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MechaGodzilla-2
MechaGodzilla® 2
Species

Mecha


Nicknames
Super MechaGodzilla
MechaGodzilla II
Heisei MechaGodzilla
MechaGodzilla The Second
Height
120 meters
Length
120 meters
Weight
150,000 tons (Normal)
150,482 tons (Super)

Forms
MechaGodzilla 2
Super MechaGodzilla
Power Up MechaGodzillaTMT
Allies
G-Force, G-Guard, GodzillaGI, G:L, GHCW, RodanGI, Mothra,Mothra Leo, Godzilla Junior, Anguirus, Baragon, Gorosaurus, King Caesar, M.O.G.U.E.R.A., Jet Jaguar, Medic Jet Jaguar, Fire Fighter Jet Jaguar
Enemies

GodzillaGvMG2, RodanGvMG2, Destoroyah, Megalon, Battra, Black MechaGodzilla, Dororin, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Hyper Mecha-King Ghidorah, SpaceGodzillaGHCW, AnguirusGKoM, HedorahG:L


Relationships
Mecha-King Ghidorah (Components donor)
Controlled by
G-Force

Created by
Takao Okawara
Portrayed by
Wataru Fukuda
First Appearance
Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2
Latest Appearance
Godzilla Island
Designs
HeiseiMekaGoji
Roar
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The Heisei MechaGodzilla (メカゴジラ?, Mekagojira) is a mecha created by Toho Studios that first appeared in the 1993 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2.


Name

MechaGodzilla's name comes from the word "mecha," meaning a robot that can be controlled from the inside, and from another monster, Godzilla (ゴジラ?, Gojira). The "2" in its name comes from the English title of the film it appeared in. The "Super" in its "Super MechaGodzilla" name comes from the aforementioned "mecha" and "Godzilla" as well as the word "super," enforcing Super MechaGodzilla's powerful nature.

Origins

MechaGodzilla was created by the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center, also known as G-Force, using Futurian technology scavenged from the remains of Mecha-King Ghidorah. In Godzilla Island, it was created by G-Guard.

History

Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2

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Super MechaGodzilla in Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2

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Not long after being finished, MechaGodzilla was sent to face Godzilla as he attacked the city of Kyoto. The mecha fought well, but was eventually defeated due to a voltage back-surge during their electrocution of Godzilla. One of MechaGodzilla's back-up pilots, Kazuma Aoki, suggested merging MechaGodzilla with a previous anti-Godzilla weapon. Namely, the airship Garuda, originally deemed a design failure and shelved in preference to MechaGodzilla.

Kazuma, the chief designer and main pilot of Garuda to start with, found some personal redemption as his idea is approved. The combined form of the two mechs, dubbed Super MechaGodzilla, is unleashed against the King of the Monsters, but is first confronted by Fire Rodan. In the heat of battle, Kazuma personally detaches Garuda and flies against Fire Rodan while the other MechaGodzilla crew continue against Godzilla, though this time Godzilla holds the upper hand as he manages to force the robot into a fist fight where it proves no match for him. Kazuma is defeated, but manages to reattach the Garuda to MechaGodzilla to form Super MechaGodzilla. Super MechaGodzilla proceeds to destroy Godzilla's own reptilian secondary brain and kills Godzilla. Fire Rodan reappears, but is almost by a blast from Super MechaGodzilla. Fire Rodan sacrifices himself, releasing the radioactive energy within his body and reviving Godzilla. When Godzilla rises, his level of radioactivity is so high that Super MechaGodzilla's artificial diamond coating, which allowed it to deflect Godzilla's atomic breath, begins to melt. As a result, Super MechaGodzilla is defenseless against Godzilla. Godzilla, temporarily supercharged with radiation, destroys MechaGodzilla with a Spiral Ray attack. However, despite the defeat, Super MechaGodzilla's crew were able to escape uninjured.

Godzilla Island

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MechaGodzilla in Godzilla Island


Weapons

Heisei MechaGodzilla is protected by an armor plating made from an alloy called NT-1, which is coated in a layer of artificial diamond. The coating allows it to absorb energy from energy weapons such as Godzilla's atomic breath, which is then transferred to its ultimate weapon, the devastating Plasma Grenade, which is located on its waist. MechaGodzilla was also able to absorb energy from Rodan's heat beam and it also possesses laser cannons in its eyes and a mega-buster ray from its mouth. The megabuster in particular appears to be as powerful as Godzilla's own atomic ray. It can fire tranquilizer missiles from its hips, paralysis missiles from the shoulders, and shock anchor cables from its wrists, enabling the robot to deliver powerful electrical charges in a struck opponent - this was later modified into a weapon called the "G-Crusher." MechaGodzilla's armor is nearly invincible, able to take a super-powered Godzilla's spiral breath repeatedly before finally going out of commission.

Finally, MechaGodzilla can attach to the warship Garuda. Upon doing so it gains Garuda's powerful maser cannons as well as the ability to hover above the ground by using Garuda's massive engines to achieve lift. This version is known as "Super MechaGodzilla." Super MechaGodzilla is one of Godzilla's most powerful adversaries, defeating both the King and Rodan, and came closer to killing Godzilla than any of Godzilla's other adversaries.

MechaGodzilla, however, does have one major weakness, hand to hand combat. For all its weapons, it's lacking any real ability to fight up close, losing an eye to Rodan when it manage to get in close and proving no match for Godzilla when he got close enough.

