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Giant Ape '29

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 8 ft (2.4 m, est); Weight: 470 lb (214 kg, est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Stark Mad (1929)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation

Description: This poor beast was kept chained up in a Mayan Temple, perhaps in the jungles of Mexico. This footage has been lost, but the Ape was assured to have been gigantic enough to have driven men stark mad.
Review:
Silent Era

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King Kong

AKA: The Eighth Wonder of the World; Species: Megaprimatus kong; Type: Natural
Height: 25 ft (8 m); Weight: 19 tons (est)
Attributes: Bite, brawler, climber
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): Beauty
Allies: None; Enemies: Allosaurus, Elasmosaurus, Pteranodon, humanity
Film: King Kong (1933)
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Additional Data:
Wikizilla
Wikipedia
The Gorilla Foundation



Description: King Kong was the first giant monster superstar; a gorilla much bigger than he had any right to be. He was a ferocious combatant, and perhaps the best brawler on Earth. This Giant Ape had no love of humans in general (with one blonde exception), and would eat them when it struck his fancy, but he preferred to be left alone in the jungles of Skull Island. He would attack anything that trespassed in his domain, and was observed defeating an Allosaurus, an Elasmosaurus, and a Pteranodon. He was kidnapped by humans and forced to suffer further indignities in New York City (USA), but The King went down fighting.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
Immortal Ephemera
1,000 Misspent Hours



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Little Kong

AKA: Kiko; Species: Megaprimatus kong; Type Natural
Height: 12 ft (4 m); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Bite, brawler, climber
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): Compassion
Allies: Humanity; Enemies: Cave Bear, Nothosaurus
Film: Son of Kong (1933)
Discovered by the:
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Additional Data:
Gojipedia
The Gorilla Foundation

Description: This juvenile Giant Ape was much more good-natured than his Pops, perhaps because he was too young to know any better. If only his father was there to guide him, but humans kidnapped, enslaved, and murdered him; maybe one day Little Kong will return all grown up and with a new, less pleasant and more appropriate attitude. He defeated a Cave Bear and a Nothosaurus.
Reviews:
20/20 Movie Reviews
1,000 Misspent Hours

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Giant Ape '49

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 18 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 3 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Stanley; Enemies: Enemies of Stanley
Film: Africa Screams (1949)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation
Description: This gentle Giant Ape took a liking to the maddening Stanley the human, and even accompanied the little monster back to the United States. Unfathomable.
Review:
We Are Movie Geeks
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Mighty Joe Young

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type Natural
Height: 12 ft (4 m); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler, climber
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Humanity; Enemies: Lions
Film: Mighty Joe Young (1949)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation


Description: Mighty Joe was one of the many Giant Apes dragged out of their jungles and caged for public display, this time in Hollywood, California (USA). Fortuitously, he managed to make it back to Tanzania (Africa) alive with a little help from his human friends, and hopefully lived out the rest of his days in relative peace.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours


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Mammoth Kong

Species: Unclassified humanoid; Type: Super-powered alien
Height: 98 ft (30 m, est); Weight: 450 tons (est)
Attributes: Bite, claws
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Monster Gorilla (月光仮面 - 怪獣コング, 1959)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: One of the first wave of daikaiju (giant monsters) to attack Japan in the 1950s, Mammoth Kong had a really bad day when he was introduced to the Earth hero Gekkō Kamen (Moonlight Mask).
Review:
Black Sun
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Konga

Species: Pan troglodytes; Type: Mutant
Height: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 16 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler, climber
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Konga (1961)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia
National Geographic

Description: An innocent chimpanzee injected with a madman's serum, Konga became grossly mutated and grew to an enormous size. Without a thought to his culpability for the crimes committed while under the thrall of his master, this poor Giant Ape was subjected to brutal "pacification" by the British Army.
Reviews:
Cool Ass Cinema
1,000 Misspent Hours

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Ottangu

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 13 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Hunter (शिकारी, 1963)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation
Description: Ottangu the Giant Ape was very rude, stomping into villages, knocking over walls, and flinging hapless humans like baseballs. But you can be sure that they started it.
Review:
Ninja Dixon
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Gorga

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 18 ft (5 m, est); Weight: 3 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Allosaurus, humanity
Film: The Mighty Gorga (1969)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation
Description: The Mighty Gorga wasn't very mighty as far as Giant Apes go, but he did well enough to survive. He was left to his own devices in Africa (presumably Zimbabwe).
Review:
Horrorpedia
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Giant Ape '71

Species: Unclassified ape; Type: Supernatural
Height: Up to 120 ft (37 m, est); Weight: Up to 800 tons (est)
Attributes: Martial arts
Powers: Explosive mist spray
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Humanity; Enemies: Ogre
Film: A Story of Lou Po-Wen (朱洪武續集劉伯溫傳, 1971)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation

Description: This white Ape was chained to a wall and forced to watch an Ogre destroy an army of humans. But, he swallowed what could be a magic bean! He immediately grew to giant size and fought the Ogre, but found out you can get as big as you want and still be a loser.
Review:
Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill!

