He was just a regular Godzillasaur living in an underwater niche until men's folly of atomic testing stirred and mutated him into the beast of terror and allegory for the bomb that Japan knows and fears all too well today. With sidekicks like Rodan and Anguirus, enemies like King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla, and littler Godzillasaurs who know only his paternal side, Godzilla's array of supporting characters is impressive. His movie career is, too, with his 1950s-Early 1960s, serious films that incited personal reactions from those who had been affected by Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to the more campy movies of the late 1960s-1970s in which he was the anthropomorphic hero of the earth, to his Heisei Era movies in which he returned to his animalistic roots and took a giant step forward in design, and finally his Millennium Era movies in which different directors took their whack at creating an isolated Godzilla story only backed by the original 1954 movie. The Godzilla fanbase is small but dedicated, and it seems however many alien planet destroyers or mechakaiju or ancient earth creatures are thrown at him, he'll always fight back in spades. Go Go Godzilla!