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|species =Cybernetic Space Dinosaur<ref name="Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works">''[[Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works]]''. Godzilla vs. Gigan; Page 155</ref>
 
|nicknames =Borodan<br>{{tt|Galien|Spanish release of Godzilla vs. Gigan}}<br>{{tt|Monster Zero|German version of Godzilla: Final Wars}}<br>Savini<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 6|GRoE]]}}<br>Geigan
 
|height ={{ishowa}}65 meters<ref name="GodzillaCompendium">''[[The Official Godzilla Compendium]]''. Profiles of the Monsters; Page 123.</ref><br>{{imill}}120 meters<ref name="metric">''[[Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia]]''. Godzilla: Final Wars; Page 118.</ref><br>95 meters<br>{{Sup|''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''}}
 
|length ={{ishowa}}120 meters<br>{{imill}}250 meters
 
|weight ={{ishowa}}25,000 metric tons<ref name="GodzillaCompendium"/><br>{{imill}}60,000 metric tons<ref name="metric" /><br>47,000 tons<br>{{Sup|''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''}}
 
|forms =Modified Gigan{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}
 
|controlledby =[[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla vs. Gigan|GvG]] - [[Godzilla vs. Megalon|GvM]]}}<br>[[Garogas]]<br>{{sup|[[Zone Fighter (Series)|ZF]]}}<br>[[Xiliens]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}<br>[[Cryogs]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}
 
|relationships =[[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens]]<br>{{Sup|(Creators)}}<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla vs. Gigan|GvG]] - [[Godzilla vs. Megalon|GvM]] - [[Godzilla Island (Series)|GI]]}}<br>[[Xiliens]]<br>{{sup|(Creators)}}<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}<br>[[X]]<br>{{Sup|(Telepathically Bonded)}}
 
|allies =[[King Ghidorah]]<br>[[Megalon]]<br>[[Godzilla]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla Island (Series)|{{tt|GI|Episodes 118, 177 & 178 of Godzilla Island}}]]}}<br>[[Monster X]]<br>[[SpaceGodzilla]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Ongoing|G:O]]}}<br>[[Hedorah]]<br>[[Orga]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}
 
|enemies =[[Godzilla]]<br>[[Anguirus]]<br>[[Jet Jaguar]]<br>[[Zone Fighter]]<br>[[Mothra]]<br>[[Battra]]<br>[[Megalon]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla Island (Series)|{{tt|GI|Episode 118 of Godzilla Island}}]]}}<br>[[Destoroyah]]<br>[[Kumonga]]<br>[[Dororin]]<br>[[Rodan]]<br>[[M.O.G.U.E.R.A.]]<br>[[SpaceGodzilla]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}
 
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|portrayedby ={{ishowa}}[[Kenpachiro Satsuma]]<br />{{imill}}[[Kazuhiro Yoshida]]
 
|firstappearance =''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''
 
|lastappearance =''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''
 
|designs =[[ShodaiGigan]]<br>[[MegaroGigan]]<br>[[FinalGigan]]
 
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}}'''Gigan''' {{Nihongo|ガイガン|Gaigan}} is an alien cyborg {{kaiju}} created by [[Toho Company Ltd.|Toho]] that first appeared in the [[1972]] [[Godzilla (franchise)|''Godzilla'']] [[:Category:Godzilla Films|film]], ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''.
 
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==Appearance==
 
{{Main|s=s|ShodaiGigan|, [[MegaroGigan]] and [[FinalGigan]]}}
 
Gigan is truly a strange monster, sporting a circular saw weapon located in his frontal abdominal region, large steel hooks for hands with smaller ones for toes, spikes running down his tail, three, large fin-like spines on his back and a red cybernetic visor for an eye.
 
 
He also bears various avian characteristics, such as a 'crest' made of metal spines and a metal beak. In the Showa series, Gigan's skin was a dark green color and he possessed golden scales over several parts of his body. In ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Gigan's appearance was changed to make him appear more cybernetic. In this film, Gigan's skin is now a dark blue, his body is much thinner and more streamlined, and there are wire-like structures running across his body.
 
 
When Gigan is revived as Modified Gigan, his hook hands are replaced with double-pronged chainsaws. Gigan's [[FinalGigan|new design]] for the Millennium series was praised by many and ranked among fans as one of the best improvements to any monster.
 
==Roar==
 
Gigan's roar is a brief, electronically styled chirp. In the case of the Showa era Gigan, its roar is short, whereas ''Final Wars''' incarnation was elongated slightly.
 
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==Personality==
 
Gigan is sometimes considered [[Godzilla]]'s most brutal and violent opponent, and has a significant fan following (including ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' director [[Ryuhei Kitamura]]) despite the generally perceived low quality of his first two films. Gigan is shown to be very vicious and sadistic in combat, preferring to shred his opponents up close with his hook hands and buzzsaw.
 
