos (オリジナルギャオス,   Orijinaru Gyaosu) according to supplementary materials, though Gyaos' name is never spoken in the film.

Development

Like Hyper Gyaos, the Original Gyaos from Gamera the Brave were entirely portrayed through props, puppets, and CGI.

Design

The Original Gyaos in Gamera the Brave are very thin and sleek, with blue skin that is so tight on their bodies that it renders their bones visible underneath. They have pointed snouts and a more decorative pattern on their head crests.

History

Gamera the Brave

Original Gyaos in Gamera the Brave

A flock of Original Gyaos (オリジナルギャオス,   Orijinaru Gyaosu) attacked the seaside city of Shima, Mie Prefecture, only to be confronted by Avant Gamera. Gamera overloaded his internal furnace and self-destructed, sacrificing himself to destroy the flock. The creature called Zedus was later mutated by feeding on the corpses of the flock of Original Gyaos.


Abilities

Flight

Gyaos are capable of flight.

Possession

Original Gyaos may "possess" and "command" the organisms which become monsters by consuming their flesh. Zedus was driven by the malice and hatred of Gyaos to exterminate Gamera and humanity.[2]

Mutagenic tissues

Anatomical illustrations and the books Gamera the Brave Super Complete Works and Friends: Gamera the Brave[3], mention that Original Gyaos' tissues can cause mutation if ingested, which resulted in the emergences of Zedus and other monsters from the Showa series called G-Monsters.[4] The Gyaos Cell (ギャオス細胞,   Gyaosu Saibō), also known as GC, was also used by Soichiro Amamiya to create Space Gyaos and Baby Jiger.[5]:282

Comics

Gamera 2006: Hard Link

The Gyaos attack Gamera in Gamera 2006: Hard Link

In the spin-off manga to Gamera the Brave, Gamera's battle against the Gyaos in 1973 is gone more into detail within the "Special Link" chapter. Gamera was being attacked by four Gyaos' Supersonic Scalpels. Gamera killed a first Gyaos with a point-blank fire blast and then stomped on its head. The remaining three Gyaos kept firing at Gamera, but Gamera got into his shell and charged up a fire blast which he fired at one of the Gyaos. Another Gyaos came in and bit Gamera's arm, and Gamera threw it to the ground and fired at it, killing it. The two remaining Gyaos hovered about, and Gamera fired another fire blast at one of them. From the smoke one Gyaos flew toward Gamera and unleashed a flurry of beams. Gamera punched it to the ground. However, the Gyaos continued its onslaught of beams just as the other Gyaos turned out to have survived and flew over to Gamera. Gamera began spurting blood, and the two Gyaos feasted on his entrails. Gamera, acknowledging he had been defeated, triggered his Fireball Ejection Suicide, killing him along with both Gyaos.

Roar

Gyaos' roars in Gamera the Brave

See also

References

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Gyaos (GAMERA -Rebirth-)

Gyaos
The larger Gyaos in GAMERA -Rebirth-
S-Gyaos in GAMERA -Rebirth-
Alternate names Thunderbird, Johnathon Livingston (S-Gyaos)
Length S-Gyaos: 340 meters[1]
Wingspan 100 meters (series),[2]
150 meters (novelization)[3]
Weight Gyaos: 200 metric tons[4]:Appendix[3]
S-Gyaos: 3600 metric tons[1]
Forms Gyaos, S-Gyaos
Place(s) of emergence New Guinea
Allies Other Gyaos
Enemies Gamera
First appearance GAMERA -Rebirth-
Roar(s)
Gyaos:

S-Gyaos:

More roars
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Emiko Melchiorri: “Could I ask you to tell me something?
Boco: “Tell you what?
James Tazaki: “About that gigantic bird that attacked you. Gyaos.
Boco: “Gyaos?
― Emiko, James and Boco after Gamera fought Gyaos (Over Tokyo)

Gyaos (ギャオス,   Gyaosu) is a winged kaiju who first appeared in the 2023 Netflix Original anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-.

