View Full Version : who is the most scientificly accurate kaiju?
June 3rd, 2005, 03:03 PM
What kaiju in the movies is the closest to what a kaiju would be in real life? who reacts most accuratly to damage and heat rays? These will more than likely be weak kaiju and I know why- No living thing, no matter what it's size, could survive most of the stuff power houses like Godzilla (of any era) and Destroyah can dish out.
So who is it?
June 3rd, 2005, 06:18 PM
i'm thinking Gorosaurus. he's just a dinosaur, right? him and Anguirus i dont remember having any mutations or anything. but Gororsaurus is closer to any real dinosaurs, so he's even more realistic than Anguirus.
none of the bugs are realistic, because a bug even Stormship Troopers size would end up crushing itself. something with the exoskeliton wouldn't allow an insect to breath at sizes much bigger than they are now.
other than size difference, 1933 King Kong seems pretty realistic. he actually wasn't that gigantically huge.
as for the beam reactions, i'm not sure any act any more realistically than others. they all take simple damage from attacks, some more than others due to things like weakness to specific attacks ect... Mothra, King Seesar, and Rodan are the only ones that come to mind who react differently. Rodan has an immunity to Godzilla's beams, and is very hardened to others as well. King Seesar bounces beams back through his eyes (though, "official" diagrams show him to be a robot, and make sense in the way he bounces beams back.) Mothra can bounce back beams by shedding her wing scales. now the problem with those is the fact that in real life we dont have any beams, or giant monsters. i'm guessing the average beam to be the equivalent of pretty much concentrated fire. even that is stretching it. we dont have anything close to that, as far as my knowledge tells me. even lasers now are just powerful beams of light. nothing to take damage over. but, going with the concentrated fire idea, it seems that the regular kaiju, not the ones mentioned above, react pretty normally to a beam attack.
June 6th, 2005, 10:12 PM
I agree with Rodan2000, Gorosaurus seems more realistic from the other monsters. Others might include: Anguirus or Baragon.
June 7th, 2005, 10:44 AM
Well, Gorosaurus was the most accurate at the time. We now know that two-legged (forgot the scientific name) didn't walk straight upright.
I would say Showa Ebirah was very accurate, as he did react to Godzilla ray (which wasn't that powerful in the movie) and is simply a large lobster. GFW Ebirah might be the same, but I haven't seen the movie and thus can't be for certain.
June 7th, 2005, 11:14 AM
two-legged (forgot the scientific name)
I belive that is 'bipedual'. Maybe...:dontgetit
What is mean when I sayed they react to damage... Well think of this. In most Godzilla movies, Godzilla melts and or blows up tanks with his ray. Well, then how is it possible that he can use it against a foe and have it only make sparks? (heisei films come to mind).
June 7th, 2005, 11:25 AM
In the "reacting to rays and such / showing damage" department, the first to come to my mind is Kiryu. Almost each and every time Godzilla's radioactive breath struck Kiryu, the viewer could practically feel the force behind the atomic blast. Similar to the tanks that were thrown about by the powerful fire, Kiryu was knocked around, pushed forward (ray to the back), and sent sailing (the face shot). In addition, the physical damage sustained by Kiryu was relatively believable, whether it be the "injured" face or burn marks and various "dents" on the body during close-ups.
Others in my mind at the moment:
King Kong's singed fur when he faced Godzilla.
Biollante's exploding vines and bursting innards upon each successful Godzilla atomic shot.
June 8th, 2005, 11:59 AM
I belive that is 'bipedual'. Maybe...
I knew that one, but not what I was going for. Maybe it is theropod, or some such word. I don't know. School is out, and my brain, for the most part, has been shut down.
But going by damage, while not a kaiju, the Super X's (especially II), show damage quite well, like when the shielding melts.
June 10th, 2005, 06:41 PM
oh, yeah, Gorosaurus's bipedal anatomy is wrong.
Eberah, as a crustacean, i'm pretty sure couldn't be proportioned that size with an exoskeliton. i know it works like that on all bugs and insects, but while i'm not too sure about crustaceans, i am really gloce to certain that their exoskeliton's face the same problems. therefore, he's down and out.
so finally, that leaves Anguirus and GMK Baragon (no fire horn).
but by damage, i'm going with Kiryu. maybe even Kong, actually, cause he's the only kaiju i remember being on fire at one point from a ray, but in being on fire and not taking much damage from that, i'm not sure he counts.
June 18th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Oodako must be the most realistic kaiju. He's a giant octopus, and we know there are giant squids. It isn't too much of a stretch to believe in another giant cephlapod. Oodako is the most realistic kaiju IMO because Oodako was an actual octopus made to look bigger. In an interview it was stated that several octopi were used to film Oodako.
June 19th, 2005, 01:39 PM
I'm gonna have to vote for Gorosaurus here.
The fundamental problem with all invertabrate kaiju isn't so much breathing problems as it is the thickness of the exoskeleton. An invertabrate that size would have to have an exoskeleton so thick to support its mass that there would literally be no room left inside for internal organs.
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