Real Name: Rodan
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Rodan has layers of spikes on its chest that can be used as a weapon. Rodan was once one of the fastest known Kaiju but now he is one of the slowest flying Kaiju in the series, flying at mach 1.5. But one thing most other flying Kaiju lack is Rodan's ability to emit sonic booms from its body, destroying any and all structures in its path. Sometimes called merely hurricane winds, it is clearly visible in Godzilla Final Wars that Rodan can choose to emit the sonic booms, as demonstrated when it flew over the ship "Rumbling" and released a sonic boom destroying the air craft.
Rodan first emerged in 1956 from a giant egg that lay underground in a mountainside. A group of miners had dug up and released a swarm of ancient bugs known as Meganulon. Once hatched the infant Rodan began feeding on the insects. It took only days for Rodan to reach its full size. It grew large horns on the back of its head and sharp serrated spikes on its chest. Rodan's skin is dark brown in color, although after turning into Fire Rodan in the Heisei film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Rodan's skin turned brick red. In the Showa and Millennium eras Rodan stood as tall as Godzilla but in the Heisei era Rodan and Fire Rodan stood only about 2/3 as tall as Godzilla. In the Heisei era the prominent rows of spines on his belly are replaced with overlapping ridges of bone and he has three horns on his head instead of two (the outer two curve outwards and the center curves up) as well as a wider beak and a more predatory face. Millennium Rodan looked more like the Showa version as it retained the Heisei era ridges of bone on its chest. It also had only two horns again, and its color is similar to the Showa version.
First Appearance: None listed.
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#1 Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters (2011)
- 'Forty Stories of Sheer Terror'#2 (Cover RI)
- 'Giant Monsters are the Disease'#3
- 'This Time it's Personal'#4
- 'You Don't Assign Him a Giant Monster'
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