|By: Kristian Zatkoff
Dark times had fallen on Monster Island.
On mainland Japan there was an accident which
had resulted in a nuclear reactor exploding. But that wasn't
the worst of it. Reports indicated that the fallout went out
to sea... where Godzilla was swimming. Now the beast had once
again become Burning Godzilla. Fearing that he would go into
meltdown, the military sent out special weapons that would freeze
the Monster King. Their efforts were in vain as the other kaiju
on the island mistook this as an attack on them. Anguirus, Baragon,
Gorosaurus, Varan and several others had crushed the DAG-MB96's
while Rodan swatted the Super-X3 and ASTOL-MB93's out of the
sky like flies. As if that wasn't bad enough, the resulting
fight had caused the Monster King to fall into one of the island's
active volcanos. With the Super-X3 out of commission it would
be impossible to freeze Godzilla.
While new freezer weapons were being sent in,
charges were set on the volcano to free Godzilla in the hopes
that he would go back into the sea where the cold water would
help slow down his rising body temperature. Night time had fallen
as a storm was brewing over the island and the charges were
set off. The island was rocked by a mighty blast that could
be felt for miles. Unknown to the rest of the island, an unwelcome
guest had landed nearby. Enshrouded in darkness, only the red
eyes of Hedorah could be seen in the gloom. Lava pored out of
the volcano as Godzilla walked out, large patches of red skin
pulsing, his spikes and eyes glowing with uncontrolled power.
Steam issued from him as well as dead, burning flesh flaking
off of his body as it worked endlessly to replace the dying
cells. His spikes randomly flashed with energy once in a while,
a testament to his runaway radiation.
Hedorah called out, getting Godzilla's attention,
then fired a jagged beam at the Monster King. The devil was
angered by such an act. How dare this thing attack him in his
own home, his very kingdom? Hedorah body slammed into Godzilla
in a plan to dissolve the dinosaur with his own acidic body.
Hedorah was pleased to hear Godzilla scream in agony until he
felt his body burn. Hedorah let go as he backpedaled away from
Godzilla in pain. He looked up to see Godzilla slam his hand
right into one of his eyes. Both monsters cried out in unimaginable
pain. Godzilla was refusing to let go despite his intense agony.
He wanted the Smog Monster to burn to death. Godzilla was puzzled
as the pain went away. Despite his current situation he pulled
his hand out to see that his right arm had been reduced to nothing
but bone up to his elbow. Godzilla pushed Hedorah away in a
panic as he fired a powerful red atomic blast.
Hedorah screamed out as he was sent flying back
and slammed into the side of the volcano with a sickening splat,
dried chunks sent flying everywhere. Hedorah got up and realized
with horror that his body was flaking. Hedorah transformed into
his flying form and flew away. It was a short flight as he collided
face first into a powerful tail. Hedorah sent a dark mist out
of his body making Godzilla cough. Hedorah, back in his final
form, got up right away and tried to keep his distance. Once
Godzilla could breath again, he charged at Hedorah and threw
him into the lava that was still pouring out of the side of
Hedorah panicked in his effort to get out of
the molten rock. Godzilla took advantage of this, his body surged
with red hot power as he lift up his head, opened his toothy
maw and spewed out deadly energy on par with a miniature nuclear
blast. Hedorah was sent flying through the air by the blast
and landed a few miles away. Hedorah was flailing about on the
ground, thrashing his arms, his eyes popping and sizzling. Godzilla
fired another blast of his atomic ray.
Godzilla stopped pouring the nuclear energy and
stared. Hedorah was laying in a crater dried out, dead. Godzilla
let out a victorious roar as lightning flashed across the night
sky. Godzilla had won, it should have ended there.
Fate had other plans.
It finally began to rain, Hedorah's corpse absorbed
the much-needed water, his body quickly having life flow through
it again. His eyes slowly returned, changed from ashy black
back to ruby red. After a good five minutes, Hedorah blinked.
