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Overview

Na Kika, also dubbed Titanus Na Kika, is a giant cephalopod daikaiju created by Legendary Pictures that first appeared in Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization.

Name

"Na Kika" was the octopus god of the Gilbert Islands in Micronesian and Austronesian mythology and a son of Na Atibu and Nei Teukez who used his arms to lift the earth from the bottom of the sea to form islands, beaches, and rocks.

Na Kika's nickname, "Kraken", refers to a giant cephalopod in Scandinavian folklore that terrorizes sailors by dragging their ships into the depths of the ocean.

Design

Appearance

The Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization describes Na Kika as resembling a massive octopus or a squid with a dense, curving cone of shell that protects its massive brain. The color of its blood is green. In Godzilla Dominion, Na Kika is revealed to have at least eight, thick tentacles akin with multiple rows of suckers, bright blue eyes, an insectile face, an internal shell, and colorful iridescent skin.

History

Austronesian Expansion

When the Austronesian peoples colonized the island of Kiribati before the arrival of European explorers, they came in contact with Na Kika and worshipped it as one of their gods. Centuries later, some of their modern descendants would continue to revere the Titan during the modern era.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization

Using radiation signatures and bio-sonic emissions, Monarch had discovered an invisible, hibernating Na Kika, wrapped around the remains of a nuclear submarine that had been missing for decades in the Indian Ocean. They built a secret Monarch outpost around it and one of the agents working there called Devlin nicknamed Na Kika "Kraken", as it had not been given an official name. When Ghidorah calls all the Titans, Na Kika disguises itself as dead to break through its containment field, before destroying the classified Monarch outpost and hunting as a pack with the other awoken Titans, destroying structures in the sea as per Ghidorah's orders. When the ORCA calls all Titans to Boston, Na Kika does not arrive in time for the battle and does not see Godzilla become the new alpha of all Titans (except Kong).

Godzilla Dominion

Na Kika first appears in Godzilla Dominion being held captive by a group of Titan traffickers until it is freed by Godzilla. Na Kika, along with the other Titans, is sent into dormancy by Godzilla.

Abilities

Camouflage

Like octopods, Na Kika can change the color and patterns of its shell and skin to become virtually invisible. It can also mimic other states, such as death, by disguising its radiation signature.

Intelligence

Na Kika's brain is much larger than necessary to control its body, giving it incredible intelligence surpassing most Titans. It is intelligent enough to recognize that a containment field surrounding it only works on living Titans, something even the Monarch scientists had not figured out.

Regeneration

Although it has not been witnessed, there is a great deal of evidence to suggest that Na Kika can regenerate virtually any part of its body. It also has multiple hearts, much like an actual octopus; this allows it to survive fatal wounds.

Sex change

Na Kika is able to change its sex from male to female and vice versa at a whim.

Strength and combat

Na Kika uses its tentacles in combat, which are strong enough to shatter bullet-proof glass with ease, as well as being capable of dragging down an entire marine Monarch outpost.

Trivia

  • The Monarch outpost that Na Kika is contained in is mentioned to be top-secret, possibly explaining why it does not appear on the Monarch Sciences website.
  • The person who nicknamed Na Kika "Kraken" may be a reference to Dean Devlin.
  • According to artist Drew Edward Johnson, Na Kika lost its shell between the events of the Godzilla: King of the Monsters novelization and Godzilla Dominion.[1]

List of appearances

Comics

Novels

References

This is a list of references for Na Kika. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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