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Monster Island Buddies

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Monster Island Buddies is a fan-made show run by a YouTube channel of the same name centered around the often comedic interactions of Godzilla and other the kaiju on Monster Island. All of its episodes are created using soft vinyl figures from numerous tokasatsu franchises, most notably Godzilla, Gamera, and Ultraman. The series grew in popularity around 2013, when it was picked up by the YouTube algorithm.

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Season 1[edit | edit source]

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Episodes[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

1. "Rodan loves Mothra"
2. "Monster Hoarders"
3. "Christmas Shmishmas"
4. "Godzilla P.I."
5. "Making the Band"
6. "Movie Night"
7. "Bar Crawl"
8. "Jet Jaguar in Vegas"
9. "College Daze"
10. "Drama Monsters"
11. "Monsters in Training"
12. "A Major Character Dies"
13. "Godzilla vs King Ghidorah"

Season 2[edit | edit source]

14. "Godzilla Must Die"
15. "Monsters in the Morning"
16. "Easter Egg Hunt"
17. "Godzilla vs Rodan"
18. "Operation Paradox"
19. "The Clock is Ticking"
20. "Beach Party"
21. "Titanosaurus"
22. "Godzilla vs Poverty"
23. "Monster Roomates"
24. "Battle for Monster Island"
25. "Godzillas vs MechaGodzilla"
26. "Final Wars"

Season 3[edit | edit source]

27. "Godzilla & The Avengers"
29. "Minilla's Video Camera"
30. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Godzilla"
31. "Monster X"
32. "Godzilla Returns"
33. "Halloween"
34. "Talent Show"
35. "Fire Power"
36. "Lost in Time"
37. "Godzilla vs Destoroyah"
38. "Secret Santa"
39. "Godzilla vs The World"
40. "Godzilla vs Fire Rodan"

Season 4[edit | edit source]

41. "Toy Reviews"
42. "Godzilla is Dying"
43. "Sons of Godzilla"
44. "Orga"
45. "Monster Island Babies"
46. "Rebirth of Mothra"
47. "Monsters in the Afternoon"
48. "G-FEST"
49. "King Caesar Rap"
50. "The Death of Godzilla"

Season 5[edit | edit source]

51. "The Ghidorah Family"
52. "Jet Jaguar on Holiday"
53. "Fire Rodan Returns"
54. "Ultraman"
55. "Christmas Specials"
56. "Beer Pong"
57. "Godzilla's Alive"
58. "Daddy Issues"
59. "Snow Day"
60. "Jet Jaguar Meets Ultraman"
61. "All Secrets Revealed"
62. "The Godzilla Family"
63. "The Truce"
64. "The Big Party"

Season 6[edit | edit source]

65. "The Monster Island Buddies"
66. "Not Without My Minilla"
67. "The Backwards Episode"
68. "A Rodan Christmas Carol"
69. "Escape from Skull Island"
70. "Bad Monsters"
71. "The Future"
72. "Back to the Past"
73. "General Gigan"
74. "Official Movie Trailer"
75. "Monster Island War"

Season 7[edit | edit source]

76. "The New Recruits"
77. "Gamera Returns"
78. "Minilla"
79. "Robot Wars"
80. "Mechagodzilla's Body"
81. "The Call of Cthulhu"
82. "The 12 Godzillas of Christmas"
83. "Let's Get Physical"
84. "Drunk Ep. 84"
85. "Our Boys at War"
86. "Surprise Attack"
87. "The Chosen One"
88. "Anguirus"
89. "Prisoners of War"

Season 8[edit | edit source]

90. "Godzilla Saves Christmas"
91. "Hurray for Hollywood"
92. "Rodan's Bachelor Party"
93. "League Night"
94. "The Battle of the Bands"
95. "A Clip Show Episode? Booo!"
96. "Rodan Marries Mothra"
97. "The End of the World"
98. "Resurgence"
99. "Godzilla vs. Time"
100. "World War G"

Current Arc[edit | edit source]

101. "Aporkalypse 2017"
102. "Date Night"
103. "Godzilla vs. One Night at Freddy's"
104. "The Elf on SpaceGodzilla's Shelf"
105. "Godzilla vs. Video Game Land"
106. "Mind Swap"
107. "Too Many Godzillas"
108. "Ultraman Leads a Team"
109. "Shoot the Invaders"
110. "Son of Kong"
111. "Jet Jaguar's Bad Day"
112. "Gigan's Sister"
113. "It's a Meh Life"
114. "Terror of Dr. Gori"
115. "Hyper Mecha-King Ghidorah Attack!!!"
116. "The Mothra Prophecies"
117. "Rodan vs. His Kids"
118. "I Stand Alone"
119. "Destroy All Godzillas Pt. 1"
120. "Destroy All Godzillas Pt. 2"
121. "Christmas 2010"
122. "Destroy All Godzillas Pt. 3"
123. "Destroy All Godzillas Pt. 4"
124. "Aprokalypse 2020"
125. "Jet Jaguar in Paris"
126. "Mothra Meets Mothra"
127. "Gigan's Death Match"
128. "The Blizzard"
129. "Jet Jaguar vs. The Lighthouse"
130. "The Trial of the Ultramen"
131. "The Trial of the Ultramen Part 2"
132. "Godzilla visits Skull Island"

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10 Reasons To Watch "Monster Island Buddies"

Monster Island Buddies is a YouTube must for any Godzilla fans... here's why!

With Godzilla vs. Kong coming up, it's never too late to join in on the hype and become a kaiju movie fan. There are kaiju movie fans, there are kaiju movie makers, and there are fans that make their own movies. Monster Island Buddies (MIB) is one such stellar example.

RELATED: Godzilla vs. Kong: 10 Things To Keep In Mind About The Pair

MIB is not just a Youtube channel where a grown adult plays with toys and makes funny voices. The site is the Mecca for any kaiju fan. In their pilgrimage to MIB, they encounter a bizarre, massive homage to not just Godzilla, but kaiju films of all variety.

10 It's Hilarious

MIB is primarily a show about the three "Monster Island Buddies," Rodan, Jet Jaguar, and Godzilla. The first episode immediately clues the audience into what tone it's going for: nonsensical. Godzilla and Rodan play cards. Rodan tells Godzilla that he's going to ask Mothra out on a date. To his chagrin, he's informed that Mothra is dating King Ghidorah, and Rodan runs off, yelling "I'm gonna cut off my own d***!"

Words can't properly express how absurd and downright silly the premise is. And the very cheap (perhaps not, when one considers the number of toys to buy) and homemade production value adds to the comedy. Human hands grab the action figures to move them around, at times participating in the story. Household props make up "Monster Island." The very humble makings are reminiscent of a child using just their imagination to play with their toys and getting sucked into the story rather than the logistics or aesthetic. It's sheer fun, in its purest form.

9 It Has A Cohesive Story

While MIB had no need to tell a proper story, as most people would watch the shenanigans for laughs alone, MIB took it a step further and made an engaging and long-form story. Everything introduced comes back at some point, each and every character in its massive roster has a story arc, it has a solid start and end for each season, and while winding and complicated, it is never confusing.

8 It Has High Re-Watch Value

MIB has hundreds of episodes on its channel, and because it paid such close attention to the storytelling method and clearly strategized its approach to telling it at some point, the show is not just good on re-watch, it's even better. In some of the earliest episodes, time travel is casually introduced, seemingly as a throwaway gag; but it soon becomes a critical part of the story. Because of this, there is a perfect loop, and like Back To The Future, any re-watch of the series is tremendously satisfying.

7 The Characters Rule

As mentioned previously, each character in this show is given an arc. There is so much love and detail put into introducing virtually every monster put to screen in MIB. Godzilla, King Kong, Gamera, Gorosaurus, and even the 1998 "Zilla" all appear. In fact, it appears that every major Toho kaiju ever involved with the Godzilla franchise appears.

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But on top of that, a slew of other characters make cameos, such as the TMNT, Nick Fury (with tongue in cheek Avengers jokes), Barrack Obama, and even a plain rubber duck. Each character has defining traits, running gags, unique voices, and story arcs, and each one serves a purpose.

6 It's Self-Aware

MIB is filled with complete obliteration of the 4th wall. It makes fun of kaiju film tropes, time travel plot holes, overly complex narratives, etc. And how does it make fun of them? By doing them, in a fresh and engaging way. One of the best running gags in the series has a flashback of an important event play several times every single time a character mentions it. It only gets funnier the more it happens. The irony and sarcasm run rampant on MIB, and are pivotal to its humor, and thus, enjoyability.

5 It Has A Close-Knit Community

MIB always had a kind community, as it is a very intricate love letter to a specific niche area of pop culture. Since Godzilla's release in 1954, and arguably since 1925's The Lost World, monster movies have found an audience around the world. Most notably, Godzilla has lived on for decades since his introduction and has only grown in popularity, meaning each generation has a new iteration of the King of Monsters.

