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Godzilla Neo - ZILLA by KaijuSamurai Godzilla Neo - ZILLA by KaijuSamurai
Reptile Monster

HEIGHT: 50 meters
MASS: 15,000 metric tons

In the bleary summer of 1998, thunderous footsteps shook the streets of New York City, and a shrieking roar shattered windows. Buildings were smashed, landmarks pulverized, fish trucks....eaten?
Headlines blared "GODZILLA TAKES A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE!," "KING OF THE MONSTERS IN NYC!," and vendors lined the streets selling shirts declaring "Godzilla Was Here!" and photographs were taken in the massive footprints left in the monster's wake.
Of course, within days, it was all too obvious that Godzilla had NOT attacked New York, had NOT dug tunnels throughout the city, laid 100 eggs in Madison Square Garden, or died from 6 Tomahawk missles on the Brooklyn Bridge. It was instead a beast later known as "Zilla," or "Godzilla In Name Only" by the Kaiju Zoological and Enthusiast community, had chosen the metropolis as a place to lay its eggs and find food (WHY is subject to question). Despite the fact that the King of the Monsters had NOT died at the hands of the US Airforce, they sure liked to believe he did, and the announcements to the contrary were severely downplayed in the media.
Regardless, Biologist Nick Tatopolous knew that there was a very, VERY good chance that not all of the creature's eggs were destroyed in the blast that obliterated the nest. Leading a small search party, Nick discovered a lone egg. Hatching and imprinting on the scientist, "Zilla Jr," as it came to be nicknamed, began to follow Nick with incredible loyalty and intelligence, proving itself to be not only an efficient and agile fighter, but a benevolent kaiju at that.
The real question remained, however, as to where the original came from. That answer came in the form of Phillip Roche, and his protege', Monique Dupre. Part of a French Special Forces sector, the two were charged by their superiors to "clean up a mess" left from a series of experiments conducted in French Polynesia, were 5 "G-Cell Mutations" had escaped after a catastrophic accident (it is believed that S.C.A.L.E., a pro-kaiju rights organization/eco terrorist cell, was involved in these events). Nick Tatopolous, forming the H.E.A.T. team, hunted down all the remaining mutations, with Zilla's help, of course.
After a particularly traumatic event in Alaska, Zilla was later taken to Monster Island, where he would spend the remainder of his life...MOST of it, anyway...

- Can run at 200 MPH
- Burrowing ability rivals Baragon's
- Can spit radiation-charged fire
- Very light healing factor
- Razor-whip tail
- Agility makes up for lack of resistance to heavy weapon fire

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GrimSoldier001 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, KS? would you mind if I use this version of Zilla in a story I'm doing? you will be credited in both the story itself and the description bellow...
Jackal2245 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
G.D.F report G.D.F OFFICERS ONLY: it appears the creature the americans claim to be Godzilla is in fact just a look alike so it appears were not free of the monster kings reign just yet inform all G.D.F troops of the new monster codenamed ZILLA. end of report
TJBladeX Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
She can't spit radiation charged fire. She just roars so strong that it creates explosions. In the movie they made the illusion that she was spitting fire from the angle they shot it at.
Twilightnite Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Zilla and Zilla jr. are boys,  Komodithrax is the girl, you can tell when you hear their seperate roars...
KratosMayCry Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
This is Zilla Jr. the one from the TV show he could breath green atomic fire. You're thinking of his father/mother Zilla whose the one from the movie
Twilightnite Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
The dubbed his breath as a power breath.
MosuGoji1964 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
The 98 film as simply a monster movie isn't all that bad. But Godzilla it is not. The toys ad cartoon that that film spawned however are another story. Those were freaking awesome back in the day. Though oddly enough I feel as if Zilla was a remake of  The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Mainly because they do have slightly similar basic designs. And the fact you see very obvious tributes to Ray Harryhausen through out the movie.
Falljoydelux Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Chinmaster
spudman98 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Holy shit, your design of Zilla is just as badass as the version from the animated series
L1701E Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Nice redesign of Zilla. I especially like the spikes on him, makes him look more fearsome.
MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Cool the series and the new movie are the best and this is a good picture.
YzzilLiz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Love love zilla
although it looked like the American movie made him look like he abbs for some reason O.o I dunno if anyone else saw that.

