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Yog

Yog (ヨグ?Yogu) is the main antagonist in the 1970 Toho film Space Amoeba. It is an enigmatic alien amoeba that was created by Toho.

It was voiced by the late Ichirō Murakoshi.

History

Yog came to Earth on board a returning space probe which entered the atmosphere again and crashed into the South Pacific Ocean. Yog traveled to Sergio Island and used his powers to possess and transform an oceanic cuttlefish, creating Gezora. Gezora rushed around the island in a violent and uncontrollable manner, causing widespread destruction for its inhabitants and the J.S.D.F. until the people managed to lure Gezora into a field of flames, horrifically burning the creature and forcing it to retreat into the ocean.

As Gezora started to die, Yog escaped and possessed a lobster, forming Ganimes. Ganimes returned to the island, damaging the buildings by slamming into them with its claws. Until then, explosives destroyed it. Yog escaped again, and then divided his life force into another lobster and a rock turtle. So, this formed another Ganimes and Kamoebas. Yog coordinated the efforts of both kaiju, so it appeared to have control over the island until a swarm of bats flew out of a cave. With Yog now startled, his control over Ganimes and Kamoebas dissipated, and the two monsters came into violent conflict. Eventually, both monsters fell into a volcano, killing Yog for good.

Powers and Abilities

Yog has an ability to possess creatures, so that it can turn them into giant monsters that follow his will. However, these monsters are able to escape Yog's control. It also has an ability to survive atmospheric entry without any injuries.

Trivia

  • One of the monsters controlled by Yog, Kamoebas, returns in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. as a corpse that had died after Godzilla tore out his throat. Whether Kamoebas was under Yog's control, or if he was simply a lone member of his species is always unexplained, most likely because of fact that most of the Millennium series does no follow the original Showa continuity. However, the "Kiryu saga" does actually have many Showa films included in its continuity, so it begs the question of whether both Kamoebas are related.
    • Additionally, given that Yog needed to be present for the original Kamoebas to be created, it is possible that a second Yog may have come to Earth, controlled a new Kamoebas, and was either killed when Kamoebas died, or escaped as he did when Gezora and the first Ganimes were killed.

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