C-Rex シー・レックス

Crustaceous Rex
Crustaceous Rex

Height : 70 meters
Length : 135 meters
Mass : 300 tons

Powers / Weapons

Tar stream; tentacles; adept swimmer; protective carapace

Appearances

Godzilla: The Series Episode 2 - New Family - Part 2 (1998); Godzilla: The Series Episode 15, Episode 16, Episode 17, Episode 35

Series // GODZILLA: THE SERIES

Sound Effect

Description

Just as the United States military was dealing with the possibility of a second Godzilla appearing in New York, signs of a new mutation were showing up in Jamaica. Tar was flooding the beaches and mysterious tentacles were dragging swimmers, and soon even entire ships, beneath the waves. As H.E.A.T. investigated, it turned out the culprits were giant squids, and they attacked the Heatseeker. But Godzilla soon intervened, incinerating the cephalopods with his atomic breath. Unfortunately, the squids had been serving as the food supply for an even larger predator. Having followed the squids to the surface, the tentacled beast known as Crustaceous Rex rose from the sea only to find his sustenance charred by Godzilla. Wandering into the nearest town looking for food, the tentacled mutation went on the rampage until eventually encountering Godzilla. The two monsters battled, with Crustaceous Rex momentarily gaining the upper hand by spitting tar into Godzilla's face. But the reptile soon recovered and lured Crustaceous Rex onto a massive cliff overlooking the sea. Tunneling into the cliff and destabilizing it, Godzilla sent Crustaceous Rex plummeting over the side, burying the deep sea monster under thousands of tons of rocks and dirt.

It became obvious that Crustaceous Rex had survived the encounter, however, when he later showed up on Site Omega as part of the Leviathan Aliens' plan for global conquest. Fully under their mind control, C-Rex was sent to attack London. When H.E.A.T. managed to disable the aliens' mind control device, C-Rex fought back against his would-be controllers, but the firepower of their warships was too much for him, and he was rendered unconscious.

Sometime later, it was revealed that Crustaceous Rex was among the mutations corralled on Major Hicks' Monster Island, kept separated from the other monsters within a containment field. Thanks to the efforts of a terrorist group known as S.C.A.L.E., however, C-Rex was freed and immediately engaged in a battle royale involving King Cobra, the Giant Bat and Skeetera. Eventually, the containment fields were brought back online and order was restored to Monster Island, with C-Rex being sealed back in his pen.

In an alternate future where the Earth was overrun by genetically engineered monstrosities known as Dragmas, Hicks - in a last-ditch effort to combat the beasts - released all the monsters from Monster Island, which presumably still included Crustaceous Rex. Unfortunately, the plan failed, and they were all killed by the powerful dragon-like creatures.


Powers / Weapons
Tar stream

Tar stream

From its mouth, C-Rex can launch a concentrated stream of sticky tar. It can use this tar to encase its prey in which the substance will begin siphoning all the nutrients out of the victim’s body.

   
Tentacles

Tentacles

The massive sea monster is equipped with numerous tentacles on its underside. These tentacles can stretch out some distance, allowing it to ensnare prey that would be seemingly too far out of reach.

   
Adept swimmer

Adept swimmer

Being a mutated form of marine life, C-Rex can swim at excessive speeds.

   
Protective carapace

Protective carapace

C-Rex's back is covered by a sturdy outer shell.


Background and Trivia
  • Its name is commonly spelled either "Crustaceous Rex" (クラスタシオス・レックス - Kurasutashiosu Rekkusu) or the abbreviated "C-Rex" (シー・レックス - Shi Rekkusu), the latter how it was known by Trendmasters and in English on the Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works (ISBN 9784091014702).
  • Was to appear in the cancelled Trendmasters Godzilla: The Series toy line. Prototypes of the figure were still produced, which can be seen in several pictures provided by Jonathan Shyman.
  • The height, length and mass stats came from the Godzilla.com domain for their Godzilla: The Series coverage while it was still up. On the Godzilla.com domain from around 1998, the monster was classified under the "Anomalies" category.