He sat up and let out a gurgle. Godzilla was just a few steps
away when he the noise got his attention. He paused mid-step,
not sure if he had really heard it. He listened for a few minutes
but other then the hiss of rain evaporating on his burning hot
flesh, he heard nothing.
Then there was a pop. Godzilla turned around
only to get a face full of acidic sludge. Godzilla howled in
bloody rage as Hedorah fired jagged beams at his feet. Godzilla
danced around as his feet burned, causing him to fall into a
large pit made by Baragon earlier that day from the battle with
G-Force. Hedorah rushed over, not wanting to give Godzilla a
chance to fight back. Godzilla's eyes still burned too much
to open, so he was unable to notice Hedorah until he felt something
cold and wet cover him like a slimy blanket. Godzilla's grunt
of disgust soon turned into a enraged roar as burning, stinging
pain ran all over his body. The sludge soon burned away as Godzilla
forced his own body to burn hotter, but the sludge soon turned
into toxic smoke which filled Godzilla's lungs and burned. Godzilla
coughed and choked on the toxic fumes. Hedorah couldn't help
but laugh. Godzilla had caused him much trouble in the past.
He only wanted to feed, but he and several others had always
attacked him. That's why he was on this island. He was going
to fight off all the other monsters, so he could go wherever
he pleased and feed off the world's pollution.
Godzilla now knew where Hedorah was, thanks to
his mocking laughter, but he was coughing too much to fire his
atomic breath. Suddenly, his body gave off a bright red and
white glow, and the next thing Hedorah knew, he had slid and
fell a good distance away as burning hot energy blasted him.
Godzilla could finally breath as the nuclear pulse had pushed
away the toxic fumes. Godzilla opened his eyes and let the rain
wash away the filth. Now able to see again, the living nuclear
bomb climbed out of the pit and looked back to see Hedorah staring
at him. Godzilla let energy surge through him, but this time
his spikes were not the only thing glowing as his entire body
was glowing a bright reddish-orange, making it nearly impossible
to look at him. His body was giving off even more steam, with
even more burning embers flaking off his body. His footprints
were on fire, some of them even made the ground become molten
rock. It was raining the burning embers like a rain of fire,
nearby trees caught on fire from just being too close to Godzilla.
Hedorah saw this and knew he had to act quick.
The rain helped keep him alive and made it harder to dry him
out, but he wasn't as big as he was before. The last beam attack
and nuclear pulse had vaporized huge chunks of his body. At
this rate all the water in the world would not help him if he
ended up completely vaporized. Hedorah fired a glob of himself
right into Godzilla's eyes. Caught off-guard by this, Godzilla
had stumbled back and fell at the worst time as his beam flew
harmlessly over the toxic monster and hit a distant mountain
with the force of a nuke.
Godzilla got up in time to see a huge mushroom
cloud just as Hedorah flew at him and latched on, heading right
for the sea. The two beasts fell into the cold sea which quickly
boiled and steamed from Godzilla's body heat. Both monsters
were completely submerged, giving Hedorah the much-needed advantage.
Godzilla fired another beam at point-blank range. While some
of Hedorah was atomized into nothing, the water had lessened
the effects enough to shield him from most of the beam's power.
Hedorah grabbed Godzilla's head and shoved it deep into his
own body. Godzilla thrashed around with all of his might, firing
a powerful beam.
Hedorah endured the pain until it finally stopped.
Hedorah rose out of the water and walked onto
the shore. A flash of lightning showed several monsters staring
at Hedorah. Another flash and they were gone. No one wanted
to fight the new King of the Monsters and suffer a painful death
as a result. Hedorah gurgled a sickening laugh as he went back
to the sea to finish the job.
The next day, the world was gripped with fear
as the skeleton of the former Monster King, Godzilla, washed
up on the shores of Japan. Now only the brave or foolish would
dare to fight Hedorah, for death would take them before the
day was over.