Awoken from an eons-long slumber at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean off the shores of Japan in 1956 by a joint-nation H-Bomb experiment, Godzilla ravaged the Japanese countryside for years. Although a terrible menace, the monster also seemed to regard Japan as his personal domain and a home, defending the country from a number of strange aliens and other mutant monsters on several occasions. By the late 1970's, Godzilla disappeared before re-emerging in Alaska, bursting from a massive iceberg in which he had lain dormant.
Godzilla soon entered the American mainland, with the super-agency S.H.I.E.L.D. trying their best to contain and capture the giant reptile. Over the course of his journey, the monster battled many strange foes: from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s super weapons to superheroes such as the Champions to outrageous monsters such as Batragon and Yetrigar. Godzilla was even instrumental in thwarting the alien Megans in their attempt to conquer the Earth.
Eventually, Pym Particles from Dr. Hank Pym, known at the time as Yellowjacket, and a time machine created by Doctor Doom were used in an attempt to shrink the creature and send it back to the Late Cretaceous period. However, Godzilla's atomic nature made him unstable in his new setting and, after a brief encounter with Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy, returned to present day New York, reverting back to his original size. Upon his return, Godzilla went on a rampage, opposed by the combined might of the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Godzilla Squad. In the end, however, it was the pleas of a little boy, Rob Takiguchi, that subdued the giant monster. Godzilla turned away from the city, striding into New York Bay to regions unknown and disappearing from view.
A heavily mutated, horned reptilian creature that was implied to formerly be Godzilla was later captured and controlled by the evil Doctor Demonicus, and defeated by Iron Man. This same amphibious dinosaur would later appear on an isolated island, menacing a film crew and the Thing.
A creature who closely resembles Godzilla was later seen on Mole Man's Monster Isle. Having seemingly reverted to his original form, this creature was part of an assemblage of the Mole Man's monster horde that attacked Manhattan.
Atomic Fire Breath: Best recognized as his signature weapon, Godzilla is able to expel a deadly nuclear blast from his mouth. The blast is powerful enough to create large-scale explosions, destroy cities and set entire forests ablaze.
Near Impenetrable Hide: Godzilla has, on numerous occasions, been the subject of military assault using all manner of man-made ballistic weapons and WMDs, none of which are reported as having been effective.
Regeneration: Godzilla can regenerate wounds at an extremely fast pace.
Intelligence: Godzilla has demonstrated intelligence that is of the same level of normal humans.
Godzilla can easily pick up 100,000 tons with ease and he was strong enough to match Thor.
Having originated as an amphibious species of dinosaurs, Godzilla can swim in the water at high speeds.
- Godzilla is based on a character created by Ishirō Honda, Eiji Tsuburaya and Tomoyuki Tanaka and owned by Toho Co., Ltd, first appearing in the 1954 film Gojira. In 1956, TransWorld Releasing Corp. released a heavily edited version of the film, called Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, exclusively in North America.
- Though Marvel no longer has the licensing rights to use the Godzilla name due to Idea and Design Works (IDW) now owning the license to Godzilla comics, the character has appeared in several comics, though never referenced by name. A passing reference was made to Godzilla as recently as issues of The Incredible Hercules.
- Godzilla appeared in The Mighty Avengers #1 as part of a hoard of the Mole Man's monsters. He has reverted back to his original form.
- In the comics, Godzilla's spines never light up when unleashing his atomic breath, as in the original films.
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