King Ghidorah (MonsterVerse)

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King Ghidorah Incarnations
King Ghidorah 2018
MonsterVerse King Ghidorah
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King Ghidorah in the Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer
King Ghidorah® (MonsterVerse)
Alternate Names Monster Zero,[1][2] The Devil,[1]
The one who is many[2]
Species Giant Three-Headed Dragon
Height 521 feet[2]
Wingspan Unknown[2]
Enemies Godzilla
Portrayed Jason Liles, Alan Maxson,
Richard Dorton (motion capture)[3]
First Appearance Kong: Skull Island
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The Devil has three heads.
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— Footnote from Vivienne Graham's classified field notes on King Ghidorah.[1]

The MonsterVerse King Ghidorah (キングギドラ,   Kingu Gidora?) is an incarnation of King Ghidorah that first appeared in a cave painting in the post-credits scene for the 2017 Legendary Pictures film, Kong: Skull Island, and is set to make his debut in the upcoming 2019 film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

This will be the first incarnation of King Ghidorah to appear in an American-made film.

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. Monarch gives King Ghidorah the designation Monster Zero.

Design

This incarnation of King Ghidorah has only been depicted in paintings so far, but retains the traditional silhouette of a gigantic dragon with three heads on long serpentine necks, two hind legs, and two large wings at his sides. His heads all have at least two pointed horns, and appear to also possess long manes of hair that run down his necks. He is depicted in one painting as being covered in scales, which according to Monarch contain trace amounts of gold. According to Monarch files, injuries have been discovered on several locations on King Ghidorah's body "reminiscent of claw and scorch marks."[2]

Origins

King Ghidorah's origins are currently unknown. Judging by his appearance in ancient cave paintings, he has appeared sometime in the past, and may have clashed with Godzilla. According to the official Monarch timeline, King Ghidorah was discovered buried under ice in Antarctica in 2016 by a Monarch team headed by Vivienne Graham.[1] Monarch links King Ghidorah to mythical creatures such as the Hydra and the Rainbow Serpent, and describes him as a "living extinction event."[2]

History

MonsterVerse

Kong: Skull Island

A cave painting of King Ghidorah battling Godzilla in Kong: Skull Island

After their adventure on Skull Island, Monarch members Houston Brooks and Lin San showed James Conrad and Mason Weaver two cave paintings of King Ghidorah, along with paintings depicting Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan, as proof that the inhabitants of Skull Island were not the only monsters in the world. In the second painting, he was shown fighting Godzilla.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

On July 26, 2014, King Ghidorah was confirmed to be appearing in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, along with Mothra and Rodan.[4]

Abilities

Flight

The muscle tendons in King Ghidorah's wings are described as being incredibly hyper-tensile, and their massive aerodynamics could generate hurricane-force winds when flying. When combined with his body's electro-receptor molecular biology, water vapor in the air would be superheated, creating a localized storm system as he flies. The power of King Ghidorah's flight is so great that as a result, "the stratosphere would be torn open by an otherworldly tempest of thunder and lightning [Earth's] sky has never seen."[2]

Conducting Scales

Monarch scientists theorize that King Ghidorah's scales are gilded with trace amounts of aurum which act as conductors, capable of carrying bio-electrical currents throughout his body.

Gravity Beams

King Ghidorah fires his gravity beams

King Ghidorah's gravity beams possess the appearance of bright yellow rays of plasma, tearing through buildings easily.

Intelligence

According to cranial scans, King Ghidorah has a divergent frontal lobe density in the brains of all three heads, indicating that each of his heads can have disparate levels of cognitive functions, possibly including independent thought.

Filmography

Gallery

Trivia

  • The script for Kong: Skull Island called for the Iwi petroglyphs inside the Wanderer to depict many monsters, including "one with three heads."[5] In the completed film, only Kong and the Skullcrawlers were shown.
  • Monarch's designation for King Ghidorah, Monster Zero, is the name given to King Ghidorah by the Xiliens in Invasion of Astro-Monster.[1]
  • The location where King Ghidorah is frozen in Antarctica, Outpost 32, is a reference to the 1982 film The Thing, in which the primary location is an outpost in Antarctica called Outpost 31. The titular alien monster in The Thing is also discovered frozen in the Antarctic ice, much like King Ghidorah.
  • At 521 feet in height, this is the tallest incarnation of King Ghidorah, standing approximately 29 feet taller than the Heisei King Ghidorah. The MonsterVerse King Ghidorah is also the tallest monster featured in a Godzilla film besides Godzilla Earth, who stands over 1,000 feet tall.

See Also

References

This is a list of references for King Ghidorah/Legendary. 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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Gojira2014

one month ago
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the design discription needs to be fixed. he's walking on all fours in the storm photo.
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MosuFan2004

2 days ago
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Just where did you see him in the storm scenes? -_-
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Gojira2014

one day 16 hours 32 minutes ago
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i meant in the monarch photo.

though it seems the trailer proved me wrong anyway so.
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158 meters?sorry monsterverse ghidorah,but you still short than godzilla(so did all of us do)
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i mean godzilla earth not just godzilla,sorry for this error
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Gojira2014

4 months ago
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he looks the same as the claasic movies. good. i din't like wyverndorah that much anyway.
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
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Hope he has heads like Smaug (albeit with some tweaks), would really give the impression that Ghidorah is malevolent.
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The happy Dragon

4 months ago
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Is godzilla 2019 going to be taller? pluse im new.
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Monintoho

10 months ago
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When I saw this post credit scene in Kong Skull Island I was so pumped.
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Spinocroc123

13 months ago
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Well now we know that he was discovered with three heads. And he probably won't have transion forms or anything. So that concludes that he will most likely be not be a Gryphon thing like i theorized. Bit of a disapointment, but i'm still excited.
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Titanollante

13 months ago
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Since he appears in Siberia, it might be possible that he arrived to Earth like an alien. If you recall, nobody ever witnessed the the Tunguska event, and people only over theorized that all the tens of thousands of trees that were uprooted and stuff was because a meteor exploded there. It might be a similar thing, where Ghidorah landed on earth, nobody noticed, and he either took residence under ice or was frozen in place.

Though there's still the possibility that it is a terrestrial Ghidorah.
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The King of the Monsters

13 months ago
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I think the Monarch timeline says he was discovered in Antarctica, not Siberia.
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Titanollante

13 months ago
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Oops

Well, I'm not saying he could've done Tunguska, just that he could've arrived some way similar.
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MosuFan2004

15 months ago
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I'm not a big fan of King Ghidorah but the cave paintings made me HYPED!!
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Aggression25

7 months ago
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What are the chances that this incarnation isn't a terrestrial organism like the others?
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Deathrock9

7 months ago
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I'd love it if they went for an alien origin again. No matter what they decide on, it'll probably still be better than the three stupid Dorat things being his origin.