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** Also, look at how Ramarack reacts to Cole's attempt at self-sacrifice; hesitant, confused and even frustrated. The skullcrawler, like most predators, is probably used to prey that chooses either fight or flight. So having prey that does ''neither'' and is even calmly walking ''towards'' it sends up a big red flag, as this unusual behaviour just does not compute with its predatory instincts.
* The MONARCH Organization is a MeaningfulName when we take into account of its members' views regarding the giant monsters. Both Randa and Brooks have an almost reverence respect for them despite the threats they posed to humanity, a trait that Dr. Serizawa and his assistant in ''Film/Godzilla2014'' also shared. All of them look at these monsters as akin to some higher being, such as a King or a God, hence why the name MONARCH makes sense. The general definition of monarch is "a ruler, a person or thing that holds a dominant position", something that definitely applies to beings like Kong and Godzilla.
* Kong's intelligence and ability to quickly adapt to a fight and take advantage of his surroundings, as well having practiced on smaller skullcrawlers for years, may explain why he manages to best Ramarak when his parents couldn't. Like his parents Kong himself is not strong enough to defeat the creature (he fails to break its jaws despite trying with all his might), but by utilizing the giant boat propeller he can pierce Ramarak's skin, weakening it, and by taking advantage of the later opportunity to access its soft insides he is able to kill it.

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** Also, look at how Ramarack Ramarak reacts to Cole's attempt at self-sacrifice; hesitant, confused confused, and even frustrated. The skullcrawler, like most predators, is probably used to prey that chooses either fight or flight. So having prey that does ''neither'' and is even calmly walking ''towards'' it sends up a big red flag, as this unusual behaviour just does not compute with its predatory instincts.
* The MONARCH Organization is a MeaningfulName when we take into account of its members' views regarding the giant monsters. Both Randa and Brooks have an almost reverence reverent respect for them despite the threats they posed to humanity, a trait that Dr. Serizawa and his assistant in ''Film/Godzilla2014'' also shared. All of them look at these monsters as akin to some higher being, such as a King or a God, hence why the name MONARCH makes sense. The general definition of monarch is "a ruler, a person or thing that holds a dominant position", something that definitely applies to beings like Kong and Godzilla.
* Kong's intelligence and ability to quickly adapt to a fight and take advantage of his surroundings, as well as having practiced on smaller skullcrawlers for years, may explain why he manages to best Ramarak when his parents couldn't. Like his parents parents, Kong himself is not strong enough to defeat the creature (he fails to break its jaws despite trying with all his might), but by utilizing the giant boat propeller propeller, he can pierce Ramarak's skin, weakening it, and by taking advantage of the later opportunity to access its soft insides insides, he is able to kill it.



* In relation to the above, there’s a good chance that in their fight with Ramarak, Kong’s parents very nearly killed it, or at the very least left it heavily wounded, before being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of Ramarak’s offspring. The Brilliance in this is two-fold, that Ramarak went underground for years to simply heal from it’s wounds (as opposed to ravaging the Island once it was unopposed), and that Kong was not only fighting the smaller Skullcrawlers for experience, but was culling the population. Effectively ensuring that when he would be large and strong enough to take Ramarak in a fight, Ramarak would be forced to fight alone.
* One may wonder why Ramarak doesn't try to eat Kong either of the times Kong is seemingly defeated by it, instead deciding to continue going after the humans. However, recall that Kong's parents bodies also seem to have been left largely intact (judging by the state of their skeletons). Kong to them is not prey but a rival to be driven away or killed, much as a number of real world predators like lions will readily kill other large predators like leopards and hyenas but rarely ever eat them.
* Weaver is mainly the reason why Kong becomes an ally to her, Conrad, and the others. Remember the scene where she ''tries'' to move a chopper that a poor Sker Buffalo happens to be underneath? Kong being so large obviously saw her and casually moves the chopper for her letting the Sker Buffalo freely walk off. The second time he sees her again accompanied by Conrad he doesn't even attack her at all, she earned his trust from earlier because she was being passionate enough to save a defenseless animal just as how Kong tends to do the same for the other inhabitants as he showed anger when a Skullcrawler killed one of the buffaloes. Weaver placing her palm on his muzzle seals the deal which is why he saved her from nearly getting eaten by Ramarak he uncurls his fist without even crushing her entire body and carefully places her on the ground.
** The gentler touch from her possibly reminded Kong of his mother hence another reason why he saves her.

