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Ancient and massive creatures that developed hundreds of millions of years ago, feeding on the nuclear radiation the planet generated. Most of them on the surface died out, making way for new life to take their place, but some remained deep in the Earth, under the sea or in dormancy. Humanity's advances in nuclear power, strip mining, and other developments have begun to awaken them, drawing them to the surface and bringing destruction in their wake. It is also eventually discovered that there is a whole world beneath the surface world, called Hollow Earth, where Titans never declined like on the surface.

"This world never belonged to us: it belonged to them."

  • Acceptable Breaks from Reality: Pretty much a standard for Godzilla and King Kong films. The sheer size of all the kaiju falls firmly under Artistic License – Physics — there is no way any of these creatures would be able to move as fluidly as they do without getting crushed under their weight considering the Earth's gravity. This is especially egregious in Kong: Skull Island, where Kong manages to jump what must be thousands of feet across — the impact of a creature his size would send anything smaller sized in the vicinity flying but the humans running just a few meters away from him or so don't even trip. Even worse are all the flying monsters in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. But since the series is all about giant monsters fighting each other, it's forgivable.
  • Adaptational Abomination: The MonsterVerse's Kaiju are portrayed in a significantly more Lovecraftian light than the Showa and Heisei movies' take. They're an allegory for forces of nature affected by climate change instead of an allegory for nuclear weaponry, with radiation merely being what wakes the Time Abyss-old creatures up from their long slumber instead of creating them, humanity is almost entirely helpless to contain or control the creatures when they're active, and the Kaiju's primordial past and relationships with the Earth's ecosystems are given an emphatic air of mystery which makes their true nature seem unknowable.
  • Adaptive Ability: It's implied over the films, and straight-up confirmed by a Monarch operative in the Godzilla vs. Kong novelization, that the Titans have this, and it's why the Monarch outposts' kill-switches failed to kill any of them when they awoke.
  • Alliance with an Abomination: Many of the Titans used to have symbiotic relationships with humans thousands of years ago, protecting the humans from other, more hostile Titans, but the hidden message in the King of the Monsters Creative Closing Credits reveals that it ended badly when ancient human civilization got too big for their breeches and attempted to enslave the Titans, resulting in a war which led to a cataclysm decimating both species. King of the Monsters in particular focuses on the concept of humanity striking up a beneficial and sustainable coexistence with the other Titans once again in modern times, and the ending proves it's very much possible.
  • Animalistic Abomination: As a whole, their forms are a chimeric blend of various creatures from both the past and the present, and the MonsterVerse overall treats the Titans as gigantic animals, if intelligent and unfathomable ones. Despite not being mind-breakingly horrible to see besides the sheer magnitude of their presence, the Titans possess abilities bordering on the supernatural, are unfathomably old, and are extraordinarily strong.
  • Animals Respect Nature: Ultimately subverted for most of the Titans. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Emma Russell believes that the Titans being set free will eventually create an ecological paradise for the humans who survive their awakening and strike up symbiotic relationships with them. In reality, it's not quite as simple as that: with the exceptions of the Alpha Titans who tend to be either good or evil, the subordinate Titans generally only seem to care about fulfilling their instincts to feed, breed and hold territory while obeying their current Alpha's commands. When the Titans are under Godzilla's command, they're more or less peaceful and let Earth's ecosystems regenerate around them, but when the Titans are under Ghidorah's command, they help him to change the environment in a way which decimates all life as we know it faster than the Earth Titans' Fertile Feet can kick in.
  • Asskicking Leads to Leadership: The Titans are indicated to function on a pack system, submitting to the most powerful of them as the Alpha. Other Alphas can exist and are capable of rebelling against the reigning Alpha (neither Mothra nor Kong answered Ghidorah's call to battle), but only one is considered the ruling Titan at a time. Ghidorah initially becomes the Alpha after his second battle with Godzilla, but Godzilla becomes the new Alpha after killing him in their third battle.
  • Binomium ridiculus: An example that's played seriously, in this case. Titanus is used as the genus, whereas the species are named after their living representatives.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Discussed. While only Ghidorah truly qualifies as an alien, other Titans also possess such bizarre biology that it almost justifies the Acceptable Breaks from Reality.
  • Black-and-Gray Morality: Downplayed. The Titans have varying moral alignments, but generally, there's a set pattern with a couple of exceptions. The benevolent ones are Destructive Saviours who are committed to fighting off the evil ones and maintaining the balance of nature, even if they can't always concern themselves with individual human lives (especially not in the heat of a battle, since that's literally like a human warrior who's fighting for their life fussing over every ant that's trying to traverse the ground around them). The Destroyer Titans meanwhile tend to be concerned solely with satiating their instinctive drives to feed, reproduce and/or carve out territory for themselves in a way that threatens human population centres and entire ecosystems. Some of the Titans are also more wrathful than others when provoked by humans, such as Rodan.
  • Civilization Destroyer: It's heavily implied in Godzilla: King of the Monsters that the Titans, or at least conflicts between them, are responsible for the downfall of the older-than-old civilization who built Godzilla's underwater Hollow Earth lair, and possibly other ancient and prehistoric civilizations. A hidden message in the movie confirms that prehistoric humans who originally had symbiotic relations with the more benign Titans attempted to control and enslave them, leading to war when the Titans rebelled; which culminated in a cataclysm at the onset of a major glacial period that left the Titans decimated and forced them into hibernation, but also wiped out humanity's previous civilizations, leaving the surviving remnants of humanity scattered across the planet to form the known ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome. One of the main reasons why the Titans are so rightly feared in the present day, and why Monarch are so reluctant to meddle with them and risk aggravating them, is because even a few of them can destroy our current civilization again.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: As of King of the Monsters:
    • Godzilla is associated with blue.
    • Kong is associated with orange.
    • Mothra is associated with green.
    • Rodan is associated with red.
    • Ghidorah is associated with yellow.
  • Conflict Killer: As hinted in Godzilla: Aftershock and further stated in the sourcebook for Kong: Skull Island Cinematic Adventure, knowledge of the Titans' existence and recognition of the potential existential threat they pose to civilization caused the international zeitgeist to shift massively away from national agendas and towards global co-operation; starting with government and military agencies who were in the know in the 20th century, followed by public and national sentiment after the truth came out in 2014.
  • Crossover Cosmology: Some of the Titans are based on creatures from the mythologies of various ancient cultures, with the implication being that these Titans were the In-Universe inspiration for said mythological creatures (such as the Lernaean Hydra and Slavic Zmey being inspired by Ghidorah, angels being inspired by Mothra, and many other myths describing monsters and events which seem to correspond with other Titans and their collective history with humans).
  • A Dog Named "Dog": For the most part, the names Monarch give to each of the different Titans they discover refer to both the individual specimen and its specific Titan species, if it's the only one of its kind known to be alive at the time of discovery. The closest thing to exceptions are Godzilla and Mothra, whose species names are Gojira and Mosura respectively (and even then, those are just the two Titans' names in Japanese). The King of the Monsters novelization implies there may be multiple members of Mothra's species, or at least some related subspecies, still out there, presumably alluding to Battra.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Subverted with the Titans subservient to King Ghidorah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). They arrive at Boston in the immediate aftermath of their master's death by Godzilla, and though Rodan looks like he's initially challenging Godzilla, it takes little more than a Death Glare from Ghidorah's killer for the Titans to bow and acknowledge Godzilla as their new Alpha.
  • The Dreaded: It is natural for humanity to be intimidated by these giant prehistoric creatures that are more than capable of levelling an entire city within minutes.
  • Dug Too Deep: The majority of the Titans have been hibernating underground for thousands to millions of years, with most of the ones that were active during the underwater Advanced Ancient Acropolis' time having gone to sleep as the result of a past ice age which their war against humanity caused; and it's explicitly noted in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) that human activities including strip mining and seismic surveys are triggering their gradual reawakening and return to the world in modern times. Adding more to this trope, it's heavily implied some of the creatures, such as the vicious Skullcrawlers on Skull Island, might've influenced humans' lore of The Underworld.
  • Enemy Mine: Kong and Godzilla don't try to harm human beings, but they can and do on occasion butt heads. That being said, in the face of creatures like the MUTOs, the Skullcrawlers, Ghidorah, and Mechagodzilla, they don't have much choice but to stand together.
  • Energy Absorption: Most if not all of the Titans are radiovores, feeding on natural or manmade sources of radiation to nourish themselves and grow even stronger.
  • Evil Takes a Nap: Zig-Zagged. Of the many Titans that are in deep hibernation around the world in modern times, some of them are ultimately good for the world despite their destructiveness, while others aren't. Rousing the bad Titans like the MUTOs and Camazotz from their slumber via mining operations is not recommendable, as they can kill the benevolent Alpha Titans and wipe out entire ecosystems whilst trampling over any humans that are in their way.
  • Fertile Feet: Both Played Straight and inverted. King of the Monsters reveals that most if not all the Titans' radiation emissions stimulate the rapid growth of plant life, and are capable of replenishing entire ecosystems (such as terraforming the Sahara desert into a rainforest, reversing the melting of polar ice caps, revitalizing coral reefs, and enabling endangered faunal species to bounce back). This applies not only to Protector Titans such as Godzilla and Behemoth, but also to Destroyer-class Titans such as Scylla, and even the outright-antagonistic MUTOsnote .
  • Fertility God: An equally destructive kind. King of the Monsters reveals that many of the Titans were worshipped as gods or demons by ancient and prehistoric civilizations, and the movie also reveals that many of the creatures (even Titans classified as Destroyers, under the right circumstances with a benevolent Alpha like Godzilla instead of an Omnicidal Maniac like Ghidorah dominating them); have rejuvenating effects on the ecosystems depending on the Titan and the ecosystem in question. For example, Behemoth in particular excretes a hyper-fertilizer that can regenerate rainforests or cause entirely new rainforests to sprout in environments as harsh as the Sahara, Scylla can halt and reverse the melting of the polar ice caps by emitting liquid nitrogen in the ocean; and even the extinction-causing MUTOs caused a massive acceleration of plant growth wherever they treaded, so long as the MUTO species couldn't repopulate out of control and upturn the entire greater environment; and there's talk in the Creative Closing Credits of new superfoods and green fuel sources for humanity to use cropping up with the Titans' presence. This is one of the main justifications that the eco-terrorists, specifically Emma Russell, put forth for setting the Titans loose on the world.
  • Genetic Memory: Dr. Lind quotes this word-for-word in Godzilla vs. Kong: It's the name of an In-Universe theory that all Titans have an evolutionary impulse to return to where their species originally evolved. The implication is that this influences Kong in the film when he discovers his ancestors' temple in the Hollow Earth.
  • Giant Animal Worship: The Titans are gigantic, radioactive, intelligent animals, and many of them were worshipped as gods by ancient humans, including a civilization that was advanced enough to build a vast acropolis, as part of their symbiotic coexistence with the creatures. Kong in particular is still worshipped this way by the Iwi on the isolated Skull Island, whom Kong is highly protective of. Among modern humans, numerous individuals such as Dr. Serizawa and the Chen family in Monarch, and eco-terrorists Emma Russell and Alan Jonah view the Titans with reverence and/or believe that they're the true and rightful rulers of the Earth — unlike the standard form of this trope, said humans' attitudes are actually right to varying degrees, creating a positive take on the trope. The Titans are for all intents and purposes Physical Gods, the Alphas in particular are highly intelligent, and the events of King of the Monsters demonstrate that modern human civilization can coexist with and massively benefit from the creatures as their ancestors once did — the problems that occur throughout the movies are the result of people like Emma and Jonah valuing human lives too little while revering the Titans too much, or other people in general overestimating mankind's ability to control or manipulate the Titans just like our prehistoric ancestors did.
  • Giant Equals Invincible: Even the smaller Titans, like the male MUTO or Rodan, are still massive enough that most conventional human-made weapons have no noticeable effect on them, amounting to the equivalent of a pinprick to creatures of their size.
  • Heavy Sleeper: By the time the films take place, Titans have been asleep all across the globe for so long many have been buried underground and civilizations have grown on top of them, while things like MUTO spores and Mothra's egg entered a form of suspended animation. How they don't all suffocate from being buried alive is never actually addressed. Skull Island (and Kong by extension) is the exception as it remains an active ecosystem, except for the Skullcrawlers, who aren't originally native to the island and mostly sleep underground.
  • Humans Are Insects: Most of the Titans are generally indifferent to humans (except for Kong and Mothra, and later Godzilla), but won't make active efforts against them unless provoked. However, when humans do provoke them or humans are faced with actively malicious ones like Ghidorah, those Titans can easily wipe those humans out.
  • Humans Need Aliens: When malevolent Titans pose a threat, generally humans' military and technology stand no chance of actually killing them and can usually do no more than hurt them or piss them off, and it Takes One to Kill One. Fortunately for humans, not only are many of the Titans capable of coexisting with humans if they fall in line under a benevolent Alpha Titan; but Godzilla, Kong, and Mothra are all willing to tolerate humans' presence and defend them by proxy, by fighting off invasions of their territory by the more hostile Titans to maintain their dominance. Adding more to this trope, it's indicated in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) that if humans were to somehow succeed in killing all the Titans, then even without the threat of Ghidorah, humans would be causing their demise via Gaia's Lament and Global Warming without the Titans to maintain Earth's ecological balance.
  • It Can Think: While they look like animals and humans explain their behaviour with animal terminology, once someone gets up close and personal with Alpha Titans like Godzilla, Kong, Mothra or Ghidorah, it becomes very clear that they are more than mindless beasts.
  • Jerkass Gods: From multiple angles, they're the Gods of the setting, but they're still animals (if intelligent ones), foremost motivated by primal instincts: territorialism, feeding, reproducing, defending themselves. Whilst some or even most of the Titans are capable of coexisting with groups of humans or humanity at large in symbiosis, acting to protect their human charges, they mostly don't care about individual human lives any more than a human would care about individual ants in their ant colony, and many of the Titans won't hesitate to attack and kill if they feel threatened by humans. An Easter Egg in King of the Monsters reveals that the Titans previously wiped out entire civilizations in prehistoric times, albeit only after those humans provoked the Titans first by going from worshipping them to enslaving them, and even then the Titans suffered too amid the fallout this war caused. The only real exception to this trope is Mothra, and even so, she can and will kick human ass when she feels she's been crossed, even if she dispatches her human aggressors in non-fatal ways.
  • Kaiju: Megafauna the size of tall buildings that evolved in prehistoric times, and have been hibernating in various subterranean and deep sea locations around the world for millennia or eons, but are gradually waking up due to modern manmade activities such as nuclear testing and strip-mining. When they touch down, mankind's greatest weapons are next to useless against these creatures, with the only surefire thing that can kill a Titan being another Titan. The sentient natural disaster allegory is driven even further home in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), where the Titans' Fertile Feet is explicitly compared to forest fires and volcanic ash enabling fresh new growth, and where the Titans' global rampage under King Ghidorah's command creates a Natural Disaster Cascade. Every MonsterVerse movie features a Behemoth Battle involving the Titans, Primate Versus Reptile is likely when Kong is concerned, and Godzilla vs. Kong specifically sees the human villains attempt to engineer a Mech vs. Beast battle against Godzilla.
  • Last of His Kind: With the exceptions of most of Skull Island's natives and (possibly) the MUTOs, the majority of the Titans are believed to be the last of their respective species.
  • Long-Lived: All the Titans appear to be this, although centuries of suspended animation when they were hibernating underground probably helped. Many if not all of them are implied to be millions of years old not just as species but as individuals, with the non-canon Godzilla: Awakening implying that the individual Godzilla has been around since the Permian period.
  • Lovecraft Lite: Downplayed, but thematically relevant. The films constantly remind humanity of how utterly small it is and that its position as the dominant species of the Earth can be challenged by forces completely out of its control which predate it by a long stretch. However, humans time and again find a way to draw those same forces to mankind's protection rather than its destruction, sometimes out of complete coincidence. In the King of the Monsters novelization, Mark thinks that the Titans' tendency to take millennia-long naps might be the only reason that humans ever evolved at all. The redacted text in the end credits for King of the Monsters even notes that one of the historical names for the Titans was "Old Ones".
  • Milking the Monster: An indirect case, but the news articles' print in the King of the Monsters Creative Closing Credits makes mention of the roaming Titans' ecosphere-revitalizing effects also being economically productive, creating an ecotourism boom due to people coming to see both the pacified Titans such as Rodan and also to see replenished ecosystems and wildlife populations such as pandas. And it's a source of revenue that's very much needed, due to the massive debt of cleaning up the destruction that was done to manmade settlements during King Ghidorah's rampage.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Most of the Titans seen look like chimeric mish-mashes of traits taken from various Real Life species and animal classes – from the MUTOs looking like Big Creepy-Crawlies with vertebrae, to Rodan combining features from pterosaurs and birds of prey to Methuselah looking like a bull-horned rock tortoise; to say nothing of the various other planimal Titans. The way that all of this flies in the face of zoology might have something to do with the implications in later instalments that Titans are an entirely separate biological kingdom of life from traditionally understood Animalia and Plantae because they evolved in the Hollow Earth under the influence of its Green Rocks.
  • Morality Kitchen Sink: Mothra is White, being the kindest, gentlest, and most concerned with safeguarding the lives of the Titans, while Ghidorah, Skar King, and the Kraken of Monster Island are Black, being genuinely malicious and sadistic on a level beyond that of any other Titan. All the rest are different shades of Grey, such as: being willing to kill humans who antagonize them but not being actively malevolent, and even being willing to safeguard humans who help them (Kong and Godzilla); acting out life cycles that are more than likely to get a lot of people killed (the MUTOs and Skullcrawlers); and being extremely territorial to the point of knowing homicide (Rodan).
  • More Predators Than Prey: Most of these Titans are Destroyers, which imply they are predators. Even the Protector Titans such as the Kongs and Methuselah (judging by his sharp teeth) have a carnivorous appetite.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: In the 2014 film, Godzilla and the MUTOs are described as hailing from a Permian-period ecosystem during a time when Earth's surface was ten times more radioactive, and having retreated underground to feed on radiation from the planet's core as the surface's radiation levels subsided. The King of the Monsters novelization however states this is only the leading theory, and a less popular (at the time) theory is that all Titans evolved specifically within the Hollow Earth – both Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong lend further credence to the latter theory. Mark at one point personally speculates in the King of the Monsters novel that the Titans might be descended from a chemically-different form of life that evolved before bacteria in the Precambrian to not need water or an oxygenated atmosphere.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: The Titans will obey the command of their Alpha (i.e. "king"), regardless of what those commands may be, such as working to destroy their world to serve Ghidorah's interests. Only other Alpha Titans, such as Mothra and Kong, will deny them.
  • Natural Disaster Cascade: In King of the Monsters, upon usurping Godzilla as the new reigning Alpha, Ghidorah forces the other Titans to begin inflicting this trope on a cataclysmic global scale in combination with Ghidorah's own storm-wreaking Weather Manipulation; causing ecosystems to rapidly perish faster than they can adapt, and threatening to cause the most devastating mass extinction in the Earth's entire known history. Stenz states they're triggering earthquakes, wildfires, tsunamis, "and disasters we don't even have names for yet" on every continent, while the novelization reveals Rodan is also causing volcanic eruptions to throw gigatons of volcanic ash and gases into the atmosphere.
  • Nominal Hero: The more "heroic" monsters are heroic in the sense that they're not actively trying to kill the human protagonists and are keeping the other creatures in check instead of allowing them to destroy the ecosystem. The heroic Titans focus mainly on going after those who are persistently trying to harm them, whether they be monsters or humans. Even the violent acts they do put out towards humans are completely natural because in those cases, said humans are invading their territory. Mothra comes the closest to being a full-on hero.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Kong and Godzilla aren't concerned with attacking humans and focus more on killing their Kaiju opponents. Likewise, once Mothra hatches, she only turns violent after someone shoots at her. In Kong's case, however, he only attacks humans when they damage his home island or make efforts to bring him down. In general, something that's emphasized about the Titans is that, for the most part, they are not monsters, they're great big animals who act according to their instincts. Ghidorah and the Kraken are the odd ones out in this regard – and there's a good reason for that in the former case, as Ghidorah is an alien invasive species.
  • Not the Intended Use: In Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), it's explained that most Titans overall act somewhat like antibodies for the Earth to maintain its natural balance when it's thrown out of whack. However, when the alien King Ghidorah takes over as the Titans' ruling Alpha, he commands them to cause even more destruction than they're naturally meant to do: wreaking global natural disasters that do even worse harm to the overall global ecosphere than humanity has instead of rejuvenating the ecosphere, and threatening to cause the rapid mass extinction of all other multicellular lifenote .
  • One Myth to Explain Them All: The various Titans are implied to have been the source of many mythological creatures (such as the Hydra, Scylla, Dragons, and the like) as well as being treated as Gods and Demons in many different cultures.
  • Our Cryptids Are More Mysterious: On top of being the inspiration of mythological deities, the Monarch website indicates Titans are also behind cryptozoological sightings and encounters. Bunyip and Mokele-Mbembe are among the seventeen Kaiju in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) (and are located at sites that roughly correspond to the Real Life cryptids' locations), and the novelization links Behemoth to the South American cryptid Mapinguary.
  • Our Gods Are Different: The Kaiju are Physical Gods and are often described and considered In-Universe to be The Old Gods. Specifically, they consist of various ancient primeval "super-species" and/or the endlings of such species which evolved in prehistoric times (Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla are the exceptions as an extraterrestrial invader and a manmade modern Humongous Mecha respectively). Traits, powers, and weaknesses vary, but they have some things in common. They're in the "Scarily powerful" spectrum, they have Near Immortality if not Advanced Immortality, they're Anthropomorphically Subhuman (being literal super-evolved animals), and their needs are in the "Sustenance and Sleep" category (they tend to cycle between being active and entering long periods of dormancy). Unlike most gods, being naturalistic, the Kaiju don't need prayers to function, although sources of radiation (which can be considered a sort of offering to them in later films) do feed and strengthen them. Morally, they're generally Exemplars; their temperaments vary from being Destructive Saviours to Destroyer Deities, with Mothra and Ghidorah being the most extreme Kaiju at either end of the scale. Generally, the MonsterVerse follows Henotheism (modern humans favour worship of Godzilla as their main Destructive Saviour, but they also worshipped other Titans in forgotten ancient times, and Mothra is still revered) and Polytheism (the Kaiju, as it turns out, have an Alpha-led hierarchy currently headed by Godzilla, but a rival Alpha can potentially overthrow him). The Kaiju did not create the universe or even the Earth as far as we know, but generally, they're considered essential to the maintenance and defence of the Earth's biosphere.
  • Our Titans Are Different: "Titan" is the official term for them in-universe. They are ancient, zoological Animalistic Abominations, measuring dozens of storeys in height. They ruled Earth thousands and even millions of years ago, before retreating into dormancy after a cataclysm caused by their falling-out with humanity left them decimated and caused the ice age; the Titans are outright described within the setting as Physical Gods, and they were worshipped as gods in ancient humanian times. Many Titans are characterized as Elemental Embodiments (Godzilla is Water, Camazotz is Darkness, etc.), and their physical power is such that all of modern human civilization's arsenals are put to shame when pitted against such creatures.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Each Titan is easily capable of levelling swathes of an entire city, and that's when they're not even trying to attack us. For example, Rodan levelled an entire town with supersonic winds powerful enough to fling people and buses into the air, just by flying overhead. This is one of the main reasons why so many humans rightly fear the Titans or even hate them generally, and also why the government and U.N. are so eager to try exterminating the Titans before the events of King of the Monsters teach them a few important lessons about what they're dealing with.
  • Physical God: Godzilla, Kong, and Mothra are worshipped as mostly benevolent protector deities, while the Skullcrawlers, Rodan, and Ghidorah are feared as evil gods and devils. The sequel takes this even further; not only are they functionally invincible and extremely powerful (most human weapons can't do anything more than maybe annoy them), but their mere presence can cause massive environmental changes.
  • Prehistoric Monster: They are massive, ancient creatures that lived long before the birth of humanity.
  • Put on a Bus: All the Titans that were awakened in King of the Monsters get this in Godzilla vs. Kong. The opening title sequence lists them as "Defeated"note , and the news report mentions that Godzilla's attack on Apex Cybernetics in Florida is the first substantiated Titan sighting to occur in over three years, leaving the other Titans' fates uncertain. Godzilla Dominion and the Godzilla vs. Kong novelization reveal that Godzilla commanded the other Titans to return to hibernation after the events of King of the Monsters to prevent them from butting heads.
  • Sealed Cast in a Multipack: There are more than seventeen living Titans all over the world (and those are just the ones Monarch already knew about), but by the time modern civilization rose, they've all gone into dormancy underground, in the ocean, and in ancient civilizations' remote sites. However, atomic testing and deep-digging operations in the 20th and 21st centuries have been more than enough to awaken them. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Ghidorah seemingly awakens them all at once (until Godzilla sends them back to sleep).
  • Slave Liberation: Type 3. It's revealed in King of the Monsters via an Easter Egg that Advanced Ancient Humans previously enslaved the very Titans that they'd once worshipped and tried to use them as weapons for warfare, only for some of the Titans to rebel, triggering an all-out human-Titan conflict which culminated in a global cataclysm. At the end of the conflict, the Titans were freed but their numbers had been decimated, and they had to withdraw into hibernation against an ice age; while the advanced ancient human civilization was dismantled irreparably, leaving only scattered survivors around the world who forgot their shared past over generations.
  • Smart Animal, Inconvenient Instincts: Implied. Although most if not all of the Titans possess near-human or even human levels of intelligence, they're still driven to follow inbuilt animalistic instincts foremost. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the Titans can be pacified or aggravated to murderous aggression by the ORCA's artificial Alpha frequency (with a hidden message indicating that the latter was the cause of the Hollow Earth civilization's downfall). The subordinate Titans that are awakened during said movie submit to whichever Alpha Titan is currently standing on top based purely on their dominance, which poses a serious problem when Ghidorah becomes the top dog (making the Titans help him to create an extinction event that the subordinate Titans themselves are unlikely to survive). In Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla's territorial instincts drive him to seek out a fight with Kong as much as Mechagodzilla (whom Godzilla can sense as a rival Alpha) once the big ape has left Skull Island, creating further problems for all heroic parties.
  • Stock Monster Symbolism: The MonsterVerse manages to keep a grounded and surprisingly realistic tone with each film put out because the monsters are portrayed less as giant animals playing the timeless plot of Kaiju vs. Kaiju and more as forces of nature pitted against each other while the humans stuck in the middle can only watch them in sheer awe or terror.
  • Super-Hearing: The kaiju communicate with each other similarly to whales: they can hear and tune in to each other's sonar across thousands of miles or even from either side of the planet.
  • Takes One to Kill One: Much to many humans' frustration, the Titans are so powerful and resilient regardless of their animalistic nature, the vast majority of human-made weapons have little to no effect on them; so attacks from each other (Menace vs. Menace) are the only thing that can cause any substantial damage to them most of the time. So as much as the USA military and government hate to admit it, keeping the more benevolent Titans like Godzilla, Kong, and Mothra (Heroic Menaces) around is humanity's best and only option for survival, when the more hostile Titans like the MUTOs, Skullcrawlers or Ghidorah (Evil Menaces) show up.
  • Terraform: Generally downplayed — the Titans' radiation's Fertile Feet effect and their other biological byproducts are capable of causing entire ecosystems to flourish and even create new ones, so long as they're answering to Godzilla and thereby are maintaining the natural balance instead of working against it. Godzilla: King of the Monsters reveals that several Titans have caused various manmade ecological damages to reverse, and Behemoth in particular has caused a rainforest to bloom through the Sahara Desert. Hostile Titans, or ones that have been Forced into Evil like Shimo however are also capable of performing the hostile version of this trope, violently reshaping territorialized regions or even the entire planet to suit themselves whilst threatening all pre-existing life.
  • Time Abyss: Most of the Titans are prehistoric, having been worshipped as gods by a civilization predating recorded history that is now only remembered in fragments of myth. In the King of the Monsters novelization, Mark speculates that they're possibly billions of years older than Monarch believes, the last remnants of a radiotrophic form of life that evolved during the Hadean period.
  • Top God: They operate according to a zoological version of the King of the Gods type, where the strongest Apex Kaiju acts as the pack Alpha via Asskicking Leads to Leadership and commands all the lesser Titans. Godzilla is the default and reigning Alpha, but King Ghidorah temporarily usurps him in King of the Monsters before Godzilla reclaims his title.
  • Traveling at the Speed of Plot: In King of the Monsters, the awakened Titans around the world begin rushing to Boston after King Ghidorah's control of them is disrupted and (in the novelization) after the ORCA turning off amidst Ghidorah's Fenway Park attack stops the machine from keeping them pacified. Despite being scattered at different locations around the world ranging from a meagre two states away to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean; Behemoth, Scylla, the Queen MUTO and Methuselah all arrive in Boston at the same time just after Ghidorah's death.
  • Yowies and Bunyips and Drop Bears, Oh My: We never see it, but a Titan named Bunyip is mentioned in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, located at a containment outpost in the middle of the Outback.


