History NightmareFuel / Godzilla

13th Jan '17 1:22:36 PM JustAnAverageTroper
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** Speaking of [[spoiler: aliens, when you think about it, there have been at least ten movies in the Godzilla franchise with some kind of extraterrestrial life form or race trying to take over the Earth.]] It really makes you wonder how many ][[CrapsackWorld hostile alien life forms are waiting to attack.]]

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** Speaking of [[spoiler: aliens, when you think about it, there have been at least ten movies in the Godzilla franchise with some kind of extraterrestrial life form or race trying to take over the Earth.]] It really makes you wonder how many ][[CrapsackWorld [[CrapsackWorld hostile alien life forms are waiting to attack.]]
13th Jan '17 1:16:43 PM JustAnAverageTroper
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** Speaking of [[spoiler: aliens, when you think about it, there have been at least ten movies in the Godzilla franchise with some kind of extraterrestrial life form or race trying to take over the Earth.]] It really makes you wonder how many ][[Crapsack World hostile alien life forms are waiting to attack.]]

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** Speaking of [[spoiler: aliens, when you think about it, there have been at least ten movies in the Godzilla franchise with some kind of extraterrestrial life form or race trying to take over the Earth.]] It really makes you wonder how many ][[Crapsack World ][[CrapsackWorld hostile alien life forms are waiting to attack.]]
13th Jan '17 1:15:46 PM JustAnAverageTroper
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* A minor one, but the reveal of the [[spoiler: Space Hunter Nebula M's true forms]] are very unsettling. Katsaridaphobia, anyone?

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* A minor one, but the reveal of the [[spoiler: Space Hunter Nebula M's true forms]] are very unsettling. Katsaridaphobia, anyone?anyone?
**Speaking of [[spoiler: aliens, when you think about it, there have been at least ten movies in the Godzilla franchise with some kind of extraterrestrial life form or race trying to take over the Earth.]] It really makes you wonder how many ][[Crapsack World hostile alien life forms are waiting to attack.]]
13th Jan '17 1:06:44 PM JustAnAverageTroper
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* Many of the ways Godzilla defeats his enemies are [[CruelAndUnusualDeath pretty gruesome]]. A few examples include [[NeckSnap biting down on the neck of his opponent until it kills him]] (Godzilla Raids Again), [[OffwithHisHead blowing off the head of his opponent with his atomic beam]] (Godzilla vs King Ghidorah), [[AnArmAndALeg ripping off the arms of his foe and uses his arms to taunt him after that]] (Godzilla vs The Sea Monster), and [[YourHeadAsplode causing his opponent's head to explode after getting swallowed whole]] (Godzilla 2000).

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* Many of the ways Godzilla defeats his enemies are [[CruelAndUnusualDeath pretty gruesome]]. A few examples include [[NeckSnap biting down on the neck of his opponent until it kills him]] (Godzilla Raids Again), [[OffwithHisHead blowing off the head of his opponent with his atomic beam]] (Godzilla vs King Ghidorah), [[AnArmAndALeg ripping off the arms of his foe and uses his arms to taunt him after that]] (Godzilla vs The Sea Monster), and [[YourHeadAsplode causing his opponent's head to explode after getting swallowed whole]] (Godzilla 2000).2000).
*A minor one, but the reveal of the [[spoiler: Space Hunter Nebula M's true forms]] are very unsettling. Katsaridaphobia, anyone?
6th Jan '17 6:10:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Heck, Hedorah [[AmbiguousGender himself/itself]] certainly counts. He's got one of the most Lovecraftian designs in the franchise, thanks to him being amorphous and able to assume whatever any of his previous forms he wants at will, along with those huge, always-staring [[RedEyestakeWarning blood-red eyes]] with a suspicious resemblance to... [[FreudWasRight well, you know what]]. Him revealing his towering final form from the shadows is quite chilling, and the bastard clearly enjoys his job. While most of his roars, taken from the [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultra]] kaiju Kemular sound like a guy taking a dump, there's one in particular which he utters only in his final form, which sounds like a chilling, high-pitched [[EvilLaugh deranged laughter]].

