Rodan (MonsterVerse)

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Rodan incarnations
Rodan (Millennium)
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Rodan (MonsterVerse)
Rodan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Alternate names The Fire Demon,[1] Tsé nináhálééh
Subtitle(s) The One Born of Fire[2]
A Titan of Winged Fury[1]
Volcanic Rage[3]
Airborne God of Fire[4]
The Rock Eagle Monster
Species Titanus Rodan[1]
Height 154 feet[1][2] / 46.9 meters[5]
Wingspan 871 feet[1][2] / 265.5 meters[5]
Weight 39,043 tons[2]
Place(s) of emergence Isla de Mara, Mexico[1]
Allies King Ghidorah
Enemies King Ghidorah (initially), Mothra
Played by Jason Liles[6]
First appearance Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Roar(s)
Mark Russell: “You got a catchy name for this one?
Ilene Chen: “Local legends call it Rodan, the Fire Demon.
Mark Russell: “Well that's comforting.
― Dr. Mark Russell and Dr. Ilene Chen discuss Rodan after he is awakened (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)

Rodan (ラドン,   Radon) is a winged Titan who appears in the 2019 Legendary Pictures film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. He is the first incarnation of the character to appear in an American-made film.

With the ability to level entire cities simply by flying, Rodan was dreaded as a destroyer by ancient humans, who dubbed him the "Fire Demon." Rodan was discovered in pyrostasis within the volcano on Isla de Mara in Mexico by Monarch in 1991. Monarch built a containment facility around the Titan, but in 2019 he was unleashed by Monarch defector Dr. Emma Russell and eco-terrorist Alan Jonah as part of their plot to restore the planet's natural order. Rodan immediately engaged in battle with Monarch's G-Team before encountering the three-headed King Ghidorah, who soundly defeated him. After Godzilla was weakened by the Oxygen Destroyer and Ghidorah took his place as the alpha of the Titans, Rodan submitted to Ghidorah and began to do his bidding. Rodan fought against the military in Washington, D.C. before Ghidorah summoned him to Boston to aid him against Godzilla and Mothra. Rodan attacked Mothra and battled her across the city, nearly killing her before she drove her stinger through his chest. By the time Rodan recovered, Godzilla had defeated Ghidorah. Rodan approached Godzilla to challenge him, only to back down and submit to him, followed by all of the other Titans who had once served Ghidorah.

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] Monarch's Titan designation for Rodan is Titanus Rodan, which unlike the designations for Godzilla and Mothra utilizes his English name rather than his Japanese name. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization, he is referred to at one point as Tsé Nináhálééh, the name of a winged monster from the Navajo creation myth.

Developement

Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty holds Rodan in high regard, but even he admitted that the kaiju has "always been more of a sidekick. He's a henchmonster."[7] In one version of the story, Rodan defected to Godzilla's side to oppose King Ghidorah, but to switch up expectations, he stuck with Monster Zero for as long as he could in the film.[8]

In Rodan's debut film, he and his mate seemingly perished in Mt. Aso, and either he or his offspring emerged from that same volcano in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. Dougherty wanted him to live in a volcano again — and look the part, with wings covered in cooled magma. The sparks and lava falling from his wings also helped him evoke the image of a phoenix.[9] One piece of concept art by Christopher Shy even showed him spitting fire, and he seems to have a breath weapon of some kind in the Kong: Skull Island cave painting as well. However, Toho seems reluctant to depict regular Rodan spitting any weapon, only ever giving one to the separately trademarked Fire Rodan; the monster's wind breath seen in the original film has never returned either. Influences from the animal kingdom included pterosaurs, turkey vultures, eagles, hawks, and the feet of ostriches.[7][10] Matt Allsopp, returning from the 2014 film, recalled that the artists quickly realized they had to steer clear of anything that looked too much like the male MUTO.[10] Some concepts even gave Rodan feathers, which would have been a first for the character - and a nice callback to the unused feather-winged Rodan designs all the way from 1956. Tim Martin of ADI included the feathers in his maquette, dubbed the "final maquette" in The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, though they were ultimately removed.

