Rodan is a gigantic pterosaur-type kaiju that hatches underground from prehistoric eggs as a result of global warming. The creature made its debut in RODAN (1956). After the shockwave force of its wing movement strikes the Saikai-Bashi Bridge and destroys part of the city, Rodan is defeated when the military uses explosives to cause an eruption of the volcano at Mount Aso, Kyushu. Rodan also stars in GHIDORAH, THE THREE HEADED MONSTER (1964) and returned for two more Showa-era films: INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER (1965) and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968). The Rodan of the Heisei era first appears in GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II (1993). In a new island setting, the creature emerges and, as its power grows, evolves into Fire Rodan. Like the original Rodan, it is capable of creating a sonic boom shock wave with its wings. It also has a new beam-like weapon known as the Uranium Heat Wave.

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© 1964 TOHO

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

Height: 50 m
Weight: 15,000 t

© 1965 TOHO

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Height: 50 m
Weight: 15,000 t

© 1968 TOHO

Destroy All Monsters

Height: 50 m
Weight: 15,000 t

© 1993 TOHO

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

Height: 70 m
Weight: 16,000 t

© 2004 TOHO

Godzilla Final Wars

Height: 100 m
Weight: 30,000 t