Megalon (メガロ, Megaro) is a kaiju who first appeared in Toho's 1973 film Godzilla vs. Megalon.[1]

Godzilla film series character
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Megalon as featured in Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973).
First appearanceGodzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Last appearanceGodzilla: Rulers of Earth (2013-2015)
Created byJun Fukuda
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Shinichi Sekizawa
Portrayed byHideto Odachi
In-universe information
SpeciesGiant beetle


Megalon is a bipedal, humanoid, burrowing insect resembling a beetle standing at 55 meters (180 feet) tall and weighing 40,000 metric tons (44,092 short tons), and the god of the subterranean nation of Seatopia. While Megalon is by no means intelligent (With him needing the protagonists robot to guide him to the combat area), he makes up for it with his strength. Megalon possess two drill-like front appendages, which it uses both for burrowing and as weapons, and a set of wings usually covered by a beetle-like shell. The creature can fly, burrow, and swim at high speeds. Unlike most kaiju under fire from humans who prevail with brute force, Megalon uses retreat and ambush tactics to defeat human forces in his first encounter. Megalon also has a horn (similar to a rhinoceros beetle) from which it can fire lightning-like bolts of electricity (Pretty much visually identical to Ghidorah's) and it is capable of spitting fire bombs from its mouth. (Humorously its last attempt to fire one backfires and falls back into its mouth, with smoke coming out of him)

In Godzilla vs. Megalon, Megalon is worshipped as a deity by the people of the subterranean kingdom known as Seatopia. The Seatopians unleash Megalon on the surface world as revenge for the damage caused to Seatopia through reckless nuclear testing. During his assault on the surface world, Megalon comes into conflict with Godzilla and Jet Jaguar.




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  1. ^ Barr, Jason (2016). The Kaiju Film: A Critical Study of Cinema's Biggest Monsters. McFarland & Co. p. 40. ISBN 9781476623955.