List of minor monsters

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The following is a list of minor monsters from kaiju-related media, sorted by the medium in which they appear. This is defined as any kaiju, kaijin, animals, or other beings whose roles have little overall relevance in the media they are featured in, have limited screentime, or do not have enough information to warrant a dedicated page.

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Contents

Lists

Films

Toho

Main article: List of minor Toho monsters#Films.

Daiei / Kadokawa

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Unnamed Yokai
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Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare (1968)
Yokai Monsters: Along with Ghosts (1969)
The Great Yokai War (2005)
In Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare, All of the Yokai battle Daimon and save the village. A few Yokai are seen but not named. In Yokai Monsters: Along with Ghosts, the tombstones of Yatsuga Mountain turn into various Unnamed Yokai. In The Great Yokai War, Skeletons of Unnamed Yokai are seen.
Small Jiger
(小ジャイガー,  
Ko Jaigā
)

Baby Jiger
(子ジャイガー,  
Ko Jaigā
)


Jiger II
(ジャイガー二世,  
Jaigā Nisei
)

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Gamera vs.
Jiger
(1970)
Length: ~2 meters

After Jiger injected an egg inside of Gamera's lung, her baby hatched inside the monster's body and began draining him of his blood. When Hiroshi Kitayama and Tommy Williams entered Gamera's body in a submarine, they found the baby Jiger, which began to chase them through the corridors of Gamera's insides. It shot a slimy white substance from its snout, causing Hiroshi's feet to become stuck to the ground. Luckily, he managed to free himself and the pair escaped to their submersible. As the Jiger began shooting more of the substance, the kids threw their communication device at it, causing it to stick to the juvenile monster's face. A team of humans on the surface then broadcast a special frequency through the communicator which the Jiger was susceptible to, ultimately killing it.

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Dodzilla
(ドジラ,   Dojira)
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Gamera: Super Monster (1980) After touching down in Japan on Giruge's orders to destroy the Earth, the rampaging Gamera knocked over a sign advertising a monster movie entitled Farewell Dodzilla (さらばドジラ) which was having a roadshow theatrical release at the Izumi Hall in Shinjuku.
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  • Dodzilla is a clear reference to Godzilla, in both the monster's name and appearance. Dodzilla specifically resembles the MegaroGoji suit, but with less pronounced dorsal plates. The film title "Farewell Dodzilla" may be in reference to Godzilla's hiatus from 1975 onward; the first Heisei era film, The Return of Godzilla would not premiere until 1984, four years after the release of Gamera: Super Monster.
Garasharp babies
(ガラシャープ・子供,  
Garashāpu kodomo
)
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Gamera vs.
Garasharp
(1991)
After Gamera defeated the attacking Garasharp by slicing off her head, twin juvenile Garasharps emerged from her body. The military attempted to fire on them, but Gamera rescued them by flying them on his shell to a remote island. After removing their fangs and horns, Gamera left the twins to grow up in peace.
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  • A card for the baby Garasharps was included in the Gamera, Gappa, Guilala Special Effects Encyclopedia series under the name Giant Evil Beast Garasharp children (大邪獣ガラシャープ・子供) with "GARASHARP BABY" written in English.
Beta version Gameras
(ガメラの墓場,   Gamera no hakaba, lit. Gamera's Graveyard)
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Gamera 3:
Revenge of Iris
(1999)
While surveying the ocean floor, a submarine crew discovered a graveyard of shelled skeletons resembling the monster Gamera. Shinya Kurata later proposed that these were deceased "beta versions" of Gamera; failed prototypes created by the Atlanteans which had once been imbued with Mana, but were discarded upon Gamera himself being successfully created.
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Concept art
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  • The skeletal Gameras were designed by Mahiro Maeda, who aimed for them to appear slightly mechanical.[1] They were portrayed primarily using shells from Gamera model kits by M1 and Kaiyodo, though a miniature skull made from styrofoam and a hard skull model roughly in scale with the Gamera suit were also used for closer shots.[2]
Unnamed tentacled monster
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GAMERA (2015)
Main article: Unnamed tentacled monster.

A creature of unknown origin which appeared at the very end of the 2015 GAMERA short film, this monster had the ability to fire unusual energy spheres that could destroy anything caught in their radius. Gamera arrived to confront the creature, though the outcome of his battle with it wasn't shown.

