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Tiamat in Godzilla Dominion
Tiamat in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Alternate names TITAN 019GxK
Titanus Tiamat[1]
Species Giant sea serpent
Length 847 feet[2]
Place(s) of emergence Stone Mountain, Georgia,
United StatesKotM, Kvitøya, NorwayGxK
Controlled by King Ghidorah, MechagodzillaJLvGvK
Allies MechagodzillaJLvGvK, ScyllaJLvGvK, BehemothJLvGvK
Enemies Godzilla, the rival,[3] AquamanJLvGvK, KrakenJLvGvK, Wonder WomanJLvGvK, HawkgirlJLvGvK, Wonder GirlJLvGvK,
Red HoodJLvGvK, NightwingJLvGvK
Designed by Dope Pope
First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla Dominion Godzilla x Kong:
The New Empire
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Once again her body cuts into him like a hundred teeth. Here, below, she is at her strongest.

— Narrator (Godzilla Dominion)

Tiamat (ティアマット,   Tiamatto) is a serpentine Titan first alluded to on a map in the 2019 Monsterverse film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She debuted physically in the 2021 graphic novel Godzilla Dominion, and made her first audiovisual appearance in the 2024 film Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

Once dormant underneath Stone Mountain in the U.S. state of Georgia, Tiamat was awakened by King Ghidorah's call in 2019 and began to attack humanity. She was pacified when Madison Russell activated the Orca in Boston. Some time later, Tiamat was residing near one of Godzilla's old lairs in the Hollow Earth, and attacked him when he came to reclaim it. Tiamat dominated much of the fight until Godzilla managed to bring her onto land, after which he was able to get Tiamat to submit and withdraw. By 2027, Tiamat had established a lair in the Arctic Ocean to absorb massive amounts of electromagnetic energy from solar winds interacting with the North Pole. Godzilla, seeking to accumulate power in preparation for war with the Skar King, challenged Tiamat and killed her, absorbing some of her DNA in the process of evolving into a supercharged form.[4]


Tiamat is named after a Babylonian salt sea goddess who gave birth to gods that later killed her and used her carcass to create Earth. Monarch assigns Tiamat the Titan classification Titanus Tiamat.[1]


Tiamat concept art by Dope Pope

Tiamat was designed by well-known kaiju and creature artist Dope Pope.[5] Some iterations of her design possessed a large frill and limbs, which would carry over into her design in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.


In Godzilla Dominion and Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, Tiamat is depicted as a vaguely seahorse-like sea serpent covered in sharp, violet scales that vary in size and shape, her chest in particular being jagged and armor-plated. Her body is lined with numerous blue bioluminescent fins and spots. She sports two larger fins on her torso that curve backwards and are covered in spikes, and similar spines run down her back. Two sets of catfish-like barbels protrude from her narrow snout, which ends in two smaller barbels on her chin. Her eyes are bright yellow, and two pairs of segmented, ear-like fins rest on the side of her head.

In Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Tiamat's design is drastically altered from her comic book appearance and appears much closer to concept designs by Dope Pope, as well as to the kaiju Manda. Her body is more serpentine, and she has numerous smaller, purple fins which line most of her body, only ending near the tip of her tail. She also no longer has tail fins. The rest of her fins, along with her eyes and bioluminescence, now glow magenta, and she has four short legs, each ending in five-toed, clawed feet. Her four ear-like cranial fins are paler and possess reddish patterns, and are arranged similarly to a flower's petals.


In Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Monarch classifies Tiamat's behavior as that of a "destroyer"; in supplementary material, this designation is also applied to fellow Titans King Ghidorah, Rodan, MUTO Prime, Scylla, Camazotz, Mechagodzilla, and the Skull Devil. Accordingly, in each of her appearances, Tiamat is hostile and territorial, as shown when she attacks Godzilla on sight both times when he came to claim her territory.