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* In relation to the above, there’s a good chance that in their fight with Ramarak, Kong’s parents very nearly killed it, or at the very least left it heavily wounded, before being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of Ramarak’s offspring. The Brilliance in this is two-fold, that Ramarak went underground for years to simply heal from it’s its wounds (as opposed to ravaging the Island once it was unopposed), and that Kong was not only fighting the smaller Skullcrawlers for experience, but was culling the population. Effectively ensuring that when he would be large and strong enough to take Ramarak in a fight, Ramarak would be forced to fight alone.
* One may wonder why Ramarak doesn't try to eat Kong either of the times Kong is seemingly defeated by it, instead deciding to continue going after the humans. However, recall that Kong's parents parents' bodies also seem to have been left largely intact (judging by the state of their skeletons). Kong Kong, to them them, is not prey prey, but a rival to be driven away or killed, much as a number of real world real-world predators like lions will readily kill other large predators like leopards and hyenas but rarely ever eat them.
* Weaver is mainly the reason why Kong becomes an ally to her, Conrad, and the others. Remember the scene where she ''tries'' to move a chopper that a poor Sker Buffalo happens to be underneath? Kong Kong, being so large large, obviously saw her and casually moves the chopper for her her, letting the Sker Buffalo freely walk off. The second time he sees her again accompanied by Conrad Conrad, he doesn't even attack her at all, she earned his trust from earlier because she was being passionate enough to save a defenseless animal animal, just as how Kong tends to do the same for the other inhabitants inhabitants, as he showed anger when a Skullcrawler killed one of the buffaloes. Weaver placing her palm on his muzzle seals the deal deal, which is why he saved her from nearly getting eaten by Ramarak he uncurls his fist without even crushing her entire body and carefully places her on the ground.
** The gentler touch from her possibly reminded Kong of his mother mother, hence another reason why he saves her.



* ''Film/Godzilla2014'' had fairly clear parallels drawn between monster and the human hero, Ford, most notably in the moment when they both collapse at the end of the fight and their use of fire as a weapon. ''Kong'' doesn't seem to have the same parallel when it comes to its heroes, Conrad and Weaver - except that they're likely meant to parallel Kong's ''parents''. They protect him from Packard and Ramarak the same way that Kong's parents protected him from Ramarak when they died, Kong looks at the aurora to mourn his parents at the same time that Weaver and Conrad are looking at the same aurora and bonding, the tie-in comic makes the scene where Weaver touches Kong's nose definitely feel more motherly given that Kong had bonded with his mother before she died, and Weaver and Conrad (and Slivko) even end up in relatively the same position as the parents' skeletons at the end of the boneyard scene. It's not as direct of a parallel as the one drawn in ''Godzilla (2014)'', but it adds a lot to how willing Kong is to protect them both in the final battle.

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* ''Film/Godzilla2014'' had fairly clear parallels drawn between monster and the human hero, Ford, most notably in the moment when they both collapse at the end of the fight and their use of fire as a weapon. ''Kong'' doesn't seem to have the same parallel when it comes to its heroes, Conrad and Weaver - except that they're likely meant to parallel Kong's ''parents''. They protect him from Packard and Ramarak the same way that Kong's parents protected him from Ramarak when they died, Kong looks at the aurora to mourn his parents at the same time that Weaver and Conrad are looking at the same aurora and bonding, the tie-in comic makes the scene where Weaver touches Kong's nose definitely feel more motherly given that Kong had bonded with his mother before she died, and Weaver and Conrad (and Slivko) even end up in relatively the same position as the parents' skeletons at the end of the boneyard scene. It's not as direct of a parallel as the one drawn in ''Godzilla (2014)'', but it adds a lot to how willing Kong is to protect them both in the final battle.



* As stated in the marketing, Kong is only a ''teenager''. By the time of this film which makes one wonder just how large he will become in the present day, and when he and Godzilla ''do'' face off how much will humanity suffer from their battle, exactly?

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* As stated in the marketing, Kong is only a ''teenager''. By ''teenager'' by the time of this film film, which makes one wonder just how large he will become in the present day, and when he and Godzilla ''do'' face off off, how much will humanity suffer from their battle, exactly?



