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27th Aug '16 7:49:17 AM erforce
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* Fin Fang Foom of Creator/MarvelComics, a giant Chinese dragon. DependingOnTheWriter, he's usually said to be an alien, a member of the race who invented the [[Comicbook/IronMan Mandarin's]] power rings. Foom is a holdover from when Marvel published monster comics as a major source of revenue. Today, Marvel's [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Monster Island]] houses lots of [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby]]-designed and inspired Kaiju. Some others who show up in modern continuity are [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the tree-like alien Groot]] and the lovable giant ape-monster Gorgilla. Big Hero 6 and other Japanese superhero teams within the Marvel universe apparently spend a lot of time defending cities from giant monsters.

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* Fin Fang Foom of Creator/MarvelComics, a giant Chinese dragon. DependingOnTheWriter, he's usually said to be an alien, a member of the race who invented the [[Comicbook/IronMan Mandarin's]] power rings. Foom is a holdover from when Marvel published monster comics as a major source of revenue. Today, Marvel's [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Monster Island]] houses lots of [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby]]-designed and inspired Kaiju. Some others who show up in modern continuity are [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the tree-like alien Groot]] and the lovable giant ape-monster Gorgilla. Big Hero 6 and other Japanese superhero teams within the Marvel universe apparently spend a lot of time defending cities from giant monsters.
22nd Aug '16 4:55:05 PM htuttle
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* ''VideoGame/XCom: Apocalypse'' has the Overspawn, giant aliens dropped by the [[FlyingSaucer Mothership]] for the sole purpose of rampaging all over the cityscape. They're actually pretty weak since they're usually up against the best of X-COM manufactured vehicles and weapons by the time they appear. Some players just leave them alone since they have a tendency of accidentally killing themselves when they get too close to a building they knock over.

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* ''VideoGame/XCom: Apocalypse'' ''VideoGame/XComApocalypse'' has the Overspawn, giant aliens dropped by the [[FlyingSaucer Mothership]] for the sole purpose of rampaging all over the cityscape. They're actually pretty weak since they're usually up against the best of X-COM manufactured vehicles and weapons by the time they appear. Some players just leave them alone since they have a tendency of accidentally killing themselves when they get too close to a building they knock over.
17th Aug '16 8:30:41 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' gives us three Colossal alien creatures: [[SandWorm Siege Worm]] (''Vermis Obsidione Colossus''), [[GiantEnemyCrab Makara]] (''Astacopsis Choanae''), and [[KrakenAndLeviathan Kraken]] (''Vivens Bestia Insulae''). These are very tough beasts, who automatically pillage improvements by simply moving and are difficult to kill until the late-game stage. Your Explorers can only "collar" them after a certain late-game tech is researched. Additionally, [[BioPunk Harmony]] players can eventually build the massive Xeno Titan that dwarfs highrises (while the in-game figure may appear to be a case of UnitsNotToScale, a loading animation depicting one clearly shows how incredibly ''huge'' it is). It's a genetically-engineered alienesque monstrosity completely under your control. Unlike the Colossal aliens, the Xeno Titan does not mess up your improvements and can even take advantage of your roads and maglevs (try not to think too hard about one of those things taking the train or the highway). There's not much an enemy can send that will take out a Xeno Titan, although they're certainly not indestructible, and they're excellent for sieging cities.

