1.10 – Legends Never Die
After absorbing SpaceGodzilla's energy, Godzilla has gone berserk and is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown, and Super-Mechagodzilla is the world's only hope. Elsewhere, an anaerobic super Kaiju called Destoroyah ravages the United States.
The alien power, which flowed through SpaceGodzilla’s body, had all but been absorbed into Godzilla's form. Alarmingly, his G-Cells were not healing his wounds as quickly as they should have. It was as though a dark virus had infected the beast's body.
A month later, Hawaii was set ablaze by a living mass of hellfire and rage...
Masato and his friends, along with the GDF, were blindsided by this development, as Godzilla had never attacked so viciously and indiscriminately. His power has grown exponentially, his aggression has tripled amazingly, and his vengeance will be had upon the world. They also realize that Godzilla is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown that could turn an entire country into a blazing version of Chernobyl.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a new giant Kaiju had emerged: Destoroyah. This creature was a microorganism hit by the Oxygen Destroyer when it was used on the first Godzilla in 1954. They then mutated and migrated to Californian waters. The scorpion-like creatures then fused into the Grim Reaper of all kaiju. The military was helpless as Destoroyah completely obliterated the city, making it uninhabitable by removing all oxygen in the area.
As he moved to San Francisco, the GDF was forced to launch their new mecha unit: Super-Mechagodzilla, built from the remains of MOGUERA and influenced by the Vortaak Mechagodzilla. But Masato, worried about Godzilla’s conition decided to have Minilla (now called Godzilla Jr. by the team) help in an attempt to lure Godzilla to the battle. It works; Jr., who is now half as tall as his father, arrived to help SMG fight Destoroyah. But even they can’t stop him, as an Oxygen Destroyer Comet temporarily shuts down SMG and Jr. mortally wounded by Destoroyah’s deadly chest cannon. Godzilla arrived in time to see this and fights with rage, but Destoroyah is just too powerful. Destoroyah abandons Godzilla to attack Masato & Natsumi, separated from the others by the attack.
Godzilla tries to revive Jr. but it proves in vain, and the young one dies. Godzilla displays sadness and tears leak his eyes. Before Destoroyah could crush the two teenagers, a familiar howl cuts through the air: Anguirus had sensed Godzilla’s danger and quickly engages Destoroyah. SMG reboots and manages to rejoin the fight, saving Anguirus from having his neck snapped. Godzilla’s spines begin to melt as his temperature climbs, and he feels rage like never before. He immediately attacks Destoroyah with his atomic breath and when Super-Mechagodzilla joins the attack, Destoroyah is finally destroyed.
However, due to the loss of his son and his increasing temperature and pain, Godzilla suddenly goes berserk, recklessly attacking Anguirus and SMG until he finally reaches the critical temperature. The military fires all of its freezing weapons, and it works; Godzilla’s meltdown is less destructive than predicted, but it still leaves the city uninhabitable. The kids go back home with broken hearts. That night, the kids, along with a few Kaiju, mourn the death of the king, and Masato comforts Natsumi.
Unknown to everyone though, as quickly as the radiation spread through San Francisco, it suddenly disappears, and within the dust and debris is a silhouette, and it’s nothing other than… Godzilla?
One legend ends, but another begins…
-Base Commander Tagaki
-Specialist Kenji Miku
Theme: The Beginning is the End is the Beginning by Smashing Pumpkins