Godzilla is a titular fictional monster that first appeared in Japanese film in 1954 and subsequent films in the franchise. Godzilla takes the form of a prehistoric, dinosaur like creature, that is enormous in size and causes material destruction wherever it travels. Conceived in the years after the Second World War and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Godzilla is often thought of as a metaphor for nuclear weapons. In more recent years, there have been several new representations of Godzilla, where the monster appears as both a danger to humanity, but also as its protector.
A Kaiju is a massive monster that is usually seen destroying major cities and battling against the city’s military in movies. The term Kaiju can also refer to the Japanese genre of movies and television shows that features these huge monsters. Kaiju films are also considered a subgenre of tokusatsu, meaning special filming entertainment.
Godzilla is the strongest kaiju, and is known as the ‘King of Monsters’. Godzilla is the first kaiju and is characteristically large, evokes destructions, and is a prehistoric monster that was awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation. There are only a few kaiju that can compete against his strength.
King Ghidorah is the largest kaiju, as he is a giant dragon with 3 heads, 2 tails, and wings. His wings are bat-like and each of his heads has a crown of ten horns. King Ghidorah also referenced as Ghidorah or Ghidrah, came from outer space to Earth to cause chaos and is the archenemy of Godzilla.