History Franchise / Godzilla

24th Sep '16 3:27:57 PM Arawn999
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* {{Badass}}: Captain Gordon in ''Final Wars'' being the most recent example, though there have been a few others. Most notably, the [[FanNickname Big G]] himself.
** Nanbara the INTERPOL agent in ''Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla'' for sure.
** Col. Gondo from Godzilla VS. Biollante, While looking Godzilla in the eyes from 100 yards away all he has to say is, ""All That Intravenous Stuff's No Good For You...Better Stick To Smoking..."
** Godzilla himself certainly qualifies. The only things to kill him in the ''entire series'' were the Oxygen Destroyer, a ''total meltdown'', and ''having his own atomic breath blow him up'' (though that last one is subverted, since he survived it (though barely, he was down to a heart)). Making him ''bleed'' is a little easier, but still hard.
** Of all the evil Kaiju, Ghidorah is probably the one that qualifies as this the most; on several occasions, he takes Godzilla's atomic breath full force and point blank, and shrugs it off. It usually takes Godzilla teaming up with at least one other Kaiju just to drive him off. In Destroy All Monsters, the canonical end of the Showa series, [[spoiler:it takes close to TEN Kaiju to finish him off for good.]]

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* %%* {{Badass}}: Captain Gordon in ''Final Wars'' being the most recent example, though there have been a few others. Most notably, the [[FanNickname Big G]] himself.
** %%** Nanbara the INTERPOL agent in ''Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla'' for sure.
** %%** Col. Gondo from Godzilla VS. Biollante, While looking Godzilla in the eyes from 100 yards away all he has to say is, ""All That Intravenous Stuff's No Good For You...Better Stick To Smoking..."
** %%** Godzilla himself certainly qualifies. The only things to kill him in the ''entire series'' were the Oxygen Destroyer, a ''total meltdown'', and ''having his own atomic breath blow him up'' (though that last one is subverted, since he survived it (though barely, he was down to a heart)). Making him ''bleed'' is a little easier, but still hard.
** %%** Of all the evil Kaiju, Ghidorah is probably the one that qualifies as this the most; on several occasions, he takes Godzilla's atomic breath full force and point blank, and shrugs it off. It usually takes Godzilla teaming up with at least one other Kaiju just to drive him off. In Destroy All Monsters, the canonical end of the Showa series, [[spoiler:it takes close to TEN Kaiju to finish him off for good.]]
24th Sep '16 3:26:22 PM AnoneMouseJr
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** ''The Mysterians''.
** ''Battle in Outer Space''.
** ''Dogora''.
** ''Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster''.
** ''Invasion of Astro-Monster''.
** ''Destroy All Monsters''.
** ''Space Amoeba''.
** ''Godzilla vs. Hedorah''.
** ''Godzilla vs. Gigan''.
** ''Godzilla vs. Megalon''.
** ''Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla''.
** ''Terror of Mechagodzilla''.
** ''The War in Space''.
** ''Godzilla vs. [=SpaceGodzilla=]''.
** ''Godzilla 2000: Millennium''.
** ''Godzilla: Final Wars''.
* And some non-movie instances:
** ''VideoGame/GodzillaMonsterOfMonsters'' (UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES)
** ''Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters'' (UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES)
** ''VideoGame/SuperGodzilla'' (UsefulNotes/{{Super N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES).
** ''VideoGame/GodzillaDestroyAllMonstersMelee'' (UsefulNotes/GameCube, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}), ''Godzilla: Save the Earth'' (UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} and Playstation 2) and ''Godzilla: Unleashed'' (UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and Playstation 2).
** ''Series/GodzillaIsland''.
* AliensAndMonsters: The Godzilla films feature various aliens attempting to take over the earth, often using some sort of giant monster to aid them in their quest for conquering the world (IE: [[GodzillaVsMechagodzilla Mechagodzilla]], Gigan, KingGhidorah, etc).

