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Mothra (モスラ Mosura), often nicknamed Eternal Mothra (エターナルモスラ Etānaru Mosura), is a giant divine moth kaiju. The undisputed Queen of the Monsters, this Mothra first appeared in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, where she engaged in a battle thousands of years ago against the cybernetic cyclops Gigan. Through a long battled, Mothra prevailed and imprisoned Gigan in Antarctica.

Name[]

The name "Mothra" is the suffixation of "-ra" (a common last syllable in kaiju names) to "moth." Since the Japanese language does not have dental fricatives, it is approximated "Mosura" in Japanese. Originally, Mothra's name was approximated in English as "Mosla," but it was later corrected to "Mothra".

Appearance[]

Mothra is identical in appearance to Elder Mothra and the elder form of Rainbow Mothra, however she has jagged ridged on her wings, white fur all over her body, a less bulky body, thinner legs, and backward-facing antennae. Mothra's wings are a combination of blue, orange, yellow, and white and her eyes are blue rather than green.

Roar[]

Mothra's chirps are actually Anguirus's roars sped up.

Personality[]

Mothra is portrayed as a kind and benevolent creature, causing destruction only when acting as protector to her worshipers on Infant Island or her egg, or as collateral damage, while protecting Earth from a greater threat. Mothra is usually accompanied by two tiny priestesses or fairies (often called Shobijin—Japanese for "small beauties") who also speak for her.

Origins[]

Around 3,000 years after King Ghidorah's imprisonment, Mothra had rested in peace and carried out her legacy, giving birth to an egg. At one point, this Mothra was born.

History[]

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah: Rise of Armageddon[]

Thousands of years ago, Mothra defended the Earth from an alien monster known as Gigan, defeating him and entombing him in the icey tombs of Antarctica. With Gigan defeated, Mothra returned to Infant Island.

Powers and Abilities[]

Energy weaponry[]

  • Cross Heat Lasers: Mothra is able to fire three, explosive cross heat laser beams of golden energy from her forehead, able to cause large explosions on impact.
  • Hurricane Lightning: Mothra can release arcs of yellow lightning bolts from her wings.
  • Energy Blasts: Mothra can fire explosive, v-shaped blasts of energy in rapid succession from her antennae.
  • Energy Conduction: Mothra can keep energy in her body to release to another via touch as well as release it as strands of lightning fired from her wings.
  • Excel Dash: Mothra can perform an enhanced melee attack by charging herself with energy and flying at mach 80. Once striking an opponent, it will cause explosions and conduct lightning-like energy.

Flight[]

Mothra is capable of flying at speeds of Mach 6 (4,603.61 mph).

Imago Strength[]

In addition to flying across the sky at great speeds, Mothra's wings can (and generally do) create gales that tear apart forests and rock structures and send other kaiju flying. Her great bulk of a body is commonly used to her advantage in battle to slam into opponents, and her surprising levels of strength can help her to drag and even lift monsters like Gigan.

Poison darts[]

Mothra is able to shoot poison darts from her abdomen.

Poison/Rebounding scales[]

Mothra is able to emit "scales," a yellow poisonous powder that can usually asphyxiate an enemy. Additionally, her powder also has a different effect, and acts as a cloud of mirror-like scales, which would allow beam weapons to repeatedly rebound before striking the target, effectively making them impossible to miss.

Mothra easily took advantage of this condition to attack Gigan by repeatedly firing their energy-based attacks, allowing her to strike Gigan over and over again, with the rebound effect negating any chance of their energy attacks not hitting their target. Additionally, Mothra is also able to use her scales multiple times without any loss of her ability to fly.

Power reflection[]

Mothra's powder was able to redirect both energy beams and physical projectiles back to their original senders not only by reflecting them, but she can also use them to attack via her kamikaze attack with which she kills Gigan and survived.

Psychic abilities[]

Mothra is one of the most powerful psychics in the Toho universe. She uses this power benevolently, to communicate with humans and monsters alike, or defensively, to destroy her enemies. As suggested earlier, Mothra is assumed to be divine and draws many parallels to the Phoenix, which makes her one of the more powerful kaiju of the Toho universe.

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