Godzilla ゴジラ [Heisei]


Godzillasaurus - Godzilla - Godzilla (Supercharged) - Burning Godzilla
Godzillasaurus
Godzillasaurus

Height : 12 meters
Mass : 60 tons

Powers / Weapons

None

Appearances

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Series // Heisei

Sound Effect

Description

In the early 1990's, time travelers from the distant future appeared with a warning for Japan. Dubbed the Futurians, the time travelers told of the eventual destruction that Godzilla would bring to the nation. They also revealed a solution to save the country.

Bringing back research compiled in the future, the Futurians told the history of Godzilla. They revealed that in the 1940's a relic from Earth's past thrived on the remote Lagos Island among the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. This ancient creature, a dinosaur, measured 12 meters in height, comparable to a tyrannosaurus rex. It so happened that this dinosaur, called Godzillasaurus, would eventually mutate into Godzilla. Exposure to the mutagenic radioactivity of the hydrogen bomb in 1954 would not only increase its size, but grant it new abilities as well.

In order to prevent Godzilla from attacking Japan, the Futurians proposed a radical solution. Rather than attack Godzilla, they proposed returning to the past to prevent his birth. The plan involved removing Godzillasaurus from Lagos Island, thus preventing his eventual mutation. The Japanese government was convinced that this was a viable option, and perhaps the only solution. Taking an expedition group that included a Futurian, an android and present day civilians, they embarked for the year 1944...

GodzillasaurusFebruary 6th, 1944, the day the time travelers landed on Lagos Island. Godzillasaurus had lived a peaceful life on the vegetation rich island. That peace was shattered though as World War II was raging in the Pacific Islands. A Japanese garrison, pinned down by the American forces, was hiding out on the isle. Seeing the end of this conflict in sight, the Americans bombarded the island with heavy fire from nearby battleships.

Exhausted but still determined, the morning of February 7th, 1944, marked the final push back by the remnants of the Japanese garrison. The Japanese forces, however, charged right into an ambush. They suffered early, and heavy causalities. That morning, though, the Godzillasaurus wandered right into the middle of the battlefield. The US soldiers took little time to gaze in amazement at the magnificent creature before they sought to annihilate him. The Godzillasaurus retaliated and chased the soldiers to the shores of the island. A US battleship fired on the beast, and for a moment it appeared as though the creature had been defeated. Just then, the thundering theropod rose to its feet and proceeded to kill more of his enemies. The wounded dinosaur retreated inland, where he collapsed. Witnessing the incident, the remaining American battleships departed, assuming the dinosaur would seal the fate of the Japanese.

The time travelling expedition group, meanwhile, had witnessed the whole incident. They came to the conclusion that this had to be Godzilla. Determined this would remove Godzilla from the time line, they traveled further in time.

February 14th, 1944, with their enemies gone, the Japanese garrison was ready to leave the island. Before embarking, though, they approached their wounded savior. Unable to assist the downed creature, the garrison saluted the dinosaur and hoped that he would make a quick recovery. As the garrison left, the expedition group came to the scene shortly thereafter. They teleported the dinosaur to the Bering Sea, away from the hydrogen bomb test that would take place on Lagos Island. In the creature's place, though, the Futurians secretly placed their genetically engineered pets: the Dorats. Ready to embark back to 1992, the expedition felt they had protected Japan. What the modern day civilians failed to realize, though, was that their actions actually created the reality they already lived in. By moving the creature to the frigid Bering Sea, the expedition gave birth to the new Godzilla. As fate would have it, in the 1970's a Russian nuclear submarine would sink in the Bering Sea. Amidst potential controversy, it was claimed that the nuclear material was salvaged. In truth, the nuclear material ultimately irradiate the animal in the cold ocean. The new Godzilla, much larger than the beast who attacked Japan in 1954, hungered for nuclear material. To satisfy this hunger, the creature would emerge in 1984...


Powers / Weapons
None

None

Godzillasaurus demonstrated no abnormal abilities. Its teeth and claws were standard for dinosaurs and weren't used in an exceptional way.

It could, though, be argued that the creature was more resilient than normal, able to shake off bullets and bazooka fire, and had abnormal qualities when exposed to radiation, given its transformation into Godzilla.


Background and Trivia
  • The dinosaur was portrayed by suit actor Wataru Fukuda.
  • A different member of the Godzillasaurus species, rather than the one that is transformed into Godzilla, was at one point to be make an appearance in a flashback sequence during an early draft of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993).
  • According to the entry in the Kaiju Guide of the Playstation 3/4 game Godzilla, the production team behind Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) originally planned to have a tyrannosaurus rex turn into Godzilla. This idea was changed to an original creature, though, at the recommendation of the movie's designers.
  • In 1997, Tokyo based paleontologist Kenneth Carpenter named a discovered dinosaur Gojirasaurus (ゴジラサウルス). As expected, the creature has no relation to the one invented for the 1991 movie, as it was around five meters in length. It should be noted that some have raised doubt that Gojirasaurus is a unique species but rather a misclassification, which can be read about in a 2007 edition of Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.



Godzilla [Heisei Series]
Godzilla

Height : 80 meters
Mass : 50,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Atomic Ray; super regenerative power; can absorb radiation; Nuclear Pulse

Appearances

The Return of Godzilla (1984); Godzilla vs. Biollante; Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah; Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (stock footage); Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (stock footage); Godzilla: Final Wars (stock footage)

Series // Heisei

Sound Effect

Description

In the 1970's, a nuclear submarine crashed in the Bering Sea. A Godzillasaurus, barely hanging on to life in the cold ocean depths, was heavily mutated to a staggering height of 80 meters. As time progressed, this new creature, Godzilla, moved southward through the Pacific Ocean and arrived in a remote area 100 miles south of Tokyo. In the tempest storm of one dreadful night, the foaming waves rocked a nearby fishing vessel as Godzilla emerged from the sea and demolished the rocky shore of a nearby island. The sea lice it carried, having mutated to immense proportions, invaded the nearby sailing vessel. All aboard who had witnessed the return of Godzilla were stripped of their internal fluids by the prodigious parasites, except for one lone survivor...

