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Kaiju Revamp - Godzilla 1954 by Bracey100 Kaiju Revamp - Godzilla 1954 by Bracey100
Excerpt from the files of reporter Steve Martin:

Godzilla, thats what we Americans will call it as there is no appropriate term for the leviathan in the English language. The Japanese named it Gojira after some dragon of legend. But having the word God in its name seems fitting for surely this beast is the king of all monsters. Nothing could be more fearsome in all of history than this behemoth that man in his unbridled arrogance and quest for power has birthed. The ancient past has collided with the atomic age to produce a child of both worlds more terrible than anything either era could have ever conceived of. We can only pray that the terrible weapon created by Dr. Daisuke Serizawa will prevail, if not may God in heaven have mercy on us all.

Ok this is not a hoax (this time), its what youve all been waiting for...my Godzilla, or at least my Godzilla 1954. Why specifically 1954? Because Im going to do at least one more Godzilla but I wanted to tackle the orginial idea first. My take on Godzilla was inspired by watching the documentary on my Anniversary Edition Gojira dvd of the making of the suit. Many of you might note Godzilla has a very unusual scale pattern, hard, rough and spike like. Very little in the animal kingdom resembles it. This pattern (dubbed the aligator Godzilla of the 3 designs submitted) was reflective of the idea that Godzilla was mutated and suffering extreme pain. I instantly latched on to that idea!

Godzilla is dying, Godzilla is burning, Godzilla knows only pain...but Godzilla cannot die. My Godzilla is a form of amphibious dinosaur mutated heavily by an atomic test, sounds familiar so far right? Well my Godzilla's body wasnt born to process radiation. Godzilla physiology adapted imperfectly to its new biological process. Godzilla is burning up from the inside out! His body has mutated horribly as it tries to cope with the radiation. His spine is largely fused as large dorsal plate grew from the spinal processes to help vent the nuclear energies in his body. His skin is constantly burning away and rapidly regenerating stronger and stronger scale formations to combat this. Radiation poisoning has made him blind and his mismatched feet give him an awkwardly lumbering gate. He can vent radiation as gas or when enraged by something like power lines a sort of controlled explosion that looks and acts like a heat beam. Godzilla is highly radioactive and produces vast amounts of heat. He burns whatever he walks upon, melting the streets into slaggy footprints, and those in combat with him risk contamination at all times. Many projectiles explode before they can actually reach his resilient hide or even his open wounds. Godzilla is a walking fallout and explosion in one horrific bundle.

A few extra notes. The mutation aspect was inspired by the excellent monster design of the Gwoemul from The Host. Carefully observing Godzilla's traits in Gojira decided many other features to explain the monster's slow gait and stance and motivations. Then I applied the effects both real and assumed of radiation poisoning and having nuclear fission for a heart in a body that was never meant to handle such. Lastly the green glow instead of the traditional blue is because I always liked the soft green glow of those old iridium clocks from my childhood. Its a good color for radiation.

So there you have it, my blind, enraged, mutated, atomic monster love letter to the greatest of all kaiju ever!
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MatoosaurusRex 5 days ago  New member
Very creative! My goji is not harmed by radiation in fact the radiation they store in their bodies helps them go long periods with no food especially during hibernation but the blasts from the bombs hurt him and angered him for a number of reasons
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Bracey100 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
My next gen Godzilla will be very much like this. Powered by nuclear energy he doesnt need to eat, sleep or even breth but fortunately he goes dormant for long periods.
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MatoosaurusRex 5 days ago  New member
I feel sorry for godzilla... 😔 he's suffering ALOT
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Bracey100 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
He is a pitiable thing.
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MatoosaurusRex 5 days ago  New member
I like this a lot but  (I'm doing my own kaiju revamp series called godzilla legacy check it out when it's done why don't ya 😉 ) my godzilla is a species of massive amphibious reptile similar but not a full blown dinosaur ( dinosaurs aren't amphibians..) he's a intermediary animal which is adapted for land and water and can even breathe underwater (hidden gill slits maybe) his scutes are for swimming like a alligator and eats whales and other huge sea animals and dinosaurs! . His kind evolved when the earths surface was 10 times more radioactive then today so they became adapted and store it in their bodies and eventually evolved to concentrate it into a atomic flame blast from their mouths. Around the late Triassic or early jurassic a handful evolved but began thriving in the late Cretaceous and average size would be 100-200 something feet tall and sometimes 300 feet (they grew so big to be able to eat whales and other huge animals including dinosaurs! ) to avoid extinction at the hands of ghidorah (the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs contained ghidorah) the few that survived the destruction hibernated in the ocean for millions of years in suspended animation then on Lagos in 1945 according to soldiers they saw a reptilian creature near 200 feet but no one believed them. In 1954 one was awakened and killed by the oxygen destroyer however the creature survived and so on... Neat drawing!
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Bracey100 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much. I can see we share a lot of the same ideas. Im planning a stop motion animation series which involved Ghidorah coming to earth and wiping out most of the dinosaurs. The Godzillasaurus survives but is exposed to massive radiation from the meteor that hits the Earth and goes into hibernation as it mutates. The atomic bombs dropped on Japan will revive it and it will fully awaken 10 years later. 
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randomemaster360 Mar 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, speaking of nuclear meltdown. This is a quit interesting take on the King, making him like he's a true abomination resulted from nuclear tests and radiation, and quit more logic on how Godzilla would be affected by his own radiation. And I guess very little to no monster even dare to approach him seeing that his radiation is so intense that it's visible and would suffer severe radiation poisoning by just standing next to him, let alone fight with him.
Still, awesome ! And I wonder who would win in a fight between this Godzilla and the King himself ?
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Bracey100 Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Id put my money on the King, this poor beast is falling apart and the King can handle his radiation. Eventually my version would melt down like Burning Godzilla in Godzilla vs Destroyah.
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randomemaster360 Mar 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I alao agree, I can just see this guy going in complete melt down since his body is rapidly decaying and wouldn't stand much of a chance against the King.
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coreyrex77 Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nice work i like how you did the spikes
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