Characters: Godzilla: The Series

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    Kaiju 

Godzilla/Zilla, Jr.

  • Badass: Defeats giant monsters on a regular basis.
  • Bad Future: In an alternate future in which the world was overrun by genetically engineered monsters known as Dragmas, Godzilla was slain in battle against the creatures.
  • Berserk Button: If you value your life, do NOT mess with his "father" Nick Tatopoulos.
  • Big Damn Heroes: 24/7
  • The Big Guy: They don't come much bigger.
  • Breath Weapon: A green napalm-like blast of fire. His spines and eyes flash just before he uses it, and it's shown to be hot enough to melt sand into glass.
  • Composite Character: He takes traits from his parent, appearance-wise and ability-wise (such as his ability to dig tunnels), though also has the tough hide and Atomic Breath of the original Japanese incarnation.
  • Destructive Savior: Even though he kills monsters who actively cause damage, he inevitably causes damage whenever he fights he fights another monster.
  • Finishing Move: Usually his atomic breath.
  • Genius Bruiser/It Can Think: He's been shown to be surprisingly clever at times, outwitting some monsters, responding appropriately to Nick's instructions and even recognizing when the situation calls for different tactics.
  • Gentle Giant: Has his moments. When he's not fighting monsters, he's usually shown just hanging out in the Hudson, minding his own business.
  • Gigantic Adults Tiny Babies: As a new hatchling, Junior was just a bit bigger than adopted father Nick when they first met. He eventually grows to match the skyscraper size of his biological father.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He doesn't care if it's humans or monsters, he doesn't hesitate to kill if he or Nick is threatened.
  • Happily Adopted: He imprinted on Nick as his father and has loyally followed him since.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Understandably, seeing as his father destroyed a good chunk of New York, he often causes damage even when he stops whatever Monster of the Week appears, and he's been mind controlled into rampages, which beyond giving him a bad reputation also leads to a number of attempts to kill him.
  • Horrifying Hero: Godzilla is over 150 feet tall, looks like a cross between an iguana and a Tyrannosaurus rex, and breathes a stream of atomic fire. The citizens of New York are quite justifiably terrified of him. Well, those reasons and the whole fact that his biological father kinda destroyed a good chunk of the infrastructure of New York during the movie...
  • Last of His Kind: Can't reproduce asexually and killed his resurrected biological-turned-cyborg parent, the original Zilla, in "Monster Wars."
  • Legacy Character: To Zilla, Sr.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is as fast and agile as Zilla but has the strength, durability and atomic breath of the Japanese Godzilla.
  • Love Hurts: In one episode, he fell in love with a mutant Komodo dragon, Komodithrax, and became her mate and surrogate father of her egg (she could reproduce asexually). When she and the egg were lost at the end of the episode, Junior roared his grief and despair to the world.
  • No Sell: Played straight against conventional artillery weapons as an adult. Subverted several times: as a juvenile, you actually see blood on the side of his neck near the end of "New Family, Part 1" before disappearing underwater, several kaiju attacks actually hurt him, and a military bio-weapon made him catatonic until Mendel gave him an antidote.
  • Power Glows: His eyes and spines right before he uses his atomic power breath.
  • Roar Before Beating: Always lets out a roar before tackling the Monster of the Week.
  • Tail Slap: One of his most effective attacks.
  • Took a Level in Badass: (For the third time on this page alone) In addition to having what good qualities Zilla possessed, he has the original Godzilla's tough hide, healing, strength, determination and, of course, his power breath. Plus he's pretty smart.
  • Vegetarian Carnivore: Inverted. He's a mutated green iguana, which are herbivores, but his diet consists mainly of fish. He's also chased after giant mutant rats in one episode.
    • Amusingly, the team once tried to feed him seaweed substitute to prevent him overeating the local fish stocks, but he simply spat it back out once he tasted it.

