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The Defender and the Destroyer by kaijukid The Defender and the Destroyer by kaijukid
What makes our giant reptile so awesome?  He fits so well as good guy, bad guy and anywhere in between where he needs to be.  It'll be interesting to see where he stands by the end of the new flick.
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
True; that makes him awesome.
In the new, he's an animal that keeps the balance of nature (his role as a keystone species), and hailed as a hero. Kinda new for the big guy.
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kaijukid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, rather than the sort of "reformed villain" he was before, or just the straight up bad guy.  I loved that element to him in G'14, I just hope that a lot of people that now that he's established, we get to see a bit more of him.  I grew up watching a lot of movies where the monster barely showed up or didn't until the climax, but the Big G is my all time favorite movie character/hero, and it just feels right to let him shine more, especially for a sequel.
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well I hope that the sequel keep this approach.
Although seeing the old king rising out of the ocean and fighting wouldn't be bad for me neither XD
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I much prefer as destroyer, Showa G just looks too goofy.
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thwolfyboy89 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Artist
is that american godzilla and japan godzilla??
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Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Both Japanese.
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thwolfyboy89 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Artist
ok
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Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Yeah.
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thwolfyboy89 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Artist
:)
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
:iconthatescalatedplz::iconsays3plz:Boy...that escalated quickly.
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HaNKmillenium Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Godzilla was an anti-hero in the new film. He didn't actively try to destroy the city. Though, the lack of military response towards HIM may have contributed to this. Given that, his attitude towards Japan solely depends on whether they attacked him (mostly via the hydrogen bomb), threatened (either by military or another kaiju), or panicking like he did in Godzilla v.s. Destroyah.
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kaijukid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The title of the piece is not prescribing "roles" to the two versions of Godzilla per say pictured here, it's merely a descriptor of what roles he has played in the past, but technically they still apply even to the new Godzilla....he's a giant beast, he inevitably causes destruction, and people fear him, but to my surprise he ended up being a defender in this new movie as well.  There's no need to nitpick, it's merely a poetic title. 
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HaNKmillenium Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My apologies. It actually makes sense now that you put it that way.
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kaijukid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No it's fine, it just surprises me how often my artistic intentions kind of get lost in fan dissection :P  My original "The New Guy" picture unintentionally started a flame war between Zilla haters and non-Zilla haters, that was all kinds of not fun.
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ulterno617 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
1900's godzilla and then 2014 GODZILLA!
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legodogs Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
you mean 70's godzilla, not 1900's
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ulterno617 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oops.
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charley023 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Defernder is #1
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brentzilla33 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Funny thing, THEY'RE BOTH THE DEFENDER xD
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KaijuAlpha1point0 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
They just have different ways of defending.

One is a reformed villain who realizes "Hey, I share this world with humanity too."

The other just doesn't really care about the people beneath his feet.
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kaijukid Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, imagine my surprise when the movie was over and I thought again of this pic.  The joke is on me :P
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ZJohnX55 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Technically the 2014 version is only there to fight the mutos 
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dragonwolf1775 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Godzilla vs Zilla
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Kaiju-Human Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I guess we can all safely say that his personality is basically "Must...Kill...Mutos...huh? What? Humans...? What the hell is a human?"

Like, seriously, he didn't give two s***s about the people, even when they were shooting right at him.
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Yah
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Ishmael677 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
 
I'm the beast of destruction.
I''m the punishment this world deserves..but not the one it needs..not yet.
So I kill your foes and spare what little remains of your pathetic race.

I am the King of Monsters.
I'm Batzilla.

