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Toho Kaiju
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Kamoebas
Kamoebas
Species
Rock Turtle
Nicknames
Kameba, Kamoeba
Height
10 meters
Length
20 meters
Weight
28,000 tons
Forms
None
Allies
None
Enemies
Godzilla, Ganimes, Godman
Relationships
Yog (Creator)
Ganimes ('Brother')
Controlled by
YogSA

Created by
Ishiro Honda,
Ei Ogawa,
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Portrayed by
Haruyoshi Nakamura,
Puppet

First Appearance
Space Amoeba
Latest Appearance
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Designs
ShodaiKamo, TokyoKamo
Roar
More Roars

Kamoebas (カメーバ?, Kamēba) is a rock turtle kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1970 Toho film, Space Amoeba.


Name

Kamoebas' name is derived from the Japanese word "kame," which means turtle.

Kamoebas' scientific name "Megalo matamata" is derived from the Greek word "Megalos", which means "giant" or "great", the word "mata" is either Japanese or Spanish, but given the fact the matamata turtle is native in Brazil, it suggests that the name is derived from the Spanish word which means "kills" while in Japanese it means "again" or "once more". If the Spanish word was used, then the name would literally mean the "giant kill kill turtle", while if using the Japanese word literally means the "giant once more turtle".

History

Showa Series

Space Amoeba

Kamoebas Roars

Kamoebas in Space Amoeba

After Ganimes was destroyed, Yog turned to a rock turtle and made Kamoebas. It also made another Ganimes. However, bats fled from a nearby cave and caused Yog to lose control of the monsters. They battled each other up the mountain in the center of the island and both fell into the volcano, destroying themselves and Yog forever.


Go! Godman

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Kamoebas in Go! Godman

Kameobas appeared in Godman! as a revived villain, but his role was little more than just a cameo.


Millennium Series

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

Kamoebas is kind of dead

Kamoebas in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

Kamoebas made a brief appearance in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.. In the film, news agencies and the J.S.D.F. swarmed to a small part of the coast of Japan. A dead Megalo matamata, or Kamoebas, had washed ashore in the night. As it was investigated they noticed several large claw marks on its neck. It becomes clear to the humans that Kamoebas had been killed by Godzilla.


Abilities

  • Kamoebas has a hard carapace.
  • Kamoebas has an extendable neck.

Filmography

Comics

Rulers of Earth:

RoE Kamoebas

Kamoebas in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

Kamoebas was seen in a flashback where it came to shore while Gorosaurus and Megaguirus fought. It was classified as a "water kaiju" by the twin fairies and has yet to reappear.


Video Game Appearances

Gallery

Main article: Gallery:Kamoebas.

Roar

In Other Languages

  • Russian: Камоэбас

Trivia

  • In the movie Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., Anguirus was supposed to be the monster whose carcass washes ashore, not Kamoebas. However, staff thought that putting Anguirus in that role would draw negative fan reactions, so they changed the monster to Kamoebas. Another, unconfirmed reason may be because Anguirus is traditionally Godzilla's ally.
    • Concept art shows that Kamoebas' role also originally was meant for a giant mosasaur, but Toho felt it would be odd to introduce a brand new creature just to have it die in an unseen fight.
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