Triceratops

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Triceratops
A Triceratops in Rebirth of Mothra III
Species Ceratopsian
Height 3 meters
Length 9 meters
Weight 4 to 6 tons
Enemies Tyrannosaurus rex
Played by Tatsumi Nikamoto,
Puppets
First appearance Latest appearance
The Last Dinosaur Kong: King of the Apes
Roar(s)
To be added.

Triceratops (トリケラトプス,   Torikeratopusu) is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous period.

A Triceratops was featured in the 1977 film The Last Dinosaur, while a herd of Triceratops appeared in Rebirth of Mothra III.


History[edit | edit source]

Showa era[edit | edit source]

The Last Dinosaur[edit | edit source]

A Triceratops in The Last Dinosaur

After stealing the Polar-Borer, the Tyrannosaurus rex tried to bury it in a cave near its lair. In the process, it awakened a Triceratops sleeping underground, who engaged it in a vicious battle. The Triceratops drew first blood, stabbing the Tyrannosaurus' chest with its horns and biting its leg. The Tyrannosaurus eventually gained the upper hand by throwing the Triceratops to the ground, then sinking its sharp claws into its enemy's stomach. Its powerful jaws delivered the final blow.

Heisei era[edit | edit source]

Rebirth of Mothra III[edit | edit source]

As Rainbow Mothra arrived in the Late Cretaceous period, a Tyrannosaurus rex pursued a herd of Triceratops nearby. As it bit into a straggler's neck, Cretaceous King Ghidorah seized it in his central head. Before he could abduct the Triceratops, Rainbow Mothra made his presence known with a volley of Cross Heat Rainbow Lasers.

After Rainbow Mothra severed part of Cretaceous King Ghidorah's tail with another Cross Heat Rainbow Laser, a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus observed the appendage as it burrowed underground and stared at each other in concern.

The Mighty Kong[edit | edit source]

A Triceratops attacking Jack Driscoll in The Mighty Kong

As Jack Driscoll followed King Kong and the captured Ann Darrow, a triceratops charged at him, smashing itself against the side of the path he was traversing. Jack stumbled down the hill and found himself face-to-face with the dinosaur, but used a gas bomb to knock it out before it could charge again. Barely breaking stride, he continued his quest.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Book Appearances[edit | edit source]

King Kong (1932)[edit | edit source]

A population of Triceratops lived on Skull Island, three of which engaged Kong while crossing a large asphalt flat. While they did outnumber him, Kong began to throw chunks of hardened asphalt and heavily wound the triceratopses, and while fleeing, two of them sank into wet asphalt and became stuck in it, and they presumably died there. The third, after running into the jungle with a broken horn, gores a sailor from the Wanderer before chasing the rest of his party to a chasm bridged by a log. As they made their way across, Kong appeared on the other side, making the lone triceratops enraged. The two began to shake the log until Kong threw it into the chasm and ran away to battle a meat-eater.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Rebirth of Mothra[edit | edit source]

Kong: Skull Island[edit | edit source]

Godzilla Singular Point[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A herd of Triceratops were originally meant to be featured in the original King Kong, but the scene was never filmed.
  • A group of Triceratops was included in the 1996 draft of Peter Jackson's King Kong film. The script had a trio of them attack Carl Denham's group of sailors in retaliation for the group killing a member of the heard.

External links[edit | edit source]

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