Tomzilla wrote:If by 'barely managed to absorb fireballs' you mean after having her arms blown off, which in turn weakened her shield, you'd be correct. Otherwise, Legion's shield would stop Godzilla's ray just fine.
The way Legion's shield works is really interesting. Legion's arms fire electrical energies, focusing them into one spot, where they 'catch' the projectile, contain it (they also contain the explosion itself, too), and shrink it down into a puff of smoke. This Godzilla rarely fires longer than a few seconds. He prefers quick bursts, hence why he's regarded as a beam spammer. All he's going to do is make Legion's shield look brighter.
Legion's shield would only work against projectiles. The very fact that it "catches" them like you explained and has to reform after each hit would render it useless against a beam. Gamera's fireballs are like baseballs. Godzilla's beam is like a stream of water from a hose. The latter can't simply be "caught" regardless of how short the burst is.
There's also the whole issue of Godzilla's beam traveling much faster than Gamera's fireballs. I doubt she'll even be able to form her shield before the beam reaches her in the first place.
Godzilla's ray would have to hit her tiny arms to damage her. If he chooses to hit anywhere else on her body, assuming her shield hadn't already rendered it ineffective, it won't do anything.
Helooooo clearly unarmored lower torso, which isn't even covered by the shield in the first place.
God, Gamera is such a dumbass that it's not even funny.
Legion, in a weakened state, withstood Gamera's Mana Beam for several seconds. So Godzilla's rays will do squat. He'd have to fire an onslaught of Spiral Blasts to pierce her exoskeleton.
This is explained by the fact that Legion's exoskeleton is made of silicon. Silicon has a stupidly high melting point. The Mana Beam is purely heat, with no explosive power at all. That's the only reason she survived it for so long.
After surviving reentry, Legion crashed in the beginning of the film. This is both an impressive strength and durability feat for one reason: after hitting the Earth, she 'slammed on the brakes', and slowed down without breaking apart. Not many kaiju can brag about crashing into the Earth, meteorite style, slow themselves down, and walk away without a scratch.
I still don't know where you're getting that she came through the atmosphere, as an adult, completely unprotected. The Legion Flowers launch pods into space, not adult Legion Queens.
And even if that was the case, such a ridiculous feat of durability is blatantly contradicted more than once later in the film.