List of MonsterVerse monsters

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This page is a list of all monsters (Titans), Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms (MUTOs), and other fictional creatures featured in MonsterVerse-related media. Each character is placed under the section of the media where it has been most prominently featured.

Lists

Films

Name Image Appearance(s) Description
Godzilla
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Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla: Awakening
Kong: Skull Island
[cave painting]

Godzilla: Aftershock
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla Dominion
Godzilla vs. Kong
Main article: Godzilla/Legendary.
MUTO (male)
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Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
[stock footage]
Main article: MUTO.
MUTO (female)
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Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
[severed head & stock footage]

Godzilla vs. Kong
[stock footage]
Main article: MUTO.
King Kong
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Kong: Skull Island
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
[stock footage]

Kingdom Kong
Godzilla vs. Kong
Main article: King Kong/Legendary.
Skullcrawler
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Kong: Skull Island
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong
Godzilla vs. Kong
Main article: Skullcrawler.
Cranium Reptant is a species of enormous reptiles that lived in subterranean hollows beneath Skull Island, and drove their rival species of giant apes to near-extinction.
Skull Devil
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Kong: Skull Island
Godzilla vs. Kong [stock footage]
Main article: Skullcrawler.
Mother Longlegs
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Kong: Skull Island
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong
Main article: Mother Longlegs.
Mother Longlegs are a species of gargantuan spider with legs resembling bamboo shoots that lived and hunted in the bamboo forests of Skull Island.
Leafwing
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Kong: Skull Island
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla vs. Kong
Main article: Leafwing.
Icarus Folium are a subspecies of the Psychovulture evolved to have plant-like wing membranes. They traveled in flocks. They appeared very briefly at the end of Godzilla: King of the Monsters as well.
Sker Buffalo
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Kong: Skull Island
Main article: Sker Buffalo.
A species of giant bovine creatures known as Sker Buffalo call Skull Island home. They are one of the few Skull Island creatures that are not inherently hostile to the humans.
Mire Squid
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Main article: Mire Squid.
A species of cephalopod inhabited the waterways of Skull Island, and were big enough to challenge Kong himself.
Spore Mantis
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Main article: Spore Mantis.
The Spore Mantis is a species of giant insect that evolved to resemble logs on the forest floor.
Triceratops
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Main article: Triceratops.
A Triceratops skull rested in the Valley of the Fallen Gods on Skull Island. It is unknown if living Triceratops dwell elsewhere on the island.
Giant Ants
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Hank Marlow pointed out to Houston Brooks and Lin San that the bird-like calls coming from the jungle were actually produced by gigantic ants that lived in the trees, though the creatures were not seen.
Mothra
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Kong: Skull Island [cave painting]
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla Dominion [vision]
Godzilla vs. Kong [cave painting; mentioned]
Main article: Mothra/Legendary.
Rodan
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Kong: Skull Island [cave painting]
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla vs. Kong [stock footage]
Main article: Rodan/Legendary.
King Ghidorah
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Kong: Skull Island [cave painting]
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla vs. Kong [skull; stock footage]
Main article: King Ghidorah/Legendary.
Scylla
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla Dominion
Godzilla vs. Kong [stock footage]
Main article: Scylla.
Behemoth

Mapinguary

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Main article: Behemoth.
Methuselah
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Main article: Methuselah.
Queen MUTO

Barb

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla vs. Kong [stock footage]
Main article: MUTO.
Amhuluk
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla Dominion
Main article: Amhuluk.
Tiamat
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Main article: Tiamat.
Leviathan
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Leviathan is named after a sea serpent from the Hebrew Bible.
History

Residing at Outpost 49 in Loch Ness, Scotland, Leviathan was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. It was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Gallery
Trivia
  • Footage from the Castle Bravo set shows that Leviathan was originally located in the Indian Ocean. While this screen appears in the finished film, the Titan's name is impossible to read.
Baphomet
Baphomet is named after a god that King Philip IV of France accused the Knights Templar of worshiping in 1307.
History

Residing at Outpost 68 in Volubilis, Morocco, Baphomet was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. It was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Gallery
Trivia
  • During production of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Baphomet was located in Arizona, only moving to Morocco in post-production. However, a monitor in the scene where Monarch discusses Alan Jonah's plans for Mothra still shows its original location.
Sekhmet
Sekhmet is named after a goddess of war and healing from Egyptian mythology. Director Michael Dougherty described her as resembling "a sphinx or lioness."[1]
History