C-Rex (a.k.a. Crustaceous Rex)

  • Always a Bigger Fish: Was the primary predator of the giant squids that were attacking people.
  • Bad Future: In an alternate future in which the world was overrun by genetically engineered monsters known as Dragmas, C-Rex was released from Monster Island to fight them, but was slain in battle against the creatures.
  • Combat Tentacles: He uses his tentacles to grapple with his opponents.
  • Recurring Character: Comes back for the "Monster Wars" trilogy, then later "SCALE."
  • Super Spit: Able to shoot tar from its mouth.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Survives his encounter with Godzilla after the latter severed his tentacles and buried him alive with a rock slide.
  • Warm-Up Boss: The first antagonistic monster to appear in the series, and while its greater size made it more of a threat than the giant squids it preyed on, against Godzilla it still lost without putting up much of a fight.

Cryptocleidus

Cyber-Godzilla/Zilla, Sr.

  • Back from the Dead: The Leviathan aliens resurrect him as a cyborg in "Monster Wars."
  • Breath Weapon: Somehow has one when he became a cyborg. He didn't actually have one in the film (where it was more of a wind blast roar). Also, it's the traditional blue compared to his son's green.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Cyber-Godzilla defeats the Giant Bat in a single blow.
    • One the receiving end of one from Godzilla, barely even managing to touch him.
  • The Dragon: To the aliens, proving to be their strongest monster in their invasion. Since it was controlled through cybernetic implants he stayed on their side when the mind control over Earth's monsters was broken.
  • Expy: Of Mechagodzilla. Ironically, Kiryu of Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla seems to be based on him.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: His fight with Godzilla ends with him getting ripped to pieces.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Although he uses them more conservatively than his Mechagodzilla expies, with beam weapons being the preferred choice.
  • More Than Mind Control: It seems Cyber-Godzilla wants to die when his eyes are normal color instead of green (when the monsters are mind-controlled, their eyes becomes green).

El Gusano Gigante

The Giant Bat

  • Bad Future: In an alternate future in which the world was overrun by genetically engineered monsters known as Dragmas, the Bat was released from Monster Island to fight them, but was slain in battle against the creatures.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Bat is the only of the Earth monsters aside from Godzilla to stand up against Cyber-Godzilla... and he is immediately defeated when Cyber-Godzilla reflects his own sonic scream back at him.
    Elsie: "Yippee."
  • Giant Flyer: Naturally.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Bat can unleash sonic screams as his main form of attack. In "SCALE," we see that the military has fitted him with an electronic collar so that he can't use his screams while on Monster Island.
  • Recurring Character: Comes back for "SCALE."

King Cobra

  • Bad Future: In an alternate future in which the world was overrun by genetically engineered monsters known as Dragmas, King Cobra was released from Monster Island to fight them, but was slain in battle against the creatures.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: King Cobra takes out Robo-Yeti pretty quickly in both of their fights, the second time squeezing the machine so hard that its neck breaks and its arm pops off.
  • Off Model: The show would be horribly inconsistent with King Cobra's size. In one scene, he would be massive enough to tower over Godzilla and completely envelope him in his coils. In another, he'd be small enough for Godzilla to bite down on his neck and toss around like a rag doll. It thankfully didn't happen too often, but when it did, it was jarring.
  • Recurring Character: Comes back for the "Monster Wars" trilogy, then later "SCALE."
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent
  • Super Spit: He can spray an adhesive gunk from his mouth. He puts this to good use when he blinds Godzilla for almost the entirety of the episode.
  • Tunnel King: Surprisingly adept at burrowing for a cobra.

Komodothrax

Nessie

  • Enemy Mine: Though Nessie and Godzilla fight at first, once he realizes she's trying to save her baby, he quickly helps her in the rescue.
  • Gigantic Adults Tiny Babies: Nessie's baby is much closer to humans, size-wise, than its mother is.
  • Mama Bear: Nessie's attacks on Dr. Trevor's facility are because he's holding her baby captive for scientific purposes.
  • Stock Ness Monster: The one and only, though she's more of a sea serpent type than the usual plesiosaur.
  • Swimming Into The Sunset: Rare for this series, Nessie and her baby are allowed a happy ending and remain in the Loch.

