History Franchise / Godzilla

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* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' (2017)



* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' (2017)
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* HumiliationConga: Ghidorah in GMK, to the film's [[BadassDecay detriment]].

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* HumiliationConga: Ghidorah in GMK, to the film's [[BadassDecay detriment]].''Destroy All Monsters'' and ''GMK''.
5th Jun '17 7:36:31 PM LB7979
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* FanSequel: ''[[http://mygodzillagames.com/ Godzilla Game: Monsters]]'' is a fan sequel to Godzilla: Monster of Monsters for the NES. The game is being constantly updated with new fighters and other features which can be followed [[http://tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7282&sid=9a347c8a81ddd8f3b9cdc59ae2ad230c/ here]] and [[http://w11.zetaboards.com/GDBR/index/ here]].

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* FanSequel: ''[[http://mygodzillagames.com/ Godzilla Game: Monsters]]'' ''[[http://people.ysu.edu/~awmerdich/gdbr.html/ Godzilla: Daikaiju Battle Royale]]'' is a fan sequel to Godzilla: Monster of Monsters for the NES. The game is being constantly updated with new fighters and other features which can be followed [[http://tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7282&sid=9a347c8a81ddd8f3b9cdc59ae2ad230c/ here]] and [[http://w11.zetaboards.com/GDBR/index/ here]].
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* AlternateTimeline: The Millennium series all share the original movie as {{Backstory}}, but only two of them have any continuity with each other.

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* AlternateTimeline: AlternateTimeline:
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The Millennium series all share the original movie as {{Backstory}}, but only two of them have any continuity with each other.



** Despite all the Showa kaiju appearing in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', they don't have the same exact origins as their debut movies. As such, Manda isn't the guardian of the Mu Empire, King Caesar isn't an ancient Okinawan deity, Gigan is from Planet X instead of Star Hunter Nebula M, and none of the monsters have probably ever encountered Godzilla before (with the possible exception of Minya).
*** Anguirus seems to know Godzilla, they have a short conversation before the three-on-one battle starts. It could just be a nod to their Showa friendship, though.

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** Despite all the Showa kaiju appearing in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', they don't have the same exact origins as their debut movies. As such, Manda isn't the guardian of the Mu Empire, King Caesar isn't an ancient Okinawan deity, Gigan is from Planet X instead of Star Hunter Nebula M, and none of the monsters have probably ever encountered Godzilla before (with the possible exception of Minya).
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Minya). Anguirus seems to know Godzilla, they have a short conversation before the three-on-one battle starts. It could just be a nod to their Showa friendship, though.



** In ''Film/GodzillaAndMothraTheBattleForEarth'', Mothra punishes Battra by sealing him away for thousands of years.
*** Godzilla would later suffer a similar fate at the end of the film.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', the Japanese cut, is more of a satirical comedy, with a satirical take on the Kaiju Eiga genre as a whole as well as spoofing the growing TV industry in Japan.

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** In ''Film/GodzillaAndMothraTheBattleForEarth'', Mothra punishes Battra by sealing him away for thousands of years.
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years. Godzilla would later suffer a similar fate at the end of the film.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent:
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''King Kong vs. Godzilla'', the Japanese cut, is more of a satirical comedy, with a satirical take on the Kaiju Eiga genre as a whole as well as spoofing the growing TV industry in Japan.



* AnimatedAdaptation: He [[Series/{{Godzilland}} has]] [[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour had]] [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries three]] of them! 1998 Zilla is canonically recognized as a totally separate monster.
** There's also an anime movie coming out in 2017.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: He [[Series/{{Godzilland}} has]] [[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour had]] [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries three]] of them! 1998 Zilla is canonically recognized as a totally separate monster.
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monster. There's also an anime movie coming out in 2017.



-->"It can be safely assumed that two million years ago, this Brontosaurus and other ancient reptiles roamed the earth. It was known as the Jurassic Age. During this period, there was another species which we may call the intermediary animal -- a cross between the land-living animals and the sea-living animals."

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-->"It --->"It can be safely assumed that two million years ago, this Brontosaurus and other ancient reptiles roamed the earth. It was known as the Jurassic Age. During this period, there was another species which we may call the intermediary animal -- a cross between the land-living animals and the sea-living animals."



* AwesomeButImpractical: Kiryu's ultimate weapon, the [[KillItWithIce Absolute Zero Cannon]]. It was capable of obliterating anything in a single shot, (in a [[IncrediblyLamePun rather cool]] aversion of the HarmlessFreezing trope) but it was highly telegraphed and it could only be fired once per battle before having to reload it at the HQ.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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Kiryu's ultimate weapon, the [[KillItWithIce Absolute Zero Cannon]]. It was capable of obliterating anything in a single shot, (in a [[IncrediblyLamePun rather cool]] aversion of the HarmlessFreezing trope) but it was highly telegraphed and it could only be fired once per battle before having to reload it at the HQ.



*** Yeah, but remember [[FridgeHorror what living bodies are mostly made up of?]] AND Destroyah can fire it as a [[BreathWeapon breath weapon.]]
*** Another YMMV possibly relative to my previous [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror:]] Would it work in steam or other water in vapor like forms?
** Godzilla can ''fly without wings'' (or anti-gravity), but he loses his primary form of ranged combat while he's in flight.
*** On another YMMV note: although it may be physically impossible for him to fly anatomically wise, there could be an explanation on why he was suddenly able to pull it off now: Godzilla absorbs different types of radiation, and Hedorah flies due to a form of nuclear propellant. Could Godzilla have temporarily absorbed this type of nuclear energy?

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*** Yeah, but remember [[FridgeHorror what living bodies are mostly made up of?]] AND Destroyah can fire it as a [[BreathWeapon breath weapon.]]
*** Another YMMV possibly relative to my previous [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror:]] Would it work in steam or other water in vapor like forms?
** Godzilla can ''fly without wings'' (or anti-gravity), but he loses his primary form of ranged combat while he's in flight. \n*** On another YMMV note: although it may be physically impossible for him to fly anatomically wise, there could be an explanation on why he was suddenly able to pull it off now: Godzilla absorbs different types of radiation, and Hedorah flies due to a form of nuclear propellant. Could Godzilla have temporarily absorbed this type of nuclear energy?



* BadassNormal: A few human characters most definitely fall under this. As for the monsters, Anguirus is one of the few monsters that doesn't have a breath weapon and he certainly cannot fly. All he's got going for him are his horns, teeth, claws,and the ability to roll into a spiky ball. And, yet, he's still considered to be Godzilla's greatest ally.

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* BadassNormal: BadassNormal:
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A few human characters most definitely fall under this. As for the monsters, Anguirus is one of the few monsters that doesn't have a breath weapon and he certainly cannot fly. All he's got going for him are his horns, teeth, claws,and the ability to roll into a spiky ball. And, yet, he's still considered to be Godzilla's greatest ally.



--> "All this intravenous stuff's no good for you. Stick to smoking."

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--> ---> "All this intravenous stuff's no good for you. Stick to smoking."



* BattleInTheRain: There's one of these in ''Godzilla vs. Biollante''.

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* BattleInTheRain: BattleInTheRain:
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There's one of these in ''Godzilla vs. Biollante''.



* BeamSpam: Showa Mechagodzilla's specialty.

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* BeamSpam: BeamSpam:
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Showa Mechagodzilla's specialty.



* BerserkButton: Mothra may be the most peaceful monster in the film series. But, harm/kidnap either her children or her fairy companions and she will unleash her rage upon you.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Mothra may be the most peaceful monster in the film series. But, harm/kidnap either her children or her fairy companions and she will unleash her rage upon you.



