King Ghidorah (GODZILLA Anime Trilogy)

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King Ghidorah incarnations
King Ghidorah 2001
King Ghidorah 2018
King Ghidorah 2019
King Ghidorah® (GODZILLA Anime Trilogy) copyright icon Toho Company, Limited Monster
Ghidorah render for GODZILLA: The Planet Eater
King Ghidorah® (GODZILLA Anime Trilogy)
Alternate names Ghidorah, Gidrah, God, Wings of Death, Universal Intelligence
Subtitle(s) God of the Void
(虚空の神,   Kokū no Kami)[1]
King of the Void
(虚空の王,   Kokū no Ō)
Higher-Dimensional Monster
(高次元怪獣,   Kō Jigen Kaijū)[2]
Golden Demise
(黄金の終焉,   Kogane no Shūen)
Golden King
(金色の王,   Kin'iro no Ō)[3]
Golden Nothing
(黄金の虚無,   Kogane no Kyomu)[4]
Species Extradimensional energy being[5]
Length 20 kilometers[4]
Allies Exif
Enemies Godzilla Earth
Written by Gen Urobuchi
Designed by Hiroyuki Seshita
Modeled by Eiji Kawada
First appearance GODZILLA: The Planet Eater
Roar(s)
Spoiler.png SPOILER WARNING: This section may contain major plot and/or ending details. Proceed at your own discretion.
Haruo Sakaki: “Metphies. Was your planet destroyed by monsters, too?
Metphies: “Yes. To that which brought the end of our civilization, we hesitate greatly to carelessly say its name. Words just have that much strength.
Haruo Sakaki: “So it's like a bad omen?
Metphies: “Yes. But Haruo, to you who is about to face Godzilla, I should probably tell you. The destructive name that we Exif have been secretly hiding.
Haruo Sakaki: “Why me?
Metphies: “Remember it when you're in battle, and about to be swallowed in fear. There is a far greater destructive power lurking somewhere in space. Compared to that, Godzilla would not even be worth the fear. [...] It's Ghidorah.
Metphies reveals to Haruo Sakaki the name of the being that destroyed Exifcalus (GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle)

Ghidorah (ギドラ,   Gidora) is a three-headed dragon kaiju that is mentioned in the 2018 animated Godzilla film GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle, and goes on to appear in the film's sequel, GODZILLA: The Planet Eater. It is the fifth onscreen incarnation of King Ghidorah, and marks the character's first appearance in a film since 2001.

A monstrous entity that takes the form of a golden three-headed dragon and inhabits the void between dimensions, Ghidorah has used super gravity to consume countless worlds throughout the millennia. 100,000 years ago, Ghidorah destroyed the planet Exifcalus, while the surviving members of the native Exif race took to the stars to find new worlds and appease their God. With each new world the Exif found and converted to their faith, Ghidorah was fed a new planet.

Name

King Ghidorah's name is composed of "King" (キング,   Kingu) and "Ghidorah." The "Ghidorah" part of King Ghidorah's name comes from the Japanese word for "hydra" (ヒドラ,   Hidora), which is spelled very similarly to the Japanese katakana for Ghidorah.

This incarnation of the character is referred to simply as Ghidorah (ギドラ,   Gidora), both in dialogue and in official Japanese press releases, though he is at one point referred to by Metphies as King Ghidorah (王たるギドラ,   Ōtaru Gidora) spelled without using the katakana kingu (キング), as with all previous incarnations of the character. The tag for Bandai's Movie Monster Series figure of this incarnation of the character misspells this name in English as Gidrah, while other official sources use the correct spelling. The English story description on the film's official website instead calls him by his full name of King Ghidorah. He is mostly alluded to as God (神,   Kami) by the Exif and other characters, as the Exif consider "Ghidorah" to be the "sacred name" and as such speak it only very rarely. The Exif faith also speaks of Ghidorah as the Universal Intelligence (宇宙知性,   Uchū Chisei).[6]

Development

Hiroyuki Seshita's rough sketch of Ghidorah, the basis for the final design.

Like Godzilla Earth, Ghidorah's design was inspired by plants. But while Godzilla Earth was based on trees, Ghidorah's design was patterned after roses and other plants with thorns, an influence which is visible in the numerous spikes sprouting from Ghidorah's necks and heads. According to Hiroyuki Seshita, Ghidorah was designed to appear both fearsome and divine, even to those who do not believe in a religion. Seshita says that Ghidorah's design was derived from screenwriter Gen Urobuchi's idea for the character. Seshita prepared a rough sketch of Ghidorah, which was eventually developed into a CG model by Eiji Kawada. The central theme of Seshita's sketch for the character was "lightning." The new Ghidorah design was conceptualized as a "completely differently evolved Godzilla," and as such the Godzilla derived-Servum's model was used as a base for Ghidorah's.[4] The design shares a few basic traits with past incarnations of King Ghidorah, those being its three dragon-like heads and golden color. Seshita believed that being overly conscious of King Ghidorah's original design would limit the filmmakers' ability to do something new with the character, so he was not too concerned with being too close or too different from the original design.[5]