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** Heck, Hedorah [[AmbiguousGender himself/itself]] certainly counts. He's got one of the most Lovecraftian designs in the franchise, thanks to him being amorphous and able to assume whatever any of his previous forms he wants at will, along with those huge, always-staring [[RedEyestakeWarning blood-red eyes]] with a suspicious resemblance to... [[FreudWasRight well, you know what]].what. Him revealing his towering final form from the shadows is quite chilling, and the bastard clearly enjoys his job. While most of his roars, taken from the [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultra]] kaiju Kemular sound like a guy taking a dump, there's one in particular which he utters only in his final form, which sounds like a chilling, high-pitched [[EvilLaugh deranged laughter]].
17th Dec '16 11:49:48 AM TomServo3000
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* Many of the ways Godzilla defeats his enemies are pretty gruesome. A few examples include [[NeckSnap biting down on the neck of his opponent until it kills him,]] (Godzilla Raids Again) [[OffwithHisHead blowing off the head of his opponent with his atomic beam,]] (Godzilla vs King Ghidorah) [[AnArmAndALeg and ripping off the arms of his foe and uses his arms to taunt him after that.]] (Godzilla vs The Sea Monster)

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* Many of the ways Godzilla defeats his enemies are [[CruelAndUnusualDeath pretty gruesome. gruesome]]. A few examples include [[NeckSnap biting down on the neck of his opponent until it kills him,]] him]] (Godzilla Raids Again) Again), [[OffwithHisHead blowing off the head of his opponent with his atomic beam,]] beam]] (Godzilla vs King Ghidorah) Ghidorah), [[AnArmAndALeg and ripping off the arms of his foe and uses his arms to taunt him after that.]] that]] (Godzilla vs The Sea Monster)Monster), and [[YourHeadAsplode causing his opponent's head to explode after getting swallowed whole]] (Godzilla 2000).
11th Dec '16 4:39:17 PM ThePest179
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With [[AlienInvasion aliens that can pose as human beings]], [[GiantFootofStomping kaiju that stand taller than our modern buildings]], [[GiantMecha the possible threat of enormous, heavilly-armed robots destroying the home you love]] and [[WesternTerrorists plots to steal science experiments for profit (and world conquest)]] and various other horrible things, it's no wonder the Godzillaverse is a CrapsackWorld. And add planet-killing space hydras to that list and....[[SelfDemonstratingArticle yeah]], it's kinda nightmare-inducing.

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* ''NightmareFuel/Godzilla1954''
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* ''NightmareFuel/Godzilla2014''
* ''NightmareFuel/ShinGodzilla''



* ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Gojira]]''. It's not the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant monster]] that's the scary part. No, what's terrifying about the film is [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the aftermath of Godzilla's attack on Tokyo which looks like the city was hit by an atomic bomb.]] (Image on the right.)
** If that's not enough, you see people in the hospital either dead or dying. You also see a [[TearJerker little girl crying over her mother's death]].
** A quiet, understated moment of heart-crushing power in the aftermath of Godzilla's attack: A doctor passes a Geiger counter over a little girl. The counter goes berserk.
** The Oxygen Destroyer is one of the most terrifying weapons in fiction. Sure, it's not as [[RuleOfCool awesome as a laser cannon]] or as [[StarWars stylish as a lightsaber]]. But, the fact that the Oxygen Destroyer causes its victims to have a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrible agonizing death]] via asphyxiation is nothing short of terrifying.
*** It doesn't just asphyxiate, it dissolves living things all the way down to the skeleton!
** Godzilla himself is rather terrifying. This isn't some random confused animal in the wrong place at the wrong time. No, he knows ''exactly'' where he is. Oh, and he's pissed at humanity and wants to kill ''everyone''. Yes, even ''you''. Worse yet, there's almost nothing you can do to stop him. Something that's big, radioactive, and angry is ''not'' something to be taken lightly.
** The design for Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaResurgence'' is also filled with this, being full-on BodyHorror with an emaciated frame covered in tumors and patches of exposed blood-red flesh, shriveled arms, sunken, tiny ears, and mutliple needle-like teeth, some of which is growing out of his skin. Given [[Creator/HideakiAnno the]] [[Creator/ShinjiHiguchi directors]] of this movies and their [[Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion past]] [[Manga/AttackOnTitan works]], it shouldn't surprise anyone.

