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Added by Taker90 on 21 Jul 2013 08:37
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Evolution of Godzilla (UPDATED: 9/16/13)

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Godzilla "King of the Monsters" has had many incarnations over the years from his first appearance in 1954 to the soon to release film in 2014 by Legendary pictures.

Along with the different versions of the Godzilla suit over the years this site here has full details for the history of the suit, from each Godzilla film:
http://www.historyvortex.org/GodzillaEvolution.html

So in the mean time here's a list of the evolution of Godzilla!

NOTE: Didn't put the 1998 Godzilla in this list because of how it was panned and for the fact it is known as "Zilla" in Godzilla: Final Wars

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Shōwa Era: 1954-1975


1954
SUIT 1: ShodaiGoji
1962
SUIT 3: KingGoji
1964
SUIT 4: MosuGoji
1964
SUIT 4: MosuGoji
(the fourth version of Godzilla Suit was used for both Godzilla vs Mothra/The Thing, and this one)
1965
SUIT 5: DaisensoGoji
(this suit was also used in Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster)
1966
SUIT 5: DaisensoGoji
1967
SUIT 6: MusukoGoji


(Not one of my favorite suits personally...)
1968
SUIT 7: SoshingekiGoji
(this suit would soon be used in:
Godzilla's Revenge
Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
and
Godzilla vs Gigan (Godzilla on Monster Island)
1969
SUIT 7: SoshingekiGoji
1971
SUIT 7: SoshingekiGoji
1972
SUIT 7: SoshingekiGoji
1973
SUIT 8: MegaroGoji
(This suit also appeared in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla and The Terror of Mechagodzilla)
1974
SUIT 8: MegaroGoji
1975
SUIT 8: MegaroGoji
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Heisei Era: 1984 -1995



1984
SUIT 9: 84Goji


1989
SUIT 10: BioGoji
(This suit is also reused in Godzilla vs. King Ghidora)
FUN FACT: On March 17, 1992, someone sneaked into Toho's special effects department and stole this suit from Toho Studios and remained M.I.A. for several weeks. Ultimately, a terrified old lady discovered, to her obvious shock, this stolen suit laying on a beach near Tokyo Bay in quite a sorry state. It was returned to Toho and repaired in time to be used in both the underwater fight sequence with the larval Battra, and for Godzilla's rise from the erupting Mt. Fuji in Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle For Earth, it's last film appearence before a well-earned retirement.




1991
SUIT 10: BioGoji
1993
SUIT 12: RadoGoji
1994
SUIT 13: MogeGoji/ DesuGoji
(This suit would be soon reused in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah with the ultering look of Godzilla's burn form.)
1995
SUIT 13: MogeGoji/ DesuGoji
Burning Godzilla




FUN FACT:Shortly after the final film was finished, Toho actually had a Godzilla funeral.


Video with clips of the funeral:
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Mireniamu Era: 1999- 2004

1999
SUIT 14: MireGoji
(The same film witch starts up the millennium series.This suit was also used in Godzilla vs. Megaguirus)
2000
SUIT 14: MireGoji
2002
SUIT 16: KiryuGoji
(This suit would be reused in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. with the added scar)
2003
SUIT 16: KiryuGoji
2004
SUIT 17: FinalGoji

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Cameo Appearence:

2007

CG Godzilla

(Godzilla made a cameo destroying Tokyo plus, Toho's answer to the 1998 American film of Godzilla.)
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Other Appearences in Media

Godzilla in Marvel Comics.

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Coming Soon:

The New Godzilla that will soon be in theaters


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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Aug 25 20:16
Great list! I'm glad someone built up another one; I had helped build another user's Godzilla list some time back, but said user deleted her account, and so went the list.

I have two suggestions - 1) that of breaking up the films by Showa, Heisei, and Millennium categories, rather than by decade, and 2) adding to the numerical identifications of each suit their given name - for instance, "Kingoji" for the suit used in King Kong vs. Godzilla. Look here for the more-or-less established names of each suit (unfortunately, they are unordered, so you may have to click on each link to see which movie or several it belongs to; most of them reference his respective adversaries).

Again, very glad to see this brought back up in plenty of time for the coming film by Legendary Pictures! Keep at it, Taker!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Aug 31 18:55
maybe add some trailers... and the roars...
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Sep 16 21:42
@Pumpkinate thanks for the tips, much appreciated!
@mutoscope I added the roars and some fun facts as well as stylized this list a bit.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Sep 17 2:00
The list looks wonderful! And it's the first one I've seen on the spruced-up site with all the changes.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at May 13 16:16
Excellent list!

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