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Who Would Win In A Fight: Troll Or Godzilla?

Ever since Godzilla's (Gojira) first appearance on movie screens back in 1954, there has been an unending interest in what other giant monster would win in a battle with the atomic breath behemoth. The titan's first showdown was with Anguirus in 1955's "Godzilla Raids Again," which was the sequel to the very first self-titled Godzilla movie the year before. This was followed in 1962 by the fight to end all fights in "King Kong vs. Godzilla," which saw the gigantic, mutated lizard face off with America's popular giant beast. Throughout all of the Japanese Toho films spanning the Showa, Heisei, Millennium, and Reiwa eras, and the "MonsterVerse," Gojira has typically won in most of the battles he has faced with fellow kaiju, so it's always intriguing to wonder if he can take on a new large creature on the scene.

Netflix's "Troll" features a menacing titular-titled giant creature from Norse mythology that awakens to wreak havoc across the Norwegian countryside. But apart from a more modest height of around 50 feet like King Kong, this beast stands a colossal 50 meters in height, which puts him on par with Godzilla in terms of size and his ability to destroy nearby surroundings (per Polygon). With the Troll now part of the titan monster conversation, could he win a fight with Godzilla?

How could the troll win?

In "Troll," the mythical beast rampages through the movie much like Godzilla did in the original 1954 Toho film and serves as the movie's principal antagonist. The narrative involves a band of human characters led by Nora Tidemann (Ine Marie Wilmann), who come together to stop the creature from destroying Norway after it awakens in the Dovre Mountains (via The Review Geek). Apart from its massive 164-foot height, which gives the troll a vast amount of strength, the monster's main objective is simply to destroy its surroundings and eat people, thanks to being able to smell human blood.

In a match with Godzilla, the main attributes the troll would bring to the fight would be a massive amount of titan strength, the fact that he is made of what appears to be solid rock, and his humanoid agility, thanks to trolls being similar to humans in terms of anatomy and mental acuity (per Life in Norway). So this means the Norse beast could do well in tackling Gojira and possibly even hand-to-hand combat. In fact, these exact details are what made King Kong such a strong force when battling the giant reptile.

How could Godzilla win?

Although not the biggest monster ever depicted in media, Godzilla is perhaps the most powerful kaiju or giant creature to have ever been portrayed on screen. A lot of this has to do with the fact that he is virtually indestructible. He was shoved into an active volcano in 1984's "The Return of Godzilla" and survived, and no human forces have ever been able to so much as inflict serious damage upon him. Depending on the person asked, you would have to consider his foes King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla to find two opponents that have truly given the beast a run for his money.

The second main attribute that makes Gojira so powerful is his radioactive atomic breath that shoots out of his mouth in a bright blue energy beam and pure destructive fire. As seen in "Godzilla vs. Hedorah," the radioactive breath also allows him to fly when needed. In a battle with Godzilla, the troll would be dwarfed since Gojira stands nearly 400 feet tall (via Newsweek).

Godzilla is the clear winner in a Troll vs. Godzilla match-up

In the end, only one giant monster can win in this theoretical match-up, and it's no surprise the victor would be the King of the Monsters himself, Godzilla. In many situations, Gojira can even come off as overpowered, which can be witnessed in Legendary's "Godzilla vs. Kong," where the giant primate had to be given a special axe to even come close to inflicting any kind of pain onto the giant lizard. So for any kaiju or giant creature that does not have powerful energy beams, it is seemingly impossible to defeat Gojira, but according to Fandango, there are some who think non-canon beasts could.

The troll from the Netflix film is massive and incredibly strong, but it is simply no match for the titan of all titans — granted that Godzilla can destroy rock, which seems possible thanks to the many things it can melt through. But since the reptile does like to allow a fight to commence for an elongated period of time before activating his atomic beams, maybe the Norse monster could get a few hits in, but the main thing inhibiting him is his size when compared to the Japanese beast. Kong had to fight with his fists alone (for the most part) in both versions of his duel with Gojira, but in both features, his size was conveniently scaled up to match his opponent. The troll would need the same plot device.