History Characters / Godzilla

19th Jun '16 9:40:32 PM Arawn999
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In 2004, director Ryuhei Kitamura and producer Shogo Tomiyama wanted to pit the American Godzilla against the Japanese Godzilla to establish which was superior. Since Toho had to share film rights with Tristar but owned the American Godzilla's likeness,[[note]]And thus the 1998 film's title and the titular creature remain trademarked as "Godzilla".[[/note]] they created their own version, dubbed Zilla, which appeared as a mutant monster of the alien invaders in ''Final Wars'', rampaging through Sydney before being effortlessly killed by Godzilla.

Zilla - specified as being the ''Final Wars'' incarnation but having the appearance of the 1998 Godzilla - appeared in ''ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth'', one of the IDW Godzilla comics, and fights Godzilla. This time, though, Zilla not only lasts more than a few seconds, but he ''survives'' the fight itself (albeit from [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere getting the hell out of Dodge when Godzilla was distracted]]).

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In 2004, director Ryuhei Kitamura and producer Shogo Tomiyama wanted to pit the American Godzilla against the Japanese Godzilla to establish which was superior. Since Toho had to share film rights with Tristar but owned the American Godzilla's likeness,[[note]]And Patrick Tatopoulos's creature design,[[note]]And thus the 1998 film's title and version of the titular creature remain trademarked as "Godzilla".[[/note]] they created their own version, dubbed Zilla, which "Zilla". Zilla appeared as a mutant monster of the alien invaders in ''Final Wars'', rampaging through Sydney before being effortlessly killed by Godzilla.

Zilla - specified as being the ''Final Wars'' incarnation but having the appearance of the 1998 Godzilla - appeared in ''ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth'', one of the IDW Godzilla [[Creator/IDWPublishing IDW]] ''Godzilla'' comics, and fights Godzilla. Godzilla in Honolulu. This time, though, Zilla not only lasts more than a few seconds, but he manages to get a few good blows in and ''survives'' the fight itself (albeit from by [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere getting the hell out of Dodge when Godzilla was distracted]]).
is distracted]]. He makes a brief reappearance swimming off the coast of Monster Island, and returns for the final battle to help fight against the Trilopods, holding his own against them.



* AlternateSelf: Emmerich's, Devlin's, and Toho's stance is that the 1998 film is set in its own continuity unrelated to any of the other films, aside from a brief TakeThat in ''GMK''. Ergo, the version of the monster that appeared in ''Final Wars'' is ''not'' the same monster that was gunned down on the Brooklyn Bridge, but an seperate incarnation of the character.

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* AlternateSelf: Emmerich's, Devlin's, and Toho's stance is that the 1998 film is set in its own continuity unrelated to any of the other films, aside from a brief TakeThat in ''GMK''. Ergo, the version versions of the monster that appeared in ''Final Wars'' is and ''Rulers of Earth'' are ''not'' the same monster that was gunned down on the Brooklyn Bridge, but an seperate incarnation incarnations of the character.



* BreathWeapon: The Godzilla in the 1998 movie sent cars flying and set off a massive explosion [[MakeMeWannaShout by screeching]], and the Zilla in ''Final Wars'' had an "acid fire breath" but was only shown using it once from off-screen. In ''Godzilla: The Series'', Cyber-Zilla gained a blue version of his son's atomic breath thanks to the aliens' tampering.

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* BreathWeapon: The Godzilla in the 1998 movie sent cars flying and set off a massive explosion [[MakeMeWannaShout by screeching]], and the in reference to this scene Zilla in ''Final Wars'' had an "acid fire breath" breath", but was only shown using it once from off-screen. In ''Godzilla: The Series'', Cyber-Zilla Cyber-Godilla gained a blue version of his son's atomic breath thanks to the aliens' tampering.



* FemaleMonsterSurprise: Nick is ''very'' surprised when a pregnancy test reveals the giant radioactive lizard ransacking NYC is about to lay eggs. It's then subverted by everyone continuing to call Zilla a "very unusual he" due to it being asexually reproducing.

