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The Elias (エリアス are Mothra's diminutive priestesses in the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy. Younger sisters Moll and Lora faithfully serve Eriasu)Mothra and her son Mothra Leo in defense of the planet, while their older sister Belvera, believing that humans are inherently wicked, attempts to rid the world of them with the help of the monsters Desghidorah and Dagahra. However, she saves her siblings at the end of Rebirth of Mothra 2, and teams up with them to combat King Ghidorah in Rebirth of Mothra 3.
Name[edit | edit source]
The sisters are collectively referred to as the Elias Sisters (エリアス姉妹, or simply Elias Eriasu Shimai) (エリアス. Individually, their names are Lora Eriasu) (ロラ, Moll Rora) (モル, and Belvera Moru) (ベルベラ. In Berubera)Omni Productions' English dubs for Rebirth of Mothra and Rebirth of Mothra 2, Moll is referred to as "Mona." Official North American DVD and Blu-ray releases of the films refer to her as Moll on the packaging, despite the English dub and subtitles using "Mona." In the Mothra Tamagotchi released in conjunction with Rebirth of Mothra 2, Lora was referred to as Mora (モラ, while Moll's name was left intact. Mora)
History[edit | edit source]
The Houkoku logging company discovered a giant, mysterious rock in a Hokkaido forest. Site director Yuichi Goto removed the Seal of Elias from the rock with a screwdriver. Moll and Lora, sensing it from Infant Island, were alarmed, while Belvera was delighted. The twins called upon their mount, a moth called Fairy, and flew to the rock in Hokkaido. Lora quipped that a human being must have removed the Seal, while Moll wondered if it was Belvera, who would make the monster trapped in the rock her slave. Belvera was one step ahead of them, flying to the Gotos' house on her dragon mount Garugaru and taking the Seal from Yuichi's daughter Wakaba. Placing the child under her control, she tied up her mother Makiko and chased her brother Taiki up a tree by controlling a dog. However, the dog left as Moll and Lora arrived. Startled, Taiki fell out of the tree, but they broke his fall using telekinesis. Watching TV, Belvera learned of the Seal's location. The Elias charged in, starting a destructive dogfight as Taiki freed his mother. He managed to catch Belvera and Garugaru in a butterfly net, but the dragon wounded Fairy with a blind shot before retreating, leaving her unable to fly.
With Belvera gone, Wakaba came to her senses. Moll and Lora told the Gotos of Desghidorah, a space monster who arrived on Earth 65 million years ago after draining the energy from Mars. The Elias' ancestors managed to seal it away. With Fairy out of commission, they convinced the Gotos to take them to the forest, where massive rock spikes burst out of the ground, by plane. Belvera controled Yuichi next, making him drive a bulldozer loaded with dynamite towards the spikes. After he hit a bump and fell out, Garugaru fired a beam at the bulldozer, destroying it in a massive explosion. Belvera used the Seal of Elias to begin Desghidorah's awakening. Suddenly Moll and Lora attacked her in a kite directed by Taiki, knocking her off Garugaru to regain the Seal. They used its power to heal Fairy, but were too late to stop Desghidorah's emergence. After leading the Goto kids away from Desghidorah, they gave Wakaba the Seal for safekeeping while they called upon Mothra. Lora argued that Mothra, now the last of her kind and weakened after giving birth, stood no chance against the monster, but Moll countered that no one else could do it. The sang to summon her, and while she took Desghidorah by surprise at first, he quickly gained the upper hand. To Moll and Lora's shock, her son Mothra Leo promptly hatched and swam to Hokkaido to join the fight. Belvera instructed Desghidorah to target Leo, but Mothra carried him to safety before dying of her injuries.
Leo traveled to the island of Yakushima to metamorphose as Moll and Lora sang to him. He challenged Desghidorah again, this time with an overwhelming edge in speed and firepower. As Moll and Lora chased Belvera on Fairy, Leo shot down Garugaru with a pair of Crossheat Lasers. Flames from the battle approached Belvera and Garugaru, the latter revealed to be a machine, but Fairy carried Belevera to safety just in time. After Leo put Desghidorah out of commission with the Shine Strike Buster, Taiki and Wakaba gave Moll and Lora the Seal of Elias to lock the monster away once more. Belvera wriggled out of Fairy's grasp and warned Moll and Lora never to trust human beings before escaping. Leo restored the forest to its former resplendent state while Moll and Lora thanked the Gotos for their help in saving the Earth.
On Infant Island, Moll and Lora watched Mothra Leo fly overhead. Suddenly the winds whipped up and they felt a sense of unease. Taking to the skies on Fairy, they found hordes of red starfish throughout the ocean. On Ishigaki Island, Belvera tracked down three kids, Shiori, Kyohei, and Yoji, who had discovered a small fuzzy creature called Ghogo. Shiori gave her the basket containing Ghogo, only to slip him out and run away. As Belvera and the boys gave chase, Moll and Lora arrived. The upgraded Garugaru rained down lasers on them and Shiori, tackling Fairy when Moll and Lora tried to block Belvera's path. Belvera revealed to her sisters that she planned to use Ghogo to obtain the miraculous treasure of Nilai-Kanai. Shiori and the boys passed Ghogo to each other, keeping Belvera at bay long enough to reach a heavily populated beach, and she withdrew. Belvera forcibly recruited two fishermen hunting Ghogo after they mistook her and Garugaru for a talking bat.
