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Kaiju Revolution is a series of illustrations by Transapient.

Set in a universe where kaiju have recently began to awaken and wreak havoc, the story is provided by illustrations of each kaiju along with their abilities and bios with the story spanning the course of several years and takes inspiration from various parts of the Godzilla franchise, most predominantly the MonsterVerse.

Kaiju Revolution contains examples of:


  • Action Girl: Radon, Mothra and her female larva, the female Gorosaur, Kamoebas, Komodithrax, Jirass, Ogra and the female Manda are all more more than capable of combat and have even fought Godzilla at some point or another.
  • Action Mom: Mothra, Ogra and Jirass, the latter even being killed by Godzilla in defence of her eggs.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Titanosaurus is never mind-controlled like in his original movie and he even seems more outright benevolent as he comes to aid of the inhabitants of Mu and fights Godzilla himself to save the island.
    • Gorosaurus was an enemy of King Kong originally, albeit only an animal. Here, he is Kong's closest ally.
    • In their movie debut, the Seatopians were a villainous species who attacked humanity with Megalon. Here, they are fairly friendly creatures who shelter the humans who land on Mu.
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    • Ebirah is traditionally a villain. Here, he fights against humanity to defend Mu, though is ultimately forced to retreat thanks to Godzilla.
    • The Mahars were originally tyrannical slave-drivers. Here, they are merely a race of observers, albeit one that tends to kidnap people and other creatures for research purposes.
    • The Watchuka originally resented humanity for being Earth's dominant species and wanted to supplant them but here they are a race of peaceful wanderers.
  • Adaptational Species Change: The Iwi are changed from a tribe to an outright Human Subspecies due to the mutagenic affect Skull Island has on its inhabitants
  • Adaptational Wimp: The Watchuka were originally a Kaiju who was able to go toe-to-toe against Godzilla in the Hanna Barbara series. Here, they are only an intelligent species of hominid living in the Himalayas, and though they are more intelligent than their predecessor they would almost certainly not be able to stand against the king of the monsters here.
  • Arc Villain: The story has a few story arcs, each with their own antagonist:
    • The entries from the Mothra larvae through to Mothra has Jyarumu.
    • The entries from Skull Island through to Godzuki have the Vagnosaurs in the past and Godzilla in the present.
    • The entries from Varan to Kumonga have Kumonga.
    • The entries from Mu through to Titanosaurus actually have the UN, whose decisions risk destroying Mu though the Atragon's crew is the Dragon-in-Chief. However, Godzilla takes over in the arc's final stages.
    • The entries from the Morlocks through to Biollante's combat forms have the Morlocks.
    • Gaw is the overarching antagonist for Kong's return to Skull Island.
  • Battle Couple: Rodan and Radon, the two Mandas and Zilla and Komodithrax and the skullcrawlers. Sadly, King Ghidorah kills off Radon, the male Manda and both Zilla and Komodithrax. However, by the end of his entry it's implied that the two remaining Gorosaurs have now become this...only for the female Gorosaur to be killed by Gaw in Season 2.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Watchuka going on a pilgrimage are the cause of apeman sightings around the world, with Bigfoot and the Yeti being explicitly mentioned.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Taken to an extreme level, the kaiju all have extremely strange physiologies such as Anguirus's three brains or Rodan's turbine-like respiratory system. The various fauna on Skull Island are somewhat more mundane but not by much.
  • Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: The Skullcrawlers Ramarak and Rokmutul have a dynamic similar to the MUTOs, one is a comparatively small winged flyer and the other is a large, multi-limbed brute. Although the sexes are reversed as it's the female Ramarak who's the flyer and the male Rokmutul is the large fighter.
  • Black-and-Gray Morality: Godzilla is a protector of earth but he's also a vicious, destructive predator who'll devour other kaiju who aren't even harming anyone. His Arch-Enemy King Ghidorah on the other hand, is a sadistic destroyer who intends to wipe out all life on earth.
  • Body Horror
    • The Vagnosaurus may resemble eyeless Skullcrawlers but they are actually a form of highly derived basal primate who's "tail" is really their elongated spinal cord and the claw at the end is a highly modified pelvis and leg bones. Not to mention the fact they have exposed intestines on the underside of their spines.
