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Haruo Nakajima as Godzilla dying in Godzilla (1954).

Haruo Nakajima (1929 - 2017)

Note: almost all of his roles here are monsters.

Film Deaths Edit

  • Godzilla (1954) [Godzilla / Power Station Worker]: Dissolves when Akihiko Hirata uses the oxygen destroyer on him, his skeletoral remains are shown afterwards. (Note: although the character was brought back alive (with vertically no explanation) in many sequels. The filmmakers did intend it to be an actual death of the character, but I will be only listing the first 'death' in the franchise.) (Other Note: Godzilla 1985 ignored the events of all the sequels and is a different timeline).
  • Tomei ningen (1954) [Invisible Man who was run over]: Run over by some vehicle. (I haven't seen any of this but imdb's identification seems to give away his fate.)
  • Rodan (1956) [Radon /Meganulon (Kaiju) / JSDF Officer]: Both monsters suffocate when the army causes the volcanoes to erupt and 'destroy' the air in the sky above the monsters. (Note: as with Godzilla, though the monster was brought back alive (without explanation) in many sequels, the filmmakers did intend it to be an actual death.)
  • The Mysterians (1957) [Moguera / JSDF Officer / Soldier Leaping from Tank]: Killed in an Explosion by the Military Army.
  • The H-Man (1958) [H-Man / Second dissolved sailor]: Played two roles, the "Dissolved Sailor" is melted by "H-Man".
  • Varan (1958) [Varan]: Killed in an explosion by a bomb.
  • The Secret of the Telegian (1960) [Telegian]: Destroyed in an explosion by a bomb.
  • The Human Vapor (1960) [Human Vapor]: Killed in an explosion by a bomb.
  • The Last War (1961) [Police Officer]: Killed in an explosion by a bomb.
  • Gorath (1962) [Maguma]: Destroyed in an explosion by Jet V-TOL.
  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) [Godzilla/ Farou Islander]: "Farou Islander" is eaten by Oodako, which grabs him by the tentacle.
  • Atragon (1963) [Mu Henchman / JSDF Officer]: Shot to death by the Military.
  • Matango (1963) [Matango]: Shot by Akira Kubo.
  • Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) [Baragon / JSDF Soldier]: "Baragon" has his neck snapped by Frankenstein (Koji Furuhata).
  • The War of the Gargantuas (1966) [Gaira]: Falls into the volcano with Sanda at the end of a fight.
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968) [Military Advisor]: Killed by Godzilla.
  • Latitude Zero (1969) [Griffon / Bat People / Giant Rat]: Playing multiple monsters; Griffon is buried/crushed in its own self-caused rockslide. "Bat People" is killed by Joseph Cotten (or one of Joseph's helpers, unclear which). "Giant Rat" is dissolved with acid when it goes into an acid-like pond.
  • Space Amoeba (1970) [Gezora / Ganimes]: Shot by Akira Kubo.
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) [Non-commissioned officer / Man on TV / JSDF Officer]: Vaporized by Hedorah.
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) [JSDF Officer]: Killed by Gigan.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Ultra Q (1966 series) [Gomess / Pagos]: Gomess is dissolved with acid by Litra and Pagos is killed in an explosion by Military Army.
  • Ultraman (1966 series) [Neronga / Gabora / Jirass / Kemur II / Kiyla]: Killed by the Ultraman.
  • Ultra Seven (1967 series) [U-Tom]: Destroyed by Ultraseven.

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