"Monster metal meal"

Films: Pulgasari (1985)

Alias: Bulgasari, Purugasari

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: First, a dolll. Rises to that of a large building.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: South Korea had already had its shot at the genre of kaiju. But then one of the biggest despots in the world decided to take his shot at it. From the Kim-Jong dynasty, we give you Pulgasari.

History: This minotaur-like beast began as a simple figurine designed by a skilled blacksmith. Then the figure came into contact with the blood of said blacksmith's daughter, and from there, it came alive. This new beast, known as Pulgasari, ate metal until it grew enough to menace the evil empire ruling over Korea.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After killing the emperor, Pulgasari must be destroyed so that he can't harm anyone else. The daughter sacrifices herself so that the beast eats her, causing him to revert back to normal size and be sucked into her dead body.

Powers/Abilities: The more metal he eats, the more he grows.

Weakness: He must eat the blacksmith's daughter.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-On one hand, it eats only metal and makes for a good way of overthrowing dicatorships. On the other, the collateral will get you, and Pulgasari doesn't stop for anyone.

Trivia: -Pulgasari's name is a play on the Korean phrase for "cannot be killed".

-Funny story about this film’s conception. For a long time, Kim-Jong-il had kidnapped a South Korean director and his wife so that they could do some films for him. Their last film was this one, and how ironic, considering its about a giant monster overthrowing a merciless overlord. The couple managed to escape to the U.S. soon afterward.

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Pretty diginified for something to come out of North Korea.

"No, I did not come to denuclearize your country...I've come to dethrone it of its leader.
Mighty Pulgasari! Stand tall!

Well, best movie to come out of the Kim Jong dynasty, anyway.

Somebody's going to feed him after midnight, isn't that the case?