Name: Godzilla, Gojira
Biological Classifiction: Reptilia, dinosauria, saurischia, theropoda, coelophysidae.
Species: Gojirasaurus (or Godzillasaurus) imperator (speculated relative of the amphibious Gojirasaurus yamanei and Gojirasaurus quayi.)
Mutation Classification: Atomic.
Threat Level: Orange.
Behavior: Seemingly passive until threatened.
Diet: Possibly carnivorous. Observed absorbing ionizing radiation.
Height- 37.5 meters (123 feet)
Length- 75 meters (246 feet)
Weight- 275 tons
Land speed- 40 mph (walking), 60 mph (running)
Water speed- 51 knots
In 1993 AD, the aged Japanese paleontologist Kyohei Yamanei discovered a new genus of coelophysis (early theropod dinosaurs) on Odo Island in the south Pacific. The paleontologist discovered a bed of mostly complete skeletons on the island. The dinosaur seemed to be an amphibious. It had a specialized skeleton for swimming, crocodilian-like teeth, and scutres made of bone in its back. The dinosaur's genus would be named Gojirasaurus after the native's dragon-god, Gojira. The species name was yamanei, after its discoverer (another species, quayi, would be discovered later in New Mexico, USA). Sadly, later that year, Professor Kyohei Yamanei died. He was 76. His young grandson, Kenichi Yamane, would take after his grandfather and continue research on Odo Island.
Another event in later 1993 would also take place: An American military transport plane containing radioactive waste (left over from the Cold War) would crash into the Pacific Island, 50 miles north-east of Odo Island. The wreckage was never found.
However, the aftermath of the crash would be found. In mid-1994, in a 60 mile radius around Odo Island, fishing boats started disappearing. Reports would mention a bright light in the ocean and a blast of searing heat. Most reports ended there. Due to the relative closeness to Odo Island, American report Steve Martin figured he could get some good stories about this from the islanders. He would also meet Kenichi Yamane on the island.
The night of Martin's arrival, a large storm hit the island. A large creature also rampaged through the island's largest village. The next day, Yamane, Martin, and a group of villages followed a set of large animal tracks up a small mountain. As the ventured up the mountain face, a large dinosaur-like creature reared its head. It roared, climbed back down the mountain, and slithered back into the sea. The islanders said it was Gojira. No one else had an explanation for it...
A week later, Yamane and Steve Martin met in Tokyo, Japan. A large meeting of scientific minds and world leaders commenced in the Diet Building (Japanese Capitol Building). Steve Martin was the only member of the press allowed in (having witnessed this monster first hand). Yamane proposed the name "Gojirasaurus imperator" after showing a correlation and resemblance to the Gojirasaurus yamanei discovered on the island. While science had its name for the beast, the public had its name: Godzilla.
No military action was taken against Godzilla. That was a choice the Japanese Defense Force would regret. Before the close of the week, Godzilla landed on Japanese soil and destroyed roughly 80% of the city. They would also discover Godzilla emits radiation; proving that Godzilla was a mutation caused by the radioactive waste that crashed in the area a year before.
The next day, a young scientist named Serizawa would offer a solution to Godzilla: a chemical compound he dubbed "The Oxygen Destroyer". The JDF could use the compound if the met one demand: Serizawa would venture into Tokyo Bay alone and use the compound. They obliged. In the bay, Serizawa used the compound. In a half mile radius, all breathable oxygen was annihilated. All life in that radius was destroyed; including Godzilla and Dr. Serizawa. The process needed to create the Oxygen Destroyer compound was gone with him (Though, a Dr. Ijuin would later create a similar compound called micro-oxygen).
The world breathed a sigh of relief. However, this was not the last Godzilla. A year later, a new Godzilla appeared...a long with a new monster.
Due to Godzilla's atomic mutation (see Pr. Yamane's entry on atomic mutiitons for more information), Godzilla was gifted with more then amazing size and strength. He has a few unnatural, biological "defense". Here is a list of them:
Atomic Powering (hypothesis)- This is much speculated, but it is believed that Godzilla's energy supply comes from a natural fission reaction within his body. This also explains why he emits radiation.
Solar and Radiation Absorption- This is one power supply of Godzilla's that has been confirmed. Like all reptiles, Godzilla absorbs sun light to jump start his metabolism. During several raids on atomic power plants, Godzilla is shown to absorb ionizing radiation also. His ability to survive this will be explained later on.
Atomic "Breath"- This is ability Godzilla's shown on multiple occasions. Godzilla's been shown to expel either a wave of radiation and superheated air or a radioactive plasma from his mouth. The ability to produce superheated air to a plasma actually marks the mutation process of Godzilla's atomic energy production. In 1994 and 1995, Godzilla was only able to expel a wave of radioactive energy that superheated the air and create a radioactive steam that would combust on contact with solid matter. Any event after 1995, Godzilla expelled a solid beam of radioactive plasma that had amazing concussive force and incendiary abilities. This plasma has the similar nature to other forms of plasma. It is probably a radioactive gas created by Godzilla's metaolism and is ionized. However, that is just a theory. The true production of this energy is probably contained inside of an unknown organ or gland. However, the energy needed to do this comes from the solar/nuclear energy Godzilla absorbs.
Amazing Healing Factor- Godzilla has an amazing ability to heal injuries and regenerate. Collected cell samples shows that there is an enzyme (dubbed Regenerator G-1) in his cells. When the cells are damaged, this enzyme seemingly heals the cell back to perfect condition. Godzilla's cells, when damaged, seem to be cancerous and re-grow immediately after their destruction. However, these cells also know when to stop growing. The best comparison for Godzilla cells would be newt cells. However, unlike a newt, Godzilla's healing is much faster. Whenever his hide has been breached, the wound is healed within a minute or less. If this regeneration applies to Godzilla on a grander scale, we do not know. Additionally, this rapid cellular growth may be why he is immune to ionizing radiation. The cells are in a constant state of destruction and re-growth. In addition to his healing factor, Godzilla's armored, crocodilian skin is very durable and can repel conventional weaponry.
Besides those atomic powered adaptations, Godzilla has other adaptations spawned by his mutation. This list includes: Intelligence on par with dolphins, making Godzilla at least semi-sentient. He has heightened senses, hearing and seeing things from miles away. Additionally, he stance is notably different than a regular dinosaur stance. While at rest, or walking, his body and perpendicular to the ground, with his tail dragging. While walking, depending on the pace, Godzilla is either dragging his tail or holding it above the ground (as pictured above). This makes Godzilla fill the classic view of dinosaurs. However, when Godzilla is running, his body is completely parallel to the ground, like modern depiction of dinosaurs. This is evidence that the mutation heavily altered his skeleton.
The final addition to this entry is Godzilla's back plates. They are very similar to those of the stegosaurus. These serve a similar purpose, too. It's been shown that Godzilla's plate seem to gather sunlight and other forms of ambient energy around him and expel energy from his body. When Godzilla is producing his radioactive plasma, his plates release the excess heat from his body, heating the air around his body and causing a distorted view of his spines. Additionally, Godzilla seems to have some form of bioluminescence that cover these plates. This probably serves as a warning, perhaps, that he is about to unleash a powerful blast of radioactive energy.
Thank you for reading this entry for the United Nations' G-Force Public Database.
---Artist's REAL Comments---
If you made it down here, good job! Well, this is the Shin Series. In comparison to other things...um, this is like Marvel's Ultimate line. It's more down to earth and realistic-y. My hopes with this is to show a realistic Godzilla that is still faithful to what Godzilla is.
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