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King Caesar
Species
Ancient Shisa

Nicknames
King Seesar
King Ceasar
Height
Showa
50 meters
Millennium
100 meters
Length
Showa
50 meters
Millennium
100 meters
Weight
Showa
30,000 tons
Millennium
50,000 tons
Forms

None


Allies
Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus
Enemies
MechaGodzilla 1, GodzillaGFW, MegalonGRoE
Relationships
None
Controlled by
XiliensGFW
Created by

Jun Fukuda,
Tomoyuki Tanaka

Portrayed by
Showa
Mamoru Kusumi
Millennium
Motokuni Nakagawa
First Appearance
Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla
Latest Appearance
Godzilla: Final Wars

Designs
ShodaiShisa, FinalShisa
Roar
More Roars

King Caesar (キングシーサー?, Kingu Shīsā) is an ancient shisa kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1974 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla.


Name

King Caesar's Japanese name, "Kingu Shisa," was created by combining the words "king" and "shisa," and is reference to a creature prevalent in Okinawan mythology.

Appearance

King Caesar's appearance was inspired by the shisa, a beast resembling a combination of a dog and a lion.

History

Showa Series

Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla

In the Showa series, King Caesar was the guardian of the Azumi family. He could be awakened by fulfilling a prophecy and an ancient song.

King Caesar, the ancient guardian of the Azumi family, was sleeping in a mountain, waiting to be awoken. The Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens heard of this monster, and sent their own to destroy it. As MechaGodzilla raced to destroy him, the ancient song was sung. King Caesar erupted from the mountain and took on MechaGodzilla. King Caesar fought the best he could, but he was overwhelmed by MechaGodzilla's power. Godzilla arrived to stop the robot, but soon both were nearly defeated. Godzilla used his special power he had obtained from lightning to pull MechaGodzilla into him, and it allowed him to rip off his head. King Caesar then returned to his cave to heal his wounds.

Godzilla Island

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King Caesar in Godzilla Island


Millennium Series

Godzilla: Final Wars

In the Millennium series, King Caesar was one of the many controlled monsters of the Xiliens. He appears in Okinawa, an island part of the Kyushu archipelago in Japan.

King Caesar was first seen attacking Okinawa, until he was teleported away by the Xiliens. Once the trust between the aliens and humans was broken, King Caesar was released once again. He fought the newly released Godzilla with Anguirus and Rodan, but he did not manage to beat him. He was thrown into a pile with the other two, and knocked unconscious. His fate remains unknown.

Abilities

King Caesar possesses formidable speed, strength and agility, enabling him to use various martial arts techniques, making him a formidable foe in close combat. He is rock-solid, able to withstand a horrible beating before going down. It is possible that King Caesar is a golem-like monster, as his body seems to be made of rock with gems for his eyes and on his forehead. His most notable ability, however, is his ability to draw the energy beams of enemy monsters into his eyes, and fire it back at the target. He used this twice with great effectiveness against MechaGodzilla before the cyborg wisely changed tactics and used his missiles instead. However, this special ability of his is not shown in Godzilla: Final Wars for no energy weapons were used against him. In video games such as Godzilla: Unleashed, the Okinawan deity monster has the ability to transform raw solar energy into searing beams of heat from his eyes.

Filmography

Video Game Appearances

Godzilla: Unleashed

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King Caesar in Godzilla unleashed

King Caesar appears in the video game Godzilla: Unleashed as a playable character, sporting a look with similarities to both and era designs. He is able to fire solar heat beams from his eyes.

Height: 100 meters
Weight: 75,000 tons

"King Caesar is a mystical defender of the Earth. Unlike the other Earth Defenders, King Caesar is specifically concerned with the well-being of humanity, and will respond to events that threaten human beings. King Caesar's strongest asset are his powerful legs, which have tremendous strength and flexibility. King Caesar's entire body is a capacitor, storing and refocusing the sun's energy into searing beams of heat, which he projects from his eyes. In battle, King Caesar can absorb the energy from his opponent's weapons, which both protects him from ranged attacks and provides him the power necessary to engage fast-moving opponents at range. His internal batteries are not unlimited in their capacity, and there is a possibility of overload should King Caesar absorb too much energy without quickly discharging it."

Comics

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

RULERS OF EARTH Issue 9
King Caesar appears in issue #9 of Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. The guardian monster was seen primarily in a flash back, fighting against Megalon across Okinawa, the city he was meant to protect. Due to the fight, countless humans died, thus enraging King Caesar to the point of no return. To make matters worse, as the monsters fought, two more elemental monsters, Varan and Ebirah, arrived. The fight was interrupted when an alien war ship crashed and sent King Caesar and Megalon under ground. He later appears in a vision of Lucy in issue 17 alongside Godzilla and the Mothra Larvae, fighting the Cryogs.


Gallery

Main article: Gallery:King Caesar.

Roar

King Caesar's roars were recycled Toho King Kong roars.

In Other Languages

  • Spanish: Rey César
  • Russian: Кинг Цезарь

Trivia

  • In King Caesar's first on-screen appearance in Godzilla: Final Wars, a traditional Japanese style roof can be seen in the foreground with a shisa statue on it.
  • In Godzilla: Unleashed, King Caesar is one of the only two kaiju who were directly being inspired by a mammal, the other being Krystalak, who however seems to be combination of cat and reptile.
  • King Caesar was the last monster to be Godzilla's ally in the Showa series.
  • King Caesar is the savior of Okinawa, but ironically, in Godzilla: Final Wars, he attacked the city he protected for generations. However, it should be noted that Godzilla: Final Wars isn't a part of the Showa continuity, and that King Caesar was under the control of the Xiliens, and therefore was not acting as he should have been.
  • King Caesar is the third "King" monster to appear in the Godzilla series.
  • King Caesar has his own theme song.

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