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 A strange, dead monsterMUTO
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."

— 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.


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]


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.



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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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 (13 May 2014). Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. Insight Editions. p. 29. ISBN 1608873447.


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