History Fridge / Godzilla

22nd Sep '15 10:42:06 PM Zodiacx3
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* I've read in Mothra's bio that over the years she gains new abilities and powers. Not exactly exciting, giving that she is just a butterfly that has to go up against a three headed dragon and a lizard that breaths atomic blasts. Then I thought about the fact that Mothra is a LegacyCharacter. She passes on her legacy through her heirs and offspring. So, why does is this fridge brilliance? Because she is preforming a sort of Evolution, not against the environment, but against her enemies! She's preparing and bettering herself/her kids for the challenges that they'll/she'll face in the future!
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* I've read in Mothra's bio that over the years she gains new abilities and powers. Not exactly exciting, giving that she is just a butterfly that has to go up against a three headed three-headed dragon and a lizard that breaths atomic blasts. Then I thought about the fact that Mothra is a LegacyCharacter. She passes on her legacy through her heirs and offspring. So, why does is this fridge brilliance? Because she is preforming performing a sort of Evolution, not against the environment, but against her enemies! She's preparing and bettering herself/her kids for the challenges that they'll/she'll face in the future!

** The Oxygen Destroyer. Long story short, it kills its victims by ''asphyxiation''. To make matters worse, end the end, you're either reduced to a skeleton... or dust. It also doesn't help that the Oxygen Destroyer is ''worse'' than the atomic bomb and is the only weapon powerful enough to kill Godzilla. Then, later in the Heisei series we find out it spawned something much more evil than Godzilla. *** Adding to this, if Godzilla hadn't been inadvertently freed by the Saradian agent in GodzillavsBiollante, indirectly causing most everything post Mothra, Destroyah would've utterly destroyed all life on earth since there wouldn't be powerful enough monsters and tech to stop him. ** In the 1964 film, ''Mothra VS Godzilla'', the egg hatches into twin Mothra larvae. Ok, nothing scary about that. But, the next film that came out the same year, ''Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster'', there's now only '''one''' Mothra larvae. So, what happened to the other one? [[spoiler: It's implied in the film that the other Mothra larvae died. And, remember how Godzilla wanted to ''eat'' the egg in MVG?]]. Also its injuries fighting Godzilla may also be a factor as Godzilla smacks the poor thing with his tail.
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** The Oxygen Destroyer. Long story short, it kills its victims by ''asphyxiation''. To make matters worse, end the end, you're either reduced to a skeleton... or dust. It also doesn't help that the Oxygen Destroyer is ''worse'' than the atomic bomb and is the only weapon powerful enough to kill Godzilla. Then, later in the Heisei series we find out it spawned something much more evil worse than Godzilla. *** Adding to this, if Godzilla hadn't been inadvertently freed by the Saradian agent in GodzillavsBiollante, Godzilla vs Biollante, indirectly causing most everything post Mothra, Destroyah would've utterly destroyed all life on earth since there wouldn't be powerful enough monsters and tech to stop him. ** In the 1964 film, ''Mothra VS Godzilla'', the egg hatches into twin Mothra larvae. Ok, nothing scary about that. But, the next film that came out the same year, ''Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster'', there's now only '''one''' Mothra larvae. So, what happened to the other one? [[spoiler: It's implied in the film that the other Mothra larvae died. And, remember how Godzilla wanted to ''eat'' the egg in MVG?]]. Also Also, its injuries fighting Godzilla may also be a factor as Godzilla smacks the poor thing with his tail.

* In ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', The monsters, namely Godzilla knew where the Kilaaks's base was. If you think about this, that means the original Godzilla ''[[ItCanThink knows]]'' where and what he's [[AcceptableTargets targeting]]. ** It's been explicitly stated that Godzilla absolutely ''hates'' humanity (with only a few notable exceptions) due to them mutating him into a monster via nuclear radiation. You think a giant monster mindlessly rampaging across a city is bad? Try dealing with a monster that not only ''knows'' where he is and what he's doing, but is deliberately trying to wipe out all of humanity as an act of vengence.
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* In ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', The monsters, namely Godzilla knew where the Kilaaks's Kilaak base was. If you think about this, that means the original Godzilla ''[[ItCanThink knows]]'' where and what he's [[AcceptableTargets targeting]]. ** It's been explicitly stated that Godzilla absolutely ''hates'' humanity (with only a few notable exceptions) due to them mutating him into a monster via nuclear radiation. You think a giant monster mindlessly rampaging across a city is bad? Try dealing with a monster that not only ''knows'' where he is and what he's doing, but is deliberately trying to wipe out all of humanity as an act of vengence.vengeance.

