One of the most famous monsters in cinematic history is Godzilla.
The story of Godzilla has often changed over the years.
At first, the monster terrorized Tokyo, destroying the city and killing its citizens.
Then Godzilla became a hero and started fighting other monsters to save humans.
That all said, you may have wondered if Godzilla is a boy or girl.
Is Godzilla A Girl?
No, Godzilla is not a girl.
There’s confusion about Godzilla’s gender because Godzilla regularly has babies.
In the 1998 film, for example, most of the plot revolves around the fact that Godzilla has lain several eggs throughout New York City.
However, they consistently refer to the monster as “him” in the film.
When discussing how the creature became pregnant, the lead character suggests that Godzilla is asexual.
This means that it’s able to reproduce itself.
It might also be a type of reptile that can switch genders to reproduce with itself.
If that’s the case, Godzilla is both male and female.
Throughout Western films depicting Godzilla, however, he is always referred to as a male.
In the original Japanese films, they refer to the creature as “it” which suggests that Godzilla doesn’t have a gender.
Godzilla could be non-binary, it could be both, or it could be male.
In most cases, however, Godzilla is not a girl.
How Does Godzilla Reproduce?
Considering that Godzilla isn’t a girl, you may wonder how the monster can reproduce.
There isn’t another Godzilla monster in any of the movies.
At least, there isn’t a mate for the current Godzilla in the movies.
Yet, there are many Godzilla films where the creature has either laid an egg or has children rampaging around.
Here are a few ways that Godzilla reproduces.
1. Asexual Reproduction
One of the main theories that Godzilla reproduces is through asexual reproduction.
Asexual reproduction occurs within one creature.
It does not require a mate to fertilize eggs.
In many cases of scientific asexual reproduction, the child that’s produced is either a clone of the parent or is extremely similar.
That’s because, barring any genetic mutations, the child is only inheriting one parent’s DNA.
There isn’t another set of DNA in the mix.
Since there’s only one set of DNA, the chromosomes that form are going to be, roughly, the same as the parent’s.
The only exception is when a genetic mutation happens.
This can occur at any time.
It’s often genetic mutation that either helps a creature survive or makes it weaker.
For example, a child may receive a genetic mutation that makes its skin darker green in color.
If the child lives in a habitat where a lot of green is around, it might help it camouflage itself better and survive longer.
Since it’s able to camouflage itself better, it can survive longer and reproduce with itself.
Its child might then take on the genetic mutation.
However, if the environment of the child was primarily white, like the arctic, then having green fur or skin wouldn’t do it any favors.
In regards to Godzilla, a theory of how it reproduces is that it does so asexually.
As such, any child it produces is going to be an exact or almost exact copy of it.
2. Parasite Egg
Some fans also theorize that Godzilla lays parasitic eggs.
For example, it uses someone else to rear its eggs.
Such an example might be if Godzilla lays an egg for Rodan to raise.
In biology, parasitic eggs can be quite problematic for the host.
Sometimes the host isn’t even aware that they have a parasite living within them.
However, because parasites eat food and resources within a body that the body needs, there can sometimes be a significant effect, especially if the infestation is large.
One of the most common types of parasites that lay eggs in humans is the nematode.
The nematode covers a large range of different worms.
One that can lay eggs in humans is ascariasis.
Ascariasis worms lay eggs in the soil.
When a person happens to touch that soil, then touches their mouth, then they swallow the eggs, and they end up in the human’s intestine.
They remain there for a time until the human defecates.
In most situations, the waste ends up in a toilet and then a sewer system.
The eggs might hatch, but there’s a chance those baby worms will die.
If the person were to defecate outside or use their waste as fertilizer, however, those eggs end up hatching and other people can become infected with them.
In regards to Godzilla, if he were to be more of a parasite, he might reproduce asexually and then lay his egg for someone else to nourish and raise.
Either way, some theorists suggest that Godzilla reproduces in a parasitic fashion.
A final theory of how Godzilla reproduces is that he spawns his young from his own body.
There are two versions of this type of reproduction in the films.
