About 15,000 years ago, a powerful and ancient civilization
ruled the land of the rising sun. Known as the
Nilai Kanai, these people were technologically
and mystically advanced, holding power over science
and magic unknown before or after. Yet, there's
was not a perfect society. Like the humans of
today, they polluted their waters and corrupted
their skies with toxins. Rather than change their
ways, they chose to play at being gods, and created
a being to dispose of their wastes. Known as Dagahra,
this creature would consume the pollution that
the Nilai Kanai produced, thus cleansing the waters.
Dagahra did consume pollution, as it was constructed
to, but produced a toxic side effect: Barems. As a result, the giant creature quickly became dangerous. It began developing attacks that were infused from its own toxic by-products. Releasing thousands of the acidic sea stars from
its body, Dagahra destroyed its creators, then
fell into a deep slumber below the waves.
Many thousands of years later, Dagahra was reawakened
by a new insurgence of pollution into its domain.
Awakening to fulfill its purpose once again, the
toxic monster emerged from its lair, consuming
man's waste and releasing its deadly spawn. Soon,
the oceans ran red with its lethal sea stars. As the creature's aggression rose, a Harushio Class Submarine stumbled on its resting grounds. Dagahra's wraith was swift. The sub was quickly encrusted with Barem that were launched from the toxic monster's shoulder cannons. With the smaller creatures eating away at the sub's exterior, Dagahra ended the confrontation before it started. Colliding with incredible force directly into the 2,700 ton machine, the ancient monster destroyed it in an explosion.
Thirsting for more destruction, the toxic beast made its way toward Ishigaki Island. Witnessing the recently surfaced Nilai Kanai temple, once home to its creators, the monster was filled with rage. Releasing its arsenal, Dagahra blasted at the ancient structure. The temple had defenses of its own, though. Unleashing its firepower, Dagahra was driven away by the temple. Angered, the creature left in frustration, emerging itself on the shores across the water. As it made landfall, the toxic beast spread destruction
to humanity which had feed it so much waste. Creating a wake of devastation, pillars of smoke rose into the sky that could be seen all the way from the temple.
The cruelty did not go unnoticed, as it was met by a powerful entity known as
Mothra Leo. Racing into the sea, Dagahra first engaged Mothra over the ocean before taking the battle on land. There, it fought Leo in the forest and skies with all of its might. However,
Dagahra was still unable to overcome his foe. Retreating back to the water, the noble Mothra continued to best the toxic beast. A turning point came, though, when the creature released its poisonous Barem into the water. Dagahra then proceeded to spin its body, creating a violent, lighting infused vortex. Traveling above the water, the vortex engulfed Mothra, covering the noble monster with the toxic sea stars. With Mothra Leo badly injured, Dagahra dragged its enemy below the water. The
advantage was his, and he encrusted the noble
warrior with even more of his toxic spawn. With a hidden surge of strength, Mothra barely escaped the waters, aided by the natural defenses of the Nilai Kanai temple. The ancient structure shelled Dagahra with blasts, causing an underwater avalanche that momentarily stopped the toxic beast.
Robbed of his victory, Dagahra stirred in the waters. Suddenly, the ancient monster bathed itself in its own lighting blasts. The effect magnified the monster's capabilities as new shoulder points grew out of its wings and the creature transformed into its final form.