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Ghidorah and its Other Creations


Scientific name: Titanus Ghidorah

A malevolent extraterrestrial Titan which was responsible for instigating the Titan Mass Awakening before being defeated by Godzilla. It consists of three draconic brothers with a single body, who each have control of one of the three heads: San (later San's Alternate Self, San-2/San-Who-Could-Have-Been) who is known to the other heads as "Youngest Brother" or "the Third"; and the "Eldest Brother" (the central head, Ichi, "the First") and "Elder Brother/Younger Brother" (the right head, Ni, "the Second").

Tropes applying generally or to all three heads

  • Adaptational Abomination: Ghidorah was already portrayed in MonsterVerse canon as a Draconic Abomination; but in Abraxas, its leftover head's Psychic Powers have an even more intense Brown Note effect on anyone who spends too much time near it than anything displayed in Godzilla vs. Kong. It's also worth noting, the Godzilla vs. Kong novelization states Ghidorah's skull is composed of metals and minerals that are rare on Earth, whereas in AbraxasVerse, Ghidorah's biology mostly consists of elements that aren't even on the periodic table.
  • Adaptational Badass: Besides the points racked up by MonsterVerse canon Ghidorah relative to earlier licensed continuities' portrayals, there's also the fact that this story's version of Ghidorah was able to break free of its alien former-masters' control without any assistance, if they even had any real control over it to begin with (but from what the author has said, it's possible that those aliens probably just didn't value their lives enough to try placing restraints on their own creation). Furthermore, Ghidorah's Psychic Powers even when it's reduced to a single head are demonstrably more intense here than in MonsterVerse canon, and Ghidorah in this story is able to regenerate fully From a Single Cell with all three minds intact (whereas MonsterVerse Ghidorah's remains were an Undead Abomination that only demonstrably retained Ghidorah's Soul Fragment).
  • The Ageless: Its Backstory indicates as much, confirming that it's been around for eons.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: In Chapter 17, it decides on a whim to try assimilating Thor into the Many and then ripping Mothra limb from limb, solely so that it can see Godzilla and Monster X's reactions.
  • Artifact of Doom: The severed Ghidorah head inside the abandoned Monarch outpost, which is implied to still have some of Ghidorah in it after San's consciousness has left.
  • The Assimilator: Its ultimate plan for Vivienne — it intends to turn her into its fourth head (Shi). In Chapter 17, Ghidorah manages to partly assimilate Thor into its partly Many-composed body.
  • Ax-Crazy: Ghidorah (particularly Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother) is just as relentlessly depraved, cruel and bloodthirsty here as the three-headed monster has ever been in any licenced Godzilla continuity. Ghidorah's backstory here expands on the "crazy" when describing what caused Ghidorah to become the sadistic Omnicidal Maniac we all know it as.
  • Back from the Dead: San states that Ghidorah can regenerate and return from death via its Healing Factor so long as any trace of its DNA remains — apparently, San and his brothers have died and resurrected this way before — and thus Ghidorah will one day return via the decapitated head or its DNA. It eventually comes true.
  • Badass Boast: Has this for a Bone Singer who communicated with it, in the past in Chapter 5:note 
    San: we live forever cut off our heads and they will grow back
    San: the head is the seat of the soul
  • Bad Boss: Ghidorah actually regards the Titans it once commanded as "lowly beasts" who have no higher purposes than being lapdogs to Ghidorah's whims.
  • Beauty Is Bad: It's acknowledged as having been a beautiful and elegant creature, as utterly evil and destructive as it was. In its incomplete, Body Horror form, the heads are about the only part of it that retain this.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Ghidorah's creators methodically tortured it, implicitly to make it a more effectively violent Bioweapon Beast, and this was the beginning of Ghidorah's path into evil before it exterminated the Makers in revenge. The Old Noise the Makers had programmed into Ghidorah's minds finished what the Makers started, slowly tearing apart and erasing what goodness Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother still had in them until Ghidorah became the vicious monster we all know it as.
  • Belly Mouth: Keizer Ghidorah has a giant, vertical mouth with teeth in its Many-made chest.
  • Big Bad: It casts a lingering influence on San and Vivienne. Once it starts coming Back from the Dead, it serves as the main Kaiju antagonist of the story.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Its Evil Plan after regenerating involved inflicting Being Tortured Makes You Evil on their "sister-daughter" Vivienne to make her like them, with the Many as Ghidorah's thralls, and both San-2/Youngest Brother and the Many outright call it a family.
  • Bioweapon Beast: Once, long ago. It's implied the alien civilization who turned Ichi, Ni and San into Ghidorah intended them to be this.
  • Body Horror: Once the Monster Delay ends in Chapter 17, it's revealed that Ghidorah's unwhole body, which it's incorporated the Many into, is so horrible to behold that the entire G-Team go pale-faced despite themselves.
  • Break Them by Talking: Is attempting to drive Monster X down a Start of Darkness, using techniques varying from tempting to belittling, to striking when Vivienne is mentally vulnerable.
  • Brown Note: The decapitated head's psychic influence seems to cause this, driving to suicide those who don't suffer The Corruption type Sanity Slippage.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: It's a case of Villains Never Lie (see below), but according to Word of God, this trope was also a big influence on Ghidorah forming a particular part of its Evil Plan for Monster X when it learned of human metaphors.
  • Clip Its Wings: During the Chapter 17 battle, Godzilla burned a hole through one of Ghidorah's wings with his Atomic Breath to disable its flight advantage.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The author has described what Ni and Ichi's mental voices sound like here, and San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother has the same voice as the main San (the dragon Grigori) — also see here for an example of what Ichi would sound like when he raises his voice based on his casting.
  • Composite Character: King Ghidorah and Keizer Ghidorah are considered by Wikizilla to be separate characters due to Toho officially making separate trademarks for them. In Abraxas, they're the same character in different forms.
  • The Corrupter: This seems to be its plan for Vivienne, utilizing Break Them by Talking and attempting to drive her into a full Sanity Slippage so it can turn her into another Ax-Crazy extension of Ghidorah.
  • Create Your Own Hero: It's done this by planning before San's decapitation to bring Vivienne Back from the Dead as a part-Ghidorah hybrid. If Ichi/Eldest Brother had just been able to settle for killing her and letting her stay dead, the course of events from when Ghidorah starts regenerating would probably go differently.
    Vivienne: [to the Many] "Your 'great one' should have let me stay dead!"
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: Played With. It's reliant on its own surviving DNA traces to regenerate From a Single Head after it was previously obliterated, and until it can fully regenerate, it's reliant on the Many to act physically.
  • The Darkness Gazes Back: During Ghidorah's confrontation with Thor underground, it became visible by its glinting eyes when enraged, then also by the glow of its Gravity Beams charging.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: When answering a question about Monster X's reproductive cycle, the author humorously suggested that Ghidorah probably did this once in a while as stress relief inbetween destroying worlds. Being a sociopathic Omnicidal Maniac that's out to kill everything it encounters probably limited its fuck-buddy options.
  • Decomposite Character: Ghidorah here becomes Keizer Ghidorah in spirit after merging with the Many and forming a pair of forelegs, making this continuity's version of Keizer Ghidorah a separate character from Monster X.
  • Dehumanization: A variation. It considers any of its heads that have detached from Ghidorah's main body and become autonomous creatures to be nothing more than "shed skins" or "shadows" which are inferior to Ghidorah, despite said shed skins retaining their personalities. Word of God has talked more about how and when Ghidorah developed this attitude in its backstory.
  • Determinator: Implied. Compared to the old Toho incarnations who would flee back into space when defeated, in this story, it seems Ghidorah truly will not stop until it's successfully conquered and destroyed the Earth before it can move on to doing the same to another world. Bear in mind, it's explicitly confirmed in this story that Ghidorah is capable of interstellar travel (whereas King of the Monsters kept Ghidorah's history before falling to Earth shrouded in mystery), yet it tries to kill Godzilla and destroy his world every time it comes back from death.
  • Detrimental Determination: Not only did Ghidorah unwittingly pull a Create Your Own Hero with Vivienne's transformation into a half-Ghidorah Titan, but it remains fixated on getting Monster X back and completing its end-goals for Vivienne at all costs. This ultimately leads to Monster X alerting Godzilla and his allies (both human and Titan) to Ghidorah's hiding place once Ghidorah has had Monster X brought there; triggering the Final Battle, and ruining Ghidorah's chances to remain in hiding until it was fully regenerated.
  • Draconic Abomination: True to its film characterization, Ghidorah is an inexplicably powerful and ancient creature even by the standards of the Titans, and has a Healing Factor and biology that can't be explained by human science, not to mention the results of experimenting on its DNA.
  • The Dreaded: Vivienne completely feared Ghidorah when it was still frozen, humans who encountered Ghidorah during the Mass Awakening tend to be left with some psychological trauma to varying degrees, and both humans and Titans alike take the idea of Ghidorah one day returning From a Single Head very gravely.
  • Elemental Absorption: San explicitly says that Ghidorah can feed on electrical energy from manmade constructs and from other bio-electrical Titans to make itself stronger.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: Subverted. During Keizer Ghidorah's confrontation with Thor, it looks like Ghidorah is going to emerge to attack, but then it pulls back and has its Elite Mook attack him.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: It threatens pretty much all other life, it's confirmed here to be a serial Planet Destroyer, and it's despised by Earth's native Titans (forces of nature embodied) as "the Enemy".
  • Evil Counterpart: It has a Good Counterpart in Monster X, who ultimately has similar powers, a similar Two Beings, One Body nature and a similar origin to Ghidorah but is benevolent and wants to live in peace, in contrast to Ghidorah's malicious cruelty and Omnicidal Mania. Ichi/Eldest Brother specifically is an Evil Counterpart to Vivienne (see below).
  • Eviler than Thou: It's far too much for Jonah to control even when it's mostly dead, leading to Ghidorah becoming the one pulling Jonah's strings. Driving this trope home is the regenerated heads' utter contempt for Jonah in Chapter 13.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Sometimes, especially with Ichi/Eldest Brother, as the Badass Boast and the No Indoor Voice demonstrate, although it's relatively subdued.
  • Evil Laugh: It's hinted in this story that some of the times when Ghidorah's heads produce their high-pitched roars (which Godzilla viewers have historically compared to deranged cackling), they really are cackling in their Kaiju Talk.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Both San and Mothra consider Ghidorah's utilization of the Many to be a new debasement even by Ghidorah's standards, and... Well, if Ghidorah's part-Many temporary body could make the military team who fought at Washington DC and Boston want to throw up, that's gotta be saying something.
  • Family Theme Naming: Although Ichi, Ni and San are technically nicknames that Vivienne gave to Ghidorah's three heads rather than being considered by Ghidorah its real names, nevertheless, not only Vivienne but also San-2/Youngest Brother think she'd be called Shinote  if Ghidorah were to succeed in turning her into its fourth head.
  • Fatal Flaw: Like in King of the Monsters, it's Ghidorah's overt thirst for senseless agony that does it in. Ichi/Eldest Brother pulled a Create Your Own Hero by ordering San to turn Vivienne into an Artificial Hybrid because just eating and killing her wasn't enough to satisfy the former, and Ghidorah might have actually won at the story's end if it had gone through with fleeing to the Hollow Earth instead of going back to have some "fun" at its enemies' expense out of sheer spite and malice.
  • Faux Flame: Keizer Ghidorah's red-themed storm makes the sky look like it's alive with hellfire.
  • Foil: Apart from the Evil Counterpart, Ghidorah is this to Alan Jonah. Despite their Mirror Character (see below), Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother have absolutely zero redeeming qualities and are very much Eviler than Thou. Jonah is ultimately a mortal Smug Snake, whereas Ghidorah is technically a Smug Super as an Alpha-class Physical God.
  • For the Evulz: Word of God comments that Ghidorah will personally wipe out some species just for pleasure during its conquest of a planet.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's lived for billions of years after the incident in its Backstory which made it a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds and led to it becoming so evil.
  • From a Single Cell: Ghidorah can regenerate its entire body and all three heads' minds from just a single decapitated head, although it implicitly takes years for it to fully regrow without outside assistance, probably not least because the head needs to conserve or expand its internal power according to Word of God.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Ichi, Ni and San began their shared existence as a small, weak type of animal that was not at the top of the food chain, on some faraway alien world. Eons later, they're a spacefaring, murderous Draconic Abomination that has ravaged entire worlds that once had intelligent life, and they're Godzilla's nightmarish Arch-Enemy on Earth.
  • Fully-Embraced Fiend: An alien wild animal to alien giant Person of Mass Destruction variation, but Ghidorah is this compared to Monster X; having long ago grown to like and then embrace its sadistic instincts which were hardwired into it against its will.
  • Genetic Memory: With time, it can regenerate all three heads' individual personalities and memories from just a single decapitated head.
  • Genius Bruiser: It's vicious but not dumb at all, and it's highly tactical.
  • Genocide Backfire: It's responsible for exterminating the rest of Thor's people long ago, and Thor in the Final Battle plays a significant part in killing Ghidorah. It's also heavily implied that Ghidorah caused or at least contributed to the near-extinction of Godzilla's species.
  • A God Am I: It's implied Ghidorah's heads view their single-bodied self this way, and at best consider the terrestrial Titans that oppose them to be second-rate.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Ghidorah's gold color scheme becomes the Evil Color compared to Monster X's bone armor being infused with visible silver traces, in addition to a Bright Is Not Good / Dark Is Not Evil contrast after Monster X's second Metamorphosis.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Besides its points listed under Posthumous Character, its Psychic Powers also caused Jonah's Sanity Slippage and the creation of the Many. Subverted when Ghidorah's three minds regenerate, and it takes over from Jonah as the true Big Bad of the story.
  • Hated by All: Everyone In-Universe, from Viv and San to the Titans Ghidorah fought or controlled to the humans who were in any way involved in fighting it during King of the Monsters, hate Ghidorah's guts, and the feeling renews when Ghidorah comes Back from the Dead. San-2/Youngest Brother is somewhat exempt from this trope during and after his Redemption Equals Death, but the other two heads not so much.
  • Hate Sink: It's responsible for relentlessly and viciously trying to get under Viv and San's skin via the Psychic Link, and the heads all to varying degrees take glee in physically or psychologically hurting something. Ghidorah's Evil Plan to undo all of Vivienne's work towards mental recovery and reduce her to an irrevocably Ax-Crazy monster, its willingness to forcibly use her as a monster Baby Factory if it'll make her scream to that end, and its wish to physically separate her from San (with no small amount of needless cruelty) and turn her into Ichi, Ni and San-2's fourth head; all of these go quite a way to purge any Rooting for the Empire tendencies that even a sadistic reader might otherwise have, and they make the reader very much root against Ghidorah and want it to fail in its Evil Plan as well as making Ghidorah quite loathsome.
  • Having a Blast: In Chapter 17, it's revealed that Keizer Ghidorah has gained Godzilla's ability to pull this off, due to the Many assimilating Godzilla's dorsal plate fragments leftover from the events of Godzilla: Aftershock.
  • Healing Factor: It turns out that it can regrow From a Single Cell with enough time.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": In the film, Ghidorah's name was merely what ancient humans called it, whereas it's explicitly shown in the fic that it's also the name by which Ghidorah's heads identify themselves. Special ancient humans who were capable of Kaiju Talk probably picked up and recorded the name.
  • Hive Queen: Ghidorah's three minds control the Many, which are originally created from Ghidorah's DNA, this way.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Of the Create Your Own Hero kind. Things would've probably gone very differently if Ghidorah hadn't resurrected Vivienne to turn her into an Artificial Hybrid. What's more, Ghidorah is directly responsible for instigating Monster X's metamorphosis into its final form, enabling them to contribute heavily to the final fight against Ghidorah.
  • Hostile Terraforming: San's memories indicate Ghidorah has converted the skies of previous alien worlds it conquered into a planet-wide version of the tempest that forms around Ghidorah on Earth (which would logically spell certain extinction for any lifeforms on those conquered worlds that were neither highly adaptable nor used to similar environmental conditions); and Word of God indicates Ghidorah overall makes sure to Salt the Earth on every planetary conquest before finishing. It's made clear by Ghidorah's Space Nomad past and by Monster X's ability to live on Earth just fine that this isn't in any way a necessity to make the environment more suitable for Ghidorah, it's just a way of making its mark on a conquered world and asserting its dominance over all other lifeforms.
  • Hypocrite: Ichi/Eldest Brother is enraged when San points out in Chapter 14 that Ghidorah's creation and utilization of the Many is a lot like what the aliens who turned them into Ghidorah did to them. Word of God comments that Ghidorah really wouldn't care if it realized its hypocrisy and would rationalize the contradiction. See below for another example.
  • Iconic Attribute Adoption Moment: Keizer Ghidorah starts out with corpse-filled skin and gangly forelegs, but as its body reshapes itself, it looks increasingly faithful to the original Keizer Ghidorah movie design.
  • I'm Melting!: Keizer Ghidorah's body minus its severed head is melted down and vaporized, and then the severed head is cooked and melted by Monster X.
  • Instant Expert: The Many's Hive Mind enables Ghidorah to read the socio-cultural knowledge of all the Many's human victims at its leisure.
  • Karmic Death: The partly-regenerated Ghidorah is eventually beaten in battle by an alliance of the Two Beings, One Body Titan it caused so much pain to, the Queen of the Monsters it previously killed, said Queen's symbiotic partner and implicit mate, the Thunderer whose son it brutally slaughtered and whose kind it exterminated, and several of the Titans whom it enslaved and tried to manipulate into destroying their own planet. Monster X, who has arguably suffered the most pain by Ghidorah's actions, is the one who finishes Ichi/Eldest Brother off once the latter's head is all that's left.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: All three of its minds deride Jonah as nothing more than a tool who served his purpose. Downplayed by Ichi/Eldest Brother when in Chapter 16, he lets San-2/Youngest Brother pick a fight with MaNi/Elder Brother for Ichi's own amusement.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed in that the work is already dark and edgy even without Ghidorah's direct presence. But once Keizer Ghidorah returns to center stage, things turn even more serious: it torments Monster X underground, and it absorbs an entire city's population in advance of the Monster Delay's end. It helps that whereas Alan Jonah is a Smug Snake and MaNi/Elder Brother is Stupid Evil, Ghidorah is more of a Smug Super.
  • Large and in Charge: It's regenerated enough to tower above MaNi/Elder Brother and logically the Many's other Skullcrawler Mind Hives, in Chapter 17.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: While it was frozen, its heads were still partly conscious and still able to exert a limited psychic and electromagnetic interference.
  • Life Energy: Ghidorah can suck this power out of other living creatures via Vampiric Draining like it tried to do to Godzilla in King of the Monsters, but more than that, Word of God says that Ghidorah's severed pieces utilize a kind of onboard backup storage of its life energy to stay animate, and that this energy store can run out if it isn't well-charged.
  • Light Is Not Good: Like in MonsterVerse canon, Ghidorah produces lightning even in its Keizer form, and it's a monster in every sense of the word. Word of God even comments on Ghidorah, "The Three came in Light".
