There are so many monsters in the K.W.C. roster! Are there any that aren't allowed?
Yes. Only monsters that had Toho involvement are allowed, either by direct creation (Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Gaira, Zone Fighter), distributing the film in theaters or on video (Gamera, Legion, Ultraman, Gomora, Goliath) or other related media (Bagan, Krystalak, Obsidius). Any monsters whose media were not created/distributed by Toho are not applicable to the K.W.C. Among the off limits creatures are:
- Agamo, Cerebulon, Congar, Kineticlops, Magmo, Preytor, Raptros, Robo-47, Togera, Ultra V, Zorgulon (War of the Monsters)
- The Amazing Colossal Man
- Angels, Evangelions (Neon Genesis Evangelion series)
- Any Ultraman-related kaiju/seijin not listed [here]
- Audrey II
- Barugon, Gamera, Guiron, Gyaos, Jiger, Toto, Viras, Zedus and Zigra (Showa Gamera series and Gamera the Brave)
- Big Man Japan
- Buraki and Imoogi
- Charles Barkley
- The Deadly Mantis
- Death Kappa, Hangyolas
- Dinocroc, Supergator
- The Fifty Foot Woman
- The Giant Behemoth
- The Giant Claw
- The Giant Gila Monster
- Giant God Warrior (Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo)
- Gipsy Danger, Striker Eureka, Cherno Alpha, and Crimson Typhoon
- Goldar / Ambassador Magma
- Gundam Mobile Suits
- Gwoemul (The Host)
- Insectosaurus, Ginormica (Monsters vs. Aliens)
- Johnny Sokko's Flying Robot / Giant Robo
- King Kong (1933, 1976 and 2005 incarnations)
- Knifehead, Otachi, Leatherback, Scunner, Raiju, Slattern
- The Kraken (Clash of the Titans)
- The Kraken (Pirates of the Caribbean)
- Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger
- Mega Shark, Giant Octopus, Crocosaurus, Mecha Shark, and Kolossus
- Megazord, Dragonzord, etc. / Daizyujin, Dragon Caesar, etc.
- Mighty Joe Young
- Negadon, Miroku
- Optimus Prime, Megatron, Grimlock, or any of the other Autobots, Decepticons, Dinobots, Constructicons, Predacons, etc.
- Poseidon Rex
- Ralph, George, Lizzy (Rampage)
- Red, Solomon, Acacius (Godzilla NES Creepypasta)
- Red Baron
- The Rhedosaurus (The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms)
- The Staypuft Marshmallow Man
- Take-Majin (Monster X Strikes Back)
- Tromie (Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown)
- Tyrannosaurus, Spinosaurus, Indominus Rex (Jurassic Park series)
- Vastatosaurus Rex (King Kong (2005))
- The Ymir
- Yongary / Yonggary, Cyker
Even if a monster is directly related to Toho and Godzilla, they must have either a suit, figure, or a detailed 3D model to use for the banners. Otherwise, they'd look out of place when fighting the "rubber suit" monsters. They must also have a list of known powers (so we know what we're writing about). These rules mean that none of the monsters from the following sources can be allowed:
- Hanna-Barbera's The Godzilla Show (The Power Dragon, Axor, the Earth Eater)
- Godzilla: The Series (King Cobra, El Gusano, the Crackler)
- Marvel's Godzilla comic series (Yetrigar, the Beta-Beast, Rhiahn)
- Dark Horse's Godzilla comics (Bagorah, Gekido-jin, Cybersaur)
- IDW’s Godzilla comics (Magita, Godzilla In Hell demons)
- Unfilmed Godzilla movies (Gigamoth, Deutalios, Redmoon, Ghost Godzilla, etc.)
Wow, that's a lot. Am I allowed to add any new monsters to the roster, then?
As long as they meet all the requirements mentioned in the previous question, then yes, you can. Just be ready to explain their eligibility if their connection to Toho seems a bit shaky to others. We've had some trouble with this before (Agon, specifically).
