This article is a comprehensive K.W.C. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). It covers everything from allowed combatants to the process behind the banners that are featured in each match. We hope this answers any questions you may have had about the K.W.C. and helps you with any matches you plan on writing in the future!
So! How do I get into the K.W.C.?
First, write a match or make a video, then send it to us. If it meets our approval, then you’re in! However (and this should go without saying): Do not steal someone else’s work. If you do, then you will be banned from the K.W.C. and any stories that you may have in the K.W.C. will be taken down and all further stories you send in will be ignored and deleted.
Where do I send it once it is finished?
PM it to our Verifiers who are GodzillavsJason, or Shippersdreamer at the moment. If they think it is good enough, they will send it to either KaijuX or Greyshot151. Remember to submit your submission to 1 Verifier. Double submissions will only slow down the process.
You can submit it via private message on the Tohokingdom forums or via email. For our verifiers, it is the following:
GodzillavsJason – email@example.com
Shippersdreamer – firstname.lastname@example.org
I didn’t get a response. Does that mean my match didn’t make it in?
Not necessarily. Please keep in mind that Greyshot151 aka Tyler Trieschock has a lot of K.W.C. matches to read, not to mention that he has other, non-K.W.C. things to do, so you may not get a response even if they’ve accepted your match.
It’s been a week and my match still isn’t up yet! What’s taking so long?
Keep in mind that even if your match makes it in, matches aren’t always posted in the order they are received. You could be waiting for weeks or possibly even months before it’s posted. Anthony Romero, the site owner, does have a little something off the Internet called a real life (as we all do). Be patient, and your match will be up in time.
How is the banner for my match handled? Do I request what I want on it, or…?
When you send in your match, be sure to include the location it takes place in (Tokyo, Monster Island, New York, Planet X, etc.), as well as whether it happens at day or night. Once your match has been given final approval by Tyler, he will create your banner to finalize your match or send it to an awesome creator like Jackson Morris or Andrew Sudomerski.
Anything else I should know?
All we really ask of your matches is that they’re coherent, have proper spelling and grammar and, most of all, that they’re fun. Other than that, have at it, and have fun!
Can two people co-write a match together?
Can I call dibs on a match?
Yes. We actually have a whole thread based on calling dibs, which you can find [here].
Can I call dibs on several matches?
No. We’ve had some issues about this in the past. It’s unfair to others who may also want to do a particular fight if you’ve called dibs on ten or so matches. Just call dibs on one match at a time. Also, calling dibs on a new match immediately after finishing one isn’t really any different from calling dibs on multiple matches, so please, after completing one match, wait a while before calling dibs on another.
Can I write Maguma and Gezora vs. Destoroyah?
No nonsense matches, if you please. One-sided matches are not against the rules, per se – We do have a few, like Match 26: Gyaos (Heisei) vs. Biollante and Match 64: Monster X vs. Gorosaurus. But please try to refrain from insanely mismatched fights like the one mentioned above. Thank you.
Are rematches (for example, another King Kong vs. SpaceGodzilla) allowed?
Are subtitles (Biollante vs. Gabara: The Really Epic Battle of Total Awesomeness!) allowed?
For the most part, no, they are not. The only exception is if the fight is a rematch, in which case it will be titled “Monster A vs. Monster B: Round 2” (or Round 3, Round 4, etc).
But what about Bagan vs. Every—
Match 56: Bagan vs. Everyone: Fallout was written before this rule was finalized. We will be sticking to this rule from now on.
It said on WikiZilla that Zilla can shoot acid from his stomach. Can I use that in a match?
For future reference, please avoid outside resources like Wikipedia or WikiZilla for info, at least when it comes to the K.W.C. If you must have a list of powers handy so you know what a monster can and cannot do, then please use the stats from the Monster Bios. They come straight from Toho, the people behind the movies, and from other official merchandise, thus making the stats here THE official stats.
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)
- Little Kong
- 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 vs. Baragon (Showa), Kumonga (Showa), Titanosaurus and Gigan (Millennium), Mechani-Kong is portrayed as a sentient being in command of his own army of aliens and kaiju and—
Tom Fairchild, 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.
I see that Zetton and Baltan appeared in Battle Soccer and the Evangelions in City Shrouded in Shadow; could we use those to loophole them into the K.W.C.?
Afraid not. Crossovers over in Japan generally aren’t Toho involved properties. They are, at best, given Toho’s blessing. Otherwise, Toho has no connections with those whatsoever.
Why are the names and stats different? I see on Toho Kingdom that the “Rogue Titan” is called Attack Titan or that Legendary Godzilla isn’t addressed as “Godzilla (MonsterVerse)”, or how Monster X is 110 meters and 58,000 tons. What’s up with that?
