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We all know and love King Ghidorah, Godzilla’s greatest nemesis, but what’s his deal? Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re recapping the origin and history of Godzilla’s arch-rival, the terrifying space dragon known as King Ghidorah. The character has appeared in virtually every major era of the Godzilla franchise, and is widely considered to be Godzilla’s greatest and most iconic nemesis. But how did he first come to be, and what forms has he taken over the fifty plus years since his debut? Let’s find out. What’s your favorite King Ghidorah moment from the Godzilla franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

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  2. All problems aside with Godzilla 2014 I wish Gareth Edwards directed GKOTM because he really have us some of the best shots and scenes so far in the Monster Verse, like the Hawaii Beach/Airport scenes, Golden gate bridge scene etc and they all really emphasized the scale of the monsters and a more realistic interpretation all round.
    It’s sad to see to not see that cinematography here and yet still see GKOTM suffer from the same problems as 2014 Godzilla. I liked both films but KOTM could have been alot better.

  3. Spoiler Alert: The newest Godzilla movie was the first one ever I have seen and I have to say it wasn’t bad. Some sad moments that I wish hadn’t happened but I can see why. I also noticed they seem to change the monsters abilities a lot too. In the early version Godzilla burned a hole through Ghidora’s wing and in the new version they are like bullet and damage proof! He’s almost indestructible in the newer one! What Mothra did to help Godzilla kind of made me mad. That was my first time seeing her and then she dies! WTF? Lol. I can’t wait to see him fight King Kong! Who would win?

  4. 8:53 really it’s only the middle head against the left head, who is the trio’s idiot. The right head is the one who wants them to get along, but he wants nothing of the fight between center and left.

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