Legendary Pictures

Main article: List of MonsterVerse monsters.

Miscellaneous

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Unhatched egg
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The Giant Claw (1957) The real purpose behind La Carcagne's journey to Earth was the laying of a single giant egg, resting in a huge nest of broken trees and shrubbery, located deep within the wilds of Canada. Unfortunately, La Carcagne never gets to see her offspring's birth due to the violent interference of the humans Mitch MacAfee and Sally Caldwell who destroy the unhatched egg with riffle fire from a snipers' distance. Sent into a maddening rage by her loss, La Carcagne flies off and begins a global rampage of death and destruction far worse than what had come before.
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Abyssal fish
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Gorgo (1961) After a devastating undersea earthquake tore up the seabed, the corpses of bizarre deep-sea fish floated up to the surface around Nara Island - grotesque omens for Gorgo's imminent arrival.
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Carnivorous Plants
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Konga (1961)
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Cosmic spores
(宇宙胞子,   Uchū hōshi)
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The X from Outer Space (1967) Somewhere beyond the outer orbit of Earth's moon, the spaceship AAB Gamma encounters a mysterious UFO that coats the vehicle's booster with a strange radiant substance, later dubbed Guilalanium, which houses strange cosmic spores. All but one of the cosmic spores is removed from AAB Gamma by crew members Captain Sano and Lisa. The collected sample is later brought back to Earth where it soon transforms into the giant destructive monster Guilala.
Obelisk Island bird
(オベリスク怪鳥,   Oberisuku Kaichō, lit. Obelisk Monster Bird)
Obelisk Island Bird
Gappa (1967)
Roar:
Main article: Obelisk Island Bird.

Venturing in to the jungles of Obelisk Island in search of his fellow explorers, Saburo Hayashi is startled by the Obelisk Island Bird which flies past him. He then comments "That almost scared me."

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Baby Gappa
(仔ガッパ,  
Ko Gappa
)
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Main article: Baby Gappa.
Giant Shark
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A*P*E (1976) Having just escaped from his imprisonment onboard an oil tanker, the giant ape swims out to shore only to then be attacked by a giant shark. After a quick tussle, the giant ape kills the shark by ripping its mouth wide open.
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Monster Reptile
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While stumbling through the countryside, the giant ape finds a giant snake (noted as "Monster Reptile" on the film's poster) wrapped around a tree. The ape grabs the snake, but immediately tosses it away.
Man-eating Rosebush
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Queen Kong (1976) While the ladies are going on a hunt for Queen Kong and Ray Fay, they found a carnivorous plant. They ignore the rosebush and still go on the hunt.
Prehistoric Bagpipe
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While the ladies are still going on a hunt for Queen Kong and Ray Fay, they encounter a Prehistoric Bagpipe. it was making noise and the ladies are still hunting for the Female Ape and Ray Fay.
Pteranodons
(プテラノドン,   Puteranodon)

(翼竜,   Yokuryū)

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The Last
Dinosaur
(1977)
Main article: Pteranodon#The Last Dinosaur.

A flock of large Pteranodon were some of the creatures discovered during the Polar-Borer expedition. They were among the first surviving animals to be observed by the crew. One Pteranodon gave them a scare during the expedition's first night, flying low near their fire.

Ceratopsian
(セラトプシアン,   Seratopushian)
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Species: Ceratopsian • Height: 2 meters • Length: 4 meters • Weight: 2 tons
Main article: Ceratopsian.

After arriving in the underground valley in the Polar-Borer, the members of the Thrust Industries expedition began to explore the area. Chuck Wade noticed a sound coming their way, and looked to see a Ceratopsian stampeding towards them. Francesca Banks got in the creature's way and started taking photographs. When it was moments from stepping on her, Masten Thrust pushed her out of the way.

