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Within a Monarch containment facility atop the active Isla de Mona volcano, a mysterious Titan lies in pyrostasis within the restless magma. The legends speak of it as the “Fire Demon” or “The One Born of Fire”, but a simpler name echoes through the ancient temples of volcanically active regions: “Rodan”. „ 

— Monarch Sciences description

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Rodan
Skull Island - Post Credits Scene - Rodan
Nomenclature
Nickname(s)

Titanus Rodan
The Fire Demon
The One Born of Fire
King of the Skies

Biological Information
Homeworld

Earth

Species

Prehistoric flying reptile

Gender

Male

Height

154 feet

Wingspan

871 feet

Status

Alive

Production Information
First appearance

Kong: Skull Island (cameo)

Last appearance

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The Rodan (ラドン,   Radon?) of the MonsterVerse, also dubbed Titanus Rodan is a prehistoric flying reptile daikaiju created by Legendary Pictures that will appear in Legendary's upcoming 2019 film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Name

Design

Appearance

According to the cave paintings, Rodan bears a much closer resemblance to actual pterosaurs than his other incarnations. In the film itself, this incarnation of Rodan has a larger wingspan compared to any of his interpretations with fiery glows along the bottom. He is very vulture-like in physique and appearance with dark-red skin, a v-split crest with the ends curling inward, and lacks teeth much like his later Showa and Millenium designs though his beak has a serrated look to it giving the illusion of teeth.

Portrayal

This Rodan's portrayal is undefined.

Roar

The roar of Rodan is undefined.

Personality

While not fully revealed yet, Monarch Sciences designates Rodan's behavior as that of a destroyer, implying that he is aggressive.

Origins

The origins of Rodan are undefined, though 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 1991, has been discovered in pyrostasis atop the Isla de Mona volcano, in a place dubbed "El Nido del Demonio" (or "The Devil's Nest", in Spanish).

History

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Kong: Skull Island

In 1971, Houston Brooks and San Lin would brief James Conrad and Mason Weaver on multiple other monsters who ruled the world alongside Kong. This included Rodan, along with Godzilla, Mothra, and Ghidorah, who were shown to the two via classified Monarch cave paintings.

1991

Under the guise of "environmental research", a Monarch team established a quarantine zone around the dormant volcano on Isla de Mona. Over the years, the zone grew from a small scientific outpost into a full containment facility around the mouth of the volcano.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Rodan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Rodan is confirmed to appear in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, along with Godzilla, Mothra, and Ghidorah on May 31, 2019.[1]


Abilities

Bio-volcanic nature

Rodan possesses an internal volcanic combustion system, which gives him pyrokinetic abilities.

Camouflage

Rodan's rock-like scales allow him to blend in with mountains and rock formations.

Flight

Despite being much larger in size, Rodan has a skeletal structure similar to that of a Pteranodon, and thus, is capable of fast, long-distance flight.

Geothermal armor

Rodan's entire body is covered in rock-like scales that reinforce his durability.

Sonic thunderclap

Rodan's massive wings are powerful enough to create a sonic thunderclap that can level entire cities as he flies overhead.

Trivia

  • Monarch Sciences labels Rodan's location as "Isla de Mona, Mexico" when in reality, Isla de Mona is a Puerto Rican island.
  • As seen on the Monarch Sciences website, Monarch Outpost 56, where Rodan is contained homages 1956, when Rodan was released.

List of appearances

References

  1. Wickman, Kase (July 26, 2014). HOLY MOTHRA: GARETH EDWARDS REVEALS 'GODZILLA 2' MONSTERS AT COMIC-CON MTV. Retrieved June 10, 2017
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