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Tricephalon in the boxart of Godzilla Battles the Tricephalon
Species Three-Headed Monster
Allies None
Enemies Godzilla
First appearance Godzilla Battles the Tricephalon

The Tricephalon is a kaiju that only appears in the 1979 HG Toys playset, Godzilla Battles the Tricephalon Monster

Name[edit | edit source]

The name "Tricephalon" stems from the word tricephalous, meaning "having three heads" and stemming from tri- ("Three" in Latin and Greek) and cephal- or cephalo- ("relating to the brain or head" in Ancient Greek).

Design[edit | edit source]

The Tricephalon is a three-headed, quadrupedal monster similar to King Ghidorah. Given his serpentine appearance, Tricephalon also bears resemblances to the Ancient Greek mythological creature, the Hydra. Tricephalon also has a spine sail similar to that of a Dimetrodon.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Laser beam[edit | edit source]

The Tricephalon's only known ability was that it could fire some sort of laser beam from each of its three heads.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tricephalon is similar in name and appearance to the Marvel Comics monster Tricephalous.
  • HG Toys would re-use the Tricephalon molds for a dragon in a "Sword & Sorcery" playset.

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