You might not know this, but there have been many variations of Godzilla throughout the years.
If the 2014 version of Godzilla proves to be a letdown in cinemas, you can seek solace from the daikaiju's (big monster in Japanese) various incarnations through the years.
We’ve extracted seven of the best Godzilla variants from the confusion the Japanese films are made of. Go forth and drop those Godzilla trivia bombs on your friends, and watch them be either stupendously amazed or utterly amused.
This robotic version of Godzilla is one of the most memorable iterations of the monster, given its distinctive metallic appearance. It’s also one of Godzilla’s most formidable foes, having defeated him on many an occasion.
Monstrous feature: since it’s essentially man-made, it can be repaired and upgraded, leading to two other versions of the original - MechaGodzilla 2 and Kiryu.
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Birthed through a process of “celestial fission” in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, a result of Godzilla cells being exposed to intense radiation from a black hole, SpaceGodzilla was born and heads to earth to wreak havoc (can’t blame him, it’s in his genes).
Monstrous feature: psychic attacks. In space, everything’s a go apparently.
This little monster was born prematurely when a group of mutant praying mantis cracked his egg open. Surprisingly people-friendly, he has interceded on behalf of the human race to get Godzilla to stop warring with them. Given how pudgy he was, the 2014 Godzilla is probably a direct descendent of his.
Monstrous feature: his friendliness towards humans as shown in All Monsters Attack when he gives a troubled boy advice in his dreams. He also possesses the ability to breathe atomic smoke rings, though not demonstrating both features at the same time hopefully.