The Biological Nature of Godzilla

In its original form, Godzilla is a member of the species "gojirasaurus". This particular species originated in the Triassic-Jurassic period and was indigenous to the Pacific Islands as well as Eurasia to some extent. Believed to have become extinct some 150,000,000 years ago, a specimen was discovered to be actually living on Lagos Island in 1944. Having been shot down and abandoned by American troops stationed in the Pacific, it was believed to be dead until, in 1954, the radiation from a nuclear test on nearby Bikini Island mutated this animal.

Pressure from the nuclear reactions in Godzilla's plasma gland (point A; formerly its stomach) begins to rise to its esophageal flap (point C) though not without first discharging some energy through the dorsal fin, (point B) which acts not unlike the overflow guard in your ordinary bathtub.Once sufficent pressure is built, the nuclear plasma escapes past the esophageal valve through Godzilla's esophagus and out through its mouth (see above diagram)

In its present form, Godzilla survives from the nuclear chain reactions taking place in its body. It discharges the excess radiation from a gland in its stomach through a duct leading out of the mouth. The spinal fins also assist Godzilla in that they protect the mouth duct from overheat by channeling some of the excess radiation out of the back.

Godzilla requires contact with nuclear materials for nourishment. Originally a carnivorous creature, the gojirasaurus lost the ability to eat meat the moment the radiation mutated it to a large radioactive creature.

The Study of Godzilla Cells

In 1984, after the August 13 attack of this giant creature on Tokyo, the Japanese Defense Forces discovered that Godzilla left traces of hide in the burning rubble. Sticking to the concrete remains of skyscrapers and the twisted metal girders of damaged buildings, these insignificant looking fragments of Godzilla cells held, locked away in their nuclei, the key to the secrets of Godzilla and his origins.

In 1989, five years after this amazing discovery, scientists forgot that they were merely men and began to trespass scientifically on unexplored territory. One scientist, Dr. Shirigami, dared to fuse rose/human DNA with that of Godzilla DNA, creating another monster called Biollante. With the abuse of Godzilla cytology came dire consequences; some of the G-cells made their way into outer space and became mutated even further, spawning another, more deadly creature. SpaceGodzilla came very, very close to conquering Earth in 1994. After SpaceGodzilla was defeated, the Godzilla cells were locked away. Today they are kept under extremely tight government security. Only a select few scientists are allowed to work with them, and only to discover the key to unlock the secrets of Godzilla and its origins... 

A simple diagram of a Godzilla Cell (Warning! Actual contact with Godzilla cells is extremely hazardous and could possibly be fatal.)

The Risks of working with Godzilla cells

The Godzilla cells emit every bit as much radiation as their original donor. To meet certain risks, we must take certain precautions. Some of the risks include, but are not limited to: radiation poisoning; accumulation of strontium 90 in the blood stream; radiation sickness; increased risk of cancer of the liver, brain, bowel, lungs, ovaries, prostate, and cervical; blindness; injurious birth defects in offspring; skin malignancy; and damage to unborn children. To meet these risks, or at least minimize human exposure to scandium 90 and strontium 90, scientists must wear government-approved and government tested radiation suits. They must agree to frequent radiation testing and they must visit their government-appointed oncologist for cancer screening on a regular basis.

The Discoveries we have made so far......

The study of Godzilla skin cells has indeed revealed a whole new world to us as far as animal and monster biology is concerned. We know that Godzilla is capable of absorption and conversion of thousands upon thousands of rads without any ill effect; these roentgens are converted into biochemical electrical impulses inside Godzilla's brain and this powers its heart, lungs, and other bodily organs. We know that any excess radiation is converged into radioactive plasma that is stored in what was formerly Gojirasaurus' stomach until such time as it is forcefully propelled out of the mouth at breakneck speed. However, this breath weapon of Godzilla's weakens it considerably and it must consume more radiation as soon as possible. How to put this knowledge to work for mankind is yet unknown. It is hoped that soon we will be able to counteract diseases such as leukemia with the radioactivity-emitting properties of the Godzilla DNA, thus saving lives.

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