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** Film examples:
***
''The Mysterians''.
** *** ''Battle in Outer Space''.
** *** ''Dogora''.
** *** ''Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster''.
** *** ''Invasion of Astro-Monster''.
** *** ''Destroy All Monsters''.
** *** ''Space Amoeba''.
** *** ''Godzilla vs. Hedorah''.
** *** ''Godzilla vs. Gigan''.
** *** ''Godzilla vs. Megalon''.
** *** ''Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla''.
** *** ''Terror of Mechagodzilla''.
** *** ''The War in Space''.
** *** ''Godzilla vs. [=SpaceGodzilla=]''.
** *** ''Godzilla 2000: Millennium''.
** *** ''Godzilla: Final Wars''.
* And some non-movie instances:
** Non-film examples:
***
''VideoGame/GodzillaMonsterOfMonsters'' (UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES)
** *** ''Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters'' (UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES)
** *** ''VideoGame/SuperGodzilla'' (UsefulNotes/{{Super N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES).
** *** ''VideoGame/GodzillaDestroyAllMonstersMelee'' (UsefulNotes/GameCube, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}), ''Godzilla: Save the Earth'' (UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} and Playstation 2) and ''Godzilla: Unleashed'' (UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and Playstation 2).
** *** ''Series/GodzillaIsland''.
* AliensAndMonsters: The Godzilla films feature various aliens attempting to take over the earth, often using some sort of giant monster to aid them in their quest for conquering the world (IE: [[GodzillaVsMechagodzilla Mechagodzilla]], Gigan, KingGhidorah, King Ghidorah, etc).



* AnimatedAdaptation: He [[{{Godzilland}} has]] [[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour had]] [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries three]] of them! 1998 Zilla is canonically recognized as a totally separate monster.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: He [[{{Godzilland}} [[Series/{{Godzilland}} has]] [[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour had]] [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries three]] of them! 1998 Zilla is canonically recognized as a totally separate monster.



*** Destoroyah can emulate the Oxygen Destroyer causing the target to be reduced to bones. Sounds cool right? The problem? He has to have them in a body of water and break up into a swarm of microbes for it to work. And even when he dropped Godzilla into the ocean he still couldn't use it because Godzilla's immanent meltdown was boiling the water and made it and him too hot to use this power. The only one to fall victim to this in the whole movie was an aquarium full of fish.

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*** ** Destoroyah can emulate the Oxygen Destroyer Destroyer, causing the target to be reduced to bones. Sounds cool right? The problem? He has to have them in a body of water and break up into a swarm of microbes for it to work. And even when he dropped Godzilla into the ocean he still couldn't use it because Godzilla's immanent meltdown was boiling the water and made it and him too hot to use this power. The only one to fall victim to this in the whole movie was an aquarium full of fish.



*** Godzilla can ''fly without wings'' (or anti-gravity), but he loses his primary form of ranged combat while he's in flight.

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*** ** Godzilla can ''fly without wings'' (or anti-gravity), but he loses his primary form of ranged combat while he's in flight.



%%* {{Badass}}: Captain Gordon in ''Final Wars'' being the most recent example, though there have been a few others. Most notably, the [[FanNickname Big G]] himself.
%%** Nanbara the INTERPOL agent in ''Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla'' for sure.
%%** Col. Gondo from Godzilla VS. Biollante, While looking Godzilla in the eyes from 100 yards away all he has to say is, ""All That Intravenous Stuff's No Good For You...Better Stick To Smoking..."
%%** Godzilla himself certainly qualifies. The only things to kill him in the ''entire series'' were the Oxygen Destroyer, a ''total meltdown'', and ''having his own atomic breath blow him up'' (though that last one is subverted, since he survived it (though barely, he was down to a heart)). Making him ''bleed'' is a little easier, but still hard.
%%** Of all the evil Kaiju, Ghidorah is probably the one that qualifies as this the most; on several occasions, he takes Godzilla's atomic breath full force and point blank, and shrugs it off. It usually takes Godzilla teaming up with at least one other Kaiju just to drive him off. In Destroy All Monsters, the canonical end of the Showa series, [[spoiler:it takes close to TEN Kaiju to finish him off for good.]]