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* FemaleMonsterSurprise: Nick is ''very'' surprised when a pregnancy test reveals the giant radioactive lizard ransacking NYC is about to lay eggs. It's then subverted by everyone continuing to call Zilla Godzilla a "very unusual he" due to it being asexually reproducing.reproducing, despite it being anatomically female. .



* ItCanThink: Movie!Zilla is somewhat cunning, as far as an animal goes, but his only surviving offspring takes it UpToEleven. The ''Final Wars'' incarnation is incredibly animalistic; in contrast the ''Rulers Of Earth'' version is as smart as his cartoon son, and able to effectively strategize in a battle with Godzilla.

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* ItCanThink: Movie!Zilla In the 1998 film, Godzilla is somewhat cunning, as far as an animal goes, but his only surviving offspring takes it UpToEleven. The ''Final Wars'' incarnation is incredibly animalistic; in contrast the ''Rulers Of Earth'' version is as smart as his cartoon son, and able to effectively strategize in a battle with Godzilla.



* MisterSeahorse: Is consistently referred to as a male, even after it lays a few hundred eggs.
* MonsterIsAMommy: Lays over 200 eggs, which hatch into ravenous baby Zillas. [[SequelHook One happens to survive the end of the movie.]]

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* MisterSeahorse: Is consistently referred to as a male, even after it lays a few hundred eggs.
eggs. Patrick Tatopoulos admitted to sculpting female genetalia onto the 1998 version's model.
* MonsterIsAMommy: Lays over 200 eggs, which hatch into ravenous baby Zillas.Godzillas. [[SequelHook One happens to survive the end of the movie.]]



* NotZilla: Was originally meant to be a new version of Godzilla but eventually became this. Understandably many fans and critics alike feel this way about Tri-Star's 1998 "remake". Although he is more of an Expy of obscure Godzilla monster Gorosaurus. He has a more traditionally theropod design, an affinity for burrowing (Originally a trademark of Baragon but given to Gorosaurus for ''Destroy All Monsters''), all he lacks is the jump kick.
* OffModel: His appearance in ''Final Wars'' when compared to his appearance in ''Godzilla'' and the ''Rulers of Earth'' comic.

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* NotZilla: Was originally meant to be a new version of Godzilla but eventually became this. Understandably many fans and critics alike feel this way about Tri-Star's 1998 "remake". Although "remake", although he is more of an Expy of obscure Godzilla monster Gorosaurus. He has a more traditionally theropod design, an affinity for burrowing (Originally a trademark of Baragon but given to Gorosaurus for ''Destroy All Monsters''), all he lacks is the jump kick.
* OffModel: His appearance in ''Final Wars'' Wars'', which was scanned from the Trendmaster "Ultimate Godzilla" figure from the 1998 film's toyline, when compared to his appearance in ''Godzilla'' and the ''Rulers of Earth'' comic.



* TookALevelInBadass: In the series where he's rebuilt as Cyber-Godzilla, and in ''Rulers of Earth'', where he has a proper rematch with Godzilla and manages to get a few blows in.

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* TookALevelInBadass: In the series where he's rebuilt as Cyber-Godzilla, and in ''Rulers of Earth'', Earth'' where he has a proper rematch with Godzilla and manages to get a few blows in.
31st May '16 10:03:38 PM Kytseo
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* CompositeCharacter: As his film was originally supposed to have Frankenstein's Monster, he gains buffs from electricity (which, one would assume, would've buffed the former back in his version).
31st May '16 10:00:05 PM Kytseo
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* SuperiorSucessor: Zilla Jr. is much more powerful than Zilla ever was.
11th May '16 9:04:09 PM TheDoomSong
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the Godzilla comic ''Rulers of Earth'', Zilla fights Godzilla and ''survives'', albeit only by [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere turning tail when the going gets too rough]]. And then there's the fact that he survived an encounter with [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Destoroyah]].

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* AdaptationalBadass: In the Godzilla comic ''Rulers of Earth'', Zilla fights Godzilla and ''survives'', albeit only by [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere turning tail when the going gets too rough]]. And then there's the fact that he survived an encounter with [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Destoroyah]]. He's also the only monster aside from Gigan to not be captured by the alien invaders and copied by a Trilopod, and in fact rips several of them apart by himself.


