Dianii Ship ディアニー・シップ

Dianii Ship
Dianii Ship

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Powers / Weapons

Interstellar flight; energy cannon; cloaking; shields; escape shuttle; side guns

Appearances

Godzilla King of the Monsters #5 (1995); Godzilla King of the Monsters #6, #7, #8

Series // Dark Horse

Roar

Description

Through the depths of space, the vessel had followed the cosmic predator known as Korghan, its pilots on the hunt for the ultimate game. The Dianii were a race of proud warriors and hunters and they had no intention of letting the crimson bat escape their might. Their massive ship entered our Solar System from hyperspace just outside of Jupiter's orbit and followed the Korghan beast's trail directly to his last known location: Earth. As it grew closer to the blue and green planet, the ship's sensors detected that Korghan - which the people of Earth had come to call Bagorah - was now greatly injured, with another large life form vacating the immediate area. Intrigued, the ship's Captain ordered that they move in close and investigate, finding any creature capable of defeating the Korghan beast worthy of being hunted by the Dianii.

Dianii ShipAs the ship entered the Earth's atmosphere, cloaked from any prying eyes or scanners, the Dianii came to witness their new target - the King of the Monsters, Godzilla - locked in combat with the All-Terraintula, a mechanized spider created by the United States military. When the Captain declared that it was time to act, the alien craft decloaked, revealing itself to the inhabitants of Earth. As the two titans battled one another, the Dianii ship landed, the hunters inside preparing to engage their new target. Led by Dr. Kagaku, G-Force decided to investigate the extraterrestrials' vessel, taking to the air in their V.T.O.L. Their efforts were futile, though, as Reiko found that the Dianii ship's hull was comprised of completely unknown elements, making it impossible for the V.T.O.L.'s scanners to penetrate. Shortly after this, the main doors to the ship opened, and the massive aliens that piloted the ship emerged, ready to begin the hunt. One of the Dianii, the one known as the Bowmaster, was already arming a particularly devastating weapon; the Mega-Zooka, which the hunter used to decimate the All-Terraintula and remove it from the fight.

Before long, Godzilla turned and began to leave the area, heading towards Portland, Oregon. The Dianii briefly returned to their ship to arm themselves for the upcoming hunt before following Godzilla's trail. Unfortunately, in leaving their ship behind, the alien hunters also left it vulnerable to intruders. As the Dianii began to attack Godzilla, Colonel Cameron and his soldiers, in addition to G-Force's Také Fukuda and reporter Kate Koshiro, moved in to investigate. Driving up to the bottom of the craft's boarding ramp, the group began the long trek up to the ship. Upon reaching the top, Colonel Cameron ordered his men to spread out and begin exploring the craft, only for one of them to touch a generator of some sort. The soldier was electrocuted, inadvertently revealing the soldiers' true identity to Také and Kate. Just then, the Dianii Captain's niece leapt out, ready to oust the invaders, only to be shocked into unconsciousness by Cameron's soldiers. It was then that the Colonel, shedding his human disguise, declared his real motive: He and his men were in fact Aliens from the Third Planet from the Black Hole, and they intended on commandeering the Dianii vessel and using it to conquer the Earth!

After a short amount of time, the Black Hole Aliens were able to take control of the Dianii craft and took to the sky, heading directly for Portland. Upon seeing the approaching ship, the Dianii Captain hailed it, assuming his niece had come to rescue him and the Rookie, now the only two remaining members of the hunting party. Unfortunately, they would receive no such rescue, instead simply being insulted by Colonel Cameron. With that, Cameron had the Dianii vessel open fire on Godzilla, launching an all-out assault of highly destructive energy blasts from the underside of the ship that knocked the mutant reptile off his feet. The alien ship continued to bombard the King of the Monsters for some time, pinning him down with its unending assault. Even destroying the All-Terraintula and regaining his powerful nuclear breath did little to turn the tide in Godzilla's favor, as the Dianii ship's shields were strong enough to neutralize every atomic blast he threw at it. However, as the Black Hole Aliens focused on attacking Godzilla, Také, Kate, and the Captain's niece conspired against them. With Také creating a distraction, the female Dianii removed a pivotal component to the vessel's shields, causing them to deactivate. With the ship now unprotected, Godzilla's atomic ray blasted through its windshield and into the interior, inflicting severe damage.

As the Captain's niece escaped along with Také and Kate, a second nuclear beam from Godzilla damaged the Dianii's craft beyond repair, incinerating the Black Hole Aliens within and blasting it out of the sky. Dropping like a rock, the Dianii ship hit the ground and burst into a massive explosion, devastating Portland as Godzilla inadvertently rid the world of two alien menaces.


Powers / Weapons
Interstellar Flight

Interstellar Flight

The Dianii ship was capable of traveling at extremely fast speeds, with the alien craft at one point being mentioned as decelerating to 50% light speed. It was also capable of entering and traveling via hyperspace, allowing it to fly even greater distances.

   
Energy Cannon

Energy Cannon

On the underside of the massive ship was a large yellow orb. This orb acted as the craft's main weapon, able to generate bolts and rings of highly destructive energy.

These energy attacks were powerful enough to blast Godzilla off his feet as well as devastate the surrounding area of Portland.

   
Cloaking

Cloaking

The alien craft possessed a cloaking device, keeping it hidden from the eyesight of human and monster alike, as well as any prying scanners or satellites.

   
Shields

Shields

Another feature of the Dianii vessel were powerful energy shields with which to protect itself.

Even after suffering a direct hit by a fully powered atomic blast from an enraged Godzilla, the shields still held at 94% power.

   
Escape Shuttle

Escape Shuttle

The Dianii ship had at least one of these small spacecraft stowed on board. Only large enough to fit a single pilot inside, this small shuttle could fly through the Earth's atmosphere as well as outer space, as the Captain's niece used it to not only escape the battle zone, but the planet as well.

The shuttle appeared to have no combat capabilities.

   
Side Guns

Side Guns

The Dianii vessel had three large guns on its sides: two on the left, one on the right. However, none of these weapons were used during the ship's battle with Godzilla.


Background and Trivia
  • Created by Arthur "Art" Adams.