A strange, dead monster

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A strange, dead monster
The strange, dead monster in the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Godzilla teaser trailer
Alternate names Vishnu, Talaghan
Planned for Godzilla (2014)
Concept history VishnuMUTO
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture... Vishnu takes on his multi-armed form and says "now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
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— Robert Oppenheimer (2012 San Diego Comic-Con Godzilla teaser trailer)

A strange, dead monster[1] appears in the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con teaser trailer for the 2014 Legendary Pictures film, Godzilla.

Name

The monster has no official name, though some fans call it Vishnu, due to Robert Oppenheimer's narration saying "Vishnu takes on his multi-armed form" as the camera pans over the monster's corpse. Another popular fan name is Talaghan, translating to "fallen" in Korean, though this name originated as a hoax on fan sites and has never been used in any official capacity. In Godzilla: The Art of Destruction by Mark Cotta Vaz, it is referred to simply as "a strange, dead monster."[1]

Design

The monster possesses six visible legs, with a long, apparently segmented body with ridges on its back, somewhat resembling a tardigrade. Its feet have four long fingers each. Its body shape and multiple legs grant it some possibly coincidental resemblance to Rokmutul, an unused enemy for Godzilla designed early into development of the 2014 film.

History

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Godzilla (2014)

Very little is known about this monster, though the 2012 San Diego Comic Con teaser trailer seems to indicate that the monster would have been killed by Godzilla.

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Video

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A strange, dead monster

References

This is a list of references for Strange, dead monster. 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 Vaz, Mark Cotta. Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. Insight Editions. p. 29. 13 May 2014. ISBN: 1608873447.

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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
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Finally, this “mystery” has been solved. God, what a pain in the @$$!

Info after info was nothing more than Internet denizens trying to... well... I won’t go any further.
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Gorosaurus Fan

2 months ago
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I love its name "A strange dead kaiju" LOL
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
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I agree. 👍
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Titan of Water

2 months ago
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The trailer this monster was in was complete and utter nightmare fuel. I was just around the 10-12 range when it came out. I had a scared feeling in my stomach for days.
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Titan of Water

2 months ago
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But that’s a good thing since that is what they were going for.
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Green Blob Thing

2 months ago
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I love how the closest thing this creature has to an official name is "a strange, dead monster". Truly amazing.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

2 months ago
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I prefer "Unnamed multi-legged monster" as its name.
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Titanollante

2 months ago
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If this one person who attended both the 2012 and 2013 Godzilla events (Kaijubait) remembered correctly, the dead monster might have been replaced with a more (final) MUTO-looking design.
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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Bear dog kaiju! He’ll destroy all humans!
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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Oof. It’s actually water bear.
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ItsDestoroyah

3 months ago
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I like how its just called "strange, dead monster".
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Indominus Rex 2016

6 months ago
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Can we please stop to talk about how this kinda resembles the kaiju emerging from the sand in the new King of the Monsters trailer?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

6 months ago
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They certainly both have legs!
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Aggression25

5 months ago
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It could be Ebirah or Kumoga. Or they recycled the footage to give the fans something new to look at.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

5 months ago
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Yeah, let's stop this nonsense. There is no new kaiju in the new movie. Period.
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Green Blob Thing

5 months ago
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It is literally confirmed by the director himself that there are more than just four monsters in the movie, so yes, there are new kaiju in the new movie. Period.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

5 months ago
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Oh crap, more kaiju = less screentime for them. Remember Final Wars back in 2004? In Godzilla vs. King Kong I will accept a nee kaiju but in 2019? There's already four, each got their own screentime in a 2-hour movie, but this guys are like "nope, four isn't enough, we gotta make it look like Final Wars".
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Green Blob Thing

5 months ago
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I mean, I assume the four main monsters will still be the focus of the movie. The others will probably not be in it for very long and are likely there just to be killed off by one of the main four.
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VaderRaptor

2 months ago
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They might just be there for less than 10 minuets. My prediction is that they might be an introduction to the kaiju.
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Titanollante

23 months ago
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Tardigrade monster isn't really a bad idea.
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Godzilla54

2 months ago
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Whenever I hear "tardigrade", I think of the Tardigrades from the Quantum Realm in "Ant-Mn and the Wasp.
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