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    The coagulant 
  • I may have just missed something, but shouldn't the coagulant have had the opposite effect? If Godzilla's blood coagulates, that means it gets thicker and has a harder time flowing. Since the flowing blood is what cools Godzilla down, shouldn't coagulating the blood made him overheat rather than freeze? A blood thinner would have cooled him off. I don't know if this is a case of Artistic License – Physics, or if I'm not getting something. Could someone with a better physics/medical background set this straight?
    • The coagulant wasn't to make Godzilla freeze, it was to make him SCRAM, SCRAM being an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor. The coagulant would slow down/stop Godzilla's blood circulation, which would spike the temperature in Godzilla's internal reactor. To prevent excessive heat build-up (remember that Godzilla had to return to the ocean to avoid overheating), Godzilla would start dumping fuel. This would continue until Godzilla had completely dumped it's core, thus rendering it permanently inert. Remember that during the climax, they're monitoring the radiation being expelled by Godzilla, which increases as the operation continues.
    • Alternately, the blood functions as both a coolant and a neutron absorber, going from one to the other the more it transitions from liquid to solid.
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    The AWOL Imperial Family 
  • Admittedly, I don't speak or understand Japanese, so I may have missed something that wasn't translated properly, but why weren't the Imperial Family even mentioned in a throw away line during the evacuation of Greater Tokyo? This is especially noticeable since the fact that the officials don't exactly feel that Democracy is inherently better is repeatedly brought up.
    • The modern Imperial Family is basically never mentioned in Japanese fiction. I don't know why, but there's basically an unofficial moratorium on mentioning them.
      • The moratorium is out of respect, and so deeply ingrained that it's likely to have not occurred to the filmmakers to raise the point. Alternately, they have several residences around the country - depending on circumstances, they might have just been out of town.
  • Because (as is the case in all first-world constitutional monarchies) they serve no governmental purpose beyond PR. Most likely they were evacuated by their own people at the moment things started getting choppy, but otherwise didn't matter whatsoever.

    Attacking a sleeping giant 
  • When Godzilla went dormant, why didn't they attempt to bombard him with high-penetration ordnance again? The bunker-busters certainly wounded him, as they caused huge splashes of blood from the back of his neck, and the USAF could have regrouped and rearmed its bombers long before Godzilla awoke again or regained the power to shoot down attackers. Heck, just a bunch of unmanned trains filled with explosives were able to hit him head-on without any difficulties, so why not bomb him again? If they were fearing retaliation, risking another rampage is still a better option than nuking Tokyo.
    • Godzilla developed a defense against it. There's a scene where they sent a camera drone to check on the sleeping Godzilla but it was shot down when it got within a certain range. Then the American guy states that Godzilla has a radar ability which he uses subconsciously. That's why they had to sacrifice droves of drones. Bear in mind that this Godzilla's special ability is his adaptive evolution.
    • If that's the case, how come he didn't react to the explosive trains and blow those up?
      • Godzilla specifically adapted against aerial threats because the bunker busters managed to hurt him. The trains coming at ground level simply didn't trigger his passive defenses.

    Back lasers 
  • How does Godzilla shoots lasers out of his back, with accuracy no less? His tail has a head on it, do his spines have heads somewhere too?
    • Given that he shoots about a dozen of them all at once, even twisting around for good measure, it seems more like he's going for a Macross Missile Massacre: Laser Edition.
      • That would be Beam Spam. And given the amount of collateral damage he causes, I wouldn't exactly characterize the back beams as "accurate."

    Why does Godzilla come ashore? 
  • I kinda agree with the Omni-Viewer on this but it seems like Godzilla comes onto land for no reason? He just walks forward most of the time and only attacks when attacked first.
    • He's cold and the land is warm?

    Godzilla's metabolism. 
  • So, they state that Godzilla in this film runs on nuclear fission. Okay. . . then how can he survive "anywhere there's water and oxygen?" Fission requires heavy radioactive elements, so shouldn't he be behaving more like the MUTOs, and going after nuclear power plants and weapons to ingest heavy fissionables to fuel himself?
    • He's evolved to use several different elements that sustain each other (a walking breeder reactor of sorts), or the 'new' element specific to him somehow sustains itself through periodic reactions with common background elements.
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