Scylla, also dubbed Titanus Scylla, is a minor character in the 2019 film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She is a giant armored cephalopod kaiju who appears as a minor Titan that obeys Ghidorah, later Godzilla.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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.
Godzilla Dominion and Godzilla vs. Kong
As show in the prequel comic, Scylla once attempted to attack a ship carrying a nuclear weapon before Godzilla fends her off. Alarmed by energy signature emitted by Ghidorah's remains that desecrated by Apex Cybernetics, Godzilla sends her and other Titans back into dormancy. She remains dormant as her alpha instructed throughout the events of Godzilla vs. Kong, leading Monarch to label her status as "Defeated" due to unaware with the reason of her inactivity.
Scylla is a gigantic aquatic creature with a squid-like body and six incredibly long spider-like legs which she uses to walk. Scylla's torso possesses a noticeable ridge and a raised spine, with a large curved extension above her head, in a similar manner to the shell of a Chambered nautilus. She possesses a rounded head with two eyes, and several tentacles which hang down from her mouth area, similar to Cthulhu.
Powers and Abilities
- Titan Physiology: As a Titan, Scylla is incredibly powerful as she possesses various physical and supernatural attributes that surpasses that of most other Titans.
- Advanced Strength: Scylla possesses large amounts of immense physical strength, partly because of her vast size as she is strong enough to tear through solid rock and buildings. Though ultimately defeated by Godzilla while fighting him over a nuclear bomb, she was even briefly able to hold her own against the Titan.
- Advanced Durability: Scylla's advanced bodily tissues provide her much greater resistance to physical injury as she is durable enough to topple buildings and withstand conventional weaponry with little to no damage.
- Advanced Stamina: Scylla's musculature is considerably more efficient. Her virtually inexhaustible stamina enables her to exert herself at peak capacity for an undefined period of time without tiring at all, never needing to stop during her battle with Godzilla over a nuclear warhead. Even when she makes her way all the way to Boston, Scylla does not even seem to have any obvious signs of fatigue until she reaches her destination to challenge Godzilla.
- Amphibious Nature: Scylla's internal biology greatly resembles that of a cephalopod and a crustacean as she is adapted for movement both on land and underwater, although she is certainly more than capable of breathing on land. She is also able to propel herself quickly through the water with her legs. Her top speed underwater is unknown, but she is even faster than Godzilla.
- Bacteria Generation: After feeding on a slain Titan, Scylla is capable of converting its nutrients into a deadly water-borne bacteria.
- Liquid Nitrogen Emission: Scylla can emit massive quantities of liquid nitrogen from her body, which enables her to slow down the melting of ice in Antarctica, stabilizing the global sea levels in the process.
- Advanced Combatant: Scylla can use her legs and tentacles in combat against other Titans such as Godzilla.
- Armored Shell: Similar to a crustacean, Scylla has an extremely thick, armored shell that enables her to withstand conventional weaponry. She can exit her shell at will, presumably to escape another Titan's grasp. Though she is vulnerable to attack until she can grow a new shell, she will compensate by burrowing into a rock face or molding sunken warships into temporary armor.
- Sharp Legs: Scylla's legs are razor-sharp and can be used as formidable weapons. She can use her massive legs to effortlessly smash through buildings, and can even use them to penetrate Godzilla's skin with ease.
- Tentacles: Similar to a cephalopod, Scylla has several tentacles which hang down from her mouth area. She can launch her tentacles at an enemy as this was sufficient to disorient Godzilla and send him stumbling backward. Scylla is also capable of using her tentacles to wrap around and grasp opponents in combat, possibly to constrict them.
Godzilla and Scylla seem to have a respectful relationship. In 2019, Scylla does not attack Godzilla, but instead bows to him to show how she respects and acknowledge him as the rightful alpha Titan.
- 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.
- While Scylla is benevolent so long as she serves Godzilla, Monarch still classifies her as a "Destroyer," as it also did Ghidorah and Rodan.