While its full physical appearance is largely unclear, Rodan (I)'s skeletal corpse indicate that this species of Rodan has rather pterosaur-like figure, much different from predecessors.
However, the corpse of Rodan (I) seen in manga adaptation of Planet of the Monsters bares noncorresponding physical features to the skeleton in the film of the same name.
Several individuals had been confirmed.
The first individual (I) appeared on Paektu Mountain in November, 2005 and the Korean People’s Army lured it to the Hebei Province of China. It moved to the southwest, and then engaged in a combat against Anguirus (I). China proceeded to utilize an anti-kaiju bio-weapon known as "Hedorah" which the nation had been developing independently. The bio-weapon succeeded in killing the two, but it had developed its own self-consciousness and continued functioning, before later destroying Beijing and Tianjin.
In 2030s, one or more of its kin had appeared around the grove. It was said that a pack of Rodan were inhabiting central regions of the Eurasian continent after the appearance of Godzilla, preying on refugees from Europe escaping via Siberia, more specifically, attacking refugees who were on the rail of the Trans‐Siberian Railroad along with Megaguirus(es). Anti-air specialized G-HEDs had been engaged in several battles against Rodans and defeated those.
Some Meganulas fled to northern Africa from Rodans.
Rodans and Meganulons attacked and preyed on workers (former criminals) underground during Operation: Great Wall.
The skeleton corpses of Rodan (I) and Anguirus (I) were seen on the Great Wall of China in the prologue of the film.
Rodan (I) was one of few monsters that briefly appeared as cameo roles.
Humanity had hypothesized that flying monsters possibly possessed the ability to control gravity due to the physical impossibility to achieve flight with their mass and weight.
- Rodans' fight against Anguirus and Megaguiruses later became examples of basic concept of the Operation: LTF.
List of appearances
- Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse (First appearance)
- Godzilla: Project Mechagodzilla
- Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
- Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Manga adaptation) (Cameo)