This last crew member of the Yahata-Maru was rescued and returned to the mainland, where his story was revealed to the Japanese government. The Prime Minister learned of Godzilla's reemergence, and in order to fend off panic, the story was kept under wraps. Meanwhile, Godzilla swam through the ocean depths, emitting active sonar to navigate his way through the dark, briny sea. A Soviet submarine came within a kilometer of the monster, and the radiation that the submersible emitted caught Godzilla's attention. Closer and closer the monster approached, until finally it sank its claws into the vessel and absorbed its nuclear core. The Soviet Union, believing that the United States was to blame for the destruction of their nuclear sub, began to prepare for an all-out war. In order to avoid World War III, the Japanese Prime Minister was finally forced to reveal that the culprit was in fact Godzilla, and in response, the JSDF was readied for battle.

At dawn, Godzilla finally struck land. It demolished a nuclear reactor and absorbed the energy from the core, but he suddenly departed, following a flock of calling birds. This vulnerability was noted, and a plan of action was beginning to formulate. If Godzilla could be led via avian frequencies to Mount Mihara, a controlled eruption could be triggered, trapping the beast in the depths of the Earth's crust.

Godzilla [Heisei Series]Meanwhile, surveillance of the Tokyo Bay area continued quietly, when suddenly the jagged spines that grew from Godzilla's charcoal-gray flesh broke the surf. Evacuation began in Tokyo, as the military approached the docks with a multitude of military technology. Godzilla emerged once more and was faced with a squadron of jet fighters. They fired their arsenal on the monolith, to no avail. Godzilla returned fire and brought some of his attackers crashing into the ocean as he approached the second line of defense. The military vehicles on the dock fired, but little progress was made. Godzilla appeared unstoppable, and he solidified this perspective when he unleashed his thermonuclear ray, completely destroying the counteroffensive. The monster continued to approach the docks and climbed ashore. He crushed the crowds of people attempting to flee, and continued to march down the main boulevards. During his journey through Tokyo, a burst of Godzilla's Atomic Ray Shot collided with a news helicopter and it fell to the city streets, causing an enormous traffic buildup to erupt into flames, killing those unfortunate people within their respective vehicles. The devastation was only just beginning...

Suddenly, a train collided with the contemptible creature. Godzilla lifted the train cars to the horror of those aboard and tossed them aside. The skyscrapers became larger and larger as the beast continued his trek through the urban jungle. He finally arrived very close to the laboratory of Dr. Hayashida. The avian frequency device was activated, and the unpleasant hum lured Godzilla toward the building. However, a hyper laser cannon fired from the city streets below, and the furious monster turned to view the cause of this sudden disturbance. Two of these futuristic vehicles led Godzilla trudging into the park as the aerial battle-mech, the Super-X, arrived on the scene. From the aerial craft, flares were fired into the sky, and Godzilla reared and roared. A cadmium missile was launched into his gaping maw, and Godzilla roared again. Another cadmium missile was launched, and another flare was sent into the sky. Godzilla roared once more, and a third, and final, cadmium missile entered into his body. As the beating of his heart slowed, Godzilla unleashed his atomic beam, but thermal shielding prevented any damage to the newly arrived craft. The fury of Godzilla's nuclear core was subsiding. Losing his balance, the massive monstrosity collapsed into a building. Godzilla was presumed dead.

Meanwhile, the Soviet Union accidentally launched a nuclear missile from an orbiting satellite. The United States intercepted the warhead in the Stratosphere, and the sky erupted into a crimson aurora above Tokyo. The clouds began to turn a dark and foreboding gray, and nuclear static discharges began to reenergize and reawaken the sleeping giant. Godzilla rose to his feet once more and roared in triumph. The Super-X, disabled from the atmospheric electromagnetic disturbances, attempted to regain lift. The well-armed hovercraft retreated behind a skyscraper, but its savage opponent's nuclear ray sliced a hole straight through the center of the towering building. The Super-X began to fire its full arsenal at Godzilla as it led the monster through the maze of skyscrapers. Beams and missiles were fired, and in the ensuing chaos, the nearby city became a raging conflagration. As Godzilla fired its thermonuclear ray one final time, this would prove to be the last war that the Super-X would ever wage. It lost its lift and descended to the ground. Godzilla, finally in a position to exact his revenge, tipped a massive skyscraper onto the craft, killing all those aboard. This catastrophe seemed to mark the end of Godzilla's hindrances, for he was now free to destroy the city at will.

Unfortunately for the monster, a familiar call beckoned from a distant island. Obeying his instincts, the hypnotized animal plunged into the sea and emerged on the shores of Oshima Island. Ascending the slope of the volcanic mountain, he came to the mouth of the terrible abyss. Hesitantly, he continued to follow the call from the opposite side of the chasm and fell onto a lower platform. The explosives were detonated, and the ground beneath Godzilla began to collapse, as the King of the Monsters plummeted into the molten rock below. Eventually, the lava solidified and the mouth of the volcano was sealed. Godzilla began to enter a long slumber while trapped in his igneous prison.

Quietly, Godzilla slept undisturbed for around half a decade, as Japan scrambled to create measures by which to prevent any future disasters that this monster could eventually bring to the nation. Meanwhile, the American Genetic Corporation (BioMajor) and Saradian oil interests battled over possession of Godzilla cells, procured from the devastation in 1984. The former party wished to monopolize the genetic market across the world, while the latter wished to invest in future genetic technologies for the preservation of the Saradian economy, which was so dependent on petroleum. Naturally, with only so few of these samples in existence, both parties clashed on and off over the five year period. This war could not have continued at a worse time, for Godzilla began to awaken from his slumber in 1990. The first alarm protocol was activated, and the government rushed to solidify a plan of action as the second alarm protocol also went into effect. Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria (ANEB), a technology based on G-Cells that would allow bacteria to digest radioactive material, was pursued with the joint assistance of the Okochi Foundation. Unfortunately, BioMajor procured the plans from the home of a member of the ANEB team, Dr. Genichiro Shiragami. Using the plans as a means of ransom, BioMajor declared that it would detonate explosives atop Mt. Mihara if their demand for the ANEB was not pacified. The government relented, but a Saradian agent interrupted the trade and stole the bacteria. In the ensuing chaos, the bombs were detonated...