* BigBad: Quite a few, although Ghidorah is arguably the primary antagonist of the entire franchise as a whole.
* BigBudgetBeefUp: ''Godzilla: Final Wars''.

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* BigBad: Quite a few, although Ghidorah is arguably the primary antagonist of the entire franchise as a whole.
* BigBudgetBeefUp: BigBudgetBeefUp:
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''Godzilla: Final Wars''.



** The 2014 remake has the highest budget of any Godzilla movie made as of yet
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Mothra, obviously, but there's also Kumonga (a spider), Kamacuras (praying mantis), Megalon (beetle), Battra (another butterfly/moth) and Megaguirus (prehistoric dragonfly).

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** The 2014 remake has the highest budget of any Godzilla movie made as of yet
so far.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: BigCreepyCrawlies:
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Mothra, obviously, but there's also Kumonga (a spider), Kamacuras (praying mantis), Megalon (beetle), Battra (another butterfly/moth) and Megaguirus (prehistoric dragonfly).



* BigDamnHeroes: Kiryu saving a nurse and child from a beam charging Godzilla by slamming into him just as he lands, sending Godzilla flying down several blocks.

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
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Kiryu saving a nurse and child from a beam charging Godzilla by slamming into him just as he lands, sending Godzilla flying down several blocks.



** In ''Final Wars'', Mothra gets [[KillItWithFire set on fire by Gigan]]. [[InfernalRetaliation She decides being set on fire isn't that bad and flies into Gigan,]] [[HeroicSacrifice killing them both.]]
*** The [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]] trope is subverted, though, since she lived (as the post-credits scene shows).

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** In ''Final Wars'', Mothra gets [[KillItWithFire set on fire by Gigan]]. [[InfernalRetaliation She decides being set on fire isn't that bad and flies into Gigan,]] [[HeroicSacrifice killing them both.]]
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]] The [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]] HeroicSacrifice trope is subverted, though, since she lived (as the post-credits scene shows).



*** Godzilla tends to become this in many Showa-era films. Gorosaurus gets the role in ''Destroy All Monsters'' by way of knocking Ghidorah (who until this point had been doing [[NoSell rather well]] against every foe he had) onto the ground with a kangaroo-styled kick.

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*** ** Godzilla tends to become this in many Showa-era films. Gorosaurus gets the role in ''Destroy All Monsters'' by way of knocking Ghidorah (who until this point had been doing [[NoSell rather well]] against every foe he had) onto the ground with a kangaroo-styled kick.



* ChainsawGood:
** [[spoiler: Gigan NEOS]] towards the end of ''Final Wars'', and ''[[DualWielding Dual Chainsaws]]'' at that!
** But then said monster also throughout all appearances has a buzzsaw in his torso.

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* ChainsawGood:
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ChainsawGood: [[spoiler: Gigan NEOS]] towards the end of ''Final Wars'', and ''[[DualWielding Dual Chainsaws]]'' at that!
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that! But then throughout all appearances, said monster also throughout all appearances has a buzzsaw in his torso.



* ComicBookAdaptation: One from Creator/MarvelComics (in the '70s), another from Creator/DarkHorseComics (in the '90s). Both suffered from being unable to use anyone but Godzilla.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: ComicBookAdaptation:
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One from Creator/MarvelComics (in the '70s), another from Creator/DarkHorseComics (in the '90s). Both suffered from being unable to use anyone but Godzilla.



* CulturalTranslation: The [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} first U.S. remake]], complete with AmericaSavesTheDay, though there is a slight subversion in that the French are involved.

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* CulturalTranslation: CulturalTranslation:
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The [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} first U.S. remake]], complete with AmericaSavesTheDay, though there is a slight subversion in that the French are involved.



* CyberCyclops: Gigan. His single eye can shoot out a cluster of laser beams.
** Although until his appearance in ''Final Wars'' this wasn't one of his abilities. Gigan was shown firing lasers on the boxart and posters of his movies but he never did it in them.
*** Well, in the Japan-only television series ''Godzilla Island'' he has the eye beam, so the ability is OlderThanTheyThink.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Heisei and Millennium series. Even within the Millennium series, ''GMK'' showed up the previous two film's rather neutral, anti-hero portrayal with a Godzilla that was a much worse monster than even the original one.

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* CyberCyclops: Gigan. His single eye can shoot out a cluster of laser beams.
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beams. Although until his appearance in ''Final Wars'' this wasn't one of his abilities. Gigan was shown firing lasers on the boxart and posters of his movies but he never did it in them.
*** Well, in
them. In the Japan-only television series ''Godzilla Island'' he has the eye beam, so the ability is OlderThanTheyThink.
* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
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The Heisei and Millennium series. Even within the Millennium series, ''GMK'' showed up the previous two film's rather neutral, anti-hero portrayal with a Godzilla that was a much worse monster than even the original one.



* DeadpanSnarker: Some of the {{Promoted Fanboy}}s who did the commentaries for the Classic Media [=DVD=]s tend to be 150% deadpan. ("This is a young Katsura, with her pig-tails, bright shirt and short skirt... raaaaarrr." - ''Terror of Mechagodzilla''.)

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Some of the {{Promoted Fanboy}}s who did the commentaries for the Classic Media [=DVD=]s tend to be 150% deadpan. ("This is a young Katsura, with her pig-tails, bright shirt and short skirt... raaaaarrr." - ''Terror of Mechagodzilla''.)



--> "Ah, Banana oil!"

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--> ---> "Ah, Banana oil!"



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The opening of ''Godzilla vs. Megaguirus'' is a black and white recreation of Godzilla's 1954 attack on Tokyo, only using the then-current Godzilla design instead.
** They actually used footage from ''Gojira'' and integrated the modern suit into the film. And it's almost flawless.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: DeliberatelyMonochrome:
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The opening of ''Godzilla vs. Megaguirus'' is a black and white recreation of Godzilla's 1954 attack on Tokyo, only using the then-current Godzilla design instead.
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instead. They actually used footage from ''Gojira'' and integrated the modern suit into the film. And it's almost flawless.



* DinosaursAreDragons[=/=]PrehistoricMonster: Most kaiju based on prehistoric (or supposedly prehistoric) animals: Godzilla, Anguirus, Varan, Rodan, Baragon and Megaguirus.
** As well as Gorosaurus, Titanosaurus and Destoroyah.

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* DinosaursAreDragons[=/=]PrehistoricMonster: DisneyOwnsThisTrope: What's scarier than Godzilla? [[ArmyOfLawyers His lawyers...]]
* DinosaursAreDragons:
Most kaiju based on prehistoric (or supposedly prehistoric) animals: Godzilla, Anguirus, Varan, Rodan, Baragon and Megaguirus.
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Megaguirus. As well as Gorosaurus, Titanosaurus and Destoroyah.



* DoomedProtagonist: Godzilla, due to radiation overdose, in ''Godzilla vs. Destoroyah''.

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* DoomedProtagonist: DoomedProtagonist:
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Godzilla, due to radiation overdose, in ''Godzilla vs. Destoroyah''.



* DownerEnding: The ending for the original 1954 film has [[spoiler:One of the main characters choose to die with Godzilla rather than risk having to use his weapon again. Not only that, but it's implied that Godzilla isn't the only one of his kind...]]

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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The ending for the original 1954 film has [[spoiler:One [[spoiler:one of the main characters choose to die with Godzilla rather than risk having to use his weapon again. Not only that, but it's implied that Godzilla isn't the only one of his kind...]]



