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ShodaiRado
56Rodan2

Nicknames:

None

Design Details

Type:

Suit

Portrayed by:

Haruo Nakajima

First appearance:

Rodan

Last appearance:

Rodan

Design Chronology

Previous:

None

Next:

SanDaikaijuRado

 

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 suit featured a large but slim body, enormous wings, and a large jagged-head. This Rodan's face was different from any of the later suits as it had a menacing, angry expression on its face.

Also, its beak was broader, more jagged and actually bared teeth inside its mouth. On top of its head, the suit had jagged horns. This suit also had large eyebrows which covered its eyes. It is unknown if this Rodan had pupils, but some models of the design sport distinctive pupils making it a possibility.

Trivia

  • This Rodan design is the only portrayal of Rodan to be a mahogany color.
  • This Rodan design appears to have no pupils. However, in a few sculpted dioramas and maquettes, ShodaiRado has been shown to bare pupils. Interestingly enough, the Revoltech Rodan figure didn't have pupils either, but rather pitch black eyes.

List of appearances

Films

  • Rodan (First appearance)

Video games

Comics

Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs
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Heisei era 84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGoji
Millennium series MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar Pictures 1998 film designJuvenile 1998 design
MonsterVerse 2014 film design
Toho reboot series 2007 film design2016 film design2017 film design
Anguirus designs
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Millennium series FinalAngira
King Kong designs
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Universal Pictures 2005 design
MonsterVerse 2017 design
Mothra designs
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Heisei era HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium series SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Rodan designs
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Heisei era HeiseiRado
Millennium series FinalRado
MonsterVerse 2019 design
King Ghidorah designs
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Millennium series SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse 2019 design
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Heisei era HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium series MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
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