Behemoth

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Behemoth
Behemoth in Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Alternate names Mapinguary
Species Titanus Behemoth
Place(s) of emergence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Controlled by King Ghidorah
Portrayed by CGI
First appearance Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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Monarch agent Mariko (Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization)

Behemoth is a Titan who first appeared in the 2019 Legendary Pictures Godzilla film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Name

Behemoth is named after a beast mentioned in the Bible (בהמות Behemot), which is interpreted often as either referring to a mythical creature or a large animal such as an elephant or rhinoceros. Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization also gives Behemoth the alternative name Mapinguary, derived from a Brazilian cryptid believed to resemble a giant sloth.

Development

Behemoth concept art by Xu Tianhua

Behemoth was originally conceptualized as a giant mammoth, with tusks on his lower jaw similar to a Deinotherium and wood-like protrusions on his legs. Eventually, this design was discarded in favor of making the creature more like a giant sloth, although the mammoth-like tusks were retained.

Design

Behemoth is a mammalian creature resembling a gigantic sloth. He knuckle-walks like an ape using his long and muscular forelimbs which are larger than his hind legs. Behemoth's most notable trait are his colossal mammoth-like tusks which jut downward from his cheeks. Behemoth is covered in light brown fur, and appears to have greenish vines or algae growing on his otherwise gray tusks. Behemoth possesses a row of bumpy triangular spikes running along his back. Behemoth is very tall and appears to nearly match Godzilla himself in physical stature.

Origins

Behemoth was discovered by Monarch in Brazil, and an outpost was constructed around him. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization, a Monarch agent named Mariko states, "There are cave paintings of him that are twelve thousand years old."[1]

History

MonsterVerse

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Behemoth was among the many Titans awakened from his slumber in Brazil by King Ghidorah's call. He attacked Rio de Janeiro before making his way to Boston along with Methuselah, Scylla, a female MUTO, and a flock of Leafwings. There, they found the alpha they were following, Ghidorah, slain at the hands of Godzilla. Rodan approached Godzilla to challenge him, but was intimidated by his gaze and ultimately submitted. The other Titans all followed suit, each "bowing" in their own way to the new King of the Monsters. News outlets reported afterward that Behemoth's trail of destruction had begun to restore clear-cut parts of the Amazon rainforest.

Abilities

Tusks

Behemoth possesses two large tusks protruding from his face, similar to a woolly mammoth. He uses these large tusks to destroy structures in his path.

Restoration

Behemoth's radiation is able to restore jungles he passes through. When he was heading towards Boston, news outlets reported that his trail of destruction restored clear-cut parts of the Amazon rainforest.

Excrement

Behemoth's feces can be used as a viable energy source.

Durability

In Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization, a jet of blue-white fire emitted from a nozzle installed in the ceiling of the outpost angers Behemoth but leaves his fur unharmed.

Filmography

Books

Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization

Monarch prepared to terminate Behemoth when he responded to Ghidorah's call. However, an agent named Mariko, who sympathized with Emma Russell's mission and believed Behemoth to be "the most interesting of the Titans," cut the power to the outpost's backup kill switch. Behemoth quickly dispatched a group of soldiers and a nozzle emitting blue-white fire before breaking out of the facility, killing Mariko in the process. From there, his role in the novelization is the same as the film.

Gallery

Main article: Behemoth/Gallery.

Trivia

GKOTM - Behemoth Y-MSF figure prototype 01.jpg
  • Toy company Y-MSF has publicly posted photographs of a prototype for a Behemoth figure, which it intended to sell commercially.[2] Behemoth is the only known Titan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, excluding the main four, yet to have even a proposed licensed figure.


References

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Titanus Radon

13 days ago
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Titan Reviews: Behemoth

Behemoth is one of the most recent kaiju/titans to be added in the franchise. I only have one word for him: Overrated. Don't get me wrong, I like the giant sloth as well, but he gets way too much attention and love than he deserves. Maybe it is for a reason, and he will appear later in the Monsterverse, but we will have to wait and see.
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JurassicKaiju14

15 days ago
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Wait, that Y-MSF Behemoth figure is for real? I thought it was a hoax.
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SkullIslandExplorer

15 days ago
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Nope, it’s real.
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AngiraBlu

13 days ago
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Been real for, like, the past couple months.

