Super Godzilla 超ゴジラ

Super Godzilla
Super Godzilla

Height : 110 meters
Mass : 80,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Conventional weapon immunity; electric discharge; super-punch; Energy Tail Attack; Full Body Strike; Super Breath Attack; Nova Beam

Appearances

Super Godzilla (1993)

Series // Video Games

Sound

Description

The mission was nearly over. Since receiving word that Mecha-King Ghidorah was assaulting Tokyo, the Anti-Monster Defense Force members aboard the Super-X2 made plans to further their cellular fusion experiments between Godzilla's and King Ghidorah's cells, a last ditch attempt to turn the tide of the war. To do this, they would need to lead Godzilla to three special resupply bases around the Tokyo area, each housing huge amounts of spliced energy for the king of the monsters to hypothetically trigger a transformation. However, they would need to be quick - Mecha-King Ghidorah, under the influence of nameless alien invaders, was wreaking havoc in Japan's capital city and destroying precious energy reserves required to maintain Godzilla's potential new form should the need arise.

The team wastes no time, focusing their efforts on getting Godzilla to the resupply bases. One after another, the energy banks flood the giant with power, healing him from wounds received by enemy military weaponry and crumbling buildings, until at last the final base draws near. Anticipation is high as Godzilla is empowered by the final facility's energy stock. Then it happens: Godzilla's entire figure starts to pulse a black-and-purple hue, his mass increasing, his shoulders bulging into huge packs of muscle with curved spikes, green patches of glowing light forming on his midsection and the ridges of his spines, his face morphing into the scowl of his golden nemesis. And as the flashing ceases, what stands in place of Godzilla is a near-unrecognizable new being. The culmination of science and nature, the by-product of a perfect cellular fusion: Super Godzilla!

Super GodzillaExcitement builds as the reborn king of the monsters makes his way towards the rampaging cyborg dragon, his controllers in awe of  his newfound power. No monster up to this point has reached anywhere near this level of strength; it was on a totally different scale from anything Godzilla has ever fought. And now it was time to test just how strong he was. Coming into view, Mecha-King Ghidorah - previously considered equal in power to Godzilla - turns its eyes to its new foe. But before it has time to do anything, Super Godzilla pulls its fist back, encasing it in a blue light, and rushes forward with unprecedented speed! The force of the super-punch sends the three-headed terror flying away... but this would be the least of its concerns. Super Godzilla unleashes its potential: from Energy Tail Attacks, to explosive Full Body Strikes, to its orange Super Breath Attack, Mecha-King Ghidorah's health takes a nosedive. The few hits it is able to get in barely phase the deep lavender mutant, merely increasing the creature's fighting spirit. Pushed to the brink, the mechanical horror is just about finished when it is teleported from the battlefield, its alien controllers having had enough. Super Godzilla roars in victory... but is interrupted as its body begins to demorph back into its normal state! The head scientist of the Anti-Monster Defense Forces, Professor Ogata, presumes the battle must have used up all of the energy in Godzilla's body, but the loss of Super Godzilla is of little consequence. Tokyo has been saved of any severe damage, and no more monster sightings have since been reported...

Suddenly, the crew of the Super-X2 pick up the energy signal of something incredible. The invaders' trump card... A creature even more powerful than Mecha-King Ghidorah. Just as soon as its power is detected, a grotesque sphere of flesh and blood descends from the sky before Godzilla. The aliens, calling the energy body "Bagan", have it demonstrate its abilities firsthand. Instantly, the brownish-red form begins to glow a dull green, and four small orbs emerge from its sides. The body spores rapidly circle the outer edge of the pulsating mass before being launched up into the sky, one after another, and descend into the heart of Tokyo. As the four spores touch down in unison, the city lights up in a brilliant flash... and as it clears, a bloody red sky dissolves into view, revealing the horrifying truth: Tokyo has been obliterated.

Still in shock, the crew of the Super-X2 are mocked by the aliens, whom dare Godzilla to challenge their new monster to determine the fate of the planet. They then declare war on the Anti-Monster Defense Force base at the National Diet Building and fly away, the energy body in tow. Reacting quickly, Professor Ogata suggests Godzilla be led to a secret facility just outside the decimated Tokyo's city limits. Fortunately, much of the excess energy needed to transform Godzilla was moved there while the battle with Mecha-King Ghidorah was taking place. With no time to spare, humanity's last hope finds the secret facility, and is immediately flooded with massive quantities of energy. The cellular fusion is once again a success - Super Godzilla has returned.

Transformed yet again, the purple super-monster gives chase to the energy body, catching up to it near the National Diet Building. But as he nears, something within the energy body shifts... The sphere detonates in rounds of light, destroying the Diet Building and leveling other structures in the immediate area. The silhouette of a new figure fades into view: the true final form of the demon beast, Bagan! The aliens proceed to explain how they warped to Earth's ultra-ancient past to find Bagan and, using the research of Professor Ogata when he was kidnapped in a previous encounter, fused its cells with those of King Ghidorah and Godzilla, creating the ultimate monster. Despite this, both Super Godzilla and Bagan stand as equals in power. The time has come for one last battle for planet Earth.

