Kaiju, Dai-Kaiju I should probably say, are bigger than life creatures that tower over what we perceive as normal. They shouldn't exist due to size, power and so forth. But WHAT are they? In many cases Kaiju turn out to be mutated animals of sorts. Like Godzilla himself who is a dinosaur who was mutated(Sometimes said as "resurrected") dinosaur, and likewise many of Toho's Kaiju are in fact mutated animals or at least animals who have exceeded from the norm such as Rodan, who just seems to be a very oversize Pterodon of sorts.
Then Toho has other oddities such as alien kaiju such as Ghidora, Gigan and a few others, who are ALSO Kaiju. So far I went on about what they are... but Kaiju is a word for ANY giant creature nowadays and thus has basically become another word for "Monster" which refers to just about anything we find terrifying.
THIS is the topic. I first noticed this when gave scientific names for his kaiju. Most animals have a scientific name such as humans; Homo sapien. Ren names his kaiju as many Latin words as possible. This hints that, at least in KCELL, Kaiju are at the very least animals who have surpassed normal biology and thus become something of a higher being? I'm probably over analyzing stuff like crazy, but still.
Now others such as uses the normal two Latin words. Tyrannopyrodon gigantis. On the other hand... many of TT's kaiju flat out do not need normal necessities. Some dont need to eat... or to breath. They can survive on flat out nothing, again, exceeding the normal things a ordinary animal needs. They become something that more or less again become a higher entity as opposed to a giant animal. Another common trait most of TT's monster have is that they are sterile as hell. Many flat out can not breed and propagate(and thank god for all humanity in a kaiju story) and it carries over to all kaiju forms. There are naturally exceptions all around, but none the less.
All kaiju can also survive phenomenal things. Gunshots, resistance to bombs, nuclear blasts, some can go as far as resisting supernovas and so forth. Kaiju have always proven to be very difficult to kill... some flat out cannot be killed. Even when in the forms of animals, they can regrow limbs, severed spines, and sometimes even regenerate from small pieces of themselves(not all, thats relatively rare. duh.).
And its not just animals. Kaiju come in every form, and yet, it is STILL a kaiju. Trees, golems, coloneys of microbes turned into rampage mats of destruction, machines, formless energy... ALWAYS a Kaiju or Kaiju-like. Even planets can be Kaiju(See Deadpoolrus's Kaijuverse).
A great example of such is Evangalion's creatures. Angels, Eva's, etc. These creatures are the farthest thing from any other form of anything, ever. They are not animal, energy, planet, machine,or any one thing. They come in various forms made of various things and yet they are ALL "Angels" and very Kaiju-like. Not only are they Angels, but they are all basically siblings born out of the same propagator, Adam. Yet at the same time they are unrelated and completely mind blowing, they are also 99% related to humans.... though if you follow Evangalion, you know how backassed and crazy and silly all that stuff is. But whatever. Point is, they are these giant things which can survive incredible damages, have astounding powers and overall Kaiju-like.
Now lets take some Lovecraftian creatures into account. YES I KNOW, ITS LOVECRAFT, I GET IT. Your not suppose to understand it and if you try, your mind breaks and you go insane. I get it. I DO.
But here is the thing. You have giant creatures... Who can survive various things and on occasion dont even have comprehension of death. They heal pretty much instantly, dont have to eat, dont have to sleep, and have incredible power that more or less cannot be described.
That is very kaiju-like.
So its apparent that the formula has been there for ages and ages. Not the point. The point is that no matter what source you look at where giant creatures and entities exist... they all have the same things in common a lot of the time.
Is it safe to say there is new "Type" of thing? Like... Living and None-living things, with Kaiju being the third "Thing". Or Energy And Matter, and the third thing is "Kaiju". As Kaiju can come from anything, anywhere, no matter what... Whether they be called Old Ones, Angels, Demons, Monsters, Gods, etc etc etc.... They dont follow any one formula. You got Kaiju out of animals, kaiju out of elements, energies, machines, comptuer data, planets, stars, and the list goes on.
I suggest a new rule. We hvave Rule 34: If it Exists, there IS Porn of it based... I suggest there be a new rule.
Rule 1954(get it?): IF IT EXISTS, KAIJU CAN COME IN FORM OF IT.
I am probably gonna get a ribbing or some big reply correcting me and so forth on this, or something along that line... but thats my words.. of it. Bleh, I tried.
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