A satellite was hovering many miles above the
Earth. Its telescopic lens was watching as a battle unlike
any before was about to be fought many miles below in the
heart of North America's capital that was already under siege.
Utsuno Ikusagami slowly descended from the
sky, observing the creature that was staring back up at him.
So this was the King of the Monsters, the cause of so much
destruction? He recalled how the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure
Center sought his help to destroy Godzilla. Their weapons
had failed them so many times in the past that they had become
desperate enough to turn to a god and ask him to fight Godzilla
for them. Utsuno Ikusagami landed in the middle of what was
Washington D.C. Godzilla let out a low growl at this strange
being, trying to figure out what it was. It wasn't a machine
or cyborg like he was used to fighting. Utsuno Ikusagami made
the first move and fired an orange-colored beam from the sun
medallion on his forehead. Godzilla slid across the ground
and didn't stop until Utsuno Ikusagami ceased fire. Godzilla
lay there motionless, his eyes rolled up in his head. A full
minute passed. Utsuno Ikusagami was about to declare Godzilla
dead when he saw some fingers twitch.
Did he really see that? Several more moments
passed before he got his answer. Godzilla rose back up, his
bones creaking, his eyes moving back in place. Godzilla snarled
at Utsuno Ikusagami, his lips parted and the spines on his
back flashed a bright neon blue before a stream of blue-white
death was vomited out, the searing energy about lance into
Utsuno Ikusagami who merely held his hands out in front of
him. A barrier suddenly stood between the god and the death
ray. Godzilla's atomic energy slid harmlessly off the barrier.
Utsuno Ikusagami decided to hold it up, wanting to see how
long Godzilla could discharge energy into an attack before
having to replenish his reserves. It felt like an eternity
went by but it was only one minute and forty seven seconds.
Godzilla's beam seemed like it would go on forever but it
soon grew weaker, the force lessening until it ceased. Utsuno
Ikusagami made his barrier vanish and observed the monster
with mild interest.
Godzilla was slightly panting, out of breath
from using his beam for so long. This was the creature that
has plagued the world for so long? Utsuno Ikusagami was unimpressed.
Surely the mortals exaggerated the creature's power. The only
reason Godzilla was still standing before him today was because
of sheer dumb luck. Machines like Mechagodzilla malfunction,
kaiju make mistakes just like any other animal and even the
brightest mortal can overestimate the power of things they
do not fully understand. The other gods who fought Godzilla
were cocky. They were so full of themselves that they toyed
with Godzilla instead of killing him off outright. Today Utsuno
Ikusagami would prove that, despite common misconception,
death does seek Godzilla out. Today he would kill the so-called
"Monster King" that the mortals claimed not even
the gods themselves could kill. He quickly planned in his
head the fastest way of ending this fight. Utsuno Ikusagami
raised his left hand, a lance of silver energy forming in
his hands. Godzilla charged the silver warrior who threw the
lance with great force.
The lance tore through Godzilla's chest like
a hot knife through butter, the other tip punching out his
back, into the ground behind. Godzilla was engulfed in a sea
of flames. Utsuno Ikusagami ran forward before the flames
could die down. Godzilla looked up only to have a fist slam
into his face. Godzilla stumbled back before being backhanded,
then kicked in the stomach. Utsuno Ikusagami was caught off
guard when Godzilla head butted him. Utsuno Ikusagami raised
his fist again and punched only to have Godzilla grab his
fist. What? He tried to punch with his other but that one
was blocked too. Godzilla looked at him, his eyes narrowed.
Monster and god struggled in a contest of strength, trying
to push the other away. To Utsuno Ikusagami's horror he was
losing. He was being pushed so far back, the ground sliding
beneath his feet, that soon he was being pushed through the
White House and out the other side. He managed to stop by
digging his feet deeper into the ground when suddenly Godzilla
pushed forward and let go. Utsuno Ikusagami almost fell backwards
when Godzilla grabbed him with both hands and lifted him high
above before turning around and throwing him.
The divine warrior slammed into the earth,
remains of crushed buildings and dead bodies flying high into
the sky. He got back up just in time to dodge the tail that
had slammed into the spot where he was not more then a second
ago. Godzilla roared in frustration, striking Utsuno Ikusagami
with his claws. The silver warrior stumbled back but regained
his balance and grabbed Godzilla, sending lightning-like energy
through his touch which burned and seared Godzilla's flesh.