Awesome job! <3 even though this was like, a long time ago ^^;
ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Voiced by Alan Tyudic 
patrickthenobleman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I can see him voicing Zilla.
ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Green Arrow much?
patrickthenobleman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Actually due to his work in such shows as the short lived but much loved Firefly. Also I can see Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing the role of Zilla.
ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
patrickthenobleman Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I just recently remembered that Alan Tudyk was the voice of Green Arrow in Injustice: Gods Among Us and so yeah I can see him as the voice of Zilla, being all sarcastic and cynical but in that way you just love him for it as opposed to Godzilla's tough leadership style. Oh it would be great.
ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Ok then
Lichen93 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
Toyally a mutant T-rex
jawsisra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Artist
I still call the Zilla from the cartoon   Godzilla as its more Godzilla  then the first one.
AdachiAmeFlujo-vamp Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the parent was bad, the Child though far exceeded the parent in the animated series.  That is the more I can say of the a few of the children of Godzilla(Godzuki*Shivers.*)  Also I don't consider Final Wars Zilla to be Jr, just a representation of his parent.  Jr would most likely have teamed up Godzilla to wreck face.
apple-kitty Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Love this design! <3
MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
In the 1954 film it was not neccasarliy a dinosaur just a prehistoric animal which a refer it makes up for him being anatomically incorrect :) 
Cyberchief02 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This godzilla is more realistic looking then old rubber suit godzilla that is anotomically incorrect for a dinosaur. donkt get me wrong Old rubber suit can pull off some sweet moves in a fight but it looks to cheezy for this day and age what would be cool would be a feathered version of this one as a hatchling
honored-cur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Old rubber suit Godzilla was like back in the 50s or so. Most of Godzilla movies are old so stop comparing them to modern day standards like they we released in the theater.
Almost all special effects in the past look cheezy.
And why would it have feathers?
MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
BUT he is no way cooler than the real goji.... Godzilla is a ancient saurian creature awakened and angered by nuclear testings in the 40s and attacks multiple times before it's seemingly killed by a chemical weapon called the oxygen destroyer, whereas zilla is a new species of reptile created by multiple species of monitor lizards and iguanas being exposed to French nuclear testing in the 60s and is asexual and decides to migrate to New York to birth it's young. After multiple sightings and attacks in New York, it's bombed by multiple submarines and apparently killed meanwhile it's young hatch in the now underground Madison square garden  and begin to prey on humans who wear the scent of their favorite food, fish. Whoever after many human deaths, the survivors bomb the nest which literally fries and kills all of its offspring when the mother rises from the ground and sees it's young smoldering corpses and attacks the humans responsible, eventually it's bombed heavily on the Brooklyn bridge and killed, however one of its young survives and joins a research team HEAT and they track down monsters, TWO DIFFRENT THINGS! Now just saying that being asexual is prob my number 1 complaint anyway yeah I prefer godzilla great drawing frank u should continue neo series 3 soon 😃
MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Yeah I agree with komodozilla.... My bro HATES this... At one point I told him I kinda liked it, now he uses it against me everyday lol XD anyway I like his design but not so much as the monster king, just you're typical reptilian kaiju,
rizegreymon22 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
really do not understand why  people hate it, Godzilla has as counterparties, like mechagodzilla, Orga SpaceGodzilla not understand why he can not also be a counterpart
Komodozilla Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
In all honesty, I have a bit of a soft spot for the '98 movie, as well as Zilla himself. I was young when the film came out, so I saw it as a little kid who loved monster movies, not a hardcore Godzilla fan. Granted, I don't consider it a true "Godzilla" flick, but as giant monster movies go, Godzilla '98 isn't bad; it's the kind of movie you watch on a rainy weekend afternoon, curled up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn. It's decent entertainment, the biggest flaw the film has is its title.