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* BigDamnHeroes: In IDW's ''Rulers of Earth'' series, twice, in the same issue, and the same circumstances: rescuing a fellow monster from the alien Trilopods. The first was Jet Jaguar, the second was Godzilla himself.
1st May '16 7:46:36 PM Arawn999
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* ShoutOut: Kiryu is a cyborg mech made from the corpse of a monster to fight other monsters, is possessed, and prone to going berserk. The ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' parallel is made even more explicit with promotional merchandise for ''Film/GodzillaResurgence'' including a model of Kiryu decked out in Unit-01's colors.



* [[spoiler:SovietSuperscience: The Showa Mechagodzilla is made by Russia in ''Rulers of Earth''.]]

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* [[spoiler:SovietSuperscience: The SovietSuperscience: [[spoiler:The Showa Mechagodzilla is made by Russia in ''Rulers of Earth''.]]



* [[spoiler:ZergRush: The mass-produced Showa Mechagodzillas do this to Godzilla in ''Rulers of Earth''.]]

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* [[spoiler:ZergRush: The ZergRush: [[spoiler:The mass-produced Showa Mechagodzillas do this to Godzilla in ''Rulers of Earth''.]]
26th Apr '16 9:52:36 AM Movienut376
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*SayMyName: Meta-example; if you ever watched Cinemassacre's Godzillathon, say it with me, now...DESTOROYAHHHHHHH!
25th Apr '16 5:09:16 PM TVRulezAgain
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* StockSoundEffects: Obsidius' entire vocal vocabulary consists of classic Hollywood monster and creature vocalizations (mainly made by FrankWelker), most of them originally from [[TheLandBeforeTime Sharptooth]].

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* StockSoundEffects: Obsidius' entire vocal vocabulary consists of classic Hollywood monster and creature vocalizations (mainly made by FrankWelker), most of them originally from [[TheLandBeforeTime [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Sharptooth]].
24th Apr '16 5:50:08 PM Dingbot
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** It should be clarified that the ''way'' Hedorah was to change forms was impossible on Wii hardware; the team wanted Hedorah to be able to change forms without pausing the battle (as Mothra's does), but that proved impossible, so it and the incredibly complex cel-shading to illustrate his blob state ultimately lead to him being cut from the game.

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** It should be clarified that the ''way'' Hedorah was to change forms was impossible on Wii hardware; the team wanted Hedorah to be able to change forms without pausing the battle (as Mothra's does), but that proved impossible, so it and the incredibly complex cel-shading to illustrate his blob state ultimately lead led to him being cut from the game.



The Millenium Rodan is controlled by the Xilians, and is first seen in an assault on New York; his supersonic flight devastating the windows and raining glass upon the streets of the Big Apple. Suddenly, the prehistoric terror vanishes in a flash of light, and the Xilians reveal themselves as peaceful beings who destroyed the kaiju to aid humanity. The aliens are found out and, with their previous leaded dead, their new Commander steps up and, in a fit of rage, unleashes the kaiju, including Rodan, to the world. The Gotengo frees Godzilla at the South Pole, and the kaiju are whisked back away; the Commander using them to stall Godzilla and the Gotengo long enough for Gorath to arrive. After Godzilla effortlessly slaughters Zilla in Sydney, painlessly sends Kumonga over the horizon in New Guinea and fries Kamacuras in Osaka, the titan finds himself facing three kaiju; Anguirus, King Ceasar and Rodan himself. Despite their best efforts, Godzilla manages to defeat them; first sending a rolled up Anguirus, kicked like a ball by King Ceasar, flying into the overhead Rodan, causing the prehistoric pterosaur to crash into a nearby cliffside. Anguiurus would be used as a ball some more, before also crashing into the same cliffside as Rodan and falling belly-first on his comrade, too woozy from his extended roll to continue fighting. King Ceasar, despite his best efforts, was also flung into the cliff, and fell upon Anguirus' spiny hide. With the three defeated, but not killed, Godzilla moved on, leaving Rodan, King Ceasar and Anguirus stacked on each other.

