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King Ghidorah is the main antagonist of the 1964 Japanese kaiju film Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and several sequels.

When a meteorite crash-lands on Earth, it releases a malicious three-headed dragon that had devastated the planet Venus, which proceeds to attack Japan.

Appearance

King Ghidorah is an enormous bipedal dragon with golden scales and three heads. Each head has a crocodilian snout, curved horns, and a row of spikes going down its neck. Instead of arms, it has two large brown wings. It also has two thick legs and two tails, each ending in a mass of spines.

Powers and Abilities

King Ghidorah possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Powerful jaws
  • Enormous size
  • Near-invulnerability
  • Gravity beam
  • Flight

Fate

King Ghidorah was eventually beaten enough that it fled back into space.

Trivia

  • Ghidorah was originally going to have blue scales and rainbow-colored wings, but a mistake on the part of the costume makers resulted in its golden color.

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