|By: Thomas Singleton
New York City...
A city filled with over eight million people. Large,
towering skyscrapers reached up from out of the ground, and touched
the skies. During the day, millions of people flocked the streets,
delaying multitudes of cars and other vehicles from reaching their
destinations. At night, the city was alive with vibrant glows
of splendor beauty and majesty. It is the pinnacle of Man’s
dominion, a kingdom apart of the most powerful nation the world
had ever known.
But Mankind's greatest achievements and architecture
would become short-lived.
The Sun resided in the sky, bathing the magnificent
city in its lustrous glow. Light glinted off the glass and steel
frames of the skyscrapers. Car horns hounded the streets, urging
one another to move. Drivers rolled down their windows, shouting
empty threats at one another, before listening to the morning
radio and drinking coffee.
In Manhattan, crowds of people impatiently waited
for the crosswalk sign to give them permission to cross. When
the crimson, digitized hand faded, and the image of a pallid glowing
human appeared, the crowd ventured down the crosswalk, in unison.
But a loud, honking noise encouraged them to reconsider. The people
stopped, narrowly avoiding contact with a speeding taxi-cab. Inside
the taxi-cab, a beautiful blonde actress looked behind her, amazed
and petrified by the events unfolding that very instant.
The crowd issued their unheard complaints, but
even they were silenced by a thundering holler. The sound was
un-soothing, ravenous in nature and disbelief. Its vocals shattered
the window frames latched to cars and buildings. Street lamps
blew apart, unable to withstand the terrifying howl of the monstrous
entity. From the edge of a street corner, it emerged. Grayish
scales covered the creature, which seeped with the cold fountains
of the Atlantic waters. The disgusting smell of fish and ocean
waters filled the nostrils of the tiny humans below. Jagged, razor-sharp
spines jutted out of the behemoth’s back. The creature was
bipedal, standing on two massive legs that were strong enough
to support its huge figure. It had three toenails, attached to
each of its reptilian feet. Each hand possessed four claws, capable
of shredding asphalt with the utmost ease. A flab of skin stretched
out of its neck, ending with tiny spikes. Its massive skull resembled
an iguana’s, prehistoric and ancient in nature. An amalgam
of reddish-orange texture reprised the cornea of the reptile’s
eyes. A long, massive tail swung back and forth, demolishing tiny
structures in its wake. Sharp, pointy teeth protruded out of its
Another roar emanated out of the back of its throat,
louder than ever before. It was a cry of anger, signifying the
hunt was on. With another earth-trembling step, Zilla tore off
down the road, intent on destroying the taxi-cab and its occupants.
Zilla’s feet pounded the street, splintering its artificial
surface with its towering mass. People and cars alike were crushed
by Zilla’s moving feet. Chaos followed suit, shrouding the
judgment of everyone present, making them panic. To most, the
ground was constantly quaking from Zilla’s rampant pursuit,
hindering their ability to abscond fast enough.
As Zilla closed in, jaws wide and ready to swallow
the taxi-can whole, a humanoid fist blindsided the titanic reptile,
plowing Zilla’s lower jaw into the pavement. Zilla raked
the street, flattening vehicles and splitting the road asunder.
The massive reptile dug its hind legs into the ground, prompting
the titan to rise erect off the ground. Zilla arose, shedding
shards of asphalt and glass from its flesh. The taxi-cab twirled
around, hundreds of meters away. It came to a complete stop. Zilla’s
predatory visage favored the cab, wishing to digest it and quell
its insatiable appetite.
But Zilla’s attacker revealed itself. A massive,
bulky beast landed between Zilla and its prey. Dark hair covered
the majority of its body. The animal’s face, fists and feet
were exposed, revealing their dreary coated skin. To any onlookers
brave enough to stay long enough to observe the chaotic situation,
the beast was a massive ape, comparable to the size of Zilla.
Strands of white hair resided on its back, a showcase of stature
and rank to its species. Zilla’s animalistic tendencies
failed to comprehend the history of the beast before it, never
knowing that the creature that defied it was King Kong, the Eighth
Wonder of the World!