* TheDragon: Literally, with King Ghidorah, who tends to serve various aliens.

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* TheDragon: TheDragon:
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Literally, with King Ghidorah, who tends to serve various aliens.



* EnemyMine: Rodan will occasionally team up with Godzilla to fight other monsters like King Ghidorah.
** Likewise, there's Mothra who has teamed up with Godzilla at times despite the two being mortal enemies. In fact, it was Mothra who convinced Godzilla and Rodan to join forces with him (This Mothra was one of a pair of twins born in ''Godzilla vs. Mothra'' and yes, was male. The female twin seems to take over the role afterwards though from 1966 on) to fight against King Ghidorah in ''Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster''.
*** Actually, Mothra was only called a male in the English Dub, in the original Japanese, it's a female.

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* EnemyMine: EnemyMine:
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Rodan will occasionally team up with Godzilla to fight other monsters like King Ghidorah.
** Likewise, there's Mothra who has teamed up with Godzilla at times despite the two being mortal enemies. In fact, it was Mothra who convinced Godzilla and Rodan to join forces with him (This (this Mothra was one of a pair of twins born in ''Godzilla vs. Mothra'' and yes, was male. The female twin seems to take over the role afterwards though from 1966 on) to fight against King Ghidorah in ''Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster''.
*** Actually, Mothra was only called a male in the English Dub, in the original Japanese, it's a female.
Monster''.



* EyeBeams: Hedorah, Mechagodzilla (except for Kiryu), King Caesar, Battra (both forms), M.O.G.U.E.R.A, ''Final Wars''/''Godzilla Ongoing'' Gigan and Monster X.

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* EyeBeams: EyeBeams:
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Hedorah, Mechagodzilla (except for Kiryu), King Caesar, Battra (both forms), M.O.G.U.E.R.A, ''Final Wars''/''Godzilla Ongoing'' Gigan and Monster X.



* EyepatchOfPower: Dr. Serizawa, the only man to kill Godzilla officially.

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* EyepatchOfPower: EyepatchOfPower:
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Dr. Serizawa, the only man to kill Godzilla officially.



* EyeScream: One of the wounds Godzilla recieves from Hedorah: His eye is burnt out. But Godzilla fully retaliates later.

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* EyeScream: EyeScream:
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One of the wounds Godzilla recieves from Hedorah: His eye is burnt out. But Godzilla fully retaliates later.



* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Family friendly maser technology, especially in the 1990s series. Conventional guns still appear frequently, however.
** Justified, as bullets do not affect kaiju generally.

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: FamilyFriendlyFirearms:
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Family friendly maser technology, especially in the 1990s series. Conventional guns still appear frequently, however.
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however. Justified, as bullets do not affect kaiju generally.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Quite a few of them including [[spoiler:Godzilla's meltdown at the end of ''Godzilla vs. Destoroyah''.]] Other qualifiers include Orga (freakin' [[MadeOfExplodium explodes in a shower of gore]]), the first Godzilla (being disentigrated down to his very ''bones'' while still ''awake'') and the first Showa Baragon [[getting his goddamn ''neck'' snapped by Frankenstein's Monster.)
** FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Anguirus getting his jaw overstretched by Mechagodzilla, the bloodletting in Godzilla vs. Gigan and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla... there's actually quite a bit in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla and its direct sequel.
** It should be mentioned that this sort of violence is considered much more acceptable for Japanese children compared to American standards, so this is a bit of cultural differences. Just look at the Gamera series, which are loaded with such violence. The Godzilla films in the 1970's started having similar gore most likely because of the Gamera films.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Quite a few of them including [[spoiler:Godzilla's meltdown at the end of ''Godzilla vs. Destoroyah''.]] Other qualifiers include Orga (freakin' [[MadeOfExplodium explodes in a shower of gore]]), the first Godzilla (being disentigrated disintegrated down to his very ''bones'' while still ''awake'') and the first Showa Baragon [[getting his goddamn ''neck'' snapped by Frankenstein's Monster.)
** * FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Anguirus getting his jaw overstretched by Mechagodzilla, the bloodletting in Godzilla vs. Gigan and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla... there's actually quite a bit in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla and its direct sequel.
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sequel. It should be mentioned that this sort of violence is considered much more acceptable for Japanese children compared to American standards, so this is a bit of cultural differences. Just look at the Gamera series, which are loaded with such violence. The Godzilla films in the 1970's started having similar gore most likely because of the Gamera films.



* FanSequel: ''[[http://mygodzillagames.com/ Godzilla Game: Monsters]]'' is a fan sequel to Godzilla: Monster of Monsters for the NES. The game is being constantly updated with new fighters and other features which can be followed ''[[http://tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7282&sid=9a347c8a81ddd8f3b9cdc59ae2ad230c/here]]'' and ''[[http://w11.zetaboards.com/GDBR/index//here]]''.

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* FanSequel: ''[[http://mygodzillagames.com/ Godzilla Game: Monsters]]'' is a fan sequel to Godzilla: Monster of Monsters for the NES. The game is being constantly updated with new fighters and other features which can be followed ''[[http://tohokingdom.[[http://tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7282&sid=9a347c8a81ddd8f3b9cdc59ae2ad230c/here]]'' php?f=19&t=7282&sid=9a347c8a81ddd8f3b9cdc59ae2ad230c/ here]] and ''[[http://w11.[[http://w11.zetaboards.com/GDBR/index//here]]''. com/GDBR/index/ here]].



* FiveBadBand: The Xilien-controlled monsters in ''Godzilla: Final Wars'' can count.
** BigBad: Monster X/Keizer Ghidorah
** TheDragon: Gigan
** TheEvilGenius: Rodan, Kamacuras
** TheBrute: Anguirus, Kumonga
** TheDarkChick: King Caesar, Zilla
** SixthRanger: Manda
** TagalongKid: Poor [[ButtMonkey Hedorah]]...
*** In the Godzilla Ongoing comic:
** BigBad / EvilGenius: Space-Godzilla
** TheDragon/[[spoiler:DragonAscendant]]: Monster X/[[spoiler:Keizer Ghidorah]]
** TheBrute: Hedorah
** TheDarkChick: Gigan
* FiveManBand: Showa Godzilla and his various allies, though never fully combined sadly...
** TheHero: Godzilla. Also makes a good BigGuy or SmartGuy, depending on the incarnation.
** TheLancer: Anguirus. Grouchier, and has only melee attacks.
** TheSmartGuy: Rodan; though Godzilla can also end up here.
** TheBigGuy: Gorosaurus fits in ''Destroy All Monsters''. Rodan and Godzilla can also fit here, as well.
** TheChick: Mothra. Usually the level-headed one, her son, also named Mothra like his twin sister, broke up the fight between Godzilla and Rodan in ''Ghidorah'' and the female twin seemed to be telling Godzilla she didn't want to fight him in ''Ebirah, Horror of the Deep''. Godzilla could also qualify sometimes ([[PapaWolf usually when defending his adopted offspring]] or [[FireForgedFriends cooperating with an ally]]).
** TheSixthRanger: Jet Jaguar and King Caesar... Although they're not very popular ones. A far more popular SixthRanger is Gorosaurus, if he's not the BigGuy.
*** In ''Destroy All Monsters'', Kumonga, Varan, Baragon, and Manda also count.
** TagalongKid: Minilla
** The Guardian Monsters form a three monster version in ''GMK'':
*** TheHero / TheBigGuy: Ghidorah.
*** TheLancer / TheSmartGuy: Mothra.
*** TheHeart / TeamPet: Baragon.
** In the Creator/DarkHorseComics for G-Force Alpha
*** TheHero: Kazushi
*** TheLancer: Reiko
*** TheBigGuy: Kino
*** TheSmartGuy: Take
*** TheChick / TheSixthRanger: Burton Helzer
** In the Creator/IDWPublishing Godzilla comic for the Monster Kill Crew:
*** TheHero / BigGuy: Boxer [[spoiler: before he dies]].
*** TheLancer: Urv before switching to Harrison, [[spoiler: Boxer's son]].
*** TheSmartGuy / TheChick: Claire before switching to [[spoiler: Asuka Hikari]]
*** TagalongKid: Kumonga very briefly.
*** TeamPet: Kiryu.



* Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}: Toho came up with their own incarnation (although it was still loosely (very loosely) tied to the original, [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Universal films version of the character]]) in ''Frankenstein Conquers the World''.
* FreezeRay: Kiryu and The Gotengo's [[AwesomeButImpractical Absolute Zero Cannons]].

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* Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}: Toho came up with their own incarnation (although it was still loosely (very loosely) tied to the original, [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Universal films version of the character]]) in ''Frankenstein Conquers the World''.
* FreezeRay:
FreezeRay:
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Kiryu and The Gotengo's [[AwesomeButImpractical Absolute Zero Cannons]].



* FrickinLaserBeams: Mechagodzilla in two incarnations, MOGERA, Mothra (starting with 1992's ''Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth'').

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* FrickinLaserBeams: FrickinLaserBeams:
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Mechagodzilla in two incarnations, MOGERA, Mothra (starting with 1992's ''Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth'').



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Godzilla was just your average run-of-the-mill dinosaur before being mutated into the radioactive badass we all know and love.
** Well, the Godzillasaurus as seen in ''Godzilla vs King Ghidorah'' was still gigantic, easily twice as large as real-life theropods such as Tyrannosaurus or Giganotosaurus, so this still would have been an exceptional dinosaur.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: FromNobodyToNightmare:
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Godzilla was just your average run-of-the-mill dinosaur before being mutated into the radioactive badass we all know and love.
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love. Well, the Godzillasaurus as seen in ''Godzilla vs King Ghidorah'' was still gigantic, easily twice as large as real-life theropods such as Tyrannosaurus or Giganotosaurus, so this still would have been an exceptional dinosaur.



* GiantEnemyCrab: Ebirah.

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* GiantEnemyCrab: GiantEnemyCrab:
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Ebirah.



* {{Flight}}[=/=]GiantFlyer: Rodan, Varan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Kamacuras, Hedorah, Gigan, Megalon, Jet Jaguar, the Mechagodzillas (except for Kiryu), Battra, [=SpaceGodzilla=], MOGERA, Destoroyah and Megaguirus.

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* {{Flight}}[=/=]GiantFlyer: GiantFlyer: Rodan, Varan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Kamacuras, Hedorah, Gigan, Megalon, Jet Jaguar, the Mechagodzillas (except for Kiryu), Battra, [=SpaceGodzilla=], MOGERA, Destoroyah and Megaguirus.



* GlassCannon: The Masers are one of the few weapons that can actually hurt the giant monsters but they are frail so while they can dish out the damage they can't take it, either being crushed underfoot or blown up by death rays. Still they almost killed Gaira, slowed down Gigan, King Ghidorah and Megalon. They even made Godzilla back-peddle in Godzilla vs Biollante and Battra attacked them when he ignored jets firing at him. And they helped the Super-X3 kill Destoroyah and stop Godzilla's meltdown. The fact even bigger, stronger versions are used in the chest and mouth of more durable weapons like Moguera and Kiryu should be a testament to their power.
** For one of the more iconic weapons of the series, they are severally overlooked, they even starred in enough films to rival Mothra.
* GodIsGood: Mothra is worshiped by the natives on Infant Island and turns out to be one of the few good monsters in the series. This is however not until halfway through ''Mothra vs. Godzilla'', where she promises to keep the collateral damage to a minimum. Before that she killed a fair amount of people in her debut movie, not because of evilness, but because the humans were insignificant to her, and all that mattered was to [[MamaBear save the Fairies]].

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* GlassCannon: The Masers are one of the few weapons that can actually hurt the giant monsters but they are frail so while they can dish out the damage they can't take it, either being crushed underfoot or blown up by death rays. Still they almost killed Gaira, slowed down Gigan, King Ghidorah and Megalon. They even made Godzilla back-peddle in Godzilla vs Biollante and Battra attacked them when he ignored jets firing at him. And they helped the Super-X3 kill Destoroyah and stop Godzilla's meltdown. The fact even bigger, stronger versions are used in the chest and mouth of more durable weapons like Moguera and Kiryu should be a testament to their power.
**
power. For one of the more iconic weapons of the series, they are severally overlooked, they even starred in enough films to rival Mothra.
* GodIsGood: GodIsGood:
**
Mothra is worshiped by the natives on Infant Island and turns out to be one of the few good monsters in the series. This is however not until halfway through ''Mothra vs. Godzilla'', where she promises to keep the collateral damage to a minimum. Before that she killed a fair amount of people in her debut movie, not because of evilness, but because the humans were insignificant to her, and all that mattered was to [[MamaBear save the Fairies]].



* GodzillaThreshold: {{Trope Namer|s}}. ''Final Wars'' is essentially a movie-long LampshadeHanging of this.
** This is also an important plot point in ''Ebirah, Horror of the Deep'', where the heroes also deliberately unleash Godzilla as a last-ditch effort.

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* GodzillaThreshold: {{Trope Namer|s}}. ''Final Wars'' is essentially a movie-long LampshadeHanging of this.
**
this. This is also an important plot point in ''Ebirah, Horror of the Deep'', where the heroes also deliberately unleash Godzilla as a last-ditch effort.



* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath: '''''Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack'''''

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* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath: GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath:
**
'''''Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack'''''



* {{Guilty Pleasure|s}}: Doubly so for the American version.

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* {{Guilty Pleasure|s}}: GuiltyPleasures: Doubly so for the American version.



* HotScientist: ''Final Wars'' has Miyuki Otanashi; a biologist assigned by the U.N., played by Rei Kikukawa.
** Ozaki even lampshades this for the audience, saying "Are you really a biologist? You look more like a model."

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* HotScientist: ''Final Wars'' has Miyuki Otanashi; a biologist assigned by the U.N., played by Rei Kikukawa.
**
Kikukawa. Ozaki even lampshades this for the audience, saying "Are you really a biologist? You look more like a model."



* HumongousMecha: Moguera, Mechanikong, Jet Jaguar, Mechagodzilla, Mecha-King Ghidorah and Kiryu.

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* HumongousMecha: HumongousMecha:
**
Moguera, Mechanikong, Jet Jaguar, Mechagodzilla, Mecha-King Ghidorah and Kiryu.



* JokerImmunity: Godzilla had survived so much shit that it can be hard to remember that he actually ''died'' at the end of the first film. By this point the things Godzilla has survived include being impaled through the spine by Mechagodzilla with cables, getting blasted at point blank range with the Absolute Zero weapon (which turns anything it hits into vapor), and getting shot with ''a freaking black hole gun''. The one time he was KilledOffForReal, a continuity reboot was used to bring him back anyways. Similarly King Ghidorah has survived pretty much anything, and if he does die than it's just an excuse to bring out Mecha King Ghidorah.
** Well, aside from ''Destroy All Monsters'' and ''GMK''.