Queen Bee

Robo-Yeti

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: It never goes well for Robo-Yeti whenever it goes up against King Cobra, with the most it manages to do was yank it off Godzilla when it tried to crush him allow him to beat it.
  • Enemy Mine: Though it fights Godzilla at first, once King Cobra appears on the scene, the machine becomes a reluctant ally to the lizard.
  • Humongous Mecha: Created by Dr. Ifukube to defend Japan from giant monsters.
  • Mythology Gag: Robo-Yeti is initially covered in a fake skin to make it seem as though it is a real gigantic primate of some kind, just like Showa Mechagodzilla was disguised as Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Also like Mechagodzilla, Robo-Yeti's disguise is ruined thanks to Godzilla's atomic ray.
  • Off with His Head!: Its second encounter with King Cobra, it gets constricted so hard that its head breaks off, along with one of its arms.
  • Shock and Awe: Robo-Yeti can shoot electric cables from its hands to electrocute opponents (similar to Heisei Mechagodzilla's Shock Anchor).
  • The Worf Effect: Despite managing to get the better of Godzilla when they first fight, it ends up being reduced to this in the fights with the King Cobra.

Skeetera

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: A four-way battle between Skeetera, C-Rex, King Cobra, and the Giant Bat ends up with Skeetera pretty much kicking everyone's backside.
  • Giant Flyer: As mosquitoes tend to do.
  • High Voltage Death: Godzilla defeats Skeetera by smacking her with his tail directly into the power plant on Monster Island. While it's never outright stated that she was killed by it, we don't see her up and about with the other mutations at the end of the episode.
  • Miracle-Gro Monster: Whenever she drinks a fellow mutation's blood, Skeetera increases in size.
  • Power Copying: In addition to getting bigger, drinking a mutation's blood also grants Skeetera any special powers her victim may have, from Godzilla's atomic ray to King Cobra's adhesive spit.

    Humans 

Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos (Ian Ziering)

Proud "dad" of a giant mutated lizard.

Dr. Elsie Chapman (Charity James)

Dr. Mendel Craven (Malcolm Dunare)

  • Butt Monkey: Usually gets the short end of the stick.
  • Meaningful Name: Craven means "coward".
  • Sickly Neurotic Geek: As lampshaded in the episode "Hive":
    Monique: *exasperated* "Is there nothing he is not allergic to?"
    Elsie: *cheerfully* "Nope."
    • In short: a summer cold from the movie, rat dander, pollen, bee stings, chances of bronchitis, getting over a normal cold, plenty of sun protection (SPF 90 and robe, anyone?), sand making him itch, sun giving him blisters, earaches from swimming, requires the occasional use of an inhaler, plus allergies to several "variety of trees and shrubs, most grasses, a couple dozen animals, 25 or so foods, rubber, and rubber products". The ONE time he truly gets sick is after getting infected by the Giant Bacillus's slime in "What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been".
  • The Smart Guy

Randy Hernandez (Rino Romano)

  • Amazon Chaser: His attraction to Monique is evident the first time they meet. The first time they meet involves her judo-flipping him.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Although prominent in the episode "D.O.A." where they're in Central America, it must be noted that Portuguese is different from most forms of Spanish.
    • Both are Romance languages, meaning they're descended from Latin. Some misunderstandings are understandable.
  • Playful Hacker: Messes with NIGEL on an episodic basis.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Monique.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Black-Portuguese.

Monique Dupre (Brigitte Bako)

