The Xilien UFO (Ｘ星人円盤 is a spaceship used by the Xiliens in the Ekkusu Seijin Enban, lit. X Alien Saucer)1965 Toho film Invasion of Astro-Monster.
- Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
- Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) [toy]
- Godziban (web 2019-) [episode 35, 47, 54, and 57; special episodes 2, 4, and 9-11]
Invasion of Astro-Monster
After an expedition force of Xiliens landed on Earth, they requested that two of Earth's resident kaiju, Godzilla and Rodan, be used by their kind to defeat King Ghidorah on Planet X. After the humans obliged, two Xilien UFOs used their tractor beams to fly Godzilla and Rodan to Planet X. Later, the UFOs returned to Earth, but were now carrying Godzilla and Rodan under mind-control. As the monsters rampaged, now allied with Ghidorah, a fleet of UFOs arrived and began to destroy buildings with their laser beams. Eventually, the humans broke the mind-control over the two heroic kaiju, who then proceeded to repel Ghidorah once again, while the A-Cycle Light Ray Guns were used to destroy the UFOs, ending the invasion once and for all.
Weapons and features
- Xilien UFOs are able to fly at speeds approaching 1 tenth of the speed of light (67,061,662.9 meters per second).
- Each UFO can fire a powerful energy ray.
- The Xilien UFOs can utilize tractor beams to lift and transport large objects or kaiju, which can easily be restrained by becoming placed in a form of suspended or altered animation by the beam itself.
- In Godziban, Lei Lei's UFO is capable of shrinking for stealth purposes.
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1992-1993) [as 'WXilien' UFO]
- Godzilla Rivals #3 (2022)
- Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1-4 (2022)
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
As part of his efforts to present King Ghidorah III's attack as an alien invasion, Dr. Oniyama had acquired a single UFO and flew it into battle, disguised as a "WXilien" to keep up the façade, controlling King Ghidorah from inside the craft. In the midst of Godzilla's fight against King Ghidorah, he fired his Atomic Breath at his three-headed adversary, only for Ghidorah to dodge at the last second, with the beam hitting the UFO instead. As the UFO crashed to Earth, Godzilla continued his fight. Oniyama had survived the crash of the UFO, and attempted to confront Hideo Kaneko, Yosuke Kaneko and Linda Miller, but his disguise was foiled when Linda threw a knife straight at his helmet, cleaving it in half and forcing him to flee on foot.
- Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! (1988) - Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom
- Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash (2007) - Nintendo DS [as Cairo UFO Fighter]
- CR Godzilla 3S-T Battle (2006) - Pachinko
- Godzilla Defense Force (2019) - Android and iOS
- The Xilien UFO is the first alien spacecraft to be seen in a Godzilla film, not counting the Natarl UFO props which could be seen in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.
- The familiar, synthetic sound that was made by Toho to represent the UFOs' engines has since been used in many different films and television series, most notably in the Ultraman series.
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