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What are the least powerful to most powerful Godzilla's?

What are the least powerful to most powerful Godzilla's?

Draegar: The Hooded Figure

Apr-11-2017 3:04 PM

So, today I will be talking about every Godzilla in particular whether them being from film, tv show (Yes, they will be included), and comics. I apologize in advance though if some information I give is not the whole thing. By the time your reading this, I gave my best effort to learn all I could about what certain Godzilla's could do. The particular Godzilla's I don't know much information will be the Dark Horse Godzilla, the Marvel Godzilla (I have some issues of him, so I know a good amount of him), and the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla. For some of you, you won't exactly be to happy with me including this, but I will include the 1998 & 2004 Zilla's and 1967-1969 & 2004 Minilla's. I just want to give then the fair treatment.

I've divided the Godzilla's among twenty different ones in in no particular power order with them being listed as below:


Gojira/Godzilla (1954)

Showa Godzilla (1955-1975)

Minilla (1967-1969)

Heisei Godzilla (1984-1995)

Godzilla Jr. (1993-1995)

Zilla (1998)

Godzilla 2000 (1999)

Godzilla (2000)

GMK Godzilla (2001)

Godzilla (2002-2003)

Final Wars Godzilla (2004)

Final Wars Minilla (2004)

Final Wars Zilla (2004)

Legendary Godzilla (2014-?)

Shin Godzilla (2016-?)

TV Show:

Hanna-Barbera Godzilla (1978-1979)

Zilla Jr. (1998)


Marvel Godzilla (1977-1979)

Dark Horse Godzilla (1987-1998)

IDW/Rulers of Earth Godzilla (2013-2015)

Now that I've listed the Godzilla's I will be including, let's get started on who's the least and most powerful of them all.

20. Final Wars Minilla (2004)


This Minilla is shown of to be no threat to anyone or anything, even having the Xiliens to wanting of no use of him. We've never seen him fight, he can only shoot his Radioactive smoke rings and than an atomic breath at the end of the movie, and that's just about it.

19. Minilla (1967-1969)


Perhaps a some-sort of a Godzilla that bears no resemblance to his "father", this one had no powerful levels to even take on some of Godzilla's Showa Era enemies. But what I can give the monster is that at least he's willing to fight when the time comes whether it be not so much powerful monsters like Kamacuras, Kumonga, and Gabara. He'll definitely hold his own for as long as he can and could surely beat Final Wars Godzilla.

18. Hanna-Barbera Godzilla (1978-1979)


This Godzilla in particular is somewhat of a monster that's not to be underestimated with as it can give other monsters a challenge. At times in the episodes, this Godzilla can be shown to at times having difficulty beating other monsters, but than again, at the end of the day, he'll always come out on top as the winner. Still however though, this Godzilla is near enough to be at the top with the other powerful Godzilla's.

17. Final Wars Zilla (2004)


Where do I start with this Zilla? Other than him quickly losing to Final Wars Godzilla, all this Zilla did was intentionally explode a tanker truck and eat two guys running from him. Despite his fast speed and agility, this Zilla is one I don't believe that could handle some of Showa Godzilla's opponents.

16. Zilla (1998)


With this Zilla, at least he was able to make some effort in fighting some of the military, while also letting them destroy parts of New York City. This Zilla was smart enough to sneak behind Apache helicopters, have a torpedo hit the Anchorage submarine, and still able to fool the military into thinking he would fall for their bait-trap again. Sadly though, the loss of his babies and wanting to exact revenge on a group of humans immediately got the better of him when he was killed by missiles from nearby jets.

15. Zilla Jr. (1998)


I will give this Zilla a round of applause as he was able to do much better things than his father did. This Zilla was able to hold off many monsters, get beat hard and still rise back up, never afraid, and just so many more things he could do. He was an ally to a certain group of humans and no matter what he and the humans always triumphed over other monsters.

14. Godzilla Jr. (1993-1995)


Are we getting to the good stuff now? I believe so because though he didn't much in 93', he was willing to risk his life in 94' to fight off Spacegodzilla. That's a very brave little monster. Not until in 95' did he prove what he's capable of when he fought Destoroyah's early stages which he defeated. Only till sometime later in the film when he was near death from Destoroyah dropping him onto the ground and being fired on, his father gave all his energy to him, becoming a full grown Godzilla, able to continue on his father's legacy.

