Debuting in Godzilla NES Creepypasta
- Action Survivor: Manages to survive through the entire game fighting through monsters out to kill him through a video game.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He tries pleading with Red to let him go, but Red refuses.
- Backstory: The whole creepypasta is him telling his whole ordeal he managed to survive.
- The Cameo: He wrote Carl an email during Chapter 2 of Replay, responding that he doesn't know how the game manages to create entire worlds.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His girlfriend during his middle school days, Melissa, died in a accident. It's later revealed that Red was behind it.
- Featureless Protagonist: Not much is known about Zach, other than he's over 18 and is an avid Godzilla fan.
- So What Do We Do Now??: The entire experience has left Zach totally depressed and unsure what to do now.
- The Ace: Godzilla is Zach's most preferred monster, and it shows when Zach beats the first 2 worlds and Pathos using only Godzilla. This is downplayed in later chapters when the bosses and even the environment ramped up in difficulty, forcing Zach to use his other monsters.
- Boring, but Practical: Godzilla might not have flight like Mothra and he may walk slower than Anguirus's rolling attack, but he has no real weaknesses and plenty of health to take on bosses with. And even though Zach admits Solomon is a better character, he still feels more used to Godzilla's style.
- Eaten Alive: Godzilla gets eaten by Red during the final battle.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Godzilla.
- Out of Focus: Notably subverted for a fanfic with original characters in it. Godzilla gets plenty of screentime in this creepypasta.
- Alas, Poor Scrappy: In-universe, Mothra dies to the Final Boss first, and as much as Zach hates playing as her he feels it was a terrible way for her to go out.
- Balance Buff: In Entropy, Zach learns that Mothra's eyebeams now deal the same damage as Godzilla's punches. Mothra is also able to fly over bosses when she couldn't in the original game, allowing her poison scales to have a better chance of hitting enemies.
- Eaten Alive: Mothra is the first of Zach's monsters to die to Red, and she goes out this way.
- Flight: Mothra, natch. It's about the only thing Zach likes about her. This trait becomes necessary when airborne enemies/bosses appear and when the environment itself is too hazardous for land-based monsters.
- Out of Focus: Suberted. Mothra gets an entire world to herself thanks to Face.
- Put on a Bus: Mothra has yet to return in the sequel.
- Scratch Damage: Mothra's attacks left a lot to be desired in the original game, and here they turn her into a liability.
- Ascended Extra: Anguirus was actually a scrapped playable monster in the original. Here he's given a proper moveset unique for himself.
- Back for the Finale: He doesn't reappear in Extus after face removed him at Entropy, but returns to the last world Zenith.
- Lightning Bruiser: Notably faster than Godzilla, especially with his rolling attack. Zach often uses him against enemies that have a focus on speed, particularly against Not-Gigan.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His ranged attack is what appears to be a roar.
- Mighty Roar: Anguirus has a ranged roar attack similar to Godzilla's atomic breath.
- Rolling Attack: His special move. The speed boost helps greatly during a chase with Red.
- Under the Sea: Zach goes for Anguirus whenever there is water involved, particularly in Dementia when he has to escape from Red underwater and the Red Sea in Zenith.
- Off-Model: It's in the name. They are bizarre things that take the place of monsters that are on the board and their body types and graphics are jarringly different from the normal monsters.
- Ax-Crazy: A completely sentient monster with a sadistic streak the size of Godzilla himself.
- Big Bad: He's the main antagonist of the story.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Except when they light up.
- Breath Weapon: During the final battle, Red breathes Hellfire which does heavy damage and causes Zach incredible pain.
- Death Glare: The first tip-off that something is seriously wrong with the game.
- Dirty Coward: In spite of all of his actions, Red has shades of this. His reaction to Zach selecting Acacius is to snatch it out of the main board (ironically, putting him in the stalemate that will force him to break the rules). Like your average bully, Red seems to panic when confronted with something that could potentially injure him.
- Evil Is Bigger: He dwarfs GODZILLA! In all of his forms.
- Evil Is Burning Hot: It's heavily associated with flame and heat.
- Evil Is Visceral: Seems to think so.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His voice in the audio version.
- Final Boss: In universe and in the game.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: In-universe. Zach starts realizing something is really messed up the moment he insults Red and he responds by turning around to look at him. Things start going south from there, and things reach their peak in the final battle where Red traps Zach in his chair in the real world unable to move except with the controller, causes him horrible and real pain with every hit he scores on Zach's monsters, and even tries to stop Zach's heart when he loses all his monsters except for Acacius. This last is what spells Red's defeat, as he had broken the rules by doing so, and had denied Zach use of him out of cowardice leading to a stalemate.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Twice. Both times are a huge case of Red Eyes, Take Warning.
- Hate Sink: There is nothing sympathetic about him.
- Hellfire: Implied by the fact that his fire breath has a Nightmare Face in it.
- Honor Before Reason: Sort of. Red is willing to use literally any trick he can to shift the advantage towards him, but he feels obligated to follow a loose set of rules and give Zach a chance to survive by allowing him to flee or in the case of his boss fight, allow him to actually fight back. It's possible however that he wants to break the rules, but the consequences of breaking them are too great to be worth the risk... until the end, where it's the only way to resolve a stalemate he deliberately set up.