 
However, at least in the Showa series, Gigan appears to be a bit of a coward, retreating and leaving his ally at the mercy of his enemies as soon as the tide of battle turns against him. In ''Final Wars'', Gigan is shown to be somewhat incompetent, having his head easily blown off by Godzilla's atomic breath and later slicing his own head off with two razor discs intended for [[Mothra]].
 
 
In ''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'', Gigan actually becomes an ally of Godzilla after being defeated by him, and assists him and the other residents of [[Godzilla Island (Location)|Godzilla Island]] in fighting off invading monsters. This is the first and only time Gigan has been depicted in a benevolent light.
 
==Origins==
 
In the [[Showa era|Showa series]], Gigan is a type of space dinosaur that was transformed into a cyborg by the [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens]] in order to be used in their attempted invasion of [[Earth]].<ref name="Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works"/>
 
 
In ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Gigan is an ancient cybernetic monster that was sent to Earth by the [[Xiliens]] thousands of years ago, where he was defeated by [[Mothra]] and subsequently mummified. In the year 20XX, Gigan's mummified corpse was discovered by the [[Earth Defense Force]], and the monster was later reactivated by [[X]] during the Xiliens' invasion.
 
==History==
 
===[[Showa era|Showa Series]]===
 
====''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''====
 
[[File:GVG - Gigan.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[ShodaiGigan|Gigan]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'']]Gigan first appeared in the film ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'' where he was controlled by the [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens]]. He was sent to earth to destroy it with [[King Ghidorah]]. They attacked a city, but they were interrupted by [[Godzilla]] and [[Anguirus]]. They battled at the World Children's Land, and they nearly killed the two monsters. After the destruction of the [[Godzilla Tower]], Gigan and King Ghidorah are released from their mind control, and the two Earth monsters drove them back into space.
 
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====''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]''====
 
[[File:GVM - Gigan.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[MegaroGigan|Gigan]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'']]Gigan returned in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'', as he was called by the [[Seatopians]] to help them conquer Earth. He arrived to help [[Megalon]] battle Godzilla, and they nearly killed him. [[Jet Jaguar]] attacked Gigan, but he was also defeated. The two monsters regained their strength, and they fought Gigan and Megalon off again. Gigan retreated back to space, and Megalon returned to Seatopia.
 
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====''[[Zone Fighter (Series)|Zone Fighter]]''====
 
[[File:ZF - Gigan.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[MegaroGigan|Gigan]] in ''[[Zone Fighter (Series)|Zone Fighter]]'']]Gigan later reappeared as one of the [[Garogas]]' Terror Beasts in ''[[Zone Fighter (Series)|Zone Fighter]]''. It is revealed that after he was driven into space once more by the combined efforts of Godzilla and Jet Jaguar, he was captured by the Garogas. During his last battle, his cybernetics had been heavily damaged, so the Garogas repaired him. Most notably, Gigan had trouble slowing down when in flight, and had to deploy a set of parachutes like a spacecraft.
 
 
However, the Garogas outfitted Gigan's claws with a special ability that made objects explode when he hit them with the weapons. Gigan was sent to Earth, where he battled [[Zone Fighter]], and nearly overpowered him. However, Godzilla, who had became close friends with the Sakimori Family, and, remembering Gigan and the beating he inflicted not only on himself, but also Anguirus and Jet Jaguar, took him on in a second rematch, beating down Gigan and forcing him to retreat yet again. However, the Garogan control over Gigan remained, and they sent him into battle once again.
 
 
However, the damage Gigan sustained while fighting Godzilla hadn't been repaired, and Gigan was beaten badly by Zone. After a short battle, Zone Fighter used his Meteor Missile Might on Gigan and the alien monster wandered around whilst gushing black smoke before falling over onto his side. His visor turned off as he began uncontrollably foaming at the mouth before exploding into a massive fireball, finally defeated.
 
===''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]''===
 
====Story 5====
 
[[File:Cast_gigan.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Gigan in ''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'']]In ''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'' episodes 31-40, when [[Zaguresu]] gets upset on the reports of her failures while reading a newspaper, a [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens|M Space Hunter Nebula Alien]] crawls into view and says to [[Zaguresu]] that it's here to help her conquer [[Godzilla Island (Location)|Godzilla Island]], so the [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens|M Space Hunter Nebula Alien]] introduces Gigan to [[Zaguresu]], which impressed her, and Gigan heads down to earth.
 
 
When [[Godzilla]] sees Gigan, Gigan levels off and starts a scan on [[Godzilla]], and succeeds in doing so, Gigan then prepares to leave as [[Torema]] arrives on the scene, but Gigan flies over [[Torema]]'s ship, and [[Zaguresu]] was annoyed when Gigan didn't even bother to fight. Gigan then fires an arrow with a note tied onto it to [[Godzilla Island (Location)|Godzilla Island]] from space, it turns out that the note said that Gigan has challenged [[Godzilla]] to a battle at sunrise, so [[Godzilla]] heads out to battle, only to be stopped by [[King Caesar]], who then warns [[Godzilla]] that Gigan is too strong and needs to prepare before the battle, but [[Godzilla]] roars in defiance, then [[Torema]] begs [[Godzilla]] to listen, but [[Godzilla]] marches past [[King Caesar]] refusing to listen.
 
