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    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 that 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.
  • Escaped from the Lab: It's implied in the story and confirmed by Word of God that the human hosts who became the first of the Many were initially kept locked up by the Basement Club, before they got out.
  • 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.
  • Feel No Pain: Implicitly downplayed in their case. Injuries which would at least stun a living Titan with pain for a few moments have a much shorter-term effect on the Many if any.
  • 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.
  • Horns of Villainy: According to the author's notes, the Many cause the undead Lord of Dragons to sprout Ghidorah-like horns when they infect him.
  • 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 (1982), 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.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: After they come into being, they rapidly (and quite literally) eclipse Jonah's paramilitary as the most foregrounded antagonists.
  • 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.
    Esfir: SNAKES IN THE BLOOD!
  • 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.
    Ni: UNLIKELY. I HAD SUCH DELICIOUS DREAMS OF YOUR BLOODSHED.
    Monster X: At least you're consistent.
  • Assimilation Backfire: Word of God reveals that one of the reasons why 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 has always relished in fighting and killing for their own sakes whilst not being quite as inclined as Ichi/Eldest Brother is to expend his mental energies on finding ways to make his prey suffer pre-mortem. MaNi 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.
  • 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: What he's become is a dark mirror image of San: both of them are former Ghidorah heads which have split off and become "shed skins" whom the main Ghidorah regards as expendable clones, and both of them have merged with other creatures (the Many and their victims for MaNi, Vivienne for San) in order to form their new bodies. Ghidorah's right head also shares a distaste for lies and a preference for blunt honesty, according to Word of God. 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. When the latter tells Monster X that they can leave Ghidorah's presence if they want to, MaNi/Elder Brother brutally breaks Monster X's legs and leaves them unable to crawl away while mocking them. From how synchronized MaNi and Ichi are despite the former's separation from Ghidorah, it's implied Ichi and Ni have done this before in Ghidorah's past.
  • 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, it would stand to reason that his voice also sounds like Steve Blum.
  • 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 of this.
  • 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: His sadism: like Ghidorah, MaNi/Elder Brother's Ax-Crazy urges sometimes override pragmatism – and unlike when he was attached to Ghidorah, MaNi has no self-restraint and is consequently prone to Stupid Evil. Monster X takes advantage of it to lure MaNi/Elder Brother to his doom.
  • 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?
    MaNi: WHY SHOULD WE NOT?
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Downplayed when his eyes "dimly" reflect Monster X's light, similarly to how Ghidorah's eyes glint to the point of shining out in the dark.
  • 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, still has some good degree of savage elegance as well as an admirable degree of sophisticated cunning: MaNi however is a literally slobbering-with-bloodlust, rabid beast with a rape-y maniacal streak, and he takes Stupid Evil to Too Dumb to Live levels. One reader gave him the Fan Nickname, Grade A GigaBastard Supreme.
  • Horns of Villainy: On top of retaining his original horns from when he was a Ghidorah head, concept art by the author depicts MaNi/Elder Brother with a new cranial horn, not unlike Vivienne's.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: His Production Nickname, MaNi, is a punny combination of Ni (the name which Vivienne gave him when he was still attached to Ghidorah, which in itself is Japanese for "Two" and denotes him as the second head who was on the middle of the trio's pecking order before becoming a shed skin); and Many (which he has merged with). He's also still referred to by Monster X and Ghidorah as Elder/Younger Brother to denote him as the middle sibling despite having become a shed skin.
  • The Millstone: Ironically, for all his derision of San and the Ghidorah-attached Youngest Brother, just about everything that MaNi does after he's gained his own body ultimately makes things worse for his master. Without MaNi's Stupid Evil, Monster X wouldn't have gained their even more powerful final form in time for the Final Battle, and Ghidorah in such a scenario would have probably had a lot more time to work on breaking a conscious and intact Vivienne instead of expending precious time and energy saving an unconscious Vivienne's life. Even when MaNi infects one of Godzilla's Titan allies, this indirectly leads to Keizer Ghidorah suffering the setbacks of Sharing a Body with said Titan, which in turn contributes to Keizer's defeat.
  • 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.
  • Moral Myopia: 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 when Ghidorah itself puts MaNi down.
  • The Nose Knows: He catches a hint of Monster X's scent on Manda, and he follows Monster X's scent when he thinks he's hunting them, in Chapter 17.
  • 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.
  • Oblivious to His Own Description: He expresses derision that his Youngest Brother is more likely to make playthings out of others than get the job done, but this is exactly what he does with Monster X, in his own way, and in doing so he almost scuppers Ghidorah's plans entirely.
  • 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.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: 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 over others as its pawns because their basic anatomy is closer to Ghidorah' image?
  • 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.
  • Targeted to Hurt the Hero: 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.
  • 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..."
  • Tongue Trauma: Vivienne inflicts some well-deserved trauma of this kind on his tongue in Chapter 16.
  • 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.
  • Trauma Button: Downplayed when Vivienne asks him the same one-word question that he and his brothers used to desperately ask themselves before Ghidorah's slow descent into evil was complete. His first reaction is a very slight ignored epiphany.
  • 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 Remind Me of X: Downplayed.
    • Vivienne realizes that MaNi/Elder Brother desires her and wants to torture her because he sees something of Ghidorah and himself in her, in Chapter 16.
    • MaNi is reminded of his and his brothers' encounter with ancient Bone Singers when he hears Monster X's final form's murmurs.

