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King Ghidorah
Height: 100 meters
Wingspan: 150 meters
Mass: 30,000 tons
  Powers/Weapons: Flight at mach 3; can travel through space; Gravity beams from mouths; hurricane winds from wings; able to incase itself in a meteor that has magnetic properties
First Appearance: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Other Appearances: Invasion of Astro-Monster; Destroy All Monsters; Godzilla vs. Gigan; Zone Fighter Episodes 5, 6; Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (stock footage); Terror of Mechagodzilla (stock footage); Bye-Bye Jupiter (stock footage)
Series:  Showa  

Description

Planets, stars, entire civilizations have been destroyed in but a few moments. Passing their shattered and torn graves, cackling siren screams called into the night. Sweeping to the farthest regions on promises of bestowed judgment and death. Seething with destruction in its blood, the golden demon King Ghidorah will conceal its form in the confines of its blazing fireball womb. The flames lying close to its blackened soul, filling the creature with life and energy. Then, in acts of only the deepest of sins, the ember stone egg is jettisoned off, crossing the black voids of space. Its destination: a new world to purge and decimate.

Crashing to Earth, the creature's presence caused a reaction, awakening huge behemoths from their slumber. Godzilla and Rodan were reawakened. Meanwhile humanity watched in horror as the demonic egg birthed huge scarlet flames. Fire and smoke that took on a life of its own, twisting and congesting into the night sky. Lashing against themselves and taking on the form of King Ghidorah. Spreading its wide leathery wings, it took off, and laid waste to all life that dare to see its godly form. However, the demon met unexpected retaliation. Standing to defend mankind, Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra beat back the devil. Its three heads covered in thick silk, King Ghidorah fled, flapping back to the cold arctic depths of space.

Greatly angered by his thwarted advents he swore to bring, the King of Terror flew to another planet; consequently, one that was unknown to the populace of Earth. A planet on the dark side of Jupiter named Planet X. Living on this world were a race of machine like beings dubbed the Xilien. Seeing the monster as a perfect tool for their future planes, they captured the demon. Following the next steps of their plan, they sent out radio waves to Earth, alerting mankind of their existence. The astronaut pair of Fuji and Glen arrived soon, and was coaxed, along with the rest of humanity, into allowing the Xilien to have Godzilla and Rodan. They begged for the monsters, insisting that the newly arrived creature King Ghidorah threatened to destroy their people. Falling for the trick, humanity allowed the aliens to take the twin terrestrial kaijus to the new planet, and successfully fight off the dragon. In exchange for the behemoths, the Xilien promised a medical drug that would cure all diseases. Deceit was brought, when the drug turned out to be a tape recording that told the Earthlings to surrender and become a new colony of Planet X. If humanity did not comply within 24 hours, the Xilien warned of the consequences. Needless to say, humanity stood its ground and created a plan to fight back. However, the A-Cycle Light Ray Guns were still be constructed as Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah were released. Laying waste to anything that moved, the trio of monsters nearly succeed, when finally mankind's technology prevailed. Released from their control, the monsters fought amongst themselves. Their ongoing war pulling them from a craggy cliff, and into the seas below. Only the space dragon surfaced, fleeing back to space.

Gliding through the frigid vacuum, the creature was again found. Seeing a god to add to their might, a race called the Nebulan Space Hunter M took control. Combing the horror with their own twisted cyborg Gigan, the two descended to earth, and again nearly destroyed all of mankind. Planes, tanks, masers, all fell before the might of the duo. Only through the courage of Godzilla and Anguirus, were the beasts sent into retreat, soaring into the fathomless regions of space.

Gliding on its way, the golden terror's travels didn't go unnoticed. Gazing from afar, the Garogas saw the perfect tool in their latest and greatest plans to conquer Earth. Scheming to block the flow of sunlight to Earth, they planed to use an item called the Dark Prism. The crystal would deflect the sun's rays, and transform the world into a cold lifeless rock. With malice clutching their soul, the alien race captured King Ghidorah, making the creature instinctively seek out the Dark Prism. Cast down from the heavens, King Ghidorah rampaged its destruction on Earth. Its new and improved gravity beams, being able to levitate cars, homes, and signs. However, the abomination wouldn't last, and Earth's hope, Zone Fighter, stepped in. However, there was nothing he could do to stop the cackling dragon. Mustering the last ounce of strength, the hero flew into space, leading the creature from Earth.

Out in space, Zone Fighter leads the ancient horror towards an asteroid, but suddenly all contacts with Zone family is lost, and King Ghidorah disappears. Meanwhile on Earth, the Garogas agents have taken prisoner the Zone Family. Realizing their fate, Zone Fighter heads back and frees them. Yet in his absence, King Ghidorah is unleashed. With sweeping wings, and suspending gravity beams, the celestial reptile destroys the facility that housed a scientist vowing to stop the Dark Prism. Little time passes, before finally Zone Fighter is able to fight again. Throwing his courage in the fray, he saw to end the destruction caused by King Ghidorah forever. Zone Fighter attacked King Ghidorah, but once again the space beast triumphed, and the hero is forced to lead the demon away. Taking off, Zone Fighter heads back to the asteroid.

Prays followed, as the final battle prepared to show itself on the rock's surface. Assaulting with flurries of punches and kicks, Zone Fighter fought. Though King Ghidorah was still too much. Unleashing a new technique, by combining all three of it's gravity beams, into one hellish wave of pain, the gleaming monster nearly succeeded in destroying the protector. The Garogas race was on the verge of victory, if not for the interference of the Zone Family. Together, Zone Fighter was able to topple the titan, and turn his blistering arsenal upon the demon. Though he was not able to kill the creature, he severely wounded it, and returned to Earth exhausted.

Time passed on Earth, and peace grew. Then on the brimming hour of the next century, another race of aliens attacked. Calling themselves the Kilaakian, the race quickly took control of all the Earth's monsters. Sending them out in waves, Earth's defenses were weakened. Only through the will of the human spirit, did mankind prevail and regain control of the monsters. However, the Kilaakian were a noble and proud race, and threw in their last triumph card: King Ghidorah was released on earth once again. The demon struck against the monster legion, fighting back viciously. The golden dragon knocked back the forces of Earth for only a bit. In the end though, even the cosmic strength of the celestial beast was not enough, and King Ghidorah was killed. Cast into the open maw of Earth's land, never to be seen again.