Moguera (モゲラ Mogera?) is a Mysterian mecha created by Toho that first appeared in the 1957 film, The Mysterians.
Moguera was a war machine created by the Mysterians. They sent Moguera to attack a village and destroy its shrine. Moguera moved up the river and was attacked by policemen. Moguera then destroyed a power plant, and then attacked a town. It was attacked by the military, but their weapons had no effect. Moguera was destroyed when it attempted to cross a bridge that was rigged to explode.
Moguera (No. 2)
After the first Moguera was destroyed, another Moguera named Moguera No. 2 (モゲラ(2号) Mogera (2-gō)?) was released and it attacked from underground. It dug up too close to a Markalite Cannon, which collapsed on it, destroying the machine.
Moguera appeared in the TV show Godzilla Island, and was known asProto-Moguera (プロトモゲラ Puroto Mogera?) so that it wouldn't be mistaken for the other Moguera that appeared in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. Proto-Moguera was ultimately stolen by Zaguresu afterBlack MechaGodzilla was captured by G-Guard. Proto-Moguera was then sent retreating into space with Zaguresu after Torema piloted the superior MechaGodzilla against it.
- Moguera can fire beams from its eyes
- Moguera emits a high temperature
- Moguera has the ability to burrow
- Moguera's name is derived from mogura, the Japanese word for mole. This is because, in addition to being a combat robot, the machine also displays the ability to dig.
- Moguera was the first Toho mecha kaiju introduced, 17 years before Mechagodzilla's introduction.
- In Godzilla: Final Wars, a boy is seen playing with Godzilla toys, and a specific figure among the toys was the Showa Moguera.
- In Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, a robot is built from the remains of Mechagodzilla by the G-Force to stopGodzilla. Abbreviated as "M.O.G.U.E.R.A." (Mobile Operation Godzilla Expert Robot Aerotype), the mecha shared many characteristics with the original Moguera. Unlike the original Moguera, this one was a hero that helped Godzilla defeat SpaceGodzilla, despite originally built to battle the King of the Monsters.
- In the TV show Sonic X, when Sonic and his frends enter a volcano, they are attacked by a monster that is almost identical to the Showa Moguera.
- The second Moguera that appeared in Mysterians differs slightly from the one that attacked above ground, being almost completely silver.