Rodan's awakening and battle with Monarch was one of the first sequences to go through the previz process.[8] Outpost 56 restrained him with giant harpoon guns in this version, only for Monarch's own jets to blow them up so they could lure him towards Ghidorah.[11] The animators based his fighting style on eagles, with The Third Floor supervisor Andrew Honacker describing him as a "drunken brawler" as well.[7] His new roars were derived from recordings of owls, penguins, vultures, and some cranes Dougherty's mother filmed in her backyard.[10]

Dougherty didn't originally plan to use any motion-capture for Rodan, but he decided to let Jason Liles have a try at the end of a day of filming.[12]

Design

The MonsterVerse Rodan is a giant pterosaur-like creature with a large beak, two horns protruding from the back of his head, and huge wings with molten rock trailing off their edges. He can walk like a pterosaur by using these wings as front limbs. Like the Rodan design in Godzilla: Final Wars, each of his forelimbs has two fingers and a thumb. Rows of spikes adorn his chest, and his tail is large, flat and fan-shaped. His body is a burgundy red color, while his serrated beak is black. Unlike past incarnations, he does not have teeth. Furthermore, this version of Rodan has feet that are more like the talons of an eagle or a hawk, having a vestigial claw and a spike on his ankle. The way he stands on his legs greatly resembles the stance of modern birds.

Personality

According to Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty, "Rodan is a bit of a rogue...you never quite know where his loyalties lie."[13] After losing his fight to King Ghidorah, Rodan submits to him and assists him in Boston by attacking Mothra. Following Ghidorah's death, he challenges Godzilla briefly, before ultimately submitting to him. Monarch describes Rodan's behavior as that of a "destroyer," unleashing "airborne devastation" upon the natural world.[2] Much like Ghidorah, Rodan displays aggression towards humans, chasing after the Argo and picking its escort apart in the process.

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 Mara volcano in Mexico. Monarch notes that Rodan's body structure resembles that of Pteranodon, although he is far larger.[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

Rodan emerges from the Isla de Mara volcano.

After awakening King Ghidorah from Antarctica, Emma Russell awakened Rodan from Outpost 56 in Isla de Mara. An explosion burst from the volcano's crater, and Rodan emerged from the erupting volcano. In order to prevent Rodan from attacking the civilians still evacuating the village, Monarch's G-Team opened fire on Rodan with fighter jets, drawing his attention. At the same time, Monarch discovered that Ghidorah was drawn to Rodan's calls, and decided to lure Rodan directly to the three-headed Titan. Rodan took flight and pursued the USS Argo and its complement of fighter jets. As he flew over the Isla de Mara village, Rodan tore the buildings from the ground below and launched huge amounts of debris into the air. Rodan brought his wings together and propelled himself higher into the air, generating a sonic boom that took out several jets. He then descended and caught two jets in his talons, tearing them apart. Rodan then attempted to catch a jet with his beak. When the pilot ejected from his jet, he fell straight into Rodan's mouth. Rodan began to spin through the air, destroying the remaining jets with his wings. Upon entering the storm surrounding Ghidorah, the Argo dove out of the way and the two Titans collided in the air. Ghidorah quickly gained the upper hand, restraining Rodan's wings with his right and left mouths and firing a gravity beam from his central mouth that blasted Rodan into the water below. After Ghidorah landed atop the Isla de Mara volcano and awakened Titans all around the world with his roar, Rodan landed at the foot of the volcano and submitted to Ghidorah.

Rodan accompanied Ghidorah to Washington D.C., assisting him in battling the military. He later followed Ghidorah to Boston and intercepted Mothra on his behalf so she could not help Godzilla against him. Rodan and Mothra fought across the city, slamming each other into buildings and tearing at each other with their claws. Rodan finally pinned Mothra against a skyscraper, but she used her claws to push him off. However, Rodan circled back and landed on top of Mothra, trying to stab her with his beak. Mothra extended a stinger from her abdomen and impaled Rodan through the chest. Immobilized by the sting, Rodan fell backward and plunged into the burning city below, screeching in rage.

Rodan bows down before Godzilla.

Once Godzilla destroyed Ghidorah, Rodan regained his ability to move and confronted Godzilla along with Behemoth, Methuselah, Scylla, and the Queen MUTO. Rodan looked up at Godzilla and roared in challenge, but Godzilla returned a look that caused Rodan to submit to him. The others followed suit, all "bowing" to the new King of the Monsters. After this, Rodan began nesting in a volcano near Fiji, with spectators gathering around to catch a glimpse of him.

