Musashi-2 ムサシ2号

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  Powers/Weapons: None
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Series:  Heisei  


A gargantuan, three-headed, golden dragon named King Ghidorah began his terrible onslaught on Japan in the early 1990s. The Futurians, time travelers with a desire for the obliteration of Japan before it would ultimately become an unstoppable superpower, held the reigns of the abomination as it systematically began to assault the country's major cities. Desperate for the extermination of this aggressor, the Japanese government began to brainstorm. A suggestion was made: why not mutate the Godzillasaurus that lie at the bottom of the Bering Sea? The Futurians had relocated the cryptic relic in the 1940's in order to halt its eventual transformation into Godzilla. Using the immense atomic payload of the secret Musashi-2 nuclear submarine, the Japanese government could generate a new Godzilla from the injured, half-dead corpse lying on the ocean floor. Though obviously risky, this plan of action was, nevertheless, put into effect.

As the Musashi-2 was prepared for launch, Miki Saegusa sensed that the Godzillasaurus had already mutated. In the 1970's, a nuclear submarine had crashed in the vicinity, releasing huge amounts of radioactive materials. When satellite photos appeared to confirm this notion, Kenichiro Terasawa and Emmy Kano rushed to warn the government. Their efforts were thwarted, however, by the Futurians' most powerful android: M11.

The Musashi-2 slowly began to approach its destination in the indigo mist of the deep sea, when suddenly a moving monolith appeared in the distance. Those aboard the doomed submarine attempted to signal for help, but unfortunately, it was too late. Godzilla grasped the vessel and absorbed its nuclear energy. The Musashi-2 was destroyed...

Meanwhile, Miki Saegusa and Professor Mazaki looked on in wonder as the sea began to boil. Godzilla, now one hundred meters in height, emerged from the surf. The living symbol of the atomic age returned to terrorize humanity once more...