Godzilla was backing away, trying to free himself from the
death grip but the god refused to let up, sending still more
juice into his charge. The smell of overcooked meat was filling
the air, making Utsuno Ikusagami sick but he still held on.
Godzilla was foaming at the mouth while shrieks of unbearable
pain were heard for miles. He was almost there. Just a little
longer and Utsuno Ikusagami would have killed the radioactive
menace. Godzilla's arms were falling limp by his side and
it seemed victory was near when a bright flash of light blinded
the silver warrior. The next thing he knew he was on his back,
his entire front aching and burning from a quickly released
Godzilla roared as he rushed forward, stomping
his feet onto the god repeatedly before turning to slam his
tail into him. Godzilla lifted his tail and was about to slam
it for a second time. Utsuno Ikusagami had to move fast. His
back wings spun at high speeds and he took off before the
tail could hit the ground. The blades cut several of Godzilla's
spines, even cutting two or three big ones off as he flew
past. The blades cut into Godzilla's chest and neck, sparks,
blood, bone, and flesh flying everywhere. Utsuno Ikusagami
turned around, intending to cut up Godzilla some more on a
second passing when a stream of blue death hit him full on
the face, knocking him clean out of the sky. Utsuno Ikusagami
landed right on his feet and fired his medallion beam. Godzilla
blocked the beam with his own. The beam clash was a stalemate.
Godzilla poured more energy into his ray, the
blue beam slowly pushing the orange beam, inching slowly toward
Utsuno Ikusagami. The Yamato god couldn't believe his eyes.
Godzilla could change the power level of his own beam! Utsuno
Ikusagami poured more energy into his beam, now it was inching
closer to Godzilla before finally it slammed right into his
mouth. The King of the Monsters stumbled back before falling
into the Washington Monument, the obelisk crushed under several
thousand tons of flesh and bone. Utsuno Ikusagami held out
his right hand and a giant sword appeared, the blade covered
in divine energy and the bane of evil's existence. The nuclear
menace charged forward when a second spear of light pierced
his flesh. Utsuno Ikusagami ran forward, slashing the blade
across Godzilla's chest.
Blood rained down on the streets as Godzilla
felt bone being cut as if it were nothing. Screaming could
not describe the pain he felt but it was the best he could
do. He slashed his claws across his attacker's chest, sparks
flying as the divine warrior staggered back before regaining
his balance and stabbing Godzilla in the chest. The King of
the Monsters coughed up blood, then he pushed his attacker
away. Utsuno Ikusagami was angry. He only got one of the lungs,
but he was aiming for the heart. Godzilla rammed both of his
fists into Utsuno Ikusagami, causing the warrior to stagger
again. Godzilla rushed him once. Utsuno Ikusagami knew exactly
what Godzilla was trying to do and he would have no part of
it. Godzilla slid before turning and swinging his tail, but
Utsuno Ikusagami caught it. Using the monster's own momentum
against him, he swung the beast by his tail and threw him.
Miles above, something was about to happen.
Something that would forever change the world's view of Godzilla.
Someone overrode the satellite's program and started a countdown
that was never meant to happen, a countdown that will change
the tide of the battle many miles below.
Godzilla held his head up high. Utsuno Ikusagami
knew what Godzilla was planning and got ready to fire his
beam. But something troubled him. The spines were glowing
red instead of blue like they had been. Utsuno Ikusagami fired
his beam. It happened in less then a fraction of a second
but when the beam was mere inches away from Godzilla's face
it was stopped when he opened his mouth and let loose with
his spiral ray. Utsuno Ikusagami was shocked. Unlike the blue
atomic rays of before this one was strong enough to stop his
beam. No, worse, as it was actually pushing his beam slowly
back at him. This new ray was slightly stronger then his ray
and that made Utsuno Ikusagami feel something that the gods
rarely, if ever, felt: Fear.
Utsuno Ikusagami's beam was shoved back into
his medallion. He staggered back, his feet sliding along the
ground as he was pushed back by the great force of the spiral
ray before falling on on his back. The pain was nothing like
any he had felt before. When Godzilla ended his attack, the
Yamato god got back to his feet and was shocked to see the
outer layer of his holy armor was melting, big drops rolling
down and dripping down the front like melted candle wax. How?