Abilities

Supersonic flight

Rodan can fly at supersonic speeds sufficient to outpace F-35 Lightning II and F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets, and is highly agile while flying. Rodan is shown destroying several fighter jets pursuing him by rolling while in flight and smashing them with his wings. When flying at top speed, Rodan's wings generate cyclonic drift streams that can level entire cities instantly by literally ripping structures out of the ground and into the air.[2]

Shockwaves

Rodan produces destructive shockwaves, described by Monarch as "cyclonic drift streams,"[2] while flying at top speeds which can flatten buildings he passes over and launch debris such as vehicles and people into the air. Monarch scientists speculate the monster's wingspan is vast enough to level cities with this technique.[14]

Durability

Rodan has an extreme tolerance to heat and magma, having hibernated inside a volcano for at least several decades.[15] He is also completely immune to conventional weaponry such as gunfire or missile strikes. A layer of volcanic rock acts as armor plating for Rodan's wings.[2] This volcanic rock also covers many parts of his body, giving him extra protection in combat. When Mothra struck at Rodan's head with one of her claws, her attack failed to pierce his skin, although Rodan did seem visibly hurt by the blow. Rodan survived being completely impaled by Mothra's stinger, the attack only temporarily incapacitating him before he recovered virtually unharmed despite the gaping wound in his chest. However, he was quickly dispatched in battle by King Ghidorah, who used a single Gravity Beam as his finishing blow.

Magma system

Rodan has an internal combustion system of magma that flows throughout his body.[16] The magma throughout his system can reach temperatures up to 1,200°C.[17] The magma leaks through the ends of his wings and was able to burn Mothra's wings.

Physical capabilities

Rodan mainly uses his talons and beak in combat. When in the midst of several fighter jets, he performed a barrel roll maneuver to smash them with his wings. He was even able to briefly overtake King Ghidorah during their fight.

Eruptions

As noted in Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization, Rodan can seemingly cause volcanoes to erupt just by merely flying over them.

Filmography

Books

Gallery

Main article: Rodan/Legendary/Gallery.

Roar

Rodan's cries in the film were primarily derived from recordings of owls, penguins, vultures and sandhill cranes.[18]

Rodan's roars in
Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Trivia

  • The Monarch outpost where Rodan was being studied is Outpost 56, a reference to the release year of his debut film, 1956.
  • The nickname given to the location where Rodan is found, "el nido del demonio," is Spanish for "the demon's nest."
  • Originally, the Mexican volcano in which Monarch discovered Rodan was named Isla de Mona, which is the name of a real island in the Puerto Rican archipelago. The name was eventually changed to Isla de Mara.
    • The scene where civilians of Isla de Mara evacuate from Rodan was filmed at Plaza de Santo Domingo, a plaza located in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • The MonsterVerse Rodan is the shortest incarnation of the character, yet is also the heaviest and has the widest wingspan.
  • Some concept art for Godzilla: King of the Monsters shows Rodan traveling with Godzilla and Mothra[19] and fighting alongside Godzilla against King Ghidorah.[20] At around the 1 hour 46-minute mark during the audio commentary of the film by Mike Dougherty, Zach Shields, and O'Shea Jackson Jr., they confirm that Rodan was originally going to be Godzilla's ally in the fight against Ghidorah.
  • According to a tweet answered by Michael Dougherty, Rodan is represented by the Tarot card The Fool, which symbolizes innocence and spontaneity.[21]

Video

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: King Ghidorah,
Mothra & Rodan (2019)

