Scorpion Monster

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Scorpion Monster
Concept art of the Scorpion Monster
Species Giant scorpion creature
Planned for Godzilla vs. Mothra
Concept history Scorpion Monster

The Scorpion Monster (サソリ怪獣,   Sasori Kaijū) is an unused scorpion kaiju scrapped from the 1992 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mothra.


Concept art of the Scorpion Monster, which was completed on December 5, 1991, shows that the monster's suit would have likely been operated by two actors facing backwards toward its stinger.


The Scorpion Monster highly resembles the Legion from the Heisei Gamera series, though the monster predates it, and draws obvious inspiration from scorpions. It has gold or yellow spiky body armor, eight eyes (four on its left side, and, assuming body symmetry, four on its right side) two claws, and six legs. It also has antennae, pedipalps, and a scorpion stinger.


Godzilla vs. Mothra

What role the Scorpion Monster would have played is unknown. Other concept art presented alongside the Scorpion Monster depicts what appears to be a Mothra egg planted on Godzilla's back. However, the Scorpion Monster's connection to the egg, if any, is unconfirmed. The monster was likely an early prototype for Gigamoth, a mutant Mothra larva that was itself ultimately replaced by Battra.


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