Godzilla's Gender: Voice your opinion (and don't be a jerk)

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What is your opinion on Godzilla's gender?

I think Godzilla is a male only
70
64%
I think Godzilla is a male, but I'm fine if he is interpreted as female
11
10%
I think Godzilla is a female only
1
1%
I think Godzilla is a female, but I'm fine if she is interpreted as male
1
1%
I think Godzilla can be interpreted with either gender
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10%
I think Godzilla has no gender, only RAGE
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12%
Other (please specify)
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3%
 
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Postby Omega T-Rex » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:19 pm

godzilla has been portrayed as a male in every movie, from 1954-2014 (not counting zilla) except in GMK where he is portrayed as a demon
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Postby Mechagigan » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:30 pm

Technically, I see most non-specific Godzillas to be an 'it'/either. I always refer to... well, him as male, and since that's pretty much the norm him being male is probably the more likely guess; but it could be either way and it wouldn't make a huge difference.

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Postby g2vd » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:38 am

This whole thread in it's self is a fan canon thread, Toho's official view is that Godzilla is a male and that will never change. just like 98 while we can ignore and consider it just a another Kaiju movie, we have to recognize that Toho sees it as a Godzilla movie and that will never change. the same with G's gender I consider Godzilla male, but I have no problem with a person seeing him as female I mean it's a bit weird to change the gender of a established character or RAGE as long as they recognize that it is head canon and not official. though there are some problems with such a head canon as designs such as 1975 looks very much like a male.
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Postby Beef Bigshot » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:46 am

PRIMEVAL wrote:Godzilla is a pansexual gender fluid non-binary mocha frappuccino dual acting hydraulic cylinder V8 progressive neo-classical post modernist-core asexual who identifies as a female-male with neutral tendencies.


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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:58 pm

I mean, we were having a perfectly civil discussion about meaningless hypotheticals, but you can go ahead and needlessly turn it into a passive-aggressive attack on people you don't understand, that's fine too
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Postby g2vd » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:23 pm

omgitsgodzilla wrote:I mean, we were having a perfectly civil discussion about meaningless hypotheticals, but you can go ahead and needlessly turn it into a passive-aggressive attack on people you don't understand, that's fine too

I wasn't trying to do that, I was just stating my opinion. I didn't realize my post looked like that.
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:29 pm

g2vd wrote:
omgitsgodzilla wrote:I mean, we were having a perfectly civil discussion about meaningless hypotheticals, but you can go ahead and needlessly turn it into a passive-aggressive attack on people you don't understand, that's fine too

I wasn't trying to do that, I was just stating my opinion. I didn't realize my post looked like that.

What? Oh, not you, sorry. You're fine. This person here:

PRIMEVAL wrote:Godzilla is a pansexual gender fluid non-binary mocha frappuccino dual acting hydraulic cylinder V8 progressive neo-classical post modernist-core asexual who identifies as a female-male with neutral tendencies.
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Postby Mechagigan » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:09 pm

omgitsgodzilla wrote: This person here:
PRIMEVAL wrote:Godzilla is a pansexual gender fluid non-binary mocha frappuccino dual acting hydraulic cylinder V8 progressive neo-classical post modernist-core asexual who identifies as a female-male with neutral tendencies.

I think he was just messing around about typical SJW 'I-identify-as-blank-gender/sexual' things, not necessarily the topic itself :P

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Postby Vatarian » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:42 am

Mechagigan wrote:
omgitsgodzilla wrote: This person here:
PRIMEVAL wrote:Godzilla is a pansexual gender fluid non-binary mocha frappuccino dual acting hydraulic cylinder V8 progressive neo-classical post modernist-core asexual who identifies as a female-male with neutral tendencies.

I think he was just messing around about typical SJW 'I-identify-as-blank-gender/sexual' things, not necessarily the topic itself :P


Which begs the question of why it was posted to begin with. It might not necessarily have been MEANT as a passive-aggressive jab, though I can see how it would appear as one, but it's spam at best.

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Postby g2vd » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:07 am

It's a joke.
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Postby Hauntedmech » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:12 am

Some people just enjoy making fools of themselves for a laugh. It's harmless.

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Postby MDK » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:50 am

For all we know Godzilla identifies as an attack helicopter.
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Postby Breakdown » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:49 pm

MDK wrote:For all we know Godzilla identifies as an attack helicopter.

STOP BEING AN OPPRESSIVE SHITLORD MDK

How dare you police his identity

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Postby edgaguirus » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:13 pm

to quote Shakespeare....

" A Godzilla by any other gender would be as devastating."
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Postby Living Corpse » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:18 pm

Surprised this is even still going.
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Postby PinkHairedSinger » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:35 am

I really see Godzilla as a male, but this franchise really needs way more female monsters, so I'm totally open to the idea of Godzilla being a female or at least meeting another female. And the idea where him and his mate fight sounds intriguing.....I should write that.....
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Postby Legendary Gojira » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:48 pm

Does the title "King of the Monsters" tell you anything?
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Postby edgaguirus » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:22 pm

The fact this thread is still going should answer that question.
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:24 pm

The title "king of the monsters" is so infrequently referenced in canon that I wouldn't give it too much weight in discussions of canonical questions

But it's also worth noting that both Japan and America, particularly in the 1950s, had extremely sexist cultures, and that would have influenced the moniker as the idea of a female or feminine being being that destructive or powerful would have been considered pretty novel. I think the fact that it took a monster as overtly feminine as Mothra for such an idea to be entertained sort of speaks to that.
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Postby eabaker » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:27 pm

Legendary Gojira wrote:Does the title "King of the Monsters" tell you anything?


But that's (ugh, I hate that I'm finding myself using this word twice in the same day on the same board, but, dammit, it fits) paratextual evidence, and so of secondary relevance at best.
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