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|nicknames ={{tt|King Seesar|also spelled as 'King Seezar' and 'King Seesaw'}}<br>{{tt|King Ceasar|also spelled King Caeser}}
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|height ={{ishowa}}50 meters<ref name="GodzillaCompendium">''[[The Official Godzilla Compendium]]''. Profiles of the Monsters; Page 130.</ref><br>{{imill}}100 meters<ref name="metric">''[[Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia]]''. Godzilla: Final Wars; Page 117.</ref><br>{{sup|''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''}}
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|weight ={{ishowa}}30,000 metric tons<ref name="GodzillaCompendium"/><br>{{imill}}50,000 metric tons<ref name="metric" /><br>75,000 tons<br>{{sup|''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''}}
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|allies =[[Godzilla]]<br>[[Rodan]]<br>[[Anguirus]]<br>[[Kamoebas]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Kamacuras]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Gorosaurus]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Titanosaurus]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Zilla]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Jet Jaguar]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Sanda]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Gaira]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Kumonga]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Varan]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Baragon]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}
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|enemies =[[Mechagodzilla (Showa)|Mechagodzilla]]<br>[[Godzilla]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}<br>[[Megalon]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Battra]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Trilopod]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}<br>[[Magita]]<br>{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}
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|createdby =[[Jun Fukuda]]<br>[[Tomoyuki Tanaka]]
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|portrayedby ={{ishowa}}[[Kin'ichi Kusumi]]<br>{{imill}}[[Motokuni Nakagawa]]
|''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla]]''
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|firstappearance =''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''
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|lastappearance =''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''
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}}'''King Caesar''' {{Nihongo|キングシーサー|Kingu Shīsā}} is an ancient shisa {{kaiju}} created by [[Toho Company Ltd.|Toho]] that first appeared in the [[1974]] [[Godzilla (franchise)|''Godzilla'']] [[:Category:Godzilla Films|film]], ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''.
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==Name==
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King Caesar's [[Japan]]ese name, "Kingu Shīsā," is a reference to the shisa, the Okinawan mythological creature on which the kaiju is based.
'''King Caesar''' (キングシーサー, 'Kingu Shisa'), also spelled as King Seesar or King Ceasar, is a bipedal monster from the Toho produced Godzilla series. Caesar's appearance was inspired by the Shisa, a beast that looks like a combination between a lion and a dog. The shisa is prevalent in Okinawa mythology and is of Chinese origin. Its first appearance was in 1974's [[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla]]. He has made another appearance in 2004's [[Godzilla: Final Wars]], as well as a Wii exclusive for [[Godzilla: Unleashed]].
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==History==
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Toho's initial English name for the character was "King Seeser," as seen in early promotional materials for ''Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla''. The current name, "King Caesar," has been in use since the 1990s.<ref name="Toho Kingdom">[http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/art_names.htm '''Toho Kingdom''' - Article: What's in a Name?]</ref>
===[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla]]===
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In the Showa series, King Caesar was the guardian of the Azumi family. He could be awakened by fulfilling a prophecy and an ancient song. The Black Hole Aliens knew about King Caesar and that it would awaken to prevent them from attempting world domination. When their MechaGodzilla was repaired after being damaged, the aliens sent the mecha to conquer the Earth once more. King Caesar was awakened and he confronted the robot. At the beginning, King Caesar was able to successfully fight back by absorbing the mecha's eye lasers through his own eyes and then reflecting the projectiles back at his adversary. However, MechaGodzilla was too strong even for the guardian and almost killed King Caesar. However, Godzilla arrived to aid King Caesar. Still, MechaGodzilla was more powerful than both of them and horribly outmatched the duo. Godzilla gained a magnetic attraction ability during the fight and used it to pull the robot towards him. Godzilla held his robotic doppelganger in place, allowing Caesar to ram the mecha repeatedly. Godzilla finished off the machine by ripping off its head, and fell into the sea when MechaGodzilla's body exploded. King Caesar then returned to the rock formation from where it came.
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==Appearance==
===[[Godzilla Island (TV series)|Godzilla Island]]===
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King Caesar's appearance was inspired by the shisa, a beast resembling a combination of a dog and a lion.
[[File:Cast_kingcaesar.jpg|thumb|right|King Caesar in Godzilla Island]]
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==Roar==
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King Caesar's roars were recycled [[King Kong|Toho King Kong]] roars.
 
