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Pulgasari is the main character of the 1985 North Korean kaiju film Pulgasari.

A small monster figurine comes into contact with its sculptor's daughter's blood, turning it into an enormous monster that grows exponentially whenever it eats metal.

Appearance

Pulgasari is a muscular minotaur-like creature with dark brown fur, large horns, and plates of golden armor covering its underbelly.

Powers and Abilities

Pulgasari possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Enormous size
  • Superhuman strength
  • Heat absorption
  • Accelerated growth by consuming iron

Fate

Ami tricks Pulgasari into eating her, causing it to transform into a stone statue. The statue crumbles, revealing a baby version of Pulgasari that is then sucked into Ami's lifeless body.

Trivia

  • The film was made by director Shin Sang-ok after he was kidnapped by North Korean intelligence and forced to make the film on the orders of Kim Jong-il.

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