Amhuluk, also dubbed Titanus Amhuluk, is a giant daikaiju created by Legendary Pictures that appears in Legendary's 2019 film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, as a name briefly seen on a monitor. He made his first full appearance in Godzilla Dominion.
Amhuluk is a creature in the mythology of the Kalapuya people of Oregon, commonly associated with drowning, disease, and fog. It is described to be furry with several spots, a pair of horns in its head, furless legs, and a body resembling that of a traditional western dragon.
Titanus Amhuluk is a massive demonic-looking mammalian Titan, being black in coloration with ten yellow eyes that lack pupils. Four tendril-like appendages extend from his face and flow backward. His forelimbs are made out of loose, vine-like flesh capable of stretching to tremendous lengths, ending in massive four-digited claws. His jaws are filled with needle-like teeth and a tongue armed with a bony spike. Blue veins can been seen pulsating all throughout his body, which is held up by four, tree trunk-like legs. Several tree-like structures grow outwards from his back.
The roars of Amhuluk are written as "yeeaaahkggh".
Amhuluk is a hostile Titan that is willing to kill others in order to claim a territory. However, he fears and respects Godzilla and chooses to retreat when the alpha Titan asserts his dominance.
At some point, Amhuluk had Monarch Outpost 66 built around him in the Manpupuner Rock Formations, Russia. When Ghidorah calls all the Titans, Amhuluk breaks free and begins to hunt with his new pack. When the ORCA calls all Titans to Boston, Amhuluk does not arrive in time for the battle and does not see Godzilla become the new alpha of all Titans (except Kong).
Amhuluk is first seen fighting Behemoth in the Amazon rainforest, managing to break one of his opponent's tusks during the battle. Behemoth fights back, slamming his remaining tusk into Amhuluk's face, knocking out teeth in the process. Amhuluk knocks Behemoth into the Amazon River and prepares to kill him, but the arrival of Godzilla stops the Titan. Amhuluk lunges after Godzilla, but is quickly overpowered and forced to submit, resolving his territorial dispute with Behemoth. Afterwards, Amhuluk and the other Titans are sent into dormancy by Godzilla after their alpha detects living vestiges of Ghidorah, in order to prevent them from falling back under the sway of the malevolent alien.
Amhuluk can survive both on land and in water.
Amhuluk can manipulate plant life and stretch his arms several times their original length thanks to his unique muscular structure.
Strength and combat
Amhuluk is powerful enough to shatter one of Behemoth's tusks with a single strike from his claws. Amhuluk can stretch the muscle comprising his forelimbs, allowing a greater attack range.
According to Drew Johnson, Amhuluk is merely a head and spine; the rest of its "body" is a telekinetically-assembled mass of "old vegetation, logs, branches, [and] moss." It can telekinetically hurl parts of itself at opponents at high speeds, shown when one of its arms split one of Behemoth's tusks in two at a long distance.
- The outpost Amhuluk was contained in, Monarch Outpost 66, is a possible reference to the 1966 Toho film Ebirah, Horror of the Deep.
- Amhuluk's vine-like muscles may be a reference to Godzilla Earth.
- In Godzilla Dominion, an early design of Amhuluk can be found in the Titan graveyard in the form of a deceased eel-like Titan.
List of appearances
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (His name appears on a monitor screen)
- Godzilla Dominion (First appearance)
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