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Gojirasaurus xenonucliensis by Ashere Gojirasaurus xenonucliensis by Ashere
"People are simply ants to him, something either beneath his notice or the subject of his contempt. And strangely...I find myself thinking that perhaps we are not so underserving...has man not overstepped his boundaries, time and time again, simply for the sake of money, power and the blood of our enemies?"
-Admiral Tachibana, curtesy of Matt Frank

The monster of all monsters, Gojirasaurus is an irradiated behemoth, a creature who owes its existance to the foolish hands of man. Born a relic on a lost island, forged in the heart of a nuclear blast, and tempered in the cold waters of Japan, Gojirasaurus, also known as "Gojira" or "Godzilla" is quite possibly the most powerful beast on the planet. There have been a total of four Gojirasaurs recorded, the first appearing off Odo Island in 1954.
Gojira is a creature with mysterious motives. It is often drawn to sources of energy, and will seek out and destroy anything carrying radioactive material. It is thought to subsist on fish, whales, and other deep water creatures, as well as the flesh of other mutations it kills. If judged by sheer strength and size alone, it would be a formidable adversary, but it carries more dangerous weapons then teeth or claws.
Its control over the radioactive forces in its body has given it the power to breath a superheated stream of napalm capable of wiping whole city blocks from the face of the earth. Irradiated cells in its body give it a formidable healing factor unequalled in modern biology. And, in a lethal irony, the gojiran emits a continous flow of radioactivity, contaminating anywhere it walks.
Due to its extreme ferocity and aggresion, Gojira's appearance is often followed by an immediate evacuation of nearby areas as the military seeks to drive the creature away. But it is a temperary measure at best, and Japan lives in fear of the massive predator in its waters.

Height: 50 meters
Length: 100 meters
Mass: 25,000 metric tons
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Yu-Gi-Nos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Love this! Considering that there is a real (so far fragmentary) Gojirasaurus from the Triassic Era, this is a great rendition of its Gojiran evolution.
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MonsterMasher137 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This looks EPIC.
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KingScar229 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
AAAAWWEEEEEESSSSOOOMMMEEEEE!!!!
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X-Buimon-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
cool art !
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Rootofalllight Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
LONG LIVE GODZILLA!
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kaedesasaki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Artist
But Zilla was better in the animated series. So I'm kinda mixed with Zilla here.
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kaedesasaki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Artist
Even though I saw the movie, in this pic Godzillasaurus looks like Zilla.
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
i would love to see this in the jruassic park films
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Komodozilla Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Great job. A perfect combination of true dinosaurian traits and the classic Godzilla look.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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Gralegio Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I'd prefer more traditional-looking back plates, but overall I like. I'd be perfectly happy if Legendary's Godzilla looked like this. ^_^
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Ashere Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As would I, believe me! :)
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magicwolfimp Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kickass love it
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool! Much more believable than the movie.
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.:)
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Alientraveller Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Oh wow, this looks a lot like how I'd redesign him!
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geekspace Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
The genus name may be taken by that real-world meta-coelurosaur, but this beast still has a killer species moniker...and its various G'98-inspired attributes (bluish triangular dorsals, theropod-digits & lipless crocodilian teeth) mesh with that solidly-proportioned torso & compact skull for one above-average "Dino-Goji."
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Ashere Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!
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cwgodzilla Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Very nice. I especially have to commend you on the arms, making the placement on them look like they would on a dinosaurs but still being the right shape and size as Godzilla's are traditionally. Excellently done! I also love the look of the feet. Great job!
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Ashere Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. This illustration is the culmination of some long running doodles, so I'm very glad to know it looks right.
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! I like how you kept his sense of bulk even though he has a horizontal stance. Most saurian Godzillas wind up looking very lightly built, and it winds up feeling more like a Gojira-ish version of Zilla rather than a revamped Godzilla. I also like the general proportions a lot, it reminds me of Heisei Goji, who's always been one of my favorite incarnations of him. Nice.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bulk is hard to convey with the more dinosaurian versions, so instead of working up from a dinosaurian version, I played around with coming from a golem-ish version. And, I'm happy to say it worked.
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TibbettsII Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008   Photographer
niiiiiiiiice
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Ashere Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Tibbs.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love how you even gave him a vestigial-looking fourth finger. Looks rather realistic!
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Ashere Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I decided my original design kind of sucked, so I redid it. The vestigial forth finger is a little shout out the gojirasaurus proper, the uber-ceolophysid that kenneth Carpenter named. He wrote a paper on hhow godzilla would look in real life, and this version ended up looking rather like his hypothetical version. I need to hunt that thing down.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Awesomeness on steroids.
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JAko-M Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Very interesting design. I like him. He looks like a hybrid between Godzilla and Zilla.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definatly what I was going for. I think Zilla gets a bad and unfair rap.
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ACdraw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DEFINITELY. I mean sure, the movie wasn't the best 'Godzilla' movie made. But Zilla itself was an awesome creature.
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E-FAUN Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Awsome :D
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ivyautumn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
I...am...LIZARD. Hear me ROOAAARRRR!
>:3
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Blink.
Sniff sniff.
STOMP>
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ivyautumn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
=O
-hides under pillow-
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AsuraDragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
Awesaome. It looks like how Godzilla was first described, a thundering behemoth with plates like a Stegosaurus. Awesome work.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. That was what I was going for! XD=
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AsuraDragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
And you achieved it spectacularly!! Bravo!
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
Looks very cool.
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:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks. Its a little bit of a departure from the normal designs.
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
That's ok, we all change our characters sooner or later (yes, I know Godzilla isn't yours, just making a point).
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post-sapient Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
Your realise that the traditional kaiju Godzilla is the irradiated form of a Godzillasaurus not a Gojirasaurus, which is in fact a real dinosaur that did exist? Otherwise nice drawing.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are right, but not in the way you think. Godzillasaurus is real, but was named quite recently after godzilla, whose true name in japanese is gojira.
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post-sapient Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
No, thats actually wrong. The real dinosaurs name is Gojirasaurus ( [link] ). Godzillasaurus is the fictional dinosaur from which spawned Godzilla. And yes I did know that Godzilla's Japanese name is Gojira.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops. My mistake.
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Godzillakaiju Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
GOOOOD very Good
bkn= cool
bkn !!!
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