Major Kaiju

    Skar King

Appears In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Unidentified simian titan

A sadistic, tyrannical and brutal dictator who rules over a tribe of Great Apes with an iron fist and is personally responsible for the deaths of countless other Titans, including his own kind. The warmonger uses Shimo, an ancient world ending Titan, as a personal attack dog to aid him in securing his reign as ruler.

Obsessed with ruling over the Surface World, he led a war against Godzilla thousands of years ago that resulted in him and the remnants of his army being sealed away in a desolate region beneath even the normal Hollow Earth. Ever since then he has dreamed of escaping the prison realm and using the Ancient Titan to kill the Great Ruler and take his kingdom for himself.

  • 0% Approval Rating: When Kong returns to declare that Skar King is no more, all the other Great Apes cheer. Not that surprising given that he treated all of them like slaves, and would kill or beat them for incredibly minor transgressions.
  • Abusive Parents: While never outright stated, the Skar King is heavily implied (and confirmed in the novelization) to be Suko's father (which would also make him Suko's Archnemesis Dad), and a number of other orange-haired simian babies, as later on in the film, there's a brief shot near his throne which shows a bunch of female Great Apes holding babies, all of them with the same orange colored fur as Suko. Not only was Suko evidently unspared the Skar King's brutality and cruelty based on his visible scars and initial viciousness towards Kong; but during the movie, the Skar King moves to attack Suko purely for not joining the rest of his gang in laughing loudly enough at Kong's prosthetic tooth, and when Suko's beloved caretaker pleads with the Skar King to be merciful, the Skar King responds by feigning mercy for a moment, then sending Suko's caretaker to their brutal death by lava immolation in front of Suko. Finally, when Suko destroys the Skar King's Shimo-controlling crystal, the Skar King neck lifts Suko and tries to strangle him to death.
  • Allegorical Character: While the majority of Earth's kaiju represent forces of nature and Ghidorah represents imbalance, Skar King embodies the egomania often seen in tyrants and conquerors. In other words, Skar King is "The Folly of Man".
  • Ancient Evil: Skar King is a millenia old conqueror who killed many Titans in his lifetime, the False King had attempted to achieve world domination and in the process, he waged war on Godzilla. During this war, he managed to unleash Earth's last Ice Age. Unfortunately for the warmongering tyrant, Godzilla managed to defeat and imprisoned him and his entire tribe deep within a subterranean realm in the Hollow Earth for millennia.
  • Arch-Enemy: He's easily Kong's most hated and personal foe besides the long-deceased Skull Devil and the Kraken, with his sheer cruelty and goals far more malevolent than any foe Kong has faced in the past; the two hate each other from the minute they meet and Skar King's depravity only cements Kong's desire to stop him and his plans to conquer the world. It's more deliberate than even in-universe as according to director Adam Wingard, he envisioned the Skar King as Kong's arch nemesis in the same vein as King Ghidorah to Godzilla.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Suko, one of his sons he sired with one of the captives he's held for slave breeding. As Kong's ability for compassion and kindness gradually wins Suko over, this causes the Skar King to write him off as a lost cause, not that he had any respect in the first place. And as soon as Suko proves himself to be fighting against his father, the Skar King has no problems in trying to kill his own son.
  • Angry Animalistic Growl: When he leaves his throne room, he growls angrily at his lieutenant for disturbing him.
  • Ax-Crazy: The Skar King is a warmongering, sociopathic monster of an Great Ape that murders his subordinates over petty slights and reacts with murderous rage at the first sign of any defiance, showing a taste for violent sadism that only the Kraken and Ghidorah have matched. When the final battle with Godzilla and Kong spills over into Rio De Janeiro, he spends a fair chunk of his efforts wreaking havoc and terrorising the human populace For the Evulz.
  • Bad Boss: Skar's reign is mostly built on terror, with a small cadre of loyal enforcers abusing the great majority of the apes in his empire while the rest toil away working the stone of their territory towards his ends, with dissenters even being decapitated to have their heads mounted on stakes while he himself wields the trump card of Shimo; whom he controls through torturing her with the control crystal at the end of his whip. Notably, after the tyrant is no more and Kong usurps him, his former subjects cheer for Kong, who had stood up for the abused slave laborers in his first introduction to them, when he arrives to take his rightful place as King of the Great Apes while Shimo clearly chooses to follow Kong of her own will, responding positively to his petting of her like a trusted horse.
  • Bad with the Bone: He wields the spinal cord of one of his kills as a weapon, using it as a whip to lash out at opponents as well as to grab and fling objects. When not in use, he has it wrapped around his torso, resembling a Badass Bandolier or an emperor's sash.
  • Bald of Evil: This malevolent Titan's cranium noticeably lacks any fur.
  • Berserk Button: While it doesn't take much to anger him, he does get downright irate with Suko for not laughing loudly enough with the other apes at Kong's metal incisor.
  • Big Bad: Of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. Not only is he oppressing Kong's fellow Great Apes, but he plans to invade the Surface World after growing bored with his dominion over Hollow Earth and especially kill Godzilla for imprisoning him in the subterranean realm.
  • Blade Lock: As both apes use their own respective bladed weapons in combat, one scene involves Skar King's whipslash being coiled around the hilt of Kong's battle axe... this being the first giveaway that Kong can clearly overwhelm Skar King with his superior physical strength as he was able to forcefully bring him down to one knee. The red-furred tyrant gets out of this by shifting his whipslash sideways to find another opening to attack Kong.
  • Blade on a Rope: His main weapon is a whip constructed out of a very long vertebral column with a crystal shard at the end. The crystal is plenty sharp enough to cut through Kong's flesh, but its primary function is to keep Shimo subjugated via painful energy pulses.
  • Blinded by Rage: He's downright furious when Suko destroys the crystal he used to make Suko obey him, that instead of retreating he lifts his son and attempts to strangle him until Kong intervenes in time.
  • Blood Knight: The Skar King is constantly looking to indulge his lust for violence, whether it be through acts of petty cruelty or outright wars of aggression. This bit him back hard in the past, as the entire reason why Skar King was banished into the depths of the Hollow Earth in the first place was because he tried to pick a fight with the surface world, and got one in the form of Godzilla. Unfortunately he didn't learn from the experience and by the time he's freed from his prison come The New Empire, is eager to try again with Shimo as his backup.
  • Brains and Brawn: A little downplayed. Even though Skar King is no slouch in being an adept and practical fighter by using skillful attacks and technique, Kong clearly outclasses him in sheer strength, therefore, he sadistically utilizes his maniacal intellect by being able to summon Shimo on his side as she serves as the prominent muscle when the two of them were later paired up against the Might of the two Kings.
  • Breeding Slave: Heavily implied to have a harem of them. Having enslaved the other great apes, Skar is seen on his throne with an entire line of abused, terrified female slaves all carrying offspring with orange colored fur like his own. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to put two and two together there. The novelization confirms they are indeed his 'wives.'
  • The Bully: Strip away the grandiose of his title and Skar King is little different than a schoolyard bully who's followed around by a gang of loyal lackeys that uses fear to pick on those weaker than him, and thinks he's a bigger deal than he really is. This is best shown when he mocks Kong for his prosthetic tooth, demanding his subjects laugh him, then becoming angered because Suko didn't laugh hard enough.
  • Bullying the Disabled: He mocks Kong for having a prosthetic tooth. Kong makes sure to knock out one of Skar King's teeth for the sake of poetic justice.
  • The Caligula: Without a doubt. The Skar King is what happens when a controlling, murderously unstable and sadistically violent sociopath is put into a position of power that he should be nowhere near; an insane despot who uses torture and murder to coerce his terrified subjects into doing his bidding.
  • Canon Foreigner: Much like the MUTOs before him, the Skar King is an original creation for the Monsterverse.
  • Can Only Move the Eyes: After being completely frozen by Shimo's ice breath at the end, the only thing he can still move is his eyes.
  • Catching the Speedster: Skar King is an incredibly agile and speedy kaiju, able to dodge and evade Kong and Godzilla's attacks decently well. However, when he is caught by one of them, he's put at a serious disadvantage because he's outmatched by both in terms of strength. Once Kong gets his hands on him at the end of the fight, the fight is over.
  • Child by Rape: It's heavily implied by the presence of terrified females with fur matching his own kept under guard next to his throne that Skar King keeps an unwilling harem specifically to sire children for him.
  • Child Hater: Very much so. He threatens to beat and later tries to kill Suko his implied son.
  • Choke Holds: For using a long skeletal Whip of Dominance, that won't stop him for attempting to strangle his victims as he did while battling Kong by wrapping his weapon around his throat by garroting him as the latter is visibly gasping for air. Kong breaks free from his grasp and manages to overpower him. After Godzilla destroys his whip, the attached crystal falls to the ground as Kong tried to grab it, only for Skar King to have his forearm locked around his neck to have him aggressively held back to seize control again over Shimo.
  • Combat Parkour: He may be an oversized elderly simian but he's able to pull off various forms of acrobatic techniques to steer clear from an enemy's attack with remarkable evasive flips in battle, like avoiding a downward axe swing from Kong with a cartwheel. In terms of facing Godzilla in his Evolved state, he "can" outrun the range of his stronger Atomic Breath by running across the city of Rio de Janeiro by putting his speed to astounding use, although he did suffer getting grazed in the back.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Skar will use any advantage he possibly can in battle. Whether it is calling forth the gigantic ice-based Kaiju he enslaved, using a sharp weapon against an unarmed opponent, such as Kong, or ganging up on his foes with his minions alongside him, as in the Final Battle. Being lean in build and very old, he can't be too careful when fighting a younger and beefier ape.
  • The Conqueror: Skar had taken over many tribes of the Great Apes in trying on declaring war upon the surface world and it's ruling protector Godzilla. But ever since he was sealed in the badlands of the Hollow Earth, the False King longs for a rematch with the Great Ruler of the Titans and another attempt at conquering the surface with his army. Indeed, the Iwi describe him as being outright obsessed with it, and there is clear sadistic glee on his face when he finally reaches the surface again.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist:
    • Mechagodzilla in Godzilla vs. Kong was a newly-made Humongous Mecha and an Evil Counterpart for Godzilla, whereas Skar King is an organic Ancient Evil Titan and an Evil Counterpart for King Kong. More, Mechagodzilla was capable of taking on both Godzilla and Kong in battle through sheer offensive power, while Skar King relies on technique and ferocity, and has Shimo to back him up. Whereas Mechagodzilla's sentience is closer to an Almighty Idiot that's barely sapient, Skar King is very aware of his evil and openly relishes in it.
    • He also contrasts Apex Cybernetics, the human antagonists of Godzilla vs. Kong whose actions set off that movie's plot. Both are hegemonic schemers that stand apart comparative to most Titans for their uses of technology and higher intelligence to get what they want, and both seek to control a Titan of mass destruction that they're keeping inside their respective lairs as their attack-dog against Godzilla, Kong and any other threat so they can secure supremacy over the Earth for themselves. But whereas Apex were an up-and-coming mega-corporation, created their own hi-tech cybernetic Titan, and they were completely undone by their own hubris before they ever came close to realizing their dreams of conquering the Titans and ruling supreme on the Earth; the Skar King is an Ancient Evil who has already made significant progress toward establishing himself as the apex monster, having killed and enslaved other Titans including enough Great Apes to form an entire empire already, and he's using an ancient, organic Titan as his weapon while having much more success at controlling it than Apex had with their Titan weapon. Whereas Apex were a direct Evil Counterpart to fellow Titan-researching organization Monarch, the Skar King is a direct evil counterpart to fellow Alpha Titan simian Kong.
  • Control Freak: A desire for control is one of Skar King's direct motivations. This shows in the movie itself, as part of his introduction see him threaten to assault Suko for the crime of not laughing at Kong hard enough for his liking, then murdering Suko's caretaker for trying to talk him down.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: The Skar King sports a pair of unsettlingly pale blue eyes filled with ice-cold hate that make him stand out among other giant apes.
  • Creepily Long Arms: The sheer length of Skar King's spindly arms are so long, they're hung around his knees, if not, they're practically longer than his both of his legs, which is appropriately fitting for him having an orangutan-type bodily structure that highly accentuates his Lean and Mean status.
  • Cruel Mercy: When Suko's caretaker begs for leniency, the Skar King agrees to spare the youngling... and promptly kills the caretaker instead.
  • Death Glare: His default expression along with his Slasher Smile make him unsettling to look at.
  • Defiant to the End: Even after the crystal he uses to force Shimo to obey him gets shattered, meaning she instantly turns against him, he continues raging against the combined might of all his enemies. Upon being trapped dead to rights by Shimo encasing him in ice, he still levels a final Death Glare at Kong while knowing full well that Kong is about to shatter him into oblivion.
  • Determinator: During the Final Battle, Skar King goes out of his way to grab and obtain the crystal that controls Shimo after Godzilla destroys his whiplash that the crystal was on the end of. While Godzilla's atomic breaths keep him from having an easy way to get it back, it takes Suko smashing it while Skar King is distracted to ensure he doesn't get it.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In the final battle, Skar King becomes so blindingly furious with Kong after getting a tooth knocked out of his head that he commands Shimo to cease being Godzilla’s opponent and focus all her fire on him. Skar King’s expression tells all when he realizes that he just freed Godzilla up from his precious engagement, and now has the King’s very irate and undivided attention. Bonus points in that he’d brought Shimo specifically because he knew he couldn’t take Godzilla on his own.
  • Dirty Coward: Downplayed, while he is clearly not afraid to get into a fight and is even skilled in combat, he clearly enjoys picking on those weaker than him and the moment he knows an opponent can hold their own against him he resorts to forcing Shimo to fight his battles for him.
  • Dirty Old Man: By kaiju standards. He looks clearly ancient, and his forced harem of female Great Apes don't.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: When Suko's caretaker shields Suko from Skar King's anger and tries to submissively placate him, Skar King responds by kicking the caretaker into a pool of magma after briefly acting like he is going overlook the matter.
  • The Dreaded: He undoubtedly lords himself over the other Great Apes. Right when he drops down to face Kong, the rest of them are seen being either cautious or cowering as a few of them are slightly backing away from him. The Iwi consider him a massive threat that Godzilla almost died at his hand in the past despite ultimately coming out on top, and when Skar begins to break free from his prison the King of the Monsters sees him as a big enough threat to begin powering up in preparation.
  • Erudite Orangutan: His lankier build and red color make him resemble a flangeless orangutan, and he's the cunning, yet ruthless and cruel leader of an entire tribe of Great Apes.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first two minutes he's on-screen immediately establishes everything you need to know about him. He gets up from his throne, terrifying all the other apes by his mere presence, he mocks Kong's prosthetic tooth and forces all the other apes to laugh with him. When he is about to attack Suko for apparently not laughing hard enough, Suko's caretaker feebly attempts to shield Suko; for this minor slight, Skar King kills the caretaker by kicking them into a pit of lava, but not before making it seem like he was going to show mercy. Right away, the viewer is told by tone and actions alone that he's a both cruel and petty bully and a powerful and intimidating despot.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Kong. Skar King is a villainous Titan who belongs to a simian-like species that's implied to have originated from the Hollow Earth, much like Kong.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Notably inverted; in contrast to King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla, Skar King is lanky and noticeably overall smaller than Godzilla and Kong despite being the Big Bad of the movie (though part of that may be because of his hunched-over posture and old age). He makes up for it with skill, his army of ape Titans, and Shimo.
  • Evil Is Petty: He mocks and laughs at Kong because the latter has a prosthetic tooth and expects the other apes to do so as well, similar to a playground bully. When Suko doesn't show enough enthusiasm in this, Skar King moves to physically punish him, then kicks the young ape's guardian into a pit of lava when they try to calm him down after acting as though he'll brush the whole thing off, forcing Suko to watch as his guardian is burned alive.
  • Evil Is Visceral: The patches of white warpaint on Skar King's red body are reminiscent of exposed musculature and cartilage.
  • Evil Laugh: Tends to react this way when things appear to be going in his favor.
  • Evil Old Folks: His balding head, lanky build and weathered face showcase the fact he is much older than Kong (so old he likely started the war between Godzilla and Kong's species in the first place), and he is undoubtedly a villainous figure.
  • Evil Overlord: He's a tyrannical and powerful despot who rules over an empire of other Great Apes with an iron fist, and desires to escape the subterranean realm and conquer the surface world as well. Wingard flat out calls him a dictator.
  • Evil Redhead: Skar King is the main villain of Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire and has reddish fur (subverted however according to Word of God Adam Wingard revealed that the red fur is not his real color only warpaint, his real color is orange which due to old age darkened considerably.)
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The loud bellow that he aggressively emits to Kong has a significantly thunderous sounding bass.
  • Evil Virtues: Determination and Valour. He may be a despicable tyrant and slave master, but he is no coward, nor is he a quitter. Even after losing control of Shimo and being outmatched 4-to-1, he continues to battle back savagely, remaining Defiant to the End and even glares at Kong when Shimo freezes him and Kong lifts him up by the neck, never breaking eye contact even as he knows that Kong is going to shatter him into powder.
  • Eye Color Change: He has ominous glowing eyes that are colored an icy blue, unlike the heroic Kong who has vivid bronze/orange eyes. After getting frozen solid from Shimo's Frost Bite Blast allover, both of his eyes suddenly became a dark orange-red for unknown reasons.
  • Familial Cannibalism Surprise: it's also implied he practices cannibalism when One-Eye reports back to him he's shown eating something on his throne with it dangling from his mouth before throwing it against a wall where several females holding infants recoil in fear; the implication he eats his own children.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Although all of the giant apes have enlarged canines, as is typical for most non-human primates, his are particularly long, almost like tusks, which make him appear much more obviously vicious and frightening.
  • Fatal Flaw: His habit of inflicting a Disproportionate Retribution on whoever slights him, no matter how minor the offense is leads to his eventual death and downfall of his reign. His cruel treatment of Suko's caretaker only fuels the young ape's decision to turn against him, directing Shimo to attack Kong after the rival ape manages to hurt him (knocking one of his teeth out) leaves him open to attack from Godzilla and his attempt to strangle Suko after the young primate destroys his control crystal means Godzilla, Kong and the now-freed Shimo can attack him without interference.
  • First Blood: He allows Kong to catch the crystal-tipped end of his whip in his hand, which is exactly what he expected him to do as Skar King uses a powerful yanking motion to tear through Kong's hand, the result being a brutal cut left behind on his palm. He even brings out a twisted grin with wicked satisfaction.
  • Forehead of Doom: He's an insatiable monstrous dictator with missing fur around his scalp that visibly exposes most of the flesh of his enlarged bald forehead.
  • For the Evulz: His plan is to conquer not just the Hollow Earth but the surface world as well, simply because he is obsessed with accomplishing it and being in control. The first thing he does upon encountering fleeing humans, is to grin and roar at them, delighting in the fear he causes then ordering Shimo to begin a new ice age so the humans can suffer while he ravages the surface. His human-like intelligence as an Ape Titan means Skar King is capable of being genuinely evil and none of his actions stem from animal instinct.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Not only does he openly poke fun at Kong for having a titanium tooth, he stretches out his arm by pointing directly at his opposer as he forces most of the Great Apes to laugh with him to further demean Kong, only because he finds it (sickeningly) funny.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Both of his eyes are shining with a brightened glowing effect. The film's teaser even shows him on his throne where as soon as he opens his eyes, the camera then slowly zooms out with him clearly appearing more threatening as his eyes are ominously gleaming from a far away view. It even ends with a closer frontal view of his blood-smeared face, with his two eyes furiously lighting up. It's also worth noting that Skar King's eyes are illuminating light blue in color, which is directly similar to how Godzilla's eyes light up while in the middle of charging up his Atomic Breath.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Skar King is one for Godzilla vs Kong, due to it being that he was the one who originally started the ancient war between the Great Apes and Godzilla, all because Skar wanted to rule the Earth all by himself.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: His response to Suko not laughing hard enough at Kong for his liking is to lunge at the young ape with homicidal intent, then gleefully murder his caretaker for daring to try and talk him down.
  • Hate Sink: There is nothing redeeming about the Skar King - he's a relentlessly cruel, sadistic, vindictive, batshit-insane tyrant who enslaves his subjects and keeps a harem which he forces to bear his children. The MUTOs, Skullcrawlers and Ion Dragon were just dangerous animals and while King Ghidorah (and by extension Mecha-Godzilla) was pure evil, his was more "supervillain destroy-the-world" evil — he was too alien in nature and too charismatic in personality to really hate hate. Skar King on the other hand, despite being a 300-hundred foot tall ape king, is a much more realistic evil — he's a bully that uses his power and authority to abuse and belittle those beneath him simply to fuel his ego. And while a more generous viewer could describe Ghidorah as a fantastic variant on what happens when a feral animal has to adapt to a new environment, Skar King already has his own domain and has long established himself as the reigning champion, but still demands more.
