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|“||Within a Monarch containment facility atop the active Isla de Mara volcano, a mysterious Titan lies in pyrostasis within the restless magma. The legends speak of it as the “Fire Demon” or “The One Born of Fire”, but a simpler name echoes through the ancient temples of volcanically active regions: “Rodan”.||„|
— Monarch Sciences description
Prehistoric flying reptile
Kong: Skull Island (cameo)
The Rodan (ラドン?) of the RadonMonsterVerse, also dubbed Titanus Rodan, is a prehistoric flying reptile daikaiju created by Legendary Pictures that will appear in the studio's upcoming 2019 film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Rodan's original name, 'Radon', is based on Pteranodon. Furthermore, a monster called Ladon can be seen in Greek Mythology.
According to the cave paintings, Rodan bears a much closer resemblance to actual pterosaurs than his other incarnations (except for the anime version). In the film itself, this incarnation of Rodan has a larger wingspan compared to any of his interpretations, with a fiery glow coating the bottom edge. His physique and general appearance bear a strong resemblance to a vulture, with dark-red skin, a v-split crest with the ends curling inward. He lacks teeth, much like the Showa and Millenium incarnations, though his beak has a serrated look to it, giving the illusion of teeth. He also retains the spade-shaped tail from his 1956, Showa, and 2004 incarnations. His eyes are yellow and rather cat-like.
This Rodan's portrayal is undefined.
The roar of Rodan is undefined.
While not fully revealed yet, Monarch Sciences designates Rodan's behavior as that of a destroyer, implying an aggressive nature.
The origins of Rodan are undefined, though given his depiction in a cave painting, it is possible that he, like Godzilla and Kong, is a prehistoric superspecies. The creature, as of 1991, has been discovered in pyrostasis atop the Isla de Mara volcano, in a place dubbed "El Nido del Demonio" (or "The Devil's Nest", in Spanish).
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In 1971, Houston Brooks and San Lin would brief James Conrad and Mason Weaver on multiple other monsters who ruled the world alongside Kong. This included Rodan, along with Godzilla, Mothra, and Ghidorah, who were shown to the two via classified Monarch cave paintings.
Under the guise of "environmental research", a Monarch team established a quarantine zone around the dormant volcano on Isla de Mara. Over the years, the zone grew from a small scientific outpost into a full containment facility around the mouth of the volcano.Godzilla: King of the Monsters, along with Godzilla, Mothra, and Ghidorah on May 31, 2019.
Rodan possesses an internal volcanic combustion system, which gives him pyrokinetic abilities.
Rodan's rock-like scales allow him to blend in with mountains and rock formations.
Despite being much larger in size, Rodan has a skeletal structure similar to that of a Pteranodon, and thus, is capable of fast, long-distance flight.
Rodan's entire body is covered in rock-like scales that reinforce his durability.
Rodan's massive wings are powerful enough to create a sonic thunderclap that can level entire cities as he flies overhead.
- The height of Rodan is somewhat smaller than the original Rodan in Showa era, however it is possible that Rodan's height could be a matter of posture whether or not to be forward‐bent.
- This Rodan is the first of its incarnations with wider wingspan than that of Mothra within the same continuities.
- As seen on the Monarch Sciences website, Monarch Outpost 56, where Rodan is contained homages 1956, when Rodan was released.
List of appearances
- ↑ Wickman, Kase (July 26, 2014). HOLY MOTHRA: GARETH EDWARDS REVEALS 'GODZILLA 2' MONSTERS AT COMIC-CON MTV. Retrieved June 10, 2017