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Reptilicus is the main antagonist of the 1961 Danish-American kaiju film Reptilicus.

When Danish miners unearth a piece of flesh from a long-dormant reptile and bring it back for study, it thaws out and begins to regenerate a new body, transforming into a draconic beast that goes on a rampage.

Appearance

Reptilicus resembles an enormous snake-like creature with short legs. Its head is dragon-like, with snake-like fangs and a forked tongue. It has gray scales that are loose and resemble feathers. It also has small wings.

Powers and Abilities

Reptilicus possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Powerful jaws
  • Enormous size
  • Advanced regeneration
  • Corrosive spit
  • Flight

Fate

Reptilicus is knocked unconscious with sedatives and shot in the mouth with a rocket launcher. However, the ending implies that Reptilicus will regenerate once again.

Trivia

  • Two versions of the film were made, one in English and one in Danish.

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