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Toho Vehicle
Super X
Super X
Pilots Targets
Unknown Godzilla
Length Height
27.2 meters 11.2 meters
First appearance Last appearance
The Return of Godzilla The Return of Godzilla

The Super X (スーパーX,   Sūpā Ekkusu?) is an aerial vehicle used by the J.S.D.F. that first appeared in The Return of Godzilla.


History

Heisei Series

The Return of Godzilla

The Super X was originally built as an anti-Nuclear aircraft that was intended to defend Japan from an American or Russian attack. However, it was first used against Godzilla when he attacked Tokyo in conjuction with the Hyper Laser Cannons. The first encounter between the kaiju and the machine was a success for the humans - The Super X discharged its cargo of cadmium missiles into Godzilla's mouth, halting his nuclear reactions to the point that Godzilla nearly died. However, a accident involving the damaged Balashevo meant that the Soviet Nuclear Attack Satellite had fired a powerful Nuclear Missile at the city. An American nuke was launched in response, but as the two missiles collided, a massive storm formed. The lightning struck Godzilla's spines, and revived him. The Super X entered into battle again, and even though it had the upper hand by forcing Godzilla through multiple buildings, it was ultimately crushed under a building which the Kaiju King toppled onto it.

Godzilla vs. Biollante

While the Super X itself does not appear physically, it is referenced as being both the inspiration and one of the sources for the metal used in the construction of its successor, the remotely-piloted Super X2.

Weapons

  • Flight at mach 1.
  • Equipped with cadmium missiles.
  • Laser Cannons.
  • Equipped with a wide variety of missiles.
  • Heat resistant layer.
  • Able to launch flares.

Video Game Appearances

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

The Super X makes frequent appearances as a stage enemy in this game, and is most common on Earth. It flies from the right of the screen to the the screen's center, where it will hover above the player, shooting Cadmium Missiles and dropping bombs towards the player's monster. Because it flies near the top of the screen, its attacks are more effective on Mothra. In the 'base' levels, The Super X adopts a different tactic, and flies towards the player, shooting at them. When hit by the player, the Super X falls out of the sky and either disappears or explodes.

Like the Moonlight SY-3, the larger fighter jets and Moguera's beams, the Super X is colored differently based on which monster the player is currently using. The Super X is blue when Godzilla is used, and gold if Mothra is used.

Super Godzilla

The Super X is mentioned briefly in story sequences for this game as the mobile command center that the player and their allies use to observe and direct Godzilla as they control him to fight off the enemy monsters.

Comics

The Return of Godzilla

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The Super X in The Return of Godzilla manga

The Super X appears in the manga adaptation of The Return of Godzilla, mirroring its role in the film.


Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

Super X GRoE

The Super X in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #25

The Super X makes its first actual appearance in an IDW Publishing Godzilla comic in the final issue of Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, where it is seen along with several other Counter-Kaiju Reaction Forces weaponry, including the Gotengo, a Maser Cannon, and two ASTOL-MB93 Maser attack planes.


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Production

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Merchandise

Comics

Toys

Also See

Trivia

  • The Super X is one of the most successful human-built weapons to have taken on Godzilla, managing to stop his heart and temporarily knock him unconscious.
  • In episode 70 of Sgt. Frog, the battleship resembles Super X.
  • A model of the Super X makes a cameo on the cover for issue #3 of Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.
  • The Super X was the first VTOL military aircraft of the Heisei era.
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Land vehicles
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Millennium series Full Metal Missile LauncherType 96 APCType 88 SSM
TriStar Pictures HMMWVM270 MRLSM1 Abrams
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Millennium series
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Waterborne vehicles
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Heisei era MOTHERKIDS
Millennium series Millennian UFOXilien UFOs α, ß and γXilien MothershipXilien Fighter
Video games Hammer Sub
Miscellaneous
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