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
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64%
I think Godzilla is a male, but I'm fine if he is interpreted as female
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10%
I think Godzilla is a female only
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1%
I think Godzilla is a female, but I'm fine if she is interpreted as male
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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 » Tue May 26, 2015 7:50 pm

Honestly I didn't even notice the typo till you pointed it out, my brain corrected it for me in my head so it didn't even register to me.
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Postby M.U.T.O. » Tue May 26, 2015 7:57 pm

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Postby M.o.g.u.e.r.a14 » Tue May 26, 2015 8:10 pm

Living Corpse wrote:Honestly I didn't even notice the typo till you pointed it out, my brain corrected it for me in my head so it didn't even register to me.

It's alright. And, Isn't Godzilla always male?
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Postby Living Corpse » Tue May 26, 2015 8:12 pm

There's been a few times I heard people both in film and real life call him an it.
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Postby Greyshot151 » Tue May 26, 2015 8:23 pm

Huh, until recently I always thought the 54 version was female due to some off topic comment I read. While in reality I am 99% sure that Godzilla is always depicted as male, I do like the idea of 54 being female. Kinda makes what happens in the rest of the showa series make a little more sense, but again, that is my view which I realize is not supported by fact.
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Postby Vatarian » Tue May 26, 2015 11:48 pm

No gender, only rage.

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Postby g2vd » Wed May 27, 2015 3:24 am

Vatarian wrote:No gender, only rage.

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Postby Saansilt » Wed May 27, 2015 4:29 am

Godzillera shuld be a female but tohjo is so focused on NIPPONESE MALE SUPERIORITY that they no check pivlegas and ignore that things like WOMAN'S RIGHTS exsist and focus on making the rage case dinosaur lizard thing adude as a deliberate "come at us" to the heroic SJWs fighting the true ills of all socities.

( I'm certain Godzilla was to have a female companion at one point, or a female counterpart rival like in the showa "A Space Godzilla" planned flick.)
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Postby Young Guy » Wed May 27, 2015 9:12 am

I see him as a male.In my headcanon his sons are adopted.

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Postby g2vd » Wed May 27, 2015 9:58 am

Young Guy wrote:I see him as a male.In my headcanon his sons are adopted.

Your headcanon is real they are adopted.
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Postby LamangoKaijura » Wed May 27, 2015 11:48 am

The only time I think someone from Toho said any Godzilla was female was Haru Nakajima who after a few years of playing Godzilla, said the first one he liked to view as a female, and a possible way to explain Minya.
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Postby Living Corpse » Wed May 27, 2015 12:08 pm

Vatarian wrote:No gender, only rage.


I'd be pissed too if the nuke blasted off my penis.
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Postby Moguera24 » Wed May 27, 2015 3:35 pm

Great to see so many of you respond. How about a follow up query:

Since the general consensus is that Godzilla is male (as supported by Toho itself) would any of you be upset if Godzilla was portrayed as female, whether in fan works or by Toho itself?

I could honestly care less about whether Godzilla is a guy or girl, as long as the creator stays true to Godzilla's character.
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Postby Living Corpse » Wed May 27, 2015 4:00 pm

Saansilt wrote:
( I'm certain Godzilla was to have a female companion at one point, or a female counterpart rival like in the showa "A Space Godzilla" planned flick.)


Well, I guess Biollante fills the latter roles since she was part Godzilla and, well, they did not get along.
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Postby GigaBowserG » Wed May 27, 2015 4:58 pm

Moguera24 wrote:Great to see so many of you respond. How about a follow up query:

Since the general consensus is that Godzilla is male (as supported by Toho itself) would any of you be upset if Godzilla was portrayed as female, whether in fan works or by Toho itself?

I could honestly care less about whether Godzilla is a guy or girl, as long as the creator stays true to Godzilla's character.


In fan works? Don't see why that'd be a bother. There was a "Queen Ghidorah" in something somewhat recently, and that looked cool.

If Toho made a female Godzilla, that could be a fun route. I'd be very interested in seeing that, if only because I'd be endlessly curious on where they'd take it. Only downside I could see is that people would get pissy with Godzilla being generalized as the "King of the Monsters" while having a female incarnation :P
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Postby Starsteam » Wed May 27, 2015 5:21 pm

I'd be fine if there was a rendition of Godzilla that was female. I don't think it would be too different unless they really tried to force a difference out of it.

But I honestly have no interest in a story where Godzilla finds a mate :/ Romantic monsters aren't my cup of tea. Unless it's interestingly pulled off like the MUTOs.

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Postby Living Corpse » Wed May 27, 2015 5:24 pm

^ Hence why I said a rival Godzilla that just happens to be female.

A great plot twist could be they discover a female, and try to end Godzilla's rampage by luring the two together so they hopeful go to the ocean together but instead of getting all lovey dovey like they hoped they end up just fighting and causing more destruction. Opps, they never stopped to think that there is a mating season and outside of it males and females fight all the time.

And they fight all over Japan, cause, they're can only be one.
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Postby kamilleblu » Wed May 27, 2015 5:54 pm

There's no real need to change his gender/sex. That would only had upon an already existing mountain of confusion. Which is kind of odd considering this is one of the most consistent things of all the films, excluding the appearance of a radioactive reptile.

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Postby Gerdzerl » Wed May 27, 2015 6:14 pm

Moguera24 wrote:Great to see so many of you respond. How about a follow up query:

Since the general consensus is that Godzilla is male (as supported by Toho itself) would any of you be upset if Godzilla was portrayed as female, whether in fan works or by Toho itself?

I could honestly care less about whether Godzilla is a guy or girl, as long as the creator stays true to Godzilla's character.


I could totally go for a female Godzilla incarnation tbh. Don't really see how having a dick is important to his character.

It'd admittedly be pretty skreeonkin' hilarious to see people lose their poop over one incarnation of Goji being canonically female. :lol:

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Postby Jatahaxe » Wed May 27, 2015 6:34 pm

Luckily reptiles keep their genitals on the inside ;)

Toho recognizes him as a male, characters inexplicably refer to him as a "he" and "him". All of these things lead me to believe he is male. Either way, G himself doesn't seem to care.

Regarding Minya and Godzilla's other "children", I thought they weren't necessarily direct offspring of Godzilla, but rather remnants from his time that somehow survived along with him like Anguirus. Only they belong to his same species. Also, who says he has to be their "mother" (excluding Zilla)? Maybe he is actually their father, and there's a completely untouched plot detail that he once had a mate.

kamilleblu wrote:There's no real need to change his gender/sex. That would only had upon an already existing mountain of confusion. Which is kind of odd considering this is one of the most consistent things of all the films, excluding the appearance of a radioactive reptile.

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