Name

The "S" on S-Gyaos' name stands for "Special Mutation".[1]

Development

Basic concepts of Gyaos's design in GAMERA -Rebirth- were partially based on those of the Heisei trilogy and the 2015 short film GAMERA, including a guiding principle to make them akin to traditional images of dragons.[5] Like the 2015 design, their elongated tongues were inspired by vipers.[5][6] The concept of a large individual accompanied by swarms of smaller individuals is also akin to the 2015 short film.

Design

The Gyaos seem to be heavily based on their Heisei counterpart, but these Gyaos have longer necks and are extremely thin to the point in which there skeletal structure is revealed.

S-Gyaos is very similar to the regular Gyaos in design, with several minor differences. Its body structure is mostly the same, but it has a deeper chest an dark patterns all over its body. It has two structures at the back of its head, one on each side of its face, that resemble Baragon's ears with translucent membrane. It has three black-pupiled, glowing red eyes on either side of its face, each a different size and arranged in a triangular formation. Its wings are very ragged and it has a pink forked tongue that extends far beyond its mouth.

Origins

100,000 years prior to the events of GAMERA -Rebirth-, Gyaos were created by the Eustace Foundation's predecessors to help carry out the purification of humanity, a plan to wipe out the majority of the human population. After Gyaos eggs were later discovered in 1989 at a drilling site in New Guinea, they hatched and murdered staff of the Eustace Foundation. Later, a swarm of the monsters attacked the Philippines before heading to Japan.[7]

History

GAMERA -Rebirth-

"Above Tokyo"

A smaller Gyaos swallows a person whole.

As several Eustace Foundation employees lowered themselves into the mining base in New Guinea, they came across many clutches of Gyaos eggs, each arranged on a different rock that jutted from the ground. As one worker walked towards a clutch, a Gyaos hatchling began to move, and suddenly there was a high pitched buzz and screaming from across the room, causing the Foundation member to look away. The baby Gyaos uses its Supersonic Scalpel to cut off the man's arm, and several others joined it as it landed on top of him and began to feast. The Gyaos hatchlings started to fly up through the shaft from which the people came, escaping into the daylight.

The Gyaos swarm proceded to attack multiple villages in the Philippines over the course of the next few days, alerting both civilians and the U.S. army to their presence.

The Gyaos later arrived in Tokyo, eating people at night, such as when a pair of Gyaos ambushed a duo of police officers in a dark alley, slicing them up with their beams and consuming their bodies.

Boco, Junichi, and Joe, along with Brody and his friends, raced to the top of a building after witnessing a large fire and a jet flying low and streaking towards it. Two U.S. military jet fighters arrived in time to see many Gyaos feeding on people and destroying the city. They opened fire at a couple of Gyaos grabbing people out of a building, knocking one to the streets below, where it quickly recovered and began chasing people. Noticing this, another Gyaos clung to a building, charged its Supersonic Scalpel, and sliced one of the planes' noses off as it flew by, casuing it to crash in an explosion. Then the Gyaos flew at the other jet, latching on to its front and sending it hurtling to the ground as more of the creatures continued devouring people. Two Gyaos suddenly looked up from tearing apart a human and stared towards the group of kids, lifting off the ground and flying in that direction as military reinforcements soared overhead. The newly deployed aircraft arrived on the scene, loosing many missiles at the Gyaos, killing several. A much larger Supersonic Scalpel blasted down from the sky, destroying two jets and slicing a building in half as a massive Gyaos descended, crushing another jet between its talons. The rest engaged with it and it unleashed more beams at them as the children watched from the building top. One of the Gyaos landed on the roof behind them, and Brody with his friends ran down the stairs while Boco, Joe, and Junichi ran away, the Gyaos giving chase and attempting to grab them with its spear tounge. The tounge hit a generator, electrocuting the kaiju and buying enough time for the three to escape.