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* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' gives us three Colossal alien creatures: [[SandWorm Siege Worm]] (''Vermis Obsidione Colossus''), [[GiantEnemyCrab Makara]] (''Astacopsis Choanae''), and [[KrakenAndLeviathan Kraken]] (''Vivens Bestia Insulae''). These are very tough beasts, who automatically pillage improvements by simply moving and are difficult to kill until the late-game stage. However, for some reason, they will ''never'' attack your cities directly. Your Explorers can only "collar" them after a certain late-game tech is researched. Additionally, [[BioPunk Harmony]] players can eventually build the massive Xeno Titan that dwarfs highrises (while the in-game figure may appear to be a case of UnitsNotToScale, a loading animation depicting one clearly shows how incredibly ''huge'' it is). It's a genetically-engineered alienesque monstrosity completely under your control. Unlike the Colossal aliens, the Xeno Titan does not mess up your improvements and can even take advantage of your roads and maglevs (try not to think too hard about one of those things taking the train or the highway). There's not much an enemy can send that will take out a Xeno Titan, although they're certainly not indestructible, and they're excellent for sieging cities.
17th Aug '16 8:29:38 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' gives us three Colossal alien creatures: [[SandWorm Siege Worm]] (''Vermis Obsidione Colossus''), [[GiantEnemyCrab Makara]] (''Astacopsis Choanae''), and [[KrakenAndLeviathan Kraken]] (''Vivens Bestia Insulae''). These are very tough beasts, who automatically pillage improvements by simply moving and are difficult to kill until the late-game stage. Your Explorers can only "collar" them after a certain late-game tech is researched. Additionally, [[BioPunk Harmony]] players can eventually build the massive Xeno Titan that dwarfs highrises (while the in-game figure may appear to be a case of UnitsNotToScale, a loading animation depicting one clearly shows how incredibly ''huge'' it is). It's a genetically-engineered alienesque monstrosity completely under your control. Unlike the Colossal aliens, the Xeno Titan does not mess up your improvements and can even take advantage of your roads and maglevs (try not to think too hard about one of those things taking the train or the highway). There's not much an enemy can send that will take out a Xeno Titan, although they're certainly not indestructible, and they're excellent for sieging cities.
9th Aug '16 5:10:59 AM LondonKdS
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* The climax of ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' has a BedsheetGhost Kaiju smashing the city.
6th Aug '16 11:44:51 PM DoktorSoviet
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'' has some monsters that qualify, especially when you consider the Storm of Magic supplement. Not only are there straight up giants, but there are also Greater Daemons dedicated to each of the Chaos Gods. There is also the Chaos War Mammoth. Oh. and lest we forget the giant ''skeletons'' that the Tomb Kings use. The Dark Elves have an entire city dedicated to taming monsters, and among them are some very kaiju-sized creatures. Plus, there are even more of these creatures in the flavor text. In particular, the oceans are said to be filled with massive sea monsters.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has some monsters that qualify, especially when you consider the Storm of Magic supplement. Not only are there straight up giants, but there are also Greater Daemons dedicated to each of the Chaos Gods. There is also the Chaos War Mammoth. Oh. and lest we forget the giant ''skeletons'' that the Tomb Kings use. The Dark Elves have an entire city dedicated to taming monsters, and among them are some very kaiju-sized creatures. Plus, there are even more of these creatures in the flavor text. In particular, the oceans are said to be filled with massive sea monsters.
6th Aug '16 11:44:14 PM DoktorSoviet
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'' has some monsters that qualify, especially when you consider the Storm of Magic supplement. Not only are there straight up giants, but there are also Greater Daemons dedicated to each of the Chaos Gods. There is also the Chaos War Mammoth. Oh. and lest we forget the giant ''skeletons'' that the Tomb Kings use. The Dark Elves have an entire city dedicated to taming monsters, and among them are some very kaiju-sized creatures. Plus, there are even more of these creatures in the flavor text. In particular, the oceans are said to be filled with massive sea monsters.
30th Jul '16 7:15:00 AM ScrewySqrl
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* ''{{Franchise/Godzilla}}'' himself had a cartoon in the 1970s.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe'' features a ''friendly'' Kaiju, in the form of a 50-foot purple ape.
27th Jul '16 6:53:41 AM Kakai
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* The Sandling of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' is an enormous and highly territorial subterrestial creature huge enough, a single tooth of its LampreyMouth is almost two-thirds of Kenton's size.
23rd Jul '16 8:16:55 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The plot of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnlimitedMechVsMutants'' involves the Penguin and Mr. Freeze turning Bane, Killer Croc, and Clayface into giant monsters (with Croc basically being Franchise/{{Godzilla}} with freeze breath instead of atomic rays).
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