Despite being described as a Ceratopsian in the film itself, the creature more closely resembles a Uintatherium, a genus of prehistoric herbivorous mammal that lived during the Eocene Epoch.
Giant turtle
(大ガメ,   Ōgame)
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Journalist Francesca Banks stood on a partially submerged giant turtle while taking photos, mistaking it for a rock. When it began to stir, she stepped off of it immediately in alarm. Unperturbed, the turtle swam away.
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Giant fish
(大魚,   Ōsakana)
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While on its daily hunt for food, the Tyrannosaurus spots a giant fish in the water and snatches it in its jaws, swallowing it whole.
Boneyard
(ボーンヤード,   Bōn'yādo)

Various Skeletons

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The lair of the Tyrannosaurus is littered with the giant bones of numerous fallen prey. Among the remains are the skulls of a two-horned warthog, numerous mastodons, an ox with a singular horn like that of a unicorn, a separate ox skull with three unusual horns, an unspecified giant reptile, a long-faced cow, a sitting pair of bull skulls, a large headless humanoid skeleton hanging from a dead tree, numerous Pteranodons, the scattered jawbones of prehistoric rhinoceroses such as the Embolotherium and the Arsinoitherium, and skulls heavily resembling those of the dire wolf, the Archaeotherium, the Pakicetus, and the Daeodon.
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Triceratops
(トリケラトプス,   Torikeratopusu)
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Main article: Triceratops#The Last Dinosaur.
Enlarged frog
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Thunder of Gigantic Serpent (1988) A secret chemical formula called the R19 Growth Stimulate has been created by a Taiwanese scientist name Lai with military backing. R19 has the ability to enlarge plants and animals as demonstrated when a frog is grown to the size of a dog. Doctor Lai wants to use the formula for peaceful purposes that could benefit mankind by solving world hunger but the military seeks other uses as a biological weapons basis.
Dinosaur fossils
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Reptilian (1999) A wide variety of strange prehistoric fossils littered the caverns near the dig-sight where Yonggary is first discovered.
  • A deleted subplot involving Bud Black has the reporter getting a hold of the aliens' secrets of genetic resurrection, the same method used to bring Yonggary back to life, and returning to the archaeological sight with its cave of dinosaur fossils. Supposedly, Bud Black and the revived fossils were to be the antagonists of the unproduced sequel.
Clover's Parasites
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Cloverfield (2008)
Roar:
Main article: Clover's Parasites.

While the army was battling Clover, several smaller parasitic creatures fell of its body and attacked soldiers and civilians in the area. A group of survivors were attacked by the parasites in Spring Street Station. One of them was bitten by a parasite, which would later lead to her death.

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Reigo's child
(レイゴーの子供,   Reigō no Kodomo)
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Reigo: King of the Sea Monsters (2008) A sailor on the Japanese battleship Yamato spotted Reigo and its child swimming near the fleet, but mistook them for an enemy submarine. The Yamato opened fire with its main guns, killing the child. Sailors observed its final cries and noticed strange flashes in the water, but dismissed it as a whale. Enraged, Reigo began its pursuit of the fleet.
Demeking Eggs
(デメキング卵,   Demekingu Tamago)
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Demeking, the Sea Monster (2009)
Baby Goliath Monster
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Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Spores
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Baby Octopus Monster
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Mutant Space Worm
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Main article: Mutant Space Worm.

The destruction of Howard's bunker attracted the attention of an alien spaceship, which dropped down a Mutant Space Worm to investigate. Michelle was unable to start Howard's truck, and trying to open his neighbor's nearby car only set off its alarm. Hiding from the creature in a shed, she found the neighbor's remains and used her keys to distract the monster. As she ran towards the house, the Mutant Space Worm chased her for a time, then withdrew as the craft returned to spray her with toxic gas. She survived by putting the mask of her makeshift hazmat suit back on. Once the gas dissipated, the Mutant Space Worm attacked again, removing her mask as she tried to hide in the truck. It retreated again, this time for good, after the spaceship extended a pair of tentacles to lift the truck off the ground.

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  • The Mutant Space Worm was to attack Michelle one more time after she destroyed the alien spaceship, but a test audience rejected it as overkill.
Mono's egg
(モノの卵,   Mono no Tamago)
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Kaiju Mono (2016)
Genetically-edited rat
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Rampage (2018) An experiment on board the satellite Athena-1 turned a lab rat into a ravenous monster. It killed all of the crew members except Dr. Kerry Aktins and compromised the satellite's hull integrity during its deadly rampage. Claire Wyden, the owner of Athena-1 and CEO of the biotech company Energyne, informed Aktins that she would not be let into the escape capsule until she retrieved the other samples of R-19, the compound which caused the rat's mutation. Aktins evaded the murderous rat and departed Athena-1 just before it exploded with three canisters in tow. But the scratches the creature left on a glass window of the capsule soon caused it to shatter, killing Aktins and sending the R-19 canisters hurtling towards the United States, eventually leading to the creation of three far more powerful mutated animals.
  • The 1986 Atari Lynx version of Rampage included a rat monster called Larry.
The Children of Tengu
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Monster Island (2019)
60 Foot Woman
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Notzilla (2019) A movie poster for Attack of the 60 Foot Woman with a College Degree hung in the office of Dr. Richard Blowheart. He found the title character to be deeply terrifying.
Notzilla eggs
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Hiro asked Shirley about having more kids as three more Notzilla eggs float to shore.

