tbeasley wrote:Another Wiki find... says it's a First Form from Bullmark but the design doesn't match the tail we see in the movie
But yeah, arguing semantics in a monster movie is kind of beside the point. It's always gonna be a mix of what makes 'sense' and what looks cool or interesting visually. I mean, they say he's some kind of sea reptile in the original but he's this upright walking thing with plates down his back. More than anything, including Shin, his look is meant to connote something prehistoric and mysterious. He's become the ultimate throwback to antediluvian monsters over time.
Ah that's actually really cute, I kinda wish that was the first form, or the creature prior to the mutation. I wouldn't put much stock in some toy, but damn that'd be nice.
And yeah I think you put what I was trying to say better and more politely, that arguing what exactly it is kinda completely arbitrary. To me he's his own creature.