Showa Godzilla's Most Outrageous Feat

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Shie Dance (Invasion of Astro-Monster)
4
10%
Backwards Flight (Godzilla vs Hedorah)
22
52%
Sliding Dropkick (Godzilla vs Megalon)
7
17%
Magnetic Powers (Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla)
9
21%
 
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Showa Godzilla's Most Outrageous Feat

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In what is quite possibly the most important poll in the history of this site, you must choose two (2) of Showa Godzilla's most outrageous feats.

Shie Dance in Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) -
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Backwards Flight in Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971) -
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Sliding Dropkick in Godzilla vs Megalon (1973) -
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Magnetic Powers in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974) -
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How about all of them? Showa has defied the laws of physics so many times that i’m surprised we don’t count him as the strongest Godzilla :lol:
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Everybody talks about magnets and dropkicks, I wanna talk about how he learned how to box
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Magnetism, pretty easily. The tail slide isn't too big a stretch considering that Godzilla defies physics by existing, and flight... you know, he has the atomic ray to use as a rocket booster, so... that's kind of halfway understandable...

Getting struck by lightning and turning into a living magnet is about as out there as it gets, though. I know there's a half-baked justification for it based in nuclear physics or something, but still.

The shie dance doesn't belong on this list. It's a perfectly plausible thing for a giant radioactive dinosaur to do upon visiting another planet for the first time.

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At least the magnetism, cheesy as it may be, was cheesy in a badass way.

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Lol its got to be the flying scene. So epic and ridiculous you can't help but love it.
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I had to go with the backwards flight and the sliding tail drop kick. The flying scene doesn't need an explanation as to why I picked it :lol:, as for the tail dropkick it's the fact that he slides so damn far while he maintains the same pose before hitting Megalon. The magnetism is weird as hell but somehow it works, the drop kick is just plain silly but I love it. I love all of these moments honestly, they all add to Showa Godzilla being the best Kaiju there is! :Godzilla68:
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Look, I know Godzilla dancing or sliding on his tail for a dropkick was mind-boggling, but when he uses magnetic abilities against his machine doppelgänger, something about that was more absurd to me. Especially since it’s a power he never ever displays again. The others could be written off as cheesy schlock fun, but this one was a legitimate power that never got addressed again in any media I’m aware of. That power always stuck out to me as perhaps the wildest.
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Backwards Flight seems to be the winner -
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Both flight and magnetism are unbelievable feats for Godzilla. The atomic ray as propulsion is plausible, but he has no aerodynamics and is too heavy. However, it's not as surprising as Godzilla turning into an electromagnet. That came out of nowhere, but it was the only way to stop MG.
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I was always under the impression that the magnetic force in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla came from a combination of the electrical energy Godzilla absorbed from the lightning bolts in the electrical storm and the nuclear radiation already in his body. Also, I thought that the first appearance ever of his nuclear pulse was where his back plates were seen glowing extremely bright during the electrical storm after the lightning bolts struck him and he had absorbed the electricity.
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I know a feat you forgot to put in: the talking between Godzilla and Anguirus in Godzilla vs. Gigan. That way, you'd have four of the five 1970s films, mainly because Terror of Mechagodzilla didn't have anything.

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Of those technically flight and magnetism. But I voted for the dance just for sheer silliness.

One of my favorite things kind of like this is where the fairy twins are trying to convince Godzilla & Rodan to help fight Ghidorah and they are translating the monster-speak and say (in the dub) something like "my Godzilla such language." Because, of course, you know the Big G swears up a storm. :-)

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Nobody but me thinks it's whacky that Godzilla can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee? I'm not complaining mind you. I just wanna know when he took time to train with Ali! :lol:
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I chose flying because you'd think it'd have pretty significant implications later on considering; 1: He uses his atomic breath so often, why hasn't it propelled him before? 2. He would surely use it against future enemy flying monsters right? (he doesn't) 3. It makes him seem like Gamera.

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My choice didn't show up from Godzilla vs Hedorah : Somehow grasping the physics behind electricity and engineering so well that he was able to make a beam that could power human equipment he'd never used before and get the voltage JUST RIGHT to not cause it to burn out, or fail to operate. Didn't even use a multimeter...

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Showa G has clearly mastered the arts of civil, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering.
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2021, 22 years after the final defeat of hostile aliens in the galaxy... Godzilla and his pals become official, law-abiding citizens of Japan, and Godzilla is running for governor of Tokyo.
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Voyager wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 2:54 am 2021, 22 years after the final defeat of hostile aliens in the galaxy... Godzilla and his pals become official, law-abiding citizens of Japan, and Godzilla is running for governor of Tokyo.
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