Friday, July 18, 2014

Monster Profile: Kamacuras

Name: Kamacuras
Movie Appearances: Son of Godzilla, Godzilla's Revenge, Godzilla vs Gigan, Godzilla: Final Wars

Kamacuras are Giant Mantis that tend to travel in groups. The Kamacuras have wings and can fly at great speeds. They also have sharp claws that they can use to hit and cut their enemies. The Kamacuras also have camouflaging abilities which we see for the first time in Godzilla: Final Wars. The Kamacuras first appeared in Son of Godzilla. The Kamacuras were created when a weather machine caused a radioactive storm on their Island. The radioactive storm caused the Island's mantises to become gigantic. In the English dubbed version of the Son of Godzilla the Kamacuras are referred to as Gimantis. In Son of Godzilla three Kamacuras fight Godzilla and two of them are killed in the fight. The third Kamacuras retreated but was later killed by Kumonga the Giant Spider. The Kamacuras also reappear in Godzilla's Revenge and fight Godzilla again and lose. Later on in Godzilla vs Gigan we just briefly see the Kamacuras on Monster Island. In Godzilla Final Wars the Kamacuras unveils his camouflaging abilities but is quickly dealt with by Godzilla.

Kamacuras has always been a very weak kaiju that has lost time after time against Godzilla. Kamacuras has never been able to hold his own in a fight against Godzilla even when there are multiple Kamacuras fighting Godzilla they are quickly dealt with very quickly. Kamacuras are not strong kaiju but definitely fit in well with the Monster Island kaiju and the Godzilla world.

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