After the end of the Heisei Era of Godzilla movie series, the right to Godzilla was given to TriStar Pictures, who created their own version of a Godzilla movie, named Godzilla, in 1998. In this continuity, "Godzilla" is a mutated marine iguana, the result of nuclear testing in the Maruroa Atoll Islands of French Polynesia in 1968.
After Toho got the rights to Godzilla again for the Millennium movie series, the King of Monsters returned with his more traditional look. The lightly-built version of Godzilla created by TriStar was then given a new identity, named "Zilla". Zilla had a minor role in Godzilla: Final Wars, where it was among the monsters controlled by Xiliens to bring destruction to humanity. However, like all other Xiliens-controlled monsters (with the exception of Gigan and Monster X), Zilla was quickly defeated by Godzilla himself.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 8-C | Possibly 6-C
Name: Godzilla | Zilla
Classification: Kaiju, mutated marine iguana
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Asexual Reproduction, adept swimmer, high leaping ability, Breath Attack (can exhale a flammable gas from his mouth), Camouflage, can use his scutes as cutting weapons
Attack Potency: Large Building level by sheer size | Possibly Island level (Should scale to other kaiju in Final Wars, although he did not battle any other kaiju before getting stomped by Godzilla)
Speed: Superhuman reflexes and Subsonic running speed | Subsonic with Sub-Relativistic Reaction and Combat speed (Could dodge Godzilla's atomic breath)
Lifting Strength: Class K due to sheer size
Striking Strength: Large Building Class | Possibly Island Class
Durability: Large Building level (It took at least 12 missiles from F-18 Hornet to kill him) | At most Island level (Could survive Godzilla's tail whip, although he was easily killed by the atomic breath that followed)
Range: Extended melee range due to size.
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: Mainly displays animalistic behaviors, however Zilla was smart enough to feign death after being hit by several torpedoes from Ohio-class nuclear submarines. While mostly evasive on his own, he will become aggressive if his offspring are threatened or harmed in any way.
Key: Godzilla (1998) | Godzilla: Final Wars