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* JokerImmunity: Godzilla had survived so much shit that it can be hard to remember that he actually ''died'' at the end of the first film. By this point the things Godzilla has survived include being impaled through the spine by Mechagodzilla with cables, getting blasted at point blank range with the Absolute Zero weapon (which turns anything it hits into vapor), and getting shot with ''a freaking black hole gun''. The one time he was KilledOffForReal, a continuity reboot was used to bring him back anyways. Similarly King Ghidorah has survived pretty much anything, and if he does die than it's just an excuse to bring out Mecha King Ghidorah. \n** Well, aside from ''Destroy All Monsters'' and ''GMK''.



* KickTheDog: Destoroyah had several of these moments in goring Godzilla Junior in the chest, killing him by dropping him from up high just as Godzilla arrives in Tokyo to meet him, and dragging Godzilla by the throat while he's mourning his son.

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
**
Destoroyah had several of these moments in goring Godzilla Junior in the chest, killing him by dropping him from up high just as Godzilla arrives in Tokyo to meet him, and dragging Godzilla by the throat while he's mourning his son.



* KillSat: The Dimension Tide in ''Godzilla vs. Megaguirus''. Hilariously, despite being touted as the ultimate weapon against Godzilla, it fails utterly. '''''TWICE'''''. Though at least the second attempt does ''something'' to Godzilla, even if it only shoved him far underground.
* TheKlutz: During his rampages and monster fights, particularly during the Showa era, Godzilla frequently loses his footing and tumbles to the ground (often knocking over a building or two in the process).

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* KillSat: The Dimension Tide in ''Godzilla vs. Megaguirus''. Hilariously, despite being touted as the ultimate weapon against Godzilla, it fails utterly. '''''TWICE'''''.'''twice'''. Though at least the second attempt does ''something'' to Godzilla, even if it only shoved him far underground.
* TheKlutz: TheKlutz:
**
During his rampages and monster fights, particularly during the Showa era, Godzilla frequently loses his footing and tumbles to the ground (often knocking over a building or two in the process).



* LargeHam: Mr. Tako, head of Pacific Pharmaceuticals.
** The Xilian leader in ''Final Wars''.
*** So VERY much. He was the cherry on top of the sundae for a film that is completely Ham and Cheese and embraces it.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
**
Mr. Tako, head of Pacific Pharmaceuticals.
** The Xilian leader in ''Final Wars''.
*** So VERY much.
Wars''. He was the cherry on top of the sundae for a film that is completely Ham and Cheese and embraces it.



** VideoGameLongRunner: Godzilla starred in his first game in 1983, making it one of the longest running video game franchises ever.



* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: Hedorah is the worst offender of this trope. In his first appearance (''Godzilla vs. Hedorah''), he was one of Godzilla's most powerful foes. His next appearance? ''Final Wars'' in which he makes a ten-second cameo before being instantly killed by Godzilla.
** To be fair, Godzilla was swatting down kaiju like flies the whole time he was in the movie.
** Ghidorah suffers from this as well. In ''Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster'', he proves to be a challenge for Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra. In ''Destroy All Monsters'', it takes the combined efforts of all the Monster Island monsters to kill him. But then in ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'', he's easily dealt with by just Godzilla and Anguirus, '''and''' he's teamed up with Gigan. In more recent movies, he goes from ''Rebirth of Mothra III'', in which Mothra has to turn into [[DeusExMachina Armor Mothra]] to defeat him, to ''GMK: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack'', in which Godzilla easily thrashes him '''and''' Mothra at the same time.
*** At least he managed to [[TakeALevelInBadass regain a bit of his former glory]] in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', where he not only was beating, but was absolutely ''trouncing'' what is arguably the most powerful Godzilla ever (who, as mentioned above, was swatting down other kaiju like flies throughout the movie). It took the Gotengo's intervention to finally defeat Ghidorah.

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* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: LoweredMonsterDifficulty:
**
Hedorah is the worst offender of this trope. In his first appearance (''Godzilla vs. Hedorah''), he was one of Godzilla's most powerful foes. His next appearance? ''Final Wars'' in which he makes a ten-second cameo before being instantly killed by Godzilla.
**
Godzilla. To be fair, Godzilla was swatting down kaiju like flies the whole time he was in the movie.
** Ghidorah suffers from this as well. In ''Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster'', he proves to be a challenge for Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra. In ''Destroy All Monsters'', it takes the combined efforts of all the Monster Island monsters to kill him. But then in ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'', he's easily dealt with by just Godzilla and Anguirus, '''and''' he's teamed up with Gigan. In more recent movies, he goes from ''Rebirth of Mothra III'', in which Mothra has to turn into [[DeusExMachina Armor Mothra]] to defeat him, to ''GMK: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack'', in which Godzilla easily thrashes him '''and''' Mothra at the same time.
***
time. At least he managed to [[TakeALevelInBadass regain a bit of his former glory]] in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', where he not only was beating, but was absolutely ''trouncing'' what is arguably the most powerful Godzilla ever (who, as mentioned above, was swatting down other kaiju like flies throughout the movie). It took the Gotengo's intervention to finally defeat Ghidorah.



* MacrossMissileMassacre: One of Kiryu's mode of attacks.

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* MacrossMissileMassacre: MacrossMissileMassacre:
**
One of Kiryu's mode of attacks.



** Actually, it was the aliens that did that. He didn't know about it until the movie was almost over, and he was quite upset about it when he found out.
* MagmaMan: Obsidius in ''Godzilla: Unleashed''.
** Also, Kumasogami from ''Yamato Takeru''.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Jet Jaguar and Minya (in ''All Monsters Attack'' and ''Final Wars'').
** Also, the Mega Monsters (Rhiahn, Triax and Krollar) in the [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] comics.
* MamaBear: Do NOT try to harm Mothra's children. You will regret it.

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* MagmaMan:
** Actually, it was the aliens that did that. He didn't know about it until the movie was almost over, and he was quite upset about it when he found out.
* MagmaMan:
Obsidius in ''Godzilla: Unleashed''.
** Also, Kumasogami from ''Yamato Takeru''.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: MakeMyMonsterGrow:
**
Jet Jaguar and Minya (in ''All Monsters Attack'' and ''Final Wars'').
** Also, the The Mega Monsters (Rhiahn, Triax and Krollar) in the [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] comics.
* MamaBear: MamaBear:
**
Do NOT try to harm Mothra's children. You will regret it.



** Actually, most of ''Final Wars''' monsters were from the Godzilla series. It was ''Destroy All Monsters'' that had a bunch of non-Godzilla kaiju.



* MuckMonster[=/=]BlobMonster: Hedorah, who is an alien kaiju that both feeds off of and is made of sludge.

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* MuckMonster[=/=]BlobMonster: MuckMonster:
**
Hedorah, who is an alien kaiju that both feeds off of and is made of sludge.



* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Mechagodzilla and [=SpaceGodzilla=]. Fire Rodan and Mecha-King Ghidorah also fit. Super Mechagodzilla is the worst offender of the series. But then in Mothra's spin-off trilogy, there are Rainbow Mothra, Armor Mothra, Aqua Mothra, Death Ghidorah, Grand King Ghidorah (a.k.a. Super Dragon King Ghidorah)...
** ''Final Wars'' is essentially this trope in movie form, combining almost every monster that has ever appeared in Godzilla's movies with a storyline involving, among other things, alien invasion (again) mutants, and special-effects laden gun battles and martial arts sequences that almost seem to have been pulled directly out of Film/TheMatrix.

