Xilien UFO

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Xilien UFO
An Xilien UFO in Invasion of Astro Monster
Targets Godzilla, Rodan, King Ghidorah, JSDF
Piloted by Xiliens; Mad OniyamaGKotM
First appearance Invasion of Astro-Monster

The Xilien UFO (X星人円盤,   Ekkusu Seijin Enban, lit. X Alien Saucer) is a spaceship used by the Xiliens in the 1965 Toho film Invasion of Astro-Monster.

History[edit | edit source]

Showa era[edit | edit source]

Invasion of Astro-Monster[edit | edit source]

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 the neighbouring planet. Later, the UFOs return to Earth, but were now carrying Godzilla and Rodan under mind-control. As the monsters raged, 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, whilst the A-Cycle Light Ray Guns were used to destroy the UFOs, ending the invasion once and for all.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Comics[edit | edit source]

Godzilla, King of the Monsters[edit | edit source]

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.

Video games[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Xilien UFO is the first Alien Spacecraft to be seen in a Godzilla film, and the third Alien Spacecraft to be introduced overall, after the Mysterian UFO and Space Station.
  • 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.

See also[edit | edit source]


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