Godzilla's name within the series follows the convention of that of the Showa era Godzilla, being a transliteration of Gojira (ゴジラ?), a combination of two Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ?), meaning gorilla, and kujira (鯨 or クジラ?), meaning whale.
This Godzilla bears a resemblance to the mainline Heisei era Godzilla in appearance, albeit in action figure form.
The personality of this Godzilla is much akin to his Showa predecessor, being heroic in nature. A departure from said predecessor is the personality shift, as this Godzilla was always inherently heroic, and didn't turn to the side of heroism from villainy.
Although the Godzilla series was supposed to be in a 10-year retirement following Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Godzilla made an "early" return, though not in a new movie, but a television show titled Godzilla Island, which utilized Bandai action figures to portray the monsters. Godzilla Island returned Godzilla to his heroic role from 1964's Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster to 1975's Terror of Mechagodzilla. However, unlike in the Showa era, Godzilla is already a hero from the very start, and serves as the main monster protagonist of the show.
In 2097, Godzilla, and 9 of Earth's monsters, found themselves confined to an island in the Pacific Ocean dubbed Godzilla Island. When the Xiliens came down to earth with their horde of evil monsters, Godzilla was always there to fight and protect G-Guard Base, sometimes with other monsters like Rodan, Mothra, Mechagodzilla and M.O.G.U.E.R.A.. He usually fought Destoroyah and Megalon.
List of appearances
- Godzilla Island (First appearance)