How could this... thing, this mistake, be able to harm his
divine armor? How had the humans so easily made something
that is so hard to kill? Orochi didn't give him this much
trouble, and he was said to be the most evil thing in this
world. So why was this one so hard to kill?
Utsuno Ikusagami put up a barrier as Godzilla
fired his spiral ray again. Utsuno Ikusagami was thankful
that the beam was blocked by his barrier. Godzilla stopped
and tilted his head as if trying to think of what to do next.
He didn't get a chance to plan his next move before the silver
warrior ceased using his energy barrier and ran forward, his
sword held high up with his right hand. Godzilla was too low
on energy to use anymore spiral rays so he fired his normal
atomic ray. Utsuno Ikusagami ignored it as he ran through
it and with unfathomable might swung the sword sideways, ready
to cut off Godzilla's head.
There was a loud clang, but nothing happened.
No spray of blood filled the air, no loud thud of a large
body hitting the ground. Utsuno Ikusagami saw why. Godzilla
had the sword locked in a death grip with his teeth. Utsuno
Ikusagami generated another spear and thrust it right into
the monster's chest. Godzilla howled out, the sword freed
from his jaws. Utsuno Ikusagami backed up. Godzilla swung
his tail but Utsuno Ikusagami jumped over it. Godzilla looked
up just in time to see him falling with his sword pointed
at a downward angle. Godzilla's heart was pierced by the sword.
His arms went limp, his eyes became dull and his body slouched
forward. Utsuno Ikusagami pulled the sword out and kicked
Godzilla's body to the ground. He had done what was said to
be impossible. He had killed the so-called "Monster King."
He was getting ready to fire his medallion
beam and destroy Godzilla's remains when he heard a loud whoosh.
Before he could even react, a large missile shot down between
them and slammed into the ground. Suddenly there was a bright
flash of intense light, heat and noise. It was like standing
on the sun. Despite the blinding light Utsuno Ikusagami could
still see Godzilla's body, could see wounds closing up before
he blacked out. When he came to, everything was leveled, nothing
was left standing. What happened? How long had he been knocked
out? Hours? A minute? A few seconds? Utsuno Ikusagami could
only guess that a nuclear weapon was fired off in the city.
He knew that mankind would have to be very desperate to use
it anywhere, let alone on one of their own cities. It would
have be a very big emergency, such as a biohazardous outbreak,
for one to be used in such a location. He guessed Godzilla
was one of those emergencies.
But was it meant to be fired, or had a mistake
been made? Either way, when he got back to the U.N.G.C.C.
in his human form, he was going to have some strong words
with whoever ordered that launch. He was no expert on nuclear
weapons and Godzilla even less so but even he knew that the
monster fed off of radiation. Some people had theories, or
perhaps hope, that if Godzilla was in the heart of the blast,
then perhaps he might be vaporized before getting a chance
to feed off the energy and grow stronger, but no one had done
it for fear of the risk of him not being killed, not to mention
the countless lives lost if used in a city. It seemed someone
was willing to take that risk. Utsuno Ikusagami knew he wouldn't
find Godzilla even as he turned to stare at the spot where
he had been. At least he thought it was the right spot. He
wasn't sure, the blast had changed the landscape as well as
destroyed anything that would make knowing where he was standing
easier to know. Had Godzilla been vaporized? He doubted it
since he was still standing, though with some admittedly intense
burn marks that stained his once pure white armor ash black.
Granted, he was a god, after all, but then again, Godzilla
was putting up a pretty good fight against a god considering
he was nothing more then just a mutant mistake. He was far
stronger then what Utsuno Ikusagami had originally thought.
No, he knew Godzilla had somehow survived that
blast, or rather, been brought back from his recent death
by all that nuclear energy. As if to confirm his thoughts,
Godzilla roared an angry challenge for their rematch. Utsuno
Ikusagami turned around just as another red spiral ray slammed
into him. The silver warrior stood up and stared at Godzilla.
His heart dropped into his stomach at what he just saw. Godzilla
had changed. His eyes, spines and large patches of his skin
gave off smoke and glowed a reddish-orange. Godzilla was in
meltdown mode again. The foolish mortals! They sought to destroy
Godzilla but instead they guaranteed that the monster would
win this fight, and after he had already beaten him, too!
