Behemoth ベヒモス [MonsterVerse]

Behemoth [MonsterVerse]
Behemoth

Height : 107 meters
Mass :

Powers / Weapons

Tusks

Appearances

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Series // MonsterVerse


Description

With the war between Godzilla and King Ghidorah coming to an unexpected end thanks to the United States military's Oxygen Destroyer, the three-headed monster used the opportunity to seize the throne and claim the position of Alpha among all the Titans of Earth. Letting out an unearthly cry that was heard across the globe, King Ghidorah summoned the massive beasts from their slumber.

One of these was Titanus Behemoth, who broke free from MONARCH Outpost 58 in Rio de Janeiro. Under the false king's orders, the mammoth-like creature attacked the Brazilian city, using its large tusks to plow through buildings. After the Titan's rampage went on for several hours, the ORCA - a device capable of simulating the audio signature of an Alpha Titan - was used to bring the global assault to a sudden end. Sensing that the current Alpha was in need of assistance, Behemoth began to make its way towards Boston as King Ghidorah once again engaged Godzilla in battle. By the time Behemoth arrived, however, Godzilla had already emerged the victor, slaying the three headed monster and assuming his rightful place as the new Alpha. Behemoth acknowledged Godzilla's new position and bowed to the King of the Monsters. Shortly after these events, Behemoth returned to South America, the radiation emitted from its body helping to restore flora and fauna in deforested areas of the Amazon Rainforest.

Some time later, Behemoth found itself having come into conflict with Titanus Amhuluk. The root-like beast had tried to claim Behemoth's territory as its own, but the mammalian Titan was not about to surrender its rainforest domain to another. Unfortunately, Amhuluk was stronger than Behemoth had anticipated, as a single punch from the intruder was enough to break off a majority of Behemoth's left tusk. Though the Titan had lost one of its main weapons, Behemoth wasn't out yet and continued the fight, charging its foe once again. Sadly, a second punch from Amhuluk was enough to knock Behemoth unconscious. Seemingly victorious, the botanical beast clutched Behemoth's remaining tusk and began to drag its body away, presumably to feast upon, but it was then that Godzilla intervened, having come to end their fight. As Godzilla tossed Amhuluk away and forced the invading Titan to submit, Behemoth regained consciousness and returned to its lair to heal.

Later, after numerous feats as Alpha, Godzilla began seeking a place to rejuvenate. This search led him to a place where he could sense and communicate with his fellow monsters around the globe. Sensing that the world could not support so many active Titans, Godzilla ordered Behemoth and others back to their places of rest.


Powers / Weapons
Tusks

Tusks

Titanus Behemoth is armed with two enormous, asymmetrical tusks jutting from its mouth. Sharp, curved, and incredibly sturdy, these bony protrusions act as the Titan's main weapons, which it used to demolish buildings during its assault on Rio de Janeiro.


Background and Trivia
  • Behemoth appears in the 2021 Legendary Comics prequel comic Godzilla: Dominion, written by Greg Keyes, which is in the MonsterVerse continuity.
  • During an interview, Director Michael Dougherty has said that Behemoth is his personal favorite of the new Titans created for the film.
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization includes a scene of Behemoth responding to King Ghidorah's Alpha call. MONARCH attempts to terminate the Titan before it can escape, but an organization member who sympathizes with Emma Russell's plan to release the creatures sabotages their efforts, allowing Behemoth to break free.
  • Legendary Tweeted a bio of Behemoth during the MonsterVerse WatchAlong event. This displayed the height of the monster at 354 feet (107 meters).
  • In the film's audio commentary, Michael Dougherty explained he thought a mammalian kaiju was needed, as most giant monsters were "reptiles, insects, or a hybrid," and so for Behemoth he told the creature design team to aim for something one would expect to see in an ice age. Also in the audio commentary, Dougherty posited that Behemoth would be a fairly benevolent creature when left to his own devices.