!!Japanese Films or Franchise related YMMV:

* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Godzilla is all over the place with Anti-Hero tropes, sometimes he has no character and is merely [[GaiasVengeance a symbolic metaphor]]. For those incarnations [[ItCanThink where he clearly demonstrates intelligence]], it often begs many-a-question. Is the monster is being intentionally destructive out of [[NatureisNotNice primal savageness]]? Or just a [[TragicMonster tragic being]] that is [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength too big and too powerful]] to ever peacefully co-exist with other life-forms?
* {{Anvilicious}}: ''Godzilla vs. Hedorah'' is a high contender.
* ArchivePanic: As of this writing, Toho Studios has released a total of ''twenty-eight'' full-length films starring the Big Guy. If you decided to [[ArchiveBinge binge-watch]] them all at once, it would take you about two days to watch them all (assuming you didn't stop to eat and sleep). If you decided to throw in [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters the]] [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} American]] [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} remakes]], plus Toho's sixteen other {{Kaiju}} movies in the Godzillaverse [[note]] ''Film/{{Rodan}}'', ''Film/{{Mothra}}'' and its sequels, all of the movies focusing on {{the Verse}}'s various alien races, etc.[[/note]] the whole marathon would take roughly ''four'' days. And let's not even get started on ExpandedUniverse material, such as comic and video game tie-ins, and the two cartoon series. All of this is without including the multitude of alternate dubs and versions to choose from.
* BadassDecay: Well, design wise, compare the fierce Rodan design in the original film to the goofier one in Monster Zero.
** King Ghidorah in ''Godzilla vs Gigan'' is often seen as this.
** Zilla. One of the main reasons he is viewed so negatively by the fans.
*** Averted in Zilla Junior's case, when fans consider him the best incaration.
** Weirdly averted by Godzilla himself: the more he ceased being a true monster, the more he moved into CrazyAwesome.
* BaseBreaker:
** Bagan, Destoroyah and Spacegodzilla are the three most commonly disliked kaiju as well as the three most commonly loved kaiju (aside from the series' titular star, of course). [[BrokenBase Many Bagan fans want to see him appear in more merchandise (more specifically, have Bagan get a Monsterarts figure), whilst Bagan's detractors cite the possibility of nobody at Toho remembering what the hell Bagan even]] ''[[BrokenBase is]]''.
** Godzilla's son Minilla has his fair share of fans and haters. Some view him as a sympathetic, UglyCute [[TheWoobie woobie]]. Others view him as an annoying {{Scrappy}} blatantly [[KidAppealCharacter pandering to children.]]
** Spacegodzilla. Some him as cool looking and sinister, while others view him as a bland clone of Godzilla. His generic-sounding name certainly didn't help matters.
** There is a slight one between which Showa Mechagodzilla film is better. The more upbeat GodzillaVsMechaGodzilla with a snazzy tune by Sato that is delighted with playing 70s spy tropes and ape aliens straight or grimmer TerrorOfMechagodzilla with brooding music by Ifukube with Godzilla outmatched by two monsters and the aliens look like burn victims now. Both sides agree that both films are a step up in production after the previous two films and of course some like them both for being like day and night.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Some consider the entire film of Godzilla vs Hedorah to be this, peaks with the flying scene. Also the talking scene in Godzilla vs. Gigan.
** ''Godzilla's Revenge'', which takes place entirely in a boy's imagination, and has Minilla facing a bully and interacting with the boy (complete with goofy "hyuk-hyuk" voice).
** How about the weird hippie couple in GMK, seen just before Godzilla enters Yokohama?
** Maguma's entire appearance in ''Gorath''. So much so he was cut from the American dub entirely.
** Godzilla's bodyslam in ''Godzilla VS. Megaguirus'' is this, too. As is his dropkick in ''Godzilla VS. Megalon'' and the time he took to the skies and flew in ''Godzilla VS. Hedorah'' is a commonly-cited BLAM to many Godzilla fans.
* BrokenBase: The [[VideoGame/{{Godzilla}} upcoming 2014 game]] being produced by Creator/NamcoBandai has only been announced for a release on Playstation 3 and 4 so far, which doesn't sit well with fans who want to see a multi-console release.
