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Standing 55 meters (180 feet) tall, weighing in at 40,000 metric tons (44,000 tons), it's Megalon! Megalon is the guardian of Seatopia, an underground city wanting to take revenge for the harm above-ground humans have done to the Earth. Megalon makes his first appearance in the 1973 film, Godzilla vs. Megalon. He most closely resembles a beetle, and has drills for hands, letting him burrow easily. The horn on top of his head lets him shoot lightning bolts at his enemies. Megalon is also able to shoot napalm bombs from his mouth and fly short distances.
On March 17, 1973, Gojira Tai Megaro
(Godzilla vs. Megalon
) was released in Japan as the 13th Godzilla film. This film wasn't released theatrically in the United States until April of 1976. The film has Megalon and Gigan
team up to battle against Godzilla
and Jet Jaguar
. This film is when the Godzilla series was at its height for cheese and campy-ness. Despite this, Godzilla vs. Megalon
has become one of the most memorable entries in the long running series to American fans. The infamous Jet Jaguar also made his debut in this film.