“High on crystals”

Films: Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla (1994)

Alias: Crystalgodzilla, Supegoji

Type: Alien/Mutant

Location: Eldritch location/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: 120 meters and 80,000 metric tons.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: The mere concept of a Godzilla from space sounds ridiculous, we know. But for a franchise like this, that kind of ridiculous origin story is par for the course. It helps that there's a somewhat logical explanation for all of the chaos to follow.

History: After setting out to space to deal with that meteor, Mothra accidentally spread some of Godzilla's cells that she carried with her after that scuffle. The cells ended up falling into a black hole, absorbing crystalline lifeforms, and out of this cosmic blender came the horror known as Spacegodzilla. After beating up a mech known as MOGUERA, the evil kaiju proceeded to menace Godzilla and especially his son before making Fukuoka his home base.

Notable Kills: Nothing special

Final Fate: After having his main crystal destroyed and his shoulder crystals obliterated by MOGUERA, Spacegodzilla is left vulnerable by the mech's last stand, giving Godzilla the chance to unleash his Spiral Beam on him. The alien beast is soon blown up, his essence beaten back into space.

Powers/Abilities: Aside from raw intelligence, Spacegodzilla can use telepathic abilities, such as the Gravity Tornado, an advanced form of telekinesis. He can also disrupt technology with the Photon Hurricane, and has a breath weapon known as the Corona Beam. But most striking of all is his ability to summon crystals from the Earth, as well as turn them into homing missiles with a technique called Homing Ghost. For protection, he has the Photon Reflective Shield that can deflect even Godzilla's thermonuclear breath.

Weakness: If his shoulder crystals are destroyed, a lot of his power will be depleted, leaving him vulnerable to beings of equal or greater power.

Scariness Factor: 4.5-Imagine the original Godzilla, but stronger, smarter, and legitimately sinister. This guy turned an entire city into a crystal Hellscape where he is king and we suffer for it. It took Godzilla having to not try and destroy a man-made mech for more than five minutes in order to bring him down.

Trivia: -Originally, Spacegodzilla's role was going to be occupied by a new King Ghidorah known as Emperor Ghidorah. But they felt that Emperor looked too much like their new design for Orochi in that other film this year...

-This wasn't the first time that Godzilla got lumped in with intergalactic origins. In 1979, we were cursed with a book detailing a failed film proposal called "A Space Godzilla". In short, it was about Godzilla dying from diabetes, him getting dissected, people realizing he's actually a pregnant female space creature named Rozan, and him/her getting sent back to Godzilla Planet to fight big-breasted aliens along with his/her family. If that doesn't sound like the most batsh*t insane thing anyone could ever conceive, we don't know what is.

Image Gallery

Space really sucks for Godzilla, doesn't it?

"Somebody please scratch my back!"

Corona beam? Is he an alchoholic?

I need an adult.

"Finally! Recognition!"

"Make the toucher go away, dad!"

"Wait until Chris Hansen gets his hands on you!"

"Worth it!"

Alas, domination was not meant to be.