  • Logical Weakness: Apparently, Ghidorah's electrical powers can be crippled by a MUTO's EMP.
  • Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair: Quoted in verbatim by Monster X in Chapter 17. Ghidorah's efforts with Vivienne can be considered a villainous inversion of the smaller scale version of this trope: Ghidorah's regenerating minds frankly invest a lot in trying to make Vivienne become like Ghidorah, but it ends with Monster X contributing to Ghidorah's defeat and becoming a protector Titan, the complete antithesis to what Ghidorah wanted.
  • Mass Hypnosis: The severed head's psychic influence affects a number of Jonah's paramilitary, inducing Sanity Slippages and causing those who aren't Driven to Suicide to aid Ghidorah's resurrection.
  • Master of Your Domain: After the middle head ate Vivienne alive, her body was willfully regurgitated into the left head's (San's) neck to keep her intact so she could be revived and biologically reshaped to Ghidorah's desires, though not before she'd been partly digested by Ghidorah's stomach acids.
  • Mind Hive: Ghidorah has assimilated the Many into itself to make itself mobile whilst its regeneration is incomplete. And well, most of the resulting body looks like a medieval artwork of eternal damnation at first. Early planning notes by the author even compared the connections among Ghidorah's attached heads to a Hive Mind.
  • Mind Rape: Ghidorah has used its Psychic Link to Monster X to torment them, inducing excruciating seizures and just intrusively attempting to shout breaking words at Vivienne which, in Ichi/Eldest Brother's case, get increasingly sensual. The Brown Note effect that the decapitated Ghidorah-head has on Jonah's paramilitary is outright torturous for some humans in the long term.
  • Monster Delay: It isn't until one chapter after Ghidorah's first appearance in the flesh following its partial regeneration and use of the Many that we see what its body below the necks looks like.
  • Moral Myopia: It despises its long-dead alien makers, yet none of its attached heads seem to quite realize (or just don't care) that they've become exactly the same as them – something which San after his Heel–Face Turn calls his brothers out on. Ichi/Eldest Brother in particular is extremely vindictive when anything besides himself and his brothers reminds him of the makers.
  • More than Mind Control: Word of God indicates it inflicted this on Jonah before his Sanity Slippage got really bad, giving his thoughts a slight nudge that ultimately made him obsessively believe he could resurrect a lost loved one.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: Gender-flipped, but Ghidorah is this by the end of the fic; having effectively spawned Monster X, the Many and an unknown number of Zmeyevich.
  • Motive Decay: Ghidorah is revealed via its backstory to be an In-Universe case. It began killing beyond its Turned Against Their Masters because it was at first just trying to make "the Old Noise" stop, and it aimed to kill Asshole Victims; with Word of God even suggesting that at least some of these early victims Ghidorah targeted were extraplanetary survivors of the Makers' species. As time passed however, Ghidrah wholly devolved into an Omnicidal Maniac, concerned only with hatred of all life that even vaguely resembles the Makers and with satisfying its endless bloodlust.
  • Multiple Head Case: It consists of three brothers, each acting as an individual mind for one of its three heads, and it can regenerate back-up duplicates of them if Ghidorah or one of its heads is destroyed or is severed intact.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: It's called the Destroyer of Worlds for a reason.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Word of God confirms that Vivienne comes within a hair's breadth of going irrevocably Ax-Crazy as Ghidorah wanted of her, in Chapter 16. It's suggested in Chapter 17 that if it weren't for a combination of Monster X weakening Ghidorah and Ghidorah choosing to forego retreating to the Realm Below, Ghidorah might have succeeded in corrupting Vivienne and destroying the world from the inside-out.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: As seen in the story and further elaborated on by the author; not only did Ghidorah Create Your Own Hero, but by making Monster X's final form more powerful, Ghidorah ends up giving its enemies a very powerful extra ally against in the fight against Keizer Ghidorah.
  • The Night That Never Ends: San's memories indicate that Ghidorah converted the skies of alien worlds it previously attacked into a global version of the alien superstorm which forms around Ghidorah on Earth, which naturally blotted out those worlds' sunlight permanently.
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Thor accusing it of being afraid to face him successfully pissed it off in Chapter 17.
  • No Indoor Voice: Its heads' voices are usually shouting or screaming according to the narration, except for after the O.O.C. Is Serious Business.
  • No Ontological Inertia: When Keizer Ghidorah is killed, the storm it was generating disperses within a matter of minutes.
  • Not Enough to Bury: Keizer Ghidorah gets thoroughly vaporized, in an attempt to ensure Ghidorah can't regenerate again.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Discussed. Ghidorah considers itself to be "deathless", but in Chapter 17, Monster X points out to Ichi/Eldest Brother that Ghidorah will die permanently if its enemies can find and destroy all its remains after killing it.
  • The Older Immortal: Whereas the Titans native to Earth are believed to be thousands, millions or hundreds of millions of years old depending on the individual; Word of God describes Ghidorah as being literally eons (billions of years) old.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: It's made clear that from Ghidorah's perspective, everything besides itself is either a toy for extending its destructive rampage, or otherwise consists of food and insects which exist solely to be played with and then killed. As revealed by San's memories and further elaborated on by Word of God, Ghidorah has devoted its immortal life to traveling from world to world, basically inflicting the same apocalypse we saw it try to inflict in King of the Monsters on each one, and salting the leftover rock before it moves on. And we're next. Not only that, but Word of God indicates Ghidorah could trigger a Class X on the Apocalypse How scale if it succeeds in its new plan to devour the Earth's Zohar. This trope is even reflected in the Terrible Ticking which ultimately moulded Ghidorah's personalities into this trope in the first place, simplistically screaming at the backs of Ghidorah's heads, "KILL THEM ALL".
  • One-Man Army: It's arguably this even amongst the Titans. Even when Ghidorah was being fought and overwhelmed by eight other Titans including Godzilla (and when Ghidorah was in an incomplete state no less); it still put up quite a fight.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Chapter 13, Vivienne is unnerved by how calm Ichi, Ni and San-2's voices are after she rips apart one of the Many's Mind Hives.
  • Parental Abandonment: San and his brothers originally came from a clutch of eggs, with no parents around to play a nurturing role. Vivienne believes this indicates the species Ghidorah originally hailed from would leave their eggs to fend for themselves, similar to sea turtles.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Chapter 10 reveals that the first species-wide genocide Ghidorah committed billions of years ago was this. Word of God also reveals that Ghidorah originally tried to stick to committing this trope when it committed more genocides, before its Slowly Slipping Into Evil.
  • Pitiful Worms: It's called humans, including a brave Bone Singer who communicated with it long ago when it was frozen, "insects".
  • Planetary Core Manipulation: Keizer Ghidorah's new plan involves feasting on the Zohar within the Hollow Earth, with Word of God suggesting this could make the planet shatter like an egg.
  • Planet Destroyer: Slightly downplayed in that from what we know, Ghidorah doesn't (usually) destroy the physical planets themselves but it does wipe out all dominant life and most to all of the biosphere. It's confirmed that Ghidorah attacked, conquered and ruined numerous alien worlds that had intelligent life on them before its arrival on ancient Earth brought it into conflict with Godzilla, and San's memories further confirm quite-explicitly that Ghidorah covered most of these previous worlds in a global version of Ghidorah's hurricane post-conquest.
  • Posthumous Character: It's dead following the battle in Boston before the fic's main time frame (at first), but its actions have caused San and Vivienne's transformation into Monster X, and it's hinted the severed head still has some of Ghidorah's minds in it. Then Ichi, Ni and San-2 start regenerating From a Single Head.
  • Post-Mortem Comeback: It's responsible for Vivienne's death and her and San's rebirth as Monster X, and San's brothers feature through memories, flashbacks and dreams. Subverted when Ghidorah has regenerated its minds, and their aforementioned dream appearance turns out to be Real After All.
  • The Power of Hate: Ghidorah's "storm" powers are fuelled by hatred — which Ichi, Ni and San are altogether wealthy in, unlike the two-headed Monster X who has more trouble drawing on such powerful negative feelings regularly.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: If you've read what it plans to do to Vivienne, then you'll know that Ghidorah saving Monster X is not gonna be a good thing if Ghidorah gets its way with them immediately afterwards. There's also San-2/Youngest Brother protesting to his brothers causing too much physical damage to Monster X more because he's concerned it'll irreparably break what San-2 sees as a beloved toy than out of humaneness.
  • Precursor Killer: The alien Abusive Precursors who turned Ichi, Ni and San into Ghidorah eons ago were among Ghidorah's first victims.
  • Psychic Powers: It exhibits a powerful psychic influence on humans around it which can have Mind Rape effects or worse, in addition to its Psychic Links with Monster X, the Many and implicitly one of the Zmeyevich broodmothers respectively.
  • Psychic Link: Has one with Monster X, which it uses to try and Break Them by Talking. It also has a psychic link with the Many as their Hive Queen, and it's hinted it might even have one with the Zmeyevich-carrying Esfir.
  • Psychoactive Powers: It's revealed Ghidorah's electrical powers work this way, relying mainly on hatred.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: Ghidorah used to be this before it fully became an Omnicidal Maniac. Before its epoch-spanning slip into becoming the evil monster we know it as was complete; it committed mass destruction again and again in an effort to make the Old Noise stop tormenting it, and Ghidorah implicitly resorted to slaughtering lifeforms that were in no way to blame for inflicting the Old Noise on it to that end.
  • Rasputinian Death: And boy, is it epic. Ghidorah's the target of a long Combination Attack by eight Titans working together — major points include Ni/Elder Brother's head suffering severe Palate Propping Jawbreaker, the lots of bone-breaking and being sliced open, and Ichi/Eldest Brother's gullet getting exploded open from the inside; before Ghidorah's body is vaporized. Ichi/Eldest Brother's decapitated head gets finished off by Monster X performing their own Kiss of Death which cleaves the head in two. The trope gets lampshaded by Lieutenant Commander Pasternak:
    "Make that Rasputin worm hurt!"
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The storm generated by Keizer Ghidorah has red highlights as well as casting black shadows, unlike Ghidorah's storm in King of the Monsters.
  • Red Baron: Its titles mentioned during the story include the Devil, the Enemy, the Dragon, the Destroyer of Worlds, the One Who Is Many, That Which Came From The Stars, the Golden Demise, the Snake Father, the World Eater, the Song of Entropy, the Death Knell of Three Storms and the Great One.
  • Reluctant Psycho: According to the author, Ghidorah was once this in the beginning. Ghidorah's three brains had a single command forcibly hardwired into them through indicated alien brain surgery, which drove them to try again and again without success to make the Terrible Ticking stop by sating it. The author suggests the command probably faded to something like tinnitus after eons, but by then, Ghidorah's Slowly Slipping Into Evil had come full circle. What did the Terrible Ticking say?
    Kill Them All.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: It's presumed by the world at large to be permanently dead, until Monarch find out about San's old head and Monster X confirms that Ghidorah will regenerate in the future.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Part of what made Ghidorah decide against pragmatically retreating at the Berezniki battle was the idea of seeing the look on Godzilla's face if Ghidorah managed to kill Mothra and use the Many to assimilate Thor.
  • Rule of Three: Ghidorah itself lampshades this trope in Chapter 16, noting Ghidorah has three heads and the number three is considered sacred among humans.
  • Sadist: King of the Monsters already makes it clear that Ghidorah is an Omnicidal Maniac with For the Evulz and There Is No Kill Like Overkill tendencies, but this story goes more into showing how depraved Ghidorah (particularly Ichi/Eldest Brother) is capable of being when it wants to torment an individual without killing them, and also how Ghidorah became that way.
  • Salt the Earth: True to how San's memories reveal Ghidorah converts the atmospheres of the worlds it conquers into a global version of Ghidorah's hurricane, Word of God indicates Ghidorah will make sure to render its planetary conquests unable to grow new life after annihilating the native opposition.
  • Satanic Archetype: Like in the movie. Vivienne always called it the Devil or the Dragon in her notes, it's often compared by human characters' narration to a devil, and it serves as the Trigon to Monster X's Raven. Like Satan, Ghidorah's descent into darkness began with it turning against its creators (similar to Satan's rebellion against God), and the Evil Makes You Ugly (see above) brings to mind Satan's transformation from a beautiful angel into a devil as a consequence of his crimes. The fates of humans who fall victim to Ghidorah's use of the Many, and Ghidorah primarily residing in subterranean tunnels where its psychic influence is strong and it rules over the Many, both bring to mind the idea of Hell with Satan ruling over its denizens and damned humans, while Keizer Ghidorah assimilating the Many brings to mind a devil taking souls inside itself for power. Ghidorah's heads also quote the Serpent in the Book of Genesis, specifically when the Serpent is tempting Eve, and Ghidorah shows an aptly Satan-like level of hubris in how the heads misinterpret or deliberately pervert the verse's meaningnote . It's hinted in Chapter 13 that the Devil might literally be humanity's mythical memory of Ghidorah.
  • Serpent of Immortality: Ghidorah is Time Abyss old, and it can never permanently die so long as a viable piece of its DNA remains.
  • Sickening "Crunch!": An In-Universe case. During the final battle with Godzilla, the latter ground his foot down on Ghidorah's back until he heard bones popping.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: As described by the author here, Ghidorah gradually suffered this in its Backstory until it became the sadistic Omnicidal Maniac we all know it as.
  • Smug Super: Ichi/Eldest Brother shows the ego part of this trope the most, but all three heads express a high opinion of Ghidorah in the Badass Boast. It's not an understatement, as a badly weakened Ghidorah was capable of holding its own against seven Earth Titans plus Monster X, and the ending heavily implies Ghidorah can still come Back from the Dead again.
  • Space Nomads: Before arriving on Earth, it's been moving from world to world, conquering each one and then moving on.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: All three heads have done this at some point or another. All of them speak lowly of Jonah shortly after he's killed, and Ni/Elder Brother called Thor's kind whom Ghidorah exterminated "misbegotten" after the act.
  • Spectacular Spinning: Keizer Ghidorah spins gracefully whilst performing Tail Slaps against its Titan foes in Chapter 17.
  • Sssssnaketalk: Only when the three heads all say this word in unison:
  • Stalker Without A Crush: It psychically haunted Vivienne for years when she was monitoring Outpost 32. Ichi/Eldest Brother, Ni/Elder Brother and San's Evil Doppelgänger are stalking Vivienne and San even more viciously after Monster X's creation. This trope is nightmarishly Zig-Zagged when Ghidorah, including a particularly In Love with Your Carnage Ni/Elder Brother, plans to forcibly use Vivienne as a monster Baby Factory whilst torturing her.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Word of God comments that Ghidorah basically exploits the Many's deification of it to manipulate them.
  • Straw Nihilist: It has shades of this, viewing all other life as temporary and worthless, and believing that nothing besides Ghidorah has any real value because Ghidorah is the only thing which lasts forever. According to the author, it's rooted in Ghidorah's own realization during its Slowly Slipping Into Evil that there was no reason why it was the victim of such tragedy, and that asking what the point of its Reluctant Psycho programming was was equally pointless.
    San-2: we tried at first tried to find meaning in their screams tried to find meaning in yours there was nothing to find [...] that is the meaning we found it is nothing there is no meaning we conquered we hunted we killed every world was mindless the ones who made us screamed when we killed them nothing left all gone lives wasted honors meaningless
  • Super Empowering: There's what San did to Vivienne when he transformed her body into an Artificial Hybrid by feeding his Ghidorah biology's enzymes into her inside his neck's "womb". Plus, the Many are a lot more durable and deadly than when they were autonomous living creatures.
  • Tail Slap: Ghidorah's twin tails make for useful whipping and clubbing weapons against other Titans.
  • Talkative Loon: It's rather jarring reading Ghidorah's three minds talking over each-other at the same thing.
  • Terrible Ticking: A nasty variant. As described by the author, a singular demand known to Ghidorah as "the Old Noise" was deliberately programmed by Ghidorah's creators into it and exists in its three minds: Kill Them All. It's actually this that drove Ghidorah to repeatedly commit genocide at first. The author thinks it's faded to something like tinnitus after billions of years, but by the time this happened it had fully taken its toll on Ghidorah's minds. The author went into further detail here.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Naturally, the Titans have to employ this on Ghidorah whenever they kill it, trying to kill every last bit of it present in the hopes there'll be nothing for it to resurrect from and that there won't be another next time.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Ghidorah is this trope made flesh, since a decapitated head alone produces a Brown Note effect on humans who spend too much time around it, and experimentation on Ghidorah's tissue ends up creating the Many.
  • Time Abyss: The author stated Ghidorah is eons old.
  • Tortured Monster: Word of God reveals that Ghidorah began as this billions of years ago with its Terrible Ticking, but Slowly Slipping Into Evil eventually turned it completely gleefully evil.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: It's heavily implied Ghidorah was created and made Ax-Crazy to be a Bioweapon Beast. Unfortunately for Ghidorah's alien creators, Ghidorah turned on them and killed them all whilst doing exactly what they'd wanted it to.
  • Three Beings, One Body: It's heavily implied in Chapter 10 that Ichi, Ni and San were originally three single-headed creatures, and the brothers were turned into the three-headed destroyer by alien experiments.
  • Vampiric Draining: Like in MonsterVerse canon. San notes Ghidorah uses the ability to strengthen itself while draining its enemies' Life Energy, and it's revealed Ghidorah inflicted this on Thor's son.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: Played With. It apparently reacted this way to killing the alien beings who'd created and tortured it, albeit mainly because their deaths didn't quell the noise they'd programmed into Ghidorah's heads.
  • Villainous Incest: It's revealed in Chapter 16 that Ghidorah intends to make Monster X a Baby Factory, despite its heads admitting that they consider Vivienne their sister and their daughter.
  • Villains Never Lie: Ghidorah literally lacks a concept of lying or dishonesty, though that's not to say it's incapable of psychological manipulation.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: It's pleased by Vivienne's capacity for Unstoppable Rage as Monster X in Chapter 13 and plans to "teach" her to be just as bad as Ghidorah is. Ni/Elder Brother in particular becomes more interested in taking an active role in his brothers' plans for Vivienne after this.
  • Voices Are Mental: Played With. When communicating with those who can understand Kaiju Talk, Ghidorah's three heads each have a distinct-sounding voice from each-other.
  • Walking Spoiler: Take a look at the rest of this folder.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Its Backstory before coming to Earth reveals Ghidorah is originally this. As described in Chapter 10 and further elaborated on by the author; Ichi, Ni and San were originally just three critters in an alien ecosystem fighting together to survive, before they were captured, forcibly transformed into Ghidorah and methodically tortured. Ghidorah exterminated its tormentors in a combination of revenge and desperation to satiate the Terrible Ticking they'd programmed into the three heads, but this failed to bring Ghidorah any peace or satisfaction. Ghidorah inflicted mass destruction again and again trying to make the Ticking stop, and Slowly Slipping Into Evil gradually destroyed what goodness Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother still had in them until they became the monstrously cruel Omnicidal Maniac we all know Ghidorah as.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In Chapter 12, its psychic attacks on Monster X seem to lull, then it takes advantage to attack Vivienne ferociously when she's most vulnerable during her reunion with her mother.

