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 » Wed May 27, 2015 7:08 pm

Jatahaxe wrote:Luckily reptiles keep their genitals on the inside ;)


There goes my theory about him being pissed off all the time.
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Postby edgaguirus » Wed May 27, 2015 8:17 pm

I don't think a female Godzilla would make that much difference. All we'd see is a giant radioactive kaiju engaging in the usual behavoir of destruction and fighting other kaiju. I doubt people would even notice until some producer or film crew released the fact.
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Postby Young Guy » Thu May 28, 2015 3:36 am

g2vd wrote:
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 g2vd » Thu May 28, 2015 3:51 am

LamangoKaijura wrote: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 kamilleblu » Thu May 28, 2015 4:51 am

LamangoKaijura wrote: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.

For probably what was a offhand remark and the only thing of its kind throughout the years, this is being hung onto pretty hard by some. Is there even an actual quotation of what the man said?

edgaguirus wrote:I don't think a female Godzilla would make that much difference. All we'd see is a giant radioactive kaiju engaging in the usual behavoir of destruction and fighting other kaiju. I doubt people would even notice until some producer or film crew released the fact.

If that's true, then there is absolutely no need to make any change. Things are consistent and explained, which includes the existence of offspring.


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Postby American Godzilla » Thu May 28, 2015 6:54 am

I think Godzilla's gender depends on the film in question.

The 1998 monster is certainly female.

The 1954 Gojira (for example) is called "King of the Monsters" so that I say is a male.

The GMK Godzilla is born out of the dead spirits that were angry at Japan, so I don't think GMK Gojira actually has a gender.

To me there needs to be a female Gojira for the baby Gojira Minilla/Godzuuky/Gojira Jr to even be born and later found by Gojira.
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Postby Gawdziller » Thu May 28, 2015 10:38 am

I voted female to incite fanrage.
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Postby 2004Zilla » Thu May 28, 2015 10:53 am

2004Zilla wrote:I believe Gojira is a girl.
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Postby M.U.T.O. » Thu May 28, 2015 12:25 pm

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( 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.

The "Godzillaland" cartoons, though I'm sure they're not exactly canon, do feature a female Godzilla named "Gojirin".
She's pink and has heart-shaped spines.

...this was a kid's cartoon.
...this is why I'm not regarding it as full-on canon.
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Postby Living Corpse » Thu May 28, 2015 12:59 pm

Is it weird now that I actually wanna see heart shaped spines?
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Postby Gerdzerl » Thu May 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Living Corpse wrote:Is it weird now that I actually wanna see heart shaped spines?


No, not all. I think it'd be pretty visually interesting.

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Postby GigaBowserG » Thu May 28, 2015 1:30 pm

Living Corpse wrote:Is it weird now that I actually wanna see heart shaped spines?


Well, Matt already kind of gave it a shot, and it looks pretty cool.
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Postby Living Corpse » Thu May 28, 2015 2:15 pm

Not too bad.
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Postby Gerdzerl » Thu May 28, 2015 2:34 pm

I'd love to see a suit with dorsal fins like that. Would be really cool, imo.

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Postby M.o.g.u.e.r.a14 » Thu May 28, 2015 2:43 pm

M.U.T.O. wrote:
Living Corpse wrote:
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.

The "Godzillaland" cartoons, though I'm sure they're not exactly canon, do feature a female Godzilla named "Gojirin".
She's pink and has heart-shaped spines.

...this was a kid's cartoon.
...this is why I'm not regarding it as full-on canon.

Gojirin for Godzilla's love Godzilla 2.


And, I think showa Godzilla is male.
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Postby 2004Zilla » Thu May 28, 2015 2:48 pm

Just Showa Godzilla, though. Heisei and Millennium Godzilla are definitely female.
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Postby Vatarian » Thu May 28, 2015 3:20 pm

To be honest, I've never given too much thought to his gender. Toho calls Godzilla a he in most cases, so I go along with it.

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Postby GodzillavsJason » Thu May 28, 2015 4:49 pm

Just like Toho and just about every other source has said, Godzilla is definitely male and I certainly agree.
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Postby PRIMEVAL » Fri May 29, 2015 9:41 am

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 seamus » Fri May 29, 2015 12:55 pm

I think Godzilla's gender is so far removed from any of "his" motivation or doings that it doesn't really matter. Somehow the 'species' has been able to reproduce/continue, depending on which canon you follow, but it's never been clear how or why so if that were really to come into play, it would seem Godzilla reproduces asexually. Seems like GINO wasn't too far off the beaten path with that one. "He" is just fine by me, but Godzilla seems more of an entity than a character defined by a gender or gender-related motive.
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