** Fans that often argue toward one another on whether ''[[Film/AllMonstersAttack Godzilla's Revenge]]'', ''Film/GodzillaVsSpaceGodzilla'', [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 American remake]], or ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' is the worst Godzilla movie ever for various reasons. Said reasons include excessive stock footage (''Revenge''), bad music (''Space Godzilla''), adaption rape (remake and ''Final Wars''), lackluster action (''Revenge'' and ''Final Wars''), ripping off ideas from other movies (remake and ''Final Wars''), bland story and/or characters (all of them), bad dubbing even worse than usual (''Revenge'' and ''Space Godzilla''), [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks bad updated appearances]] or the monsters themselves be them new or old (''Revenge'', remake, and ''Final Wars'').
* CompleteMonster: Has its own [[Monster/{{Godzilla}} page]].
* ContestedSequel: ''Godzilla Final Wars''. It's not uncommon to find completely polarizing opinions on this film from many fans to the point that it's mentioned as one of the best entries in the series as much as it is mentioned as one of the worst.
** The relatively short fight scenes and overabundance of monsters irritated fans who wanted longer fights and more screen time for their favorite characters. It didn't help that most of them were quickly [[CurbStompbattle killed off or beaten]] by Godzilla.
** The emphasis on fighting over story
** Arguably, what made ''Godzilla Final Wars'' especially polarizing was it's heavy focus on the human characters engaged in kung fu fighting with aliens. Some see it as a nice departure from boring character exposition segments. Others see the emphasis on humans fighting to be distracting and cliched.
* {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}: Godzilla has a lot of these! His dynamic entrance in Terror of Mechagodzilla, to shooting a blast down Biollante's throat!
** After watching Godzilla [[CurbStompBattle demolish every other opponent in his way]], watching Monster X give him a good fight and Keizer Ghidorah utterly thrash him is pretty awesome.
** In ''Mothra vs. Godzilla'', and again in ''Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.'', despite being old, on the edge of death, and being very frail, Mothra agrees to battle freakin' Godzilla and gave everything she could to try to stop him, resulting in her tearjerking death. Also see VisualEffectsOfAwesome.
** [[Awesome/{{Godzilla}} See page]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: With a robust roster of monsters, there are many of these, and nearly every monster is a fan favorite in certain sectors. However, probably the best two examples would be Anguirus, particularly for American fans, and Baragon, particularly for Japanese fans.
** Despite only appearing in the first movie (and, even there, having limited screentime) Dr. Daisuke Serizawa is easily the most famous human character in the series.
** Megalon. Despite appearing in one movie, he is one of the easiest monsters to play in the Godzilla games. Easy to use in combat and great for beginners no matter which system you're playing.
** Gorosaurus and Titanosaurus both have very devoted followings with frequent overlap.
** Despite being scrapped, the Rat/Fish monster Deutalios is popular due to the Toho Kingdom toons.
** Bagan. You can read about it in WhatCouldHaveBeen.
** Mechagodzilla proving to finally give a [[KnightOfCerebus serious threat]] to the series after a long period of goofiness made it one of these, enough so to return for another film and return in every subsequent movie series. Outside of King Ghidorah, it's arguably Godzilla's most well known enemy.
** Biollante and Destoroyah both proved very popular despite only appearing in one movie.
** Mothra was incredibly popular amongst fans of both genders, and still is today.
** King Shisha/Caesar is incredibly popular, despite only having one major role.
** King Ghidorah, for being Godzilla's arch enemy and [[RuleOfCool looking cool.]]
** Jet Jaguar, despite being an [[ExportedCharacter Expy]] of Ultraman, is still very popular among the fans, having lots of fanart and videos dedicated to him. And of course there's his song: PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH!
** Gigan managed to gain a following even though the films he appeared in are considered to some of the lowest points of the frachise.
** Rodan, generally considered Godzilla's {{Lancer}} by those who don't pick Anguirus, and also TheSmartGuy.
* FandomBerserkButton:
** Some hardcore fans ''really'' hate it when the big guy is called Godzilla, rather than his original Japanese name Gojira.
