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Daisuke Serizawa

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Toho Character
Daisuke Serizawa
Daisuke Serizawa
Species
Human
Nationality
Japanese
Occupation
Chemist
Relationships
Emiko Yamane
First Appearance
Gojira
Played By
Akihiko Hirata

Doctor Daisuke Serizawa (芹沢大助?, Serizawa Daisuke) was a scientist character created by Toho that first appeared in the 1954 Godzilla film, Gojira.


History

Showa Series

Godzilla

In Gojira, Dr. Daisuke Serizawa was a young colleague of paleontologist Kyohei Yamane, betrothed to his daughter Emiko Yamane, and friend to Hideo Ogata. He saw active combat during WWII, and it was in battle that he lost his right eye. After the war and now donning an eye-patch, he intensely studied the element oxygen, ultimately discovering a destructive chemical reaction that split oxygen atoms into fluids he labeled the Oxygen Destroyer. He later destroyed his research and used the device against the first Godzilla, but committed suicide at the same time, so that nothing like the Oxygen Destroyer can ever be made again.

Filmography

Video Game Appearances

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Giant Serizawa in Godzilla Generations
Noah WollbrinckFile added by Noah Wollbrinck
Serizawa did make a somewhat true return in the 1998 and 1999 video games Godzilla Generations and Godzilla Generations: Maximum Impact. Dressed in his climactic underwater gear, this giant-sized version of Serizawa is a bonus fighter who can be unlocked after completing certain other monsters all the way to the Tokyo level's three stages. He activates the Oxygen Destroyer as his special fighting move, which completely demolishes any structure or military vehicle in its striking distance. His eye patch also converts into a Maser Cannon.

Trivia

  • As testament to how memorable the character has become (a rare feat for any normal human in a Godzilla film), Serizawa is often referenced in spoofs of the kaiju genre. Most notably the anime mecha comedy series Mobile Police Patlabor, the PokéStar Studios in the fifth generation of Pokémon, and the Tokyo Grows episode of the US cartoon Pinky and the Brain. Even in Pacific Rim, Serizawa's name is used to measure the danger level of kaiju.
  • In the Godzilla Encounter viral images, if one reads the letters bold red and place them in order of the date when each viral image was posted, it reads SERIZAWA.

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