Quetzalcoatl

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Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl in "Bird of Paradise"
Species Giant Bird-like Creature
Relations Offspring
Enemies Godzilla, H.E.A.T.
Created by Fil Barlow
First appearance "Bird of Paradise"
Roar(s)

Quetzalcoatl is a giant bird kaiju created by TriStar Pictures that first appeared in the Godzilla: The Series episode "Bird of Paradise."

Name

Quetzalcoatl's name comes from a feathered serpent deity from Aztec mythology.

History

Godzilla: The Series

"Bird of Paradise"

Quetzalcoatl was discovered in the Southern point of Mexico and at first, only attacked small villages for material in order to build a nest. H.E.A.T goes down to Mexico to investigate and soon meet Lawrence Cohen, the man who originally discovered the giant bird. While traveling up the side of an old ruin, the group is attacked by Quetzalcoatl. Luckily, Monique was able to fend the creature off by making a small eruption come from the ground after firing her gun into one of the pockets of lava. Once again, Quetzalcoatl attacked while the group searched for her. The tranquilizers fired failed to penetrate her body and a new plan of using deadly scorpion poison was thought of.

Quetzalcoatl moved onto attacking another town and began to tear the place to shreds by using her massive talons. Nick fired the poison shot, but missed, and Quetzalcoatl snatched up Elsie in her claws. The creature took Elsie back to her nest where she would act as food for the newborn Quetzalcoatls.

While climbing up the side of the mountain to save Elsie, the group was once again attacked by the Quetzalcoatl. N.I.G.E.L. was sent up to signal Godzilla, and just after sending the signal, the robot was destroyed by the bird. Before Quetzalcoatl could kill the team, Godzilla arrived to fight. After saving Elsie from the baby creatures, Cohen and Elsie were saved by the other members of H.E.A.T. Soon afterwards, Godzilla rammed Quetzalcoatl into her nest and began using his beam on the rock walls, causing a rock slide. The land beneath the nest began to give way and Quetzalcoatl and her babies were sent into the stream of lava beneath, never to be seen again.

Abilities

The adult Quetzalcoatl could emit a deadly stream of fire and balls of flame from her mouth, and was covered with a special type of skin made of silicon that allowed her to be unaffected by the hottest of temperatures.

Gallery

Main article: Quetzalcoatl/Gallery.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese ケツァルコアトル[1] Ketsarukoatoru Transliteration of English name
Flagicon Russia.png Russian Кетзалкотль Ketzalkotl' Transliteration of English name


Trivia

  • Quetzoalcoatl is most likely a reference to the movie Q: The Winged Serpent, which had a similar plot to the episode it appeared in and was directed by Larry Cohen (whose last name is shared by a character in the episode).
  • While Quetzalcoatl's origins are never disclosed, it bears a striking resemblance to the Hoatzin, suggesting it may be a mutation. It also very closely resembles the bird-like dinosaur genus Archaeopteryx.
  • Quetzalcoatl may be inspired by the Firebird from the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla cartoon, which was another giant female bird monster with an affinity for fire and volcanoes that battled Godzilla while trying to create its nest.
  • Quetzalcoatl shares a name with an unseen Titan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

References

This is a list of references for Quetzalcoatl. 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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