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* ToughActToFollow: Needless to say, this movie had ''massive'' shoes to fill after the huge critical and financial success of ''[[Film/ShinGodzilla Shin Godzilla]]''.

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** Many joke that any possible adaptations of Toku from Creator/PolygonPictures will [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny repeat the plots from the trilogy over and over again]].


* JerkassWoobie: Haruo, a vengeful protagonist and crew member of the ''Aratrum'' whose so keen on killing Godzilla for driving humanity out of earth and killing his family in a process which is understandable for him to be very vengeful and angry, but doesn't stop from him being a massive JerkAss of the highest order towards anyone he comes across.

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* JerkassWoobie: Haruo, a vengeful protagonist and crew member of the ''Aratrum'' whose so keen on killing Godzilla for driving humanity out of earth and killing his family in a process which is understandable for him to be very vengeful and angry, but doesn't stop from him being a massive JerkAss of the highest order towards anyone he comes across.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Godzilla himself. He's clearly supposed to be malevolent and dangerous, but we don't actually see him killing anybody before his NonMaliciousMonster son is killed. Given that Fillius was itself Non-malicious, it's not unreasonable for fans to extrapolate that the same ''may'' have been true of Godzilla before humans went to war with him. [[note]]We do, after all, only have one side of the story to go off of.[[/note]] Not helping is the fact that in both sequels he faces off against far worse evils who are more dangerous than he ever was, or that unlike them, Godzilla is satisfied with humans simply leaving Earth and never coming back.


* ValuesDissonance: Some have noted that Haruo -- who is determined to kill Godzilla to avenge his parents' deaths and the 22 years of suffering and humiliation that humanity has endured -- speaks to Japanese cultural values regarding dignity and honor. Most Western viewers instead see this as suicidal recklessness, incompetence, and Captain Ahab syndrome.

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* ValuesDissonance: Some have noted that Haruo -- who is determined to kill Godzilla to avenge his parents' deaths and the 22 years of suffering and humiliation that humanity has endured -- speaks to Japanese cultural values regarding dignity and honor. Most Western viewers instead see this as suicidal recklessness, incompetence, and Captain Ahab syndrome. However, the trilogy explores both points of view by its conclusion. [[spoiler:Haruo's desire for revenge leads to an even bigger threat that is never resolved. But humanity is able to integrate and rebuild with the help of their allies as a result.]]


* AcceptableTargets: Haruo, mostly due to his overly angst personality.

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* AcceptableTargets: Haruo, mostly due to his overly angst personality.personality, and his [[DesignatedHero questionably "heroic" decisions]].


* CounterpartComparison:
** Godzilla's new appearance is that of Groot from [[Film/GuardiansoftheGalaxy Guardians of the Galaxy]]
** Godzilla has also been compared to Biollante as both are plant-based kaiju. Bonus points for Biollante being created from Godzilla's genes and having some of his powers.
** Haruo is often compared to another [[Manga/AttackOnTitan vengeful protagonist who possesses a deep-seated hatred for a monster who is responsible for the death of his parents and wants to personally kill them]]. Even his English voice actor, Chris Niosi, sees the comparison on his Twitter.

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* AcceptableTargets: Haruo, mostly due to his overly angst personality.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Haruo has divided viewers of the film, with most Western viewers decrying him as an immature and reckless hothead who endangered the lives of those under him for the sake of petty vengeance. Others have had a warmer reception, noting that he had a right to be angry -- having grown up in hellish conditions and lost both his biological and foster family, didn't ask any of his soldiers to do anything that he wasn't willing to do himself, that his plan -- which he'd throughly researched -- ultimately succeeded, [[spoiler:and that he gave the order to retreat when the original Godzilla woke up instead of ordering them to attack]].

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**Haruo
has divided viewers of the film, with most Western viewers decrying him as an immature and reckless hothead who endangered the lives of those under him for the sake of petty vengeance. Others have had a warmer reception, noting that he had a right to be angry -- having grown up in hellish conditions and lost both his biological and foster family, didn't ask any of his soldiers to do anything that he wasn't willing to do himself, that his plan -- which he'd throughly researched -- ultimately succeeded, [[spoiler:and that he gave the order to retreat when the original Godzilla woke up instead of ordering them to attack]].
** Godzilla Earth himself, with some fans praising the "nature god" aspect of the character and how he represents an "ultimate evolution" of Godzilla. Others find the design awkward, too derivative of the Legendary version, or too goofy-looking with regards to his face, with his botanical nature very divisive among purists of the series.


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* {{Narm}}: Some fans find Godzilla Earth's somewhat goofy-looking face awkward, especially given that his the biggest and most powerful Godzilla in the history of the franchise.

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** Due to Haruo's personality, fans occasionally joked the trilogy '''only''' focusing on a very angry, loud & vengeful main protagonist with monsters as guest stars/cameos.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: XAI’s “White Out” featured in both the trailer and the end credits.


* DesignatedHero: Haruo comes off as this due to the events posted in BaseBreaker. To keep it short, his revenge quest, while portrayed in a negative light in-universe, has done nothing but ruin his own life and get a lot of the people under his command killed.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Godzilla's origin as the next stage of life on Earth, accelerated by nuclear radiation, is exactly the same retconned origin featured for Zilla in the unmade sequel to Tristar's Godzilla film from 1998.


* FlatCharacter:
** Godzilla [[spoiler:Earth]]. He has no known motivation for attacking humanity, even before [[spoiler:they kill his son]].
** Despite being voiced by Creator/KanaHanazawa, Yuko doesn't show much characterization outside of being duty-bound and being loyal to her superiors. All of the lead male cast has more character than she does.


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The set up is one: Expies of the Xilians and Simians come to Earth and team up with humanity to try and stop Godzilla in exchange for taking over the Earth...and Godzilla kicked their tails so hard that ''all'' of them have to work together to ''run away''.



* FunnyMoments: Even this movie has some funny moments of its own:

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* FunnyMoments: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Even this movie has some funny moments of its own:



-->'''Mulu Elu Galu Gu''': This is why I hate working with stubborn species.
-->'''Adam''': So who drew the short straw? (Godzilla looks at him, preparing atomic breath) [[OhCrap GUESS IT'S ME]]!!!
* HeReallyCanAct: Who expected ''Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi'', the creator of WebAnimation/{{TOME}} as the protagonist Haruo?

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-->'''Mulu Elu Galu Gu''': This is why I hate working with stubborn species.
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species.\\
'''Adam''':
So who drew the short straw? (Godzilla looks at him, preparing atomic breath) [[OhCrap GUESS IT'S ME]]!!!
* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Who expected ''Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi'', the creator of WebAnimation/{{TOME}} as the protagonist Haruo?


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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: The set up is one: Expies of the Xilians and Simians come to Earth and team up with humanity to try and stop Godzilla in exchange for taking over the Earth...and Godzilla kicked their tails so hard that ''all'' of them have to work together to ''run away''.

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