 
[[Godzilla]] finally reaches the battle site and finds Gigan waiting. The two monsters then begin to wait through the night before attacking, when the sun rises, Gigan reflects the sunlight off its claw, blinding [[Godzilla]] by the reflection. Gigan sees its opportunity and starts to charge at [[Godzilla]], only for [[Godzilla]] to regain his sight, causing Gigan to halt its charge, and leap back to where it started attacking from.
 
 
[[Zaguresu]] starts getting frustrated that Gigan isn't fighting Godzilla, so she calls out [[Battra]], only for Gigan to fire its Cluster Beam at [[Battra]]. The [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens|M Space Hunter Nebula Alien]] alien then assures [[Zaguresu]] that Gigan can defeat [[Godzilla]] on its own.
 
 
[[Godzilla]] and Gigan continue to face off as everyone waits in anticipation. When a landslide falls between [[Godzilla]] and Gigan, the two monsters begin to charge, but unfortunately, [[Godzilla]] goes down, much to everyone's surprise. Gigan then approaches the fallen [[Godzilla]] when [[Mothra]] suddenly appears, and attacks Gigan with her scales, then [[Rodan]] appears, picks up [[Godzilla]], and flies away with [[Godzilla]] as [[Mothra]] follows.
 
 
Gigan watches, but turns away as [[Godzilla]] escapes. At [[King Caesar]]'s healing spa, [[Godzilla]] admits to [[King Caesar]] that he wasn't ready to face Gigan and should've listened in the first place. [[King Caesar]] then tells [[Godzilla]] that he needed to use powers he's never used to defeat Gigan, and can train [[Godzilla]] how to use those powers. Gigan then appears, much to [[Godzilla]] and [[King Caesar]]'s surprise.
 
 
However, it did not attack, but instead, enjoys the hot spa, as [[Godzilla]] and [[King Caesar]] watch. Gigan then rises out of the spa and challenges [[Godzilla]] at sunrise for the final battle, and [[Godzilla]] accepts Gigan's challenge. Before their final battle, [[Godzilla]] is seen meditating as [[Rodan]] flies by, [[King Caesar]] approaches as [[Godzilla]] continues to meditate. [[King Caesar]] taps into [[Godzilla]]'s inner power, then walks away.
 
 
The next day, [[Godzilla]] has reached the battle site, and Gigan flies into position while [[King Caesar]]'s gathered all the monsters, and warns them not to interfere in [[Godzilla]]'s battle with Gigan. The monsters disapprove, and [[King Caesar]] roars in defiance, causing the monsters to step back.
 
 
[[Godzilla]] then closes his eyes, much to Gigan's confusion, and a green aura surrounds [[Godzilla]], causing Gigan to step back. The green aura disappears and [[Godzilla]] opens his eyes. [[Godzilla]] suddenly fires his Radioactive Heat Ray aimlessly into the sky. Gigan sees its opportunity and charges Godzilla. In midair, the ray does a 180 and hits Gigan from behind, and everyone is shocked as to what has happened. Gigan looks back to see who attacked it, and [[Godzilla]] sees his opportunity and charges Gigan. As Gigan turns back around, [[Godzilla]] leaps in the air and strikes with a spinning tail attack, knocking Gigan down to the ground.
 
 
The fallen Gigan looks up at [[Godzilla]] as the King of the Monsters looks back. Gigan soon falls unconscious, and all the monsters come to congratulate [[Godzilla]], even [[Torema]] is happy that [[Godzilla]] was able to defeat Gigan. but [[Zaguresu]] swats the [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens|M Space Hunter Nebula Alien]] alien with her newspaper because the plan's failed.
 
====Story 12====
 
Gigan reappears in episodes 117-118 when [[Godzilla]] is getting a beat down from [[Destoroyah]] and [[Megalon]]. At first it would seem like Gigan is helping the two monsters against [[Godzilla]], but as it turns out, Gigan is actually helping [[Godzilla]] when Gigan knocks down [[Megalon]]. [[Destoroyah]] then tries to fly away, but Gigan shoots him down with the Cluster Beam, and [[Godzilla]] finishes [[Destoroyah]] off with a spinning tail attack, knocking him down. [[Godzilla]] and Gigan then drag the two monsters into a cave, and use their respective beam attacks to close in the cave on [[Destoroyah]] and [[Megalon]]. [[Godzilla]] and Gigan then look at each other, and Gigan flies off while [[Godzilla]] goes back to [[Godzilla Island (Location)|Godzilla Island]] to help fight-off against [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]].
 