Television

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Carnivorous plants of Mondo Island
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The King Kong Show (1966) The Carnivorous plants of Mondo Island appear in the episode "The African Bees". As King Kong was getting chased by African Bees, he lured them into the plants eating the bees.
Giant Snake
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A giant snake appears in the episode "The Hunter" where it is part of the background and does nothing, and as such, is quite highly detailed. A much less detailed version appears in "The Greeneyed Monster" where it doesn't do anything aside from considering its new meal.
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Unidentified dinosaur
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An Unidentified dinosaur appears in the episode "The Hunter" where it is part of the background and does nothing.
Giant one-horned dragon
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fire-breathing panther
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Giant Jellyfish
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A Giant Jellyfish appears in the episode "Anchors Away". King Kong was looking for the Giant Electrical Anglerfish, but grabbed a Giant Jellyfish by mistake.
Styracosaurus
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Kong: The Animated Series (2000)
Pachycephalosaurus

"Egg-Heads"

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Giant Kong Island alligator
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A Giant Kong Island Alligator is seen swimming in the lake.

Oversized fly
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The Oversized Fly is seen stuck in the web, and Mindcrawler was almost about to eat the fly.

Plesiosaur
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Servants of Set
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Lava Men
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Chatter
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Kong: King of the Apes (2016)

Chatter was the pet cyborg parrot of the Remy family's housekeeper Anita. At some point shortly before 2039, Chatter's wing was replaced with a bionic prosthetic in a life-saving surgery, causing the bird to proclaim himself the "first bionic bird". He remains with Anita for the rest of the series.

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  • Chatter was voiced by Alessandro Juliani in the show's first season, but in the second season he was replaced by Vincent Tong.
Cyborg seal
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A young seal with a prosthetic flipper inhabited the Remy Natural History and Marine Preserve on Alcatraz Island in 2050. Not caring for the park's conservation efforts, Dr. Richard Remy ordered that its habitat be demolished to expand his Biono-bot exhibits, but the zookeeper keeping watch and Lukas Remy made sure this did not happen.
Lady
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Lady was an adult female liger, who along with her cub Lucky, are implied to have been kept as exotic pets before being deemed to large and difficult for their owners to care for before being cast out into the wild and rescued by Lukas Remy and Doug Jones in the year 2050. She was brought to the Remy Natural History and Marine Preserve on Alcatraz Island. She lived comfortably there, and while she was initially defensive toward Kong, a conversation with Danny Quon made sure they got along. After Kong escaped the park, Lady and Lucky were taken by Richard Remy as bait for a trap to frame the ape for a heist. Lady and her cub were taken to a military warehouse, and Lady was immensely afraid, causing her heart-rate to skyrocket. Eventually they were rescued by Lukas and Jones but by freeing them, the humans set off a detonation timer. They rushed to leave the warehouse, but Lady was rather slow, and was saved from the brunt of the blast by Kong. Unfortunately, the whole ordeal put too much strain on Lady's heart and she died shortly after her rescue.
  • Ligers, being hybrids, are sterile and unable to reproduce in the real world, which would make her mothering Lucky an impossibility.
Lucky
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Lucky and his mother Lady were exotic pets that were rescued in 2050 by Lukas Remy and Doug Jones. They were taken to the Remy Natural History and Marine Preserve on Alcatraz Island, where they were cared for by the staff. Lucky managed to befriend Danny Quon and Kong, who were allowed to feed him with a bottle. After Kong escaped the park, Dr. Richard Remy made a plan to defame the ape using Lucky and his mother as bait to get him into trouble. They were brought to a military warehouse and tied to a countdown detonator that would begin when the ligers were freed. When Lukas and Jones came to rescue them, Lukas ran with Lucky to escape the blast, but his mother did not survive.
  • In the real world, ligers are unable to reproduce, and they can only be bred from male lions and female tigers, meaning it would be impossible for Lady to be Lucky's biological mother. The fact that he is bottle-fed even in his mother's presence suggests that this may be the case even in the show.
Lady clones
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Using DNA from the dead Lady, Richard Remy produced three "Biono-clones" based on her. They were later rescued and relocated to a small pack of male tigers.

