Magma Turtle

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Magma Turtle
A Magma Turtle in Skull Island: The Birth of Kong #2
Species Giant volcanic reptile florafauna
(Tortoisa Vulkana)[1]
Height 30-40 feet[2]
First appearance Skull Island: The Birth of Kong #2

The Magma Turtle is a giant turtle monster that first appeared in the second issue of the 2017 Legendary Comics series Skull Island: The Birth of Kong.

Name[edit | edit source]

The Magma Turtle's scientific name, Tortoisa vulkana, comes from the English word "tortoise" and the Russian word for "volcano."

Design[edit | edit source]

The Magma Turtle is a gigantic turtle covered in a rocky shell, giving it the appearance of a statue when not moving. Several palm trees grow from the top of its shell.

Origins[edit | edit source]

The Magma Turtle is a strange species of turtle native to Skull Island. The species is indigenous to the region around Hellspring Peak, a volcano on the island. Magma Turtle eggs are laid in the heart of the volcano, where molten magma breaks through the shell and surrounds the embryo, hardening into an armored, rocky shell. As the Magma Turtle grows and matures, it returns to the volcano periodically to re-forge its shell.[3]

Personality[edit | edit source]

The Magma Turtle is a docile herbivorous creature, and does not fear predation not only because of its inedible shell, but also because of its boiling, molten lava-like blood.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

Skull Island: The Birth of Kong[edit | edit source]

The Mountain who Thunders Death[edit | edit source]

In 1996, as Aaron Brooks and the rest of the second Monarch expedition to Skull Island explored a Dutch shipwreck on the island, a Magma Turtle was present in the distance.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Armored Hide[edit | edit source]

The Magma Turtle's igneous rock shell serves as a strong armor that protects it from damage.

Heat Resistance[edit | edit source]

The Magma Turtle is remarkably resistant to extreme heat. It can survive being submerged in molten magma from the moment it is still an embryo, and uses molten rock to forge its armored hide.

Molten Blood[edit | edit source]

As a byproduct of its close proximity to molten magma, the Magma Turtle's bloodstream reaches furnace-like temperatures, making its blood akin to molten lava. If the Magma Turtle were to be injured by a predator, its blood would act as a potent defense mechanism to deter its attacker.

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