- I Shall Taunt You: After spending most game being a Silent Antagonist, he becomes quite chatty during the final confrontation. Naturally, his taunts are quite cruel.
- The Juggernaut: Spends most of the game being this, until the end when he gets a life bar. And even then...
- Kick the Dog: Engages in this multiple times during the game, but none worse than during the final battle where not only does the bastard unpause the game just to fuck with Zach, not only does he pull a Scar and admit to killing Melissa, but he also kills all of Zach's monsters before Acacius in incredibly sadistic ways just to cause them and Zach more pain.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Had Red not separated Acacius from the main board, then he wouldnt have had to break to rules and try to stop Zachs heart, allowing Melissa to step in and free Acacius. Additionally, it's very likely Zach would have used Acacius against Red first had he had access to him from the start, and would have probably not been able to face his final form effectively and Red would have won fair and square by the game's rules. So effectively, Red's efforts to screw Zach out of the best playable monster is what allowed said monster to be able to beat him.
- Nightmare Face: His trademark scowl.
- No Fair Cheating: His attempt to cheat and manually stop Zach's heart is what ends up allowing Zachary to use Acacius to defeat him.
- One-Winged Angel: He assumes a towering giant form after Zach kills him the first time with Solomon.
- Perpetual Frowner: It's ALWAYS grimacing. Even when he's in an advantageous situation, he never stops frowning.
- Playing with Fire: In the final battle, he breathes hellfire.
- Recurring Boss: Appears at the end of each stage to chase the player. Except in Zenith.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Mostly red though.
- Red Is Violent: Oh, he definitely is.
- Satanic Archetype: Essentially what he represents.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: To a limited extent, as while he can modify whole levels and boards, he still has to follow the rules of the game engine.
- The Sociopath: Though a literal monster, Red is completely aware of the suffering his actions bring, and he loves every second of it.
- Unskilled, but Strong: DEFINITELY. He's immensely powerful, mostly making up for the fact that he's kind of a moron. Whilst not as mindless as, say, Godzilla, he's not an intelligent planner and doesn't always consider the consequences of his actions, as evidenced by everything about Acacius' availability. This doesn't make him ineffective per say, but it does hamper his effectiveness to a degree.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Red can change into a Running form, a Swimming form, and a Flying Form As well as a giant One-Winged Angel form.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Face doesnt seem to be able to understand human morality and his reactions to Zachs answers to his questions are rather incomprehensible.
- Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: The last three questions of Face's first quiz. "Do you like dogs?" "Is the president good?" "Does your dog like the president?"
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: He'll go from silly or absurd questions to very disturbing and personal ones. His first two questions in the third quiz are "Do you like ice cream?" and "Do you like clowns?" before he starts asking things like "Is it safe to go out at night?" "Have you ever killed anyone?" and "Do some people deserve to die?"
- Character Select Forcing: Forces Zach to use Mothra on Entropy. Justified, though, since its impossible to use any other character.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Does it taste good when you bite a woman?
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: All we can say for certain about him is that he's a face.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Face's more disturbing questions are sort of intrusive towards Zach (asking if he's been raped isn't a question people would ask about). But he's ultimately on Zach's side, even when he takes Godzilla and Anguirus, leaving only Mothra.
- Inhuman Emotion: Out of his 23 different expressions, 12 of them see to be this, with changes like Face's sprite flipping upside down, turning into a cyclops or looking like a clown. Two of these expressions only appear once, after the questions "Do you like ice cream?" and "Are you a tough guy?"
- Nightmare Face: Take a guess.
- Plot Tailored to the Party: Starting from Dementia face gives Zach monsters that counter bosses and gimmicks of a specific world. Anguirus is unlocked in Dementia, where his speed enables him to move underwater quickly and stood a better chance at bosses who are notably faster than others. Inverted with Mothra, since some of the levels are impossible with other monsters but Face removes Godzilla and Anguirus to force Zach to use her. At Extus Solomon's strength and variety of abilities allows Zach to complete very difficult levels and a chance at defeating Chimera. Acacius was given in Zenith to give Zach a shot at killing Red's giant form, but is only usable after the other monsters are killed.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Face usually provides most of the humor of the story, but it's averted during Entropy when his questions took a darker tone and forces Zach to use Mothra at the end and Zenith because Red killed him.
- Starfish Aliens: He seems to reside in a plane of reality where water is either uncommon or works differently from our water, since he has to confirm with Zach "Is water wet?"
- Ascended Demon: By the end.
- Blue Is Heroic: His fur is midnight blue.
- Catch Phrase: "Still The Best 1973", which appears each time he finishes a level or beats a boss.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's a demon with midnight blue fur and red eyes, but he's one of the playable heroic characters.
- Defiant to the End: Says hed rather die than serve Red.
- HeelFace Turn: He committed one before the start of the game, and he hates Red enough to tell him he'd rather die than serve him.