  • Hidden Villain: First makes his full appearance over an hour into the film. Until that point, all that had been seen of him was a brief view of his eyes and feet when he destroys the Monarch outpost. Once he does show up... he becomes a very terrifying threat and fully takes centre stage as the main antagonist.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The constant abuse of Shimo through lashing her with his crystal-tipped whip, combined with the reign of terror he holds over the Great Apes and the murder of Suko's caretaker, leads to Suko shattering the control crystal, allowing Shimo to freeze him solid so that Kong can kill him once and for all. Assuming Suko was his biological son, then the Skar King sealed his fate the moment Suko was conceived.
  • Human Popsicle: Not exactly "human", but Skar King gets his entire body frozen by Shimo's ice breath during the final battle, which is then shattered into pieces by Kong.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: As an Ape Titan like Kong, Skar King is more human-like in his intelligence and mindset as opposed to the other Titans. However, unlike Kong who embodies the best parts of humanity and is a benevolent king who seeks to protect his subjects from threats, Skar King only embodies the worst traits of humanity and is a power hungry tyrant who seeks total submission over others.
  • Humiliation Conga: Once his control crystal is shattered by Suko and his whip is broken by Godzilla, Skar King folds like a deck chair, being beaten back and forth between Godzilla and Kong with ease before being frozen solid by a vengeful Shimo and then shattered into dust by Kong.
  • Impossibly Graceful Giant: While not as large as Godzilla or even Kong for that matter, he's still by all means humongous and one of his best physical attributes in combat is arguably his agility to confront opponents such as being able to evade a sideways axe swing from Kong with a backwards somersault and retaliates by staggering him with a swift kick to the chin. He also makes use of his quicker movement speed to get away from being attacked by Evolved Godzilla's Breath Weapon by running across buildings until but he still gets scorched by it.
  • It's All About Me: He only cares about himself and treats all those around him as discarded junk even his own loyal henchmen he treats like crap especially One-Eye.
  • It Can Think: The film depicts that he has more of an adept and deceptively clever approach to fighting his foes, as demonstrated during his duel with Kong: he wraps his bone whip around Kong's hand and pulls his clenched hand back with a yanking motion by using the sharpened crystal-like end of his bone whip just to injure him by slicing his hand. In a later moment, Skar King is twisting his entire whip around a building like a makeshift lasso, just so he can propel the ripped off section from said building like a projectile from a great distance as means to attack Kong with highly precise aiming. Wingard has pointed out that, like Kong, he's much more human-like in his mentality than most Titans...which also means that, like Ghidorah, he's genuinely evil rather than acting on instinct.
  • Jerkass: He's a tyrant who rules a highly social species through fear and pain, which doesn't just require him to be evil, but means being a colossal asshole on a personal level 24/7. This is best shown in his Establishing Character Moment, where he introduces himself to Kong by mocking his artificial tooth and forces his entire court to laugh along with him on pain of death.
  • Karmic Death: He gets a Cruel and Unusual Death; courtesy of the Titan that he Forced into Evil and chronically tortured and abused freezing him solid after the child (and implicit son) that he abused freed her, which is followed by the other Titan who the Skar King sadistically terrorized, maimed and tried to kill finishing him off; shattering him into pieces much like how the Skar King broke or tried to break every sentient creature he came across.
  • Karmic Injury: He goes out of his way to dig into Kong's mouth and sees that he has a prosthetic metal tooth, and sneers at him with such mockery because he thinks it's amusing to him while getting his subordinates to join in on the added humiliation. After getting his jaw decked in from Kong's B.E.A.S.T. Glove, he spits out a tooth from his mouth that lands into the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Kong even smiles from the payback he's given him.
  • Killer Gorilla: A villainous example of an orangutan-like Titan who has slaughtered numerous Titans and set his throne among their remains. He ruthlessly tries to, or does kill, anyone who remotely stands up to him or gets in his way. And his ultimate goal is conquering the entire surface world using Shimo and his ape army.
  • Kill It with Ice: Subverted. Near the end after Shimo is free from his control, she freezes him and while it doesn't actually kill him just immobilizing him in place, it's ultimately Kong that finishes the job by smashing the crazed ape to pieces.
  • Kick the Dog: After commanding his fellow Great Apes to laugh at Kong for having an artificial replacement tooth, he snaps at Suko for not laughing with enough enthusiasm and threatens to beat him, only for Suko's caretaker to try and plead for the young ape. At first, Skar King seemingly relents, only to donkey kick said caretaker directly into the lava pit behind him in full view of Suko moments later.
  • Kubrick Stare: He leans forward from his throne with a Death Glare full of rage.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: It's no surprise that he eventually suffers much-deserved justice for his malevolent deeds and cruelty in the film. At one point during the battle, he double-teams Kong by knocking him right into Shimo, who just so happens to toss and thrash him around across the city. After Shimo has been freed from his control, he gets the receiving end of the skirmish by becoming a simian baseball when Kong grabs and chucks him towards Godzilla and gets thwacked away with a powerful Tail Slap.
  • Laugh with Me!: He orders the rest of the Great Apes to laugh at Kong's fake tooth. Played for Drama, as it soon becomes apparent they're only laughing because Skar King can and will brutally murder them if they don't. Which is exactly what he does to Suko's caretaker to punish Suko for not laughing hard enough.
  • Lean and Mean: The Skar King is a lanky orangutan-like Titan who makes the entire story darker just by existing.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While not as strong as Kong, Skar King is still very strong and outmatches Kong in terms of agility and is likely the most agile land kaiju introduced thus far. He's also extremely durable, able to survive being tossed around and get right back up. In the final battle he survives various blows from Godzilla and Kong tag-teaming him and it takes Shimo freezing him for his durability to finally falter him as Kong smashes him to pieces in his weakened state. Wingard even flat out noted he was designed to outmatch Kong in terms of agility.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Is killed by Kong after losing control of Shimo and being frozen solid by his former slave while Kong lifts him helplessly into the air, after which Kong smashes him into thousands of pieces on the ground.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • His control crystal which allows him to control via intense pain a massive cryokinetic beast like Shimo who has enough power to cause a worldwide Ice Age seems cool at first glance but his weapon and the ability to use it come with a few noticeable drawbacks. Namely, he actually has to point and direct it, and sometimes Shimo will resist, forcing him to actually stop and torture her to make her obey. This isn't as much of a problem when he has surprise on his side and is surrounded by minions. However, if he's on unfamiliar territory like Rio De Janeiro, is fighting a more fair one-on-one or two-on-two pitched battle, and doesn't have backup or any rest time to get the chance to use his crystal, his ability to use his weapon to get additional help from Shimo will be seriously impeded because Skar King himself will be too busy dodging attacks or taking hits from Kong or Godzilla to have any opportunity to utilize his crystal and command his attack beast.
    • He's got a noticably smaller frame than Kong, and while not weak by any stretch (being able to rip a building in half and use it to turn his whip into a flail), this puts him at a serious disadvantage if Kong as actually does get his hands on him, because Kong can easily throw him around due to how much lighter he is.
  • Made of Iron: Whenever he gets hit he just gets right back up to continue fighting. Despite being thrown around, bashed, and beaten several times, he gets right back up.
  • Mage in Manhattan: He ends up getting to the surface and attack Rio de Janeiro at the end of the movie.
  • Make an Example of Them: He had three apes who tried to rebel against him decapitated and mounted on stakes as an intimidation factor to discourage any of the others from going against him.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He has the reddish fur and long arms of an orangutan, but his face and build are more like a chimpanzee (opposed to Kong, who is basically a gorilla with a slightly more humanoid build; meaning all four great apes got utilized between the two of them).
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Just by looking at him, he looks absolutely attenuated and slim for an ape Titan, who has more a lanky chimpanzee-like physique unlike the majority of his slaves, troops, and especially Kong as they're more far more bulkier and muscular than him. When he actually fights, he proves to be an impressive physical fighter as he was able to floor Kong to the ground with one powerful kick, was close to gagging him to death, sent Kong tumbling backwards with a frontward double-kick, and uses his vertebral whip to snatch a massive chunk out of a nearby skyscraper to toss its torn off pieces against him.
  • The Napoleon: Skar King is noticably leaner than the other apes and slightly shorter than Kong. He also relies on intimidation and general nastiness to assert his authority while Kong earns loyalty by showing benevolence to his fellow ape. And as the climax demonstrates, he's completely outclassed once he loses his weapon.
  • Offing the Offspring: Skar King treats his son, Suko, like complete junk despite his loyalty, so it's natural that he would brand him for death once Suko defects to join Kong. Cementing this is when Suko destroys the crystal Skar King used to control Shimo, which enrages the homicidal ape enough that his immediate response is to grab his son and attempt to strangle him to death.
  • Oh, Crap!: Skar loses his typical confidence and smug demeanor when he notices that he has Godzilla's undivided attention.
    • If his spastic eye movement after being frozen stiff by Shimo was anything to go by, he was clearly afraid of what Kong was going to do to him.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In the novelization, the Skar King's motivations are expanded upon; in addition to wanting to claim the surface world, he also intends to invade and kill all life there as well to further assert his dominance and express his hatred toward everything that isn't himself. One of the reasons he enslaved Shimo is to further reach this goal of eradicating all life with the possession of a titan incredibly powerful by even their standards, enough to cause an world wide extinction-level catastrophe. It's further noted that even his loyal followers are not aware of his true plans, that he is a two-faced tyrant who claims that he will enable the apes to rule the surface, despite his plans meaning that the apes themselves would likely all die in the ice age that follows.
  • Pet the Dog: In the novelization, he calls only male great apes to follow him to the surface world while the female apes are left behind to take care of his younglings
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Surprisingly enough for a Kaiju, Skar King qualifies as one of these, considering that he mocks Kong for having a prosthetic tooth, forces Shimo to do his bidding via torture, and has a harem of female apes that constantly cower in fear of him.
  • Power Glows: The end of his whipslash contains a sharpened crystal that generates a glowing effect. It only shines brightly whenever he forces the enslaved Shimo to take any order. The more it seemingly glows, the more agony Shimo is put through until she (reluctantly) takes action.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Shows this when he's not spitting mad at someone. He initiates the fight with Kong himself, using his whip's range and his speed and dexterity to outwit Kong and land blows on him in an attempt to kill him. Less than a minute into the battle, Kong has gotten a good hit in and seems better prepared to fight...and then the Skar King reveals he was just buying time for his minions to get into position to release Shimo. From there, he uses Shimo to try and kill Kong, before sending a pack of his willing subordinates after the injured Kong escapes Shimo.
  • Primal Stance: A little zig-zagged. At first, after he comes down from his throne, he is seen patrolling around his various slaves with his stature being lowered with his upper-body hanging downward given by his elderly primate appearance, he then stands to his full height to get a better look at Kong face-to-face by taking a standardized bipedal form.
  • Primate Versus Reptile: He and his tribe of giant apes have been at war with the reptilian Godzilla since ancient times. Unlike most examples though, he's definitely the less sympathetic of the two.
  • Punny Name: Fun with Homophones example; his title of "Skar King" can sound a lot like "scarring", and if there's one thing he appears to enjoy, it's going into battle with intent to hurt. In fact, the bloody handprints he leaves on his territory and on his cowed Great Apes can make one think of him marking - scarring - them to demonstrate ownership.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: As if being a cruel, petty tyrant wasn't enough - Skar King is also implied to be a rapist as he keeps a harem of female apes in his throne room, all of whom are seen cowering in fear from him and guarding children that share Skar King's red fur.
  • Rasputinian Death: During the final battle he gets punched into the ground by Kong, hurled into a massive tail whip from Godzilla akin to the one that killed the male MUTO, then held in the air by the throat for Shimo to freeze solid. He's still alive at this point, at which point Kong leaps into the air and smashes him to pieces on the ground, then smashes those pieces into powder for good measure.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The Iwi have murals depicting him in an ancient battle with Godzilla, suggesting he's thousands if not millions of years old. Given that Kong was described as being a teenager in Skull Island, which was set in 1973, and appears fully grown by Godzilla vs. Kong, this implied that Skar King is a similar, but separate type of simian Titan compared to Kong.
  • Red Is Violent: He has bright red fur and covers himself and his followers in red dyes, and he's an incredibly bloodthirsty and short-tempered brute.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When Suko smashes the crystal he uses to control Shimo, Skar King tries to strangle him to death instead of retreating despite the fact that there are now three Titans on the battlefield who are allied against him. Four if you count Mothra.
  • Roofhopping: To show off how insanely agile this tyrannical red-furred ape can truly be, he starts using several skyscrapers as elevated running platforms as he's running for dear life to quickly get away from Godzilla's highly juiced Atomic Breath, which was remotely similar to how Kong when he began circling around the city of Hong Kong in a similar situation in the previous film.
  • Running on All Fours:
    • Moments after his introduction in his sinister lair, he aggressively marches around by trudging forward on his knuckles as he's intimidating his slaves as he's passing by while seeing Kong in his first confrontation.
    • After seeing that Godzilla is laser-focused completely on him, he goes on the run by scurrying away from his overloaded Atomic Breath as he starts to gallop in a quadrupedal form around the city block to save his own skin from getting torched in a fully displayed Oh, Crap! manner.
  • Sadist: He clearly enjoys watching others suffer especially when he kills Suko's caregiver simply because the little ape didn't laugh loud enough with others at Kong's metal tooth and the former stood up for him.
  • Satanic Archetype: A distinctly red-themed, anthropomorphic-shaped tyrant who rules over an amount of once-great protectors like himself that he reduced to mere lackeys in his own image (much like Satan seducing angels to his side in Heaven), and who seeks to usurp God (Godzilla), for which said God and his Angel (Mothra) locked the Fallen (Skar King and his army) away in a fiery, magmatic realm beneath the Earth long ago. The Skar King is prophesized to escape from his prison and wage one last war against Godzilla and Mothra for total dominion over the world, attacking and jeopardizing mankind's world in the process, aided by a dragon that can bring about a cataclysm like in the Book of Revelations. This prophecy comes true in the present day, before the battle ends with the Skar King's final defeat and destruction at the hands of good. Adam Wingard has even described Skar King as a "devilish, Kong-type character".
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: After being defeated by Godzilla in ancient times, he and his followers were sealed away in the deeper parts ot the Hollow Earth. Kong's pit trap destabilized part of the ground enough to cave in and set him free.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Skar King was inspired by Shack; Skar King using a whip has been specifically cited as inspired by Shack using a chain against the hero (who is using an ax) in the final fight.
    • He decorates himself in white warpaint and keeps a harem of female apes to produce offspring with much like what Immortan Joe did in Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Slasher Smile: Skar King frequently flashes sadistic smiles when he's enjoying the suffering and pain of others to the point it's basically his default expression.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: He is not only a tyrant who keeps his power by threatening and killing any Great Ape who slightly defies him or doesn't fall in line, but he also keeps Shimo in line by using a crystal to cause her pain whenever she doesn't obeys him.
  • Slouch of Villainy: His first appearance ever shows him sitting menacingly on his throne among bones belonging to both Kong's and Godzilla's species, staring menacingly at Kong and the viewers.
  • Smug Snake: An arrogant tyrant who, while legitimately cunning and dangerous, just isn't quite as big a deal as he thinks he is. His empire is built on fear and pain, which Kong and his allies soon figure out makes it brittle and easy to dismantle, and his cruelty and aggression means that once it's gone, he's left with a long list of incredibly powerful enemies that he could barely handle one-on-one, let alone all at once.
    • This is best exemplified in his first encounter with Kong: at first, he attacks Kong aggressively and confidently, with a shit-eating grin on his face demonstrating he's feeling sure of himself. But when Kong gets a good hit in, Skar quickly opts to call upon Shimo to deal with the foreigner ape.
  • The Sociopath: Possibly one of the most quintessential examples in the Monsterverse. He is a terrifying, ruthless tyrant with no regard for anyone but himself, enslaved much of his own civilization, and spends the majority of his screentime dominating and terrorizing others For the Evulz with a Psychotic Smirk on his face.
  • Super-Toughness: Despite his lanky frame and being smaller than Godzilla or Kong, he can definitely take a hit and get back up to continue fighting. Despite being thrown around, bashed, and beaten several times, he gets right back up. It takes being frozen solid and shattered to pieces to finally put him down.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Shimo is his. The King himself is a fairly powerful Titan and a talented, experienced fighter, but not really a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. It's having a Godzilla-tier monster as his enslaved attack dog that makes him a threat to the entire planet, and once his mind control of her is gone, it's all over bar the smashing.
  • Teeth Flying: In a Karmic Injury for his earlier mocking of Kong, one of his lower fangs is brutally knocked out of his mouth during the Rio de Janeiro battle. His bloody incisor even happens to land right in front of multiple driven cars in traffic.
  • The Tooth Hurts: He gets his tooth knocked out by Kong during the battle in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Happens to him twice.
    • He becomes so blindingly furious with Kong after getting a tooth knocked out of his head that he commands Shimo to cease being Godzilla’s opponent and focus all her fire on him. His expression tells all when he realizes that he just freed Godzilla up from his precious engagement, and now has the King’s very irate and undivided attention.
    • After Suko destroys the crystal controlling Shimo, instead of retreating, the crazed tyrant instead tries to strangle the young ape until Kong intervenes.
  • Tribal Face Paint: According to Word of God, his fur is not red, but he paints it himself. He uses the paint as a ranking system, with higher ranks having paint on their faces and the worker class not. He also physically scars them when they pledge their allegiance, which is where the name comes from.
  • Troll: When Suko's caretaker stops him from attacking Suko for not mocking Kong's prosthetic tooth, Skar King takes a page straight from Koba's playbook by acting as though he's cool with the whole thing then kicking the caretaker into a boiling pit of lava.
  • Victor Gains Loser's Powers: He steals Kong's axe after defeating the other Titan alongside Shimo and uses it in the final battle until he's disarmed.
  • Villain Holds the Leash: Although he's a very capable fighter by himself and holds command over an army of apes, the main, if not sole, reason he's a global threat is because he's in possession of a powerful crystal which he uses to control Shimo, a massive and extremely powerful ice Titan. Once the crystal is destroyed, Shimo immediately turns on him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Godzilla destroys his whip, Skar King becomes frantic in his attempts to retrieve it and is clearly panicking in contrast to his previous smug sadism. After Suko destroys the command crystal that kept Shimo under his control, the Skar King flips his shit and tries to strangle the young ape to death, only for Kong to intervene. He spends his last moments of life vainly struggling to get free of Kong before Shimo flash freezes him.
  • Villainous Virtues: Whatever else you can say about Skar King - he is no coward. Even after the control crystal for Shimo gets shattered he fights on to the bitter end, even if he knows he has no chance of winning.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His lanky physique shows that he may lack Kong's raw strength, as shown when Kong manages to force him down to a knee with his axe when they first clash and a punch from Kong's unarmored fist knocks a tooth loose, but his choice of weapon, an unknown titan's sharpened spinal cord that he uses as a whip, shows that he's skilled enough to make up the difference. For context, using a whip as a weapon is insanely difficult, as it requires spatial awareness, technique, and a lot of practice so the user doesn't smack themselves with it. This means that the Skar King relies more on dexterity and skill in a fight rather than simply trying to out-punch an opponent. If that fails? Well, that's what his attack dog Shimo is for. Exemplified particularly well when Kong and Godzilla briefly switch up who they fight, with Godzilla outright shrugging off any of his hits, ragdolling him with ease once he grabs ahold of his whip, and breaking his whip in a single bite, but Skar King in return easily dodging most of Godzilla's atomic breath attacks.
  • Whip of Dominance: In contrast to Kong's mighty axe, the Skar King uses a whip-like weapon called the Whipslash, and he is very good with it, using it to catch Kong's attacks, inflict wounds on him and snag objects to launch. It helps tie into his status as a cruel ruler of other Kaiju, as whips are a slaver's most infamous tool; in fact, when not in use, he wears it like an imperial sash.
  • Wrecked Weapon: At the end of the fight, Godzilla catches Skar King's whip in his mouth and destroys it. This leaves Skar King scrambling to get his hands on the crystal for the rest of the battle.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The bitter warmonger tried to kill Suko by strangling him after the little ape destroyed the crystal that Skar was using to make Shimo obey him, luckily Kong intervenes in the nick of time and decks him.



Portrayed By: N/A

Appears In: Call of Duty: Warzone (cameo in a cave painting) | Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire | Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted (cameo)

Species: Quadrupedal ice reptile.

A ginormous yet peaceful and benevolent cryokinetic Titan with ice-based powers who is forced to be the Skar King's unwilling servant and personal attack dog while being a key asset in securing his rule due to being commanded by her master with a control crystal while intending on using her to unleash a second ice age upon the surface world.