According to Godzilla Dominion writer Greg Keyes, Tiamat was responsible for killing the ancient member of Kong's species whose skull is seen in Godzilla's lair, and likely also fought many other Titans.[6]


Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Residing at Outpost 53, beneath Stone Mountain in the U.S. state of Georgia, Tiamat was one of the many Titans who began to attack humanity in 2019 under the direction of King Ghidorah. She was later pacified when Madison Russell activated the Orca at Fenway Park.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

By 2027, Tiamat had taken up residence beneath the frozen Norwegian island of Kvitøya in the Arctic Ocean. Her lair was the largest stockpile of energy on the planet due to the electrically charged solar winds it absorbed. When Godzilla began gathering power in anticipation of a powerful new threat, he invaded her lair, boring a hole into it with his atomic breath to draw her out. Tiamat rushed towards Godzilla and constricted him. He tore a chunk out of her flesh; she answered by biting his neck and covering his face with her cranial fins. The fins were unable to stop Godzilla from firing a point-blank blast of his atomic breath, which obliterated Tiamat, cutting her into numerous chunks. After surfacing to throw one of her severed limbs aside, Godzilla entered her lair to complete his evolution.


Godzilla Dominion

When Godzilla arrived in the Hollow Earth to reclaim one of his old lairs, he was suddenly attacked by Tiamat. She coiled her body around Godzilla as she dragged him underwater in a maelstrom, with her scales cutting into him. He headbutted Tiamat in the mouth, but she expelled a blinding acidic breath into the water. Using his other senses to track Tiamat, Godzilla turned as Tiamat was trying to swim up behind him. Tiamat again constricted her body around Godzilla and began dragging him deeper and deeper underwater. Tiamat pulled Godzilla through an underwater tunnel that led into an air pocket. As the two Titans surfaced, Tiamat bit down on Godzilla's neck. Godzilla grabbed Tiamat by the throat and threw her onto solid ground. He stomped on her repeatedly, but Tiamat roared defiantly at him. Godzilla answered the upstart Titan with a roar of his own which convinced her to submit. Tiamat then slithered back into the water and departed.

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong

When the Titans were unleashed onto the DC Universe's Earth through the Toyman's use of the Dreamstone, Tiamat made her way to the city of Atlantis. Aquaman's ability to communicate with sea creatures failed to calm her and with Godzilla arriving on the scene to engage her, Aquaman was left with no choice but to release the Kraken from a deep sea trench to save his kingdom.

As the three monsters clashed, Hal Jordan was able to use his Green Lantern ring to trap Tiamat in a net and separate her from Godzilla and the Kraken. However, Tiamat would be knocked into Atlantis's dome, creating a crack, pulling Hal's focus away to reinforce the dome. The Flash was able to find the beacon that had lured Tiamat, allowing him to draw her away from the city, while other Green Lanterns arrived to reinforce the dome for repairs and the Kraken managed to bring Godzilla down to the trench, where Aquaman was able to chain the Monster King up.

Tiamat, alongside Behemoth and Scylla, was then lured to Metropolis by Lex Luthor's activation of Mechagodzilla, where the trio fell under the mech's control. When the Justice League arrived to stop the Titans, Aquaman and Hawkgirl confronted her first, knocking her back with twin blows. Tiamat soon threatened to eat Hawkgirl, who struggled to keep her jaws open. Red Hood, co-piloting a Batplane, intervened, transforming it into humanoid form and firing shots into Tiamat's mouth. The rounds broke off several of her teeth, allowing Hawkgirl to escape as the Batplane pressed its attack.


Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - The Official Movie Novelization

In trying to determine Godzilla's motives for attacking Tiamat, Monarch was unable to find any instances of her attacking humans since Godzilla defeated her in Godzilla Dominion.[7] After Godzilla killed her and began evolving, Monarch Director Hampton observed that his energy readings now incorporated Tiamat's energy profile.[8] Once he burst out of the ice, her assistant Laurier stated, "It looks like he somehow incorporated Tiamat's DNA into his."[9]


Physical abilities

Tiamat is a powerful aquatic Titan, having killed a specimen of Kong's species in the past. She even managed to overpower Godzilla, himself a strong amphibious Titan, underwater. Tiamat can constrict her body around enemies, allowing her to easily drag them through the water. Her scales are described as razor-sharp and are capable of cutting into Godzilla's flesh. In Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Tiamat tried to wrap Godzilla's face in her prehensile cranial fins, although she was unable to stop him from firing his atomic breath.

