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 Living Corpse » Mon May 25, 2015 7:38 pm

ScootaVaran wrote:Male.
Would be cool to have a female Godzilla, though.


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Nah but I know what you're saying, maybe a rival Godzilla to fight who happens to be the opposite sex, maybe even make her bigger and stronger so the Godzilla we all know and love is the underdog.
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Postby Breakdown » Mon May 25, 2015 8:05 pm

Godzilla has always been strictly male for me. It would be interesting to see a female Godzilla though.
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Postby three » Mon May 25, 2015 8:40 pm

he's a dude, he's always been a dude, dude.

no really. nothing ever happened or came up to suggest to me that anything else was or could be true about his gender, so i just kinda left it at that. i also consider some of the fandom's most beloved kaiju to be female, so don't think that i'm one of those "cool monsters can only be a male" types.
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Postby kpa » Mon May 25, 2015 9:24 pm

Space Hunter M wrote:Godzilla lays eggs. She must be female. Remember SoG and Mechagodzilla II?


Godzilla is not the birth parent in either film... his behavior was based on types of adult crocodiles and alligators, who will respond to distress calls from babies of their species whether they are the parent or not.

SON OF GODZILLA opens with Minilla's distress call jamming transmissions on a plane at sea and calling Godzilla to the surface. Godzilla then swims for days to reach Solgell Island. And in MECHAGODZILLA II, Baby Godzilla's egg is 65 million years old and is found near the fossilized skeleton of a pteranodon. The egg lights up in distress and Godzilla responds.

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Postby M.o.g.u.e.r.a14 » Tue May 26, 2015 7:58 am

Godzilla 1954 and 2014 are comfirmed male.
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Postby kamilleblu » Tue May 26, 2015 8:17 am

It's not a matter of what the fans think or prefer. Toho owns Godzilla and, as kpa thoroughly explained in this thread, they have consistently used male pronouns in reference to him for the entire six decades of his existence. Plain and simple. Seriously, where is the confusion?

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Postby Finalwar22 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:32 am

three wrote:he's a dude, he's always been a dude, dude.

no really. nothing ever happened or came up to suggest to me that anything else was or could be true about his gender, so i just kinda left it at that.


That's how it's been for me as well
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Postby g2vd » Tue May 26, 2015 9:44 am

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Postby Finalwar22 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:46 am

From a website that is a terrible source of information.
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Postby PRIMEVAL » Tue May 26, 2015 10:20 am



Looks more like he's taking the Browns to the Superbowl.

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Postby LSD Jellyfish » Tue May 26, 2015 10:50 am

Finalwar22 wrote:From a website that is a terrible source of information.

I'm pretty sure that was a joke.

And yeah Id agree really TOHO has the final word but there's conflictions between different directors and actors stating the gender. TOHO trumps them but it's still interesting thinking about.


Now, what's the gender of Minya/little godzilla? Little Godzilla is male because if Godzilla JUNIOR. But not sure about Minya.
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Postby Gerdzerl » Tue May 26, 2015 12:11 pm

Male, but I think he could work perfectly well as a female or even a hermaphrodite too.

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Postby NSZ » Tue May 26, 2015 12:17 pm

LSD Jellyfish wrote:But not sure about Minya.


The title being Son of Godzilla ain't a big enough clue? :P
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Postby Living Corpse » Tue May 26, 2015 1:10 pm

kpa wrote:
Space Hunter M wrote:Godzilla lays eggs. She must be female. Remember SoG and Mechagodzilla II?


Godzilla is not the birth parent in either film... his behavior was based on types of adult crocodiles and alligators, who will respond to distress calls from babies of their species whether they are the parent or not.

SON OF GODZILLA opens with Minilla's distress call jamming transmissions on a plane at sea and calling Godzilla to the surface. Godzilla then swims for days to reach Solgell Island. And in MECHAGODZILLA II, Baby Godzilla's egg is 65 million years old and is found near the fossilized skeleton of a pteranodon. The egg lights up in distress and Godzilla responds.


He was being sarcastic.



It's like they think King of the Monsters means nothing. Toho even used it in 2 films.
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Postby edgaguirus » Tue May 26, 2015 1:49 pm

Toho has used male terms to describe Godzilla, therefore Godzilla is a male. Take this as example; In SOG, Godzilla saves Minya from the Kamacuras and then walks away. He returns a moment later. If Godzilla was female and it was her egg, it would be unlikey Godzilla would abandon the child after saving it. Godzilla also seems very territorial, something often seen in male animals.
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Postby M.o.g.u.e.r.a14 » Tue May 26, 2015 3:35 pm

Living Corpse wrote:
kpa wrote:
Space Hunter M wrote:Godzilla lays eggs. She must be female. Remember SoG and Mechagodzilla II?


Godzilla is not the birth parent in either film... his behavior was based on types of adult crocodiles and alligators, who will respond to distress calls from babies of their species whether they are the parent or not.

SON OF GODZILLA opens with Minilla's distress call jamming transmissions on a plane at sea and calling Godzilla to the surface. Godzilla then swims for days to reach Solgell Island. And in MECHAGODZILLA II, Baby Godzilla's egg is 65 million years old and is found near the fossilized skeleton of a pteranodon. The egg lights up in distress and Godzilla responds.


He was being sarcastic.



It's like they think King of the Monsters means nothing. Toho even used it in 2 films.

What 2 times did they use it?
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Postby kpa » Tue May 26, 2015 4:05 pm

Living Corpse wrote:He was being sarcastic.


I honestly don't care if he was or not. A lot of people over the years have mistakenly believed the same thing -- just look at Alex Cox's pitch to direct the TriStar GODZILLA 20+ years ago -- so it was worth addressing in a thread like this one. It's for the benefit of anyone who might be interested in the topic, not just the one person being quoted.

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Postby G2000 » Tue May 26, 2015 5:28 pm

I always considered a Godzilla a he, early confusion caused by '98 notwithstanding. He's referred to as a "he" by characters, in promotional material, et cetera for 60+ years. At this point, this is like asking if one considers James Bond female.
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Postby Living Corpse » Tue May 26, 2015 7:23 pm

M.o.g.u.e.r.a14 wrote:What 2 times did you use it?


The beginning of Godzilla vs Megaguirus and the beginning of Godzilla: Final Wars. Both times it's the narrator.

kpa wrote:
Living Corpse wrote:He was being sarcastic.


I honestly don't care if he was or not.


Fair enough.
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Postby M.o.g.u.e.r.a14 » Tue May 26, 2015 7:47 pm

Sorry, I meant they as in when did they use it. And Heisei Godzilla is male.
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