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Toho character
Destroyah as he appears in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Destroyah as he appears in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Species Aggregate Crustacean
Aliases Destroyer
Form(s) Micro Form
Juvenile Form
Aggregate Form (giant combination of mutiple Juvenile Destroyahs)
Flying Form
Final Form
Length Micro form
3-300 mm
Juvenile form
2-18 metres
Aggregate form
60-40 metres
Flying form
65 metres
Final form
230 metres
Weight Micro form
0.3-15 kg
Juvenile form
350-2600 kg
Aggregate form
15,000 tons
Flying form
15,000 tons
Final form
80,000 tons
Wingspan Flying form
80 metres
Final form
210 metres
Origins Oxygen Destroyer
Major enemies Godzilla
Godzilla Junior
Controlled by Vortaak
First appearance Godzilla vs Destoroyah
Created by Takao Okawara
Portrayed by Ryo Hariya

Destoroyah (デストロイア Desutoroia?), alternatively Destroyah or Destroyer, is a kaiju from the 1995 film Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. It originated as a colony of Precambrian crustaceans that had been awakened and mutated when the Oxygen Destroyer was detonated to kill Godzilla in 1954 (Godzilla). Hedorah may be the inspiration for Destoroyah, since both go through four stages in their life cycles. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The English-language version of Tohos famous logo, used from the early 1960s to the late 1990s. ... Image File history File links Destroyer. ... Image File history File links Destroyer. ... Godzilla vs. ... Look up Aggregate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Dutch band, see Crustacean (band). ... The Oxygen Destroyer was a fictional weapon that appeared in Godzilla (1954 film). ... This article is about the character itself. ... Godzilla Junior ), also known as Baby and Little One, is the adoptive son of Godzilla featured in the last few movies of the VS Series. ... This is a list of the fictional extraterrestrial races featured in the tokusatsu films and television series produced by Japanese production company Toho, including the various Godzilla films. ... In Godzilla vs. ... KaijÅ« (怪獣) is a Japanese term that generically translates to monster. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Godzilla vs. ... The Precambrian (Pre-Cambrian) is an informal name for the supereon comprising the eons of the geologic timescale that came before the current Phanerozoic eon. ... Classes Remipedia Cephalocarida Branchiopoda Ostracoda Maxillopoda Malacostraca The crustaceans (Crustacea) are a large group of arthropods (55,000 species), usually treated as a subphylum. ... The Oxygen Destroyer was a fictional weapon that appeared in Godzilla (1954 film). ... This article is about the character itself. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gojira ), sometimes referred to as Godzilla in recent years, is a landmark 1954 Japanese science fiction film, produced and distributed by Toho Company Ltd. ... Hedorah ), also known as the Smog Monster, is a fictional creature from the 1971 film Godzilla vs. ...

A possible reason that the name "Destroyer" isn't commonly used in various markets is because the word itself could not be trademarked. He is often referred to as "Destroyer" in dubbed versions of the film, while "Destoroyah" is Toho's official name for the character.

Destoroyah is widely popular among Godzilla fans, and is regarded, along with King Ghidorah, MechaGodzilla and SpaceGodzilla, as being among Godzilla's most powerful foes. For the Japanese rap group, see King Giddra For the Daniel Dumile moniker, see King Geedorah King Ghidorah ), sometimes spelled Ghidrah or Ghidora or even Ghidra, is a daikaiju featured in several of Toho Studios Godzilla films and (in derivative forms) in their Mothra Trilogy. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... SpaceGodzilla ), is a modified clone of Godzilla featured in the VS Series of Godzilla films. ...



Destoroyah grows quickly and adopts several appearances throughout the film, including his micro form 3-mm, insect-sized, 2-meter, and 18-meter crablike forms, a larger aggregate crablike form, a batlike flying form, and a bipedal 140-meter, demonic final form. Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... For other uses, see Crab (disambiguation). ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ...


Destoroyah first emerges as its small, crab like form. It is inside of an aquarium and destroys many of the fish. It eventually escapes and grows into its 2-meter form, destroying a bridge and then hiding in a factory. The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) sends in numerable soldiers to attempt to destroy the crabs, but their assault rifles cause no damage to the creatures, who badly wound and kill a number of JSDF. Eventually the JSDF attacks them with flamethrowers, badly wounding the aggregates and causing them to retreat. It becomes known that the aggregates are vulnerable to extreme heat or cold. The Japan Self-Defense Forces ), or JSDF, are the military forces in Japan that were established after the end of World War II. The force has not been engaged in real combat but has been engaged in some international peacekeeping operations. ... German troops use a flamethrower on the Eastern Front during the Second World War A flamethrower is a mechanical device designed to throw flames or, more correctly, project an ignited stream of liquid. ...