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: NinjaPirateZombieRobot:
**
Mechagodzilla and [=SpaceGodzilla=]. Fire Rodan and Mecha-King Ghidorah also fit. Super Mechagodzilla is the worst offender of the series. But then in Mothra's spin-off trilogy, there are Rainbow Mothra, Armor Mothra, Aqua Mothra, Death Ghidorah, Grand King Ghidorah (a.k.a. Super Dragon King Ghidorah)...
** ''Final Wars'' is essentially this trope in movie form, combining almost every monster that has ever appeared in Godzilla's movies with a storyline involving, among other things, alien invasion (again) mutants, and special-effects laden gun battles and martial arts sequences that almost seem to have been pulled directly out of Film/TheMatrix.''Film/TheMatrix''.



* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Kaiju]]: Mothra. While the other giant monsters prefer to destroy things and being pissed at the human race, she and her children (all of whom, even the males, share her name in whole or in part depending on the era.) prefer to save things and the human race from monsters like Godzilla and King Ghidorah.
* {{Orochi}}: King Ghidorah.
** In GMK Ghidorah is explicitly referred to as an Orochi who was woken before all his heads had developed

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* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Kaiju]]: OnlySaneMan: Mothra. While the other giant monsters prefer to destroy things and being pissed at the human race, she and her children (all of whom, even the males, share her name in whole or in part depending on the era.) prefer to save things and the human race from monsters like Godzilla and King Ghidorah.
* {{Orochi}}: {{Orochi}}:
**
King Ghidorah.
**
Ghidorah. In GMK Ghidorah is explicitly referred to as an Orochi who was woken before all his heads had developeddeveloped.



* OurMonstersAreWeird: A lot of the stranger Kaiju fall under this, including Biollante, Hedorah, Gigan and even freaking Mothra.
** Godzilla has had a few moments where he does some very weird things in the early films, but these tended to be more moments where we would see flavors of his personality. His ability to fly and turn himself into a living super-electromagnet on the other hand, while being examples of NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, still falls under this trope as well because of how completely out of left field they are, even for '''''him'''''.
* OutOfFocus: In the first movie, Hagiwara is very important in the first half, but has a lot less to do toward the end. The American dub almost cuts him out altogether.

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* OurMonstersAreWeird: A lot of the stranger Kaiju fall under this, including Biollante, Hedorah, Gigan and even freaking Mothra.
**
Mothra. Godzilla has had a few moments where he does some very weird things in the early films, but these tended to be more moments where we would see flavors of his personality. His ability to fly and turn himself into a living super-electromagnet on the other hand, while being examples of NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, still falls under this trope as well because of how completely out of left field they are, even for '''''him'''''.
'''him'''.
* OutOfFocus: OutOfFocus:
**
In the first movie, Hagiwara is very important in the first half, but has a lot less to do toward the end. The American dub almost cuts him out altogether.



*** Didn't Iwanaga die in the building Steve was in? I thought Steve noticed him under some rubble at the start of the film.
* {{Overcrank}} and PeopleInRubberSuits form the special effects more often than not.

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*** Didn't Iwanaga die in the building Steve was in? I thought Steve noticed him under some rubble at the start of the film.
* {{Overcrank}} and {{Overcrank}}:
** Joins with
PeopleInRubberSuits to form the special effects more often than not.



* PsychoForHire: Gigan and Ghidorah in the Showa era. Both are often under the control of various evil aliens and both seem to really enjoy city destruction and attacking Godzilla and/or any of his allies.

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* PsychoForHire: PsychoForHire:
**
Gigan and Ghidorah in the Showa era. Both are often under the control of various evil aliens and both seem to really enjoy city destruction and attacking Godzilla and/or any of his allies.



* RecycledTitle: In Japan, ''The Return of Godzilla'' was "Gojira" just as the original film.

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* RecycledTitle: RecycledTitle:
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In Japan, ''The Return of Godzilla'' was "Gojira" just as the original film.



** Don't forget Kiryu, who just happens to a cyborg version of the 1954 Godzilla.

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** Don't forget Kiryu, who just happens to a cyborg version of the 1954 Godzilla.



* RedshirtReporter: A couple in the American Godzilla, at least.
** Combined with DeadlineNews in the first movie.

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* RedshirtReporter: A couple in the American Godzilla, at least.
**
least. Combined with DeadlineNews in the first movie.



* ReverseCerebusSyndrome: The franchise started off depicting the horrors of a nuclear holocaust. The first movie was very dark and even by today's standards, frightening. The series gradually went from a horror series to a children's movie series best known for goofy rubber suits and ridiculous plots. The title monster turned into a proud national icon and the source for cartoons, toys, video games, etc.

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* ReverseCerebusSyndrome: ReverseCerebusSyndrome:
**
The franchise started off depicting the horrors of a nuclear holocaust. The first movie was very dark and even by today's standards, frightening. The series gradually went from a horror series to a children's movie series best known for goofy rubber suits and ridiculous plots. The title monster turned into a proud national icon and the source for cartoons, toys, video games, etc.



* SadlyMythtaken: in ''GMK'', Ghidorah is said to be a baby Orochi...even though Orochi has ''eight'' heads and Ghidorah only has three. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that, in the film, Ghidorah hasn't matured enough to grow back all his heads yet.

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* SadlyMythtaken: in SadlyMythtaken:
** In
''GMK'', Ghidorah is said to be a baby Orochi...even though Orochi has ''eight'' heads and Ghidorah only has three. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that, in the film, Ghidorah hasn't matured enough to grow back all his heads yet.



* TheScourgeOfGod: A few kaiju (Varan, Mothra, King Kong, Manda, Megalon, King Caesar) are actually worshiped as Gods.
** As is Godzilla, in the original.
* SeaMonster / KrakenAndLeviathan: Godzilla, Manda, Ebirah, Titanosaurus, Maguma from ''Gorath'', the ''Yog'' trio (Gezora, Ganime and Kamoeba) and Dagahra from ''Rebirth of Mothra II''.

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* TheScourgeOfGod: A few kaiju (Varan, Mothra, King Kong, Manda, Megalon, King Caesar) are actually worshiped as Gods.
**
Gods. As is Godzilla, in the original.
* SeaMonster / KrakenAndLeviathan: SeaMonster: Godzilla, Manda, Ebirah, Titanosaurus, Maguma from ''Gorath'', the ''Yog'' trio (Gezora, Ganime and Kamoeba) and Dagahra from ''Rebirth of Mothra II''.



* ShockAndAwe: King Kong, Gabara, Megalon, Heisei Mechagodzilla's Shock Anchors.
** Kiryu also electrocutes Godzilla with a wrist blade at one point.

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* ShockAndAwe: King Kong, Gabara, Megalon, Heisei Mechagodzilla's Shock Anchors.
**
Anchors. Kiryu also electrocutes Godzilla with a wrist blade at one point.



* ShootingSuperman: Might well have been the TropeNamer if not for Superman, with all the times the military kept trying to shoot at Godzilla or other monsters (even in the Millennium series which are all set in different continuities, they tend to keep trying), even though it never worked. The worst cases are ''Godzilla vs Gigan'', when the army tries stopping Gigan and King Ghidorah, even Ghidorah on his own has wiped the floor with them, and ''Godzilla vs Megaguirus'', when they try using the [[UnrealisticBlackHole dimensional tide]] on Godzilla a 2nd time, even though it didn't work the first time and only brought in Megaguruis from the past. Occasionally subverted and they don't even bother trying.
** Even the original film had some of this, with their being machine guns in place to stop Godzilla in addition to the tanks and artillery, even though if the artillery couldn't stop him there would no reason to assume that the machine guns would.