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%%* * {{Badass}}: Captain Gordon in ''Final Wars'' being the most recent example, though there have been a few others. Most notably, the [[FanNickname Big G]] himself.
%%** ** Nanbara the INTERPOL agent in ''Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla'' for sure.
%%** ** Col. Gondo from Godzilla VS. Biollante, While looking Godzilla in the eyes from 100 yards away all he has to say is, ""All That Intravenous Stuff's No Good For You...Better Stick To Smoking..."
%%** ** Godzilla himself certainly qualifies. The only things to kill him in the ''entire series'' were the Oxygen Destroyer, a ''total meltdown'', and ''having his own atomic breath blow him up'' (though that last one is subverted, since he survived it (though barely, he was down to a heart)). Making him ''bleed'' is a little easier, but still hard.
%%** ** Of all the evil Kaiju, Ghidorah is probably the one that qualifies as this the most; on several occasions, he takes Godzilla's atomic breath full force and point blank, and shrugs it off. It usually takes Godzilla teaming up with at least one other Kaiju just to drive him off. In Destroy All Monsters, the canonical end of the Showa series, [[spoiler:it takes close to TEN Kaiju to finish him off for good.]]



* {{Cancellation}}: Of the 5 Random House Godzilla novels written by Marc Cerasini only 4 came out. The 5th and final book was to end in a final showdown with Godzilla and a totally new monster. [[http://www.change.org/petitions/random-house-release-marc-cerasini-s-godzilla-and-the-lost-continent-novel Though there are]] some petitions to [[http://www.thepetitionsite.com/825/512/686/release-marc-cerasinis-godzilla-and-the-lost-continent-novel/ get it out.]]
** Both of the animated series suffered this fate; though [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries the 1998 movie series]] at least lasted fairly long; up until April 22nd, 2000 (as it started on September 12th, 1998, that's a year and a quarter). The Hanna-Barbera version, however, only lasted about a year and two months, starting on September 9th, 1978 and ending its run on December 8th, 1979.



** The 1998 remake pretty much remakes the entire original film into something akin to a Sy-Fi Channel remake of ''[[Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms]]'', and it most certainly shows; the U.S military ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kill the giant monster with missiles]]''. The film seems less like a remake of a Godzilla film and more like some kind of military propaganda film or a remake of ''The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms''.

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** The 1998 remake pretty much remakes the entire original film into something akin to a Sy-Fi Channel remake of ''[[Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms ''[[Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms]]'', and it most certainly shows; the U.S military ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kill the giant monster with missiles]]''. The film seems less like a remake of a Godzilla film and more like some kind of military propaganda film or a remake of ''The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms''.



* FollowTheLeader: The original movie more or less ''birthed'' the Kaiju genre, as other film studios other than Toho tried their hand at making monster movies, often with varying results. Some of the more notable ones are ''The X from Outer Space'', ''Gappa: The Triphibian Monster'', ''Film/{{Gorgo}}'', ''Film/{{Reptilicus}}'', and ''Yonggary: Monster from the Deep''.
** ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' is one of the most well-known attempts at following Godzilla's success, mostly because the [[Film/GameraGuardianOfTheUniverse Heisei]] [[Film/Gamera2AdventOfLegion revival]] [[Film/Gamera3AwakeningOfIrys trilogy]] managed to prove that Gamera was capable of rivaling Godzilla, an astonishing and unheard of achievement for Kaiju movies.
** One of the more controversial Kaiju movies to take cues from Godzilla is ''Film/{{Pulgasari}}'', the only Kaiju movie so far to come from UsefulNotes/NorthKorea. The director, Shin Sang-ok, and his wife, Choi Eun-hee, were kidnapped by North Korean intelligence who were following orders from Kim Jong-Il, and forced to make seven films, with ''Pulgasari'' being one of them. Notably, the staff from Toho actually provided the special effects for the film, and the then-current suit actor for Godzilla, Kenpachiro Satsuma, was the suit actor for the title monster. Thankfully, both the director and his wife successfully fled the country unharmed.



