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The Different Forms of Ghidorah

King Ghidorah

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


As seen in the 1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Dorats are the form of King Ghidorah before they were exposed to radiation. Three Dorats are left in the past to combine and mutate into King Ghidorah from radiation.

Mecha King Ghidorah

As seen in the 1991 Godzilla vs King Ghidorah.


As seen in Rebirth of Mothra.

Cretaceous King Ghidorah / Grand King Ghidorah

As seen in Rebirth of Mothra 3.


As seen in the 2001 Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah:Giant Monsters All Out Attack.

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 as opposed to the usual two, and has a much darker body color.

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 title 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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