Kaiju-King42 wrote:While extreme heat from flamethrowers temporarily broke down the smaller Destoroyahs, by the movie's end he was capable of surving multiple blasts of the meltdown spiral ray, a feat that not even Spacegodzilla replicated.
To be fair, though, SpaceGodzilla was only exposed to the spiral heat ray right at the end of the battle, after absorbing 70-plus shots from a pair of opponents, having his primary power source destroyed from underground, and his primary energy source being sent into a state of overload by the destruction of his shoulder crystals. I suspect that SpaceGodzilla not
at the very end of a long, drug-out fight against multiple opponents could very well take multiple spiral rays.
I would also suggest that he has a far more apocalyptic powers set than Destroyah, as he has the ability to paralyze foes and hold them helpless in the air, using his telekinesis along with his corona beams, and fight multiple enemies at once. And he also has, to me, the more credible ability to spread unchecked, with his crystals having proven to be both terraforming agents and sources of power for him.
In addition, neither Godzilla, nor the human military, could handle SpaceGodzilla individually, and barely wom two-on-one-ing him, whereas both entities were able to separately beat Destroyah on their own. I would really put him as a higher threat than Destroyah, based on demonstrated capabilities. The katana horn is the only ability Destroyah has that seems even remotely devastating in a kaiju sense (maybe micro-oxygen injection, but it's effects seem to be all talk and no results) and nothing that makes him a greater threat to humanity than any other kaiju (or even a great a threat as SpaceGodzilla) that I can see.
I just wouldn't classify him as an apocalyptic level threat. At least not any more than any other kaiju that humanity can't stop on its own... except this one, it actually can
stop on its own, unlike others we've seen in the same series.
Tomzilla wrote:What this means is Destoroyah’s Final Form isn’t final. Destoroyah will continue to evolve; unlike Hedorah, who needs pollution to evolve and multiply, Destoroyah only needs time.
But, to clarify, surely the same can be said of Hedorah; his final form wasn't final. And the message of the film also seemed clear that pollution was plentiful enough that Hedorah essentially only needed time as well; the envirnoment provided plentifully enough that it was not a limiting factor.
Again, not debating your overall point, just seeking clarification if we agreed on that point.