And then, there's this thing (not sure if it has any relation): https://wiki...omment-14551
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Triceradon the 8th

16 days ago
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whats next a gila monster with a bat wings and stegosaurus plates!!?
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Triceradon the 8th

16 days ago
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so this is what happens when a large sloth humps a mammoth
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AngiraBlu

15 days ago
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Ew.

Although, it's actually also something scientifically accurate. Mammoths/elephants and sloths are actually related. They're part of the same taxonomic clade known as Atlantogenata, which splits into 2 groups: Xenarthra and Afrotheria.

Xenartha: armadillos/glyptodonts, sloths, and anteaters.

Afrotheria: aardvarks, elephant shrews, golden moles, tenrecs, hyraxes, elephants/mammoths, arsinoitheriids, palaeoamasiids, manatees, and dugongs.

https://en.w...tlantogenata
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Titanus Radon

15 days ago
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@AngiraBlu, I'm an animal expert, and even I didn't know that.
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AngiraBlu

13 days ago
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@Titanus Radon: Yep. Kinda makes sense, when you think about it. Cuz anteaters, aardvarks, and armadillos have quite a number of similarities. And sloths have limbs that resemble those of all the former. And Megatherium, Glyptodon, Deinotherium, and Mammoth skulls kinda-sorta bear some structural similarities (*gotta look at 'em closely to see 'em*).

And the list could go on.....
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AngiraBlu

13 days ago
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And Dugong skulls. Don't forget those.
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AngiraBlu

16 days ago
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They've had preorders of his figure on eBay, for a while now. BUT THEY'RE JUST SO DARN EXPENSIVE!!!

$275 + $100 shipping (https://www....04026979e695)

$375 + 100 shipping (https://www....04026979e695)
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Astounding Beyond Belief

16 days ago
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That's a resin kit, not a typical toy. I'm sure it's overpriced, because kaiju on eBay, but not by as much as you'd think.
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AngiraBlu

15 days ago
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Makes sense, cuz resin kits really seem to be super pricey.
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SkullIslandExplorer

15 days ago
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Sheesh.
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Titanus Radon

one month ago
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I think Behemoth is too overrated. Don't get me wrong, I love the guy, but Methuselah and Scylla don't get as much love as they deserve.
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TopMonarchScientist

one month ago
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TopMonarchScientist's MonsterVerse Kaiju Subtitles:

The Biggest Manny-like Kaiju
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CanadianUSA

one month ago
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Manny should save Amazon Rainforest
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Gorosaurus Fan

one month ago
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@Astounding Beyond Belief: 30 Monsterverse Titans and Creatures Size Comparsion. https://www....=AXmZndiG2Zw
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Gorosaurus Fan

one month ago
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3:26 is where Behemoth shows up
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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This is a fan video that admits it's using estimates for some monsters (and offers a range of heights for Behemoth). Can't use it.
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Gorosaurus Fan

one month ago
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@Astounding Beyond Belief: Ok looks like we'll then just have to wait for his actual confirmed height to be released.
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Gorosaurus Fan

one month ago
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Can someone put in his height of 106m please
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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First we need a source.
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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@Gorosaurus Fan: *Lucy (Elfen Lied) voice* Uhhhh, that doesn’t make any logical sense.
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Gorosaurus Fan

one month ago
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@Astounding Beyond Belief: I've seen a couple of videos that say Behemoth is 106m tall.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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What are they?
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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*Tsuyu Asui voice* This guy reminds me of the Mûmakil from LotR, and I kinda picture him to swipe hordes of Skullcrawlers with his tusks like how the Mûmakil did to the Rohan Army.
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Keizer Zilla

2 months ago
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Can we call him Manny?
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CanadianUSA

one month ago
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Yee
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Gmk Godzilla

2 months ago
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Behemoth is awesome
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The Famous Yongary

2 months ago
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Does evryone think Behemoth is the best out of the new kaijus?