  • Action Girl: Shimo is the other blue-themed heroic female kaiju beside Mothra. While she does most of her fights in an antagonist role, Shimo is actually a benevolent kaiju enslaved by the Skar King. By the end of the movie, she freezes Skar King to death and willingly joins Kong's side.
  • All Myths Are True: Despite being The Ghost to most of humanity, there are several legends in the Pacific islands talking about her existence.
  • Ambiguously Evil: While it's obvious from moment one that she's being Forced into Evil by the Skar King, her own morality (and sanity) are a more open question for most of the film. She does however visibly protest Skar King’s orders numerous times, especially when it involves violence, which causes him to use the crystal more aggressively until she does as she is told. Making it very clear that she hates hurting others unprovoked. Happily for all involved, she proves to be a peaceful and friendly Gentle Giant after Kong and Suko free her and help her get her revenge on her tormentor.
    • There is also how benevolent she was in the past before being enslaved by Skar King. The novel talks about how Shimo created several deadly Ice Ages for unknown reasons.
  • Androcles' Lion: After Kong and Suko help free Shimo from Skar King's control by destroying the crystal that he used to cause her pain, Shimo willingly becomes Kong's follower afterwards.
  • Animal Jingoism: In the Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted comic, Kong finds, in a cave, depictions of different rivalries between different species of titans. Among these cave paintings is a a depiction of a conflict between what appears to be Shimo and Gozilla, implying Shimo may belong to a rival species to Godzilla much like the MUTOs and Kong's species. In the novel, Doctor Ilene informs Trapper about a rock art from an tiny island from Pacific depicting Godzilla fighting Shimo.
  • Animals Respect Nature: The novelization suggests that Shimo's past actions, including triggering ice ages, were not malicious but instinctive. Whenever the planet's temperature raised, she triggered ice ages to regulate the climate. Shimo is compared to Godzilla in her role as an protector of the planet's ecological balance. Although their methods may differ, both kaiju act as regulators, ensuring the Earth's environmental stability.
  • Anti-Villain: Shimo was never a truly malicious kaiju, but she plays an antagonistic role through the movie because of Skar King. It's later revealed she wasn't acting out of malice but due to coercion.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: A completely peaceful kaiju enslaved and used by the villain of the movie to bring the end of the world because of their powers.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She subtly nods her head down as if to apologize to Kong in advance when Skar King forces her to attack him with her ice breath.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Shimo has world ending powers that in the hands of the wrong person, or kaiju, can bring the end of the world. In the same time, she is a gentle titan in reality, and being forced to hurt other creatures creates her a lot of suffering.
  • Badass in Distress: Shimo could as well be the strongest kaiju in the Monterverse, yet she suffered from a cruel fate under mysterious circumstances that brought her under Skar King's control. He kept her enslaved by millenniums in chains behind a waterfall of lava.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She willingly follows Kong for freeing her from Skar King's control. Shimo nuzzling the ape's chest upon them and Suko returning to the Hollow Earth is most likely her way of saying how grateful she is towards him.
  • Been There, Shaped History: It's mentioned offhandedly that she was responsible for the last ice age—which is expanded upon in the novelization, where it's indicated Shimo was responsible for every ice age in the last 3 million years. In the climax, she threatens to cause another ice age once she and Skar King make it to the surface.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Clearly doesn't enjoy causing destruction and chaos being a Non-Malicious Monster, only doing it due to Skar King forcing her with a crystal to make her subservient to him.
  • Benevolent Monsters: Initially enslaved by the villainous Skar King, Shimo's actions are driven by his control. However, upon gaining her freedom, she switches to the good side immediately. Shimo exhibits no further aggression after Skar King's death and appears content to simply coexist peacefully with the great apes, hinting at her inherently benevolent nature.
  • Beary Friendly: Shimo resembles polar bears. After being freed from the Skar King by Suko, she becomes a completely docile kaiju, enjoying being petted by Kong.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Shimo's stance is partly based off of those of polar bears, and she is shown being an extremely dangerous combatant.
  • Beast of the Apocalypse: A tragic example as she is a peaceful titan forced into a villainous role by the Skar King. Iwi prophecies talk about the Skar King's intentions to conquer the surface world and bring its end with the help of Shimo and her ability to cause Ice Ages, and upon reaching the surface he starts doing exactly that. In the novelization, Trapper and Ilene refer to Shimo as "World Ender".
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: The very tip of her tail is dangerously tipped with a trident-shaped thagomizer that's layered with blue-colored barbs.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The final act reveal that Shimo is a Giant Gentle almost as peaceful as Mothra, but she she is capable of cruel revenge against those who enslaved her, namely Skar King.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Trapper finds it hard to imagine that there is a kaiju that have fought Godzilla in the past and even dominated him in their fight when Ilene tells him about the art rock from Pacific depicting Shimo fighting Godzilla.
  • Big Friendly Dog: Rather picks up this dynamic with Kong after being freed from Skar King's control. The final shot of the film is Kong, Shimo, and Suko returning to the Subterranean Realm, and Kong scratching Shimo's head like a big puppy, her nuzzling him in return like a loyal pet.
  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: Similarly to Godzilla and Mothra, Shimo emanates blue bioluminescence through her dorsal plates and mouth.
  • Blue Is Calm: Depending on the situation, Shimo both inverts and plays the trope straight. Under Skar King's control, she is violent and activates her bioluminescence whenever she is forced to attack. But once free of his control she turns out to be a gentle giant.
  • Blue Is Heroic: While subverted initially, for being portrayed as an antagonistic kaiju, Shimo's blue coloration do hints to a genuine heroic side, but hidden under the control of Skar King. However, the turning point arrives when Suko breaks her free from his mind control. She actively turns against Skar King, utilizing her powers to freeze his body. Following this act, Shimo demonstrates a clear shift towards peace. No longer driven by aggression, she coexists peacefully with Kong and Suko, forming a tentative bond with them. The novelization implies she played a pivotal role in encaging Ghidorah in ice.
  • Blue Means Cold: Her skin and the spikes on her back are tinged blue, and she can shoot a blast of freezing breath.
  • Born Winner: Alongside Godzilla and Kong themselves, Shimo also represents the pinnacle of natural kaiju evolution with her powerful Breath Weapon and sheer size, towering over most other creatures. Unlike Godzilla, whose power seems to be fueled by a combination of genetics and environmental factors, Shimo's strength is innate and she doesn't require complex evolutions or exposure to specific energy sources to become a formidable force.
  • Breath Weapon: She can spit a freezing beam referred to the toyline as her Frost Bite Blast or Frost Bite Breath. The novelization of the movie goes into details and reveals that her beam can also slowdown the atoms.
  • The Brute: An unwilling one at that. Skar King primarily uses Shimo as a war beast, relying on her strength and power to make up for his relative lack of physicality.
  • Charged Attack: Similar to Godzilla's atomic breath, Shimo's signature attack, the Frostbite Beam, requires a long charging sequence. She needs several seconds to focus her immense power, channeling it into a concentrated blast of super-frigid energy.
  • Civilization Destroyer: Downplayed. While not inherently malicious, Shimo's immense power has inadvertently caused widespread devastation throughout history. Geological evidence suggests Shimo's past actions, linked to her ice-based abilities, triggered several ice ages over the last 3 million years. The most recent of these, the Last Glacial Period, occurred between 115,000 and 11,700 years ago and had a catastrophic impact on early hominins, driving almost all of them to extinction, and directly driving humans to migrate to more hospitable regions. Other Ice Ages created by Shimo, were so bad that almost all life on the surface went extinct because she froze everything to the equator. It's not clear why she created all those Ice Ages and if all of them are linked to Skar King.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Zig-Zagged with Shimo. She usually engages with a close distance combat with other kaiju as it takes her some time to charge her beam, but will not hesitate to use her frostbite beam against her opponents.
  • Co-Dragons: She shares the role of Skar King's top enforcer with One-Eye, the Skar King's highest ranking direct follower. She's his strongest minion, but she isn't genuinely loyal at all and only does his bidding when forced to do so.
  • Cold-Blooded Whatever: Shimo's design merges elements from several real-world creatures. Her reptilian form draws inspiration from Komodo dragons, while her hulking stature echoes that of polar bears. Additionally, her facial features resemble those of a chameleon. In the novelization, she is described having a beaky face like that of a turtle.
  • Conflict Killer: Shimo's introduction serves as a catalyst for a truce between Godzilla and Kong. While both Godzilla and Kong have clashed in the past, the emergence of Shimo and the villainous Skar King presents a more immediate and potentially devastating threat. Shimo's immense power and Skar King's manipulative tactics force both kaiju to recognize the need for a temporary alliance to save the world.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Mechagodzilla from Godzilla vs. Kong. Both are powerful Titan threats that are set up as a direct rival to Godzilla specifically, and which are being used by hegemonic masterminds as their attack-dogs. But whereas Mechagodzilla was a newborn, cybernetic Titan in the form of a manmade Humongous Mecha cyborg, its organic components were derived from the Satanic Archetype Ghidorah, and it was an iconic character originally belonging to Toho; Shimo is an ancient (even by the Titans' standards based on her Red Barons), and organic, reptilian Canon Foreigner Titan. Whereas Mechagodzilla had fire-based abilities in the forms of its inbuilt missile launchers, back-mounted rocket boosters, plasma punches and its A-74 Proton Scream, and it produced crimson light; Shimo is An Ice Person who produces blue light. Most importantly, Mechagodzilla is an authentic Omnicidal Maniac, and the biggest threat it poses comes from it breaking free of its masters' control as soon as it's ready for action; whereas Shimo on the other hand is being Forced into Evil by her master, and she ceases being an active threat and antagonist altogether as soon as she breaks free from his control.
    • More Contrasting Reboot Antagonist but Shimo shares multiple similarities with that of Titanosaurus from Terror Of Mecha Godzilla - to wit: both are subterranean reptilian kaiju who serve as muscle for the main villain, both debuted in films that followed instalments that featured Mecha-Godzilla as the antagonist and both are revealed to be Forced into Evil via mind-control rather than actually malicious. The big difference between the two is that while Titanosaurus died (maybe) after being freed from the mind control Shimo gets a new lease on life and joins Kong as his steed and knight.
  • Cool Crown: Shimo has her crest adorned with iridescent blue crystalline spikes arranged in a crown-like formation protruding at a horizontal angle from the back of her head.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Before emerging from the depths of a dark cave, only Shimo's piercing blue eyes are initially visible, instantly establishing a sense of unease for Kong. After being released from her slavery, Shimo's eyes turn into a case of Innocent Blue Eyes.
  • Crown of Horns: Maintains a row of dark blue crystal-like bristles that are positioned behind the back of her head.
  • Crystalline Creature: Shimo's entire back is adorned with a magnificent array of iridescent blue and purple crystals, extending from head to tail. These crystals aren't merely aesthetic, as they help Shimo to charge her frostbite beam in similar manner to Godzilla's dorsal plates. Skar King utilizes a crystal extracted from her body as a mean to mind control her.
  • Cute Bruiser: Despite her immense power and close-range combat style akin to Godzilla, Shimo possesses a surprising gentle side. While she's likely the most powerful kaiju native to Earth, the film reveals she enjoys receiving scratches under her chin showcasing a disarmingly adorable aspect to her personality.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's implied to be the most powerful female Kaiju seen yet, and is Skar King's pet. It's eventually a subverted example, because Shimo is not a willing participant in Skar King's machinations; she's a victim of his mind control, transforming Shimo from a villainous force to a potentially exploited and sympathetic figure.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Shimo went through some tragic events in her past, she got enslaved by the Skar King, forced to do his biding and got sealed with him in the Hollow Earth in a Lava Land. Since then, she has been at the complete mercy of Skar King who inflicted pain into her by the thousands of years.
  • David vs. Goliath: While witnessing Godzilla engaging Shimo in Hollow Earth, Ilene cannot help but describe Godzilla fighting Shimo as "a humpback whale next to a blue whale."
  • Destroyer Deity: Downplayed, but because of her apocalyptical cryogenic powers and habit to create Ice Ages, Shimo is known to isolated populations as the monster Whose-Breath-Makes-The-Ocean-Into-Stone.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Sharing reptilian features and a dominance over elemental-themed powers, Shimo bears a strong resemblance to the King of the Monsters. Both kaiju possess powerful cyan-colored energy beams and bioluminescence, and their designs draw inspiration from similar sources (bears and komodo dragons). This is further emphasized by Shimo's origins in early drafts, where she was envisioned as an explicitly "ice version" of Godzilla.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Whenever Skar King exerts his control over Shimo with his crystal, Shimo exhibits extreme physical distress resembling seizures. Everytime he does that to her, her crystalline spines flicker ominously, and she lets out agonized roars. The trope is further emphasized by the complete loss of bodily control Shimo experiences. In one instance, Skar King utilizes the crystal to such a degree that Shimo violently slams her head into the ground.
  • The Dog Bites Back: She immediately turns on Skar King once his control crystal and whip are destroyed, freezing the Tyrannical Titan solid with her ice breath.
  • Dork Knight: After being released from Skar King's control, Shimo becomes quite endearing. She is Earth's strongest kaiju with some impressive hits, she becomes something of a knight in shining armour in the service of Kong, and Word of God considers her to be a very mentally immature daikaiju for her age.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: While a cunning and dangerous opponent, Skar King is only a threat to the world because he has a much bigger and more powerful kaiju in Shimo as his trump card. In fact, Shimo could easily kill Skar King herself and undoubtedly would, if not for the control crystal he uses to bring her to heel. Godzilla and Kong getting the crystal away from Skar King, and Suko subsequently destroying it in the climax is when the battle is won, as Shimo turns on her master and assists the pair in defeating the mad tyrant, once and for all.
  • The Dreaded: The mere sight of Shimo's eyes emerging from the pit is enough to cause Suko to display a genuine Oh, Crap! expression on his face as he starts to worry for Kong's safety. And not only this, but she has this effect on the goddamn Godzilla. Trapper, Bernie and Ilene realize she is the reason Godzilla chose to evolve again.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She first appeared as an Easter Egg in the "Operation Monarch" event for Call of Duty: Warzone, in the form of cave art depicting her fighting Godzilla. In Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted, Kong comes across a cave painting depicting Shimo battling Godzilla.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: Her eyes possess an icy-blue coloration that reflects her cryokinetic abilities. The connection is further emphasized by the intensification of the blue within her eyes whenever she unleashes her Frostbite Beam.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Alongside Kong and Suko, Shimo also earns her own happy ending. Shimo is introduced in the movie not as simply a foe, but also a victim. For thousands of years, she was enslaved by the vile Skar King, imprisoned within the scorching confines of the Hollow Earth's Lava Land, and endured unimaginable torment at his hands. With her finally being released from his control, she bonds with Kong and Suko and happily returns to Hollow Earth with them.
  • Elemental Dragon: Downplayed as she doesn't really resembles physically classic dragons, but she is a case of Dinosaurs Are Dragons in same fashion as Godzilla. While not a traditional, fire-breathing dragon, Shimo embodies the ice dragon through her reptilian features and cryokinetic powers. This connection is further hinted at by the designer of the kaijus, Jared Krichevsky, who reveals that Shimo's initial design featured a more dragon-like appearance. In the novel, Ilene compares Shimo to an ice dragon who completely froze Greenlands in several hours or even minutes.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the first few seconds of her full appearance Shimo gives the impression of a potentially aggressive kaiju that must be kept in chains to not go rampant. However, when Skar King attempts to manipulate her into attacking Kong, Shimo exhibits a surprising degree of resistance. This act of defiance becomes the true establishing moment, hinting at a her peaceful nature latent beneath the control. By showcasing her struggle against Skar King's influence, the film establishes Shimo is a victim rather than a mindless antagonist.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Godzilla, in much the same way that Skar King is a simian titan like Kong, Shimo is an ancient reptilian titan with her own Breath Weapon. However, she is not truly evil, rather she was being Forced into Evil against her will by the Skar King.
    • Arguably one to Mothra as well, as they're both female Kaiju that act as a Number Two to a male Alpha (Skar King and Godzilla respectively).
  • Evil Is Bigger: As shown in the cave painting, taking a bipedal stance on her hind legs gives the beast a measurable size advantage, with Godzilla only coming up to her chest. Shimo is indeed shown dwarfing Godzilla, being slightly taller than Godzilla even while remaining in her quadrapedal stance. Furthermore, her head alone is around the same size as Godzilla's torso. Her official height of 162.45 meters tall firmly puts her here, as it officially makes her the largest living titan to appear in the MonsterVerse. The evil part is subverted though; it's quickly shown she only follows Skar King because he possesses a crystal that he can use to inflict pain on her like a Shock Collar. The moment the crystal is destroyed, she turns on Skar King and joins the side of the heroic monsters.
  • Evil Old Folks: Rapidly subverted. She's just as ancient as the Skar King, and possibly even as old as Godzilla, but it's clear from nearly as soon as she appears that she's hardly a willing participant in her master's evil schemes.
  • Family of Choice: The novelization all but states that she is bonded to Kong and Suki by the end, probably seeing them as her family.
  • Feet-First Introduction: When Shimo is finally fully introduced, the scene starts with showing her giant foot, then the camera employs a slow, deliberate pan upwards, progressively revealing Shimo's full imposing figure.
  • Finishing Move: Played With. While Kong delivers the final, physical blow by shattering Skar King's frozen form, it's Shimo who sets the stage for this decisive act. She unleashes her Frostbite Beam, encasing Skar King in an impenetrable sheath of ice. This act effectively neutralizes the ape, rendering him defenseless and paving the way for Kong killing him.
  • Forced into Evil: Shimo isn't evil by choice but was tortured into obeying the Skar King, with her very first appearance showing how she's bound in a painful-looking bone harness within his lair. After the control crystal he used to control her gets shattered, she has no problems turning against him.
  • Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better: Able to perfectly stand on her hind legs, which was shown in her Early-Bird Cameo featuring her battling Godzilla in a cave painting, although her default posture is standing on all fours as some of the toyline figurines have demonstrated.
  • Friend to All Children: While the film doesn't explicitly depict Shimo interacting with a multitude of juvenile apes, a heartwarming scene at the end of the movie shows Shimo allowing the young Suko to mount her. The novelization of the film strengthens this possibility, stating that Shimo forms a bond with Suko.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Shimo" is traditionally a masculine name in Japan. She was supposed to be indeed a male kaiju before being changed to a female, making her name somewhat an Orphaned Reference.
  • Gentle Giant: Revealed to be her actual personality after the Skar King's death. The film ends with her carrying Kong and Suko home on her back, and then happily accepting chin-scratches from the former after he dismounts.
  • Giant Equals Invincible: Shimo embodies the "Giant" aspect of the trope in the Monsterverse, towering over most kaijus. Her immense size grants her tremendous physical strength and durability. This is exemplified by her ability to initially shrug off Evolved Godzilla's atomic breath attack. However, Shimo's power isn't solely reliant on her size, she possesses additional abilities, such as ice manipulation, that contribute to her overall strength.
  • Giant Foot of Stomping: One of the cameras Trapper finds at the destroyed Monarch camp in Hollow Earth shows Shimo's giant foot destroying the place by just stomping over it.
  • Glad He's On Our Side: In the novelization, initially, Ilene view Shimo with fear and suspicion, comparing her to the destructive Ghidorah. However, witnessing Shimo's peaceful behavior after being freed from Skar King's control she recognizes that Shimo is not inherently malicious and may even share a similar role with Godzilla. Ilene cautionary remarks to keep the government away from her if they don't want to cause a world-ending event, implying that Shimo might turn against humanity if she is wronged again, but as long as she is simply studied in quite she is just going to do her job as protector of natural order like Godzilla or Kong.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she is first time introduced, Shimo is in a shrouded pit in near impenetrable darkness, the only glimpse of her presence being a pair of intensely glowing blue eyes. This visual cue, immediately establishes an atmosphere of menace and foreboding around Shimo. Suko is left to dread the unseen threat lurking within the darkness, effectively building anticipation for Shimo's eventual reveal. For the rest of the movie, she spends most of her time in this threatening state.
  • Good All Along: While she is established from the moment she is introduced to be a victim of Skar King too, Shimo still raise questions about what is her inherent alignment without the Skar King's control, as nothing in the movie truly hints at her true nature until the last act. Once freed from manipulation, Shimo demonstrates a clear preference for peace.
  • Good Counterpart: To King Ghidorah. While the film doesn't explicitly show any connection between the two, the novelization delves deeper, drawing direct comparisons between these two powerful kaiju. In the novel is stated that Shimo interacted with Ghidorah and had her own role in imprisoning him in ice under mysterious circumstances. They are two daikaju that have a lot of things in common. Both Shimo and King Ghidorah are reptilian titans with elemental powers that are considered to be the strongest in the world, whose immense power is acknowledged through prophecies that portray them as harbingers of potential world-ending events. They both had clashes with Godzilla in the the distant past, disappearing from human knowledge for millennia, albeit for vastly different reasons. Ghidorah is described as a living extinction event, while Shimo is also seen as a titan with unstoppable, world-ending powers. Despite all of those similarities between them, Shimo at her worst was always an Anti-Villain forced into evil. Ilene discovers a lot of things about Shimo's past in the time she spends with the Iwi from the Hollow Earth, causing her shift in perspective. She learns that while Shimo did fought Godzilla and created several Ice Ages, she was never malicious. At some point, Skar King found a way to control her and forced Shimo to start that last Ice Age,then kept her as his slave underground. At the end of the novel, Ilene remarks she deeply misjudged Shimo by comparing her to Monster 0, initially believing that once free of Skar King's control, Shimo will go rogue. Fortunately, Shimo shows no interest in attacking anyone, and remained completely peaceful. She concludes that Shimo is rather close to Godzilla, a protector of the natural balance, who started Ice Ages to cool down the planet to preserve the life, contrasting the destructive tendencies of King Ghidorah.
  • Guest Fighter: A Shimo Bundle can be used in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.
  • Harmless Freezing: Shimo's Frostbite Beam offers a chilling subversion of this trope.
    • While this trope often depicts freezing powers as a non-lethal means of incapacitation, a single blast from her beam inflicts severe frostbite on Kong's arm, causing permanent tissue damage and nerve damage, prompting Kong to use his B.E.A.S.T. Glove created by Monarch. This devastating effect highlights the realistic brutality of Shimo's powers.
    • Another example of how deadly her beam is when she utilizes the Frostbite Beam to freeze Skar King solid.
    • Godzilla is the only one where the trope is played straight, and only because of his evolved form which gives him enhanced resistance to Shimo's power. He is the only one who breaks free after being completely frozen with no lasting damage to his body while fighting her in the Hollow Earth.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Played with, since she was never a villain to begin with and was Forced into Evil, but near the end after the crystal that Skar King was controlling her with is destroyed, she turns against her abusive former master and freezes him allowing Kong to pound him to smithereens.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Prior to her physical reveal, Shimo lets out a deep, bone-chilling roar that echoes through the darkness of her pit. Even before laying eyes on her, Suko is instantly gripped by fear, showcasing the effectiveness of sound design in building tension and establishing Shimo as a formidable presence.
  • Hero of Another Story: The novelization reveals that she played a role in freezing Ghidorah under unknown circumstances, thus ensuring they would remain trapped and unable to continue in their apocalyptic plans.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Shimo is ridden several times across the movie. Whenever Skar King mounts Shimo, is to showcase his perceived dominance over her. This act emphasizes Shimo's immense size and potential power, but also highlights her forced servitude under Skar King's control. Following her liberation from Skar King's influence, Shimo willingly allows Kong and Suko to climb onto her back. This act of trust and companionship contrasts sharply with Skar King's forced control.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Shimo's cyan blue eyes aren't just a striking feature; they're a literal manifestation of her elemental abilities. Outside of that, she is also quite fierce and violent under Skar King's control.
  • An Ice Person: Has ice powers. This is both passive and willfully, as she naturally causes frost and ice to appear around her and she can fire a beam of freezing breath.
  • In-Series Nickname: In the novelization, Monarch adopts the name Monster H/ the Hypothetical for Shimo.
  • Informed Attribute: The film itself establishes Shimo as a formidable force. Her immense size, durability, and cryokinetic abilities pose a significant threat, even to Godzilla. Their clashes throughout the movie showcase her power, forcing Godzilla to evolve to a new form to effectively combat her. However, the film avoids explicitly stating her power level relative to past threats like Ghidorah. In the novelization, it is revealed the human characters believe she is more powerful than Ghidorah for simply forcing Godzilla to evolve, and it establishes Godzilla's newest evolved form is far more powerful than his "Burning Godzilla" form.
  • It Can Think: While Shimo doesn't reach the strategic depths of the two kings Godzilla and Kong or the manipulative Skar, she still possesses above average animalistic kaiju intelligence. She is shown understanding things like distinguishing right from wrong by constantly refusing to obey Skar King's orders, implying she has a strong set of morals. She recognizes who is an enemy or potential ally, and she can execute or defy commands. Beyond the expected roars and rampages, Shimo also exhibits an almost human range of emotions, she expresses multiple times resentment toward the Skar King for abusing her, she seems apologetic at times about having to attack Kong or Godzilla, shock and confusion after being released from Skar King's control, and gratefulness for being freed, genuine joy and the ability to form friendships with Titans from different species. The novelization reveals that she also froze Ghidorah in ice to stop him from reaching Hollow Earth, recognizing the danger he was representing.
  • Kill It with Ice: Played With. Shimo freezing Skar King, but it doesn't downright kill him. It's ultimately Kong who finishes the job by smashing the crazed tyrant to pieces.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: What she becomes after being freed from Skar King's control. In a lot of ways, she fits the classical depiction of a knight: she's a powerful warrior who has sworn herself in service to a benevolent ruler, she has shiny white scales evocative of a knight's armour and Kong even rides her like a horse, bringing to mind the image of a king's noble white steed.
  • Kubrick Stare: Prior to her liberation from Skar King's control, this becomes her default expression when facing anyone. The unwavering intensity of her stare however, isn't a deliberate act of intimidation, but rather a constant reminder of her constant state of suffering at the hands of Skar King.
  • Light Is Good: What she truly is, though she only gets to show it near the end once the crystal that Skar King forces her to obey him with is destroyed.
  • Light Is Not Good: Shimo has white scales and blue spines and she is opposed to the heroic Godzilla, who has black scales and red spines. Subverted as she's not evil by choice and becomes a loyal follower to Kong once freed from the Skar King's control.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite her immense size and power, Shimo exhibits remarkable speed. She is shown to keep the pace with and even outmaneuver Godzilla in certain sequences. This combination of brute strength and surprising agility makes Shimo a formidable opponent. She even swung her tail that was so quick and powerful, it managed to greatly intercept Kong, who was in the middle of doing a lunging attack position towards Skar King and thumped him away into a nearby building.
  • Logical Weakness: Skar King demonstrates a keen understanding of Shimo's vulnerabilities. Given her ice-based powers, he strategically imprisons her within a cave hidden behind a cascading lava waterfall. The constant intense heat from the lava acts as a natural countermeasure, inflicting pain and hindering Shimo's ability to utilize her full power. This cruel yet effective method highlights a critical weakness inherent to Shimo's icy physiology.
  • Male Might, Female Finesse: Notably Inverted, as not only is she much larger and more physically powerful than Skar King, Skar King himself is shown to be very agile and skilled fighter by Kaiju standards, using whip with a high degree of precision and fighting with acrobatic maneuvers and kicks.
  • Malicious Monitor Lizard: Subverted with Shimo. Her design draws inspiration from Komodo dragons, but Shimo is not inherently malicious. She's a victim of Skar King, who controls her through a mind-control crystal. Following her liberation, Shimo's actions hint at a peaceful nature.
  • Meaningful Name: "Shimo" is Japanese for "frost", denoting her ice-based abilities.
    • It's also, depending on the characters used, Japanese for pit or hole, referencing her domicile in the Hollow Earth.
  • Mirror Character:
    • Despite their contrasts, Shimo and Rodan have similar roles in the story. Shimo is also a reptilian Titan serving as The Dragon to a villainous Alpha Titan and is set up to be the Evil Counterpart to the Blue Is Heroic Deuteragonist titan; Godzilla in her case.
    • To Mothra once she is released from Skar King's control. Shimo is also just a Gentle Giant female kaiju with blue bioluminescence. At the end of the movie, she forms a deep bond with Kong, himself an Alpha Titan, mirroring Mothra and Godzilla.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: It takes virtually no convincing at all for Shimo to help Kong, Suko, and Godzilla to kill the Skar King once Suko shatters his control crystal that he used to torture her into compliance.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: To the islanders from Pacific she is known as the monster Whose-Breath-Makes-The-Ocean-Into-Stone.
  • Nice Girl: Shimo is benevolent as much as any gigantic Kaiju can be. After being freed from Skar King, she shows her benevolent side to Kong and Suko by letting them mount and pet her. She also doesn't seem to harbor any sort of resentment towards the Great Apes that participated in inflicting her pain under Skar's orders probably because she knows that outside of his inner circle, they were just as much as victims to Skar King as her.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Shimo is the Made of Diamond type, for being extremely durable, but also in literal sense as she is being partially made of diamonds. She can tank Godzilla's most powerful attacks when the novelization implies that not even Ghidorah could survive Godzilla's newest evolved form. She also is barely bothered by the electric attack generated by a swarm of Vertacines.
  • No-Sell: Throughout her battle with Godzilla, she displays an impressive ability to withstand Godzilla's atomic breath. While not entirely immune, the impact seems to cause minimal damage to Shimo's body, positioning her as a formidable opponent even for the mighty Godzilla.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Shimo's actions through the movie often directly oppose the protagonists, fighting them, and causing destruction in Rio de Janeiro. However, a key twist reveals that Shimo isn't inherently malicious. Skar King is controlling her with a piece of crystal from her body, essentially making her a pawn in his schemes. Once free from his influence, Shimo's true nature emerges, setting her on a path towards redemption or even becoming an ally to Kong.
  • Notzilla: Interestingly, Shimo herself is an in-universe example of this, being very similar to Godzilla with the same reptilian appearance with dorsal spines and a Breath Weapon, the only major physical differences is her white scales, being quadrupedal and breathing ice rather than atomic-fire.
  • Odd Friendship: With Kong and Suko at the end of the movie. She becomes bonded with them despite initially being held captive by a member of their own species or subspecies.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Shimo is a cross between polar bears, komodo dragons and chameleons, but her initial design was more draconic.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Given that her existence was completely unknown to humanity until this movie, she is this to surface world.
  • Perpetual Storm: While not at the level of Ghidorah, her frost bite beam can create storms and cover the sky in clouds. In the battle of Rio de Janeiro, is enough for her to just shout a beam in the sky to starts a powerful and lasting snow storm, which is only dispersed by Godzilla's atomic breath.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Even by Titan standards, she's one of these. She's just as powerful as Godzilla, and the nature of her abilities makes her capable of collateral damage on a national or even planetary scale. According to the Iwi tribe's histories, she caused the Second Ice Age. It's very good news for everyone that she's also one of the most peaceful Titans when left to her own devices.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy:
    • Gender inverted with Shimo, whose colors are white and blue for being a Titan with ice-based powers, while Godzilla has gotten a metamorphosis in The New Empire that gives him pink highlights.
    • She serves as The Dragon to Skar King, who has reddish fur.
  • Physical Goddess: Despite never being referred as anything godlike, Shimo still qualifies for being the strongest kaiju in existence. She is so strong, in fact, that Godzilla needed to evolve out of necessity to face her, which he didn't do not even for Ghidorah, his most personal nemesis.
  • Power Glows: Shimo's imposing presence is accentuated by her bioluminescent abilities. When preparing to unleash her ice powers, her crystallized dorsal scales erupt in a powerful blue glow. This serves as a visual cue, warning opponents of the impending attack. Shimo isn't limited to using this glow solely for offense. Sometimes, she chooses to remain in a glowing state even without an immediate attack.
  • Power Incontinence: While primarily in control of her immense ice manipulation abilities, Shimo exhibits a subtle form of Power Incontinence. Her very presence seems to have a chilling effect on the environment. This is evident in how surrounding areas become frozen simply by her traversing them. The film further emphasizes this point when Shimo journeys through the portal to the surface world and inadvertently freezes a portion of the ocean before even fully emerging out of it.
  • Prehistoric Monster: Shimo is around 3 millions old years old, being born somewhere in the Neogene Period. Being this old, she grew to be the biggest kaiju in existence and one of the most powerful.
  • Primate Versus Reptile: Both played straight and subverted with Shimo.
    • Shimo is initially forced by the villainous Skar King to fight against other kaiju. It's revealed that Shimo hates Skar King and is not a willing participant in his schemes, being enslaved and forced to fight against her will. Shimo ultimately freezes Skar King and takes revenge for her suffering.
    • While she mostly fights Godzilla, she does clashes with Kong several times too. She also befriends him and Suko in the final act.
  • Red Baron: Shimo earned herself several badass nicknames such as Blizzard Lizard, Ancestor Titan and Ancient Titan. To the islanders from Pacific she is known as the monster Whose-Breath-Makes-The-Ocean-Into-Stone.
  • Revenge is Sweet: Needless to say, she's nothing but happy and grateful for the chance to get revenge on the Skar King after eons of slavery and torture, and it forms the foundation of her new friendship with Kong and Suko.
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: She's Skar King's main muscle and the primary reason he's a threat to Godzilla and Kong.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: A tragic case for Shimo. [[spoiler:The novelization of New Empire implies that she always had a benevolent nature, but unfortunately at some point in the past, Skar King managed to enslave her and she got sealed along with Skar King and his followers by Godzilla deep into the Hollow Earth.
  • Shock Collar: Skar King keeps Shimo under his control using a crystal shard that somehow inflicts intense pain on her whenever he points it at her.
  • Shadow Archetype: Shimo represents what Godzilla's fate could have been had Kong found a way to defeat him and was malevolent. A once powerful reptilian Titan now enslaved as a living weapon of mass destruction by an highly intelligent Great Ape plotting on conquering the world.
  • Shout-Out: Her overall design is very similar to the Rhedosaurus from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, a direct inspiration for Godzilla (1954). To whit, she is also a quadruple saurian with a similar singular row of back spikes. Interestingly, the Rhedosaurus was frozen in the Arctic. The only major difference is that her skin is completely white. She also has some similarities to Anguirus, being quadrupedal, spike-backed, and having a crown of horns, and to Barugon from Gamera vs. Barugon, due to both being quadrupedal lizards with ice breath, along with Barugon's 2003 manga version being a near-dead ringer for Shimo.
  • Shrouded in Myth: She is not known at all to the surface world, having almost no legends inspired by her save for isolated legends from the islanders native to the Pacific Ocean, despite directly impacting the humanity several times by provoking ice ages. In the Hollow Earth however, the Iwi do have a legend about Shimo, talking about her becoming enslaved by the Skar King, and being forced to start the last great Ice Age using her ice-based abilities.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: The film and its novelization establish Shimo as a primordial force, existing for millions of years. Her immense size and raw power rival that of even Godzilla and Ghidorah. The novelization hints that she may have dominated Godzilla in a past encounter, and her destructive potential is underscored by her role in triggering multiple ice ages. This act highlights the global environmental impact she can exert. Ilene considers she is more powerful than every antagonistic kaiju that Godzilla fought. The Iwi have an entire prophecy talking about her potential to bring an actually Apocalypse under Skar King's control and she possibly put Ghidorah in Antarctica's ice and froze Greenland in matter of hours or maybe even minutes at some point in the past.
  • The Smurfette Principle: In the novelization, Skar King calls only male great apes to follow him to the surface world while the female apes are left behind to take care of their younglings, leaving Shimo to be the only female kaiju among his ranks.
  • Stock Sound Effects: While both kaiju possess powerful charging attacks, a closer listen reveals that Shimo's charging sound effect is a higher-pitched version of the one used for Godzilla.
  • Super-Strength: Shimo's immense size translates into phenomenal physical strength. This is demonstrably evident when she overpowers even the mighty Godzilla in a grapple, possessing the raw power to heft him and launch him through the air. She was able to give Kong trouble as a single swing from the power of her tail pummeled him several yards away as well as having her jaws clenched around his B.E.A.ST. Glove and began swaying him around like a rag doll and and tossed him into a building as if he was merely weightless.
  • Super-Toughness: Shimo demonstrates an impressive level of resilience in the movie. During her confrontations with a Supercharged Godzilla, she takes direct hits from his supercharged atomic breath without sustaining any visible damage. This feat highlights her exceptional durability, solidifying her position as one of the most powerful kaiju within the Monsterverse.
  • Tail Slap:
    • Shimo slams Kong into a building with her huge tail while he was about to attack Skar King.
    • She also slaps Godzilla while fighting him in the Hollow Earth.
  • Time Abyss: While her exact age is unknown, the fact that she's been referred to in some sources as "The First Titan", indicating her to be older than any other Titan, puts her here by default. For reference, it's stated in the film that she was partly responsible for the Ice Age, and the novelization indicates her to be at least 3 million years old and responsible for every ice age to have occurred in that time period.
  • Throat Light: Before firing her beam, her throat and piercing blue eyes always glow intensely, building the tension and foreshadowing the icy attack.
  • Token Competent Minion: The apes who serve Skar King can barely handle Kong, let alone Godzilla. Shimo, on the other hand, is able to severely injure Kong during her first scene, and manages to put up a pretty hard fight against Godzilla himself in the climax.
  • Token Good Teammate: Out of Skar King's inner circle, she is the only one who hates being an underling forced to commit evil acts. Her true nature is that of a Gentle Giant and the second she is freed by Godzilla and Suko, she makes sure Skar King pays dearly for everything he put her through and made her do.
  • Tragic Ice Character: As much as a kaiju can be. Shimo, starting with her name, is represented by the element of ice, and has cryokinetic abilities. The tragic part of her character comes into play when is revealed that she is a victim of Skar King, who has inflicted constant pain onto her with his crystal control for several thousands of years, and keeps her chained in a dark pit sealed by a lava waterfall. In the past, he managed to enslave her somehow, and forced Shimo to create the last Ice Age. When she is finally released from his control by Suko, she seems to be in a state of shock and doesn't fully realizes what it going on until Godzilla roars at her to bring her back to her senses.
  • Tyrannicide: She freezes Skar King before Kong crushes his body to the ground.
  • Unblockable Attack: Her frostbite beam is so powerful that Kong's axe cannot withstand the attack like it does with Godzilla's atomic breath. She almost freezes both the axe and Kong, and Kong almost loses his right arm to frostbite.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While she may lack refined technique, and not a particularly skilled fighter because of a Gentle Giant nature, Shimo's sheer size and raw power make her a formidable opponent, being capable to withstand Godzilla's attacks and even forcing him on the defensive at times. Godzilla struggles to take her down even with his power-up.
  • Victorious Roar: In the final act of the movie, Shimo roars alongside Kong and Suki, announcing the Kongs of Skar King's death.
  • Villain Override: Skar King utilizes a control crystal to enslave Shimo, transforming this powerful kaiju into his personal attack dog. This act not only highlights Skar King's ruthlessness but also underscores the immense power he wields through this forced control. Furthermore, the film shows that Skar King inflicts a lot of pain upon Shimo to maintain control and enforce obedience.
  • Walking Wasteland: Shimo's mere presence, not just her active attacks, can have a devastating environmental impact. This is exemplified by her just freezing the forests within Hollow Earth by merely walking through them. This passive effect highlights the immense power and potential danger Shimo poses to any ecosystem she enters if she doesn't control her powers.
  • Weather Manipulation: When Shimo unleashes her Frostbite Blast at high altitudes, it doesn't merely inflict damage but also triggers the formation of snowstorms and covers the sky with dark clouds. In the past, she caused planetary climate-changing Ice Ages with this ability.
  • Womanchild: While a vastly benevolent kaiju, Adam Wingard characterizes Shimo as a very immature kaiju despite her old age. According to him, she was still developing her personality, prompting the Skar King to take advantage of her, stunting her growth.
  • World's Strongest Woman: A serious contender for this amongst the Titans. The novelization reveals that she caused the Ice Ages through her powers and played an unknown role alongside Godzilla to defeat Ghidorah. Even when not actively using them, merely being in the area causes the surrounding environment around her to freeze, a state of being that Godzilla has to actively force himself into through absorbing massive amounts of radioactive energy. Skar King's control over her makes his rule undisputed amongst any Titan that opposes him, and whenever his own combat showing isn't enough to bring down his enemies, he falls back on using Shimo's brute force to overwhelm them. Kong is able to handle him well enough Solo, but a single blocked attack from Shimo's Breath Weapon leaves him with crippling injuries that require the B.E.A.S.T augmentation in order for Kong to use his arm again. Godzilla spends much of his time on the surface absorbing and refining massive amounts of energy to achieve a Next Tier Power-Up to stand against Shimo, and even with that, it merely allows him to endure being frozen and match her physically, spending much of the clash between them holding Shimo back from unleashing too much destruction at Skar King's bidding rather than decisively overpowering her. Admittedly, Shimo doesn't deal any major damage to Godzilla herself, and in his powered up state Godzilla can outright undo Shimo's Ice Age clouds, with not much indicating his evolution was temporary. Thankfully, this immense power is counterbalanced by Shimo being a Non-Malicious Monster who has no interest in actively using her strength to assert dominance.