** Actually, from the [[http://www.discoverskullisland.com viral marketing website]], if you look at the cryptozoology section, and click on the Mother Longlegs, it says this following quote; " The Mother Longlegs has evolved sharpened spikes at the end of its powerful legs. " Think about that for a moment. Not only have these monsters been '' breeding '', but apparently they have been around for so long, that they actually ''' evolved '''. Who knows what other horrific killing abilities can it develop from a few more years of evolution?

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** Actually, from the [[http://www.discoverskullisland.com viral marketing website]], if you look at the cryptozoology section, and click on the Mother Longlegs, it says this following quote; " The Mother Longlegs has evolved sharpened spikes at the end of its powerful legs. " Think about that for a moment. Not only have these monsters been '' breeding '', ''breeding'', but apparently they have been around for so long, that they actually ''' evolved '''.'''evolved'''. Who knows what other horrific killing abilities can it develop from a few more years of evolution?



*** Growing larger and evolving - not the same thing.

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*** Growing larger and evolving - not the same thing.



*** The skull-crawlers and Kong's species have apparently been on the island or had access to it from underground for thousands of years if not millions. Its unlikely much will change regarding their max size anytime soon.

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*** The skull-crawlers and Kong's species have apparently been on the island or had access to it from underground for thousands of years if not millions. Its It's unlikely much will change regarding their max size anytime soon.



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* At certain angles, this movie's version of Kong has hints of a ''green'' tint to his fur, and even to his skin under certain lighting conditions. With so many of the Monsterverse denizens of Skull Island being a symbiosis of plant and animal, it's entirely plausible that Kong himself might have a healthy crop of symbiotic algae living in his pelt, like a sloth.


** Or maybe she reminded him of a baby sibling whom his parents died trying in vain to protect. We don't ''know'' that this version of Kong was the last giant ape born on the island, only the last one left alive.

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** Or if we discount the prequel comic, maybe she reminded him of a baby sibling whom his parents died trying in vain to protect. We don't ''know'' that this version of Kong was the last giant ape born on the island, only the last one left alive.

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** Or maybe she reminded him of a baby sibling whom his parents died trying in vain to protect. We don't ''know'' that this version of Kong was the last giant ape born on the island, only the last one left alive.


* Weaver is mainly the reason why Kong becomes an ally to her, Conrad, and the others. Remember the scene where she ''tries'' to move a chopper that a poor Sker Buffalo happens to be underneath? Kong being so large obviously saw her and casually moves the chopper for her letting the Sker Buffalo freely walk off. The second time he sees her again accompanied by Conrad he doesn't even attack her at all, she earned his trust from earlier because she was being passionate enough to save a defenseless animal just as how Kong tends to do the same for the other inhabitants as he showed anger when a Skullcrawler killed one of the buffaloes. Weaver placing her palm on his muzzle seals the deal which is why he saved her from nearly getting eaten from Ramarak and carefully placing her on the ground.

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* Weaver is mainly the reason why Kong becomes an ally to her, Conrad, and the others. Remember the scene where she ''tries'' to move a chopper that a poor Sker Buffalo happens to be underneath? Kong being so large obviously saw her and casually moves the chopper for her letting the Sker Buffalo freely walk off. The second time he sees her again accompanied by Conrad he doesn't even attack her at all, she earned his trust from earlier because she was being passionate enough to save a defenseless animal just as how Kong tends to do the same for the other inhabitants as he showed anger when a Skullcrawler killed one of the buffaloes. Weaver placing her palm on his muzzle seals the deal which is why he saved her from nearly getting eaten from by Ramarak he uncurls his fist without even crushing her entire body and carefully placing places her on the ground.

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* Weaver is mainly the reason why Kong becomes an ally to her, Conrad, and the others. Remember the scene where she ''tries'' to move a chopper that a poor Sker Buffalo happens to be underneath? Kong being so large obviously saw her and casually moves the chopper for her letting the Sker Buffalo freely walk off. The second time he sees her again accompanied by Conrad he doesn't even attack her at all, she earned his trust from earlier because she was being passionate enough to save a defenseless animal just as how Kong tends to do the same for the other inhabitants as he showed anger when a Skullcrawler killed one of the buffaloes. Weaver placing her palm on his muzzle seals the deal which is why he saved her from nearly getting eaten from Ramarak and carefully placing her on the ground.
** The gentler touch from her possibly reminded Kong of his mother hence another reason why he saves her.


