Dragon King ドラゴンキング

Dragon King
Dragon King

Height : 74 meters
Mass : 81,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Pincers; flamethrower; super strength

Appearances

Zone Fighter Episode 7 - Zone Family's Critical Moment! (1973); Zone Fighter Episode 12

Series // SHOWA

Sound Effect

Description

Yet another Terror-Beast unleashed upon the Earth, Dragon King set its lethal eyes upon one of Japan’s mightiest dams. It came close to its target, but Zone Fighter arrived just in time. Protecting the dam from a fiery assault, the hero collided with the bizarre titan head-on, easily gaining the upper hand.

Suddenly, the tides of the battle shifted. Feigning its defeat, Dragon King took Zone Fighter by surprise, harshly backhanding the silver hero between two hillsides and burying him in the rubble of an exploded boulder. To make matters worse, the green tyrant managed to push one of the hills into the other, pinning Zone Fighter between them! Struggling against such savage might, Zone Fighter dug deep to prevail and escaped his would-be tomb. Showing no mercy, Zone Fighter ravaged the Terror-Beast in hand-to-hand combat, flooring the green tyrant and tossing it into the same valley he himself had nearly been entombed in. Unloading a volley of his Meteor Missile Might, Dragon King was finally finished off by Zone Fighter for good.


Powers / Weapons
Pincers

Pincers

Dragon King comes equipped with giant pincers on each hand for melee combat. The monster never gets the opportunity to use them effectively in battle against Zone Fighter, however.

   
Flamethrower

Flamethrower

From its maw, Dragon King can breathe a steady stream of intense fire. In addition to igniting objects, this flamethrower is capable of causing large boulders to virtually explode upon impact.

Despite its destructive influence on the environment, this flamethrower had no effect on Zone Fighter, who blocked the attack with his back to the horned beast.

   
Super strength

Super strength

Dragon King possesses immense physical strength. After feigning death, it counterattacked Zone Fighter, trapping the hero in rubble between two large hills. Dragon King then proceeded to push one of these hillsides - roughly twice the size of the monster - into the other, in an attempt to keep Zone Fighter pinned between them.


Background and Trivia
  • According to Toho Special Effects: All Kaiju Illustrated Encyclopedia, its place of birth was on the planet Garoga Baron (Japanese: ガロガバラン星), the homeworld of the Garoga aliens. While its subtitle is listed as being "Horned Terror-Beast" (Japanese: 角恐獣), it is merely referred to as "Terror-Beast" (Japanese: 恐獣) during its entrance in the show.
  • Appears in a very brief flashback sequence at the beginning of Episode 12 with several other Terror-Beasts that had seen defeat at the hands of Zone Fighter. An exploding model is also featured, though the design of the head and some other features differ greatly from that of Dragon King's actual suit.