I like Bagan and honestly don't understand why he hasn't caught on more. Not with fans, but in the franchise itself. No, I'm not saying he should be in a movie or anything (though Mothra vs. Bagan
did sound great and if it was anything like Godzilla vs. Biollante
it could've been a classic), but he's fairly well known and was created directly by Tanaka, so he's got more going for him than most other monsters. I seriously don't understand why he hasn't shown up in another video game by now, or even gotten his own action figure. I mean seriously, Garasharp has at least one toy made of her and she was in even less than Bagan! I had the idea a while back that Bagan should be a "merchandise monster" - Making appearances in toy lines, comics, video games, etc. despite not being in the actual films.
That having been said, though, I do understand why some people can't stand him. His fans can be a little... enthusiastic
, and he is pretty overused as the "Ultimate All-Powerful Super Mega-Death" Godzilla foe, which can be pretty eye-rolling at times. And while his design is nothing mind-blowing, it is a cool one. Some people say "he's just a third rate Destoroyah" but nobody ever trashes Megalon for being "a dumber Gigan" or Battra for being "Mothra, but evil" or "Anguirus is just a Varan that can't fly" or whatever.
(Also, shouldn't Destoroyah be a third rate Bagan, since he came first?)
But yeah. Despite the fact that he is a tad overrated, Bagan is still a cool monster who deserves a place among Godzilla's foes.
Panther10 wrote:how come there is so much love for Bagan but very little has been set aside for other one off characters like ... Gekido-Jin ...?
Gekido-jin is awesome and I'd still kill for Toho to adapt The Godzilla Color Special
into a feature length film, complete with emerald Biogoji. The series isn't complete until we have a scene of Godzilla getting smacked in the face by a giant hammer, lol.