RELATED: Every Godzilla Movie Ranked Worst To Best

The fanbase is thus very diverse. People from all different places and backgrounds are particularly suited to come together when it comes to kaiju movies. Eventually, MIB began to have skits at the end of several episodes reading the comments that users left behind. The creator is always very thankful to his fanbase, and the fans tend to be very cordial with one another, something often lacking on the internet in the modern era.

4 There Are Always Fresh New Videos

MIB has been around for nearly an entire decade. And for 10 years, MIB has offered a consistent flow of videos and interaction for its fanbase. One of the key components to success is not just gaining a following, but retaining it, and MIB has done so with a non-ending determination to roll out content. And it's not just a sheer volume of videos being made, the quality is never sacrificed for quantity. The MIB channel will only continue to grow as the new generations of kaiju fans continue to come out of the woodwork, especially those born in the digital age.

3 There Is Other Content

While "Monster Island Buddies" might be the channel's namesake and most viewed playlist, the channel hosts several other diverse outlets. There are "Orga Reviews," where the 4th-wall breaking character from MIB goes over kaiju films. There is also "MIB Play Time," which explores kaiju merchandise in-depth, such as Godzilla Valentine's Day cards, chibis, and view-masters. There are also reviews on comics and video games, and yes, self-aware clickbait-focused lists on various topics. So for those uninterested in investing in a story starring kaiju toys, there is still a hub for other areas of kaiju fandom.

2 It's Educational

Even for the most seasoned and nerdy kaiju fans out there, MIB has a host of obscure references and commentary to feed on. The much-beloved but little-known "G-Fest" convention makes an appearance, the "Dinosaurs Attack!" cards get an episode on the Play Time playlist, and there is plenty of content involving kaiju movie history. These are overlooked areas of pop culture to learn about, and while one could spend $150 dollars on the Criterion Collection Godzilla book... they could always learn things off of a stranger on the internet for free. That's the best way to do things, right? You guys?

1 It's Distinguishable From A Plethora Of Kaiju Channels

Standing out and finding a voice on the internet is next to impossible, seemingly. In an area of pop culture that offers a very engaging topic, many people clamor to make themselves the definitive kaiju go-to spot for fans, so MIB has a lot of competition. And despite that, despite its small group of creators, despite the initial shoestring budget, despite the silliness of it all, it has emerged as a comfortable spot for kaiju movie fans, and upon joining, buddies. It serves as an inspiration for anyone hoping to tread their own path through meager means.

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Web Video / Monster Island Buddies

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Narrator: Monster Island Bu-
Godzilla: RAWR!!!

— How every episode begins

Monster Island Buddies is a web series and channel based on the Godzilla franchise which can be found on YouTubehere. Like the Toho Kingdom Toons and Twisted Kaiju Theater fanworks, it is a humorous take on the Godzillaverse which deals with the lives of Godzilla and his friends, Rodan and Jet Jaguar, in Monster Island (which happens to resemble a giant house) as well as other fellow kaiju as they face everyday's problems and powerful enemies in a comedic way. Despite being made with toys, the show is adult-oriented in comedy.

For the lack of a better term, the creator himself describes the whole thing as a series where he "takes his Godzilla toys and makes them do silly things. Sometimes a plot happens." The show is essentially an Affectionate Parody of the Godzilla franchise and Kaiju films in general and often satirizes how most Godzilla fan-videos on the web are done by intentionally using cheap effects (ex. with the creator's hand appearing in most scenes to give monsters movement) while using other programs for special effects

Despite its seemingly simplistic nature, it has gained significant praise among the Godzilla fandom and YouTube for its unique style, its interesting plots, its fresh comedy and its clever use of Shout outs. While the main arc ended on its eight season, the channel still provides content such as reviews of Godzilla and kaiju-themed movies, video games, games, comics and other media, as well as post-arc episodes following the daily lives of the buddies, with the ocasional epic adventure thrown in.


Provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Godzilla himself, a trait he carried from his own father, the original Gojira of 1954, who treated him in a neglectful and rude way, however, he has gotten better and now cares for his family much more.
    • Monster X also has issues with his own father, Grand King Ghidorah. King Ghidorah likewise has the same issues with X, who...really isn't the best father.
  • The Ace: Gamera becomes one after getting expelled from college, turning into a famous and renowned actor and major monster celebrity. Guardian of the Universe, indeed.
  • Action Figure Speech: Since all the characters are toys, this is a given. Orga lampshades it in the Monster Island Mailbag of "Jet Jaguar meets Ultraman":

    Orga: Hey, has anyone ever wondered why only one of us can move at a time?

  • Adaptational Heroism: Gigan, instead of being a Psycho for Hire, is now adorable. Granted, he uses to switch sides a lot in his quest to make new friends.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Ultraman, much like in his debut series, was originally a benevolent and dedicated alien protector of Earth and other planets hailing from the Land of Light. However, in this continuity, he sought fame and became a television celebrity which also caused him to forget the true meaning of being a hero. Not only is he condescending, vain and arrogant toward his fans and everybody else, he willingly sides with the Ghidorahs and the bad monsters during the war just because they had a better dental plan than the good monsters. Needless to say, an ongoing arc has a disappointed Zoffy sending him to Earth once more so he can learn to be a true hero once more, forcing Ultraman to make a team with Godzilla, Rodan, Gorosaurus and a Pigmon as he struggles to be a hero again.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • King Kong goes from a neutral Earth monster to a rotten sociopath obssessed with taking Godzilla's place as King of the Monsters, and Kiryu goes from a mech built to protect the planet from Godzilla and other kaiju to a faithful servant of Keizer Ghidorah.
    • In her debut movie, Biollante was a surprisingly Gentle Giant thanks to her human soul and fought to protect Japan from Godzilla, even after achieving her second form she simply turned into small, golden spores at the end of the climatic battle and flew away from Earth. This Biollante, on the other hand, is in league with her more unsavoury father from the beginning and actively joins the Ghidorahs after Gojira's defeat. She even acts like a stereotypical Bratty Teenage Daughter. However, her romance with Varan eventually changes her for the better.
    • Battra was the main antagonist of Godzilla and Mothra:The battle for Earth, yes, but he was a Well-Intentioned Extremist who genuinely cared about the Earth even if that meant wiping out its sentient habitants to keep it safe. Here, his desire to be feared causes him to work as a mercenary for nastier monsters ever since he was a larva in order to gain respect. He eventually turns to a new leaf thanks to Rodan telling him that "Every moment counts".
  • Affectionate Parody: Of kaiju and tokusatsu media in general.
  • Aliens Speaking English: All extraterrestrial characters speak clear English. Some major exceptions are Hedorah, who speaks with farting sounds and Pigmon who speaks with mumbling gibberish.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Anguirus, despite being a giant mutant ankylosaur, has the intelligence of a dog and behaves pretty much like one. In fact, the only dialogue he has consists of barking. It's eventually revealed this was just an act to protect Minilla, The Chosen One. After his cover is discovered, Anguirus speaks normally and more constantly.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Zigzagged with Mothra when she hooks back up with King Ghidorah in Season 5. Primarily for them to stop the war between their ancestors, but clearly because she found him more handsome and stronger than Rodan.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Godzilla, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Megalon and even Jet Jaguar have had their moments.
  • Almost Kiss: Rodan and Mothra finally confess and lean in... until MechaGodzilla interrupts saying Mothra has monster mono.
  • April Fools' Day: Every year. And at the end (or in one case, beginning), Titanosaurus always says "April Fool's, motherfuckers!"
  • Arc Words: Season Six has "Every moment counts". These are the words that cause Battra to perform a Heel–Face Turn, thanks to Rodan.
  • Art Shift: The 2014 April Fool's episode was shot in stop motion ala Robot Chicken
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In the season 1 finale, Rodan gives King Ghidorah three good reasons for kicking his ass:

    Rodan: King Ghidorah! You'll pay for what you did to Jet Jaguar! And for hurting Mothra's feelings! And for pissing me off.