    (*Spoiler Character*) 

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: Do they even know what they are and what their fathers have planned for them? Are they Always Chaotic Evil or do they have the potential to be the Anti-Anti-Christ like Monster X under the right circumstances? Word of God currently leans towards the latter interpretation.
  • 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.
  • Defusing the Tyke-Bomb: The AbraxasVerse Timeline reveals Monarch are attempting to invoke Nurture over Nature on the Zmeyevich in their custody in case they've inherited any of Ghidorah's biologically-ingrained violent impulses.
  • 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.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: In-Universe. The AbraxasVerse Timeline confirms Monarch make it their mission to locate and round up as many of the scattered Zmeyevich as possible, but they've been largely unsuccessful.
  • 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 small monkey crossed with Ghidorah's reptilian characteristics, and it's ambiguous just how much of their three-headed father's nature they've got in them, but it's implied they're Ghidorah's emergency backup way of coming Back from the Dead. It's implied that Ghidorah intended them to look ''just' humanoid enough to blend in with a crowd or appear inconspicuous at a distance.
  • 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.
  • Living Aphrodisiac: Word of God says they can emit a pheromone which causes a dopamine rush in humans, and this enables even the ugliest or most inhuman-looking Zmeyevich to seem larger-than-life and appealing. Interbreeding with humans is the express purpose that Ghidorah created the Zmeyevich for, and though the Zmeyevich's own wants vary between individuals, Word of God says that some of them do want partners and sex.
  • 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 how their namer, Walter Simmons, implicitly sees himself as the good to all Titans' evil and sees his plan to conquer them as a proverbial Last Judgment). 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 Always Evil: Monarch are trying to defuse the tyke bomb with the three Zmeyevich that were born in their custody, and according to Word of God, some of the overall Zmeyevich will grow up inclined to serve Ghidorah's long game while others won't.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Psychic Link: It's implied at the main fic's end that they share some telepathic link to their three-headed originator and can transfer this to their mothers while in the womb. The author stated in a lore dump that Zmeyevich can telepathically transmit messages amongst themselves, varying from brief words to entire sentences depending on how many Zmeyevich are gathered in a single area.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Word of God says that all the Zmeyevich, once they reach a certain age, begin to fiercely desire something for themselves; whether that something is sex, followers, knowledge, material gain or love varies between individuals.
  • Telepathy: As embryos, they apparently gave the mothers carrying them to term a degree of extrasensory perception towards Ghidorah. The author confirmed that the Zmeyevich inherit some of Ghidorah's telepathy which enables them to communicate with each-other and Titans to a limited degree.
  • 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.

Godzilla and His Followers

    Thor 

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.
  • Bring It: Played With when he tries to goad Keizer Ghidorah into fighting him with a taunt about how perhaps Keizer thinks Thor is too much for it to take on. Played with in the sense that Keizer Ghidorah is angered but doesn't take the bait, and it's implied that Thor is acting on Revenge Before Reason rather than overconfidence.
  • 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.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: He recalls that his cub had blue eyes just like his, in a context which implies that eye colors can vary among the Titanus þunraz species.
  • 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.
  • Giant Eye of Doom: When Viv and San meet him in person, the first they see of him besides his gauntlet is one of his glowing eyes, peering in at them through a hole he made. He almost turns hostile once he recognizes San, but Vivienne narrowly saves herself and her brother.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He's a seasoned Titan who's willing to fight Ghidorah or its spawn when necessary. He's also heartbroken over the extinction of the rest of his species, including the deaths of his family.
  • Held Gaze: In Chapter 17, he locks gazes with Mothra in a moment of vulnerability, and the latter comforts him. He subsequently holds Monster X's gaze to comfort them amidst his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • 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.
  • Holding Hands: In Chapter 13, Monster X begins tracing their fingertips along the underside of Thor's hand, but Thor grips the tips of their fingers because he's emotional over his son's death by Ghidorah.
  • Horned Humanoid: He has an overall humanoid/primate build and ram-like horns curling from his head. He also has a red coloration, and at one point in the fic he's compared by a character to a horned beast from the Book of Revelation, but he's unambiguously a benevolent Titan.
  • 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.
  • The Nose Knows: He can smell Vivienne's Bone Singer blood (from afar), and he can identify San's Ghidorah scent in the Vivienne-San hybrid. He can generally identify the specific scents of Ghidorah-derived creatures if he's familiarized himself with them.
  • Not So Extinct: Downplayed. Mothra admits upon seeing him that she believed all of his kind were wiped out long ago. Although Thor survived Ghidorah's genocide, he's the Last of His Kind.
  • 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.
  • Primate Versus Reptile: During the Final Battle, he fights MaNi/Elder Brother in a one-on-one, and he physically and mentally grapples with Keizer Ghidorah.
  • 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.
  • Silence of Sadness: When Thor is talking with Monster X about the ancient peoples who worshipped him, Vivienne admits that their languages and the ways of the Bone Singers have mostly been forgotten, and this causes Thor to go mournfully silent for a while; to a point where Vivienne considers departing to give him some space.
  • 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 he's unconvinced when Scylla tells him so, until Mothra confirms Scylla's statement. Mothra trusts Thor to continue fighting with her until his Heroic Sacrifice.

    Mothra 

Scientific name: Titanus Mosura

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


  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: In "Sermones ad Mortuos", she pats Manda on the head with one of her forelimbs when she's calming him.
  • 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.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The author's headcanon voice for what Mothra's translated voice sounds like is Samara from Mass Effect 2, as stated here.
  • 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.
  • Held Gaze:
    • She gives Viv and San a couple looks when trying to comfort them. It's mostly the Platonic version of this trope, but it also ends up being the Supernatural version when one such gaze gives Viv and San a brief vision of the then-larval Mothra's imago form.
    • She also locks gazes with Thor and gives him a softening look in Chapter 17. It comes after Thor has realized that he's going to die.
  • 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.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: The author imagines that Mothra would have an appreciation for humans' wall murals and garden sculpting, and would spend her free time observing and awing over humans and our architecture whilst flying around the world.
  • Light 'em Up: It's revealed that Mothra's God Rays can burn her enemies' flesh when she weaponizes them.
  • 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.
  • Psychic Link: The story continues building on the implications in King of the Monsters that the Chens and Madison might have a telepathic connection to Mothra, with Word of God outright confirming the former.
  • 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.
  • Religion is Magic: Word of God indicates that she tends to form psychic links with humans who worship her.
  • Wall Crawl: In her larva form, she can apparently climb the waterfall at her shrine with ease.
  • What Is Going On?: When she and Godzilla intervene in Monster X, Rodan and Thor's first fight, Mothra demands an explanation from the two Titans who are still able to speak, in a tone which can't be refused.
    "WHAT. HAPPENED"

