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?
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 Birdman, who then send it to Greyshot151.
K.W.C. Submissions – 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.
What about K.W.C. Animated? What are the rules and processes?
For all things concerning K.W.C. Animated material, please read [here].
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. 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).
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 avoid outside resources like Wikipedia, Gojipedia, or WikiZilla for info (unless it is reliably sourced), 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, 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:
- 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, Garasharp, Guiron, Gyaos, Jiger, Marukobukarappa, Toto, Viras, Zedus, Zigra, W, and the unnamed tentacle monster (Showa Gamera series, Gamera the Brave, and GAMERA (2015 short film))
- 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
- Guilala, Take-Majin
- 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
- 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 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 (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, Firebird, Energy Beast)
- Godzilla: The Series (DRAGMA, Medusa, Area 51 Mutations)
- Marvel’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters comic series (Yetrigar, the Beta-Beast, Red Ronin)
- Dark Horse’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters comic series (Burtannus, All-Terraintula, the Stranger)
- IDW’s Godzilla comics (Magita, Spirit Orochi, the 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 and Alien Baltan, specifically).
But wait, there’s Cyber Godzilla, C-Rex, Gryphon, 2001 Anguirus…
As previously said, the main reason we don’t allow the aforementioned is either because it needs to mesh with either the suits or figures used in the banners or not enough reliable info to go off of. As you can see, we have the assets and information needed to include them.
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 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. 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.
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 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.
- 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 evolve into Queen MUTO; though keep in mind it takes time to do so.
And those that have/are not:
- Heisei Mothra Larva.
- Mothra Leo Larva.
- Legendary Mothra Larva.
- Biollante’s rose form.
- Cretaceous King Ghidorah.
- Iris’ previous forms.
- The Millennian.
- Reiwa Godzilla’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th forms.
- Godzilla Junior mutating into Heisei Godzilla and his lesser forms (Baby, Little).
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!
Sorry to say, but yes, there is a limit. At the time of this writing, there are four Ghidorahs (Mecha-King Ghidorah, Legendary 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, four Godzillas, three Mechagodzillas, two Rodans, and three Mothras. While this may change in the future, do not write matches expecting a change to occur in time.
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 animated formats. Currently, we have Godzillasaurus, Daigoro, and Goliath as permanent retirees; you can check out the rest of the retired monsters in the Combatant Statistics.
Heisei Mothra and Heisei Ghidorah are also retired; however, due to the plethora of resources to animate these fighters (and the lack of resources for their replacements), they will be temporarily available for K.W.C. Animated submissions.
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? Which other combatants can use assists in battle?
- Dagahra can utilize his Barems.
- Legion can summon her Symbiotic Legion soldiers.
- The Meganula family are allowed, though try to keep in mind that they’re usually dead by the time Megaguirus is up and about.
- Zilla can have his offspring assist in battle, but bear in mind that they do not share a hive-mind system.
- 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.
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, taking influence from Ganimes and Kamoebas.
- Kamoebas (Showa), influenced by GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse and Ganimes.
- Ganimes, as seen in Space Amoeba (1970) and influenced by Kamoebas (Showa).
- Heisei Rodan can come in a pair, influenced by Rodan (1956) and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (Considered Draft).
Can Destoroyah use his chest ray from that one deleted scene?
If a monster used a power on-screen or a visual representation in an official Toho involved source or publication, 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.)? Or what about the alleged powers mentioned in the Kaiju Guide for GODZILLA (PS3/PS4) or Godzilla Movie Studio Tour, like Gabara’s poison ooze?
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.
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 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.
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].
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.
Then what about the monsters that are just added with no matches attached to them?
That was a one-time experiment. However, it was to inform potential writers/animators of who is available and can be used. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the lucky first to write/animate for them!
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.
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!