Wait a second, what are C-Rex and Cyber Godzilla doing---
As previously said, the main reason we don't allow cartoon monsters in the K.W.C. is that they're cartoons and wouldn't look right alongside the 'real life' monsters. However, as you can see, we've found images of those two monsters that are not cartoons.
Wait another second, there's a monster in Match 56 that Toho had no hand in whatsoever!
All right, all right, we'll address the elephant in the room. If you've read Match 56: Bagan vs. Everyone: Fallout, you've noticed that a certain underground monster transformed into a certain powered-up form which Toho had no hand in, in any way, shape or form. Those responsible have been sacked. It was a special, one-time-only thing. Don't expect to see it happen again. So, please, put your illegal monsters away.
Wait a third second! In Match 133, Mechani-Kong is portrayed as a sentient being in command of his own army of aliens and kaiju and---
Tom Singleton, one of the previous heads of the K.W.C., just pretty much says "Screw it" and does his own thing when he writes his matches. He is the exception that proves the rule.
Fine. So are transformations and alternate forms allowed?
To a certain point, yes. Those that have been given the green-light:
- Gigan's upgraded chainsaw form and Showa counterpart.
- Hedorah and Destoroyah's various forms.
- Heisei Mechagodzilla becoming Super Mechagodzilla.
- Showa Mechagodzilla wearing his Fake Godzilla skin, with the following movie designs allowed: 1955, 1962, 1964, 1965-1966, 1967, 1968-1972, 1973-1975.
- Battra going back and forth between larval and adult stages.
- MOGUERA splitting up into Land Moguera and Star Falcon.
- Mothra Leo is able to turn into Rainbow / Aqua / Armor Mothra.
- Burning Godzilla is allowed, though it is preferred that he not be treated as a mere "power-up" transformation.
- Super Godzilla is allowed, but like Burning Godzilla, don’t treat it as a mere “power-up” transformation. You may also use the Japanese or American versions as skins.
- Monster X turning into Keizer Ghidorah.
- SpaceGodzilla alternating between land and flying forms.
- Bagan's Energy Body.
- Rodan turning into Fire Rodan.
And those that have not:
- Mothra Larva.
- Mothra Leo Larva.
- Biollante's rose form.
- Cretaceous King Ghidorah.
- Godzillasaurus and Godzilla Junior mutating into Heisei Godzilla.
Wait, Showa Gigan wasn’t there before! What’s up with that? Does that mean we can’t use Millennium Gigan?
Gigan’s transition into other forms takes influence from the IDW comic series, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. This does not affect Millennium Gigan in any way, but rather allows writers to have more fun with the character. Do not expect other established monsters (King Caesar, Kamacuras, Ebirah) to get this sort of mixed-incarnations treatment in the future.
Is there a limit to how many different incarnations of the same monster can be in the K.W.C.? I'd love to see Legendary Godzilla vs. Shin Godzilla!
Sorry to say, but yes, there is a limit. At the time of this writing, there are four Ghidorahs (Mecha-King Ghidorah, Heisei King Ghidorah, Desghidorah and Grand King Ghidorah) as well as Orochi (who's close enough) and Monster X (with his Keizer Ghidorah transformation). If the incarnation is different enough from the others already included (like the difference between Grand Ghidorah and Desghidorah), it will be taken into consideration. If the difference isn't all that big, however (like how Grand Ghidorah is basically just Showa Ghidorah on steroids), then most likely not. We don't need 10 different versions of the same beast running around.
As of right now, we have four Ghidorahs, three Mechagodzillas, three Godzillas and two Mothras. While this may change in the future, do not write matches expecting a change to occur in time.
Why are you using Final Wars Ebirah? Showa Ebirah is clearly better!
Please don't complain about why we are or why we're not using certain incarnations of certain monsters. We wanted to use the Final Wars Ebirah and so we are. Not really anything much else to say about it.
Hey, there's a monster in a match that's not even on the K.W.C. roster! The heck?
