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Gigan '72

Species: Unclassified cyborg; Type: Super-powered alien
Height: 213 ft (65 m); Weight: 25,000 tons
Attributes: Hooks, mandibles, tail, flight; Powers: Buzzsaw, super durability and endurance, regeneration, monster telepathy, space travel diamond
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate; Air Speed: Mach 3
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: King Ghidorah, Nebula M Space Hunter aliens; Enemies: Godzilla, Anguirus
Film: Godzilla vs. Gigan (地球攻撃命令 ゴジラ対ガイガン, 1972)
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Rodan's Roost

Description: Gigan was a mean-spirited yet joyful flying buzzsaw with hooks who, along with King Ghidorah, attacked the Earth under the control of the Nebula M Space Hunter aliens. They were confronted by the tag team of Godzilla and his spiky pal Anguirus. Unfortunately for the aliens, the humans destroyed their monster control device, and the cyborg and the Space Hydra disengaged, with Gigan bravely leading the withdrawal.
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
1,000 Misspent Hours
Million Monkey Theater

gigan_1973_01.jpg
Gigan '73

Species: Unclassified cyborg; Type: Super-powered alien
Height: 213 ft (65 m); Weight: 25,000 tons
Attributes: Hooks, mandibles, tail, flight; Powers: Buzzsaw, super durability and endurance, regeneration, monster telepathy, space travel diamond
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate; Air Speed: Mach 3
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Megalon, Nebula M Space Hunter aliens, Seatopians; Enemies: Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, humanity
Film: Godzilla vs. Megalon (ゴジラ対メガロ, 1973)
Landfall in:
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Rodan's Roost
Description: Gigan is sent by the Nebula M Space Hunter aliens to assist the Seatopians and Megalon against Godzilla, Jet Jaguar and humanity. After a furious no-holds-barred battle royale, Gigan was forced to make a hasty tactical retreat into space once again.

Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
1,000 Misspent Hours
Million Monkey Theater
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Gigan '04

Species: Unclassified cyborg; Type: Super-powered alien
Height: 394 ft (120 m); Weight: 60,000 tons
Attributes: Mandibles, tail, flight; Powers: Buzzsaw, cluster ray, scythes and grappling hooks or chainsaws, razor disks, super durability and endurance, regeneration, monster telepathy, space travel
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate; Air Speed: Mach 3
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Monster X, Xilian aliens; Enemies: Godzilla, Mothra, humanity
Film: Godzilla: Final Wars (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ, 2004)
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Description: Xilian aliens attack Earth using all of the monsters they can muster, and Gigan is one of the many to fall to Godzilla. He's much larger than his predecessor, but that didn't save him from defeat. His upgrades were extensive, including a red cluster light ray from his eye, guided razor disks launched from his chest, and wicked scythe fore claws with two grappling hook launchers on each arm. For his refit after his initial defeat, the scythes and hook launchers were replaced with dual double chainsaws.
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
Cool Ass Cinema
Million Monkey Theater


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