Was Grimlock inspired by Godzilla?

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  1. kaijuguy19

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    We know certain Transformers characters do have aspects of characters from other famous brands like Bulkhead was inspired by The Thing from the Fantastic Four and Lugnut inspired by the Incredible Hulk. But was Grimlock inspired by Godzilla? I don't mean by just Grimlock's T-rex mode alone I mean by character traits too. I noticed they have surprisingly a lot in common here's a list by what I mean.

    #1 They both have short tempers and get angry easly.

    #2 They both want to prove they are the strongest creatures in the universe.

    #3 They both have a dislike of humans though they just want to be alone and thry do not attack humans unless provoked.

    #4 They are both very strong beings and they won't go down easy.

    #5 They both have a grudge with a perticular enemy like Grimlock against Shockwave and Godzilla against King Ghidorah,Gigan,MechaGodzilla,Megalon,etc

    #6 They both have a hard time getting along with people and friends though not in a cruel way.

    I'm sure it may be a coincediece but still the similarities are surprising nontheless! However if the original creators of the character did take some pointers from Godzilla than it's not shocking considering what I've talked about.

    So what are your thoughts?
     
  2. Shockwave9227

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    I never bothered to think of that but I think there are some similarities to eachother like you pointed out.
     
  3. kaijuguy19

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    I know right? They really do have a lot in common if you think about it.
     
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    I wonder if there are any similarites of Kaiju in general to the other Dinobots.
     
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    I guess Slag does have traits of Angurius like Swoop has traits of Rodan and Sludge with Baragon and Snarl with Varan. But that's my idea anyway.
     
  6. Nevermore

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    All these alleged "similarities" are extremely broad and vague, and don't even all apply equally to the same continuity.
     
  7. kaijuguy19

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    It's just a guess so it may not be true! I'm just pointing out some simliarites not trying to prove that he was inspired by Godzilla!
     
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    Grimlock's grudge against Shockwave is... pretty much exclusive to the IDW comics, yes? Which happened decades after Furman defined his interpretation of Grimlock's character.

    His short temper is more of a G1 cartoon thing.

    Basically, you're making very general observations about certain attributes of two characters, many of which are pretty obvious ideas based on their physical appearances. There's only so many things you can do with an alien robot who's a mechanical T-rex...

    It's like taking G1 Optimus Prime's disappearing trailer from the cartoon, Animated Optimus Prime's rookie cadet background, movie Optimus Prime's face-taking shtick and Powermster Optimus Prime's binary bonding to HiQ and comparing those things to another character from another series.
     
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    With those points, you may as well say that Megatron was inspired from Godzilla.

    The only potential connection to Grimlock with Godzilla is being dinosaur shaped, and having some sort of fire-breath. Otherwise, your "similarities" are just generic big violent thing characteristics.
     
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    All of these similarities are just characteristics of aggressive brutes. Grimlock was inspired by a Tyrannosaurus, not Godzilla.
    Now Trypticon on the other hand, was clearly inspired by the famous monster.
     
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    Basically what you have to take into account here is, if you dig too deep you can find a lot of similarities between things that are probably coincidence.
     
  12. kaijuguy19

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    I'm talking about ALL versions of Grimlock not just his G1 version!

    I was talking about thier personaltys. I said not just thier shape and all!
     
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    Again, these are all just characteristics of big brutes. Megatron, Lugnut, G1 Omega Supreme, Trypticon, and Devastator all have those same personality traits. So it is very vauge.
     
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    Yup, it's Trypticon that seems to have been the one inspired by Godzilla, IMO.
     
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    I think these are coincidences, and probably tie back to them both being archetypical big hulking monsters, rather than the one being a reference to the other.

    For example, Grimlock's grudges have usually been pretty minor in terms of how they related to their characterizations. The Dinobots as a "counter" to Shockwave only really happened twice, and the Dinobots against Devastator was more for the sake of team symmetry, I think.

    While one could say Godzilla had grudges against Ghidora and other kaiju, he didn't fight any of them more than a few times (and probably fought most of the others just as often), and sided with Mothra and Rodan as often as he fought them, it seemed.
     
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    Like I said it could be a coincidence. I never said they were true!
     
  17. Nevermore

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    "I'm not saying it's true! But it COULD be! We can never know for sure! Occam's Razor is for wussies."
     
  18. kaijuguy19

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    Oh come on! I'm not shoving it down peoples throats about it!
     
  19. Nevermore

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    You started this thread for a reason. You were raising a point, we say you're stretching things very far, and you're getting all defensive in response. What's your point exactly?
     
  20. kaijuguy19

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    My point is is that if Grimlock was inspired by Godzilla and if it's not true than I'm fine with it really! I just don't know why are people getting uptight about me saying that they may be right about it being a coincedence because they think I'm trying to defend the fact that it's not a coencidence! I was just asking a question about it that's all!
     

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