I think Margygr is my favourite.
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Radionatix

2 months ago
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Behemoth is the most interesting kaiju of the new titans they put in KOTM. Hopefully we can see him more in the movies and have a figure of him.
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
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YMSF is producing a figure of him.
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Conder99

3 months ago
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Id like to call him: Barbahara
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

3 months ago
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Looks like he can just walk through a building
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

2 months ago
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Probably because he can.
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GodzillaLegendaryRPG

3 months ago
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I can barely see his eyes.
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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HAS ANYBODY SEEN THIS, YET?!?!?!:

https://twit...745579270144
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Makuta The shadow king 18

3 months ago
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Rio de Janeiro.Such a overrated city.(i'm brazilian btw)
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

2 months ago
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It is rare to be destroyed in movies unlike NYC, there have been only a few movies featuring the city being destroyed.
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

3 months ago
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I like how his dung is a super power
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SkullIslandExplorer

3 months ago
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HI, BILLY MAYS HERE WITH THE ALL NEW FARM FERTILIZER: BEHEMOTH DUNG!
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Doomzilla

3 months ago
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Its funny that this particular kaiju has taken taken quite a shine to lots of fans. I don't know, maybe its the simpleness that makes this behemoth (no pun intended) such a likeable kaiju. I do like that its a combination of a gorilla, mammoth, and a sloth, makes it very unique.
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Shogunguirus

3 months ago
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Does this guy even have a mouth?
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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I would think so. His trunk is basically a big nose, covering his mouth.
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SkullIslandExplorer

3 months ago
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You were expecting an answer. But it was I, Dio!
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Shogunguirus

3 months ago
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... Old Friend...
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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Found another HD image!

https://twit...458485211138
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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Sooooo…..Fertilizing crap counts as a ability/superpower? X/
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Shogunguirus

3 months ago
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Yes... And there’s probably a reason Micheal Dougherty wants us to know this shit.
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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In the LITERAL sense! LOL! XD
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CanadianUSA

3 months ago
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Manny
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MrAwesomeness360

3 months ago
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The source of that new Behemoth image came from this source. https://www....mYGsdLWgZbx8

You're welcome.
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JurassicKaiju14

3 months ago
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Okay, two questions.

1: Where did that Hi-Res photo come from?

2. Are there any of the others?
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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One thing's for sure, it looks great and it's a thing of kaiju beauty!
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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@JurassicKaiju14

Good question
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Lamango

3 months ago
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I believe the Art Book.
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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@Lamango: Mmm, that makes sense. I can see that.
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Lamango

3 months ago
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Dang it, the concept is too big. Haaalp.
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TohoTristarkaijugod

3 months ago
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I saw a design of Behemoth and his legs are of a mammoth and his are arms and hands are mixture of gorilla and sloth.

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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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Why he looks like a mammoth/sloth.:

https://en.w...tlantogenata
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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Cuz Elephants/Mammoths, Hyraxes, Aardvarks, Sirenians, Elephant Shrews, Otter Shrews, Golden Moles, Sloths, Anteaters, and Armadillos/Glyptodonts are ALL related.
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MosuFan2004

3 months ago
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Because his design is based on sloths and mammoths..
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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I'm thinking of it on a taxonomical viewpoint. Like how many of the kaiju are related to other organisms. In this case, Behīmosu appears to be the kaijufied common ancestor to members of the Atlantogenata clade, which includes Elephants/Mammoths, Hyraxes, Aardvarks, Sirenians, Elephant Shrews, Otter Shrews, Golden Moles, Sloths, Anteaters, and Armadillos/Glyptodonts.

Ergo, Mammoths and Sloths are related. Ergo, based on his appearance, Behīmosu could theoretically be the originator of the Atlantogenata clade.

