The monster has no official name, though some fans call it Vishnu due to Robert Oppenheimer saying that name when the camera pans over the monster's carcass. Its other name, Talaghan, means "fallen" in Korean.
The monster has at least ten legs, with a long, seemingly segmented body, greatly resembling a tardigrade. Each of its feet have four long fingers.
The monster's history is unknown, though the Comic-Con 2012 trailer indicates that the monster would have been killed by Godzilla.
- The multi-legged monster was officially said by Gareth Edwards to have just been a placeholder monster that was never meant to be in the final film--merely in the 2012 Comic-Con trailer to show that Godzilla would indeed be fighting another monster in the 2014 film.
- The multi-legged monster bears a somewhat resemblance to El Gusano Gigante, a caterpillar-esque monster from the 1998 show; Godzilla: The Series.