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Length: 25 meters
Wingspan: 50 meters
Mass: 6,000 tons
  Powers/Weapons: Flight at mach 5; hurricane winds from wings; antenna ray-shooting beams; lightning from wings; able to shoot off strands of energy from antenna; can perform a Flash Dash by charging itself with energy and flying at mach 80; energy pulse; reproduces asexually by summoning forth an egg
First Appearance: Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Series:  Mothra (Heisei)  


Millions of years ago, a titanic terror from another realm arrived to destroy the planet Earth. Named Desghidorah, this three-headed gargoyle was forced to deal with resistance in the form of a species of highly advanced, enormous moths. These monsters were the protectors of the Elias, a race of tiny, humanlike, beings who inhabited the planet. After the ensuing battle, Desghidorah was defeated and sealed within the Earth, although a great deal of life on the planet Earth was lost. Three Elias: Moll, Lora, and Belvera, were all who were left of their once prosperous civilization. Though the benevolence of Moll and Lora was undeterred, Belvera became twisted and vengeful due to the mass extinction of her race. These tiny fairies, along with one final guardian named Mothra, lingered on for thousands of millennia...

In order to preserve her legacy, Mothra gave birth to an enormous egg in 1997; however, she became physically exhausted from the ordeal. Shortly thereafter, a logging company uncovered the subterranean prison of the demonic hydra that had ravaged the Earth so long ago. When the seal that had bound the creature was removed from the area; Moll and Lora fought Belvera for control of the artifact. Belvera prevailed and managed to release Desghidorah from its rocky tomb, in order to exact her warped plans for destruction. Mothra was summoned to halt the detestable dragon, which was absorbing the life out of the environment. She fought a long and difficult battle to repel her ancient adversary, and in response to her declining strength, her young larva prematurely hatched in order to assist his mother. Though his energized silk seemed to turn the tide of battle in the favor of the protectors, Desghidorah sank its teeth deep into the larva, and Mothra became desperate. She quickly airlifted the young creature to safety, and in order to keep Desghidorah at bay, she lured the beast into a dam. With Desghidorah distracted by a wall of raging water, Mothra carried her offspring to safety. Unfortunately, Mothra's wounds, age, and exhaustion were ultimately too much. Her strength failed, and she plummeted into the sea below. The crestfallen larva attempted to save his beloved mother, to no avail. Angered, the young moth created a cocoon and began to change into his imago stage. Desghidorah had to be defeated; his mother's death couldn't be in vain.