====Story 16====
 
Gigan once again reappears in episodes 169-178 when [[Misato]] goes on an expedition to Matango Island in her ship, Gigan is seen training by throwing rocks up in the air and slicing them in two, so [[Misato]] then reports this back to the [[G-Guard Commander]]. [[Landes]] sends [[Camero]] to ask if Gigan would like to join them in conquering [[Godzilla Island (Location)|Godzilla Island]], but Gigan is uninterested and flies off.
 
 
The [[Giant Dark Emperor]] appears in space to yell at [[Landes]], but she cries and he gives her a new monster, [[Dororin]], to send out on earth. [[Dororin]] then crashes on Matango Island, shape-shifts himself into [[Godzilla]], and smashes a rock on Gigan's head while Gigan was meditating.
 
 
Then he shape-shifts into Gigan itself, and flies off. [[Misato]] also arrives on Matango Island because [[Lucas]] got an alert, and Gigan tells her [[Godzilla]] attacked it, and Gigan flies to [[Godzilla Island (Location)|Godzilla Island]] to fight [[Godzilla]]. Meanwhile back in [[Godzilla Island (Location)|Godzilla Island]], [[Dororin]], while disguised as Gigan, smashes a rock on Godzilla's head. The [[G-Guard Commander]] radios [[Misato]], and tells her that Gigan is here, but she tells him she's with Gigan. Soon enough, the real Gigan comes and fights [[Godzilla]].
 
 
So far, neither monsters are falling or getting hit by blows that brought them down in previous battles. The battle continues despite [[Misato]] getting upset, and also the fact that the [[G-Guard Commander]] is piloting [[MechaGodzilla (Heisei)|MechaGodzilla]] to fight [[Dororin]] to protect G-Guard Base. Godzilla refuses to stop fighting to help fight [[Dororin]]. But then [[M.O.G.U.E.R.A.|Moguera]], piloted by [[Nao]], comes in-between [[Godzilla]] and Gigan and tells [[Godzilla]] to help fight-off against [[Dororin]], so [[Godzilla]] decides to go because his friends are more important than his battle honor, and Gigan follows.
 
 
While [[Misato]] uses the computer and gets a clue on how to beat [[Dororin]], Godzilla comes in and blasts [[Dororin]] with his [[Godzilla#Atomic Breath|Radioactive Heat Ray]] and takes over the fight, but [[Dororin]] grabs him from behind. Then Gigan comes in and attacks Dororin. And then [[Fire Fighter Jet Jaguar]], piloted by [[Misato]], comes in and uses its fire hose, melting the shape-shifting monster away, the spirit then flies up to the air, only for Gigan to smash it with its claw and finally, Gigan flies away, but not before it fires an arrow with a note tied onto it to ground from space.
 
===[[Millennium era|Millennium Series]]===
 
====''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''====
 
[[File:Gigan1ij4.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[FinalGigan|Gigan]] in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'']]Gigan returned in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', where he was discovered as a mummified monster in [[Hokkaido]] by the [[Earth Defense Force]]. According to the [[Shobijin]], Gigan invaded the Earth thousands of years ago, but was defeated by [[Mothra]]. Gigan was awakened by the [[Xiliens]] to help them conquer the Earth. He chased the [[Gotengo]] to [[Antarctica]] to stop it from awakening [[Godzilla]]. He nearly destroyed the ship, but he was blasted by one of Godzilla's nuclear beams. Gigan battled Godzilla, trapping him in barbed wire and pulling him toward his buzzsaw. However, Godzilla fired his atomic breath at Gigan's head, decapitating him and causing him to fall to the ground.
 
=====Modified Gigan=====
 
[[File:Godzilla.jp - Chainsaw Gigan.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[FinalGigan|Modified Gigan]] in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'']]'''Modified Gigan''' {{Nihongo|改造ガイガン|Kaizō Gaigan}} was Gigan's second form in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', where he is rebuilt with a different head and chainsaws instead of hooks after being decapitated in his earlier battle with Godzilla. Gigan was released by [[X]] to battle Mothra, and seemingly defeated her after slicing off part of her wing. Gigan then attempted to help [[Monster X]] in his battle with Godzilla, slicing him in the chest while Monster X held him still. Mothra flew into the battle and knocked Monster X and Gigan over. Gigan shot his blades at Mothra, but she dodged them. Gigan then blasted Mothra with his laser beam, causing her to burst into flames. Gigan struck a victory pose, but his razor discs flew back and sliced his head off. Gigan wandered around blindly after his head was severed until Mothra, now on fire, flew into him, causing him to explode and die.
 
==Abilities==
 
===Antigravity flight===
 
Gigan is capable of flying at speeds of up to Mach 3 while in Earth's atmosphere. However, in the realm of space, the cybernetic assassin Gigan is capable of flight at millions of times faster than light by encasing himself in a diamond. This normally assists in interstellar travel and is utilized very little, if at all, during battle situations. When it is used in battle, however, Gigan will often use it to engage in aerial slams to continuously topple his opponents without giving them a chance to counter, or even get up. Oddly enough, Gigan lacks his flying ability in the ''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]'', ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]'', and ''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]'' video games, though he is clearly seen flying in the opening cinematic sequence of ''Godzilla: Save the Earth''. Another mode of movement that Gigan utilizes is his teleportation ability, only seen in the video games.
 