Design

A silhouette of Ghidorah's entire body

The GODZILLA anime trilogy's version of King Ghidorah retains the very basic premise of the character's appearance. He is a gigantic golden three-headed dragon-like creature with two bat-like wings at his sides, two legs, and two tails. Unlike past incarnations of the character which stood upright on their legs, this Ghidorah possesses comparatively smaller legs and is positioned horizontally from his heads to his tails. His heads only superficially resemble the character's traditional heads, which are based on Eastern dragons in the Showa series and Western dragons in the Heisei series. This Ghidorah's heads are adorned with pointed spikes in a similar arrangement to the Heisei King Ghidorah. Even larger spikes cover the entirety of Ghidorah's necks, eventually transitioning to three rows of smaller spikes on his back and a single row on each of his tails. His heads possess thin elongated snouts with long sharp teeth on the rim of his upper and lower jaws. Ghidorah possesses multiple small eyes on the top of his heads, similar to the Servum. In the film itself, only Ghidorah's necks and heads are seen in full emerging from portals in the sky, with the silhouette of his entire body appearing in visions. His necks appear proportionally much longer after passing through these portals than they do in the silhouette or on Ghidorah's full CG model. This may signify that his necks are capable of extending or simply become distorted after passing through dimensions.

Origins

Ghidorah is an energy-based being originating from a mysterious other dimension. According to director Hiroyuki Seshita, Ghidorah is the result of an evolutionary path where life discarded its physical body and evolved into a form of pure energy. This evolution into an energy being grants Ghidorah the ability to pass through dimensions.[5] 100,000 years ago, Ghidorah destroyed the Exif home planet of Exifcalus, which had been willingly sacrificed to the monster. The Exif began to worship Ghidorah's three-headed aspect as the "Golden King,"[3] with many Exif such as Metphies believing that creatures such as him are a form of divine punishment intended for decadent civilizations that pronounce themselves the lords of creation. Metphies noted to Haruo Sakaki that the Exif had witnessed numerous civilizations destroyed by monsters during their time wandering space, with Godzilla's appearance on Earth simply being the latest instance. In reality, while the Exif wandered the vastness of space for many millennia after the destruction of Exifcalus, they converted the inhabitants of countless other worlds to their faith before summoning Ghidorah to eat them, and intended to do the same to Earth. Some ancient human civilizations may have been aware of Ghidorah as well, possibly through contact with the Exif, as suggested by the presence of multi-headed dragons in Slavic and Turkic mythology.[6]

History

Post-Millennium Series

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

When Haruo Sakaki asked Metphies if the Exif home planet of Exifcalus was destroyed by monsters like Earth was, he replied that it was. He explained that the Exif hesitated greatly to carelessly speak the name of the being that destroyed their planet, but said that he should tell Haruo its name. He told Haruo to remember the name when he faced Godzilla in battle and was about to be consumed by fear, because there was a far more destructive force than Godzilla lurking in outer space. Compared to it, Godzilla would not even be worth the fear. Metphies leaned in and whispered into Haruo's ear the forbidden name of this being: Ghidorah.

GODZILLA: The Planet Eater

Following the destruction of Mechagodzilla City, Metphies began to convince the survivors of the operation now taking refuge in the Houtua village that the reason Haruo Sakaki was not assimilated by the Nanometal was because of the divine intervention of God. This way, Metphies began to attract a following and formed a religious cult which aimed to summon God to destroy Godzilla Earth. Haruo confronted Metphies, explaining that he was saved from the Nanometalization through the medical treatment he received from Miana. To his shock Metphies revealed that he thought as much, but explained that his lie was neccessary to inspire faith and allow him to summon God and defeat Godzilla. Haruo was appalled at Metphies' manipulation, and with the fervor of the cult on Earth and calls for his execution aboard the Aratrum building, he was forced to go into hiding. In his absence, Metphies' cult continued to grow and hold religious ceremonies in the Houtua village. Metphies telepathically communicated with Endurph aboard the Aratrum through the Garbetrium, coordinating with him to finally summon God. Endurph attracted a similar cult aboard the ship and began holding congregations as well. Miana confronted Metphies in the village as he telepathically communicated with Endurph, having realized that he possessed telepathy and had been hiding it from the Houtua all along. Metphies responded by restraining Miana and telepathically showing her a vision of a three-headed dragon-like creature, traumatizing her. Miana's twin sister Maina awoke horrified in the night and told Haruo that she heard her sister say the name "Ghidorah."

