RedZillaKing wrote:This is a case of projecting things on characters based on how you feel about them. You could say that Destoroyah was sadistic in that he dropped Junior from a great height. But that's based on nothing.
This has been talked about before by several other people in the past, and I agree with them: Destoroyah is not sadistic. At all.
You hear Ghidorah cackling madly, I hear his roar.
And that roar sounds like Ghidorah is cackling madly. Its what makes his roar so fascinating. That, and each head has its own different roar.
He makes the same noise all the time, regardless of the situation he's in.
Exactly. Because he's always doing something that he enjoys immensely: Giving pain to others. Gaining power. Destroying worlds. To Ghidorah, doing so is like reaching a state of nirvana.
Not very deep at all.
For a giant three headed golden space dragon that shoots yellow lightning out of its mouths, I would say we're lucky to have gotten any personality or reasons to begin with. I'm fine what we have on Ghidorah's motivations and personalities. I think there's enough there to look in to, and come out with something.
And for all you know he might hate it.
I don't see any evidence in the Showa series that points to that. Ghidorah only hates to die, which is why he flees. Other than that, he enjoys everything he does.
I'm not a big fan of SS4G's "monsters have no personalities, only what we project on them" theory in general. However, it definitely applies in the case of some of Goji's Showa villains.
And I disagree with that. There is enough evidence to support personalities for King Ghidorah, Hedorah, MechaGodzilla, Megalon, Kumonga and even Gabara. You just have to analyze the films, and the films will make the conclusions for you.
Nothing you listed at all sets those monsters apart from Destoroyah.
...Pretty sure I did when I said that King Ghidorah destroyed planets to gain power and because it gave him immense pleasure, and that there's no defined reasons for why Destoroyah wants to destroy the world.
Do human motivations give tanks personality?
If the humans do something with the tank that goes against the norm or makes it an individual, then sure. For example, that one tank operator in The Mysterians
. The one that sucked into the sink hole, or whatever that was. Because that one guy went charing ahead, all by himself with tank, it gave him and the tank personality. I remember that tank more than any other tank in The Mysterians
...See where I'm going with this?
No, no I don't.
Never in GvsD did it seem like Destoroyah was doing this, because it gave him immense pleasure or power. Destoroyah just did it because the plot says so. Ghidorah, on the other hand, we're told that he's done this to multiple worlds, including Venus. He's a planet destroyer with a roar that always sounds like an evil laugh.
To me, that gives Ghidorah personality, and simply makes Destoroyah a plot device, not a character.