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What is Godzilla's true origin?

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MothraZillaKaiju7 #TeamMothra

Apr-18-2019 8:28 PM

Godzilla's origin keeps changing, so how did this king start out? Was there really a race of other "Godzillas"? Was he the result of radiation? I don't know what to believe anymore!

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Gmkgoji #TeamRodan

Apr-19-2019 9:41 AM

Depends.

The 1954 Godzilla came from odo island

The showa godzilla we don't know

The heisei Godzilla was a mutated Godzillasaurus

The Mellinium godzillas are way to complicated to go into

The monsterverse godzilla was an ancient alpha predator

Shin godzilla was a hyper evolved organism

The anime godzilla is a divine punishment for mans sin against the earth

 

All roads lead to Rodan. We call it Roadan.

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Apr-19-2019 10:00 AM

The original origin for Godzilla, according to Dr. Yamane in the 1954 film, is that he was an evolutionary cross between land and sea going, prehistoric reptiles. He survived nuclear tests which woke him from his slumber.

Many source books cite this as the generally accepted origin for the second Showa Godzilla and a number of the Millennium Godzillas.

The rest of the Showa series, and some of the Millennium films, take place in the same continuity as the 1954 film. This proves that there were multiple Godzillas--As Serizawa theorized by the end of the original movie.

Additionally, official artwork from the Definitive Edition Godzilla Introduction book shows multiple Godzillas living in an underwater habitat prior to the H-bomb detonation in 1954:

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Godzilla's_Tail79 #TeamGodzilla

Apr-19-2019 10:08 AM

In the original film he was a dinosaur (cross between a stegosaurus and a t-rex) woken up and mutated by nuclear radiation. 

In the Legendary Monsterverse he's an extremely ancient creature (possible hundreds of millions of years old) that lived on the Earth's surface when there was more radioactivity and moved to the sea to be closer to the Earth's core. 

Other Godzillas have different origins. GMK Godzilla was a manifestation of all the people that died in WWII, and Shin Godzilla was a prehistoric creature horribly mutated by toxic waste, so it really depends on what the filmmakers are going at the time. 

TheGMan123 #TeamGhidorah

Apr-19-2019 10:09 AM

I've seen too many folks who continue to believe that the very original 1954 Godzilla, the origin established in the first film ever, was that of the Heisei Godzilla.

I have to my due diligence in telling them the truth as big Gman established.

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Apr-19-2019 10:12 AM

"In the original film he was a dinosaur (cross between a stegosaurus and a t-rex) woken up and mutated by nuclear radiation."

*sigh*

No...

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"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


TheGMan123 #TeamGhidorah

Apr-19-2019 11:11 AM

Dinosaur, yes. Mutated, no.

Yep, the basic misconception.

MDK 2 (MinecraftDinoKaiju) #TeamGodzilla

Apr-19-2019 11:16 AM

MothraZillaKaiju7 Look, just to summarize my point to you: all incarnations of Godzilla have different origins. If you meant to ask about the origins of the Monsterverse Godzilla, then you should've said so. Otherwise, we have to explain the origins of all of the different film incarnations of Godzilla.

"Let's just wait and see." - MinecraftDinoKaiju

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Apr-19-2019 11:22 AM

Even then the "dinosaur" definition isn't quite accurate in the strictest sense. Much like plesiosaurs or pterodactyls aren't dinosaurs--But I guess that's splitting hairs and just giving in to laymen terms these days.

Either way, I believe Toho defines him as a "prehistoric amphibious reptile" with, "(irradiated)" thrown in there for good measure.

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"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


KoldWarKid62

Apr-19-2019 3:58 PM

I go by the explanation in Gojira '54, which has been expounded upon here already. Everything else is secondary and irrelevant to me.

 

EmptyH #TeamMothra

Apr-19-2019 9:24 PM

My understanding is the only time Godzilla is officially a dinosaur is:

Godzilla vs King Ghidorah

Baby Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

Again in Godzilla vs Space Godzilla where he turns into Little Godzilla.

Little Godzilla turns into Godzilla Junior in Godzilla vs Destroyah and eventually into a normal Godzilla.

Host of the podcast Giant Monster Messages where we watch EVERY giant monster film and look for the messages.

Godzillatheking123 #TeamGodzilla

Apr-21-2019 7:28 PM

G. H. (Gman): Hey, people are entitled to their..."opinions", right? ;)

The problem is that Toho drew inspirations from dinosuars when they designed Godzilla, so that is why there is often a confusion there.

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