    Godzilla (Gojira) 

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.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: Played With. Not physically but in terms of sentience. The MonsterVerse's novelizations and the Godzilla Dominion graphic novel have portrayed Godzilla's POV as being rather inhuman and almost like an Eldritch Abomination clothed in animal flesh, comparative to his Furry Reminder characterization in AbraxasVerse.
  • 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. Word of God even comments that Mothra's worst fear is "the day her King will fall".
  • 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.
  • Counter-Attack: When he's fighting Monster X, he tries to lure them in with a couple false openings which will enable him to land a countering blow on them whilst they're exposed.
  • 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.
  • Held Gaze: He meaningfully locks gazes with San in Chapter 9. Despite their Antagonistic past from when the latter was part of Ghidorah, neither of them are confrontational, with Godzilla simply telling San to be better than Ghidorah for his sister's sake.
  • Holding Hands: In Chapter 15, Vivienne desperately grasps Godzilla's finger, trying to warn the Titan that she spent much of her human life worshipping about the Many targeting Castle Bravo.
  • 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.
  • I'll Kill You!: He speaks a positively chilling version of this trope when combating the Many, in Chapter 14:
    "Come on out, so I may kill you."
  • 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.
  • My Greatest Failure: Word of God says that he's failed multiple times in his past, and he fears seeing those failures repeat themselves.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Him and Rodan, similarly to in King of the Monsters. Godzilla is once again the Noble Male: committed to maintaining the natural balance, patient and reasonable, and lecturing Vivienne on the importance of self-control.
  • 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 can smell Viv and San's part-Ghidorah scent from a distance, but he also notes when smelling them up close that they have some of the same human scent on them 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.
  • Use Your Head: In Chapter 13, he rams himself head-first into the Many construct in the sea, which is enough for him to make it lose its grip on Monster X.

    Rodan 

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.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In MonsterVerse canon, Rodan is seen with yellow eyes, whereas in this continuity, he's described as having orange eyes.
  • 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.
  • Adaptational Sympathy: Sort of. In the MonsterVerse canon, Rodan joined King Ghidorah, and is made out to be a Wild Card who has no fixed loyalties and an ambiguous morality. In this fic, it's made clear that Rodan only joined Ghidorah because the latter dominated and enthralled him, and he apparently didn't enjoy being slave to an Omnicidal Maniac one bit, to the point where he carries a grudge. He still has a genuine temper and an attitude problem, though.
  • 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.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: Downplayed. The Yonaguni battle leaves him covered in specks of the Many's gore, which he's quick to clean himself of, in Chapter 13.
  • Breath Weapon: He can spit fireballs from his maw, like in unused King of the Monsters concept art and further hints in the MonsterVerse.
  • Butt-Monkey: A mild case, but he tends to be on the receiving end of various indignities which make him stand out among the Titans: getting silenced by his Alpha via an offhand tail slap when he jeers at Viv and San, getting his head trapped in the Many's jaws and flailing to escape until he causes the trap to explode with his bio-volcanic heat, and being in the middle of helping the other Titans beat down Keizer Ghidorah when Monster X just forces his beak shut and pins him with a glare for bringing Manda to the Final Battle. And then of course there's the time that he performs a full-blown courtship display in front of Monster X, only to discover midway through that Monster X had no idea that they'd been sending him signals which led him to believe they desired him, even if this still worked out in the end.
  • 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.
  • Counter-Attack: As an experienced fighter, he pulls off a few of these. When Thor charges at him, Rodan gracefully dodges and blasts Thor's exposed flank with a fireball powerful enough to stun Thor for several seconds, in Chapter 8. Rodan also waits for Monster X to make a move and give him an opening when he's scrapping with them, in Chapter 10.
  • 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. This is especially noteworthy, since Griffin's profile on the movie's official website said that she was skeptical of coexisting with Titans before the Mass Awakening precisely because of the mass destruction they could wreak.
  • 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.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Saying the Earthborn Titans are all "friends" might be a slight exaggeration anyway in most baseline Titans' cases, but it's nevertheless hinted a few times, and further indicated by Word of God, that Rodan getting chided by Godzilla or his allies is not an uncommon occurrence when he interacts with them. Even Rodan's relationship with Monster X is initially laden with Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • 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 and blusterous behaviour towards Monster X; he's apparently reared Titan/s outside his own species before, he has some genuine words of wisdom and good advice in that skull of his, and he knows how to be a charismatic and appealing prospective mate when he's looking to court someone in "Ain't That a Kick in the Head".
  • 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. He continues to show a caring and empathetic side towards Monster X and Manda veiled under brusqueness and snark, as time goes on.
  • Love Is a Weakness: According to Word of God, he'll never admit it, but he fears that if he ever grows too emotionally attached to another, an enemy could target that other to weaken him.
  • Mating Dance: His duel with Monster X ends up looking more and more like this as it goes on, in Chapter 18.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Aside from his canon physical traits from Pteranodon, tyrannosaurids, bats and birds of prey carrying over, Rodan's chest is revealed to be an erogenous zone in his species, similarly to in birds like parrots.
  • 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.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: No prizes for guessing which Male he is comparative to Godzilla. He's a proud, Hot-Blooded and somewhat crass creature who's prone to acting on impulse, and he's fine to sit back if he feels his services aren't needed and he doesn't have a vested interest.
  • The Nose Knows: He can smell Ghidorah's "blood and thunder" in Viv and San from a distance.
  • Not a Morning Person: It's mentioned in the (non-canon) Abraxas: Empty Fullness Halloween Episode "Come Little Monster, I'll Take Thee Away" that Rodan is very grouchy early in the morning and he hates getting up.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: "Sermones ad Mortuos" in Abraxas: Empty Fullness reveals that Rodan has outlived his own chicks.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: In "Sermones ad Mortuos", Monster X notices that the usually proud and boastful raptor Titan seems unsure of himself around them, cluing them in that Rodan is the one who brought Monster X's grieving troubles to Mothra's attention.
  • Parental Substitute: He seems to be juggling the duty of caring for the newborn Manda with Godzilla and Monster X. According to this non-canon drabble by the author, Manda eventually recognizes Rodan as his father after he mates with Monster X.
  • Power Glows: In "Ain't That a Kick in the Head", his chest glows with a fiery light when he expands it during a mating display.
  • Psychoactive Powers: "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" reveals that if he's feeling negative, his mood can activate any volcano in his immediate vicinity and cause an eruption. This is based on the King of the Monsters novelization's statement that Rodan, while enslaved to Ghidorah, causes multiple volcanoes to erupt when he flies over them.
  • 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.
  • Running on All Fours: In "Ain't That a Kick in the Head", Monster X gets him worked up and he tries to run after them, only to trip and start running on all fours along the ground.
  • 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.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to San's Sensitive Guy. He's a confrontational, hot-headed Blood Knight, and if "rough, aggressive, and strong (or at least that's how he sees himself)" don't describe Rodan then nothing does.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Word of God explains that Rodan, despite being a baseline/omega Titan, likes to think he's better than Godzilla's other subordinates due to his more frequent interactions with him, Mothra, and later Monster X.
  • 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.
  • Tsundere: In "Sermones ad Mortuos", Rodan showcases a caring side towards a grieving Monster X, while trying to come off as merely annoyed and exasperated. Word of God also says that both he and Monster X (half of them anyway) will "go full Tsundere mode" if someone points out their Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • 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.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: The Empty Fullness one-shot "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" reveals that some Titans aren't above killing another Titan's pre-existing offspring in order to get their own shot at mating with them — this is a behaviour which occurs in several real-life mammals. Rodan is not one of the Titans who would do this, and he considers it barbaric to boot; even if human children aren't safe from being collateral damage of his presence, as his awakening in King of the Monsters showed.

