|“||Damn Godzilla. You're mistaken if you think your powers are a match for Mechagodzilla.||„|
Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ Mekagojira) is an alien mecha that first appeared in the 1974 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.
The creation of the Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens, Mechagodzilla was the centerpiece in their planned invasion of Earth. The magnificent machine was released from the crater of Mount Fuji wearing a Godzilla disguise, and made its way to Tokyo. Once it reached Tokyo, the impostor was attacked by the real Godzilla, who quickly revealed its true colors. Mechagodzilla was damaged in the ensuing fight with Godzilla, but was repaired and sent to destroy King Caesar at Okinawa. Godzilla returned and aided King Caesar, and together they were able to destroy Mechagodzilla. A year later, Mechagodzilla was rebuilt by the Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens and re-christened Mechagodzilla 2 (メカゴジラ２ Mekagojira Tsū), and was unleashed on Tokyo once again, this time aided by the monster Titanosaurus, controlled by the deranged earthling scientist Shinzo Mafune. Godzilla rose to battle his robotic doppelganger a second time, but found himself badly outmatched against two foes. However, with the aid of humanity and the sacrifice of Katsura Mafune, Godzilla was able to triumph once again. The original Showa Mechagodzilla proved to be a memorable addition to Godzilla's rogues gallery, appearing in two consecutive films and later inspiring three other incarnations of the character. This Mechagodzilla has also made numerous appearances outside the films, in media such as video games, comics, and even educational original video animations.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 4-B | 4-B
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Large Size (Type 1), Skilled Hand-to-Hand combat, Inorganic Physiology (Type 2), Flight, Breath Attack, Energy Manipulation and Projection, Explosion Manipulation (Can use missiles), Fire Breath, Radiation Manipulation (It's Flame attacks are described as being made out of radiation), Shapeshifting, Forcefield Creation (Capable of creating forcefields which counters enemy attacks), Heat Manipulation (said to be able to launch flaming of over 500,000°C), Danmaku, Electro-Magnetism (can fire an electromagnetic beam), Cyborgization (Full), Sound Manipulation
Attack Potency: Solar System level (Stomped Anguirus and easily defeated King Caesar, which could replicate Mechagodzilla's strength at over ten times stronger than before. Capabale of fighting equally with Post-Training Godzilla. Stronger than both Ghidorah and Hedorah) | Solar System level (Far stronger than before, with his attacks being stated to be over five times the strength of the First Mechagodzilla. Comparable to Titanosaurus)
Speed: Massively FTL+ (Capable of reacting to beams reflected by King Caesar on a very close range, almost to the face, with those beams being his own. It is also being shown to be capable of quickly dodging a full on atomic breath and can keep up with Godzilla)
Lifting Strength: Class M | Class M
Durability: Solar System level (Can take stronger versions of his beam. Tanked Godzilla's Atomic Breath) | Solar System level
Range: Extended Melee Range, hundreds of meters with attacks
Standard Equipment: Flamethrower, Eye Lasers, Chest Laser, Horn Lasers, Missiles
Intelligence: High (Utilizes strategy during battles. Quickly got wise to King Caesar’s Prism Eyes, and utilized missiles instead of lasers to bypass that.)
Weaknesses: Mechagodzilla is critically impaired by damage to its Cybaneck, a control receiver mounted on the sides of its head. In the machine's first encounter with Godzilla, it was rendered inoperable after sustaining damage to the Cybaneck following an explosion caused by a beam clash, though it was still able to receive orders to retreat. Godzilla destroyed Mechagodzilla in their battle in Okinawa by tearing off its head. In Terror of Mechagodzilla, Mechagodzilla's control device was instead located inside of the cyborg Katsura Mafune. In a similar manner, when Katsura was killed, Mechagodzilla was rendered defenseless.
- Space Beams: Mechagodzilla fires a rainbow-colored optical laser called the Space Beam (スペースビーム Supēsu Bīmu), which is capable of destroying objects instantaneously. The rebuilt Mechagodzilla 2, in addition to its Space Beams, was armed with a Laser Firing Apparatus (レーザー発射装置 Rēzā Hassha Sōchi) on its "back-up" Head Controller (ヘッドコントローラー Heddo Contorōrā), which it utilized after its head was removed by Godzilla. The first Mechagodzilla's Space Beams are red, green, blue, orange, and yellow, while Mechagodzilla 2's Space Beams are yellow, pink, and white.
- Missiles: Mechagodzilla has an apparatus mounted in its neck called the Trace Device (トレイス装置 Toreisu Sōchi), which allows for the firing of a large quantity of small missiles, though this ability goes unused in both of Mechagodzilla's film appearances. Mechagodzilla also possesses missiles at the tips of all of its fingers, known simply as the Finger Missiles (フィンガーミサイル Fingā Misairu) or Space Finger Missiles (スペースフィンガーミサイル Supēsu Fingā Misairu). These missiles have massive destructive power, and are immediately replaced after each shot, allowing for virtually continuous firing.
- Defense Neo Barrier: When Mechagodzilla rapidly spins its head while firing beams from its eyes, a shield is formed known as the Defense Neo Barrier (ディフェンスネオバリヤー Difensu Neo Bariyā). This shield was effective in blocking both Godzilla's atomic breath and attempted physical attacks.
- Cross Attack Beam: A shutter on Mechagodzilla's chest can slide open, revealing a device which can fire a high-power electromagnetic beam, referred to as the Cross Attack Beam (クロスアタックビーム Kurosu Atakku Bīmu). This orange-colored laser was strong enough to slice through a large rock formation.
Keys: MGI | MGII