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Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:38 pm
by gigan72
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Discussion thread for the massive octopus from King Kong vs. Godzilla, an alternate ending for Frankenstein Conquers the World, and War of the Gargantuas.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octupus

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:31 pm
by Space Hunter M
The Giant Octopus was originally going to fight Godzilla in Godzilla's Revenge in Ebirah's place apparently.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octupus

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:09 pm
by GodzillaFanatic2001
It also appeared in an Ultra Q episode "Fury Of The South Seas". Tsuburaya sure likes his octopi!

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octupus

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:58 pm
by 20th Century Boy
The most under-appreciated Godzilla monster.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octupus

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:00 pm
by Godzillian
Space Hunter M wrote:The Giant Octopus was originally going to fight Godzilla in Godzilla's Revenge in Ebirah's place apparently.
Do you have a source on that?

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octupus

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:48 am
by Dannybeane
You know, I'd watch a Japanese take on the film It Came From Beneath the Sea with the Giant Octopus. (also his name is spelled wrong in the title.)

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:52 pm
by edgaguirus
I like the idea of a Japanese take on ICFBTS.

I like the giant octopus, despite its limited screen time. some octopus and squid can be deadly to man without being huge. Maybe that's why Tsubayara seems like a sucker for them.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:56 am
by Dannybeane
edgaguirus wrote:I like the idea of a Japanese take on ICFBTS.

I like the giant octopus, despite its limited screen time. some octopus and squid can be deadly to man without being huge. Maybe that's why Tsubayara seems like a sucker for them.
I see what you did there!

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:43 pm
by GalacticPetey
Is Oodako a fan term or has it appeared somewhere officially before? I see the name thrown around and I'm curious.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:55 pm
by GigaBowserG
... I hope it tasted good.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:53 pm
by Dannybeane
GalacticPetey wrote:Is Oodako a fan term or has it appeared somewhere officially before? I see the name thrown around and I'm curious.
It just means giant octopus in Japanese so I don't think its any more or less official than "giant octopus"

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:45 am
by JAGzilla
I've always liked this guy. The presence of smaller, 'lesser' monsters like this, basically just abnormally large versions of real animals, adds a lot to the Godzillaverse, for me. Makes it feel more... I dunno, not 'realistic', I guess, but something like that. Diverse, at least.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:30 pm
by The Octopus
He was also in an episode of Fight Mighty Jack. I uploaded it to youtube but it was taken down by Tsuburaya.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF1mShqpIgw

Also Tsuburaya used the Oodako's tentacles in a film he did in India called SINDBAD ALIBABA ALADIN.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:44 pm
by JAGzilla
Really liked the octopus's scene in War of the Gargantuas, pointless though I guess it was. It was cool to see him as a real threat this time, even if it was only to one nobody sailor.

One thing that helps Oodako stand out is the quiet, sinister way he does things. Most kaiju go around stomping, roaring, blowing random poop up, and generally making themselves very visible and obvious. Not Oodako. He'll creep up on you in the dead of night, silently grabbing you out of your boat, or slipping right into your village to raid your juice supplies before you even know he's there. He's a little scarier, in his way, than most of the bigger, more powerful kaiju that overshadow him.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:58 pm
by Ivo-goji
I read a rather ill-conceived fanfic once that had Godzilla in the near future facing his final battle, and Oodako of all kaiju was the only opponent left. Pretty underwhelming final boss material. I guess the story did play the octopus to his strength though, having him remain hidden deep in the ocean for much of the fic, striking only when Godzilla made himself vulnerable.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:21 am
by MoarCrossovers
Ivo-goji wrote:I read a rather ill-conceived fanfic once that had Godzilla in the near future facing his final battle, and Oodako of all kaiju was the only opponent left. Pretty underwhelming final boss material. I guess the story did play the octopus to his strength though, having him remain hidden deep in the ocean for much of the fic, striking only when Godzilla made himself vulnerable.
I hope you still remember where this fanfic is.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:55 am
by Ivo-goji
^On fanfiction.net, way in the back on the last few pages of the Godzilla archive.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:13 pm
by Tyrant_Lizard_King
Oodako needs more love!

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:19 pm
by edgaguirus
I'd offer Oodako a hug, but I don't want to get crushed or eatten.

Re: Monster Discussion #11: Giant Octopus

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 9:20 pm
by LegendZilla
You know a thought just came to my mind.Can any of you imagine what it would've been like had Frankenstein Vs Baragon had not included Baragon at all and instead had just included Frankenstein fighting this guy all along? I actually think the movie just might have been better to be honest.

If this were the case, how do you think Frankenstein would've ended up killing him?