Godzilla [Heisei Series]The third alarm protocol was put into effect as Godzilla emerged from his fiery tomb. His mouth, lined with two rows of piercing teeth; his eyes, cold and dark, struck fear into those who witnessed his terror. He entered the sea where he was met with heavy resistance. Though the JSDF fought valiantly, the battleships and helicopters were easily forced aside as Godzilla barreled toward his next destination.

Suddenly, what seemed to be an old foe appeared in the sky. The Super-X2, an enhanced version of the airborne mech that dealt with Godzilla several years earlier, arrived on the scene. Its artificial diamond mirror reflected Godzilla's ray back at its source. Though effective, the mirror began to melt and its power was severely decreased. Missiles were used instead, to no avail. The Super-X2 failed to make any headway in this initial assault and was defeated.

From the north, a familiar call beckoned. Godzilla followed this mysterious voice, and it led him into the lake near Dr. Shiragami's laboratory. What it found was a monster. Dr. Shiragami had, in private, used his connections to the ANEB project to procure Godzilla cells, which he amalgamated with the cells of his late daughter and a rose. It was his dream to create an immortal plant species, but what he created was a terrible rose-like chimera instead: Biollante. The botanical beast launched her feral vines at Godzilla, constricting, biting, and spraying acid sap at her "brother". In response, Godzilla released his atomic ray, and several strikes of the monster's terrible breath set her ablaze. Biollante's cells shined with an eerie, amber glow. Ascending high into the atmosphere, the glimmering dust took the form of a helix and briefly showed Biollante's final form before it reassembled in orbit. Godzilla retreated into Sagami Bay, and the JSDF eventually lost track of their quarry.

Preparing for an attack in Ise Bay, the JSDF was stunned when Godzilla reappeared in Osaka Bay. At the Kansai International Airport Construction Base, the skilled psychic Miki Saegusa attempted to utilize her ESP to stop the advance of Godzilla. She released too much energy, and fainted from exhaustion. This peculiar event slowed Godzilla's progress temporarily, but it continued to head straight for Osaka. The fourth, and final alarm protocol, was activated...

As the ANEB was recovered from Saradian oil interests in their Osaka front, Godzilla entered the city and began to approach the heart of the metropolis in the veil of night, ever searching for vital nuclear energy. The Super-X2 returned and fired its missiles on Godzilla, leading him into the center of the business district. The hovercraft's damaged fire mirror was incapable of properly repelling Godzilla's thermonuclear ray, however, and the magnificent mech became a burning pile of rubble on the city streets. Centrally located between four tall skyscrapers, Godzilla was fired upon and injected with ANEB. Virtually unaffected, the invulnerable juggernaut advanced north into the mountains.

Realizing the need to increase Godzilla's body temperature for proper bacterial growth conditions, the JSDF employed the use of the MBT-92 beam cannons and the M6000 T.C. System lightning generators, and an immense offensive was set up in the countryside near the Takahama Atomic Plant. The exotic weaponry succeeded in raising Godzilla's temperature, heating his body in the humid, rainy conditions. The weakened monster's head hung low, his energy levels were beginning to dwindle. Even still, his immense power was formidable. He annihilated two nearby attack helicopters as he continued to approach the nuclear plant.

Meanwhile, the sky began to glow with pulsating flashes of light. Golden dust began to descend from the clouds and enter the ground. Rematerializing in the subterranean soil, a far taller and more vicious Biollante emerged to challenge her reptilian counterpart. Her vines launched, but were quickly severed by Godzilla's nuclear breath. Biollante began to stampede toward her feral foe, violently quaking the Earth as she approached. One of her amorphous tendrils sliced through Godzilla's hand as another ruptured his shoulder. A toothed tentacle began to constrict the monolith of flesh, but the King of the Monsters unleashed his nuclear pulse in retaliation. The gaping snout of the towering, mutant plant began to release a potent acid sap, and proceeded to clamp onto Godzilla's skull. His thermonuclear ray repelled the monster, but Godzilla's exhaustion from a lack of nuclear energy took its toll. He fell onto the shore, its head sinking into the sea. Biollante, meanwhile, began to ascend into the atmosphere. As she returned to the sky, Godzilla's body temperature lowered in the cool water. He rose and roared, but returned to the ocean. Traveling north, the nuclear leviathan rested in frigid depths of the Bering Sea...

The Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria, lying dormant in Godzilla's body, continued to act as a hindrance to the monster for years. In 1992, Futurians from the 23rd century traveled back in time to the 1940s in order to wipe Godzilla from the Earth's history. Instead, they only managed to create the Godzilla that presently existed. Amidst the confusion of this misunderstanding, the Japanese government, terrified by the duplicitous Futurians who were destroying Japan with King Ghidorah, concocted a desperate plan of action. They would use a secret submarine to launch nuclear missiles in the Bering Sea, in order to reawaken and transform what they believed to be a relatively weak Godzillasaurus lying at the bottom of the ocean. Little did they realize that this dinosaur had already mutated into the modern Godzilla that had attacked Japan in the 1980's. The nuclear submarine approached what was believed to be a Godzillasaurus, and instead came face-to-face with Godzilla! The savage saurian animal ripped into the hull of the submersible and absorbed its energy. Its cells began to reproduce and its strength increased greatly.

A new Godzilla was born...