13. Gojira/Godzilla (1954)


Even though this Godzilla didn't fight no monsters, you can't deny the fact that he did cause massive damage to Tokyo and killed many people in the process. He left behind trails of radiation wherever he was at, poisoning many more people. Maybe this is the Godzilla that by far has the highest killing count of humans in film.

12. Dark Horse Godzilla (1987-1998)


When it comes to this Godzilla, he's particularly okay when fighting, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he's just as great as the powerful ones. He's very much like the Showa one, if not, than less powerful. The monsters he does fight however prove to be of some challenge to him as based on what I've read about, but other than that, he's powerful to handle some other opponents.

11. Showa Godzilla (1955-1975)


Now here's a Godzilla whose fought many opponents, developed all kinds of different powers, and still never gave up. He is probably the Godzilla people come to think of whenever someone thinks silly, but silly or not, this Godzilla has proved time and time again that he won't let any monster put him down without a fight.

10. Godzilla (2002-2003)


We are getting closer to number 1, but this Godzilla could fairly handle himself well against Kiryu and Mothra on his own. Had no humans intervened in to repairing Kiryu, Godzilla would have most definitely eliminated the larvaes also. This Godzilla is also good in physical combat so as he doesn't always need to rely on his atomic breath.

9. Godzilla 2000 (1999)


We have a Godzilla where his atomic breath has been very much changed to the point that whatever it hits, it causes very severe damage and/or cause serious burning pain to another monster. When he does fight Orga however, Orga is not really much of a match for Godzilla as Godzilla enters Orga's mouth and blasts him with his much more powerful atomic breath. He than proceeds to fire at the city like a boss.

8. GMK Godzilla (2001)


Not one, not two, but three monsters is how many Godzilla killed in the movie. This is by far the only other Godzilla who intentionally is causing destruction upon humanity, but he won't do it without the Guardian Monsters there to stop him. They tried their best to stop him, but Godzilla was to much for them, but in the end however, Godzilla looks to be defeated, but will always remain to be because he is an undead beast.

7. Final Wars Godzilla (2004)


Here's a Godzilla who can easily plow through his enemies without even a break of sweat. His only goal is to destroy the Gotengo that trapped him, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he won't ignore the monsters fighting him. In the end when it seems that he would lose, he inherits energy to help him defeat Keizer Ghidorah by firing his Hyper Spiral Ray at him, exploding in the process.

6. Marvel Godzilla (1977-1979)


The Avengers and the FF, two teams that seem capable of stopping anything that poses any threats, but they still weren't able to stop Godzilla. They were merely mosquitos to the King, but only at the simple request of a boy asking him to leave did Godzilla accept. Even when Godzilla was human-sized, Godzilla could still handle taking on the teams. Goes to show how powerful this Godzilla is.

5. Shin Godzilla (2016-?)


The biggest Godzilla of them all. He packs all the firepower that all the other Godzilla's would wish they could have, but it doesn't mean he's invincible. By using too much energy, he needs to take a good amount of time to cool down, leaving him very vulnerable to any enemies. But with one strike of all his rays against another monster, it's likely that they were to be killed.

4. Legendary Godzilla (2014-?)


This mammoth of a Godzilla has been around for millions of years, way before even the dinosaurs came around. This Godzilla took an asteroid hit directly that altered the planet's atmosphere. He still was able to walk away fine, but when it comes to fighting other monsters, he does an okay job in it, getting hurt a lot in the process.

3. IDW/Rulers of Earth Godzilla (2013-2015)


A Godzilla who can take on many enemies, use different powerful abilities, and develop what is perhaps the most powerful atomic breath used by Godzilla. This Godzilla defeated his most powerful enemy ever, but it doesn't mean that he didn't take any massive damage in the process throughout his years in the earlier Kingdom of Monstes & History's Greatest Monster storylines.

2. Heisei Godzilla (1984-1995)


He is the the likely one to be the most powerful Godzilla there is. Each monster he's ever faced, there were always tougher, but so was he. Every movie he gained more stronger abilities and used them against his enemies. By 1995 however, he absorbed to much power to the point that he was dying and would destroyed the planet in the process. The humans were able to stop that from happening, but sadly though, a King was lost, but yet, another one was born to continue on his legacy.

