“Flight of the Tin Penguin”

Films: Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla (1994)

Alias: Mogera, Moguera, Mogela, Land Moguera, Star Falcon

Type: Man-Made

Location: Eldritch location/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: 120 meters and 160,000 metric tons.

Affiliation: Good

Summary: Some of you may not remember that time when the Mysterians came and almost wrecked us with their line of mechs known as Moguera. Well, now the drill-bot is back...as made by us. Call mankind unoriginal, but we sure know how to give something an upgrade.

History: MOGUERA (Mobile Operation Godzilla Universal Expert Robot Aero-type) was a massive mech built in the wake of Mechagodzilla's destruction. Although one of its operators had a raging hatred of Godzilla, he and the rest of the crew driving this thing soon found that the higher priority was the new kaiju, Spacegodzilla. And it sure as heck wouldn't be easy downing him...

Notable Kills: None

Final Fate: MOGUERA may have played a major role in defeating Spacegodzilla, mainly by taking out his energy source and wrecking his shoulder crystals, but that didn't stop the kaiju from impaling the mech with his tail and flinging him elsewhere. Even in critical condition, MOGUERA knocked Spacegodzilla down before completely losing all functions. The machine was then blasted to holy Hell by Godzilla before the other kaiju was finished off.

Powers/Abilities: MOGUERA comes with eye plasma laser cannons, automatic tracking laser cannons from its hands, a plasma maser cannon from its chest, and counter measures for some psychic powers. It can also shoot spiral grenade missiles from its hands. Or it can just fire all of these weapons at once. When the time calls for it, MOGUERA can separate into the tank-like Land Moguera and the Star Falcon fighter jet.

Weakness: Beings of equal or greater power.

Scariness Factor: 2.5-Don't get us wrong. MOGUERA is a walking arsenal compared to the rather flax predecessor, and looks much more imposing (even if he still looks like a penguin). But he's being piloted by humans with good intentions, so it really only sucks that we pitted it against a kaiju way out of its league.

Trivia: -The original Moguera was the favorite kaiju of special effects director Koichi Kawakita. This was the main reason that the mech was used instead of Mechagodzilla.

-Originally for "Godzilla vs. Destroyah", MOGUERA's remains were going to be recycled into a new mech called G-END. Instead, its role was filled by the Super X3.


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Space really sucks for Godzilla, doesn't it?

"Finally! Recognition!"
Up in the sky...

...and into the ground!


"Worth it!"


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