King Ghidorah

King Ghidorah (キングギドラ, Kingu Gidora) is a three-headed dragon that first appeared in Ishirō Honda’s 1964 film Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. He was as the primary antagonist in the 2019 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters and mentioned in the 2021 film Godzilla vs. Kong. He was revealed to be the final villain that controlled Mechagodzilla.

Aka: Ghidarah, Ghidrah, Monster Zero 


  • 100 Meters (1964-1972)
  • 150 Meters (1991)
  • 30,000 Tons (1964-1972)
  • 70,000 Tons (1991)
  • 150 Meters (1964-1972)
  • Unknown (1991)
Air Speed
  • Mach 3 (1964-1972)
  • Mach 4 (1991)


Ghidorah, the ultimate evil, is a planet-destroyer monster. It travels through space as a meteor but shows up as a golden, three-headed, bat-winged dragon with two tails. Ghidorah first appeared in Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster. A woman delivers a message from the martians (venusians) regarding the coming of an new monster that already destroyed Mars’s (Venus) city, Mellenia, before. Rodan and Godzilla were about to break out and start to destroy Japan when Mothra (in larva form) convinced both of them that they needed to work together to fight Ghidorah, who was just born out of a meteorite.

Mothra first resisted Ghidorah alone but was about to give away then Godzilla and Rodan had a change of heart and helped defeat Ghidorah. It was a long fight but Ghidorah eventually retreated into space.

Later the monstrous dragon lands on Planet X, where it tries to pursue its celestial reign of terror in the sequel Invasion of Astro-Monster (or Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, 1965). In his search for destruction, the monster alternatively teamed up with Gigan and was somehow manipulated by alien races, the Xians, the Kilaaks, and the Spacehunter Nebula aliens.

The new Ghidorah’s (Heisei series) origin lay not in space but in the future. It was created from the atomic fusion of three genetically engineered creatures (called Dorats). His middle head severed by Godzilla, it was revived another time by an evil alien from the future (Futurian), who refurbished him as Mecha-King Ghidorah.

Special Weapons

Gravity beams ray out of all three mouths, hurricane winds from wings, creates strong shock waves when flying, meteoric form. 

Films appearances

  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
  • Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
  • Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)
  • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (2021, stock footage cameo, skull)