Magita マギタ


Hive Form - Magita
Magita (Hive Form)
Magita (Hive Form)

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Powers / Weapons

Hunting pods; space travel; energy consumption

Appearances

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #20 (2015); Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #22, #23 #24, #25

Series // IDW

Roar

Description

Taking refuge from the destruction of their homeplanet, the Cryogs under the leadership of Emperor Karkaro discovered a finding of a lifetime in the shape of a true monster. Though unable to control it, they were able to control the Trilopods, retrofitting its cocoon to act as a Trilopod hive. With a legion of loyal monsters and a dangerous last-resort up their sleeves, the Cryog Emperor set out to conquer and destroy all in their path.

One day, the Cryogs took notice of unusual cosmic activity originating from a distant galaxy. Detaching from Magita’s cocooned state, the hunting pod made a beeline directly for Earth to investigate the incredible bio-signature in the South American region. Rhizon, full knowing they had been found by the Cryog Emperor, demanded that they reveal themselves. As Karkaro’s massive fleet emerged from a series of rippling wormholes, from the royal warship it hoisted the gargantuan, grotesque enclosure that carried the Trilopod armada with it. With Karkaro finally reunited with Rhizon, the ruthless tyrant showed his traitorous subordinate that everything he had built up would perish. Deploying more hunting pods, Magita’s suspended chrysalis was detached and made for landing in the coastal city of Los Angeles.

Magita (Hive Form)Throughout the many conflicts held the world over, Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla had dealt with the Trilopod mutations that gave them trouble. Although SpaceGodzilla desired to kill Godzilla, sensing the impending threat overhead, the space monster fled for the stars as the mammoth cocoon landed in the heart of the city of angels. Pressurized steam jettisoned from its enormity, tentacle-like appendages sprawled along the metropolitan foundation, then the world saw the horrors it had to contend with.

Among the many capsules affixed to its side opened, and a swarm of Trilopods overcame the barely conscious Godzilla. Three new Godzilla-like mutations were transmogrified as they waited for the time of harvest. Most of the Cryog fleet descended from the skies above, prepared to take the planet for their own and wipe out all the lifeforms that inhabited it. Hunting pods from all across the globe converged at Los Angeles, feeding the planet’s monsters to Magita while their Trilopod doubles were deployed for battle. Sheer numbers alone overwhelmed the King of the Monsters, alongside any external assistance from the Counter-Kaiju Reaction forces.

However, there was a slip up; among the many pods, King Caesar remained the only monster not to be assimilated to Magita’s digestive system and freed the monsters from their organic imprisonments. Together, after the call of Godzilla, they charged into battle and turned the tides against the Trilopod army.

However, the Cryogs had one last trick up their sleeve. An emergency energy reserve fueled the dormant cocoon, triggering her awakening. From within, a monstrously large creature unlike any planet had seen before: the Cryog’s ace in the hole, Magita.


Powers / Weapons
Hunting pods

Hunting Pods

Augmented by Cryog techno-organic engineering, Magita’s hive form is able to dispatch hunting pods to locate bio-signatures found on other worlds. They are propelled by rocket flight and are large enough to cram several Trilopods and kaiju at a time. They can also open on either side, allowing hosts to be sealed in Magita’s digestion while their Trilopod duplicates can be deployed for battle.

   
Space travel

Space Travel

The hive is often tugged around by Karkaro’s royal warship, but can be released and operate on its own, with some mild influence from Cryog modifications. It can be directed to a specific landing zone, like in Los Angeles. This mode is Magita’s primary method of traveling long voyages through space, and has flight-based capabilities.

   
Energy consumption

Energy Consumption

Host monsters and Trilopods alike can be bonded with the dormant Magita’s complex digestive system, often so Magita can sustain her energy. However, in the case of an emergency, the royal spacecraft can discharge a laser to awaken the dormant Magita and hatch from her cocoon.


Background and Trivia
  • The existence of Magita’s “Hive Form” was cited by Godzilla: Rulers of Earth creators Chris Mowry and Matt Frank in a conversation with site staff.
  • Is commonly referred to as “the Trilopod Hive” in the “previously on” summaries of the comic books.



Magita
Magita

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Powers / Weapons

Segmented arms; energy consumption; cocooning; flight

Appearances

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #25 (2015)

Series // IDW

Roar

Description

When the Cryog homeworld was felled by a demon of the galaxy, Karkaro took what he could and fled the planet, leaving it to die. Amidst their travels, they stumbled across a giant unlike any other, one that even dwarfed the planet destroyer that ended their world. They were able to reverse engineer and use her offspring in their many conquests, pillaging and destroying planets in the process. Though independent and not allied with the Cryogs and the Trilopod army, Magita was fed the spoilers of the Cryog’s victories and remained dormant during their deep-space travels, only to be awakened in the most desperate of situations.