Soon, Metphies began a summoning ritual in the Houtua village with the congregation of his cult. He gave each cultist a bowl of soup from a pot, commanding them to drink it and then to close their eyes. He then revealed the sacred name of God: Ghidorah. Followers both in the village and on the Aratrum began chanting Ghidorah's name, calling forth the "Wings of Death" to destroy Godzilla. Metphies placed a ritual bead on his Garbetrium, and the shadows of Ghidorah's three heads began creeping across the floor. As the heads bit the shadows of the cultists, the cultists themselves began to be dismembered. Adam Bindewald opened his eyes and saw the heads and limbs of his fellow cultists falling to the floor. Before he could react, he witnessed the silhouette of Ghidorah approaching him. As Adam screamed in horror, he too was killed by the shadow. In the Earth's orbit, a singularity appeared next to the Aratrum. The golden serpentine head of Ghidorah emerged from the portal and began circling the Aratrum, causing havoc with its systems and forming a strong gravitational field around it. As the gravity crushed the ship, debris began to crush those unfortunate enough to be inside of it. Aboard the bridge, Unberto Mori and Takeshi J. Hamamoto communicated with Halu-elu Dolu-do in the engine room and told him restart the ship's gravity coil so it could escape, but were informed that the engine room was already destroyed 40 seconds ago, despite Dolu-do having made contact in that time. The Controller then revealed that all vital signs on the bridge had ceased; it was as if they were all already dead. Mori and Hamamoto watched in horror as Ghidorah's head began to approach the bridge of the ship. Shortly after, the Aratrum exploded, killing all aboard. As Martin Lazzari and Josh Emerson noticed that contact with the Aratrum had been lost, the sky began to turn black as storm clouds appeared in the sky. Three black vortexes opened in the sky and began to generate strong lightning strikes. They retreated to a watch tower with Haruo, Maina, and the rest of the Houtua. Haruo realized that Metphies must have been responsible for this, and left to confront him. Godzilla, still dormant after destroying Mechagodzilla City, was alerted by the strange occurrence and awakened. Soon, black portals appeared inside the vortexes and one of Ghidorah's heads emerged from a portal then began slithering down from the sky. Godzilla opened fire at the head with his atomic breath, but the beam seemed to inexplicably curve around Ghidorah. Godzilla fired again, only for the beam to be reflected downward. Martin wondered if Ghidorah had used gravity waves to distort the beam, or maybe curved space-time itself. Josh reported that their computer showed no indication of the beam curving; in fact it didn't detect Ghidorah at all. Only their eyes and ears could see Ghidorah, as if the creature was an illusion. Ghidorah's head then lunged forward toward Godzilla, who swiped at it with his hand only for it to harmlessly phase through Ghidorah's neck. Ghidorah's head then circled behind Godzilla before biting down on his shoulder, completely bypassing his shield. Godzilla roared in pain and tried to grab Ghidorah's neck, but his hand again moved through it as if it wasn't really there. Josh said the computer was detecting the electromagnetic energy inside Godzilla dropping, which Martin said was impossible since he was only bitten and his shield always protected him from attack. Godzilla swiped at Ghidorah's neck with his tail, but it again phased through it. Josh detected further gravitational disturbance as two more heads emerged from the other portals in the sky. Both heads moved toward the ground, with one biting Godzilla's other shoulder and another biting his leg. Josh said that the computer was only detecting an expanding abnormal gravitational field, and otherwise was not picking up anything from the monster.

Haruo confronted Metphies on a hill, where he watched the battle between Ghidorah and Godzilla and had tied Miana to a wooden structure. Haruo demanded to know what Metphies had done, and he replied that he was fulfilling his eternal mission. He had finally summoned King Ghidorah, the Golden Demise, to Earth, and was about to sacrifice both Godzilla and the world to him. Metphies explained that the only purpose of existence was to be an offering to Ghidorah, and that to be destroyed by him was the greatest blessing of all. Metphies turned to look at Haruo, revealing that he had replaced one of his eyes with the Garbetrium bead which was now glowing golden. Metphies stared into Haruo's eyes, triggering a telepathic vision where Haruo was at Metphies' mercy. Metphies subjected Haruo to visions of his past in order to make him submit to Ghidorah and become the chosen one who will lead the rest of mankind to willingly be sacrificed to him. Meanwhile, Godzilla continued unsuccessfully to struggle with Ghidorah, his attempts to grab the creature's necks resulting in his hand phasing through them. Martin and Josh, observing the battle, determined that despite Godzilla's shield being activated, he was still taking damage from Ghidorah's assault. Godzilla began converting the electromagnetic energy in his body into heat, as he had done in his battle with Mechagodzilla City. Godzilla's skin began to crack and glow scarlet, as the area around him became superheated. Still, Ghidorah seemed completely unaffected by the heat. He continued biting down on Godzilla, and gradually the scarlet glow began to disappear from his body. Martin and Josh determined that Ghidorah was absorbing the heat as fast as Godzilla could produce it. As a result, Godzilla's body began to cool as the surrounding heat vanished without producing any steam. Martin finally determined that Ghidorah wasn't from this dimension, and as such its physical laws didn't apply to it. This didn't just mean that Ghidorah could defeat Godzilla, but that he could destroy the entire planet. Ghidorah began to lift Godzilla into the air effortlessly, despite his incredible size. Martin said that since Ghidorah was from another universe, Godzilla was totally powerless against him. From Godzilla's perspective, Ghidorah was essentially an illusion, but for Ghidorah Godzilla was physically present and could be attacked. Martin realized that the only way for an extradimensional creature like Ghidorah to operate in this dimension was if someone was guiding it, and that someone must be Metphies. Martin declared that he had to go warn Haruo, but Maina insisted on coming to save Haruo too, saying that he was already fighting with Ghidorah as well. As Ghidorah lifted Godzilla further into the air, Josh noticed that Godzilla's measurements were becoming impossible to detect as well, as if Ghidorah was eroding reality.