King Kong’s facial features molded an intolerant
complexion. Kong’s upper lip curled up, allowing him to
expose his manlike teeth. Zilla sneered in contempt, deeming Kong
a threat not to take lightly. In defiance, Kong raised his massive
arms and pounded his brawny fists against his sturdy chest. Finally,
King Kong slammed both fists into the ground, annihilating it
with his awesome strength. The street recoiled from the impact
and dispersed in all directions.
It was a challenge.
Zilla stepped back, intimidated. The reptile surveyed
the large structures surrounding them. It instinctively searched
for a way out, should the massive ape prove to be too much of
a challenge. If push came to shove, Zilla would claw its way through
the ground, and tunnel to safety. With its retreating strategy
staged, Zilla launched an attack.
The giant reptile hurled its figure at the massive
ape. Zilla’s gaping maw aimed for Kong’s throat, poised
to crush the ape’s windpipe. Instead, Kong caught Zilla’s
jaws with both hands. With his Herculean strength, Kong shoved
Zilla head first into a nearby skyscraper. Zilla’s organic
skull penetrated the exterior of the building, where the building
employees screamed in terror. Kong took advantage of Zilla’s
inability to see him, and wrapped one of his massive arms around
Zilla’s neck. The giant ape pulled the reptile out of the
building, and swung it around. Kong cruelly attempted to suffocate
Zilla, cutting the reptile off from its air supply. Zilla panicked
and rapidly thrashed around, attempting to break itself free.
Losing his grip, Kong leaned forward, bringing Zilla with him.
Kong plowed Zilla’s face into the ruptured pavement. The
impact temporarily knocked Zilla out. King Kong used the time
Kong gritted his teeth, as he viciously pounded
Zilla’s ribcage. The physical blows wrought enough devastation
to awaken Zilla from its unconsciousness. Kong’s indomitable
strength shattered one of Zilla’s ribs. The broken bone
pierced out of Zilla’s underbelly. Kong considered the exposed
bone with envious eyes. Kong reached down to grab it, but Zilla
lashed out, clamping its jaws around King Kong’s shoulder.
Zilla’s mandibles applied enough strength to crack the shoulder
joints. Kong started losing all sensation to his shoulder. In
retaliation, Kong seized the opportunity; the giant ape reached
down and clenched the exposed bone. Kong commanded his arm to
use all the strength it had accessible. Zilla relinquished his
hold, and screamed in agony. King Kong met Zilla’s painful
gaze, and snarled cruelly.
Kong disconnected the bone from Zilla’s skeletal
structure, and ripped it away. A torrent of scarlet blood leaked
out of the fresh wound. Suddenly, Zilla summoned an increase of
strength, obtained only by the intense pain it was undergoing.
Zilla pushed itself off the ground and collided against Kong.
The physical impact forced Kong to stumble back, giving Zilla
enough time to find its footing. Kong dropped the piece of Zilla’s
rib and rushed forward, but Zilla whipped its tail back and smacked
it into Kong’s cranium. King Kong charged forward, but was
unable to grapple its intended target. Seeing Kong’s sides
exposed, Zilla rushed forward, smashing the towering ape into
a building on the other side of the street. The demolished skyscraper
buried the two titans underneath thousands of tons of debris and
concrete. Amidst the rubble, Zilla’s jagged spines were
visibly seen. But an unseen force pushed Zilla out of the rubble.
Zilla struck the street and slid across its surface, flattening
anything unlucky enough to be caught in its path.
King Kong burst out of the rubble. The monstrous
ape charged Zilla, showing no measure of mercy. Kong charged the
colossal reptile, running on all fours to increase his speed.
Zilla stood upright and charged at the oncoming ape, intent on
meeting King Kong head on. The two towering titans clashed in
the streets of Manhattan. Zilla clawed the giant ape, scourging
deep claw marks in Kong’s hairy surface. King Kong ignored
the pain, and jabbed Zilla aside the snout. It nearly broke the
reptile’s jaw structure, but it didn’t keep it from
fighting. Zilla lunged at Kong, clamping its jaws over Kong’s
throat. Kong tried to holler in agony, but Zilla’s squeezing
jaws prevented it. King Kong gripped the outskirts of Zilla’s
maw, and attempted to separate them from his throat.
