Dagon ダゴン

Dagon
Dagon

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Powers / Weapons

None

Appearances

Godzilla: Aftershock (2019)

Series // MonsterVerse (COMICS)


Description

11th century, BCE: a group of Phoenician travelers became shipwrecked unto the land of Malkuth-Samis, known today as modern day Japan. By the blessings of the goddess Asherah, the natives recovered and fed the Phoenician survivors. But then their eyes were blessed with the sight of Asherah’s divine son, the Semitic sea monster Dagon: Stirrer of the Abyss, the Lord of Lightning; he, as the ancient text described, who had bore the Fallen Star to rest. However, a hideous abomination, later known as Jinshin-Mushi, emerged and confronted Dagon to a fight. Like two great storms clashing at sea, they fought and tore the land. Though the Phoenicians and Japanese had prayed for victory, Dagon fell to the ground where Jinshin-Mushi proceeded to implant its tendrils into the fallen god. Thereafter, the monstrosity disappeared into the shadows of the earth.

DagonAs Dagon remained unmoving, his subjects traveled to mourn him. However, they heard a deep drumming come from his body and circled around him to find the deep marks left behind by Jinshin-Mushi. Suddenly, Dagon opened his eyes and all gave praise to Asherah in celebration. Dagon returned to the open sea, as did the Phoenicians in due time. As the years passed, Dagon would also be referred to as Raijin, the Lord of Thunder, in Japanese myths and legends.

Little did the Phoenicians know the tragedy about to befall their titanic savior. Sometime after the conflict with Jinshin-Mushi, Dagon made his way to the Philippines, slowly dying from the parasitic eggs that were draining the life out of him. Coughing up blood, the great Dagon collapsed in what would become his final resting place, the spores embedded within his body continually gestating over the course of centuries. Finally, in 1999, Universal Western Mining excavated the site in hopes of finding a uranium deposit, but instead unearthed the tomb of a fallen god - and unintentionally awakened ancient creatures from their dormancy…


Powers / Weapons
None

None

Dagon did not demonstrate any abnormal abilities. However, being a species of Godzilla, it's safe to say he could have been equipped with an atomic breath that simply went unmentioned.


Background and Trivia
  • Was revealed to be the skeleton seen in Godzilla (2014), as noted in the MONARCH Field Report at the end of Aftershock.
  • A skeletal analysis present in the 2014 movie refers the monster as "Species 5146_ADAM".
  • Is mentioned to have "bore the Fallen Star to rest." While the Fallen Star was not elaborated upon, this could have been referring to King Ghidorah. The three-headed monster is said to have arrived on Earth from space, as mentioned in Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019). King Ghidorah being like a falling star is not an unfamiliar occurrence in the Godzilla series, as the Showa incarnation of the monster took the form of a meteor when traveling through space and landing in Japan.

    Likewise, ancient drawings in Kong: Skull Island (2017) depict King Ghidorah engaged in battle with a species of Godzilla, the latter firing lightning from its mouth. Interestingly, Dagon is both referred to as the "Lord of Lightning" by the Phoenicians and "Raijin" the thunder god by the Japanese.