===Buzzsaw===
 
[[File:Anguirus Bleeding.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Gigan uses his buzzsaw to slice [[Anguirus]]' face in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'']]
 
Gigan has a buzzsaw built into his abdominal area made of an unknown alien alloy; granting it considerable durability and sharpness. In his first appearance, Gigan's saw was able to draw blood from both Godzilla and Anguirus. In ''Godzilla: Final Wars'', it was even able to lacerate the hull of the Gotengo. A favored tactic of Gigan is to use his powers of flight along with his buzzsaw in hit and run attacks, slashing his opponent as he races by them.
 
===Flamethrower===
 
In the video game ''[[Godzilla: Battle Legends]]'' and the [[Godzilla (Arcade)|''Godzilla'' arcade game]], Gigan has the ability to spew flames from his mouth. Although this ability has never been used in a film, ''[[Godzilla Movie Studio Tour]]'' confirmed that it is a normal ability Gigan has always had.
 
===Hooked appendages===
 
Gigan's forelimbs sport a pair of large metal hooks in place of hands which he can use these to batter and stab an opponent. In his appearance on the television series ''[[Zone Fighter (Series)|Zone Fighter]]'', the tips of the hooks can release an explosive charge on contact with an enemy. In ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', instead of hooks Gigan's forearms ended in scythe like blades, the undersides of which were each equipped with dual grappling hooks which Gigan could use to bind an enemy and then drag them straight into his buzzsaw.  Following his initial defeat by the recently awakened Godzilla, the blades were replaced with double-pronged chainsaws.
 
===Laser===
 
[[File:Godzilla Final Wars - 3-4 Gigan Joins The Brawl!.png|thumb|right|200px|Gigan fires his eye laser in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'']]
 
In addition to his melee weapons, Showa era Gigan was depicted as having an beam aperture set into his forehead just above his visor. Official art would frequently depict him as firing a laser from this device although he was never shown to actually do so on film (because special effects director Teruyoshi Nakano felt this ability doesn't fit with Gigan's character<ref>https://www.tohokingdom.com/kaiju/analysis/gigan_showa.html</ref>). However, in a battle sequence for Godzilla vs. Gigan, after Godzilla heaves a rock at Gigan's face, the laser device in Gigan's forehead gives off a quick flash of light, possibly short-circuiting. In video games, Gigan's laser was featured in ''[[Godzilla: Monster of Monsters]]'' for the NES as well as later being used in ''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]'', ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]'', and ''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''. According to the info located on the back of Gigan's [[Godzilla (Trendmasters Toy Line)|Trendmasters collectible card]], Gigan's forehead laser is actually an atomic energy weapon, similar to Godzilla's own atomic breath.
 
 
In ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Gigan's laser blast was finally revealed on screen, though it had been heavily altered from the original concept. Rather than being fired from a forehead laser device (the aperture had been replaced with a non-faceted ruby gem), it was instead fired from Gigan's eye itself. It also was no longer a traditional laser, but a large energy blast that-in a manner similar to a cluster bomb-would split into smaller explosive bolts of energy upon entering close range of a target, saturating the target in multiple hits simultaneously. The eye beam has been officially titled the "Cluster Light Beam," and while featured in the video games, unlike its film counterpart the beam scatters the instant it leaves Gigan's eye, has a limited range, and is referred to as "Shotgun Blast." In ''[[Godzilla: The Game]]'', Modified Gigan's laser beam is called "Giganume Cluster."
 
===Razor discs===
 
After being repaired and upgraded following his initial fight with Godzilla in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Gigan displayed the ability to fire guided razor discs from two hidden slots in his upper torso which were able to boomerang back for a second attempt if they initially missed their target. Doing so however is risky as if they missed the target once again, Gigan would find himself right in the path of his own attack; which ultimately was what killed him.
 
 
In [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|the 2014 ''Godzilla'' game]], Gigan's razor disc attack is called "Blooded Slicer." He also possesses a more powerful version called "Surging Wave Blooded Slicer".
 
===Scorpion-like tail===
 
Gigan was also able to use his scorpion-like tail to aid him in melee combat.
 
==Video games==
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Monster of Monsters]]''===
 
Gigan appears as a villain in the [[1988]] Nintendo game ''[[Godzilla: Monster of Monsters]]''.
 
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Gigan.gif|Gigan in ''[[Godzilla: Monster of Monsters]]''
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]''===
 
Gigan appeared within the [[2002]] title ''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]''.
 
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GDAMM Artwork - Gigan.png|Gigan in ''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]''
 
GDAMM Artwork - Gigan (2).png|Gigan in ''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]''
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''===
 
Gigan appeared later on within the 2004 video game ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''.
 
