Round THREE of March Monster Madness brings us to The Fatal Final Four! Godzilla vs. Gamera and King Ghidorah vs. Mothra! While it's clear that polls such as these often boil down to being mere popularity contests, I beg you, the most discerning and intelligent readers of giant monster nonsense on the entire internet, to please apply your considerable critical thinking skills to these final two matches. Don't just vote for the most popular monster...consider who you genuinely think deserves to win! The consequences for voting in a manner inconsistent with the method outlined above are dire. Hell hath no fury like a kaiju scorned, my friends. You don't want any of these babies knocking on your door asking questions. Now, it's time to point, scream, and run! And this time, we've got a multi-media fiesta of destruction to convince you who's who and what's what!
"The boys wanna be her, the girls wanna be her" - Peaches
Mothra is probably the most popular monster of the Toho universe. I might dare even say that she is more popular than Godzilla.
There is something about her that people gravitate to. While Godzilla is a more of a neutral force of nature, Mothra is good. She is on the side of good and righteous. She stands up against evil, and she’s tough as steel. Mothra flies into battle when many others refuse. She has a pure heart, and yeah, she’s kinda cute at the same time. Even people who aren’t into the Toho films generally like this big giant fluffy moth. But the best part is that she isn’t defined by Godzilla. In fact, Mothra has at least three films where she is the star. That's very rare for a Toho monster. She’s inspired music, a Pokemon, and an entire generation of Godzilla lovers.
So should she win the vote? I think that if Mothra could speak, it wouldn’t much matter to her. She will continue to kick ass and take names and look great doing it. But should you vote for her? Hell yes. How many times does a goddess have to save the planet before you thank her? King Ghidorah doesn't stand a chance!
It’s said a monster is defined by its enemies (no one actually ever said that, but it sounds really good), if this is true than there is none mightier than King Ghidorah. Ghidorah has continently been Godzilla’s most enduring foe, and has always taken the iconic lizard to the limit. In the film Destroy All Monsters, Ghidorah goes toe-to toe with TEN kaiju. Count them! Ten! Four of which had starred in their own films! (special Den of Geek Respect Points for anyone who can name all four), and Ghidorah ALMOST wins! Ghidorah is Godzila’s Joker, his Moriarity, his Lex Luthor. Imgine, a Moriarty with three heads. Yikes!
What kind of foes does Mothra have? Candles? A bug-zapper? Plus, Ghidorah is an alien, not some simple mutated earth creature. Who knows what kind of adventures and battles Ghidorah has had even before he came to Earth?!? So, put your vote where it counts. In the lightning wielding, wheeling dealing, kaiju-smackin', crackalackin', three-headed horror that can’t go farther! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Talk about an upset, and talk about a battle! In one of the closest polls of the entire tournament, Mothra squeaked out a victory over King Ghidorah by flying off with only 53% of the vote. Still, it's enough to put the winged one in the finals of the inaugural March Monster Madness!