Mutant Rat

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Mutant Rats
A Large Mutant Rat in Godzilla: The Series
A Small Mutant Rat in Godzilla: The Series
A Medium Mutant Rat in Godzilla: The Series
Alternate names Mutant Sewer Rats[1]
Species Irradiated sewer rats
Allies Crustaceous Rex*, Cryptocledius*, Godzilla*, Giant Bat*, Giant Mutant Queen Bee*, El Gusano Gigante*, Cyber Godzilla*, King Cobra*
Enemies Godzilla, H.E.A.T., Hunters
Designed by Fil Barlow
First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla: The Series
episode 6, "Cat and Mouse"
Godzilla: The Series
episode 13, "Monster Wars: Part 2"
Roar(s)
Not to be confused with the Giant Rat from Latitude Zero.

The Mutant Rats are giant rodent monsters created by TriStar Pictures that first appeared in the sixth episode of season one of Godzilla: The Series, entitled "Cat and Mouse."

Name[edit | edit source]

In the book Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works, the Mutant Rats featured in "Cat and Mouse" are collectively called Mutant Sewer Rats in English, while the largest rat that reappears in the "Monster Wars" trilogy is simply called the Mutant Rat in English, or Regenerated Mutant Rat (再生ミュータント・ネズミ,   Saisei Myūtanto Nezumi) in Japanese.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

The Mutant Rats have three separate types. The smallest and most abundant type of Mutant Rat is thin and covered in brown fur, while the middle-sized Rat is bulkier in its build and has bare chestnut-colored skin. The largest Rat has six green eyes that shine red in the darkness. Each rat is shown to have red eyes and a mouth full of enormous, jagged teeth.

History[edit | edit source]

Godzilla: The Series[edit | edit source]

"Cat and Mouse"[edit | edit source]

The Mutant Rats first drew attention to themselves after one attacked a homeless man in New York City. H.E.A.T. then began to track them down, and were attacked by a group of Rats before being chased off by Godzilla, who, as an iguana, naturally preyed on rats. as a part of their attack plan, the humans sent a probe into their burrow, which the Rats destroyed. They were then hunted by a group of poachers, and the two groups made their way into the Giant Rats' nest, where they were able to corner the assailants, but they were buried in their burrow by Godzilla before they could cause the humans harm.

"Monster Wars: Part 1"[edit | edit source]

The Huge Mutant Rat was called from wherever it had been to the Leviathan Aliens' Site Omega, where they began to put into effect their plan to use the monsters to dominate Earth.

"Monster Wars: Part 2"[edit | edit source]

On detecting the newly indoctrinated Godzilla on the island, the Huge Mutant Rat, the King Cobra, the Giant Mutant Queen Bee, and El Gusano Gigante all prepared to battle him. The Leviathan Aliens prevented conflict with their mind control before sending the monsters out to cause destruction in the world.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Agility[edit | edit source]

The smaller rats have tried to outrun Godzilla with amazing speed.

Jumping[edit | edit source]

The smaller rats are extraordinary jumpers, being able to jump on top of short buildings.

Physical abilities[edit | edit source]

The medium-sized rats have the strength to carry humans using only one arm. The rats also have the strength to grab humans with no sign of a struggle. The larger rats are much stronger then the other two types of mutant rats.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

The smaller rats can be taken out by a single tranquilizer. Due to being subterranean creatures, the rats do not like bright lights as Niko Tatopoulos was able to hold the rats back with a flare.

Video games[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mutant Rat/Gallery.

Roar[edit | edit source]

The smaller and medium-sized mutant rats reuse El Gusano Gigante's roars, while the largest rat emits wild boar sounds.

In other languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese ミュータント・ネズミ[1] Myūtanto Nezumi Translation of English name
Flagicon Russia.png Russian Гигантские крысы Gigantskiye Krysy Giant Rat


References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Mutant Rat. 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. pp. 64–66. ISBN 978-4091014702.

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