The first is in Shin Godzilla.
At the end of the film, there’s a quick close-up of Godzilla’s tail.
Just before the movie ends, a grotesque hybrid of humans and Godzilla ends up crawling out of the tail.
This suggests that Godzilla possesses the ability to simply spawn its young from its own body.
This is again shown in Godzilla Earth.
In this film, Godzilla spawns smaller versions of himself.
They’re exactly the same which also leans towards asexual reproduction as the main source of reproduction.
However, Godzilla doesn’t need to lay eggs or anything.
He just spawns his young right from his own body.
How Many Eggs Did Godzilla Lay?
In the 1998 film, Godzilla, the cast of characters have to contend with two problems.
The first is Godzilla, himself.
He emerges from the ocean and starts to wreak havoc on New York City.
However, they quickly discover that Godzilla is as aggressive as he is because he asexually laid a bunch of eggs around the city.
In the film, they estimate that Godzilla laid 228 eggs.
The rest of the film then depicts them trying to destroy the eggs before they can hatch.
Otherwise, they’re going to have several more Godzilla monsters to deal with.
This leads to the climax of the film where they attempt to destroy Godzilla and all of his children.
Does Godzilla Eat Food?
Considering how massive Godzilla is, you may wonder how he survives.
A monster his size would likely need to eat a lot of food to support himself.
Godzilla doesn’t eat food.
You won’t see him chewing on humans for nourishment.
He also doesn’t eat plants.
Instead, he uses radiation to give himself energy.
The main origin story of Godzilla involves a nuclear blast or some other exposure to radiation.
Since that’s what caused him to mutate, it makes sense that his body wouldn’t find radiation as harmful as typical humans would.
Instead, he can take radiation and use it as an energy source.
Since it gives his body energy, he doesn’t need to eat anything to further supplement his energy sources.
Is King Kong A Girl Or Boy?
While Godzilla’s gender may be a bit confusing and a matter of debate, King Kong’s gender is pretty clear.
He’s a male.
Several things make it clear that he’s a male.
Here are some of those reasons.
One of the most obvious reasons that King Kong is a male is because everyone refers to him as “him.”
Since he/him are male pronouns, King Kong is a male.
Now and then, someone might refer to Kong as “it” or “the creature” or even “the monster.”
However, even though that might be a gender-neutral term, most of the time, people call him “him.”
2. Male Gorilla Phenotype
King Kong is essentially a giant gorilla.
While he may be larger and stronger than the average gorilla, he is still very much a gorilla in phenotype.
Gorillas have very specific phenotypes differentiating males and females.
Females tend to be smaller than males.
Males also have a bit of a crest on their heads.
King Kong has the crest and the other physical features of a large, male, gorilla.
Since he has the phenotype of a male gorilla rather than a female one, it’s easy to determine that King Kong is a male.
3. “King” Kong
Another big hint that Kong is a male is his title.
While many simply call him Kong, some refer to him as “King” Kong.
He’s a king because he’s essentially the ruler of his jungle.
In the original film about Kong, the villagers have to sacrifice a woman to Kong every so often to appease him.
They refer to him as “King” Kong because he’s essentially the apex predator in the area.
That’s on top of the island, called Skull Island, having other fearsome creatures like dinosaurs roaming around.
“King” is the title given to a male ruler.
Its opposite is “Queen” which refers to a female ruler.
Since the villagers refer to Kong as “King,” it’s clear that they see him as a male.
Who Is King Kong’s Wife?
King Kong, as a large monster, doesn’t technically have a wife in the sense that he didn’t go and get married.
However, he does have a mate.
If you consider King Kong Lives, as canon, then Kong ends up finding and mating with another large gorilla-like monster like himself.
The movie is essentially a belated sequel to the original film.
After King Kong falls from the Empire State Building, he isn’t dead.
Instead, he’s saved and put in a coma.
10 years pass and the doctor put in charge of him, Amy Franklin, realizes that his heart is starting to fail.
To keep him alive, she intends to perform a heart transfer.
