In our last battle, the Kraken somehow snatched Mothra out of the air and dragged her to the depths, while the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog easily savaged Kuato. In today’s Monster Madness, two prehistoric lizards face off and the Thing battles the ancient beast named Samael.
Now this is an interesting match-up. Both contestants happen to be ferocious lizards who like to rip their enemies limb from limb. One terrorizes Tokyo, while the other makes poor John Hammond look like the world’s dumbest millionaire. (Sorry, Donald Trump.)
Godzilla – Created by nuclear radiation, Godzilla has tormented the poor people of Tokyo for decades. He’s not only crushed thousands of fleeing, badly-dubbed citizens, he’s also caused untold billions of dollars in property damage.
Strengths: Godzilla’s powers have shifted and changed over the years. Sometimes he’s a rampaging building crusher, and other times he breathes atomic fire. He’s a jack of all monster trades, it seems. What will be very concerning to T-Rex is that Godzilla grossly outmatches him in the size department. Like, it’s not even close.
Weaknesses: Much like his strengths, Godzilla’s weaknesses have come and gone over the years. However, his biggest weakness seems to be Matthew Broderick.
Tyrannosaurus Rex – Large, menacing and also quite rampage-y, the T-Rex and Godzilla have a lot in common. Both have done battle with King Kong, although that’s a sore spot for old T-Rex seeing that he had his jaw broken and his tongue bitten out in that bout.
Strengths: He’s big, ferocious, blood-thirsty and apparently so stealthy that he can hide his enormous pounding footsteps at the most opportune times, like when he needs to sneak up on a pack of attacking raptors.
Weaknesses: I remember seeing a movie monster size chart that gave a visual representation of just how big some monsters are. If that was to be believed, Godzilla’s big toe could easily crush the puny T-Rex.
Godzilla vs. T-Rex
- Godzilla (89%, 124 Votes)
- T-Rex (11%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 140
This one is a little difficult, as the Thing can essentially become whatever it attaches itself to. Fighting a parasitic organism will prove to be a tough job for anyone in this tournament. However, Samael is a mythical creature. Can an organic alien organism have any sort of sway over a beast like that?
Strengths: It’s adept at hiding in plain sight, seeing that it can imitate anyone. However, one wonders how much of an effect that will have against a beast conjured from the depths of hell.
Strengths: Besides being a rather large monster with a penchant for destruction, he also has a unique ability to be resurrected. Even more menacing is the fact that when killed, two return in his place.
The Thing vs. Samael
- Samael (51%, 63 Votes)
- The Thing (49%, 61 Votes)
Total Voters: 124