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Shinomura
Shinomura
Nomenclature

Nickname(s):

Shi no mure
MUTO

Biological Information

Species:

Prehistoric supercolonial parasite

Forms:

Single Cell
Colony

Status:

Extinct

Affiliation Information

Enemies:

Godzilla

Production Information

First appearance:

Godzilla: Awakening

Last appearance:

Godzilla: Awakening

 

Shinomura (シノムラ?) is a radioactive parasitic colony kaiju created by Legendary Pictures that first appeared in the 2014 Godzilla graphic novel, Godzilla: Awakening.


Name

Shinomura was originally an unnamed monster with the placeholder name "M.U.T.O.," but is later named "Shinomura" by Ishiro Serizawa's father. Shinomura is derived from the Japanese "shi no mure," (死の群れ?) literally meaning "swarm of death."

Appearance

Shinomura are massive, winged, dragon-like monsters with blue scales and black wings. They also resemble scorpions and have multiple eyes.

Shinomura's gigantic super-colony cells are black and blue and resemble starfish.

Roar

Shinomura's roars are written as generic "Roar"s and "Screech"es in the comic.

Origins

Shinomura first appeared at least 250 million years ago, right before the Permian-Triassic extinction event happened. Shinomura fell into underground and it lay dormant for millions of years until the bombing of Hiroshima awoke it.

History

Godzilla: Awakening

250 million years ago, a Shinomura landed upon a small island to feast upon the remains of a large, aquatic creature. It failed to notice Godzilla, and was subsequently blasted by his atomic breath. Around that time, a meteorite strike hit the Earth, and it radically changed the amount of radiation on the world. The ground cracked upon, and the Shinomura's body falls underground. It lay dormant for millions of years, until the Bombing of Hiroshima awoke it. The creature proceeded to attack ships across the ocean and began to grow in size. But wherever Shinomura went, Godzilla followed and chased it away.

In 1946, a part of Shinomura was discovered in the Philippines. Originally thought to be a severed limb or a scale, it was later revealed to be a cell from the kaiju. Monarch then exposed the cell to radiation, which allowed it to grow and regenerate. The new Shinomura escaped, and began to look for its other half.

Later, when Godzilla appears on Moansta Island, both Shinomura appear, and merge into a larger one. The two begin to fight. After a long struggle, Godzilla incinerates one with his atomic breath, but the other one gets away. A trap is set for both of the creatures, leaving a radiation trail for Shinomura, which would in turn lure Godzilla. A nuclear 'test' is staged, trying to kill both Godzilla and Shinomura using an atomic bomb. Shinomura is destroyed in the explosion, but Godzilla survives.

Abilities

Composite structure

Shinomura is really a conglomerate of millions of smaller creatures merged together to create one single entity, much like Destoroyah. One single cell of it can regenerate similar to a starfish. It can also feed on radiation and is strong enough to drag Godzilla around when large enough. Due to its composite structure, Shinomura is able to shape its combined form however way it chooses, such as forming tentacles.

Weaknesses

Nuclear detonations

Unlike Godzilla who survives a nuclear blast head on, the Shinomura was obliterated by the blast of a nuclear warhead.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Shinomura is very similar to the monsters Hedorah and Destoroyah. All three monsters are composite creatures composed of countless smaller organisms that can split apart and recombine at will. All three monsters are also extremely deadly to organic lifeforms on Earth.

List of appearances

Godzilla
Film Godzilla (GalleryVideosSoundtrack)
Marketing Godzilla - Comic-Con 2012 TrailerGodzilla - Official Teaser TrailerGodzilla - Official Main TrailerGodzilla - International TrailerGodzilla - Asia Trailer

It Can't Be StoppedI Can't Believe This Is HappeningWhatever It TakesCourageExtended LookNature Has An OrderYou're Hiding Something

Kaiju Godzilla (2014 design) • MUTO (2014 design; Male and Female)
Cast and Characters Joseph Brody (Bryan Cranston) • Sandra Brody (Juliette Binoche) • Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) • Elle Brody (Elizabeth Olsen) • Sam Brody (Carson Bolde) • Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) • Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) • William Stenz (David Strathairn)
Staff Gareth EdwardsThomas TullJon JashniMary ParentBrian RogersMax BorensteinDavid CallahamPatricia WhitcherAlex GarciaYoshimitsu BannoKenji OkuhiraSeamus McGarveyOwen PatersonBob DucsaySharen DavisJim RygielAlexandre Desplat
Godzilla: Awakening Godzilla: AwakeningGodzillaShinomura
Books Godzilla: AwakeningGodzilla: The Official NovelizationGodzilla: The Art of DestructionGodzilla: With Light and Sound!
Websites Godzillaencounter.comGodzilla Encounter AppGodzilla EncounterMUTOResearch.netGodzillamovie.comGodzilla-Movie.jpGodzilla.jp
Toys and games Bandai Creation's Godzilla 2014 Toy LineJakks Pacific's GodzillaNECA's GodzillaGodzilla: With Light and Sound!Godzilla: Smash3Godzilla: Strike ZoneGodzilla: Crisis DefenseS.H. MonsterArtsGodzilla EggsBattle SpiritsGodzilla (2014 video game)
Partners and sweepstakes SnickersFIATMikadoSweepstakes
Scrapped elements RokmutulPterodactylJune 2012 screenplayUnnamed multi-legged monster