Martin and Maina arrived at the Houtua's temple, and entered the cave housing Mothra's egg. They placed their hands on it, as Maina appealed to Mothra to send their message to Haruo. Heeding her request, Mothra manifested inside Haruo's vision and destroyed the plane that Metphies and Haruo were inside. As Haruo fell through the sky in his vision, Maina and Martin were able to reach him and explain the situation. He realized that the Garbetrium bead in Metphies' eye was acting as Ghidorah's eyes and allowing him to attack Godzilla. Metphies quickly seized back control of the vision and continued to subject Haruo to more hallucinations, but upon experiencing a vision of his parents, Haruo was finally able to break free of Metphies' influence. When he escaped from the vision, Haruo was holding Metphies by the head. Haruo then shattered the Garbetrium bead with his thumb, severing Metphies' connection to Ghidorah. Ghidorah suddenly released Godzilla, who found that he could now physically make contact with Ghidorah. Josh even saw that his computer was now able to detect Ghidorah and that his gravitational field was decaying as the vortexes in the sky began to shrink. As Godzilla fell back to the ground, his dorsal plates began to course with electromagnetic energy as he swung his tail and fired the Plasma Cutter. Ghidorah's heads attempted to bite down on Godzilla again, but Godzilla struck one of Ghidorah's necks with his tail, knocking the head to the ground. Ghidorah's head roared out in pain before evaporating into golden particles. Godzilla then grabbed another head by its jaws and pulled them apart until he tore off its lower jaw. This head too vanished, and the remaining head released Godzilla as it began retreating back into the sky. Godzilla charged and fired his atomic breath at Ghidorah's last head, which shot directly into his mouth before passing through it and striking the black portal in the sky until it exploded. Godzilla charged his atomic breath again and destroyed the second portal, before repeating the process on the third portal. Ghidorah was finally banished from this dimension, and for at least the time being the planet was safe from his terror. As Metphies lay dying, he told Haruo that for as long as he lived, Ghidorah would be watching him.

Some time later, when Martin showed Haruo that he had found a way to activate the Nanometal in the last remaining Vulture, he explained that with this technology they would be able to restore human civilization. Haruo then experienced a brief hallucination where he heard Metphies voice tell him that mankind would inevitably advance back to the point that brought about the wrath of Godzilla, and the cycle of destruction would begin anew. Time was still on Ghidorah and the Exif's side, and the Earth was still vulnerable. Haruo decided to take measures into his own hands and do what he felt was necessary to stop this. He retrieved Yuko Tani's comatose body from the Houtua village, but was confronted by Miana. He asked Miana if she thought Godzilla was scary, and if she hated him. She explained that the Houtua had no concept of hate, and that she didn't understand what Haruo meant. Haruo simply replied that if he stayed, he worried the Houtua might end up understanding him, which is why he had to go. He got into the remaining Vulture with Yuko and flew toward Godzilla, screaming at him to take away the last remnant of the hatred of the past, of all the lives Godzilla had destroyed. Godzilla charged his atomic breath and fired it at the Vulture, which crashed to the ground and exploded. In his dying act, Haruo erased all that remained of humanity's past, and tried to ensure that the cycle of destruction could be ended so Ghidorah would not return to destroy the Earth.

Filmography

Abilities

Super Gravity

Ghidorah is said to have eaten thousands of planets through the use of Super Gravity (超重力,   Chō Jūryoku).[3] He demonstrates an ability to control gravity when he attacks the Aratrum, generating a strong gravitational field around the ship which allows him to trap it and crush it until it explodes. While Ghidorah cannot be detected by United Earth technology, the gravitational anomalies he produces are detectable.

Interdimensional Travel

One of Ghidorah's heads enters this dimension through a portal.

Due to being composed of energy rather than physical matter, Ghidorah has the ability to pass through dimensions. His heads pass into other dimensions through three black portals, and his necks can extend to incredible lengths. During his summoning ritual, Ghidorah initially manifests in this dimension as a shadow that bites down on the shadows of the cultists present at the summoning, which causes their actual bodies to be dismembered.

Space-Time Distortion

Godzilla Earth's atomic breath fails to harm Ghidorah.

When summoned into this dimension, Ghidorah can alter space-time. When he surrounds the Aratrum, Ghidorah interferes with its systems, constantly giving it different data and run time errors. Ghidorah can also override the ship's steering and navigation systems. He also alters the the passage of time on the ship. For example, when the crew on the bridge receive a transmission from Halu-elu Dolu-do from the engine room, it turns out the engine room was already destroyed 40 seconds ago. The Aratrum's systems also show that all life signs on the bridge have ceased even while moments before Ghidorah finally destroys the ship. When fighting Godzilla Earth, Ghidorah is able to interfere with his atomic breath by shifting space-time and causing the beam to curve around his head or be reflected to the ground. He is also able to bypass Godzilla's Asymmetrically Permeable Shield and absorb the heat he generates by converting his electromagnetic energy. Even the United Earth's tracking system are unable to track Ghidorah's electromagnetic and infrared waves, only detecting gravity waves. Martin Lazzari determined that this was due to Ghidorah coming from another dimension, meaning the laws of this dimension do not apply to him.

Intangibility

Another effect of Ghidorah's energy-based body composition and his extradimensional nature is selective intangibility. Both physical and energy based attacks from Godzilla Earth are shown to pass harmlessly through Ghidorah's body, while Ghidorah is able to bite down on Godzilla and restrain him.

Bite

Like both Mecha-King Ghidorah and the GMK King Ghidorah, this incarnation of the character is able to discharge electrical energy through his bite in order to injure Godzilla. Additionally, he can drain energy through his bite thanks to his space-time distortion abilities. He uses this to drain Godzilla Earth's electromagnetic energy and the intense heat he produces as fast as he generates it.

Electrical Properties

While he does not spit the character's traditional gravity beams, Ghidorah possesses several electrical properties. In addition to his electrified bite, Ghidorah emits bolts of electricity from his neck as he coils around the Aratrum, dealing severe damage to the ship. There is visible electrical sparking when Godzilla makes contact with Ghidorah's body after his connection to Metphies is severed and he becomes bound by this dimension's physics. His arrival into this dimension is also heralded by storm clouds which project repeated lightning strikes.