The two super-monsters clash in a fight of epic proportions: with every attack, there is a retaliatory strike of equal or greater power. Bagan's techniques are enhanced with electricity, as are Super Godzilla's. Both beasts use everything in their disposal against one another. But as the war rages on, Super Godzilla's fighting spirit proves greater. In a final counterattack, Super Godzilla's core erupts into a concentrated stream of energy - the Nova Beam. The attack hits its mark, and Bagan's body becomes engulfed in a bright light. The legendary creature's captors can only watch in disbelief as it bellows one last time and disappears into the Earth, never to be seen again. The red sky slowly vanishes into a natural blue, and with the battle over and its energy reserves depleted, Super Godzilla once again returns to his original form, roaring victoriously. Just as the aliens are about to speed away in their mothership, the Super-X2 takes action and fires them out of the sky, bringing an end to their plans of world domination.

After his intense battle with Bagan, Godzilla's control box is destroyed, releasing the monster from human control. And as Godzilla heads back to sea under the rising morning sun, one question lingers: Upon reawakening from his deserved slumber, would the world's greatest monster return not as a savior... but as a threat to humanity?


Powers / Weapons
Conventional Weapon Immunity

CONVENTIONAL WEAPON IMMUNITY

Conventional military weaponry such as tank rounds, long-range missiles, and land mines do absolutely no harm. Super Godzilla is also not fazed by buildings and other large structures he crashes into.

   
Electric Discharge

ELECTRIC DISCHARGE

Super Godzilla's body is capable of discharging electricity. Streaks of blue- and green-colored bolts fire sporadically from Super Godzilla's spines when performing certain moves, such as the Energy Tail Attack. However, it is unknown if this discharging effect signifies some sort of power amplification, or if it is merely aesthetic.

   
Super-Punch

SUPER-PUNCH

A physical, chargeable energy attack formed in Super Godzilla's fist as a fiery blue light. When unleashed, Super Godzilla flies forward with great speed and incredible force, able to knock around even the heaviest of monsters. The longer it is charged, the more ground Super Godzilla will cover, and the stronger it becomes.

   
Energy Tail Attack

ENERGY TAIL ATTACK

A homing energy attack formed on the spikes of Super Godzilla's tail. Electricity surges down Super Godzilla's spines to form an orb of yellow light, which is then sent flying towards foes with a flick of Super Godzilla's tail. While useful against enemy monsters, it can also be used to shoot down flying crafts such as UFOs.

   
Full Body Strike

FULL BODY STRIKE

An incredibly strong physical attack. Super Godzilla rapidly charges into his opponent, striking them with such power that their body erupts into an array of explosions after several seconds.

   
Super Breath Attack

SUPER BREATH ATTACK

An orange ray of intense power. Super Godzilla's spines glow a bright green as the attack charges, forming in its open maw as a ball of orange energy before firing at the foe, becoming a trail of white light as it travels.

   
Nova Beam

Nova Beam

Super Godzilla's signature ability and most powerful technique. Strands of light emit from the core on Super Godzilla's stomach before forming into a concentrated beam of pure energy. As it travels, the front of the beam morphs into the face of Super Godzilla and strikes the foe with indescribable power.


Background and Trivia
  • Super Godzilla was used as the base design for SpaceGodzilla for the film Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994). Both monster designs were created by Minoru Yoshida.
  • Super Godzilla (US)In the Japanese version of the game, Super Godzilla has a green horn jutting from its forehead. In the US release, as seen to the right, the horn was removed. A more thorough explanation on the differences can be read here.
  • In Japanese, Super Godzilla's name is spelled 超ゴジラ (Cho Gojira). 超, a Kanji letter, is actually slang. It has a variety of meanings, including hyper, ultra and super. This is in contrast to things like the Super-X, which have their name written in Katakana as スーパーX (Supa X) or even the system the game was released on: スーパーファミコン (Supa Famicom aka Super Nintendo).

    Oddly, in the Japanese manual for Super Godzilla, the section regarding the monster in question refers to it in Katakana: スーパーゴジラ (Supa Gojira). Given this, one would have assumed Super Godzilla's name to have been spelled as such in all material rather than using the more common slang variation.

    As it turns out, Bandai later released a toy line in 1994 called "Super Godzilla" in Katakana: スーパーゴジラ. This has no relation to the video game character, though, and instead features Godzilla, Little Godzilla, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Super Mechagodzilla, Moguera and SpaceGodzilla as the toys. An expansion was released in 1995 that also included Burning Godzilla, Destoroyah and Godzilla 1954.
  • In the 1995 Sega Game Gear game, Godzilla: Giant Monster March, there exists a powered form of Godzilla referred to as Super Godzilla, both shortened S.ゴジラ (S. Godzilla) and spelled out as スーパーゴジラ (Supa Gojira). However, outside the name, this form shares no other similarities with the one from the 1993 game and acts more as a super-charged version of Godzilla, changing into a lighter blue hue from Godzilla's standard green, and upgrading its special attack from the Atomic Ray to the Spiral Fire Ray.