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Toho Kaiju
Unknown or No Trademark
Giant Lizard
Giant Lizard
Species Nicknames
Lizard Large Lizard, Daitokage, Ootokage
Height Length
0.3 meters 1 meter
Weight Forms
22.6kg None
Controlled by Relationships
None None
Allies Enemies
None None
Created by Portrayed by
Toho Puppet
First Appearance Latest Appearance
King Kong vs. Godzilla King Kong vs. Godzilla
Designs
ShodaiTokage 
Roar

The Giant Lizard (大トカゲ,   Ootokage?, lit. Large Lizard) is a giant lizard kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1962 Godzilla film, King Kong vs. Godzilla.


Name

The name "giant lizard" makes it sound like a kaiju, but the animal is in fact at a realistic size, growing to an exhibited size of one meter. It keeps its "Giant" name when put in comparison to one of the character's heads, as that character swings the lizard above his cranium. Ootokage is a fanmade nickname which translates to giant lizard, like Oodako for the giant octopus and Ookondoru for the giant condor.

History

Showa Series

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Once on Farou Island, the expedition team find the Giant Lizard while in search of King Kong. The Giant Lizard antagonizes the main characters while one of them comically spins the lizard above his head. Scared and surprised at the same time, they immediately kill the Giant Lizard with a shotgun. It is after this distraction that they hear King Kong roaring nearby, forcing them to return to the village.

Gallery

Main article: Giant Lizard/Gallery.

Trivia

  • The Giant Lizard, the Giant Octopus, the Vampire Plant, Skeleturtle, the Giant Condor, the Giant Sea Serpent, Snowman, and the Maneater all debuted in the Showa era and have not made an appearance in any other era.
  • The Giant Lizard, along with the Maneater, are the only Godzilla kaiju whom do not have a toy.
  • The squeals and squeaks of the Giant Lizard would later be used for Ultraman monster, Pigmon in its first appearance.

Poll

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This poll was created on August 17, 2013, and so far 101 people voted.
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