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He’s just one big buoyant boy.

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He looks badass from the top, but under the water his lil legs are paddling at full speed.

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That’s a paddlin’!

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My head canon for sea-based Kaiju is they have a sack of muscles somewhere inside their body that can expand a cavity, kind of like the diaphragm expands the lungs, except instead of taking in air or water it just creates a volume of vacuum inside of them. This makes them extremely bouyant relative to the surrounding sea pressure, so they rapidly ascend and can casually float like a boat near the surface.

But if they ever want to dive again, they just let that cavity collapse and all their bouyancy goes away.

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My head canon for sea-based Kaiju is they have a sack

That’s all the explanation I need

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I dunno. Seems a little unrealistic!

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💯 This is the true answer

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To get unnecessarily scientific here, that wouldn’t change the overall density of the body, no? Even if there’s now a cavity with vacuum, the matter that was occupying that space just moved somewhere else within the volumes of the body and the overall density remained the same.
Now, if it pushed some matter out, air or water, and created a vacuum cavity, that might work. But I’m not an engineer, so correct me if I’m wrong.

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A hundred ton steel ship floats, a hundred ton steel block does not. Density equals weight per volume. If you increase the volume without increasing the weight, the density will go down.

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You’d be right if the cavity is only compressing other organs inside the body without changing the overall volume, but I don’t know why you seem to insist on making that assumption.

I thought it would be clear from my original description, via the analogy with lungs, that the cavity would not squish the internal organs but rather expand the overall volume of the body.

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It’s spelled ‘buoy’

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It’s way cuter if he’s kicking his stubby ol legs

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Godzilla is a duck confirmed

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Quackzilla

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I like to think he’s treading water, Godzilla is an expert in synchronized swimming.

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Yeah all the above is head canon for me now.

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Squid locomotion.

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Case closed

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Good work Ducktective, what would we do without you…

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He came from the deep ocean, and nobody thinks he’s just the absolute master at treading water?? SMDH

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I mean he clearly just walks out of the water in the movies, he’s not suddenly coming up, like you clearly see him slowly get higher and higher out of the water as he gets closer to shore. Also the ocean isn’t that deep close to shore.

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I always assumed he was in a Harbour or near shore.

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Seamounts are a thing too.

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I don’t know what those are so I never assumed that.

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I don’t know either but I think they’re probably islands but just don’t reach the surface

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