El Gusano Gigante's name means "the giant worm" in Spanish.
El Gusano Gigante fed off a rare poisonous plant in Mexico which enabled it to grow to incomprehensible worm proportions. It proceeded to ravage the local farmland. It was then chased by H.E.A.T., and eventually the Mexican Military decided to use a chemical weapon against it. The weapon has the opposite effect of what was desired, as it powers up El Gusano Gigante even further. El Gusano was later lured onto a cliff where the humans discovered its weakness to fire. In its weakened state, El Gusano Gigante was subjected to a sustained blast of Godzilla's Atomic Ray, and shrank to normal size.
El Gusano Gigante reappared with Crustaceous Rex, Giant Mutant Rat and Giant Mutant Bee controlled by the Tachyons.
After escaping the Tachyon mind control, El Gusano Gigante attempted to fight back against the Tachyons, but was injured for its efforts. After the Tachyon threat is neutralized, El Gusano Gigante is taken by Anthony Hicks to live on Monster Island.
- El Gusano Gigante is an excellent burrower.
- El Gusano Gigante can emit fire or toxin blasts from its mouth.
- El Gusano Gigante can create large shockwaves by slamming its head into the ground in Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars.
In Other Languages
- English: The Giant Worm
- El Gusano Gigante is the one and only kaiju in the entire Godzilla franchise whose name is in Spanish.
- It resembles the Brain Bug from Starship Troopers. It also shares some similar features with the Graboids from the film Tremors.
- The idea of the military trying to kill a kaiju with a weapon that turns out to be its natural food (essentially feeding the creature) is similar to the radiation-eating M.U.T.O. in the Legendary film.