  • Baby Talk: Little Godzilla and Baby Godzilla speak this way. Averted with the baby versions of the main characters and Mothra larva, who speak in chipmunked versions of their own voices.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: The Season One finale, when Godzilla and his past self fight King Ghidorah.
  • Big Bad: Each season has had at least one major antagonist.
    • Season One: King Ghidorah, albeit comedically.
    • Season Two: The LESBIANS or rather their leader, Destoroyah. Actually, that's what it seems like at first glance
    • Season Three and Six: King Kong in a Big Bad Ensemble with Monster X.
    • Season Five has Gojira, the true leader of the L.E.S.B.I.A.N.S taking the position after Keizer Ghidorah and his henchmen decide to follow the truce with the good monsters.
    • Season Eight has Cthulhu as the last evil for our heroes to face.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Gamera, the Guardian of the Universe, has gotten plenty of these. His debut episode has him swooping in his own movie at the right time to beat the crap out of two mutants who took over the world. In "Godzilla vs The World", he saves Godzilla from the furious Ninja Turtles when they prove to be a bit too much for the Big G to handle by himself.
    • Minilla in Episode 50 when Zilla is cornered by some villains.
  • Big "NO!": The show loves this trope. Characters will even yell "NOOOOO!" as an overreaction to fairly minor nuisances. Godzilla lets out one in Episode 39, when he hears from Baragon that he owes the IRS $317.00, and Gojira yells out another when Godzilla tricks Lord Blundergosh into taking his father to the afterlife in the Season 5 finale.
    • Mothra has a more serious one when Grand King Ghidorah shoots his grandson King Ghidorah.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Biollante.
  • Breather Episode: Between the LESBIANS story arc episodes where Godzilla and Rodan fight each other, as well as how the LESBIANS plan to use Mecha-King Ghidorah to destroy Monster Island, Episode 20 is a lighthearted beach party where Minilla and Anguirus bury Gigan up to his neck in sand, Anguirus saves Minilla from drowning and Rodan nearly confessing his love to Mothra.
  • The Bus Came Back: Gamera and Baragon.
  • Butt-Monkey: Anyone can be a Butt-Monkey on the show. Rodan it seems is the one who gets most of the torture dished out to him. Gorosaurus falls under this due to King Kong enslaving him and kidnapping him, and even then, no one seems to really care or notice him, not to mention the buddies usually beat him up and bully him on a semi-regular basis.
  • Call-Back: Jet Jaguar references his past vacation in Vegas in the Season 6 finale.
  • Captain Obvious: Magneto points out how Captain America's shield can't defeat him because it's made of metal.
  • The Cameo: This being a Massive Multiplayer Crossover, there are too many to name. Star Wars and Marvel characters seem to be the ones who pop-up the most:
    • Winnie the Pooh cameos in several of the Christmas Specials. Also cameoing in episode 55, with Winnie the Pooh was the spotted elephant from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the "How Gabara Stole Christmas" segment.
    • In the season 1 finale, Obi-Wan Kenobi's force ghost briefly appears to Godzilla and tells him to "Use the Force", leading to Godzilla taking Mechagodzilla's time machine to travel to the past and retrieve his younger self for his fight against King Ghidorah.
    • Tifa Lockhart, Aeris Gainsborough, Barret Wallace and many other Final Fantasy VII characters often appear in several minor roles.
    • Ree-Yees, a criminal belonging to the Gran species who was first seen in Return of the Jedi as part of Jabba the Hutt's court, is usually seen in the background of scenes taking place at the Monster bar, along with the Ithorian Momaw Nadon.
    • In "Monster X", when Jet does battle against the Xilien in a desert, he turns around for a moment and sees C-3PO and R2-D2, much to his amazement.
  • Catchphrase: Several on the show.
    • Rodan: FUCK!!
    • Battra: Fear Battra!
    • Gigan: You guys!
    • Gabara: HEE-HAW!!
    • Gorosaurus: Look What Happened!
    • Anguirus barks like a dog
    • Hedorah talks only in flatulent noises which can be translated.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Titanosaurus is this in spades. Minilla, when he constructs a giant robot, he sings about gingerbread men.
  • Composite Character: Mechagodzilla was originally the Showa Mechagodzilla, who created a whole new body for himself (said body being the Heisei Mechagodzilla) in order to improve himself. In the episode "Robot Wars", after Heisei Mecha G is critically damaged by Gipsy Danger shooting at him beyond repair due to being million of years old (because of a little mishap with Time Travel during seasons 2 and 3), the buddies are forced to transfer Mechagodzilla's programming to his Showa body in order to save him in the following episode, "Mechagodzilla's Body".
    • Zilla has elements of multiple incarnations of him. He has the name of the 2004 creature, visually ressembles the 1998 Godzilla and is an Adaptational Badass capable of spewing atomic breath and fighting other monsters like Godzilla Junior. Likewise, in the episode "The Mothra Prophecies", Gorgo reveals that Zilla was resurrected as a cyborg after his most recent death just like Cyber-Godzilla when writing back to Godzilla's letter. It should be notable that Orga's review of Gundam reveals 'Zilla Junior also exists in this continuity.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Minilla, when he creates a machine capable of driving away some of Monster X's henchmen.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Godzilla, Orga, Minilla (surprisingly enough), Mechagodzilla and Kaiser Ghidorah.
  • Death Is Cheap: Godzilla and King Ghidorah come back from the dead in "Beer Pong".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Earl's death. After trying to tell off Titanosaurus for being such a nut, Titanosaurus rips his head off.
  • The Ditz: Minilla, Rodan, Zilla, Gigan, Titanosaurus, Gorosaurus and Gabara.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Anguirus pees on Gabara's face in "Snow Day".
    • Two instances in the Season 6 finale: King Caesar defeating Gabara in the war. Gorosaurus finally killing King Kong.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Gigan and Spacegodzilla make brief appeareances in the season 1 episode "Christmas Shmishmas" before their proper debut in the series.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Earlier episodes of the series were shorter and far more sketchy in nature, and most of the characters' voices gradually changed as the show advanced. Case in point, Godzilla originally spoke with a thick Japanese accent which eventually disappeared through the course of the show. There was also a limited degree of stop-motion animation, best seen when Godzilla would turn his head to look at his fellow buddies.
