Aliens & SDF
Staff of Toho
Wingspan: 15-46 meters
Flight at mach 1; able to fire a Sonic beam from
its mouth; can reproduce asexually
Guardian of the Universe (1995)
Many millennia ago, an ancient civilization
genetically engineered a race of birdlike demons
called the Gyaos. Though they were created to
rid the world of pollution, these horrible harpies
began to prey on the people, and slowly this
advanced civilization was wiped off the face
of the planet. With their prey dwindling, the
Gyaos fell into a deep hibernation until the
time was ripe for their reemergence.
A Gyaos nest lay dormant for many thousands
of years, until the conditions were just right,
and the eggs hatched. Calling out for food,
the loathsome creatures were met with no response.
The disgusting monstrosities were left with
one repulsive alternative: cannibalism. A trio
of terrors survived the gruesome feast, and
the grotesque goblins began preparations to
sharpen their abilities and learn how to fly.
As their range began to increase, the human
inhabitants of the island started to meet a
hellish fate. In time, not one person was left
alive in the vicinity.
As the vile, voracious Gyaos continued to increase
their hunting grounds to new islands, the military
began to formulate a plan for their capture.
The Gyaos would be led into a baseball stadium,
and the roof would be closed. Troops would then
tranquilize the trapped terrors, and the mission
would be a success. In words, it was brilliant;
however, the actual execution was a disaster.
The Gyaos were lured into the stadium through
the use of meat, but the crimson creatures grew
suspicious. One sergeant panicked and ordered
his troops to fire at the Gyaos prematurely.
Two were brought down, but one escaped!
As helicopters pursued the fleeing Gyaos, a
titanic turtle suddenly appeared. The guardian
Gamera, recently awoken from a long slumber,
quickly slew the contemptible creature. Sensing
Gamera's arrival, the remaining Gyaos used their
sonic beams to escape from the stadium. Gamera
pursued the foul fiends to a mountain village,
where the heroic turtle slew yet another of
the deplorable demons. The military did not
recognize that Gamera was a benign beast, and
an attack was launched on the massive monster.
With the synergistic assault of both the military
forces and the remaining Gyaos, Gamera had to
bid a hasty retreat. Unopposed, Gyaos was allowed
to feed and grow into an even greater form:
|| Height: 85
Wingspan: 185 meters
Mass: 75 tons
Flight at mach 4.2; hurricane winds from wings;
able to fire a Sonic beam from its mouth; can
Guardian of the Universe (1995)
Other Appearances: Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (stock footage)
One Gyaos managed to survive its battle with
Gamera, and the contemptible creature continued
to feed off animals and humans alike in the
Japanese countryside. It grew increasingly larger,
until it finally became the massive Super Gyaos!
With its new incredible size and strength, Super
Gyaos targeted what he perceived as a massive
buffet: Tokyo. It entered the city, and ripped
a train from its tracks. In a repulsive display,
it ingested the contents of the vehicle in a
nearby park, where it rested for the night.
The next day, the military shifted its focus
from Gamera to the new crisis: Gyaos. A military
strike on the demon bird failed in the park,
and the vicious monster fled into the city.
Two missiles were launched at the beast, but
the creature swung around Tokyo Tower, confusing
the targeting systems and resulting in the annihilation
of the famous landmark. Gyaos circled the area
and landed on the decimated tower, where it
rested for the night.
Though this one creature had brought the massive
metropolis to its knees, the military wasn't
deterred. Another plan of attack was organized
for execution, but the quaking Earth signaled
the arrival of an entity that would make the
upcoming strike unnecessary. Gamera had burrowed
his way from the sea, where he had been resting
and healing from his earlier battle with Gyaos
and the military. Now, he was ready to fight
once more! He unleashed a plasma fireball on
Gyaos, but the flying terror fled. Its nest
wasn't so lucky; for the flaming sphere erupted
the nest into a raining shower of shattered
Gyaos eggs. Gamera took to the air once again
and pursued Gyaos across the urban sprawl, until
his enemy's sonic beam knocked him out of the
sky. Gamera crashed into civilization, and Gyaos
quickly swooped down to tear the guardian apart.