    Scylla 

Scientific name: Titanus Scylla

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


    Methuselah 

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.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: Word of God says that he would probably be impressed by humans' creativity in building wildlife bridges over highways.
  • The Nose Knows: His nose is sharp enough to pick up and identify second-hand traces of Monster X's scent on Thor's mask.
  • Prophet Eyes: It's confirmed in this story that his milky eyes are a sign he has poor vision.

    The Queen MUTO 

Scientific name: Titanus Jinshin-Mushi

A Titan, who's of the same species as the Titan pair which caused the devastation of San Francisco in 2014 and the Prime which came after them. Unlike the previous members of her brethren, she coexists with the Earth's current natural order instead of destroying it, making her an ally to Godzilla instead of an enemy.


  • 11th-Hour Ranger: She only turns up for the Final Battle in the main fic, when Mothra summons her.
  • All There in the Manual: She has a fairly minor role in the main fic, so her personality is mostly known from Word of God on the author's Tumblr.
  • EMP: Like the male member of her species, she can trigger an electricity-dampening blast by punching the ground after charging up her forelimb. It can even shut down Ghidorah's bio-electricity.
  • Enemy Mine: Downplayed. According to Word of God, she and Godzilla don't like each-other and they barely even tolerate the other's presence, but they have a mutual understanding that the Queen MUTO will run to Godzilla's aid if it's called for, and the rest of the time she'll mind her own business.
  • The Resenter: Word of God says she's bitter that she can't sire children without endangering the world, especially after Godzilla, also an endling Titan like her (and hailing from her own species' natural enemy at that), gets to rear Titan children of his own in the future.
  • The Voiceless: She doesn't communicate at all during her appearance in the main fic.

    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.
  • Alternate Animal Affection: According to these works, his physical displays of affection include slithering up one's arm and booping heads.
  • And Your Reward Is Infancy: Implied by Word of God – assuming that Manda's pre-birth origin is Magic rather than Mundane, it's suggested that Serizawa ended up reincarnating in this creature as a sort of reward for him essentially sacrificing himself to save a god.
  • 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.
  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: "Sermones ad Mortuos" reveals that he can flash bioluminescent light depending on his emotions.
  • 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. The author even calls him an "overgrown noodle cat".
  • 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.
  • Expressive Hair: The tendrils growing on his jawline quiver to express his mood. "Sermones ad Mortuos" indicates that after Manda matures, the other tendrils along his body will undulate in specific ways to reflect his mood.
  • 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.
  • Gigantic Adults, Tiny Babies: Notably averted. Even when he's a newborn, Manda is huge enough that he could fit a grown man inside his mouth if he chose to. This is the author's rough estimate of baby Manda's size.
  • 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.
  • Held Gaze:
    • When he first meets Monster X in Chapter 13, he directly holds Vivienne's gaze. Vivienne thinks she briefly sees an odd flash of recognition in Manda's eyes, hinting that he's probably a reincarnation of Vivienne's original Platonic Life-Partner.
    • In Chapter 14, Manda locks gazes with an awestruck Ren Serizawa, fitting how Ren grows fond of the baby Titan.
  • Interspecies Adoption: He gets Platonic Co-Parenting from multiple Titans, who are all of different species to him.
  • 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.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He's a mostly reptilian-looking Sea Serpent who has four limbs for land-crawling, mammalian-looking antlers, catfish-like whiskers, and cerata-like appendages similar to some deep sea invertebrates. According to Word of God, Manda is similar to crocodiles and snakes in that he's born self-sufficient enough to be able to gather and eat food on his own. Godzilla recalls that various specimens of Manda's kind could vary in appearance.
  • 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.
  • Platonic Co-Parenting: He has this kind of Parental Substitute dynamic with Monster X, Godzilla and Rodan.
  • 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).
  • Rage Breaking Point: In the Abraxas: Empty Fullness one-shot "Sermones ad Mortuos", Manda is dismayed at Monster X's grief-fueled enervation but doesn't know how to fix it. Although Manda doesn't anger easily, he gets furious when he believes Rodan isn't going to do anything to help Monster X after Manda turned to the latter for help.
  • Rainbow Motif: Downplayed. This post by the author states that Manda's scales can give off all the colors of the rainbow when they catch the light of an aurora.
  • 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.