Powers / Weapons
Atomic ray

Atomic ray

Godzilla could unleash an atomic ray from his mouth, measuring at a temperature of 500,000 °C. This weapon required minimal charging before being released at a target. The charging phase was visualized through the lighting of the monster's dorsal fins.

While this attack was often unleashed as a full, long ray, Godzilla could also release a small atomic blast as well. This smaller blast, called an Atomic Ray Shot, was used to destroy a helicopter flying in Tokyo.

   
Super Regenerative Power

Super Regenerative Power

The King of the Monsters demonstrated an amazing regenerative ability. This allowed the creature to be damaged, sometimes quite severely, and heal from the wounds quickly. For example, Biollante used its sharp vines to pierce Godzilla's shoulder and rip through Godzilla's hand, yet the nuclear menace healed from these wounds shortly after they occurred.

   
Can Absorb Radiation

Can Absorb Radiation

Godzilla was able to absorb radiation that he came in contact with. This ability was used as an energy source for the creature, letting it power up.

If the nuclear leviathan absorbs enough radiation it will mutate further into its larger, supercharged form.

   
Nuclear Pulse

Nuclear Pulse

The King of the Monsters was able to use his atomic powers to unleash a surge of energy around his body. This attack would damage those in direct contact with Godzilla.


Background and Trivia
  • Godzilla was portrayed by suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma.
  • Is known as the Heisei series Godzilla (平成シリーズ ゴジラ), even though the Heisei era didn't start until January 8th, 1989, long after The Return of Godzilla (1984) was released.
  • Godzilla's Nuclear Pulse is known as his "Internal Radiation" in Japanese (体内放射 - Tainai Hosha). This name is seen in books such as The Godzilla Chronicles Vol. 3 (ISBN: 4812405815). The name "Nuclear Pulse" actually comes from the English publication The Official Godzilla Compendium (ISBN: 0679888225).
  • This version of Godzilla could fire a small blast of his atomic ray. This attack is called an Atomic Ray Shot, or literally a "Heat Ray Shot" (熱線を弾丸 - Nessen O Dangan) as noted in the 1992 publication Godzilla Fierce Fighting Super Illustrated Encyclopedia (ISBN: T1001844121004).
  • Also known as the "Monster King Godzilla" (怪獣王ゴジラ - Kaiju O Gojira) in publications such as Godzilla: Toho Monster Picture Book (ISBN: 4092800525) and Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works (ISBN: 4091014704) where the 1954 Godzilla is known as the "Hydrogen Bomb Giant Monster" (水爆大怪獣 - Suibaku Dai Kaiju) and the second Showa series one as just "Giant Monster" (大怪獣 - Dai Kaiju). However, the "Monster King Godzilla" title, which could also be translated as "King of the Monsters", is not unique in the Godzilla: Toho Monster Picture Book and is shared by the Millennium versions of Godzilla. This name is also used for this version of the beast, and not earlier versions of Godzilla, in the Godzilla Trading Battle video game.



Godzilla (Supercharged)
Godzilla (Supercharged)

Height : 100 meters
Mass : 60,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Atomic Ray; super regenerative power; Nuclear Pulse; Spiral Fire Ray; energy conduction; can absorb radiation

Appearances

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991); Godzilla vs. Mothra; Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II; Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla; Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (stock footage); Godzilla: Final Wars (stock footage)

Series // Heisei

Sound Effect

Description

Though the Futurians from the 23rd century had sought to destroy Godzilla through time travel, they had failed. The Godzillasaurus, which the time travelers had relocated to the Bering Sea, mutated to a towering 80 meters when exposed to a nuclear accident in the 1970's. In 1992, the monster was exposed to more atomic energy when it attacked the Musashi-2 nuclear sub, and the already incredible anomaly grew to an even more unthinkable 100 meters in height.

As the supercharged reptile began to march southward toward the mainland, the Japanese government breathed a sigh of relief. The duplicitous Futurians had released a three-headed golden dragon named King Ghidorah to destroy Japan, and Godzilla was now the nation's only hope. Furious at the arrival of Godzilla, the Futurians ordered King Ghidorah to annihilate Godzilla, and the two savage monsters met in a clearing. Though Godzilla did not fair well against his opponent at first, luck would soon be on his side. Rogue Futurians severed King Ghidorah's remote control, and the tables were turned within a matter of seconds. The three-headed monster made one last strike against Godzilla, though, using its long necks to hold the King of the Monsters in place and strangle him. However, Godzilla's nuclear pulse repelled King Ghidorah, halting his constriction and sending the massive creature flying off him. Looking to end the battle, Godzilla powered up his atomic ray , firing off a powerful Spiral Atomic Ray that proceeded to rend the dragon's middle head from its torso. Though the horrible hydra attempted to flee, a hole was ripped through one of its leathery wings by its foe's thermonuclear beam, causing King Ghidorah to fall into the cold depths of the ocean below.

Godzilla (Supercharged)Unopposed, Godzilla marched through the urban sprawls of Japan; laying waste to everything he touched. The military attempted to halt his advance, employing MBT-92 maser tanks, but their efforts were fruitless. As a mere dinosaur, the beast was almost gentle; now as a mutated monster, it was malicious and savage. The nuclear leviathan would go on to ruin the country, if not for Emmy Kano and M-11, the two Futurians who rebelled against their belligerent crew. They were convinced that King Ghidorah was the only creature that could stop Godzilla's reign of terror. Emmy and M-11 returned to 2204 A.D., and managed to convince the scientists of their time to resurrect the brass behemoth.

Back in 1992, Godzilla waged a path of destruction through Tokyo. Suddenly, in a flash of light, a cybernetic dragon appeared in the skies above the city. It was Mecha-King Ghidorah, with Emmy piloting this revamped monster. The cyborg creature fired its gravity beams, keeping Godzilla at bay through a combination of their power and leveling the nearby buildings on top of the nuclear menace. However, the assault proved ineffective. Ultimately, Emmy was forced to fire capture cables and a machine hand restraint. Godzilla was airlifted, and King Ghidorah dragged the monstrous menace over the sea. A thermonuclear beam was fired, though, striking the three-headed monster for the final time. The attack caused both creatures to plummet toward the waves below. Emmy escaped, but Godzilla was left unconscious on the ocean floor. Within time, however, his strength returned. Godzilla ripped himself free of the capture cables and machine hand restraint. The exhausted monster began to trudge toward the Ogasawara Trench, where he sought slumber...

