Hellhawks (ヘルホーク Heruhōku) are winged creatures who appear in the 2021 Legendary Pictures film Godzilla vs. Kong. Denizens of Kong's temple in the Hollow Earth, they attacked him and a Monarch-Apex Cybernetics expedition after tremors caused by Godzilla's atomic breath agitated them.
The Hellhawks were inspired by the Pteranodon in the original 1933 King Kong film. They were originally conceived as much larger monsters who would have destroyed the Ospreys Monarch sent to explore the Hollow Earth and given Kong a more serious fight.
Hellhawks resemble a cross between a bat and various species of predatory birds. Predominantly a dull yellow, Hellhawks have a ridge of raised spines running down their back, avian heads with hooked beaks, and orange-colored eyes.
When a Hellhawk came down to try and have a meal from the fresh kill of another Hellhawk, the other Hellhawk proceeded to fly off with the Apex guard. All of the Hellhawks ceased their attack and retreated after Godzilla's atomic breath breached the temple.
When King Kong and a Monarch-Apex Cybernetics expedition entered a vast temple in the Hollow Earth dedicated to the great ape's kind, a flock of Hellhawks roosting in the ceiling took notice of them. After finding an axe that had belonged to his kind, Kong used the weapon to tap into a power source in the temple and charge it. Godzilla, arriving at Hong Kong, sensed this and fired his atomic ray into the ground towards the temple in an effort to breach the Hollow Earth. Agitated by the tremors, the Hellhawks became aggressive, then descended and attacked everything in sight. They merely irritated the massive Kong, but began to pick off Apex's guards. Two Hellhawks blocked Nathan Lind, Ilene Andrews, and Jia from reaching an HEAV to escape. One flew away with a guard, while the other turned its attention to the trio. Unarmed, Lind could only throw a rock at its head, angering it. The beast flew at him, talons raised, only to be knocked back as Godzilla's ray breached the temple. The rest of the Hellhawks fled.
The Hellhawks are capable of flight and are swift fliers.
Beaks and talons
The Hellhawks use their beaks and talons to kill their prey.
The Hellhawks can effortlessly carry humans with their talons.
- Main article: Hellhawk/Gallery.
- Hellhawks are visible in two promotional images for the collab between Godzilla vs. Kong with the mobile game PUBG, although they do not appear in the game itself.
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