Rodan

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This article is about the monster. For the 1956 film, see Rodan (film). For other uses, see Rodan (disambiguation).
Godzilla film series character
Rodan
Rodan poster detail.jpg
Alias Radon
Monster Zero-Two
Fire Rodan[1]
First appearance Rodan (1956)
Latest appearance Godzilla 2 (2018)
Created by Ken Kuronuma
Portrayed by: Shōwa series
Haruo Nakajima
Kōji Uruki
Masaki Shinohara
Teruo Aragaki
Millennium series
Naoko Kamio

Rodan (ラドン Radon?) is a giant monster or Kaiju that first appeared as the titular character in the 1956 film Rodan. Though the character started off in its own stand-alone film, Rodan was later featured in the Godzilla franchise.

Character biography[edit]

Name[edit]

The Japanese name "Radon" is a contraction of "pteranodon"). Radon is usually referred to as "Rodan" for English speaking markets, possibly to avoid confusion with the atomic element Radon. However, in Toho's English dub for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, the character is completely referenced as Radon the whole time.

Overview and development[edit]

Rodan is a classified as a Pteranodon in the films. He is occasionally portrayed as a rival and enemy of Godzilla, but is usually depicted as one of Godzilla's allies, much like Anguirus. Rodan and Anguirus both started out as enemies of Godzilla, which explains the occasional enmity between the creatures and Godzilla himself on the rare occasion that they are pitted against one another.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II/Spacegodzilla Blu-ray Double Feature". Sony Pictures. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "15. Rodan — The 15 Most Badass Kaiju Monsters of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  3. ^ Jeffries, Adrianne (July 26, 2014). "Gareth Edwards returns to direct 'Godzilla 2' with Rodan and Mothra". The Verge. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Kevin P. (2014-08-14). "‘Godzilla 2′ Gets Release Date: ‘Let Them Wait’". MTV. 
Notes
  • Miniatures by Stephen Dedman, Eidolon Magazine Summer 1996, Volume 5, Issue 3 (also known as whole number issue 20). Eidolon Publications, North Perth, Australia. ISSN 1038-5657.