Dogora ドゴラ ["Godzilla Anime"]

Dogora ["Godzilla Anime" Series]
Dogora

Height : Micro to infinite
Mass : Indeterminable

Powers / Weapons

Flight; tentacles; thermal energy absorption

Weaknesses

Sparrow bee venom

Appearances

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)

Series // "Godzilla Anime"

Sound

Description

After the defeat of Kamacuras in the United States, people the world over continued their daily routines, attempting to dismiss the incident as a freak one-off occurrence. However, little did anyone know that Kamacuras was merely a presage of what was to come.

In September 2002, communication with the Russian space station Mir inexplicably ceased, and the satellite disappeared from orbit. The space station remained off the grid until several days later, where it reappeared above the United Kingdom as a falling red fireball before crash-landing about 5 kilometers outside of Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. Strange samples were collected from the wreckage, and the incident was kept under wraps.

The following day, a massive creature ominously descended from the foggy skies of London. According to witnesses who were aboard an airplane flying from the London Heathrow International Airport, the creature was said to have been floating in the air and had the appearance of an irregularly-shaped, semi-transparent jellyfish. The monster stretched out its translucent hands from the heavens, brought down the London Bridge, crushed Big Ben, and preyed upon many British citizens. 3 hours after it appeared, it was engaged by the British army and NATO forces stationed in the United Kingdom, but the new "kaiju" named Dogora absorbed the thermal energy from the military strikes and moved on to ravage Manchester.

Rumors began circulating that the Russians were aware of Dogora and were using Mir to capture the pellucid monster, as the space station was originally supposed to be decommissioned and destroyed in 2001. The three astronauts aboard the satellite, realizing the true danger Dogora posed, were said to have intentionally guided the space station into Earth’s atmosphere in an attempt to kill the creature using the heat from re-entry. However, Dogora survived the high heat, which may have actually caused it to grow as fragments of its body attached to and shielded Mir, preventing the satellite from being totally incinerated. This would end up being the monster’s undoing, as the bodily remnants recovered from the wreckage would lead to the discovery of chemicals that could be used to kill it. The venom of sparrow bees proved extremely effective against the monster’s flesh and was quickly mass-produced in chemical plants in the United Kingdom and the European Union. The generated chemical substances were installed in British and U.S. military aircraft such as the Tornado IDS and F-18 fighter jets, and the atomized chemicals were then sprayed into the air where Dogora dwelled, turning the monster into snow-like crystals which scattered over London. The number of casualties resulting from Dogora’s destruction of multiple cities from London to Manchester was estimated to be over 3.9 million people.


Powers / Weapons
Flight

Flight

As seen in its brief movie appearance, Dogora is capable of flight. It hovers high off the ground and uses its lengthy tentacles to wreak havoc on the earth below.

   
Tentacles

Tentacles

The jellyfish-like monster sports numerous flexible tentacles, which are capable of demolishing buildings and picking up people for it to feast on.

   
Thermal energy absorption

Thermal energy absorption

Dogora can nullify the effects of explosions and high-temperature heat. Instead of taking damage, the creature grows larger in size, and is said to maybe even proliferate under such conditions.


Weaknesses
Sparrow bee venom

Sparrow bee venom

The spacefaring monster suffers a fatal reaction when exposed to the toxin of sparrow bees. The cells of its elastic body harden into crystals, which break apart into countless fragments and fall to the ground like snow.


Background and Trivia
  • Its stats can be found in the Japanese newspaper Yukan Fuji Special Edition: Yukan Godzilla No. 2.
  • Though its movie appearance is merely a cameo, supplementary details were shared in the official tie-in prequel novel Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse (ISBN: 4041061814) by Renji Oki, with supervisor credit given to Gen Urobuchi, the lead writer for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017).