Seems like Dougherty got something scientifically correct, possibly without even knowing it!
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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I, AngiraBlu, have officially blown people's minds!

https://twit...289142927361
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Lamango

4 months ago
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And The Kraken is depicted as a massive shelled cephalopod sleeping curled around the wreck of a nuclear submarine in the Indian Ocean, with multiple brains for each limb and a mentioned ability to camouflage. In it’s single scene after Ghidorah sets off the Mass Awakening, the Kraken is able to deceive MONARCH scientists and their equipment by lowering it’s natural radiation levels to make it appear as if it is dead; the Kraken is then able to escape containment, destroy the underwater MONARCH base monitoring it, and massacre the personnel inside as they try to escape.
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TohoTristarkaijugod

3 months ago
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Wow and then three hearts like other octopus and you got the info from offical movie novel Lamango? :) :)
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AngiraBlu

3 months ago
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Like the I-Rex in Jurassic World! Clever!
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TohoTristarkaijugod

4 months ago
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To me Behemoth look like a hybrid of a Sloth, Gorilla and Mammoth.
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Shogunguirus

4 months ago
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Apparently his poo has lots of benefits?
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KaijuUnity

4 months ago
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Wait, why is this guy on the front page but not Methuselah or Scylla
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The King of the Monsters

3 months ago
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Because Behemoth is "the most interesting of the Titans."
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KaijuUnity

3 months ago
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That's the only reason isn't it.
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Lamango

4 months ago
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Well, we got Kraken and Moko-Mbele in the novel, but they aren't listed?
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The King of the Monsters

4 months ago
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What are you talking about? They are listed on several pages.
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Lamango

4 months ago
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I mean in the Monsterverse template. Also, no page of them exists yet...
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The King of the Monsters

4 months ago
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Because there is no information or pictures of them with which to make pages yet.
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Lamango

4 months ago
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That's wrong, King of the Monsters.

The most prominent is Mokele-Mbembe. Unlike the “real life” cryptid it’s named after (generally depicted as a sauropod living in the Congo) here it’s depicted as some sort of horrific reptilie-elephant beast with downturned trunks, a glowing green horn in the center of it’s head, a long reptilian tail, and a “snakelike” trunk that snatches people off the ground and throws them into it’s “crocodile-like” jaws. It sleeps beneath the Nubian Pyramids in Sudan, and when it wakes up it eats most of it’s containment personnel. We later get a scene where it defeats an attempt by MONARCH and the Egyptian military to kill it, and is about to eat a POV character before Maddie activates the ORCA in Boston, causing it to freeze in place and allowing the survivors to escape.
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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So does the Restoration thing count as some form of Chlorokinesis (plant manipulation)?
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

4 months ago
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Low-quality image, temporarily only because it'll be replaced by a high-quality one when the film gets released on DVD.
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VaderRaptor

4 months ago
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Is this guy like a mammoth.
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The King of the Monsters

4 months ago
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The novelization describes him as being more like a sloth. The only specifically mammoth-like trait he has are his tusks. Mokele-Mbembe is described as being more like a mammoth or elephant in the novelization.
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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Like Manny and Sid's DNA somehow made a gigantic hybrid.
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Kaijufiles789

4 months ago
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Mokele-Mbembe is more like a elephant with the a giant tail, that acts more like a snake. But, yes Behemoth is a tusked sloth.
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Shogunguirus

4 months ago
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Why isn’t there a page on Mokele-Mbembe on Wikizilla when there is already one on Gojipedia?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

4 months ago
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Because no one's made it yet, including you.
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SuperZillaRealms

4 months ago
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Who’s Mokele-Mbembe?
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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@SuperZillaRealms: Ever heard of those stories about a sauropod dinosaur living in the Congo swamps? It's basically that. But the Titan kaiju codenamed Mokele-Mbembe is obviously different.
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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Honestly, they could've just called him Mapinguari, instead of Behemoth.

Except he has tusks, doesn't have a cyclopean eye and secondary face on his torso, and is obviously WAY larger.
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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Never mind. Novelization shows Mapinguari as a nickname/alternate name for Behīmosu (Japanese name for Behemoth/what I call him [in order to distinguish between him and the biblical Behemot {Heb.}])

Behemot: God-Like Ox/Ankylosaur Hybrid. (*look up Clubber from Mosuno, to get a idea*)

Behīmosu: Ground Sloth/Gorilla/Mammoth Hybrid.
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Titanollante

4 months ago
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The most interesting Titan
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