French Polynesia breeds numerous exotic reptiles
of many shapes and sizes. Never intended, however,
was the oddest creature ever to rise from this
tropical paradise. Mankind's bane: nuclear weapons,
pulsed with an intense glow, as if to defy the
Heavens themselves, and what arose was something
from the very pit of Hell. The creature was dubbed
Gojira by a Japanese sailor, mindful of legend,
as his fellow crew members were killed in a show
of intense power.
The creature continued its trek from the Pacific
to the Atlantic, ever seeking a nest with which
to raise its brood, growing quickly inside the
womb of the giant. An island was chosen, a perfect
place in which to hide from the unseen and unknown
amongst the concrete towers that rose hundreds
of meters into the sky. Much to the creature's
despair, the species that spawned Gojira inhabited
this pristine breeding ground. Their native dialect
skewed the monster's legendary name, and it was
the name "Godzilla" that was cursed
by the tongues of the city under siege. But man
was as fierce and quick to destroy as he was to
create, and he used fish as bait to lure the creature
to his demise. The sting of the missiles and guns
pierced through the creature and all it could
do was flee. Through the mountains of steel it
ran, but Godzilla too was clever. It ambushed
a small fraction of the aggressors and made them
pay for their crimes.
Godzilla, confused and exhausted, felt the pains
of childbirth creeping throughout its womb. It
laid its eggs. Godzilla's mortal enemy, teeming
with hatred, searched for the creature, but could
not find it. Godzilla burrowed deep through the
subterranean tunnels of the metropolis, but ultimately
the creature was brought to the surface again,
lured by fish which its young would so surely
need. The lesson from last time burned deep in
its mind, it fled to the sea where it was pursued
by the silhouettes of a dark submersible weapon.
Godzilla's quick wit brought one of the torpedoes
crashing into one of the submarines, but alas,
its escape was thwarted when it took a direct
hit by a torpedo.
The creature would remain "dead" to
mankind as the young were sought out and destroyed
by humans. Following the devastation, Godzilla
rose from the streets, heartbroken at man's recklessness.
It pursued the closest group of humans, yearning
for revenge. This small group was clever enough,
though, to lure Godzilla to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Ensnared in the arches and cables, Godzilla could
only roar helplessly as it was brutally murdered
by 12 missiles. The creature, robbed of its revenge,
could only stare at its aggressors as it fell
into eternal slumber.
But elsewhere, deep in the bowls of the devastated
nest, one offspring escaped. The legacy continued...