Ts-eh-GO 巨大サソリ

Ts-eh-GO
Ts-eh-GO

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Powers / Weapons

Pincer claws; stinger; acid spray; burrowing ability; thick exoskeleton

Appearances

Godzilla: The Series Episode 32 - Where Is Thy Sting? (2000)

Series // GODZILLA: THE SERIES

Sound Effect

Description

The first in the United States Army’ line of anti-mutation mutations, Ts-eh-GO, dubbed “First Wave” by its creators, was deemed too uncontrollable. Second Wave was quickly in production, but the monstrous arachnid still found use in guarding the base. Its existence disturbed Godzilla who could sense it all the way in New York. The reptile ventured to New Mexico to locate the threat. At the same time, H.E.A.T. was at a loss and believed that the thing they suspected to be attracting Godzilla was a regular mutation. When the giants met in the desert, the truth came to fruition. The war of the monsters was broken up by the base’s military forces and the H.E.A.T. team arrested for trespassing.

Not long after, the death of First Wave was ordered and the scorpion was drawn out. Rockets and tank fire detonated against its exoskeleton, but nothing seemed to stop it. Soon Godzilla ventured back into the area and challenged the huge arachnid. The monsters began to battle once more, but this time Ts-eh-GO used its concentrated acid and weakened Godzilla’s hide. This allowed its stinger to puncture the reptile’s flesh and deliver its poison. Weakened and in intense pain, Godzilla was helpless. However, Ts-eh-GO was unable to finish the King of the Monsters. Lured away by the attack helicopters, Godzilla was left to die in the desert until Nick and Monique got the scorpion’s attention. Tricking it into shooting acid at an overhead water tank, the ground was saturated in water and Godzilla’s wound flooded with the healing properties of the mud. The poison was siphoned out of Godzilla.

At the same time, Second Wave was now being drawn to Ts-eh-GO via pheromones. After they caught up with N.I.G.E.L. and destroyed the little robot, Nick grabbed the device and led them to the gigantic one. He threw the pheromones onto the scorpion, causing the smaller arachnids to swarm it. Unable to remove the white scorpions, Ts-eh-GO went wild. It fell into the base and sprayed its acid everywhere, only resulting in more of the tiny creatures to escape their containment cubes. The scorpions entangled Ts-eh-GO in acidic webs, preventing it from moving as Godzilla loomed over the cliff. His jaws parted wide and a stream of green flames erupted from his throat. The fiery blast engulfed the giant and swarm of scorpions alike, burning them all to cinders.


Powers / Weapons
Pincer claws

Pincer claws

The monstrous arachnid is armed with a pair of huge pincer claws that it can use to crush and ensnare its opponents.

   
Stinger

Stinger

Like all scorpions, Ts-eh-GO is armed with a lethal stinger capable of delivering a painful and poisonous load to its victim. While the direct effects are unknown, Godzilla showed instant fatigue and pain when Ts-eh-GO stung him.

   
Acid spray

Acid spray

In order to weaken the hides and armor of its opponents, the massive scorpion can spray a concentrated acid from the tip of its stinger. This acid was able to melt through thick steel plating almost instantly and weaken Godzilla’s hide enough so that the stinger could puncture it.

   
Burrowing ability

Burrowing ability

Like some species of smaller scorpions, Ts-eh-GO is capable of burrowing under the ground in order to ambush its prey.

   
Thick exoskeleton

Thick exoskeleton

Ts-eh-GO is protected by a thick exoskeleton that is even more durable than the steel plating of tanks. This allows it to endure not only conventional weapons, but point blank shots of Godzilla’s atomic ray.


Background and Trivia
  • In Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works (ISBN 4091014704), its Japanese name is listed as simply being "Giant Scorpion" (巨大サソリ - Kyodai Sasori).
  • Its name comes from the Navajo word for "scorpion".
  • Its booming roar and visible, triangular teeth that are unrealistic to real life scorpions appear to be a nod to the 1957 movie The Black Scorpion, where monstrous scorpions attack Mexico and eventually battle the army in Mexico City.
  • In Episode 30 of the show, a large scorpion bearing a striking resemblance to Ts-eh-GO makes an appearance as part of the Mutant Mania circus, going under the name "Scorpio".