The JSDF deploy a squadron of Maser Tanks and missile batteries armed with Ultra Low Temperature lasers (ULT Lasers) and cooling shells. When the aggregates emerge again, they begin bombarding them with the freezing barrage. It seems to be working against the beasts, until they all converge on one position and merge into one giant crab monster. The giant aggregate then transforms into a giant bat-like form and flies away.

When trying to think of another way to defeat the destructive monster, the JSDF decides to try and lure Godzilla to Destoroyah. They reluctantly agree to the plan, despite protests from the psychic Miki Saegusa, and decide to lure Godzilla Junior to Destoroyah, knowing Godzilla will follow. Miki and another psychic fly out to Junior and use their psychic powers to make him change his course for Tokyo. When Junior arrives, Destoroyah attacks him in its flying form. Junior is battered by the stronger monster, until he manages a lucky shot and brings the flying form down. Destoroyah quickly recovers, attacking Junior in its giant aggregate form. Destoroyah pins Junior beneath its massive body and tears into his skin with its double jaw, injecting him with micro-oxygen. When all hope seems lost, Junior fires one last blast at Destoroyah, knocking it into the air. Junior then fires one final radioactive burst, sending Destoroyah flying into a factory. Godzilla Junior ), also known as Baby and Little One, is the adoptive son of Godzilla featured in the last few movies of the VS Series. ...

When Godzilla finally arrives in Tokyo, the final form of Destoroyah rises from the fires of the factory. The vile behemoth takes to the air and flies toward Godzilla and his son, striking the Godzilla to the ground and grabbing Junior in its massive claws. it flies high into the air and drops Junior, sending the young monster plummeting to the ground. Destoroyah then blasts Junior with its Micro-Oxygen Beam, killing the young monster.

Godzilla rises from the ground, apparently enraged by Junior's death. Destoroyah lands and bellows at Godzilla, challenging him to a final battle. Destoroyah proves to be a powerful and vicious opponent, even for Godzilla in his most powerful form. It batters the monster king with bursts of micro-oxygen rays and pummels him to the ground with its mass. Destoroyah then wraps its tail around Godzilla and drags him out to sea, dropping him in the ocean. Godzilla returns to shore and unleashes his full fury upon Destoroyah, blasting Destoroyah multiple times with his Spiral Fire Ray and causing the demon to spurt vast amounts of blood and finally explode. Destoroyah quickly counter attacks in its multiple small aggregate forms. As they swarm upon Godzilla, the monster king is overwhelmed by the mass and unleashes a powerful nuclear pulse, destroying the aggregates.

Destoroyah duels with Godzilla.

After Godzilla fails to revitalize his fallen son, the grief in his heart causes his meltdown to begin to go critical. The JSDF quickly dispatches the Super X-III and the maser tanks armed with freezing masers to stop Godzilla's meltdown. As Godzilla continues to mourn his son and his nuclear heart begins to overload, Destoroyah returns again. The evil beast strangles Godzilla with its tail and then throws Godzilla away from his son and prepares to battle again. Godzilla rises, and his spines begin to melt as the meltdown begins. The overload of power causes Godzilla's atomic breath to increase in strength to exponential levels as Destoroyah is burned and shredded by the fiery blasts. Sensing that it is going to lose the fight, Destoroyah takes to the skies to escape when the JSDF turned their freeze masers on the escaping monster. With its body quickly being frozen down to the cellular level, Destoroyah plummeted earthward as the freezing barrage continued to the point that Destoroyah shattered on impact with the ground, finally killing the monster once and for all. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A nuclear meltdown occurs when the core of a nuclear reactor melts. ...

Powers and abilities

Destoroyah is considered by some to be Godzilla's most powerful foe, a title that could be held by only a handful of monsters such as Biollante, Mechagodzilla, SpaceGodzilla, and recently Monster X / Keizer Ghidorah. This is due to the fact that Destoroyah fought Godzilla when he was at the very peak of his power, and could survive multiple hits from his red spiral ray, an attack which instantly killed most enemies. Another reason is that Godzilla never technically won the battle himself, but with assistance from the Super-X III when Destroyah was probably nearly dead (Though Destroyah was retreating from Godzilla when killed by the Super-X III). Biollante ) is a daikaiju from the Godzilla film series. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... SpaceGodzilla ), is a modified clone of Godzilla featured in the VS Series of Godzilla films. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Keizer Ghidorah is a fictional kaiju from Godzilla: Final Wars. ...

