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Godzilla vs Bagan (ver.II) by Fourgreen Godzilla vs Bagan (ver.II) by Fourgreen
Probably the most tantalizing of unmade films for fans of Godzilla, is this particular movie. Most likely because this is the one proposed project that got as far as getting us a production statue of the would-be villain Bagan (to which his appearance here is based off of). That, and the fact that Bagan was to have been involved with the early drafts of "The Return of Godzilla" as well as the main opponent to a Mothra feature (before the whole "Rebirth of Mothra" series was conceived).

I see many clamoring for Bagan to still make it to film, and I still havent reached an understanding of exactly why. But nevertheless it was fun to draw him facing off with G, in what may have become a feature before "vs. Destoroyah" came to be.

From what we know, the battleship Gotengo would have been the JSDF's advanced battle weapon to handle the kaiju combat. I guess Japan's budget was low after the high-tech Mechagodzilla and it's lesser cousin M.O.E.G.E.R.A.

One things for sure, I wager that Bagan would be a handful for Godzilla and the Gotengo, and that's what I wanted to depict!
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cultistofvertigo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
This is really awesome, but I have a note: the 1995 designs for the Gotengo were directly ancestral to those of the Liberty, having three drills. As per whether or not Gotengo was ever actually planned for the Bagan iteration of Godzilla 7, there's not much to go on. Its role included deploying the "Neo Oxygen Destroyer" which seems more like it wouldn't have been around until the death plots of vs. Godzilla and vs. Barbaroi, but then again for all the info that's out there about Godzilla vs. Bagan they could have planned on killing him there as well.

There's not much info in English about what exactly was going on in all the drafts for Godzilla 7, so it seems like a big jumbled mess. Honestly, whether or not Bagan was ever seriously considered for Godzilla 7 is kind of an unknown as well, since interviews with Kawakita show him being mostly clueless about it and all the other elements and characters between vs. Godzilla, vs. Barbaroi, and vs. Destroyah are connected to each other, with Bagan just sort of not being part of the obvious evolution.

Honestly, the idea that Bagan was going to be in Godzilla 7 at some point might just be a rumor. The Gotengo, as Super X-3, however, was defo in there somewhere before it got nerfed into just another Super X that just happens to have a freeze ray.
Fourgreen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
I guess this would more or less be a "fan service piece" then. I wasn't too familiar about the details regarding this concept, other than the brief description of the Gotengo being involved and the "official" artwork from the Godzilla Studio Tour ROM of the title opponent.

As I have mentioned prior to this, I don't really understand the fascination with Bagan. I personally think he's another addition to the bigger-then-Godzilla bulky biped kaiju that follow suit with MechaG '94, Space G, and Destoroyah. I'm sure he'd been equipped with a variety of beam weapons and would have done some ridiculous anti-gravity feats as well.  Other than being a clearer designed kaiju of numerous un-made ones, he leaves little for me personally. But you can't deny his fan base....
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I think we all wanna see Bagan after readin about him. Awesome work here
mtndewlover Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
That would have been a great movie.
mindmaster123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Why is Bagan always used as the ultimate opponent for Godzilla? It is because he was the final boss in Super Godzilla?
IceStormy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
dragokaiju2000 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That would have been awesome as a movie, if they would have continued making it that is.
Daizua123 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Now this is beyond epic.  Well done
Revan005 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
EliteNintendork Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
This is just epic. I would love to see this happen in an actual Toho film.
Well done sir!
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