Tropes applying to the heads individually

  • Affably Evil: San-2/Youngest Brother is arguably the Zig-Zagged form. He's just as brutal as the other two heads in battle or when you're just in Ghidorah's way, and he views other living things which aren't a direct part of him as mere tools and toys, but he's the type of Psychopathic Manchild who prefers playing lovingly with his toys and hates it when they get broken. Word of God even comments that he tolerates the Many partly because he thinks Ghidorah can "fix" them.
  • Alternate Self:
    • San-2/Youngest Brother, who is the result of San's original head following his mind transfer to the hybridized Vivienne re-forming San's pre-transfer personality and memories whilst it regenerated the rest of Ghidorah. As a result, San-2 lacks San's Character Development that led to his Heel–Face Turn. Vivienne is able to tell the two San's apart when the evil one speaks to her in Chapter 11, as San-2's voice sounds the same as when San first fused to her.
    • There's also MaNi/Elder Brother. See his folder for details.
  • And I Must Scream: Being frozen in the glacier and aware of the humans building a "cage" around it was this fate for Ichi/Eldest Brother in particular, and to a lesser extent Ni/Elder Brother. Whereas San could at least take some satisfaction in curiously watching the humans around them, the other two heads were pissed off and Ichi's Berserk Button was utterly pressed, yet they couldn't do a damn thing except mentally froth in rage and loathing until Ghidorah was freed from the glacier. Word of God also makes it clear that Vivienne becoming the immortal Draconic Abomination's fourth head would have very much been this trope thanks to Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother's cruelty and capabilities.
  • As the Good Book Says...: Ni/Elder Brother and San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother at one point paraphrase Genesis 3:5, when referring to Ghidorah's plan to corrupt and then assimilate Vivienne.
  • As You Know: San-2/Youngest Brother provides a little exposition while observing the partly-regenerated Ghidorah's situation aloud, which annoys Ichi/Eldest Brother, in Chapter 17.
  • Attack the Mouth: In Chapter 17, Monster X destroys Ichi/Eldest Brother's head by firing their Destroyed Thunder into his mouth.
  • Baddie Flattery: San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother and Ichi/Eldest Brother both compliment Monster X (specifically Vivienne) a couple times on how strong and ferocious a creature she's grown into, and on her performance against Ghidorah.
  • Being Evil Sucks: San-2/Youngest Brother suffers this exactly like San did; getting no love and only the scarcest respect from his abusive brothers and being more interested in having a new sister than Omnicidal Mania.
  • Berserk Button: Ichi/Eldest Brother specifically was ticked off by humans (namely Vivienne) building a "cage" around Ghidorah while it was frozen. It's also revealed that Ghidorah has such an extreme reaction to hearing an ORCA signal because it brings back bad memories from Ghidorah's Backstory as a Tortured Monster. It's heavily implied in the story, and confirmed by Word of God, that Ghidorah goes into Kill All Humans mode when it encounters humans and has actively obliterated similar civilizations on other worlds purely because Ichi and Ni (Ichi especially) despise any reminder of the human-like Abusive Precursors who tortured them.
  • Big Brother Bully: Ichi and Ni towards San. They didn't show him a shred of affection nor allow him to indulge in anything that didn't involve eating and killing; roaring in his ears and biting at his horns when they disapproved of his curious tendencies.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Both Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother snapped at San-2/Youngest Brother with this for doing little more than raising his voice.
  • Cain and Abel: Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother are the Cain to San's Abel.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother are proud of their omnicidal history, as the Badass Boast demonstrates.
  • Cowardice Callout: Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother expressed disdain for Thor to his face over his decision to flee into hibernation for his life instead of fighting to the death against Ghidorah like the rest of his kin.
  • Cruel Mercy: Zig-Zagged. Ichi/Eldest Brother originally ordered San to bring Vivienne Back from the Dead transformed into a part-Ghidorah monster as a way to torment her, never mind what Ichi probably would've done to her afterwards if Ghidorah had never been killed at Boston.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother have moments, particularly during the Villainous Breakdown's early stages. Word of God confirms these two inhuman minds picked it up by gaining mental access to the Many's victims' socio-cultural knowledge.
    San-2: brothers there is a problem
  • Defiant to the End: Ichi/Eldest Brother after his head was ripped off and he was forced to watch the rest of Ghidorah get destroyed, in Chapter 17. However, he did freak out at the very end, partly due to a little Break Them by Talking from Monster X.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Ichi/Eldest Brother wanted to grant Vivienne a Fate Worse than Death purely because she unwittingly hit his Berserk Button hard by leading humans in building a "cage" around the glacier Ghidorah was frozen inside.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Downplayed. San-2/Youngest Brother doesn't hesitate to snap at, bite and threaten to kill MaNi/Elder Brother without consequences, since said version of Ni is no longer considered part of Ghidorah.
  • Doppelgänger Gets Same Sentiment: Averted hard by Vivienne in regard to San-2/Youngest Brother, as she has no interest in fulfilling this trope nor the implications of doing so. However, during the Final Battle, Monster X recognizes San-2 as indeed being "San-Who-Could-Have-Been" and mourns his Redemption Equals Death Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Ear Ache: San-2/Youngest Brother, like San before him, gets bitten by Ichi/Eldest Brother and harshly dragged around by his horns a lot.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Subverted with San-2/Youngest Brother in Chapter 17. He at first can't understand why Vivienne won't respond to him or his brothers the way she responds to Mothra and San, but after he has a lengthy psychic talk with Viv and San coupled with seeing Thor's memories of his family, San-Who-Could-Have-Been ends up making a Redemption Equals Death.
  • Evil Counterpart: Monster X overall is a Good Counterpart to Ghidorah, but Vivienne has an Evil Counterpart in Ichi/Eldest Brother. He's essentially what Vivienne could've become if she completely snapped and gave in to rage and madness during her Trauma Conga Line, and if she became hateful, lost her positive character traits and abused San just as Ichi abuses his Youngest Brother. Word of God even states Ichi/Eldest Brother used to be much like Vivienne before his corruption. Interestingly, they both have a degree of Parental Abandonment with their biological parents, but whereas Vivienne found a Parental Substitute, Ichi had to be a Parental Substitute. Vivienne has people she loves like family or outright adoptive family (Serizawa, Madison and San), whereas Ichi as far as we know never had anyone other than his brothers.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: The version of San who replaces the San that fused with Vivienne. San-2 has no apparent compunctions against using Break Them by Talking and Mind Rape on San and Vivienne.
  • Evil Feels Good: Ni/Elder Brother and especially Ichi/Eldest Brother appear to be of this opinion.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Ichi/Eldest Brother displays the Sick Sense of Humor. His response to a Titan he wanted captured alive seeking to flee his presence was to say the Titan could go free, then have his brother break said Titan's legs so it couldn't do more than squirm in pain on the ground in an immobile state. Word of God also says that Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother find the dark side of humanity outright amusing.
  • Evil Mentor: San-2/Youngest Brother in particular shows an interest in being this to Vivienne.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The mental voices of Ichi/Eldest Brother in particular, and also San-2/Youngest Brother — see Comic-Book Fantasy Casting.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy / Guttural Growler: The voice of Ni/Elder Brother (see Comic-Book Fantasy Casting).
  • Eye Scream: In Chapter 17, both Ni/Elder Brother and Ichi/Eldest Brother lose an eye to Monster X and Mothra respectively.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Ichi/Eldest Brother has started displaying this kind of attitude in Chapter 14. According to the author, he's mainly using it as a psychological warfare tactic against Vivienne.
  • Feed It a Bomb: During the Final Battle, Godzilla holds the middle head's jaws open whilst the military drops a GBU-57 which lands down the head's gullet and explodes there. For the record, the GBU-57 is called a "bunker buster" bomb in Real Life.
  • Go Out with a Smile: San-2/Youngest Brother reacts with a genuine smile to Vivienne referring to him as her brother, before he resumes his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Grin of Audacity: Ichi/Eldest Brother sported such a grin when Ghidorah is surrounded by multiple Titan foes before fighting back.
  • Heel Realization: Word of God confirms that San-2/Youngest Brother experienced one parallel to the main San's earlier one, as a result of reading Thor's memories.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Ni/Elder Brother picked up a nasty case, due to a combination of learning humanity's socio-cultural knowledge and his "murder boner" towards Monster X.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Chapter 17, San-2/Youngest Brother has a Redemption Equals Death; using his final minutes to attack his evil brother heads with his jaws and aid the other Titans, before Ghidorah is cooked to nothing once more.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: Very much downplayed. Word of God confirms that Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother's Deadpan Snarker moments and the latter's He-Man Woman Hater mouth are the result of exposure to the Many's human socio-cultural knowledge stores, but that's about where humanity's influence on them ends.
  • Hypocrite: Ichi/Eldest Brother once insisted that death is the end of all things, and shortly thereafter he boasted alongside his brothers that Ghidorah is deathless and eternal. An ancient Bone Singer called Ghidorah out on this. See above for another example.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: San-2/Youngest Brother has the same unfulfilled craving for affection as San did, being a clone of the latter San as his personality was before his Character Development.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Both Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother react this way towards Vivienne after witnessing Monster X's capacity for savagery. They subsequently want to mentally destroy Vivienne until this violent streak becomes the entire definition of her personality, with Word of God noting Ni in particular is interested in the raping part.
  • In-Series Nickname: In canon, Ghidorah's heads were only named Ichi, Ni and San as a Production Nickname and were never called this In-Universe. In this fic, it's revealed in Chapter 2 that Vivienne gave the heads their names while she was monitoring Outpost 32. Ichi and Ni seemingly don't answer to these names, and they're referred to by San as Eldest Brother and Elder Brother respectively. San-2/Youngest Brother eventually earns the name San-Who-Could-Have-Been from Monster X.
  • It's Personal: Apart from how Ghidorah is on the receiving end of this from a lot of characters; Ichi/Eldest Brother eating Vivienne alive and wanting San to grant her a Fate Worse than Death was done because she hit his Berserk Button.
  • Jawbreaker: In Chapter 17, Ni/Elder Brother inflicts this on himself when his head is impaled on Methuselah's horn, pulling himself free but ripping half his jawbone away.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Ichi/Eldest Brother gets a couple doses of this in Chapter 17. He's the head who ate Vivienne alive, and he's force-fed a bomb which blows up in his neck. After he spent so much time viciously getting into Viv and San's heads trying to inflict Break Them by Talking, they get to turn the tables on him before his Karmic Death.
  • Losing Your Head: Ichi/Eldest Brother's head gets ripped off, and he remains conscious and animate until he's executed, in Chapter 17. Justified, as Word of God reveals Ghidorah's heads rely on internal power reserves to remain animate after being decapitated.
  • Meaningful Look: San-2/Youngest Brother during his Redemption Equals Death makes it clear just by giving Monster X a look that Thor is almost done for.
  • Mirror Character: It turns out both Alan Jonah and Ichi/Eldest Brother despise humans/"little ones" due to the latter's involvement in the traumatic events that shaped either character into the villains they now are. They also both had similar intentions for Monster X (particularly the creature's Vivienne half). Jonah and Ichi/Eldest Brother are both older than most characters in their class (Jonah is Evil Old Folks, Ghidorah is The Older Immortal) as well. One has to wonder if Ghidorah used these parallels to manipulate Jonah during his Sanity Slippage.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range: Ichi/Eldest Brother at one point is shown unsuccessfully attempting to fire a Gravity Beam into Godzilla's face at close range.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Ichi/Eldest Brother says as much about Vivienne when conversing with Monster X, twice. The first time leads to a Not So Similar speech from her.
  • Obliviously Evil: Zig-Zagged by San-2/Youngest Brother. He hates himself and he's under no illusions about how vicious and barbaric his brothers are, but he genuinely doesn't seem to understand how turning Vivienne into a monster or forcibly inducting her into Keizer Ghidorah's Big, Screwed-Up Family is anything other than helping her, until he gets some Talking the Monster to Death.
  • Oh, Crap!: Being confronted with the idea that Ghidorah's enemies might actually be able to hunt down all the pieces of it and thereby make his impending death become permanent was enough to make Ichi/Eldest Brother's eyes fractionally widen, despite his efforts to save face, in Chapter 17.
  • Palate Propping: Somewhat inverted. During the Final Battle, Ni/Elder Brother's jaws get jammed shut by Methuselah's horn getting stabbed upward through his jaw and skull.
  • Pet the Dog: San-2/Youngest Brother, like the real San before the latter's Character Development, regards Vivienne the way a child would regard their favorite toy, and he ferociously intervenes when MaNi/Elder Brother causes too much damage to Monster X. San-2 at one point fleetingly attempts to exploit this trope when telepathically contacting Vivienne.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Downplayed with Ni/Elder Brother, but he seemed to enjoy talking about females fucking or negatively comparing San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother's complaints to "A BITCH IN HEAT" after he has assimilated humanity's socio-cultural knowledge.
  • Pretender Diss: Both Ichi/Eldest Brother and San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother scorn MaNi/Elder Brother for claiming he's still part of Ghidorah.
  • Promotion to Parent: San mentions in Chapter 10 that Ichi/Eldest Brother had to rear the other two brothers himself due to their Parental Abandonment, early in the trio's backstory.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: San-2/Youngest Brother, just like San was before his Character Development. He initially reacts like a petulant child when he and his brothers aren't getting their own way with Vivienne in Chapter 17.
  • Real After All: Implied with Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother. In Chapter 5, San hears his brothers' voices beating him down when he has his Heel Realization. Since all three of Ghidorah's heads have regenerated enough to be conscious a few chapters later, it's possible that what San heard was the real Ichi and Ni rather than a guilt-fueled hallucination.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When Monster X is experiencing face-to-face torment from Ghidorah and thus re-encountering the supposedly-dead hydra's middle head alongside San-2/Youngest Brother, San gives the two heads an epic one in retort to the one he's received; in Chapter 16:
  • Redemption Equals Death: After some Talking the Monster to Death and viewing Thor's memories, San-2/Youngest Brother ultimately turns on his evil brothers, helping Monster X and the benevolent Titans to destroy Ghidorah including himself.
  • Restraining Bolt: The author has described Ichi/Eldest Brother as being this to the other two heads, keeping the left head's Token Good Teammate curiosity and the right head's otherwise Stupid Evil-inducing psychotic desires (which manifest unrestrained in MaNi) in check.
  • Slasher Smile: Ichi/Eldest Brother just smiles confidently when Vivienne declares they're Not So Similar in Chapter 14, and he also pulls a smirk in the style of the Antarctica scene in the face of the Titans' war cry in Chapter 17. It gets lampshaded that Ichi is the head who sports this expression the most prominently out of the three.
  • The Sociopath: Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother. Lack of Empathy and Devoid of Conscience? Oh, definitely yes. They're not Consummate Liars solely because they Cannot Tell a Lie (see Villains Never Lie), but they're quite knowledgeable on exploiting what psychologically makes their victims tick when they need to. They have a Pathological Need for Stimulation specifically in the form of sadistically killing everything and anything they can. They have a Shallow Effect in how they have no emotional attachment towards each-other, their Youngest Brother nor anything else. And they definitely have a Grandiose Sense of Self-Importance as the Badass Boast, combined with the fact they consider themselves the only true god compared to Earth's Titans, demonstrate.
  • Taking You with Me: San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother and Thor pull one on Keizer Ghidorah, fighting with Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother until Ni, San-Who-Could-Have-Been and Thor are all vaporized together in Chapter 17.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: San-2/Youngest Brother is on the receiving end from San and Vivienne when psychically conversing with them in Chapter 17. This is part of what leads to him pulling a Redemption Equals Death.
  • Teeth Flying: In Chapter 17, Godzilla forces Ichi/Eldest Brother's jaws shut so violently that this happens.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother calling Vivienne "Bone Singer" is somewhat this, according to the author.
  • Third-Person Person: San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother exclusively refers to himself as "this one" or doesn't use first-person pronouns at all, the same as San before his Character Development.
  • This Cannot Be!: Ichi/Eldest Brother ends up reacting with denial before Monster X cooks his head to nothing in Chapter 17.
  • Token Good Teammate: Like San before he fused with Vivienne, San-2/Youngest Brother is the least vicious of the three heads but still not devoid of sadism, and he hates it when his brothers damage their "toy" too much.
  • Tragic Villain: Besides Ghidorah's Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds backstory; both the author and a reviewer have also noted that it's actually quite tragic that San-2/Youngest Brother has the same potential for a Heel–Face Turn as Vivienne's San does but him remaining attached to his brothers limits that from happening. Think Nebula in Avengers: Endgame...
  • Trash Talk: Played With. Both Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother viciously taunted Thor before a fight, leading Thor in turn to try provoking Ghidorah into accepting his challenge, in Chapter 17.
  • Two-Faced: During the Final Battle, half of Ni/Elder Brother's head gets reduced to a crater on one side.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Apparently, Ichi/Eldest Brother used to be a genuinely nurturing older brother before the Makers and the Old Noise got to him, with Word of God further indicating he used to be much like Vivienne.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother have a gradual one over the course of Chapter 17. They get more and more frustrated with all the Titans' opposition and Ghidorah's increasing disadvantage, and they're caught off-guard when San-2/Youngest Brother turns on them. When Ichi's head is all that's left of Ghidorah, he's proverbially shitting his pants when Monster X is about to execute him.
  • Villainous BSoD: In Chapter 17, San-2/Youngest Brother seems to be in one whilst he's viewing Thor's loving memories of the family he lost.
  • Villain Respect: Ichi/Eldest Brother has a moment of this when his decapitated head (confident he and his brothers will still come back eventually) compliments Monster X after the destruction of Keizer Ghidorah's body.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: Word of God notes that Ni/Elder Brother in particular associates goodness with weakness and considers it unacceptable.
  • We Will Meet Again: Ichi/Eldest Brother tells Monster X during Keizer Ghidorah's destruction that they will be back.
  • When He Smiles: San-2/Youngest Brother gives Monster X a sad smile just like San's after he turns on his brother heads in Chapter 17.
  • White Sheep: Downplayed by San-2/Youngest Brother due to having the same personality as San before his Character Development, expressing disapproval at MaNi/Elder Brother for going too far and almost killing Vivienne. Played Straight when San-2/San-Who-Could-Have-Been betrays his brothers.
  • You Are a Credit to Your Race: Inverted by Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother; they told Thor to the latter's face that he was even lowlier than the rest of his "misbegotten kind" (Ni's words) for fleeing Ghidorah's genocide instead of fighting back.
  • You Fool!: Ni/Elder Brother snarled "FOOLISH" in response to Vivienne daring to get close to the glacier holding Ghidorah despite her fear of it, not that she could directly hear him. Ichi/Eldest Brother derided Jonah as "THE OLD FOOL" for his hubris, and he also labelled MaNi/Elder Brother foolish for his Stupid Evil nearly compromising Ghidorah's plans.