Utsuno Ikusagami stared at Godzilla more closely and saw there
were new wounds there that had not been caused by him. It
seemed that while his wounds had healed fast enough to not
let him be vaporized, they didn't heal fast enough to keep
up with all the burns. Godzilla may have been recharged, but
now he had new injuries because of the blast. Maybe Utsuno
Ikusagami could still win this fight after all.
Utsuno Ikusagami fired another beam at Godzilla's
face, distracting him long enough for the Yamato god to run
up and grab the beast's neck, zapping him with his holy energy
and stabbing Godzilla in the chest with his sword. He missed
his mark by mere inches. Godzilla's heart was still beating
with life. Godzilla slashed at his attacker, trying to fend
him off. Utsuno Ikusagami held on, ignoring the heat until
it became too much and let go. He kicked Godzilla away as
he drew the sword back, steam rising from the blood on the
blade. Utsuno Ikusagami needed to kill Godzilla, again, even
faster because the longer the fight went on, the hotter the
reptile's body would become. He was already badly damaged
just from being too close to the monster, let alone touching
him. Utsuno Ikusagami was backing away when Godzilla's tail
swiped under his feet, causing the mighty being to fall face
forward. Godzilla fired his heat ray, sending the warrior
flying in the opposite direction.
Utsuno Ikusagami tried to get up, but Godzilla
was already upon him. Utsuno Ikusagami acted fast, punching
Godzilla in the groin, causing the beast to shriek and stagger
backward as the god returned to his feet. Utsuno Ikusagami
was planning his next move when Godzilla recovered and bit
down on Utsuno Ikusagami's shoulder. Now the roles were reversed
as Utsuno Ikusagami tried to dislodge the mutant dinosaur,
but Godzilla would not be denied. His teeth bit harder. The
heat was so great that it helped the teeth get deeper in,
past the armor and into Utsuno Ikusagami's flesh. Utsuno Ikusagami
was about to zap Godzilla when his spines flashed and before
he knew it, Godzilla was firing his ray while still chomped
down on the god. Utsuno Ikusagami zapped Godzilla with his
energy but Godzilla refused to let go, still biting down,
still firing his death ray. Utsuno Ikusagami fired his medallion
beam at point blank. Godzilla was forced off his feet and
But he still fired his beam, which connected
with Utsuno Ikusagami's and caused a massive explosion. The
silver god almost fell as he staggered back, but the Yamato
god quickly recovered and ran forward before the smoke could
clear, wanting to attack before Godzilla could get up. He
learned the hard way that he already was. As he ran into the
smoke he was slapped across the face by a powerful tail. Stunned,
Utsuno Ikusagami just stood there as Godzilla punched him,
first with his right fist, then the left, then kicked him
down. Godzilla bent down and lifted Utsuno Ikusagami high
above him, spinning him around before throwing him high into
the air. Utsuno Ikusagami was falling when suddenly Godzilla
lunged forward and swiped his claws, sending the Yamato god
flying far away.
The deity collided with the Earth, sending
dust and debris from the nuclear explosion flying into the
air. Despite the pain, Utsuno Ikusagami quickly got up and
threw another spear of energy, but Godzilla blocked it with
his heat ray. Utsuno Ikusagami summoned another energy spear,
this time planning on throwing both his sword and the spear
while blocking the beam with his own. He fired his energy
attack and threw both holy weapons. To his utter horror, however,
Godzilla's death beam expanded to such a size that it engulfed
the holy beam, energy spear, and divine sword. It didn't stop
there. As the beam grew bigger, it engulfed Utsuno Ikusagami
as well. A massive blast was seen, heard and felt for miles
around, one that rivaled the earlier nuclear warhead.
Utsuno Ikusagami could not believe the pain
he was in. He stood up and saw that his armor was melting.
His sword had been damaged almost beyond recognition. The
blade was gone, melted down to a dull hilt. Was he really
going to stay and continue the fight? Utsuno Ikusagami decided
that for now, retreat would be the better option. He had enough
trouble trying to kill Godzilla in his normal form, but this
burning mode was proving to be something else all together.