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* ShootingSuperman: Might well have been the TropeNamer if not for Superman, with all the times the military kept trying to shoot at Godzilla or other monsters (even in the Millennium series which are all set in different continuities, they tend to keep trying), even though it never worked. The worst cases are ''Godzilla vs Gigan'', when the army tries stopping Gigan and King Ghidorah, even Ghidorah on his own has wiped the floor with them, and ''Godzilla vs Megaguirus'', when they try using the [[UnrealisticBlackHole dimensional tide]] on Godzilla a 2nd time, even though it didn't work the first time and only brought in Megaguruis from the past. Occasionally subverted and they don't even bother trying.
**
trying. Even the original film had some of this, with their being machine guns in place to stop Godzilla in addition to the tanks and artillery, even though if the artillery couldn't stop him there would no reason to assume that the machine guns would.



* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Minya. The ''Heisei'' series replaced him with Baby Godzilla, who then grows into Little Godzilla, and then eventually grows into Godzilla Junior.
** Also, there's Godzooky in the Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon series. [[TheScrappy But, the less said about him, the better...]]
** And don't forget the little horror that appears, in several different guises, in many of the movies that [[http://www.stomptokyo.com/ Stomp Tokyo]] has dubbed "Kenny." Its most common form is that of a young Japanese boy in shorts...

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* SmallAnnoyingCreature: SmallAnnoyingCreature:
**
Minya. The ''Heisei'' series replaced him with Baby Godzilla, who then grows into Little Godzilla, and then eventually grows into Godzilla Junior.
** Also, there's Godzooky in the Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon series. [[TheScrappy But, the less said about him, the better...]]
** And don't forget the The little horror that appears, in several different guises, in many of the movies that [[http://www.stomptokyo.com/ Stomp Tokyo]] has dubbed "Kenny." Its most common form is that of a young Japanese boy in shorts...



** Let's not forget Fairy Mothra and Garu-Garu from the ''Rebirth of Mothra'' trilogy and Ghogo from ''Rebirth of Mothra II''.

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** Let's not forget Fairy Mothra and Garu-Garu from the ''Rebirth of Mothra'' trilogy and Ghogo from ''Rebirth of Mothra II''.



* SpaceWhaleAesop: Nuclear weapons create GIANT MONSTERS! Pollution creates GIANT SMOG MONSTERS!

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: SpaceWhaleAesop:
**
Nuclear weapons create GIANT MONSTERS! Pollution creates GIANT SMOG MONSTERS!



* TheSpeechless
** Well, unless you watch the English dub of [[Film/GodzillaVSGigan Godzilla VS. Gigan]], that is...
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In Japan, the big guy's name is "Gojira" (or using the Kunrei system, actually "Go-dzi-la"). That's the simplest of the problems...
** Throughout the ''Heisei'' era, one of the dub actors (The legendary Rik Thomas) repeatedly pronounces it "Godziller."
*** This was also a common problem in some of the Showa dubs.

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* TheSpeechless
**
TheSpeechless: Well, unless you watch the English dub of [[Film/GodzillaVSGigan Godzilla VS. Gigan]], that is...
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: SpellMyNameWithAnS:
**
In Japan, the big guy's name is "Gojira" (or using the Kunrei system, actually "Go-dzi-la"). That's the simplest of the problems...
**
problems... Throughout the ''Heisei'' era, one of the dub actors (The (the legendary Rik Thomas) repeatedly pronounces it "Godziller."
***
" This was also a common problem in some of the Showa dubs.



* SpikesOfVillainy: Used and averted, depending on whether Godzilla and the even spikier Anguirus are good guys at the moment.
** In the subverted department, there's King Ghidorah, who's not so spiky but is a villain (most of the time). In the played straight department, there's Gigan ([[HookHand Hooks for hands]], [[ChainsawGood a buzzsaw on his stomach]] [[spoiler:[[ChainsawGood and replaces the hooks with chainsaws]] in his second battle with Godzilla in ''Final Wars'']], spiky wings, spiky heads, and a beak with mandibles) and Destoroyah (who has spikes all over his body and claws on his feets, hands, and tail).

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* SpikesOfVillainy: Used and averted, depending on whether Godzilla and the even spikier Anguirus are good guys at the moment.
**
moment. In the subverted department, there's King Ghidorah, who's not so spiky but is a villain (most of the time). In the played straight department, there's Gigan ([[HookHand Hooks for hands]], [[ChainsawGood a buzzsaw on his stomach]] [[spoiler:[[ChainsawGood and replaces the hooks with chainsaws]] in his second battle with Godzilla in ''Final Wars'']], spiky wings, spiky heads, and a beak with mandibles) and Destoroyah (who has spikes all over his body and claws on his feets, hands, and tail).



* StopMotion: Occasionally used for long shots in some of the earlier Showa films. The results can greatly vary from slightly noticeable (Long shots from ''Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster'') to extremely jarring (Godzilla's drop-kick from ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'').

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* StopMotion: StopMotion:
**
Occasionally used for long shots in some of the earlier Showa films. The results can greatly vary from slightly noticeable (Long shots from ''Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster'') to extremely jarring (Godzilla's drop-kick from ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'').



-->'''Godzilla:''' "Hey Angilas!"
-->'''Anguirus:''' "What do you want?"
-->'''Godzilla:''' "Something funny going on! You better check!"
-->'''Anguirus:''' "Okay."
-->'''Godzilla:''' "Hurry up!"

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-->'''Godzilla:''' "Hey Angilas!"
Hey Angilas!
-->'''Anguirus:''' "What What do you want?"
want?
-->'''Godzilla:''' "Something Something funny going on! You better check!"
check!
-->'''Anguirus:''' "Okay."
Okay.
-->'''Godzilla:''' "Hurry up!"Hurry up!



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Often the case with Mothra teaming up with Godzilla and other chaotic monsters.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: TeethClenchedTeamwork:
**
Often the case with Mothra teaming up with Godzilla and other chaotic monsters.



* ThisIsADrill: Megalon's hands, MOGERA's nose, Kiryu's hand in ''Tokyo SOS'' and the Gotengo's bow.

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* ThisIsADrill: ThisIsADrill:
**
Megalon's hands, MOGERA's nose, Kiryu's hand in ''Tokyo SOS'' and the Gotengo's bow.



* [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope Toho Owns This Trope]]: What's scarier than Godzilla? [[ArmyOfLawyers His lawyers...]]



* TookALevelInBadass: Probably the best examples would be the young Godzillas. Minya begins ''Son of Godzilla'' as a helpless baby, but by the end of the film, he aids Godzilla in battle against Kumonga and even helps to burn the giant spider along with Godzilla. Similarly, in ''Godzilla's Revenge'', Minya is at first tormented by Gabara, but by the end of the film, and with some help from Ichiro, Minya is finally able to overcome Gabara.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
**
Probably the best examples would be the young Godzillas. Minya begins ''Son of Godzilla'' as a helpless baby, but by the end of the film, he aids Godzilla in battle against Kumonga and even helps to burn the giant spider along with Godzilla. Similarly, in ''Godzilla's Revenge'', Minya is at first tormented by Gabara, but by the end of the film, and with some help from Ichiro, Minya is finally able to overcome Gabara.



* TunnelKing: Baragon, Megalon, and Battra as a larva.

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* TunnelKing: TunnelKing:
**
Baragon, Megalon, and Battra as a larva.