  • Action Girl: Very competent in combat and infiltration.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her usual outfit. Her on-the-field outfit has a proper T-shirt.
  • The Big Guy: Though Godzilla Jr. is this for the team by stepping in to fight the Monster of the Week when the team almost inevitably cannot defeat it with mundane weapons, Monique serves this role for the team when the action is on a human scale. She is by far the best shot and fighter on the team.
  • Character Development: Probably has the most of the main cast, as she develops from an openly hostile antagonist who thinks every monster needs to be destroyed, to a trusted and loyal team member who actively fights her own superiors over needing Godzilla as an ally and supporting the creation of a "sanctuary" on the Isla del Diabolo.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even more than Elsie.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: When she first encounters Randy, his crush on her was unrequited, and working with the team was strictly business-only. Later on, she became a bit more comfortable with the team and started liking Randy a little.
  • Determinator: Still kept going in spite of a broken leg in "Hive" until the end as one example. Which leads to...
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Practically jumped down Craven's throat when he offered to help her with her broken leg. It took a volcanic eruption and Craven flipping out at her to convince her to (grudgingly) admit that it was okay to accept help.
  • Gratuitous French: Speaks French on occasion.
  • The Lancer
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Not entirely covering her left eye, but enough that it covers Sexy (Randy's perspective), Deceptive (a French secret agent), and Antisocial (usually butting heads with the others' non-lethal preferences).
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Randy.
  • Threefer Token Minority: French-Vietnamese woman.

N.I.G.E.L. (Tom Kenny)

  • The Chew Toy: Has a built-in AAAAARRRRGGHH! whenever he dies. But no matter how damaged he gets, Mendel always manages to rebuild him, even when Godzilla stepped on him in "Monster Wars".
  • Not So Harmless: While he most of the time he acts The Chew Toy, he does carry cables that can deliver a powerful electric shock.
  • Team Pet
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Gets wrecked Once an Episode, more than a few of them have been from Godzilla (Is even voiced by Tom Kenny).

Major Anthony Hicks (Kevin Dunn)

  • Majorly Awesome: To an extent. While he usually plays second fiddle to H.E.A.T. and Junior, Hicks does have his own moments of Awesome, is usually out on the field getting dirty, and does note that he sometimes have to follow orders despite the team's advice.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he has voiced that he would prefer to nuke every mutation out there, he understands the necessity of keeping Junior around and has many times let HEAT do things their way to save the day.

Audrey Timmonds (Paget Brewster)

  • Going for the Big Scoop: This actually jeopardizes her relationship with Nick in one episode when Junior was going through his version of growing pains.
  • Hot Scoop: Nick seems to think so.
  • Intrepid Reporter: While she does cover normal stuff, she does like a bigger story.
  • Off the Record: During the episode where it was done documentary-style and dealing with "eco-friendly terrorists," Audrey destroyed the final tape, citing that some secrets are best kept hidden.
  • Red Shirt Reporter: Occasionally to her delight.

Victor "Animal" Palotti (Joe Pantoliano)

  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
  • Nerves of Steel: While most other people are either ducking or scrambling for cover during the latest "Godzilla vs Monster of the Week" throw down, he still keeps on taping in the middle of the action and doesn't let go of his camera, come hell or high water.
  • Red Shirt Reporter: Being Audrey's main cameraman, it happens.

Phillipe Roache (Keith Szarabajka)

  • Badass
  • BFG: Carries a missile launcher with a special weapon that causes even a giant monster to turned to stone like substance before crumbling to dust.
  • Hero Antagonist: He spends an entire episode trying to kill Zilla Junior, despite Randy and Monique's protests. At the last moment, he changes his mind and kills the Chameleon.

Cameron Winter (David Newsom)

  • The Bad Guy Wins: He got away with giving Humongous Mecha to three villains by claiming they stole the mecha from him and even convinced the government to buy mecha from him, which was his goal all the time.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Uses his business in less-than-legal ways.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Like the villain after whom the trope is named, he isn't above causing major disasters to be able to sell a way to solve it.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Karma Houdini: Despite mind controlling Godzilla into attacking any army base, he got a prison after a short sentence and his subsequent appearances he gets away with everything he does.
  • The Sociopath: Has no problems with killing anybody or anything that gets in his way, his first appearance had him mind control Godzilla into attacking a military base so he could get a contract for the destroyed weaponry, showing no regard the number of people killed, and in "Trust No On", he created the Chameleon to and had it attack New York while disguised as Godzilla just to make himself look like a hero when the Mimic killed the real thing.
  • Villain with Good Publicity.