Phosphorus ink

Tiamat can expel a yellow phosphorous ink from her mouth, also called "toxic/acidic breath" by Godzilla Dominion artist Drew Edward Johnson,[10] that blinds opponents and conducts electricity. She is able to do this via chemoreceptors located in her venom hood.[2]


Tiamat generated a maelstrom at the start of her fight against Godzilla to drag him into the ocean's depths. According to Drew Johnson, she may also be able to create waterspouts.[11] She is thoroughly in her element underwater, where she dominated Godzilla before he threw her onto solid ground.

Electrogenic cells

Tiamat possesses electrogenic cells that collect and release electricity in currents to such an extent that she can cause the ocean to boil, generating a steam trail visible from space.[2] The first PDF edition of Legends of the Monsterverse: The Omnibus also states that this ability can generate a "powerful electrical superstorm so massive that it can be seen from space."[2]


Tiamat can utilize vocal folds in her tendrils to mimic the sounds of other creatures.[2] In the first PDF edition of Legends of the Monsterverse: The Omnibus, this ability is referred to as her Titansong.[2] Due to her years imprisoned in Monarch Outpost 53, humans are among the species she can imitate, although she is incapable of speech.[2]


While more at home in the water, Tiamat is able to travel across land and engage opponents there, demonstrated at length in Metropolis in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong.

Bio-ultraviolet nature

Monarch data on Tiamat in Legends of the Monsterverse: The Omnibus and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire states that she has a bio-ultraviolet nature, although this is not elaborated on.[2] In the first PDF edition of Legends of the Monsterverse: The Omnibus, her nature was bio-electrical instead.[2]


Although Tiamat is a highly dangerous Titan in underwater combat, she was quickly overwhelmed by Godzilla when he dragged her onto land. In their second fight, he quickly killed her with atomic breath, blasting her into numerous pieces.

In Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, the upgraded Batplane was able to knock out some of Tiamat's teeth with its weaponry and stagger her by ramming into her. It ultimately knocked her unconscious through means not shown.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 提亚马特 Tíyàmǎtè Transliteration of the English name

Video games

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Main article: Tiamat/Gallery.


Tiamat roars



Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: The Other Titans
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Podcast with Tiamat designer Dope Pope


This is a list of references for Tiamat. 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 Godzilla Dominion. Legendary Comics. 6 April 2021. p. 87. ISBN 978-1681160788.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Napton, Robert (2023). Legends of the Monsterverse: The Omnibus. Legendary Comics. p. 452. ISBN 978-1681161174.
  3. hybriddump (28 May 2021). "@gregkeyes1 confirmed that Tiamat killed the ancient Kong a long time ago.

    Btw, It was my brother who asked me this question, which I asked Keyes"
    . Instagram.
  4. Peters, Megan (4 April 2024). "Godzilla x Kong Really Did Use Goku as Inspiration for Pink Godzilla". Comicbook.
  5. Dope Pope (8 June 2021). "TITANUS TIAMAT Official Concept Development". ArtStation.
  6. hybriddump (28 May 2021). "@gregkeyes1 confirmed that Tiamat killed the ancient Kong a long time ago". Instagram.
  7. Keyes 2024, pp. 160-161.
  8. Keyes 2024, pp. 202.
  9. Keyes 2024, pp. 226.
  10. Johnson, Drew Edward (6 May 2021). "Toxic/acidic breath". Instagram.
  11. Johnson, Drew Edward (6 May 2021). "@the_hypertyranitar Not all the way sure. She used it to pull Godzilla down under water and that's all I saw in the story. I think she can make large water spouts in the ocean, too". Instagram.



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