All of the military aircraft were destroyed as another object was reported to be flying towards the Gyaos from Sagami Bay.

The trio reached the bottom of the external stairs only to be met with a second Gyaos, forcing them to flee into the building with the Gyaos shoving its way through the doors. The three tried to sneak away as the monster stalked through the arcade, but two of the machines activated from the damaged generator, creating noise and alerting the Gyaos. The kids tried to run, but the first Gyaos had freed itself and arrived at the door, trapping them in with the other. The Gyaos inside flipped over a table as the first Gyaos squeezed through the doors, cornering them against a support pillar as a blue glow filled the room from outside. Suddenly, a blast from outside threw the Gyaos and machines back across the room, pinning them under debris. The kids stumbled outside and watched as Gamera rose and fired a flame bullet at a flock of the creatures flying towards them, vaporizing many in one shot. He crushed the small Gyaos and grabbed them out of the air, sustaining minimal damage as they fired their Supersonic Scalpels. Behind the kids, the two Gyaos started to regain conciousness and break free, prompting them to start running again. Boco saw Brody and his group of friends hiding in a small alley, with one of the now freed Gyaos noticing them and following. The creature overlooked Brody due to a shard of glass in its eye, but a Gyaos head from the nearby battle smacked into the ground in front of him, making him scream and causing the Gyaos to turn around and notice them. However, Boco and his friends began to throw their explosive eggs before it could harm the other kids, who ran away and left the now unconcious Brody behind. Boco, Junichi, and Joe picked up Brody and started carrying him away, but the Gyaos got to its feet and chased them. Noticing this, Gamera stomped on the small kaiju, popping its head off. The Gyaos swarm had been finished off, but then the largest Gyaos blasted Gamera with its Supersonic Scalpel before Gamera returned fire with three shots, the third hitting Gyaos's wing. The flying monster swooped down, dodging another blast and circling back towards Gamera, charging its beam. It was interrupted by yet another fireball which incinerated its leg. Gyaos finally reached Gamera, sinking its claws into his shoulder while pulling him around and firing its Supersonic Scalpel at point-blank range. Gamera smacked Gyaos to the ground, stepped on its neck, and grabbed its intact wing and leg with each arm, pulling with extreme force. Gyaos was able to break free of its adversary, beginning to fly away, but Gamera yanked it back again before leaping and stomping on Gyaos's back. Gyaos attempted to counterattack with its energy weapon, but Gamera seized its head, piercing its eye with his thumb-claw. He slammed its head into the ground before grabbing it by the neck and hurling it over his shoulder. Gamera finished off Gyaos with a single direct hit from a flame bullet.

"Childhood's End"
Gamera fighting against S-Gyaos.

It was revealed that three months prior, the Eustace Foundation had perfected a variant of the Gyaos, which would come to be referred to as the S-Gyaos.

Three months later, this infant S-Gyaos emerged from within the body of the freshly deceased Viras following the latter’s defeat by Gamera, and proceeded to devour Emiko Melchiorri. The Gyaos continued to feed on the rest of Viras’s carcass, rapidly growing to a massive size exceeding that of the large Gyaos. With that, this ugly duckling Gyaos went to pursue the children and Gamera, but was unable to take flight; however, he instead swam to the island where Gamera was being revived.

