The ShodaiGyao (初代ギャオ?) is the Gyaos suit design used in the 1967 and 1968 Gamera films, Gamera vs. Gyaos and Gamera vs. Guiron.


The ShodaiGyao's name comes from shodai (初代?), meaning first generation, and Gyao, which comes from Gyaos (ギャオス?).

The ShodaiSupesuGyao's name comes from shodai (初代?), meaning first generation, and UchuGyao, which comes from Space Gyaos's Japanese name, Uchū Gyaosu (宇宙ギャオス?).


ShodaiGyao resembles a bat with a flat, triangular head. It has a head that closely resembles a pteranodon. It is colored black with orange stripes.

ShodaiUchuGyao is the same as the ShodaiGyao, but painted silver.



Gamera vs. Gyaos


Gamera vs. Gyaos

Gamera vs. Guiron




  • This suit, along with the BaruGame, GironGame and RegionGame, are the only kaiju suits in the Gamera franchise to be used in more than one film, not counting stock footage.
  • Keizo Murase, the designer of Gamera monsters in the Showa series, revealed in an interview regarding the new film that his design was originally resembling more of HeiseiGyao, but physical limitations disabled to use the original design.
Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs
Showa era
Heisei era
Millennium series MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar Pictures
Toho reboot series
Anguirus designs
Showa era ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium series FinalAngira
Mothra designs
Showa era ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei era HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium series SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Rodan designs
Showa era ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei era HeiseiRado
Millennium series FinalRado
MonsterVerse 2019 design
King Ghidorah designs
Showa era ShodaiGhido
Heisei era HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium series SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Mechagodzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei era HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium series MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Gamera designs
Showa era ShodaiGameBaruGameGironGameUchuGame
Heisei era HeiseiGameRegionGameIrisuGameAvantGameShodaiToto
Miscellaneous designs
Showa era ShodaiBaraShodaiEbiraShodaiGiganMegaroGiganShodaiKamaShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaShodaiMiniraShodaiKumoShodaiHedoShodaiShisa
Heisei era ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium series ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGiganZilla design
MonsterVerse MUTO designSkullcrawler design


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