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King Caesar is a major protagonist in the 1974 Japanese kaiju film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

King Caesar is a mythical guardian statue created to protect the royal Azumi family of Okinawa, Japan. When extraterrestrials attempt to invade Earth with a robotic replica of Godzilla, King Caesar is summoned to fight them.


King Caesar is a bipedal canine-like creature with brown stony skin, a vaguely dog-like muzzle, and floppy dog-like ears. His nose is bulbous with flaring nostrils, and his back, ears, and arms are covered in golden hair. The tip of his lion-like tail has a large tuft of fur that resembles a stylized flame.

Powers and Abilities

King Caesar possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Enormous size
  • Tough hide
  • Martial arts
  • Energy beam absorption
  • Eye lasers (composed of absorbed enemies)


After Mechagodzilla was destroyed by Godzilla, King Caesar returned to his dormant state.


  • King Caesar is based on the shisa, a youkai spirit in Japanese mythology resembling a lion.

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