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Mechani-Kong
Mechanical Kong
Nomenclature
Nickname(s)

Robot Kong
Kong of Steel
King Kong Robot

Biological Information
Species

Robot

Forms

None

Height

20 meters

Length

None

Weight

15,000 tons

Affiliation Information
Allies

MechaGodzilla IIIKM

Enemies

King Kong
GodzillaKM

Relationships

Dr. Who (Creator)

Controlled by

Dr. Who,
Doctor OniyamaKM

Production Information
Created by

Kaoru Mabuchi

Portrayed by

Hiroshi Sekita

Roar
First appearance

The King Kong Show

Last appearance

King Kong Escapes

Mechani-Kong (メカニコング,   Mekanikongu?), also known as Robot Kong (ロボットコング,   Robottokongu?), is a robotic version of King Kong created by Rankin/Bass Productions and Toho that first appeared in the 1966 animated series, The King Kong Show, and later appeared in the 1967 Toho film, King Kong Escapes.


Name

Mechani-Kong's name comes from the word "mechanical" and the "Kong" part of King Kong's name. In the Japanese version of The King Kong Show, he was referred to as "Robot Kong" (ロボットコング,   Robottokongu?).

Appearance

In The King Kong Show, Mechani-Kong has a bulky body that is brown in color, with lighter tan segments on his joints and midsection. Mechani-Kong has two black squares for eyes and a window on the top of his head, behind which Dr. Who controls the machine.

In King Kong Escapes, Mechani-Kong's entire body is a metallic gray color, with visible bolts on his limbs and joints. Mechani-Kong has a utility belt containing grenades around his waist, powerful light bulbs for eyes, and a hypnotic light attached to the sagittal crest atop his head.

Roar

Mechani-Kong's roar is a modified Toho King Kong roar, which was sped up and echoed. Mechani-Kong's roar would later be used for the capsule monster Windom in Ultraseven.

History

The King Kong Show

Robottokongu

Mechani-Kong in The King Kong Show

Mechani-Kong appeared as a recurring antagonist, and was built by the evil scientist Dr. Who in order to destroy King Kong.


Showa Series

King Kong Escapes

Mechanical Kong

Mechani-Kong in King Kong Escapes

Mechani-Kong was both designed and built by the international criminal, Dr. Who, to mine the radioactive Element X from the Arctic underground, but the robotic ape failed his creator, the radiation of Element X damaging his controls. However, Dr. Who came up with another plan to abduct the real King Kong and using Mechani-Kong, hypnotize Kong to mine Element X instead. However, the combination of Kong’s mind and the cries of Nurse Susan Watson, who Kong had a liking for, were able to overcome the hypnotism and Kong escaped to Tokyo, with both Mechani-Kong and Dr. Who in hot pursuit.

In Tokyo, King Kong and Mechani-Kong battled up the side of Tokyo Tower, both monsters getting their shots in on one another. In the end, an attack back on Dr. Who's ship crippled Mechani-Kong's controls and turned the tide of battle in Kong's favor. The crippled Mechani-Kong then fell from the tower, crashing into the street below and shattering into several pieces.

Weapons

  • Hypnotic light emitted from head
  • Grenades on waist
  • Super strength
  • High Beam eyes


Comics

Kodansya Manga

Mechani-Kong appears

Mechani-Kong II vs. Godzilla in the Kodansya manga

A second Mechani-Kong was built and teamed up with MechaGodzilla III under the control of Doctor Oniyama to fight Godzilla in the Kodansya Godzilla manga, but both failed. Godzilla suplexed Mechani-Kong, breaking his right arm in the process. Powerless, the mechanical ape fell on top of MechaGodzilla III, and sank into the ocean. He was presumably deactivated by his internal systems short-circuiting.


Trivia

List of appearances

Films

Television

Video games

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