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Rodan Designs
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ShodaiRado
SanDaikaijuRado
Kaiju Design
56Rodan2
ShodaiRado
Type
Suit
Nicknames
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Portrayed By
Haruo Nakajima
Used In
Rodan

The ShodaiRado (初代ラド?) is the Rodan suit design used in the 1956 Toho film, Rodan.


Name

The ShodaiRado's name comes from shodai (初代?), meaning first generation, and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon (ラドン?).

Detail

The ShodaiRado is popular amongst fans. The suit featured a large, but slim body, enormous wings and a large jagged-head. This Rodan's face was different from the other suits; It had a menacing expression and its beak was broader and more jagged and actually showed teeth inside the mouth, though in some movies like Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2 some of the other Rodan suits bear teeth as well, it's brows covered it's eyes and is unknown if this Rodan had any pupils, depicted in models of the suit, is a possible suggestion. It also had some very jagged horns on it's head.

Gallery

Production

Rodan

Screenshots

Rodan

Merchandise

Toys

Magazines

Trivia

  • This is was the only Rodan suit that had Mahogany color to it.
  • ShodaiRado is probably one of the most menacing Rodan suits ever made. In fact, the Rodan suit in Godzilla: Final Wars, FinalRado, is practically based off of this suit however the beak and wings are slightly different.
  • This Rodan appears to have no pupils which sports it's base on birds which coincidentally dinosaurs and pterosaurs are close descendants. However in a few sculpted dioramas and maquettes, ShodaiRado has been shown to bare pupils, which leads to the conclusion that this Rodan possibly did have pupils, since from a distance, most people can be fooled in appearance of birds sporting no eye pupils, though this could just be a fans speculation. In the release of the revoltech, Rodan it is shown that it had no eye pupils, but rather pitch black eyes.
Kaiju   Designs
Godzilla ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGojiMireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGojiAlwaysGojiLegendaryGojiSnickersGoji
Mothra ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoHeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoSokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
Rodan ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRadoHeiseiRadoFinalRado
Gamera ShodaiGameHeiseiGameRegionGameIrisuGameMireGame
Gyaos ShodaiGyaoHeiseiGyaoIrisuGyaoMireGyao
Anguirus ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngiraFinalAngira
King Ghidorah ShodaiGhidoHeiseiGhidoSokogekiGhido
Manda ShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaFinalManda
Meganulon ShodaiMeganuronGiraMeganuronShodaiMeganura
Fairy Mothra ShodaiFairyReoFairyRaishuFairy
Garu Garu ShodaiGaruRaishuGaru
King Kong ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Zilla ShodaiJiraFinalJira
Other Showa Designs ShodaiBaraShodaiGiganShodaiMiniraShodaiEbiraShodaiHedoShodaiShisaShodaiKamaShodaiKumoShodaiKamo
Other Millennium Designs SokogekiBaraTokyoKamoFinalGiganFinalMiniraFinalEbiraFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalKamaFinalKumo

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