Films: Notzilla (2020)
Alias: Notzillasaurus Partiontilldon
Location: Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Up to that of a large building.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Good
Summary: Alcohol is just a massive waste of goodwill. Oh yes, it did wonders for the economy, but is it worth killing all your braincells and abandoning your responsibilities for?! Well, what if we told you that it would be the main source of the mess that occurred in this parody of the kaiju genre?
History: It all started when Dr. Ichihiro Honda (ha, get it) tried and failed to stop the military from killing a massive saurian beast known as Momma Notzilla. All that was left after the devastation was the mother's egg, which Ichihiro hid from the world. Years later, the egg ends up in Cincinnati, and is found by a failing nuclear plant. It hatches, and everyone quickly warms up to the little beast. Unfortunately, Notzilla doubles in size every time he drinks alcohol, and there's plenty of that around here...
Notable Kills: None...unless you count any fatalities due to that train he picked up.
Final Fate: After going on a bender in the middle of the city, Notzilla finds himself confronted with a mazer cannon known as the Super-Secret Uber-Fission Mega Blaster...only for it to malfunction so the heroes can give it some diet beer and reduce it in size. Ichihiro and another adopt Notzilla as their son while more eggs come rolling down the river...
Powers/Abilities: Notzilla grows with every ounce of alcohol he consumes. His gas is also exceptionally flammable. On the bright side, he can be quite intelligent at times.
Weakness: Diet beer shrinks him, while heavy artillery can kill him.
Scariness Factor: 1-This beast isn't meant to be scary at all. He's very clearly a man in a suit (you can even see the zipper), his spines are literally in the shape of paper dolls, his mannerisms bring to mind a drunken teenager, and he's ultimately docile even when provoked. What else would you expect from a kaiju specifically designed to lampoon kaiju?
Trivia: -This film was first shown in 2019 at G-Fest, the leading convention for all things kaiju. Now if only it weren't run by COVID deniers (this writing will hopefully be outdated at some point).
-Notzilla's costume design bears several contrasts with its inspiration's design. For starters, the original Godzilla was made out of a concrete mixture while Notzilla is made of foam rubber. Also, typical kaiju suits don’t have zippers, but often have the actors enter before the suit is sewn shut. That, or Velcro, hooks, or latex is utilized. Also, people enter them through the back, not the front.