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Dagon, also dubbed 5146_ADAM, was a member of Godzilla's species that first appeared in the 2019 MonsterVerse graphic novel, Godzilla: Aftershock.

Name

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.

Design

Appearance

As a member of the same species, Dagon shared many physical traits with Godzilla. This includes a bipedal posture, jagged dorsal plates, dark coarse skin, yellow eyes, gills, wide feet, a robust head, and short forearms.

Personality

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.

History

Godzilla: Aftershock

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.

Godzilla

Dagon's skeleton, as seen in Godzilla 2014.

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.

Abilities

Atomic Breath

Like Godzilla, Dagon was capable of using atomic breath due to having a bio-nuclear circulatory system.[1]

Strength and Combat

As a Titanus Gojira, Dagon possessed immense physical strength comparable to MUTO Prime.[2] Although a formidable combatant, Dagon was ultimately defeated by MUTO Prime in their last battle.

Durability

Dagon had thick scaly hide that protected him from most general attacks. During his battle with MUTO Prime, Dagon was subdued and injected with parasitic eggs. Dagon would recover from the battle, but would go on to die after an unspecified amount of time due to the parasitic infection draining him of his nuclear-rich blood.

Amphibious Nature

Dagon had gills on his neck that allowed him to breathe underwater. As a member of Titanus Gojira, he had an amphibious lifestyle and would propel himself through the water with his tail by lateral wave-like motions, as Godzilla does.

Weaknesses

Electromagnetic Pulse

As with Godzilla, Dagon's atomic breath would be significantly weakened by the MUTO's specially evolved EMP. The EMP dampens the bio-electric spark that ignites the atomic breath, giving it a weaker wispy appearance, or outright disabling it.

Sonic Roar

Dagon's dorsal plates would instantly shatter if hit by MUTO Prime's sonic roar, which evolved to resonate at a frequency capable of shattering Gojira dorsal plates.

List of appearances

Films

Comics

Novels

References

  1. Arvid Nelson's Twitter. Twitter (January 12, 2022). Retrieved on January 19, 2022. “Yes – he'd have pretty much the same powers of "our" GZ.”
  2. Nelson, Arvid (August 12, 2021). Arvid Nelson's Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on January 18, 2022.


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