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Toho Kaiju
Monster Icons - Meganulon
Meganulon 2001
Meganulon
Species
Giant Meganulon
Nicknames
Meganula
Wingspan

2 metersGXM

Length
8 metersROD
2 metersGXM
2 meters (Meganula)
Weight
1 tonROD
500kgGXM
1 ton (Meganula)
Forms
Meganulon
MeganulaGXM

Allies
Megaguirus

Enemies
Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra
Relationships
Megaguirus (Queen)
Controlled by
None
Created by
Ishiro Honda, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Masaaki Tezuka
Portrayed by
Suit, Puppets, CGI
First Appearance
Rodan
Latest Appearance
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Designs
Showa
ShodaiMeganuron
Millennium
GiraMeganuron, ShodaiMeganura
Roar
More Roars

Meganulon (メガヌロン?, Meganuron), also known as Meganula (メガニューラ?, Meganyūra) are giant Mesozoic insect kaiju created by Toho, that first appeared in the 1956 Toho film, Rodan.

Name

The Meganulons' name comes from Meganeura, a species of extinct dragonflies from the Carboniferous period approximately 300 million years ago.

Origins

Presumably, the Meganulons, like Rodan, are from the Cretaceous Period. They were awakened by mining operations in Kitamatsu village, Kumamoto Prefecture.

History

Showa Series

Rodan

Meghan

Meganulon in Rodan

The Meganulon were a race of prehistoric insects in the movie Rodan. They were first awakened during a mining operation, and attacked and ate a few trapped miners. They escaped the mine and attacked a nearby village. A team was sent into the mine to exterminate the Meganulons. Shigeru, a member of the team, found an egg in the cave which hatched into Rodan. Rodan ate the Meganulons in the cave until it had enough strength to fly away.

Millennium Series

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

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Meganulon in Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

The Meganulon were prehistoric insects that were released into the modern world through a black hole experiment. A giant dragonfly flew through a black hole and laid an egg in the forest, which was discovered and taken home by a young boy. The boy dumped the egg into the sewers of Tokyo when it started to ooze. The egg hatched into several Meganulons, which flooded the city and attacked and killed several citizens before molting into Meganula.


Meganula
Meganula

Meganula in Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

The Meganula (メガニューラ?, Meganyūra) were the second form of the Meganulon. They attacked Godzilla to steal his energy for their queen. Godzilla managed to kill most of the Meganula, but some escaped with his energy. They flew to Tokyo and gave the energy to Megaguirus, dying in the process.


Comics

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

In Rulers of Earth #17, Lucy Casprell and her team travel to Brazil, where a large number of Meganulon eggs have been uncovered in a nearby rainforest. As Lucy and her team investigate the eggs, a claw emerges from one of the eggs.

RoE Meganuron

Godzilla: Cataclysm

In Godzilla: Cataclysm #3, the Meganula arrive in the refugees' village along with Megaguirus in order to feed on Biollante, who is still regenerating from her battle with Godzilla. Mothra arrives to protect Biollante and battles Megaguirus. The Meganula attempt to swarm and bite Mothra, but are knocked away by her wings.

Gallery

Main article: Gallery:Meganulon.

Roar

Meganulon's chirps were erroneously used for Mothra Larva's cry in the Japanese Mothra vs. Godzilla trailer.

In Other Languages

  • Russian: Меганулон

Trivia

  • The Meganulon is an actual species of giant dragonfly that lived during the Devonian Period nearly 300 million years ago. Of course, the real Meganulon never reached the size of the monsters that appeared in Rodan and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.

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