Moll and Lora formally introduced themselves to the kids. At their school, they researched Nilai-Kanai, which according to Okinawan legend was a magical kingdom that sank into the Pacific Ocean 12,000 years ago, also known as Mu. Translating Ghogo's conversation with Fairy, Moll and Lora learned that Dagahra, a monster created by Nilai-Kanai to consume pollution, had returned, with the Barem he produced threatening to choke the world's oceans. They aimed to stop him using Nilai-Kanai's treasure. Commandeering a computer, Ghogo instructed them to take him to the coast of Ishigaki Island.
The next day, the kids found the submerged ruins of the Nilai-Kanai pyramid. Ghogo dove into a small opening, causing a beam of green light to shoot into the sky and pull them into a water tunnel, which ended inside a room with a stone lion. Suddenly, the entire pyramid rose to the surface, allowing Fairy to enter and blast one of the Barem that followed them in. Belvera urged the fishermen inside. Dagahra arrived to attack the pyramid, but rays from the stone statues flanking it drive him off. Moll and Lora flew off to summon Mothra Leo, tasking the kids with finding the treasure.
After a lengthy fight, Dagahra overwhelmed Leo by generating a hurricane which left him covered in Barem. Moll and Lora tried to dislodge them with lasers from their hands, but there were far too many. After Dagahra dragged Leo underwater, the pyramid statues intervened, imbuing Leo with a temporary burst of strength which allowed him to surface and collapses on top of the pyramid.
The fishermen tracked down the kids and Ghogo, but Moll and Lora arrived to stop them, with Fairy destroying their spear gun. Cowed, they apologized, only for Mikio to grab Kyohei and Garugaru to shoot down Fairy. The door in front of them all suddenly opened. Inside they found massive statues, two with impressive orange gems on their foreheads. Mikio and Belvera retrieved them, only for the door to immediately close. An enormous, regal hologram took form at the center of the room and wordlessly sent Junichi flying with a blast of lightning. The Elias made their cases for possession of the treasure: Belvera wanting to use it to wipe out humanity, Moll and Lora striving to save it.
As Dagahra renewed his attack on Leo from underwater, the hologram explained that both Nilai-Kanai and Dagahra were buried by an earthquake just as the civilization's greatest scientists created a treasure to protect it. That treasure was not an object, however, but Ghogo. Belvera lunged for him, but a force field stopped her. Having crawled on top of the pyramid, Dagahra tried to finish Leo. His weight quickly caused the structure to crumble. The hologram instructed Shiori to bring Ghogo to Mothra, then stopped a statue from falling on them with another force field. The humans crossed a bridge which shattered immediately afterwards, triggering a firestorm. As more doors closed, they seemed trapped, but Garugaru tripped a switch at the last moment, shutting another door and saving them. Belvera acknowledged her sisters before flying off. After they made it outside, Shiori presented Ghogo to Leo. The little creature started glowing and floating above Leo, giving his life to transform him into Rainbow Mothra.
Dagahra was no match for this new form; even when he retreated underwater, Mothra followed him, shifting into Aqua Mothra. After ravaging him from the inside, he dropped him on top of the pyramid, setting off a tremendous explosion. As flames consumed the pyramid, it transformed into water, then collapsed as Mothra flew through it. After the humans made it to shore, Moll and Lora comforted Shiori, inviting her to imagine Ghogo riding on Mothra's wing.
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Abilities[edit | edit source]
The Elias share many, if not, all of the abilities held by the Shobijin, but likely do not have a psychic link to each other. Moll and Lora together can combine their mental abilities to use telekinesis, launch a fiery energy blast, summon Mothra or Mothra Leo from great distances, or lend Mothra, Mothra Leo and Fairy Mothra more power.
In Rebirth of Mothra 3 Moll was able to send Mothra Leo to the Cretaceous period to defeat King Ghidorah, which cost her life and put her into a crystalline state (she is later resurrected). All of the Elias sisters seem to have the ability to levitate or float to avoid damage. Each sister represents the power of their people and together form the Elias Triangle (Courage, Wisdom and Love). When unified, they have access to great powers.
Mind control[edit | edit source]
In Rebirth of Mothra, Belvera was able to temporarily control the minds of both humans and a neighborhood dog. Her influence granted Wakaba Goto telekinetic powers in the process. Moll and Lora were seemingly able to free the dog from her control, while Wakaba came to her senses after Belvera retreated from the Gotos' house.
Telekinesis[edit | edit source]
Moll and Lora used telekinesis to break Taiki Goto's fall from a tree.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Video games[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla: Defense Force (2019) - Android and iOS
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Moll and Lora in Rebirth of Mothra
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the comic series Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths, Mothra's fairies are referred to as the Elias, despite sharing more similarities with the traditional Shobijin.
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