If Godzilla wasn't a super monster before, he was now. In
this state, there was no way Utsuno Ikusagami could win. He
would have to finish this fight another day, after recovering
from his injuries. But first thing's first. He needed to recover
his sword and distract Godzilla long enough for his escape.
Utsuno Ikusagami flew forward and grappled
with Godzilla. The two slid across the ground, neither one
gaining the advantage. Godzilla would change that. He rammed
his head forward, causing the god to lose his balance and
fall down. Godzilla held him down with one hand while pummeling
him with the other. Finally the beast opened his mouth, ready
to fire another blast, ready to kill this thing, whatever
it was, once and for all. He didn't know who or what it was
and he didn't care. All he knew was that he would never find
peace in this hostile world as long as it lived, he could
sense it already planning to escape and kill him when they
meet again. His instincts told him to kill it now, while it
was still hurt.
Utsuno Ikusagami panicked, his hands roaming
around in his crazed state, trying to dislodge the beast,
when his hand felt something. Out of the corner of his eye
he saw what he needed: The hilt of his once mighty sword.
The blade was mostly gone except for a jagged little piece
of metal sticking out of where the hilt ended. He brought
his arm up and slashed the broken sword across Godzilla's
face. Godzilla shrieked as he was blinded, blood pouring out
like crimson tears. Utsuno Ikusagami fired his beam again,
knocking Godzilla off of him. He stopped for only a moment,
thinking if he should run or stay and fight. He quickly deduced
that Godzilla was still too powerful, even without his eyes.
Godzilla's other senses were still strong enough to know where
he was. Utsuno Ikusagami took to the sky, barely dodging another
death ray from Godzilla who either smelt him or heard him
escaping. By the time his eyes healed, Godzilla saw that Utsuno
Ikusagami was too far away to chase, already a dot in the
Utsuno Ikusagami had flown for nearly thirty
minutes before he felt he was too far away for Godzilla to
shoot him down. He looked down at the broken sword in his
hand. Before today, he would have never thought it could be
damaged, let alone destroyed. He hoped it could be fixed.
Before today, he used to scoff at the rumors that Godzilla
could not be killed forever, by man, machine, monster, alien
or god. That he was a monster to monsters. Now he believed
them. He also felt guilty, guilty at the anger he felt for
the mortals whose foolishness brought Godzilla into this world
and had caused suffering and death for countless, both the
innocent and the wicked. Felt guilty for how he felt sorrow
for Godzilla and his mutant brethren, knowing that they were
just as much victims of the atomic age as the mortals were
victims of their attacks. He now fully understood why Godzilla
was so powerful, why this mistake existed in the first place,
and what he stood for. He heard the word symbolism and he
now saw that if life was such then Godzilla would represent
war. The beast was made by a nuclear weapon, a device of war
and that is why man will never be free. Fighting Godzilla
is fighting war, and as long as there are people there will
be war, there will be more mistakes such as nuclear weapons,
and as long as these things existed, so would Godzilla.
Man had opened Pandora's Box and it could not
be closed. Utsuno Ikusagami was about to leave when twin purple
streams of deadly energy hit him in the back. He looked over
and saw an armored caterpillar. It was Earth's own little
fallen guardian. The Black Mothra. Battra roared, her mission
was to destroy any threat to the world or any unnatural being
that might upset the balance. As far as she was concerned,
gods only belonged in the sky or the underworld. They had
no place on the Earth's surface, and since he was a god on
the surface, Utsuno Ikusagami was an unnatural being. Utsuno
Ikusagami glared at Battra as it charged forward. Ignorant
insect! Did it not know who he was? What he was? If not for
the gods, there would be no planet Earth for it to protect
in the first place. Battra was a fallen guardian now. She
still fulfilled her mission, yet had been blinded by the end
goal beyond reason. The bug should have been destroyed the
moment she became corrupted. Utsuno Ikusagami charged forward.
This was one mistake he would not feel guilty putting down.
Many miles away, computer engineers were trying
to find out who had fired the nuclear warhead at Washington
D.C. when someone hacked their computers and every screen
began displaying the same image. One that hadn't been seen
since the 1960's, when Godzilla destroyed their base of operations,
or so it had seemed. Everyone was shocked. Many miles above
in space, the satellite that had fired the nuke featured the
same logo that was now appearing on the computers. A red bamboo.