of Godzilla's most bizzare foes. After the making of Godzilla
1985, Toho Studios and Tomoyuki Tanaka held a contest to
the public to create a new, and original monster foe for Godzilla.
Over 5,000 entries were sent, and the winner was a dentist named
Shinichiro Kobayashi. Biollante is the heaviest, and the third
tallest Godzilla foe to date.
In the 1989 movie Godzilla
vs. Biollante, Biollante was created by Dr. Shiragami, a
geneticist from the fictional Middle Eastern country of Saradia.
Years before, a bomb went off in his lab and killed his daughter,
Erica. Shirigami believed though that his daughter's spirit was
in her favorite rose bush. In an attempt to revive his daughter,
Shirigami combined the cell of Erica's rose bush with Godzilla
cells. The rose grew very big, and eventually, it was able to
walk, and broke out of Shirigami's lab. The rose grew very tall,
and settled in a nearby lake. Miki Saegusa, a psychic and friend
of Shirigami, heard Biollante, the rose, calling Godzilla. Shirigami
figured that since Biollante contained Godzilla, cells, then
they're both the same exact creature. Godzilla and Biollante
engaged in a battle in the lake, and Godzilla easily defeated
Biollante. Biollante later grew much bigger, and gained an acidic
sap spray weapon that came from it mouth. Biollante and Godzilla
engaged in a short battle, until Godzilla retreated back into
the ocean. Biollante then flew up into space. In the 1994 movie
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla, Biollante is believed to be
one of the causes of Spacegodzilla's creation, since Biollante
launched into space.