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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:

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

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

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

SUIT 9: 84Goji

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.

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

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

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Cameo Appearence:


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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Posted: 4 years, 11 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: 4 years, 11 months ago at Aug 31 18:55
maybe add some trailers... and the roars...
Posted: 4 years, 11 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: 4 years, 11 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: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 13 16:16
Excellent list!

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