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The SanDaikajiuRado (三大怪獣ラド?) is the Rodan suit design used in the 1964 and 1965 Godzilla films, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster.


Name

In Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, the SanDaikaijuRado's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically san daikaiju (三大怪獣?), meaning three giant monsters, and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon ( (ラドン?).

In Invasion of Astro-Monster, the DaisensoRado's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically daisensō (大戦争?), and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon (ラドン?).

Detail

The SanDaikaijuRado suit looks very similar to its predecessor, ShodaiRado, but with significant differences. Alterations from Rodan's previous traits include more rounded wings with short claws, a longer neck, a smaller and thinner beak, and large expressive eyes in contrast to the pitch black eyes of the ShodaiRado suit. The suit is also called the DaisensoRado (大戦争ラド?) in Invasion of Astro-Monster.

Trivia

  • The SanDaikaijuRado suit is the only Rodan suit to be used in more than one movie.
  • While the body of the suit remained the same, the wings were changed in each movie it appeared in.
  • After its appearance in Invasion of Astro Monster, one of the DaisensoRado puppets was sent to Tsuburaya Productions. There, it was de-feathered and remade into the giant bird, Litra. Afterwards, the prop was modified again, and given a completely new color scheme and feathers to turn it into the endangered bird kaiju, Larugeus. Finally, the suit was returned to Toho, and was de-feathered again, then redesigned heavily into the puppet used for the Giant Condor.

List of appearances

Films

Television series

Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs Showa ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji
Heisei 84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGoji
Millennium MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar ToraGojiShodaiBebiiToraGoji
MonsterVerse LegendaryGoji
Post-Millennium ThirdStreetGojiShinGoji
Anguirus designs Showa ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium FinalAngira
King Kong designs Showa ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Universal UniversalKongu
MonsterVerse LegendaryKongu
Mothra designs Showa ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse LegendaryMosuImago
Rodan designs Showa ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei HeiseiRado
Millennium FinalRado
MonsterVerse LegendaryRado
King Ghidorah designs Showa ShodaiGhido
Heisei HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse LegendaryGhido
Mechagodzilla designs Showa ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Miscellaneous designs Showa ShodaiBaraShodaiEbiraShodaiGiganMegaroGiganShodaiKamaShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaShodaiMiniraShodaiKumoShodaiHedoShodaiShisa
Heisei ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalJiraFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGigan
MonsterVerse ShodaiCrawl

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