Kong became the first and only creature to beat the King of the Monsters in a fair battle in 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla. King Kong Versus Godzilla Play out that way again?
In the 1962 crossover movie, King Kong vs. Godzilla ( ing Kong Versus Godzilla ), Kong claimed the distinction of being the first and only monster to properly defeat Godzilla. When Toho and RKO partnered to put the two monsters together on the big screen, it was advertised as “the battle of the century,” the clash of American and Japanese pop culture icons collided.
First Let us take a look at Godzilla’s Abilities and Weaknesses According to Fandom:
- Amphibious nature
- Atomic breath
- Bio-atomic nature
- Energy absorption and projection
- Speed and agility
- Strength and combat
- Thermonuclear pulses
- Excess radiation
- Oxygen Destroyer
- Short arms
Now let us take a look at King Kong’s Abilities and Weaknesses According to Fandom:
- Durability and stamina
- Speed and agility
- Hand to Hand Combat
- Weapon Proficiency (Use the environment around you)
- Lack of bodily armor
- Poor healing factor
King Kong Versus Godzilla is not the first time Godzilla has lost a battle, but it differs significantly from all the other defeats of Godzilla; Kong defeated Godzilla without the aid of other monsters. The adult Mothra proved incapable of stopping him, forcing her children, two Mothra larvae, to subdue him in Mothra vs. Godzilla. Mothra and Battra had to team-up to drop Godzilla into the ocean.
Mechagodzilla successfully changed Godzilla’s course in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, but didn’t obtain a decisive victory. Godzilla simply didn’t pursue Mechagodzilla, and both monsters walked away with significant injuries. In the sequel, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., the combined powers of Mechagodzilla and two more Mothra larvae had to take down Godzilla. So what will happen in the 2021 installment of King Kong Versus Godzilla?
What do you think the outcome will be and why do they always want to destroy Godzilla? Check out this article where it looks like Mechagodzilla is returning in King Kong Versus Godzilla.