Residing at Outpost 65 in Cairo, Egypt, Sekhmet was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. She was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Gallery
Trivia
  • A shot on a monitor of a trampled train with many bodies strewn about, attributed to Sekhmet, was repurposed from the 2012 Comic-Con teaser trailer and the official teaser trailer for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla.
Mokele-Mbembe
Mokele-Mbembe is named after a sauropod-like cryptid said to live in the Congo. Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization describes him as having a "massive, snake-like tail," "four thick legs," a curved horn on his head "pulsing with a very faint green light," a head that looks "something like an earless elephant, except that its tusks turned down, rather than up," and a mouth that "open[s] like a crocodile's, revealing thousands of teeth."
History

Residing at Outpost 75 in Jebel Barkal, Sudan, Mokele-Mbembe was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. He was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Abilities

In the novelization, he used his trunk and tail as weapons when battling Monarch and the Egyptian army, while unfazed by tanks, fighter jets, and high-tension lines.

Trivia
  • Mokele-Mbembe is referred to as Mokele for short, and also by the nickname M&M, in the Godzilla: King of the Monsters novelization.
Yamata no Orochi
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Yamata no Orochi is named after the eight-headed dragon from Japanese mythology.
History

Residing at Outpost 91 at Mount Fuji in Japan, Yamata no Orochi was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. It was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Typhon
Typhon is named after the "father of monsters" from Greek mythology. The mythical Typhon's children include Scylla, also the namesake of a Titan.
History

Residing at Outpost 92 in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Typhon was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. It was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Gallery
Bunyip
Bunyip is named after a swamp monster from Australian Aboriginal mythology.
History

Residing at Outpost 99, beneath Ayers Rock in Australia, Bunyip was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. It was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Gallery
Abaddon
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Abaddon is named after an "angel of the bottomless pit" who leads an army of locusts in the Christian Bible's Book of Revelations.
History

Residing at Outpost 77, beneath Devils Tower in the U.S. state of Wyoming, Abaddon was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. It was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Gallery
Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl is named after a Mesoamerican feathered serpent god.
History

Residing at Outpost 57 in Machu Picchu, Peru, Quetzalcoatl was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity under the direction of King Ghidorah. It was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the ORCA at Fenway Park.

Giant Spider
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History

While fending off attacking Monarch soldiers in the Temple of the Moth in China, an enraged Mothra picked one of the men up with her mandibles and tossed him into a web. There, a giant spider could be glimpsed awaiting its next meal.

Anguirus-like skeleton

"A creature that might or might not be Anguirus"[2]

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History

Just outside of Godzilla's underwater lair laid the skeletal remains of a giant, spiky quadruped monster. It was destroyed, along with the rest of the submerged temple, following the detonation of the nuclear device which revitalized Godzilla.

Gallery
Trivia

Mike Dougherty tweeted about this Easter egg a little over a week after the movie came out in theaters, saying: "The skeleton of a creature that might or might not be Anguirus is briefly visible in one shot, just outside Godzilla’s underwater lair."[2]

Mechagodzilla
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Godzilla vs. Kong
Main article: Mechagodzilla/Legendary.
Warbat
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Main article: Warbat.
Hellhawk
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Main article: Hellhawk.
Arachno-claw
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Main article: Arachno-claw.
Foetodon
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Main article: Foetodon.
Skeleton of a dead creature
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History

Shortly after entering the ancient stone temple of his ancestors in the Hollow Earth, Kong found a gigantic axe embedded in the skull of an unknown monster. He pulled out the axe from the skeleton and wielded it, beating his chest and roaring triumphantly.

