Zedus

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Zedus
Zedus in Gamera the Brave
Alternate names Jidas, Zeus
Subtitle(s) Giant Creature
(巨大生物,   Kyodai Seibutsu)[1]
Species Mutant Amphibious Reptile
Height 30 meters (Shima appearance)[2]
50 meters (Nagoya appearance)[2]
Length 90 meters (Shima appearance)[2]
150 meters (Nagoya appearance)[2]
Weight 1,200 metric tons (Shima appearance)[2]
2,000 metric tons (Nagoya appearance)[2]
Enemies Toto
Created by Ryukyo Yukasato
Portrayed by Mizuho Yoshida
First appearance Gamera the Brave
Roar(s)
More roars

Zedus (ジーダス,   Jīdasu) is a giant sea lizard kaiju created by Kadokawa that first appeared in the 2006 Gamera film, Gamera the Brave.

Design

Zedus is a large aquatic saurian kaiju. He strongly resembles Jirass from Ultraman and also shares some similarities with Gorosaurus. Zedus has several thin fin-like protrusions running all the way from the top of his head down to his tail. Zedus has a large head with a retractable multicolored frill. He also has a very long powerful tail.

According to the book Heisei Gamera Perfection, Zedus' design and abilities were influenced by the monsters Barugon, Zilla, Jiger, and Varan.

Origins

Zedus' origins are never explored in his film appearance, however supplementary materials for Gamera the Brave reveal that Zedus was a type of semi-aquatic lizard that was mutated by feeding on the corpses of Gyaos.

History

Heisei Series

Gamera the Brave

A man-eating monster from the depths of the ocean, Zedus attacked several ships at sea before finally making landfall, causing all sorts of damage. Fortunately for what remained of the city, Toto, the young Gamera found and raised by a young boy, appeared. Zedus unleashed its spear-like tongue on Toto while they battled. After several missed, Toto grabbed the tongue and held on as it pulled back into his maw. The creature was blasted in face with a ball of fire, sending the monster into the sea below.

Zedus returned in full force, attacking the complex that Toto was being held in before unleashing his wrath on the rest of Nagoya. The two clashed once again, and like before, Zedus was quickly getting the upper hand. Overpowering the turtle with brutality, the creature tossed Toto into a building. The hero's body now stuck in the building, Zedus began to climb up.

Zedus had no idea that Toto had just been empowered by the jewel that gave him birth and was knocked off of the building by the flying Toto. Quickly getting to his feet, he lashed out with his tongue yet again, this time impaling it through Toto’s shoulder. As the two struggled on, Toto ripped the tongue in half and unleashed a powerful fire ball. The ball of flames quickly engulfed the creature and blew it into bloody pieces.

Abilities

Prehensile Tongue

Zedus' most powerful weapon is his elongated tongue. It can reach up to 100 meters in length, and can be launched in a spear-like attack. The tip of his tongue can emit a strong biological acid.

Acid

Zedus can emit a powerful biological acid from his claws and the tip of his tongue, allowing him to penetrate Toto's shell with ease.

Agility

Zedus can leap up to 200 meters by using his powerful legs. He is also agile enough to climb buildings and other structures.

Amphibiousness

Being a mutated aquatic lizard, Zedus is capable of swimming underwater as well as moving on land.

Physical Abilities

Zedus can use his claws, teeth and tail in combat.

Durability

Zedus shrugged off a close range fireball attack from Toto, although it did cause him to retreat.

Growth

Zedus first appeared at a height of 30 meters when he reached Shima, but after being defeated by Toto he retreated. When he reached Nagoya his height, length and mass had all nearly doubled.

Filmography

Video Games

Comics

Gamera 2006: Hard Link

Zedus makes a brief appearance in this manga, being mentioned by the main characters.


Gallery

Main article: Zedus/Gallery.

Trivia

References

This is a list of references for Zedus. 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. Heisei Gamera Perfection. Kadokawa. p. 136. February 8, 2014. ISBN: 978-4048918817.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Gamera the Brave Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. p. 30. 20 May 2006. ISBN: 4091051081.
  3. 僕とトトの物語―映画『小さき勇者たち ガメラ』 (角川文庫) Paperback Bunko – March, 2006
  4. ともだち 小さき勇者たち ~ガメラ~
  5. [1]

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