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[[File:idle clover.png|200px|right|thumb|Clover in ''[[Cloverfield/KISHIN]]'']]Clover appears in a 2008 manga based on the film titled ''Cloverfield/KISHIN'', published by [[Kadokawa]].
 
[[File:idle clover.png|200px|right|thumb|Clover in ''[[Cloverfield/KISHIN]]'']]Clover appears in a 2008 manga based on the film titled ''Cloverfield/KISHIN'', published by [[Kadokawa]].
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Clover
Clover in Cloverfield
Alternate names LSA, Cloverfield, Cloverfield Monster, Hakaisha, Slusho
Species Juvenile[1] Deep Sea Monster[2][3]
Height ~240-300 feet[2][note 1]
Length ~1,200 feet[2]
Weight ~5,806.04 metric tons[2]
Width ~740 feet (Arms fully outstretched)[2]
Other Stats Head Height: ~45 feet,[2]
Head Depth: ~50 feet,[2]
Mouth Width: ~15 feet,[2]
Mouth Height: ~35 feet,[2]
Largest Tooth Length: ~5 feet,[2]
Foot Length: ~35-40 feet[2]
Relations Clover's Parasites
Enemies U.S. Armed Forces
Created by J.J. Abrams, Neville Page
Portrayed by CGI
First appearance Latest appearance
Cloverfield The Cloverfield Paradox
Roar(s)
2008:
2018:
More roars

Clover is a kaiju created by Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot that appeared in the 2008 film, Cloverfield.

Name

The monster does not possess an official consistent name, however members of the film's crew, including Neville Page himself on concept art for the creature, and many fans have taken to calling it Clover, a shortening of the film's title, Cloverfield. In the film, the creature is designated by the United States Department of Defense as LSA, which stands for Large Scale Aggressor. In Japan, the creature is sometimes referred to as Hakaisha (ハカイシャ), which comes from the Japanese word for "destroyer" (破壊者,   Hakaisha) and appears in the film's Japanese title, Cloverfield/HAKAISHA.

Design

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The monster is an approximately 240 to 300 foot tall[2] quadruped which possesses a long, fork-finned tail. The uppermost triple-jointed limb pair are longer than the other two, ending in a multi-fingered hand which can bend backward so that the creature can walk on its knuckles. The double-jointed, squat legs are powerful enough to support the creature’s mass, and yet still allow it to move quickly for an organism of its size. Each of its feet are 30-40 feet in length, roughly the size of a city transit bus[2] or a Tyrannosaurus rex. The creature is covered in grey skin that exhibits a white pallor. Tucked between the monster's legs are two "external esophagi," which end in tooth-like projections. The esophagi are used to eat creatures much smaller than itself (such as Humans). In the Cloverfield/KISHIN manga, the monster's external esophagi are shown, and long, thinner tubes wrap around victims to bring them in. Its head has sharp, bony features and two eyes with pupils large enough to almost obscure their requisite sclera from view. There are a set of membranous sacks on either side of the head behind the eyes, which inflate and recede back into the head, perhaps in time with its respiration.

Origins

In Cloverfield, the monster's origins are left ambiguous, although several theories are provided. Hudson Platt speculates that the monster could either be of extraterrestrial descent, or an earthly creature which lay dormant deep underwater, comparing it to the Coelacanth which was presumed extinct for over 80 million years before it was rediscovered in the 20th century.[2] Preliminary details from the attack on Tagruato's Chuai drilling platform indicate that Clover may have been originally discovered in the Atlantic Ocean, and other theories suggest that the parasites which Clover collected on its body may have provoked it into its emergence from the water.[2] The online ARG which was created to market Cloverfield in the months leading up to its release reveals, through several hints, that the monster is indeed a deep sea creature which was awoken by submarines,[3] and special features from the Blu-ray release of the film further reveal that the creature is a juvenile.[1]

In The Cloverfield Paradox, Professor Mark Stambler theorizes that a successful test of the Shepard particle accelerator could unleash creatures from other dimensions on Earth. This is seemingly corroborated by the appearance of Clover, or another member of its species, at the end of the film.

History

Cloverfield

Clover in Cloverfield

Clover appears and wreaks havoc. After many military attempts at bombing the monster and creating much devastation in Manhattan, the monster is ultimately killed.


The Cloverfield Paradox

Clover, or another member of its species, makes a brief appearance in the ending of The Cloverfield Paradox. Its head and upper body erupt through a patch of clouds, as it lets out several loud roars.


Abilities

Physical Abilities

Clover possesses immense physical strength, able to wipe out several landmarks with ease, including ripping the head of the Statue of Liberty off and throwing it like a baseball. Clover's tail was shown to be strong enough to decimate the Brooklyn Bridge, which was later forced to be fortified to withstand 49,200 tons of pressure, suggesting that his tail exerts forces far greater.[2] At one point, Clover manages to achieve a leaping height of approximately 560 feet.[2]

Durability

Clover seems to be virtually invulnerable to conventional weaponry, withstanding shells from M1 tanks, AT-4 rockets, F-18 Hornets, a bombing run from a B-2 Spirit, and other high-powered ordnance. The creature was, however, ultimately defeated by a last resort airstrike which leveled much of New York, codenamed the Hammerdown Protocol.

In Cloverfield/KISHIN, Clover lost its right eye to a direct hit from an anti-tank rocket, but was otherwise unaffected by the JSDF's weapons.

Comics

Cloverfield/KISHIN

Clover appears in a 2008 manga based on the film titled Cloverfield/KISHIN, published by Kadokawa.


Gallery

Main article: Clover/Gallery.

Roar

Clover's roars

In Other Languages

  • Japanese: クローバー (Kurōbā)

Notes

  1. While a notation in the 'Investigation Mode' special feature on the Cloverfield Blu-ray states Clover's height to be estimated somewhere between 240 and 300 feet in his quadruped pose, he is referred to as both "a 30 story monster" (about 300 feet) and "a gigantic, 350 foot monster" during the 'I Saw It! It's Alive! It's Huge!' special feature.

References

This is a list of references for Clover. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cloverfield Blu-ray 'I Saw It! It's Alive! It's Huge!' special feature
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Cloverfield Blu-ray 'Investigation Mode' special feature notations
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cloverfield Clues - USGX8810B467233PX Now Open!

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