  • The Eeyore: Megalon.
  • Ending Memorial Service: "Gamera Returns" ends with Baragon's funeral.
  • Epic Fail: Minilla tries to defend Godzilla from having his ass kicked. It looks as though he's about to use a breath weapon, but he ends up farting on the vengeful monsters.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In Titanosaurus's first appearance, he gives out a hyperactive laugh and calls the LESBIANS, a bunch of fanny asses as well as saying rude things like calling Megalon, "Pooh Bear" and confusing the horn on Megalon's forehead for a magic wand, asking how Gigan can scratch his balls with his hook hands, calling Hedorah a pile of shit, killing Earl by ripping his head off and calling Spacegodzilla, a "Chubby Wayne Newton" after he uses his telekinesis on him.
    • Orga's debut has him saying his catchphrase, then pointing out there's a hand on Monster X's back, and one behind him as well.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Monster X/Keizer. Averted with Spacegodzilla, Gigan, Megalon and King Ghidorah. Inverted with Titanosaurus.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Magneto, Destoroyah and Monster X.
  • Extreme Doormat: Poor, poor Gorosaurus, always on the recieving end of being King Kong's slave.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Titanosaurus
  • Face–Heel Turn: Mechagodzilla when Earl switches him from hipster mode to evil mode as part of being the LESBIANS.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: How Godzilla disposes of foes, burning them alive. Gorosaurus kills Kong with a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Freudian Excuse: Earl's reason for joining the L.E.S.B.I.A.N.S. in trying to kill Godzilla. For not receiving a newsletter from Godzilla for a contest he entered when he was young.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Gorosaurus was one of the original Monster Island Buddies, but Godzilla and company didn't care much for him and didn't even give a crap when he was kidnapped by Kong and taken to Skull Island. Even after he's back, the other characters still seem to dislike him, Rodan even says he scares the shit out of him. On the villain side, there's Gigan, who constantly tries his best to make friends, but is perceived by everyone else as annoying and stupid. Titanosaurus counts as well, due to his insane, psycho behavior.
  • Fun with Acronyms: LESBIANS.
  • Future Badass: Godzilla, Gigan, Jet Jaguar, and Titanosaurus.
  • Genius Ditz: Minilla, when he makes a fully functioning robot in time for the first battle against Monster X's forces.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Grand King Ghidorah, Monster X's father, for the first few seasons, until he takes over as big bad for season 7 and most of eight.
    • Cthulhu is this for the first 100 episodes.
  • Groin Attack: Invoked in Episode 1. After Rodan hears that Mothra is dating King Ghidorah, he declares that he is going to cut his own dick off, apparently to "distract [himself] from the pain" (how that's supposed to work is anyone's guess). In the Halloween episode, it is revealed that all the nutcrackers like to feast on nuts. Nuts meaning testicles. Zilla becomes a victim of this attack in "The Death of Godzilla".
  • Grumpy Bear: Godzilla, Gojira, Grand King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Megalon.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Grand King Ghidorah.
  • Guile Hero: Godzilla.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Rodan. Remember when he threatened to cut his own penis off when he hears that Mothra was dating King Ghidorah? And when he says that a gun reminds him off a happier time.
  • Happily Adopted: Zilla and Little Godzilla.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Battra defected Monster X in order to help Mothra fight the Ghidorahs and their army.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Godzilla has one in Episode 50. Rodan in Episode 26.
  • Hook Hand: Gigan, naturally. Lampshaded by Titanosaurus when he asks Gigan how he scratches his balls with his hooks.
  • Humiliation Conga: Gabara undergoes one at the end of "Snow Day" and the season 6 finale.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the Hoarders parody, Rodan insists that he is not a hoarder but an enthusiastic collector, yet he calls a pile of his stuff a "hoard".
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Gigan, despite being a villain, has one goal. His goal is to make friends.
  • Interspecies Romance: Gojira humping a space meteor and a potted plant, Rodan's relationship with Mothra and Titanosaurus humping a rubber duck.
  • Jerkass: Grand King Ghidorah, Gabara, Desghidorah, Destoroyah, Spacegodzilla, Biollante, Gojira, Jirass, King Kong, and Evil Mechagodzilla.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Godzilla, Rodan, Battra, and King Caesar.
  • Karmic Death: King Kong is beaten to death by Gorosaurus after torturing and enslaving the poor dinosaur for years.
    • Grand King Ghidorah is killed by Mothra using a powerup given to her by his grandson King Ghidorah, after shooting his own grandson in the back.
  • Killed Off for Real: Earl in Episode 21, Magneto in Episode 28, Shredder in Episode 30, All the heroes in Episode 39, King Kong in Episode 75, Grand King Ghidorah and Kaiser Ghidorah in episode 100. Parodied in Episode 61 in which Godzilla's tail snaps off and he's supposedly Killed Off for Real, Jet Jaguar splits in half, most of the cast is burnt and melted by accident.
  • Killer Gorilla: King Kong. He acts like a Jerkass to Godzilla and bullies Minilla. He even lies to Godzilla in the sixth season finale.
  • Large Ham: Rodan, who usually speaks with a loud whisper. Titanosaurus falls into that category due to his hyperactive dialogue and high pitched giggling. Magneto in the Avengers episode counts because Evil Is Hammy.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Gojira is taken away by Lord Blundergosh in the Big Party episode, after overconfidently stating that he is the "real Godzilla".
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Parodied in "Godzilla & The Avengers", after Magneto overpowers all of the Avenger Members, the Avengers huddle up for a plan. Godzilla however takes care of the situation himself.

