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    Gamera is a giant fire-breathing turtle kaiju, made to rival the success of Toho Studios' Godzilla.

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    Overview

    Gamera is a Japanese turtle kaiju; a giant, Godzilla-like monster that, like Godzilla himself, starred in a number of movies that saw him battle other kaiju. He first appeared in the 1965 black and white film Gamera, The Invincilble, in which the world governments and Japanese military struggle to find a way to stop him from his path of destruction after he's awakened from a deep sleep in the arctic.

    In the first film, Gamera's lone sign of kindness is toward a young boy whom he saves from a crumbling lighthouse. As a result, he earns the boy's respect, even as everyone else looks for a way to kill Gamera. This element would be played up in later films that cast the monster as a friend of children.

    Powers and Abilities

    Gamera's primary weapon is his fire breath. He is also capable of flight. By tucking himself into his shell, he can literally rocket into the air or through space usjng rockets in his body. He also has an apparent psychic ability to hear children in distress, allowing him to come to their aid.

    Gamera in the Movies!

    Gamera has appeared in twelve movies since his debut in 1965.

    Showa Series

    1965 - Gamera, The Invincible

    1966 - War of the Monsters

    1967 - Gamera vs. Gaos

    1968 - Destroy All Planets

    1969 - Attack of the Monsters

    1970 - Gamera vs. Monster X

    1971 - Gamera vs. Zigra

    1980 - Super Monster Gamera

    Heisei Series

    1995 - Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

    1996 - Gamera 2: Advent of Legion

    1999 - Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    Millennium Series

    2006 - Gamera The Brave

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