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  • It Was His Sled: Everybody with an ounce of pop cultural knowledge knows Gamera is a turtle who can fly, so the flying saucer twist comes as no surprise to modern viewers.
  • Memetic Mutation: Back in the early days of the internet, Toshio's dub name "Kenny" became a term to describe any child in a Kaiju movie. Partially due to the website Stomp Tokyo using it as such.
  • The Scrappy: Toshio is generally disliked for his whiny attitude and personality, and his attempts to sabotage the military because he believes Gamera is a peaceful turtle due to him saving Toshio at the lighthouse, despite Gamera contradicting his pleas as he’s shown destroying the city!
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  • So Okay, It's Average: For many Kaiju fans, the original Gamera is often considered a decent monster flick, and one of the better films inspired by Godzilla, but nowhere as interesting as its successors. Joel Hodgson of MST3K fame even acknowledged that it's a cut above most other films they watched.
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