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GODZILLA AND SANTO



At first glance The King of the Monsters and the Silver Masked Legend may seem not to have anything in common.After all,one is a ficticious creation of Japanese moviemakers and a rubber suit,the other was a real life,flesh and blood man.However,after careful examination,I found so many similarities that it could just not be counted out as mere coincidence!Observe!

1.-Godzilla came about in the fifties because of the fears Japanese people felt about the atomic bomb and atomic bomb tests.
In the fifties,Santo and his tag team partner,Gori Guerrero were dubbed the Atomic Pair.



2.-Godzilla's first two movies were in black and white.In the second one he fought a second monster,Anguirus.
Santo's first two movies were in black and white.In the second film he foght a second masked hero,El Incognito.

3.-In the sixties,due to the popularity of his films,Godzilla was turned into a good guy monster.
In the sixties,due to the popularity of his films,Santo was turned into a good guy wrestler in the ring.

4.-Godzilla was top dog in the Japanese giant monster movie/sci-fi film genre.
Santo was top dog in the Mexican luchahero/sci-fi film genre.

5.-When Godzilla films were brought to America his name was changed,,his films duubed and re-edited,and not well received by the critics.
When Santo films were brought to America,his name was changed,his films dubbed and re-edited,and not well received by the critics.

6.-In two of his films Godzilla costarred with the other two top genre stars,Rodan and Mothra.
In two of his films Santo costarred with the other two top genre stars,Blue Demon and Mil Mascaras.


7.-In Godzilla's heyday,plastic figurines were made of him that are now sought after by collectors.
In Santo's heyday,plastic figurines were made of him that are now sought after by collectibles.

8.-Godzilla used wrestling moves against other monsters before setting them on fire with his fiery breath.
Santo used wrestling moves against monsters before setting them on fire with a torch or ray gun.



9.-Godzilla trained his son to be Godzilla jr.
Santo trained his son to be Hojo de Santo.


10.-In the seventies,Marvel produced a comic book starring Godzilla which many fans agree did not resemble Godzilla.
In the seventies,Santo was replaced in his comic book by a faux Santo which many fans agree did not look like Santo.


11.-In the seventies,budgets on the Godzilla films were decreased.
In the seventies,budgets on the Santo films were decreased.

12.-In the seventies,Godzilla appeared on a t.v. show.
In the seventies,Godzilla appeared on a t.v. show.

13.-Godzilla has starred in more movies than any other giant monster.
Santo has starred in more movies than any other masked wrestler.

14.-Today devoted Godzilla fans perpetuate his image through fanzines,on the internet,trade movies and toys,and even rent theaters and screen their favorite Godzilla films.
Today devoted Santo fans perpetuate his image through fanzines,on the internet,trade movies and toys,and even rent theaters and screen their favorite Santo films.

After looking through this hard evidence and racking my brain for countless hours,I have come to this undeniable conclusion:I have absolutely WAY TOO MUCH free time on my hands.