^ Thanks. And yeah, making him a heavy hitter in his own world would be a good idea. It would certainly justify his arrogant, bullying personality. He shows up in the Tohoverse thinking that he'll be just as dominant there as he was at home, and, of course, gets forcibly corrected by Godzilla.
Really, though, I wouldn't mind seeing Gabara made into a credible threat if he ever returns. Just because AMA's script called for him to be a weak coward doesn't mean he has to stay that way. Ramp up his fighting skills and energy powers, maybe give him some psionic abilities or something, and he could easily give most kaiju a good fight. I wouldn't want him strong enough to beat Godzilla or anything, but he could make a good supporting villain, or something along those lines.
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