Biollante, also known as "The Abomination", is a genetically modified rose kaiju hybrid created by Toho that appears as the main antagonist in the 1989 Godzilla film Godzilla vs. Biollante.
She is the first female kaiju acknowledged by Toho and was originally designed by a winner of a contest held by Toho, the second kaiju to be made by a Toho contest winner along with Jet Jaguar who featured alongside Godzilla in 1973's Godzilla vs. Megalon.
At first, Biollante is a giant rose with a set of jaws inside her bud and her tendrils, as well as long vines; merely a heavily-mutated and exponentially large, semi-sentient rose. She also has a large, fleshy sac surrounded by her overlaying vines. What this object was has never been determined, but it is likely that it is either her brain or her heart.
Biollante's second form has a head similar to that of a Mosasaur or crocodile and a maw with knife-like teeth, even on the interior lining. Six large tusks, three on each side, protrude from the fulcrum-region of her mouth. Large numbers of vines and tendrils are a primary feature of Biollante. Some vines end in sharp, spear-like ends, while others sported small, sharp-toothed mouths.
Biollante also has four stubby, root-like legs that she uses to move, as well as what appears to be meaty flesh underneath the tangled mess of vines and plant tissue. The fleshy surface is yellow and red-orange and has many wrinkles and lines, resembling a brain-like surface.
Powers and abilities
In her rose form, Biollante can constrict and grapple with an enemy with her many tendrils and mouthed vines, each of which are capable of spitting a highly corrosive sap that can blind an opponent. She can also break apart her entire body into golden energy particles, ascend into space, and return, healing from almost anything and even changing form. In Biollante's rose form, her cellular division is abnormally affected by Godzilla's atomic ray, resulting negatively in heavy body damage.
In her final form, Biollante retains all previous abilities, but she also gains a new one which is the ability to spit large quantities of radioactive corrosive sap from her large mouth (the radiation is clearly visible as orange energy spores within the sap stream).
Some of her tendrils in this form resemble spears and are capable of piercing through Godzilla's flesh relatively easily, with one even impaling Godzilla's hand. Despite her plant-like body and rather grounded-looking appearance, Biollante is capable of moving across the ground rather quickly, using her four main tendrils like rudimentary feet to propel herself forwards.
Biollante also sports extremely enhanced regeneration capabilities, shown when she seemingly completely regenerated the back part of her head after it had been blown off by Godzilla's atomic ray (though this may just be a continuity error).
Biollante can also transform into a cloud of spores when she is severely wounded and move through the air; using this technique, she survived both her fights with Godzilla. According to Dr. Shiragami, Biollante is completely immortal and cannot die, due to both her regenerative capacity and ability to break apart into energy spores when wounded.
Except for the ability to transform into a cloud of spores, Biollante possesses all her powers from her original appearance but she gains three more abilities: First, she can turn normal plants into hideous monsters like herself, second she can mind control and lastly she can even talk which is far more prominent in her first form when her rose illuminates.
Alongside King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla, Biollante is one of three Godzilla villains on this wiki. Unlike the former pair however, the latter actually appears in literature as an un-named character. This time, Biollante is depicted as the monster made in a scientific experiment that goes horribly wrong and begins to turn other plants into hideous monsters which also turn humans into Krynoids.
She is also one of three existing un-named characters used in literature alongside Scarface and Lady Blue in the first series finale Bounder and the Time Lord and Battle of the Foxes. However, the latter two are only un-named characters in human literature.
Like her original appearance, Biollante returns as being a rose before becoming the abomination that Godzilla fights in Godzilla vs. Biollante. In this case, she is altered by the scientist Maurice Callaghan and like Iris in Gamera 3 she starts off as a docile plant. Evidence of this is shown when she allows Ghazal Rashidi to stroke it like a cat and it moans affectionately.
Once Maurice drives the Surgeon and Gahzal away from his house he continues his experiment on the rose but in the process an accident spills a highly toxic substance on the plant; it is also highly acidic which is why Maurice cannot remove it because if he does, it will burn through any substance.
Thanks to her alteration, Biollante absorbs the substance that Maurice spilled on her and turns into her first form where she confronts the Surgeon, Ghazal and Maurice. The monster is shown to be particularly insulted by Ghazal who mocks her roar which she later regrets and while the Surgeon has Maurice and Ghazal flee; Biollante gets to work and mutates the other plants in Maurice's greenhouse and turns them into Plant monsters,
Alongside her minions, Biollante destroys Belfast Castle and effectively Maurice's research before influencing Maurice so he serves the plants. These plants are also distinguished from the Krynoids because they are shown to be more like Biollante in the sense that they walk by using their roots as tentacles.
Biollante now seeks to conquer the world and starts by threatening Maurice that he will either obey her or she will kill him and feed his body to a compost machine. Maurice then leads the plants to Queen's University in Belfast and turns normal plants into Krynoids along the way; unfortunately for Biollante and the plants, the Surgeon and Ghazal get their first which forces the rose to send Maurice in to deal with the pair. Outside, she orders a foxglove to shoot its poison at her.
The poison dissolves Biollante's rose form but she comes back again in her final form which is first discovered by one of the students who cries:
"Now we're done for!"What follows is described as "one of the most one sided battles in the history of mankind if it wasn't for the Battle of Carrhae during the Roman Persian Wars in the year 53 BC or the 2011 NATO intervention in the Libyan Civil War" and during this battle, the plants continue to attack Queen's University with the intention of taking it over for themselves. It is also during the battle when the monster seeks out Ghazal Rashidi as a perfect target to be transformed into a Krynoid in order to harm the Surgeon and isolate him so the plants can kill him.
In her campaign to take over the world, Biollante sets up Queen's University as a headquarters and practically decimates the University as she has the students killed and all but a handful of staff with them. It is also described that Biollante is the one who ordered the death of Maurice.
At the peak of her power, Biollante's power comes to an end when the Surgeon orders the R.A.F to be given the story's titular command "Destroy All Plants" and despite putting a valiant defense up, Biollante is destroyed by a bomber which drops a huge bomb on her that starts a fire at the university which is only accelerated when the R.A.F rain the area with fire bombs.