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THE MANY FACES OF GODZILLA

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters: the first 60 years of destruction in title cards.

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[MONSTER] Giant Condor.

Japanese name: 大コンドル
Romanized name: Ookondoru

Alignment: None
Type: Kaiju, bird
Inspiration: Bird
Status: Defeated.

From: Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Trivia

  • “大” can be read as either “oo” or “dai." While the kanji generally means "large,” western fans have become accustomed to it meaning “giant” in this context.
  • Godzilla’s Revenge used stock footage of Godzilla fighting the Giant Condor from Ebirah, Horror of the Deep.
  • Toho has two different official names for this kaiju: Giant Condor (in Ebirah), or Giant Eagle (大ワシ; Oowashi) in Godzilla’s Revenge.
  • The Owashi Lodge in Niseko, Hokkaido uses an eagle in its logo. The Japanese word “oowashi” specifically refers to the Steller’s sea eagle.
  • Iwakura released a Giant Condor figure in 2003.
  • In the original script for Ebirah, the movie’s monster protagonist was King Kong. Godzilla was eventually brought in as a substitute.
  • The Giant Condor puppet is an altered Rodan suit that was used in Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro Monster.

Source: tokumonster.tumblr.com