Comics

Name Image Appearance(s) Description
Shinomura
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Godzilla: Awakening
Main article: Shinomura.
Monarch museum creatures
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Many creatures or their remains were on display in the museum inside Monarch Unit's headquarters in the 1940s:
  • A gigantic ape resembling a black gorilla.
  • A giant carnivorous plant.
  • A giant shrimp. In a flashback to the Permian Period, Shinomura was seen feeding from what looked like the shell of the same kind of giant shrimp before being attacked by Godzilla.
  • A giant trunked creature with red eyes.
  • The skeleton of a giant flying reptile.
  • An enormous creature with multiple legs or tentacles and a brain-like body.
Kong's parents
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Skull Island: The Birth of Kong
Main articles: Kong's father, Kong's mother.
Psychovulture
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Main article: Psychovulture.
Vultura Insanus are psychopathic flying reptiles with the uncanny ability to shoot lightning from their mouths.
Sirenjaw
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Main article: Sirenjaw.
Gigantus Crocodiliad are large reptilian monsters somewhat resembling a crocodile. They camouflage themselves to look like an island in order to ambush and catch prey.
Magma Turtle
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Main article: Magma Turtle.
Tortisa Vuklana are a species of gargantuan turtles that lay their eggs in volcanoes. When they hatch, the magma hardens into their shells.
Death Jackal
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Main article: Death Jackal.
Spinae Mortem are a species of large and vicious carnivorous canines that hunt in packs on Skull Island.
Swamp Locust
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Main article: Swamp Locust.
The Swamp Locust is a species of enormous aquatic insect that hunts by submerging its body before entrapping prey with its long legs.
MUTO Prime
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Godzilla: Aftershock
Godzilla Dominion
Main article: MUTO Prime.
Giant Lemurs
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Godzilla Dominion Godzilla recalled encountering two Giant Lemurs in Earth's distant past. The Giant Lemurs are large Lemuridae-like monsters that resemble ring-tailed lemurs with large spikes running down their backs. They also have scorpion-like stingers at the end of their tails.
Genitor swarm
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When Dr. Ishiro Serizawa destroyed Godzilla's temple with a nuclear weapon to revive the monster, he also opened up a passage to the Hollow Earth. When Godzilla visited the temple's ruins, a Genitor swarm hailing from those depths surrounded him, acting as one. He roasted dozens with his atomic breath, but countless more arrived, culminating in a giant Genitor attacking him. After he easily killed it, its connection with the swarm was severed, and they descended to feed on its corpse. Godzilla promptly incinerated them all. The Genitor Swarm are large fish monsters that resemble prehistoric fish, with a blue body, instead of teeth they have two pairs of sharp bony plates that form a beak-like structure, with white eyes.
Genitor
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This Hollow Earth predator took Godzilla by surprise, sinking its teeth into his neck, but he easily tore its spine out, killing it. With Genitor's connection to its swarm severed, they descended to feed on its corpse. Godzilla promptly incinerated them all. Genitor is a large fish monster that resembles a Dunkleosteus, with a rough blue body, pectoral fins that possess a red underside with three fingers, a dorsal fin that is made up of red ribbon-like flesh, pelvic fins that are long and thin that also have the same red ribbon-like flesh. His eyes are red color, instead of teeth he has two pairs of sharp bony plates that form a beak-like structure, and a tail fin that also has the same red ribbon-like flesh surrounding it.
Trivia
  • Greg Keyes's script for Godzilla Dominion did not name Genitor, and illustrator Drew Johnson took to calling it "Murderfish."[3] Keyes clarified the creature's name in a Facebook message.[4]
Various dead monsters
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Before his battle with Tiamat, Godzilla swam past the remains of several dead monsters.
Trivia
  • Godzilla Dominion illustrator Drew Johnson included the head of MUTO Prime's original design in the lower left-hand corner of this panel,[5] while the multi-headed monster below Godzilla was his first concept for Amhuluk.[6]
Camazotz
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Kingdom Kong
Main article: Camazotz.
Spirit Tiger
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Main article: Spirit Tiger.
Hell swarm
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The Hell Swarm are large bat monsters, with rough brown skin, fur on the back of their necks, a small head with sharp teeth, spikes running down their back, and large somewhat shredded wings that possess orange membrane. They have small eyes that appear to be the same color as their body. The Hell Swarm also possess a long spiky tail.

Books

Name Image Appearance(s) Description
Giant snake
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Kong: Skull Island - The Official Movie Novelization After Kong attacked the helicopters escorting the 1973 Landsat expedition to Skull Island and downed the entire group, ex-Special Air Service tracker James Conrad attempted to get to high ground in order to get a better look at the surrounding topography. While climbing, he touched what looked like a vine, but turned out to be a 60-foot-long snake which tried to eat him. The giant serpent possessed a head as large as that of a full-grown human's, and fangs the length of a man's finger. Though it nearly constricted him to death, Conrad was able to kill it by stabbing it in the head with a knife.
Giant wasp
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During their expedition through the island, Conrad's party encountered a carnivorous plant with several dead animals inside its maw, including a wasp the size of Weaver's hand.
Carnivorous plant
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After Kong downed all of the choppers carrying the members of the Landsat and Monarch expedition to Skull Island, James Conrad's party encountered a carnivorous plant with several dead animals inside, including "a wasp the size of Weaver’s hand." The carnivorous plant's digestive juices were said to be extremely acidic.
Iwi painting creatures
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The creatures Kong defends Skull Island from are more diverse than just the Skullcrawlers. The Iwi paintings depict "giant reptilian beasts, one with three heads. A crocodile fifty feet long. Snake-like monsters, slinking from holes in the ground and snapping towards the sun. Web-footed creatures, spikes along their backs spearing bloodied human shapes, diving into the ocean surrounding the island."
Squid-like creature
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A squid-like creature attacked the Grey Fox, trying to drag Warrant Officer Reg Slivko into the water. Hank Marlow threw the boat into reverse and injured it with the propeller, but it soon returned, attacking Slivko again. Lin San freed him with Marlow's katana. Once the creature had enough purchase on the boat, it raised itself out of the water, only for James Conrad to shoot out one of its eyes. After San cut off another tentacle, it retreated.