=Yup that basically sums up Godzilla's new personality
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Yup
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Alexander5568 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Can I use this picture as a thumbnail for my Godzilla 1968 vs Godzilla 2014? I add you in the description as like a special thanks to.
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kaijukid Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As long as I get creator credit, sure you can use it. :)
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Alexander5568 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I actually saw this picture on Google and it inspired me to make this video. www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&v…
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WolvezByte Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Godzilla has NO INTENTIONs for being good or evil. He feasts on radioactive subtances, Ofcourse he will destroy whatever gets in his way. The fact he destroys gaint monsters that devestate humanity doesnt neccessarily mean hes on the humans side. Whatever deeds he Does is purely coincedencial.
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kaijukid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's not strictly true, at least not so far as the Showa films were concerned.  He was purposefully portrayed as a hero because that's what the market called for, and often it did truly appear he was defending humans, such as Terror of Mechagodzilla, for example.  So no, I don't buy that.
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Thats cuz that's when the hippie love rolled by so they had to roll  with the times I gues :)
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WolvezByte Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well from begining to end, his personality changes throughout.
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kaijukid Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that, I'm just referring to the films where he was strictly a hero during the height of the Super Sentai era.  Godzilla has run the gamut of types from pure evil, neutral party, superhero and anti hero depending on the needs of the story, so I just don't accept anyone telling me, "He's NEVER concerned with humanity", etc, because that's simply not true and contradicts the fact that he has changed a lot over the years.
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WolvezByte Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well at least the new
Godzilla movie will define his personality Right
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
He's a anti hero trying to restore balance to nature
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Well said, well drawn!! :D
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akainu0 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
The creators have described Godzilla being neither good nor evil.  He is a god of destruction, crushing what is, so that something new may be built, and cannot be held to terms of morality.

Or to put it another way: "He wasn't trying to destroy the city, it was just in his way".
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Ishmael677 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
So in short, he's a 400 ft tall Sea Dragon God and him being anything else but Chaotic Neutral would be unrealistic.
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akainu0 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Their words, not mine.
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soulreapingalchemist Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha!  Lol.
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MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Actually if u quote the synopsis it says godzilla is a force of nature trying to restore balance so while he's a destroyer he's a anti hero... Not a human loving hero but a force of nature anti hero trying to restore natures balance and fix hat we broke, he's defending us but more so his home
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Xengix008 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
They are actually partners in my G-series Doujinshi. Gojira VII (1970's) and Gojira XIV (2014), two members of the Gojirasaur breed. Unfortunately for the humans though, Gojira VII is not on their side, he is also a destroyer. Thats what happens when you start a war with the Kaiju, stupid humans -_- (theyre not totally defensles though)
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slowusaurus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Humans: "Hooray, Godzilla is going to save us!"

Godzilla: *steps on humans* "Bitches please, I only care about the earth."
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finn2012 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Anti-heros are best heros. :B
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you somehow acomplish making a 70's goji looking good.
Thats hard, but the great thing about Gojis design is that he can be: destroyer of worlds, anrihero, super death spirit shit blowing up gods, melting and blowing stuf up (as allways) anti hero with more spikes (millenium) ultra OP monster of epicness (Finarugoji)
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty good. I just actually got through watching Gigan last night, where the hero suit really was used in full swing. But this looks pretty great as usual. I'm actually a little puzzled at how you constructed the layout on this though. What I mean is you have an obvious American boy with the Japanese Godzilla, and you have a very Asian looking female girl that is with the American Revamp. Maybe she is Japanese or not, I don't really know. I just get that vibe from her; like she was the little girl from Pacific Rim. So I just found it interesting that you did a sort of role reversal here.

Then again, who knows. Maybe I am reading way too much into it. But as an artist, there are a lot of times that we draw something and subconsciously we create themes or ideas on the papers that we are not even aware of that we are thinking o_0. But like I said, I'm probably just thinking way too hard on it.

Anyway, it's a great pieces as always my friend. :)
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kaijukid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, oh the analysis XD  It's not complicated, honestly, the American kid is pretty much just an avatar of little me, while the Japanese girl was inspired by the scene from the hospital in GMK that I was watching and inspired this pic.  Any deeper theme or philosophical meaning was not intended by myself :P  But it's nice to know a pic gets someone thinking now and then.  My ongoing gratitude. 
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Jaiga Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
The more heroic the better. Flying, tail-sliding, bring that on!
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