It was like trying to separate the jaws of a crocodile.
Kong angrily pounded Zilla’s skull, but the
reptile knew it wouldn’t last any longer. With the oxygen
rapidly depleting, Kong’s strength reduced drastically.
Kong’s legs struggled to keep the ape erect, but without
any air, they lost their balance. Zilla’s strong neck muscles
augmented the strength needed to keep Kong at bay. Kong’s
entire mass was being held up by Zilla’s jawbones. King
Kong’s life force was dwindling. It wouldn’t be long
until it had completely deviated.
Unknown to the two monsters, military vehicles
were making their way to the battleground. The large vehicles
came to a screeching halt. Rockets concealed inside their compartments
eerily awaited their deployment. Targeting computers concentrated
on Zilla’s cold-blooded shape. The field commander ordered
his soldiers to open fire. Without hesitation, the rockets leaped
out of their holding pins, and sped to strike Zilla’s backside.
A second later, the rockets detonated against Zilla’s scaly
hide, singing the flesh and leaving smoldering craters behind.
Zilla relinquished its fatal grip it had over King Kong, and dropped
the ape. Kong landed on the ground, and slumped into a sprawling
position. Zilla tilted its head, spotting its attackers. Two other
rockets blazed out of their confinements, intending to inflict
as much damage possible. Zilla bent down, successfully avoiding
the two rockets. The rockets sped off course, striking a restaurant.
Two, separate explosions enveloped the restaurant, and fused together.
It incinerated the building completely, and everyone inside.
Zilla prepared to attack the rocket launchers,
but a strange sound filled the air. Zilla arched its neck back
and scanned the sky. Over a dozen apache helicopters filled its
reptilian vision. In front of the attacking aircrafts, chain guns
extinguished hundreds of bullets per second. The hot lead bounced
off of Zilla’s armored-hide. Zilla growled at the platoon
of helicopters. In response, dozens of missiles were unleashed
from their holding pins. Zilla’s instincts urged it to run
and seek shelter. It didn’t think twice; Zilla jumped over
a building complex and down a street corner. The homing missiles
followed closely behind, but ended up striking a series of apartments
and skyscrapers. Balls of fire ruptured the manmade objects, reducing
their unintended targets to a smoldering pile of rubble.
The pilots onboard the apache helicopters marbled
at King Kong’s unmoving form. They prepared to eject another
payload, but the ape’s eyes slit open. Kong quickly got
off the ground, attempting to locate his reptilian opponent. But
instead of finding Zilla, Kong found an army of apache helicopters,
opening fire. Dozens of missiles tracked the heat signatures from
Kong’s body. They plowed into Kong’s muscular shape,
incinerating portions of his hair and skin. A fierce growl escaped
Kong’s vocals. Kong ignored the pain and charged the attacking
aircrafts. Realizing Kong’s intentions, the apache helicopters
started to flee, but a few failed.
Kong’s swinging fists caught one of them,
demolishing it completely. Shards of the apache helicopter rained
down from the sky, pelting the streets below. The others were
well beyond Kong’s grasp, but it didn’t stop the ape
from attacking. Kong sunk his fingers into the rooftop of a skyscraper
nearby. He ripped it away from the building, and tossed it at
the fleeing helicopters. It destroyed several before falling into
King Kong emitted a silent growl of victory. He
proceeded to try and locate Zilla, but to no avail. Kong sniffed
the air, and caught Zilla’s scent. Kong’s irritation
increased, as he dwelled upon his reptilian antagonist. Without
another thought, Kong leaped into action, and followed Zilla’s
Miles away, Zilla was terrorizing the district.
It purposely flattened any humans it located. But suddenly, a
familiar scent lingered into the vicinity of Zilla’s nostrils.
