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Kamerus in Dark Horse's Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Species Giant snapping turtle
Enemies Godzilla
Written by Randy Stradley, Steve Bissette
Designed by Steve Bissette, Ron Randall
First appearance Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special

Kamerus is a giant turtle monster who first appeared in Dark Horse's 1987 comic Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special, and later returned in

Name[edit | edit source]

Kamerus' name comes from kame (カメ), the Japanese word for "turtle."

His name is only spoken in Godzilla, King of the Monsters #0, which included a retelling of Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special. Writer Randy Stradley later clarified that "Kamerus" referred to the turtle monster from that earlier story.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special[edit | edit source]

Kamerus was one of four ancient creatures, along with Godzilla, Soran, and Inagos, awakened by a radioactive slab discovered by a Tokyo construction crew. He did not reach civilization before Burton Helzer was able to drop the slab deep into the ocean via helicopter.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters[edit | edit source]

The mad scientist Mason contemplated bringing Kamerus and other monsters from the past into the pacifist future of 2299 to dominate the planet, although he was devoured by Godzilla before he could realize his plans.

Comic appearances[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite being a giant turtle, Kamerus bears some resemblance to the dinosaur Ankylosaurus and as such may be based on Anguirus.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Kamerus. 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]


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