Decades after its epic bout with Godzilla
in the 20th century, the Gotengo was repaired and enhanced
with modern weaponry. The newly advanced craft
was sent to Great Britain, where it grappled
with the mighty sea serpent, Manda. After a
short battle, the constricting creature was
frozen by the Gotengo's zero cannon and shattered
by the versatile vehicle's giant bow drill.
The aerial battleship returned to Tokyo, where
it became obvious that a major monster invasion
was occurring across the globe. Suddenly, the
monsters vanished, and an alien race called
the Xiliens took responsibility for their defeat.
However, once their plans for domination were
uncovered, the monsters were unleashed on the
world yet again, for they had always been under
the Xilien's technological spell. In order to
save the world, the Gotengo was piloted to Antarctica
on a mission to free Godzilla from his icy prison.
The Xiliens sent the savage cyborg Gigan to
prevent the revival of Godzilla, but to no avail.
Though Gotengo was pummeled by Gigan's cluster
beam and buzz saw, it managed to fire 10 missiles,
which freed Godzilla from his tomb. Two blasts
of his atomic ray defeated Gigan, and the Gotengo
proceeded to launch into the air. Godzilla trailed
the battleship, for it thought that the battle
from forty years earlier was still waging on!
Those aboard the Gotengo used this to their
advantage, and they began to lead Godzilla to Tokyo.
During the long voyage to Japan's capital,
the evil aliens unleashed Zilla, Kumonga, Kamacuras,
Rodan, Anguirus and King Caesar to fight off
Godzilla, in hopes of killing him right away.
Each one faired as well as the last: terribly.
Godzilla was almost indestructible! When Gotengo
finally reached the Mothership, the battle between
humans and extra terrestrials was about to begin.
Gotengo simply buzzed through the Mothership's
preliminary defenses, and began to fire on the
ship with its giant maser cannon. Unfortunately,
it appeared as though a protective shield was
protecting the entire ship from attack. The
Gotengo launched its Dogfighter, which infiltrated
the core of the battle station and destroyed
the shield generator, at the cost of the pilot.
The Gotengo utilized its drill to pierce through
the hull of the immense vessel, and a long brawl
When the Xiliens were defeated in combat, they
initiated the Mothership's self-destruct sequence.
The humans escaped into the Gotengo, and fled
the dying Mothership. The explosion that followed
caused the foe Godzilla was presently facing,
Monster X, to morph into an entirely new creature:
Keizer Ghidorah. This three-headed dragon began
to quickly extract the life from the nuclear
behemoth! It appeared as though the world was
doomed, but those aboard the Gotengo had a plan.
Using up nearly all of its remaining energy,
the Gotengo transferred the power of Keizer
into Godzilla. Supercharged with energy, Godzilla
destroyed two of his adversary's three terrible
heads. His hyper spiral ray finished the job,
and Godzilla roared in success, for he had finally
defeated his most powerful opponent yet.
Godzilla noticed the weakened Gotengo, and
in his surge of triumph, began to contemplate
the defeat of his old foe. An atomic ray was
sent barreling into the ship, forcing it to
crash into the ground. The battleship's electrical
grid was damaged, and power was unavailable.
Godzilla was about to finish the vessel when
his son, Minilla, pleaded with him to spare
the humans inside. Godzilla listened, and he
respected his son's wishes. The two monsters
began to swim into the distance, and into the
sunset. The Gotengo had gone through a great
deal, and if it weren't for this powerful ship
or its courageous crew, the world may not have
lived to witness another day.