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The Kilaaks in Destroy All Monsters
The Kilaaks in Destroy All Monsters
Leader Kilaak Queen
Pawns Godzilla, Rodan, Manda, Baragon, Anguirus, Varan, Mothra, Gorosaurus, Kumonga, King Ghidorah
Average height 20 centimeters-1.7 meters[1]
Average weight 20-50 kilograms[1]
Homeworld Planet Kilaak
Forms Humanoid disguises, true forms
Enemies Humans
First appearance Destroy All Monsters

The Kilaaks (キラアク星人,   Kirāku Seijin, lit. "Planet Kilaak People") are a race of aliens which serve as the main antagonists of the 1968 film Destroy All Monsters. They hail from Planet Kilaak, an undiscovered planet somewhere within the asteroid belt.


The Kilaaks' Japanese name simply translates to "Kilaak Aliens," or more literally "Planet Kilaak People." Toho's English export trailer for Destroy All Monsters uses the spelling "Kilaacs," a possible indication of its originally-intended translation,[2] although the October 1968 issue of UniJapan Film Quarterly refers to them as "beings from the planet Kilaak" and "the Kilaak girls."[3] The 'K' spelling is today the most widely recognized, appearing in various home video releases' subtitle translations. However, the variant "Kilaakians" is also sometimes applied by English-speaking fans, and the Japanese book Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works gives them the English name Kiraaku.[4]


The Kilaaks take the form of female humans wearing light blue robes that cover all except their faces. However, these forms are actually a disguise, as the Kilaaks' true forms resemble small metallic worms.


Showa era

Destroy All Monsters

The Kilaaks were a race of female humanoids from the planet Kilaak, which was said to be between Mars and Jupiter. The aliens invaded Monsterland and assumed control of the kaiju and resident scientists. Soon the monsters were attacking cities across the globe - Godzilla attacked New York City, Rodan assaulted Moscow, Mothra invaded Beijing, Manda attacked London, and Gorosaurus destroyed Paris. Despite the military's efforts to stop them, the aliens remained unscathed until their base on the moon was destroyed by the rocketship, Moonlight SY-3. When humanity broke the kaiju from their control, the aliens pulled out their trump card - King Ghidorah. However, up against the combined might of Godzilla, Anguirus, Gorosaurus, Rodan, Mothra, Kumonga, and Minilla, Ghidorah was easily slain. Godzilla then destroyed the Kilaaks' base on Earth, ending their threat.

Video games


The Kilaaks attempted to conquer Earth in order to create a great scientific civilization, which they stated needed some death to create. The aliens thrived in high temperatures and were greatly susceptible to cold. When they were struck by low temperatures, they shed their human guises and reverted to their true forms: small, metallic worm-like creatures. However, in this form, the aliens are almost incapable of moving due to the form's sheer weight.

Aside from their mind control devices (that can enslave both humans and kaiju alike), the Kilaaks don't seem to possess any particularly notable technology, though they do have forcefields that can't be penetrated even by bullets. Their flying saucers aren't much of a threat in and of themselves, but they have the ability to engulf their outer hulls in flames, burning anything the ship may touch. This mode is called a "Fire Dragon."



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  • The Kilaaks are the second race of aliens to come from a planet somewhere near Mars and Jupiter. The first were the Xiliens, whose homeworld of Planet X is also said to be in the same region.


This is a list of references for Kilaak. 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 Godzilla Giant Monsters Super Encyclopedia (4th ed.). Kodansha. 15 March 1994. p. 25. ISBN 978-4063042702.
  2. The Kilaacs.png
  3. UniJapan Film Quarterly 42. Association for the Diffusion of Japanese Films Abroad, Inc. October 1968. p. 12.
  4. Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 194. ISBN 978-4091014702.


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