Like Hedorah, Destroyah is a composite life form formed from millions of near-microscopic organisms and thus possesses vast capacities to adapt and regenerate. The base organism resembles a miniature horseshoe crab barely larger than a speck of sand. Millions of these creatures would later combine to form Destroyah's aggregate form which manifested as several man-sized crustacean monsters which were reminiscent of the Xenomorphs from the Alien movies. When threatened by the JSDF, the creatures merged again into a larger aggregate form and then into its winged bat-like form. After being wounded by Godzilla Junior, Destroyah regenerated into its demonic ultimate form and would later temporarily separate into its aggregate form in an attempt to overwhelm Godzilla during their battle. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Godzilla Junior ), also known as Baby and Little One, is the adoptive son of Godzilla featured in the last few movies of the VS Series. ...

Destoroyah's primary weapon was a Micro-Oxygen Ray fired from its mouth which could vaporize organic matter and was even capable of penetrating most metals. All of Destroyah's forms possessed the ability to fire the ray but its aggregate form was also equipped with a pair of extending secondary jaws that injected the micro-oxygen directly into an opponent's bloodstream. In its final form, the horn projecting from Destoroyah's forehead had the ability to generate a blade of energy powerful enough to cut through Godzilla's flesh. The aggregate forms were equipped with spiked claws similar to those of a praying mantis while Destroyah's flying and ultimate forms possessed a tail tipped with a grappling pincer that was strong enough to even hold Godzilla. Destoroyah later appeared in two of Atari's Godzilla video games, Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee and Godzilla: Save the Earth with the new addition to be able to spew purple energy mines, that cause a great amount of damage when used in a group and can draw monsters into them and send them flying.

Video Game Appearances

Destoroyah has been playable in its final form in both Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee and Godzilla: Save the Earth. Destoroyah has been confirmed on IGN for Godzilla: Unleashed. Destoroyah was also in Godzilla Trading Battle for the PSX . Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee was a fighting video game released in 2002, created by Pipeworks Software, Inc. ... Godzilla: Save the Earth was a sequel to 2002s Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee, and was released for the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2 (angering fans of the GameCube). ... Godzilla Trading Battle (ゴジラ トレーディングバトル) is a PlayStation video game released only in Japan in 1998 by Toho Co. ...


  • A cut scene from the film that was completely scrapped and lost (or possibly locked away) by Toho revealed that Destroyah had a special ability not seen in the finished film release or in any other commercially released product, toy, game, or otherwise. The cut scene showed that Destroyah could open up the floral pattern on its chest and fire a devastating beam (called a "Wave-Motion Ray"), with oxygen destroying properties and capable of knocking Godzilla over with immense force. Supposedly, the attack was used only the one time in that scene, and nowhere else. It is shown on the Region 2 Godzilla vs. Destroyer DVD. As it was only featured in this deleted scene, its canonity is disputed. This idea was copied and used by the monster Gamera in Gamera 2: Attack of Legion a year later.
  • Another deleted scene in the movie took place at the end of the film. After Destroyah is brought to the ground when trying to escape from Godzilla's meltdown, it rises again as opposed to dissolving. With its wings torn up from the ULT lasers, it could no longer escape Godzilla's fury, so it was forced to fight Godzilla as the monster king began to meltdown. Godzilla quickly overpowered Destroyah, grabbing it by its horn and pummeling it repeatedly. As Godzilla melts down, the JSDF rain their ULT weapons upon him, as well as Destroyah. Unable to stand against the immense heat of Godzilla's meltdown and the freezing cold of the ULT lasers, Destroyah falls and evaporates. However, it was thought that having Godzilla fight Destroyah while he melted down took away the focus from Godzilla's death, which was to be the main point of the movie. So the scene was re-edited to have Destroyah die after the JSDF shoot it down, and allow Godzilla to have center stage as he finally dies. The scene can be viewed here.
  • The Mecha anime Godannar, episode 6, shows Milla almost losing her life to defeat a monster that looks like the aggregate form of Destroyah.
  • Marvel Comics published Godzilla comics between 1977 and 1979. In 1984 John Byrne created for Marvel a kaiju-like character called Terminus. It was later established in 1990's The Terminus Factor storyline that the Termini go through stages of development remarkably similar to those of the Destoroyah, right down to the vulnerability of early stages to cold. Since Destoroyah is a 1995 creation, it is possible that Toho borrowed a page from its own former business partner, which may itself have borrowed the idea from earlier Toho kaiju (and Godzilla foe) Hedorah.
  • Destoroyah was considered for Godzilla: Final Wars.

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External links

  • Godzilla vs. Destoroyah fan site
  • An Image Showing the Wave-Motion Ray from the floral pattern
  • Toho kingdom
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