Respect Godzilla (Godzilla in Hell)

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Respect Godzilla (Godzilla in Hell)

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IDW’s Godzilla in Hell is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most unique and insane stories the franchise has ever had. With that said, let us dive into the feats of its Godzilla. While the appearance of this Godzilla does change drastically throughout, this will still operate under the idea that this is the same Godzilla in all five issues and that the changing in appearance can be attributed to the paranormal effects of his environment.

Something to also bring up before we get into the feats is what actually put Godzilla in Hell in the first place. According to issue 2, King Ghidorah is “The crux of it all. The reason the leviathan was brought into this horrific netherworld.” Yet, issue 3 has a flashback to Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla killing each other (alongside the planet… which we’ll get to) in a beam clash. What exactly is going on here is unclear, whether it’s intentional as part of GiH’s purposely mysterious narrative or just a simple matter of disparate writers not communicating and no one stepping in to correct this, I have no clue unfortunately.

Strength
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Godzilla swiftly overpowers the “Nuclear Reactor Demon”, killing it in a matter of moments.
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Is able to push through, or at least able to avoid being carried away by, a storm of human bodies. There are enough bodies in this storm to form a mountain-sized mass.
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Upon falling on the Doppelgänger Demon, who greatly outsizes him and was capable of tossing him around with ease, is able to keep it pinned down as he punches at it until the DD grasps him by the shoulders and hurls him off.
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Knocks a demon taking on the form of Rodan with one tail-swipe, seemingly incapacitating it.
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Throws a demon taking the shape of Anguirus at an ice wall hard enough to shatter it and the ice beneath his own feet.
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Grabs King Ghidorah by the tail and throws him.

Durability
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Survives a massive fall at the very beginning, gets up and just starts walking away immediately.
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Is thrown around by the Doppelgänger Demon, slammed into the ground hard enough to crater it. Godzilla is still able to quickly fire his atomic ray and begin punching the demon just after this.
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Unharmed by Demon Anguirus biting his arm.
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SpaceGodzilla unleashes a supercharged Corona Beam which begins to envelop Godzilla, who is able to walk through it up to SpaceGodzilla and fire an Atomic Ray at point blank. Godzilla is covered in fire from the assault, but is still able to plant his foot on SpaceGodzilla’s gut and roar in triumph.
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Once more, completely unaffected by long falls.

In issue 4, he takes repeated strikes from King Ghidorah and Destoroyah. I will not be counting the part where he is impaled and simply breaks the tower and jumps off, as this clearly has more to do with the nature of whatever that place is constantly bringing them back than anything to do with Godzilla’s durability.
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Buried under an avalanche, breaks out quickly.

Atomic Ray
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Reduces a stone structure far taller than him to rubble in a matter of seconds.
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Destroys the tentacles of the Doppelgänger Demon, which are strong enough to lift Godzilla up and swing him around with no effort.
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Nuclear pulse obliterates the Doppelgänger Demon from within, Orga style.
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Forces SpaceGodzilla to the ground and leaves him in a burning crater larger than both of them.
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Matches King Ghidorah’s gravity bolts and Destoroyah’s beam at the same time.
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Hurls Destoroyah backwards.

”That” Feat

Despite it being my personal opinion that this is a massive outlier, to not cover it at all would be disingenuous.

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Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla’s battle in Brazil ends with the two entering a beam clash that proceeds to destroy the entire planet of Earth in a colossal explosion.

It might not even be skreeonking real, it could just as likely be a hallucination of a layer of Hell. Given how just after this, Godzilla is cast into Hell by God (we’ll get to that in a second), when the first issue started with him being thrown into Hell in a completely different spot than where God drops him.

Super Forms

The base version of this Godzilla has already been covered, however there are two more things that must be mentioned.

”Heavenly” Godzilla

For a slight bit of background, just after Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla kill each other at the start of issue 3, Godzilla finds himself in Heaven, standing before a colossal mountain of monstrous body parts which is surrounded by a swarm of angels with Mothra wings. Yes, that mountain with eyes is God. God demands Godzilla join his army of peace in their battle against Hell, Godzilla responds by smashing one of the angels into paste, and is sent down into a frozen lake of Hell where SpaceGodzilla emerges, demonically possessed, and swiftly overpowers him.
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This angelically enhanced Godzilla proceeds to ignore SpaceGodzilla’s Corona Beam, shatter his shoulder crystals by grabbing them, and then reflects SpaceGodzilla’s Corona Beam back at him with enough power to reduce SpaceGodzilla to a rain of viscera. And then Godzilla uses the rest of this divinely gifted power to tell God to skreeonk off with a Holy Spiral Ray when he tries to recruit him to his army once again.

Some have said that Godzilla “annihilated the Heavenly realm” with this last attack, but that has literally no basis in the comic at all and is most likely just people trying to make Godzilla seem more powerful than he actually is on Vs threads so they can say he beats Superman or some poop.

Still, definitely an impressive form nonetheless. Considering a demonically-possessed SpaceGodzilla was literally powerless against it.

”Hellbat-Body”

In the final issue of Godzilla in Hell, Godzilla finds himself in a wasteland with a towering mountain. At its peak is the gate back to Earth, but also the “God Demon”. Godzilla is harassed by swarms of bat-like creatures as he attempts to climb the mountain, his Atomic Breath just coming out as a puff of smoke when he attempts to use it on the God Demon. Godzilla is utterly powerless, and seems to accept his fate of dying here…

Only for this to happen.
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Godzilla lets himself be devoured by the swarm of Hellbats, only for them to suddenly begin to burp Atomic flame and release an all too familiar roar. The swarm coalesces back around his bones, forming a body made of thousands, if not millions, of the Hellbats before they all fire an Atomic Ray at once.

And with an absolutely massive Atomic Ray, Godzilla obliterates what is most likely the ruler of Hell in one attack. Given the theming of mountains and the title of “God Demon”, it is entirely possible this entity is some sort of counterpart to the God-Mountain from issue 3.

So, bare-minimum, it’s capable of obliterating a creature that is clearly far more massive than Godzilla is and who could completely nullify Godzilla’s normal beam before it even fired, and at maximum Godzilla one shot a cosmic entity. All depends on how one wants to interpret it.

Given the text on the final few pages as Godzilla ascends up the mountain, a quote about conquering oneself by Buddha, the implication would be that Godzilla accepted the sins that put him in Hell in the first place, and this being what somehow allowed him to overtake the Hellbats and do this.

Conclusion

Godzilla in Hell is weird. Its Godzilla is just as much so.
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I've heard that the Earth Godzilla and Spacegodzilla destroy is actually a layer of Hell. This would explain how Godzilla manages to return to Earth at the end of the series.
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Christ in heaven this Godzilla is skreeonking nuts lol. And I thought RAT Godzilla was crazy strong. This dude might even give Earth a run for his money due to the supernatural aspect.
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