Benevolent Kaiju


Appears In: Godzilla: King of the Monsters | Godzilla Dominion (tie-in comic) | Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong

Species: "Titanus Behemoth"

Behemoth is a lumbering, furry, mammalian creature with enormous curved tusks, looking something like a hybrid between a quadrupedal tusked ground sloth and a woolly mammoth with a short trunk. He is contained in Brazil but breaks free when Ghidorah instigates a mass awakening. The novelization also refers to him as "Mapinguary", after a Brazilian cryptid from Brazilian Folklore.

  • Bottomless Bladder: Like Mothra, he's never observed feeding nor are his feeding habits mentioned in his Monarch profile.
  • Breakout Character: Behemoth has 30 seconds of screen time and he immediately gains a tremendous level of adoration from the fandom.
  • Cruel Elephant: Behemoth is incredibly aggressive and lays waste to Brazil when he is commanded by Ghidorah, but he returns to his natural Honorable Elephant personality following Godzilla's victory.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: He's suffered an unapologetic beating from Amhuluk's savagery and power. So far, the only good clean hit that Behemoth was able to dish out was brutally decking him with one swift tusk swing to the plant beast's jawline.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He's described as "bio-seismic" and can create seismic impacts using his tusks.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: He has bright-green eyes, reflecting how he's more closely associated with plant growth than the other Titans, and also that he's a Protector Titan and one of the mellower Titans all-round when he's not under a malevolent Alpha's control.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: There are small and stumpy ridges running down his back which, according to his Monarch bio, is composed of granite mixed with other materials such as ore and metal.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His right tusk doesn't match the length of his left tusk and it isn't as fully curved out.
  • Fertile Feet: Is said to have restored the growth of plant life in its wake, due to its radioactive emissions stimulating their growth.
  • Gentle Giant: When not controlled by Ghidorah, Behemoth is benign and classified as a 'Protector' by Monarch. He's also gigantic as his name would suggest. Godzilla Dominion even mentions that Behemoth "isn't a fighter".
  • Green Thumb: Slightly Zig-Zagged. He's incapable of controlling the reforestation of nature itself, but rather, his own (non-lethal) radiation that he constantly emits from his body is the sole reason, since it practically speeds up the natural growth of numerous forms of plant life at a stunning rate, such as replenishing the entirety of the Amazon rainforests, which was mentioned in an article in the Creative Closing Credits sequence for Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).
  • Healing Factor: Godzilla Dominion reveals that he's able to regrow damaged tusks since one of them was severed by Amhuluk. After Godzilla quickly dispatched the treacherous swamp beast, one panel displays that the spot where his tusk was torn off is slowly regenerating itself into a brand new one.
  • Honorable Elephant: Played with: he is portrayed as destructive under Ghidorah's command, but later proves to be a docile and beneficial creature once Godzilla takes charge. His actual profile reveals his normal behaviour is benevolent.
  • Martial Pacifist: He's a gargantuan beast that possesses tusks measured at great lengths that can be potentially used to either slash into other opponents or batter them into submission if he wanted to, and he even has muscular forelimbs ending with vicious sloth-like claws, but he's undeniably classified as a benevolent and peaceful Titan that doesn't purposely seek out any conflict. But, he will show his might if he's ever trifled with. While he was constantly getting overpowered by Amhuluk in the tie-in Godzilla Dominion comic, he still fought back with dignity by striking him with a bash of his tusk so hard, that he managed to shatter a couple of his fangs before going down.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: Combines features of a mammoth, a sloth, an ape, and a tapir.
  • Planimal: Subverted. He's not particularly made of floral matter himself but his large tusks are covered in algae and dangling vines. On the other hand, his radiation can create an overgrowth of plants within his presence.
  • Super-Toughness: In one part of the novelization of Godzilla: King of the Monsters when all of the Titans were re-awakened by King Ghidorah's call, one of the Monarch members attempted to scorch Behemoth alive with white-blue flames to prevent him from emerging out of the outpost… it didn't even phase him in the slightest.
  • Wolverine Claws: Aside from knuckle-walking, he possesses large claws that can be useful for combat.
  • The Worf Effect: Poor Behemoth had one of his powerful tusks broken off in a skirmish with Amhuluk in Godzilla Dominion. Fortunately, Godzilla arrived to aid the weakened Behemoth and quickly forced the aggressive Amhuluk to retreat.


Appears In: Godzilla (fossil) | Godzilla: Aftershock (tie-in comic)

Species: Giant prehistoric amphibious reptile | "Titanus Gojira"

Dr. Graham: Is it him?
Dr. Serizawa: No. This is much older.
—Drs. Vivienne Graham and Ishirō Serizawa, Godzilla (2014)

A dead, fossilized member of Godzilla's species, whose remains were found when a mining company stumbled upon its subterranean grave in 1999. Dagon's remains were infected with two ancient MUTO spores which gave rise to the MUTO pair that terrorized the world in 2014. It's revealed that he was worshipped by Ancient Phoenicians and was killed by a MUTO Prime in 1100 BCE.

  • Blood from the Mouth: Godzilla: Aftershock depicts Dagon's head on his fresh corpse lying in a puddle of what appears to be his own blood, after he's died due to the MUTO eggs parasitizing him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The ancient Phoenician texts hint that Dagon's fight against Jinshin-Mushi/the MUTO Prime was short and disastrous for him.
  • Disney Death: Subverted. As described in the Phoenician tablets, he was believed dead by the ancient humans who witnessed his fateful defeat by Jinshin-Mushi, then those humans rejoiced when Dagon awoke and returned to the sea (not unlike Godzilla's Disney Death in the 2014 movie). Except Dagon had been infested by the Prime with MUTO eggs, which afterwards eventually killed him.
  • Kaiju: He's a member of the same Titan genus as Godzilla. Although he's long dead in the present, Godzilla: Aftershock expands on his life, describing how he emerged from the sea and battled a MUTO Prime, which was witnessed by Ancient Phoenicians.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The ancient Phoenicians called him "Dagon", an ancient sea god. The ancient Japanese called him "Raijin", a god of lightning.
    • Likely named Adam as a nod to him being the oldest known member of Godzilla's species.
  • Posthumous Character: Dagon has been dead for thousands of years before the first movie begins, but his remains contain the MUTO spores that kickstart the plot. Godzilla: Aftershock sees Monarch looking at Dagon's grave for clues, and unearthing more of his history whilst investigating the origins of the rampant Junshin-Mushi.
  • Red Baron: In Godzilla: Aftershock, the ancient Phoenicians/Japanese also refer to Dagon/Raijin as the Stirrer of the Abyss, the Lord of Lightning, and He Who bore the Fallen Star to its place of rest.
  • Ribcage Ridge: His gigantic rib-cage forms this in the 2014 movie's Distant Prologue, serving as the audience's first glimpse into the MonsterVerse's world of primeval, long-forgotten Kaiju who are now emerging into humanity's world.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Dagon is the Can in this instance. Uncovering his remains is what exposes the MUTO spores to air and causes the male to dig its way to the Janjira power plant in Japan.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: While blood relation is highly debatable, it's very hard to differentiate between Dagon and Godzilla in Godzilla Aftershock.


Appears In: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Species: "Titanus Methuselah"

Methuselah is a gigantic quadrupedal creature with a dinosaur-like head, bull-like horns, and a mountain on its back. He is slumbering in Munich, Germany, but awakens when Ghidorah instigates a mass awakening. In the novelization, it's stated that he destroyed a village on the site in the Middle Ages before falling asleep.

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: The novelization mentions an old legend which, if true, indicates that he flattened an entire village when he entered hibernation centuries ago.
  • Affectionate Nickname: In his profile, Methuselah is called "Archie" by some of the Monarch workers, which is likely because of how he once isolated himself as an island in a Canadian archipelago.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: His profile notes that while he lacks elemental abilities, he makes up for it with sheer bulk and physical strength.
  • Brutish Bulls: While he shares a slight resemblance to bulls because of his horns, it's thankfully inverted as he's, surprisingly, a rather cordial and placid Titan all things considered, despite his menacing appearance. Most of his earlier versions for his concept art displayed him as an actual monstrous bull, minus the mountain on top of him, as he even was drawn with horns that were much larger, longer in length, and seemingly a lot deadlier compared to his finalized design.
  • Gentle Giant: His profile classifies him as a Protector and seems to be protective towards humans like Mothra and Kong when not under Ghidorah's control.
  • Mighty Glacier: Isn't the most energetic Titan in terms of movement, mostly because of his mountain-like exterior. While he hasn't displayed any combat skills, his Monarch profile explains that he's built for taking wave after wave of attacks and is a lumbering tank.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: His quadrupedal movements, reptilian facial structure, and enlarged mountainous back (which can be used as his shell) are entirely reminiscent of a tortoise, whereas his 2 long curved horns that are seen jutting/hanging from both sides of his head, he slightly resembles a giant bull.
  • Monster-Shaped Mountain: Methuselah fits the bill rather perfectly, bonus points on how his back looks like one when he's underground.
  • Mythology Gag: Methuselah, by comparison, is an obvious homage to Anguirus, a quadrupedal spiky armored dinosaur kaiju who was often considered Godzilla's best friend in Toho's films.
  • Planimal: He's a living mountainous monster that has vegetation that grew out of his back when he was dormant.
  • Prophet Eyes: While emerging out of the ground, his blank beady eyes can be seen, and seem to be glowing ominously.
  • Rock Monster: He is made almost entirely out of rock.
  • That's No Moon: Methuselah appears to the naked eye to simply be a forested mountain when dormant. Then he starts moving.
  • Turtle Island: Has an enormous mountain on his back that acts as a makeshift shell for protection, and has even disguised himself as a massive island once. If that's not enough, he's also carried various populations on his back to another area from disastrous predicaments.

Malevolent Kaiju


Appears In: Godzilla Dominion (tie-in comic)

Species: "Titanus Amhuluk"

One of the off-screen Titans awakened by King Ghidorah, Amhuluk is a swamp creature that was sleeping under the Manpupuner Rock Formations in Russia. After Godzilla defeated King Ghidorah, Amhuluk attempted to take over Behemoth's territory in the Amazon before being driven off by Godzilla.

