Amhuluk

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Amhuluk
Amhuluk in Godzilla Dominion
Alternate names Inundator
Species Titanus Amhuluk
Place(s) of emergence Manpupuner Rock Formations, Komi Republic
Controlled by King Ghidorah
Enemies Behemoth, Godzilla
First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Godzilla Dominion
The inundator acknowledges.
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— Narrator as Amhuluk submits to Godzilla (Godzilla Dominion)

Amhuluk (アムルック,   Amurukku) is a Titan first mentioned in the 2019 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. His design was revealed in the 2021 Legendary graphic novel Godzilla Dominion.

Awakened by King Ghidorah's call in 2019, Amhuluk escaped from the Monarch outpost surrounding him in the Komi Republic. He was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the Orca in Fenway Park. Sometime later, Amhuluk encroached on Behemoth's territory in the Amazon rainforest, but was confronted by Godzilla and convinced to leave.

Name[edit | edit source]

Amhuluk is named after a water monster from the folklore of the Kalapuya tribe in Oregon. The creature, described as a horned dragon covered in spotted fur, was associated with drowning, disease, and the malarial fog.[1] Monarch gave Amhuluk the Titan designation Titanus Amhuluk.

Development[edit | edit source]

A corpse inspired by Drew Edward Johnson's rejected Amhuluk design (below Godzilla) in Godzilla Dominion

Godzilla Dominion artist Drew Edward Johnson originally envisioned Amhuluk as a creature "made up of quite a lot of giant eels, bound together by biological tendrils." According to Johnson, "the idea didn't work," but he included a dead Titan based on the scrapped design in a graveyard of creatures on the seafloor that Godzilla swims by in one panel, liking the idea of his unused designs going there to die.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]

Amhuluk's body is bulky, asymmetrical, and resembles a mess of black vines tied together. He possesses four legs and two arms. Blue-colored streaks adorn his body. What looks like trees protrude from his back. Amhuluk has a fish-like face with multiple yellow, glowing eyes, a stinger-tipped tongue, and squid-like tentacles protruding from the back of his neck.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Amhuluk appears to be hostile towards other Titans aside from Godzilla, as he was seen violently fighting Behemoth.

History[edit | edit source]

Godzilla: King of the Monsters[edit | edit source]

Amhuluk was among the Titans awakened by King Ghidorah's alpha call and escaped from Monarch Outpost 66 in the Manpupuner Rock Formations. He was pacified when Madison Russell activated the Orca in Fenway Park.

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Godzilla Dominion[edit | edit source]

Amhuluk fought with Behemoth in the Amazon rainforest. Amhuluk split one of Behemoth's tusks with a single slash from his hand. Behemoth struck at Amhuluk with his other tusk, only for the Titan to retaliate with a punch. Amhuluk grabbed onto Behemoth's other tusk and began to drag him along the river. After having sensed Behemoth and Amhuluk's battle, Godzilla made his way to the river. When he arrived, he watched the two Titans battling and decided to intervene. Amhuluk continued to drag Behemoth, but was shoved into a nearby shoreline by Godzilla. Godzilla roared at Amhuluk, prompting the Titan to leave the area.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Telekinesis[edit | edit source]

According to Godzilla Dominion artist Drew Johnson, Amhuluk is merely a head and spine; the rest of his "body" is a telekinetically-assembled mass of plants,[3] including "old vegetation, logs, branches, [and] moss."[4] He can telekinetically hurl parts of himself at opponents at high speeds, shown when one of his arms split one of Behemoth's tusks in two at a long distance.

Physical abilities[edit | edit source]

Ahmuluk possesses great strength, as he was able to break apart Behemoth's tusk with one slash and knock him down with a punch. He was also able to drag Behemoth's 354-foot-tall body along the Amazon River.

Amphibiousness[edit | edit source]

Amhuluk has an amphibious lifestyle, being able to fight Titans on land and swim away when needing to retreat.

Durability[edit | edit source]

According to Drew Johnson, Amhuluk does not feel pain from any attacks that do not strike his head, as his "body" is made of debris.[5]

Psychic blasts[edit | edit source]

According to Drew Edward Johnson, Amhuluk is able to latch onto an opponent using the tip of his tentacles and send a psychic blast to its brain.[6] The blasts are powerful enough to "be fatal to a weaker opponent, or a mere stunning blow to a stronger one."[7] This ability is used sparingly, as it drains Amhuluk's energy each time it is used.[7]

Adaptability[edit | edit source]

Depending on the location and the type of available vegetation in the area, Amhuluk could take on different forms, with some possibly even having the ability of flight.[8]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Drew Johnson has described several of Amhuluk's vulnerabilities. Depending on the materials he makes his body out of, he is susceptible to being set aflame.[5] Targeting the head is the only way to kill him, though blows aimed at his nervous system could cause his telekinetically-formed body to collapse.[9] Due to his size, it would take him some time to assemble a new body.[9]

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters[edit | edit source]

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Godzilla Dominion[edit | edit source]

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Video[edit | edit source]

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: The Other Titans
of Godzilla: King of the Monsters

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Amhuluk. 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. Amhuluk. A Book of Creatures. Retrieved on 17 October 2021.
  2. Edward Johnson, Drew (27 April 2021). The eels are just a part of my first, very weird design idea for Amhuluk. The head was the same as the final version, but the rest was...odd. I was having trouble figuring out something cool.... Instagram.
  3. Johnson, Drew Edward (19 November 2021). I just meant trees, broken wood, whatever plant debris he could gather together. He couldn’t use say, concrete or other industrial debris.. Twitter.
  4. Edward Johnson, Drew (27 April 2021). Amhuluk as I designed him—-the creature itself is just the head and some of the spine, run by a telekinetic & powerful brain. The head telekineticly forms a body for itself of old vegetation, logs, branches, moss, you name it.... Instagram.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Johnson, Drew Edward (18 November 2021). Yeah, I’d say he’s as flammable as whatever material he’s built his body of. I don’t think he’d feel any punishment the body takes. He’s just the head and a bit of nervous system. The rest is assembled and controlled by him.. Twitter.
  6. Johnson, Drew Edward (23 April 2022). To my thinking, they’re like those electric heart attack paddles. They’re extensions from Amhuluk’s powerful mind. He slaps both of them onto an opponent (has to be both) and he sends a powerful psychic blast into the target’s brain. (1). Twitter.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Johnson, Drew Edward (23 April 2022). Depending on the size of the target, it could be fatal to a weaker opponent, or a mere stunning blow to a stronger one. Amhuluk would keep it in reserve, though, relying on his “body’s” reach to do damage in a fight. It taxes his energy reserves to use the psychic blast.. Twitter.
  8. Johnson, Drew (12 May 2022). Sure! I do think the trick of what he could be would be determined by where he is and the available types of vegetation exist there. That may provide a weakness for him. Some places may not have material that works for a flying form, for example.. Twitter.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Johnson, Drew Edward (19 November 2021). Yeah, I figure you’d have to take out the head. At the very least a strike to the nervous system to inhibit his telekinetic power to draw a body together. I can’t guess how fast he could assemble a body, but figure that he’s a huge Titan, and that’s a lot of scrap to pull togethr. Twitter.
  10. @studio_spiral (18 January 2022). https://t.co/9TtTMEdFCa. Twitter. Archived from the original.

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