Titan

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The mass extinction we feared has already begun, and we are the cause. We are the infection. But like all living organisms, the Earth has unleashed a fever to fight this infection. Its original and rightful rulers, the Titans. They are part of the Earth's natural defense system. A way to protect the planet, to maintain its balance.
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— Dr. Emma Russell (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)

A group of Titans bowing to their new alpha, Godzilla

Titans (怪獣,   Kaijū, lit. Monsters) are ancient gigantic creatures studied by the scientific organization known as Monarch. While Monarch initially designates any such creatures it studies as Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms, once they are formally identified they are then classified as Titans and given a scientific name under the genus Titanus.[1]

Although Titans come in many forms, most if not all sustain themselves on radiation and emit a form of radiation that has restorative effects on ecosystems. Titans are said to have thrived in the planet's ancient past when the Earth's surface was much more radioactive than it is now, and retreated underground and entered states of dormancy as this radiation declined. Many Titans respond to an "alpha," a Titan which has cemented itself as the strongest of the creatures, typically by defeating the previous alpha. By 2019, Monarch had discovered nineteen Titans across the globe, the majority of which were found in a state of deep hibernation. Containment and research Outposts were typically constructed around these dormant Titans. Monarch also discovered evidence that Titans and humans coexisted in ancient times, with the Titans worshiped as gods and serving as inspiration for many mythological monsters. For this reason, most Titans are named after mythological beings from around the world which they may have inspired in the first place. The dormant Titans were then awakened by the extraterrestrial King Ghidorah, who established himself as the alpha Titan until he was killed by Godzilla. Under Godzilla's rule, the Titans returned to their natural habitats, healing the damage to ecosystems caused by human activity, while Godzilla himself prevented them from attacking human cities. Many Titans also began to converge on Skull Island for reasons yet to be determined. Before the events of 2024, Godzilla called all but Kong to rest to prevent them from falling to Ghidorah's "spell," after sensing his skull being utilized for Apex Cybernetics' anti-Titan weapon, Mechagodzilla.

While Titans can be incredibly destructive and dangerous, Monarch believes some of them to be benevolent and a part of the planet's natural ecosystem. Such Titans are typically classified as "protectors," and include the likes of Godzilla, Kong, and Mothra. Other more malevolent Titans are classified as "destroyers," such as King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Scylla.

Known Titans

See also

References

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