Now I am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds (今、私はなってい死、世界のデストロイヤー, lit. Ima, watashi wa natte ishi, sekai no desutoroiyā) is a Godzilla fanfiction story created by Max Carroll. The story is set taking place 25 years after the events of the original Godzilla film, and tells the tale from the perspective of a young boy named Szhujo Akanne when Godzilla returns in Japan and begins causing chaos and mayhem across Japan, and how Szhujo and his family are caught in Godzilla's reign of destruction across Tokyo. It was published in May 2016 in order to coincide with the release of Godzilla: Resurgence in Japan on July 29th.


Now I am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds takes place in 1979 Japan, 25 years after the death of the original Godzilla. Japan has been at relative peace for decades, that is, until a second Godzilla appears out of the ocean and begins causing mayhem. Now, a young boy named Szhujo Akanne and his family must escape during a visit to Tokyo when the beast arrives and begins causing destruction as it did years before.


  • This is one of two fanfictions that Max Carroll has created that will not receive stop-motion adaptations, being made solely for literature, and the first standalone one, for that matter, as the other is the epic Marvel/Godzilla crossover, the Call for Order, or Destruction.
  • Much of the story was heavily inspired by the synopsis and trailer footage of Godzilla: Resurgence.

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