AtomicMorningBreath wrote:Shouldn't Mark and Madison Russell be dying of radiation poisoning in the next movie? They were very close to the monsters during the climax. Madison was practically at ground zero when Godzilla fired his atomic breath. I remember Rick making several jokes about not wanting to get close too Godzilla because of all the radiation he was emitting. Well, Madison and Mark got very close, so it would only make sense, or will they just forget that in the next movie?
It's just a fan theory but I believe this Godzilla's radiation is generally either contained very
closely around him like DBZ aura or completely focused on his targets when firing Atomic Breath, so unless you were literally on top of him or in the way of his attacks, it probably wouldn't harm you. If his ambient radiation was that wide ranged or that intensely affecting on non-targets, the soldiers moving around during the MUTO fight and the people gathered around his fallen form in 2014 would also be poisoned. This probably changed when he started transforming and not sooner then that. Critical mass is probably around the time he starts emitting radiation and heat in a wide area, culminating in the Fire form which is basically a walking nuclear explosion. (Also Mothra's energy/essence supposedly helped him to both control and amplify his critical mass radiation into such an effective form that allowed him to focus all the excess nuclear energy on Ghidorah in 3 controlled bursts)
Hope we get to see the Fire form in later movies too (Destroy All Monsters n stuff, possibly against a stronger gene spliced Ghidorah who won't be curbstomped so easily), hopefully next time Mothra won't die but instead maybe she could inject enough energy through her stinger or magically transfer it with her wings or antennae to allow Godzilla access to the form.