  • Achilles' Heel: The majority of his body is only constructed by various amount of materials that he's able to easily replace for whatever sort of limb he can attach himself with because of his telekinesis, although, Drew Johnson has claimed that a Titan is ''capable'' of destroying him by attacking his head. Any physical strike that's aimed at his nervous system will cause his entire body will collapse into a pile as a result, which would force him to restart the process of creating a brand new body from scratch.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He seems to lack any ranged attack since he prefers to use brute force to defeat his opponents.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: One of numerous Titans mentioned by name in King of the Monsters, but his physical appearance wasn't revealed until the comic Godzilla Dominion.
  • Extra Eyes: He has two prominent eyes, with eight smaller eyes surrounding them.
  • Feel No Pain: He's insensible around any part of his "body". For as long as his head and spine are intact, getting attacked or injured isn't an issue for anywhere else.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Despite completely dominating Behemoth in battle, Amhuluk quickly yields when Godzilla decides to intervene.
  • Psychic Nosebleed: He's able to extend his Combat Tentacles that are placed around his face and can use them on Titans that allow him to send a painful psychic attack into their brain capacity, but the effect of this attack depends on how powerful or weak the victim is by either killing them or stunning them at the very least. The drawback of this is that it uses up a lot of energy as it is taxing for Amhuluk since it could end up as a Power Strain Black Out.
  • Mind over Matter: It is revealed by Drew Johnson that Amhuluk is just a head and a spine that constructed a body out of old vegetation and plant matter.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: He has a long tongue tipped with a barbed spike that almost constantly protrudes from his opened mouth.
  • Plant Person: Most of his body is composed of dead vegetation, logs, branches, and moss.
  • Power Glows: His eyes glow bright orange and there is a glowing blue light in the back of his mouth.
  • Red Baron: In Godzilla Dominion he is referred to as the Inundator ("inundate" meaning to flood or overflow).
  • Rubber Man: He can stretch his forelimbs to great lengths. This power is justified mainly because he's manipulating the length of his arm with telekinesis.
  • The Tooth Hurts: Some of his teeth were knocked out from his jaws when one of Behemoth's tusks bashed him in the face.
  • The Usurper: His attempt to take the Amazon Rainforest away from Behemoth by force is foiled by Godzilla.


Appears In: Kingdom Kong (tie-in comic) | Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong

Species: "Titanus Camazotz"

A bat-like, vampiric Titan that lives in perpetual darkness and feeds on other Titans' atomic blood. He's among the Titans that were awoken by King Ghidorah in 2019, and following Godzilla's triumph, he goes on to threaten Skull Island and is ultimately responsible for the island's destruction. He never appears in any of the films, but he is mentioned in the Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong novelizations and fought Kong in the Kingdom Kong tie-in comic.

  • Ancient Evil: The Iwis on Skull Island and the ancient indigenous peoples of Central America knew of and dreaded Camazotz thousands of years ago. He's one of the ancient Titans that are awakened by King Ghidorah, and his awakening is not good news for the world's ecosystems. Camazotz wreaks terror in San Diego, and a couple of years later he causes the extinction of Skull Island and all the Iwis sans Jia whilst he was trying to claim the island for himself.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Although this trope can apply to every Titan, Camazotz gets bonus eldritch points. He somehow causes Ghidorah's remnant superstorm to shift location and merge with Skull Island's storm barrier to create The Night That Never Ends, whilst he's still underground and not even fully awake, and it's heavily implied that Camazotz was somehow psychically influencing Tam's coma.
  • Arc Villain: He is the main antagonist of Kingdom Kong.
  • Barrage of Bats: A vampiric, bat-like Titan associated with darkness who has a swarm of smaller bat-creatures at his beck and call, setting them on military aircraft that comes his way or attempts to impede him.
  • Bat Out of Hell: Type 2, the Dire Bat. He looks like a demonic, undead corpse of a giant bat, he emerges from the depths of the Earth, he feeds on other Titans' atomic blood like a vampire, and he has an ear-piercing sonic screech as a natural weapon. He even has a swarm of much smaller, bat-like creatures serving as his minions! He invokes every bit of his namesake for this trope of the "Mayan Death Bat God".
  • Bat Scare: Big time. Two years after Camazotz disappeared, Monarch are trying to drill into Skull Island's Vile Vortex through a cave they consider unassuming, unaware that Camazotz is right underneath them. The moment Monarch use dynamite to blast open the passage, the bat-like Camazotz and his swarm emerge.
  • Big Entrance: His awakening on Skull Island is signalled by a debilitating sonic screech from deep in the Vile Vortex which is heard all over the island, followed by earthquake-level tremors and Skull Island's storm system closing in over the sky. Then Camazotz explodes out of the earth.
  • Blind Bats: A haemovorous, bat-like Titan who has spent so long dwelling in dark subterranean caverns within the Hollow Earth, he's apparently lost his sight in his remaining eye, but he can still navigate effortlessly via his other senses and his echolocation. Ironically, he completely lacks the leaf-shaped nose and gigantically visible ears usually associated with this trope.
  • Bloodsucking Bats: This bat-like Titan has a ravenous thirst for other Titans' atomic-rich blood, and he would have feasted on Kong's if he defeated him.
  • Dark Is Evil: If the Titans are gods, then Camazotz is the God of Darkness. After being freed from King Ghidorah's control, Camazotz attempts to kill Kong and destructively terraform Skull Island to his liking, spelling the certain ecological extinction of the island.
  • Dragon Ascendant: When he first emerged in 2019, Camazotz was destroying because he was doing King Ghidorah's bidding alongside the other awakened Titans. When Camazotz re-emerges two years later, he's strictly following his own agenda, seeking to kill and feed on Kong and claim Skull Island as his new territory (which Dr. Brooks notes would have elevated Camazotz to Alpha Titan status if he'd succeeded).
  • The Dreaded: Audrey Burns has PTSD from her first encounter with Camazotz and is still terrified of him, while Dr. Brooks has a grave Oh, Crap! when he realizes he's unwittingly hastened the Dark Titan's return. The Iwi were also terrified of Camazotz, leaving an ancient warning about him in hieroglyphs.
  • Dug Too Deep: Downplayed in his case. He emerges from Skull Island's Vile Vortex when Monarch detonates charges underground whilst trying to open up the vortex for manned exploration, but it's indicated that Monarch's actions only speed up Camazotz' emergence and the island's ecological destruction rather than outright causing it since Camazotz was already moving Ghidorah's remnant superstorm into Skull Island's storm barrier before this (in fact, Monarch awaken Camazotz just as the Fujiwhara effect envelops the island).
  • Ear Notch: The horn variation. His left horn is broken, and he's a vicious predator of a Titan.
  • Energy Ring Attack: His sonic screech is drawn as a transparent Concentric Circle Beam.
  • Giant Flyer: Leathery Winged Avians type. He's a massive, hideous Animalistic Abomination of a bat, who formerly rampaged under King Ghidorah's command in 2019, and afterward struck out on his own and serves as the main antagonist of Kingdom Kong, challenging Kong for dominance.
  • God of Darkness: Known as the Dark Titan, Camazotz lives in darkness within the Hollow Earth and cannot stand daylight. After being freed from King Ghidorah's control, he seeks to forcibly usurp dominion over Skull Island from Kong and feed on the latter's atomic blood, permanently enshrouding the island within a perpetual storm which blocks off daylight and dooming the island's unique ecosystem to make it hospitable to himself.
  • Good Lips, Evil Jaws: In stark contrast to Kong's expressive primate face, Camazotz has lipless jaws bearing giant, monstrous fangs.
  • Homefield Advantage: During his fight with Kong, he takes full advantage of being a Giant Flyer fighting a versatile but ultimately land-bound Titan who doesn't have anything his size to swing off of, and it's when Kong has Camazotz on the ground that the latter is in trouble.
  • Hostile Terraforming: Dr. Brooks theorizes that Camazotz permanently engulfs Skull Island in the Perpetual Storm because he seeks to usurp the island from Kong as his new kingdom, and he first needs to darken the sky to block out all daylight (which is harmful to him). Godzilla vs. Kong shows that three years onward, trees on the storm-wreathed island are (somehow) still alive for the time being, but the Iwi have been wiped out and Kong can't live on the island anymore without an artificial bio-dome, due to the hostile new conditions. The novelization outright confirms that while it's a slow process, all plant, animal and Planimal life on Skull Island has either left or is invariably drowning and dying; deprived of sunlight and whipped by constant winds and rainfall which are reshaping the terrain with floods and mudslides.
  • Jawbreaker: Downplayed, but the last that's seen of Camazotz's face before Kong throws him back into the Hollow Earth, Kong's strike appears to dislocate his jaw.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Averted. Unlike most Kaiju, Camazotz keeps fighting to the bitter end. Even when it's clear Kong has taken the win and is letting him go with his life, Camazotz still tries to surprise-attack Kong, and he gets punched in the jaw and forcibly thrown into the Vile Vortex for his trouble before he admits defeat.
  • Large and in Charge: He's a giant, malevolent demon of a Titan who commands a massive swarm of smaller creatures resembling miniature versions of himself.
  • Logical Weakness: Since he's developed super-sensitive hearing to navigate in darkness and make up for his lost eyesight, Camazotz can be disoriented by something like, say, the sonic boom of a Raptor jet blasting right beside his head.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Are Captain Burns' night terrors and her hallucinations when Camazotz awakens purely down to her PTSD, or does Camazotz have Psychic Powers (like Mothra) which Burns has become sensitive to following her traumatic first encounter with him? When Burns is on the brink of despair while watching Camazotz fight Kong, one has to wonder, is it just the Titan's central role in her PTSD or is it a sign that he's psychically weakening her resolve to fight him by amplifying her fears? Probably the most Magic-supporting point of all is that Tam, who was rendered comatose after barely surviving Camazotz in 2019, comes out of her coma two years later, right after Kong has defeated Camazotz on Skull Island.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: He looks like a combination of a vampire bat and some kind of devil, with demonic-looking horns and armor on his back.
  • Named After Someone Famous: Camazotz is named after and inspired by the Mayan "Death Bat God".
  • The Night That Never Ends: He plunges Skull Island into this trope, by creating a Fujiwhara effect using Ghidorah's remnant Perpetual Storm and the island's storm barrier, enveloping the island in an endless typhoon which blocks out all daylight — and it ends up being permanent. Dr. Brooks explains that Camazotz does this because he can't stand daylight and he needs to circumvent it before he usurps Skull Island as his own kingdom.
  • Prehensile Tail: He uses his tail as an extra grasping limb during his fight with Kong.
  • Prophet Eyes: He appears to be missing one eye, but the other one is milky-white, and he's said to be blind. It also adds to his desiccated appearance which makes him look more like an undead monster than a living animal.
  • Red Baron: The Iwi called him the King of the Deep and Eternal Enemy of the Sun, he's called the Eternal Bat in an Ancient Guarani prophecy, and his Monarch profile briefly refers to him as the Dark Titan.
  • Red Herring: At one point in the comic, whilst Dr. Brooks is contemplating an Iwi legend that seems to prophesize Camazotz causing Skull Island's doom, Kong finds an ancient Iwi mural in a cave that depicts him or one of his kind seemingly being defeated – we're led to believe Camazotz is the cause of this seemingly-prophetic downfall. After Camazotz is defeated, Kong goes back to and uncovers more of the mural, with the comic's final panel revealing that the full mural instead depicts Godzilla bringing about the Titanus Kong's fall.
  • Satanic Archetype: He has horns and bat-like wings, and he's associated with darkness, death and destruction. He emerges from the Hollow Earth (the underworld/Hell) with a legion of smaller minions (demons) at his beck and call, looking to remake Skull Island (the world as the Iwi know it) in his image, and whilst doing battle with the island's benevolent Alpha Kong (God), Camazotz wreaks apocalyptic destruction on the island before he's defeated.
  • Sense-Impaired Monster: According to his profile, Camazotz is blind from living in perpetual darkness underground for so long, but he can still navigate well with his echolocation and sense of hearing. Captain Burns exploits this during the Final Battle.
  • Sensory Overload: He's on both the giving and receiving ends. His sonic screech causes humans and Titans to suffer disorientation and debilitating pain, and it can affect people miles away. Captain Burns uses Camazotz's own heightened hearing against him by using her jet to produce a disorienting sonic roar next to his head.
  • Shout-Out: To Bagorah from the Dark Horse Godzilla comics and the Giant Bat from Godzilla: The Series.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In the MonsterVerse at large, anyway. He only gets a subtle mention in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and he only makes one full-fledged appearance in Kingdom Kong, but it's revealed that he's responsible for the near-extinction of the Iwi and the destruction of Skull Island before the events of Godzilla vs. Kong.
  • Super-Scream: His primary natural weapon is a "sonic screech" which has the power to disorient humans and other Titans for miles around with debilitating pain.
  • The Swarm: He has a swarm of subordinate creatures resembling miniature versions of himself, which are barely the size of a Lockheed Martin jet, but can cripple and take down jet squadrons when they Zerg Rush them on their master's behalf.
  • Teeth Flying: Some of his teeth were knocked out from his jaws when Kong punched him in the face.
  • Villainous Legacy: Although Kong defeats Camazotz and throws him back into the Hollow Earth, Skull Island is permanently enveloped by the Perpetual Storm due to his actions, making him responsible for the permanent destruction of Skull Island's ecosystem before the events of Godzilla vs. Kong, which in turn leads Monarch to set about finding Kong a new home in the Hollow Earth.
  • Weakened by the Light: He can't stand sunlight, so he needs to create The Night That Never Ends before he can emerge on Skull Island. Even during Ghidorah's global Titan rampage, he was only observed attacking San Diego at night.
  • Weather Manipulation: He draws the perpetual superstorm left by the late Ghidorah away from its original fixed position above the Pacific Ocean, and into Skull Island's storm barrier to create a Fujiwara effect that will create endless night for him. What's more, Camazotz starts the process while he's deep underground, hundreds of miles away from Ghidorah's remnant storm's original position, and not even fully awake yet.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: He tries to kill Kong and claim Skull Island as his own, and Dr. Brooks believes that if Camazotz had succeeded, it would've cemented him as a new Alpha Titan of comparable rank to Kong, Godzilla, and the late Ghidorah.
  • Zerg Rush: His minions are smaller than humans, but their primary strategy is overwhelming their master's enemies by swarming them in large numbers.


Appear In: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Species: TBA

Small (by Titan standards) radiovorous insectoids, which are discovered nesting underground in an abandoned nuclear power station in Kazakhstan in 1959.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Endoswarmers are small by Titan standards, but still large enough to pose a serious threat to humans, especially as a group, and resemble large, spiky black-and-gold isopods (Also known as roly-polies, sowbugs, pillbugs, or woodlice). The adult/older larva is larger than a bus, and incorporates features from trilobite beetles and centipedes.
  • Enfant Terrible: Their first instinct upon hatching is to attempt to hunt and consume the closest food source: in this case, Lee and Keiko.
  • Gigantic Adults, Tiny Babies: The newly-hatched larval Endoswarmers in 1959 are only about human toddler-sized, while the adult/older larval Endopede in 2015 is larger than a bus.
  • Human Ladder: The swarm uses this tactic to pursue Keiko as she climbs the ropes back out of the nest pit.
  • The Swarm: The newly hatched larvae attack in a horde like ants.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Bear a striking resemblance to both Shockirus and Meganulon.

    Frost Vark

Appears In: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Species: TBA

A small yet highly-aggressive Titan, with the ability to rapidly decrease the temperature and freeze things via inhalation. It dwells in the remote high mountains of western Alaska somewhere between Nome and Point Barrow, in the area where Hiroshi Randa's plane crashed.

  • Abstract Eater: While its fanged jaws would suggest it's a carnivore, it actually feeds on sources of heat.
  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: The tips of it’s nasal tendrils glow with icy blue light.
  • Blue Means Cold: The tips of the tendrils around its mouth glow with blue bioluminescence, plus its armored body appear to have a bluish-gray tinge to it, and it (A) lives in a subarctic mountain range and (B) has the ability to utterly rapid-freeze people and objects by drawing in the heat through its mouth.
  • Combat Tentacles: Its snout is tipped by tendrils resembling those of a star-nosed mole, which it uses to sense sources of heat.
  • Dynamic Entry: In Episode 3, it debuts bursting up from under the snowpack to attack Du-Ho’s plane. At the climax of Episode 4, Lee is preparing a funeral pyre for Du-Ho which will hopefully also serve the group's purposes when the Frost Vark explodes up from the snowpack with zero warning, throwing Lee back mid-sentence.
  • Flower Mouth: Subverted, it has normal mouth, but the tendrils on its nose and chin give this impression.
  • An Ice Person: It's shown having the ability to suck the ambient heat from its surroundings, freezing anything in front of it solid in seconds.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: It resembles a giant cross between an aardvark (hence the name), a pangolin, and a star-nosed mole (although the tips of its nasal tentacles are also bioluminescent).
  • Prophet Eyes: It's hard to notice past the front of its face similarly to with the Skullcrawlers, but it has a pair of milky, pupiless eyes; and from what's been shown of it so far, it's quite the bastard.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Executive producer Matt Fraction compares its personality to one, drawing attention to it stomping petulantly on Du-Ho's plane in dissatisfaction after it's aggressively frozen the plane and its occupant, and stating it acts in this moment "like a frustrated kid that's angry with a broken toy".
  • Spikes of Villainy: It's definitely aggressive, and it's covered in plated scales like that of a pangolin.
  • Tunnel King: It can burrow through ice and snow as easily as a shark swimming through water. Which isn't that surprising since it resembles an amalgamation of three different mammals known for their exceptional burrowing abilities.
  • Uncertain Doom: It's caught in the explosion set off to destroy the rift into the Hollow Earth near its territory, but it's left ambiguous whether this would've been enough to kill it. Whether it went sailing through the rift is also ambiguous.
    • However, a newspaper clipping seen on Bernie’s Conspiracy Wall in promotional images for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, set in 2027, reads “Alaska Triangle Strikes Again”, implying that it survived the explosion and either wasn’t kicked through the rift, burrowed back up to the surface, or exited Axis Mundi via a different rift and then made it’s way back home.
  • Wormsign: The snowpack cracks and buckles as it burrows up towards the surface.

    Genitor (Name Pending)

Appears In: Godzilla Dominion (tie-in comic)

A Sub-Titan briefly encountered in Godzilla Dominion It took up residence in the wreck of Godzilla's old home near the Hollow Earth.

  • Fiendish Fish: It is a huge Dunkleosteus-like monster that is hostile towards Godzilla.
  • Hive Mind: All the tiny versions are an extension of its body.
  • Large and in Charge: It commands a huge school of smaller versions of itself.
  • Mook Maker: Not only creates but has a hive mind of its smaller versions.
  • Sea Monster: A Dunkleosteus kaiju.
  • Zerg Rush: Its school's primary strategy during their encounter with Godzilla.

    Ion Dragon

Appears In: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Species: TBA

A Titan or Sub-Titan which Dr. Keiko Miura, Lee Shaw and Bill Randa discover in the Philippines in 1952, where it's been dwelling in the wreck of the USS Lawton. It or others of its species are also encountered inside the Hollow Earth's passage to the Axis Mundi.

  • Alien Blood: Its blood is teal coloured.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • The Ion Dragon looks to be too small to drag the USS Lawton the 5000 miles from where it was attacked east of Hawaii all the way to the Philippines, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. Whether a different creature attacked the ship and dragged it to the island, only for the Dragon to come and nest in it later, or if the ship was attacked by an adult and the one seen in the show is it's baby, or some other situation, is also left up to the viewer.
    • It's unclear if the Ion Dragon that appears in Episode 10 is the same individual shown in Episode 2 nesting in the wreck of the USS Lawton in 1952, as Shaw previously comments that the Titans all seem to be Single-Specimen Species (whether this is meant to be a strict fact is unclear, since there's multiple instances where this isn't true).
  • An Arm and a Leg: In Episode 10 of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, the Ion Dragon gets one of its wings ripped off by Godzilla when it makes the mistake of picking a fight with him.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: It has a tail ending in three claws, like a pitchfork, which it uses like a fifth limb.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In Episode 10, the Ion Dragon attacks Godzilla in the Hollow Earth, and while it manages to get a few good blows in it's slammed around, blasted point-blank by Godzilla's Atomic Breath, and gets one of its wings ripped off before getting thrown through a portal to the upper world.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: Has an eerie high-pitched shriek.
  • Fiendish Fish: Its head design was inspired by anglerfishes, and its wings by flying fishes’ fins.
  • Final Boss: The last enemy faced in Season 1, although Godzilla is the one who battles it.
  • Flying Seafood Special: A dragon whose design is specifically designed to imply that it evolved from some variety of fish, with a fin-like wings and tail, a fish-like face, and gill slits, and still maintains some semiaquatic behavior.
  • Giant Flyer: Not exceptionally big by kaiju standards, but it’s still bigger than a Quetzalcoatlus, the largest ever flying animal in Real Life. A larger, seemingly adult individual is seen later; it's much bigger, but still smaller than other winged Titans like Rodan or Mothra.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: A blend of a variety of aquatic life, most notably anglerfishes and flying fish. However, it also has a few batlike and amphibian traits (wingshape, body posture, and skin), horns, back spikes, and grasping claws on it’s tail.
  • Made of Plasticine: Godzilla literally rips it to shreds once he enters Axis Mundi and it engages in a fight with him. The fight ends with Godzilla ripping out its right arm wing, and hurls it into the Hollow Earth portal.
  • Monster Delay: It's introduced this way both in a meta sense and in the show proper.
    • Marketing for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters hinted at the Ion Dragon's appearance but didn't reveal the full thing. Early promos and the first trailer showed the worm's eye view shot of the Ion Dragon flying overhead, and a snippet of the shot where the Ion Dragon bursts out of the Lawton, but very little of its appearance can be made out. The snippet gets successively lengthier with each new trailer, revealing more of the creature, until most of its appearance except for the up-close look at its face was revealed in the last trailer before the show began airing.
    • A mild case in the episode proper. Its presence is clearly established by the organic ooze dripping in the wreck of the Lawton and by the preserved human corpses, before Bill and Keiko find themselves under attack by a gigantic presence which shrieks, makes the ship tremble, and then attacks them through the wall with a clawed hand that's larger than either of them are. Its full appearance is only unveiled later, after the group have escaped the shipwreck and the Ion Dragon tears itself free.
  • Mysterious Past: In an interview with Newsweek, the showrunners confirmed that the creature was designed to be deliberately incongruous with the Philippine jungle it's found in, leaving it up to the viewer to decide why that is: it could be an invasive species, a migratory creature, a single lost vagrant, a relict from a previous ecology in the region, or something else.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Despite the fact that it's a known man-eater, it's also just an animal: all of its attacks seen so far seem to be either motivated by hunger or chasing interlopers from its den.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A fish-like creature that is both semiaquatic and airborne, leaves a trail of ionizing radiation in the sky as it flies, and secretes a blue-black “nacre” which it preserves dead prey within and leaves behind in areas it frequents.
  • Prehensile Tail: It tries to wrap its barbed tail around Godzilla's head like an arm in "Beyond Logic".
  • Shout-Out: Some aspects of its design and the cinematography around it harken back to the Gyaos, while it’s grasping tail-claws, wing shape, and ability to spray a liquid from it’s mouth as an attack bring to mind Otachi.
  • Super Spit: It's able to spray a glue-like substance from its mouth. It uses this on the Lawton wreck to store its larder of corpses, but also weaponizes the slime during its battle with Godzilla, spraying it into his face to momentarily blind him.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
  • Uncertain Doom: In the last episode of Season 1, it gets into a fight with Godzilla where it's brutalized and one of its wings is ripped off. Then Godzilla hurls it away into one of the rifts while it's still alive, leaving it unclear if its wounds were severe enough to kill it.
  • Villainous Underdog: For a given value of "villain", as it's still clearly in an antagonistic role. It's much smaller and weaker than Godzilla, but nonetheless puts up a good fight. Even when Godzilla rips off one of its tail claws, it keeps on fighting.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Only "weak" in comparison to Godzilla. It lacks the brute force and devastating Atomic Breath of the Monster King, but it still manages to pull off some wicked combos during its battle with Godzilla, making strong use of its speed, flight, claws on both its wings and tail, and both its teeth and Super Spit to impede Godzilla from blasting it.


Appears In: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (novelization)

Species: "Titanus Mokele-Mbembe"

A minor Titan who appears in the novelization of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, resembling an earless reptilian elephant with a long tail, crocodilian fangs, and a single horn. He is contained under Jebel Barkal in Sudan but breaks free when Ghidorah instigates a mass awakening.