Project Talos (*Unmarked spoilers*)

    The Prototype 

Kiryu MK I

Scientific name: TBA

A man-made, cybernetic Titan in Godzilla's image which is being constructed in the Philippines. It uses a supercomputer called the Encephalon as its brain. Unbeknownst to most, it was constructed around the skeleton of the long-dead Titanus Gojira Dagon.


  • All There in the Manual: All canon information on him currently comes from the AbraxasVerse Timeline and other posts by the author on her Tumblr, since Project Talos doesn't even begin until after the main Abraxas story's end-point, although Kiryu will likely at least be referenced in an upcoming Abraxas: Empty Fullness story focused on Ladon.
  • Artificial Zombie: In a sense, he becomes this when he gains sentience. He has the long-dead Dagon's bones inside him as a bare endoskeleton, and the author states that Kiryu gains some of Dagon's tics and fragment memories from the bones' genetic memory, but is ultimately a brand-new consciousness formed from the genetic memory, the Encephalon, and possibly other sources like the Zmeyevich merging together.
  • As the Good Book Says...: Ren discovers that the Encephalon has been secretly encoded with verses 17:45-47 in the Book of Samuel, in which David fights Goliath. He switches it out for the Elder Futhark incantation used during Operation Dragon Slayer.
  • Full-Conversion Cyborg: Kiryu is this as far as we know, being a supercomputer-brained mechanical construct with Titan bones integrated as the basic framework.
  • Fusion Dance: Word of God states that Kiryu will become sentient, and its personality and consciousness will be a Frankenstein of Dagon's bones' faint genetic memory, the Encephalon's artificial intelligence, and possibly other factors like the Zmeyevich's DNA and/or the connected pilot's mind.
  • Genetic Memory: According to Word of God (1, 2, 3), Kiryu upon gaining sentience inherits fragmented memories and personality tics from Dagon via the genetic memory stored in Dagon's bones, but he's still a completely separate entity who could only inherit limited bits and pieces of Dagon's psyche from the millennia-old, long-decayed bones.
  • Humongous Mecha: A Godzilla-sized and Godzilla-shaped machine, being designed to combat Titans after the Mass Awakening, with a supercomputer brain and a human pilot controlling it.
  • Meaningful Name: The Encephalon's name. See Names Given to Computers.
  • Mecha-Enabling Phlebotinum: See Dagon's folder for details.
  • Morality Chip: The Encephalon software was apparently designed with a villainous MC in the form of biblical verses encrypted in its software, meant to influence Kiryu's subconsciousness according to Walter Simmons' design. Ren Serizawa switches the original Chip out with a new one in the form of the Elder Futhark; an act which implicitly will give Kiryu a chance of rebelling against Apex and/or the entity haunting Mechagodzilla, and will likely influence his personality for the better once he gains sentience.
  • Names Given to Computers: Its supercomputer brain is named Encephalon, which is Latin for "brain".
  • Soul Fragment: Word of God says that he inherits some personality tics and memories from the Titan Genetic Memory in Dagon's bones upon gaining his own consciousness, but ultimately, Kiryu is a separate entity from Dagon.
  • Virtuous Character Copy: He's essentially one to the Godzilla vs. Kong portrayal of Mechagodzilla due to the parallel origins of their respective sentiences. Whereas the Godzilla vs. Kong Mechagodzilla gains consciousness via Titanus Ghidorah's bone's Soul Fragment fusing with its A.I. and it becomes a Robotic Psychopath as a result, Kiryu gains consciousness via a Titanus Gojira's bones' Soul Fragment fusing with his A.I., and he implicitly becomes a benevolent being.