* {{Necromantic}}

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* {{Necromantic}}{{Necromantic}}: In ''Film/GodzillaVsBiollante'', Dr. Shiragami tries to resurrect his dead daughter, combining her cells with her favorite rosebush and later adding Godzilla DNA to grant it super-regeneration and near-indestructibility. Rather than making the plant merely NighInvulnurable, he got a giant monster.



** ''Godzilla vs. Hedorah'' used the ''Monster Zero'' suit for the scene where Hedorah drenches Godzilla in muck. The flying Godzilla prop was the same prop used when Godzilla was held in the Xilians' energy bubble, also from ''Monster Zero''.
** The ''Son of Godzilla'' suit was used in ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'' for the scenes where Godzilla and Anguirus race through the ocean. Unfortunately, the ''Son'' suit looks absolutely nothing like the main suit used for ''Gigan''.
*** And the suit used in ''Gigan'' had also been used in the three previous films and was in pretty dire shape. You can see it falling to pieces during the second half of the film.
** The laser cannon used on Planet X to bring Godzilla and Rodan out of stasis in ''Invasion of Astro-Monster'' was one of the atomic heat ray cannons from the 1961 ''Mothra''.



* RecycledTheSeries: Twice. TheSeventies' WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour and TheNineties' WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries.



* {{Retool}}: The reason why Ishiro Honda opposed the LighterAndSofter approach in the series. The original film is his way of showing what would happen when a nuclear weapon is used: with ''disastrous'' results. He even opposed directing ''Film/ReturnOfGodzilla'' because he wanted the series to rest when that film is everything he wanted to point out due to the use of nuclear weapons and the debate of the subject.

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* {{Retool}}: The reason why Ishiro Honda opposed the LighterAndSofter approach in the series. The original film is his way of showing what would happen when a nuclear weapon is used: with ''disastrous'' results. He even opposed directing ''Film/ReturnOfGodzilla'' ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'' because he wanted the series to rest when that film is everything he wanted to point out due to the use of nuclear weapons and the debate of the subject.



* TransformationTrauma

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* TransformationTraumaTransformationTrauma: In several of the "mutant" films.
10th Sep '16 3:52:22 PM SpaceHunterM
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** ''Gigantis The Fire Monster''

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** ''Gigantis The ''Gigantis, the Fire Monster''



** ''Godzilla Vs. The Thing''

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** ''Godzilla Vs.vs. The Thing''



** ''Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster''

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** ''Ghidrah, The the Three-Headed Monster''



** ''Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero'', or simply ''Monster Zero''

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** ''Godzilla Vs.vs. Monster Zero'', or simply ''Monster Zero''



** ''Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster''

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** ''Godzilla Vs.vs. The Sea Monster''



** ''Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster''

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** ''Godzilla Vs.vs. The Smog Monster''



** ''Godzilla On Monster Island''

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** ''Godzilla On in - War of the Monsters'' [[note]]1977 UK theatrical title[[/note]]
** ''Godzilla on
Monster Island''



** ''Godzilla Vs. The Bionic Monster''
** ''Godzilla Vs. The Cosmic Monster'' [[note]]Was changed to this title when Universal threatened to sue the movie's US distributor over the film's former US title allegedly being too similar to ''The Six Million Dollar Man'' and ''The Bionic Woman''[[/note]]

