Red Godzilla 赤いゴジラ

Red Godzilla
Red Godzilla

Conceived By : Minoru Yoshida

Powers / Weapons

Atomic ray

CONSIDERED FOR

Godzilla's Counterattack (1992)

Series // Unused Character

No Sound

History

An alternate form that would have appeared in the unmade 1992 movie Godzilla's Counterattack, Red Godzilla was the result of terrorists triggering a nuclear reaction inside Godzilla via an unspecified device. In order to stop Red Godzilla's resulting wrath from destroying Japan, a number of humans shrunken down to microscopic size would need to infiltrate Red Godzilla's body and deactivate the terrorists' device while Mechani-Kong stalled the beast. The most noteworthy visual effects of Red Godzilla would have been a glowing red patch of skin on its chest, and its body spewing hot gas.

While its intended movie was never made, the concept of a "Red Godzilla" would eventually come into play years later in the form of Burning Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995).


Trivia
  • No known concept art for Red Godzilla exists. Above is an interpretation created by Toho Kingdom staff using concept artwork of Godzilla from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994).
  • Created near the end of 1991, Red Godzilla is the earliest known "prototype" concept of Burning Godzilla. While the glowing chest and spewing gas would be incorporated into the latter, it is unknown if Red Godzilla would have also sported a modified red or spiral atomic ray.
  • In the 2001 movie Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Baragon is briefly identified as "Red Godzilla" by some characters. This false identification is likely just a coincidence and not meant to be a reference to this unmade form, however.