Biollante (Japanese: ビオランテ, Hepburn: Biorante) is a giant biological abomination that was mutated from Godzilla skin remains, which first appeared in Toho’s 1989 film Godzilla vs. Biollante. The creature is portrayed as a genetically engineered clone of Godzilla spliced with the genes of a rose and a human.
- Height: 120 meters 85 meters (279 feet) (Larva stage)
- Weight: 220,000 tons 66,000 to 110,000 tons (Larva stage)
Spines, corrosive radioactive sap spray, choking vines
To salvage the essence of his beloved daughter, Erika, Geneticist Dr. Shiragami, combined her DNA with that of her favorite roses cells and Godzilla’s; It grew to a point where it became a cognitive monstrous tendriled plant with a toothed mouth and tentacles.
After it is attacked by Godzilla’s radioactive ray, the bio-monster mutates into an even larger form, replacing its flower petals with fang-lined jaws, fearsome tendrils, and bristling dorsal spines, as if to signify the shifting of genetic dominance from the gentle Erika to the bestial King of the Monsters.
The two battle to a standstill, with Godzilla retreating into the ocean while Biolante dissolved into a shower of spores, its ultimate dissolution releasing heavenward the trapped soul of Erika.
Through the years up until 1994, stray particles of Biollante’s DNA would become lost in space, eventually going through a complex process of galactic mutation, resulting in the creation of one of Godzilla’s toughest foes, Spacegodzilla.
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)