    • Frankenstein has a constantly changing body that frequently leaves him with malformed features and uneven proportions although he can sometimes use that to his advantage by making his movements more unpredictable in battle.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Venatoraptor's entry on the Skull Island menagerie mentions the Deathrunner tribe who worship a rival god to Kong. Later on, this god (named Gaw) is revealed to have been unintentionally freed from her prison and is poised to take the island in Kong's absence.
  • Cliffhanger: Season 1 ends on one, with Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan, Kong and King Ghidorah transported somewhere not on Earth by the Oxygen Destroyer's odd reaction with the latter's body and Skull Island going to hell with only the remaining Gorosaurs and Mothra larvae able to help due to every other Kaiju being dead, MIA or dormant.
  • Combining Mecha: Much like their Heisei counterpart, the M.O.G.U.E.R.A units can divide into a flying jet and a large drilling vehicle. Unlike the Hesiei M.O.G.U.E.R.A however, they spend most of their time in their sperate components and only come together when needed.
  • Composite Character
  • Cruel Elephant: The Diretherium is a species of elephant kaiju native to skull island that appears to be in a permanent state of musth, making them highly aggressive towards anything and everything they see.
  • Cyborg: King Caesar and Pulgasari both stone-age examples of this. They were originally wounded kaiju located and modified by an advanced paleolithic civilisation, with the former being given stone armor and the latter metal.
  • Dark Action Girl: Kamacuras, Kumonga and the Vagnosaurus matriarch are all very powerful fighters, but are more malevolent than the other female kaiju.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Biollante is a fairly peaceful being that helps maintain the ecology of Skull Island and is even mentioned using her vines to provide the Iwi with sustenance and protection. However, her combat forms are all quite gnarled and monstrous in appearance.
  • Death World: Skull Island has large deposits of radioactive minerals on it which allows for a large population of kaijuform prehistoric species and even many of the (comparatively) smaller creatures can be pretty nasty. It's gotten even worse in the aftermath of Ghidorah's attack since the massive upheaval he's caused has thrown it's ecosystem out of balance which could end up causing some of it's inhabitants to head to human civilization.
  • Evil Is Bigger: In general, the malevolent monsters some of the more benevolent Kaiju fight in their entries are bigger than their opponents (IE Pulgasari is bigger than King Caesar, Jyarumu is bigger than Mothra, Kumonga is bigger than Varan, Komodithrax and Baragon ETC). King Ghidorah takes this Up to Eleven, being taller than any other Kaiju in the series except Biollante.
  • Explosive Breeder: Ramarak lays large batches of eggs which hatch into skullcrawler spawn that don't reach an adult stage, leading to the theory that she and Rokmutul are the breeder caste of a eusocial species.
  • Fallen Hero: King Ghidorah once helped Godzilla in protecting the world from various malevolent Kaiju, but went insane and turned on him due to Ghidorah's hatred of chemical-based life.
  • Festering Fungus: The Guilala are fungaloid kaiju created using Biollante's cells, they can also be used for mind-control like a cordyceps fungus.
  • Fighting a Shadow: Biollante's main body is located on Skull Island but she can use her spores to created temporary bodies to fight with simultaneously. She's also able to alter the forms and abilities to better fight her opponents. To fight Godzilla's raw power she uses an enormous Prime body to overwhelm him, she makes a flying spore form to even the playing field with Rodan, to defeat Anguirus she crafts an aquatic algae body to take advantage of his lack of swimming prowess and smother him and to counter Kong's agility she uses a Godzilla-like melee body to battle him.
  • Gender Swap: It's speculated in Yongary's entry that all of the species start off as female, with the largest individual becoming the male.
  • Gentle Giant
    • Mothra, her larvae and Titanosaurus are fairly peaceful for kaiju while Baragon and Anguirus are downplayed examples as their aggression is listed as medium and they typically won't seek out conflict but are very violent if provoked. Some of the large herbivorus creatures of skull island also qualify.
    • While the Watchuka aren't kaiju they are this when compared to humans as they can reach heights up to 12 feet and are a race of peaceful monks.