    The Many — In General (*Unmarked Spoilers*

Monstrous undead abominations, created by Alan Jonah's experiments on Ghidorah's DNA from the decapitated head while Ghidorah was regenerating.

  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: It threatens to go after Vivienne's human loved ones in Chapter 13, declaring it knows where they are.
  • Animate Dead: It can reanimate dead hosts infected with its DNA as Artificial Zombies, thanks to the Playing with Syringes.
  • Apocalypse Cult: They very much behave like an inhuman example.
  • Artificial Zombie: The Many's first hosts have shades of this, being the result of Jonah and his Basement Club introducing Ghidorah's DNA samples after experimenting on them into human bodies including corpses.
  • Assimilation Plot: This is the Many's general attitude towards anything that isn't them or their three-headed originator if it's worthy of anything other than dying.
  • The Assimilator: They can infect new creatures living or dead, adding them to their biomass/es and their Hive Mind.
  • Asteroids Monster: Played With. The Many are capable of splitting their Mind Hives in two if they need to multiply or disperse, and Word of God notes that this is a useful combative tactic if a Many construct is damaged and runs out of excess biomass with which to repair itself.
  • As the Good Book Says...: Slightly downplayed, but at times their psychic legion-voices and their scrawlings make clear references to The Bible.
  • Attack the Mouth: Besides the Eat the Bomb case below; Scylla drives a broken-off antler through their Dracolich form's mouth and into the skull via Inertial Impalement in Chapter 15.
  • Ax-Crazy: The overall gestalt and every mind that's been absorbed into it, is demented and fanatically insane, and won't hesitate to carry out its three-headed master's wishes.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: The Skullcrawler amalgamation at one point uses the sharpened tip of its tail as an impaling weapon in Chapter 13.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Exaggerated. Like their master, they have a twisted idea of their Hive Mind, the slowly-regenerating Ghidorah, and Ghidorah's "sister-daughter" as a growing family.
  • Body Horror: The Many are particularly gruesome; the author having looked at bone cancer among her inspirations for their appearance. Exaggerated when they perform Fusion Dance.
  • Boom, Headshot!: It doesn't work on their humanoid forms.
  • Break Them by Talking / Trash Talk: It attempts this on Vivienne. It succeeds in pissing Monster X off.
  • Bright Is Not Good: They partly have hard, bright golden-yellow color like Ghidorah.
  • Burn the Undead / Kill It with Fire: Rodan and Godzilla actively and respectively use their fiery Breath Weapons to kill as much of the Many's infected tissue as possible.
  • Captain Ersatz: As the love-baby of The Virus and The Assimilator with a Hive Mind, Mind Hive and a good deal of Body Horror thrown in, the author admits the Many are very closely based on the Flood and The Thing.
  • The Corruption: They turn everything they infect into part of their monstrous, durable and relentless Undead Abomination, assimilated and enslaved to their Hive Mind.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: Their first forms are mentioned to have elongated digits.
  • Cut Phone Lines: They pull a variation when they cut off Castle Bravo's communications with Yonaguni in Chapter 15, rendering Bravo unable to forewarn Monster X or anyone else at Yonaguni of the Many's true intentions.
  • The Darkness Gazes Back: They pull this off with their Glowing Eyelights of Undeath in darkness.
  • Dracolich: They infect the corpse of Manda's father and turn it into one of these.
  • Eat the Bomb: One of their Mind Hives tries defeating Rodan by shutting its jaws around his head in Chapter 13 — the results are combustible.
  • Eldritch Transformation: The Many gradually transform bodies into a monstrous, pulsating Mind Hive of Body Horror, whilst assimilating whatever remains of the victims' consciousnesses into the Undead Abomination's Hive Mind.
  • EMP: It's theorized by a Monarch operative in Chapter 15 that they used this to knock out Castle Bravo's power.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: They're undead, and neither that nor the Many themselves are really a major part of the plot, save that they act as Ghidorah's main way of antagonizing the heroes during Ghidorah's Dark Lord on Life Support-esque state. That being said, the Many are critical to the events directly leading up to the Final Battle.
  • Evil Smells Bad: They may be animate, but apparently they smell overwhelmingly like death.
  • Evil Takes a Nap / Sealed Army in a Can: According to Word of God, Ghidorah's Evil Plan involves temporarily sending the Many into dormancy whilst it takes time torturing Vivienne into evil, then once it's finished with her, it'll awaken the Many again to wipe out all other life in the Hollow Earth.
  • Facial Horror: Some of the human hosts infected by the Many have cancer-like growth in their skulls blinding their eyes.
  • Faster Than They Look: The zombie kind. In their initial forms, they appear to be shambling, but are very fast when they want to be.
  • Fate Worse than Death: A reviewer pointed out it seems fair to say every victim who becomes part of the Many suffers this trope.
  • For the Evulz: Their message with the headcam footage in Chapter 7 seems like it was left purely to screw with the teams sent into their lair.
  • Fusion Dance: They can perform a gruesome, The Thing variety.
  • Ghost Amnesia: Zig-Zagged. Word of God states that the consciousnesses of at least some of the reanimated dead such as Travis and Krupin suffer this to a degree, retaining only fragments of their former selves.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: They're an Undead Abomination, and their initial humanoid forms have eyeshine in the dark.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Their jaundiced gold colors (like Ghidorah's) are an Evil Color to Monster X who has silver highlights in its armor.
  • Good Lips, Evil Jaws: Played Straight by their Dracolich form, which has exposed teeth and gums and it combats Godzilla twice.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: They can regenerate or reshape themselves in response to injury, and they suffer a lot of mutilations in battle which would put down an Earth-native Titan. In fact, they seem to come apart more easily than living Titans, possibly because their tissue isn't exactly alive.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: In Chapter 13, a Many Mind Hive tears itself in two at Yonaguni, and one of the two resulting constructs is mostly an infected Skullcrawler that's missing most of its lower body.
  • Healing Factor: Their constructs have one like Ghidorah's which can rapidly regenerate bodily damage.
  • Hive Mind: The Many and their constructs are apparently linked to each other and to Ghidorah's minds in this way.
  • Horror Hunger: They're driven eerily by The Assimilator variety to ravenously seek out new biomass to assimilate and add into their Hive Mind.
  • Human Hammer-Throw: San at one point grabs a Skullcrawler Mind Hive by its tail, spins it around and slams it into the ground, in Chapter 13.
  • Hybrids Are a Crapshoot: Weld unrefined Ghidorah DNA onto human bodies, and you get an undead, part-Ghidorah Captain Ersatz of The Thing.
  • I Am Legion / Voices Are Mental: The psychic voice of one of the Many's constructs apparently consists of the voices of every creature assimilated into it. Some speak coherently and apparently in unison, while others are apparently babbling and wailing incoherently.
  • I Have Your Wife: Downplayed. The Skullcrawler Mind Hive at Yonaguni taunts Monster X that they know where Susan is, in Chapter 13.
  • Immune to Bullets: Even in their human-sized forms, bullets do little more than piss them off.
  • Implacable Man: They exist solely and wholly to assimilate and kill and obey Ghidorah's wishes.
  • Inertial Impalement: Scylla drives a broken-off antler through the Dracolich form's skull when it charges fast at her, in Chapter 15.
  • Inferred Survival: The final chapter hints that not all of the Many were merged with Keizer Ghidorah, and remnants of them might still be active in Russia.
  • It Can Think: At first, they seem like mindless monstrosities with certain behaviors in their initial form. Then the Theta-1 team find the helmet with a headcam, and the Many only start showing more intelligence from there.
  • Jawbreaker: In Chapter 13, Monster X hits the Mind Hive's jaw hard enough to take it almost clean off. Not that the injury bothers it or even lasts.
  • Keystone Army: Implied in Chapter 17 by the Many's POV. It's indicated that if their Hive Queen dies, they'll be left purposeless and directionless. The final chapter hints that it might actually be downplayed with remnants of the Many causing a string of disappearances after losing contact with their master.
  • Light-Flicker Teleportation: Downplayed in Chapter 7. One of the Many pulls a camera-swivel teleportation, accompanied by the sound of rubble moving and footsteps.
  • Light Is Not Good: The mildest form. They're a yellow-ish color similar to Ghidorah's gold scales, and they're anything but good news.
  • Logical Weakness: According to Word of God, the Many have to physically expend some of their own biomass when repairing damage, meaning that if a construct tanks enough damage and expends enough of itself fixing the damage without assimilating any new biomass, then it'll have no way to fix itself up.
  • Losing Your Head: The undead Manda's head deliberately rips away to escape a fight with Godzilla and Scylla.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Much like The Thing, the Many can reshape parts of their assimilated biomass into weaponized monstrous forms such as giant, flytrap-like jaws.
  • Make Sure He's Dead: The Earthborn Titans are intelligent enough to realize that they need to kill every last piece of the Many's Mind Hives, so Rodan and Scylla both take extra precautions to make sure the Many's pieces are 100% dead.
  • Meaningful Name: Its name is a reference to one of Ghidorah's titles, which in turn could be interpreted as referencing Ghidorah's singular control over multiple others (the Titans) before its death.
  • Mercy Kill: The victims' fate is so unpleasant that killing the Many is basically this trope by default. Mothra in particular is motivated by outrage and pity to wipe the Many out.
  • Mind Hive: Their Fusion Dances form this.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Particularly when they perform a Fusion Dance of various infected humans and Skullcrawlers.
  • Monster Delay: Their humanoid forms aren't fully seen the first several times they appear.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Their first, freshly-infected humanoid bodies.
  • The Morlocks: Their initial humanoid forms, though technically The Virus, have definite shades of this. They lurk in dark underground spaces, they have very Morlock-like eyeshine, these forms are even created from the Disposable Vagrants who were being used as labor.
  • Multiple Head Case: Not as straight an example as Ghidorah and Monster X, plus the Many lack the bickering between heads. One of the Many's constructs notably has an entire, semi-autonomous upper body poking out.
  • Non-Human Undead: They can and will infect and assimilate Titans and Skullcrawlers.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Theta Team attempt using explosives on the Many's initial forms. It doesn't end them all.
  • Not Using the "Z" Word: Averted. They're outright compared to a Zombie Apocalypse by Vivienne and human characters.
  • Obliviously Evil: Zig-Zagged. Overall, the Many's Hive Mind instinctually believes it's doing everything it absorbs a favor by turning them from lost, broken fragments into complete parts of what it views as God. Bits and pieces of the minds it's assimilated, however, have at least some awareness that they're in a Fate Worse than Death.
  • One-Winged Angel: Their monstrous part-Titan Fusion Dances in Chapter 13.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: They have yellowish-gold, mutated skin similar to Monster X's first form. They start off as Monstrous Humanoids due to their origin, and in this form they prove to be eerily adept at stealth and surprisingly fast, immune to bullets, and inadverse to tearing apart and devouring prey; though they prefer to drag victims off to be assimilated into the Many. And It Can Think.
  • Palate Propping: Viv and San at one point, when they get too close to the Many's flytrap-like jaws, are forced to hold it open with their arms to stop it snapping shut on them.
  • Parasitic Horror: They're The Virus and The Assimilator, but this trope is Played With by the first symptom when an undamaged body is infected.
  • The Perfectionist: A pretty horrible variation. Being infected by the Many is like having a voice worming through your brain, trying to convince you that you're somehow broken and only they can fix you.
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: What they do to those they assimilate, especially when they fuse to form singular, even more monstrous and more powerful constructs.
  • Precautionary Corpse Disposal: A variation. Scylla thoroughly spews bacteria into the torn-apart remains of one of the Many's Mind Hives, to thoroughly kill any pieces of the infected tissue that can still reanimate; in Chapter 15.
  • Prophet Eyes: The reanimated Manda has one surviving eye in its head which is blank and milky-white. More victims of the Many in Chapter 17 display this.
  • Reforged into a Minion: They inflict The Assimilator variety on multiple creatures.
  • Room Full of Crazy: They've carved several fanatical scrawlings into the walls of Jonah's base, as revealed in Chapter 11.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Godzilla seals one of the Many's Mind Hives inside the subterranean tunnels near Yonaguni in Chapter 14, and it's unknown if it ever escaped.
  • Shadow Archetype: The Many are similar to Monster X, and it's implied in Chapter 14 by Ghidorah that they're closer to what Ichi/Eldest Brother wanted to transform Vivienne into than Monster X is. Even Ghidorah nightmarishly incorporating the Many into its incomplete body seems like a reflection of Ghidorah's Evil Plan to eventually turn Vivienne into its fourth head. San and Vivienne's relationship is psychologically symbiotic, whereas the Many are slaves to Ghidorah with their humanity subsumed. Vivienne remains a Pro-Human Transhuman whereas the Many experience Transhuman Treachery within the Hive Mind.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: During the Monster Delay (see above).
  • A Storm Is Coming: A minor example. Their appearance at Yonaguni is preceded by a thunderstorm apparently generated by them rolling in.
  • Super Strength: In their human-sized humanoid first forms, they display unnatural strength, able to lift and throw a grown man.
  • Swallowed Whole: In Chapter 17, their Skullcrawler Mind Hives are shown doing this when assimilating human victims.
  • Takes One to Kill One: Colonel Foster thinks this applies to the Many as much as it does to Titans – the Many survived efforts to put them down with manmade means no worse for wear, and it takes the efforts of the benevolent Titans to destroy the Many properly.
  • Talkative Loon: They love expressing how much their omnicidal, oblivion-bringing originator is absolute truth and how Ghidorah is inevitable.
  • There Is No Cure: Monster X at one point begs San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother to purge a Many-infected living Titan of the Many's cells, but San-Who-Could-Have-Been's thoughts reveal him and his brothers can't remove the infection even if they wanted to once it's set in.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: The Titans often have to invoke this to try and fully incapacitate the Many's Mind Hives, destroying as many leftover pieces as possible.
  • Tortured Monster: More or less. What the Many does to the bodies of those assimilated is horrific to look at, and they're constantly compelled by a Horror Hunger that can never be satisfied. Word of God also went into detail about what becoming part of the Many is probably like for the the assimilated individuals' consciousnesses, and it ain't pretty.
  • Transhuman Abomination: The Many are created by Jonah's Playing with Syringes on Ghidorah's tissue, and the first victims to become infected and spread it are Russian Disposable Vagrants.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Due to being subordinated to the Many's Hive Mind and driven insane.
  • Uncertain Doom: After the Final Battle, it's uncertain if all of them fused with and died with Ghidorah, or if more of them are still out there assimilating people.
  • Undead Abomination: As noted by the author here, they're the definition of Eldritch Abomination in the Titans' eyes, as the Titans have absolutely no concept of undeath or reanimation after death.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: They make a strategic withdrawal after their first clash with the Titans.
  • The Virus: They can infect and assimilate living and dead creatures, making them able to perform Fusion Dances with their bodies and merging their consciousnesses into the Many's Hive Mind where they're hopelessly insane.
  • Virus-Victim Symptoms: It seems to vary. According to an unreliably dazed POV in Chapter 17, a child victim had an Allergic to Evil reaction and fell sick after being infected. In the case of an infected Titan, his wound leaks pus and itches and suffers Ominous Hair Loss in the affected area, before Many tissue painfully bursts through the infected area and he feels the Many's Horror Hunger settling in him. Loss of color and Prophet Eyes come afterwards.
  • Wall Crawl: Implied with their humanoid forms. After they get loose, there's a blood-trail leading up a wall to a ceiling, indicating one of the Many dragged a body up the wall and into a ventilation shaft; in Chapter 7.
  • Was Once a Man: They're The Assimilator, and initial Artificial Zombies were created by Jonah's organization fusing Ghidorah's experimented-on DNA to human hosts.
  • Weather Manipulation: Not as powerful as Ghidorah's Hostile Weather, but they appear to cause and sustain the thunderstorm over Yonaguni in Chapter 13.
  • Would Harm a Senior: They threaten to go after Susan Graham.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Bordering on Eats Babies. They go after Manda's egg (which apparently contains a fully-formed unborn hatchling) seeking to assimilate it, and children are among the victims they assimilate in Berezniki.
  • You Can't Kill What's Already Dead: Their The Virus and Animate Dead nature makes them very difficult to wholly kill.