** In an inverse to criticizing the original film (see Fandom Heresy below) praising the infamous [[InNameOnly 1998 American remake]] is a very easy way to piss off a Godzilla fan, especially if it's a diehard fan. Curiously, this does ''not'' apply to the cartoon series based off the remake, which has gained fairly good reception from fans, even from those who hated the remake (including Godzillas Japanese audience and Toho themselves, who both disparaged the remake), due in part to it trying to follow the series roots more closely.
*** Praising it as ''better than the original'' is a pretty damn skippy way to end up pissing off plenty of fans. Saying it's a ''decent'' monster movie is a lot more acceptable.
* FandomHeresy: Criticizing the original film. No matter what your opinion of all the other films are, you're asking for an ass-kicking if you insult the original on any forum.
* FanNickName: After its use in ''FanFic/TheBridge'', some fans have taken to calling Spacegodzilla, 'Xenilla'. In a way it is [[FridgeBrilliance still saying the canon name]] as "Xeno" means space or alien, and "-illa" being derived from Godzilla. [[RuleOfCool Just sounds cooler to some]]
** On the less flattering side, [[SeriousBusiness after the 90s Mechagodzilla won in an online monster tournament]] one fan got enraged at the Mecha and dubbed it ''The Airplane Toilet''
* FanPreferredCouple: Godzilla/Mothra. Yes, people ship it. Probably because of the "TheHero x TheChick" dynamic that's very common in {{Five Man Band}}s
* HilariousInHindsight / NamesTheSame: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gojirasaurus There is now an offical (albeit dubious)]] ''[[Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah Gojirasaurus]]'' in real life, although it and the beast from the film look nothing alike, beyond both being theropod dinosaurs.
* HoYay: Godzilla and Anguirus's friendship is sometimes looked at in this light.
* IAmNotShazam: Naturally, the monster known as "[[Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld Frankenstein]]" is only referred to as such for most of the film.
** Thanks to a TNT music video, people used to think Gabara is Baragon thanks to a mislabel.
* JerkassWoobie: Godzilla, at his gentler moments... [[SociopathicHero which happen to be rare.]]
* JustHereForGodzilla: Wait, there's more to these films than just watching Godzilla destroy cities and fight monsters? It's the TropeNamer for a reason.
* LoveToHate: Ghidorah, Destoroyah, and Gigan all get this treatment.
* MainstreamObscurity: Everyone has heard of Godzilla, but few people have actually seen many of the movies or know much about them.
* MemeticMutation: In the six decades since the original movie's release, the suffix "-zilla" has entered common English parlance as a tongue-in-cheek way of describing something abnormally large or powerful (e.g. "{{Bridezilla}}" or "[[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/09/overbearing-mother_n_1756302.html Momzilla]]"). Godzilla is iconic enough that people will ''always'' know what you mean.
* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound[=/=]HellIsThatNoise: Godzilla's trademark roar. It was originally created by coating a leather glove in resin and dragging it down the strings of a double bass.
** King Ghidorah's [[BuffySpeak three... beepy... thing.]]
*** wait! if you listen carefully at it, it reminds A LOT of a [[EvilLaugh psychotic giggle]]. kinda fitting for a planet-destroying monster.
* MST3KMantra: It's just best not to think too hard about a film series that stars giant radioactive dinosaurs, three-headed cyborg dragons, giant butterflies, giant cyborg monsters from outer space, etc.
* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: Many people find any of the movies not directed by Ishiro Honda to be inferior.
* PopularityPolynomial: After [[Film/GodzillaFinalWars 2004]], it seems Godzilla all but disappeared from the public eye. But once trailers and footages from [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} the 2014 reboot]], fans came back, memes surrounding the movie have started popping up around the internet, and even the general public is becoming interested in the character again.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
** It's been a slow process, but Zilla (aka American!Godzilla, aka GINO) has been gradually redeemed in the eyes of the fandom. The animated series featuring his more Godzilla-like son (with Zilla as an undead, robotic antagonist) helped, as did his brief appearance in ''Final Wars'', where he received a beating from the original Godzilla. It's in the IDW comic ''Rulers of Earth'' however, that Zilla reached his final redemption, [[TookALevelInBadass taking a huge level in badass]] and holding his own, however briefly, with the real Godzilla, with the fandom universally acknowledging it as a great moment for both combatants.