  • Cruel Elephant: He is a Titan described as resembling a reptilian elephant with no ears, downward-curved tusks, and a long, green, glowing horn. When Ghidorah became the Alpha, Mokele-Mbembe was anything but a gentle giant.
  • Horns of Villainy: He has a single horn curving from his forehead, and throughout his role in the novelization, he's causing mass destruction to his surroundings under Ghidorah's thrall. He even eats a Monarch operative Skullcrawler-style.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Monarch workers assigned to him sometimes call him M&M.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: He is described as having many reptile-like features, but with an elephant-like face and trunk.
  • Mokele-Mbembe: It's based on the saurian cryptid, although it's located in Sudan rather than the Congo. It has more focus in the novelization, where it's said to roughly resemble a cross between an elephant and a reptile, with a glowing horn on its head, a lashing trunk, thousands of sharp teeth, and a whip-like tail fast enough to slice jets out of the air.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: He is described as having a crocodilian mouth with thousands of fanged teeth.
  • Mythical Motifs: While named after a sauropod-like cryptid, his design seems to invoke the Grootslang, a creature from African legend that is half-elephant and half-snake.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: He uses his crocodile-like jaws to eat humans.
  • Power Glows: The horn protruding from his head pulses a very faint green light.
  • Tail Slap: Mokele-Mbembe's tail takes up two-thirds of his body length and is a devastating weapon — slicing clean through a pyramid.
  • To Serve Man: He eats Keller before Nez and the other Jebel Barkal observation team members can react.

    Na Kika

Appears In: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (novelization) | Godzilla Dominion (tie-in comic) | Godzilla vs. Kong (novelization)

Species: Giant cephalopod "Titan Na Kika"

A minor Titan who first appears in the novelization of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Na Kika — originally known in-house as Kraken before Monarch eventually decided on their official name — resembles a massive cephalopod. She is contained in the Indian Ocean but breaks free when Ghidorah instigates a mass awakening. In Godzilla Dominion and the prologue of the novelization of Godzilla vs. Kong, she is captured by Titan traffickers and rescued by Godzilla.

Not to be confused with the Kraken of Skull Island.

  • Action Girl: Zig-Zagged. Upon answering Ghidorah's call, Na Kika/Kraken outsmarts the Monarch scientists by playing dead before she kills them all. Sometime later, she is unable to break free from the net that the Titan traffickers use to capture her, and she is forced to call Godzilla for help.
  • Badass in Distress: A gigantic, city-destroying monster that's injured and captured by Titan traffickers in Godzilla Dominion, until she's rescued by Godzilla.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: She has dozens of hearts and brains, can shapeshift to the extent she can fake her death, and can rapidly regenerate from injuries. These are all based on the actual abilities of cephalopods but played up in this monster.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: They can change the color and pattern of their body, including the shell, to blend in with their surroundings. When Monarch first found Na Kika, they were practically invisible without specialized sensors. And Kraken's natural disguising abilities don't end there...
  • Combat Tentacles: Upon being bent to King Ghidorah's will, Na Kika/Kraken uses their tentacles to dismantle Monarch's underwater outpost, killing those within.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: They have pale-blue eyes in Godzilla: Dominion, and they're an aquatic Titan, even described in Godzilla's thoughts as the ocean itself. Furthermore, despite being classified as a Destroyer Titan, Na Kika generally appears quite passive and reasonable when they're not under Ghidorah's control.
  • Giant Eye of Doom: The doctor in charge of the outpost monitoring Kraken is at an underwater lab, with a full view of Na Kika's closed eye, when Na Kika awakens. The doctor thinks Na Kika is dying until he sees that the eye has opened while he was distracted talking and now it's staring right in at him.
  • In-Series Nickname: Later officially designated "Titanus Na Kika", the Monarch personnel that kept watch over her before that point called her "Kraken" instead.
  • It Can Think: Na Kika/Kraken tricks the Monarch outpost monitoring her into thinking she's dead, then cuts off the scientists' means of escape before drowning and devouring them.
  • Kraken and Leviathan: A massive cephalopod monster. Whether she's the actual Kraken is not clear though. In Skull Island (2023) a similar but very different cephalopod titan also dubbed "The Kraken" previously terrorized Skull Island, only to be fought and slain by Kong.
  • Master of Your Domain: Na Kika can manipulate and alter their own biology to an incredible degree. They can camouflage themselves like cuttlefish and can feign termination of life functions by disguising their radiation signature.
    Protective coloration was only the surface of what this thing could do. It could mimic other states. It could make sonar think it wasn't hearing anything, disguise its radiation signature.
    Play dead.note 
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: She was discovered sleeping on a seamount using a long-lost submarine as a pillow.
  • Playing Possum: After being awakened by Ghidorah, she fakes her death to catch the Monarch scientists off-guard and effortlessly break free from the outpost she was contained in.
  • Sex Shifter: It's mentioned in the Godzilla vs. Kong novelization that she can change sex at will (likely alluding to the fact the mythical Na Kika is male).
  • Tentacled Terror: She's initially named after and likely inspired the Kraken of Norse mythology, with Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem being included after the section she debuts in.
  • To Serve Man: She drowns and eats the scientists monitoring her.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Like regular cephalopods, she can change the texture and color of her body and even her shell.


Appears In: Godzilla: King of the Monsters | Godzilla Dominion (tie-in comic) | Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong | Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted (tie-in comic) | Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: "Titanus Scylla"

Scylla is a gigantic, cephalopod-like Destroyer Titan with squid-like tentacles, six crab-like legs, and a spiral shell. She was originally discovered by Monarch hibernating in Sedona, Arizona.

  • Action Girl: A titanic one at that, although she is quite easily defeated by Godzilla in the Dominion graphic novel.
  • Alien Blood: Her body gushes out an eruption of pulpy yellow mustard-like goop after being painfully pumped with Atomic Breath. Most of her newly splattered blood is even splashed around Godzilla's frontal body after he finishes her.
  • Art Evolution: Her entire coloration was completely changed during her rampage to feed herself with radiation in Rome in Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted, with most of her body having a burnt darkened orange complexion, giving her a hardened crustaceous appearance, along with gaining red colored pupils, while she was originally a uniform brownish-grey.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Scylla resembles an ammonite with six crab legs, giving her a spider-like appearance.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Scylla seems to have a habit of picking fights with Godzilla and trying to usurp him. When she picks a fight with him in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, it proves to be a massive mistake.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being completely absent from Godzilla vs. Kong following the events of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Scylla reappears in the graphic novel Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted when she rampages due to Raymond Martin's machinations, and she reappears in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire where she fights Godzilla in Rome... only to be summarily executed for doing so.
  • Character Death: Killed by Godzilla in the opening minutes of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire as he tackles her into a building, jumps on her, and splatters her with his atomic breath.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Scylla is one of the Titans least loyal to Godzilla. While submitting to Godzilla after Ghidorah is defeated, she eventually decides to go after human radiation sources and attacks Godzilla when he orders her to backdown, forcing him to pummel her into submission. In Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted sees her do this again, this time being implied to be trying to supercharge herself in order to challenge him for the throne again. As such, it seems Scylla is only loyal to Godzilla until she can get the means to challenge him herself. As such, it's no wonder Godzilla decided her latest bid for control would be her last.
  • Combat Tentacles: She can use her tentacles to fight other Titans.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire has her go from bowing in subservience to Godzilla five years earlier to committing no less than three atrocities in his presence: invading his territory, openly attacking humanity, and directly challenging him when he awakens to put a stop to it. It costs her her life.
  • The Dreaded: Scylla's profile explains that she is feared by the ancient cultures that crossed paths with her. Ancient Greeks would do their best to steer clear from her waters, while the Rapa Nui erected the famous Moai statues around the shores of Easter Island as megalithic scarecrows with the hopes that they would deter her.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Within seconds before her imminent demise, she desperately attempted to shake Godzilla off with her barbed legs. He forcefully catches one of her legs and spears it into body to her to keep her still while preparing his Atomic Breath to destroy her.
  • An Ice Person: Implied. A news article shown during the credits says that she is slowing the melting of the ice caps.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: Scylla resembles a massive cross between a spider and an ammonite, with six crab-like legs.
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: Her profile states that Scylla is a scavenger by nature, and consumes Titan carcasses by processing nutrients from them and creates a disgusting bacteria that is capable of poisoning many oceans. Therefore, MONARCH's pathology teams have been ordered to dispose of any newfound corpses of the beasts before she has the opportunity to do so.
  • Mythical Motifs: She was named for the sea monster of Greek mythology, and in the stinger is confirmed to be said sea monster.
  • Mythology Gag: Scylla loosely resembles Kumonga, a Giant Spider kaiju from Toho's films, even emerging from the same place Kumonga attacked in Godzilla: Final Wars (Arizona).
  • Poisonous Person: Her physiology produces toxic bacteria as a byproduct of her digestive process, which poisons nearby water sources.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She's a large cephalopod-like monster with long crustaceous spider-like legs, goes out of her way to feast on dead bodies of Titans for sustenance, and her appearances in the graphic novels, Godzilla Dominion and Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted depicts her having red beady eyes that instills her with a hostile and threatening look as opposed to her milky white eyes that she's previously had in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).
  • Removable Shell: She's able to separate herself from her shell while finding lost pieces of ship wreckage as a new form of protection until she grows a new one.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: She returns in The New Empire, but is killed off by Godzilla within ten minutes of the movie's beginning.
  • Stronger Than They Look: She doesn't fully seem to look powerful upon first glance, but she's proven to be a difficult enemy in Godzilla Dominion where Scylla has tangled with the likes of Godzilla during their brief scuffle in Georgia where she restrained him with her numerous tentacles to keep him at bay, and has used her several spike-tipped legs to carve through his tough scales that made him bleed. Her prowess wasn't enough to defeat him though. And in The New Empire, she is killed by Godzilla without putting up much of a fight.
  • Tentacled Terror: Scylla resembles a gigantic ammonite with crustacean legs, and has tentacles protruding from her head.
  • Your Head Asplode: She gets her head graphically blown apart from a blast of Godzilla's Atomic Breath right before the title even appears.


Appears In: Godzilla: Awakening (tie-in comic)

Species: Prehistoric supercolonial parasite

The monster that serves as the main antagonist in the (non-canon) prequel graphic novel, Godzilla: Awakening. A radiovore and a natural enemy of Godzilla, it was awakened by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, and it hunted in the modern world for food around the globe over nine years, before being destroyed at Bikini Atoll. It was the first living kaiju that modern humanity encountered, leading to the formation of Monarch.

  • Beware My Stinger Tail: In its dragon-like form, Shinomura's tail ends in a sharp, blade-like protrusion.
  • Canon Foreigner: Much like the MUTOs, it is a reboot monster. It only appears in the Godzilla: Awakening tie-in comic and is mentioned in the Godzilla: King of the Monsters novelization, but is completely absent from the films and rendered non-canon by the Monarch: Legacy of Monsters series.
  • Captain Ersatz: The monster's design and abilities use elements of Deathla (an unused Kaiju), Hedorah, and Destoroyah and a little bit of Ygramul the Many.
  • Combat Tentacles: Due to its composition, Shinomura can grow two tentacles, which it uses on Godzilla on Moansta Island.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: It's the only kaiju in the MonsterVerse which is a colonial superorganism rather than being a single individual, and has a completely alien appearance rather than resembling some sort of Mix-and-Match Critter or giant aberrant animal like all the others do, likely because Shinomura as a concept predates the establishment of the MonsterVerse. Its origin story also says it was "trapped" underground in magma for millions of years, but all media following Godzilla (2014) establishes a huge, thriving world of kaiju beneath the Earth.
  • Energy Absorption: Much like Godzilla, Hokmuto, Femuto, and all the other creatures of its timeline, Shinomura can absorb radiation like a sponge.
  • Evil Takes a Nap: Originally, Shinomura and Godzilla (and for that matter every radio-vore) fled deep beneath the earth as the radiation levels receded. Eiji Serizawa speculates that the surviving Shinomura laid dormant beneath the earth for millions of years until the atomic bombing of Hiroshima woke it up and promptly drew it back to the surface.
  • Fire/Water Juxtaposition: It has this with Godzilla, lampshaded during the exposition about their backstories: Godzilla retreated to the ocean while Shinomura retreated to a volcanic vent to feed on geothermal radiation following the Permian-Triassic extinction event.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Looks like a giant manta ray.
  • From a Single Cell: Its body is composed of thousands of individual cells that will grow into a new Shinomura if left alone.
  • Giant Flyer: Its main form looks like an enormous arthropod-esque ray that can fly through the air.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: It kills one of the crew members of the Japanese tanker this way.
  • It Can Think: When a piece of it escapes its tank in Monarch's HQ, it forms a tendril and pulls the same lever on the other side of the glass that the Monarch staff had previously thrown to feed it radiation, enabling it to regrow its massive form.
  • Kill It with Fire: The only way to kill it is to destroy every cell. The most effective way? Burn it. The nuke that was used on Godzilla in 1954 was also used to kill what was left of it.
  • Meaningful Name: Is named after Shi No' Mure which translates into "swarm of death". This makes sense since Shinomura is a conglomerate monster made up of smaller creatures.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Its name means 'swarm of death'.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In the MonsterVerse at large, prior to being rendered non-canon. It only appears in Godzilla: Awakening, but it's directly responsible for the formation of Monarch due to its years-long rampage around the world, long before Godzilla or Skull Island were known to exist.
  • The Swarm: Shinomura is a colony of super-organisms, each about the size of a starfish, so when it's not in its composite Kaiju form, it can form a flying cloud.
  • Throat Light: Shinomura has a blue glow in its mouth.
  • The Worm That Walks: It consists of a mass of much smaller, single-celled organisms.


Appears In: Godzilla Dominion (tie-in comic) | Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong | Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: "Titanus Tiamat"

One of the off-screen Titans awakened by King Ghidorah, Tiamat is a female draconic sea serpent that was sleeping under Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia. After Godzilla defeated King Ghidorah, Tiamat settled in a sea cavern below an atoll once occupied by a member of Kong's species. When Godzilla was looking for a new home, he came to the atoll and defeated her to claim it as his new resting place.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: A variation. Her body is covered in razor-like scales that can inflict deep gashes into Godzilla's thick hide.
  • Action Girl: The titanic kind. Tiamat puts up a good fight against Godzilla until he brings her out to dry land where he has the advantage.
  • Alliterative Name: Titanus Tiamat.
  • Behemoth Battle: Between Her, Godzilla and the Kraken in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong.
  • Canon Immigrant: The first monster from tie-in material to appear in the films.
  • Captain Ersatz: Essentially a stand-in for Toho's Manda, with some traits of Titanosaurus.
  • Character Death: Killed by Godzilla slicing her into small pieces with his atomic breath so that he can make use of the energy stockpile in her lair in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Pulls off an ambush to attack an unsuspecting Godzilla, and starts gaining the upper hand by using her hydrokinetic powers such as a whirlpool to drag him underneath the ocean while constricting him with her elongated body to have Godzilla held in her grasp, flares out the sharpened ridges on her scales to slice into his highly toughened skin, and even spits a cloud of corrosive acid into his eyes. She almost won since her abilities give her an edge in battle as she's seen to be a match for the King of the Monsters, highlighting that she's not the only aquatic Titan on Earth to have a major advantage when it comes to underwater combat.
  • Defiant to the End: She had the audacity to aggressively shriek at Godzilla, in literally seconds after he's beaten the life out of her when she was taken out of the ocean. Once Godzilla responds with an even threatening bellow, she then cuts her losses and retreats.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: One of numerous Titans mentioned by name in King of the Monsters, but her physical appearance wasn't revealed until the comic Godzilla Dominion.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: In her original appearance in Godzilla: Dominion, she has bright-yellow eyes, befitting her "bio-ultraviolet" electrical abilities, and she's characterized as one of the nastier and more aggressive Titans after being freed from King Ghidorah's domination.
  • Glass Cannon: She proved to be a challenging adversary for Godzilla, by heavily constricting his body, slicing his impenetrable flesh with her sharpened scales, and dragging him deeper into the depths below. When Godzilla brought her into an undersea cave where there was dry land, he managed to quickly subdue her with his might until she retreated. When she encounters him again in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, he reduces her to Titan sashimi in a matter of minutes.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Godzilla and her engage briefly underwater, where she coils around him. Then we see him charge up his Atomic Breath, then it cuts to the surface—where a massive beam of plasma cuts through the water before pieces of Tiamat float up afterward.
  • It Only Works Once: Her strategy of dragging Godzilla into the depths to fight him where the advantage is mostly hers proves to be this in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. Unlike in Dominion, he charges up his nuclear blast early in the fight and uses it to slice her to pieces.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: She decided to turn tail and escape with her life after Godzilla brought her to dry land and outmatched her.
    • Subverted in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire with fatal consequences.
  • Making a Splash: Drew Johnson revealed that she can make large water spouts in the ocean.
  • Mega Maelstrom: Drew Johnson revealed that she can create maelstroms to pull her opponents underwater.
  • Poisonous Person: She can spray toxic vapour from her mouth that can temporarily blind Godzilla.
  • Psycho Electric Eel: An enormous bioluminescent eel-like monstrous organism with horrid electrical powers to boot.
  • Psycho Electro: Not only is she classified as a violent Titan, she's also labelled as "Bio-Ultraviolet" with her main elemental power by containing electrogenic cells in her anatomy with the immense destructive power of storing and discharging high amounts of electricity so deadly, her very body can outright boil the ocean to disastrous temperatures that it can even conduct a superstorm that's able to be visibly seen from space itself.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Tiamat has vibrant purple scales and she has proven to be a dangerous aquatic opponent for Godzilla.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When Godzilla shows up at her arctic lair and begins blasting his way in with his Atomic breath to get to the energy source inside so he can power-up to confront the Skar King, rather than retreat from an enemy who has beaten her once already and simply find another lair, she instead decides to engage Godzilla and gets killed for her troubles.
  • Sea Serpents: Resembles a giant eel-like fish with huge fins. Ironically, she was dormant beneath a mountain hundreds of miles from the ocean.
  • Shout-Out: Tiamat's appearance and abilities greatly resemble that of Nessie from Godzilla: The Series.
  • Sinister Serpent: She has a serpentine body and is classified as a Destroyer Titan.
  • Voice Changeling: Her recent profile has mentioned her ability to manipulate her "vocal folds" from her tendrils to effectively mimic specific sounds from other species of Titans, with even the disturbing possibility of creating human sounds. In fact, she's spent most of her time being secluded in Monarch Outpost 53 by being around humans for so long, she's likely learned to openly imitate the sound of humans but not so much in actual speaking methods.


A Titan with close ties to Godzilla. The skeletal remains of one were seen in Godzilla's home.
  • Ambiguously Evil: It's unclear if they're a "protector" (one of the more benevolent titans) or a "destroyer" (one of the more malevolent titans).
  • The Cameo: Director Mike Dougherty confirmed via Twitter, that the remains of an Anguirus were inside the temple that housed Godzilla, teasing a future appearance.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Since Legendary didn't have the rights to use Anguirus, having a Freeze-Frame Bonus of a skeleton which "might or might not be Anguirus" was the best they could do.
  • Mythology Gag: The remains of an Anguirus in Godzilla's home show that the two species lived together, a reference to how the two usually have a close friendship in the Showa-era Toho films.

    Godzilla's Rival

Appears In: Godzilla Dominion (tie-in comic)

Species: Giant prehistoric ape | "Titanus Kong"

A member of Kong's species who once fought and drove Godzilla out from one of his old lairs. He was eventually killed by Tiamat.

  • Anti-Hero: Zig-Zagged. Him being a Kong implies he's one of the more benevolent titans. But is hostile towards Godzilla and hasn't displayed much benevolence towards humans. Though it's worth noting that the Gojiras and Kongs have been at war with each other for ages.
  • Killer Gorilla: He was aggressive and powerful enough to defeat and drive Godzilla out of his old lair. Though Word of God states that Godzilla was younger and weaker than his present self.
  • Posthumous Character: He was nothing but bones by the time Godzilla makes Tiamat submit to him. According to the author, the one who killed him was Tiamat.
  • Primate Vs Reptile: He's a giant gorilla of Kong's species that fights Godzilla.


Species: "Titanus Leviathan"

One of the off-screen Titans awakened by King Ghidorah, Leviathan was contained in Loch Ness, Scotland.

  • Ambiguously Evil: It's unclear if they're a "protector" (one of the more benevolent titans) or a "destroyer" (one of the more malevolent titans).
  • Kraken and Leviathan: A giant, presumably aquatic kaiju. Whether it's the actual Leviathan is unclear.
  • Mythology Gag: Though no Concept Art is known, Leviathan was described as looking similar to "Nessie" from Godzilla: The Series; as an added Shout-Out, the Titan is located in Loch Ness.
  • Stock Ness Monster: Being based on the Loch Ness Monster and all that.
  • The Unseen: Unlike other minor Titans, Leviathan is only mentioned in passing and no concept art exists for it.


Appears In: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Freeze-Frame Bonus)

Species: "Titanus Quetzalcoatl"

One of the Titans awakened off-screen in 2019. He is never seen on-screen or in any of the spin-off materials at any time.

  • Ambiguously Evil: It's unclear if they're a "protector" (one of the more benevolent titans) or a "destroyer" (one of the more malevolent titans).
  • Feathered Serpent: Implied. He's named after the most famous example.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: His name can briefly be seen on one of Monarch's maps as one of the Titans who's been awakened and is now on a rampage.
  • Giant Flyer: Implied, given his namesake. Given we never actually see him or hear him mentioned, it's still up in the air.
  • Mayincatec: Downplayed. He's named after the Aztec god, but he was slumbering either in, under, or very close to Macchu Picchu, which was built by the Inca.
  • Monumental Damage: Implied. His containment facility was either beneath or very close to Macchu Picchu, meaning he most likely would have destroyed the ruins during his rampage in 2019.
  • Mythical Motifs: His name is taken from Quetzalcoatl (Kukulkan or Kukumatz to the Maya), the feathered serpent deity who was worshipped by many Mesoamerican cultures.

Hollow Earth creatures


Appears In: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Species: TBA

A territorial, boar-like florafauna that resides within the section of the Hollow Earth called Axis Mundi.

  • Elemental Eye Colors: It's a planimal Titan which appears to have green eyes, although it's quite aggressive.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: The first that we see of it, it's lurking in the shadow, with only glimpses of its face and its fogged breath visible, until it stalks into the light towards Cate and we get a better look at it.
  • Full-Boar Action: As its name suggests, the Brambleboar mostly resembles a wild hog... the size of a large truck, with fang-lined jaws and thorny branches growing from its hide.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After it's shot in the eye with an arrow, it runs away.
  • Moe Greene Special: The one that shows up attempts to eat Cate, only to get one of its eyes shot out by Keiko Randa.
  • Planimal: Like the beasts of Skull Island, it is a hybrid of plant and animal—resembling a massive boar with fanged jaws and thorny branches growing from its hide.


Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

A colossal eel-like titan inhabiting a large lake.
  • Alien Blood: It has green blood like the Wart Dogs. Although, strangely, its innards and flesh are still red.
  • Killed Offscreen: One minute it's fighting Kong while Suko runs off, the next it cuts to Suko being caught up to by Kong who shows up with the creature's beheaded body.
  • Sea Serpent: It is a large serpentine Titan that lives in a lake in Hollow Earth and preys on anything that enters its territory. Suko attempts to use one to kill Kong, but Kong is able to overpower and kill it instead.
  • Stock Ness Monster: As a giant reptilian serpent/eel monster residing in a lake within the hollow earth, It does have some similarities to the Loch Ness monster.


Appear In: Godzilla vs. Kong | Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Accipiter Infernum

A species of large bat-like creatures with hooked beaks, which inhabit the Hollow Earth.

  • Art Evolution: They're much more colourful in The New Empire; their wing membranes are now either bright yellow or red, and they have purple, red, or yellow highlights over their bodies.
  • Bat Out of Hell: Hellhawks mostly resemble bats and even hang from the ceiling, but have the beaks and talons of birds of prey.
  • Brutal Bird of Prey: Leathery wings and lack of feathers aside, Hellhawks mostly resemble birds of prey, and are shown menacing Kong and his human companions after Godzilla's atomic breath provoked them.
  • Giant Flyer: While tiny compared to the likes of Rodan or Mothra, they're still huge by human standards, equal to the size of the largest real-life pterosaurs.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: They have leathery bat-like wings and scaly skin, but have beaks and talons resembling those of a bird of prey.
  • Shout-Out: Their name and appearance bring to mind the Fell beasts from The Lord of the Rings (the ones in the books are explicitly stated to be beaked, featherless beasts, likely meant as an Evil Counterpart to the eagles).
  • Zerg Rush: How they attack Kong and his human companions.