Gematron Calculation

Ghidorah has the capacity to communicate with Exif clergy through a technology called Gematron calculation. The Exif pick up Ghidorah's messages through a device wielded by Endurph and Metphies known as the Garbetrium. Gematron calculation can be used to develop advanced artificial intelligence and carry out complex mathematical calculations, as well as provide the Exif with probabilities and even predict the future. The Garbetrium is also a key component in the ritual to summon Ghidorah.

Weaknesses

While in this dimension, Ghidorah is guided by Metphies, who has replaced his own eye with a Garbetrium bead which allows Ghidorah to see. When Haruo destroys the bead, Ghidorah becomes subject to the laws of this dimension and loses his ability to see through Metphies. This causes him to release Godzilla Earth, who becomes able to physically strike Ghidorah with his attacks. In this state, Ghidorah is no match for Godzilla and is easily dispatched back to his home dimension once his physical manifestation is destroyed.

Roar

Like the Heisei King Ghidorah and Modern Type King Ghidorah, the anime Ghidorah's roar is a modified Rodan roar. Ghidorah also utters a series of unique high-pitched roars and shrieks, most noticeable once he loses his connection to Metphies and Godzilla becomes able to hurt him. Additionally, the Showa King Ghidorah's cackling roar is used to represent Garbetrium communication, and his flying sound effect is used for when Ghidorah appears in silhouette through a vision.

Trivia

  • This is the first onscreen incarnation of King Ghidorah to be portrayed as a space monster since his incarnation from Rebirth of Mothra III. It is also the first incarnation of the character in a Godzilla film to be a space monster since his Showa incarnation.
  • Calculated as possessing a total length of 20 kilometers by the filmmakers during the development of his CG model,[4] this incarnation of Ghidorah is not only easily the largest incarnation of the character, but possibly the largest known monster in the entire franchise. The only monster which comes close to Ghidorah is Mechagodzilla City, which possesses a diameter of 14 kilometers, and may exceed Ghidorah in terms of absolute size given the countless buildings that comprise it.
  • The Exif symbol, a seven-pointed star, represents Ghidorah's three heads, two wings, and two tails.[4]
  • The anime Ghidorah is a unique case among other incarnations of the character in that instead of being the pawn of an alien race, the alien Exif race serves him.

Video

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: Anime King Ghidorah

References

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JohnGojira

one day 15 hours 24 minutes ago
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Judging by this Ghidorah’s skill set, he’d beat Thanos pretty badly
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SkullIslandExplorer

6 days ago
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The “Bite” ability is Drain Vitality. “Gaan-Lah-Haas”.
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Ryan G17

14 days ago
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Should I make a “Don’t stop me now” meme with his long necks?
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Sam The Giganfan

14 days ago
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either that or "Can't touch this"
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Bearussian Vodkazilla

28 days ago
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OK, I just like this Ghidorah. Come on, he is awesome!
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Green Blob Thing

one month ago
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Looking at the full design, I'm not completely sold. It just looks weird. However, Ghidorah is much more effective in the movie itself where we only see the three heads. Pretty cool version of him.
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GribblyKaiju

one month ago
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Not sure if anyone else has realized this, but the sounds this Ghidorah makes when he is injured are reused from the queen akrid boss from lost planet 2. Look it up on YouTube, I just checked it myself.
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HelloitsGezora64

one month ago
Score -1
You know what I think they should have done then just swirl around firing small projectiles? I think he should have constricted Godzilla, I mean look at his body! they could have done more with him but NOPE, they decided not to.
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Aggression25

one month ago
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No Gravity Bolts? I'm disappointed in its lack of powers relevant to its status as Godzilla's greatest enemy.
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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Glad you acknowledged that. But again, Seshita and Shizuno didn’t add that because that would please the “traditionalists”, their goal was to please “a new audience” (rather than to put quality into their new ideas, which I wouldn’t have minded BTW).


(But don’t worry, MonsterVerse Ghido will blow this impostor piece of trash out of the water in a few months)
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THE NOTORIOUS K.E.K

one month ago
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When you have the power to become intangible and eat planets, Gravity beams become obsolete.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

one month ago
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I agree, plus this Ghidorah can be compared to Keizer Ghidorah because of the fact that if their battle was not interrupted (Ozaki and Haruo), Ghidorah would have been killed Godzilla. In the prequel novels, Godzilla manages to kill Gigan even with instant regeneration abilities, as a means of showing his full power, and yet this Ghidorah can just deflect all of his attacks because simply from another universe - no body exists. Godzilla only won because someone interrupted their battle.
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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@THE NOTORIOUS K.E.K.: Sure, those are cool powers, but they’re used terribly by a Parallax-wannabe. (Besides, is Not-Ghidorah any different from Unicron and Galactus?)


@ShodaiMeesmothLarva: Thank you for pointing out the similarities between this anime-toilet seat and G:FW. That fight (G:FW) made A LOT more sense than what we got. And that is correct, the reason Parallax couldn’t kill Treebeard is because Dollar Store Eren Yeager broke the Sinestro Corp Ring that Evil Link had control over. (weird crossover, ain’t it?)