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===[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]===
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==History==
[[File:King_Caesar_2.jpg|right|thumb|250px]]In the Millennium series, Caesar was one of the many controlled monsters of a race of alien beings known as Xilians. He appears in Okinawa (in a twist of irony, as he was its protector in the Showa series), an island part of the Kyushu archipelago in Japan. King Caesar stomps through a factory, crushing everything in his path. Suddenly, an enormous flying object arrives on the scene and removes the giant creature. The same thing happens to all the other monsters that were attacking the cities throughout the world. The Xilians come and tell Earth that they saw that the planet was under attack and destroyed the towering titans to save Earth and that a meteor is falling to Earth, threatening all life. However, it is discovered that the Xilians were controlling the kaiju and that Gorath does not exist. The Xilians then release the kaiju to finish destroying the cities. However, Gotengo freed Godzilla and lured him to the places where the controlled kaiju were so he could fight them. King Caesar, Anguirus, and Rodan are teamed up and released on Fuji to defeat Godzilla. Godzilla successfully defeated them and they were thrown on top of each other in a pile. Instead of being killed, Godzilla let them live and moved on to Tokyo. King Caesar, along with [[Anguirus]] and [[Rodan]] is one of the three enemy Kaiju in Final Wars which Godzilla did not kill, in an homage to the Showa series, when all three monsters were his allies. Their fate is unknown however.
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===[[Showa era|Showa Series]]===
==Abilities==
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====''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''====
King Caesar possesses formidable speed, strength and agility, enabling him to use various martial arts techniques, making him a formidable foe in close combat. He is rock-solid, able to withstand a horrible beating before going down. It is possible that King Caesar is a golem-like monster, as his body seems to be made of rock with gems for his eyes and on his forehead. His most notable ability, however, is his ability to draw the energy beams of enemy monsters into his eyes, and fire it back at the target. He used this twice with great effectiveness against [[Mechagodzilla|MechaGodzilla]] before the cyborg wisely changed tactics and used his missiles instead. However, this special ability of his is not shown in [[Godzilla: Final Wars]] for no energy weapons were used against him. In video games such as [[Godzilla: Unleashed]], the Okinawan deity kaiju has to ability to transform raw solar energy into searing beams of heat from his eyes.
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[[File:ShodaiShisa 0.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[ShodaiShisa|King Caesar]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'']]In the Showa series, King Caesar was the guardian of the Azumi family. He could be awakened by fulfilling a prophecy and an [[King Caesar Song|ancient song]].
==Video games==
 
[[File:King_caesar.jpg|thumb|right|250px|King Caesar in Godzilla unleashed]]
 
King Caesar appears in the video game ''Godzilla: Unleashed'' as a playable character, sporting a look with similarities to both and era designs. He is able to fire solar heat beams from his eyes.
 
   
'''Godzilla Unleashed Bio'''
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King Caesar, the ancient guardian of the Azumi family, was sleeping in a mountain, waiting to be awoken. The [[Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens]] heard of this monster, and sent their own to destroy it. As [[Mechagodzilla (Showa)|Mechagodzilla]] raced to destroy him, the [[King Caesar Song|ancient song]] was sung. King Caesar erupted from the mountain and took on Mechagodzilla. King Caesar fought the best he could, but he was overwhelmed by Mechagodzilla's power.
   
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[[Godzilla]] arrived to stop the robot, but soon both were nearly defeated. Godzilla used his special power he had obtained from lightning to pull Mechagodzilla into him, and it allowed him to rip off his head. King Caesar then returned to his cave and collapsing the entrance, burying him to peacefully sleep and heal his wounds.
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===''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]''===
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[[File:Cast_kingcaesar.jpg|thumb|right|200px|King Caesar in ''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'']]
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===[[Millennium era|Millennium Series]]===
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====''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''====
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[[File:Kingcaesar.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[FinalShisa|King Caesar]] in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'']]In the Millennium series, King Caesar was one of the many controlled monsters of the [[Xiliens]]. He appears in [[Okinawa]], an island part of the Kyushu archipelago in [[Japan]].
   
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King Caesar was first seen attacking Okinawa, until he was teleported away by the [[Xiliens]]. Once the trust between the aliens and humans was broken, King Caesar was released once again. Alongside [[Rodan]] and [[Anguirus]], King Caesar was one of the final monsters controlled by the [[Xiliens]] to confront Godzilla as he neared [[Tokyo]].
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Transported to the Japanese countryside with his allies by the [[Xilien UFOs α, ß and γ]], King Caesar proved to be an agile and intelligent opponent. He was eventually thrown by Godzilla into his two allies, leaving them all unconscious. His fate was ultimately left unknown.
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==Abilities==
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===Energy deflection and reflection===
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His most notable ability, however, is his ability to draw the energy beams of enemy monsters into his eyes, and fire it back at the target. He used this twice with great effectiveness against [[Mechagodzilla (Showa)|Mechagodzilla]] before the cyborg wisely changed tactics and used his missiles instead. However, this special ability of his is not shown in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' for no energy weapons were used against him.
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===Heat beams===
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In video games such as [[Godzilla: Unleashed]], the Okinawan deity monster has the ability to transform raw solar energy into searing beams of heat from his eyes.
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===Lightning beam===
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In the ''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'' episode "All-Out Monster Attack", King Caesar can fire a white lightning beam from his mouth.
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[[File:King Caesar White Lightning Attack.png|thumb|200px|right|King Caesar firing his beam]]
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===Physical abilities===
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King Caesar possesses formidable speed, strength and agility, enabling him to use various martial arts techniques, making him a formidable foe in close combat. He is rock-solid, able to withstand a horrible beating before going down.
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==Video games==
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===''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''===
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{{Quote|King Caesar is a mystical defender of the Earth. Unlike the other Earth Defenders, King Caesar is specifically concerned with the well-being of humanity, and will respond to events that threaten human beings. King Caesar's strongest asset are his powerful legs, which have tremendous strength and flexibility.<br><br>King Caesar's entire body is a capacitor, storing and refocusing the sun's energy into searing beams of heat, which he projects from his eyes. In battle, King Caesar can absorb the energy from his opponent's weapons, which both protects him from ranged attacks and provides him the power necessary to engage fast-moving opponents at range.<br><br>His internal batteries are not unlimited in their capacity, and there is a possibility of overload should King Caesar absorb too much energy without quickly discharging it.|King Caesar ''Godzilla: Unleashed'' bio}}
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King Caesar appears in the video game ''Godzilla: Unleashed'' as a playable character, sporting a look with similarities to both era designs. He is able to fire solar heat beams from his eyes.
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===[[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (2014 video game)]]===
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{{Quote|Guardian deity of the ancient Ryukyuan royal family, the Azumi clan, King Caesar is a ferocious monster whose forte is nimble hand-to-hand combat. It is able to absorb an enemy's energy beams with its right eye, and it can both amplify and redirect them using his left eye's special "Prism Eye" ability. It was awoken from its slumber within [[Manzamo Cliff]] in [[Okinawa]] by the "Song of Miyarabi", later joining [[Godzilla]] to confront the [[Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens]] who established an invasion base in Okinawa.<br><br>In "Godzilla: Final Wars" (2004), King Caesar was controlled by the invading [[Xiliens]], ultimately destroying Okinawa. It pounced on Godzilla using pro-wrestling melee techniques such as tackles and flying scissor kicks.<br><br>It appeared as a guest monster tie-in for Expo '75 in Okinawa. King Caesar is modeled after the traditional Okinawan "Shisa," a lion-dog statuette used to ward off evil spirits.|King Caeser Kaiju Guide bio}}
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===''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''===
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King Caesar appeared within the mobile title ''Godzilla: Kaiju Collection''.
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GKC King Caesar 1974.jpg|[[ShodaiShisa|King Caesar 1974]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
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GKC King Caesar 2004.jpg|[[FinalShisa|King Caesar 2004]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
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==Comics==
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===''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]''===
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King Caesar appears in issue #9 of ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]''. The guardian monster was seen primarily in a flash back, fighting against [[Megalon]] across Okinawa, the city he was meant to protect. Due to the fight, countless humans died, thus enraging King Caesar to the point of no return. To make matters worse, as the monsters fought, two more elemental monsters, [[Varan]] and [[Ebirah]], arrived. The fight was interrupted when an alien war ship crashed and sent King Caesar and Megalon under ground. He later appears in a vision of Lucy in issue 17 alongside Godzilla and the Mothra Larvae, fighting the [[Cryogs]].
   
"King Caesar is a mystical defender of the Earth. Unlike the other Earth Defenders, King Caesar is specifically concerned with the well-being of humanity, and will respond to events that threaten human beings. King Caesar's strongest asset are his powerful legs, which have tremendous strength and flexibility. King Caesar's entire body is a capacitor, storing and refocusing the sun's energy into searing beams of heat, which he projects from his eyes. In battle, King Caesar can absorb the energy from his opponent's weapons, which both protects him from ranged attacks and provides him the power necessary to engage fast-moving opponents at range. His internal batteries are not unlimited in their capacity, and there is a possibility of overload should King Caesar absorb too much energy without quickly discharging it."
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Following the invasion of the [[Trilopod]]s, the [[Shobijin]] revealed that King Caesar was resting in [[Okinawa]], and that he needed to be awakened to save the Earth. Lucy and her team accompanied the Shobijin to Okinawa, where they found King Caesar resting inside a mountain. Suddenly, the group was attacked by [[Battra]], prompting King Caesar to awaken and battle him. When a group of Trilopods arrived, Battra retreated and left King Caesar to battle them. King Caesar managed to kill several Trilopods, but then allowed himself to be captured and taken to their hive in Los Angeles. Once inside the hive, King Caesar freed all of the various monsters that had been captured by the Trilopods. He then led the other monsters into battle alongside [[Godzilla]] against the Trilopods, killing the Kamacuras and Rodan Trilopod clones. King Caesar also tried to battle [[Magita]], a gigantic Trilopod, but his attacks did nothing against the creature. After Godzilla destroyed Magita, King Caesar and the other monsters followed him out to sea.
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RULERS_OF_EARTH_Issue_9.jpg
King Ceasar Anatomy 2.jpg|Anatomy 1
 
King Ceasar Anatomy.jpg|Anatomy 2
 
king Ceasar and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.png|King Caesar and Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla
 
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Bandai6inSeesarMM.jpg|A figure of King Caesar by Bandai Japan
 
Bandai Vinyl Wave 9 - King Caesar.jpg|A King Caesar Bandai Creation figure
 
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]''===
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King Caesar appeared at the end of the [[Godzilla: Oblivion Issue 4|fourth issue]] of ''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]'', as he emerged from an interdimensional portal along with [[Mothra]], [[Rodan]], [[Anguirus]], [[Biollante]] and [[Zilla]] while [[Godzilla]] was battling [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]] ([[Hedorah]] joined them in the next issue). While he did join the fight with the other monsters, at first, he was then seen sitting on a throne made out of flaming buildings. Later, after Mecha-King Ghidorah was defeated by Godzilla, all of the monsters were left behind as the humans left the Earth as it became covered by tiny robotic cells that served as interdimensional doorways.
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==In other languages==
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*Literal Spanish: [[w:c:es.godzilla:King Caesar|Rey César]]
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*Russian: Кинг Цезарь
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*Hungarian: Sárkánycsászár
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*[[File:Monster_Icons_-_King_Caesar.png|thumb|right|100px|King Caesar Copyright Icon]]In King Caesar's first on-screen appearance in 'Godzilla: Final Wars,' a traditional Japanese style roof can be seen in the foreground with a shisa statue on it.
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*In King Caesar's first on-screen appearance in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', a traditional Japanese style roof can be seen in the foreground with a shisa statue on it.
*King Caesar's leonine roar was "borrowed" from Toho's version of the monster [[King Kong (Toho)|King Kong]].
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*King Caesar was the last monster to be Godzilla's ally in the Showa series.
*In [[Godzilla: Unleashed]], King Caesar is one of the only two Kaiju who were directly being inspired by a mammal, (the other being [[Krystalak]], who however seems to be combination of cat and reptile).
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*King Caesar is the savior of Okinawa, but ironically, in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', he attacked the city he protected for generations. However, it should be noted that ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' isn't a part of the [[Showa era|Showa]] continuity, and that King Caesar was under the control of the [[Xiliens]], and therefore was not acting as he should have been.
*A cutaway view of King Ceasar shows something unexpected: the creature's insides appear to be constructed of brick, metal, and other bits and pieces of superstructure. This implies that Caesar may have actually been a statue constructed by the Okinawan people. This revelation also explains the beasts inexplicably heavy weight; the beast weighs in at a hefty 30,000 tons, heavier than most other monsters in the Showa series, including the cybernetic (and partly metal) [[Gigan]], and even Godzilla himself.
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*King Caesar has his own [[King Caesar Song|theme song]].
*King Caesar and [[Anguirus]] were said to have been originally considered for inclusion in [[Godzilla 2000: Millennium]], although it does not appear that the idea got past the planning stage. Also it is unknown whether or not Anguirus and King Caesar were going to somehow fit into the script for [[Godzilla 2000: Millennium]], or if they were going to fit into a completely different story.
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==List of appearances==
*In the fan-made Toho Kingdom parody of Star Wars, King Caesar is an Imperial officer. He is one of the four people who talk at the meeting.
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===Films===
*Ironically King Caesar is the savior of Okinawa, but in Godzilla Final Wars he was intended to attack the city he thus protected for generations, it should be noted that [[Godzilla: Final Wars]] isn't apart of the [[Showa era|Showa]] continuity.
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Terror of Mechagodzilla]]'' {{C|Stock Footage}}
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*''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]''
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*''[[Battle Soccer: Champion of the Field]]''
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*''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Gameboy)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Heart-Pounding Monster Island!!]]''
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*''[[Godzilla Movie Studio Tour]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Trading Battle]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''
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*[[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (2014 video game)]] {{C|Kaiju Guide}}
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*''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]''
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King Caesar (キングシーサー,   Kingu Shīsā?) is an ancient shisa kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1974 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.


Name

King Caesar's Japanese name, "Kingu Shīsā," is a reference to the shisa, the Okinawan mythological creature on which the kaiju is based.

Toho's initial English name for the character was "King Seeser," as seen in early promotional materials for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. The current name, "King Caesar," has been in use since the 1990s.[3]

Appearance

King Caesar's appearance was inspired by the shisa, a beast resembling a combination of a dog and a lion.

Roar

King Caesar's roars were recycled Toho King Kong roars.

History

Showa Series

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

ShodaiShisa 0

King Caesar in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

In the Showa series, King Caesar was the guardian of the Azumi family. He could be awakened by fulfilling a prophecy and an ancient song.

King Caesar, the ancient guardian of the Azumi family, was sleeping in a mountain, waiting to be awoken. The Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens heard of this monster, and sent their own to destroy it. As Mechagodzilla raced to destroy him, the ancient song was sung. King Caesar erupted from the mountain and took on Mechagodzilla. King Caesar fought the best he could, but he was overwhelmed by Mechagodzilla's power.

Godzilla arrived to stop the robot, but soon both were nearly defeated. Godzilla used his special power he had obtained from lightning to pull Mechagodzilla into him, and it allowed him to rip off his head. King Caesar then returned to his cave and collapsing the entrance, burying him to peacefully sleep and heal his wounds.

Godzilla Island

Cast kingcaesar

King Caesar in Godzilla Island

Millennium Series

Godzilla: Final Wars

Kingcaesar

King Caesar in Godzilla: Final Wars

In the Millennium series, King Caesar was one of the many controlled monsters of the Xiliens. He appears in Okinawa, an island part of the Kyushu archipelago in Japan.

King Caesar was first seen attacking Okinawa, until he was teleported away by the Xiliens. Once the trust between the aliens and humans was broken, King Caesar was released once again. Alongside Rodan and Anguirus, King Caesar was one of the final monsters controlled by the Xiliens to confront Godzilla as he neared Tokyo.

Transported to the Japanese countryside with his allies by the Xilien UFOs α, ß and γ, King Caesar proved to be an agile and intelligent opponent. He was eventually thrown by Godzilla into his two allies, leaving them all unconscious. His fate was ultimately left unknown.

Abilities

Energy deflection and reflection

His most notable ability, however, is his ability to draw the energy beams of enemy monsters into his eyes, and fire it back at the target. He used this twice with great effectiveness against Mechagodzilla before the cyborg wisely changed tactics and used his missiles instead. However, this special ability of his is not shown in Godzilla: Final Wars for no energy weapons were used against him.

Heat beams

In video games such as Godzilla: Unleashed, the Okinawan deity monster has the ability to transform raw solar energy into searing beams of heat from his eyes.

Lightning beam

In the Godzilla Island episode "All-Out Monster Attack", King Caesar can fire a white lightning beam from his mouth.

King Caesar White Lightning Attack

King Caesar firing his beam

Physical abilities

King Caesar possesses formidable speed, strength and agility, enabling him to use various martial arts techniques, making him a formidable foe in close combat. He is rock-solid, able to withstand a horrible beating before going down.

Video games

Godzilla: Unleashed

King Caesar is a mystical defender of the Earth. Unlike the other Earth Defenders, King Caesar is specifically concerned with the well-being of humanity, and will respond to events that threaten human beings. King Caesar's strongest asset are his powerful legs, which have tremendous strength and flexibility.

King Caesar's entire body is a capacitor, storing and refocusing the sun's energy into searing beams of heat, which he projects from his eyes. In battle, King Caesar can absorb the energy from his opponent's weapons, which both protects him from ranged attacks and provides him the power necessary to engage fast-moving opponents at range.

His internal batteries are not unlimited in their capacity, and there is a possibility of overload should King Caesar absorb too much energy without quickly discharging it.
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— King Caesar Godzilla: Unleashed bio

King Caesar appears in the video game Godzilla: Unleashed as a playable character, sporting a look with similarities to both era designs. He is able to fire solar heat beams from his eyes.

Godzilla (2014 video game)

Guardian deity of the ancient Ryukyuan royal family, the Azumi clan, King Caesar is a ferocious monster whose forte is nimble hand-to-hand combat. It is able to absorb an enemy's energy beams with its right eye, and it can both amplify and redirect them using his left eye's special "Prism Eye" ability. It was awoken from its slumber within Manzamo Cliff in Okinawa by the "Song of Miyarabi", later joining Godzilla to confront the Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens who established an invasion base in Okinawa.

In "Godzilla: Final Wars" (2004), King Caesar was controlled by the invading Xiliens, ultimately destroying Okinawa. It pounced on Godzilla using pro-wrestling melee techniques such as tackles and flying scissor kicks.

It appeared as a guest monster tie-in for Expo '75 in Okinawa. King Caesar is modeled after the traditional Okinawan "Shisa," a lion-dog statuette used to ward off evil spirits.
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— King Caeser Kaiju Guide bio

Godzilla: Kaiju Collection

King Caesar appeared within the mobile title Godzilla: Kaiju Collection.

Comics

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

King Caesar appears in issue #9 of Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. The guardian monster was seen primarily in a flash back, fighting against Megalon across Okinawa, the city he was meant to protect. Due to the fight, countless humans died, thus enraging King Caesar to the point of no return. To make matters worse, as the monsters fought, two more elemental monsters, Varan and Ebirah, arrived. The fight was interrupted when an alien war ship crashed and sent King Caesar and Megalon under ground. He later appears in a vision of Lucy in issue 17 alongside Godzilla and the Mothra Larvae, fighting the Cryogs.

Following the invasion of the Trilopods, the Shobijin revealed that King Caesar was resting in Okinawa, and that he needed to be awakened to save the Earth. Lucy and her team accompanied the Shobijin to Okinawa, where they found King Caesar resting inside a mountain. Suddenly, the group was attacked by Battra, prompting King Caesar to awaken and battle him. When a group of Trilopods arrived, Battra retreated and left King Caesar to battle them. King Caesar managed to kill several Trilopods, but then allowed himself to be captured and taken to their hive in Los Angeles. Once inside the hive, King Caesar freed all of the various monsters that had been captured by the Trilopods. He then led the other monsters into battle alongside Godzilla against the Trilopods, killing the Kamacuras and Rodan Trilopod clones. King Caesar also tried to battle Magita, a gigantic Trilopod, but his attacks did nothing against the creature. After Godzilla destroyed Magita, King Caesar and the other monsters followed him out to sea.

Godzilla: Oblivion

King Caesar appeared at the end of the fourth issue of Godzilla: Oblivion, as he emerged from an interdimensional portal along with Mothra, Rodan, Anguirus, Biollante and Zilla while Godzilla was battling Mecha-King Ghidorah (Hedorah joined them in the next issue). While he did join the fight with the other monsters, at first, he was then seen sitting on a throne made out of flaming buildings. Later, after Mecha-King Ghidorah was defeated by Godzilla, all of the monsters were left behind as the humans left the Earth as it became covered by tiny robotic cells that served as interdimensional doorways.

In other languages

  • Literal Spanish: Rey César
  • Russian: Кинг Цезарь
  • Hungarian: Sárkánycsászár

Trivia

  • In King Caesar's first on-screen appearance in Godzilla: Final Wars, a traditional Japanese style roof can be seen in the foreground with a shisa statue on it.
  • King Caesar was the last monster to be Godzilla's ally in the Showa series.
  • King Caesar is the savior of Okinawa, but ironically, in Godzilla: Final Wars, he attacked the city he protected for generations. However, it should be noted that Godzilla: Final Wars isn't a part of the Showa continuity, and that King Caesar was under the control of the Xiliens, and therefore was not acting as he should have been.
  • King Caesar has his own theme song.

List of appearances

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Video games

Comics

References

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King Kong kaiju
Mothra kaiju
Gamera kaiju
Other kaiju
Scrapped kaiju

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