TURTLE, Giant

Previous: Tuko

Next: Turtloid

gamera_1965_01.jpg
Gamera

AKA: Gammera the Invincible; Species: Unclassified turtle; Type: Super-powered kaiju
Height: 197 ft (60 m); Weight: 5,500 tons
Attributes: Bite, claws, triphibian
Powers: Fire breath, super durability and endurance, regeneration, space travel
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow; Air Speed: Mach 3
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): Extreme cold
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Gamera (大怪獣ガメラ, 1965)
From:
japan.jpg
gamera_poster_1965_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Villains Wikia
Rodan's Roost

Description: Freed from a tomb of ice by an atomic bomb, Gamera the Super Turtle immediately headed to Japan to start his righteous rampage. He consumes fire (and coal, magma, oil, and uranium), so he spits fireballs to set things on fire and then eat them. He was unharmed by military weapons, so he was launched into space on a rocket, only to come back later since he can fly. Humans are so silly!
Reviews:
SciFi Japan
1,000 Misspent Hours

archelon_1966_02.jpg
Giant Archelon

Species: Archelon ischyros; Type: Prehistoric
Length: 40 ft (12 m, est); Weight: 70 tons (est)
Abilities: Beak, shell, marine
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land/Water Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: One Million Years B.C. (1966)
Discovered by the:
uk.jpg
one_million_years_bc_poster_1966_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Harryhausen
The Monster Archives
Description: These Giant Sea Turtles spend most of their life swimming about in the ocean, but are always open to a picnic on the beach if the food is good. This hungry critter was much larger than a regular-sized (i.e. bigger than any living turtle) Archelon.
Reviews:
The Spinning Image
1,000 Misspent Hours
kamoebas_1970_01.jpg
Kamoebas

Species: Megalo matamata; Type: Super-powered mutant
Height: 66 ft (20 m); Weight: 28,000 tons
Attributes: Bite, amphibious
Powers: Super durability and endurance
Intelligence: Animal; Land/Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): Supersonic waves
Allies: None; Enemies: Ganimes, humanity
Film: Space Amoeba (ゲゾラ・ガニメ・カメーバ 決戦! 南海の大怪獣, 1970)
Made in:
japan.jpg
space_amoeba_poster_1970_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Toho Kingdom
Rodan's Roost

Description: Kamoebas are not generally aggressive to humans, and seem content to live their lives out in the sea. Although one did attack Japan in 1970, it was under the control of a Space Amoeba. They are considerably tough creatures who could cause significant damage if inspired to do so, as was seen when the Giant Turtle battled Ganimes to a draw.
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
Black Hole Reviews

tortoise_1978_01.jpg
Giant Tortoise

Species: Unclassified Testudines; Type: Natural
Length: 7 ft (2.1 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, shell
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Tortoises; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Journey to the Center of the Earth (Viaje al centro de la Tierra, 1978)
Discovered by:
spain.jpg
journey_to_the_center_of_the_earth_poster_1978_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: Deep in the center of the Earth these peaceful Giant Tortoises were free to flourish; easy enough to do without a lot of humans around.
Review:
The Lucid Nightmare
morla_1984_01.jpg
Morla

AKA: The Ancient One; Species: Unclassified Testudines; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 600 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, shell
Powers: Super nihilism
Intelligence: Exceptional; Land Speed: Nowhere worth going
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): Super nihilism
Allies: Pointless; Enemies: Whatever
Film: The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Discovered by:
germany.jpg
neverending_story_poster_1984_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia

Description: Not that it matters, but Morla is an ancient Giant Tortoise who has lived for so long that she no longer bothers moving. She's allergic to humans. She is intelligent and can speak, but that doesn't really matter. None of this matters.
Review:
Roger Ebert

donatello_1990_01.jpg
Donatello

Species: Terrapene carolina; Type: Super-powered mutant
Height: 6 ft (1.8 m, est); Weight: 300 lb (136 kg, est)
Attributes: Wields Bō staff, ninjutsu
Powers: Super durability and strength
Intelligence: Exceptional; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: TMNT, Splinter, humanity; Enemies: The Shredder, Foot Clan
Film: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Made in the:
usa.jpg
teenage_mutant_ninja_turtles_poster_1990_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: One of the group of four reptilian martial artists known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donatello is the brightest of the bunch. His weapon of expertise is the bō staff.
Review:
Roger Ebert
leonardo_1990_01.jpg
Leonardo