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Giant Ape '76

AKA: Attacking Primate Monster, Giant Horny Gorilla, Hideous Monster
Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 36 ft (11 m); Weight: 22 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler; Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Sharks, snakes, humanity
Film: A*P*E (킹콩의 대역습, 1976)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation

Description: Not every lumbering gorilla monster is destined for greatness; they can't all be The King. This crude Giant Ape attacked a good-sized snake, beat up on a hapless shark, and stomped on a bit of Seoul (South Korea) before finally being gently laid to rest.
Review:
Junta Juleil's Culture Shock

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Queen Kong

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Super-powered mutant
Height: 36 ft (11 m, est); Weight: 20 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: Super strength
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Ray Fay; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Queen Kong (1976)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation

Description: Queen Kong was, wait for it, kidnapped from her jungle home in the Congo (Africa) and taken back to London (UK) to be put on display for the gibbering horde. When will humans ever learn? She escaped from captivity, and was one of the few such monsters to return home alive.
Review:
Moria

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Giant Ape '78

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 13 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Journey to the Center of the Earth (Viaje al centro de la Tierra, 1978)
Discovered by:
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation
Description: One of the many fantastical beasts found in the center of the Earth, this Giant Ape seemed to be a bit more aggressive than your average gorilla.
Review:
The Lucid Nightmare
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Stone Monkey God

Species: Pan troglodytes; Type: Supernatural
Height: Up to 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: Up to 4 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler; Powers: Shape shift from rock carving to chimpanzee, giant chimp, tiger, and bear thief, summon lightning, super durability
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Merciful Buddha (阿弥得道, 1979)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia

Description: Somewhere in Taiwan is a huge boulder carved to resemble a monkey head that watches over a village. When conditions are just right, it transforms into the baffling Stone Monkey God, a scrappy chimp with supernatural powers, among them shape shifting into a Giant Ape.
Review:
Tars Tarkas

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Lady Kong

Species: Megaprimatus kong; Type: Natural
Height: 23 ft (7 m); Weight: 6 tons (est)
Attributes: Maternal
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: King Kong, Little Kong; Enemies: Humanity
Film: King Kong Lives (1986)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia
The Gorilla Foundation

Description: This Giant Ape from Borneo (Indonesia) was the mate of King Kong. She was much more docile and kind-hearted than her beau, desiring only to be left in peace. It is unknown how good of a fighter she was, but she would surely be a fierce opponent if their child, Little Kong, were threatened.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
The Terrible Claw Reviews

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Giant Ape '89

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 13 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler, climber
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (1989)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation
Description: This unhygienic and, frankly, pretty rude Giant Ape despoiled all those who had the misfortune to walk below him in the city streets. Why this one was not shot down is unknown.
Review:
House of Self-Indulgence
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Giant Ape '91

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 13 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Cigarettes; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Skin (Шкура, 1991)
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation

Description: Conspiracy theorists claim that this Giant Ape footage was just a dream, but they couldn't be more wrong. If it was a dream, why is there film for all to see? You can't record dreams, you fools! Check and mate.
Review:
Kinopoisk

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Giant Ape '05

Species: Gorilla gorilla; Type: Natural
Height: 66 ft (20 m, est); Weight: 140 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: King of the Lost World (2005)
Discovered by the:
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Additional Data:
The Gorilla Foundation

Description: Discovered on a mysterious island, this curious Giant Ape was obliterated by malicious humans with an atom bomb, along with all of the other local fauna. Another mystery solved the human way.
Review:
Cinefantastique Online

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White Ape

Species: Unclassified predatory mammal; Type: Alien
Height: 15 ft (5 m, est); Weight: 5 tons (est)
Attributes: Bite, brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): Blind
Allies: White Apes; Enemies: Not White Apes
Film: John Carter (2012)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia

Description: White Apes aren't really Apes; they are grumpy aliens from Mars. They're not even white, but more gray. Anyway, these are powerful monsters with four arms and two legs that are surprisingly fast for their size. They are blind, typically nocturnal, and very aggressive. The perfect pet, really.
Review:
Roger Ebert

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The Monkey King

Species: Unclassified monkey demigod; Type: Supernatural
Height: Up to 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: Up to 50 tons (est)
Attributes: Magic staff, kung fu, flight
Powers: Super durability, endurance, and strength; shape shifting and other sorcery
Intelligence: Average; Land/Air Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Bull Demon King
Film: The Monkey King (西游記之大鬧天宮, 2014)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia


Description: Most who face the Bull Demon King in combat find themselves crushed into oblivion, but not The Monkey King! Whether he is his typical, human-sized Monkey form, or in the shape of a golden Giant Ape, there are not many would-be opponents who could slow him down for more than a few moments; even fewer would have a chance of walking away from the conflict.
Review:
City on Fire


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King Louie

Species: Pongo abelii; Type: Natural
Height: 12 ft (4 m, est); Weight: 5 tons (est)
Attributes: Brawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Bandar-log, Mowgli; Enemies: None
Film: The Jungle Book (2016)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: King Louie and his merry band of Bandar-log are Orangutans that have somehow made their way to India, where they have the run of an ancient city in ruins.
Review:
Roger Ebert

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