Who is your favorite monster of the Godzilla monsters
I am going to assume you mean other than Godzilla because that would be a given.
My absolute favorite is MechaGodzilla.
This robotic duplicate combines two of my favorite things. robot dinosaurs and Godzilla into the best late addition to the Showa series. He’s also a weapon created by aliens to conquer the world. Sure, that was a pretty hackneyed plot by the time his first movie came around with aliens using monsters such as King Ghidorah, Gigan and even Godzilla and the other Earth monsters under their control to try and do the same thing. What set Mechagodzilla apart was that he was the first artificial monster and the first one based on Godzilla to show up.
Of course, he wasn’t the first mechanical copy of a monster to show up in Toho’s menagerie. That title goes to Mechani-kong from King King Escapes.
The thing was, this mechanical copy of King Kong did not originate with Toho but in the 1966 animated series The King Kong Show.
So, Godzilla’s clone is the first original robotic double created by Toho.
It also has some of the best weapons in the series with Finger missiles.
A rainbow beam from its eyes
An electric ray from its chest
Even a force field generated by spinning its head.
It probably has the biggest arsenal of any of Godzilla’s foes. Oh and it can fly!
It proved so popular that it was reinvented twice for the Heisei and Millennium series. They did change the origin though, turning it from an alien invasion weapon into a human built weapon to defend Japan against Godzilla. Even though I really liked the 1993 movies, I wasn’t as fond of the design fro the 90s Mechagodzilla. It was maybe a bit too rounded with a small head.
I much prefer to design used for the poster, which was more angular and aggressive looking with wings.
Finally, we come to the version from the 2000s, which I really liked. It was only really referred to as MechaGodzilla in the title and posters though as in the movies it was called Kiryu. Still, it’s an outstanding modernized design.
Heck, I like MechaGodzilla so much that it bleeds over into my other fandoms as well. My favorite Transformer of all time is Trypticon:
And I absolutely adore Dragon Caesar from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.
Thanks for the question!