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|“||From the Hydra to the Rainbow Serpent, myth was the compass that led us to the resting place of the three-headed Titan. A name, unspoken through millennia of whispered nightmares. A living extinction event, named “the one who is many”. We call it Monster Zero.||„|
— Monarch Sciences description
Kong: Skull Island (cameo)
The King Ghidorah (キングギドラ?) of the Kingu GidoraMonsterVerse, also dubbed Monster Zero, is a giant three-headed dragon daikaiju created by Legendary Pictures that will appear in Legendary's upcoming 2019 film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
According to a cave painting, Ghidorah, much like his previous incarnations in Toho's pre-MonsterVerse films, is shown to be much larger than Godzilla, and appears to possess long manes on his necks, though whether they are comprised of hair, feathers, fleshy soft tissue, or some combination of any of these is currently unknown. The middle head's horns are notably straighter and longer than those of its peripheral heads. Ghidorah's wings are also larger than most of the other incarnations.
Ghidorah will be portrayed through a mix of motion capture and CGI. It was confirmed that Jason Liles, who starred in Rampage, will mo-cap Ghidorah's middle head, with Alan Maxson and Richard Dorton portraying the other two, while unnamed colleagues play the monster's body.
Ghidorah's roar is undefined.
Ghidorah seems to be malevolent in nature, as implied by the skulls depicted surrounding him in the cave painting and a footnote in Vivienne Graham's notes that refers to him as "the devil". He is depicted fighting with Godzilla in a cave painting, suggesting some form of rivalry.
Ghidorah's origins are unknown; however, given how he is shown in a cave painting, it is highly possible he, like Godzilla and Kong, is a prehistoric superspecies. The creature, as of 2016 was discovered buried in the Antarctic in a location dubbed the "Wall of Serpents".
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Ghidorah appears in the post-credit scene, along with Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan, in the form of cave-paintings. The painting heavily implies that Ghidorah and Godzilla had battled one another in the past, and may be destined to fight each other again in the future.
In 2016, Vivienne Graham led an effort to build a containment and research facility around an extraordinary, but dormant creature in the Antarctic. Her classified field notes contained the mysterious footnote, "The devil has three heads."Godzilla: King of the Monsters, along with Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan, on May 31, 2019.
Ghidorah's dermal layer is covered with traces of gold which act as a conductor that carries bioelectrical currents throughout his body. He has an electro-receptor molecular biology and can conduct electrical currents, make water vapor heat up to extreme levels, and create localized storm systems, otherworldly tempests of thunder and lightning.
Ghidorah's massive and powerful wings enable him to fly with great speed over long distances.
Ghidorah can shoot gravity beams from an as of yet unidentified part of his body.
Ghidorah has hyper-tensile muscle tendons on his wings capable of generating hurricane-force winds while in flight.
Cranial scans indicate each of Ghidorah's heads possess different levels of cognitive function and possible independent thought.
- In the official Monarch timeline posted on the Facebook page for Kong: Skull Island, the label given to Ghidorah is "Monster Zero", which was the name given to him by the Xiliens in Invasion of Astro-Monster.
- According to Monarch Sciences, Ghidorah (like his arch-rival Godzilla) has been alive for centuries and influenced the depiction of numerous mythological creatures (such as the Rainbow Serpent and the Hydra) which were in fact sightings of him.
- Monarch Outpost 32, where Ghidorah is contained, functions as a reference to Outpost 31 of the 1982 film The Thing. This is backed up by its location, which is in an Antarctic/Arctic region.
- Additionally, it is a more subtle homage to 1964, the year Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster was released (as 32 is half of 64).
List of appearances
- ↑ Verhoeven, Beatrice (April 26, 2018). ‘Rampage’ Breakout Star Jason Liles Joins ‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ (Exclusive) The Wrap. Retrieved April 26, 2018
- ↑ White, James (April 26, 2018). Rampage's Jason Liles Playing King Ghidorah In Godzilla: King Of Monsters Empire Online. Retrieved April 28, 2018
- ↑ Wickman, Kase (July 26, 2014). HOLY MOTHRA: GARETH EDWARDS REVEALS 'GODZILLA 2' MONSTERS AT COMIC-CON MTV. Retrieved June 10, 2017