At the end of the street, a familiar taxi-cab had broken down.
Inside, the blonde woman attempted to unbuckle her seatbelt, but
it was jammed. She looked down the road, realizing Zilla had found
Zilla slurped its blood stained teeth. It grunted
a fiendish snarl and charged. It closed in, jaws wide and ready
to devour its prey. A loud roar rumbled from the rooftops. Zilla
ignored it, determined to gobble up its target. A shadow fell
over Zilla’s sprinting figure. King Kong jumped from the
rooftops, landing in-between the taxicab and Zilla. Zilla, a fast
and agile kaiju, wasn’t fast enough to avoid Kong’s
swinging forearm. The reptile moaned painfully, as tumbled into
a high school. The school crumbled underneath Zilla’s mass.
Blood leaked out of Zilla’s jaws, a testament of the damage
it received from Kong’s brutal attack. But it wasn’t
enough to keep Zilla down.
As Zilla arose, Kong jumped at it from behind.
It was an error on the ape’s part. Zilla used it to its
advantage; the fiendish reptile buried its bony spines into Kong’s
abdomen. Kong roared painfully, and lost his balance. Zilla swiftly
battered Kong’s face with its muscular tail. Kong fell to
the ground, but he was quick to regain his composure. He witnessed
Zilla rushing forward, but Kong tackled Zilla’s leg, catching
Zilla off guard. Zilla was forced to fall frontward. Zilla was
fast; Kong was faster. King Kong rolled away, and leaped to his
feet. Before Zilla could rise, Kong buried his fist into Zilla’s
It was enough to not only crack Zilla’s neck,
but also send him reeling to the ground. Kong turned away, spotting
the blonde actress escaping the taxicab. They stared into one
another’s eyes. Kong felt a sudden sense of belonging. Only
the human had ever touched his animalistic spirit. In payment,
Kong was willing to sacrifice everything for her. Before Zilla
could rise again, Kong took the time to approach her and picked
her up with one of his hands. He sprinted away, heading in the
direction of the Empire State Building.
Zilla weakly pulled itself to its feet. It surveyed
the destroyed environment, searching for its foe and prey alike.
But neither of them was around. The ground quaked beneath Zilla’s
feet. Zilla turned, spotting Kong running away, with its prey
in his grasp. Ahead of the majestic ape was a towering building,
larger than any other in the city. It bolted into a sprint, chasing
after King Kong with superior speed.
Kong glanced down at the woman in his hand. Never
before had she looked so small. But he had also never been so
large. He stopped before the Empire State Building. King Kong
marbled at its colossal height. It would take a few minutes for
him to climb to the top. Kong reached up, and buried his fingers
into the structure. Knowing it could support his massive weight,
Kong climbed up, with his feet embracing the skyscraper’s
exterior tightly. But a bellowing roar of defiance caught Kong’s
attention. The ape turned, spotting Zilla heading right for them.
Not wanting to risk the woman’s life, Kong rushed his enterprise,
and climbed up faster.
When King Kong was halfway up, Zilla reached the
base. Zilla greedily examined the building, wondering out it could
climb upwards. Zilla’s impatience proved unbearable; the
reptilian fiend sunk its claws into the skyscraper and climbed
upwards. Kong reached the top, and placed the woman inside an
open window. He stared at her, determined to protect her. But
his thoughtful intentions became replaced by a staggering pain.
Kong’s gaze descended, and saw Zilla’s jaws crushing
one of his ankles. Zilla’s weight pulled Kong down. Kong
reached out, burying his fist into the building, attempting to
impede his fall. Kong howled in despair, knowing he couldn’t
reach down and batter Zilla’s face. Kong improvised; the
ape raked its hand against an alignment of windows, chucking a
combination of glass and debris into Zilla’s eyes. Zilla
remain unaffected by Kong’s strategy. Zilla unlatched itself
from the building entirely. Kong embedded his hands deep within
the mainframe of the building. He heaved heavily, drawing in oxygen
into his lungs. Zilla’s entire body was hanging from Kong’s
injured ankle. The fiendish reptile was offering Kong an ultimatum.
