Dragon King

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For the GigaBash monster also known as the Dragon King, see Rawa. For the other Dragon King in GigaBash killed by Skorak, see List of minor monsters#Video games.
Dragon King
Dragon King in Zone Fighter
Subtitle(s) Horned Terror-Beast
(角恐獣,   Tsuno Kyōjū)[1]
Species Avian-like Terror-Beast
Height 74 meters[2]
Weight 81,000 metric tons[2]
Place(s) of emergence Planet Garoga[1]
Controlled by Garogas
Relations Garogas (creators)
Allies Garogas
Enemies Zone Fighter
First appearance Zone Fighter episode 7,
"The Zone Family's Critical Moment!"
Latest appearance Zone Fighter episode 12, "The Terror-Beast Base: Invade the Earth!"

Dragon King (ドラゴンキング,   Doragon Kingu) is a kaiju who first appeared in episode 7 of the 1973 Toho tokusatsu kaiju series Zone Fighter, titled "The Zone Family's Critical Moment!"


Dragon King is more avian in appearance than what his name suggests. He has a large, feathered head with a beak and mandibles similar to Gigan's. He also has pincers for hands.


Zone Fighter

"The Zone Family's Critical Moment!"

Dragon King was deployed by the Garogas to destroy a dam and flood the city. His mission was short-lived though, as we was stopped in his tracks by Zone Fighter. After a short battle, the monster was defeated.

"The Terror-Beast Base: Invade the Earth!"

Dragon King appears via flashback as the Garogas contemplate the many defeats they have suffered at the hands of Zone Fighter. The two battle surrounded by red mist, with Dragon King offering no resistance as Zone Fighter pummels him. An unseen attack causes him to explode.


Physical abilities

Dragon King possesses immense strength. He was able to move a large hill and stick it next to another in an attempt to crush and trap Zone Fighter after the hero was pinned underneath rubble. Even after the hero started to push it back, he was able to match his strength and eventually overpower Zone Fighter, leaving him stuck as he went back to destroy the dam. According to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume), one of Dragon King's battle tactics is to run his enemies through the horns covering his body.


Dragon King can use his sharp pincers in battle. Just one backhand from one of his claws was able to send Zone Fighter falling backwards and daze him for a bit. When he combines his strength with his pincers, he can punch through metal. According to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume), Dragon King could sever a giant tanker in half.

Fire breath

Dragon King can emit a stream of flames from his mouth, with the temperature being able to reach 10,000 degrees Celsius according to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume). The flames not only ignited objects but also caused large boulders and buildings to explode on contact, generating rubble that Dragon King used to bury Zone Fighter. Despite its destructive properties, it did not appear to harm Zone Fighter at all, with the hero simply turning his back to prevent Dragon King from destroying a dam with his flames.


While fighting against Zone Fighter, Dragon King feigned his death, leaving the hero to walk over to the kaiju's body and inspect it, before Dragon King reawakened and backhanded the Meteor Man.


During his fight with Zone Fighter, Dragon King withstood many blows from the hero, including repeated kicks to the head and being launched a good distance from a kick to the chest. Dragon King's most impressive feat was withstanding a Meteor Proton Beam to the back of the neck and merely falling over, although the beam destroyed other Terror-Beasts like Spyler instantly. He was finally defeated by a volley from Zone's Meteor Missile Might.


Main article: Dragon King/Gallery.


This is a list of references for Dragon King. 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 Matsui, Satoshi, ed. (28 July 2014). Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 134. ISBN 978-4-09-682090-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ballard, Jim M. (14 November 2009). "ZONE FIGHTER Series Guide". SciFi Japan. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021.


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