Quetzalcoatl ケツァルコアトル


Quetzalcoatl - Quetzalcoatl Chicks
Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl

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Powers / Weapons

Flight; flamethrower; fireballs

Appearances

Godzilla: The Series Episode 10 - Bird of Paradise (1998)

Series // Godzilla: The Series

Sound Effect

Description

Accidentally released from an ancient temple by ornithologist Laurence Cohen, the legendary Quetzalcoatl began to attack everything in sight. Upon hearing about the events on the news, and a phone call from Dr. Cohen himself, the H.E.A.T. team arrived to help and investigate his claims of finding the monster. He hoped to use the existence of such a creature as evidence of his theory that birds were the direct relatives of prehistoric dinosaurs. However, the winged monster was extremely powerful. After a failed attempt at tranquilizing it, the tactics were changed to instead put a permanent end to the mythic beast.

When Quetzalcoatl attacked again, the poison round wasn’t able to be fired in time and Elsie was picked up in Quetzalcoatl’s huge talons. Quickly coming to the conclusion the flying reptile aimed to use her as food for the next generation once they hatched, the group knew time was of the essence. They quickly arrived to rescue Elsie, but the hatchlings were already giving chase.

Quetzalcoatl flew in to drive off the intruders, but Godzilla finally made his appearance known and attacked the legendary monster. The giants waged war while Elsie escaped the younglings with the help of Dr. Cohen. Unable to defeat the nuclear reptile, Quetzalcoatl returned to her brood in an attempt to get them to safety. Godzilla opened fire with his atomic breath, blasting the rock and the mouth of the volcanic mountain. A rockslide followed, with a huge boulder striking the airborne Quetzalcoatl as she carried her offspring. Knocked off balance, the monster fell into the sizzling lava bellow, never to be seen again.


Powers / Weapons
Flight

Flight

Carried by huge, feathered wings, Quetzalcoatl can soar through the air at high speeds. Legend says she generally flies in the direction of the sun, making it difficult to see it.

   
Flamethrower

Flamethrower

From her mouth, Quetzalcoatl can launch a stream of concentrated fire. When used, she often flies directly over a target, raining the flames down upon the ground in a focused sweep to coat the entire area in a blanket of raging fire.

   
Fireballs

Fireballs

For quicker attacks, the feathered serpent can launch explosive fireballs in rapid succession from her mouth. These fireballs don’t have the ability to spawn massive walls of fire like her regular flamethrower ability, but pack a more missile-like, explosive punch with each hit.


Background and Trivia
  • Was to appear in the cancelled Trendmasters Godzilla: The Series toy line. Prototypes of the figure were still produced, which can be seen in several pictures provided by Jonathan Shyman.
  • On the Godzilla.com domain from around 1998, the monster was classified under the "Anomalies" category. Its name was also spelled either "Quetzalcotl" or "Quetzalcoati", both being misspellings of its actual name.



Quetzalcoatl Chicks
Quetzalcoatl Chicks

Height :
Mass :

Powers / Weapons

None

Appearances

Godzilla: The Series Episode 10 - Bird of Paradise (1998)

Series // Godzilla: The Series

Sound Effect

Description

Waiting within a massive nest constructed at the mouth of a volcano, a trio of eggs waited to hatch. Once their mother brought a sufficient food source, the captured Dr. Elsie Chapman of the H.E.A.T. team, the eggs finally began to hatch and the pink, featherless creatures gave chase. Desperately hungry to feed for the first time, they had the woman cornered until her ex-fiancé, Dr. Laurence Cohen, arrived with the rest of the H.E.A.T. team to save her. The pair managed to evade the hungry jaws of the babies and escape. Not far away, Godzilla was battling the flying parent and drove her to the brink. In a frenzied attempt to escape, the mother returned to the nest and grabbed the babies in her claws.

Just as they flew away, Godzilla’s atomic ray struck the rocks and caused a massive landslide the hit Quetzalcoatl with a huge boulder. The blow caused the flying monster to fall into the boiling lava below, sealing the fates of the prehistoric species once and for all.


Powers / Weapons
None

None

The Quetzalcoatl Chicks displayed no extraordinary abilities in their brief time of existence. While it can be assumed they would eventually develop the same powers of their parent, the only thing they managed to do was run and jump around.


Background and Trivia
  • In Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works (ISBN 4091014704), they are simply referred to in Japanese as "Chicks" (ヒナ - Hina).