How powerful is Showa Godzilla?

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How powerful is Showa Godzilla?

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Seeing as though there is an MV thread, I’d like to make one on my favourite incarnation, especially as there are very differing perspectives on his power. I think he outclasses most Godzillas in strength, speed, and all in intelligence. His beam can be underwhelming at times, but some times it possesses kaiju-exploding power. He’s the most skilled H2H fighter, but he is eclipsed in raw strength by MV now and Heisei. He can lift Kaiju much heavier than him, like Ghidorah, MG, Hedorah, Gigan, Megalon and the can o’ worms that are the ZF Kaiju. He’s also easily the smartest, being able to strategise with other kaiju and once he learns something, he exploits it. He’s pretty fast and his combat reaction speed is very good as he’s able to dodge beams at point blank with ease.

Overall, I say he’s only beaten in films by Earth, Heisei, MV (barely), and FW (only when Keizer).
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A very unpopular opinion in the FMs, but, aside from Godzilla Earth and the two Burning Godzillas, I tend to consider Showa the most powerful film incarnation of Godzilla.
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Personally, I think the only incarnations of Godzilla that outmatch Showa G are:

Shin Godzilla
Godzilla Earth (maybe)
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Godzilla (Final Wars)
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KK42 wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 4:01 am A very unpopular opinion in the FMs, but, aside from Godzilla Earth and the two Burning Godzillas, I tend to consider Showa the most powerful film incarnation of Godzilla.

How is that an unpopular opinion? Even if we ignore the Zone Fighter feats, Showa Godzilla is still one of the best fighters and one of thr physically stro gest Godzillas around, throwing the twice as heavy Mechagodzilla with ease and flinging Ghidorah's 30,000 ton ass like a rag doll. He has always been a top tier live action Godzilla, even if LPG gives him a run for his money, if not rivals him outright.
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I do think the Zone Fighter “hurling around kaiju over four times his weight” should be ignored, because it contradicts the movies and because the show already just has absolutely no internal logic.

But Showa’s definitely still a beast, yeah even scaled up he’s gonna be rather light compared to other Godzillas, but that helps him because of how dang fast he is. Even if he ain’t the strongest, no other Godzilla can pull off those rapid fire punches and Kangaroo Kicks.
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Showa Godzilla isn't the most physically powerful, but he's fast, strong, smart, and has great combat skills.
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I'd need to run the numbers to be sure, but I think there's enough on-screen evidence to suggest that he's capable of lifting a man. If true, that would put him all the way up in Gezora Tier, which is frankly insane.


And more seriously, don't forget to take his whacky superpowers into account. Flight and magnetism legitimately do put him in a class of his own among Godzillas.
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Just looked into Showa Goji with his feats and...

Yeah. Definitely would beat MV Goji :lol:

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Not very.

He got beat by two baby caterpillars, Yo! LOLZ.

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1973GXMSITB wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:47 am Not very.

He got beat by two baby caterpillars, Yo! LOLZ.
Early Showa Goji isn’t even miles near 70’s Showa Goji lol
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1973GXMSITB wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:47 am Not very.

He got beat by two baby caterpillars, Yo! LOLZ.
Said caterpillars were the children of a Goddess.

Makes sense to me.
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Jermobooka wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:32 am Just looked into Showa Goji with his feats and...

Yeah. Definitely would beat MV Goji :lol:
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1973GXMSITB wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:47 am Not very.

He got beat by two baby caterpillars, Yo! LOLZ.
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Voyager wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 7:09 pm
Jermobooka wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:32 am Just looked into Showa Goji with his feats and...

Yeah. Definitely would beat MV Goji :lol:
Nah man, no way you just admitted that. If you’re for real, you became my best friend.
Hey, even i can admit when MV Goji is outmatched. Showa knows boxing and judo, can fly with his atomic breath alone, easily throws around kaiju at heisei weight, and has his own damn bat cave with self opening doors
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This is a tough topic to tackle because Godzilla has drastically evolved over the series just like the Monsterverse Godzilla has. Like the Monsterverse Godzilla I would say he started out fairly weak but as we get further and further in the series is able to hold his own against your average Godzilla easily and maybe even come out on top. While I do not think Showa Godzilla is on the top of the Godzilla food chain he is still a worthy Godzilla. What makes him deadly in particular is he seems to just generate abilities bases on the fight. Monster only vulnerable to electricity? No problem just change my beam so it turns on electrodes instead of destroying them. If he flees use your beam to fly. Getting crushed by a space robot? Easy just get magnetic powers. No other Godzilla in film really does that. Making abilities specifically to your enemy. Maybe Shin but we didn't really get as clear of a showing of that. Showa's beam isn't the strongest but his speed and kung fu more than make up for it.

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He is inconsistent it what he is. Some films his atomic breath can cause Kaiju to be set ablaze, others it does absolutely nothing but annoy. He is invulnerable to electricity, then suddenly weak to it and then suddenly gains powers from it. He pulls one off powers out of his ass that don't get used again after they are introduced.

I think more than any other Godzilla he is hard to evaluate in a power scale/battle board sense.
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He scales from Showa Mechagodzilla and Showa Mechagodzilla's weapons yields are absolutely bonkers.
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If we eliminate the out of nowhere powers and inconsistent elements from the judging, we still have a tough Godzilla. Godzilla can fight hand to hand effectively, has a beam for distance, is fast, and can survive a lot of punishment from enemies.
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