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 in Google Docs 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?
Send it to the email address below, where our Verifiers will review your match. If they think it is good enough, they will send it to KaijuX or MoarCrossovers, who then send it to Greyshot151.
K.W.C. Submissions – email@example.com
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. The K.W.C. Staff and Toho Kingdom Administration do 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 one of our several banner creators.
What about K.W.C. Multimedia? What are the rules and processes?
For all things concerning K.W.C. Multimedia material, all rules which apply to written K.W.C. matches also carry over to this section unless otherwise stated. For a general overview and the differences see below:
- So! How do I get into the K.W.C. Multimedia?
- First, write a match, then… sorry, I was thinking of the other section. For the K.W.C. Multimedia we ask you create a unique match with two or more monsters from Toho’s vast history of owned and distributed characters. This can be done in a variety of formats including Audio Drama, Comic, Video or any other format you can think of.
- Where do I send it once it is finished?
- Send an email with a link or file containing your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Can I remake a K.W.C. match in this new format? I want to do a comic of Bagan vs. Everyone: Fallout!
- In this instance, all we ask is you inform us prior, but you definitely can remake any the fantastic matches of the K.W.C.
- So I noticed you make Godzilla (Legendary) vs. Legion in video format. Can I still make an Audio Drama or Comic of my own battle?
- Yup. For our own sanity, we will just list it as Godzilla vs. Legion: Round 2.
- How is the banner… wait… do I even get a banner?
- If you would like to make a request then yes, but otherwise this would be handled by the content creator. If you do want a custom banner for your video, comic, etc, be sure to include any special requests like location, time, etc. Greyshot151 will ensure an awesome creator like Dao Zang Moua, Andrew Sudomerski or Landon Soto create your requested banner.
- If I create a video, does it have to be posted to Toho Kingdom first? I have a small channel on YouTube and I can’t really hold off on releasing it.
- Of course not! Special to the K.W.C. Multimedia, as long as the date is under one year old then we will still accept your creation. We understand this content is extremely difficult to create and will not penalize you for a first release on platforms including Vimeo or YouTube.
- For a video submission, do I have to put “K.W.C. Multimedia” in the title?
- Going forward, absolutely not but it will be listed on Tohokingdom as a K.W.C. Multimedia match. So long as it meets all the rules of the section, you can name it whatever you desire on other platforms.
- So, I watched this video/found this comic and I want to post it, but its not mine. Can I still submit it?
- Absolutely not. Only the creator of the content can submit their work to be a part of the K.W.C. Multimedia.
And thus concludes this brief tangent on the K.W.C. Multimedia Section. We hope this answers any questions you may have and hope you enjoy your return to your regularly scheduled FAQ of the K.W.C.
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 or more 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.
Can I write a sequel to someone else’s match, or can I build a grand, epic storyline? How do I keep track of all this?
Yes you can! We have the K.W.C. Continuity Register that details all the ongoing or concluded series’. Note: Though other matches make small nods to other matches, it doesn’t guaranteed that they’re connected.
Can I write insanely one-sided matches?
Yes, as long as it meets the minimum length requirements and treats both monsters reasonably.
Do monsters need to be written with the same amount of power as in the movies?
Not exactly, but please keep things reasonable. No Grand King Ghidorah being killed by Baragon’s Heat Ray unless justified in some way.
But what about-
Matches like Match 154: Monster X vs. Gabara were written before this rule was solidified. The K.W.C.’s rules change constantly, we are not perfect and as well, change is important when needed.
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).
Do understand that the front K.W.C. page can only be so long before it becomes a disorganized mess in a formatting sense. We often try to keep it as brief as we can, only resorting to new subtitles if need be. However, do note that the real title (for Match 257 and beyond) will always be present when you read the match. And for Match 56: Bagan vs. Everyone: Fallout specifically, it was written before the rule was finalized.
Can there be movie/media inspired rematches? A la, Heisei Godzilla vs. Destoroyah or Showa Anguirus vs. Showa Mechagodzilla?
Absolutely! We’ve already done so with the likes of Match 298, Match 266, and Match 190, all which feature characters who’ve fought in their respective movies/media, so long as it isn’t a play-by-play of the original fight and either offer something completely different or do new things with the match up.
It said on Gojipedia that Zilla can shoot acid from his stomach. Can I use that in a match?
For future reference, please look to Toho Kingdom’s Monster Bios or Wikizilla, so long as it is reliably sourced. Please avoid any unverified sources.
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, Skullcrawler). Any monsters whose media were not created/distributed by Toho are not applicable to the K.W.C. Among the off limits creatures are:
- The Asylum creations (Dinocroc, Supergator, etc.)
- Attack On Titan anime/manga series (Beast Titan, Female Titan, etc.)
- DragonBall series (Oozaru, Hirudegarn, etc.)
