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King of destruction

Postby Godzilla165 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:08 pm

I've always wondered who is worthy enough to have that title, and it's come down to two choices. King Ghidorah since he destroys planets for a living, and Godzilla since he levels cities. So who would you choose? Godzilla, King Ghidorah, or a comepletely different monster?
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Re: King of destruction

Postby edgaguirus » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:13 pm

Godzilla. Godzilla may only destroy cities, but his rampages leave plenty in ruin. Whatever Godzilla doesn't smash or stomp is burned by fire. Gravity bolts and hurricane winds do plenty of damage, but rapidly spreading flames can do far worse property and human life wise.
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Re: King of destruction

Postby ghidorasauras » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:26 pm

Ghidorah, obviously. He's a planet destroyer.
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Re: King of destruction

Postby Primevalgodzilla V2 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:56 am

Godzilla165 wrote:I've always wondered who is worthy enough to have that title, and it's come down to two choices. King Ghidorah since he destroys planets for a living, and Godzilla since he levels cities. So who would you choose? Godzilla, King Ghidorah, or a comepletely different monster?


I tink you essentially spelled out the obvious anser in your post. Planets vs Cities. Also, KG's gravity beams do cause 'rapidly spreading fires'. They are explosive too.

I would say mankind though. They are behind Godzilla, Destroyah, Biollante, and somewhat Hedorah and goodness knows what else. Then they create WMDs to kill those monsters that create even more destruction/monsters. Most of the good Godzilla movies carry a negative message about a certain aspect of mankind.
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Re: King of destruction

Postby JAGzilla » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:52 pm

Hedorah has to be on the list, at least. He may not cause as much property damage as other monsters, but he's hard to beat in terms of human carnage. He isn't like Godzilla or Ghidorah, where staying out of his direct path will probably save you. He leaves this cloud of poisonous, acidic fumes everywhere he flies. If you're within a few hundred yards of his path and exposed to outside air, you're going to be crippled at the very least.

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Re: King of destruction

Postby SoleMan » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:52 am

George Lucas certainly destroyed enough people's Childhoods...
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Re: King of destruction

Postby Rody » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:14 am

^Ooooooh... :freak:

Godzilla165 wrote:...and Godzilla since he levels cities.

EVERY monster levels cities. That's what they do.
However, few kaiju can claim to have killed entire planets, like King Ghidorah and Death Ghidorah.

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Re: King of destruction

Postby Julia Bristow » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:33 am

SoleMan wrote:George Lucas certainly destroyed enough people's Childhoods...


Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy lets not make this into a George Lucas bashing session now
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Re: King of destruction

Postby Mincecraft » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:34 am

^ I agree, let it drop people.

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Re: King of destruction

Postby Breakdown » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:22 pm

Anyone else think Ghidorah's reputation is a little wonky?

In GTTHM, he apparently wiped out all life on Mars and the descendants interbred with earthlings. If I recall, they said Mars was also pretty advanced, moreso than Earth right?

How is it that he is able to wipe out life on a technologically advanced Mars, but gets repelled by a much less technologically advanced Earth? Theres also the fact that almost every other alien race makes Ghidorah into their he-bitch.

To me that says that either A. Mars had a really sucky military thats equal to or less than Earth's B. Ghidorah is inconsistent and or has plot shield


Oh and the title goes to Godzilla. Hes death, destruction and war encarnate like his creators intended.
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Re: King of destruction

Postby Showa Gyaos » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:23 pm

King Ghidorah lives to destroy. Godzilla is a force of destruction, but not on the same level as Ghidorah.
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Re: King of destruction

Postby Reaper Man » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:26 pm

I'd go with Godzilla over Ghidorah. Godzilla usually ends up whipping Ghidorah's ass when they fight. Granted, he sometimes needs help, but there have been times when Godzilla's soloed Ghidorah, and never the other way around.
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Re: King of destruction

Postby JAGzilla » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:07 pm

Overall, I'd say Ghidorah is a bigger threat to humanity than Godzilla. For all his power, Godzilla is land-bound and fairly slow-moving. He can (usually) be seen coming and avoided/distracted/repelled. There's time for kind of counter-response to be put into action. And said responses frequently work. Flares lured him away from Osaka in GRA, the electric fence kept him out of Tokyo in KKvsG, Kiryu scared him off in GxMG, etc.

Ghidorah, on the other hand, can fly at supersonic speeds. He can be anywhere on the planet within a few hours, and can change direction instantly. Tokyo looks too heavily guarded? No problem, he just turns around and takes out Shanghai. And what next? Hong Kong? Sydney? Bangkok? He can hit any of them or any number of other targets in a matter of minutes. Our defenses can't be concentrated everywhere, so we'd be forced to shore up the most valuable cities and leave everything else at his mercy. And it's not like our defenses mean much to him, anyway. Our aircraft are like bugs to him, and most anti-aircraft missiles don't pack enough punch to bother him. Short of trying to blow him out of the sky with nukes, which would cause almost as much damage as he would, there's not a lot we can do about him. He can just keep attacking at will, until he wipes us out or terrestrial kaiju come to the rescue.

So I'd say Ghidorah deserves to be called the King of Destruction. Much more so than Godzilla, at any rate.


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