While Godzilla was peacefully sleeping in the depths of the sea, a meteorite suddenly collided with the ocean. The terrible titan awoke once more, and eventually, Godzilla emerged from the surf. The menacing monster approached a large vessel, on which a mysterious mammoth egg was being transported. The hard shell of the enigmatic cell cracked, and a mysterious larva named Mothra emerged. Godzilla fought the innocent insect, and quickly repelled all of its physical attacks. It appeared as though Mothra would soon face her destiny, if not for the arrival of another monster. Mothra's dark counterpart, Battra, was also awoken by the meteorite. This new larva attacked Godzilla with its horn, and the two grotesque gargantuan beasts sank into the ocean depths. The seismic struggle continued, even amidst the dangers of an undersea eruption. Both monsters sank deep into the magma, and it was assumed that both had died in an endless sea of molten rock.

All was not as it appeared, for Godzilla simply swam beneath the surface of the planet. It pushed its way through the magma flows, and finally emerged at the pinnacle of Mount Fuji. It descended from the volatile mountain and and was greeted by the self-defense force. Maser tanks and ASTOL-MB93 maser jets unleashed their attacks on Godzilla, only for the creature to decimate the vehicles with his atomic ray. With the human opposition destroyed, the beast continued to trudge through the countryside.

Eventually, Godzilla appeared in the seaside metropolis Yokohama. There, the imago forms of both Mothra and Battra were locked in an intense battle in the sky. However, the appearance of this new saurian foe prompted the dark moth to reassess his priorities. Battra attacked Godzilla, but the well-armed arthropod was overwhelmed and rendered unconscious. Mothra rushed in to attack Godzilla, temporarily halting the King of the Monsters by collapsing a building on top of the giant. With the nuclear menace momentarily disposed, Mothra approached Battra. She communicated with her former foe, and the two monsters agreed to cooperate. Their conversation was interrupted, though, by the emergence of Godzilla from under the rubble. Mothra then reentered the fray, but she was soon subdued by Godzilla's awful power, sent flying onto her back from a nuclear pulse. As the nuclear beast prepared to send the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris wheel toppling onto Mothra, Battra intervened and rescued her. The two flying monsters, now allies, began to bombard their enemy with a barrage of beams and a scale attack, reflecting back Godzilla's atomic ray at its source. Godzilla was finally sent to the ground, and the two massive moths went to lift the reprehensible reptile into the sky. However, Godzilla wasn't defeated quite yet. The merciless monster ripped into Battra's neck with his double rows of piercing teeth. Green blood was sent flying, as both of the moths conducted energy through their touch to try and subdue Godzilla. Their efforts were successful, as Godzilla was carried into the sky and out to sea. However, Battra's wounds were too great and a blast of Godzilla's atomic ray sealed its fate. Mothra's ally was dead. Mid-air, Mothra was forced to release her grip. Godzilla and Battra plummeted into the ocean below, as Mothra sealed the area with a special energy...

Godzilla (Supercharged)Another year passed quietly, and Godzilla suddenly began to intercept a strange telepathic signal being emanated from Adonoa Island in the Bering Sea. When Godzilla arrived on the isle, though, he was met with a fierce confrontation. A titanic pterosaur, Rodan, was defending a large egg, which was the source of the signal. The flying horror was inconceivably fast, and Rodan proved to be a difficult foe to contend with. Ultimately, Godzilla fired his thermonuclear ray on the crimson creature, sending it crashing to the Earth below. As the monster war was waging, a scientific research team managed to procure the mysterious egg, which they transported back to the Japanese mainland. With the source of the signal moving, Godzilla was forced to change his destination. It was imperative that he pursue this egg.

When Godzilla appeared in Japan, a new weapon was dispatched to deal with the deplorable beast. Mechagodzilla, built using the 23rd century technology found in Mecha-King Ghidorah's cybernetic head, was sent to fight Godzilla. The mechanical masterpiece quickly outgunned its organic counterpart, but when Godzilla sent Mechagodzilla's energy surging back into its bionic body, the robotic creation became inoperable. With his enemy defeated, Godzilla continued to pursue the psychic signal into Kyoto, where a baby Godzilla had hatched from the egg discovered on Adonoa Island. The scientists telepathically isolated Baby Godzilla, leaving the lumbering leviathan outside perplexed and disappointed. Unable to locate the source of the signal, the confused creature could only retreat.

Meanwhile, Rodan regained consciousness on Adonoa Island. The flying monster transformed into Fire Rodan, and its power was amplified greatly. It rushed to Japan where it sought its "brother", Baby Godzilla. In the process, Rodan destroyed a helicopter in transit and secured the canister that it was towing where the young Godzillasaurus was to be found. As Rodan attempted to open the canister, though, it was suddenly attacked by Garuda, a powerful aerial battle cruiser. Though Rodan quickly tossed the dated machine aside, the creature was then attacked by the repaired Mechagodzilla. In short order, the terrifying pterosaur was knocked unconscious and was badly wounded by Mechagodzilla's plasma grenade.

Not long afterwards, Godzilla arrived, searching for Baby Godzilla. Seeing its true target, the giant mech diverted its attack toward the King of the Monsters. The two combatants exchanged blows, discharging their respective beams against one another. Eventually Mechagodzilla began to succumb to the attacks and the earlier damage the machine had received from Rodan. Luck was on the machine's side, though, as Garuda reemerged, attacking Godzilla. The assault created enough pause for Garuda to combine with Mechagodzilla and become Super Mechagodzilla. This new and improved mech brutally subdued its enemy monster. The G-Crusher was fired, and Godzilla was paralyzed as his spinal brain was destroyed. With its target down, Super Mechagodzilla unleashed its full payload of weapons, defeating Godzilla.