In the manga adaptation of the film Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2, MechaGodzilla is capable of launching its arms and a device on its forehead. This ability was witnessed in action when MechaGodzilla attempted to attack Godzilla's secondary brain again after the atomic reptile was instilled with Rodan's energy.

Weapons

  • MechaGodzilla 2 flies at the speed of mach 1.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 fires a Mega-Buster ray from its mouth.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 fires paralysis missiles from its shoulders.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 has a Super Heat Shield NT-20.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 shoots laser beams from his eyes.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 has a Plasma Grenade that fires energy absorbed by the Super Heat Shield. In the Atari/Pipeworks games, though, it does not need to absorb energy using his Super Heat Shield.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 can switch to "G-Crusher."
  • MechaGodzilla 2 fires shock anchors and cables from the top of its wrists.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 can join with Garuda to form Super MechaGodzilla.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 can fire rockets from its knuckles.

Video Game Appearances

Super Godzilla

MechaGodzilla 2 appears in the Japanese version, where it is controlled by aliens. It was removed from the English version of Super Godzilla in favor for the more-known Showa MechaGodzilla. This was due to the fact that at the time of the game's release, the new Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla film had not been released on American shores.

Godzilla: Domination!

In the Game Boy Advance video game Godzilla: Domination!, MechaGodzilla 2 has the ability to unleash a flame from its hand in a slow attack with good reach. It also can perform a hydraulic kick, where he unleashes a flame from the jets on its feet for a slow attack with excellent reach. It can also do a claw launch, in which it fires off its fist, which will fly forward and then turn around and return to MechaGodzilla. A devastating attack with the potential to hit twice. Its other video game abilities include the power to fire an electric bolt from his navel area (similar to the plasma grenade), the ability to launch six heat-seeking missiles from compartments located on its back and the ability to create a cooling steam from its chest plates which will slightly heal MechaGodzilla and injure nearby monsters.

Godzilla: Save the Earth

Super MechaGodzilla was planned for Godzilla: Save the Earth, but because it mixed Kiryu's moves with MechaGodzilla 2's, it was cut from the game.

Godzilla: Unleashed

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MechaGodzilla 2 in Godzilla: Unleashed

In Godzilla: Unleashed, MechaGodzilla 2 is partially a clone of MechaGodzilla 1, though trading one cell of defense for one cell of speed. The only major differences between MechaGodzilla 1 and 2 is the the latter can hover, fire his Plasma Cannon and use its jets to push away opponents like King Ghidorah and Mecha-King Ghidorah uses their wings aside from flying. In this game, it is the only monster who can knock out a health cell with his beam, alongside MechaGodzilla 1.

"MechaGodzilla 2 was directly inspired by the Vortaak's MechaGodzilla. GDF weapons designers saw that a heavily-armored combatant who blended ranged firepower and heavy melee attacks at the cost of some mobility could be a very effective way to hold back monster attacks on major cities. Although they could not duplicate the space titanium alloy used in the original, the GDF was able to create an armor composite which resisted bite and claw attacks to a miraculous degree - as well as absorbing a significant portion of the heat and radiation weapon attacks used by many of Earth's monsters. This focus on defense before offense proved to be a powerful mixture, and MechaGodzilla 2 remains a staple of the GDF's anti-monster force."

Gallery

Main article: Gallery:MechaGodzilla 2.

Comics

Godzilla: The Half-Century War

Roar

MechaGodzilla 2's sound is basically a higher-pitched Godzilla roar.

In Other Languages

  • Russian: Мехагодзилла 2

Trivia

  • The rebuilt version of the Showa MechaGodzilla was labeled "MechaGodzilla 2," despite it being referred simply as "MechaGodzilla" through out Terror of MechaGodzilla.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 is the tallest of all the MechaGodzillas.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 is one of Godzilla's most powerful enemies, killing Godzilla and almost destroying Rodan in Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2.
  • In both Godzilla Island and some of the IDW comics, MechaGodzilla has been an ally of Godzilla.
  • MechaGodzilla 2 is the only mecha or kaiju to have ever killed Godzilla. The only other things that have successfully killed Godzilla are his meltdown and the Oxygen Destroyer. However, shortly after being killed in the events of Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2, Fire Rodan gave up his life to revive Godzilla.
  • MechaGodzilla was originally intended to be in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, but was replaced by Moguera when it was realized that against the combined might of Godzilla and the machine which killed him the previous year would make the battle too one-sided. Because of this, it is the only MechaGodzilla to not appear in 2 films.

Also See

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Heisei Godzilla Monsters Godzillasaurus/GodzillaShockirusBiollanteDorat/King Ghidorah/Mecha-King GhidorahBattraMothraMechaGodzillaRodanGodzilla JuniorFairy MothraSpaceGodzillaM.O.G.U.E.R.A.Destoroyah
Godzilla Island Monsters GodzillaRodanMothraMothra LeoKing CaesarGodzilla JuniorAnguirusBaragonGorosaurusMechaGodzillaMogueraProto-MogueraJet JaguarMedical Jet JaguarFire Fighter Jet JaguarUnnamed Godzilla-like Alien CreaturesGiganDestoroyahMegalonBattraSpaceGodzillaKing GhidorahFake GodzillaHedorahMecha-King GhidorahDogoraBlack MechaGodzillaKamacurasDororinGororinSuper Special SpaceGodzilla High Grade Type TwoNeo HedorahHyper Mecha-King Ghidorah
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