Favorite Version of King Ghidorah

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What Version is your Favorite

SHOWA VERSION
23
61%
HEISEI VERSION
2
5%
MECHA KING GHIDORAH
1
3%
DESGHIDORAH (DEATH GHIDORAH)
4
11%
CRETACEOUS KING GHIDORAH
0
No votes
GRAND KING GHIDORAH
8
21%
MULLENNIUM VERSION
0
No votes
MONSTER X / KEIZER GHIDORAH
0
No votes
 
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Favorite Version of King Ghidorah

Postby movieartman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:03 pm

KING GHIDORAH - Arguably the pinnacle of Godzilla Foes, he has many different incarnations over the years. Which version is your Favorite?

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby MaxRebo320 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:11 pm

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby The Question » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:13 pm

Showa or Grand King Ghidorah.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Tapkaara » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:20 pm

Showa all the way. Not only did this one look the best, but as a special effect, this one was executed the best.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby JAGzilla » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:27 pm

Showa. The original and still the best. He looked great, he had the best roar, he was a planet-killing alien that travelled in a meteor... he had a lot going for him. And he managed to really feel dangerous and menacing. The only downside would be that he couldn't actually fight all that well. But everything else about him was cool enough to make up for it.

Hesiei would be second place. His pathetic origin and reletive weakness aside, he looked very good and could actually fight intelligently. He would've killed Godzilla if not for the nuclear pulse.

GMK is third place, if mainly for the electric bites. Those things were awesome, and I hope future versions of Ghidorah reuse them.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Tapkaara » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:29 pm

JAGzilla wrote:Showa. The original and still the best. He looked great, he had the best roar, he was a planet-killing alien that travelled in a meteor... he had a lot going for him. And he managed to really feel dangerous and menacing. The only downside would be that he couldn't actually fight all that well. But everything else about him was cool enough to make up for it.

Hesiei would be second place. His pathetic origin and reletive weakness aside, he looked very good and could actually fight intelligently. He would've killed Godzilla if not for the nuclear pulse.

GMK is third place, if mainly for the electric bites. Those things were awesome, and I hope future versions of Ghidorah reuse them.


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Postby Kubo » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:38 pm

Showa. Psycho. Deadly. Evil. Brilliant.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Breakdown » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:45 pm

Argh, I cant pick between Mecha King Ghidorah, Death Ghidorah and Heisei Ghidorah.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Titanomajin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:03 pm

I respect Showa Ghidorah the most, but Des Ghidorah just looks boss, and has a badass name.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Titanomajin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:05 pm

Oh jeez I forgot all about that god-awful roar! Well design wise Des Ghidorah is my favorite.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Smuggers » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:43 pm

Showa Ghidorah has that creepy look to him - the way his heads are all over the place and his eyes are pretty black. Oh, and that cackle. He's kinda crazy.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby movieartman » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:52 pm

Copperydock wrote:Showa Ghidorah has that creepy look to him - the way his heads are all over the place and his eyes are pretty black. Oh, and that cackle. He's kinda crazy.

yeah the Showa Ghidorah was the Joker of the Godzilla, just total Chaos.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Pkmatrix » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:50 pm

Titanomajin wrote:I respect Showa Ghidorah the most, but Des Ghidorah just looks boss, and has a badass name.


I agree! I love Showa Ghidorah, but IMO Death Ghidorah is just more sinister-looking. 8-)

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby ghidorasauras » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:47 pm

SHOWA IS MY FAVORITE GHIDORAH!!!
But in all seriousness, the original, planet destroying, mane wearing, Ghidorah is my favorite.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Berzerkgodzilla » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:46 pm

Showa, I really think is design is the most aesthetically pleasing.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby Shadow » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:48 pm

SHOWA! MY FAVORITE IS SHOWA! THE ORIGIN IS THE BEST BY FAR!
He also looks pretty cool.
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Postby PopInPicsPresents » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:24 pm

Grand King Ghidorah all the way. He's got the best design by far, and he's one of the most powerful Toho kaiju to date. Easily capable of taking on any other Ghidorah, and his roar is pretty cool too. This is what the Heisei Ghidorah should of been.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSION OF KING GHIDORAH?

Postby GodzillaRangerPrime » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:01 pm

For portrayal, Showa King Ghidorah

For design, Grand King Ghidorah
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Re: Favorite Version of King Ghidorah

Postby Arbok » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:15 pm

Appearance wise, Grand King Ghidorah. In terms of execution, have to go with the original Showa version.
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Re: Favorite Version of King Ghidorah

Postby Rody » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:37 pm

My favorite is the original Showa design, for pretty much the same reasons everyone else has already mentioned.
Grand King Ghidorah gets second place for being the closest thing to the original SINCE the original.
I will also give '01 Ghidorah credit for having a great suit, despite obvious conceptual flaws.

I consider Death Ghidorah a separate entity from KG, due to a vastly different design and the lack of "King" in the name. That said, I really like him as his own kaiju, and would be happy to see him return someday.


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