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** ''Godzilla Vs.vs. The Bionic Monster''
** ''Godzilla Vs.vs. The Cosmic Monster'' [[note]]Was changed to this title when Universal threatened to sue the movie's US distributor over the film's former US title allegedly being too similar to ''The Six Million Dollar Man'' and ''The Bionic Woman''[[/note]]



** ''The Terror Of Godzilla''

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** ''Monsters From an Unknown Planet'' [[note]]1976 UK theatrical title[[/note]]
** ''The Terror Of of Godzilla''
10th Sep '16 3:24:59 PM SpaceHunterM
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* ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' (1954)

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* ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} ''[[Film/Godzilla1954 Godzilla]]'' (1954)
2nd Sep '16 2:42:36 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* PeopleInRubberSuits: Duh.

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* PeopleInRubberSuits: Duh. Granted the American films (Film/Godzilla1998 and Film/Godzilla2014) are full [=CGI=] and Shin Godzilla is a mix of rubber suit and [=CGI=].
2nd Sep '16 2:37:45 PM DastardlyDemolition
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*** It is possible that Godzilla did (although maybe inadvertently) finish off Destroyah in the final cut when
[[spoiler:Godzilla melts down really close to Destroyah,]] therefore killing any last of the surviving micro-organisms. After all, Destroyah is a kaiju and [[spoiler:freezing his wings and a great drop]] might not be enough to kill him, but leave him crippled too close to [[spoiler:Godzilla's meltdown.]]

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*** **** It is possible that Godzilla did (although maybe inadvertently) finish off Destroyah in the final cut when
[[spoiler:Godzilla melts
when Godzilla [[spoiler:melts down really close to Destroyah,]] to]] Destroyah, therefore killing any last of the surviving micro-organisms. After all, Destroyah is a kaiju and [[spoiler:freezing his wings and a great drop]] might not be enough to kill him, but leave him crippled too close to [[spoiler:Godzilla's meltdown.Godzilla's [[spoiler:meltdown.]]
23rd Aug '16 11:58:53 AM BattleMaster
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** The [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} 2014 US version of Godzilla]] is capable of causing tsunamis just by walking out of the water. He doesn't mean to, of course. It's just that he's so huge he ends up causing destruction by ''accident''. For the most part, he prefers to spend his time swimming peacefully in the oceans and feeding on Earth's natural radiation sources. The only reason he even showed up in civilization in the first place was to fight the comparatively more vicious MUTO.

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** The [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} 2014 US version of Godzilla]] is capable of causing tsunamis just by walking out of the water. He doesn't mean to, of course. It's just that he's so huge he ends up causing destruction by ''accident''. For the most part, he prefers to spend his time swimming peacefully in the oceans and feeding on Earth's natural radiation sources. The only reason he even showed up in civilization in the first place was to fight the comparatively more vicious MUTO. He even seems to go out of his way to avoid accidentally harming humans when not in direct conflict with the [=MUTOs=], like diving under ships instead of smashing through them when they're between him and his destination and not responding to the nuclear attacks that were used against him in the 50s.
22nd Aug '16 6:05:20 PM BattleMaster
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* BadVibrations: Often in the early part of a film, heralding the arrival of either Godzilla or one of his foes.
20th Aug '16 2:24:03 AM Kervinle2500
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* ''Godzilla'' (Working title), produced by Creator/{{Toho}} and directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Creator/GenUrobuchi and animated by Creator/PolygonStudios.

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* ''Godzilla'' (Working title), ''Anime/{{Godzilla}}'', produced by Creator/{{Toho}} and directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Creator/GenUrobuchi and animated by Creator/PolygonStudios.Polygon Studios.
19th Aug '16 11:50:37 PM Kervinle2500
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* ''Godzilla'' (Working title), produecd by Creator/{{Toho}} and directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Creator/GenUrobuchi and animated by Creator/PolygonStudios.

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* ''Godzilla'' (Working title), produecd produced by Creator/{{Toho}} and directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Creator/GenUrobuchi and animated by Creator/PolygonStudios.
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