    The Secret Weapon 

Mechagodzilla

Scientific name: TBA

A man-made, cybernetic Titan in Godzilla's image which is being secretly constructed in Hong Kong as part of the Collaborators' secret agenda. However, the Collaborators themselves underestimate just how much, or rather how little, control they truly have over this creation.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: It's based on the Godzilla vs. Kong incarnation of the character, except it's established on the author's Tumblr that this version glows with purple light instead of red light.
  • All There in the Manual: All canon information on it currently comes from the AbraxasVerse Timeline, since Project Talos doesn't even begin until after the main Abraxas story's end-point, although Mechagodzilla will likely at least be referenced in an upcoming Abraxas: Empty Fullness story focused on Ladon.
  • Ambiguous Robot: This version of Mechagodzilla doesn't have a Ghidorah skull as its controller, but it's still clear that something which is related to Ghidorah or Ghidorah's children has some control and influence in the mech, making it ambiguous how much this version is robotic and how much it's a cyborg.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear as of the Timeline's end-point precisely what the entity that took over Mechagodzilla during its test run really is or how it did so, especially since there's no leftover Ghidorah skull for Apex Cybernetics to use as part of Mechagodzilla in this timeline, but it's clear that the entity has control of the mech's systems and that it's in some way related to Ghidorah and/or the Many. It could be Ghidorah itself, the Many, Don and Meg, or something else.
  • Hidden Villain: Played With. It has yet to be canonically revealed in the AbraxasVerse just what is possessing/haunting Mechagodzilla, but the author drops hints in the Timeline for Recursive Fanfiction to explore which make it clear that it's a Ghidorah-related or -derived entity which intends to continue Ghidorah's work. It could be the Many, Abaddon and Megiddo, Ghidorah itself, or a new entity.
  • Humongous Mecha: A Godzilla-sized and Godzilla-shaped machine being designed to combat Titans after the Mass Awakening, with a human (or potentially human-ish) pilot or pilots controlling it. However, it's heavily implied that something else which isn't human has hijacked control of Mechagodzilla without its builders realizing.
  • Mysterious Purple: It's been established on the author's Tumblr that Mechagodzilla emanates purple light, and it's canonically shrouded in mystery in the AbraxasVerse Timeline, as described under Ambiguous Robot and Ambiguous Situation.
  • Purple Is Powerful: It's widely accepted on the author's Tumblr that Mechagodzilla emits purple light instead of the movie version's crimson light, differentiating it from the similarly Ghidorah-derived and silver-color schemed Monster X in this version. Purple, besides matching Apex Cybernetics' main color motif in the movie, is a color that can represent royalty, ambition and power (Mechagodzilla's builders made it to overpower and usurp Godzilla's kingship so that they could rule the Earth), and also mystery (it's still shrouded in a lot of mystery at the AbraxasVerse Timeline's end-point, like who its final pilot(s) will be and precisely what is controlling it without its builders' knowledge and how).
  • Superior Successor: Mechagodzilla is intended to be an "improved" counterpart to Kiryu MK I.
  • Technopath: In the AbraxasVerse Timeline, Mechagodzilla's computers suffer a seeming glitch which implies that something sentient, malevolent and Ghidorah-related is secretly possessing it or has at least hijacked it.

    Ladon 

Scientific name: Titanus Gojira

A genetic clone of Godzilla that's being grown by Apex Cybernetics' Third R&D Division from dorsal spine fragments, scales, blood and other pieces that Godzilla has shed over the years. Ostensibly engineered to provide an emergency replacement heir if the King of the Monsters ever falls in battle against a hostile threat, Apex's true plans for the clone are much less pleasant.


  • Adaptational Backstory Change: He's based the most closely on Godzilla Jr. from the Heisei movie continuity, but whereas Godzilla Jr. came naturally from a Godzillasaurus egg that was seized off an island by scientists before hatching, Ladon was artificially cloned from Godzilla's shed DNA samples that had been confiscated over the years.
  • Adaptation Name Change: He's basically Godzilla Jr. in all but name, down to being locked up by humans at the start of his life.
  • All There in the Manual: All canon information on him currently comes from the AbraxasVerse Timeline and other posts by the author on Tumblr, since Project Talos doesn't even begin until after the main Abraxas story's end-point, although Ladon is set to appear in an upcoming Abraxas: Empty Fullness story.
  • Freudian Excuse: Word of God says that he's not the most temperate Godzilla, even comparing him to a watered-down version of the Minus One Godzilla iteration, on account of him having spent his start to life locked up underground and being treated like a labrat at best.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after a draconic monster from Greek mythology, fitting for a Titanus Gojira. However, his namesake's role in the myth foreshadows Apex's true intentions for the clone: in the myth, the divine hero Heracles kills Ladon as one of his last tasks in service to his mortal king and cousin before he attains immortality, foreshadowing that Ladon is intended to be killed by Mechagodzilla as a special test in service to its human master Walter Simmons before it fulfils his ambitions.
  • Our Clones Are Different: He's being artificially created using shed pieces of the otherwise-Last of His Kind Godzilla's body, like Godzilla's blood, scales and dorsal spine fragments.

Other Titans

    Skullcrawlers 

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.

    Dagon (Adam, Raijin) (*Unmarked spoilers*

Scientific name: Titanus Gojira

Another male of Godzilla's species who Godzilla knew when alive. He died after being parasitized by the MUTO Prime millennia ago. Project Talos builds a dome around his grave in what is now the Philippines.


  • Disappeared Dad: It's ambiguous, but Godzilla suspects he was the bull who conceived him, although Dagon was never involved in Godzilla's upbringing and was only seen by him from a distance, and it's implied this wasn't unusual behaviour among their kind.
  • Full-Conversion Cyborg: If only in post-mortem physical remains and Genetic Memory. See the Prototype's folder for details.
  • Genetic Memory: Word of God says that some components of his psyche are still ingrained within his bones millennia after his death, similarly to Kong's canon genetic memory guiding him to his ancestors' ruins, and those elements can be transferred and act like a Soul Fragment for the formation of Kiryu's consciousness after the bones are incorporated in the mech's construction.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Godzilla has suspected since his youth that Dagon/Raijin/Adam was his biological Disappeared Dad, but he can't be sure.
  • Mecha-Enabling Phlebotinum: His ancient bones are the Phlebotinum, being cannibalized as an organic endoskeleton which the Kiryu MK I is built around, with the side-effect that his genetic memory acts as a Soul Fragment affecting the mech's ascension to sentience.
  • Soul Fragment: Word of God (1, 2, 3) says that Dagon's Genetic Memory will likely contribute to the Fusion Dance formation of the Kiryu MK I's own consciousness and cause it to inherit a few of Dagon's mental tics.
  • Posthumous Character: He died thousands of years ago, but Godzilla still thinks of him once in a while, and his fossilized bones are being used to construct Kiryu, with Word of God furthermore stating that his bones' Genetic Memory will likely influence Kiryu's own mind like a Soul Fragment.