    • Kong, while ferocious in combat, is actually an empathetic being that avoids unnecessary harm. It's mentioned that on his way back to Skull Island he goes out of his way to avoid heavily populated areas.
    • Frankenstein is a timid and curious creature that only lashes out when attacked.
  • Giant Flyer: Several kaiju are capable of flight including Rodan, Mothra, Jyarumu, Kamacuras and King Ghidorah. An explanation is actually given on how the first and last are able to achieve this. With Rodan, his respiratory system has evolved into a biological turbine engine that forces air out from openings in his body. As for Ghidorah, he uses his electromagnetic powers to repel himself from the earth's core and effectively hover in the air.
  • Giant Spider: The Spiga sarcophagus, Kumonga in particular.
  • Goofy Feathered Dinosaur: Averted. The Deathrunners are the only Venatoraptor "tribe" that retained their feathers and they are described as the most aggressive subspecies.
  • Gravity Master: King Ghidorah's gravity bolts are essentially elongated black holes.
  • Hate Plague: The monster Jyarumu gives off prion-like particles that induce a rabies-like effect in humans and animals, according to his bio even he isn't immune to it but his species has evolved to embrace the frenzied aggression it causes. The only thing that can counteract it are the scales that drop from Mothra's wings.
  • Healing Factor: All Kaiju have this to an extent but Godzilla and Anguirus both have extraordinary regenerative abilities thanks to the evolutionary arms race between their two species.
    • Frankenstein has an exceptionally potent regeneration that makes up for his relative frailty for a kaiju and pieces of him might even be capable of growing into new creatures which is why it's advised to avoid bombing him.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Robomusume heroically faces down Godzilla at Mount Fuji despite being severely outmatched, though luckily the trope is ultimately Subverted thanks to Biollante's efforts, but she goes on to pull an actual Heroic Sacrifice later on, allowing Godzilla to explode her Primal Stone to trap him.
  • Hero Killer
    • By the end of the first season Ghidorah had killed the Adult Mothra, King Caesar, Titanosaurus, Zilla, Komodithrax, the male Manda, Radon, Varan, two of the Gorosaurus pack and possibly Ogra.
    • A recently awakened Gaw ambushes and kills the female Gorosaurus. She also killed Kong's parents in the past.
  • Hive Mind: The Guilala.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Morlocks used Biollante's cells to create the Guilala which means that Biollante herself is able to absorb them into her bodies when fighting them.
  • Horror Hunger: Some of the species on Skull Island are "Hypervores" meaning that at some point in their evolution their bodies attempted to metabolize the radiation of the island like many of the other creatures but something went wrong and they are now in a state of constant starvation and must be kept in check or they will destabilize the entire ecosystem.
  • Honorable Elephant: The Skull Island Mammoths are a species of kaiju sized mammoth that are generally peaceful and serve an important role in the island's ecosystem by creating large game trails that are utilized by many of the native plants and animals.
  • Human Subspecies: The Shobijin, the Seatopians the Iwi, the Watchuka, the Morlocks and humanity itself are all descended from an ancient Paleolithic civilization that collapsed thanks to their attempt to control kaiju and all diverged. The first two the result of absorbing the DNA of Mothra and Mu respectively, the Iwi came about from living on the mutagenic Death World that is Skull Island and the Morlocks came from a combination of living in space and genetic alteration.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Moguera, which are more on the Mechanical Monster side, as well as the more humanoid Robomusume.
  • Ignored Expert: Most of Earth's governments agree to leave Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan and Kong on Planet X against Fathom's advice. While the case can definitely be made for leaving the first three behind due to their destructive tendencies, Kong is much less destructive and never leaves Skull Island, in fact he's vital in maintaining its ecology and it has been stated that if the imbalance on the island gets too bad it could end up spilling over to the mainland. Unsurprisingly, it comes back to bite them in the ass in a big way.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: It's heavily implied that the Morlocks eat the humans they've conquered.
  • Implacable Man: Tying into The Juggernaut below, Godzilla cannot truly be stopped, only temporarily imprisoned.
  • The Juggernaut: Godzilla is a terrifying example of this, fighting and destroying anything that gets in his way. Though some creatures, such as the gods of Skull Island and Titanosaurus, managed to imprison him within the Earth, he always comes back, often exploding out from the ground.
