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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kumonga

aka: Speiga, Kumonga

Origin

In the Showa era, Kumonga was a giant spider that lived in Sogell Island. It first appeared when it trapped and poisoned Kamacuras. Then it trapped Godzilla's son, Minilla in webbing and closed in for the kill. However, Godzilla arrived and defended his son. Kumonga attacked and nearly succeeded in killing Godzilla, but Minilla helped his father and using their atomic rays, they burned Kumonga's body, severely injuring it.  However, Kumonga was not dead and the scientists placed Kumonga in Monster Island, where it lived with many other monsters including Gorosaurus, Varan, and Manda.

In 1999, aliens known as Kilaaks, captured and mind-controlled the monsters of the island. The kaiju were released in cities throughout the world. But in the end, the humans broke the mind-control and freed the monsters. The monsters were then sent to attack and destroy King Ghidorah. Kumonga took part in the fight by trapping King Ghidorah in the thick webbing. After King Ghidorah was defeated, Kumonga and the other monsters returned to Monster Island and lived peacefully to this day. Kumonga was featured in the 2004 movie, Godzilla: Final Wars as one of the many mind-controlled monsters of the Xilians. It appears in a desert in Arizona where it destroys a trailer.

Then suddenly, the Xilians teleport the spider and the other monsters around the world. They tell the humans that they took the monsters away to save Earth. However, the humans find that the Xilians were controlling the monsters and the Xilians release all the monsters again to finish destroying the cities they were attacking. When Godzilla is freed from the south pole and fights the kaiju, Kumonga is released in New Guinea to battle him. At first, Kumonga was able to trap Godzilla in thick webbing, but Godzilla grabs a webbing that was still attached to Kumonga and swings it around in circles before letting go of the webbing. Kumonga soars over the horizon, not to be seen again. 


Features

  • Height: 45 meters (148 feet)
  • Weight: 8,800 tons    

Weapons

Kumonga can shoot a thick webbing from its mouth and there is also a sharp poison stinger inside. The spider is also a great jumper. Kumongas has prehinsile claws like hands that can be used to grab small prey.


Movie Appearances    

  • Son of Godzilla (1967)
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  • All Monsters Attack (1969) (stock footage)
  • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

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