Barem

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Barem
Barem in Rebirth of Mothra II
Alternate names Berem, Baylem[1]
Subtitle(s) Toxic Crystal
(猛毒結晶体,   Mōdoku Kesshōtai)[2]
Highly Toxic Crystal
(極毒結晶体,   Gokudoku Kesshōtai)[3]
Species Starfish-like crystalline organism
Length 40-50 centimeters[1][2]
Weight 2-4 kilograms[1][2]
Relations Dagahra (generator)
Allies Dagahra
Enemies Mothra Leo
First appearance Rebirth of Mothra II

Barem (ベーレム,   Bēremu) are a crystalline pollution-byproduct kaiju created by Toho that appear in the 1997 film Rebirth of Mothra II.

History[edit | edit source]

Heisei era[edit | edit source]

Rebirth of Mothra II[edit | edit source]

The Barem were created as a byproduct when Dagahra absorbed pollution. They were even more toxic than the pollution itself and were what killed the Nilai-Kanai. When Dagahra was re-awakened, he began producing more Barem. They caused destruction when they washed up on shore, and they were used as a weapon by Dagahra to fight off Mothra Leo. Mothra Leo ultimately destroyed the Barem after he split into many miniature versions of himself and destroyed them from the inside out, causing Dagahra to self-destruct.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Barem are capable of launching globs of slime tinged with highly toxic Urecot Eckax (ウレコット・エッカクス) venom from a gland on the top of their bodies.[1] Upon contact with skin, the acid foams up and causes severe damage. A single glob to the face caused a fisherman to be hospitalized.

Books[edit | edit source]

GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

In December 2017, several Barem were released into the ocean during a confrontation between Dagahra and the United States Navy in the waters near American Samoa. The presence of Barem prevented the Navy from pursuing Dagahra after he fled. Three days later the Barem arrived at the port of Pago Pago, and caused one-third of the city's inhabitants to die of bacterial infection. When Dagahra was fatally wounded by the Australian military on Christmas Day, he flew out to sea and died, releasing countless Barem into Australian waters. These Barem not only infected Australian citizens with a terrible plague, but heavily polluted Australia's waters and killed the majority of marine life around Australia, in an event that would come to be known as the "Red Christmas Scourge" and claim 3 million lives.[4]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Barem/Gallery.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Barem. 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 1.2 1.3 All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book (4th ed.). Yosensha. 4 September 2016. p. 269. ISBN 978-4-8003-0362-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 23 July 2014. p. 102. ISBN 4-096-82090-3.
  3. Picture Book of Godzilla & All Monsters. Kodansha. 2 July 2021. p. 252. ISBN 978-4-06-523491-4.
  4. Ōki, Renji (25 October 2017). GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse. Kadokawa. pp. 19–111.

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