Behemoth

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Behemoth
Behemoth in Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Alternate names Mapinguari
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 Mapinguari, derived from a a Brazilian cryptid believed to resemble a giant sloth.

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, and the six-legged MUTO. 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.

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.

References

This is a list of references for Behemoth. 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. Keyes, Greg. Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization. Titan Books. p. 175. 28 May 2019. ISBN: 178909092X.

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AngiraBlu

one day 8 hours 10 minutes ago
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Why he looks like a mammoth/sloth.:

https://en.w...tlantogenata
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Lamango

one day 12 hours 40 minutes 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 days ago
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To me Behemoth look like a hybrid of a Sloth, Gorilla and Mammoth.
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Shogunguirus

5 days ago
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Apparently his poo has lots of benefits?
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KaijuUnity

5 days ago
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Wait, why is this guy on the front page but not Methuselah or Scylla
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Bowzilla

3 days ago
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probley a mistake also i think hes hieght is 340-385 ft
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The King of the Monsters

8 hours 12 minutes ago
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Because Behemoth is "the most interesting of the Titans."
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Lamango

8 days 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

7 days ago
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What are you talking about? They are listed on several pages.
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Lamango

4 days 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 days 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

one day 12 hours 41 minutes 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

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

13 days 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

13 days ago
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Is this guy like a mammoth.
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The King of the Monsters

13 days 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

13 days ago
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Like Manny and Sid's DNA somehow made a gigantic hybrid.
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Kaijufiles789

12 days 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

11 days 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

10 days ago
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Because no one's made it yet, including you.
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SuperZillaRealms

10 days ago
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Who’s Mokele-Mbembe?
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AngiraBlu

10 days 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

10 days 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

9 days 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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Lamango

13 days ago
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There's an image of this guy on a discord...Could we use it?
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Titanollante

14 days ago
Score 4
The most interesting Titan
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Gojifan2003

16 days ago
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