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Kadokawa Kaiju
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Zedus
Species
Mutant Amphibious Reptile
Nicknames
Jidas, Zeus
Wingspan
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Length
90 meters (Shima appearance)
150 meters (Nagoya appearance)
Weight
2,000 metric tons (Nagoya appearance)
Forms
None
Controlled by
None
Relationships
None
Allies
None
Enemies
Toto
Created by
Ryukyo Yukasato
First appearance
Gamera: The Brave
Last appearance
Gamera: The Brave
Designs
ShodaiJidasu
Roar
More Roars

Zedus (ジーダス,   Jīdasu?) is a giant sea lizard kaiju created by Kadokawa that first appeared in the 2006 Gamera film, Gamera: The Brave.


Appearance

Zedus is a large aquatic saurian kaiju. He strongly resembles Jirass from Ultraman and also shares some similarities with Gorosaurus. Zedus has several thin fin-like protrusions running all the way from the top of his head down to his tail. Zedus has a large head with a retractable multicolored frill. He also has a very long powerful tail.

According to the book Heisei Gamera Perfection, Zedus' design and abilities were influenced by the monsters Barugon, Zilla, Jiger, and Varan.

Origins

Zedus' origins are never explored in his film appearance, however supplementary materials for Gamera: The Brave reveal that Zedus was a type of semi-aquatic lizard that was mutated by feeding on the corpses of Gyaos.

History

Heisei Series

Gamera: The Brave

A man-eating monster from the depths of the ocean, Zedus attacked several ships at sea before finally making landfall, causing all sorts of damage. Fortunately for what remained of the city, Toto, the young Gamera found and raised by a young boy, appeared. Zedus unleashed its spear-like tongue on Toto while they battled. After several missed, Toto grabbed the tongue and held on as it pulled back into his maw. The creature was blasted in face with a ball of fire, sending the monster into the sea below.

Zedus returned in full force, attacking the complex that Toto was being held in before unleashing his wrath on the rest of Nagoya. The two clashed once again, and like before, Zedus was quickly getting the upper hand. Overpowering the turtle with brutality, the creature tossed Toto into a building. The hero's body now stuck in the building, Zedus began to climb up.

Zedus had no idea that Toto had just been empowered by the jewel that gave him birth and was knocked off of the building by the flying Toto. Quickly getting to his feet, he lashed out with his tongue yet again, this time impaling it through Toto’s shoulder. As the two struggled on, Toto ripped the tongue in half and unleashed a powerful fire ball. The ball of flames quickly engulfed the creature and blew it into bloody pieces.

Abilities

Zedus fights predominantly using his claws, teeth and tail. His most powerful weapon is his elongated tongue, capable of extending up to 100 meters in length, which he can launch in a spear-like attack, reminiscent of fellow Gamera foe Barugon. However, Zedus is capable of emitting a strong biological acid from the tip of his tongue and from his claws, allowing them to penetrate Toto's shell with ease. Zedus can also jump high and far through the air, more than 200 meters at once. He is also agile enough to climb tall buildings.

Video Game Appearances

Comics

Gamera 2006: Hard Link

Zedus in Gamera 2006 Hard Link

Zedus in Gamera 2006: Hard Link

Zedus makes a brief appearance in this manga, being mentioned by the main characters.


Gallery

Main article: Zedus/Gallery.

Trivia

References

This is a list of references for Zedus. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 僕とトトの物語―映画『小さき勇者たち ガメラ』 (角川文庫) Paperback Bunko – March, 2006
  2. ともだち 小さき勇者たち ~ガメラ~
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