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Godzilla_Save_The_Earth_GIGAN.png|Gigan in ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''===
 
{{Quote|Gigan is the vanguard of the Alien Invaders. He is the finest fighting monster the Vortaak have at their command. Gigan is a cyborg infused with Vortaak technology designed to augment his powerful natural combat abilities. This latest upgrade makes him faster, stronger, and more ferocious than ever.<br><Br>Gigan projects powerful alien energy from his single eye to engage opponents at range, though with quick footwork and lightning-fast edged attacks he is clearly designed with close combat in mind.<br><br>In addition, Gigan has the ability to teleport short distances to confuse and outflank his opponents.|Gigan ''Godzilla: Unleashed'' bio}}
 
Gigan's ''Godzilla: Unleashed'' bio differs slightly in the Wii and PS2 versions in the sense that the latter has contains a different closing sentence.
 
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===''[[Godzilla On Monster Island (Video Game)|Godzilla On Monster Island]]''===
 
Gigan was featured within the game ''Godzilla On Monster Island''.
 
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Godzilla_on_Monster_Island_-_Gigan_Slot.jpg|Gigan's slot in ''[[Godzilla On Monster Island (Video Game)|Godzilla On Monster Island]]''
 
Godzilla_on_Monster_Island_-_Gigan.jpg|Gigan in ''[[Godzilla On Monster Island (Video Game)|Godzilla On Monster Island]]''
 
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===[[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (2014 video game)]]===
 
{{Quote|This monster was a space dinosaur the [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens|Nebula M Space Hunter aliens]] turned into a cyborg to serve as an invasion weapon. It is equipped with mechanical weapons from head to toe, including talon hammer hands and rotating cutters in its abdominal region. The cyborg is designed to carry out joint operations with [[King Ghidorah]], and it's operated by a special signal from "[[Godzilla Tower]]," a conning tower constructed in the invasion front line base made to look like an amusement park.<br><br>In "Godzilla: Final Wars" (2004), Gigan was a cyborg monster for the [[Xiliens|Xilien]] Invasion. Notable features include the "Gigarium Cluster," a diffused light beam it can shoot from his eyes, rotating "Bladed Slicers" it its abdomen, and the talon-shaped "Bloody Triggers" that make up both its arms. 12,000 years ago it felled [[Mothra]], and after destroying the civilization of prehistory, it ended up in a mummified state resting at the bottom of the sea until reactivated by the Xiliens during their reinvasion. Despite its first failed attempt, it was improved and powered up to go after [[Godzilla]] again.<br><Br>A biological weapon with built-in combat weaponry all over its body, Gigan is a strikingly popular monster despite having appeared in only a few movies.|Gigan Kaiju Guide bio}}
 
Gigan, using his "[[FinalGigan|Modified Gigan]]" design from ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', appears as a boss in many levels throughout [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|the 2014 ''Godzilla'' game]]. He was the final {{kaiju}} revealed to be in the original PlayStation 3 release of the game. Gigan attacks with his buzzsaw, razor disks, chainsaw hands, and eye beams. He also charges at enemies with the blade on his head. When defeated, Gigan's head will explode, which is a reference to ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''.
 
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====Moveset====
 
{| class="article-table"
 
|-
 
| Square
 
| One tap: Right Bloody Chainsaw<br>Two taps: Left Bloody Chainsaw<br>Three Taps: Middle Kick
 
|-
 
|X
 
|Tap: Chainsaw Tackle
 
|-
 
| Triangle
 
| Tap: Somersault Kick
 
|-
 
|Circle
 
|Tap: Giganume Cluster<br>Forward + Tap: Blooded Slicer<br>Roar + Tap: Surging Wave Blooded Slicer
 
|-
 
|R2
 
|Tap: Revolving Chainsaw Slice
 
|}
 
===''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''===
 
Gigan appeared within the mobile title ''Godzilla: Kaiju Collection''.
 
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GKC Gigan 1972.jpg|[[ShodaiGigan|Gigan 1972]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
 
GKC Gigan 2004.jpg|[[FinalGigan|Gigan 2004]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
 
GKC Modified Gigan.jpg|Modified Gigan in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
 
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==Comics==
 
===[[Godzilla vs. Megalon (Comic)|''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' (comic adaptation)]]===
 
In this promotional comic by [[Cinema Shares International]], Gigan (named as ''Borodan'') is said to have been 'acquired' by Megalon, rather than being recruited by the [[Seatopians]]. Borodan fights both Godzilla and '[[Jet Jaguar|Robotman]]', but is defeated after he gets dropped from a great height by Robotman.
 
===''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansya Manga Series)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]''===
 
In this short manga series, Gigan is featured as an enemy of Godzilla that is under the control of [[Doctor Oniyama]]. This Gigan was called Neo Gigan, and was sent to Earth from space with [[King Ghidorah]] at the end of Volume 1. Neo Gigan fought Godzilla after [[Flying Ebirah]] was defeated, and used a variety of abilities to overpower the heroic {{Kaiju}}, including firing his hooks off on cables to ensnare Godzilla, using his Optic Laser, and using his Buzzsaw.
 