Species: Terrapene carolina; Type: Super-powered mutant
Height: 6 ft (1.8 m, est); Weight: 300 lb (136 kg, est)
Attributes: Wields katana, ninjutsu
Powers: Super durability and strength
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: TMNT, Splinter, humanity; Enemies: The Shredder, Foot Clan
Film: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Made in the:
usa.jpg
teenage_mutant_ninja_turtles_poster_1990_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia

Description: Once nothing more than friendly box turtles, after exposure to generous amounts of radiation the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned into crime fighters. Leonardo is the groups leader, his preferred weapon is the katana (Japanese long sword).
Review:
Roger Ebert

michelangelo_1990_01.jpg
Michelangelo

Species: Terrapene carolina; Type: Super-powered mutant
Height: 6 ft (1.8 m, est); Weight: 300 lb (136 kg, est)
Attributes: Wields nunchaku, ninjutsu
Powers: Super durability and strength
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: TMNT, Splinter, humanity; Enemies: The Shredder, Foot Clan
Film: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Made in the:
usa.jpg
teenage_mutant_ninja_turtles_poster_1990_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: Michelangelo is the friendliest and most fun-loving of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His preferred weapon is nunchaku, and more often than not he's got some sort of skateboard around.
Review:
Roger Ebert
raphael_1990_01.jpg
Raphael

Species: Terrapene carolina; Type: Super-powered mutant
Height: 6 ft (1.8 m, est); Weight: 300 lb (136 kg, est)
Attributes: Wields sai, ninjutsu
Powers: Super durability and strength
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: TMNT, Splinter, humanity; Enemies: The Shredder, Foot Clan
Film: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Made in the:
usa.jpg
teenage_mutant_ninja_turtles_poster_1990_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: Raphael is the grumpiest of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, crime-fighting reptiles that live in the sewers. He is also a master of disguise, well, as far as Turtles go, anyway. He wears a hat and a trench coat, brilliant.
Review:
Roger Ebert
tokka_1991_01.jpg
Tokka

Species: Macrochelys temminckii; Type: Super-powered mutant
Height: 7 ft (2.1 m, est); Weight: 400 lb (182 kg, est)
Attributes: Claws, aquatic
Powers: Super durability and strength
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: The Shredder, Rahzar, Foot Clan; Enemies: TMNT, Splinter, humanity
Film: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Made in the:
usa.jpg
teenage_mutant_ninja_turtles_ii_the_secret_of_the_ooze_poster_1991_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: Mutated by the same ooze that zapped the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tokka was a wonderful alligator snapping turtle before his exposure to the chemicals.
Review:
Roger Ebert
black_tortoise_2011_01.jpg
Black Tortoise

Species: Unclassified Testudines; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 275 tons (est)
Attributes: Bite, aquatic
Powers: Super durability, endurance, and strength
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Tortoises, faeries, humanity; Enemies: None
Film: Mural (畫壁, 2011)
From:
china.jpg
mural_poster_2011_02.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: After freeing a baby Black Tortoise, the faeries and their friends were rewarded by the mother with a free ride. See what happens when you're nice to monsters?
Review:
Tars Tarkas
pikadon_2015_01.jpg
Pikadon

Species: Unclassified Testudines; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 600 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, shell
Powers: Wish fulfillment, grows with wishes granted
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Ryoichi Suzuki; Enemies: None
Film: Love & Peace (ラブ&ピース, 2015)
From:
japan.jpg
love_and_peace_poster_2015_01.jpg
Additional Data:
Wikipedia

Description: Most people don't know this, but if you fall in love with your adorable pet Turtle, but then get made fun of due to said Turtle and flush it down the toilet, if the Turtle gets a hold of some wish candy things could get kaiju-ey.
Review:
The Terrible Claw Reviews

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License