* ''Godzilla2014'' had fairly clear parallels drawn between monster and the human hero, Ford, most notably in the moment when they both collapse at the end of the fight and their use of fire as a weapon. ''Kong'' doesn't seem to have the same parallel when it comes to its heroes, Conrad and Weaver - except that they're likely meant to parallel Kong's ''parents''. They protect him from Packard and Ramarak the same way that Kong's parents protected him from Ramarak when they died, Kong looks at the aurora to mourn his parents at the same time that Weaver and Conrad are looking at the same aurora and bonding, the tie-in comic makes the scene where Weaver touches Kong's nose definitely feel more motherly given that Kong had bonded with his mother before she died, and Weaver and Conrad (and Slivko) even end up in relatively the same position as the parents' skeletons at the end of the boneyard scene. It's not as direct of a parallel as the one drawn in ''Godzilla (2014)'', but it adds a lot to how willing Kong is to protect them both in the final battle.

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* ''Godzilla2014'' ''Film/Godzilla2014'' had fairly clear parallels drawn between monster and the human hero, Ford, most notably in the moment when they both collapse at the end of the fight and their use of fire as a weapon. ''Kong'' doesn't seem to have the same parallel when it comes to its heroes, Conrad and Weaver - except that they're likely meant to parallel Kong's ''parents''. They protect him from Packard and Ramarak the same way that Kong's parents protected him from Ramarak when they died, Kong looks at the aurora to mourn his parents at the same time that Weaver and Conrad are looking at the same aurora and bonding, the tie-in comic makes the scene where Weaver touches Kong's nose definitely feel more motherly given that Kong had bonded with his mother before she died, and Weaver and Conrad (and Slivko) even end up in relatively the same position as the parents' skeletons at the end of the boneyard scene. It's not as direct of a parallel as the one drawn in ''Godzilla (2014)'', but it adds a lot to how willing Kong is to protect them both in the final battle.


* ''{{Godzilla2014}}'' had fairly clear parallels drawn between monster and the human hero, Ford, most notably in the moment when they both collapse at the end of the fight and their use of fire as a weapon. ''Kong'' doesn't seem to have the same parallel when it comes to its heroes, Conrad and Weaver - except that they're likely meant to parallel Kong's ''parents''. They protect him from Packard and Ramarak the same way that Kong's parents protected him from Ramarak when they died, Kong looks at the aurora to mourn his parents at the same time that Weaver and Conrad are looking at the same aurora and bonding, the tie-in comic makes the scene where Weaver touches Kong's nose definitely feel more motherly given that Kong had bonded with his mother before she died, and Weaver and Conrad (and Slivko) even end up in relatively the same position as the parents' skeletons at the end of the boneyard scene. It's not as direct of a parallel as the one drawn in ''Godzilla (2014)'', but it adds a lot to how willing Kong is to protect them both in the final battle.

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* ''{{Godzilla2014}}'' ''Godzilla2014'' had fairly clear parallels drawn between monster and the human hero, Ford, most notably in the moment when they both collapse at the end of the fight and their use of fire as a weapon. ''Kong'' doesn't seem to have the same parallel when it comes to its heroes, Conrad and Weaver - except that they're likely meant to parallel Kong's ''parents''. They protect him from Packard and Ramarak the same way that Kong's parents protected him from Ramarak when they died, Kong looks at the aurora to mourn his parents at the same time that Weaver and Conrad are looking at the same aurora and bonding, the tie-in comic makes the scene where Weaver touches Kong's nose definitely feel more motherly given that Kong had bonded with his mother before she died, and Weaver and Conrad (and Slivko) even end up in relatively the same position as the parents' skeletons at the end of the boneyard scene. It's not as direct of a parallel as the one drawn in ''Godzilla (2014)'', but it adds a lot to how willing Kong is to protect them both in the final battle.

