Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

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Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby JVM » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:01 am

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Destoroyah... I really think I need a refresher on the movie before I say anything but I remember him being visually stunning but having one of the less interesting plots going on, but again I haven't seen GvD since 2006 or so, my memory is hazy. Still, he's a very visually fascinating monster and he killed Junior - he's a cruel bastard. If any Heisei monsters return in the future, I think Destoroyah is the one I'd most like to see back.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby shinmattiathekaiju » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:10 am

hIs design is so EXTREME!

And also i like how he is created by the same weapon which killed the first Godzilla.

But the inner jaw ruins his reputation a bit.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby Lord Gappa » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:47 am

Destoroyah, in my opinion, is Godzilla's ultimate foe. He was created by the same device constructed to kill the original Godzilla, went toe to toe with Meltdown Godzilla and for the most part had the upper hand, and effectivly killed Godzilla (at first). His designs all look really good, especially his final form. I'd like to see him make a comeback sometime in the future, perhaps if LPG is successful.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby Irys X » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:57 am

Hes one of my favorite of Godzilla's enemies. He looks like the devil, hes incredibly powerful, and i cant think of anything (besides maybe Kiryu if he got lucky) that could defeat Destroyah. He was created by the most powerful weapon ever used against Godzilla and he is only outmatched in sadism and ruthlessness by GMK Godzilla. Hes the perfect foe and id like to see him again.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:37 am

He looks cool, his creation is interesting. But like almost everything in the Heisei era, while it may look cool or have an interesting concept, it's execution was poor. His fight with Godzilla was fun, but it was very sluggish and clumsy. But none of that stops him from being one of my favorite monsters.

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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby HayesAJones » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:46 am

Easily my favorite Heisei original and one of my favorite monster overall. To start off, it looks so demonic, like the Devil himself decided to screw around with Japan. And then its brutality is just overwhelming. It killed Junior AND knocked around Godzilla's strongest form like a plush toy. To go along with its insane strength and endurance, the laser horn is a wicked power. Its origin is almost one of the most meaningful in my eyes. Gojira has had lots of powerful foes, but only Dessy was created by the very weapon that killed the original Godzilla.

I'm gonna echo JVM and say that Destoroyah is my top choice for a Heisei original to return (although Battra and SpaceGodzilla are nipping at his heels). I'd LOVE to see Godzilla and Desy just going at it, no stops, no distraction, just two rival powerhouses fighting to the death.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby shinmattiathekaiju » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:19 am

Basically Destroyah is Godzilla's Doomsday.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby Huan_of_Valinor » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:25 am

one of the best villians ever in the franchise. The final form is probably the best out of the forms imo (even though it needed to be slimmed down a bit)

the idea of a monster spawned by the very weapon that killed the first goji was a pretty good idea, esp after the spacegodzilla fiasco lol
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby Gojira21 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:20 pm

I like Destroyah. One of my top 5 favorite Kaiju and easily gave Godzilla one of his toughest battles. Sure he may not be Sadistic but he is a jerk for killing Jr. lol
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby therealmccoy » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:40 pm

The fact that he killed Junior, coupled with the fact that Junior was such a focal point in that movie, was one of the reasons he is viewed as being so sadistic. His appearance magnifies his personality. In all his forms, he just looks plain evil. Besides Biollante, he's my favorite Heisei original.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby Kubo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:43 pm

Destroyah is pretty evil. His design is well-crafted and definitely detailed. And he killed Junior. That really puts him higher on the totem pole of monsters. Strange as it seems, I don't really like him. Something just doesn't click with me and him.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby therealmccoy » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:59 pm

He didn't really stand out in terms of abilities. He looked great. Another thing, as far as the Heisei originals go, Destoroyah has the best backstory of any of them, bested only by Biollante (IMO), who gets that nod for being completely original.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby Jahgee » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:13 pm

Destoroyah should have used that laser horn to cut of Jr. head, that would have been awesome.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby JVM » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:12 am

Personally, I'm just always going to be disappointed the chest beam was never used. As soon as I saw Dessy I wanted to know what was up with that weird poop chest.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby kiryu86 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:15 am

I think destroyah is cool but he needs a remake. If they made a millennium version that would be cool. still he is one of my favs
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby destroyah1985 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:28 am

Destroyah is easily my favoret of all of Godzilla's enemies, his final form looks like the devil just pure awsomeness. with the notable exception of the Oxogen destroyer from the first movie Destroyah came the closest to killing Godzilla in his burnt form whichis stronger than his normal form.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby edgaguirus » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:06 pm

Destroyah was the perfect villain for the film. Destroyah is powerful and merciless. I do agree that the Aggregate form was more interesting. That spider/scorpion design was ferocious looking.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby KaneLocke » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:21 am

Legion1979 wrote:The aggregate stage was cool.

I honestly don't give a poop how powerful the final stage was. It was still an oversized, immobile, fatass of a monster suit that could barely move.

Not a huge fan.

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Anyhow, if the suit had been mobile, Destroyah could've been one of the most badass monsters in the series.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby Giga Kaiju » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:01 pm

The ultimate Godzilla Foe (Excluding King Ghidorah and Mothra) being created by a weapon that killed the Original Goji
proves of how dangerous this monster is for Godzilla or all around the land its been oversaidto death that he looks like
a Demon but he does it fits for a villain to look terrifiying, its first three stages look creepy in its own will and each roar
sounds very evil and Scary, i hope he returns in a future movie.
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Re: Monster Discussion #61: Destoroyah

Postby Tohosaurus » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:01 pm

Destroyah overall was pretty cool. Juvenile form looked cool but was too stiff to be believable, which was improved slightly with the Aggregate form but was still a factor. Flying form was nice but again seemed too stiff. The Final form looked great but -as others pointed out- the suit made it basically immobile, ruining what could have been an epic battle.
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