* Obviously, Godzilla's already [[NightmareFuel pretty]] [[GiantFootOfStomping frighteninng]] in concept, but then take into account all the other kaiju in existance in the series and compare them to the mecha/weapon count, and you realize that the continuities are likely fuel for a CrapsackWorld:
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* Obviously, Godzilla's already [[NightmareFuel pretty]] [[GiantFootOfStomping frighteninng]] in concept, but then take into account all the other kaiju in existance existence in the series and compare them to the mecha/weapon count, and you realize that the continuities are likely fuel for a CrapsackWorld:

The kaiju always seem to outnumber the mecha/weapons (outside the Heisei continuity); which is Fridge Horror, when you remember the destruction just ''one'' kaiju is capable of; imagine 6, or 9, or 18 kaiju all working together to destroy a city, and there'd be almost ''nothing'' that could stop them.
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The kaiju always seem to outnumber the mecha/weapons (outside the Heisei continuity); which is Fridge Horror, when you remember the destruction just ''one'' kaiju is capable of; imagine 6, or 9, or 18 kaiju all working together to destroy a city, and there'd be almost ''nothing'' that could stop them.
22nd Sep '15 10:38:06 PM Zodiacx3
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** Actually, this troper read both the official screenplay and novelezation. Quite a bit was cut for the movie. The screenplay explicitly states that the only part of the 1954 movie that is "canon" to the 1998 film is the legend. In the film, "Gojira" is merely the term for a gigantic, marine dragon from Japanese myth. The cook was referring to Zilla as a MYTHICAL CREATURE, likely one his grandparents told him about.
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** Actually, this troper read both the official screenplay and novelezation.novelization. Quite a bit was cut for the movie. The screenplay explicitly states that the only part of the 1954 movie that is "canon" to the 1998 film is the legend. In the film, "Gojira" is merely the term for a gigantic, marine dragon from Japanese myth. The cook was referring to Zilla as a MYTHICAL CREATURE, likely one his grandparents told him about.
6th Feb '15 1:32:22 PM Vampygirl63
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*** Alleviated somewhat considering Junior is friendly towards humans and is a GentleGiant. But others of his kind may not be so noble...
7th Jun '14 2:31:35 AM MeYouFools
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** ''Showa continuity'': Godzilla (two), Anguirus, Rodan (at least three), Mothra (at least four or five), Varan, King Kong, Gorosaurus, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Megalon, Titanosaurus, Kumonga, Kamacuras, King Ceasar, Minya, Frankenstein's Monster, Baragon, Meganulon, Manda, Ebirah, Gabara.
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** ''Showa continuity'': Godzilla (two), Anguirus, Rodan (at least three), (two), Mothra (at least four or five), Varan, King Kong, Gorosaurus, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Megalon, Titanosaurus, Kumonga, Kamacuras, King Ceasar, Minya, Frankenstein's Monster, Baragon, Meganulon, Manda, Ebirah, Gabara.
7th Jun '14 2:30:06 AM MeYouFools
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*** 'Godzilla Final Wars' is the only film where this is stated. That only applies that particular incarnation of the character. There's no evidence that the second Showa and the Heisei Godzilla flat-out hates humanity. And If Godzilla hates humanity so much, why is he always rushing to its aid starting circa 1971? The Japanese songs about the Showa Godzilla even state that "He goes anywhere for the sake of peace" and "I'm Godzilla! I'm everybody's friend!"
14th Apr '14 10:09:52 AM Ultradester306