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The Millenium Rodan is controlled by the Xilians, and is first seen in an assault on New York; his supersonic flight devastating the windows and raining glass upon the streets of the Big Apple. Suddenly, the prehistoric terror vanishes in a flash of light, and the Xilians reveal themselves as peaceful beings who destroyed the kaiju to aid humanity. The aliens are found out and, with their previous leaded leader dead, their new Commander steps up and, in a fit of rage, unleashes the kaiju, including Rodan, to the world. The Gotengo frees Godzilla at the South Pole, and the kaiju are whisked back away; the Commander using them to stall Godzilla and the Gotengo long enough for Gorath to arrive. After Godzilla effortlessly slaughters Zilla in Sydney, painlessly sends Kumonga over the horizon in New Guinea and fries Kamacuras in Osaka, the titan finds himself facing three kaiju; Anguirus, King Ceasar and Rodan himself. Despite their best efforts, Godzilla manages to defeat them; first sending a rolled up Anguirus, kicked like a ball by King Ceasar, flying into the overhead Rodan, causing the prehistoric pterosaur to crash into a nearby cliffside. Anguiurus would be used as a ball some more, before also crashing into the same cliffside as Rodan and falling belly-first on his comrade, too woozy from his extended roll to continue fighting. King Ceasar, despite his best efforts, was also flung into the cliff, and fell upon Anguirus' spiny hide. With the three defeated, but not killed, Godzilla moved on, leaving Rodan, King Ceasar and Anguirus stacked on each other.
13th Apr '16 9:11:23 PM MagnusForce
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* AlienInvasion
* AliensAreBastards
* BigBad

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* AlienInvasion
AlienInvasion: An interesting example as they colonized Earth long ago.
* AliensAreBastards
AliensAreBastards: Standard Godzilla trope.
* BigBadBigBad: Of the first 12 issues of ''Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth''



* FishPeople

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* FishPeopleFishPeople: They look a little like an entire race of Creatures from the Black Lagoon.



* AliensAreBastards

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* AliensAreBastardsAliensAreBastards: Duh, again.



* AlienInvasion
* AliensAreBastards
* InsectoidAliens
* TheShadowKnows

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* AlienInvasion
AlienInvasion: Using Gigan and King Ghidorah.
* AliensAreBastards
AliensAreBastards: What else to say?
* InsectoidAliens
InsectoidAliens: Giant cockroaches.
* TheShadowKnowsTheShadowKnows: How they're identity is revealed.



* AliensAreBastards

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* AliensAreBastardsAliensAreBastards: Like all aliens.



* StepfordSmiler

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* StepfordSmilerStepfordSmiler: They may have pleasant smiles and friendly looks, but they're nowhere near that.



* AlienInvasion
* AliensAreBastards

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* AlienInvasion
AlienInvasion: Well, it was more like humanity accidentally awoke them after millions of years lying on the ocean floor.
* AliensAreBastardsAliensAreBastards: As always.



* EnergyBeings

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* EnergyBeingsEnergyBeings: What they are.



* AlienInvasion

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* AlienInvasionAlienInvasion: To take Earth's women and find a new home.



* HumanAliens
* MarsNeedsWomen

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* HumanAliens
HumanAliens: Though we never see them under the helmets, it's what they are.
* MarsNeedsWomen
MarsNeedsWomen: Their motifs.



* AlienInvasion
* AliensAreBastards
* DyingAsYourself

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* AlienInvasion
AlienInvasion: As they're planet is only a couple years away from being sucked into a black hole, it's their reason for invading Earth.
* AliensAreBastards
AliensAreBastards: As always.
* DyingAsYourselfDyingAsYourself: The Simians are revealed when they are killed.



* LatexPerfection
* ManiacMonkeys

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* LatexPerfection
LatexPerfection: The suit.
* ManiacMonkeys
ManiacMonkeys: ''Space'' monkeys!



* AliensAreBastards

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* AliensAreBastardsAliensAreBastards: Always.



* AlienInvasion
* AliensAreBastards

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* AlienInvasion
AlienInvasion: Using mind-controlled monsters and deception, no less!
* AliensAreBastardsAliensAreBastards: To the T.



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* PuppeteerParasite

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* PuppeteerParasitePuppeteerParasite: Anything Yog possesses becomes his mindless minion along with becoming a giant monster.
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