King Kong is one of Godzilla's
more famous foes, but this King Kong has no relation to the 1933
Fay Wray classic. This King Kong is much bigger, about five times
the size, of the original King Kong. The Toho King Kong is a
god worshiped by the natives on Faro Island. King Kong often
eats a type of berry, which only exists on the island, that makes
him fall asleep.
King Kong was Godzilla's second
monster foe, and appeared in the first Godzilla film in color.
It was also the most successful Godzilla movie at the box office.
In this movie, King Kong had also fought a gigantic octopus that
attacked the village on Faro Island. In the end of the movie,
both Godzilla and King Kong tumble into the water. King Kong
later rises out of the water, and swims back to Faro Island.
Godzilla is never seen. It is a huge debate among Godzilla fans,
whether King Kong really won in King Kong vs. Godzilla. It
is believed that in the Japanese version of the movie that Godzilla
was the one that rose out of the water, and not King Kong. This
is not true. In the Japanese version of the movie, King Kong
does rise out of the water, but Godzilla's roar is heard,
so there is no absolute victor in the end. The Toho Kong later
appeared in 1967 in King Kong Escapes. Kong's size is
dramatically reduced in this film. Kong fights Gorosaurus, and
Mecha-Kong, a giant, man-made robot version King Kong (Just imagine
Mechagodzilla as an ape, instead of Godzilla). Kong was also
supposed to appear in the plot for ,what was later called, Godzilla
vs. the Sea Monster. Toho decided to replace the main lead
as Godzilla, rather than Kong, because Toho figured that having
Godzilla in the film would bring in more money, rather than having
Kong in the movie.