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Overview

Salunga (サルンガ,   Sarunga?) is a kaiju from the Singular Point continuity. He made his debut in the fifth episode of the 2021 Netflix-exclusive animated series, Godzilla Singular Point.

Name

"Salunga" is a transliteration of Sharanga, the bow weapon of the Hindu God Vishnu. The name is in reference to the kaiju first appearing in India, where the locals coined it by its bow-like forehead pattern.[2]

Design

Appearance

Salunga's design was inspired by elements of Gabara and Baragon.[1] He is covered in pebbled, green skin with several brownish-gold ridges on his back as well as shoulders, thighs, claws, and tail and a silver underbelly. He has a large, archery-bow-like horn on his forehead as well as a row of forward facing spikes. While he is of a reptilian nature, his anatomy is very similar to a monkey; particularly a baboon. He has a bright blue streak running across his forehead, two red markings in between his nose, a mandrill-like face, and two pale, white eyes. He has three fingers and toes in addition to an opposable thumb/dew-claw. He mostly walks in a knuckle-stance but can sometimes rear up and become bipedal.

History

Godzilla Singular Point

Gadabout

Salunga is first spotted on a video camera in its containment in India.

Theorist

Salunga makes his formal debut when BB and his team venture down to get a glimpse of the Red Dust in his containment cell. However, the kaiju takes advantage of this moment and attempts to escape from the holding facility by climbing up one of the rafters. BB manages to close the cell just as Salunga is half-way up. The kaiju then proceeds to roar in frustration whilst banging on the hangar doors, angry that he was so close to escape only to be cut off.

Omniarch

Salunga attempts to climb up again, this time resisting the sniper rounds from BB's guards. BB then used an experimental weapon called the Orgonathal Diagonizer to crystallize the Red Dust the kaiju seemingly controlled, impaling him on a rafter he was climbing up on before the doors closes on him again, with the kaiju, surprisingly still alive, left to growl at him in anger.

Encipher

Salunga somehow manages to break out of his containment facility and proceeds on a rampage in a nearby Indian town. After tracking him down, Bela and his team employ an Orthagonal Diagonizer missile at Salunga twice; the first shot covering the kaiju in crystalline Archetype while the second one impales and possibly kills him in the process.

Explorer

Salunga breaks free of the crystalline Archetype and starts heading towards his containment facility.

Abilities

Climbing

Due to his monkey-like appearance, Salunga is shown to have impressive climbing skills, able to scale the rafters in his containment cell like they were tree-branches.

Red Dust Manipulation

Salunga appears to be capable of controlling or even producing red dust.

Trivia

  • Due to his design being fairly similar to both monsters, Salunga was believed to be a redesigned version of Gabara or Baragon before its true identity was revealed.
  • The trademark for the name "Salunga" was filed by Toho on October 6, 2020, and registered on April 20, 2021, nearly a day prior to the fifth episode's premiere on Netflix.[3]

References

This is a list of references for Salunga. 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 CGWORLD (vol. 274). Born Digital, Inc.. p. 50. 10 May 2021. ASIN: B093CGCRC1.
  2. 怪獣. Godzilla Singular Point. Retrieved on April 29, 2021.
  3. <Information on application/registration>. Japan Platform for Patent Information (October 6, 2020). Retrieved on April 22, 2021.
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