Nanotech Creature マイクローブ

Nanotech Creature
Nanotech Creature

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Powers / Weapons

Petroleum absorption; body shifting

Weaknesses

Computer virus

Appearances

Godzilla: The Series Episode 3 - Talkin' Trash (1998)

Series // GODZILLA: THE SERIES

Sound Effect

Description

As a strike of New York City’s garbage workers went on for days, mountains of trash began to pile up in the streets. Something had to be done and be done swiftly. The answer seemed obvious: utilize a highly secret colony of petroleum-eating microbes to devour the massive amounts of garbage. Despite warnings from its creator, the colony was unleashed on a garbage boat. Everything seemed to be going as planned and the colony rapidly absorbed the trash and increased in size. Soon, however, things took a turn for the worst. The creature began to attack the nearby ships. All attempts at remotely shutting it down failed.

Hearing about the events unfolding on the news, the H.E.A.T. Team quickly arrived to lend a hand. They tried shutting it down via EMPs, but the attacks failed to harm the thing. The man-made monstrosity took chase, but they managed to acquire a small piece of one of its tentacles during another EMP attack.

Sensing a nearby oil tanker, the monster leaped over the Heat Seeker and attacked the ship. Unfortunately for it, the King of the Monsters had also arrived to help. Appearing before the entire world’s watching eyes for the first time, Godzilla drew battle against the bizarre thing. It didn’t take long for the fight to reach land and threaten a massive refinery. Gorging on the petroleum, the Nanotech Creature grew like a nightmarish tree and loomed over everything. Not even Godzilla could stop it. However, Nick and the rest of the H.E.A.T. Team found its weakness thanks to the small sample they acquired. Infusing the sample with a computer virus, Nick dropped the sample back into the main mass. The virus spread across its colossal form, turning the gooey form into fragile dust. The dangerous thing began to crumble and the volatile attempt at controlling waste would never be repeated.


Powers / Weapons
Petroleum absorption

Petroleum absorption

The Nanotech Creature can rapidly absorb petroleum and other forms of non-organic garbage. This allows it to rapidly grow and evolve, taking different forms as it does so.

   
Body shifting

Body shifting

Having no permanent body shape, the Nanotech Creature can shift its body into different sizes and shapes as needed, including growing legs, arms, tentacles and even a “head.” It can also completely encase its foe with its own body, acting as an outer skin to slow down or suffocate them.


Weaknesses
Computer virus

Computer virus

Should a virus be infected into a small piece of the Nanotech Creature and then re-assimilated into the main mass, the virus will spread and eventually cause the creature to break down into dust.


Background and Trivia
  • In Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works (ISBN 4091014704), its Japanese name is listed as "Microbe" (マイクローブ - Maikurobu).
  • On the Godzilla.com domain from around 1998, it went under the name "P.E.M.C." and was classified under the "Manmades" category.
  • While the monster was initially called the P.E.M.C. (Petroleum-Eating Microbe Colony) during early announcements for the show, its name was officially changed to "Nanotech Creature" later in production. This name update mention can be found in SciFi Japan's article, "The Ultimate Guide to GODZILLA: THE SERIES".
  • Appeared as a boss monster in the 2000 Game Boy Color game, Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars.