1.] Originally called “Gojira”
perhaps the conversation could be a debate about which gojiro movie is better, or has the better monster
for e.g. godzilla and mothra or godzilla and mechagodzilla 2
2.] godzilla has opposable thumbs, doesn’t breath fire, but heated heated concentrated gas bean called “radiation breath”
3.] It has also been displayed in several films that Godzilla can withstand both extreme heat and extreme cold with no lasting effect to him.
In Godzilla Raids Again, Godzilla is frozen in an iceberg, then later reemerges in King Kong vs Godzilla, apparently with no ill effect. Likewise, Godzilla is also trapped in ice in the south pole in Godzilla: Final Wars, but is later freed. Godzilla is trapped in a volcano, Mt. Mihara in The Return of Godzilla, but later emerges from that same volcano in Godzilla vs Biollante, after having been dormant in the volcano for five years. Godzilla also falls into an underwater volcanic eruption in Godzilla vs Mothra, and simply travels through the lava system to later emerge out of Mt. Fuji in that same film. It is generally thought that Godzilla’s regenerative ability (Organizer G-1), sheer structural durability and/or his cellular structure is what allows him to survive such powerful elements.
4.] It has also been displayed in several films that Godzilla can sense the presence of other monsters, particularly monsters containing his cells, and can literally pinpoint their location and track them down.
In some of the films, especially those of the 1970’s, Godzilla often simply appears out of nowhere to battle the evil monsters, and while some take this as simply lazy scripting, some also speculate that Godzilla can track down other monsters. However, it was a focal point of the story in both Godzilla vs Biollante and Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla that Godzilla could track down the respective monsters (Biollante and Kiryu) who housed his cells, and likewise, in Godzilla vs Destoroyah, Godzilla could pinpoint the location of Godzilla Junior and tracked him down as well. Other monsters is very debated, but it seems quite clear that Godzilla is capable of tracking down any monsters which have Godzilla cells in them.
5.] Godzilla has also displayed a number of “one time powers”, that seem to have simply been thought up by the filmmakers as something fun to do in one film, but Godzilla has then never displayed this power since.
The best two examples of this are his flying in Godzilla vs Hedorah and his magnetization in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla. It is up to debate among fans as to whether these kinds of abilities are true powers that Godzilla possesses, or are simply conveniencies of the script. So many do not consider these abilities to be canon.
6.] Though it should be mentioned that Godzilla’s ability to be portrayed and translated in numerous ways is one of the primary reasons he has been able to stay so popular for so long, and is one of the great secrets to his immortality, so to speak.
7.] Godzilla was originally an allegory for the effects of the hydrogen bomb, and the unintended consequences that such weapons might have on Earth.
The Versus and Millennium Series have largely continued this concept. Some have pointed out the parallels, conscious or unconscious, between Godzilla’s relationship to Japan and that of the United States; first a terrible enemy who causes enormous destruction, but then becoming a good friend and defender in times of peril.
8.] In 1995, after his then-final appearance in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Godzilla received an award for Lifetime Achievement at the MTV Movie Awards. Creator and producer Shogo Tomiyama accepted on his behalf via satellite but was joined by “Godzilla” himself.
9.] 26 days after his 50th (Japanese) birthday, on 29 November 2004, Godzilla got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.