 
Godzilla managed to pull off one of Neo Gigan's arms when the latter attempted to use his Buzzaw again, exposing the cybernetics inside his chest. In a bid to turn the battle in Oniyama's favour, Neo Gigan tried to attack Godzilla by launching his head off his body and firing his Optic Laser again. This failed, and Godzilla destroyed Gigan's head using his Atomic Breath, shutting the cyborg down for good.
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Legends]]''===
 
Gigan makes a small cameo in [[Godzilla: Legends Issue 1|''Godzilla: Legends'' #1]]. When Dr. Anders is commenting on how [[Anguirus]] has lost every time he has fought another {{kaiju}}, Gigan's arm can be seen in one of the flash back panels, slicing Anguirus across the face.
 
===''[[Godzilla: The Half-Century War]]''===
 
Gigan appears in [[Godzilla: The Half-Century War Issue 5|''The Half-Century War'' #5]]. In this issue, Gigan and [[King Ghidorah]] arrive on Earth and wreak havoc. The AMF builds the [[Dimension Tide]] and lures the space monsters to Antarctica, hoping to trap them in an artificial black hole. [[Godzilla]] and [[Kiryu]] arrive and temporarily join forces to battle the space monsters. Eventually, Gigan is defeated and banished into the black hole along with King Ghidorah.
 
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{{Clear}}
 
===''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]''===
 
Gigan appears in ''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]'' as one of the space monsters that attack Earth. In [[Godzilla: Ongoing Issue 10|issue #10]], Gigan battles [[Rodan]] and [[Anguirus]] in Hong Kong. Gigan's visor is shattered in the battle, rendering him blind. Gigan's fate is left unknown.
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]''===
 
In the [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 1|first issue]] of ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'', Gigan erupted from underground in [[Arizona]], his visor still damaged from the earlier battle, and was immediately attacked by [[Kumonga]]. After getting trapped in the {{kaiju}}'s webbing, Gigan faked defeat until Kumonga got close. Using his abdomen saw, Gigan severed one of Kumonga's legs, and freed himself from the web. Using his laser, Gigan set the whole valley on fire and left to be upgraded by the [[Cryogs|Cryog]] aliens.
 
 
Gigan later appeared with the [[FinalGigan]] design in ''Rulers of Earth'' #6 to fight [[Godzilla]] and [[M.O.G.U.E.R.A.]] with the help of [[Orga]]. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. was disabled by the alien {{kaiju|s}}. Orga couldn't be controlled by the Cryog, though, and went on a rampage but was destroyed, leaving Gigan to deal with Godzilla. [[Jet Jaguar]] came in soon afterwards and Gigan was soon defeated by Godzilla and Jet Jaguar.
 
 
In ''Rulers of Earth'' #17, Gigan is deployed to defend the Cryogs' ship from his former ally, [[SpaceGodzilla]]. Gigan and SpaceGodzilla prove to be almost equally matched, but SpaceGodzilla uses his mastery of crystals to shred Gigan's sails before SpaceGodzilla resumes its path to Earth in its flying form. Gigan's right arm is caught in SpaceGodzilla's crystalline hide and the cyborg is forced to sever it in order to escape, leaving him floating helplessly in space.
 
 
In the [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 25|final issue]], it is revealed that the Cryog commander, Rhizon, rescued and repaired Gigan to use in his coup against Karkaro. After Karkaro destroyed Rhizon's ship, Gigan was released from a silo on Earth's moon, and proceeded to attack and wipe out all of Karkaro's fleet, as well as briefly battle with Jet Jaguar once again. Gigan cut into Karkaro's ship with his upgraded chainsaws, crippling the spacecraft. After a brief argument, Rhizon shoved Karkaro into Gigan's still-active chainsaw blades, killing him, but not before he summoned [[Magita]] from the Trilopod hive. At some point during the battle, Jet Jaguar confronted Gigan and defeated him yet again before he went to help the other monsters. Gigan seemed to disappear after this, but was later shown at the end of the issue being repaired alongside a [[MechaGodzilla (Showa)|MechaGodzilla]] in an unknown location, possibly by the Cryogs.
 
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RoE Gigan.jpg|Gigan in ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'' [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 1|#1]]
 
RoE Upgraded Gigan.jpg|Gigan in ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'' [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 6|#6]]
 
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===[[Godzilla: Rage Across Time|''Godzilla: Rage Across Time'']]===
 
Gigan appeared in issue #1 of [[Godzilla: Rage Across Time|''Godzilla: Rage Across Time'']], where he, alongside [[Megalon]], were controlled by Zhenjin Khan, the dragon master, as he lead them and his Nebulan/Mongolian troops, as sent and ordered by the Chinese emperor Kublai Khan, to obliterate Japan in 13th century Japan. The soldiers of Japan fought back against the Mongolians while the two monsters laid waste to the land. Just when it looked like all hope is lost, the monsters were suddenly hit by an atomic beam that pushed back Megalon's napalm bomb.
 
