Anguirus (Singular Point)
Name[edit | edit source]
Anguirus' Japanese name, Angirasu (アンギラス), comes from the Japanese spelling of the name of the dinosaur genus Ankylosaurus (アンキロサウルス, upon which the monster's design is based. The name was chosen from several names proposed by employees of Ankirosaurusu)Toho during production of Godzilla Raids Again.
Design[edit | edit source]
This version of Anguirus maintains the traditional design of the character's head, with an elongated snout tipped with a singular nose horn, but with spikes running up his forehead into the large spikes at the back of his head and still more spikes running down his cheeks. His body is closer to an Ankylosaurus, with thick, armored legs and a more rounded body. His shoulders slope up into a hunchback, where it quickly slopes down to the tail. His carapace covers the entirety of his back and hangs off of his body as it comes to an end. A row of three spikes runs down each side of his neck, while rows of seven spikes run down his carapace beginning at his shoulders. Once the carapace splits, five rows of spines run down his tail towards a spiked club on its tip. Like many of the monsters in Singular Point, he has multiple rows of teeth, with the addition of penguin-like barbs on his tongue.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Anguirus is a playful and curious kaiju, jumping around recklessly when alone and playing with the downed body of Jet Jaguar. Once provoked or wounded, Anguirus becomes highly aggressive and lashes out at nearby objects and creatures.
History[edit | edit source]
"Gadabout"[edit | edit source]
After the death of a swarm of Rodan, their carcasses were gathered up for research and disposal. Finding the site, Anguirus stole one of these carcasses and ate it in the nearby forest. He then traveled to a nearby highway, where he attacked an elderly couple and overturned their vehicle. A JSDF unit was dispatched to investigate, believing the culprit to have been a surviving Rodan. One soldier had arrived only to come face to face with the armored kaiju and fire on it, seemingly being killed by Anguirus.
"Theorist"[edit | edit source]
Yun Arikawa encountered Anguirus in a ravine, accidentally gaining his attention when he stepped on a stick. While at first curious about Yun, the arrival of Haberu and a pair of hunters startled the kaiju. The hunters fired on Anguirus, but their bullets were deflected by the monster's carapace, distracting the humans long enough for Anguirus to escape. Within a few days, a plan to catch Anguirus was organized by Goro Otaki and his friendly rival Genzo in an evacuated golf course: Goro in a modified Jet Jaguar, and Gen with a harpoon mounted on his truck. However, the trap was soon ruined when Anguirus arrived, having grown from just taller than a human to towering over the truck. Gen attempted to engage the armored kaiju, but his harpoon was deflected, toppling the truck. Just as Anguirus closed in on the man, Goro intervened with Jet Jaguar and prepared to engage the kaiju.
"Enfatico"[edit | edit source]
Anguirus battled Jet Jaguar on the golf course, eventually overpowering the mech and playing with its limp body before heading towards a tent for onlookers. The soldier escort guarding the event quickly took action and fired on the kaiju, only for their bullets to deflect back to them and destroy one of their trucks, forcing the other to retreat. Anguirus trampled on towards the tent unopposed until Jet Jaguar reengaged it with Genzo's harpoon, shooting the kaiju in the chest and seemingly killing it. The mayor, who had attended the event, took the opportunity to boast on how he handled such threats while taking a photo in front of the corpse when Anguirus suddenly woke up and went on a rampage through a nearby parking lot. He wrecked Jet Jaguar with ease, smashing several cars in the process. Yun and his AI Yung took control of Jet Jaguar and began luring the kaiju until it jumped, allowing Jet Jaguar to shoot Anguirus in the head, finally killing him.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Precognitive shield[edit | edit source]
Anguirus is able to briefly see into the future by vibrating his spikes to produce an energy field. The subsequent energy field also acts as a shield from attacks by seemingly absorbing kinetic energy.
Physical abilities[edit | edit source]
Anguirus mainly relies on shoving matches in combat, which were strong enough to overturn a van in his smaller form and later halt a charging Jet Jaguar. Anguirus can travel at great speeds on land, able to catch up with a speeding truck. Anguirus also seems to be quite stealthy, as he was able to steal one of the Rodan carcasses and eat it without anyone noticing, silently stalk a JSDF platoon, and disappear while Yun, Haberu, Kai, and a duo of hunters weren't looking.
Clubbed tail[edit | edit source]
Anguirus' most dangerous weapon is his clubbed tail. One strike of his tail easily decapitated Jet Jaguar, briefly taking the robot out of the fight.
Spiked projectiles[edit | edit source]
In the browser game Godzilla Singular Point: Escape!! Radio Wave Monster Rodan!, Anguirus is able to launch spikes from his carapace.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Anguirus is much less durable than most kaiju. While most firearms leave no permanent damage if they pierce his skin, Genzo's harpoon heavily injured and later killed Anguirus. Additionally, weapons fired at point-blank range seem to thwart Anguirus' ability to deflect them.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla Singular Point (TV 2021) [episodes 4-6]
Video games[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla Singular Point: Escape!! Radio Wave Monster Rodan! (2021) - iOS, Android, PC
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Anguirus/Gallery.
Roar[edit | edit source]
This Anguirus maintains the character's iconic roar. He also lets out a few Tyrannosaurus rex roars and growls from Jurassic Park.