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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "SPECIMEN: TITANUS RODAN" - Monarch Sciences
    Rodan profile - MonarchSciences.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Specimen: Titanus Rodan. Toho Kingdom on Twitter (16 May 2019).
  3. "Rodan: Volcanic Rage" used in merchandise
  4. "Rodan: Airborne God of Fire" from the Monsters 101 bonus feature from the first Blu-ray release
  5. 5.0 5.1 Stats for Rodan (2019) given in an unidentified source
  6. Alex Maxson on Twitter: "I'm very excited to be part of this team and working with @coolwatersprods! I'll being seeing all you G-Fans at many conventions and events this year! #Godzilla #Kingghidorah #ghidorah #monsterverse #Coolwatersprodcutions"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Bernstein, Abbie. The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Titan Books. p. 52, 146-147, 154. 2019. ISBN: 1789090687.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Blu-ray audio commentary
  9. Godzilla: King of the Monsters panel at Monsterpalooza 2019
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Reimagining Rodan" featurette on Godzilla: King of the Monsters home video releases
  11. Godzilla: King of the Monsters | Rodan Emerging Previs
  12. Chaffins, Benjamin (17 June 2020). Portraying Rodan and Ghidorah's Center Head: An Interview with Jason Liles on Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Godzilla Movies.
  13. [1]
  14. Monarch Sciences - Crimson security clearance file for Rodan
  15. Kong: Skull Island on Twitter: "1991: A covert Monarch team establishes a quarantine zone around a dormant volcano in Isle de Mara. #KongSkullIsland"
  16. Monarch Sciences - Yellow security clearance file for Rodan
  17. GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS - ORCA Communicator
  18. "Reimagining Rodan", Godzilla: King of the Monsters Blu-Ray
  19. Concept art by [artist to be identified] showing Rodan, Mothra and Godzilla traveling together
  20. Concept art by [artist to be identified]
  21. [2]

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Titanus Rodan

3 days ago
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I am Mexican(including the person behind this profile)
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Giantcondor24

8 days ago
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If you go outside and find something dead you might see a real life Rodan (turkey vultures)
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Giantcondor24

8 days ago
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I can’t believe monsterverse Rodan is based on turkey vultures they’re my favorite bird
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JurassicKaiju14

9 days ago
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I know a lot of people weren't happy about Rodan's personality in this movie, but I honestly quite liked it. I think it makes him distinct from Godzilla's other allies, like Anguirus, or even Mothra in the movie.
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RexGoji

23 days ago
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So, Rodan has a breath weapon, according to the cave paintings in Kong: Skull Island. I like to think of him having a kind of "Pyroclastic Breath" where he literally breathes a pyroclastic flow.
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Burnintitanus Gojira

4 months ago
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well he could have an uranium fire beam and maybe a monsterverse fire form
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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Or a Uranium Beam with a flame spiral, rather than an energy one.

Plus, I personally like to think of Fire Demon Rodan and Fire Rodan as being similar/the same, basically. I mean, they both have "Fire" in their names, they're both red, and they trail fire while flying (or whatever energy that was, in GvMG2).

(*Originally, I was gonna have this version be an intermediate form, between FW Rodan and Fire Rodan, for my future web series. But then I saw how similar they were and decided to just combine the 2. Basically, this version with a yellow-orange underbelly. Ice Demoness Mesudan/White Mesudan [the female White Rodan] will be a dark/light blue version.*)
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MrBeastie87

6 months ago
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@Rodanfirebirdreptile I know, its a joke based on his awakening and rampage during the film.
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Rodanfirebirdreptile

7 months ago
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So, @MrBeatie, You’re right and wrong.
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Rodanfirebirdreptile

7 months ago
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I know a lot about Rodan. And yes, he is very hot headed, ( Literally) But he can be peaceful at times.
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Rodanfirebirdreptile

7 months ago
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Um. Excuse me.
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MrBeastie87

7 months ago
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BREAKING NEWS: MEXICAN FIRE BIRD LITERALLY TOO ANGRY TO DIE
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Titanus Radon

6 months ago
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I got an even better one


BREAKING NEWS! GIANT LAVA TURKEY LITERALLY DESTROYS ENTIRE CITY BY EXISTING!
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Rodanfirebirdreptile

7 months ago
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Rodan: WHERE IS THE WHEAT FOOL!!!

Ghidorah Kevin: I don’t have no wheat!
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Rodanfirebirdreptile

7 months ago
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Rodan: * rises from volcano* OOOOOOH!!! YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!!!! Behemoth: Bruh. All heads of Ghidorah: I’m with him!

Godzilla: Get back in that volcano!
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Rodanfirebirdreptile

7 months ago
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Whatever you do do NOT MESS WITH MA BOI RODAN!!!!

