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how fast do you think Godzilla will be capable of moving?

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Apr-07-2014 10:15 PM

thought I would make a nice discussion after all that crazy troll junk, anyways...

so I know speed is not one of Godzillas better skills, but how fast do you think he will be able to travel(on land or in water), and how fast do you think he will be able to fight? also, when traversing the ocean, will godzilla swim, or simply walk along the ocean floor?, cause the new godzilla does not look like he is built for swimming,especially with his sauropod feet. 

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Apr-07-2014 10:20 PM

Given the shape of his legs, torso, and the girth of him, I'd expect him to move at around Heisei Godzilla speeds. AKA, lumbering and slow. Further evidence of this is in the footage of Godzilla Smash 3 when Godzilla walks through the city. Slow moving, hunched forward, but capable of delivering some fairly rapid swipes with his hands and perhaps a stomp or two with his foot if absolutely necessary.

But yes, I'd say that lumbering Heisei speed is about where it's going to be for the vast majority of the film.


Apr-07-2014 11:21 PM

It's hard to tell. Many of the shots so far convey the slow and lumbering Heisei style of movement. 

But others have made him look a little more nimble and/or capable of quick bursts or strikes, like a lizard or a snake chasing prey.

I HOPE they make him flexible and fast to a certain degree. Stiff and slow limits the range of fighting techniques Godzilla can use. It also eliminates some of the potential scary elements if Godzilla can't sneak or leap or anything like that. 

He doesn't need to be as nimble as the MUTO or anything, but I do hope it's a little less Heiseish than what I'm afraid it might be right now.


G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Apr-08-2014 12:11 AM

According to the Trendmasters trading cards back in '94, largely based on the Heisei Godzilla stats, he can move at 40 mph and swim at a speed of 40 knots.

But when Trendmasters decided to re-release the Godzilla toy in a more accurate gray coloring, they sold the repaint under the moniker "Supercharged Godzilla". Those trading cards stated he could move 100 mph...

Neither are probably legitimate, but who knows. It's a place to start...

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Apr-08-2014 12:39 AM

Ha! That Trendmasters set is probably close to correct technically :-)

Just because Godzilla probably takes very large steps lol :-)

Like maybe not fast steps, but they would still cover significant distance, which is all that matters when measuring speed: distance/time.......not how many steps it took to get there. 

A person, even an Olympic althlete in a dead sprint likely couldn't cover the distance of a single Godzilla step in the time it would take Godzilla to take one. Meaning Godzilla probably plods along in the 30-40 MPH ballpark when he's just walking. 

When he's running (if we see him run/charge) he probably would be in the 100+ MPH range.


Apr-08-2014 2:35 AM

40 mph? Nah. He takes huge steps and this one right here seems to be more agile and faster than the previous Godzilla's(excluding 1998). I'd say at least 150 or more who knows. His walking speed might be around 50-70

Daikaiju Danielle

Apr-08-2014 3:15 AM

Yeah, I agree with Madison. I have had many reptiles and they do have slow movements, but when threatened or startled, they have quick reactions.

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Apr-08-2014 10:35 AM

Considering that Gareth Edwards is going for the 'realistic' approach, I don't think the Big G will move quickly at all. It would be pretty unrealistic to depict something that large and bulky moving quickly. However, I think his tail will be shown as more active and whip-like than previous incarnations, if that one scene in the trailer is any indication.

MinecraftDinoKaiju #TeamGodzilla

Oct-07-2019 11:57 AM

I'm glad this still exists from 2014. Does anyone know if there is a similar discussion with a clear answer for the 2019 version?

If so, can you please link it? Thanks.

TheLazyFish #TeamGodzilla

Oct-07-2019 11:58 AM


Oh wow... things have changed... things have changed a lot...

If people weren't lazy, we wouldn't try to be efficient. If we weren't efficient, we'd never get anything done.

MinecraftDinoKaiju #TeamGodzilla

Oct-07-2019 12:03 PM

Hey there, TheLazyFish. I see you found this forum as well.

So do you know of any forums that relate to what I was asking about in my comment?

TheLazyFish #TeamGodzilla

Oct-07-2019 12:04 PM

Sorry, but not really. I haven't really dug through the Godzilla forums as much as I did the Dinosaur forums when I initially joined.

If people weren't lazy, we wouldn't try to be efficient. If we weren't efficient, we'd never get anything done.

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