King Ghidorah (GODZILLA Anime Trilogy)

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King Ghidorah Incarnations
King Ghidorah 2001
King Ghidorah 2018
MonsterVerse King Ghidorah
King Ghidorah® (GODZILLA Anime Trilogy) copyright icon Toho Company, Limited Monster
King Ghidorah in a teaser image for GODZILLA: The Planet Eater
King Ghidorah® (GODZILLA Anime Trilogy)
Alternate Names Ghidorah, God, Golden Demise
Subtitle God of the Void
(虚空の神,   Kokū no Kami)[1]
Higher-Dimensional Monster
(高次元怪獣,   Kō Jigen Kaijū)[2]
Golden King
(金色の王,   Kin'iro no Ō)[3]
Enemies Godzilla Earth
First Appearance GODZILLA: The Planet Eater
Roar(s)
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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: “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)

The King Ghidorah (キングギドラ,   Kingu Gidora) from the GODZILLA anime trilogy is an incarnation of King Ghidorah that is first mentioned in the 2018 animated Godzilla film GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle, and is set to appear in the film's sequel, GODZILLA: The Planet Eater.

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. However, the English story description on the film's official website does call him by his full name of King Ghidorah. He is also sometimes alluded to as God (神,   Kami) by the Exif.

Design

Only the necks and heads of the anime Ghidorah have been fully revealed so far. He is depicted on the teaser poster as three intertwined serpentine necks with dragon-like heads, surrounded in a glowing golden aura. On the official poster, Ghidorah's incredibly long necks appear to be extending from black portals in the sky. His necks are thin and covered in spikes, and are long enough to circle around the 300 meter-tall Godzilla Earth several times. 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. His heads possess thin elongated snouts with long sharp teeth on the rim of his upper and lower jaws. Ghidorah appears to possess multiple small eyes on the top of his heads, similar to the Servum. A short pamphlet promoting GODZILLA: The Planet Eater distributed in Toho cinemas includes a small silhouette of what appears to be Ghidorah's full body. In addition to his three necks and heads, the silhouette includes what appear to be two wings, two tails, and part of what is most likely Ghidorah's body.

Origins

100,000 years ago, Ghidorah destroyed the Exif home planet of Exifcalus. The surviving Exif then wandered the vastness of space for many ensuing millennia before eventually arriving on Earth in 2035. Exif religious doctrine continued to speak of Ghidorah, 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 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.

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

Ghidorah will battle Godzilla Earth.

Filmography

Roar

Like the Heisei King Ghidorah and Modern Type King Ghidorah, the anime Ghidorah's roar is a modified Rodan roar.

References

This is a list of references for King Ghidorah/Anime. 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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PeashooterTheFrick

6 days ago
Score 1
Giant Space Spaghetti
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

7 days 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

9 days ago
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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

8 days ago
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Yeah, he does seem really cool!
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JohnGojira

9 days ago
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He’s like a spirit. He doesn’t seem at all material
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SuperZillaRealms

10 days ago
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The trailer just released! https://m.yo...uxfullscreen
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

10 days 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

10 days 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

10 days 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

10 days ago
Score 0
Some Me Mothra
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Sam The Giganfan

9 days ago
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What's the picture?
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SuperZillaRealms

9 days ago
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It was in the trailer if you look hard enough, someone pointed this out on Instagram
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Sam The Giganfan

14 days ago
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wait where did you get those new Ghidorah photos?
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MosuFan2004

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

one month ago
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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

one month ago
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He is still a three-headed dragon. The "snakes" are his necks/heads.
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Les

one month ago
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Anime ghidorah silhouette.png
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The Guardian of the Universe

one month ago
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Les, what is that image from?
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The Guardian of the Universe

one month ago
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  • where
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Les

one month ago
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The theater pamphlet for GODZILLA: The Planet Eater.
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Keizer Zilla

one month ago
Score -1
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

one month ago
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Aren't you a pessimist
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Tehrugger

one month ago
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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

2 months ago
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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

2 months ago
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galaxy ghidorah?
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A litteral Mothra egg

2 months ago
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Ghidorah Exif?
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ItsDestoroyah

2 months ago
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Ghidorah Universe.
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The Guardian of the Universe

one month ago
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Ghidorah Comet? Ghidorah Nebula? Ghidorah Light? Ghidorah Shining...
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Chainsaw Gigan

one month ago
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Space Ghidorah
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KaijuUnity

24 days ago
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Super Space Ghidorah
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Sam The Giganfan

24 days ago
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Void Ghidorah
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better his design not be terrible like the mechagodzilla from the anime
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Petexera

2 months ago
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What's wrong with the new Mechagodzilla?
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

2 months ago
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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

2 months ago
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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

3 months ago
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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

2 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

one month ago
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Or maybe Godzilla was an alien all along...?!
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Chainsaw Gigan

3 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

3 months ago
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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

3 months ago
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oh
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SkullIsland

4 months ago
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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

one month ago
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SpaceGodzilla. Will. Not. Be. In. The. ANIME. FILMS.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

one month ago
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Then. Toho. is. a. clear. LIAR.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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"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

one month 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

4 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

4 months ago
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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

3 months ago
Score 1
that sounds like galactus
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Shinomura

2 months ago
Score 0
Galactus is that you?