"Insert tact-less gay joke here"

Films: Gamera Vs. Barugon (1966), Gamera: Super Monster (1980)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: 80 meters and 70 metric tons.

Affiliation: Neutral

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.

Image Gallery

Barugon's troubles have officially begun.

He likes to sleep with his mouth open.

Terrible things start out so cute!

"Did you drink all the Mountain Dew, Baru?!"

It took a bargain-bin DVD to make him look menacing.

Sadly, Barugon didn't even have a long-necked girlfriend.

A battle to tire him endlessly.

"How about I bury you alive in your homeland?!"

Remember. He's doing this during summer.

Alas, poor pupper.
If only they tried the whole 'Godzilla/Anguirus' thing.

Godzilla-ripoff? No. Wait until Zedus shows up.

Fire and ice. The debate rages on.

This was a marketing strategy involving Barugon. THIS. TAKE. ALL. THE MONIES.