    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.
  • Dark Is Evil: His emergence causes Skull Island's Perpetual Storm to close in and darken the sky, and he's disoriented by sunlight.
  • 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.

    The Fleet's God (*Unmarked Spoilers*

Gigan

Scientific name: TBA

A malevolent and extremely depraved extraterrestrial cyborg Titan, who commands a horde of demented, spacefaring alien worshippers. He might have encountered Ghidorah before its arrival on Earth, and he or his worshippers might be responsible for a Titanus Gojira formerly known as Ozymandias becoming Spacegodzilla via infecting him with a cordyceps-like crystalline parasite.


  • Adaptational Badass: In most incarnations, including his first ever appearance, Gigan was the puppet or at the very most the Psycho for Hire to technologically-advanced, human-sized aliens who were the true masterminds. In this incarnation, the hierarchy is reversed, with Gigan being the one in charge and the advanced spacefaring aliens being his thralls and worshippers.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: He's a destructive Titan of extraterrestrial origin like Ghidorah, and as vile as Ghidorah is, Gigan is at least as sadistic as it was.
  • All There in the Manual: He has yet to appear in any AbraxasVerse stories or the timeline at all, but his existence in the setting has been confirmed by the author. The Earthborn Titans' encounter with him is set to be referenced in an upcoming Abraxas: Empty Fullness story.
  • Ax-Crazy: The author has said (1, 2) that Gigan's behavior will be comparable to Albedo Piazzolla from the Xenosaga franchise. For the record, that's a cackling, semi-coherent Combat Sadomasochist who tears his own head off and gleefully crushes it in front of a small girl, and who massacres small girls and breaks the joints in their corpses, that the author's comparing Gigan to.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Ghidorah. Both are malevolent, extremely sadistic and vicious extraterrestrial Titans which travel the stars, and as of the main fic's events they've both been worshipped as a god by an army of smaller, intelligent but twisted creatures. However, whereas Ghidorah is an Omnicidal Maniac that lives firstly for killing, and it especially seeks to wipe out any sapient "little ones" which are capable of building technology; Gigan by all accounts lives more for making his victims suffer than anything else, and he's happy to keep an army of technological "little one" sense freaks alive as his thralls and worshippers. Whereas Ghidorah was an organic, biologically regenerating Draconic Abomination, Gigan is a Cyborg.
  • Cyborg: He's apparently a part-organic creature modified with cybernetics body-parts, much like his Godzilla: Final Wars incarnation and like his demented little followers.
  • Sadist: Gigan is in some ways more sadistic than even Ghidorah was. Not unlike Ghidorah, Gigan revels in torturing and dismembering his foes and any innocents in sight, looking to have as much fun as possible along the way; but relative to Ghidorah, Gigan is slightly less focused on the "death and extinction" parts and he's slightly more focused on drawing out his victims' agony and bodily mutilation as much as possible for his own satisfaction. Speaking of which… what Gigan turns the sapient aliens that he encounters into makes being gleefully exterminated by Ghidorah look preferable as an alternative.

Miscellaneous (*Unmarked spoilers*)

    The Makers 
An advanced alien civilization who created Ghidorah to be their weapon billions of years ago… and were promptly destroyed by it.