There are various reasons for the different naming, but most of it stems from the addition of a monster before Toho Kingdom updates with the official bios, with only prior-hand information to work off of. For the case of the MonsterVerse, Godzilla (Legendary) was added before this news came to light. For all intents and purposes, what we have is what we’ll stick with.
For the differing stats, most are a result of the K.W.C. staff taking some liberties to give more variety to the numbers.
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.
- The Showa or Millennium versions of Ebirah, King Caesar & Manda.
- 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.
- 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 Minilla 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.
Are there monsters that can come in multiples? If so, who?
- Gyaos (Heisei), taking from Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)
- Kamacuras (Millennium), from Son of Godzilla (1967)
- Mechagodzilla (Showa), influenced by Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
- Destoroyah; yes, you can have multiple Micro, Juvenile, Aggregate, and Flying forms, but only one Final form
- Hedorah (Showa); yes, you can have multiple Water, Land, and Flying forms, but only one Final form
- Skullcrawler, as seen in Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Match 181: King Caesar (Millennium) and Sanda vs. Rodan (Heisei) 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.
- Kamoebas can come in a pair, taking influence from Ganimes.
- Ganimes can come in a pair, as seen in Space Amoeba (1970).
- 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.
What the heck does ‘K.W.C.’ even stand for, anyway?
“Kaiju War Chronicles.”
I’ve got a cool idea for a match, but I don’t think I can/I don’t want to write it myself. Can I request that one of the K.W.C. writers write it?
Absolutely! You can request which monsters are fighting and even where they fight, if you care to. However, that’s all. You can’t request who the winner is. That’s up to the writer and they will write the outcome however they see fit. The request can be made [here].
Also, just because you can request a match, please don’t go requesting match after match after match. After a while, it starts to get annoying. Requests are better saved for a period where nobody’s writing anything and/or no new matches are being posted (and we mean for more than a week or two).
Is there a limit to how many monsters are allowed in a single match?
Not at all. For example, Match 100: Everyone vs. Everyone features a whopping 49 monsters.
Can you tell me if Monster A will make it into the roster?
What, and ruin the surprise? Not a chance, Sparky. Just be patient and enjoy the K.W.C. matches as they appear while you wait for new monsters.
Why does Monster B always lose every match they’re in?
There are several reasons as to why a writer had any given monster lose. Maybe the writer couldn’t come up with a credible way for them to win. Maybe the writer thought it best served the story of the match for them to lose. Maybe the writer just simply doesn’t like that monster. Whatever the circumstances are, don’t get so worked up over their defeat. Lots of kaiju people like lose matches in the K.W.C. Don’t worry if they lost this round. They can always have a rematch, or fight another monster and beat them. Just remain patient, and the monster will win a match eventually.
So how’d all this get started, anyway?
Click [here] for a brief history.
And who writes all these matches?
For the most part, the matches are written by Christian Salabert (TitanoGoji16) and Thomas Fairchild (Tomzilla). The K.W.C.’s other talented writers are Tyler Trieschock (Greyshot151), Joshua Reynolds (Monster Master), Eugene Tan (Primevalgodzilla V2), Kenneth James (Godzillawolf), Kristian Zatkoff (Living Corpse), Hayes A. Jones (HayesAJones), Jacob Haas (Draglord), Stephanie Hughes (Goji_girl), Lucas Salabert (DeadpoolsbetterThanU), Isaac Altenbach (Beef Bigshot), Thomas Eckert (Saw-U-In-1/2), Michael Menei (GodzillaFan1992), Patrick Alan Green (Lain of the Wired) and Andrew Sudomerski (KaijuX). Others include Forrest Freund, James Webster and Nick Anstett (Gorosaurus Rex).
Those banners that show the monsters fighting are awesome. Who makes them?
Christian Salabert was the sole banner artist up through Match 42: Orga vs. Gomora, but he had to stop due to technical difficulties. Starting with Match 43: King Kong vs. Gorosaurus, Titanosaurus and Baragon (Showa), Stephanie Hughes was hired. Before too long, there were more banner orders coming in than one person could deal with alone, and so with Match 69: Frankenstein vs. Zilla, Jackson Morris (Varan58) was brought in as the K.W.C.’s third banner artist. Starting with Match 105: Godzilla (Heisei) vs. Rodan (Heisei) vs. Mothra (Heisei), Christian was able to resume his banner duties until Match 141: Gezora vs. Ebirah (Millennium). Christian and Tom then stepped down and the K.W.C. was given to Tyler Trieschock, who now creates the banners alongside Andrew Sudomerski & Jackson Morris.
So, who’s made what, exactly?
For any further details, check out the thread [here]. It has pretty much every little factoid you could want about the K.W.C. matches.