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Gojira (Godzilla) Skeleton by Franz-Josef73 Gojira (Godzilla) Skeleton by Franz-Josef73
Now with Tyrannosaurus rex for scale. Skeletal diagram of the infamous monster that attacked Japan in 1954. The exact relationship of Gojira to other tetrapods remains uncertain due to its severe deformity and mutation. Dr. Yamane suggested it was a marine reptile of some sort that existed since the Cretaceous (not a dinosaur as most people believe). He implied it was preserved in hibernation until Hydrogen bomb testing awoke it and sent it on its rampage after mentioning that sand collected from its tracks was identical to Cretaceous strata in the area. By contrast, elder natives of Odo Island remember raids by Gojira that resulted in poor fishing and led to ritual sacrifices in an attempt to appease the beast-god. This indicates that Gojira was a living species of animal that spent extended periods of time in hibernation beneath the sea and occasionally awoke to eat, wander about, and destroy anything in its path. The H-bomb may have served as a catalyst to enrage and mutate the great creature and resulted in its distinctive keloid scars that provided a roughened skin texture. Overall, Gojira resembles a theropod dinosaur, but the presence of ear flaps and a semi-opposable thumb is compatible with the hypothesis that it is an aberrant synapsid. The skelton of Gojira is reasonably well known as documentary film recorded during Dr. Serizawa's suicide dive to deliver the Oxygen destroyer to the resting Gojira at the bottom of Tokyo Bay records the final moments of this unique creature before it ultimately dissolved and was lost forever.
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:iconbillzilla1998:
Billzilla1998 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Godzilla always has been a dinosaur (with a few exceptions including the new legendary goji)
According to toho he is a "nuclearly enhanced Dinosaur"

Not to say this isn't an amazing show of old gojira's bones =)
But since when did people think he wasn't a Dinosaur?
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:iconmontyclan:
Montyclan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Godzilla was actually from the Jurassic period.
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:icongojira525:
Gojira525 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
That was a scientific inaccuracy the first film is full of them the jurassic period was not 2 million years ago and trilobites went extinct in the permian period before the dinosaurs etc etc.
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:iconmontyclan:
Montyclan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I know.
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:iconmark0731:
mark0731 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
The T. rex looks like too big-headed. Skeleton restoration of Oktaytanhu or Scott Hartman would be better.
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:iconmatoosaurusrex:
MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
So in the first film was he always that big or was his size another thing that changed
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:icontitanosaur:
TITANOSAUR Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
his original height was 50 meters which is equal to 164.042 feet. he stayed that way til Godzilla returned in 1984.
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Very well done sir! :D
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:iconrexroddenham:
RexRoddenham Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just love how you put the T-Rex there for scaling. 
Awesome work on these. 
Thanks so much for sharing them :)
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:iconmatoosaurusrex:
MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Finally! Someone who agrees he's not a dinosaur! :D
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:iconpulsarium:
Pulsarium Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You earned another watcher. For goodness' sake, you've made anatomical drawings of GODZILLA. What else can I ask for but more Monster Bones!
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:iconorionide5:
Orionide5 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Really cool!
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much.
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:iconishikawanaoki:
IshikawaNaoki Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Not only is it the Skeleton of the first Godzilla, but it was also used to built Kiryu (Mechagodzilla 3)
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Kiryu.
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darquewanderer Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Well done back story.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The story is as wonderful as the art! FAVING!
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you kindly.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Youre welcome.
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:iconbehemothmaker:
BehemothMaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Besides the comment done by that guy below somewhat ruining the piece, this is a pretty cool skeleton cut-away.
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Some people seem to over-think this stuff too much. I do these pieces for fun and I'm glad most people enjoy them.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
True, though I doubt that one guy is a Godzilla fan.
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:icongerdzerl:
gerdzerl Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed, man. The art is wonderful. <3
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Good link you posted too.
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:icongerdzerl:
gerdzerl Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome.

I'm glad you liked it. Really helps you appreciate the Godzilla series doesn't it?
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:iconelven-samurai:
Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Awesome! :lovesquee: 
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconghostwalkerjay:
GhostwalkerJAY Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
You should totally put him next to your others for scale. 
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Working on it!
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Leeham991 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The skeleton of an unconvincing rubber suit. Still I am told over and over that the 1998 film was embarrassing, but I don't think the 1998 film used a fat guy in an unconvincing rubber suit. 
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Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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potatogoji Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
A fat guy? Trust me, a fat guy couldn't lug one of those things around. Those suits weighed about 200 pounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruo_Na…
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:iconbehemothmaker:
BehemothMaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Actually, it was a skinny Japanese man, not a fat guy, asshole.
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:icongerdzerl:
gerdzerl Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconbehemothmaker:
BehemothMaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Actually, I think the guy was insulting the rubber suit itself, so linking him to the raptorization piece is pointless, because he is obviously a g'98 fanboy.
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gerdzerl Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, pretty much. GINO fanboys are impossible to take seriously.

However, I linked him to the ICHF Godzilla essay, not the raptorization one.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
And even if he isn't a GINO fanboy (to be clear, I am a fan of Zilla the kaiju, but not the movie itself), he's still a prick for saying that stuff, and told him that. I don't care if you don't like Godzilla, that's fine, but you don't have to insult him or his character like that. Hell, you should get the facts straight as well, because I am aware most of the suit actors who do suitmation aren't "fat guys in rubber suits", like this turd mentioned.

Yeah, that was my bad, but as you can see, the guy hates Godzilla anyway, so trying to show him something like that is a bit pointless.
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gerdzerl Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like Zilla too. I just hate it when people have the gall to suggest that his film is better than G54.

That's what I was trying to do as well. Can't stand when people talk shit about Godzilla. Pisses me off. :angry: 

Yeah, I think it's best we leave the guy alone. He'll never know just wonderful the Godzilla series like we G-fans do.
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:iconbehemothmaker:
BehemothMaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Yeah, that's probably for the best
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:iconleeham991:
Leeham991 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No.
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:icongerdzerl:
gerdzerl Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright. Suit yourself then.
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Leeham991 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's customary to make a real post and then link to relevant information, not just send a link to a giant wall of text and just say 'read this' like some kind of adolescent pseudo-intellectual. 
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:iconbehemothmaker:
BehemothMaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
It is also customary to not be an asshole, but you, unfortunately, didn't get the memo. The guy was linking to a Godzilla piece done by another friend, but since you have be a arrogant prick, and not a fan of the original creature, that was a mute point.
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Leeham991 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, the iron E. 
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting how the body is very saurischian, but the skull is quite mammal-like in the jaw joint anatomy and zygomatic arch. :)
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he's an interesting mixture of all sorts of features. It's part of what makes him so interesting I think.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed!
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KingAsylus91 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Pretty awesome job! :D
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you!
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:iconkingasylus91:
KingAsylus91 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
NP! :D
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