PopInPicsPresents wrote:SMG was getting crushed up by King Caesar running into it and Kiryu's armor was getting dented up pretty good from Shirasagi vulcan fire. They all have moments of weakness like that. No body here really aims for the head much anyway so I doubt it matters that much.
I don't know if I'd count being dented by the impacts of a 30,000 ton hammer against a 20,000 ton anvil as a moment of weakness. The loss of control from the beam lock explosion, maybe- but again, the same explosion basically severely/mortally wounded showa Godzilla and put him out of the count for a few days, so- pretty good showing.
Kiryu has run out of power or folded much more easily, and Heisei's peck-vulnerability is legendary. Not to mention RPO's incredible fragility...
PopInPicsPresents wrote:If Showa Godzilla could take them I'm sure Mechagodzilla can too.
Really wish the creator would specify which Showa MG is getting used here.
Showa was pretty messed up by just one punching straight through his gut; I don't think any other MechaGodzilla will handle it nearly as well, especially if it punches through (all other MGs except for anime have, as discussed, been penetrated by less) and explodes internally.
It specifies that this is a combination of '74 and '75, which theoretically means the rotating missiles and the decapitation failsafe. It might possibly fix the control issue, which has been shown as a vulnerability; but maybe not, since that seemed to involve the ability to act on sent commands, which a new sender would do little to affect.
Plus, there's the fact HMG was badly damaged by PECKS TO THE FACE.
One that can fire missiles that can make a whole city block LEAP INTO THE AIR, is gonna skreeonking damage HMG.
It's worse than that. Heisei's armor was penetrated – as in literally had holes punched into his chest - by Godzilla pushing him over.
A single volley of revolving missiles won't just damage Heisei MG. It'll destroy him.
Pretty much this. He's a purpose-built tool; deadly against Godzilla, but designed to only resist a very specific kind of attack. Kiryu may oblige him (but tends to lead with missiles or tackles), Showa may oblige him (even more than once- but also can handle taking the hits of those being reflected back at him, and even has the agility to dodge, as specifically showcased against King Caesar), but will soon switch to missiles. RPO appears to have a missile focus, too. Not sure about anime. But Heisei stands a good chance of getting hit by non-energy attacks early on.
I tend to think RPO will fall first, and Heisei shortly thereafter, due to their fragility to non-energy attacks (which too many Mechas here have). Heisei may gain an edge if he is intially attacked exclusively with energy, but there's only a 50-50 chance of that, I'd tend to think. Kiryu would drop third due to his general lack of durability. At that point (again, imho, your mileage may vary), it would be anime and showa... but, as both would be heavily damaged from the exchange, I do suspect that anime's nanometal regeneration may give him the edge to repair and outlast showa. It's just hard to say, with his performance being essentially theoretical.