Films: Gamera Vs. Barugon (1966), Gamera: Super Monster (1980)
Location: Civilized Area
Height/Weight: 80 meters and 70 metric tons.
Summary: It's Gamera's first foe! And it's...a cheap knock-off of a C-list Godzilla kaiju. Aw well, at least it put up a good fight.
History: Barugon's egg had been resting for some time on an island in New Guinea. That was before some chumps looking for a quick buck heard about it. Thinking the egg was a big gem, they took it without hesitation. Alas, Barugon hatched after accidentally being incubated, grew to adult size, and made a bee-line for Tokyo. But Gamera had come back to Earth just in time to fight the beast. Then Barugon froze the turtle. Now the military has to handle a kaiju without big monster training wheels.
Notable Kills: This thing laps up humans like a chameleon on flies.
Final Fate: After numerous failed attempts to lure barugon into fresh water, Gamera thaws and drags the monster into the water, where he starts bleeding profusely and drowns.
Powers/Abilities: Barugon has a long tongue that works like a giant steel cable, can catch prey, and even fire icy mist that freezes enemies for a long time from the tip. Perhaps most baffling of all, he can shoot a big heated rainbow from his back. We don't get it either.
Weakness: Barugon cannot stand fresh water...or at least, large quantities of it. Also, if one can deflect his rainbow back at him, expect agony for the beast.
Scariness Factor: 4-Barugon is big, horny (literally), has a laundry's list of powers at his disposal, and can catch and eat you from a distance. What holds him back is a lousy weakness. People, stop making monsters hydrophobes. It just doesn't work.
Trivia: -In the Kadokawa-published "Gamera Vs. Barugon" manga, the story's kept mostly the same...except that Barugon looks like he wouldn't be out of place on a metal album cover, and he dies after getting blasted by Gamera off an iceberg of his own creation.
-Barugon was considered to reappear in the Heisei series of Gamera films, but Gyaos got there instead.