HE IS AWESOME!!! CAN’T NO ONE RESPECT THE REPTILIAN FIREBIRD! I RESPECT THE REPTILIAN FIREBIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Rodanfirebirdreptile

7 months ago
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Rodan! I love him! He is so cool! He SURVIVED a sting from Mothra!

He is my favorite character! I have been studying him ever since I used Wikizilla!
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Titanus Gojira

10 months ago
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that right @angirablu it was the first time that Rodan and Mothra fought on screen
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AngiraBlu

11 months ago
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Something I realized:

This is the 1st time that Rodan and Mothra have actually fought each other, on screen!

Think about it, first.
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Titanus Radon

11 months ago
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I looked through all of the films that featured them together, and you are right; this is the first time they fought. Thank you for pointing that out.
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Titanus Radon

12 months ago
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Rodan before MV: HERE COME'S RODAN!

MV Rodan: DINGO DONGO HERE IS MY BONGO!!
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Gorosaurus Fan

12 months ago
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Has anyone noticed a baem like weapon coming out of Rodan's mouth in this cave painting.

https://www....082849709157
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Gorosaurus Fan

12 months ago
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Picture on left side
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Gorosaurus Fan

12 months ago
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  • Beam*
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SkullIslandExplorer

12 months ago
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*Saruman voice* It’s probably concept art.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

12 months ago
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It's in two movies. But considering that KSI came out before KOTM started filming, I wouldn't be surprised if Rodan was supposed to have a breath weapon at some point.
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Gorosaurus Fan

12 months ago
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@Astounding Beyond Belief: He probably has one but never uses it like how Megalon never used his horn beam in the final battle of Godzilla vs Megalon.
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TopMonarchScientist

12 months ago
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Past Rodan:Please stop

MV Rodan:EVERYONE SUCKS I'MA SLAY YOU ALL AND BURN EARTH TO THE GROUND!!!!!!!

New MV Rodan:My king. (Bows down)
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

13 months ago
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I'm surprised that no updated images were made to the Infobox even though the film is now out digitally and soon on home media.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

13 months ago
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I'm surprised how many users on this site keep forgetting that they also have an edit button.
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Titanus Radon

13 months ago
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Fun fact, the jet pilots were the director's friends, possibly including Gareth Edwards. In fact, the pilot who got eaten by Rodan was Mike Dougherty himself!
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

13 months ago
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Source for that? -_-
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Astounding Beyond Belief

13 months ago
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https://www....brity-cameos

Edwards wasn't among them though, and I dunno who actually got eaten.
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Titanus Radon

13 months ago
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Hello, Wikizilla. I was previously 5146 Adam, but i was blocked a while ago because I was editing the Minilla page inappropriately, like saying he was "a useless blob". I just wanted to say I am sorry and have learned my lesson. I promise to never do that again.
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

13 months ago
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Maybe I'll forgive you, maybe I won't, just DON'T MESS WITH MY BOI MINILLA, OK!?!?!?!?!?!?!?.
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SkullIslandExplorer

13 months ago
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*Darth Vader voice* This is not the place for apologies. Take that up to an Administrator’s Talk Page.
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Titanus Radon

13 months ago
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@King Ghidorah 1954, I'll do my best, and @SkullIslandExplorer, I'm still a bit of a noob on Wikizilla, so I don't know where that is.
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SkullIslandExplorer

13 months ago
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*Mitsuru Kirijo voice* I’ll give you a shortcut: https://wiki...Titanollante

And on a side note: RE-READ THE SITE RULES! (I’m not an Admin, but at least I can give you some free advice)
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Astounding Beyond Belief

13 months ago
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Rules say we should ban you on the spot, but it's so goddamn weird that you immediately admitted you were a sockpuppet that I'm not sure if I'm gonna do it.
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Titanus Radon

13 months ago
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@Astounding Beyond Belief, I like being honest. Thanks for the shortcut, btw.
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Titanus Radon

13 months ago
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Forgot to say, it was Titanollante who banned me in the first place. I'm not trying to get my original account back, just apologizing.
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Titanus Radon

13 months ago
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Also, it says I don't have the rights to use the talk page.
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TopMonarchScientist