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* ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Gojira]]''. It's not the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant monster]] that's the scary part. No, what's terrifying about the film is [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the aftermath of Godzilla's attack on Tokyo which looks like the city was hit by an atomic bomb.]] (Image on the right.)
** If that's not enough, you see people in the hospital either dead or dying. You also see a [[TearJerker little girl crying over her mother's death]].
** A quiet, understated moment of heart-crushing power in the aftermath of Godzilla's attack: A doctor passes a Geiger counter over a little girl. The counter goes berserk.
** The Oxygen Destroyer is one of the most terrifying weapons in fiction. Sure, it's not as [[RuleOfCool awesome as a laser cannon]] or as [[StarWars stylish as a lightsaber]]. But, the fact that the Oxygen Destroyer causes its victims to have a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrible agonizing death]] via asphyxiation is nothing short of terrifying.
*** It doesn't just asphyxiate, it dissolves living things all the way down to the skeleton!
** Godzilla himself is rather terrifying. This isn't some random confused animal in the wrong place at the wrong time. No, he knows ''exactly'' where he is. Oh, and he's pissed at humanity and wants to kill ''everyone''. Yes, even ''you''. Worse yet, there's almost nothing you can do to stop him. Something that's big, radioactive, and angry is ''not'' something to be taken lightly.
** The design for Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaResurgence'' is also filled with this, being full-on BodyHorror with an emaciated frame covered in tumors and patches of exposed blood-red flesh, shriveled arms, sunken, tiny ears, and mutliple needle-like teeth, some of which is growing out of his skin. Given [[Creator/HideakiAnno the]] [[Creator/ShinjiHiguchi directors]] of this movies and their [[Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion past]] [[Manga/AttackOnTitan works]], it shouldn't surprise anyone.



** ''The Return of Godzilla'' makes his signature roar more animalistic than most of the previous incarnations. It's ''very'' unsettling.



* The teaser trailer for the 2014 remake manages to use a J. Robert Oppenheimer quote to frightening effect.
-->''"We knew the world would not be the same. Few people laughed. Few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds'. I suppose we all thought that, one way or another."''
** The Mutos also seem to be a highly-adaptable and dangerous species, and Godzilla is ''larger'' than the 100-meter Godzilla. One of the teasers reveals that one of the Mutos are ''barely up to Godzilla's knee'' in height.



* Many of the films can invoke this; with [[AlienInvasion aliens that can pose as human beings]], [[GiantFootofStomping kaiju that stand taller than our modern buildings]], [[GiantMecha the possible threat of enormous, heavilly-armed robots destroying the home you love]] and [[WesternTerrorists plots to steal science experiments for profit (and world conquest)]] and various other horrible things, it's no wonder the Godzillaverse is a CrapsackWorld. And add planet-killing space hydras to that list and....[[SelfDemonstratingArticle yeah]], it's kinda nightmare-inducing.
* The very first film makes great use of the NothingIsScarier and HellIsThatNoise tropes... we're not even introduced yet to Godzilla, yet we can already hear his thunderous stomping and roaring at the very beginning all while the movie's main theme kicks in with full force, creating a truly nightmarish effect.
27th Nov '16 11:58:18 AM JustAnAverageTroper
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* This troper's discovery on this little golden gem.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38jkqhO4olQ]] Apparently, it's archives from Toho's sound library. This one will give you some chills since the way it's done is there's [[NothingIsScarier no visuals it's just sounds]]. [[TearJerker It hits hard]] if you watched and listened to actual footage on actual things (terrorists attacks, natural disasters, vehicular accidents, War, etc.) and the topping on this Nightmare Fueled cake? [[HellIsThatNoise That damn air raid siren]] going off in the air to [[EmergencyBroadcast give it that actual feeling]] that Godzilla's attack while making it on land is occurring. [[TheJuggernaut And there's nothing the people to do to stop him]]...