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* ''{{Godzilla2014}}'' had fairly clear parallels drawn between monster and the human hero, Ford, most notably in the moment when they both collapse at the end of the fight and their use of fire as a weapon. ''Kong'' doesn't seem to have the same parallel when it comes to its heroes, Conrad and Weaver - except that they're likely meant to parallel Kong's ''parents''. They protect him from Packard and Ramarak the same way that Kong's parents protected him from Ramarak when they died, Kong looks at the aurora to mourn his parents at the same time that Weaver and Conrad are looking at the same aurora and bonding, the tie-in comic makes the scene where Weaver touches Kong's nose definitely feel more motherly given that Kong had bonded with his mother before she died, and Weaver and Conrad (and Slivko) even end up in relatively the same position as the parents' skeletons at the end of the boneyard scene. It's not as direct of a parallel as the one drawn in ''Godzilla (2014)'', but it adds a lot to how willing Kong is to protect them both in the final battle.

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*** Growing larger and evolving - not the same thing.


*** Its been circulating that Skull Island MAY end up as the modern Monster Island, not confirmed but I'd say its a good bet that the "controllable" monsters end up there and even the Big G may call it home. Its far away from world of man and is likely more to the taste of many prehistoric or modern monsters... So even if Kong kicks it they end up possibly with Mothra, Rodan, and any other monsters who lean toward the good spectrum (Rodan is iffy though) and bonus they end up with Godzilla, a known potentially immortal beast. So barring King Ghidorah being a massive jerk in the third installment, the natives seem to be in good hands.

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*** Its been circulating that Skull Island MAY end up as the modern Monster Island, not confirmed but I'd say its a good bet that the "controllable" monsters end up there and even the Big G may call it home. Its far away from world of man and is likely more to the taste of many prehistoric or modern monsters... So even if Kong kicks it they end up possibly with Mothra, Rodan, and any other monsters who lean toward the good spectrum (Rodan is iffy though) and bonus they end up with Godzilla, a known potentially immortal beast. So barring King Ghidorah being a massive jerk in the third installment, the natives seem to be in good hands.hands.
** The fate of Randa and the machine gunner is pretty horrifying if you think about it. They almost certainly suffered horrific trauma but were likely ''not dead'' when the skullcrawler ate them, meaning they would have endured burns from stomach acid and then finally the explosion that tore through said crawler to kill it before they finally died.

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* In relation to the above, there’s a good chance that in their fight with Ramarak, Kong’s parents very nearly killed it, or at the very least left it heavily wounded, before being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of Ramarak’s offspring. The Brilliance in this is two-fold, that Ramarak went underground for years to simply heal from it’s wounds (as opposed to ravaging the Island once it was unopposed), and that Kong was not only fighting the smaller Skullcrawlers for experience, but was culling the population. Effectively ensuring that when he would be large and strong enough to take Ramarak in a fight, Ramarak would be forced to fight alone.

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*** The skull-crawlers and Kong's species have apparently been on the island or had access to it from underground for thousands of years if not millions. Its unlikely much will change regarding their max size anytime soon.


** The tie-in comic reveals that by 1995, [[spoiler: the natives didn't just survive, they also began speaking again and know English]].

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** The tie-in comic reveals that by 1995, [[spoiler: the natives didn't just survive, they also began speaking again and know English]].English]].
*** Its been circulating that Skull Island MAY end up as the modern Monster Island, not confirmed but I'd say its a good bet that the "controllable" monsters end up there and even the Big G may call it home. Its far away from world of man and is likely more to the taste of many prehistoric or modern monsters... So even if Kong kicks it they end up possibly with Mothra, Rodan, and any other monsters who lean toward the good spectrum (Rodan is iffy though) and bonus they end up with Godzilla, a known potentially immortal beast. So barring King Ghidorah being a massive jerk in the third installment, the natives seem to be in good hands.


** Either that, or the Skullcrawlers have decimated their ecosystem by devouring every indigenous animal that '''didn't''' already have nigh-perfect camouflage for protection. What additional kinds of nightmare beasts might've predominated on the island ''before'' the current generations of 'crawlers emerged from underground?

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** Either that, or the Skullcrawlers have decimated their ecosystem by devouring every indigenous animal that '''didn't''' already have nigh-perfect camouflage for protection. What additional kinds of nightmare beasts might've predominated on the island ''before'' the current generations generation of 'crawlers emerged from underground?

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