In response to Baby Godzilla's mounting fear over the fate of the King of the Monsters, Rodan reentered the fray. Super Mechagodzilla, however, quickly subdued the soaring creature with a shot of its Mega-Buster ray, and in its dying moments, Rodan bequeathed its life energy to Godzilla. The nuclear menace rose once more, rejuvenated and ready to fight. As particles in the air from Rodan's sacrifice ate away at the machine's armor plating, the powered up Godzilla fired its newly acquired Spiral Fire Ray on Super Mechagodzilla. Quickly overpowering the giant war machine, Godzilla annihilated the once magnificent mech. Having won the war, Godzilla finally located Baby Godzilla. The once merciless monster suddenly showed a softer side as he adopted the helpless creature as his own. Godzilla and Baby Godzilla returned to the sea, where they would locate a new home on Birth Island. There, they would enjoy a temporary peace...

Godzilla (Supercharged)Over the course of the following year, Baby Godzilla would grow into an even larger form. Now called "Little Godzilla", the playful monster frolicked in its island paradise. Acting as guardian to the little monster, Godzilla would often make landfall on the island itself. Seeing an opportunity, humanity prepared a unique countermeasure for Godzilla called the T-Project. This plan employed the talents of Miki Saegusa and a receiver with hopes that her powers could be amplified enough to control and subdue the giant monster.

On the fateful day the plan was enacted, and failed, a sinister space monster also landed on the island. SpaceGodzilla, as the monster was dubbed, was the result of the cosmic mutation of Godzilla's cells. Targeting the King of the Monsters, the heartless horror began to mercilessly attack Little Godzilla. Though the young monster's father quickly arrived to defend him, SpaceGodzilla captured Little Godzilla in a crystal cell, isolating him from his paternal protector. Satisfied with his victory, the terrible space monster began to fly toward the mainland, with Godzilla following at full speed.

During his pursuit of SpaceGodzilla, an unauthorized, second attempt at the T-Project commenced. Orchestrated by the mafia using a kidnapped Miki Saegusa, this second attempt did little more than momentarily delay the nuclear menace.

Eventually, Godzilla arrived in Japan, and the furious animal trampled through several cities in pursuit of his new rival. Acting against orders, the giant war machine Moguera, Mechagodzilla's replacement, engaged the King of the Monsters. The assault was short lived as the crew of the huge machine fought internally and eventually changed course to meet and attack SpaceGodzilla instead.

Left with no distractions, Godzilla finally, arrived in Fukuoka, which SpaceGodzilla had converted into a crystal fortress. Moguera was already overwhelmed by its cosmic opponent. Unfortunately, Godzilla wasn't able to gain very much ground against the hateful monster either. SpaceGodzilla's telekinesis was too strong, and a new strategy would have to be formulated. It was discovered that Fukuoka Tower had been instilled with a cosmic energy vital to SpaceGodzilla's power supply. As Moguera split into its two forms: Land Moguera and Star Falcon, Godzilla continued his battle with SpaceGodzilla. Backed with air cover from the Star Falcon, SpaceGodzilla was distracted as Land Moguera destroyed the base of Fukuoka Tower. Sensing the structure's weakness, the King of the Monsters finished the job, shoving the tower to the ground and destroying SpaceGodzilla's main energy supply. With their plan a success, the two vehicles merged and Moguera was whole once more to join Godzilla in combat against their extraterrestrial foe. Using one of the war machine's Spiral Grenade missiles, the mech destroyed SpaceGodzilla's shoulder crystals, further limiting the creature's power. However, in the struggle, Moguera was severely damaged. As the space monster continued to lose precious energy, Godzilla took advantage of the situation. It fired its spiral fire ray on SpaceGodzilla, destroying that feral fiend once and for all.

In the end, Godzilla returned to Birth Island, where he lived out the coming year in peace and tranquility with his adopted son.


Powers / Weapons
Atomic ray

Atomic ray

Godzilla was able to fire an atomic ray from his mouth. This attack required a short charging period, indicated from the lighting of his dorsal fins, before being fired.

With his increased power after absorbing the Musashi-2 nuclear sub, the monster could charge his atomic ray even further to fire a Spiral Atomic Ray. Indicated by the energy crackling around the back of his neck, this more powerful version of the beam was used against King Ghidorah to decapitate the central head.

   
Super Regenerative Power

Super Regenerative Power

The nuclear menace was equipped with an amazing healing factor. This power allowed the creature to receive massive damage while regenerating from his wounds. This power was used to shrug off traveling through lava and also being blasted by a variety of beams.

Godzilla's super regenerative power has its limits, though, and was not able to restore the creature's damaged spinal brain.

   
Nuclear Pulse

Nuclear Pulse

Godzilla could use his atomic powers to build up energy and then release it outwardly from his body.

After being supercharged by the radiation from the Musashi-2 submarine, the creature's nuclear pulse became more formidable. The attack now released a supernova-like blast of energy. This allowed the King of the Monsters to attack foes who were not in direct contact with him, such as Mothra who was using its scales to attack Godzilla from a distance.

This attack was also used in a different fashion to send energy traveling through the shock anchors that Mechagodzilla had launched into the nuclear menace, shorting out the giant robot.

   
Spiral Fire Ray

Spiral Fire Ray

After his resurrection from Rodan's sacrifice, Godzilla gained the ability to release a Spiral Fire Ray from his mouth. This attack functioned similarly to his atomic ray, although with much more destructive force.

When first used against Mechagodzilla, the ray was infused with the full power of Rodan to act as a Hyper Uranium Heat Ray. Running at 1,000,000 degrees, the attack was twice as hot as Godzilla's normal atomic ray. When used a year later against SpaceGodzilla the power had cooled a bit, running at 900,000 degrees.

