Questions tagged [kaiju]

This tag should be used for questions that involve giant monsters, which are often created through atomic incidents. The name can be translated as "strange beast" and is a Japanese film genre.

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What would be a realistic distance for Tank Buster helicopter to engage a giant monster from?

In monster\Kaiju movies it is common to see the military engaging giant monsters, using air power, at extremely close range. An early example of this was in the 1933 rendition of King Kong the biplane ...
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If 100 giant monsters the size of Godzilla appear randomly on Earth, how powerful must they be in order to cause an apocalypse? [closed]

So in my fictional post-apocalyptic world there are Godzilla sized monsters that were powerful enough to destroy humanity. They are powerful but not too overpowered, for example, most of them can take ...
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How would WW2-level navy deal with my "merfolk"?

The abovementioned fictional race aren't exactly merpeople from fantasy, but I call them like that just for the sake of convenience. Rather, they're semi-aquatic humanoids, who are really good at ...
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What are things to consider and keep in mind when making a heavily fortified and militarized border?

Here are some maps for reference For some context, in my world, from 2030-2040, an event known as the Great Collapse saw the human race pushed towards the brink of extinction due to Unidentified ...
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How to make a kaiju in a city?

I've seen a few Kaiju stories, and other than Pacific Rim 2 (ugh), I don't think they explain why Kaiju end up in big cities (correct me if I'm wrong). You'd think that the buildings would make ...
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Would having multiple lungs be a good solution to one of kaiju problems?

If I remember correctly, one of the kaiju problems, especially the bipedal standing one, regards oxygen flow or circulation or respiratory issues (but correct me if I am mistaken regarding the oxygen ...
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Would having multiple hearts be a good solution to one of kaiju problems?

If I remember correctly, one of the kaiju problems, especially the bipedal standing, regards blood flow or circulation (but correct me if I am mistaken, I tried to find it in google regarding square ...
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Can there be a scientific explanation for an indestructible kaiju? [closed]

Assume that the kaiju is insusceptible to all weapons but nuclear ones. What could explain its impenetrable form?
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Would Scientists Deliberately Awaken A Kaiju? [closed]

Assume the Kaiju is a six legged crustacean, 200 feet all, weighs 4000 U.S. tonnes and is being held in a massive cryosleep chamber. With no knowledge of its behaviour, would scientists or would a ...
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Could A Building Hold A Kaiju?

Assume the Kaiju is 200 feet tall and weighs 4,000 tonnes. The building is 180 feet tall and pretty much your average flat building. Could most buildings carry that weight on top or crawling up the ...
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To carry a person in its palm (like King Kong) how much pressure and at what speed would a kaiju need to apply?

Assume my kaiju is around 200 feet tall, weighs around 4,000 US tonnes and resembles a large lobster with two giant claws for its front legs and long spindly limbs with tiny pincers on the ends for ...
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What should my kaiju eat?

So, strength is a bit unusual in that though he's a kaiju that's clearly inspired by Godzilla, he's completely artificial and was created deliberately to serve as a mobile fortress in The Union's (no, ...
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Would an anti-gravity organ allow kaiju to avoid cube-square problems?

It is (around here, anyway) quite well known that science does not allow the existence of kaiju, mainly because of the cube-square law. bones rip themselves out To my understanding, this boils down ...
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Something came from the sea. What does it attack first? [closed]

There is some sort of carnivorous mega-creature. What it is doesn't matter. What does matter is that it can kill pretty much anything. Imagine a mini-kaiju. Like, only the size of a double-decker bus ...
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Could a society of Kaiju exist logically?

I’ve watched a lot of people place their ideas here and receive feedback, so I’ve decided to take a try. You see, I’m planning on writing a story focusing on the relationship between humans and Kaiju ...
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Why do people prefer metropolitan areas, considering monsters and villains?

About fifty years ago, a number of people started to get really lucky. While normal humans when exposed to toxic waste, radiation etc. die, these guys actually managed to exploit previously unknown ...
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City defenses against kaiju attacks?

In this series I'm mulling, kaiju have been around since prehistory, turning up off and on right up until modern times. In the near-future of this alt-history, say in the next twenty years (2040ish), ...
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Are kaiju more probable if they aren't carbon-based lifeforms?

I don't know the science involved, so I'm hoping someone else does. But is it more probable a giant creature of that size and capability would be more likely to exist if it were, say, a silicon-based ...
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What unexplained historical events or disasters could a kaiju have been responsible for?

I am currently exploring the idea of writing an SF / alternate history series that inserts kaijus into historical events. Specifically, I'm looking for unexplained or strange historical events that ...
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How many seconds would it take for my 20,000 ton kaiju to come to a complete stop from 15 or 30 mph?

I have a bipedal kaiju-style monster that walks upright on two legs and weighs 20,000 metric tons. Supposing, of course, that it can carry its own weight, its muscles can support the stress, and the ...
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How would adults refer to a giant monster to children if they are trying to hide its existence

In my fantasy world, a massive kaiju-like creature awakens wreaking havoc about the empire. So, in a desperate attempt to preserve life, the royals and a few lucky bunch take refuge in a massive ...
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How to convincingly explain Kaiju

This will be a companion question for How plausible is my monster?. My previous question dealt with a story treatment for a hard science and realistic take on Kaiju/ giant monsters. While that story ...
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