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Scylla

Scylla, also dubbed Titanus Scylla, is a minor character in the 2019 film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She is a giant armored cephalopod daikaiju who appears as a minor Titan that obeys Ghidorah and later Godzilla.

Biography

Scylla was awakened from her slumber in Arizona by King Ghidorah's call, which also awakened many other Titans around the world. Scylla's legs tore through the desert near an oilfield as she erupted from underground. Like the other Titans, Scylla rampaged through populated areas, destroying buildings in nearby Flagstaff with her colossal legs. Eventually, she made her way to Boston along with Methuselah, Behemoth, and the six-legged MUTO. There, they found the alpha they were following, Ghidorah, slain at the hands of Godzilla. Rodan approached Godzilla to challenge him, but was intimidated by his gaze and ultimately submitted. The other Titans all followed suit, each "bowing" in their own way to the new King of the Monsters. Later on, reports of Scylla leaving humanity to live in a lake were brought up. The creature is also credited to the slowing down of the polar ice caps melting.

Personality

Scylla moves much like an actual spider, but more steadily, and much more slowly (relative to size). She also has greater control over her individual legs.

Powers and Abilities

  • Due to having an inner biology greatly resembling that of a squid, Scylla is capable of surviving and hunting both on land and in water.
  • Due to her lack of other limbs, Scylla fights using her legs. These legs and their spiky tips are strong enough to tear through solid rock and buildings with ease. Scylla utilizes her massive legs to effortlessly smash through buildings.

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Trivia

  • When Scylla was first shown in a trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it was widely believed to be Kumonga.
    • Scylla being located in Arizona can be interpreted as a reference to the scene where Kumonga attacked Arizona in Godzilla: Final Wars.
  • The outpost Scylla was contained in, Monarch Outpost 55, is a possible reference to the 1955 Toho film Godzilla Raids Again.
  • In the film’s novelization, Scylla is mistakenly mentioned to have eight legs.
  • Scylla appears to be the most popular Titan in-universe, as #Scylla is the most trending hashtag on Twitter after Monarch reveals Scylla's information to the world.
  • Scylla was created by Michael Dougherty to indulge his interest in the Cthulu Mythos.

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