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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 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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