View Full Version : Zigra redo
August 21st, 2005, 02:32 PM
Well I been trying to think up a good unique sharklike monster for years and finally I decided to use an old highly disrespected beast as a handle.
I present, a new zigra...
More sharklike, I may use him in a fanfic, or rather a sequel to one I'v been working on for years. I already have the mutated blood of something raining down into the japan trench I figure zigra could be a mutated deepsea shark.
And for his land form this came to mind.
Dangit! Theres that stain again!
Oh well, I tried to make it look like a true toho-esqu monster (I know, he's a daiei monster but I wanted a toho one) by making him, 1. Multi-formed, and 2. making him a mutation which superficially resembles what it once was but the end result is something completely different once it finishes mutating (do destroyah, biollante, megaguirus, or orga really look like a crustacean, a rose, a dragonfly, or godzilla?) Also he has a connection to godzilla via origin (he is the byproduct of when godzilla killed a monster that was created when he killed a human, if that counts.)
Powers-wise, i think maybe energizing his tail fins and projecting a yellow energy torpedo which could stun enemies much like a glorified thresher shark.
August 27th, 2005, 10:57 PM
I like it, as a original kaiju. As Zigra, I don't know, it doesn't have it's charm.
Dino Hunter 2.0
August 28th, 2005, 08:26 AM
Those are excellent drawings, and I love the design- but I have to agree, it just isn't Zigra. However, if you just gave him a new name and kept that Toho origin, I think he'd work great as an original kaiju. I really like the left side pic of him in his land form. :)
August 28th, 2005, 10:17 AM
Not zigra huh? Hmm..I thought I had captured all his elements,the armor, the one toe, the beak, the pointy razor fins, if slightly based on the cover for "up from the depths".
I thought about naming him geogyora but I figured then he would look like a zigra rip off. Dang, I thought I pulled a Gfw gigan on this. Oh well, what was it about zigra i missed?
August 28th, 2005, 10:22 AM
The really cool design of the original Zigra is very difficult to top I think, but personally I love these drawings, especially the the first one! I wish I had a tenth of the drawing talent you do Bio!:thumbs:
August 28th, 2005, 10:30 AM
Well, I think the armor should be more obvious, maybe thats whats doing it in. Now is it the head, or the lack of arms that mad zigra zigra?
Dino Hunter 2.0
August 29th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Well, a few things that really set them apart:
*Zigra never actually had arms, just fins
*Zigra's shark snout was more of a horn, and he had a beak
*Zigra was a lil chubbier in his land form
Personally, I like your version much better, but hey. :p
August 29th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Well a change in chubbyness is always part of a redo. I dunno why I thought I had to change the snout since some real sharks have that. The arms...well it's just making those razor fins more useable. I think I know where i went wrong.
August 30th, 2005, 08:29 PM
Well I came to the conclusion that it was the head that went wrong so I made this:
Does this suit the old shark bird thingy more? I don't feel like redrawing all the pics so just imagine this head on the others, it was the head that I got wrong right?
Dino Hunter 2.0
September 5th, 2005, 08:01 PM
Other than the long neck, I think that head looks much more like Zigra. :thumbs:
October 19th, 2005, 03:26 AM
Looks like Destroyah to me...
October 19th, 2005, 04:46 AM
Not bad. Indeed, it does look like a Zigra/Destroyer hybrid of sorts. I especially like him in his swimming mode. The pictures of him standing up made him look a little too much like some sort of mutant Gyaos, but I think the re-drawing of the head may have fixed that.
October 19th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Not bad. Indeed, it does look like a Zigra/Destroyer hybrid of sorts. I especially like him in his swimming mode. The pictures of him standing up made him look a little too much like some sort of mutant Gyaos, but I think the re-drawing of the head may have fixed that. Yeah, looking at your avatar now next to it I do see something of a destroyah ambience. What can I say? I'm more practiced at jagged exoskeletons than any other kind of hide.
I may try to post an update puc later on.
Since you all like the first form so much I think I'll try that with the new head.
But what do you all think of the new version of the paralyisis ray? I made it more sharklike and not quite a one hit K.O.
thanks to everyone for their complements and constructive criticism!
October 19th, 2005, 06:51 PM
Hmm, about the new paralysis weapon, is it only a temporary effect? I'm wondering what the difference between the two effects is.
And, I'd really hate to say this, Bio, but I think I may like your redo of Zigra better than Clint's New Era redo (though, my opinion on his version may change once I actually read about it in action; Clint's Jet Jaguar redo gave some interesting tidbits about the future of his Zigra). God, he'd smite me from existence if he ever read that :laugh:
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