   
Energy Conduction

Energy Conduction

Godzilla was able to conduct energy through his touch. He used this power to attack SpaceGodzilla, striking him with his hand and releasing stored energy.

   
Can Absorb Radiation

Can Absorb Radiation

The King of the Monsters could absorb radioactivity that he came in contact with. This could be used to both strengthen the creature and also recharge energy levels.

This power has its limits, though. When Godzilla came in contact with high-purity uranium deposits on Birth Island, an uncontrollable fission reaction occurred, destroying the island while mutating and dooming the nuclear beast to its burning form.


Background and Trivia
  • The King of the Monsters was portrayed by suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma.
  • One name for this version of Godzilla was "Supercharged Godzilla" as it appeared in the United States from Trendmasters in the mid-1990's for their Godzilla Wars toy line. In the video game Godzilla: Giant Monster March, the Rodan powered version of Godzilla is known by a similar name of "Super Godzilla" (スーパーゴジラ - Supa Gojira). It has no relation to Super Godzilla from the Super Nintendo game of the same name, Super Godzilla.
  • The charged up version of Godzilla's normal atomic ray, which was used to decapitate King Ghidorah's central head, is called a Spiral Atomic Ray or, literally, a "Spiral Heat Ray" (スパイラル熱線 - Supairaru Nessen). This name is used in Everything Godzilla: The Complete Super Encyclopedia (ISBN: 4063045579).
  • In Japanese, Godzilla's Spiral Fire Ray is known literally as a "Burning Spiral Heat Ray" (バーンスパイラル熱線 - Ban Supairaru Nessen). This is seen in publications such as the Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works (ISBN: 4091014704).
  • The more powerful version of the Spiral Fire Ray used in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) has a slightly different name. It is noted as a "Hyper Uranium Heat Ray" (ウラニウム·ハイパー熱線 - Uranyumu · Haipa Nessen). This name and information regarding the temperature of the beams are found in The Toho Special Effects: All Kaiju Illustrated Encyclopedia (ISBN: 9784096820902).
  • This version of Godzilla is sometimes known as the 4th Generation Godzilla (4代目ゴジラ) following the two Showa series Godzillas and the first version of the Heisei series Godzilla. The generation moniker is a bit misleading, though, as the other three generations are actually different Godzillas as opposed to this mutated form. This can be seen in the Godzilla Trading Battle video game, which also uses the unique subtitle of "Invincible King of the Monsters" (無敵の怪獣王 - Muteki no Kaiju O).



Burning Godzilla
Burning Godzilla

Height : 100 meters
Mass : 60,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Crimson Atomic Ray; super regenerative power; Nuclear Pulse; Hyper Fire Ray; energy transference; heat wave; can absorb radiation

Weaknesses

Meltdown at 1200 °C

Appearances

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995); Godzilla: Final Wars (stock footage)

Series // Heisei

Sound Effect

Description

On the peaceful Birth Island, chaos was about to ensue. Underground, high-purity uranium deposits were disturbed by Godzilla, resulting in a fission reaction. Abnormal nuclear division occurred within Godzilla's body as the resulting explosion quickly burned the isle and boiled the sea, turning the once tranquil setting into a smoldering graveyard beneath the waves. In the conflagration, Godzilla and his adopted son disappeared.

Meanwhile in Hong Kong, the eerie calm of the still night was suddenly shattered when something fearful arose from the harbor. Godzilla, glowing with a fiery intensity, burned its way through the steaming sea and crashed through the bustling metropolis. The horrified citizens could only run in terror as the burning behemoth trudged along its set path.

As Godzilla continued to wreck havoc, it was discovered that the creature was on the verge of a nuclear explosion. Even worse, as it approached Japan, it was searching for more nuclear fuel. Before it could feed, the Super-X3 was deployed to deal with the situation. The highly advanced craft used freezer missiles, cadmium missiles, and a super cold laser to neutralize the beast. Preserved at -200 degrees, the frozen reptile tilted and fell into the surrounding ocean. Six hours passed, and Godzilla's mobility returned. His fission began to decline, and the world breathed a sigh of relief as the King of the Monsters didn't pursue attacking the nuclear plant.

Shortly thereafter, Godzilla's son suddenly reappeared, now almost half of Godzilla's height. Godzilla Junior was heading for his birthplace of Adonoa Island, and it was determined that Godzilla was following him from a distance.

Burning GodzillaAs Godzilla followed Junior to Adonoa Island, something urgent was discovered about Godzilla's state. It was predicted that the creature would undergo a nuclear meltdown that would bore a hole deep into the Earth. Something drastic would have to be done to stop it. Coincidentally, Tokyo was under siege by a monster called Destoroyah. The monster was, in essence, a living oxygen destroyer. If Godzilla could be led to fight this creature, it could very well share the same fate as its predecessor from 1954. The psychics Meru Ozawa and Miki Saegusa were convinced into using their powers to lead Junior to Tokyo, thereby luring Godzilla to Destoroyah and perhaps his demise.

By the time Godzilla had arrived in Tokyo, Junior had already subdued Destoroyah in a brutal battle. Godzilla and his son called out to each other in respect, but their reunion was cut drastically short when Destoroyah's final form rose from a burning building. Godzilla took the brunt of Destoroyah's micro-oxygen spray as Junior was airlifted by the disgusting demon and dropped from an extreme altitude. The fall brought Junior to the brink of death, and Godzilla's anger climbed to a new height. Godzilla endured the micro-oxygen spray as it clashed with Destoroyah, but Godzilla was soon dragged across Tokyo like a toy. Though Destoroyah's laser horn sliced through Godzilla in a repulsive display of pure cruelty, Godzilla soon sent the malicious monster spitting up vital fluids with his crimson atomic ray. Destoroyah reverted into its juvenile forms, but they too were soon subdued.

