King Ghidorah
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Full Name

King Ghidorah


Monster Zero


Cause destruction on Earth


Is destroyed by Godzilla

King Ghidorah is an ancient three-headed dragon and the primary antagonist in the Godzilla franchise. He is Godzilla's arch-enemy, as well as his most frequently faced foe.



King Ghidorah was a three-headed space dragon that was under the control of the alien race known as the Xiliens and was responsible for the destruction of many planets, including Mars. The Xiliens finally sent him to Earth to cause mass destruction, but this caught the intention of the giant moth Mothra, who tried to get Godzilla and to stop fighting and help drive the space dragon away. The two refused, having no intention of helping humanity and wanting to continue their fight, so Mothra decided to fight Ghidorah herself. She was immediately brought down by the more powerful Ghidorah, but Godzilla and Rodan hated seeing Ghidorah beat up a weaker monster and helped her fight the dragon. Ghidorah proved a powerful opponent even for all three of them, so they formulate a plan. Godzilla grabs Ghidorah's tails while Mothra sprays him with silk and Godzilla throws him off a cliff. The defeated monster retreated back into space, but it was obvious he wasn't done his assault yet.

The Xiliens called to earth, saying Ghidorah was attacking the planet and asking to borrow Godzilla and Rodan so they could fight off Ghidorah. Earth complied and released Godzilla and Rodan to fight of the space monster. After a vicious fight, Ghidorah was hit with a boulder and tackled by Godzilla, causing him to fly away. But the Xiliens revealed they had a different plan. Taking control of Godzilla and Rodan, they released the two on Earth, unleashing Ghidorah as well. As the three titans wreaked destruction, Earth was able to destroy the Xilien control over them. Now free of their control, Godzilla and Rodan fought King Ghidorah, who retreated into outer space.

King Ghidorah later came under the control of the Kilaaks, who used him during their invasion of Earth. When the other monsters, who had been brainwashed by the Kilaaks, were freed from their control, the Kilaaks unleashed King Ghidorah to battle the other monsters. A battle ensued between the monsters, and Ghidorah was overwhelmed and seemingly killed by the combined might of the Earth monsters.

Despite his apparent death, however, King Ghidorah returned to Earth, under the control of the M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens. Allied with the Nebulans own cyborg monster, Gigan, Ghidorah attacked Tokyo. The two monsters caused mass destruction in the city, withstanding the military's attempts to ward off the threat. Eventually, Godzilla and Anguirus arrived to combat the space monsters, but they too were overwhelmed. However, a group of humans managed to destroy the Godzilla Tower, the Nebulan's headquarters, which also severed the aliens control over the space monsters. This temporarily confused the space monsters, allowing Godzilla and Anguirus to recover and resume their battle with the space monsters, eventually defeating them and forcing them to flee.


In the Heisei era, King Ghidorah originated as a genetically-engineered trio of creatures called Dorats, created by the Futurians as part of a plot to destroy Japan. Replacing the Godzillasaurus monster believed to mutate into Godzilla, the Dorats were mutated by the H-bomb test and mutated into King Ghidorah, which the Futurians used to attack Japan. 

Godzilla, however, was never actually erased from the timeline, and arrived after curing his energy bacterial infection by devouring a submarine's radiation. Clashing with King Ghidorah, Godzilla managed to defeat his foe, severing Ghidorah's central head. Now more powerful than before, Godzilla began a reign of terror throughout the nation, forcing Futurian defectors Emmy Kano and her android M11 to mechanically rebuild King Ghidorah. Now rebuilt as Mecha-King Ghidorah, the monster clashed with Godzilla and carried him out over the sea, where both of them plummeted into the ocean.


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