Books

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Gyaos breeding cave larvae
(ギャオス幼虫飼育洞窟,  
Gyaosu Yōchū
Shīku Dōkutsu
)

Ancient insects (古代昆虫,  
Kodai Konchū
)
[3]

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Gamera vs.
Gyaos
(1967)
In a diagram of the Gyaos' settlement inside a volcano, a species of prehistoric insect larvae are shown to live inside the monsters' breeding chamber and are fed upon by the juvenile Gyaos.
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  • The breeding cave larvae bear a striking similarity to the Meganulon from Rodan in both their role and appearance. In the film, the Meganulon inhabit the Rodans' underground cave system and are fed upon by the newborn Rodan.
Matthilde
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Kong Reborn (2005)
Weight: 300 pounds[4]

Matthilde was a female language trained western gorilla, who was the pride and joy of Denham Products, where she lived in the zoos and farms that made up its lower levels. However, she was so gentle and well-behaved that she was allowed to roam freely around the facilities, excluding the sterile rooms.

One night, Jack Denham, whom Matthilde recognized as the "Big Boss" and had been told to respect, came to the meeting room where Matthilde sat signing with Laurel Otani. Matthilde did not understand what was happening, but she appreciated the jovial atmosphere, and was given a bit of champagne, which made her proclaim that Jack was a good man who should come more often. Laurel then told Matthilde that she was going to be a mother, but suspected that Matthilde did not believe her. In reality, Matthilde had been selected as the surrogate mother for their experiment to clone King Kong.

When Matthilde's ova accepted Kong's reconstructed blood cells, Most accepted them, but only three were inserted back into Matthilde's womb, where two implanted. The weaker of the two was terminated, and Matthilde became the most pampered pregnant gorilla on the planet from November of 2004 to March of 2005. However, within months is was already visible that the fetus would be too large for Matthilde to carry to term. She was given a Cesarean section in March of 2005, and the fetus was transferred to an artificial womb to continue gestation. After the surgery, Matthilde made a full recovery and was just as healthy and intelligent as ever. Within months, Kong had grown bigger than his surrogate mother. Unfortunately it seems that by that time it seems that their interactions had ceased, if indeed they had any after the surgery.

Comics

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Unnamed Gyaos mutant
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Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe (1996) Using the DNA of the dead Gyaos, Greta Karbone genetically engineered a quadrupedal monster that she kept in a tube in her lab off the coast of Guanajota, Mexico alongside a cloned Gyaos, Viras, and another unnamed mutant. However, when the laboratory was destroyed in an oxygen explosion after Gyaos' escape, the two unnamed mutants were left to die while Karbone and her assistant Gusano rescued Viras.

The far more prominent of the two deceased mutants is a reptilian quadruped with sharp teeth and several spikes on its head.

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Unnamed Spiked mutant
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Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe (1996) Using the DNA of the dead Gyaos, Greta Karbone genetically engineered a quadrupedal monster that she kept in a tube in her lab off the coast of Guanajota, Mexico alongside a cloned Gyaos, Viras, and another unnamed mutant. However, when the laboratory was destroyed in an oxygen explosion after Gyaos' escape, the two unnamed mutants were left to die while Karbone and her assistant Gusano rescued Viras.
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Arsinoitherium
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The Last Hope (2017)
Main article: Arsinoitherium.
In the advanced civilization of the Atlanteans, a harnessed Arsinoitherium and its owner can be seen standing by a building.

Video Games

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Giant Shellfish
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King Kong 2: Furious Megaton Punch (1986)
Giant Spiders
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Giant Scorpions
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Giant Scallop
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Giant Cells
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Giant Slimes
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Giant Dragons
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Giant Bees
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Robot Gorillas
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See also

References

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