    MaNi/Elder Brother (*Unmarked Spoilers*

The result of Ghidorah's right head creating an autonomous "patchwork body" for itself separate of Ghidorah, using the Many. Nicknamed MaNi by the author.

  • Alien Blood: He bleeds the same black blood as Ghidorah and Monster X.
  • Alternate Self: He's a "shed skin" of Ni/Elder Brother, with Ghidorah's body having regenerated its right head along with a backup of Ni's mind as of Chapter 17. MaNi acts even more Ax-Crazy than the Ni attached to Ghidorah — the author explains here what causes it.
    Monster X: [to Ghidorah's right head] I do hope you're more of a gentleman than your shed skin was.
    Monster X: At least you're consistent.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: He rips San's head off of Monster X and attempts to eat him in front of Vivienne. And then in Chapter 17, he briefly targets Manda the moment he realizes Monster X cares for the infant.
  • Assimilation Backfire: Word of God reveals part of the reason he's so much more Ax-Crazy than the regular Ni is due to merging himself with a Skullcrawler and absorbing some of its cognitive impulses. This makes MaNi Too Dumb to Live, but it unfortunately also makes him severely devoid of self-restraint when he gets violent with you. Another comment by the author reveals that MaNi's head in his new form can't store as much of his Life Energy in it as a pure Ghidorah head can to keep the head active if it's decapitated.
  • Attack the Mouth: Ultimately downplayed when Vivienne violently attacks his mouth and his gullet. While it does send MaNi/Elder Brother into a panic and while she does cause quite a bit of damage to him, it doesn't kill or seriously cripple him.
  • Ax-Crazy: MaNi is "batshit crazy", as the King of the Monsters director once said when referring to the movie portrayal of Ni. Beyond Ghidorah's usual penchant for violence and cruelty, MaNi/Elder Brother has a hard-on for the idea of driving Vivienne to commit mindless violence, described by the author as a "murder boner".
  • Baddie Flattery: He expresses admiration of Monster X's brutality when it's ripping him apart.
  • Belly Mouth: Besides the mouth on his Ghidorah head, he also has the fused-together remnants of his Skullcrawler host's mouth in his body's sternum.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: His patchwork body has a thagomizer-like tail.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He re-forms a broken bone in his arm into a retractable spike-claw.
  • Blood Knight: Vivienne notes that Ni/Elder Brother always cared more about fighting and killing for the sheer sake of it, compared to how Ichi/Eldest Brother takes glee in tormenting Ghidorah's prey pre-mortem. This particular shed skin is even more Ax-Crazy about violence than the normal Ni is.
  • Body Horror: His rudimentary body made from multiple creatures is no exception from this rule among the Many, causing San to recoil when the latter first sees it clearly.
  • Breath Weapon: He retains his Gravity Beam in his current state.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: He has a "murder boner" for torturing Vivienne and the idea of driving her to mindless violence. Being on the receiving end of such violence from Monster X doesn't turn him off in the slightest.
  • Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are: Played With. He doesn't say the Stock Phrase, but he ends up hunting for Monster X through city ruins this way, too deranged to think about the implications that Monster X is luring him into an ambush.
  • Daylight Horror: Briefly. He makes his Dynamic Entry during the day, and unlike when the Many's Skullcrawler-made Mind Hives attacked, there's no prominent storm accompanying him in the sky.
  • Detrimental Determination: He keeps cycling back to the idea of scrapping with Vivienne again for as long as possible so he can relish in her carnage, to a point which overrides all thoughts about long-term plans and his self-preservation. Ultimately, looking for a fight with Monster X without thinking through the consequences or the disadvantages he's putting himself at leads to his death.
  • The Dragon: Pun intended, but he functions as this to Ghidorah, although he's also The Resenter.
  • Dynamic Entry: He pulls one on an unprepared Monster X in Chapter 15.
  • Ear Ache: His horns are on the receiving end of San-2/Youngest Brother's jaws when the latter gets pissed off at this shed skin, in Chapter 16.
  • Elite Mook: The author has described him as a "weird combat form" for the Many. He has a Gravity Beam, and seemingly trades the Many's default Horror Hunger for unrestrained Ax-Crazy.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's one to San. Both are formerly Ghidorah's heads which have split off and become "shed skins" and are subsequently no longer considered by Ghidorah's attached heads to be their real brother. But whereas San has Vivienne as his sister, loves her, has made a Heel–Face Turn and has mutually disowned his brothers; MaNi has no sibling attached to him, he viciously exhibits a perverse narcissistic lust towards Vivienne when tormenting Monster X, he's still devoted to Ghidorah's Omnicidal Maniac way, and he still insists he's a part of Ghidorah.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: He shares this with Ichi/Eldest Brother (see Ghidorah's folder), as he's the one who does the leg-breaking in Chapter 16.
  • Evil Is Bigger: His patchwork body is apparently larger than Monster X's second form.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: He looks as horrific as you'd expect and then some from merging with the Many. Ghidorah exploiting the Many in the first place is considered a new low even for them.
  • Evil Overlooker: The Chapter 17 cover art has an old design of MaNi, in silhouette, overlooking Thor.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Being a shed skin of Ni/Elder Brother, he would have the same voice. See Ghidorah's folder for details.
  • Expendable Clone: As a shed skin, he's regarded by Ghidorah as nothing more than a fake of the real Elder Brother/Second, despite his denial.
  • Eye Scream: In Chapter 16, Vivienne and San slash one of his eyes in self-defense. Then in Chapter 17, they gouge out both his eyes.
  • Fatal Flaw: Over-the-top sadism like Ghidorah, which is coupled with the lack of a Restraining Bolt making MaNi take this to Too Dumb to Live levels. Monster X takes advantage of it to lure MaNi/Elder Brother to his end.
  • Fully-Embraced Fiend: Like Ghidorah, he's very much this, as the tail end of his downplayed Ignored Epiphany in Chapter 16 shows.
    Vivienne: Why?
  • Going to Give It More Energy: Inverted. MaNi/Elder Brother is genuinely surprised when he realizes Monster X is Vampiric Draining not just a chunk of his energy which his body can still survive without, but literally all of it.
  • Hate Sink: He's arguably the biggest one in the entire story. He spends the majority of his screentime brutalizing and torturing Monster X with a sadistic grin on his face or otherwise plotting to do so; he even attempts to kill San in front of Vivienne (and almost succeeds), and gleefully targets the infant Manda solely because of how it'll affect Vivienne. Ghidorah, as despicable as it is can at least be vaguely admired for its cunning and for Ichi/Eldest Brother's sophisticated Faux Affably Evil, but MaNi doesn't even have either of those things going for him: he's a slobbering-with-bloodlust, rape-y maniac and he takes Stupid Evil to Too Dumb to Live levels. One reader gave him the Fan Nickname, Grade A GigaBastard Supreme.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's a vicious, extra-sadistic loonie who's about as calm-headed as a desert is cold; literally salivating at the prospect of getting violent with Monster X and throwing tantrums when his patience wears thin.
  • Hypocrite: He has absolutely no issue with attempting to sadistically murder San due to seeing such a "shed skin" the same way Ghidorah's attached heads do, denying and ignoring the fact that he's now just as much a shed skin as San is.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Downplayed. He seems to briefly pause and recall Ghidorah's tragic early beginnings when Vivienne says the right word with the right context, but he promptly brushes it off.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Getting impaled with a church steeple is just the start of Monster X's payback.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Calling it "love" would be a gross misuse of the word, but otherwise this trope is Played Straight by him in regard to Vivienne's capacity for Ghidorah-like extreme violence. The author comments he has a "murder boner", and that he wants the copulating part even more than Ichi/Eldest Brother.
  • It's All About Me: Ultimately the downplayed form. He remains subservient to his Eldest Brother's dominance, but now that he has a body of his own, he'll take any chance to have Vivienne all to himself away from his brothers for as long as possible.
  • Jawbreaker: When Monster X rips his head off, they only take off the upper skull, whilst his jawbone is still attached to his body.
  • Just Desserts: Downplayed and lampshaded. Monster X finishes his apparent Rasputinian Death by Vampiric Draining his body, sucking its Many supercells dry and turning it into nothing more than food.
  • Karmic Death: He practically gets a Rasputinian Death at the hands of the very same Titan that he viciously tortured and hurt in a rape-like manner and whom he pulled And Your Little Dog, Too! on. But more than that, Monster X finishes him off by essentially turning his body into food (exactly what he tried to do to San) while his severed head is helpless to watch (just as Vivienne was almost Forced to Watch), and his head being ignored before it runs out of power whilst his body's destruction is assured psychologically breaks MaNi (fitting how he psychologically tortured Vivienne). The "death" part is possibly subverted according to Word of God.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed. As dark as the work can be, MaNi/Elder Brother torturing Monster X is possibly the darkest moment in the entire story.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He gets a mild case in Chapter 16 – after Ni/Elder Brother abused his Youngest Brother and made him think he was scarcely above dirt for billions of years, MaNi gets treated by both Ichi/Eldest Brother and San-2/Youngest Brother as a lesser being than both of them due to now being a "shed skin".
  • Life Energy: Word of God here states that his severed upper-head has an onboard backup supply of power to keep it animate and conscious, but it isn't as powerful as that which kept San's old head running post-severing (most likely due to MaNi's mutation), and it was MaNi not thinking to conserve or renew that power that caused his severed head to rapidly black out.
  • Losing Your Head: Monster X rips his upper-skull off his body, and it remains conscious. Downplayed, as the severed upper-head loses consciousness shortly thereafter, which Word of God states is due to MaNi/Elder Brother's upper-head using up all its limited storage of Life Energy which keeps a severed Ghidorah head animate.
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: Sort-of. Highlighting how monstrous he is, MaNi/Elder Brother has no compunctions whatsoever against eating certain pieces of Monster X (a half-Ghidorah, half-something else fusion like MaNi) just to torment them. Ultimately Zig-Zagged since the heroic Monster X is just fine with repaying him in kind.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He deliberately does a lot of this to Monster X in Chapter 16, mainly to get Vivienne riled up and uncomfortable.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Word of God indicates he might actually be in this state rather than permanent death after his head's remains expended its backup Life Energy and after his body was sucked dry of its energy, adding on the Many might be able to revive him.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: After gaining a single-headed, one-tailed body via the Many, he now possesses four crawling limbs, and also two wings apparently assimilated from a Warbat. He's even more blatantly vicious than Ni/Elder Brother usually is, and he covets Vivienne so he can torment her and revel in her violence.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Vivienne knows something is wrong when Ni/Elder Brother halts his usual ferocious behaviour to gently trace her features with a claw and draw her blood.
  • Perverted Sniffing: He does this to Monster X, using his tongue to smell.
  • Phallic Weapon: Played for Horror with his retractable bone blade, which is clearly intended as this both In-Universe and out-of-universe whenever he tries attacking Monster X with it.
  • Power Glows: He does this as part of an intimidation display in Chapter 16.
  • Power Incontinence: Averted. According to the author, he, uniquely among the Many, can wilfully turn his Many tissue's infectiousness off at will if he wishes.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He has one on his face right before he stabs Monster X in Chapter 16.
  • Quizzical Tilt: He responds this way when Vivienne says a particular word that reminds him of before Ghidorah's Slowly Slipping Into Evil.
  • Rasputinian Death: He gets impaled, paralyzed by a severed spinal chord, his tail is ripped off and used to beat his skull into pulp, and then what's left of his head gets ripped off, and Monster X slowly sucks his headless body dry of energy while his head's remains finally become inanimate due to expending its emergency Life Energy. However, Word of God indicates he might be Only Mostly Dead.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He participates in the one Ichi/Eldest Brother and San-2/Youngest Brother give San (see San's folder). MaNi originally would've been on the receiving end of a succinct RYS Speech in Chapter 17, but it was cut; mentioned here.
  • The Resenter: He's a villain-to-villain case. He's subservient to Ghidorah, but Vivienne observes that he'd rather have her all to himself to torture instead of having to share her with his brothers now that he has an independent body.
  • Retractable Appendages: The bone spike he forms in his arm is retractable.
  • Sadist: Although Ni/Elder Brother is usually more interested in straight-up killing than in making his prey die in pain; in Chapter 16, MaNi demonstrates that Ni can be just as creative and vicious as Ichi/Eldest Brother if not even worse when he really takes an interest in torturing Vivienne.
  • Sibling Murder: He has absolutely no compunctions against personally trying to kill his Youngest Brother's shed skin while the latter screams in terror.
  • Sickening "Crunch!":
    • There are several sounds of this kind when he and Monster X are fighting in Chapter 16, and it's ambiguous at times which one the sound is coming from.
    • He's alerted to his spine being severed by the sound of "meaty tearing" in Chapter 17.
    • Inverted when one of his eyes growing back in is signalled by a loud popping sound.
  • Slasher Smile: He gives Vivienne a couple terrifyingly perverse ones.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He insists that he's still a part of Ghidorah, but as far as Ichi/Eldest Brother and San-2/Youngest Brother are concerned, he as a "shed skin" is only worthy to be Ghidorah's servant.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: If the fact he's a shed skin of Ghidorah isn't enough, there's also that his body incorporates both a Skullcrawler and a Warbat into it. Maybe Ghidorah just favors serpentine creatures as worthy pawns because of their resemblance to it?
  • Spikes of Villainy: He has spikes and spines on his neck, Warbat-like spiny wings, and a thagomizer-like tail.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: The "without a crush" part is horrifically Zig-Zagged by him. The author confirmed MaNi/Elder Brother has a "murder boner" but not an actual boner for the idea of successfully driving Vivienne to Ghidorah-like psychosis, and he's really enthusiastic about exploiting Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil on her.
  • Stop Hitting Yourself: In Chapter 17, Monster X rips his tail off and uses it to beat his skull to pulp.
  • Stupid Evil: San-2/Youngest Brother observes that him being too careless when brutalizing Monster X nearly killed Vivienne in a way that Ghidorah might've been unable to revive her from, which would've ruined MaNi's long-term desires for her as much as Ghidorah's.
  • Teeth Flying: In Chapter 17, a blow from Monster X sends teeth flying from the maw on the Skullcrawler half of his body.
  • This Cannot Be!: He responds similarly to his Eldest Brother when he's about to die: with panicked disbelief and denial of his fate.
    "I AM... YOU CAN'T... I AM STILL PART OF..."
  • Too Dumb to Live: In Chapter 17, he's well aware Monster X is luring him into an ambush and pursues it anyway, despite having no knowledge of what Monster X in its new form is capable of. Word of God also suggests that the severed remains of MaNi/Elder Brother's head could have remained animate for longer than it did if he'd just thought to conserve his head's backup Life Energy or renew it with Elemental Absorption.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Inverted. He used to be part of Ghidorah, but not only is his current patchwork body smaller and seemingly incapable of flight; according to Word of God, his fusion with the Many likely also made him unable to store as much emergency Life Energy in his head.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: MaNi is much more prone to Stupid Evil and Too Dumb to Live than the version of him attached to Ghidorah is. According to Word of God, this is due to both his lack of a Restraining Bolt and Assimilation Backfire.
  • Torture Technician: Played With. In Ghidorah's lair, he's the one who does the physical work of inflicting Cold-Blooded Torture on Monster X.
  • Uncertain Doom: Inverted. The last that's seen of him is what's left of his severed head becoming inanimate due to overusing its Life Energy reserve, and his body getting completely sucked dry of its own energy. However, we never see whether or not MaNi/Elder Brother's remains were subsequently incinerated to render him permanently dead, and Word of God has hinted that if they weren't, then MaNi remains Only Mostly Dead and could come back.
  • Undignified Death: The final phase of his defeat by Monster X is an In-Universe case from his perspective, partly because he's being deprived the over-the-top Combat Sadomasochist violence he craved. Word of God indicates the "death" part might be a subversion though.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He loses all glee during his Undignified Death (see above).
    MaNi: I AM... YOU CAN'T... I AM STILL PART OF...
    Monster X: You are food. Nothing more.
  • Villainous Incest: He's more than happy to thoroughly torment and traumatize Vivienne in a manner humans consider sexual in order to drive her to psychotic rage, despite considering Monster X both a sibling and an offspring.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: He calls San-Who-Could-Have-Been/Youngest Brother's protectiveness of Vivienne softness.
  • Wall Crawl: It makes sense he'd be able to do this, since his patchwork body is part-Skullcrawler. He's able to fluidly climb atop an apartment block in Berezniki.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Word of God suggests he might be on the receiving end of a variation: surviving pieces of the Many might have taken his remains away, looking to resurrect him in some form.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In Chapter 16, he viciously breaks Monster X's legs and inflicts more Cold-Blooded Torture on them all for his own pleasure, looking to make the Vivienne half in particular suffer and snap.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has zero compunctions against targeting a defenceless infant in Chapter 17 – if anything, it being a defenceless infant encourages this Grade A GigaBastard Supreme.
  • You Got Spunk!: Exaggerated. He specifically relishes in seeing Vivienne go into a rage state, and he especially enjoys butchering Vivienne and enraging/maddening her into trying to butcher him.