Though both of the ancient beasts battled furiously,
Gyaos lost the upper hand when Gamera sliced
through its leg with his elbow blade, knocking
the man-eating devil bird backward into a building.
Gamera lifted into the sky, and his infuriated
foe followed. The two raced straight up and
out into the furthest reaches of the atmosphere,
until Gamera's propelling rockets failed him.
Gyaos caught up with the stalled turtle, and
both creatures became locked in mortal combat
as gravity pulled them back toward the Earth.
Even the extreme heat and pressure of reentry
didn't seem to faze the monsters. Finally, Gamera
bit Gyaos' injured leg off and shoved himself
away from his adversary. The plummeting turtle
fell into an oil refinery, causing a massive
explosion that completely engulfed him. Super
Gyaos fired at the remaining buildings in the
vicinity, causing them to erupt in a raging
conflagration as well. Something mysterious
began to occur, however. The fire began to twist
and converge into the center of the explosion.
Absorbing all of the flames, Gamera flashed
brightly and roared as he fired a single massive
fireball, which decapitated and destroyed his
dumbfounded foe. The sadistic, sinister Gyaos'
reign of terror was finally over.
The Gyaos were not extinct, however. This battle
would only prove to be among the first in a
long and horrible war against these detestable
demons, who would eventually evolve into a larger
and much more terrifying form: the Hyper Gyaos...
|| Height: 88
Wingspan: 190 meters
Mass: 78 tons
Flight at mach 4.5; hurricane winds from wings;
able to fire a Sonic beam from its mouth; can
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
The technique that Gamera had utilized to
save the Earth from the swarm of ravenous Legion
quickly placed the planet itself in dire jeopardy.
The Earth's natural levels of mana, already
decreased by pollution, were severely depleted
by Gamera's use of the energy weapon. Due to
the lack of mana, clutches of Gyaos eggs began
to hatch across the world. These deplorable
demons had been waiting for such conditions
to rise again, and with such a vast breeding
population, the contemptible creatures evolved
into a larger and far more unspeakable evil:
the Hyper Gyaos!
Sensing the return of his arch nemesis, Gamera
rose from the sea to battle against his frightful
foes once more. Reports of the ongoing monster
war were coming from every corner of the planet,
and finally, two Hyper Gyaos arrived in Tokyo!
Gamera followed in quick pursuit, and shot one
of them out of the sky over the Shibuya District.
The burning abomination began to plummet into
a train station, turning the once peaceful Tokyo
night into a chaotic nightmare! Gamera landed,
ever searching for his enemy. He located an
injured Gyaos with a broken jaw; it was unable
to fly. Refusing to show any mercy for these
twisted beings, he wiped the winged terror off
the face of the planet with a single fireball.
The resulting explosion engulfed an entire city
block, and Gamera bellowed into the night. He
continued his search for the remaining Gyaos,
carelessly laying waste to everything in his
path. Another Gyaos appeared and attacked Gamera
with its beam of sonic distortion. Gamera paused
to spare a child from the wrath of the beam,
before firing at his attacker in retribution.
The grotesque goblin evaded Gamera's fireballs,
causing them to crash elsewhere in the urban
sprawl, killing thousands of helpless people.
Finally, Gamera launched three balls of intense
power, which finally destroyed the demented
demon. Its remains rained on the city below,
causing the unfortunate demise of many more
people. Gamera rocketed into the sky to continue
his personal war against the monstrosities he
was built to annihilate, as a great portion
of Japan's capital lay in ruin.
In Kyoto, the guardian terrapin was soon occupied
with a massive, mutated Gyaos named Iris. As
a result, the Hyper Gyaos were able to group
in massive numbers all across the globe. Enormous
hordes of the creatures began converging on
Japan, in an effort to rid the planet of Gamera
once and for all. Upon Iris' defeat, the nations
of the world finally joined the heroic turtle
in his quest to save the earth from the invading
Gyaos. The war machines of humankind joined
Gamera, as they prepared to face the great shadow
of evil head on!