The Mimic is a monster encountered in Godzilla: The Series and a homage to John Campbell's the Thing.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
In its natural form the creature is a gelatinous grey mass of flesh. If it encounters another lifeform and makes physical contact it can assume that creature's form through genetic sampling.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Shapeshifting: The creature is capable of transforming into any living organism it has encountered.
- Genetic acquisition: The creature is able to absorb and store the DNA of anything it comes across.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
- Heat: Since the creature has a higher body temperature than the normal 98.6 in humans it is easy to discern who a Mimic is through proper testing.
- Genetic Virus: There is a special Virus that the H.E.A.T team specially designed to rip the creature apart at the genetic level. While it didn't kill the monster it weakened it enough for Godzilla to burn it to death.
History[edit | edit source]
Created by a French Scientist who eventually became "Unsound", according to Philip the creature was created as part of a hybridization experiment. It's original purpose was to facilitate the hybridization process of combining D.N.A to create new lifeforms. However the creature soon developed a mind of its own and was sealed in a drum and abandoned in the Amazon.
It was accidentally released by a treasure hunter years later and began roaming the jungle in search of its counterpart so it could replicate itself. H.E.AT was soon alerted of the situation and went to the lab to kill the creature, unaware that it had capture Monica and was impersonating her. Using subterfuge, it kept the team confused long enough to learn the location of its mate - despite them learning the creature had a higher body temperature then normal.
Despite the team's attempts to stop it, the creature managed to merge with its mate, becoming kaiju-sized. However, as it attacked H.E.A.T, it was engaged by Zilla Junior - taking on several forms in order to try and defeat the heroic monster. It eventually transformed into a copy of Zilla Junior - with it seemingly impossible to choose which was the real creature.
However, Nick was able to tell the difference and shot the mimic with an anti cellular harpoon dart - causing the creature to loose control of its shapeshifting ability. It eventually transformed into a two-headed version of Elsie and attempted to kill the team, but was pinned down by Zilla Junior and destroyed by a blast of his atomic fire.