The series, in my opinion, was one of the best cartoons to come out of the late 90's/early 2000's. They animation was decent, the characters memorable, and the monsters imaginative. I'm glad that, after weathering so much hate, Zilla is earning a bit more respect from fans. :)
280077s Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wicked cool. Benevolent, friendly giant monsters FTW!
R-gonz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Emmerich's Godzilla occupies its own SEPARATE continuity, since there was no mention whatsover of the original japanese Godzilla (apart from the unfortunate sailor who dubbed it "Gojira" merely because it reminded him of a mythical beast that he heard about and not necessarily the original Godzilla.).
MrRyder Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Ah, but Godzilla NEO isn't just a bunch of redesigns of Godzilla monsters, but a fanfic universe created by the author that ties in every piece of Godzilla related fiction into one big canonical continuity. This includes the American Godzilla universe.
AuthorBrony Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
You know, I've always loved seeing something like that. I've been working on that same idea for everything Castlevania related.
Pyromania101 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I like Zilla's appearance more than Godzilla. Zilla looks like a wingless dragon/lizard while Godzilla has a bear-like build with a weird head. He still looks cool, but Zilla looks more badass, especially since his limbs are longer so he can fight more flexibly by punching, clawing, kicking, and his atomic blast while Godzilla's physical attacks are harder for him to pull off because his limbs are shorter, like a T. Rex.
cwhcubed Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly love Zilla - even more than Godzilla, to be honest. He was just so awesome to me, seeing as I grew up with him. Sure, he isn't the 'true' Godzilla, but I still love the monster all the same. You did a wonderful job - Zilla never looked better!
mutantapk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zilla was actually the first Godzilla monster I've seen.
KratosMayCry Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Same :)
mutantapk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CJMoore25 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Wow, a lot of people really like to defend this one. I mean, it's really clever how Toho made him his own monster, but to me he'll always leave a sour taste deep in the back of my throat because of how he was originally created to live up to the namesake of GODZILLA. But I guess he gets enough love among fans that we can call this one an ugly duckling; a monster who started out being completely hated and reviled, that he soon became loved and protected. Like Meg Griffin.
VeganSpyro97 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
One of my favourite too. I prefer the sleeker design, rather than the tubby, man-in-a-suit version.
XxPowersWithinxX Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His movie may not have been that good, at least it made up for it with a pretty good animated series. Zilla may not be "THE" Godzilla but I actually think he's pretty cool.
MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013

Man the poor guy is hated so much. I wish people would give him a break. Zilla is honestly one of my favourite Godzilla Monster's.


I do agree he's not worthy of the title Godzilla, but if you guy's really think of him as his very own monster. He's pretty cool.


He's on my top 10 Characters I like but everyone else hates.

raptor92921 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
We can all agree that the 98 movie wasted the creature's (and also the movie's) potential by turning itself into a crappy romantic plot. Zilla had a lot of potential in the movie but it was wasted.
Maxout2 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
While I agree that Zillas no King of Monsters, I still feel he has a lot more potential then people are allowing to be seen, and the way Toho treated him in Final Wars was just appalling! Ok so the dude is smaller and weaker then Godzilla, SO WHAT?! We've seen plenty of evidence in both the movie and his son in the cartoon that Zilla is faster, more agile and SMARTER then Godzilla, and yet due to how everyone sees him as a failed experiment NOONE thinks to USE those traits and instead fall to making him the butt of everyones jokes, it's despicable! :angry 
tinman2010 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Do you mind if I use this pic as an avatar for my accounts on the internet?
Raydhen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like him as Zilla, not Godzilla... but after all, I like his design.
Poor him, many people bash him & even trolling...
He wasn't strong as Godzilla, I know... but it doesn't mean everyone has to mock him like a child.
GreenReticule Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Love this.  The 1998 film was my first introduction to Godzilla as a small child, and as a result Zilla is a kaiju that remains very close to my heart.  This is a beautiful redesign!
Bramblestar15 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
(Whistles) zilla's bad muthaf@#ka
GodzillaFanOrion410 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
love it
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