1. Godzilla (2000)


How? That's my question to both how he's the most powerful and how was he able to get out. At the end of the movie, we see a man-made black hole weapon fire at Godzilla, sucking him in. Nothing can escape a black hole, not even the speed of light, but how he escaped, no idea. Unless of course was that because it is man-made and not the real thing in space, which has its defaults. But yet, this Godzilla may be the most powerful Godzilla as of yet so far.

What do you think? Which Godzilla do you believe is the least powerful or most powerful? Let me know in the comment section.


23 Responses to What are the least powerful to most powerful Godzilla's?

Im Durp

Apr-11-2017 4:29 PM

Haven't read any of the comics so just going off movie:


First: Meltdown Godzilla(Godzilla vs Destoroyah)

Last: Showa, but more specifically to narrow it down I'd say either the one in Son of Godzilla or Ebirah, Horror From the Deep.


Apr-11-2017 5:13 PM

I'm surprised Legendary Godzilla is so high up. A lot of G-fans don't find him particularly threatening compared to heavy hitters like Heisei Godzilla. Glad to see that, though, since he's tanked things that make many others likely wouldn't be able to take.

Too bad the Rage Across Time and In Hell iterations aren't present. Those guys would've easily topped this list.


Apr-11-2017 6:07 PM

@TheGMan123 Do you know when they'll be selling the Rage Across Time book on amazon? As of now it's only for kindle

As for the list I have some gripes with it, but I'm not mad at you or anything. For me I would have put them in this order...

20. Original Minilla 

19. Final Wars Minilla

18. Final Wars Zilla

17. Zilla

16. Hannah Barbara Godzilla

14. Zilla Jr

13. Godzilla 54

12. Godzilla Jr

11. Godzilla 2000

10. Showa Godzilla

9. Kiryu Godzilla

8. Shin Godzilla

7. Legendary Godzilla

6. Dark Horse Godzilla

5. Marvel Godzilla

4. GMK Godzilla

3.Burning/Heisei Godzilla

2. Final Wars Godzilla

1. Rulers of Earth Godzilla

G. H. (Gman)

Apr-11-2017 6:40 PM

I'll stick with cinematic versions and omit the offspring and imitators. Not specifically in order, but mostly giving it the tier rating.

Top Tiers
Heisei Godzilla (Burning)
Final Wars Godzilla
Heisei Godzilla (1990s)
GxM Godzilla
Heisei Godzilla (1980s)

Mid Tiers
GMK Godzilla
G2K Godzilla
Kiryu Godzilla

Low Tiers
Shin Godzilla
Legendary Godzilla
Showa Godzilla
First Godzilla (1954)


Apr-12-2017 4:43 AM

I think the most powerful Godzillas would be: Burning, Final Wars, Shin (due to his destructive capabilities), Legendary, GMK, Heisei and Marvel. Not necessarily in that order, though.

"Is that a monkey?"

Lord Tyrannos/I Meme Everything

Jun-10-2017 4:16 PM

Didn't they state that Shin Godzilla was the strongest?

"Hahahrawrrahaha" - Dr. Ian Malcolm

G. H. (Gman)

Jun-10-2017 5:01 PM

Toho claims that the 2016 Godzilla is the strongest incarnation, yes. But they also said the same thing about the 2014 Godzilla at one point.

Neither one add up and is likely just used for marketing purposes.

Lord Tyrannos/I Meme Everything

Jul-01-2017 8:29 AM

Zilla ('98), FW Zilla, and Zilla Jr. shouldn't be on the list, they're no longer considered as Godzilla.

"Hahahrawrrahaha" - Dr. Ian Malcolm


Jul-20-2017 10:47 AM

Last time I checked G 2014 ran away from missiles, then fainted after killing two monsters who had no powers. I rank him weakest until I see what he does in KOTM. 

Final Wars is the toughest hands down. Shin is close tho, even though I hate him. Every other incarnation falls somewhere in the middle.

 Special mention: Burning Godzilla and GMK Goji

All right all right all right


Jul-20-2017 11:06 AM

I'm honestly surprised how much people don't consider G2014 powerful XD

He took a nuke to the face for crying out loud and walked away fine. And, being from before the Permian era, he survived both the Permian extinction (an event that eliminated 90% of all life on Earth) as well as the KT Event (the extinction that wiped out all life bigger than about 55 pounds). Then he faced off against MUTOs, a species that literally evolved to be a parasite to his own species, for 3 days straight with no rest in between. Furthermore, even though he obviously didn't like getting hit with missiles via the military in the one scene, he certainly took absolutely no damage from them; not a scratch on his body from that encounter at the bridge. The only time he actually bled was again when he faced the animals that evolved to be a parasite to his species alone.