  • Kraken and Leviathan: Godzilla is frequently compared to the biblical Leviathan and is heavily implied to be the original inspiration for it, with his rival Anguirus being compared to the biblical Behemoth. Conversely, the giant cephalopod Gezora is postulated to be the source of the Kraken myth.
  • Last of Their Kind
    • Mothra and her larvae are the only remaining members of their species after Ghidorah killed most of them and the survivors performed a Heroic Sacrifice to imprison him with their bodies.
    • Kong and the Vagnosaurus clan are the last of their species after they wiped each other out in a millennia long war. After Kong kills the clan matriarch it seema likely that the remaining vagnosaurs will dwindle to extinction.
    • Gorosaurus appears to be the only remaining member of his species left after two of his packmates are killed by Ghidorah and the female is killed by Gaw.
  • Light Is Good: Mothra is brightly colored benevolent kaiju who produces light from her wings, in fact her species replaced Ghidorah as earth's light based protectors after he went bad.
  • Light Is Not Good: King Ghidorah is bright gold coloured but he's also a sadistic destroyer, he was actually known as "Light Brother" before he became a Fallen Hero.
  • Massively Multiplayer Crossover: The fanfic features many different monsters from all manner of works from across different media, though the main focus is on the Godzilla franchise.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Kong is left behind on Planet X with Rodan, Godzilla and Anguirus despite not going on rampages like they did.
  • Morlocks: They are descended from members of the ancient human civilization who went into space and formed an artificial planetoid around Jupiter. They live in an highly utilitarian insect-like Fantastic Caste System: the males serve as workers and soldiers and are animalistic beast possessing intelligence on par with chimpanzees with some individuals getting cybernetic augmentations to better specialize them. The females have most of their organs removed and become blind, immobile Baby Factories. Finally, there are the Controllers who claim to be the original founders of the Morlocks, they are able to extend their lifespans through various means (but this leaves some looking more inhuman) and consists of both males and females, they are also able to use telepathy to control the lesser castes.
  • Multiple Head Case: King Ghidorah's heads each have a different personality. The center head is dominant and the most intelligent, the right head is the most aggressive (to the point that it sometimes attacks against the middle head's wishes) and the left head appears to be the embodiment of Ghidorah's self-loathing as it will frequently nip at his body in disgust.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The Rodan female is named Radon after one of the titles made for the American release of Rodan.
    • A large number of the Kaiju's stories in their entries are based on the films they appeared in:
      • Godzilla's backstory combines Godzilla (1954) (Godzilla is mentioned obliterating Odo Island and leaving Tokyo in a "sea of fire"), Godzilla (2014) (the Castle Bravo tests were really an attempt to kill Godzilla and he first attacks Japan in 2014), Shin Godzilla (Godzilla changes forms through-out his attacks and attacks Tokyo again in 2016) and The Return of Godzilla (the Shockirus are mentioned as parasitising Godzilla and humanity attempts to dispose of him via bombing a volcano so he would fall in). As a bonus, all of these films are also the first movies for each of their respective eras. Island chains named after Solgell Island (from Son of Godzilla) and Lagos Island (from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah) are also name dropped.
      • Just like in his original film, Rodan has a mate, is found alongside the Meganulon and he and his mate make a nest atop a volcano before being bombed and thus tumbling into the Earth. Radon is also initially found on Isla de Mona, Rodan's location on the MONARCH Sciences tie-in website for Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).
      • Anguirus being an old enemy of Godzilla who fights him in Osaka is akin to his original role in Godzilla Raids Again. His battle with Godzilla in Honolulu may be a reference to Godzilla (2014) and Anguirus regenerating just from his tail, which burrowed into the ground after a battle, could be a reference to King Ghidorah's defeat in the Cretaceous and eventual return in Rebirth of Mothra 3.
      • Mothra resides in the Temple of the Moth in China like in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and was initially discovered in 1961 surrounded by vampire plants just like in Mothra. The Shobijin being derived from humans living in isolation with Mothra is a reference to the Houtua from Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle.