- The rest of the Gamera series and other Daiei properties (Showa Gamera, Showa Daimajin, Garasharp, Zedus, etc.)
- Godzilla NES Creepypasta (Red, Solomon, Acacius, etc.)
- Jurassic Park series (Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaursu, Indominus Rex, etc.)
- The other iterations of King Kong (1933, 1976, 2005, etc.)
- The Pacific Rim franchise (Gipsy Danger, Knifehead, Obsidian Fury, Apex, etc.)
- Power Rangers / Super Sentai (Goldar, Megazord, etc.)
- The Transformers franchise (Optimus Prime, Megatron, the Dinobots, etc.)
- Any Ultraman-related kaiju/seijin not listed [here]
- War of the Monsters series (Agamo, Cerebulon, Congar, Kineticlops, etc.)
- And everything else not immediately covered (Agon, Audrey II, Charles Barkley, Clover, The Deadly Mantis, Gfantis, Guilala, etc.)
Even if a monster is directly related to Toho and Godzilla, they must either have 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 and characteristics (so we know what we’re writing about).
Wow, that’s a lot. Am I allowed to add any new monsters to the roster, then?
The K.W.C. Staff calls the shots of who gets in and who doesn’t. If you have a suggestion, please post in the K.W.C. section on who we should add and why we should add them. Staff will take it into account, though don’t expect a response.
Afraid not. Crossovers generally aren’t Toho involved properties, therefore cannot be used. However, if the crossover in question has an original creation (i.e. Shin Ghidorah from the Godzilla vs. Evangelion 4D Ride), then it will be considered.
I kinda wish I could write with monsters that aren’t Toho-related in this sort of system.
Good news, you can! The forums have the Kaiju War Chronicles Expanded (K.W.C.E.), which allows monsters from pretty much everything!
Why are the names and stats different? I see that Legendary Godzilla isn’t addressed as “Godzilla (MonsterVerse)”. 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. In 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.
Fine. So are transformations and alternate forms allowed?
To a certain point, yes. Those that have been given the green-light:
- Gigan can be depicted as his Showa, Millennium, or Modified chainsaw forms.
- The Showa or Millennium versions of Ebirah, King Caesar, Manda, and Kamacuras.
- 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. He can also be used as the Larva form.
- 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 combat and flying forms.
- Bagan’s Energy Body.
- Heisei Rodan can be depicted as White Rodan; both can turn into Fire Rodan
- Jikiro can be upgraded into Super Jikiro.
- Female MUTO can be depicted as Queen MUTO.
- Showa Godzilla can be depicted in any of his designs: 1955, 1962, 1964, 1965-1966, 1967, 1968-1972, 1973-1975.
- Gamera (Heisei) can be the 1995, 1996, 1999, and Trauma versions of the character.
- Ts-eh-GO can be depicted using the Nightmare Scorpion, but be mindful the setting is generally in a dream / hallucination.
- Biollante can use her Rose and Plant-Beast forms (one-way transformation).
- Grand King Ghidorah can be depicted as Cretaceous King Ghidorah; keep in mind the massive time-gap required for this evolution to work.
And those that have/are not:
- Legendary Mothra Larva.
- Heisei Mothra Larva.
- Iris’ previous forms.
- The Millennian.
- The Giant Meganulon.
- Reiwa Godzilla’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th forms.
- Godzilla Junior mutating into Heisei Godzilla and his lesser forms (Baby, Little).
- Godzillasaurus mutating into Heisei Godzilla.
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 Godzilla 2000 vs. Godzilla Earth!
There is no limitation per se, however it is up to K.W.C. Staff to apply the best versions of certain characters as to avoid redundancy. 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 or will possibly retire if it’s the better option. We don’t need 10 different versions of the same beast running around.
What’s up the “Hybrid” characters? What’s the criteria for them?
Specially denoted “Hybrid” characters are given the mixed treatment by apply another incarnation of a character over another. This is to help with either banner-making for hard-to-find characters (Ebirah, King Caesar, Manda, Kamacuras) or expand on a character in a different light (Gigan). However, there generally has to be some official source or publication that either implies or states this (such as Gigan’s upgrades deriving from Godzilla: Rulers of Earth or how most of the GFW monsters are “implied to be the same creatures.”).
Can we use Godzillasaurus in a future match?
Unfortunately, no. When the big red label “Retired” is in place, that’s it. The combatant can no longer participate in the K.W.C. as a fighter for the written and multimedia formats. You can check out the rest of the retired monsters in the Combatant Statistics.
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.
For story purposes, can we have non-combatants assist/defeat combatant monsters?