Godzilla, ever rising in temperature, trudged over to his fallen son. His attempts to revive him failed, and Godzilla could only give his son a silent farewell. Destoroyah's final form returned, however, and the indifferent creature shot its micro-oxygen spray at the grieving father. Godzilla was forced to re-enter the fray, and it was once again dragged by Destoroyah's forked tail. Godzilla soon regained his footing as his temperature reached a near critical 1180°C. As the creature's dorsal fins started to melt, the King of the Monsters' power was greatly amplified. Huge heat waves emitted from the back of the monster, as a nuclear pulse shot out to signal a turn in the battle. Using his most powerful ray, the Hyper Fire Ray, Godzilla blasted at Destroyah's head as the beam destroyed a part of the fiend's face. Wounded, the hideous horror took to the sky as the military fired its freezing weapons. The creature plummeted to the Earth, defeated through the exploitation of its one weakness.

Godzilla's temperature continued to rise, though, as he contemplated the loss of his one true friend, and his inability to exact revenge on his son's murderer. Godzilla's flesh glowed to a new intensity and began to melt. The Super-X3 and numerous freezing weapons attempted to minimize the damage, but the creature's flesh melted away and its skeleton collapsed. A meltdown was imminent, and it would undoubtedly prove to be the greatest nuclear disaster of all time. The intense radiation suddenly subsided, however.

Perplexed, humankind gazed dumbfounded as a fully grown and fully revived Junior emerged from the smoke and ruins, ready to fight another day.


Powers / Weapons
Atomic ray

Crimson Atomic ray

With his body in a burning state, the King of the Monsters featured a charged version of his normal atomic ray. Called a Crimson Atomic Ray, the attack initially sports large, bright orange spirals. As time goes on, the beam loses the spirals, becoming a more powerful variant of the normal atomic ray.

Whenever Godzilla's energy is sapped, though, the creature's beam weapon reverts temporarly to its blue atomic ray. This occurred when Godzilla was being swarmed by the smaller Destoroyahs.

   
Super Regenerative Power

Super Regenerative Power

Even with his body taxed by the runaway nuclear fission, Godzilla was still able to quickly heal from his wounds. This included pretty gruesome attacks, such as Destoroyah's laser horn which literally ripped through Godzilla's body as it tore down multiple times into the King of the Monsters.

   
Nuclear Pulse

Nuclear Pulse

Godzilla was able to release a nova blast-like surge of energy from his body. This attack had a delayed trigger, releasing the visible surges before the effect would register in the form of explosions and other collateral damage.

   
Hyper Fire Ray

Hyper Fire Ray

The power of Godzilla's crimson ray is magnified as it gains pinkish-white spirals. This is obtained once Burning Godzilla's body temperature hits 1180°C.

It is the strongest version of this Godzilla's ray, and continually increases in power the higher Godzilla's body temperature rises.

   
Energy Transference

Energy Transference

The King of the Monsters was able to instill his energy in others, similar to how Fire Rodan did to save Godzilla after his spinal brain was destroyed.

This power was first attempted on Godzilla Junior in a small amount, but was not enough to save the younger monster. Later, while going into meltdown mode, Godzilla transferred the last of his energy which was able to heavily mutate and resurrect Junior into a reborn Godzilla.

   
Heat Wave

Heat Wave

Although Burning Godzilla's body naturally releases heat, when the creature reaches 1180°C a phenomenon occurs. This includes the melting of his dorsal fins as a destructive heat wave releases from his back.

   
Can Absorb Radiation

Can Absorb Radiation

Godzilla could absorb radiation through his body, increasing his strength and furthering his mutation while also being used as an energy source. Unfortunately, this power has a limit, and was overloaded to place him into his burning state.

Later, when the King of the Monsters appeared in the Bungo channel, he was searching for an energy source. The creature was looking to attack a nearby power plant and recharge, but was stopped by the Super-X3 before this could happen.


Weaknesses
Meltdown at 1200 °C

Meltdown at 1200 °C

Once Godzilla's temperature reaches 1200°C the creature will go into meltdown, killing the King of the Monsters in the process.

In simulations, this caused a massive explosion that burned a hole through the planet. However, once Godzilla's temperature reached this level the effect was diminished due to shelling the creature with freezing weapons. This last minute strike, combined with Godzilla transferring his energy, caused the creature to not explode but rather melt, first losing his skin before organs and eventually his bones.


Background and Trivia
  • Burning Godzilla was portrayed by suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma.
  • In many publications, this version of the King of the Monsters is simply known as Godzilla. The name Burning Godzilla does appear, though, in a lot of other merchandise related to the character. This includes the Playstation 3/4 title Godzilla, which uses both the English spelling and in Japanese (バーニングゴジラ - Baningu Gojira). The 1995 Bandai toy release, at the 8 inch scale, of the character also used the Burning Godzilla name in Japanese, as did the 6 inch version released in 2001. Another interesting example of the name is the Battle Spirits Trading Card Game. In 2014, a limited edition "Godzilla (1995)" card was issued. However, a later 2016 set called Roar of the Monster King featured this same version of Godzilla but under the Burning Godzilla name.
  • In Koichi Kawakita's 2009 book Heisei Godzilla Chronicle (ISBN: 4873763193), this version of Godzilla is cited as "Red Godzilla" (both 赤いゴジラ and 赤きゴジラ - Akai Gojira). Some of this naming is seen on older concept material.
  • The Crimson Atomic Ray, known literally as a "Crimson Heat Ray" (紅蓮の熱線 - Guren no Nessen), is cited this way in the The Toho Special Effects: All Kaiju Illustrated Encyclopedia (ISBN: 9784096820902). It has been noted as being called just an atomic ray, though, in other publications.
  • Godzilla's Hyper Fire Ray is also known in Japanese as a "Hyper Heat Ray" (ハイパー熱線 - Haipa Nessen). This name is used in both the Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Super Complete Works (ISBN: 409101450X) and the Large Picture Book of Godzilla: Toho Special Effects Movie World (ISBN: 4873765587).