Could Gorgo potentially be in Kaiju Combat?

Discussion in 'Kaiju General' started by DeltaSquad5, Oct 11, 2018.

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If it's possible to get him, should Gorgo be a playable character in Kaiju Combat?

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  1. DeltaSquad5

    DeltaSquad5 Well-Known Member

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    For those who are unaware, Gorgo is a reptilian monster from the 1961 British monster movie of the same name - created by director Eugène Lourié, who also directed The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms and the Mighty Behemoth. However, he created his third movie Gorgo with a happier ending for the monsters due to his daughter been angry with him for killing the monsters in one or both of the previous films (depending on what you read, it was one of the two monster movies that he made but it's not made clear which one).

    Some people will simply slam Gorgo as being a Godzilla rip-off similar to Yonggary, which is certainly easy to see when you look at the monster's appearance. However, considering The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms was one of the films (the other been the original King Kong) that led to the inspiration of Godzilla in the first place, you could easily say that this is a case of things coming full circle with Godzilla inspiring the creation of Gorgo.

    For those who haven't seen the film, here's a review of it.
    Warning: Spoilers, Bad Language and a snarky Canadian. :biggrin


    Gorgo's story continued with a comic book series that ran until 1965, which showed him fighting a variety of monsters and aliens (mostly on his own but sometimes with his mother Ogra if the situation got too difficult), battle the Soviet Union on multiple occasions, get nuked several times and survive, prevent WW3, find and destroy Atlantis, get transported back to the time of the dinosaurs and even land on the Moon!
    (Seriously, it's a shame he never got a film series - if even half of these were made into films, I'm sure myself and a lot of kaiju fans would have enjoyed them immensely).
    The comics also expanded on Gorgo's character; showing that while if provoked he would certainly become agitated enough to retaliate (often with a large amount of collateral damage), he was curious about humanity and would help humanity in certain situations - such as saving a trapped submarine and even letting at least two individuals ride on his head.
    (I'll leave the images at the bottom of the page)

    Anywho, the reason I'm asking about Gorgo being in the game is that I've discovered this; while Gorgo's movie is still protected under copyright, the character of Gorgo isn't.
    Thanks a lack of a proper copyright notice, Gorgo's post-1964 appearances are classed as public domain as any work published without a proper copyright notice between 1923 and 1977 is in the public domain.
    As such, I'm wondering if it will be possible for Gorgo to become a playable character in Kaiju Combat. I know he was a small monster in his film and in the comics, but you could easily make him bigger and just say he's grown since the last time humanity saw him. You could maybe even give him some powers, which would help him stand out a bit more.

    If he can't be in the game then fair enough; it's just a suggestion.
    Anywho, to finish here's those images of people riding on Gorgo's head. :biggrin

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  2. Shashi

    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps, though it would largely depend on Simon to decide if, when and how he's going to feature Gorgo in the game.
     
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    spmax12 Well-Known Member

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    Ckcs development is canceled from the last time i checked so no
     
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    DeltaSquad5 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I heard that from this video:


    However, I decided to post this anyway just on the off-chance it wasn't.
     
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    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Well, Simon made a vague announcement that said he didn't have any plans for CKC at the moment, and at the same time he didn't discount the possibility of getting back to it once he had a solid plan in place :coffee
     
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    DeltaSquad5 Well-Known Member

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    I would have thought he already had a solid plan in place before he even began his first kickstarter, but then even the best laid plans can be undone so fair enough if there were obstacles/delays.
    I was honestly reminded of Gorgo when I played the game "Godzilla Daikaiju Battle Royale" and read on the Public Domain Superheroes wiki that the character is in the public domain, thus why I felt like suggesting him.

    Speaking of the Public Domain, I've done a new thread that you may be interested in reading:
    http://kaijucombat.com/community/in...rlds-colossal-kaiju-combat.22474/#post-462298
     
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