"Monsters are tragic beings. They are born too tall, too strong, too heavy. They are not evil by choice. That is their tragedy. They do not attack people because they want to, but because of their size and strength, mankind has no other choice but to defend himself. After several stories such as this, people end up having a kind of affection for the monsters. They end up caring about them."
He recovered consciousness to see Godzilla bearing down on him with all the fury of a mutant monster who's been woken by some idiot using an H-bomb as an alarm clock.
— Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space
Every country has a monster
They’re afraid of in their nation
Every monster has a country
Yeah, a station they call their home
He remembered those first surprisingly clear pieces of footage transmitted on the Internet, and then again on the news channels: HD quality CCTV pictures of some great lizard-like beast emerging from the shadows on the coast, a B Movie come to life. But this was not a man in a suit, or a too-crisp CGI image. It was colossal, the height of two tower blocks, one standing on top of the other. Its arm span was half a mile across, but it barely needed to stretch them so far to tear down a church, a town hall, a factory warehouse... bullets and bombs simply bounced off its thick, plated hide to create more damage to the surrounding area. Its call was the trumpet of Armageddon. When it opened its mouth to roar, the sound was unlike anything humanity had heard before. Nobody knew what the creature was, where it came from, why it appeared. The scientists mumbled in jargon, talked about tectonic planets, seismic events, and then finally they went quiet. They locked themselves into deep underground laboratories to try and invent something that would kill the thing.
And then... it went away, slinking back into the ocean...
—Kaiju, by Gary McMahon