  • Abusive Precursors: They're a technologically-advanced civilization which existed billions of years ago: they created Ghidorah specifically to wipe out all life on another civilization's planet in response to the latter civilization rejecting the Makers' alternative "offers" one time too many, and the Makers cruelly abducted, brutalized, experimented on and tortured three innocent wild animals to an ultimately horrific degree to get their planet-ending Bioweapon Beast. After they set Ghidorah loose, it became their Precursor Killer.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: Sapient aliens whom were scientifically and technologically far ahead of today's human race. And they used their intellects to inhumanely transform three wild animals into an apocalyptic Tortured Monster with both the ability and the inhumanely-ingrained need to inflict planet-wide extinction, then they set it loose on another sapient planet to do just that.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: What they did to San and his brothers when the three of them were just innocent wild animals was pretty horrible and barbaric, and it's really hard to blame Ghidorah for killing them all in revenge. The author once commented that the Makers probably enjoyed taking electric prods to whatever animal equated to puppies in their home.
  • But What About the Astronauts?: Word of God suggests that after Ghidorah exterminated the Makers off of the place where they made Ghidorah, Ghidorah subsequently discovered smaller colonies of the Makers' species were alive on other worlds. Alive until Ghidorah got to them.
  • Creative Sterility: According to the author, they only had it in them to think of ways to inflict violence – they literally couldn't imagine anything else.
  • Didn't Think This Through: They apparently didn't realize that once Ghidorah was done annihilating its intended target, Ghidorah with its new capabilities and powers of mass destruction would be all too capable of and motivated to return to the Makers' location and exterminate them after all the suffering they inflicted on it.
  • Final Solution: They explicitly made Ghidorah the way that it is to completely eradicate an enigmatic civilization on another planet, setting Ghidorah loose on the planet to obliterate everything on a planet-wide scale.
  • Gone Horribly Right: They turned Ghidorah into what it is now to be a Bioweapon Beast so powerful that it could annihilate an enemy civilization on a planetary scale, with the Old Noise torturing Ghidorah into doing just that until every visible thing on the targeted planet was dead. Problem was, Ghidorah was still alive, and it still had the Old Noise in its heads tormenting it if it didn't kill something. And the Makers' experiments apparently made Ghidorah able to travel through and survive in space to escape the targeted planet. And Ghidorah's minds had every reason to want revenge on the Makers for the suffering they'd caused it.
  • Hazmat Suit: When they venture out into the wilderness where the Dorats live, they wear full-body protective suits which obscure their true features.
  • Humanoid Aliens: It's all but stated they were vaguely human-like in shape and technology, enough so that the human race on Earth reminds Ghidorah of them billions of years after the Makers were wiped out and this is the main reason why Ghidorah despises humans on sight so murderously. Word of God furthermore compares the Makers to a much more malevolent version of the Forerunners.
  • Inscrutable Aliens: Information on them is kept vague. Word of God has described the Makers as intelligent but very inhuman in mind and has also compared them to the Forerunners in Halo. "Damnatio Memoriae" reveals that the Makers know the concept of mythical gods and deities but they "have long since abandoned superstition", and it's revealed that they created Ghidorah to annihilate an enigmatic "Enemy" civilization which had rejected the Makers' previous "offers"; making Ghidorah a three-headed Sibling Fusion in acknowledgement of both the number of refusals and the Rule of Three's religious significance to the Enemy. But that's about all we know.
  • Karma Houdini: Some generations apparently passed the Makers by while Ghidorah was growing in their captivity, meaning that some of the Makers involved in the cruel experiments that had the mandate to inflict complete genocide on another sapient planet lived and died without facing punishment.
  • Karmic Death: They, or at least members of their kind with the power to do so, engineered a colossal Bioweapon Beast with the power to obliterate all visible life on an entire planet (horribly torturing three innocent animals to form it), and then the Makers set said beast loose on another planet's sapient inhabitants to do just that. That same beast, vengeful for the torture inflicted on its original animal forms, then turned around and inflicted the same omnicide on the Makers.
  • Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair: They were scientifically and technologically far superior to humanity, being capable of interstellar travel and extensively transmutating Ghidorah into the planetary extinction-bringing Draconic Abomination that it is now, and what little we know of the Makers themselves paints them as cold and inhuman in their morality but sophisticated. However, they apparently weren't prepared for Ghidorah turning against them and using the very world-ending powers they gave it to annihilate them – "Damnatio Memoriae" further indicates that the Makers weren't expecting Ghidorah to be quite as powerful as it ended up being.
  • Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions: Deconstructed. They're a technologically-advanced alien race who have a dubious concept of morality, deliberately inflicting a global extinction event on another sapient planet. The Makers' atheism is not used by the author to paint them as enlightened or rational, given how the AbraxasVerse continues to run with the King of the Monsters movie's thematic comparison of the Titans to old gods, plus it's hinted that the Makers' anti-spiritualist attitude contributed to their failure to realize just how powerful and dangerous their creation was until it was too late.
  • Playing with Syringes: They converted the Dorats into Ghidorah via brutal, inhumane experiments.
  • Shock Stick: They use what appear to be electrical prods to violently shock the Dorats, both during and after their capture.
  • Starfish Language: According to the author, the original Old Noise's message which the Makers originally coded into Ghidorah as a "standing order" is almost impossible for Vivienne to comprehend as a human fused with a former part of Ghidorah, although she can still get a sense of the general meaning.
  • Tranquilizer Dart: They fire paralyzing darts at the Dorats in the process of capturing them, bringing the Dorat who would become San down with one.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Specifically, Would Hurt a Baby Animal. "Damnatio Memoriae" confirms that the Dorats they turned into Ghidorah were still small juveniles of their species when the Makers violently captured them and started cruelly experimenting on them.

    The Fleet 

Technologically-advanced and space-faring but utterly deranged alien beings in the service of Gigan, who they worship as a god. They apparently know of and fear Ghidorah. Gigan might be responsible for driving them to their deranged mindsets. They might be responsible for a Titanus Gojira formerly known as Ozymandias becoming Spacegodzilla via infecting him with a cordyceps-like crystalline parasite.


  • Aliens Are Bastards: Horrific, self-mutilating sense freaks which worship Gigan and support his incursions and atrocities on other innocent worlds. Although it's implied they might have been forcibly turned into this by Gigan when he invaded their original homeworld(s) rather than having always been this way or chosen it.
  • All There in the Manual: They have yet to appear in any AbraxasVerse stories or the timeline at all, but their existence in the setting has been confirmed by the author. Their invasion of Earth is set to be referenced in an upcoming Abraxas: Empty Fullness story.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: As explained by the author, they genuinely believe that experiencing as much pain and pleasure as possible to build up their experiences of every sensation possible is the key to a life well-lived.
  • Body Horror: They modify themselves with genetic alterations and cybernetic implants throughout their entire lives to heighten their sensations, to the point where they're almost unrecognizable as the single or multiple species that they originally hailed from.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Inverted. The cybernetics that they integrate into themselves are specifically added to heighten sensations rather than in any way take away from them, since these aliens believe that to lose any sensation is to lose one's self.
  • Cyborg: They modify themselves with a mix of genetic alterations and cybernetic implants throughout their lives (the latter in particular they take on in imitation and admiration of Gigan), to the point where they're almost unrecognizable as whatever species they originally hailed from in its or their natural state(s).
  • Designer Babies: These creatures' Body Horror modifications? Offspring receive their first ones in utero.
  • Flaying Alive: The author says that when one of their own kind is on the point of death, their brethren peels their skin off them while they're still alive to be sown into a family tapestry, and they even use the dying alien's cybernetics and life-supporting chemicals to heighten the sensations.
  • Genuine Human Hide: A variation. They have a custom where they make leather tapestries representing their family trees out of the skin of their deceased relatives. And they take that skin off for the tapestry before they're dead.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Word of God says they have some past history with Ghidorah, and whatever it was, even they despite their nature have since feared the sapient-exterminating Omnicidal Maniac for generations; implicitly at least in part because being unable to leave a lasting record of experiencing Ghidorah's omnicide (naturally), renders the experience meaningless to the fleet's culture.
  • Sense Freak: They believe that the best way to live one's life is by experiencing as many sensations both positive and negative as possible. To the point where they extensively modify themselves and their offspring with cybernetic implants and genetic experiments to heighten sensation, and they literally allow themselves in their dying moments to be flayed alive while under the influence of sensation-heightening chemicals and implants.

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