13 months ago
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TopMonarchScientist's MonsterVerse Kaiju Subtitles:

The Living Volcano Pterosaur
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Bowzilla

13 months ago
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RUN ITS A FIRE TURKEY
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SkullIslandExplorer

13 months ago
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It’s Magician’s Red.
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

13 months ago
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Now if it was a wava turkey...
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

13 months ago
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I have a new figure of him
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The Famous Yongary

13 months ago
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By the way, is anyone making a page about Margygr?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

13 months ago
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She's on the List of minor Toho monsters page.
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The Famous Yongary

13 months ago
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Because I did not.
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Titanus Radon

12 months ago
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Um...what? *Breathes in and out to calm down* ok. I'll be reasonable. Tell me: why did you not like the movie?
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The Famous Yongary

13 months ago
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Did everyone except me liked the movie?
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The Famous Yongary

13 months ago
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I was really hoping he would be on the same side as Godzilla, alongside Behemoth, Scylla, Methuselah and Mothra, all fighting one kaiju: King Ghidorah or Monster Zero I think that is what thye called it in the movie.
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

14 months ago
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Rodan,the Volcanic Rage
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

14 months ago
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Is it just me or does his roar sound like a modified Heisei roar?
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

14 months ago
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I thought he was a new obsidius like kaiju at first, until I looked closer...
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MosuFan2004

15 months ago
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He can cause volcanoes to erupt by just flying over them, isn't that like one of the more powerful abilities in the Godzilla franchise?
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AngiraBlu

15 months ago
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In terms of overall destructive power, I'd say that his Volcanic Shockwaves and King Ghidorah's Gravity Hurricane are both catastrophically powerful and unique. I'd say that they're somewhere between Tier 7B or Tier 6C (Nuclear: City-Level or Tectonic: Island-Level).
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Gorosaurus Fan

15 months ago
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Wish Rodan had a beam like Fire Rodan
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AngiraBlu

15 months ago
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He might. Kinda like how they waited 5 years to bring back Godzilla's Nuclear Pulse. The same can be said for Mothra and KG.
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JurassicKaiju14

14 months ago
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Yeah, I kind of hoped that Rodan would have some kind of lava spit, like Otachi's acid spit in "Pacific Rim".
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VaderRaptor

15 months ago
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I like this Rodan. It does seem like it should be taller though.
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Gorosaurus Fan

15 months ago
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Yeah I think should of been at least 54.8m tall
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ItsDestoroyah

15 months ago
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Rodan is literally angry. So angry that he can't even die.

Angry Birds: An Even Angrier Edition. Now with Angry Fire Latino Bird.
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Shogunguirus

15 months ago
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Or a Giant Mexican Lava Turkey.
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ItsDestoroyah

15 months ago
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May I present to you, Starscream.
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SkullIslandExplorer

15 months ago
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Yesssss!
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SkullIslandExplorer

15 months ago
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King Ghidorah: You’re an idiot, Rodan!


OR:


Rodan: I live to serve you, King Ghidorah.


King Ghidorah: WHERE IS THE ORCA?!


Rodan: The humans have taken it!


King Ghidorah: You’ve failed me yet again, Rodan! GET THEM!
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VaderRaptor

15 months ago
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Nope
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JurassicKaiju14

15 months ago
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Am I the only one who's kinda disappointed Rodan didn't spit lava in this movie?
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AngiraBlu

15 months ago
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Nope. Hence the poll I put up, about a month ago. (*see below*) But then again, who's to say that he can't? Godzilla didn't do the Nuclear Pulse in 2014, only to do it in 2019. My point exactly.
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Green Blob Thing

15 months ago
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Since everyone else is doing this for some reason.

Past Rodans: Cool pteranodon kaiju that helps Godzilla from time to time

MonsterVerse Rodan: Becomes the slave of any kaiju that kicks his ass

(I still really liked the movie though)
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Rodan

15 months ago
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Rodan: I finally used 5 years experience from Paintbal Camp and 1 year on Airsoft from Ck Topinka
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Shogunguirus

16 months ago
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Showa Rodan: I only hate humans because they hate me.

