Zandora ザンドラ

Zandora
Zandora

Height : 78 meters
Mass : 91,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Drill head; shovel hands; high-temperature steam; burrowing ability

Appearances

Zone Fighter Episode 15 - Submersion! Godzilla, Save Tokyo (1973)

Series // SHOWA

Sound Effect

Description

A subterranean Terror-Beast unleashed by the Garogas, Zandora threatened the lives of millions as it sought to send Tokyo into an underground tomb. The Zone Family interfered and Zone Junior became stranded in one of its dark labyrinths. It soon emerged from the ground, but was promptly attacked by the Zone Family’s flying car. Sensing the arriving of Zone Fighter, the strange Terror-Beast returned underground just as Hotaru summoned the champion of justice. The monster caused a tremendous fissure that swallowed the hero up, bringing him down into its underground world.

ZandoraThey fought against one another, but Zone Fighter was only able to momentarily stun it with his Proton Beam. He rescued Zone Junior and returned him to the surface, but Zandora recovered and was quick on the attack. The hero was promptly entombed, buried alive under thousands of tons of rock. With nothing to stop it, the titan returned to the surface. However, an unexpected third party entered the fray. Answering the call to protect the world, the King of the Monsters had arrived. Godzilla made his challenge known and the two giants collided for the fate of millions on the line.

Zandora fought hard and well, employing all of its powers against the nuclear monster. Its steam and battering ram-like drill hurt the saurian, but it wasn’t enough to kill him. Godzilla overpowered it and eventually tore off its tail. Still determined to accomplish its vile mission, Zandora refused to die even as Zone Fighter freed himself from his tomb. Only after the Meteor Missile Might hit it did the Terror-Beast finally seem to die. However, Godzilla wanted to make sure it was gone for good. With a wave of his hands, he instructed Zone Fighter to throw it back into the entrance of its caverns and seal it with his Proton Beam. The monster’s body exploded, the shockwave generated causing the rock to come crashing down and burying what little remained of the underground menace.


Powers / Weapons
Drill head

Drill head

In place of a regular head, Zandora is equipped with a massive, pyramid-shaped drill. The red tip of its head perpetually rotates. Not only did this drill allow it to tunnel efficiently underground, but it could also be used as a battering ram against Godzilla and Zone Fighter.

If struck against the earth while underground, the drill head would create powerful earthquakes, burying anyone unfortunate enough to traverse Zandora's tunnels under dirt and huge rocks.

   
Shovel hands

Shovel hands

Zandora is equipped with giant red shovels for hands, making for exceptional burrowing tools. The shovel hands also enable Zandora to break down hills of dirt with a single swipe.

   
High-temperature steam

High-temperature steam

From its hands, Zandora is capable of releasing massive amounts of scalding steam. This steam was hot enough to actually cause physical harm to Godzilla while also generating small explosions across his body.

Additionally, the Terror-Beast was able to release this same steam from the tubes underneath its head. This steam was never shown in a combat situation, however.

   
Burrowing

Burrowing

Due to its massive drill head and shovel hands, Zandora is a highly efficient tunneler and was able to carve underground caverns in a matter of minutes.


Background and Trivia