The JSDF engaged the S-Gyaos, but the Gyaos eliminated the ships and tanks that were fending him off using highly powered attacks. His opposition gone, the S-Gyaos made his way inland, pursuing Boco, who was leading the S-Gyaos away from Gamera. Just as the S-Gyaos prepared to devour Boco when the latter was cornered on a cliff, a fireball struck the S-Gyaos from behind. Gamera emerged to save Boco, and continued to loose more fireballs at Gyaos, before the two exchanged roars. The S-Gyaos fired Supersonic Scalpels, but Gamera deflected the attacks using his shell, before producing an electromagnetic pulse. S-Gyaos was stunned briefly, and Gamera prepared to finish off the mutant Gyaos with a fireball attack. However, the S-Gyaos regained consciousness, and shot his tongue right into Gamera’s mouth, injecting an RNA virus continuously into Gamera. However, Captain Sasaki and the U.S. Air Force fired upon S-Gyaos, causing him to release his tongue. Gamera was now freed, and the guardian kaiju took flight, before rapidly spinning in his shell, producing a glowing sphere. S-Gyaos fired Supersonic Scalpels in a futile attempt to stop Gamera, but the beam reflected off of the sphere. Gamera descended upon the S-Gyaos, burning the monstrous creature and killing him once and for all.

Abilities

Flight

Like all previous incarnations, Gyaos are capable of flight, although S-Gyaos lacked this ability.

Supersonic Scalpel

Gyaos can fire their signature Supersonic Scalpel (超音波メス,   Chōonpa Mesu) beams from their mouths, which, unlike previous incarnations, has a red-violet coloration. These beams are incredibly powerful, being able to slice the front of a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle in half and cut into Gamera's hide.

S-Gyaos appears to possess a stronger form of the beam, as it was shown to easily decimate and explode everything in its path.

Growth

Much like the Heisei incarnation, Gyaos grow the more they consume. S-Gyaos grew to large heights after eating Viras' carcass.

Amphibious capabilities

S-Gyaos is able to swim at great distances.

Tongue spear

Gyaos possess a long, spear-like tongue that they can launch from their mouths. The tongues can pierce and hook to different surfaces effectively.

S-Gyaos has the ability to inject RNA viruses into other Kaiju using its spear-like tongue. Once Gamera was injected with these viruses, they caused him to return to his original genetic configuration and allowed the Eustace Foundation leaders to take brief control of him.

Intelligence and sensing danger

In GAMERA -Rebirth-, Gyaos can instantly sense and prepare to evade dangerous projectiles such Gamera's Flame Shot and missiles even before they are actually used. Smaller individuals are aware that they will be eventually devoured by the large individual, so each is keen to feed on many humans as possible to grow and survive. On the other hand, they are also extremely sadistic, drawing out their pursuit of humans to savor their fear.[4]:76-77:80:90:101-102

Weaknesses

The juvenile Gyaos are very fragile, as many were destroyed by missiles fired from F-15s, and were both easily crushed by Gamera and annihilated by a Fireball. The larger Gyaos was physically outmatched by Gamera, and also easily dispatched by a Fireball.

Video games

Godzilla Battle Line

To promote GAMERA -Rebirth-, units based off of the monsters from the show were added to the game, including the Gyaos.

Roar

Gyaos reuse screeches emitted by the Heisei incarnation.

Gyaos' roars in GAMERA -Rebirth-

Trivia

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 GAMERA -Rebirth- 公式設定資料集. Kadokawa Future Publishing. 29 January 2024. p. 66. ISBN 9784041138410.
  2. アニトイ大作戦 ☆ anitoy (24 June 2023). "これからはハイブリッドソフビの時代?【お買い物】ムービーモンスターシリーズ ギャオス、ジャイガー、モスラ★ 奥特曼 mainan Ultraman ウルトラマン ウルトラマンブレーザー". YouTube.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rebirth Novelization 1 Gyaos Profile.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hiroyuki Seshita and JIN (24 August 2023). GAMERA -Rebirth- First Volume. Kadokawa. ISBN 9784041139950.
  5. 5.0 5.1 KADOKAWAanime (17 August 2023). "『Making of "GAMERA -Rebirth-"』ガメラリバース製作裏側映像②【9月7日世界配信】". YouTube.
  6. Noguchi 2015, p. 92, "GAMERA Special Interview: Katsuhito Ishii".
  7. "Gyaos". GAMERA -Rebirth- Official Site. Retrieved 17 August 2023. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)

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