|Redesign by||Matt Frank|
Towards the end of the Cretaceous Period, the mightiest of theropod dinosaurs were officially outclassed by one massive species of predator: the GODZILLASAURUS ORIENTALIS. The species wasn't officially named until the discovery of the first fossils in 1961, located in Southern China (not far from the Sea of Japan). It has long been theorized that GODZILLA's species called Japan (or a prehistoric equivalent) their home territory, and likely lived in a large island chain that has since shifted and sank into the Pacific. The Godzillasaurus body structure is very similar to other carnosaurids, with the exception of being elegantly adapted to a semi-aquatic lifestyle. Fish and other seagoing animals were likely big on Godzillasaurus's list of prey, but they spent a large amount of time on land, where they hunted Angilasaurs and other herbivores as prey. The last known specimen of G. orientalis were witnessed on the island of Lagos, where, upon retroactive study, there were at least 2 (perhaps more) of these dinosaurs, who had remarkably been by-passed by evolution and the climactic shifts of the planet. Thanks to the Bravo blast, both animals were mutated and became GODZILLA I and GODZILLA II. The creatures were both male (yes, Godzilla I's skeletal structure was typical of male theropod dinosaurs), so it has even been suggested that they were siblings of the same nest. It has also been noted that, due to reports near the Bering Sea around WWI, "monsters" were identified thawing from the ice and making their way south. Coincidence?
NOTE: We should count ourselves lucky that none of the Godzillas to date have been female, considering the growth patterns of carnosaurid genders, and just how much bigger and more ferocious the females were...
- - Can run at 12 mph
- - Can swim at 20 mph
- - Able to use dorsal plates as cooling units and mating displays
- - Paddle-like tail used for underwater propulsion
- - Can emit a napalm-like breath (see: Bombadier Beetle) to drive away powerful adversaries