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Zmeyevich / Sons of Zmei (Abaddon, Aleksandra, Ivanna, Kazimir, Megiddo)

The result of human women being inseminated with a biological fertility treatment directly derived from Ghidorah's DNA.

  • AB Negative: Inverted. It's speculated in the AbraxasVerse Timeline that one of the techniques used to create the fertility treatment which causes Zmeyevich pregnancies involves bonding O Negative blood (the "universal blood type") to Ghidorah's DNA.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Are they Always Chaotic Evil or do they have the potential to be the Anti-Anti-Christ like Monster X under the right circumstances? Do they even know what they are and what their fathers have planned for them?
  • The Antichrist: Implied. They're technically the offspring of Ghidorah, and Word of God says Ghidorah has long-term plans for them. Throughout the story, they're Fetus Terrible before two of them are born at the end with more on the way.
  • Child by Rape: Nadezhda, Esfir and Lubyov were all impregnated with Zmeyevich without their consent or knowledge.
  • Enfant Terrible: Abaddon and Megiddo have apparently bitten a security officer badly enough that said officer needed to seek a hospital's medical attention.
  • Evil Counterpart Race: Word of God indicates Ghidorah made them to be a counterpart to humanity – what humans are to the terrestrial Titans with their symbiotic relationship, the Zmeyevich are meant to be to Ghidorah.
  • Fetus Terrible: Not-entirely-human pregnancies which act as Ghidorah's long game plan. Human women unwittingly become pregnant with Zmeyevich by taking fertility treatments that were secretly made via experiments on Ghidorah's tissue.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: They're born of human mothers, conceived using Ghidorah's altered biological material, and consequently Ghidorah is considered their (three) father(s).
  • Humanoid Abomination: They're Monstrous Humanoids resembling a cross between a small monkey and Ghidorah's reptilian characteristics, and it's ambiguous just how much of their three-headed father's Eldritch Abomination they've got in them, but it's implied they're Ghidorah's emergency backup way of coming Back from the Dead.
  • Hybrids Are a Crapshoot: Downplayed. They're fully functional creatures from what we see, and they lack the Many's Body Horror or Monster X's first form's crippling defects, but they certainly didn't inherit Ghidorah's good looks.
  • Long Game: Alan Jonah's Evil Gloating in Chapter 13 implies that the Zmeyevich are this, meant to integrate into humanity's world slowly and catch the world with its guard down.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • In-Universe, their name comes from Russian folk tales of the offspring of a mythical, many-headed dragon called Zmei. (Can you see yet why this is their namesake?) In Real Life Russian folklore, Tugarin Zmeyevich or Zmey Tugarin was a highly antagonistic dragon who, in some versions of the famous tale about his duel with Aloysha, bedded the king's wife and thus she was distraught at Tugarin's passing.
    • The individual Zmeyevich's names are quite fitting with what we know about them, and leave a lot to the imagination about what might happen with them after the canon timeline's end point:
      • Ivanna is named after Ivan the Terrible as an insult – eerily enough, it fits with how Ivan came into rulership very young (just like the Zmeyevich are Younger than They Look) and how Ivan's father was dead in his early life just like Ivanna's fathers.
      • Abaddon and Megiddo are both named after biblical places of destruction, with the latter being believed by scholars to be the site of the Final Battle between good and evil in Armageddon (fitting the namer, Walter Simmons', delusions that he's the good and the implications that he views starting a war against the Titans as Armageddon). The former name also refers to an archangel of the bottomless pit (fitting the Zmeyevich's origin from Ghidorah, which rose from a pit in Antarctica to bring apocalyptic destruction).
      • Kazimir means "destroyer of peace". That's not foreboding at all.
  • Not Even Human: Subverted. The discovery that what Nadezhda thought was an ordinary pregnancy is actually a part-Ghidorah creature does not make her any less determined to carry the pregnancy to term.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Downplayed. We get the general idea of their appearance and anatomy, but the description of them is otherwise quite limited.
  • Nurture over Nature: The AbraxasVerse Timeline reveals Monarch are attempting to invoke this on the Zmeyevich in their custody in case they've inherited any of Ghidorah's biologically-ingrained violent impulses.
  • Parasitic Horror: In the final chapter, Lubyov's Child of Zmei "kicking" inside her belly is visible through her hospital gown, and it greatly disturbs Zima.
  • Possession Burnout: A Fetus Terrible variant, but they cause at least some of their inseminated mothers' health to decline and their strength to wane.
  • Tyke Bomb: They're created by Jonah's Basement Club in their Sanity Slippage and by Bio-Major in reckless arrogance, using Ghidorah's altered DNA. Ghidorah takes advantage of this to make the Zmeyevich part of its Long Game.
  • Younger than They Look: In the vein of Wilbur Whateley, two newborn Zmeyevich are built more like toddlers than any remotely human newborns, similar to how lizards are born fully mobile.


Other Titans


Scientific name: Titanus þunraz

A bio-electrical Titan who rejected King Ghidorah's summons during the Mass Awakening, and aids Viv and San. He is loyal to Godzilla and Mothra. His kind are known among the Titans as the Thunderers.