King Kong gritted his teeth, un-amused by Zilla’s
strategy. He paid one last look at the woman, before relinquishing
his hold on the building. The surprised Zilla widened its eyes,
never believing Kong would ever do it. In midair, Kong grabbed
Zilla’s scaly body and pulled it closer. The ape unmercifully
pounded Zilla’s injured ribcage, inflicting further damage.
Zilla clawed Kong’s face, exacting bloody smears. But neither
of them could overcome the other before striking the world below.
A hotel complex broke their fall, but it wasn’t
enough. While the hotel was smashed beyond reckoning, they still
struck the ground beneath it. The ground raised high into the
air, and pervaded into all directions. It generated a powerful
tremor that shook the entire city. Buildings nearby crumbled from
the aftershock. Dense smoke covered the district, bleaching out
any sign of the two titanic monsters. Amidst the dense smoke,
King Kong and Zilla resumed their brutal battle. Despite having
the wind knocked out of them, neither of them was willing to give
the other an advantage.
Kong clenched Zilla’s snout, and shoved the
reptile face first into the asphalt. King Kong pummeled the back
of Zilla’s head. The physical blows traumatized the reptile,
killing its nerve cells and diminishing its ability to stay conscious.
Yet it still managed to retaliate; Zilla timed Kong’s swinging
fists just right, and avoided them. The cunning reptile buried
its teeth into Kong’s weakened shoulder. Unwillingly to
repeat the past, Kong augmented enough strength to detach Zilla’s
jaws from his shoulder. He seized the opportunity, and picked
the fiendish reptile off the ground. With his incredible strength,
Kong held Zilla over his head, and threw the reptile hundreds
of meters away.
Zilla fell into an apartment complex. The buildings
were smashed to pieces, but Zilla managed to quickly get up. It
realized Kong was too strong. In the distance, King Kong charged,
never giving Zilla a chance to get a second wind. Zilla shifted
its stance and ran away, its destination being: the Hudson River.
Kong chased after his reptilian foe. He faintly
turned and stared at the Empire State Building, pleased that the
woman he had grown to cherish was now safe. Kong spotted Zilla
not far ahead of him. The reptile had reached the end of the road,
and was preparing to leap into the water. As it started to lunge
forward, Kong’s hands clasped Zilla’s tail. Zilla
sneered irritably, frustrated by Kong’s interference. But
Kong simply grunted; he swung the tail and elevated Zilla into
the air. Zilla was hurled into a building, undaunted by the impact.
Kong charged the reptile, but Zilla shifted its posture and leaped
into the Hudson, disappearing beneath its murky surface. Kong
stopped at the water’s edge, noticing his reflection. Bloody
cuts and bruises occupied the ape’s facial appearance. It
had been a vicious, brutal battle. Even if Kong enjoyed enforcing
his dominance upon the other giants of the world, he always looked
forward to a long, provoking rest.
The silhouette of a massive creature appeared beneath
the murky surface. Kong snapped out of his trance, but it was
too late. Zilla’s upper body tore out of the water, and
hooked its gaping maw around Kong’s chin. King Kong was
one of the strongest creatures to ever walk the Earth, but not
even he could stop himself from being pulled underwater. Beneath
the gloomy, frigid waters of the Hudson, Kong violently battered
Zilla with his raging fists. Zilla unlatched its jaws, and swam
away, not because of Kong’s violent demeanor, but because
of the thrill of the hunt.
Beneath the water, Kong was in Zilla’s domain.
It was here, Kong was weak and defenseless. Zilla wouldn’t
have it any other way. Kong used his wagging arms and legs to
propel himself to the surface. Kong emerged out of the water,
searching for land. Hundreds of feet away, Kong spotted the shore
and desperately reached for it. His wet hair glistened in the
sunlight, instilling a beautiful blend of harmony and beauty.
Kong reached closer for the edge, but beneath the water, he was
completely helpless. Underneath the water, Zilla swam up to Kong,
raking its dorsal spines into Kong’s back. Red blood gushed
out of Kong’s wound, staining the surrounding waters.