** Baby Godzilla and Godzilla Junior showed that Godzilla having a son wasn't a bad idea if executed right.
** With the original version of Gojira becoming better known in the States there has been a backlash against King of The Monsters. However numerous historians have pointed out that Godzilla would not be so well known if not for King of The Monsters. Even Raymond Burr as been redeemed somewhat in fan's eyes when it was revealed he refused the comical lines and played his reprisal in Godzilla1985 with dignity.
** Jet Jaguar being able to show off lightning brusier skills and agility against mighty glaciers in various video games and the IDW comic has redeemed it.
* SacredCow: As noted above, it's widely agreed that the original film is a masterpiece and criticizing it is rare at best. Even people who hate Godzilla movies tend to agree that it's good.
* SoBadItsGood: While this designation applies to much of the franchise, the films in the seventies are particular prone to falling under this sort of designation with plots, monsters, and dialogue that is outlandish even by the regular standards of the series.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Fairly common among many of the movies, although surely the worst are ''Godzilla's Revenge'', ''Godzilla vs Gigan'', and ''Godzilla vs Megalon'', which all include a hefty amount of stock footage.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The most commonly cited would be ''Destroy All Monsters'' over ''Godzilla vs the Sea Monster'' and ''Son of Godzilla'', ''Terror of Mechagodzilla'' over all of the other 70's films, with a tiny window of Hedorah over Revenge, and 2001's GMK over ''Godzilla 2000'' and ''Godzilla vs Megaguirus''. Many fans would also say this for ''War of the Gargantuas'', which is a cult favorite over it's much more forgotten predecessor, ''Frankenstein Conquers the World''.
* TearJerker: ''Godzilla vs. Destoroyah''
** There is also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY-1Dea4vE0 this]], a funeral for the King of Monsters done shortly after the film was done. It was so big that CNN covered it.
** The 1954 original has a couple: The chorus of girls singing for peace after Godzilla levels Tokyo, and the end, with [[spoiler: Godzilla's death and Dr. Serizawa's]] HeroicSacrifice.
* UglyCute: A few of the monsters count. Mothra, Mothra's caterpillar babies, Minilla, and even Godzilla himself sometimes (mainly in the older films with the big eyes), to name a few.
* UnintentionallySympathetic[=/=]RootingForTheEmpire: [[WordOfGod Shusuke Kaneko had stated in interviews that the GMK Godzilla is supposed to be pure evil.]] 'Course, since we are talking about Godzilla, he gets more praise than the "heroic monsters" in the film (IE: Mothra, Baragon and Ghidorah.)
* VindicatedByHistory: ''Terror Of Mechagodzilla'' had the weakest performance of the Showa era, but today is a fan favorite and is often seen by many fans as the best of the 70's Godzilla films.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The battle between Godzilla and the adult Mothra in the 1964 ''Mothra vs Godzilla'' is a timeless fan-favorite, and usually seen as one of Tsuburaya's crowning achievements.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeonDrugs?: ''Godzilla vs Hedorah'' has several moments that can provok this response, but by far the most infamous is when Godzilla uses his BreathWeapon to propel himself into the air. [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext It's every bit as surreal as it sounds]].

!!Video Game-related YMMV:
* [[spoiler:AnticlimaxBoss: Legendary Godzilla, the final boss of the single player campaign becomes this if you've hit Burning Godzilla status]].
* BrokenBase: So far, the game is only confirmed to be on the Playstation 3 and 4, which isn't sitting well with fans who are hoping for a release on {{Xbox 360}}, as well as on XboxOne, and WiiU.
* ThatOneBoss: Even in the demo King Ghidorah is already gaining this rep due to high defenses, melee and range attacks. Which is rather befitting considering his name is KING Ghidorah.