      • FATHOM's exploration of Skull Island is essentially just Kong: Skull Island but with the Vagnosaurus in place of the skullcrawlers and the added motive of finding Carl Denham's film reels. Speaking of which, Carl Denham and his crew are the first to discover Skull Island and only a sailor and a film actress (clearly Jack Driscoll and Anne Darrow) survive the trip, referencing King Kong (1933), and Denham's son is named Vincent Denham just like in the Kong: King of Skull Island novel. The Tagu and the Atu from the Kong of Skull Island comic series are also referenced as an ancient people of Skull Island who eventually united into the Iwi, having united due to one of their princesses fusing with Biollante (a probable reference to Biollante's part-human nature in Godzilla vs. Biollante).
      • Fossils of Gorosaurus' species have been found on Mondo Island (where Gorosaurus lived in King Kong Escapes), within Hollow Mountain (referencing The Beast of Hollow Mountain) and the Antarctic island of Caprona (the island of living dinosaurs from The Land That Time Forgot). They also initially started as enemies of Kong's kind, referencing Gorosaurus' debut as Kong's enemy, and each Gorosaurus in the remaining pack references a different fictional theropod (the original Gorosaurus for Gorosaurus himself, Rexy from Jurassic Park for the female gorosaur, the Sharptooth from the original The Land Before Time for the western gorosaur and the Tyrannosaurus from The Last Dinosaur for the northern gorosaur).
      • Kamacuras' entry starts off with a darker retelling of The Lost World (with poor Challenger being unable to prove his theory and the "Pterodactyl" (here Kamacuras herself) he discovered murdering several people), though mainly has references to The Deadly Mantis, with Kamacuras being rediscovered in the Arctic (the point of origin for that film's giant mantis) and the male gimantids fighting each other in Washington DC, where the Deadly Mantis went on the rampage in the original film. The males also reactivate in 1967 (the year when Son of Godzilla was released) and Kamacuras' species being named Gimantis is the name of her original form in Son of Godzilla.
      • Godzuki makes the Calico (here a FATHOM research vessel) his home and is friends with a grown-up Pete Darien (who is mentioned to have grown up with Godzuki). To top off the references to the Hanna Barbara cartoon, he has a "nervous awareness" of Godzilla's presence and likes glowing smoke rings (albeit here it's after he eats...marijuana...which definitely would not be in the cartoon).
      • King Caesar's entry has many references to Godzilla Vs Mecha Godzilla, including him being awakened via an idol, him being a long-time secret of the Azumi family, his initial discovery in 1974 (Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla's release date), his protection of Okinawa and even a prophecy very similar to the prophecy from Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla.
      • The first expedition to the Kendra Crater is 1958 (the year of release for Varan, the Unbelievable)
      • Kumonga has the scientific name Speiga sarcophagus, in reference to her being renamed Speiga in the English dub of Son of Godzilla. Another member of her species is mentioned as having been killed in Arizona, referencing Tarantula!.
      • Baragon is discovered in 1965, the same year Frankenstein Conquers the World was released.
      • Statues of Gezora and his kind are found on Selgio Island, where the events of Space Amoeba (in which Gezora debuted) took place. He also battles against Ganimes and Kamoebas, referencing how they all debuted together in that very same film.
      • Just like in Atragon, Manda is the guardian of Mu. There being two of them is also a reference to a long-standing fan theory that the Manda from Destroy All Monsters is not the same as the original due to lacking the same headgear, and that the first incarnation is male due to possessing it and the Destroy All Monsters Manda is female.
      • The carcass of one of Ebirah's kind (or his moulted skin) washes up on Letchi Island, where Ebirah lived in Ebirah, Horror of the Deep. He also throws rocks at Godzilla like in that film, and him losing some limbs may be a reference to Godzilla ripping off his claws.
      • Titanosaurus is discovered in 1975, when his debut film, Terror Of Mecha Godzilla, was released. He is also agitated by a hypersonic scan, representing how Doctor Mafune used sonic weaponry in that film to keep Titanosaurus under control.