  • 21-Gun Salute: The Russian Ground Forces and Monarch's military volunteers honor his Heroic Sacrifice with precisely this.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Implied. It's unknown whether or not he grew his beard after the deaths of his kin, but nevertheless he has a long beard and a lot to be sorrowful about.
  • Been There, Shaped History: The details aren't explained within the story's narrative, but he influenced the Dyatlov Pass Incident before awakening in modern times, with Word of God elaborating.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: The author's artwork shows he has these kinds of eyebrows underneath his mask.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His electrical powers specifically produce blue lightning, and he has blue eyes.
  • Bottomless Bladder: It's never mentioned what his diet consists of or if he consumes anything at all between his awakening and his death.
  • Bridal Carry: A platonic case when he carries Monster X away to safety, as depicted in the Chapter 6 cover art.
  • Brown Note: His calls, particularly when he's dreaming, can escalate into having this effect on humans, according to Word of God.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: A fierce, highly-muscular Titan who is protective of humans (though not afraid to scare them into backing off), has a soft spot for Vivienne and is a grieving Last of His Kind.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: According to Word of God, he basically has the voice of Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He's agonized by the Many's infection brutally reshaping his body and Keizer Ghidorah partly assimilating him, all whilst his pain receptors are still online.
  • Day Hurts Dark-Adjusted Eyes: He reacts this way when he first enters daylight after centuries underground.
  • Defiant to the End: He continues ferociously resisting Keizer Ghidorah with Heroic Willpower even when he's partly assimilated into it, pulling a Taking You with Me.
  • Dented Iron: Downplayed. Monster X observes when seeing Thor's mask up close that it has nicks and scratches from a multitude of past battles, recent and ancient.
  • Dug Too Deep: Averted. According to Word of God, he was originally discovered hibernating by a construction operation, but his slumber wasn't disturbed in the process.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Like the other Titans, he's been asleep for millennia, and is surprised in Chapter 7 at the world's modern state. He's also dismayed in Chapter 12 that humans' knowledge of him and of the Bone Singer/Grave Chanters' ways have largely died out.
  • Foil:
    • To Vivienne. They both tragically lost a loved one (Thor's son, Vivienne's father-figure), but whereas Vivienne's will to live is wholly reinvigorated by San, Thor has implicitly been waiting to rejoin his lost loved ones in death. Vivienne's an Artificial Hybrid whilst Thor is a Mix-and-Match Critter. Vivienne is curious about the old ways and rediscovering them, while Thor is a relic of said old ways.
    • He can also be seen as one to Mark Russell when they briefly interact. Mark held Misplaced Retribution towards Godzilla for years after the latter unintentionally caused his son's death; whereas Thor's son was intentionally and viciously killed by Ghidorah, but Thor found it in himself to take a Spared, but Not Forgiven attitude towards San.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: He explicitly has four fingers on each hand, which underneath his gauntlets are probably like a goat's hoof-toes based on the author's artwork.
  • Friend to All Children: Threatening "young ones" that he cares about is apparently a surefire way to put you on his kill list.
  • Heroic Build: The author's artwork shows he has a bodybuilder-like torso and limbs.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After getting infected by the Many, he charges Keizer Ghidorah and lets it partly assimilate him. Using Heroic Willpower, he wrestles with Keizer for control of its forelegs long enough to help the other Titans vaporize them both.
  • Heroic Willpower: In Chapter 17, despite being infected by the Many and agonized by his partial assimilation into Keizer Ghidorah; by reciting an ancient galdr, he uses this trope to turn parts of Ghidorah's own body against it and aid the heroes to the end.
  • Horned Humanoid: He has an overall humanoid/primate build and ram-like horns curling from his head.
  • It's Personal: He hates Ghidorah because it exterminated the rest of his kind including his son, which is part of what motivates him to join the fight against a resurrected Ghidorah.
  • Last of His Kind: He's the only known survivor of his kind, the rest having been wiped out by Ghidorah in ancient times.
  • The Lost Lenore: His mate died at some point long ago, and it becomes clear towards the story's end that he never really got over it.
  • Meaningful Look: In Chapter 17, he gives Monster X a comforting look during his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Mirror Character:
    • It turns out imprinting on a Replacement Goldfish to ease the tragic loss he suffered is something Thor has in common with Vivienne. Both are technically hybrids (an Artificial Hybrid and a Mix-and-Match Critter), and they're both only just getting up-to-date on what's happened in the world while they were away.
    • Both Thor and Mark lost their son to a Titan and have to in some way make peace with their son's killer when it becomes their ally. In both their cases, it's the presence of their child or someone they see as a surrogate child that helps them through their grief.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He's overall primate-like, but also has traits of caprinae such as goats.
  • My Beloved Smother: Downplayed in Chapter 13, when he takes issue with Monster X entering a fight when he thinks Vivienne isn't ready.
  • Ominous Hair Loss: One of the Virus-Victim Symptoms when he's infected by the Many.
  • Original Character: He's an original Kaiju of the author's creation.
  • Papa Wolf: It's hinted that he feels quite paternal towards Vivienne from the moment he's awoken by her call. There's a reason for this.
  • Parental Substitute: Inverted. It's revealed in Chapter 13 that he's protective of Vivienne because of his own son's brutal death in combat.
  • Past Experience Nightmare: He likely caused the Dyatlov Pass Incident just by having this kind of nightmare when he was hibernating. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Quizzical Tilt: Somewhat in Chapter 10, tilting his head in concern more than anything else before asking Vivienne if she's ready to fight. In Chapter 12, he has a head-tilt of curiosity when watching Vivienne collect debris.
  • Rasputinian Death: His arm gets torn apart by the Many infecting it, he gets partly and gruesomely assimilated into Keizer Ghidorah, and at one point he's still alive even with his neck snapped before he and Keizer are vaporized. Likely justified by the reanimating effects of the Many.
  • Red Is Heroic: He has red-colored hair.
  • Relative Button: Ichi/Eldest Brother and Ni/Elder Brother successfully goad him to rage by unfavourably contrasting his desertion against his son's valiant death.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When it comes to San, this trope is averted by him. However, in Chapter 17, vengeance for his son's death overtakes him and he charges ahead looking to kill Ghidorah — this ultimately leads to his death.
  • Shock and Awe: Has bio-electrical powers, which he can use offensively by releasing electrical arcs or as a form of communication with other bio-electrical Titans.
  • Spared, but Not Forgiven: He chooses to help Viv and San, despite having a personal reason to hold a grudge against the latter head, but he makes it clear that he still can't bring himself to forgive San.
  • Survivor Guilt: Has a small amount concerning the genocide of the rest of his species, because he knows he went into hibernation as much to preserve his own life as to prevent Ghidorah from using his powers for its own ends.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A Titan resembling a giant ape who's fierce yet seems to have a stronger emotional connection to humans because they're primates, is protective of the female protagonist in an almost paternal manner, personally hates a reptilian Big Bad (due to them killing his family in the past no less); and was able to stubbornly reject Ghidorah's alpha call during the Mass Awakening. Sound like anyone? The AbraxasVerse Timeline and further Word of God even suggest that the two characters' species share a history.
  • Taking You with Me: He uses this rationalization in his final moments when fighting Keizer Ghidorah with Heroic Willpower to help the other Titans finish the monster off.
  • Terse Talker: A little bit, noticeably when he's enraged or agitated. Or at least, what he's saying in Kaiju Talk approximates to Terse Talk when translated to English.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: If he hadn't been spurred by Revenge Before Reason to charge into the caves, he might not have died.
  • Uniformity Exception: Methuselah reveals that Thor's species usually have gray coats, and Thor's red coat is unusual.
  • Wild Hair: He's a Titan with an ancient connection to Old Norse people, who has long and shaggy hair.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: He demonstrates some wrestler and wrestler-like moves when fighting in Chapter 17.
  • You Are Not Ready: He says as much to Monster X, insisting they're not ready to face Ghidorah even if the latter is diminished.
  • Zombie Infectee: Played With. In Chapter 17, he gets infected by the Many, but he genuinely doesn't know it and is unconvinced when Scylla tells him so, until Mothra makes him aware. Mothra trusts Thor to continue fighting with her until his Heroic Sacrifice.


Scientific name: Titanus Mosura

The Queen of the Monsters, who is responsible for transforming San and Vivienne into their second form.

  • All-Loving Hero: She's implied to be this by her interactions with humans and Titans in the story.
  • Alternate Animal Affection: She does a bit of Type 2 with Godzilla in the final chapter, poking her tongue and playfully jabbing a couple times whilst she's grooming his back.
  • Berserk Button: Harming those whom she considers her children is a sure way to at best give you a clear glimpse of her wrathful side or at worst end in your demise.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's angelic and benevolent, but you do not want to cause a harmful ruckus involving those she considers her children. It reflects her personality that her imago form is beautiful, elegant and has a powerful stinger.
  • Battle Couple: Implied. See Godzilla's folder for details.
  • Bizarre Alien Senses: She can uniquely perceive "Life-Strands", as described under The Empath, and she can even sense the Undead Abomination state of the Many's victims from afar when she's inside her cocoon.
  • Blinded by the Light: In her imago form, she temporarily stuns her enemy at close range by weaponizing a flash of her Beta-Wave Bioluminescence, in Chapter 17.
  • Born-Again Immortality: How she's Back from the Dead in the fic's main time frame.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: She's the Gentle Girl to Godzilla's Brooding Boy, something which comes across particularly during their interactions in Chapter 18.
  • Combination Attack: In Chapter 17, besides participating in the battle by multiple Titans against Keizer Ghidorah, she unlocks Godzilla's Spiral Heat Ray via their symbiotic relationship.
  • Destructive Saviour: She shares this with Godzilla. See his folder for details.
  • Doing in the Scientist: In an inversion of her Doing in the Wizard in King of the Monsters, it's confirmed Mothra remembers what happened to her previous incarnation in Boston after it laid her current incarnation's egg, in contrast to how Ghidorah's shed skins and regenerated heads only share pre-severing memories with their counterparts and separately make new memories afterwards. This heavily implies there's more to Mothra's Born-Again Immortality than just an advanced Genetic Memory.
  • Dope Slap: She gives Scylla one in Chapter 17 when breaking up a fight between her and Thor amidst the Final Battle.
  • The Empath: She senses the hell that Viv and San have been through when she first meets them in person. It's also worth noting, she can sense the emotions of other beings across far distances, from their cries or by reading the impacts they have on "Life-Strand" currents.
  • Faux Flame: When she reaches her imago form, she produces "an afterimage like lashing sparks of fire" in her fury.
  • Headbutt of Love: She gives Godzilla a couple such nuzzles, and she gives Monster X one whilst comforting them in Chapter 17.
  • Healing Hands: How Mothra influenced Monster X's second Metamorphosis, according to the author here.
  • Hit-and-Run Tactics: She uses her agility, speed, and long-range Projectile Webbing against Keizer Ghidorah, only getting in close for brief periods except for when the monster is downed.
  • The Idealist: Word of God says she's naturally biased towards the good side of humanity over the bad.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She can aim her Projectile Webbing with enough precision to hit Rodan's muzzle even when she's the same distance away from him that several of Godzilla's strides would cover.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her symbiotic relationship with Godzilla is implied even more than in King of the Monsters to also be emotional and romantic.
  • Male Might, Female Finesse: She's once more the Finesse to Godzilla's Might, using basic Hit-and-Run Tactics in the Chapter 17 battle.
  • Mama Bear: She counts San and Vivienne among her children after Monster X comes into her care, and she's pretty scary when someone's driven Vivienne into a PTSD episode.
  • Master of Your Domain: When she's pupating during the story, it's noted that she's taking longer to hatch than she did when King Ghidorah's takeover during the Mass Awakening forced her to speed up the metamorphosis. Monster X's distress call and/or humans' prayers to her pupa prompt Mothra's timely hatching.
  • Metamorphosis Monster: Like in canon. In her larval form, her carapace becomes discolored when she's overdue to begin her metamorphosis.
  • Mother Nature: She's described in Chapter 17 as the mother to all life on Earth, and she considers the Many, as an Undead Abomination which pulls her children into an unnatural Fate Worse than Death, to be an unacceptable blasphemy.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: She apparently shows she has one of these when cleaning Godzilla's spines.
  • Power Up Full Color Change: Played With. When she and Godzilla are glowing together whilst working in symbiosis, their glows' respective colors synchronize and cycle through a couple singular colors.
  • Purple Is Powerful: When she and Godzilla combine their powers in Chapter 17, purple is the penultimate color their bioluminescence cycle through.
  • Red Baron: She's also known as the All-Mother, Life Bringer or Giver of Life.
  • Red Is Violent: Like in King of the Monsters, her Living Mood Ring bioluminescence flashes red when she's really furious. Red is also the final color her and Godzilla's symbiosis cycles through, and boy are they pissed when that happens.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Lampshaded and Zig-Zagged in Chapter 17. Mothra is usually the Blue Oni to Godzilla's Red Oni, but she can be every bit as ferocious as her King when she's sufficiently pissed off.
  • Wall Crawl: In her larva form, she can apparently climb the waterfall at her shrine with ease.


Scientific name: Titanus Gojira

The King of the Monsters and Ghidorah's Arch-Enemy, whom Earth's Titans answer to alongside Mothra.

  • 11th-Hour Superpower: During the Final Battle, his symbiosis with Mothra unlocks his Spiral Heat Ray.
  • Alternate Animal Affection: On top of Mothra's Type 2, Godzilla gives her nibbles and licks in Chapter 18.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Word of God has suggested he probably enjoyed the company of males and females before he met Mothra.
  • Androcles' Lion: Inverted. Godzilla firmly believes that for all of humans' faults, if a Titan comes to their aid then those humans will respond in kind in said Titan's time of need. Word of God even indicates Godzilla heard of the original Trope Namer from Bone Singers in ancient times.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: It's made clear that if necessary, he will do this to keep the other Titans in line and maintain his global territory's balance.
  • Battle Couple: It's heavily implied that Barnes got it right in King of the Monsters when he assumed Godzilla and Mothra's symbiotic relationship meant their relationship was also romantic.
  • Blood Knight: Discussed; in Chapter 9, Vivienne blurts to Godzilla's face that he seems to enjoy a fightnote , prompting him to draw the line between Tranquil Fury and The Berserker for her.
  • Breath Weapon: Besides his standard Atomic Breath (which Word of God states is composed of the Hollow Earth energy source like in Godzilla vs. Kong), Godzilla also eventually unlocks his Spiral Heat Ray.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Brooding Boy to Mothra's Gentle Girl. See Mothra's folder for details.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: A massive Good Is Not Soft who reigns as the King of the Monsters, but has genuine affection for Mothra and shows signs of developing fondness for Monster X.
  • But Now I Must Go: The Timeline reveals that within a year following Keizer Ghidorah's death, Godzilla seeks out a new lair and goes into dormancy until his global territory needs him to maintain the balance again.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: He's a Captain Smooth towards Monster X when the latter is being trained by the Titans.
  • Catlike Dragons: Downplayed, but he produces a purr-like growl as an expression of affection or reassurance, which Vivienne compares to a cat purring to its kittens when she observes it.
  • Combination Attack: He and several other Titans work together against Keizer Ghidorah in this way. Mothra personally uses her and Godzilla's symbiosis to unlock Godzilla's Spiral Heat Ray.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: According to the author, Kratos from God of War (2018) is her headcanon voice for Godzilla when he communicates with Monster X.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's something of an Old Soldier who's weary and ancient, but he's not without a sense of humor at times. It's also indicated that he's somewhat mellowed with age compared to what he used to be like in his youth.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Downplayed. He seldom makes such remarks but not never, and his Comic-Book Fantasy Casting will definitely make any Snarks sound Deadpan.
  • Death Glare: Naturally, he has this look reserved for when he's facing down his old enemy Ghidorah again in Chapter 17.
  • Deep Sleep: In 2021, he goes into dormancy for the next three years so he can rest after all the fighting of the preceding two years.
  • Demoted to Extra: A minor case in its scope, as he's still a secondary character in the story once he becomes a part of present events rather than a mere background character.
  • Destructive Saviour: True to franchise form, his and Mothra's symbiosis unlocking his Spiral Heat Ray saves the world from Ghidorah, but it also glasses the (fortunately uninhabited) city and heavily irradiates the area to the point it likely won't be habitable to humans again for a long time.
  • Disappeared Dad: Played Straight. It's revealed in Chapter 18 that he never knew his father, but he suspects it was another Titanus Gojira he saw in his youth.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Downplayed when he tells Monster X to not give him reason to "rough [them] up" for disrupting the natural balance in future.
  • Dynamic Entry: In Chapter 17, Godzilla's arrival on the scene is marked by his Atomic Breath exploding through the underground rock to destroy and open up the tunnels that the regenerated Ghidorah is hiding within.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: He pulls this trope off underwater when he arrives outside Castle Bravo, seeming to materialize from the darkness, in Chapter 15.
  • Foil: To Monster X. Both of them are reptilian Titans who are ultimately protective of the world, but Godzilla is positively ancient and experienced whereas Monster X is essentially a newborn. Godzilla is the King of the Monsters whereas Monster X is essentially a pup among the Titans; whereas Godzilla is a Messianic Archetype, Monster X is the Anti-Anti-Christ.
  • Genius Bruiser: Like in canon, he's a cunning and tactical combatant even by Titan standards.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He tells Vivienne in Chapter 9 that he might have to "rough [her] up" if she and San cause trouble as if it would be nothing more serious than holding a drunk friend back from starting a fist-fight.
  • The Good King: Personality-wise, he has Good Is Not Soft shades of this.
  • Good Lips, Evil Jaws: He's the Good Lips to the Evil Jaws of the Many's Dracolich form when he fights it.
  • Hates Being Alone: Mentally discussed by him. He's heard other creatures crying out desperately for others of their kind multiple times before, although he refuses to experience such a feeling himself.
  • Headbutt of Love: He gives Mothra a couple such headbutts during the story.
  • Hope Bringer: He's the Big Good, and his arrival on the scene early during the Final Battle prompts a "Hell, Yes!" Moment among the humans.
  • Interspecies Romance: See Mothra's folder for details.
  • I've Never Seen Anything Like This Before: As old and experienced as he is, he has this reaction to hearing the Many's Dracolich form's cry.
  • Last of His Kind: Like Thor. It's heavily implied Ghidorah is partly or wholly responsible for Godzilla becoming this.
  • Male Might, Female Finesse: Once again he's the Male Might to Mothra's Female Finesse, during the Titan battle against Keizer Ghidorah.
  • Mangst: He's lamentful when mentioning his late friend, the Lord of Dragons, in Chapter 13.
  • Mirror Character: To Monster X as more details of his personality and past come to light. Being tired and world-weary from having lived so long, fought so many foes and having outlived all his kin and many of his old friends; Godzilla is arguably a reflection of what Monster X will be like after thousands or millions of years.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range: Godzilla a couple times fires his Atomic Breath at monstrous foes when he's literally close enough to grapple them; namely Keizer Ghidorah's head or wing and the undead elder Manda.
  • The Nose Knows: He notes that Vivienne/Monster X has some of the same scent on her that Serizawa did.
  • Old Soldier: Played With. He's an ancient and tired being who's still fighting strong and maintaining his dominance among the Titans.
  • One-Hit Kill: Once unlocked, the Spiral Heat Ray is this, thoroughly melting and vaporizing Keizer Ghidorah.
  • Papa Wolf: He's shown hints of this towards Monster X, such as comforting them and even letting them near his vulnerable gills.
  • Parental Abandonment: Downplayed. His species apparently didn't retain social contact with their mothers past subadulthood, and he never knew his father but suspects it was a certain Titanus Gojira bull he saw.
  • Parental Substitute: He, Monster X and Rodan seem to be juggling the duty of initially caring for the newborn Manda.
  • Pillar of Light: He blasts his Atomic Breath into the sky from underground at the Final Battle.
  • Power Up Full Color Change: Played With. See Mothra's folder for details.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Besides the example listed under Mothra's folder, his Spiral Heat Ray produces purple electrical arcs.
  • Quizzical Tilt: He responds this way to hearing the ORCA's signal in Chapter 11, being bemused by the sound more than anything else due to being an Alpha Titan.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He keeps his reservations in check and doesn't jump to any conclusions in Chapter 9 when first meeting Monster X.
  • Red Baron: He's known among Titans as the Deep One and Great King Gojira.
  • Red Is Violent: See the above folder for details.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He usually has this dynamic with Mothra. See her folder for details.
  • Roar Before Beating: The tradition continues, this time when he's training Monster X in a fight in Chapter 9.
  • Running on All Fours: At one point, he charges into the fray this way in Chapter 17.
  • Slasher Smile: He has two in Chapter 17: one is his reaction to the prospect of getting to hunt with Mothra for the first time in ages, and he spares another when he and the other Titans are in the middle of tearing Keizer Ghidorah a few new ones.
  • Spanner in the Works: He essentially kicked off the plot of the entire fic when he decapitated San's head at Isla de Mara.
  • Stealthy Colossus: His arrival initially goes practically unnoticed by the other Titans present at his destination, in Chapter 9.
  • The Stoic: It's implied this is why he's accepting of San's atonement and doesn't hold any ill will towards him.
  • Tail Slap: Like in canon, he favors using this as a destructive combative maneuvre. Or just to shut Rodan up in Chapter 9.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Vivienne notes he has a world-weary gaze which at times appears to look right through one.
  • Tranquil Fury: He utilizes this to fight effectively.