    Godzilla: Alright guys, let's do this! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODZIIIIIIIILLAAAAAAAAAAA!!.
    Capt. America: Did he just run out there?

  • Locked Out of the Loop: Gorosaurus. Due to being trapped on Skull Island for a long time, he had no clue about the truce between the Ghidorahs and the Divine Moths. King Kong exploits this as means of setting an entire war into motion.
  • Lovable Coward: Little Godzilla.
  • Love Hurts: A Running Gag on the show is that Rodan has a crush on Mothra. His chance to confess his love is usually ruined by Mothra's relationship with King Ghidorah or any other monster.
  • Mama Bear: Jirass. Despite her sour nature, she still cares about her son.
  • Manipulative Bastard: King Kong has managed to manipulate Fire Rodan into attacking Godzilla, causing him to become Burning Godzilla and die. Then King Kong fooled Gorosaurus into breaking the truce (Due to him not knowing about the truce in the first place).
  • Meaningful Echo:"Every Moment Does Count". First said by Future Godzilla upon seeing and hugging Rodan (Justified considering Future Godzilla came from a Bad Future in which Rodan died). Said again by Mothra after Rodan and a recently reformed Battra retrieve her from space in order to defeat Monster X and the evil monsters.
  • Mythology Gag: In the Halloween episode, Baragon fights a nutcracker resembling Frankenstein's monster. This is a reference to "Frankenstein Conquers the World" where Frankenstein's monster fights Baragon.
  • Nice Guy: Jet Jaguar.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Nick Fury is based off the version of him played by Samuel L. Jackson, complete with a Snakes on a PlaneShout-Out.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gorosaurus inflicts one on Kong in Episode 75. In Episode 39 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles inflict one on Godzilla, while the Hulk inflicts one on Rodan.
  • Off with His Head!: How Titanosaurus kills Earl.
  • Oh, Crap!: Godzilla after King Ghidorah threatens him. His reply: We Are Fucked! Also, Rodan when he sees Mothra dating King Ghidorah.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Destoroyah and Gojira.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: Titanosaurus dated one of himself until a blow to the head. The female Titanosaurus clone has been revealed dead from cancer.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: Godzilla fights Rodan when he refuses to admit that he has a drug problem.
    • Happens again after Rodan's Fire Rodan powerup goes to his head and Kong gives him a nudge in the wrong direction.
  • The Pollyanna: Jet Jaguar, in contrast to Megalon.
  • Precision F-Strike: Rodan. It's basically his Catchphrase. Destoroyah has one in his debut episode.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Spacegodzilla, Hedorah, Gigan, Megalon, Mechagodzilla and Earl.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Played for Laughs in "Movie Night".
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Season 7 opener features Kumonga, Karakuras, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Gipsy Danger as new recruits for Godzilla's army.
  • Retired Monster: Literally Played with Gojira and Grand King Ghidorah.
  • Rule of Funny: Where to begin? The entire show runs on this!
    • In "Rodan Loves Mothra", Godzilla says he has a peanut allergy.
    • Rodan says that a gun he's been hoarding in "Monster Hoarders" reminds him of a happier time. Also in that episode, Godzilla has trouble finding the bathroom.
    • In "Movie Night", Rodan stays behind in the movie theater to watch the sex scene in a Gamera movie after Godzilla leaves.
    • In "Drama Monsters", Rodan confuses three My Little Pony characters for King Ghidorah while at the bar.
    • "Godzilla Must Die" features a Lampshade Hanging from Megalon when he says he cost eighty fucking dollars on eBay. In that episode, the super evil team is shortened to LESBIANS.
    • "The Clock is Ticking": Part 4 of the LESBIANS's evil plan for world conquest involves the leader eating a sandwich.
    • "Godzilla vs the World": Godzilla calls the Punisher an idiot because guns can't hurt him. Godzilla writhes in pain later when the Punisher and several other heroes shoots him.
    • "G-Fest": A Godzilla figure is seen squating, complete with a defecating noise.
    • "The Godzilla Family": Gojira reveals why Spacegodzilla and Biollante are Godzilla's half-brother and half-sister: Gojira humped both a space meteor and a potted plant.
    • "Bad Monsters" Grand King Ghidorah goes on to ramble about his evil plan, only to be interrupted by Monster X, who tells him that Matlock is on TV.
  • The Runt at the End: Earl the hipster.
    • Also in "Godzilla vs the World", Godzilla comes across Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Nick Fury, Captain America, Collosus, Batman, Robin, The Punisher, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Master Splinter and the Disney Animated Canon version of Pinocchio.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Grand King Ghidorah, and Gojira.
  • The Scrappy: In universe example: Titanosaurus in his debut episode. Minilla started as this, but developed into a much more popular character.
    • Gabara also qualifies as no one can stand being near him. King Caesar even gets to give him a beatdown in Episode 75.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Grand King Ghidorah, after an event called "The Great War". General Red Ghidorah in the new season likewise has seen some shit.
  • Shout-Out: So many...
    • Gamera's debut in the episode "Movie Night."
    • Any threat made by Titanosaurus.
    • In the Season 4 finale, Monster X states that it's time to wage war on Godzilla and his Amazing Friends.
    • Ultraman and Baragon's interactions are a very subtle version of this.
    • The 3rd Christmas Special of the series is this in spades when everyone starts parodying various Christmas Specials.
    • Biollante's debut.
    • In "Secret Santa", Minilla goes to the Magic Kingdom, and there he goes on rides such as It's A Small World, and he sees Tigger in a stinger.
  • Stock Scream: The Wilhelm Scream is heard in "Godzilla & The Avengers" when Magneto attacks.
  • Team Mom: Mothra.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: The Avengers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even Batman and Robin tell Godzilla that killing their enemies is not the way to defeat them.

