The name Baragon is derived from the Japanese word bara (バラ?), meaning rose, and gon (ゴン?), from the Greek word meaning shape. This term is probably a reference to the plates on Baragon's back being shaped like rose petals.
Baragon is a four-legged reptile with brown skin, a horn on his head, and large ears.
In the Showa series, Baragon burrowed underground and survived the Cretaceous extinction event while most other dinosaurs died.
HistoryFrankenstein vs. Baragon where he was awoken by sound from a nearby factory. He attacked the factory, and burrowed to a Shirane Village and attacked it. He then attacked a farm to feed on the livestock. Baragon was not seen during these attacks, so Frankenstein was blamed for them. A worker at the factory says it was not Frankenstein, but another monster. When a group of scientists looked for Frankenstein, they caused an explosion that woke up Baragon from his sleep. He tried to eat the scientists, but he was stopped by Frankenstein. Frankenstein and Baragon battle, but Frankenstein wins when he breaks Baragon's neck. The ground then cracks and the two fall down the hole. Destroy All Monsters. He is present during the attack of King Ghidorah, but he does not fight. He was supposed to attack Paris under the control of the Kilaaks, but the ShodaiBara suit was heavily damaged during the filming of the TV show Ultraman. He was replaced with Gorosaurus.
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, where he was the Guardian Monster of Earth. He was first seen causing earthquakes throughout Japan. He attacked a city and fought Godzilla, but he was quickly killed by him.
Baragon has undiscovered origins, but has shown some of his powers in his Showa era. He can fire a flame ray from his mouth, like a much weaker version of Godzilla's spiral heat ray. The horn on his snout occasionally glows and crackles. He has the aforementioned burrowing ability, and can jump very far. He also has natural teeth and claws.
In the Atari video games, Baragon can cause earthquakes and lava eruptions beneath his feet and constantly replenish his energy as long as he is in contact with the earth. He can breathe fire, though it short-ranged, but can still get in beam locks.
Baragon appears as a villain in Godzilla: Monster of Monsters and its sequel Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters, as well as the Godzilla (Gameboy) game. Baragon would usually remain on all fours, preventing many attacks from hitting him, and would stand on his hind legs only to fire his heat beam. Another attack was to pounce at Godzilla or Mothra and pin them against the side of the screen.
Baragon then appeared in Godzilla: Save the Earth. Baragon is a fast and agile fighter with decent power and great combo abilities. He shares many of the strengths of Anguirus such as immunity to high attacks on all fours and beam/projectile weapons doing only half-damage. He can dig like Megalon, though for longer and not be tired when he emerges, and his rage attack is to dig down and unleash a volcanic eruption. Baragon's fire ray attack can also be used while he's running or jumping and cannot be charged.
Weight: 34,000 tons
"Baragon is an earth guardian-with special affinity for the terrestrial crust we walk upon. Baragon is physically the smallest monster on record, but his connection to the rocks and magma beneath us empower him to achieve greatness on a par with his larger allies. His small size makes him a tremendous leaper, with graceful aerial combat maneuvers and techniques. When not in the air, Baragon constantly replenishes his energy so long as contact is maintained with the earth. Baragon emits streams of fire from his mouth, and can cause eruptions and earthquakes beneath his feet. When firmly planted with all four legs upon the ground, Baragon is almost impossible to push aside, despite his small stature."
In Baragon's two appearances during the Showa era, his roar was a slightly modified version of Varan's roar. The only difference being that Baragon's version has a little more of a growling added to the mix. This growling Varan voice would give Baragon's roar a more "guard-dog" tone. Some parts of the roar comes from Godzilla.
In the Millennium era, the character's roar was completely changed. The "modified Varan" roar was discarded and replaced with a new original sound. This version of the roar starts of with a growl followed by a gurgling high pitched wail. The higher voice in the character gave it a more benevolent voice which would help with the audiences appeal to its protagonistic role.
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