I don't really see how that all calls for a weaker Godzilla incarnation label. Seems pretty mid-tier at the very least.

Draegar: The Hooded Figure

Jul-20-2017 11:34 AM


"I rank him weakest until I see what he does in KOTM."

I honestly don't see how Legendary Godzilla is any weaker than the original Godzilla (1954) or the Showa Godzilla in general, but it's your opinion and I'll respect it.

G. H. (Gman)

Jul-20-2017 1:21 PM

I'd still rank Godzilla '14 pretty low on the totem pole, especially compared to some of the later Godzillas from Toho. Sure he's a survivor, but surviving doesn't really add up to great power.

And he did not fight the MUTOs for three days straight with no rest. He fought one for one night and two for another. He casually swam the rest of the time which should be no issue for a creature who has been swimming underwater for much of the previous 60 years.


Jul-20-2017 3:15 PM

But if surviving doesn't add up to great power, then how does Godzilla from GvM rank up there? His greatest feats were surviving a black hole (falling into the surviving category) and roasting Megaguirus and her swarm, and yet he's a top tier?

Like I said, the only time G2014 physically showed damage was when he was getting double teamed by the MUTOs. Other than that, he was on top of every damage-dealing encounter he was in in 2014. The first fight with the Hokmuto he walks out unscathed, the bridge scene he walks out unscathed, the second fight with Hokmuto he walks out unscathed, and in the opening fight with Femuto, Femuto can't even get a hit in; she's too busy getting grappled and tossed around by Godzilla. Only when he's double teamed does he actually start to face trouble in the movie. Then immediately when they stop double teaming him, he outright kills them with a single tailswipe and an atomic breath down the throat. 

I'm not saying G2014's the most powerful out there (Final Wars is more powerful, Burning G is obviously more powerful, etc.) but I really don't see how he could be so low down the pole when we have other incarnations that hardly hold their own in a 1 on 1 fight, let alone be double teamed by organisms that evolved specifically to kill them.

G. H. (Gman)

Jul-20-2017 4:30 PM

I think surviving a black hole is a little more unconventional than a nuclear bomb. In any case I think the GxM Godzilla's greatest "feat" (I can't begin to explain how much I despise that word with all my heart, soul and mind) is his impressive aerial leap onto Megaguirus.

And with by the same logic you use, the Showa Godzilla may as well be one of the stronger ones since he took on Titanosaurus and MechaGodzilla, an arguably more deadly combo (alien technology anyone?) and still came out on top. Being double teamed is nothing new to Godzilla, but it doesn't exactly equate power within context or comparison of others.

I'm not necessarily saying G'14 is weak, all Godzillas have proven they're tough, but I'm absolutely unimpressed with his abilities in comparison to other incarnations--By far.


Jul-20-2017 8:24 PM

Surviving a nuclear blast point blank is still an accomplishment not to blink at, for sure. The core of a nuclear explosion can reach temperatures of around 100,000,000 degrees Celsius; the temperature of the Sun's core.

And Showa Godzilla only got the upper hand once they stopped double teaming as well; as Titano was hit with the soundwave cannon and his mind control disfigured.

I think what really need to do if we truly want to deduce which Godzilla is stronger over the other is consider a number of variables instead of "well this one could do this and this" or "this one survived this".

I think it would be more accurate if we could somehow deduce A) The power of their special abilities (Atomic breath, pulse, etc.) B) Physical strength and agility C. Durability D. Stamina E. How tough their opponent was and how the battle played out. For instance, defeating Heisei Rodan is a little less impressive than defeating Showa Rodan. That kind of thing.

Cause I mean, there's questionable stuff all across the board. For instance, does one consider the red spiral ray a trait the 90's Godzilla owns or not (since it technically was given to him; it wasn't an initial trait)? Does a Godzilla getting tossed around and knocked down show signs of a weak Godzilla or a tough opponent?

See it's questions like this that keep me up at night XD
I kinda feel like it's easy to do a list like this off the top of the hea

G. H. (Gman)

Jul-20-2017 9:42 PM

And the only reason Godzilla won against the MUTOs is when they stopped double teaming against him when Ford blew up the nest.