    Parrot Frog

Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

  • Amphibian at Large: A very large frog with an inflatable throat-sac larger than the rest of its body.
  • Mighty Roar: Played with. It's small for a Titan, but its vocalizations are extremely loud and nigh-identical to the roars of Kong's species. This leads to Kong mistaking one's bellowing for another Kong, only to be disappointed when he comes across the Parrot Frog making them.
  • Voice Changeling: The Parrot Frog is shown mimicking Kong's roars, tricking him into thinking there's another one of his kind. It's likely that the Parrot Frog can mimic other sounds, but this isn't demonstrated in the film


Appear In: Godzilla vs. Kong

Species: Giant arthropod-like vertebrates

A species of large arthropod-like vertebrates that dwell on the Hollow Earth's rocky lands, camouflaging to avoid predators.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Much larger than any bug. While visually insect-like, they are vertebrates according to the VFX crew, even having visible bones in their concept art. Despite this, they're still smaller than most of the other animals in the Hollow Earth.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: Their shells have rock-like textures that allow them to blend in their environments to hide from predators.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: They have characteristics of spiders, crabs and scorpions, but have bones and are vertebrates.

    Titanus Doug/Scaly Quadruped
A Foetodon feeding on one of the Rock Critters

Appear In: Godzilla vs. Kong | Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Predatory lizard-like creatures/ Foetodon/ Titanus Doug

A species of large lizard-like animals that live in the Hollow Earth's rocky ecosystem, feeding on smaller animals that cross their path.

  • Ambiguously Related: The art book states it was explicitly designed so that it could be an evolutionary offshoot of Godzilla's ancestral lineage, or possibly even what Godzilla evolved from.
  • Ascended Meme: His name, Doug, was coined by the podcast It Came From A Monster Movie! the first time, then was embraced by director Adam Wingard, and officially acknowledged by the Legendary Pictures Twitter and Instagram accounts. The name of his species is Titanus Doug.
  • Breakout Character: Has a total of five seconds of screen time in Godzilla vs. Kong, but somehow became an internet sensation, earning himself the nickname of "Doug" for his sudden popularity. He also makes an appearance early on in The New Empire, even receiving his own Playmates Toy created for the movie, alongside the major Titans that appear in it.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: Implied. The individual seen ambushes one of the scattered Rockclaw and its skin resembles the rocky environment it hunts in.
  • Mighty Glacier: Notably obese lizards who don't seem to move much beyond ambushes.
  • No Name Given: Neither the film nor promotional material gives the species or individual a name, though the fans have nicknamed him "Titanus Doug". The film's HBO Max audio description identifies the species as Foetodon, a creature from Peter Jackson's own King Kong film, but this is not officially confirmed. The trailer for GODZILLA x KONG: THE HUNTED gives it the name "Doug" as a canonization of the fan-name.
  • Single-Specimen Species: Averted. Only one specimen is seen feeding on a Rockclaw, but two more are shown in an overhead shot watching Kong run through Hollow Earth. The novelization also shows several others of the species feeding on Rock Critters.


Appears In: Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted

Species: "Ossis Praedator"

A species of vicious, cat-like predator found in the forested regions of the Hollow Earth.

  • Beware My Stinger Tail: It has a series of sharp, bony protrusions running down its back and along its tail, which are stated to be capable of powerful lashing attacks.
  • Glass Cannon: Noted to be incredibly swift and agile for its size, but it has little durability compared to the likes of Kong and quickly goes down once a foe has a good grasp on it.
  • Good Lips, Evil Jaws: Subverted. They have lipless jaws with their giant fangs on full display, compared to Kong's lipped, expressive mouth. Although the first Spineprowler introduced picks a fight with Kong, the fact that Kong lets it live after fighting it off is tellingnote , and its subsequent capture and death by Raymond Martin is horrible. When Martin uses the Titan Hunter to murder a Spineprowler mother and attack her cubs, it's very much the cubs whom are the sympathetic party and Martin who is the monster.
  • Mama Bear: Its species profile notes that females will viciously defend their offspring, which one is shown doing in the story, fighting a giant mech to the death to protect her two cubs.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: Played With. Raymond Martin, while hunting for a second Spineprowler, comes across a pair of cubs and tries to murder them, prompting their mother to react accordingly.
  • Monster Mouth: It has a constantly snarling face with exposed gums and fangs far too big to fit in its mouth.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Despite being classified as a "Destroyer", its role in the comic is just as a vicious animal. One attacks Kong, but quickly retreats once it's clear it's no match for him, and another attacks the Titan Hunter to defend her cubs from the mech.
  • Panthera Awesome: A giant, leopard-like kaiju that is said to be one of the Hollow Earth's most vicious predator species.
  • Prophet Eyes: They have milky gray, pupiless eyes.

    Tree Mimic

Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

A species of tree living in Hollow Earth.


Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

A species of flying Titan who inhabit the skies and attack threats with their electricity. Their bright colors make them easy to identify, and Monarch has taken to enabling their ships to mimic this color to deter attacks from more aggressive creatures in the Hollow Earth.

  • The Cavalry: Trapper lures a a large flock of them to stall the Skar King's advance into the surface world.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Their finlike wings and baleen-filled mouths imply this.
  • Giant Flyer: They’re not at all large by Titan standards, but they do appear to be bigger than a real-life Quetzalcoatlus.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: They resemble a cross between a shark and a flamingo, but with vividly yellow skin pattern.
  • Shock and Awe: They have bioelectrical abilities that are strong enough that most predators in the Hollow Earth don't bother with hunting them.


Appear In: Godzilla vs. Kong | Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong | Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted | Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Predatory winged serpents

A species of cobra-like serpentine Sub-Titans with fin-like wings that allow them to fly around the Hollow Earth.

  • Alien Blood: They have bright green blood.
  • Bizarre Alien Locomotion: They're giant cobra-like snakes that can fly by using their oversized hoods as wings.
  • Choke Holds: Like many species of snakes, they're capable of coiling their entire bodies around their captured prey by constriction to keep them still, as one of them attempted to seize the much stronger Kong himself, an attack that actually had him immobile until he had backup on his side to finish it off.
  • Demoted to Extra: They reappear in The New Empire, but only as background fauna in the Hollow Earth.
  • Flight: The Warbats are capable of flight using their hood-like wings, which resemble webbed insectoid legs.
  • Food Chain of Evil: One is shown eating a Hellhawk in The New Empire.
  • Fragile Speedster: They zoom around the HEAVs with no problem, but as soon as Kong dives in, the Warbats aren't exactly sturdy enough to withstand his overwhelming strength. Hell, one of them Kong kills in pretty much a single hit.
  • Glass Cannon: Their serrated fangs can crunch a single HEAV into bits in one bite and can swerve around in the air a lot faster than the flying vehicles. One of them tried coiling its entire body around Kong's torso to briefly bring the gorilla down to his knees by having him held tightly in its grip. Aside from that, their resilience isn't up to code since the first Warbat died after it was immediately caught by Kong and pierced its head in with a rock, and simple missiles from a HEAV actually harmed the second one, allowing Kong to be freed and beats it to a pulp before tearing its head off.
  • Good Lips, Evil Jaws: Their jaws are lipless and lined with needle-like fangs, compared to Kong and Godzilla's lipped mouths.
  • The Great Serpent: Warbats are gigantic snake-like creatures that can fly.
  • Human Hammer-Throw: Kong swings the fresh corpse of one Warbat by its tail to attack the second approaching Warbat.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The first Warbat Kong grabs ahold of gets hurled headfirst onto a sharpened rock, that just so happened to be conveniently placed on the ground.
  • Informed Ability: They can produce and gush out venom within the glands of their hooded wings. Neither of the 2 featured Warbats that fought Kong had the chance to use the venom at all.
  • It Can Think: After seeing what happened to the first Warbat, the secondary one took on Kong indirectly by wrapping itself around his body by using its membranous hood stretched across Kong's face, which is likely an attempt to suffocate him.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: They resemble giant cobras, but with crocodile-like jaws and scutes, and with "hoods" that are skin membranes stretched between hugely elongated appendages like bat wings.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The species may be referred to as Warbat, but by actual appearance, the only bat-like features these guys seem to have are the spiked-tipped membranes within their hoods (although they are not referred by any name in the films).
  • Off with His Head!: Kong does this to one of the Warbats posthumously and drinks the blood out of their skull.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Giant, fearless predators living inside the Hollow World separate from the Earth's surface, who resemble giant cobras with spiny hoods acting as wings that enable them to glide. With some human aid, Kong doesn't have much trouble killing two of them when attacked.
  • Roar Before Beating: After Kong kills one of the Warbats and gives the remaining one an intimidation display, the Warbat in question responds by rearing up and hissing before it lunges at Kong and tries to kill him.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: The Warbats are massive winged serpents, described by the official merchandise as being easily capable of ripping through armored vehicles with their fangs, and they're not friendly.
  • Sudden Name Change: They were initially called "Nozuki" before the toyline merchandise changed their name to "Warbat". When questioned, neither Warbat's original designer or the director of Godzilla vs. Kong could explain the name change, although it was suggested to be because "Warbat" was a more marketable name than "Nozuki".
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: These monstrosities were only shown onscreen for merely a minute at most, and the 2 of them were quickly killed by Kong not too long after they've already made their presence known.

    Wart Dogs

Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Pack-hunting canine/boar Titans who Kong hunts himself in the Hollow Earth.
  • Alien Blood: Their blood is bright green.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Are pretty terrifying-looking creatures on their own. Kong hunts them for breakfast, though they also try to hunt him in large numbers.
  • Full-Boar Action: Resemble a kaiju-sized Daeodon, an extinct scavenging ungulate known as the "hell pig".
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: The pack retreats after Kong graphically kills several of them and shows off his mutilation of the body of the last one to fall into his traps.
  • To Serve Man: The novelization reveals that they're more than happy to eat humans despite the size discrepancy, and have devoured several of Monarch's early survey crew—with it being implied that they ate Nathan Lind.
  • Starter Villain: They're the first Titans that Kong fights in Godzilla x Kong, and unlike the Skar King and his followers, they only pose a threat to Kong in large numbers.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In the novel, four of them try to attack Suko, until Kong scares them off.

The Hollow Earth Tribe

    In General

Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Giant Prehistoric Apes

A peaceful and benevolent species of primate-like Titans who once ruled the Hollow Earth with protective compassion and have since been reduced to Skar's slaves. Now they happily live under the rule of their new king, Kong.

  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: They cheer and celebrate accepting Kong as their new ruler and the end of Skar King's tyranny.
  • Bullying a Dragon: One of the slave overseers tries to intimidate King Kong, who's bigger than him and wields a huge axe, into submission by roaring at him. He's certainly lucky to only end up with a punch in the face.
  • Forced into Evil: Many of the Great Apes don't want to invade the surface world as their instinct to protect humanity still remain but their fear of Skar King is so great to the point that it overcame their instinct to defend. However, the Skar King's inner circle are shown to be every bit as malevolent as their king.
  • It Can Think: Much like Kong himself, they are portrayed as highly intelligent, with complex communication, cooperation and social hierarchies. When the Skar King's inner circle are chasing down Kong, the leader realizes they're being lead into a trap, halts the charge and directs the group to step over the trip wire holding the avalanche back.
  • Killer Gorilla: Downplayed. They're a whole species of powerful 250-foot-tall gorilla-like people, though most of them are actually only evil due to being forced to by Skar King. Skar King's inner circle on the other hand, plays the trope completely straight being as evil as their king without a hint of hesitation towards the cruelty they engage in.
  • Lured into a Trap: When chased by Skar King's inner circle, Kong draws them into his territory so that they'll walk into the traps he has set up for the Wart Dogs. However, it works for some, but the others eventually catch on to his tricks.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: With the exception of Skar King (who resembles an orangutan with a chimpanzee head) they all look much more like chimpanzees than Kong's more gorilla-like appearance, with only a few having a gorilla-like face. This either implies that they are a different species than Kong, or that the Great Apes, like humans, are just very diverse due to being widespread at some point.
  • Psycho for Hire: The Skar King's direct followers are just as sadistic and cruel as he is, and like him, they relish their power over their 'inferiors' but just like their king they all eventually perish as well.
  • Slave Mooks: All of the Great Apes bear Skar King's brand and under his rule they have two options: serve or die. It's downplayed with his direct followers who are shown to have the same level of sadism and willingly follow him.
  • Uncertain Doom: Most of the Skar King's inner circle are last seen being wrapped up in silk by Mothra...several hundred if not thousand feet above the ground in an anti-gravity field that cuts out. None of them are shown dying, but falls from such a height have been shown to be fatal to Great Apes elsewhere in the movie... strongly implying that they all perished.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Kong almost knocks one of the apes attacking him off a cliff, but catches him at the last second and helps him up. However, the ape ignores Kong's altruism and tries to kill him anyway. For his troubles, Kong throws him off the cliff for real.


Appears In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Unidentified simian titan

The Prince of the Hollow Earth. Suko is a cunning and opportunistic young great ape who is a former member of the Skar King's court and an ally of Kong, later becoming his adoptive son.

  • Ambiguously Related: While it's never explicitly stated, Suko sharing Skar King's distinctive red fur indicates that Skar King is his father, which would align with typical Great Ape familial structures in which the alpha male breeds with the troop's females to pass along his genetics.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: He's the smallest and youngest of the Hollow Earth tribe aside from the infants held by the females in Skar King's throne room.
  • Badass and Child Duo: He and Kong become a giant-sized, reluctant version of this after their initial meeting. Kong forces Suko to guide him to the heart of Skar King's Court, while Suko tries half-heartedly to get Kong killed by other monsters. Kong, understanding that Suko is only a child, doesn't take it personally. Becomes less reluctant after Suko's caretaker is killed and Kong tries to avenge him, with Suko helping Kong escape Skar King's wrath and get to safety. By the end of Godzilla x Kong, they have forged a genuine bond.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Kong's kindness and generosity to Suko eventually win the young ape over. Most notably, after Suko tries to get Kong killed by tricking him into wading into the Drownviper's lair he clearly expects to be beaten as punishment once Kong catches up to him - but when Kong shows him mercy, and later generosity by offering him a piece of the Drownviper's carcass to eat, Suko doesn't know how to react.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Kong loses his axe and it's left behind in a Hollow Earth tunnel, Suko retrieves the axe, takes it with him to Rio, and uses it to smash the crystal that Skar used to control Shimo, freeing her from his command.
  • Big Shadow, Little Creature: This is how he's introduced.
  • Character Development: Seeing Kong not respond to his overt acts of aggression beyond their initial meeting begins to soften Suko's views on the larger ape. This is further reinforced when they get to Skar King's seat of power and Kong magnanimously helps a beaten down slave gorilla to his feet while cold cocking the bully ape who struck him, and Skar King's demonstrations of cruelty (including killing Suko's caretaker Gnarled Finger) only pushes him firmly towards Kong's side.
  • Child by Rape: It's heavily implied that he's one of Skar King's many children. In a Freeze-Frame Bonus female apes are seen under guard next to Skar King's throne, holding infant apes with Skar King's distinctive reddish fur, implying that Skar King keeps an unwilling harem specifically to sire children for him. Suko also sports Skar King's reddish coloration, implying that Suko was born in this way.
  • Child Soldier: At the beginning of the film, Suko is sent to kill Kong alongside the Red Stripes.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Suko crucially helps out Kong and Godzilla by destroying the control crystal that Skar King uses to control and torture Shimo with Kong's axe, clearly having enough of the mad tyrant after enduring so much cruelty from him and ending his reign of terror once and for all.
  • Enfant Terrible: Suko starts like this, appearing cute and innocent before biting Kong, helping Skar's enforcers to get him and then sneakily trying to get him killed by the lake monster. This was due to growing up in the harsh environment of Skar King's empire that Suko was initially so vicious in the first place since he warms up to Kong when he is shown kindness.
  • Expy: He's basically the Monsterverse's version of Kiko from The Son of Kong and Baby Kong from King Kong Lives.
  • Extremely Protective Child: While not his biological child, Suko develops a father/son bond with Kong over the course of the film, and saves him several times. When Kong is cornered by the Red Stripes, Suko activates a trap to take them out. Later, Kong is attacked from behind by One-Eye during the gravity battle, but Suko throws rocks at him to get rid of him.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a faded pink vertical slash that's placed over his right eye.
  • Happily Adopted: It's implied he becomes Kong's son and the heir to his throne at the end of the film. Considering the bond they've built up over the course of the film, one can assume he's really happy with it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He started out as a loyal follower of Skar King who tried to have Kong killed on more than one occasion. However, after Kong shows kindness and compassion towards him, and especially after Skar King cruelly kills his caretaker Gnarled Finger, Suko decides to side with Kong.
  • Junior Counterpart: Of Kong, to the point of being referred to as Mini-Kong by Bernie Hayes. Of course, being a Titan, he's still much bigger than a human.
  • Made of Iron: Even after being used as a makeshift billy club by Kong to hit the other apes with, he displays no broken bones and keeps on going.
  • Man Bites Man: Or rather "Ape Bites Ape" in this case, but Suko savagely bites Kong's fingers during his introduction scene.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He's loyal to Skar King, up until Skar King callously kills Suko's caretaker Gnarled Finger for a very minor slight, at which point he becomes firmly loyal to Kong.
  • Nature vs. Nurture: While Suko starts off as a little brat in league with the Followers of the Skar King, it quickly becomes clear that this isn't because he was born evil - rather, it's just a result of him being raised that way by Skar King. Once Kong shows him a little mercy and compassion, he quickly improves.
  • Nervous Wreck: Being around the Skar King makes him one, for good reason.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: While there in the movie, the novelization makes it clear Suko joining in the final fight is a clear indication of him refusing to be afraid of Skar King and the Red Stripes anymore because Kong inspired him to be brave and stand up to the oppressors.
  • Now, Let Me Carry You: Since Kong has treated him with kindness and gave him food, Suko decides to help him when he's injured by Shimo. First he shows him how to escape from the slave pit, then he activates a trap to get rid of the Red Stripes sent after him, and finally he carries Kong's arm to help him walk away to safety.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's comparatively puny compared to Kong and the rest of his tribe as he reaches up to their legs but he is a "scrappy fighter" that has raw primal strength. The little ape was able to lift and carry Kong's axe, a weapon that's far larger than his whole body and destroyed the very crystal that Skar King used to make Shimo yield to his will.
  • Primal Chest-Pound: He does this after activating a trap to take out the Red Stripes who were chasing Kong.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: He sees Kong getting ambushed by the Drownviper and starts hoofing it after trying to lure Kong to his water grave. He's then stopped dead in his tracks from Kong's thrown axe, along with a severed piece of flesh from the creature he's already freshly killed. Kong doesn't hold it against him and continues to venture through the Hollow Earth by his side.
  • Shoulder Teammate: After defeating Skar King, Kong returns to Hollow Earth riding Shimo while carrying Suko on his shoulder.
  • There Is Another: Was the first other giant gorilla that Kong met when he was thought to be the Last of His Kind.


Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Giant Prehistoric Apes

A Great Ape who serves as Skar King’s de facto second-in-command.

  • All There in the Manual: The novel reveals he's one of Skar King's children alongside Suko and other infants.
  • Bad Boss: He takes after his king in treating his minions horribly, even using one of them as a meat shield to protect himself from a landslide.
  • Bald of Evil: He’s missing a lot of his fur and is an evil henchman of Skar King.
  • Boom, Headshot!: a non-fatal example, he gets a boulder thrown at him by Kong which hits him in the back of the head as he runs away. He later gets a couple rocks hurled at him by Suko during the anti-gravity battle which don't slow him down.
  • Butt-Monkey: He frequently is on the receiving end of something unfortunate. He’s the only survivor of the initial ambush on Kong (and still with a huge bonk on the head), he’s treated like crap even when he reports Kong’s arrival, and he still gets buried by Kong’s trap thanks to Suko.
  • Death Glare: Gives an unsettling one when he first encounters Kong, and also gives an even terrifying one to Suko during the anti-gravity battle.
  • Dirty Coward: He flees after the first encounter with Kong after the latter kills both Stone-Fist and Catcher. And even sacrifices one of his fellow red stripe followers by using him as a meat shield to avoid getting crushed by the rockslide.
  • Disney Villain Death: He meets his end falling off the edge of one of the Iwi tribe's pyramids when trying to kill Suko.
  • The Dragon: While Shimo is Skar King's strongest minion, she’s more of a trump card and mount—and is an unwilling one at that— than a fully committed servant. This Great Ape serves as Skar King's right hand man. He is shown to be completely loyal to him repeatedly reporting back to him and being shown to lead his forces when the False King himself is not directing things personally, as well as being more intelligent than the others. He also serves as Suko's final opponent of the film.
  • Eye Scream: Has a blind right eye with a scar running across it.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: He may be a Butt-Monkey, but he deserves it due to being a loyal minion of Skar King.
  • Made of Iron: He takes quite a lot of damage throughout, including getting beaten by Kong especially getting a rock in the back of the head and several rocks in the face by Suko.
  • Meaningful Name: While not named in the movie, in the novel he's known as "One-Eye."
  • No Name Given: He isn’t given a name within the film. The novel reveals his name is One-Eye.
  • No-Respect Guy: Despite being Skar King’s field general, Skar King treats him like crap and his other henchmen don’t really care for him either.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has several notable ones:
    • After Kong kills Stone-Fist and Catcher his face says it all.
    • When he notices Kong inside the lair.
    • When Skar King angrily growls in his face for disturbing him.
    • When Suko activates the rockslide that crushes and kills the other red-stripes except him as he used another ape as a shield to avoid getting crushed
    • He has this face when Suko kicks him off the Iwi pyramid causing him to fall to his death.
  • Running on All Fours: How he runs away after the first confrontation with Kong.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After Kong kills Stone-Fist and Catcher during their first confrontation, he skedaddles quickly.
  • Slasher Smile: He has one when he first confronts Kong and a few more throughout the film.
  • Undying Loyalty: Abused as he may be, he’s still fanatically loyal to his leader. When Kong challenges Skar King, he’s the one who leads the apes of the tribe in pounding ritualistically for the duel to hype up his ruler.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tries to kill Suko by throttling him.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: He elbow-drops Kong several times during the anti-gravity battle, before he gets a rock to the face by Suko.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Downplayed, but his poor luck makes him rather humorous, compared to his Knight of Cerebus leader Skar King.

    Stone Fist, Catcher, Knob 

Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Giant Prehistoric Apes

Great Apes who willingly serve Skar King.

    Gnarled Finger

Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Giant Prehistoric Apes

A Great Ape who was Suko's caretaker.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He's killed by Skar King after defending Suko for not laughing loud enough by getting kicked into a river of lava.
  • First Friend: While "friend" might be going a bit far, the novelization reveals that he was the only Great Ape to treat Suko with a measure of kindness prior to Kong, letting him eat the scraps of his meals and shielding him from being attacked by the others.
  • Gentle Gorilla: Of all the apes we see in Skar King's tribe, he is by far the kindest.
  • Meaningful Name: His fingers are twisted as a result of presumably old age or illness.
  • A Molten Date with Death: He dies when Skar King pushes him into a river of lava.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He shields Suko from being attacked by the Skar King, who turns away from them... and then mule-kicks Gnarled Finger into a pool of lava for daring to defy him.
  • Please Spare Him, My Liege!: When Skar King prepares to kill Suko for not laughing hard enough, Gnarled Finger implores him to spare the young ape. Skar King kills Gnarled Finger instead.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He's one of the kindest apes we meet and he gets killed shortly after defending Suko to establish how irredeemably vile the Skar King really is.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Him being callously killed by Skar King proved pivotal in Suko finally siding with Kong in taking down the mad tyrant.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He only appears in one scene before being needlessly murdered by Skar King.


Appear In: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Species: Giant Prehistoric Apes

A Great Ape slave
  • No Name Given: Not named in movie; was named by the movie's vfx animators.
  • Tears of Joy: His eyes are shown welling up and his lip is quivering a bit, when Kong, Suko and Shimo return having defeated the Skar King, no doubt from being overjoyed that this benevolent stranger has freed them from a life of slavery!