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Rodan, known in his alternate form as Fire Rodan, is the main antagonist of the 1956 Japanese kaiju film Rodan and protagonist of several sequels.

Rodan was a giant pterosaur who, along with his mate, was awoken from his slumber by nuclear radiation.


Rodan is a reddish-brown bipedal pterosaur with a fully erect posture. He has an armored underbelly, a pointed beak, and two crests on the back of his head.

Powers and Abilities

Rodan possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Powerful jaws
  • Enormous size
  • Near-invulnerability
  • Flight
  • Uranium Beam


Rodan and his mate were seemingly killed in the lava flows of the volcano Mt. Aso. However, the film Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster revealed that Rodan himself survived.


  • Rodan is one of five monsters to appear in every era of the franchise.

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