It should be easy to do a list like this off the top of our head, because it's ultimately a pretty dumb conversation to begin with. Just go off what we see in the films and anything extra that source books can add, sure take it. But it's really not worth wasting time and deducing into the A, B, C and D that you seem to be losing sleep over. I call it like I see it and I see other Godzillas to be far more impressive than the 2014 one.


Jul-20-2017 10:30 PM

Anyone who says the Mutos are tough need to watch Terror of Mechagodzilla, GMK, Godzilla 2000, you can use basically any Toho movie and pin G '14 and I'm afraid he's going to end up dead. I have a feeling he will prove himself in GKOTM. I think he will be in for the fight of his life against this new Ghidorah, who may be the most powerful Ghidorah yet. Especially if they intend for him to be a villain in GvK. 

All right all right all right


Jul-21-2017 7:10 AM

@GMan.   Right; G2014 came back after the double teaming stopped. My point is that many Godzillas do not fare well when double teamed. G2k got double teamed and suffered for it, KiryuGoji got double teamed and only started coming back once either Mothra or Kiryu was down, ShowaGoji got double teamed on multiple occasion and never fared well with it, G2014 didn't do well of course when double teamed, and even HeiseiGoji didn't do well when he was double teamed by Mothra and Battra. Heck, the instant they teamed up to stop him, he lost. The only Godzillas that have been double teamed and didn't seem to be bothered by it was GMKGoji and FinalGoji. That's it. All the others got kicked and tossed around until it was one on one again.

The MUTOs are pretty serious adversaries. Sure they aren't up there with the likes of King Ghidorah, Destoroyah, or Biollante, but they could easily take down a number of Toho Kaiju like Baragon, Anguirus, Ebirah, Kumonga, I can see them taking down Orga, etc. Heck their EMPs alone render any Mecha useless (and probably Gigan too cause cybernetics), so that means even the likes of MechaG and MechaKG would probably go down if they fought them.

My point is that the Godzillas in these movies did not fight adversaries that were equal in strength all together; not to mention the two that never had an opponent at all. Shin too seems to be universally ranked sort of low according to many, and yet he easily has the most powerful atomic capabilities of all the Godzillas considering his breath's lightsaber-like qualities. That's something even BurningGoji would have a really hard time with.

My sentence there in an earlier comment seems to have gotten cut off. I'm saying that it's easy to do a list off the top of the head, but to be more accurate, we would have to look into more stipulations and consider more input than just "well this Godzilla did this thing this one time" or "this Godzilla survived this".


Jul-21-2017 8:32 AM

To sum up, it's not JUST a boiled down list of "X survived this whilst Y didn't", or "X lost here whilst Y didn't".

Power can be attributed to many different facets of each individual Godzilla, and not always in clear-cut ways. Heck, breaking down the physics of it all is challenging enough in and of itself, since showings that SEEM impressive might not actually be so upon further dissection, and vice versa.

For example, that black hole in Godzilla VS. Megaguirus isn't a true black hole, since it clearly didn't behave like one. If it did, Earth would've gone POOF, or at least Japan, so we have to judge its gravitational singularity based on what we DID see it do, which isn't too different from a nuclear detonation in terms of destructive potential.

That's just one example, one in which context and proper knowledge go hand-in-hand in these fictional debates. If my time at Spacebattles has taught me anything, you gotta dig deeper before you make the call.


Jul-25-2017 9:08 AM

Meltdown Godzilla(Heisei 1995) can possibly blow up an entire planet! That's pretty powerful. However he would be destroyed before the planet is. But if we are considering "Zilla" as a Godzilla in this topic, then he is by far the weakest. Cant even take on some missiles? what a pathetic excuse for a monster that is called Godzilla. its like we made a superman movie but superman cant take a bullet, not very super right? The people involved either didn't have enough respect for the character they were trying to portray or they had a huge hard-on for American artillery and thought, there is no way any giant monster can take the good old U.S. of A. artillery to the chest and live. Im glad Zilla was knocked out in Final Wars. It is the biggest middle finger Toho could give to our movie studios over here.



Jan-16-2018 9:02 PM


See? This guy understands.

G. H. (Gman)

Jan-16-2018 9:51 PM

^Few do. Clearly.


Jan-16-2018 9:56 PM

 You'd be surprised. JK.

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