* UrbanLegends: Quite a few people still believe the '''completely false''' rumor about ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' having an alternate ending for both versions of the movie (IE: Godzilla winning in the Japanese version and King Kong winning in the American vesion). In all actuality, the ending for '''both''' versions of the film is ambiguous (Though, [[WordOfGod Toho Studios]] has stated that Kong technically won in both versions)
** Another urban legend states that the name "Gojira" was supposedly the nickname of an employee working for Toho.
*** However, it should be noted that '''nobody''' working for Toho (at any point in the studio's history) has ever come out and stated that he is the person who originally had that nickname. Likewise, the ''real'' reason Godzilla is known as "Gojira" in Japan is that the word "Gojira" roughly translates into "Whale-Ape" (It's a {{Portmanteau}} of "Kujira" (Japanese for "Whale") and "Gorilla") and that the name is simply left-over from [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Toho's original plan for Godzilla to be a giant fire-breathing ape.]] The filmmakers simply liked the name...and the rest is history.

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* UrbanLegends: UrbanLegends:
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Quite a few people still believe the '''completely false''' rumor about ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' having an alternate ending for both versions of the movie (IE: Godzilla winning in the Japanese version and King Kong winning in the American vesion). In all actuality, the ending for '''both''' versions of the film is ambiguous (Though, (though, [[WordOfGod Toho Studios]] has stated that Kong technically won in both versions)
versions).
** Another urban legend states that the name "Gojira" was supposedly the nickname of an employee working for Toho.
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Toho. However, it should be noted that '''nobody''' working for Toho (at any point in the studio's history) has ever come out and stated that he is the person who originally had that nickname. Likewise, the ''real'' reason Godzilla is known as "Gojira" in Japan is that the word "Gojira" roughly translates into "Whale-Ape" (It's a {{Portmanteau}} of "Kujira" (Japanese for "Whale") and "Gorilla") and that the name is simply left-over from [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Toho's original plan for Godzilla to be a giant fire-breathing ape.]] The filmmakers simply liked the name...and the rest is history.



* VanillaEdition: Most U.S. Godzilla DVD releases are pretty bland. The first set of Classic Media's discs had two "special features" to speak of: an ad for ''Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee'' on the Gamecube and a supposedly 5.1 surround sound track that's really just the mono track turned up with an echo effect added to it. Even worse is the ADV ''Destroy All Monsters'' disc, which doesn't have menus. You put it in and the movie plays, just like a VHS cassette. Tristar's discs usually have a handful of trailers for other unrelated movies. The second wave of Classic Media discs finally added some actual features.
** Though they sadly returned to their old ways on their ''Rodan'' / ''War of the Gargantuas'' set. While it comes with a neat documentary called ''Bringing Godzilla Down To Size'', the movies themselves don't get any actual features.
*** Which is rather bizarre anyway, since neither of those films are even actual Godzilla movies.

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* VanillaEdition: VanillaEdition:
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Most U.S. Godzilla DVD releases are pretty bland. The first set of Classic Media's discs had two "special features" to speak of: an ad for ''Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee'' on the Gamecube and a supposedly 5.1 surround sound track that's really just the mono track turned up with an echo effect added to it. Even worse is the ADV ''Destroy All Monsters'' disc, which doesn't have menus. You put it in and the movie plays, just like a VHS cassette. Tristar's discs usually have a handful of trailers for other unrelated movies. The second wave of Classic Media discs finally added some actual features.
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features. Though they sadly returned to their old ways on their ''Rodan'' / ''War of the Gargantuas'' set. While it comes with a neat documentary called ''Bringing Godzilla Down To Size'', the movies themselves don't get any actual features.
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features. Which is rather bizarre anyway, since neither of those films are even actual Godzilla movies.



* VideoGameLongRunner: Godzilla starred in his first game in 1983, making it one of the longest running video game franchises ever.



* VocalDissonance: Godzilla's roar is bizarrely high-pitched and squeaky for such a massive beast.

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* VocalDissonance: VocalDissonance:
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Godzilla's roar is bizarrely high-pitched and squeaky for such a massive beast.



* WholePlotReference: ''Final Wars''' story was essentially a Millennium remake of ''Destroy All Monsters'', with some ''Invasion of the Astro Monster'' thrown in.

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''Final Wars''' story was essentially a Millennium remake of ''Destroy All Monsters'', with some ''Invasion of the Astro Monster'' thrown in.



* TheWorfEffect: With one exception, maser cannons have never harmed Godzilla or any other kaiju in the franchise, ever. A maser in this universe is supposed to be an intimidating, gigantic RayGun, but its repeated ineffectiveness makes you wonder why the Defense Force ever bothers with them.
** That one exception was ''The War of the Gargantuas''. There, masers actually ''hurt'' Gaira, driving him back; but in ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'' they still only serve annoy King Ghidorah.

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* TheWorfEffect: With one exception, maser cannons have never harmed Godzilla or any other kaiju in the franchise, ever. A maser in this universe is supposed to be an intimidating, gigantic RayGun, but its repeated ineffectiveness makes you wonder why the Defense Force ever bothers with them.
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them. That one exception was ''The War of the Gargantuas''. There, masers actually ''hurt'' Gaira, driving him back; but in ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'' they still only serve annoy King Ghidorah.



* YearX: ''Invasion of Astro-Monster'' (1965) takes place in 196X.

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''Invasion of Astro-Monster'' (1965) takes place in 196X.
27th Apr '17 6:13:41 PM jormis29
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** ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' (1956)

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** ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'' (1956)
15th Apr '17 4:45:51 AM Daikun
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Depending on the film you watch, Godzilla's either a good guy or a bad guy, and he sometimes switches sides ''within the same movie.''
12th Apr '17 12:10:00 PM Bootlebat
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* NonMaliciousMonster: Most of the {{Kaiju}} are just like giant animals with no sentience. Averted in some cases like King Ghidorah who is actively evil.
25th Mar '17 6:35:18 PM FigmentJedi
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Creator/LegendaryPictures (''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', '' Film/ThreeHundred'') released [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} a new reboot of the series]] in 2014, which [[RevisitingTheRoots was promised to be closer to the original material]]. Following the success of the reboot, 2 more films by Legendary were scheduled, and a ''[[Film/KongSkullIsland King Kong]]'' reboot was later added to turn the setting into a SharedUniverse called the '''Film/{{Monsterverse}}'''. The new movies themselves are considered by some to be part of their own "era" succeeding the three preceeding eras of Toho films. Toho released their own ''Godzilla'' reboot in 2016, ''Film/ShinGodzilla'', separate from the Legendary series, which may possibly result in ''two'' running Godzilla series at once. The film is written and directed by ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno.

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Creator/LegendaryPictures (''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', '' Film/ThreeHundred'') released [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} a new reboot of the series]] in 2014, which [[RevisitingTheRoots was promised to be closer to the original material]]. Following the success of the reboot, 2 more films by Legendary were scheduled, and a ''[[Film/KongSkullIsland King Kong]]'' reboot was later added to turn the setting into a SharedUniverse called the '''Film/{{Monsterverse}}'''. The new movies themselves are considered by some to be part of their own "era" succeeding the three preceeding eras of Toho films. Toho released their own ''Godzilla'' reboot in 2016, ''Film/ShinGodzilla'', separate from the Legendary series, which may possibly result in ''two'' running Godzilla series at once. The film is written and directed by ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno.
Creator/HideakiAnno. An anime film headed by Creator/GenUrobuchi, ''[[Anime/{{Godzilla}} Godzilla: Monster Planet]]'' was also announced for a 2017 release, with plans calling for a full trilogy.
25th Mar '17 12:31:51 PM TomServo3000
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* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' (2017)
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