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Doug in Godzilla vs. Kong. This image has been brightened.
Alternate names Titanus Doug, Titanous Doug,
lizard-like monster,GvK novel
Scaly Quadruped, Giant Lizard,[1]
Lava Hole Lizard,[2] Foetodon,[3][4]
Lizard Godzilla,[5] Fat Lizard[6]
big lizard-thing, food-stealer, food thiefGxK novel
Subtitle(s) Vile Vortex Titan of Terror[7]
Species Giant reptile
Height 75 feet[8]
Place(s) of emergence Hollow Earth
Enemies Rockclaws, King Kong
First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla vs. Kong Godzilla x Kong:
The New Empire
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Doug is a Titan[9] who first appeared briefly in the 2021 Monsterverse film Godzilla vs. Kong and reappeared in its 2024 sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. He is a member of an unnamed reptilian species that lives in the Hollow Earth.


The Godzilla vs. Kong audio description calls Doug a Foetodon, a species from the 2005 King Kong remake by Universal Pictures, which has no affiliation with the Monsterverse.[3][4] However, the film's novelization simply identifies him and his kind as lizard-like monsters, while Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall - The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale uses Scaly Quadrupeds. "Doug" started as a popular nickname among fans, coined by the podcast It Came From A Monster Movie!,[10] but was then embraced by director Adam Wingard,[11] the Legendary Pictures Twitter and Instagram accounts,[12] an official T-shirt,[7] and the metaverse platform Virtua.[13] The T-shirt calls him Titanus Doug while Virtua uses Titanous Doug. However, it is unclear whether Monarch will assign him this classification in-universe.


Doug's species is rotund in physique with large, green-colored eyes and short legs. Their osteoderms are also more jagged in shape, and somewhat resemble those found on the Hellhawks, another species inhabiting the Hollow Earth. The Virtua NFT of the creature shows that it has two rows of spikes running down its tail, ending in a heavily spiked tip resembling the thagomizer of a Stegosaurus.[14] They have thick, crocodile-like skin, which acts as armor against the many other threats in the Hollow Earth.[14]


Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall - The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale notes that director Adam Wingard asked that Doug's species resemble Godzilla, although the book does not confirm an evolutionary link.[15]


Doug is at least partially carnivorous, preying on Rockclaws and feasting on the carcass of a Wart Dog. He is a fearless scavenger, stealing Kong's food when the ape's back was turned and refusing to back down when the larger Titan noticed and grabbed for it.



Godzilla vs. Kong

As Rockclaws scattered in Kong's wake during his charge through the Hollow Earth, Doug seized the opportunity, snatching up one of the creatures in his jaws. Eight more members of his species steered clear of Kong as he continued running.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Doug with a piece of a Wart Dog.

After Kong dragged two Wart Dog carcasses to his cave in the Hollow Earth and began to eat them, he became distracted by a painful infected tooth. Doug used the opening to drag one of the carcasses away in his jaws. Kong noticed the theft and tried to pull his meal back to him, but the ape Titan's attention was diverted by what he thought was the roar of another member of his species. Doug escaped with his prize while he investigated.


Physical abilities

Doug easily caught a Rockclaw in his jaws and crushed it. More impressively, he briefly matched the larger Kong in strength as they struggled over a Wart Dog carcass, although Kong became distracted before one could overpower the other. His species uses their tails as clubs to kill smaller creatures that irritate them.[16]

Video games

  • Call of Duty: Warzone (2020; added in 2022) - Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S [cave painting and charm]
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard (2021; added in 2022) - Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S [cave painting and charm]
  • Lords Mobile (2016; added in 2024) - Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, iPadOS, Fire OS


Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization

Doug behaves the same as he does in the film, although he is joined by other members of his species in attacking the Rockclaws.


Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted

When Kong explored a cave in the Hollow Earth, he discovered ancient paintings of numerous monsters, including Doug or another of his kind.


Main article: Doug/Gallery.


Doug's sounds from Godzilla vs. Kong
Doug's sounds from Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire


See also


This is a list of references for Doug. 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. Frei, Vincent (24 May 2021). "Godzilla vs Kong: John 'DJ' DesJardin – Overall VFX Supervisor". Art of VFX.
  2. "Godzilla vs. Kong". Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sudomerski, Joshua (12 April 2021). "Sadly, you can't see it since there aren't any subs for the audio descriptions... but you can listen to it! (Timestamp 1:01:58)". Twitter.
  4. 4.0 4.1 @omegafreelancer (12 April 2021). "@Riamus01 @KingRexy328 @AstoundingBB". Twitter.
  5. Wikidougjj1.jpg
  6. Wikidougjj2.jpg
  7. 7.0 7.1 Doug!Shirt.jpg
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  9. Legendary Comics (4 October 2023). "Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted. The official graphic novel prequel to Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire!". Kickstarter.
  10. @ICFAMMpodcast (31 March 2021). "The real MVP of @GodzillaVsKong and the #monsterverse as a whole is Doug (Dug to his friends), Godzilla's Hallow Earth Country Bumpkin Cousin. If the Monsterverse continues, I want a whole spin off TV show about Doug and his simple life in the Hallow Earth. #GodzillaVsKong #doug". Twitter. Archived from the original on 1 April 2021.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Wingard, Adam (22 April 2021). "1. They were all helpful in telling me about their unique experienced making their entries..." Reddit.
  12. @Legendary (29 May 2021). "Titanus Doug appreciation post". Twitter. Archived from the original on 25 August 2022.
  13. "Terra Virtua Prestige, month four rewards". Virtua. 6 January 2022.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Titanous Doug - Scratching the Scales". Virtua. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  15. Wallace, Daniel (21 May 2021). Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall - The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale. Insight Editions. p. 110, 113. ISBN 1-64-722140-4.
  16. "Titanous Doug - Tail Smack". Terra Virtua. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  17. Playmates (January 2, 2024). "GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Toyline Official Info and Photos From Playmates - Part 1". SciFi Japan.


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