- Master of All: See Purposely Overpowered.
- Mysterious Past: The significance of Still The Best 1973, how Face knew to give him to Zach, and his role as one of Reds henchmen are all unknown.
- Our Demons Are Different: Sort of. He does heavily resemble a typical demon, in direct contrast to Red.
- Purposely Overpowered: He does twice the damage Godzilla does and he can fly.
- Red Is Heroic: Mostly falls under Blue Is Heroic, but he has red eyes. Until after his resurrection, when they turn blue.
- Big Good: Being dead isn't enough to stop her from doing everything she can to interfere with Red's plans for her boyfriend.
- Deus ex Machina: Her intervention and freeing of Acacius.
- Emotionless Girl: According to Zachary, whenever she went into her "episodes", she would speak in a monotonous voice and keep a completely straight face.
- Our Angels Are Different: Although specified as being one in-game, she bears more of a resemblance to a half-finished statue. She has no wings and no facial features other than her blue eyes.
- Was Once a Man: Melissa was Zachary's deceased girlfriend who suffered from implied schizophrenia, which lead to her accidental death. The game implies she was resurrected within the game and was able to provide closure to Zachary after he beat Red.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Only appears in the last world. And he can't even be accessed until Red breaks the rules, allowing Melissa to make him available.
- Flight: He can also levitate in midair.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Combined with eyebeams and he's capable of dealing massive damage.
- Light Is Good: "The Golden Light".
- Meaningful Name: A quick search reveals Acacius shares his name with various saints and clergymen.
- Our Angels Are Different: Though its never stated outright that he is one.
- Purposely Overpowered: Even moreso than Solomon. Justified in that he wasn't stronger than Red's final form; he simply made the battle winnable in the first place.
Debuting in Godzilla:Replay
- Ambiguous Situation: Carl plays the game for whatever reason knowing the sinister nature of the cartridge through Zach's playthrough. As of Chapter 5 his motives for doing so remain unknown.
- Ascended Extra: Just like Angurius, Rodan was a scrapped playable monster in the original version. Here he's one of Carl's main monsters and presumably a replacement to Mothra.
- Out of Focus: Rodan's moveset is notably less fleshed out compared to the other extra monsters other than the fact he can fly and is capable at close quarter combat. He doesn't display any kind of special attack on screen despite clearly having one.
- Guest-Star Party Member: His only appearance is in Chapter 5 before it's revealed he's actually Warlock in disguise
- Affably Evil: Rather polite as far as antagonists can go. He actually gives out warnings, and when attacked initially he simply parries the blow without a counterattack and leaves with one last warning. Even when retreating from a lost fight, he takes a moment to tell the player he fights well, even if it matters little.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Described as a 'Malformed Despot' and is capable of dishing out huge amounts of punishment, even killing someone who helped the protagonist in a single shot.
- Big Bad: Certainly shaping up to be one.
- Body Horror: Word of God calls him a 'Malformed Despot' on his official sprite sheet.
- The Chessmaster: Shaping up to be one; he's definitely more of a planner than Red was, and his one trick so far, impersonating a playable character to keep the player from progressing, had Carl fooled for a decent while.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Unlike Red, he seems to be more reserved and cerebral, backing out of fights whenever it becomes apparent he can't win. He also attempts to fight Carl in Chapter 5, instead of just waiting until the end, and that's after keeping him fooled with his King Caesar ruse. Finally, he actually does lose that fight even if he flies away, which implies that he lacks Red's overwhelming power.
- Eldritch Abomination: Just him showing up changes everything to the same color as him.
- Evil Sounds Deep: According to Word of God.
- Get Out!: Repeatedly tells Carl to "leave" i.e. stop playing the game.
- Kaiju: Of course.
- Meaningful Name: A warlock is the male equivalent to a witch, and Warlock certainly seems to use some kind of magic.
- Nightmare Face: Like Red, his is always grimacing. It also keeps the tribal theme, heavily resembling an Easter Island face.
- Non-Standard Character Design: A Kaiju with an Easter Island-style head, musclebound arms, long stringy black hair and no legs? Certainly an odd design.
- Our Mages Are Different: His name implies this; he seems to use some kind of magic, but he's also a kaiju and doesn't use any sort of catalyst.
- Reality Warper: The color palette changes when he shows up to shades of a dull grey.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: At one point he shifts into King Caesar to prevent Carl from getting to the boss of the level.
- Kaiju: Make no mistake; he may be noticeably smaller than Godzilla and Rodan, but he still dwarfs humans in size.
- Morality Pet: Seems to be this for Carl, in a rare heroic example. Carl is always happy to see him and whenever he's upset/in distress, Carl's first instinct is to either comfort him or help him. He's the one character Carl shows anything other than mild curiosity for, and when he gets kidnapped, Carl is thoroughly pissed.
- The Woobie: All three times we see him so far. He's lost in a maze, and then his home is gone, and then his family might be dead. Invoked when Carl notes he "can't help but feel bad for the little guy". And then, to make matters worse, he gets kidnapped. Poor guy just can't catch a break, huh?