Giant Bat 巨大コウモリ

Giant Bat
Giant Bat

Height :
Wingspan : 76 meters
Mass :

Powers / Weapons

Flight; sonic scream

Weaknesses

Liquid in ears; radar confusion

Appearances

Godzilla: The Series Episode 15 - Monster Wars - Part 1 (1999); Godzilla: The Series Episode 16, Episode 17, Episode 35

Series // GODZILLA: THE SERIES

Sound Effect

Description

The Giant Bat first made its presence known in Nigeria, attacking livestock and villagers alike. When Nick arrived to investigate, the Bat attacked, but soon found itself challenged by Godzilla. Despite its relatively diminutive size, the bat was able to hold its own against the King of the Monsters. The two battled for a while until Godzilla got his head stuck in the metal arches of a bridge, leaving himself vulnerable. Just when it seemed like the Bat had Godzilla at his mercy, he suddenly flew off, leaving H.E.A.T. understandably confused. It later became clear that it had been taken control of by the Leviathan aliens as part of their invasion of Earth.

As the winged predator headed towards their base on Site Omega, it was followed by the Heat Seeker, which the flying beast soon attacked. Joined by the prehistoric Cryptocleidus, the bat had his sonar messed with by the Heat Seeker’s instruments, confusing it into attacking Cryptocleidus, a fight that was quickly ended when the Leviathan aliens re-established their control over the pair.

Once reaching the tropical island, the Earth’s mutations were united and given their assignments. Fully under their mind control, the Giant Bat was sent to attack Paris alongside King Cobra. When H.E.A.T. managed to disable the aliens' mind control device, the bat fought back against its would-be controllers, challenging Cyber Godzilla on Site Omega. But the evil cyborg was more than a match for the mutant mammal, using a reflector dish to send the bat's sonic screams back at it, knocking it out.

Sometime later, it was revealed that the Giant Bat was among the mutations corralled on Major Hicks' Monster Island, kept from flying away from the island via an electronic collar. Thanks to the efforts of a terrorist group known as S.C.A.L.E., however, the bat's collar was deactivated and he immediately engaged in a battle royal involving Crustaceous Rex, King Cobra and Skeetera. Eventually, the Bat was caught between Skeetera and Godzilla and was knocked unconscious by their combined might.

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 the Giant Bat. Unfortunately, the plan failed, and they were all killed by the powerful dragon-like creatures.


Powers / Weapons
Flight

Flight

Like its smaller brethren, the monstrous chiroptera can fly through the air at extremely high speeds.

   
Sonic scream

Sonic scream

A modified use of its natural radar, the Giant Bat can release an extremely loud and high-pitched scream. This scream can be used to briefly stun its opponents and has a high enough concentration to shatter glass instantly.


Weaknesses
Liquid in ears

Liquid in ears

Should the bat be completely submerged, water will get in its ears and disrupt its ability to fly thanks to its constant use of radar. This will confuse and cause the bat to fly in an extremely erratic way.

   
Radar confusion

Radar confusion

Should a target also be equipped with radar, the secondary radar can cancel out the Giant Bat’s and leave it blinded. Once this happens, it can be easily manipulated into following the secondary radar.


Background and Trivia
  • The wingspan stat of 76 meters (250 feet) is a rough estimate found using a monster size comparison grid from Trendmasters' Godzilla: The Series Style Guide, courtesy of Jonathan Shyman.
  • Appears as a boss monster in the 2000 Game Boy Color game, Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars.