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Bernie Hayes: That's- Robo-Godzilla!
Josh Valentine: Oh, no, that's...that's Mechagodzilla.
Bernie Hayes and Josh Valentine upon seeing Mechagodzilla activated (Godzilla vs. Kong)

And now... my Mecha. It's not only Godzilla's equal... but his superior. The Apex Titan of my own hand. It's time to show the world what you can do.
Walter Simmons upon witnessing the full activation of Mechagodzilla (Godzilla vs. Kong)

― Mechagodzilla's laugh (described as warbling in the subtitles) (Godzilla vs. Kong)


Mechagodzilla was a mechanized daikaiju created by Legendary Pictures, that first appeared serving as the secondary antagonist of the 2021 film Godzilla vs. Kong.

Constructed by the corporation Apex Cybernetics as an anti-Titan weapon designed to establish humanity as the apex predator by surpassing the Titans, Mechagodzilla was innately designed to kill Godzilla. However, Apex made a mistake during its construction, using the telepathic skull of the late Ghidorah as a key component of the remote control system. This allowed the lingering consciousness of Ghidorah to subsume the pilot, Ren Serizawa, and take total control. Rampaging through Hong Kong, it was eventually stopped by the combined efforts of Godzilla and Kong, before being brutally dismantled using Kong's axe.


Mechagodzilla's name comes from the word "Mecha," which is derived from "mechanical," and from another monster, Godzilla (ゴジラ,   'Gojira'?). Officially, this incarnation is called the Mecha by Apex Cybernetics, and it is christened Mechagodzilla by Josh Valentine in the film.



The character's design was inspired by the Terminator franchise. Creature designer and concept artist Jared Krichevsky explained that this meant that the design of Mechagodzilla had to be something similar to Godzilla himself, that as an intelligent animal and hunter, seeing something skeletal akin to himself would have a very unnerving effect.[10] Mecha-King Ghidorah was another source of inspiration for the Mechagodzilla's appearance.[11] The original model of Mechagodzilla had three concealed four-cell missile launchers, which was cut from the film.[11]


Mechagodzilla bears a strong resemblance to its namesake. It sports a series of short metal plates resembling Godzilla's dorsal plates (more closely resembling Godzilla's appearance from the 2014 film) running from the back of its neck all the way down to the tip of its tail. Its forelimbs are considerably bulkier and slightly longer than the real Godzilla's with four zygodactyl claws on its hands. Its feet also seem to bear a slight resemblance to Ghidorah's, while still having Godzilla's frame. Mechagodzilla's tail also has a drill mounted to its tip.


Mechagodzilla was portrayed through CGI. The only part that was portrayed in live action was the cockpit in which the pilot controls the mechanical beast. According to Krichevsky, Mechagodzilla was also portrayed via motion capture, although the actor who played him is unknown and not credited.


The MonsterVerse Mechagodzilla's roars are mostly Godzilla's roars that have been increased in pitch and edited to sound metallic. Once King Ghidorah's consciousness takes control of the mecha, it emits modified Ghidorah roars and growls which are heard during its battles with Godzilla and Kong. Many of Mechagodzilla's sound effects originate from the Transformers live-action series, which, coincidently, was also worked on by Erik Aadahl.


Mechagodzilla is initially a mindless machine which is completely under the control of Ren Serizawa, who controls Mechagodzilla like an extension of his own body via a psionic interface. However, once Ghidorah's consciousness takes over the machine, Mechagodzilla is able to think and ambulate without any connection to a human pilot, and it immediately exhibits an incredibly violent, destructive and outright murderous personality, much like the behavior of the late three-headed dragon whose skull gave it consciousness. According to the filmmakers, Mechagodzilla's consciousness is unique from Ghidorah, as it's a "new personality" that formed via Ghidorah's consciousness merging with the mechanical Titan's artificial intelligence.[12]

The Mecha's very first act as a sentient being is to zero in on Walter Simmons and intentionally crush its creator, then upon bursting free from Apex Cybernetics' headquarters and seeing Hong Kong, the Mecha immediately fires its proton scream at the fleeing people on the ground and the surrounding buildings without provocation. Mechagodzilla immediately afterwards becomes hyper-focused on Godzilla, viciously and relentlessly battling, pummeling and attempting to kill Ghidorah's old arch-enemy and the Mecha's intended target. When Kong begins interfering in the fight on Godzilla's behalf, Mechagodzilla at first treats him like a nuisance, trying to quickly shake him off and return its attention to Godzilla as quickly as possible, but after Kong eventually starts hacking at the Mecha with his ancestors' Titanus Gojira-fin axe, Mechagodzilla switches targets and focuses all its energies on killing Kong outright.

Although Mechagodzilla's mind is derived from Ghidorah's left head (San/Kevin), it appears to lack the individual personality quirks which distinguished that head from the other two when Ghidorah was alive. Where the left head was submissive, afraid of facing Godzilla's wrath, had a curious side towards humans, and was somewhat clumsy with a short attention span; Mechagodzilla fights against two Alpha Titans all on its own for absolute domination, exhibits absolutely no hesitation to fight Godzilla once it singles him out, immediately fires on any humans as soon as it notices them, and it is very coordinated and hyper-focused. Mechagodzilla appears to know as soon as its mind is born what its abilities are and how to use them effectively in combat, proving to be a very efficient fighter. Unlike Ghidorah, who visibly panicked when faced with imminent and almost-certain death, Mechagodzilla shows no signs of fear as it continues trying to fight Kong off even after it has lost three limbs before Kong delivers the penultimate blow.

Mechagodzilla also appears to have some vestige of Ghidorah’s cruel sadistic personality, as it appeared to produce a warbling noise evocative of laughter after firing upon multiple city blocks in Hong Kong with its proton scream.


They are building mechanized giants in Skull Island, another branch was dedicated to bioengineering mimics of other creatures.

Mechagodzilla was built in secrecy by Apex Cybernetics under the direction of their CEO Walter Simmons and their chief technology officer Ren Serizawa as a solution to the relatively powerless position humanity was in against the Titans, and more so that Apex could dethrone Godzilla and make themselves the architects of humanity's ascent to domination over all the other Titans. Simmons reveals that he had the idea which led to the Mechagodzilla as early as 2014 when Godzilla and the MUTOs first emerged, long before King Ghidorah caused a global Titan rampage in 2019. In order to pilot the Mecha, Apex set up the skull of Ghidorah's left head that was severed at Isla de Mara as a living supercomputer, wiring it up and taking advantage of the skull's telepathic capabilities to create a psionic uplink: the pilot would sit inside the skull and control the Mecha's actions remotely, with another Ghidorah's Skull (Through unknown explanation) was inside the actual Mecha acting as the receiver.


Godzilla vs. Kong

GvK - HD Mechagodzilla

The first hint of the Mecha was seen in an Apex facility in Florida when Godzilla attacked the base looking for Ghidorah. When Godzilla blasted open the base with his atomic breath he unknowingly revealed a strange metal sphere which was later revealed to be one of Mechagodzilla's eyes. Later in an enclosed Apex facility in Hong Kong, the eye was installed and the completed Mechagodzilla's might was tested against a Skullcrawler known as Number 10, with the mecha's strength and proton scream (a red energized beam) cutting through the Titan, slicing it in half, and spilling blood over a bunker. However Mechagodzilla soon shuts down as the effort drains its limited power supply forcing its creators to wait to hear back from the Hollow Earth expedition.

GvK - Mechagodzilla

Following an excursion to the Hollow Earth, Mechagodzilla gets powered up with energy from the Earth's core. However, the energy influx prompted the remnants of Ghidorah's consciousness in the skull to override the controls, electrocuting Ren Serizawa, and killing Walter Simmons with a swipe of its hand. In the wake of the titanic conflict between Godzilla and Kong, it breaks free from its nearby facility and goes on a rampage in Hong Kong. Quickly coming into contact with Godzilla, Mechagodzilla fights its organic counterpart. Mechagodzilla manages to swiftly and brutally overpower the King of the Monsters and would have killed him if Kong had not intervened.

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Despite going up against both Godzilla and Kong, Mechagodzilla manages to fight off and overpower both monsters. However, before it can kill Kong, Josh Valentine pours Bernie Hayes's alcohol onto a control panel for the mecha, causing it to hesitate for a brief moment, allowing Godzilla to charge up Kong's axe with his atomic breath. Kong then uses his axe to brutally dismember and subsequently decapitate Mechagodzilla, ending its quite brief reign of terror.

Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted

Bernie Hayes mentions Mechagodzilla while coming up with theories regarding Godzilla's current erratic behavior.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Bernie Hayes mentions his role in destroying Mechagodzilla when Ilene Andrews visits him in his apartment.

It is later revealed that Monarch salvaged Mechagodzilla parts to construct the B.E.A.S.T. Glove.


Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong

In the miniseries, after Toyman used the Dreamstone to bring the Titans and Skull Island to the DC Universe, Mechagodzilla's parts were brought over. In the third issue, Lex Luthor discovers one of Mechagodzilla's eyes in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert. In the fourth issue, using data from Monarch has on Apex Cybernetics, Lex Luthor and Mercy Graves reverse engineered Mechagodzilla in LexCorp as part of a potential defense against the Titans called "Project Atlas". In the fifth issue, Lex Luthor prepares to activate Mechagodzilla so that he can assert his dominance over the Titans. In the sixth issue, Lex Luthor uses Mechagodzilla to summon Tiamat, Scylla, and Behemoth to Metropolis. When the Justice League arrive, Lex and Mechagodzilla battle Batman, Flash, and Cyborg in the Bat-Mech. As a mind-controlled Kong comes to Mechagodzilla's aid, the battle is interrupted when the League of Assassins arrive with a pack of Skullcrawlers. In the seventh issue, Mechagodzilla continues to battle the Bat-Mech. But after Shazam, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl ripped its arms off, Mechagodzilla became too crippled to battle the Bat-Mech, who then finished off and destroyed the robot for good.


A-74 Proton scream cannon

Mechagodzilla wins beam clash

Mechagodzilla's proton scream overpowers Godzilla's atomic breath.

Mechagodzilla possesses a red energy beam, capable of burning through adult Skullcrawlers, blasting through buildings immediately and knocking down as well as burning Godzilla. This beam also has the power to beam-lock with, and overpower Godzilla's atomic breath, although it should be noted Godzilla was not at full power since he had already used his atomic breath extensively to tunnel to the Hollow Earth and battle Kong.

Mechagodzilla could fire another proton scream from its tail similar to Shin Godzilla, but went unused in the final film.[13]

The proton scream had some wind up time shown with Number 10 before it can fire.

Dorsal plates

According to Jared Krichevsky, Mechagodzilla's dorsal plates were used to defend any organs and making it harder for a Titan to destroy it. [14]


In the non-canon PUBG Mobile, this ability is kept though done differently, as his dorsal plates deploy drones out of the mecha rather than the dorsal plates becoming the drones. After detaching from the main body, the drones operate with a hive mind, with Mechagodzilla controlling them. They can shoot with a built-in gun capable of doing lethal harm to humans.


Being made of metal, Mechagodzilla was shown to be capable of withstanding multiple blows from Godzilla and Kong with seemingly little harm. Mechagodzilla was also able to endure being hit multiple times by Kong's battle axe with little damage, only being stunned temporarily, though it was quickly torn apart by Kong's battle axe after it was charged up by Godzilla's atomic breath. It was shown to remain active after having multiple limbs severed and part of its chest cleaved through by Kong's axe in battle, only shutting down after its head was removed.

In the non-canon Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong series, Mechagodzilla took no damage from Batman's Bat-Mech though it had its arms pulled off by Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Shazam and Supergirl before the Bat-Mech finished it off.

Learning algorithms

According to the B-Roll footage for the movie, Mechagodzilla has learning algorithms.

Missile launchers

Mechagodzilla has shoulder-mounted missile launchers capable of momentarily stunning Godzilla. It also has a missile launcher inside its chest, although it never used it.[11] The missiles fired from its shoulders are capable of splitting apart in midair to release smaller and faster ones that can quickly rain down on targets and deal damage across their body.

Titan beacon

Mechagodzilla's eye and activation act as a beacon that draws Godzilla to its current location.

In Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, the beacon also drawn Behemoth, Tiamat, and Scylla to Metropolis, while it just irritated Kong on Skull Island. It also made the three Titans see Mechagodzilla as an Alpha Titan and ally against the Justice League. When Skullcrawlers joined in some attacked the Bat-Mech while battling Mechagodzilla, indicating it also worked on them.

Physical capabilities

Jet boosters plus punch

Mechagodzilla knocks Godzilla down with a charged punch combined with its jet boosters.

Unlike its previous incarnations, this Mechagodzilla has enhanced physical strength and human-like reflexes that allowed it to effortlessly overpower an adult Skullcrawler, as well as knock over and throw Godzilla around. These enhanced physical attributes when combined with Mechagodzilla's ability to charge its blows with plasma for added damage enabled it to overpower both Godzilla and Kong in the final fight, despite the mecha being outnumbered, although it must be noted that both Titans were extremely exhausted and wounded after fighting each other.

Hollow Earth-based energy

Mechagodzilla was able to charge blue energy into its hands and feet, allowing it to perform devastating hits on Godzilla and Kong. This energy is what give Mechagodzilla the strength to be able to fight Godzilla. Jared Krichevsky calls these "plasma punches".[11]

Tail drill

Mechagodzilla drill tail

The drill at the end of Mechagodzilla's tail inches closer and closer to Kong's face.

Mechagodzilla's tail is equipped with a deadly drill that it attempted to use against Godzilla and Kong. When not in use, it folds into a blade remarkably similar to the one featured on the tail of the Showa incarnation of the character. This tail weapon is used to cut straight through any Titan's skin and flesh without difficulty.

Buzzsaw claws


Mechagodzilla attempts to pry open Godzilla's jaws as its rotor claws cut into Godzilla's hide.

Mechagodzilla is equipped with crane-like rotor claws. The interiors of these claws are adorned with industrial buzzsaws, allowing them to cut through flesh while grappling. Mechagodzilla can even rotate its hands like drills, delivering extra damage. According to Jared Krichevsky, these claws can cut through a Titan's skin and inflict massive damage.[14]

Jaw grinders

Mechagodzilla's lower jaws have a set of buzzsaws that were designed to bite down on an opponent and use the saws to cut down the flesh of said Titan's skin, inflicting massive damage.


Mechagodzilla has thrusters mounted into its back and sides, enabling quick bursts of movement, or added momentum to its strikes. These thrusters can make Mechagodzilla more agile in close-quarters combat, helping it gain the upper hand against Godzilla.



Mechagodzilla swimming in PUBG Mobile

While not shown in the film, according to Jared Krichevsky, Mechagodzilla's rockets could be switched to jets for underwater propulsion.[15] This ability is utilized in the film's PUBG event to attack ships.


Control panel damage

Damaging the Apex computer which controls Mechagodzilla's satellite uplink results in it seizing up during combat, allowing Kong and Godzilla to gain the upper hand.

Energy depletion

After Mechagodzilla kills an adult Skullcrawler with its proton scream, it shuts down due to a lack of sufficient energy source. This issue, however, is resolved with the energy from the Hollow Earth.

Kong's axe

While the base form of Kong's axe didn't possess the power to grievously damage Mechagodzilla, the charged up variation was able to cleave through its armored exterior, which subsequently destroyed its tail and limbs.

Video games

Godzilla Battle Line

Mechagodzilla's default appearance

Mechagodzilla as he appears in Battle line

Mechagodzilla appears as a selectable unit in Godzilla battle line. He is a 4 star melee unit. He has 3 attacks in his unit form. He can target a single enemy with his tail drill, he can hit multiple enemies with his punch, and he can damage a huge group of enemies with a volley of missiles. His leader form is a whole different beast. He only attacks with his multi hitting punch attack. His special move fires the A-74 Proton Scream cannon. This attack knocks all air units to the ground and deals 400 damage to any spot on the map.


  • According to writer Max Borenstein, the script he drafted for the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters originally included Mechagodzilla.[16]
  • This is the second incarnation of Mechagodzilla to be featured in an American-made film, after the RPO incarnation from Ready Player One.
  • The utilization of a severed head of Ghidorah in creating this incarnation of Mechagodzilla is a similar plot to that in the Heiesi era, Mechagodzilla II was created using the technology from the robotic head of Mecha-King Ghidorah.
  • During their Hong Kong fight, Mechagodzilla attempted to finish off Godzilla by firing its proton beam directly into Godzilla's mouth, which coincidentally was the exact same method of execution Godzilla himself used against the female MUTO in the 2014 film.
  • Mechagodzilla is the last of the "Big Five" Toho monsters in the MonsterVerse, the others being Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.
  • Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard believes that Mechagodzilla's sentience when hijacked by Ghidorah's subconsciousness is the result of Ghidorah's remnant consciousness merging with the Mecha's AI to create a new personality.[12][17] The film's novelization meanwhile states of Mechagodzilla's personality once it gains sentience, "It did not know who it was, or what it was, but it was full of rage and the black joy of finally being, and having limbs, and teeth, a boundless, unending energy at its command".[18]
    • The novelization also suggests Ren Serizawa's consciousness (which here was trapped inside Mechagodzilla and devoured during the formation of Mechagodzilla's sentience, instead of being electrocuted after the psionic uplink was severed) was essentially digested to form part of the Mecha's personality.
  • According to Godzilla vs. Kong - The Official Movie Novelization, there was indeed a second Ghidorah skull of unknown origin inside Mechagodzilla and not just a piece of the Mecha's DNA,[19] whereas the only reference to a second skull's existence in the film is Bernie Hayes speculating in regards to the skull cockpit, "there's one here, and another one inside of [Mechagodzilla]".
  • According to concept artist Jared Krichevsky, who designed Mechagodzilla:
    • Mechagodzilla was designed with extra weapons and abilities that weren't shown in the film: including missile launchers in his stomach[20] and using jets in his tail to swim[15], and Jared also hoped Mechagodzilla would be able to fire a proton scream from his tail similar to Shin Godzilla.[13]
    • Mechagodzilla's body handles a certain degree of durability, being able to briefly endure being hit by Godzilla's atomic breath for a short period of time,[20][13] but would likely not survive Burning Godzilla.[21]
    • Mechagodzilla could only stay active for twenty-four hours with the Hollow Earth energy.[22][23] Had Apex obtained a raw, direct sample of the Hollow Earth element and furthermore conducted proper testing on it, rather than reverse-engineering the formula and failing to perform basic testing as they did in the film, Mechagodzilla would have been much more powerful.[13]
    • He refers to Mechagodzilla with male pronouns and considers him "the son of Simmons".[24]
    • He believes Mechagodzilla is vulnerable to the MUTO species' EMP.[13]
    • Mechagodzilla is made out of a mix of fictional metal alloys and metals which exist in real life,[13] and he estimates that Apex Cybernetics spent roughly US $3 trillion on Mechagodzilla's creation.[22]
    • Ghidorah's remains required two brains (its own and Ren Serizawa's) in order to filter its thoughts through into Mechagodzilla, as the Mecha is too much for a single brain to effectively control.[23]
    • Mechagodzilla has an inbuilt self-destruct sequence in case of emergencies, which evidently wasn't activated when he went rogue.[25]
    • Mechagodzilla has a wide array of practiced combat moves programmed into it.[17]
    • If Kong fought Mechagodzilla without any assistance from Godzilla such as he had in the film, then Mechagodzilla would have won.[26]
  • This is the fourth Toho monster to be defeated by King Kong. It is also the second time Mechagodzilla has not been directly defeated by Godzilla, the first being during the climax of the 2018 film, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, where Mechagodzilla was destroyed by Haruo Sakaki.
    • Additionally, MonsterVerse Mechagodzilla is the second mechanical monster that Kong fights and defeats, the first being Mechani-Kong in the 1967 film King Kong Escapes.
  • Mechagodzilla's appearance in Godzilla vs. Kong was said to be an "open secret" that many fans guessed before the film's premiere.[10]
  • S.H.MonsterArts has released scale models for Godzilla, Kong, and Mechagodzilla. Using the scaling method, it is found that MechaGodzilla is 466 feet tall. However, his official height, according to the film's Japanese release, is actually 400 feet.[7][8]
  • In the mobile game PUBG, Mechagodzilla can launch his dorsal plates that would then turn into drones to attack Godzilla and Kong. These drones would operate like a hive mind with Mechagodzilla being able to control them.
  • While the not shown in the film, the Mechagodzilla S.H. MonsterArts figure retains its four-cell missile launchers, which also appear in the "Rise of Mechagodzilla" DVD featurette.[27]
  • According to the Japanese Blu-ray release's pamphlet: Mechagodzilla's power output is 2.42 gigawatts, its proton scream's energy yield is 4.10 x 1080 joules, the maximum heat output of Mechagodzilla's claws is 3400 degrees Celsius, and its bite force is 7,400 pounds per square inch.[8]

References to prior Mechagodzilla incarnations

  • Mechagodzilla combines various aspects of previous incarnations such as the Showa films (villainous, has alien connections, and designed to usurp Godzilla as King of the Monsters), Heisei (has ties to an incarnation of King Ghidorah), and Kiryu (uses a bio-computer, goes berserk, and surprisingly agile). It also borrows character elements from the scrapped kaiju Berserk (taken over by some force and turning against its creators).
  • Kong decapitating Mechagodzilla is very similar to the way Godzilla twisted and ripped Mechagodzilla's head off in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Furthermore, the Japanese Blu-ray pamphlet says Mechagodzilla's psionic control system is called the "Kuronuma Psionic v1.3", in reference to the alien antagonist Kuronuma who was behind Mechagodzilla in that movie.
  • The idea of Mechagodzilla being controlled through a cyborg interface can be traced back to Terror of Mechagodzilla.
  • At one point, Mechagodzilla's proton scream briefly sparks with blue and yellow energy. This results in a very similar aesthetic to the space beams of the first Mechagodzilla.
  • The way Mechagodzilla is taken over by King Ghidorah's consciousness is similar to how the Heisei Mechagodzilla gets overtaken by the Mecha-King Ghidorah's programming in the manga adaptation of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. It also has shoulder-mounted long-range weapons like that incarnation.
  • Mechagodzilla gaining Ghidorah's consciousness can also be seen as a reference to the Millennium Mechagodzilla having its programming overwritten by the first Godzilla's consciousness, resulting in a rampage through the city.
  • Mechagodzilla being built around the organic components of a deceased monster including its bone matter, as well as the kaiju's lingering soul in said bone taking the mech over, was previously used in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla.
  • Mechagodzilla's tail drill is both a reference to the Showa Mechagodzilla's unisot tail blade and Kiryu's drill hand from Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S..
  • This Mechagodzilla's red, predominant lighting setup take cues from the anime incarnation of Mechagodzilla, which featured a strikingly similar design style during the events of Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle. Furthermore, the movie's Japanese release pamphlet says that Mechagodzilla's skeleton housing is made of T-1 nanometal, which is also the name of the anime Mechagodzilla's assimilative nanotechnological composition.[8]
  • The A-74 Proton Scream references 1974, the release year of the original Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

List of appearances




Video games


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  21. Krichevsky, Jared (May 22, 2021). Hey r/GODZILLA, Jared Krichevsky here, designer of MechaGodzilla(s) AMA!. Reddit. Retrieved on May 22, 2021. “I don't think he could survive Burning Godzilla.”
  22. 22.0 22.1 Krichevsky, Jared (May 22, 2021). Hey r/GODZILLA, Jared Krichevsky here, designer of MechaGodzilla(s) AMA!. Reddit. Retrieved on May 22, 2021. “With the Hollow Earth energy source he could run for 24 hours”
  23. 23.0 23.1 Krichevsky, Jared (May 22, 2021). Hey r/GODZILLA, Jared Krichevsky here, designer of MechaGodzilla(s) AMA!. Reddit. Retrieved on May 22, 2021. “1.[Does the Mech have a limited run time?] 24 hours. 2. [Does he have the ability to fly, or can he only jump?] Too heavy to fly, only rocket boosted jump 3. [How does the brain thing work? I always saw it as Ghidorah needing a second brain, Ren Serizawa's, to filter its thoughts through to pilot the Mech. Would that be right?] Yes it's too much work for one brain that's why the double brain link was needed. But it wasn't enough because boyo got fried. I warned him about that.”
  24. Krichevsky, Jared (May 22, 2021). Hey r/GODZILLA, Jared Krichevsky here, designer of MechaGodzilla(s) AMA!. Reddit. Retrieved on May 22, 2021. “1. [How many wrestling moves can mechagodzilla do?] He's got lots of moves, he's very versatile! 2. [How did you find that nsfw image of mechagodzilla you posted on april 8th] I found it somewhere I forget possibly insta, I still have it in my meme folder. It was silly and I shouldn't have posted it. But it wasn't the worst I've seen out there eeek 3. [How much of ghidorah's consciousness is actually in MechaG's "body?"] Wingard said it created a "New Consciousness" So it became a Hybrid 5. [Whats your opinion on the concept of hollow earth in the monsterverse] I love it, it's a great birthplace for the Titans and offers up a lot of possibilities for future stories. I wanted to see more. 6. [if you had to assign a specific voice to the kaiju in the monsterverse what would they be] Keith David, because he can do anything. 7. [Could mechagodzilla possibly wield kong's axe] Yes he definitely could wield Kongs Axes and he could do cool spinny moves with it. 8. [What pronouns do you think mechagodzilla should be referred to as asking out of curiosity] I referred to MechaG throughout as He/Him. Since he's the son of Simmons. 9. [DOES A MACHINE LIKE MECHAGODZILLA EVER EXPERIENCE FEAR?] Machines feel no fear.”
  25. Krichevsky, Jared (May 22, 2021). Hey r/GODZILLA, Jared Krichevsky here, designer of MechaGodzilla(s) AMA!. Reddit. Retrieved on May 22, 2021. “We have a self destruct sequence built in case of emergencies. We...uh didn't use it though.”
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  27. Rise of Mechagodzilla Featurette (Video). Godzilla vs. Kong. Warner Bros. (July 3, 2021). Retrieved on July 5, 2022.