      • The story in King Ghidorah's entry is heavily based on Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, with too many references to that to say, but also references Rebirth of Mothra 3 again (via Ghidorah being defeated in the Cretaceous by Mothra's species and also being responsible for the KT extinction) and Destroy All Monsters, due to Ghidorah being a malevolent alien force who makes the world's Kaiju attack various locations across the planet via mind control
      • The current story arc is shaping up to be mostly a remake of Invasion of Astro-Monster, but with the addition of Anguirus, Kong, the Guilala, the Moguera and Robomusume.
      • The Guilala are stated to have come from Planet X from outer space in such a way that the phrase resembles their original film, The X From Outer Space.
      • Moguera is once again the first Mecha to appear in-universe and is being used by a hostile alien force, just like in The Mysterians. There are also multiple Moguera just like in its debut, and the design clearly takes the most cues from his Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla design and MGR-I Ind from Godzilla Generations: Maximum Impact.
      • Robomusume's initial appearance became known as Attack of the 50-Foot Woman in the tabloids. Her creator is Doctor Mafune from Terror Of Mecha Godzilla, and is described as having pioneered infrasonic communication with deep-sea Kaiju, referencing his creation of the sonic wave oscillator in that film. She also battles against Godzilla at Mount Fuji, the site of the final battle of Destroy All Monsters, the Morlock defector mentioned in her entry may be Miss Namikawa from Invasion of Astro-Monster and her nickname "Robby" may be a reference to Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet.
      • Biollante's combat forms disintegrate into spores and drift away after the Morlock invasion, similar to Biollante's fate at the end of Godzilla vs. Biollante.
      • Gaw killed Kong's parents, just like in Kong: King of Skull Island.
    • There also references to past films and other media where certain Kaiju debuted in the rogues gallery's entries:
      • Zilla and Komodithrax's friendship is a reference to their romance in Godzilla: The Series. Zilla is also mentioned as sinking a Japanese vessel off the coast of French Polynesia in 1998 and attacking New York City when Mu awoke, referencing his debut, as well as being initially mistaken for Godzilla like in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.
      • The Yongary feed off of oil and gasoline, referencing Yongary's original film Yongary: Monster from the Deep. It's also heavily implied that a Yongary burrowed beneath South Korea in 1967, referencing both the initial film's year of release and Yongary's country of origin.
      • The intro to Ogra and Gorgo's profile is one big reference to Film/Gorgo, as it takes place in the film's year of release (1961), mentions dead mutant fish which were seen in the original Gorgo (a particularly ugly specimen, maybe one of the fish or just another unfortunate creature, is taken to a carnival, which is what happened to Gorgo in the original film too) and focuses on a volcanic eruption on Nara Island, upon which Ogra is worshipped as a protector deity just as in the film. Ogra is also mentioned as rampaging through London like in the film too in the actual story section.
      • North Korea attempts to control Pulgasari, referencing the country of origin of his original film. Pulgasari soon turning on the humans is another reference to the film.
      • Fossils of Jyarumu's species being discovered frozen in Siberia is a reference to Jyarumu's own origin, wherein he was frozen and dormant in Siberia.
      • The alpha Vagnosaurus is disembowelled by Kong, the same way he killed Ramarak in Kong: Skull Island
      • Jirass emerges from a lake, referencing her original incarnation being inspired by the Loch Ness Monster. Her moving through Sydney may be a reference to Zilla's attack in Sydney in Godzilla: Final Wars.
    • Even the entries covering the intelligent races get in on this, as well as the races themselves in future entries:
  • Nominal Hero: Godzilla himself, as even though he seeks to protect the planet from hostile forces it is mainly due to him seeing the world as his territory, he frequently clashes with the other benevolent Kaiju and is extremely destructive and aggressive, obliterating cities and devouring other monsters.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: The Seatopians are the descendents of a paleolithic human civilization who took refuge on Mu when their society collapsed. Generations of living there has altered their biology, they grew a tail derived from their sacrum, their legs became flippers and what appears to be red hair on their heads are actually stands of blood-vessel rich tissues that allow them to extract oxygen from the water, not to mention that they're all female and reproduce parthenogenically. They have managed to retain some of their advanced technology and sometimes send genetically modified agents to observe humanity.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: AND HOW. The Skull Island Menageries showcase this the most, with stand-out examples of this being terrifying spiders who slowly transform other animals into their species, giant toads that explode to reproduce and sauropods that slowly transform into trees.