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* This troper's discovery on this little golden gem.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38jkqhO4olQ]] Apparently, it's archives from Toho's sound library. This one will give you some chills since the way it's done is there's [[NothingIsScarier no visuals it's just sounds]]. [[TearJerker It hits hard]] if you watched and listened to actual footage on actual things (terrorists attacks, natural disasters, vehicular accidents, War, etc.) and the topping on this Nightmare Fueled cake? [[HellIsThatNoise That damn air raid siren]] going off in the air to [[EmergencyBroadcast give it that actual feeling]] that Godzilla's attack while making it on land is occurring. [[TheJuggernaut And there's nothing the people to do to stop him]]...him]]...
*Many of the ways Godzilla defeats his enemies are pretty gruesome. A few examples include [[NeckSnap biting down on the neck of his opponent until it kills him,]] (Godzilla Raids Again) [[OffwithHisHead blowing off the head of his opponent with his atomic beam,]] (Godzilla vs King Ghidorah) [[AnArmAndALeg and ripping off the arms of his foe and uses his arms to taunt him after that.]] (Godzilla vs The Sea Monster)
30th Jul '16 11:50:22 AM DinoMaurus
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** Heck, Hedorah [[AmbiguousGender himself/itself]] certainly counts. He's got one of the most Lovecraftian designs in the franchise, thanks to him being amorphous and able to assume whatever any of his previous forms he wants at will, along with those huge, always-staring [[RedEyestakeWarning blood-red eyes]] with a suspicious resemblance to... [[FreudWasRight well, you know what]]. Him revealing his towering final form from the shadows is quite chilling, and the bastard clearly enjoys his job. While most of his roars, taken from the [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultra]] kaiju Kemular sound like a guy taking a dump, there's one in particular which he utters only in his final form, which sounds like a chilling, high-pitched [[EvilLaugh deranged laughter]].
26th Jul '16 9:27:39 AM PrincessGwen
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** The Oxygen Destroyer is one of the most terrifying weapons in fiction. Sure, it's not as [[RuleOfCool awesome as a laser cannon]] or as [[StarWars stylish as a light sabre]]. But, the fact that the Oxygen Destroyer causes its victims to have a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrible agonizing death]] via asphyxiation is nothing short of terrifying.

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** The Oxygen Destroyer is one of the most terrifying weapons in fiction. Sure, it's not as [[RuleOfCool awesome as a laser cannon]] or as [[StarWars stylish as a light sabre]].lightsaber]]. But, the fact that the Oxygen Destroyer causes its victims to have a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrible agonizing death]] via asphyxiation is nothing short of terrifying.



** The design for Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaResurgence'' is also filled with this, being full-on BodyHorror with an emaciated frame covered in tumor and patches of exposed blood-red flesh; shiveled arms; sunken, tiny ears; and mutliple needle-like teeth, some of which is growing out of his skin. Given [[Creator/HideakiAnno the]] [[Creator/ShinjiHiguchi directors]] of this movies and their [[Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion past]] [[Manga/AttackOnTitan works]], it shouldn't surprise anyone.

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** The design for Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaResurgence'' is also filled with this, being full-on BodyHorror with an emaciated frame covered in tumor tumors and patches of exposed blood-red flesh; shiveled arms; flesh, shriveled arms, sunken, tiny ears; ears, and mutliple needle-like teeth, some of which is growing out of his skin. Given [[Creator/HideakiAnno the]] [[Creator/ShinjiHiguchi directors]] of this movies and their [[Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion past]] [[Manga/AttackOnTitan works]], it shouldn't surprise anyone.



** And, at the end of the film [[spoiler:his disembodied heart is still beating at the bottom of the ocean.]] In other words, [[spoiler:you can't even kill him meaning he'll soon regenerate and come back to wreak havoc once again.]]

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** And, at the end of the film [[spoiler:his disembodied heart is still beating at the bottom of the ocean.]] In other words, [[spoiler:you can't even kill him him, meaning he'll soon regenerate and come back to wreak havoc once again.]]



* Godzilla has often been called a walking nuclear reactors. In Godzilla vs Destoroyah, the reactor has gone critical. If he implodes, he turns Japan into an inhabitable ghost town. If he EXPLODES, he destroys the entire planet. Not to mention that Godzilla himself has just about gone AxCrazy from the pain he's in.

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* Godzilla has often been called a walking nuclear reactors.reactor. In Godzilla vs Destoroyah, the reactor has gone critical. If he implodes, he turns Japan into an inhabitable ghost town. If he EXPLODES, he destroys the entire planet. Not to mention that Godzilla himself has just about gone AxCrazy from the pain he's in.
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