“The little brave”

Films: Gamera the Brave (2006)

Alias: Gamera

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: 30 meters and 90,000 metric tons.

Affiliation: Good

Summary: After the ambiguous ending of the Heisei Gamera trilogy, you can probably guess that expectations were high when the fabled guardian of the universe was bound for a comeback. The end result was...a bit wishy-washy, to say the least. But for some, it's a welcome return to form for a more Showa-esque time.

History: Long ago in 1973, the original Gamera blew himself up to defeat the last remaining Gyaos. Years later, a boy named Toru found an egg resting on a red stone. When out hatched a baby turtle, he named it Toto, and raised it before it started floating, breathing fire, and growing fast. Turns out, Toto was Gamera's reincarnation. Just when Toto became kaiju-sized, a mutant known as Zedus showed up to cause trouble. Now Toto has to contend with both the ravenous beast and prodding humans.

Notable Kills: See Final Fate.

Final Fate: After getting totaled by Zedus twice, Toto is given the red stone to eat by Toru. He is then powered up into a true Gamera, and uses a charged fireball to obliterate Zedus after having previously ripped off his tongue. The heroic turtle then flies off into the distance as the new Gamera.

Powers/Abilities: Can fly, breath fire balls, and can take a lot of damage.

Weakness: Beings of greater or equal power.

Scariness Factor: 3-Toto may be big, but aside from that, there is literally nothing to be afraid of where he's concerned. He's got the fighting spirit and empathy of his predecessor, and has a somewhat goofy face. In other words, he's pretty much the Minya of Gamera's world. Except we tolerate him a lot more.

Trivia: -This film was meant to be released in 2005 to correlate with Gamera’s 40th anniversary, but then it got delayed. Worse, Katokawa basically made sure that no further Gamera films would be made, because Kadokawa is the kind of company that uses a golden goose as a pinata instead of an egg layer.

-Originally, a big crossover film between Godzilla and Gamera was planned, but it got shelved not long before this film was made. One could be forgiven for believing Zedus to be some sort of replacement for the monster king.

Image Gallery

Gamera: Golden Wind

Pretty small start, right?
A tale of friendship...and people getting eaten by a giant iguana.

Cue Lion King Mufasa speech.
Thought this was light-hearted? Well...

"Why couldn't I have just gotten a job at accounting?"

They promised his Godzilla, but this was the best they could do.