Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger is varied in its villains and monsters. They can be terrifying as fuck. They can be destructive forces of nature. Or they can be children-napping, accordion playing dorks.
Unceremonious death aside, the Alien Godola — in character and design — are pretty great. They spend most of the episode cackling madly and taunting every human they come across.
As someone who grew up loving the original incarnation of Power Rangers, it's a real mind fuck to see familiar footage in its true setting. Familiar footage like Mighty Minotaur, or, as he was known in Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger, Dora Minotaur.
I'm not going to lie to you. This article is an excuse to tell you to watch The Super Inframan.
The way Ultraman treats Dodongo is genuinely disturbing. It's like watching a psychotic child torturing an animal. He even rides him at one point, which is both funny and unsettling.
With their humanoid design, Gaira and Sanda are unique in the world of kaijū cinema. They have distinct personalities, making them far more interesting than your average destructive force of nature.
The concept of Manda is cool, and there's no other monster in the Toho line-up like him, but to successfully pull off a snake-like dragon is obviously a difficult task, which perhaps explains his lacklustre appearances.
Few monsters follow any sort of path of redemption in Godzilla movies, so Battra's story really does stand out. It's too bad Mothra, being the moth she is, hogs all the limelight.
Gezora's design is complex, but he is very simple to describe. He is, quite literally, a giant cuttlefish.
While he is the product of a deeply troubling propaganda machine, Pulgasari is more exciting monster than many of his Japanese contemporaries.
Though he's certainly no Mechagodzilla, I quite like Mogera. He poses little threat with his shrewish face and lumbering movements, but his design is impressive and refreshingly bizarre in both his iterations.