No, as this directly violates the involvement of a non-combatant (unless stated that they can Assist). However, they can have mild influence in killing off hordes/swarms and don’t sway the results too heavily, like in Match 150: Godzilla (Heisei), Gamera (Heisei), Zilla, Mothra Leo and Jet Jaguar vs. Iris, Gyaos and Dagahra or Match 262: Red King vs. Skullcrawler.
Am I allowed to have monsters assist combatants in a K.W.C.?
Yes you can, and here is the list of ones that can help in battle to defeat others:
- Dagahra can utilize his Barems.
- Legion can summon her Symbiotic Legion soldiers.
- The Meganula family are allowed.
- Zilla can have his offspring assist in battle, like juveniles and adolescents.
- The Gryphon can have the Probe-Bats assist; though in context of the original script, they’re either dead or absorbed by the time the Gryphon has awoken.
- Mechagodzilla (Heisei) can be assisted by the Garuda.
- Orga can summon the Millennian UFO.
- Trilopod (Beta) can be assisted by Trilopod (Alpha).
- Mothra (Millennium) can be assisted by Mothra Larva.
- Ts-eh-GO can be assisted by the Second Wave.
Keep in mind that the main combatant must remain standing for it to count as a win.
Are there monsters that can come in multiples? If so, who?
- Gyaos (Heisei), as seen in the Heisei Gamera movies.
- Kamacuras, as seen in Son of Godzilla (1967).
- Mechagodzilla (Showa), influenced by Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.
- Destoroyah; multiple Micro, Juvenile, Aggregate, and Flying forms, but only one Final form.
- Hedorah (Showa); multiple Water, Land, and Flying forms, but only one Final form.
- Skullcrawler, as seen in Kong: Skull Island (2017).
- The MUTOs, as seen in Godzilla: Aftershock (2019), suggested in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and implied in Godzilla (2014).
- Gezora, Ganimes, and Kamoebas, as seen in Space Amoeba (1970) and influenced by GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse.
- Heisei Rodan can come in a pair, influenced by Rodan (1956) and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (Considered Draft).
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.)? Or what about the alleged powers mentioned in the Kaiju Guide for GODZILLA (PS3/PS4) or Godzilla Movie Studio Tour?
It is our decision of what powers beyond the films are included or not. While we may be flexible once in a blue moon for the sake of variety, don’t hold your breath (specifically with the Pipeworks powers, we will not be including those). Keep in mind that Critical Mass is loosely based on a movie precedent, so it is allowed; but requires the presence of SpaceGodzilla’s crystals to do so. If you have a suggestion, please cite two sources and we will take it into account.
But you added Showa Gigan’s eye laser and Anguirus’ sonic roar from the games! Why not the others?
Except we didn’t. Anguirus’ ultrasonic roar is a canonical power he used in Godzilla Raids Again (1955) and must be depicted in that light. Same case for Gigan’s Laser Knife; it is a canonical power to the character (though unused in his on-screen appearances, it has made many appearances in posters and other media—not just the video games). We ask that you refrain from interpreting them as the video game versions and more in line with the “canon” versions of these techniques.
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 Varan 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.
Then why do past K.W.C.s get so much creative liberty (like Match 133’s Mechani-Kong or 150’s Jet Jaguar)?
The K.W.C. is a long-standing part of Toho Kingdom and has undergone different creative heads over time (like Thomas Fairchild and Christian Salabert), and therefore had the flexibility to do as they wanted. What they have done are the exception to the rule. While the same can be said with current management, every creative head has a different outlook at how flexible they can be when it comes to interpreting and reinventing these characters. But to reiterate, we do try and keep in best interest in adapting these characters faithfully and not take it beyond the current boundaries, unless it is permitted otherwise.
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]. Don’t request it in the Facebook comments on the Blog section.
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.
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?
Wins and losses aren’t everything. It’s more important for a monster to have matches under their belt than none at all. So please, be content that they even have a match up at all–because it means someone was willing to write with them to begin with.
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 various contributors who add to the K.W.C.’s ever-expanding submissions. This includes the current K.W.C. Staff, like Tyler Trieschock and Andrew Sudomerski, and other notable contributors like Matthew Freese, Dao Zang Moua, Harley Jameson, and Thomas Fairchild.
Those banners that show the monsters fighting are awesome. Who makes them?
Banners are also made by contributors who help in creating the fabulous posters you see every update. Current K.W.C. Staff, like Landon Soto and Matthew Williams, offer their talents to help create these banners. We also commission artwork and 3D models by various artists to help expand and take the K.W.C. to greater heights!
These are so many K.W.C.s that aren’t like the blog ones!
And we are working on it! The K.W.C. HD Restoration seeks to clean up and convert the first 256 submissions into modern format, which is all a massive work in progress! However, we take periodic breaks during Monster Months to recuperate.
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.
Have a question not already in these K.W.C. frequently asked questions? If you have any questions of your own, or if something is unclear, feel more than free to comment below!