Scientific name: Titanus Rodan

A bio-volcanic avian Titan, who hates Ghidorah for taking his volcano and taking control of him during the Mass Awakening.

  • Adaptational Heroism: He displays loyalty to Godzilla in the fight against the Many and Ghidorah that he hasn't displayed in MonsterVerse canon, and here he's implicitly not malevolent unless provoked (even if it does take little to provoke him); whereas in the Godzilla vs. Kong novelization he's outright listed as one of the nastier Titans.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: His scar might be an Achilles' Heel.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: He shows definite signs of this with Monster X as the story progresses, actively being eager to have a proper fight with them and prove which Titan is more skilled once the new threat is vanquished. The Timeline reveals that by 2022, Rodan and Monster X have reportedly become a mated pair.
  • Berserk Button: Getting a whiff of Ghidorah's scent makes him forget about everything else in Chapter 8, and he seems to have a bit of a grudge towards San over Ghidorah's fight with him at Isla de Mara.
  • Blood Knight: He really looks forward to a fight, and more often than not, having a one-on-one clash of Titans seems to be his idea of the best way to solve a problem he's confronted with.
  • Breath Weapon: He can spit fireballs from his maw, like in unused King of the Monsters concept art and further hints in the MonsterVerse.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Comparing him to Smaug isn't all that inaccurate, but less psychopathic and with a bit of Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: He's the Sergeant Rough when tutoring Monster X.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The author described here who she imagines as Rodan's voice.
  • Commander Contrarian: He seems to have mild shades of this. Besides initially resenting being a mentor to Monster X, his personality seems more inclined to react than to act in advance; unlike Monster X, Mothra and Godzilla.
  • Cowardice Callout: He directly calls Thor a coward almost as soon as they see each-other for the first time since the Mass Awakening, referring to how Thor preserved his own life in hiding whilst the rest of his kind died fighting Ghidorah. This enrages Thor.
  • Dynamic Entry: He pulls one on Monster X in Chapter 18, appearing almost out of nowhere and knocking them down.
  • Easily Forgiven: Not directly to his face, but Lauren Griffin in Chapter 14 doesn't seem to hold any grudge for his massacre of the Raptors before he fell under Ghidorah's control during the movie (which to be fair, he was provoked to).
  • Enemy Eats Your Lunch: Played With. He brings Monster X a shark for them to eat, but he expects them to fight him off for the right to have it, in Chapter 10.
  • Fantastic Romance: The Timeline reveals he reportedly becomes Monster X's mate in the future, something which could only have happened due to San fusing with Vivienne and Vivienne getting transformed into a Titan.
  • Friendly Rivalry: He develops a downplayed one with Monster X, dueling with them more for the exertion and physical training than anything else.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's firmly opposed to Ghidorah so long as Godzilla remains in charge, but his personality is mostly unpleasant and Hot-Blooded.
  • Grin of Audacity: He has one in response to Monster X giving him the idea to seek out a vengeful rematch, in Chapter 13.
  • Half-Breed Discrimination: Downplayed. He expresses disgust at the idea of mentoring Monster X, a "half-breed whelp", in Chapter 9.
  • Hates Being Touched: Highly downplayed, but he reacts awkwardly to being casually punched in his chest in Chapter 13, since that's an intimate zone in his species.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his snarky behaviour towards Monster X; he's apparently reared Titan/s outside his own species before, and it's lampshaded that he has some genuine words of wisdom and good advice.
  • Horrifying the Horror: A variation. Even he is impressed when witnessing what Monster X is capable of in an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Hot-Blooded: Unsurprising, given his characterization in the movie. Mothra comments in Chapter 9 that he's a fine teacher but lacks restraint.
  • Interspecies Romance: He has some Belligerent Sexual Tension with the half-human, half-Ghidorah Monster X, and the Timeline indicates they become mates in the future.
  • It's Personal: He's eager to get another shot at kicking Ghidorah's ass in some form or another after it bested and enslaved him during King of the Monsters.
  • Jerkass God: Downplayed, but when looking at his actions, he overall seems to be the most indifferent to the damage he can cause to human settlements amongst the major heroic Titans, on top of his Jerk with a Heart of Gold personality.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's the most unpleasant towards San and Vivienne out of the Titans they've interacted with so far, but he also stays true to his duty to mentor them in his own snarky way.
  • Mating Dance: His duel with Monster X ends up looking more and more like this as it goes on, in Chapter 18.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: Somewhat. He's subservient and isn't always the most pleasant Titan, but he's overall a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and a fierce Blood Knight.
  • Parental Substitute: He seems to be juggling the duty of caring for the newborn Manda with Godzilla and Monster X.
  • Quizzical Tilt: He has one when he's confused by Monster X going from trying to avoid a fight to flying into a rage state, in Chapter 9.
  • Red Baron: He's also known as the Fire Demon, the One Born From Fire and the King Of The Sky.
  • Red Is Heroic: Although he's not the most pleasant Titan to be around nor the most philanthropic, he is firmly on Godzilla's side in this story.
  • Scars are Forever: It's mentioned in Chapter 10 that he has a scar in his rocky skin where Mothra impaled him during the film.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: He shares some with Monster X before fighting them:
    Rodan: Only half of you can say that. The other can just bluster and marvel at my skill while I leave you in the dust.
    Monster X: Try it, spring chicken. I'm going to show you how to really fly.
  • Sore Loser: He's outraged to calling Monster X a cheat when Monster X doesn't hold back during a duel.
  • Spectacular Spinning: He's fond of pulling aerial manoeuvres with this theme, whether it's an aileron roll like the one he pulled in King of the Monsters or it's vertically spinning whilst using Monster X as a flail in Chapter 13.
  • Tail Slap: Downplayed in Chapter 15 when his short, fan-like tail almost slaps Viv and San in their faces, implicitly deliberately.
  • Troll: Milder than he could be, but he does get a kick out of pushing Monster X's buttons even after he's gotten over his grudge against San.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He's confident he can match Monster X in a fight when he first encounters them. Later, he finds himself both disturbed and impressed by San and Vivienne's ferocity when they're truly pissed off.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The author says she likes to think that Rodan has this kind of relationship with his Titan allies generally: they don't exactly act friendly towards him nor he to them, but they will watch his back.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Downplayed in Chapter 17, when Monster X is pissed at Rodan for bringing Manda to a Titan battlefield, even if Monster X does concede that he did the right thing given the danger that the alternative would've placed Manda in. Word of God says Godzilla's fiery avian ally frequently gets "ragged on" by the Earth-native Titans.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: His wings' sonic winds cause collateral damage at the Yonaguni battle.


Scientific name: Titanus Scylla

A semi-aquatic Titan resembling a cross between an ammonite and an arachnid, who aids Godzilla.


Scientific name: Titanus Methuselah

A giant, wizened, part-rock and part-animal Titan.

  • 11th-Hour Ranger: He shares this role with the MUTO Queen, only entering the story as one of Godzilla's allies at the Final Battle.
  • Close-Range Combatant: He seemingly doesn't have much if anything in the way of long-range attacks, but he can fight ferociously when up-close.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The author discussed her thoughts about who Methuselah's voice sounds like here.
  • Feeling Their Age: He shows signs of this, stretching his joints and resting after a battle.
  • O.C. Stand-in: His personality gets some further characterization, whereas in MonsterVerse canon only the basics of his behaviour are known and he's practically a background extra in King of the Monsters.
  • Prophet Eyes: It's confirmed in this story that his milky eyes are a sign he has poor vision.

    Manda (Mandazawa) (*Unmarked Spoilers*

Scientific name: Titanus Manda

A newborn marine serpentine Titan and the offspring of a long-dead old friend of Godzilla.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Compared to the original Showa incarnation and subsequent appearances where Manda was an Anti-Villain or Brainwashed and Crazy at best; this version is a sweet, innocent child, and a Tagalong Kid to the heroic Titans during the Final Battle.
  • Age Lift: Manda is a newborn baby, with the only other adult being his long-dead father.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: A rather literal case. Even as a baby, he already has a venomous sting in his tail like the adults of his kind.
  • Blue Is Heroic: He has a blue coloration, and although he's only a baby, he has a remarkably brave and kind personality.
  • Catlike Dragons: His physical body language as an infant is a lot like a kitten, which gets briefly lampshaded.
  • Children Are Innocent: He's a baby Protectorate who is adorably innocent and sweet-natured. He'll still try and stand up for others if need be and potentially end up picking a fight with something seriously dangerous.
  • Cower Power: Being a baby, he retreats against the bodies of trusted adult Titans when he fears a threat a couple times.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Slightly downplayed, but he tends to make those human members of the cast who encounter him up close feel both honoured and delighted.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He's named after his biological father, who died centuries before his egg hatched.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": He's named after his father the Lord of Dragons, and his species.
  • Dragons Are Divine: He's a friendly, marine Protector Titan who closely resembles the traditional depiction of eastern dragons as short-legged, snake-bodied creatures, he's born in and sets up his territory in the Pacific/East China Sea, and he overall seems set to follow in his benevolent forebears' footsteps.
  • Eye Scream: The author made a gijinka picture of Mandazawa in which his adult self has suffered the basic form of this trope and wears an Eyepatch of Power.
  • Foil: To Monster X. Monster X is an Artificial Hybrid created by Ghidorah (and half of them is a Back from the Dead former-human with their memories intact) with a ton of trauma, whereas Manda is a possible Reincarnation of a former-human as a divine reward and is innocent.
  • Happily Adopted: Come Chapter 17 and he's come to regard Vivienne as his mother and San as his uncle respectively.
  • Headbutt of Love: He gives Monster X one in Chapter 17.
  • Junior Counterpart: He has shades of this comparative to San. Both of them are and have always been insatiably curious which made them difficult for their elder caregivers to keep track of, but Manda's innocence is intact comparative to how San has billions of years of abuse, tragedy and darkness behind him.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: His father was the protector of Mu and an old friend to Godzilla, but nothing is known about his mother except that she and the Lord of Dragons had intended to start a nest.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The author's intention is to make his Reincarnation this: is Manda truly Serizawa reborn or a different entity entirely?
  • Mirror Character: Manda and his adoptive mother are both "newborn" Titans, and possibly both of them were formerly-human.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: He apparently knew immediately upon waking from a nap that something bad had happened to Monster X while he'd been separated from it.
  • Nephewism: Downplayed. He's as close to his adoptive uncle San as he is to his adoptive mother Vivienne.
  • The Nose Knows: It's by scent that he recognizes Viv and San following their Metamorphosis into their final form, it's by their scent being on Thor that he identifies the latter as kin, and it's by scent that he recognizes Elle Brody as being affiliated with Ford.
  • Not So Extinct: Godzilla assumed that the previous Manda and his kind were extinct before becoming aware of Manda's egg.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: The last survivor of an ancient, draconic Titan species which lived around Yonaguni and resemble eastern dragons quite closely in appearance and behavior. Manda (and his kind) have a very snake-like body shape with green or blue scales, crystalline-looking spines, horns in the females and antlers in the males, and cerata appendages vaguely resembling wings, and they mature relatively quickly.
  • Protectorate: His egg before he's born, in Chapter 13.
  • Quizzical Tilt: He has a few over the story. He has one when he first sees Viv and San in Chapter 13; then another when he's curious upon seeing an Osprey in the air; another when Viv and San are recovering from a violent psychic episode; and another when he first sees Monster X's final form (having always known Viv and San in Monster X's second form).
  • Red Baron: Possibly. His father is described by Godzilla as "Lord of Dragons".
  • Reincarnation: It's implied he might be (see Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane) a reincarnation of Dr. Serizawa, though without memory of his past life unlike Mothra. The author suggested it might be a cosmic reward to Serizawa for making a Heroic Sacrifice to a god.
  • Reincarnation Friendship: Assuming he is Serizawa reincarnated, him imprinting on Monster X (particularly Vivienne's head) as a surrogate mother seems like this, considering Serizawa and Vivienne had the same kind of relationship with the roles reversed. Manda also seems particularly fascinated by Ren, hinting at another familial variation.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's only comparatively small by Titan standards, but the infant Manda fits this trope to a T.
  • Sea Serpent: A rather draconic example (his species are outright described as dragons), although his father was benevolent towards human seafarers, and it looks like he'll be following the same route.
  • Spin Attack: He performs a small, playful form of this by swimming in a circle to splash Monster X with water.
  • Stock Sound Effects: As a baby, he has a certain chirping sound effect, according to the author.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has amber-gold eyes. The "supernatural" part becomes more relevant due to the hints that he might be Dr. Serizawa reincarnated.
  • Tagalong Kid: In Chapter 17, he goes against Rodan's effort to keep him out of trouble and tries getting involved in the immediate Titan war on Thor and Monster X's behalfs, despite not fully knowing what's going on.
  • Tail Slap: He can deliver a venomous sting with a whip of his tail.
  • Theme Naming: Manda's name continues the A Dog Named "Dog" tradition among Titans.
  • Walking Spoiler: Technically averted, as the author wasn't secretive on her Tumblr about Manda/Mandazawa's nature.
  • Wall Crawl: Implied. He has a vaguely salamander-like body and has an easy time of climbing on Monster X.


Scientific name: Titanus Cranium Reptant

An aggressive species of giant serpentine predators which are normally found on Skull Island, although several specimens escaped into the Hollow Earth's tunnels during the Mass Awakening.

  • Adaptation Species Change: Downplayed. The Godzilla vs. Kong title sequence indicates they've been classified as a Titan species in MonsterVerse canon; whereas in this story, Chapter 17 explicitly shows that Thor himself doesn't consider Skullcrawlers to be in the same class as Titans and indicates there is a distinct class difference.
  • The Bus Came Back: Their entrance into the story at around Chapter 11, having gotten off Skull Island, is an Unexpected Character moment.
  • Horrifying the Horror: As mean and Horror Hunger-driven as Skullcrawlers are, the Many and/or the partly-regenerated Ghidorah send them fleeing for their lives.
  • Implacable Man: In Chapter 11, torching them with flamethrowers and incendiary grenades doesn't impede them. Note that in Kong: Skull Island, a gas explosion proved to be capable of dealing mortal harm to a Skullcrawler – these Crawlers are just that desperate to escape the Many and/or Ghidorah.
  • Sound-Only Death: The last we see of two Crawlers is them being violently pulled out of sight through a hole, followed by the sounds of them being mutilated and assimilated into the Many.
  • Wall Crawl: One of them scales a cave wall to reach a hole a significant distance above ground level.
  • The Worf Effect: They're on the lower end from the Many or a partly-regenerated Ghidorah. The antagonists of Kong: Skull Island positively flee from these new monsters, which dispatch them with frightening swiftness.

    Camazotz (*Unmarked Spoilers*

Scientific name: Titanus Camazotz

A bat-like Destroyer Titan which attacked San Diego during the Mass Awakening. He's transcribed in ancient hieroglyphs on Skull Island.

  • Continuity Cameo: He only appears in the main story's final chapter, in the form of photographed hieroglyphs.
  • The Dreaded: The Iwi refuse to so much as approach a cave where ancient writings on him are transcribed, and Dr. Brooks feels a knot in his stomach when contemplating his return.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Inverted. While most of the awakened Titans have fallen in line under Godzilla, Camazotz disappeared shortly after the Battle at Boston, and he reemerges solely looking to usurp Kong's territory for himself.
  • Weakened by the Light: Unlike in the MonsterVerse graphic novel, here his aversion to sunlight is put on display when Monster X causes sunlight to break through his storm.