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The kaiju always seem to outnumber the mecha/weapons; which is Fridge Horror, when you remember the destruction just ''one'' kaiju is capable of; imagine 6, or 9, or 18 kaiju all working together to destroy a city, and there'd be almost ''nothing'' that could stop them.
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The kaiju always seem to outnumber the mecha/weapons; mecha/weapons (outside the Heisei continuity); which is Fridge Horror, when you remember the destruction just ''one'' kaiju is capable of; imagine 6, or 9, or 18 kaiju all working together to destroy a city, and there'd be almost ''nothing'' that could stop them.
14th Apr '14 10:06:56 AM Ultradester306
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** He's not just any 8-headed dragon, he's '''THE''' Yamato-No-Orochi. Yes, that Orochi. Let's be thankful he's a heroic Kaiju in GMK.
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** He's not just any 8-headed dragon, he's '''THE''' Yamato-No-Orochi. Yes, that Orochi. Let's be thankful he's a heroic Kaiju in GMK.GMK. * Obviously, Godzilla's already [[NightmareFuel pretty]] [[GiantFootOfStomping frighteninng]] in concept, but then take into account all the other kaiju in existance in the series and compare them to the mecha/weapon count, and you realize that the continuities are likely fuel for a CrapsackWorld: **''Showa continuity'': Godzilla (two), Anguirus, Rodan (at least three), Mothra (at least four or five), Varan, King Kong, Gorosaurus, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Megalon, Titanosaurus, Kumonga, Kamacuras, King Ceasar, Minya, Frankenstein's Monster, Baragon, Meganulon, Manda, Ebirah, Gabara. ***''Mecha/Weapons'': Mechagodzilla, Moguera, Maser Tanks, Gotengo. **''Heisei continuity'': Godzilla (two), Biollante, King Ghidorah, Mothra, Battra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, Destoroyah. ***''Mecha/Weapons'': Mechagodzilla, M.O.G.U.E.R.A., Mecha-King Ghidorah, Maser Tanks, Super-X, Super-XII, Super-XIII, Garuda. **''Millenium continuities'': Godzilla (a lot of 'em), Orga, Megaguirus, Meganuon, Meganula, King Ghidorah, Baragon, Mothra, Rodan, Kamacuras, Kumonga, Anguirus, King Ceasar, Rodan, Manda, Monster X, Monster X-II, Zilla, Gigan, Titanosaurus, Gorosaurus, Gezora, Ganimes, Kamoebas, Sanda, Gaira, Mothra, Ebirah, Varan. ***''Mecha/Weapons'': Mechagodzilla, Gotengo, Maser Tanks, Handheld Masers, Karyu, Eclair, Rumble, Dimension Tide. The kaiju always seem to outnumber the mecha/weapons; which is Fridge Horror, when you remember the destruction just ''one'' kaiju is capable of; imagine 6, or 9, or 18 kaiju all working together to destroy a city, and there'd be almost ''nothing'' that could stop them.
1st Mar '14 12:21:30 AM ADOGSNIPER
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* I've read in Mothra's bio that over the years she gains new abilities and powers. Not exactly exciting, giving that she is just a butterfly that has to go up against a three headed dragon and a lizard that breaths atomic blasts. Then I thought about the fact that Mothra is a LegacyCharacter. She passes on her legacy through her heirs and offspring. So, why does is this fridge brilliance? Because she is preforming a sort of Evolution, not against the environment, but against her enemies! She's preparing and bettering herself/her kids for the challenges that they'll/she'll face in the future!
28th Jan '14 2:59:31 AM SideburnsKid
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*** Still, didn't end up in the film so we are free to assume the above is true.
19th Nov '13 11:02:03 PM jm0914
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** Actually, this troper read both the official screenplay and novelezation. Quite a bit was cut for the movie. The screenplay explicitly states that the only part of the 1954 movie that is "canon" to the 1998 film is the legend. In the film, "Gojira" is merely the term for a gigantic, marine dragon from Japanese myth. The cook was referring to Zilla as a MYTHICAL CREATURE, likely one his grandparents told him about.
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