Godzilla’s Enemies: Part V
18. Megaguruis. This is another one of the insect type of monsters that Godzilla has fought. I apologize to Mothra but this is my very favorite insect monster that Godzilla fights against. He/or she…I think it is a queen, appears in the Millennium series Godzilla vs Megaguruis. I generally don’t care much for giant insect monsters but this one is an exception. I like the design, much like a giant dragonfly, and the battle between Godzilla and he is pretty epic and well done.
19. Moguera: Technically not a monster but a machine similar to Mechagodzilla. This machine, which looks like a metallic penguin, appears in the movie Godzilla vs Space-Godzilla. Since the prior movie in the series already featured Mechagodzilla Toho wanted a different mechanical type of thing fighting Godzilla. It is a bit silly looking but over all I am a bit ambivalent toward this creature not hating it but really not liking it too much either.
20. Mothra: Mothra is a giant Moth with wings that are very colorful. Mothra is the only monster in the Toho panoply that is female? (with the possible exception of Megaguiris) In some movies, such as Destroy All Monsters, Mothra appears in her larval form throughout the movie. In other movies Mothra appears in both her Larval and adult forms. Sometimes she appears only in her adult form. I do have mixed feelings about Mothra. Although I recognize that she is one of the more popular monsters to fight against Godzilla (or with him when he is the good guy). I am just not that crazy about insect monsters. Mothra just doesn’t seem that threatening of a monster. Mothra is often accompanied by twin fairies called the the Shobijin and I must say that the Mothra song they sing to summon her is a great song.