Rodan (MonsterVerse)

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Rodan Incarnations
Millennium Rodan
MonsterVerse Rodan
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Rodan in the Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer
Rodan (MonsterVerse)
Alternate Names Fire Demon,[1] The One Born of Fire[1]
Species Titanus Rodan[1]
Height 154 feet[1]
Wingspan 871 feet[1]
Portrayed Jason Liles[2]
First Appearance Kong: Skull Island

The MonsterVerse Rodan is an incarnation of Rodan that first appeared in a cave painting in the post-credits scene for the 2017 Legendary Pictures film, Kong: Skull Island, and is set to make his debut in the upcoming 2019 film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

This will be the first incarnation of Rodan to appear in an American-made film.

Name

Rodan's Japanese name, Radon, is a truncation of "Pteranodon." It may also have been chosen to suggest radiation. The name was changed to "Rodan" in English-speaking markets, possibly to avoid confusion with the element Radon. Toho eventually trademarked the name "Rodan," making it the monster's official English name. According to Monarch, Rodan is referred to in some legends as the "Fire Demon" and "The One Born of Fire." [1]

Design

The MonsterVerse Rodan is depicted with a larger beak then other Rodans, two horns similar to his Showa and Millennium designs, and seemingly on fire wings.

Origins

Rodan's origins are unclear, but he is presumably an ancient creature, due to being depicted in what appears to be an ancient cave painting. Similar paintings exist of Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah, suggesting Rodan either appeared alongside them in the past or is prophesied to appear alongside them in the future. According to Monarch, Rodan is spoken of in legends, with his name referenced within many ancient temples in volcanically active regions. In 1991, Rodan was discovered by Monarch in pyrostasis in the magma inside the Isla De Mona volcano in Mexico.[1]

History

MonsterVerse

Kong: Skull Island

After their adventure on Skull Island, Monarch members Houston Brooks and Lin San showed James Conrad and Mason Weaver a cave painting of Rodan, along with paintings depicting Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah, as proof that the inhabitants of Skull Island were not the only monsters in the world.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

On July 26, 2014, Rodan was confirmed to be appearing in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, along with Mothra and King Ghidorah.[3]

Abilities

Flight

Rodan can fly at sufficient speeds to outmaneuver fighter jets.

Shockwaves

Rodan produces destructive shockwaves while flying which can flatten buildings he passes over. Monarch scientists speculate the monster's wingspan is vast enough to level cities with this technique.[4]

Durability

Rodan has an extreme tolerance to heat and magma, having hibernated inside a volcano for at least several decades.[5]

Filmography

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Monarch outpost where Rodan is being studied is Outpost 56, a reference to the release year of his debut film, 1956.
  • The name given to the location where Rodan is found, "el nido del demonio," is Spanish for "the demon's nest."

See Also

References

This is a list of references for Rodan/Legendary. 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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MojiGoji

13 days ago
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I do swear I saw a tiny glimpse of Rodan's mouth in the trailer. No joke. So that "leaked" model was partially correct.
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KaijuUnity

2 months ago
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So Rodan is about 47 m HE'S SHORTER THAN THE SHOWA INCARNATION!

I thought Michael Dougherty made him about as tall as the Heisei Rodan
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Indominus Rex 2016

3 months ago
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SO, anybody else saw that supposed Rodan design leak?
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Artzilla

3 months ago
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me. altough i believe its fake. the guy who plays rodan got a maquetee and if that was the real maquetee, it would be painted
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Artzilla

3 months ago
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nvm the rodan in the trailer looks like the leak
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Ryan G17

3 months ago
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Finally all those people who said “#rodanconfirmed” won’t look like complete ass-hats!
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Titanollante

3 months ago
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They said that when seeing the male MUTO 4, nearly 5 years ago though.
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TheKaijuFiles

9 months ago
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In the timeline, it says that monarch work on a volcano, and in Rodan's first movie they live around the volcano, so it is probable that it is the same
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A litteral Mothra egg

2 months ago
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but the original rodans died in the volcano while this one just lives inside of it's magma
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G-Fan Enterprises

16 months ago
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I'm calling it. The stuff coming from his mouth in the painting is the wind breath that he had in 1956.
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MosuFan2004

15 months ago
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I would LOVE to see that
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MojiGoji

13 days ago
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I agree! But it could be a plasma ray as seen in the Heisei era!