MV Rodan: F*CK OFF HUMANS I’M GONNA SLAY U ALL!!!
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Godzillakid

16 months ago
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Past rodan: I just want to live in peace

Now Rodan: DO A BARREL ROLL
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5146 Adam

16 months ago
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Pre-2019: Rodan is a bada**

Post-2019: RODANHEDIDABARRELROLLOMGMLGSKILLSWUTWUTWUT!!
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ItsDestoroyah

16 months ago
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Rodan in the past: Ow, that hurt. :'(

Rodan in MV: WHO'S THE CHEW TOY NOW!?
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MosuFan2004

16 months ago
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Rodan and Magma Turtle would be great friends
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AngiraBlu

17 months ago
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Who all thinks that Fire Demon Rodan will either have.....

A.) fire breath,

B.) Uranium Beam,

C.) bit of both/mix of the two,

or D.) none of the above?
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AngiraBlu

17 months ago
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Jet Jaguar: "Here comes Rodan! Giant pterosaur! Here comes Rodan! Born in '54! Fly through the air! I don't care! Godzilla's best friend, so he gets this song!"

Rodan: "Here comes Rodan! With my big wingspan! Here comes Rodan! Fly like Peter Pan, so I get this song to remind you that I am cool and the best monster!"

Jet Jaguar: "Here comes Rodan! This song makes no sense! Here comes Rodan! Why would you still watch this? Go outside and get some fresh air!"

Rodan: "Now!" (*Rodan: "That was weak."*)
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ItsDestoroyah

16 months ago
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Most likely D.
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VaderRaptor

16 months ago
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Maybe because he lived in a volcano, Rodan could do A.
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AngiraBlu

16 months ago
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Plus, he's bio-volcanic and has the internal combustion magma system to prove it.

In the debut film, Rodan's parents Radioactive Wind Breath (probably due to nuclear and geothermal radiation exposure). And in GVMG2, Fire Rodan had the more iconic Uranium Beam. And in Godzilla: Domination, he could fire off an Atomic Heat Ray, which looked more like a fireball.

They made him a living volcano with wings and the "secret screening leaks" compared him to a dragon. And what kind of dragon has more involvement with fire and destruction? (Well, it's DEFINITELY NOT Eastern Dragons, from what I can remember. Cuz they're more associated with water and weather. Although, Manda seems to be an exception.) Western Dragons. Just ask Smaug! Oh, wait...he dead. Oh well!

Point is, keep an open mind. He could theoretically do it in the future, if Toho allows them to take the Monsterverse further. I mean, we didn't even know that this Godzilla had a Nuclear Pulse, until the trailers and Aftershock! And KG with his wing-based Antigravity Beams!
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AngiraBlu

16 months ago
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Possibility of breath attack. Look very closely.:

https://wiki...st_rodan.jpg
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VaderRaptor

16 months ago
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That’s from Kong Skull Isalnd, so it might be a failed concept.
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AngiraBlu

16 months ago
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Right, but it still doesn't hurt to imagine it. Especially with his bio-volcanic nature.

BTW, my personal opinion on why (*Showa*) Rodan's parents died in the lava (*Heartbreaking! X(:::*) and Rodan managed to survive INSIDE the volcano is probably bcuz he developed the bio-volcanic adaptations that his parents sorely lacked. Toho basically, and unknowingly, made him semi-bio-volcanic back then, if ya think about it.
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Shogunguirus

15 months ago
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I come from the future, and it’s D.
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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OFFICIAL CONCEPT ART OF RODAN WITH A BREATH WEAPON!!! I KNEW IT!!!

https://twit...3056/photo/2
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ItsDestoroyah

17 months ago
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At least Rodan's not gonna be bashed around like in the previous movi- Oh wait, he's fighting Ghidor- He's gonna die, isn't he?
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GodzillaIsland7.2

17 months ago
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He won't.

From what the interviews with the director might suggest, Rodan will most likely become submissive to Ghidorah after their battle and assist him in destroying the world until presumably the climax where he betrays Ghidorah and sides with Godzilla and Mothra to defeat him.
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Titan of Water

17 months ago
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Etu Rodan?
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Acrimega

17 months ago
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With the amount of new images of Rodan we've gotten you'd think they'd update the profile picture.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

17 months ago
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