The creature's tentacles are described as "a dozen feet long with fine webbed fins and elongated heads ending with small, suckered mouths." They lack suckers, and are instead "heavily ridged with muscle."

Trivia
Margygr
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization Monarch discovered Margygr dead in the Arctic, killed by another Titan. They transported her corpse to their underwater base, Castle Bravo, for further study.
Trivia
  • Unused concept art matching Margygr's description in the novelization is included in The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, indicating that she was cut from the movie. She thus joins Megalon and Bagan as one of the only monsters to be rejected for a Godzilla film, then turn up in other official media.
  • Margygr is named after a type of mermaid described in the Norwegian educational text The King's Mirror, written around 1250.
Na Kika

Kraken

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization
Godzilla Dominion
Main article: Na Kika.
Fern bird
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Kong and Me A green bird with a tail like a fern blends in with the folliage as Jia and Kong replant a tree. It was originally designed by Stephanie Levallois for Kong: Skull Island.
Gallery

Unused

Name Image Appearance(s) Description
Rokmutul
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Godzilla (2014)
Main article: Rokmutul.
Rokmutul is an armored six-legged kaiju with a streamlined crocodilian body, and spikes on its tail most closely resembling those of a Stegosaurus. Based on this concept art found in Godzilla: The Art of Destruction, the beast would've fought Godzilla in San Francisco, with one encounter showing them fighting in the heart of the city and the other atop Alcatraz. Its relation to the other unused monster designed by Josh Nizzi, Pterodactyl, is unknown. Rokmutul would end up being replaced with the female MUTO as one of Godzilla's opponents in the finished film.
Pterodactyl
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Main article: Pterodactyl.
Pterodactyl is a four-winged pterosaur-like kaiju featured in only one piece of concept art found in Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. While it is known that it would have also fought Godzilla alongside Rokmutul in early development, its relation with the other monster was not explained. In the finished film, the male MUTO would replace the monster, who has wings as well.
A strange, dead monster
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Main article: A strange, dead monster.
A strange, dead monster[7] appears in the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con teaser trailer for the film. The creature possesses six visible legs, with a long, apparently segmented body with ridges on its back, somewhat resembling a tardigrade; its feet have four long fingers each. Its identity is unknown, but it was solely shown to confirm that Godzilla would be fighting another kaiju.
Vinestrangler
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Kong: Skull Island
Main article: Vinestrangler.
The Vinestrangler is a slender insect that uses dozens of tentacles to drag prey into its massive maw. A profile on it can be found in the Kong: Skull Island bonus feature Skull Island: Archives.
Big fish
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Concept art by Stephanie Levallois features the shadow of a gigantic fish with six pectoral fins passing beneath Marlow's boat.
Heaps of roots
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Concept art by Stephanie Levallois features "huge heaps of roots" moving past some soldiers in low water.

Video

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: The Other Titans
of Godzilla: King of the Monsters

References

This is a list of references for List of MonsterVerse monsters. 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. Dougherty, Michael (24 April 2020). @titanus_nozuki She’s more of a sphinx or lioness.. Instagram comment.
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  2. 2.0 2.1 @Mike_Dougherty on Twitter: "The skeleton of a creature that might or might not be Anguirus is briefly visible in one shot, just outside Godzilla’s underwater lair."
  3. Johnson, Drew (12 April 2021). Thanks:) They never had a formal name in the script. I just always jokingly called them Murderfish:) I think they’re really just a hollow earth species that came through a fissure in that spot in the ocean.. Twitter.
  4. Genitor.png Question posed by LindenHS.
  5. [1]
  6. [2]
  7. Vaz, Mark Cotta (13 May 2014). Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. Insight Editions. p. 29. ISBN 1608873447.

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