infamous son. One of the monsters that Godzilla fans love to
hate, most of the time. Minya, also known as Minilla and Minira,
premeired in the goofy Godzilla movie, Son of Godzilla.
Minya was born from an egg on Sollgel Island, while being attacked
by three Kamacuras. Godzilla came along and fried two of the
Kamacuras. Godzilla raised Minya, though he rather would have
slept, as seen in Son of Godzilla, and taught him how
to be, well, Godzilla. Minya, though, never mastered the atomic
heat ray. Instead, he blew smoke rings at his enemies, which
weren't quite as effective as the heat ray. Whenever Godzilla
stepped on Minya's tail, Minya would let out an atomic heat ray.
Minya and Godzilla both engaged in battles between the last Kamacuras,
and Kumonga (a.k.a. "Spiega"), the giant, deadly spider.
Minya participated in the final brawl between the Toho monsters
and King Ghidorah. Minya delivered the final blow to King Ghidorah
by blowing a smoke ring around the middle head.
Minya's last appearance was
in the infamous Godzilla's Revenge, which is considered
by many Godzilla fans as the worst Godzilla movie ever made (besides
Godzilla '98). If you've ever wanted to know where the
roots of Barney came from, well, Godzilla's Revenge, is
possibly it. Minya talks (yes, talks) in a Barney-like voice
to Ichiro. Minya and Ichiro become great friends, and, together,
they watch stock footage from previous Godzilla movies around
Monster Island, and fight off the evil Gabara. Minya's last appearance
was in Godzilla vs. Gigan, via stock footage from Son
of Godzilla for a short period of time.