    Batman: You're supposed to rattle the cages!

  • Too Dumb to Live: Minilla in the Beach Episode, where he nearly drowns in the lake. Anguirus rescues him though.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Zilla, going from a polite British stepson to Godzilla, to a powerful mutant iguana. Gigan can take a level in badass on occasion. Deconstructed in "General Gigan".
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Magneto.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Mechagodzilla, then Godzilla later in the series.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: The aptly-named season 3 episode "Godzilla vs the World" has the Big G, Fire Rodan and Gamera taking on an entire army of infuriated superheroes who want to get back at Goji because he killed their villains, leaving them without a job. As he's being crushed by Hulk, Rodan lampshades the epic scope of the whole thing in his exasperation.

    Rodan: Jesus Godzilla! I don't know how you manage to piss off everyone!.

  • Ungrateful Bastard: Titanosaurus after Baragon saves him.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Everyone except Jet Jaguar, Mothra, Anguirus, Minilla, Gigan, Megalon, King Caesar, Zilla and Mechagodzilla.
  • Villain Episode: "Godzilla Must Die", "Titanosaurus" and "Bad Monsters". A few more crop up in Season 11.
  • Villains Out Shopping: "Bad Monsters".
  • Vocal Evolution: Godzilla originally had a rather strong Japanese accent which gradually disappeared as the show evolved, and Jet's voice was slightly deeper and not as expressive as it is today. Rodan's voice has remained consistently the same, but he's gotten a tad more expressive in the most recent seasons. Spacegodzilla's voice was also deeper, but later became more nasal and high-pitched.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Godzilla throws up in Episode 7.
  • Wham Episode: "Final Wars", "Godzilla is Dying", "The Godzilla Family". Subverted with "All Secrets Revealed" in which it is an April Fools Episode.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Godzilla says this word for word in the Season One finale, but rhetorically. Cuts to a man in a Godzilla mask (the creator) saying "Ain't I a stinker?"
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: The 2013 Christmas episode features Rodan as Scrooge, and Godzilla as all the ghosts.
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