After nearly sixty years of separate adventures, the two heavyweights of the MonsterVerse, Godzilla and King Kong, finally shared the big screen together, leaving us to wonder: who is the stronger one?
King Kong and Godzilla faced off in Japan nearly 60 years ago, in 1962, and King Kong stuffed a giant tree into Godzilla’s mouth.
King Kong would emerge victorious from the bloody slugfest, despite being subjected to atomic breaths and lightning strikes from the smaller creature.
After seeing the two titans team up against a third enemy, the conclusion to the 2021 film Godzilla vs. Kong was that there was no clear victor.
However, the film still provided enough backstory and character development for each titan to allow for an accurate evaluation of their relative strengths.
Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, has been shown to be more powerful than Kong in terms of raw power and is capable of killing Kong with a single blow from an ax.
However, Kong’s ability to collaborate with other creatures and save the day was far more potent than anything Godzilla could have done on his own.
How Strong Is Godzilla—the King of the Monsters?
This lizard-like creature, with its armoured skin and devastating atomic breath, is most similar in appearance to Komodo dragons and dinosaurs. By the end of the film, he has pinned down Kong multiple times and defeated every kaiju in MonsterVerse.
The Gojira is an isolated wolf that has lived for thousands of years without human help. He has become the most powerful being on Earth after years of fighting and mutation.
Gojira is nearly unstoppable thanks to his arsenal of devastating weapons, which includes a massive, serrated tail that is the best long-range weapon, spiked dorsal plates that can slice through metal, and ice-blue atomic breath that is destructive as it is beautiful.
Inferring from the strength of dinosaur tails, palaeontologists estimate that Godzilla’s tail could produce a force equal to 2,000 tonnes of mass.
His massive jaws and pointed teeth suggest he has a phenomenal bite, producing a force of around 900 kilogrammes per square centimetre.
This would be enough to severe body parts and fracture even the strongest bones. In addition, he is an accomplished warrior on both land and sea.
The ability to breathe in air heated to 900,000 degrees Fahrenheit is undoubtedly his greatest asset. In one of the most memorable scenes from Godzilla vs. Kong, he uses it to blast thousands of miles into the earth, forming a tunnel. By doing this, Godzilla demonstrates destructive capabilities comparable to the Death Star.
The artificial intelligence-powered Mechagodzilla, however, was more than a match for Godzilla. Kong saved Big G from his mechanical adversary just in time.
How Strong Is Kong—the King of the Jungle?
Kong, who looks like a giant gorilla, rules the harsh surface of the earth. In addition to his superhuman strength, he also has a reputation for fiercely defending his loyal followers. Perhaps Kong’s greatest asset is the gentler side of his otherwise beastly persona.
Kong’s friendship with Jia, a young girl from the Skull Island tribe, is credited with saving humanity. They don’t call him the jungle’s king for nothing.
Of course, I don’t want anyone to think that I underestimate his strength. Kong can throw massive punches and lift objects at least as heavy as himself.
Each of his arms is over 70 metres long, making him a serious threat even at close range. When you factor in his axe-wielding skills and his 9100-kilogram-per-square-centimetre bite force, you have a formidable foe in battle.
He is also quick, nimble, and able to run and jump great distances.
One of the many iconic scenes from Godzilla vs. Kong features Kong chopping off the Mechagodzilla’s limbs with his magic axe and then ripping off his head, holding it up like a proud head hunter. All the drama and passion a king needs are included in Kong.
Despite being physically inferior to other kaiju, his superior intelligence gives him the upper hand. It gives him an advantage over other kaiju in that he can think ahead, change his behaviour, and adjust to novel circumstances.
Kong’s ingenuity in creating clubs out of trees and employing other manmade weapons like chains and propellers are on full display in Skull Island. Thanks to the evolution of opposable thumbs, this translates to the use of a magical axe in the game of Gods vs. Kings.
Who’s the New Alpha Predator of MonsterVerse?
By some measures, Godzilla might look more formidable than Kong if we compare them on paper. His mutations make him a much more dangerous version of primate dinosaurs, and his spiked skin is nearly impenetrable, so he is a formidable foe on both land and sea. Together, these weaknesses are stronger than Kong’s larger brain-to-body ratio.
In contrast to Godzilla, Kong was able to defeat both Godzilla and Mechagodzilla without succumbing to their might. How? As a result of his sociability, other beings sided with him when he was in a tight spot. In contrast, Godzilla had no one to keep an eye on his back.
Once Godzilla had him down, Kong’s vital signs dropped precipitously. Jia, the only person who could understand the gorilla, enlisted the aid of the other adults because she could feel his heartbeat. The world was thrown into chaos so Kong could return to battle Mechagodzilla and save Godzilla.
As a failed human experiment, Mechagodzilla posed a threat to all life on Earth. But Kong showed his mettle in his own way by joining forces with humans and Godzilla. It’s safe to say that Kong calmed Godzilla down enough to join forces with him in the fight against Mechagodzilla.
Both Godzilla and Kong agreed to respect each other’s territory and stand ready to defend the Earth from any future threats after their epic showdown. By giving us two alpha predators, each in his own world, the film subverted its own premise that there could be only one.
About Godzilla vs. Kong
The American kaiju action film Godzilla vs. Kong. It’s the newest addition to the WB-Legendary Monsterverse and a sequel to both Godzilla: King of Monsters and Kong: Skull Island.
Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and more are all-star in the movie.
Within its first 12 days of release, Godzilla vs. Kong earned $285 million worldwide. It has already broken the $400 million mark at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film of the post-pandemic era.
King Kong has been taken from Skull Island by humans who want to return him to his natural habitat. Along for the ride is Jia, a young orphan girl with whom he shares a special and profound connection.
However, Kong’s return coincides with Godzilla’s destructive rampage across the planet. As the two terrifying beasts engage in a battle to end all battles, humanity hopes to finally reclaim the world.