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King Ghidorah

Showa Ghidorah
Showa Ghidorah
Status: Enemy
Height: 100 meters (328 feet)
Wingspan: 150 meters (492 feet)
Mass: 33,000 tons
Powers/Weapons: Flies at Mach 3, gravity beams from mouth, hurricane-strength winds from wings
Fight Record: 1-4-0
Godzilla Movies: Ghidirah, the Three Headed Monster (1964), Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975, stock footage for a flashback scene)

King Ghidorah was a space monster that flew from planet-to-planet attacking several civilizations. In his debut film, Ghidirah, the Three Headed Monster, Ghidorah came to Earth on a meteorite that impacted on the surface. Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra decided to join forces to stop Ghidorah from destroying the world. After a long brawl, Ghidorah retreated back into space. In the next film, Godzilla vs. Monster-Zero, men from Planet X (Xians) asked the people of Earth to give them Godzilla and Rodan in exchange for a "miracle drug" to stop all diseases, so they could stop Ghidorah from attacking Planet X. The Xians then used a device to control Ghidorah, Rodan, and Godzilla, and had them attack Earth, so the Xians could use Earth as a colony. The control-device was then destroyed, and Godzilla and Rodan attacked Ghidorah. The three monsters fell into the ocean, and Ghidorah then escaped Earth, again.

In Ghidorah's next movie, Destroy All Monsters, which takes place in 1999, Ghidorah is sent to Earth by the Kilaaks to attack Earth's monsters. The monsters were too much for Ghidorah, and Ghidorah was killed. King Ghidorah's last major appearance in the Showa Series was in Godzilla vs. Gigan. Controlled this time by giant aliean cockroaches, Ghidorah and Gigan attack Tokyo. Godzilla and Anguirus come to the rescue, and rout the monsters from Earth. Ghidorah's last appearance in the Showa series was in Terror of Mechagodzilla, in a flashback scene.

King Ghidorah, Godzilla's archenemy, is the most popular Godzilla foe among Toho kaiju movie fans. In the Western version of his premier film, Ghidirah, the Three Headed Monster, King Ghidorah is referred to as "Ghidirah." In later Godzilla films, his name was changed to "King Ghidorah," which sounded more like the original Japanese name "kingughidora." The process for making King Ghidorah's suit is a very hard and timely one. Each golden scale is placed one-at-a-time on Ghidorah's body.

Heisei Ghidorah
Status: Enemy
Height: 150 meters (492 feet)
Wingspan: 175 meters (574 feet)
Mass: 88,000 tons
Powers/Weapons: Flies at Mach 3, gravity beams from mouth, hurricane-strength winds from wings
Fight Record: 0-1-0
Godzilla Movies: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

King Ghidorah was created by people from the 23rd century. The Futurians, as they were called, traveled in time back to 1992 claiming that Godzilla was going to destroy Japan for good soon. The Futurians and the Japanese government decided to travel back before 1954 to Lagos Island, the home of a Godzillasaurus. In 1954 an H-Bomb test on the nearby island Bikini mutated the Godzillasaurus into Godzilla. The Futurians teleportated the Godzillasaurus away from Lagos, but at the same time, left three genetically engineered creatures called Dorats on the island. The Dorats mutated and combined to form one giant monster, called King Ghidorah, from the H-Bomb test in 1954, and later attacked Japan. The Futurians had lied to the Japanese government about Godzilla's raid before and actually wanted to destroy Japan with King Ghidorah because Japan became the most powerful country in the world after the 20th century.

Meanwhile, a more powerful Godzilla, made with modern nuclear weapons, was living off of the coast of Japan. The new Godzilla later confronted King Ghidorah and nearly killed him. Godzilla also sliced off King Ghidorah's middle head using his trademark atomic heat ray. Godzilla then went on to destroy the Futurians. Godzilla then advanced his attack to Japan. One good Futurian, named Emmy, decided to travel back into the future to revive King Ghidorah. The result was Mecha-King Ghidorah.

Mecha-King Ghidorah
Mecha-King Ghidorah
Status: Enemy
Height: 150 meters (492 feet)
Wingspan: 175 meters (574 feet)
Mass: 88,000 tons
Powers/Weapons: Flies at Mach 4, laser triple beam on replaced middle head, gravity beams from the two side heads, Godzilla shock anchor and cables,
Fight Record: 0-0-1
Godzilla Movies: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
The Futurian Emmy traveled back into the 23rd century to revive the wounded King Ghidorah. The result was Mecha-King Ghidorah. Emmy replaced the missing middle head with a new mechanical one. She also added in shock cables, and a "machine hand" that would grab hold of Godzilla. Emmy then returned to the 20th century and confronted Godzilla with her new super weapon. Mecha-King Ghidorah grabbed hold of Godzilla and carried him to the ocean. While flying, Godzilla used his atomic heat ray on Mecha-King Ghidorah, and the two fell into the ocean. Emmy escaped from Mecha-King Ghidorah, and returned to the 23rd century. In 1993, the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center salvaged Mecha-King Ghidorah's remains, and studied the technology to create new anti-Godzilla weapons. The new super-weapons were the Garuda, Mechagodzilla, and MOGUERA.

Millennium King Ghidorah
Status: Enemy
Height: 50 meters
Wingspan: 93 meters
Powers/Weapons: Lightning ray, electric bite, flight
Fight Record: ????
Godzilla Movies: Godzilla - Mothra - King Ghidorah: Daikaiju Soukougeki (2001)
During the Godzilla series, King Ghidorah was always considered an enemy. This King Ghidorah, though, is the first "good" one. Because the millennim Godzilla was shrunk in size, 50 meters, Ghidorah was shrunk too. The millennium King Ghidorah is, along with Mothra and Baragon, an ancient god that protected the Earth. In 2004, fifty years after Godzilla's first attack, Godzilla rises again and attacks Japan. Mothra, Baragon, and King Ghidorah are then awakened after a long nap, and decide to kill the menace. What happens next? I won't tell you. You'll just have to wait until Godzilla - Mothra - King Ghidorah: Daikaiju Soukougeki is released in the U.S.
Millennium King Ghidorah