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Toho Kaiju
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Kumonga
Species
Irradiated Giant Spider
Nicknames
Spiga
Height
Showa
45 meters
Millennium
35 meters
Length
Showa
45 meters
Millennium
60 meters
Weight
Showa
8,000 tons
Millennium
30,000 tons
Forms

None


Allies
GodzillaDAM, MinillaDAM, Gorosaurus, Rodan, Anguirus, Mothra, Manda, Baragon, Varan
Enemies


Godzilla, Minilla,
King Ghidorah


Relationships
None
Controlled by
XiliensGFW
Created by
Tomoyuki Tanaka,
Jun Fukuda,
Shinichi Sekizawa,
Kazue Shiba
Portrayed by

Puppet


First Appearance
Son of Godzilla
Latest Appearance
Godzilla: Final Wars
Designs
Showa
ShodaiKumo
Millennium
FinalKumo
Roar
Showa
Millennium
More Roars

Kumonga (クモンガ?, Kumonga) is a giant spider kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1967 Godzilla film, Son of Godzilla.

Name

Kumonga's name comes from kumo (クモ?), which is the Japanese word for "spider."

Kumonga's name in the international dub of Son of Godzilla is "Spiga", which comes from "spider."

Appearance

Kumonga's designs are very consistent throughout its appearances. Its body is black with yellow patterns. It has cold-color eyes, an arachnid mouth, and eight legs.

Origins

According to the journal of Dr. Matsumia, Kumonga was a type of very large spider to dwell in the jungle of Sogell Island. However, exposure to the radioactive storm of 1967 created by the UN's failed weather experiment mutated Kumonga into a 45-meter tall kaiju.

History

Showa Series

Son of Godzilla

All Monsters Attack - Kumonga appears via stock footage

Kumonga in Son of Godzilla

In the Showa series, Kumonga was a giant spider that lived in Sogell Island. It first appeared when it trapped and poisoned Kamacuras. Then it trapped Godzilla's son, Minilla in webbing and closed in for the kill. However, Godzilla arrived and defended his son. Kumonga attacked and nearly succeeded in killing Godzilla, but Minilla helped his father and using their atomic rays, they burned Kumonga's body, severely injuring it.

Destroy All Monsters

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Kumonga in Destroy All Monsters

Kumonga returned in Destroy All Monsters and was living on Monsterland, along with many other monsters. In 1999, aliens known as Kilaaks captured and mind-controlled the monsters of the island. The kaiju were released in cities throughout the world. But in the end, the humans broke the mind-control and freed the monsters. The monsters were then sent to attack and destroy King Ghidorah. Kumonga took part in the fight by trapping King Ghidorah in the thick webbing. After King Ghidorah was defeated, Kumonga and the other monsters returned to Monsterland and lived peacefully to this day.

Millennium Series

Godzilla: Final Wars

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Kumonga in Godzilla: Final Wars

Kumonga was featured in Godzilla: Final Wars, not that different in appearance, as one of the many mind-controlled monsters of the Xiliens. It appears in a desert in Arizona where it destroys a trailer. Then suddenly, the Xiliens teleport the spider and the other monsters around the world. They tell the humans that they took the monsters away to save Earth. However, the humans find that the Xiliens were controlling the monsters and the Xiliens release all the monsters again to finish destroying the cities they were attacking. When Godzilla is freed from the south pole and fights the alien-controlled kaiju, defeating Gigan and Zilla. Through the alien leader's command, Kumonga is released in New Guinea to battle him. Godzilla approached the monstrous arachnid and let loose a roar to announce his presence. At first, Kumonga was able to trap Godzilla in thick webbing, but Godzilla managed to grab a strand of webbing that was still attached to Kumonga and swung it around in circles before letting go of the webbing. Kumonga soared over the horizon and was not seen again

Abilities

Kumonga can shoot a thick webbing and a stinger from his mandibles. Kumonga has prehensile pedipalps that can be used to grab small prey. The Showa version was able to survive multiple hits from Godzilla's atomic ray. The Millennium Kumonga's web was able to expand on contact with air from a single thread into a net for incapacitating foes. It also has long legs ending in sharp points which can be used to skewer opponents or crush through materials like in a scene in the movie Godzilla Final Wars. It also appears to have jumping abilities.

Filmography

Video Game Appearances

Comics

Godzilla: Legends

Kumonga appears in Godzilla: Legends #5. While Godzilla is moving across rural Mongolia, he falls into a quicksand trap that Kumonga set for him. Kumonga then proceeds to wrap Godzilla in webbing, saving his meal for another day. However, Godzilla bursts from the webbing using his radioactive pulse and starts fighting Kumonga. Kumonga bites Godzilla on the lower neck, and Godzilla counters by ripping off one of Kumonga's legs and beating him with it. As Kumonga tries to run away, Godzilla bats him away with his tail, sending Kumonga bouncing across the ground and knocking him unconscious.

Godzilla: The Half-Century War

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

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Kumonga in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

Kumonga first appeared in Rulers of Earth #1 in a spiderweb system it created at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. He was present when Gigan invaded Earth, and after a brief battle, in which Gigan severed one of Kumonga's legs, Kumonga retreated into its burrow and has not surfaced since.

Kumonga's image was also seen in Rulers of Earth #9 on the massive cave painting on Infant Island as part of the land section.

Gallery

Main article: Gallery:Kumonga.

Roar

In Other Languages

  • German: Spiega
  • Russian: Кумонга

Trivia

  • According to the German release of Son of Godzilla, Kumonga was possibly created by Dr. Frankenstein.
  • Kumonga and Kamacuras share many similarities.
  • Unlike many normal spiders, Kumonga can fire its webbing from its mandibles similar to the Spitting spider.

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