(P.S. that fight between Treebeard and Parallax was stupid. Too slow and boring, because it’s both Jack and s**t! But Jack left town, so it just classifies as s**t.)
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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This is NOT King Ghidorah, this is the dragon form of Parallax from Green Lantern.
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THE NOTORIOUS K.E.K

one month ago
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Still seems like Ghidorah to me.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

one month ago
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Yeah, pretty much. Drains Godzilla's energy by biting him, and someone interrupts their battle, causing Godzilla to win. Hmm, isn't those sequences similar to Keizer Ghidorah in Final Wars?
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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Appearance-wise and how it is controlled, Nerf-Herders!
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THE NOTORIOUS K.E.K

one month ago
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So you're telling me that the sadistic, planet destroying three headed draconic eldritch demon that is controlled by an alien race to destroy Godzilla like Heisei Ghidorah and is a complete coward once someone can stand up to him Like Showa Ghidorah isn't Ghidorah? because that sounds like Ghidorah to me. Furthermore, we never saw how the races in the other continuities control Ghidorah, so why does that exactly matter? changing ambiguous specifics does not somehow completely change a character's identity. Ghidorah here still contains the core basics of Ghidorahs past, so I see no issue.
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THE NOTORIOUS K.E.K

one month ago
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Furthermore, insulting us for making a legitimate point just makes you seem immature and angry at being proven wrong on something that is very trivial.
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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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@THE NOTORIOUS K.E.K: Groovy.
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Keizer Zilla

one month ago
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I thought it was pretty cool that Toho brought back Manda for this movie...
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KingOfTheZillas98

2 months ago
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  • Haruo sees Ghidora* "ON NO THREE DANGER NOODLES ARE COMING FROM THE SKY!!! THE ONLY WEAPON THAT CAN HARM THEM IS PARMESAN CHEESE!!!! LOAD THE CANNONS!!!!!!
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Ryan G17

14 days ago
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The cult of Ghidorah was touched by his noodly appendages. (Patafarian jokes)
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I think he looks very good :V
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Goliath, The Magnetic Monster

2 months ago
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Demon Space Spaghetti!
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PurpleKaiju

2 months ago
Score 1
Looks pretty cool and more alien like, I wonder if this Ghidorah "Gidrah" can shoot lightning bolts out of it's mouth.
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SkullIsland

2 months ago
Score 0
Revenge of the Soggy noodles
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CanadianUSA

2 months ago
Score 1
The 3 Golden Noodles of Death
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Godzilla321

2 months ago
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this is first time king ghidorah look like alien dragon.
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Toolen

3 months ago
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Has anyone been able to find a good enough image to count the number of eyes Ghidorah has on each head? I count at least 14. It might be useful for the design description. Also, how do we know that this version of King Ghidorah stands with the body in a horizontal position as opposed to standing upright? I haven’t seen any pictures of the design online showing it in a standing position. Finally, can somebody add an image that shows Ghidorah’s legs? I know one exists, because I’ve seen it online somewhere.
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Les

3 months ago
Score 0
This King Ghidorah does not "stand," period. His full body is only shown in the movie for a split second as a silhouette (the image in the design section), for the rest of the movie we only see his necks and heads being distorted through wormholes. I don't know what image you saw, but his legs are never visible.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

3 months ago
Score 0
Then where we got that image of his full body at the infobox? Was it not from the film? Also on that image you can clearly see that he has no legs.
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The King of the Monsters

3 months ago
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The infobox image is a render of King Ghidorah's full character model from the film's theater program. He has legs, they are just underneath him, and you can barely make out parts of them in the image. There are other angles of the model where his legs are visible, and they are also present on the Bandai figure for this Ghidorah.
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Chainsaw Gigan

3 months ago
Score 0
Are there more Pictures of his Full body? or a Scanned version of the Theater Program?
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Toolen

3 months ago
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Yeah, I know that that wasn’t the only picture of Ghidorah’s body in the theater program, because I’ve seen one other scan from a different angle. What I want to know is why this article says that Ghidorah doesn’t stand upright on his legs when we’ve never seen an image of him standing at all. Do we have a source for this information? If not, then as far as we know, he could very well be able to stand upright.
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Toolen

3 months ago
Score 0
Sorry for the typo in the first sentence. I hate that we can’t edit our comments after we post them.
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Toolen

3 months ago
Score 0
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Toolen

3 months ago
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I think that may be the only other image of the full body in the theater program. He isn’t standing, but it does offer a better view of the legs.
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Les

3 months ago
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There is no confirmation that he cannot stand, but there is no confirmation that he can either. He only appears in the movie for 2 seconds and he is flying horizontally. Every render of his model has him horizontal, flying. The article does not purport that he can't stand, but rather that he is different from other incarnations of the character in that he has not been shown doing so.
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Chainsaw Gigan

3 months ago
Score 0
ok
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SkullIslandExplorer

3 months ago
Score 1
Dang, this design is UUUGGGLLLYYY!!!
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Missingno-54

3 months ago
Score 0
I do not know if I was the only one to realize this but it seems that this version of Ghidorah has the ability to change the structure of the mouth itself, because it is possible to see that the moment he is going to grab the shoulder of Godzilla the mouth deforms to be able it fit perfectly on the shoulder, and that would be impossible considering the anatomy of his head, so this can be considered a power or abilitie?
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Gerdzerl Kinerfdamahnsters

4 months ago
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Fun fact: This incarnation of King Ghidorah's length of 20 kilometers puts him on par with both the Executor-class Star Dreadnought/Super Star Destroyer from the Star Wars films, which are 19 kilometers long, and the island of Manhattan, which is 21.6 kilometers long. He's literally as big as a city and big enough for most other kaiju to rampage on his back.
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GHIDORAH0889

4 months ago
Score -1
On second thought, Ghidorah is longer than 20 km. His true length is currently unknown.
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The King of the Monsters

4 months ago
Score 1
Do you know that for a fact, or are you just unable to accept the statistic Toho has given and are making that up? You can't just change the statistic on the page because you disagree with it, you need a source that proves otherwise.
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GHIDORAH0889

4 months ago
Score -1

The neck part is an estimate, BUT the true size is unknown. Even you guys don't know and you guys are the most trusted wiki besides Toho Kingdom (No offense). I just know Ghidorah is way bigger than 20 km because you guys said this.


