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    King Ghidorah

    Character » appears in 24 games

    A three-headed dragon and long-time foe of Godzilla. Often mind-controlled, usually by aliens.

    Short summary describing this character.

    King Ghidorah last edited by captainofthestars on 03/31/24 07:36PM View full history


    King Ghidorah is a three-headed alien dragon and Godzilla's arch-enemy, he is depicted in many different versions/forms in the Godzilla series. Most versions of King Ghidorah have powers including flying and gravity beams.

    The Different Forms of Ghidorah

    King Ghidorah

    Just regular King Ghidorah, Introduced in the 1964 film, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.


    As seen in the 1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Dorats are three genetically modified animals from the future, also the form of King Ghidorah before they were exposed to radiation. Three Dorats are left in the past to merge and mutate into King Ghidorah from radiation.

    Mecha King Ghidorah

    As seen in the 1991 Godzilla vs King Ghidorah. A cybernetic King Ghidorah with one head and part of body replaced by machine parts.


    As seen in Rebirth of Mothra. Desghidorah's true form is living, shapeshifting lavas from space. He copies features from reptiles on earth and thus becomes a dragon-like monster. Desghidorah can manipulate fire and lava.

    Cretaceous King Ghidorah / Grand King Ghidorah

    As seen in Rebirth of Mothra 3. A space monster who lived over 200 million years, he used to do mass genocides on many planets. He is supposed to be King Ghidorah's ancestor and the Ghidorah species' first evil Ghidorah.


    As seen in the 2001 Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack. This version of Ghidorah is an earth defender, unlike most versions being invaders.

    Monster X / Keizer Ghidorah

    As seen in the 2004 Godzilla: Final Wars, Monster X is an alien monster that is quite human in appearance. It looks nothing like King Ghidorah until he evolves and transforms into Keizer Ghidorah. Keizer Ghidorah has four legs instead of the usual two and has a much darker body color.

    Monster Zero / King Ghidorah

    As seen in the 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters from the American Godzilla series. An ancient alien monster sealed in Antarctica and was released by terrorists.

    King Ghidorah in the Movies

    Since King Ghidorah's debut in 1964, it has been in 5 films. All were distributed under the Japanese film studio, Toho. Listed below are Toho's official English titles for all the films, along with their original release date.

    Showa Series

    12.20.1964 - Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

    12.19.1965 - Invasion of Astro-Monster

    08.01.1968 - Destroy All Monsters

    03.12.1972 - Godzilla vs. Gigan

    Heisei Series

    12.14.1991 - Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

    1996 - Rebirth of Mothra

    1998 - Rebirth of Mothra III

    Millennium Series

    12.15.2001 - Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

    12.04.2004 - Godzilla: Final Wars


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