|American Godzilla film series character|
|Official name||Giant Bat / Giant Mutated Vampire Bat|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Distribution||Nigeria (West Africa), Paris, Monster Island|
|First appearance||Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)|
|Latest appearance||Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars (2000)|
|Created by||Fil Barlow in 1997-1998|
Giant Bat, also known as Giant Mutant Vampire Bat, was a nemesis mutation of Godzilla (Junior). It is a gigantic mutated bat which uses a sonic screech which is powerful enough to temporarily stun larger monsters like Godzilla and destroy structures as shown with a monument in Paris. The creature appeared in the Godzilla: The Series episodes Monster Wars - Part 1, S.C.A.L.E. and Underground Movement (mentioned only).
Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)Edit
Monster Wars - Part 1 (episode) (February 13, 1999)Edit
Deep within the heart of the West African nation Nigeria, a winged mutation was born. The Giant Bat originally attacked farmers and cattle in West Africa, but when H.E.A.T. showed up, the Bat was ready for them. As Godzilla chased the bat into a nearby city, they were both soon consumed by their brawl. Using his high frequency, the Giant Bat escaped the reptile’s wrath, but a prior immersion in water had severely weakened his radar. Soon, Godzilla and the Giant Bat returned to battle, and while Godzilla was stuck in a bridge, the Tachyons, an alien raced covertly engaged in conquest of Earth, gained control of the bat and guided him back to Site Omega. As H.E.A.T. followed, they managed to foul the bat's radar with their own, causing him to attack Cryptocleidus, a cryptid inhabiting a nearby lake. The aliens regained control of the bat, and both came ashore on Site Omega.
The aliens then commanded the bat to attack Paris with King Cobra. As the beasts attacked the French city, the monsters soon broke free of the Tachyons' control and the bat returned to Site Omega, attacking the alien fleet. The aliens called Cyber-Godzilla to their defense and the two did battle, but the cyborg Godzilla proved too powerful and the Giant Bat was knocked out. After the war, the Giant Bat was restrained and left on Site Omega, which would become Monster Island.
Future Shock (episode) (September 18, 1999)Edit
In an alternate future where the D.R.A.G.M.A.'s took over the earth, the Giant Bat was killed along with the other monsters of Monster Island. The Giant Bat did not make an appearance in this episode.
S.C.A.L.E. (episode) (October 2, 1999)Edit
The organization S.C.A.L.E. frees the monsters of Monster Island, including the Giant Bat. He faced a few monsters before being recaptured and returned to his area of the Island.
Underground Movement (episode) (April 1, 2000)Edit
A Giant Mutant Vampire Bat was briefly mentioned in the episode Underground Movement. Most of the H.E.A.T. team had to go to Florida to settle a lawsuit for the damages that were caused while Godzilla fought it. Fortunately, the suit was thrown out and H.E.A.T. returned to their mission. The Giant Bat did not make an appearance in this episode.
Video game appearanceEdit
Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars (2000)EditGiant Bat has appeared in the video game Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars.
The making of the Giant BatEdit
- The Heisei version of King Ghidorah was the mutated form of three bat-like creatures called Dorats, leading some fans to believe the Giant Bat is a homage to King Ghidorah.
- The Giant Bat also bears a very strong resemblance to the Dark Horse Comics' creation Bagorah, both physically and with its sonic scream.