Conceptualized as being an estimated (see told u) 20 kilometers in length,[4] this incarnation of Ghidorah is not only easily the largest incarnation of the character, but possibly the largest known monster in the entire franchise. The only monster which comes close to Ghidorah is Mechagodzilla City, which possesses a diameter of 14 kilometers, and may exceed Ghidorah in terms of absolute size given the countless buildings that comprise it.
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Les

4 months ago
Score 1
20km was a calculation of Ghidorah's model's size in relation to the rest of the world done by the filmmakers themselves, and is found directly in the official GODZILLA: The Planet Eater theater program (as the source attached to it clearly states). Your baseless speculation that he's bigger because "[you] just know" isn't going to cut it.
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The King of the Monsters

4 months ago
Score 1

We know he was conceptualized as being 20 kilometers in length, so that's what we say. It isn't the strictest most absolute measurement given his nature, but the filmmakers designed him to be 20 kilometers long and so that's what we say he is. That's his official length and therefore the length stat we give for him.

Just because he could be longer doesn't mean he is. You are completely speculating and making up information by claiming only his necks are 20 kilometers long. We don't know that's the case, and there's nothing supporting that. 20 kilometers is the only length statistic given for Ghidorah, end of story. Please stop changing that on the page after our staff has repeatedly reverted it.
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Shinomura

4 months ago
Score 0
I'm curious..... it was mentioned how fast Ghidorah can fly/move?
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GHIDORAH0889

4 months ago
Score 0

That's 20,000 meters or ‪65616.8‬ ft

HOLY CRAP!!!!
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Shinomura

4 months ago
Score 0
So this Ghidorah is not only the largest but also the smartest incarnation due to Gematron calculation.
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20 KM OF LENGHT,OH MY GOD,ghidorah you are now the rod reiss titan of toho
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A litteral Mothra egg

4 months ago
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NO WONDER WHY GHIDORAHS NECKS ARE SO DAMN LONG BECAUSE GHIDORAH IS SO DAMN LONG
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Titan of Water

4 months ago
Score 1
It’s Ramen Noodles, were are doomed!!!
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SuperZillaRealms

4 months ago
Score 1
Don’t worry, what we need is a giant pair of chopsticks!
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SuperZillaRealms

4 months ago
Score 0
That I can understand, also a review on slashfilm claims that King Ghidorah doesn’t have a body and is just 3 really long necks but I’ll just wait for the film
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The King of the Monsters

4 months ago
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The review doesn't say he doesn't have a body, it just says we don't fully see it, which makes sense since all we've seen are his necks coming through black holes.
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SuperZillaRealms

4 months ago
Score 0
Good Point!
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SuperZillaRealms

4 months ago
Score 0
Also I just learned that I was wrong, we just got picture from the Bandai Movie Monster Series King Ghidorah (2018) and he does have a body
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SuperZillaRealms

4 months ago
Score 1
Why is it every time I try to add an abilities section it gets taken down even though we see King Ghidorah use them in the trailer
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

4 months ago
Score 0
dunno
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Chainsaw Gigan

4 months ago
Score 0
We have to wait til the Rest of the Movie is released
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The King of the Monsters

4 months ago
Score 1
Because your edits don't use proper grammar and usually speculate and extrapolate about abilities we don't know Ghidorah has just based on a few short clips.
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PeashooterTheFrick

5 months ago
Score 2
Giant Space Spaghetti
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

5 months ago
Score 0
Why they don't want to use a new roar for Ghidorah or even use his Showa roar? Again his roars are just modified Rodan ones like with Heisei and ROM3 incarnations.
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SkullIsland

5 months ago
Score 1
I actually like this Ghidorah a lot. I'm eager to see how Godzilla will beat Ghidorah, seeing as he appears to be outmatched.
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JohnGojira

5 months ago
Score 0
Yeah, he does seem really cool!
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JohnGojira

5 months ago
Score 0
He’s like a spirit. He doesn’t seem at all material
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SuperZillaRealms

5 months ago
Score 0
The trailer just released! https://m.yo...uxfullscreen
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

5 months ago
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From what I seen in the trailer, he doesn't have a body or even wings. So my theory that he's just a three-headed version of Manda is actually correct.
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Les

5 months ago
Score 1
No. The shots in the trailer are just the same as the poster image—you can clearly see the wormholes in the trailer. Those are just his necks and heads coming through. As I stated just a few comments down, the silhouette of his full body has already been teased, visibly sporting wings and tails.
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SuperZillaRealms

5 months ago
Score 0
I found a well pixelated image on instagram and if you look closely it kind of looks like Mothra flying towards King Ghidorah
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Chainsaw Gigan

5 months ago
Score 0
Some Me Mothra
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Sam The Giganfan

5 months ago
Score 0
What's the picture?
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SuperZillaRealms

5 months ago
Score 0
It was in the trailer if you look hard enough, someone pointed this out on Instagram
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Sam The Giganfan

