The demonic Varan is a giant kaiju created by IDW that first appeared in the 2015 Godzilla comic, Godzilla in Hell.


Varan's appearance seems near identical to the original Varan's being a gigantic monstrous lizard with many curved spikes. He keeps the membranes on his limbs that allowed the original Varan to fly, although Varan does not show this ability. The sclera on his eyes is orange, without pupils.


Varan seems to have little personality. Varan remains quiet during his battle against Godzilla, focusing only on the battle. However, Varan flees after Godzilla unleashes his atomic breath, showing his fear.


Godzilla in Hell

Varan appeared in the second issue of the IDW mini-series Godzilla in Hell, where he confronted Godzilla in Hell's eternal sea. Varan emerged from the sea to briefly battle Godzilla, after he fell down from a frozen region. However, after Godzilla unleashes his atomic breath, Varan retreats from the fight, disappearing into the sea once again.


Adept swimmer

Varan is able to swim the Eternal Sea with relative ease.


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