She wants to transfer his heart with a mechanical one that’s powered by a computer.
The problem is that, by this point, Kong has lost a lot of blood.
The only way he can survive the procedure is if he’s given more blood.
The problem with that is that he needs another creature similar to him to provide the blood.
Another character, Hank Mitchell, suggests a theory that one such creature might exist on Borneo.
He theorizes that Borneo and Skull Island, where Kong came from, once shared a landmass.
Over time, the landmass sank into the water and separated the two from one another.
He goes to Borneo and finds another Kong-like creature who happens to be female.
He takes her back to New York where they perform the surgery successfully.
However, Kong then realizes there’s a female of his kind near him.
In true Kong fashion, he goes crazy and breaks her out of the research facility.
They escape together until the army gets called to put them down.
Eventually, it’s discovered that the female Kong, often referred to as Lady Kong, is pregnant.
She gives birth beside a dying Kong who saved her from machine fire from the army.
The film ends with Lady Kong and her newborn son back in Borneo.
For a brief time, King Kong had a wife named Lady Kong.
Who Is Godzilla’s Wife?
Since King Kong once had a mate, you may wonder if Godzilla was ever so lucky.
Although it’s clear that Godzilla doesn’t need a mate to reproduce, you may wonder if he ever had one just for fun.
Although it isn’t official, some fans see Mothra as being Godzilla’s wife.
In reality, there has never been an official depiction in the films of a creature that is Godzilla’s wife or mate.
Godzilla doesn’t have a canon wife or mate.
That said, some fans consider Mothra as Godzilla’s wife because they have a symbiotic nature.
Mothra is often seen as the peacekeeping monster in the Monster Universe.
At one point, she healed Godzilla and granted him a boost in his radiation absorption.
This then allowed him to turn the tides and win the day.
Essentially, she saved his life.
The two have teamed up before, so there’s some alliance between them, at the very least.
However, it’s unlikely that any film is ever going to officially canonize that Mothra is Godzilla’s wife.
Since Godzilla can reproduce asexually, it’s unlikely that he’ll ever have a wife or mate.
Is Mothra A Girl?
Yes, Mothra is a girl.
While some other monsters may have confusing genders, Mothra’s is pretty clear.
Here are a few reasons why you can tell that Mothra is a girl.
1. Lays Eggs
Mothra is essentially a giant moth.
Moths require sexual reproduction to lay eggs.
In some of the various Monster Universe depictions of Mothra, she is sometimes married to Rodan.
On the show Godzilla Island, for example, they’re married and have children.
Since Mothra is the one who lays eggs, it’s clear that she’s a giant female moth.
Mothra is often depicted as a delicate creature.
Although she can fight with the best of them, she is mostly a peace-loving creature.
Her design has also changed over the years.
Originally, she looked like nothing more than a giant moth.
In recent depictions, however, she’s still recognizable as a giant moth, however, she also has a more delicate, if not feminine, build.
While delicacy doesn’t always mean feminine or female, it is historically used to depict femineity.
A final reason why Mothra is clearly female is that she represents peace.
She’s also seen as the protector of Japan.
While men or masculine-leaning things sometimes represent peace, historically, women tend to represent peace.
Since Mothra represents peace and is a peacekeeper, she’s female.
Who Is Godzilla’s Greatest Foe?
Godzilla has many enemies.
At first, his enemy was man.
However, as other monsters began to awaken and threaten the world, his aggression turned towards them.
Godzilla became a protector of humankind while battling all sorts of giant monsters who intend to destroy the earth.
Of all his enemies, there’s no question that King Ghidorah is Godzilla’s greatest foe.
King Ghidorah is a massive creature with three different heads.
Each one can attack Godzilla independently.
Since Godzilla is a bit limited when it comes to agility, that makes battling King Ghidorah quite a sight to behold.
Godzilla is a boy, but there is a bit of debate over whether the creature has any gender at all.
King Kong and Mothra have a bit more defined genders.
No matter their genders, however, all the creatures have found a way to reproduce in some of their various films and depictions.