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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.


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).


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.


Laser beam

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


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

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