Occasionally, you'll see a kaiju pop up who isn't technically part of the match it's appearing in. As long as the monster doesn't actually take part in the match and affect its outcome drastically, then this is allowed. For example, in Match 65: Gabara vs. Goliath, you'll see that Minya makes an appearance, but note how he only appears at the very beginning and ending, and doesn't actually help fight either of the combatants mentioned in the title.
Can Legion use her soldiers or Megaguirus use the Meganulons/Meganula? What monsters can summon minions to assist them?
- Dagahra can utilize his Barems.
- Legion can summon her Symbiotic Legion soldiers to assist her in battle.
- The Meganula are also allowed, though try to keep in mind that they're usually dead by the time Megaguirus is up and about.
- Mothra can summon Fairy Mothras, as she demonstrates creating duplicates in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) and make ones capable of fighting in Rebirth of Mothra (1996).
- Zilla can use his offspring in battle, but bear in mind that they do not share a hive-mind system.
Can Gyaos and Kamacuras be used in groups, as they were in Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) and Son of Godzilla (1967)? Can Showa Mechagodzilla be mass-produced like in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth?
Match 181 uses Rodans in a pair. Can there be more than two Rodans? Who else can come in pairs?
For the case of monsters that come in pairs, there cannot be more than two. There is a list of monsters green-lit to come in sets:
- Gezora can come in a pair, taking influence from Ganimes.
- MOGUERA can come in a pair, loosely taking from The Mysterians (1957).
- M.U.T.O. can come in a pair of male and female.
- Rodan can come in a pair, as seen in Rodan (1956).
Can Destoroyah use his chest ray from that one deleted scene?
Yes, if used as shown!
Can Godzilla use his---
If a monster used a power on-screen, they can use it in the K.W.C.
Can I use the various powers from the Pipeworks video games (Titanosaurus and Varan's sonic beams, Gigan's teleportation, Megalon's magnetic vortexes, etc.)?
No for all power-ups and moves except for Critical Mass. Since it IS based on a movie precedent, it is the only exception. Keep in mind however that to achieve it, SpaceGodzilla's crystals are acquired so a monster randomly changing in the middle of a match is a no-go.
Okay, but what about abilities from Toho approved titles like GODZILLA (PS3/PS4), Godzilla Movie Studio Tour or Godzilla Trading Battle? What about the abilities from the IDW comics, which are Toho approved? Or from Toho’s various other titles?
Abilities cited from the Kaiju Guide of GODZILLA (PS3/PS4) and the Museum from Godzilla Movie Studio Tour harkens back to the answer of a previous question: unless there is an on-screen demonstration or visual reference of the abilities in question (like Gabara’s oozing poison from his body/horn), then consider it a no. There can be some exceptions, but don’t hold your breath.
Hey, wait a minute. Gomora's Super Oscillatory Wave isn't from---
Admittedly, we've had to bend a few of our own rules to make some monsters more capable fighters in the K.W.C. This is why Gomora has his Super Oscillatory Wave when only the Ultra Galaxy version of the character (which Toho had no involvement in) possessed the ability. To a lesser degree, this is also why Battra can transform back and forth between adult and larval forms or why Mecha-King Ghidorah has new abilities not from the film.
What's the rule on writing alternate interpretations of the monsters?
As long as it's not too drastic a deviation from the monster's nature, it's okay. As such, you can do things like Final Wars Gigan being controlled by Star Hunter Nebula M instead of the Xiliens, treat Heisei Godzilla as a defender of the Earth and have Zilla be accompanied by H.E.A.T. However, writing Showa Baragon as a Yamato Guardian or Kiryu as the weapon of the Spacemen from the Third Planet is a bit too far from the origins and intent of the character.
Can I make up my own version of a monster for a match? Like, can I have Ghidorah grow an extra five heads, or make Anguirus be able to fly, or have Mothra transform into Megalon?
Uhh... no? In no way is that allowed. If you want to do that, that's fine, but it needs to be in an unrelated fanfic, not a K.W.C. match.
Is the exception, not the rule.