Dagon is seemingly named after the Canaanite fertility and agricultural god commonly thought to be an ocean god thanks to being featured in H.P. Lovecraft's works.
As a member of the same species, Dagon shared many physical traits with Godzilla. This includes jagged dorsal plates, dark coarse skin, yellow eyes, gills, wide feet, a robust head, and short forearms.
Dagon did not exhibit much of a personality, but it appears that he had a tolerance for humans, allowing them to get close to him. When he spotted MUTO Prime, the arch-rival of his species, he immediately engaged her in hopes of killing her.
In the year 1100 BCE, Dagon encountered and fought with the parasitic MUTO Prime. After a brief fight, Dagon was beaten to the brink of death by MUTO Prime, who then proceeded to implant her eggs into Dagon's stomach lining before immediately burrowing underground. Dagon recovered and retreated into the ocean, but his fate had already been sealed. The parasitic eggs slowly gestated inside of Dagon's body, steadily draining him of his nuclear-rich blood, which eventually killed him.
In 1999, Dagon's skeleton was discovered following a mine collapse in the Philippines, as would the remains of the eggs laid in him. Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham would be present, overlooking the creature's massive ribs and a subsequent hole dug out of the mountain wall, with a trail of destruction leading to the Pacific Ocean.
Same as Godzilla:
- Atomic Breath.
- Dorsal Spikes.
- Durability (thick and hard scaled skin).
- Strength and Weight.
- Amphibious Nature.
Dagon's weak spot is his gills (and eyes). Like Godzilla, when his gills are hit, they will bleed.
As with Godzilla, Dagon's atomic breath would be significantly weakened by the MUTO's EMP.
List of appearances
- Godzilla (First appearance) (Skeleton)
- Godzilla: The Official Movie Novelization (Skeleton)