5 months ago
Score 0
wait where did you get those new Ghidorah photos?
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MosuFan2004

5 months ago
Score 0
From a 8 seconds long video clip, I think it's from TV.
https://twit...675245322240
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Gojira(Heisel)Fan

6 months ago
Score 0
This Ghidorah's design is very strange. It used to be a dragon with three heads and now his design is a weird snake thing?
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Les

6 months ago
Score 0
He is still a three-headed dragon. The "snakes" are his necks/heads.
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Les

6 months ago
Score 0
Anime ghidorah silhouette.png
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The Guardian of the Universe

6 months ago
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Les, what is that image from?
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The Guardian of the Universe

6 months ago
Score 0
  • where
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Les

6 months ago
Score 0
The theater pamphlet for GODZILLA: The Planet Eater.
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Keizer Zilla

6 months ago
Score -2
My guess is that he will only show up in the last quarter of the movie and the fight won't even be focused on for at least a minuet judging bye the previous films, but I could be very wrong.
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A litteral Mothra egg

6 months ago
Score 0
Aren't you a pessimist
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Tehrugger

6 months ago
Score 0
I guessed that "Ghidorah" is what Metphies whispered into Haruo's ear. And I was right. I look forward to seeing him in the next anime movie.
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MosuFan2004

7 months ago
Score 0
I hope this King Ghidorah gets an alternate name like how Godzilla Earth and Mechagodzilla City did. Star Ghidorah would be pretty cool.
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Godzilla321

7 months ago
Score 0
galaxy ghidorah?
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A litteral Mothra egg

7 months ago
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Ghidorah Exif?
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ItsDestoroyah

6 months ago
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Ghidorah Universe.
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The Guardian of the Universe

6 months ago
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Ghidorah Comet? Ghidorah Nebula? Ghidorah Light? Ghidorah Shining...
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Chainsaw Gigan

6 months ago
Score 0
Space Ghidorah
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KaijuUnity

5 months ago
Score 0
Super Space Ghidorah
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Sam The Giganfan

5 months ago
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Void Ghidorah
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KaijuUnity

4 months ago
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NoodleGhido
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Gojizillakong

4 months ago
Score 0
Ghidorah Void
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GHIDORAH0889

4 months ago
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Ghidorah Earth?
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KaijuUnity

3 months ago
Score 0
Feather Duster Ghidorah
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better his design not be terrible like the mechagodzilla from the anime
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Petexera

7 months ago
Score 0
What's wrong with the new Mechagodzilla?
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

7 months ago
Score -2
Because it looks nothing like Mechagodzilla, it looks exactly like MOGUERA from The Mysterians and Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla instead, just added Godzilla's dorsal plates on the back.
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The King of the Monsters

7 months ago
Score 3
It looks "exactly" like Moguera just because it has tusks on its face? It doesn't even have a singular drill like M.O.G.U.E.R.A. does. The only similarity it has to Moguera is the existence of protrusions on its face.
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Chainsaw Gigan

8 months ago
Score 0
This to me is better to Have for the final battle, because How would SpaceGodzilla be created if Godzilla's cells weren't in a blackhole or something?
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Omegagoji19

6 months ago
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That actually makes sense, unless a plot twist which a part of Godzilla miraculously journeyed beyond the planet
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The Guardian of the Universe

6 months ago
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Or maybe Godzilla was an alien all along...?!
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Chainsaw Gigan

8 months ago
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How are we sure that King Ghidorah destroyed the Exif's Home Planet, I can't be because Metphies just "Similar Creatures to Godzilla" it could mean anything?
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The King of the Monsters

8 months ago
Score 1
Because he directly says in the second movie that "Ghidorah" was the name of the monster that destroyed Exifcalus.
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Chainsaw Gigan

8 months ago
Score 0
oh
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SkullIsland

8 months ago
Score 0
I wonder if this Ghidorah will result in the creation of SpaceGodzilla (if he is indeed still going appear) and fight Godzilla through him before arriving in his actual Ghidorah form.
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GojiJunkie

6 months ago
Score 2
SpaceGodzilla. Will. Not. Be. In. The. ANIME. FILMS.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

6 months ago
Score -1
Then. Toho. is. a. clear. LIAR.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

6 months ago
Score 0

"Say it ain't so, Toho!"

For the billionth time, why is it so unbelievable that the one news article mentioning SpaceGodzilla (without quoting anyone) either made a mistake or was reporting information that is now outdated? It'd be easier to name Godzilla movies that didn't change up their monster rosters before production started.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

6 months ago
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Of course, no one's yet said he won't show up, though I'd say those odds are ever-dimming.
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Titanollante

8 months ago
Score 2
Given the risk-taking "different" nature of the anime series so far (Godzilla is an ecosystem, Mechagodzilla is a city...), would make sense for Ghidorah to be some kind of star-stuff ethereal being.
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The King of the Monsters

8 months ago
Score 1
That's kind of what I'm expecting as well. He's perceived as a deity by the Exif, so I expect him to appear as a bright golden colored being with three dragon heads still, but maybe not the traditional bipedal monster we're used to. I can definitely see him being a planet-sized ethereal mass of energy that just floats through space and absorbs entire planets or something. It makes me wonder how he will factor into the plot and how Godzilla or any of the characters will be able to fight him.
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Artzilla

8 months ago
Score 1
that sounds like galactus
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Shinomura

7 months ago
Score 0
Galactus is that you?