Films: Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965), Gamera Vs. Barugon (1966), Gamera Vs. Gyaos (1967), Gamera Vs. Viras (1968), Gamera Vs. Guiron (1969), Gamera Vs. Jiger (1970), Gamera Vs. Zigra (1971), Gamera: Super Monster (1980)
Location: Tundra/Civilized Area/Eldritch Location/Ocean
Height/Weight: 55 meters and 80 metric tons.
Affiliation: Neutral (at first), Good (later on)
Summary: Godzilla, as one might guess, was the pinnacle of kaiju film stars, so obviously, like any real actor, there were those who sought to steal his thunder. None of them came as close as one did. The turtle that could fly. The friend to all children. The one they know as Gamera.
History: An ancient turtle beast dormant under the ice of the North American tundra, Gamera was awakened when some nuclear bombs accidentally crashed into the area. Heading towards Japan, the beast proved to be a destructive menace to society with a strange affinity for children's safety. But soft spot for kids or not, Gamera was tricked into getting sent to Mars via rocket dome by the end of his rampage. However, a meteorite hit the dome, sending Gamera back just in time to vanquish the nasty kaiju known as Barugon. From that moment on, Gamera's crimes against humanity were pretty much forgotten as he kept beating monster after monster for the sake of Earth and its inhabitants.
Notable Kills: See the bios of his foes for more info.
Final Fate: Gamera would have kept going on adventures...had his film studio Daei not entered bankruptcy, and had him sacrifice himself at the end of a stock-footage-laden stupidity-fest that we will deem non-canon forever.
Powers/Abilities: Gamera can shoot fireballs from his mouth and even propel himself through the air by shooting flames out of his shell-holes. He can also be nimble enough to win a kaiju-sized Olympic medal.
Weakness: A beast of equal or greater power.
Scariness Factor: 2.5-Gamera may have made a bad first impression, but since then, he's actively made sure no human gets stomped by a marauding kaiju. With a heart of gold and a taste for justice, Gamera is the one kaiju anyone can count on.
Trivia: -Yes, Daei's bankruptcy is the reason Gamera had to arbitrarily perish. Word says that their financial woes were due to some gross incompetence within the studio. How shameful for Gamera fans.
-The largest turtle to ever live was the Archelon, which literally means "Ruler Turtle", and it grew up to 4 meters long and about 5 meters wide from flipper to flipper.