This all came to a head when the true Cryog empire waged war against the Earth. Deploying their mass army of Trilopods, their conquest would’ve been inevitable. They collected monsters from all around the world, bringing them back to Magita’s hive to feed her and produce Trilopod duplicates. Yet not all turned out as well as it was meant to be...

After King Caesar freed the monsters from her stomach lining, the Cryogs desperately resorted to giving her the energy she needed to awaken. The chrysalis unfurled, almost like that of a blossoming flower, and from within amidst a chaotic battlefield unlike anything the world had seen. A great giant emerged, a force beyond reckoning, one that even the Cryogs themselves couldn’t fully control. Rising above the dirt clouds that fogged the battlefield, Magita, the tyrannical queen of the Trilopods, made her horrific magnificence known.

MagitaHer enormity dwarfed every other kaiju, but that didn’t mean they’d go down without a fight. King Caesar leapt high into the air, with the others mustering their best. Anguirus curled into a ball, Kumonga webbed one of Magita’s many legs, while Varan and Zilla gnawed at another of her gargantuan limbs. Godzilla blasted her with his atomic breath, giving Rodan the opportune time to rip into her body with his supersonic flight, yet to no avail. Even so, despite their efforts, Magita’s hardened shell made it nigh impossible to break through, and the gargantuan alien swatted the diminutive creatures with little effort.

During the epic confrontation, Jet Jaguar fought against the modified Gigan atop the royal vessel of the Cryog Emperor, who was able to drive Gigan’s double chainsaws into the head of the warship. Using this to their advantage, Jet Jaguar steered the alien spacecraft directly into the Trilopod queen, igniting a monstrous explosion that injured the mammoth extraterrestrial. In spite of their best efforts, it did little to subdue the enormous threat, and instead rendered every combatant unconscious… All except for one.

Godzilla rose amongst his fallen comrades, the last line of defense against the hulking behemoth that stood before him. Aware that the end was drawing near, Godzilla tapped into a power beyond his natural limitations. Using his very essence, Godzilla’s raw power dramatically spiked. His blue radioactive energies turned into a shimmering golden hue and discharged a supercharged spiral atomic ray at the grotesque superbeast. Magita tried to crush him, but the monster king’s newfound strength allowed him to uphold the gigantic limb, tossing it aside and blasting her with another beam. Magita became entranced by the power Godzilla possessed and sought to consume him, enveloping him whole. However, Godzilla exerted everything he had. From his mouth, spines, and skin, the supercharged atomic ray vanquished the anomalocarid predator from within, utterly incinerating her down to charred remains.


Powers / Weapons
Segmented arms

Segmented Arms

Incredibly long and durable forelimbs covered with segmented armor for additional flexibility. They are hard-hitting for those unfortunate enough to stand in their path.

   
Energy consumption

Energy Consumption

Magita requires a massive quantity of sustenance, though will only deliberately consume those with significant bio-signatures. She has a massive "belly" where her hosts are stored, and she will feed on kaiju and Trilopods alike as she shares no particular allegiance. Once Godzilla became supercharged, she tried to consume him to satisfy her gluttonous urges.

   
Unused

Cocooning / Flight

As a means of intergalactic travel, Magita cocoons herself into a massive, globulating sack to leave a planet’s field of gravity and take to the stars. This process is never properly demonstrated in the comic.

When in its terrestrial form, Magita can sprout massive wings from her body and take flight, though these go unused in the fight against Earth's monsters. These wings are equipped with elongated, serrated spears along the edges.


Background and Trivia
  • Was originally called “Trilogod” before undergoing some design revisions and a name change. The original concept for the "King of the Trilopods" can be found in the pages of Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Volume 6 (ISBN 9781631404078).
  • While Godzilla: Rulers of Earth artist Matt Frank hinted on his Tumblr at other abilities Magita could potentially have in her arsenal, such as laser beams, tracking missile stingers, or the ability to fuse with Alpha Trilopods to inherit their powers, they are not considered part of the base powers Magita possesses.
  • Despite her similarities to the Trilopods, Magita is not allied with her tiny counterparts, and instead only uses them as a food source. As for her massive size, she is described as being over 10 times taller than Godzilla, though even this is considered "a very low estimate." Special thanks to Godzilla: Rulers of Earth co-creators Chris Mowry and Matt Frank for providing supplementary information concerning the origins and relationship between Magita and the Trilopods, her estimated height, and for verifying her base powers.