Films: Godzilla Raids Again (1955), King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962), Mothra Vs. Godzilla (1964), Ghidorah, the Three Headed-Monster (1964), Invasion of the Astro-Monster (1965), Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), Son of Godzilla (1967), Destroy All Monsters (1968), All Monsters Attack (1969), Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (1971), Godzilla Vs. Gigan (1972), Godzilla Vs. Megalon (1973), Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Alias: Gojira, Gigantis
Location: Civilized area/Underground/Ocean/Jungle
Height/Weight: 50 meters and 20,000 metric tons.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Good
Summary: You can't keep the king of all monsters down! Not at all! There's a new Big G in town, and he's going to kick the asses of every single kaiju that happens to get in his way, no matter how silly or perilous it turns out to be. Unless they want to lend a hand, that is.
History: After the Godzilla-related disaster that occurred in 1954, everyone thought that the threat of Godzilla was over. But it had only just begun, as a second Godzilla was sighted on an island fighting another monster named Anguirus. Yup, there were more of those irradiated dinos out there, and this one came just in time. Years passed, and the monster came coming back to fight more kaiju. It wasn't until the arrival of the even worse King Ghidorah did someone get to convincing him that destroying all humans wasn't worth the effort and time. That kaiju was one of the twin Mothra larvas that had defeated him earlier. After a bit of reluctance alongside his new rival Rodan, Godzilla decided that maybe Mothra was right, with the big pterosaur in tow. From that moment on, Godzilla came to appreciate the world around him a bit more, and only fought kaiju that menaced the world and humans alike while keeping away from the latter as much as possible.
Notable Kills: Biting out chunks of Anguirus neck, throttling Kamacuri to death, ripping a smog monster's exposed innards apart and burning them until there's nothing left, and twisting his mecha-copy's head off make for a good resume in kaiju years.
Final Fate: Godzilla's been buried under ice, thrown back into the sea countless times, gored, electrocuted, covered in toxic sludge, among other punishments, but nothing has stopped him from persevering through it all. And besides, after his little spat with Mothra, he's won every fight he's been in (not for lack of trying from his opponents, though). In the end though, nothing beats being away from all those noisy humans and chilling on Monster Island with all of your friends.
Powers/Abilities: It's all in that thermonuclear breath, which apparently is so powerful that it can propel Godzilla through the air as if he's flying! He's also amazingly nimble, as he can literally slide on his tail and deliver a powerful kick. He can also be a magnet for some reason. Godzilla got pretty weird as the series progressed.
Weakness: Anything bigger than a few tanks works to a fault, though electricity seems to be his least favorite attack.
Scariness Factor: 4.5-Godzilla may still be one of the most powerful and destructive kaiju out there, but his actions were increasingly less harmful to us humans as the series progressed, so it's not a 5 this time.
Trivia: -The Showa era of Godzilla movies is also the longest, lasting for more than 40 years.
-This era is named for how many movies were made before the death of Emperor Hirohito, Japan's 124th emperor, and the ruler of the "Showa Era of Japan" (or the "Period of Japan's Enlightened Peace").