Atomic breath, also known as nuclear breath, is a biological weapon that is used by the American Godzilla to defend itself. Although this ability is now commonly known as an atomic/nuclear fire breath, in the early stages of the evolution of the atomic breath this ability was not that well recognized in the American Godzilla species. Up until recent years the nuclear breath evolved to become more iconic and devestating.
Atomic breath in filmsEdit
Atomic breath in concept arts
In Godzilla, Godzilla possesses a powerful breath commonly known as Power Breath which, if ignited by an internal/external fire source, can become a fire breath, as an alternative weapon. Whether the creature can produce real fire is unknown, but it has been claimed that the creature only possesses the Power Breath, although the breath could hypothetically also be a fire breath.
Baby Godzilla (1998) Edit
Although the Baby Godzillas didn't use the Power Breath in the film, they probably are able to use such an ability or they will become able to use it as they grow older.
Godzilla Junior (1998-2000)Edit
In Godzilla: The Series, Godzilla Junior possesses a green atomic breath known as Fire Breath, Flame Breath and even sometimes called Power Breath. When he uses it, his dorsal spikes light up and his eyes become green (sometimes red). It is extremely hot, capable of melting steel, turning sands into glasses, and causing tornados and storm in a collision with cold airs.
In the TV-series, Cyber-Godzilla has a blue atomic breath known as Fire Breath, Flame Breath or Power Breath.
Atomic breath in video gamesEdit
Baby Godzilla (Godzilla Online)Edit
In the game Godzilla Online, the Baby Godzilla have a power called "Baby Breath" who consists of spit a highly corrosive steam.
Godzilla (Trading Battle) (1998)Edit
Godzilla USA (1998)Edit
Godzilla Junior (1998)Edit
In the game Godzilla: The Series (video game), Godzilla Junior can use a different atomic breath attack called Fireballs.
In Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars, he also possesses a powerful Fire Breath.
Atomic breath in comics and booksEdit
In the webcomic of the animated series, Godzilla Junior possesses a yellow nuclear breath.
Strangely, IDW Zilla has no breath weapon in the comic Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.
Atomic breath in cancelled charactersEdit
Godzilla Junior (Godzilla 2)Edit
Godzilla Junior was supposed to possess a Fire Breath in the cancelled film Godzilla 2.
It's unknown if the Teen also have an Atomic Breath because they don't use it. However, they probably have one, like their father (although they are surely too young to use it).
It's unknown if The Runt has also an Atomic Breath because he doesn't use it. However, he probably has one, like his father (despite he is surely too young to use it).
It's unknown if the Female Godzilla was supposed to possess an Atomic Breath, but it's likely yes because Godzilla Junior and Komodithrax, who replaces her, have one.
Atomic breath in Fan GamesEdit
Godzilla (Godzilla fan game (name forgotten))Edit
It's unknown if Godzilla possesses an Atomic Breath in this fan-game.
Zilla (Godzilla Daikaiju Battle Royale)Edit
In this fan-game, Zilla possesses a Nuclear Breath a bit similar to the one of Godzilla Junior in the animated series.
USA Godzilla possesses some kind of Fire Breath in the fan-game M.U.G.E.N.