 
The user revealed himself to be [[Godzilla]], who was drawn towards the duo's location to fight them. At first, Godzilla had the upper hand in battle by dodging the monsters' attacks and striking hard at them, but then Megalon and Gigan fought back and soon dominated over Godzilla with their well-coordinated teamwork. When it seemed like the leviathan was about to lose to these alien monsters, the Mongol relic that controlled them was destroyed by a fire arrow shot from Akio, the infamous woman warrior.
 
 
Soon, with the monsters dazed and confused, the atomic leviathan shot an atomic breath at Gigan and swung his thick tail at Megalon. Afterwards, the two monsters decided to retreat and flew off into space while Godzilla destroyed the remainders of the invading army.
 
==In other languages==
 
*German: [[w:c:de.godzilla:Monster Zero|Monster Zero]] ([[FinalGigan|2004]])
 
*Russian: Гайган
 
*Chinese: 盖刚 (Gài gāng), 吉岡 (Jígāng),
 
*Spanish: Galien (1972-1973)
 
==Trivia==
 
*Gigan was the first monster to cause [[Godzilla]] and [[Anguirus]] to visibly bleed. In ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'' he had flown over Godzilla and slashed Godzilla's shoulder with his buzzsaw and later stabbed him in the head with his hammer-claw hands, causing blood to run down his face. [[Fake Godzilla]] and [[Mechagodzilla (Showa)|MechaGodzilla]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla]]'' would later continue this.
 
*The Xiliens must have sent Gigan to the [[Earth]] millions of years prior to the events of ''Godzilla: Final Wars'', if the Mothra legends are true.
 
*Gigan was portrayed, both in ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'' and ''Godzilla vs. Megalon'', by [[Kenpachiro Satsuma]], who had previously played [[ShodaiHedo|Hedorah]], and would go on to play Godzilla himself for all seven Heisei films.
 
*According to the German release of ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'', Gigan was possibly created by Dr. Frankenstein.
 
*In ''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'', Gigan is the only ally of [[Godzilla]] to not be an earth monster.
 
*In the ''Ultraman Mebius'' series, there is a monster called [[w:c:ultra:Dinozaur|Dinozaur]] who uses Gigan's roar.
 
*Gigan's design is similar to that of the ''[[w:c:ultra:Ultraman (series)|Ultraman]]'' monster, [[w:c:ultra:Dorako|Dorako]].
 
*Gigan is referenced in the game ''[[w:c:sonic:Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity|Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity]]''. His name appears in two racing tracks, [[w:c:sonic:Gigan Rocks|Gigan Rocks]] and [[w:c:sonic:Gigan Device|Gigan Device]].
 
*Gigan's ability to fire off shurikens in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' is very similar to [[Guiron]]'s secondary attack, where he can fire four shurikens from indents in the side of his head.
 
*In ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'', Gigan appears in his Showa design in Issue #1 and is later upgraded to his Millennium design in Issue #5.
 
*The ''Ultraman Ace'' choju, [[w:c:ultra:Chameleking|Chameleking]], has a saw in his stomach like Gigan, but it is never used in combat.
 
==List of appearances==
 
===Films===
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''
 
===Television series===
 
*''[[Zone Fighter (Series)|Zone Fighter]]'' {{C|Episode 11: ''In the Twinkling of an Eye: The Roar of Godzilla!''}}
 
*''[[Adventure! Godzilland]]'' {{C|Animated segments}}
 
*''[[Recommend! Godzilland]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]''
 
===Video games===
 
*''[[Godzilla: Monster of Monsters]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Gameboy)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]''
 
*''[[Battle Soccer: Champion of the Field]]''
 
*[[Godzilla (Arcade)|''Godzilla'' (Arcade)]]
 
*''[[Godzilla: Monster War]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Giant Monster March]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Archipelago Shock]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Battle Legends]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Heart-Pounding Monster Island!!]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla Movie Studio Tour]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Trading Battle]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla Generations]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Domination!]]'' {{C|Scrapped}}
 
*''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''
 
*''[[CR Godzilla 3S-T Battle]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]'' {{C|Wii and PlayStation 2}}
 
*''[[Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash]]''
 
*''[[CR Godzilla: Descent of the Destruction God]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla On Monster Island (Video Game)|Godzilla On Monster Island]]''
 
*[[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (2014 video game)]]
 
*''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
 
===Comics===
 
*[[Godzilla vs. Megalon (Comic)|''Godzilla vs. Megalon'' (comic adaptation)]]
 
*[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansya Manga Series)|''Godzilla, King of the Monsters'' (Kodansya)]]
 
*''[[Godzilla: Legends]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: The Half-Century War]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]''
 
*''[[Godzilla: Rage Across Time]]''
 
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