|Death Battle Combatant|
The Machine Dragon
|Origin|| Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla|
|Appearance(s)|| Dragonzord VS Mechagodzilla|
Ganondorf VS Dracula (cameo)
|“||I'll show you what Kiryu can do!||„|
|~ Akane Yashiro|
Mechagodzilla (nicknamed Kiryu), piloted by Akane Yashiro, is a protagonist from the Godzilla series. It appeared in the 114th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Dragonzord VS Mechagodzilla, where it fought against the Dragonzord from the Power Rangers series.
Built around the skeletal remains of the Godzilla that attacked Tokyo in 1954, Kiryu was an advanced cyborg designed to defend Japan from the kaiju that frequently menace it, particularly the current Godzilla. Kiryu first saw action in 2003 when he was deployed to battle Godzilla when he surfaced at Hakkeijima. However, Godzilla's roar awakened the original Godzilla's restless spirit that was attached to Kiryu's skeleton, causing the machine to go berserk. Kiryu was recalled and his programming altered so this incident could never occur again, before being sent out against Godzilla a second time when he landed at Tokyo. Kiryu fought Godzilla to a draw, leaving him with a gruesome chest wound and himself losing an arm. Kiryu was rebuilt over the course of a year and sent into combat with Godzilla again when he returned to Tokyo. Kiryu fought alongside Mothraand her twin larvae and finally triumphed against his organic counterpart by reopening the wound on Godzilla's chest. The original Godzilla's spirit took control of Kiryu once again and chose to sink himself in the Japan Trench with the immobilized Godzilla and deactivate itself rather than kill another member of his kind.
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Height: 60 m | 197 ft
- Weight: 36,000 tons | 39,683 US tons
- Nickname: Kiryu
- Meaning "Machine Dragon"
- ID: Multipurpose Fight System Type-3
- Controlled via DNA computers
- Built around Godzilla's bones
- Battery life: 2 hours
- Supported by White Heron aircraft
- Twin Maser Cannon
- Maser blade
- Spiral claw
- Grappling wire
- Rocket boosters
- Absolute Zero Cannon
- Back Unit
- Guided missiles
- Full Name: Lt. Akane Yashiro
- Height: 165cm | 5'5"
- Weight: 45 kg | 99 lbs
- Part of JXSDF Anti-Megalosaurus Force
- Former Maser Cannon operator
- AC-3 White Heron
- Max flight speed: 930 km/hr | 578 mph
- Duel pulsating cannons
- Microwave energy transmitters
- Lifted and threw Godzilla
- Survived the Absolute Zero epicenter
- Dodged Godzilla's Atomic Breath
- Flew from Alaska to Russia in minutes while carrying Anguirus (who weights 60,000 tons)
- Atomized multiple buildings at once
- Defeated Godzilla, Gigan, Destoroyah, SpaceGodzilla
Ganondorf VS Dracula
Mechagodzilla makes a small cameo during Ganondorf VS Dracula, as it can be seen in the background clinging onto a statue and watching as Ganondorf steps out of Dracula's flames after he transformed into Ganon.
DEATH BATTLE! Quotes
Note: These are Akane's quotes. Her dialogue is also translated from Japanese.
- Kiryu! Get up!
- Target lock. We're okay. Let's play this smart.
- It's down! No time like the present. Activating Absolute Zero!
- Kiryu! Hold on, I'm coming!
- No! Keep fighting, Kiryu! You're all I've got!
- Mechagodzilla is the second Godzilla character to appear, after Godzilla.
- Akane Yashiro is the 16th female to fight against a male, after Samus Aran, Riptor, Rebecca Black, Rainbow Dash, Toph Beifong, Bayonetta, Agent Carolina, Tracer, Erza Scarlet, Pinkie Pie, Lara Croft, Renamon, Wonder Woman, Lucy and Captain Marvel, and with the next five being Tatsumaki, Esdeath, Sailor Galaxia, Queen Maeve and Starlight.
- Akane Yashiro is the 16th character to fight against a returning combatant, after Zitz, Captain America, Agumon, Mewtwo, Pinkie Pie, Zero, Thor, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Jin Kazama, Mega Man X, Mega Man Volnutt, MegaMan.EXE, Star Force Mega Man and Shazam, and with the next six being Dracula, The Mask, Leonardo, Red Ranger, She-Ra and Crona.
- Akane is the sixth combatant to speak in a language other than English, after Mai Shiranui, Sol Badguy, Segata Sanshiro, Jotaro Kujo and Kenshiro.
- She is the first combatant to have a voice actor while speaking solely in a language other than English.
- Mechagodzilla is the sixth winner to roar in victory, the first five are Blastoise, Godzilla, Goliath, Donkey Kong and Doomsday.