Kong reached out and grabbed the shoreline. The
ape pulled himself to the shore, and started exiting the Hudson.
A few blocks away, people evacuated out of a power plant, not
willing to stick around and suffer the consequences. Kong’s
weak, tired eyes spotted the power plant and sensed the electricity
surging within. He gathered what little strength he had left and
crawled into its direction.
Behind the frail beast, the waters were disturbed
by a phenomenal force. Zilla jumped out of the water, and landed
on the ground. Gravity had thrusted Zilla’s massive figure
hard enough to submerge its feet beneath the ground. Zilla stretched
its muscles, and licked its teeth. Its predatory eyes concentrated
on Kong’s crawling form. Never before had it seen the brutal
ape in such a weakened state. Zilla greatly anticipated the thrill
of devouring such a powerful beast.
Zilla pursued King Kong, but abided its time.
Kong reached his destination. He pushed himself
off the ground, and stood on both feet. Zilla burst into a sprint,
and struck Kong’s back. The collision knocked Kong into
the power plant, where his gigantic body crushed the building
instantaneously. But it also severed power cables, which entangled
Kong’s brawny arms and legs. Millions of volts of electricity
enveloped Kong’s very being. Zilla watched gleefully, enjoying
the thought of feeding off a barbequed ape. But Zilla’s
eyes widened in fear.
King Kong rose out of the rubble, immune to the
effects of the electricity. Veins bulged out of Kong’s skin,
as his body evolved. Kong’s muscles increased drastically.
His strength improved tenfold. Electricity coursed through Kong’s
veins, granting him a second chance at dismantling his foe. Kong
turned, noticing Zilla launching an attack. But to Zilla’s
disarray, it failed to sink its teeth into Kong’s throat;
instead, Kong smashed his fist into Zilla’s cranium. The
physical assault sent Zilla reeling for miles. Not even skyscrapers
could stop Zilla’s uncontrolled momentum. Zilla smashed
into a street corner, forging a large impact crater underneath
it. The fiendish reptile opened its eyelids, realizing a large
trail before it. Skyscrapers struggled to stay intact, despite
having a large hole within the center of its arrangement; however,
the sight of devastation did not bring fear to Zilla’s cunning
It was the burly creature walking toward it. Zilla
picked itself off the ground and searched for an exit. Instead
of running, Zilla sought to escape in the only way it knew how.
Zilla rapidly slashed the ground, tunneling a deep enough hole
for it to burrow under the surface of the city. But before Zilla
could escape, Kong’s electrifying hands gripped his tail
and pulled him out. The electricity fried the layer of flesh around
Zilla’s tail. It stunned the reptile long enough for Kong
to drag its injured carcass out of the crater.
Kong released his grip and circled Zilla, intimidating
the reptile with his prowling nature. Zilla weakly breathed in
air, and tried to recuperate its lost strength. But it knew it
would take hours to return to its former potency. In desperation,
Zilla lashed out, hoping to catch King Kong by surprise. It didn’t
expect Kong to be ready for it; Kong caught Zilla’s jaws
and kept them at bay. Electricity circulated out of Kong’s
fingertips, frying Zilla’s entire face. Without any remorse,
Kong widened the gap between Zilla’s jaws, never stopping
until they splintered into separate pieces. Kong dropped Zilla’s
broken face and briefly studied the wounded reptile.
Its chest was still inhaling air, signaling life
was still present. Kong bashed its fists into Zilla’s chest,
and kept them pressed against it. Electricity surged out of Kong’s
hands, searing Zilla's entire body, reducing the skin to a burnt
out cinder. Before long, Zilla had been reduced to a cadaver of
Kong raised his fists off Zilla's lifeless carcass
and drummed them against his chest. A victorious roar escaped the
back of Kong's throat. King Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World,
surveyed the ravaged landscape of Man's domain. Today, a creation
of Nature had stormed the kingdom of Man, and would leave triumphant.