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Jiger is the main antagonist of the 1970 Japanese kaiju film Gamera vs. Jiger.

When a sacred statue is removed from the lost continent of Mu, a demonic creature that once roamed the island awakens and attempts to retrieve it.

Appearance

Jiger is a brown quadrupedal creature with a large head. She has a large horn on her head, two horns in front of her eyes, and two tusks protruding from her upper jaws. There is a large red fin on her back.

Powers and Abilities

Jiger possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Powerful jaws
  • Enormous size
  • Flight
  • Horns
  • Projectile quills
  • Heat ray
  • Powerful lungs
  • Ovipositor for planting eggs in hosts
  • Near-invulnerability

Fate

Gamera throws the sacred statue at Jiger, lodging it in her head and killing her.

Trivia

  • Jiger is the first female monster to fight Gamera.

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