  • Planimal: Biollante is an ancient being containing DNA from many plants and animals, in fact it's theorized that she may be some kind of genetic library for all life on earth. Some of the creatures from the Skull Island Menageries (most notably the triffids)
  • Polar Opposite Twins: One Mothra larvae is brown with blue eyes and is friendly and curious, the other is black with red eyes with a more solitary personality and more violent when provoked.
  • Precursors: There have been two advanced sapient races present on Earth before modern man. The first were the sophont pterosaurs known as the Mahars who arose during the mesozoic and would eventually become so advanced that they could create immortal, artificial bodies and give themselves telepathy. The second was a paleolithic hominid civilization known as the Paleoarchs who developed technology that surpasses anything made in the modern day. However, both civilizations would collapse when they tried to control Earth's kaiju or make their own. The surviving Mahars would be forced to hide in their Antarctic stronghold of Pellucidar while the Paleoarchs were fractured into different groups that evolved into various races, including homo-sapians.
  • Raptor Attack
    • The Venatoraptors at first appear to fit the bill due to their apparently scaly bodies but the scales are actually derived from feathers that have evolved to form a lightweight natural armor. The feathers on their arms even evolved into quills that they use to ensnare prey.
    • Gaw is a tyrannical raptor kaiju who controls several of the venatoraptor tribes and seeks to rule Skull Island with an iron fist.
  • Reality Warper: According to a Q&A the kaiju exist partially outside reality due to their metabolic activity being so efficient on a cellular and subatomic level, this is what allows them to bypass the Square-Cube Law.
  • Rock Monster: Anguirus, Baragon and some of Skull Island's creatures are "Biolithic", which means at least 70% of their bodies is composed of minerals.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: Kumonga, a Godzilla villain, has yet to actually fight the Big G, now being an enemy of Varan, Komodithrax and Baragon. Jyarumu and Vagnosaurus, who were both included in Godzilla media originally and were possibly slated to fight him at some point, are also moved to other characters' rogues galleries (Mothra and King Kong respectively).
  • Shout-Out
  • Space Cold War: This is the relationship between humanity and the Morlocks after their invasion is thwarted.
  • Take That!!: Yongary being unable to do much against Godzilla and being utterly destroyed by him may be one towards Film/Reptilian's insulting of the Monster King.
  • Time Abyss: Many kaiju have been around since prehistoric times but Godzilla, Anguirus and King Ghidorah take it much further as they lived during the Hadean Eon, making them the oldest form of life on the planet.
  • Token Non-Human: The Mahars are the only sapient race in the solar system who aren't descended from ancient humans but are actually highly evolved pterosaurs.
  • Turtle Island: This incarnation of the lost continent of Mu is an utterly colossal filter-feeding anomalocarid kaiju that has a unique ecosystem inside and outside its body and also serves as a nesting ground to other kaiju.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: After accidentally being freed by Ghidorah and Kong's disappearance, Gaw takes over as Skull Island's ruler and she is quick to start killing off the creatures that she can't control, even if it means starting a localized mass extinction.
  • Villainous Glutton: The Skullcrawlers devour large numbers of the creatures on Skull Island's surface to experience new tastes that they didn't have in their subterranean home, rather than out of hunger.
  • Walking Wasteland:
    • Jyarumu absorbs ambient heat and energy within a kilometer of himself causing it to become a frigid wasteland.
    • The electromagnetic disturbances of the earth's core caused by King Ghidorah create massive thunderstorms which he uses as a mobile fortress.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Godzilla and Ghidorah were close allies at first but when earth's chemical based lifeforms evolved, Ghidorah grew to hate them while Godzilla simply adapted to their presence, eventually he attempted to annihilate them and Godzilla was forced to imprison him within the earth.
  • Worldbuilding: A series of illustrations referred to as "Skull Island Menagerie" were released detailing some of the various plant and animals living on the eponymous island, as well as a series focused on non-human intelligent races.
  • Xeno Nucleic Acid: The members of the original generation of kaiju (including Godzilla, Ghidorah and Anguirus) have radiation-based cell structures. When earth's chemically-based life appeared, some of them managed to assimilate their DNA, allowing them to become kaiju as well.


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