Godzilla’s atomic breath may not be the key to beating Kong. Here’s why his healing ability is his best advantage over his opponent.
Godzilla’s greatest advantage over his opponent in Godzilla vs. Kong it is your healing factor. Based on what was seen in the first Godzilla vs Kong trailer, MonsterVerse has removed some of the biggest elements that put the odds in Godzilla’s favor, including the size difference and atomic breath.
Not unlike the 1962 original, King Kong vs. Godzilla, the upcoming MonsterVerse movie will even the playing field for the two Titans by giving Kong a massive height upgrade. Previously, it was less than a third the size of Godzilla, but now the two are on the same level. Making things more difficult for Godzilla is Kong’s new weapon, an ax apparently made from Godzilla’s own dorsal fins. In addition, the trailer has confirmed that the ax is somehow capable of countering Godzilla’s most powerful weapon, his atomic breath.
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In his original fight, Atomic Breath was the biggest threat Kong faced from Godzilla, but that may not be true in MonsterVerse, due to Kong’s ax. However, that does not mean everybody of Godzilla’s advantages are gone. Apart from his superior strength, there is also his healing factor; It has been indicated that Godzilla from MonsterVerse can heal at a rapid rate. Despite sustaining numerous injuries from the sharp claws of the MUTOs in the 2014 film, Godzilla only needed one night of rest to fully recover from his injuries. There were no visible scars from the fight. Not surprisingly, Godzilla had this ability, given that it was of great importance to his Toho counterpart. In the Heisei series, humans marveled at his healing abilities, which come from his “G cells”. Its regenerative properties even served as a plot point at times.
As for MonsterVerse’s Godzilla, it has yet to be shown how advanced his healing factor is, but it appears to be well above Kong’s. When it was severely cut by the Skullcrawlers and the helicopter blade in Kong: Skull Island, his wounds remained on his body until the end of the film. That Kong can’t heal as quickly as Godzilla could be a big deal, especially since he’ll be participating in multiple fights. It is known from the shots in the trailer that he will face Godzilla at least twice, and he will also fight other Titans.
The brutal encounters that Kong will have to endure throughout the film could leave him quite beaten up before his final showdown with Godzilla. Godzilla might have his fair share of wounds, but as long as he’s had at least some time between fights, he should be in better health. Also, if Godzilla somehow gets a chance to absorb some radiation before his last fight, it will be much more difficult for Kong to win. Godzilla: King of the Monsters proved that Godzilla can recover even faster if he receives a large dose of radiation.
After taking a few beatings, Kong will have a hard time getting through one more round with a recharged Godzilla. Perhaps Kong’s best chance of achieving victory is landing a blow that wipes the healing factor off the table. It’s possible that a deep enough cut from Kong’s ax could end Godzilla’s reign as King of the Monsters in Godzilla vs. Kong.
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- Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)Release Date: March 31, 2021
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