Rodan

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Rodan is a daikaiju monster which first appeared as the title character in Toho's 1956 film Rodan.wikipedia
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Rodan is a daikaiju monster which first appeared as the title character in Toho's 1956 film Rodan. In 2014, Legendary Pictures announced that they had acquired the rights to Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah from Toho to use in their MonsterVerse.
Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla are described as Toho's Big Five because of the monsters' numerous appearances in all three eras of the franchise, as well as spin-offs.

Kaiju

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Rodan is a daikaiju monster which first appeared as the title character in Toho's 1956 film Rodan.
Godzilla is an example of a kaiju; others include Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, King Kong, Gamera, Gyaos, Daimajin, Gappa, Guilala and Yonggary.

Godzilla (franchise)

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Though the character started off in its own stand-alone film, Rodan was later featured in the Godzilla franchise.
The Shōwa period tied loosely in to a number of Toho-produced films in which Godzilla himself did not appear and consequently saw the addition of many monsters into the Godzilla continuity, three of which (Rodan, Mothra and Varan) originated in their own solo movies and another five (Anguirus, Kumonga, Manda, Gorosaurus and Baragon) appeared in their first films as either antagonistic or secondary characters.

Godzilla

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As with Godzilla, writer Ken Kuronuma turned to prehistoric animals for inspiration in developing the character, though unlike the former, whose species is largely left ambiguous, Rodan is explicitly stated to be a kind of Pteranodon.
Godzilla sometimes has allies, such as Rodan, Mothra and Anguirus, and offspring, such as Minilla and Godzilla Junior.

Rodan (film)

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Rodan is a daikaiju monster which first appeared as the title character in Toho's 1956 film Rodan.
He tells the men that the UFO seen flying all across the world at supersonic speeds is a gigantic pterosaur he has dubbed Rodan.

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

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In Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, the Rodan suit was of visibly lesser quality than the previous one, having a more comical face, a thick neck which barely concealed the shape of the performer's head within and triangular wings.
The film is directed by Ishirō Honda, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya and stars Yosuke Natsuki, Hiroshi Koizumi, and Akiko Wakabayashi, with Haruo Nakajima as Godzilla, Masanori Shinohara as Rodan, and Shoichi Hirose as King Ghidorah.

King Ghidorah

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In 2014, Legendary Pictures announced that they had acquired the rights to Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah from Toho to use in their MonsterVerse. A casting call confirmed that Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah will be featured in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Its attempt to destroy Earth is thwarted by the combined efforts of Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra.

Invasion of Astro-Monster

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A new suit was constructed for Invasion of Astro-Monster which more closely resembled the first, having more rounded wings and a sleeker face.
The film stars Akira Takarada, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Akira Kubo, and Yoshio Tsuchiya, with Haruo Nakajima as Godzilla, Masaki Shinohara as Rodan, and Shoichi Hirose as King Ghidorah.

Ken Kuronuma

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As with Godzilla, writer Ken Kuronuma turned to prehistoric animals for inspiration in developing the character, though unlike the former, whose species is largely left ambiguous, Rodan is explicitly stated to be a kind of Pteranodon.
Kuronuma was the writer of the Kaiju classic Giant Monster of the Sky: Rodan (known in Japan as Sora no Daikaijū: Radon, a 1956 tokusatsu film produced by Tōhō Studios.

MonsterVerse

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In 2014, Legendary Pictures announced that they had acquired the rights to Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah from Toho to use in their MonsterVerse.
Legendary Entertainment confirmed at the July 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International that it had acquired the licensing rights to Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah from Toho and revealed concept footage with the closing title cards reading "Conflict: inevitable. Let them fight".

Destroy All Monsters

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The sleek face was retained in Destroy All Monsters, though the wings and chest area were crudely designed.
Godzilla attacks New York City, Rodan invades Moscow, Mothra (a larva offspring) lays waste to Beijing, Gorosaurus destroys Paris, and Manda attacks London.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

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However, in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II, the English version of the film used the original name Radon.
The egg gives off a telepathic signal that attracts Godzilla and Rodan, an adult Pteranodon irradiated by the nuclear waste.

Haruo Nakajima

During suitmation sequences, Rodan was portrayed by Haruo Nakajima, who almost drowned when the wires holding the 150 lb. suit above a water tank snapped.

Kong: Skull Island

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Rodan appears in a post-credits scene of Kong: Skull Island.
They are informed by Brooks that Kong is not the only monster king to roam the world and are shown archive footage of cave paintings depicting Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.

Godzilla Island

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The creatures living on the island include Godzilla, Godzilla Junior, Mothra, Mothra Leo, Rodan, Fire Rodan, King Ghidorah, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla (Heisei version), Anguirus, Gigan, Hedorah, Destoroyah, Baragon, King Caesar, Moguera, Megalon, Battra, SpaceGodzilla, Gorosaurus, Kamacuras and Jet Jaguar.

Mothra

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In 2014, Legendary Pictures announced that they had acquired the rights to Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah from Toho to use in their MonsterVerse. A casting call confirmed that Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah will be featured in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
The remaining larva attempts to convince Godzilla and Rodan to join forces with her in order to fight King Ghidorah, but the two monsters reject her proposal.

Godzilla vs. Megalon

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Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973, stock footage cameo)
In the first part of 1971 (197X in the Japanese version), the most recent underground nuclear test, set off near the Aleutians, sends shockwaves as far across the globe as Monster Island in the South Pacific, disturbing monsters such as Godzilla, Anguirus, and Rodan.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019 film)

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A casting call confirmed that Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah will be featured in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Liles also portrays Rodan via performance capture.

Godzilla: Final Wars

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Rodan attacks New York City, Anguirus attacks Shanghai, Zilla attacks Sydney, King Caesar attacks Okinawa, Kamacuras attacks Paris, Kumonga attacks Phoenix, Ebirah attacks Tokai, and Hedorah attacks an unknown location.

Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters

Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters (NES - 1991)
Rodan: A flying, highly mobile monster. Rodan can heal if he is over a volcano. Also, he will be weak if he's on the ground.

Godzilla: Battle Legends

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Godzilla: Battle Legends (Turbo Duo - 1993)
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Godzilla (Game Boy)

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Rodan: A mutant pterosaur that, just like Anguirus, is usually Godzilla's ally, but now an enemy who flies after him, making it harder to avoid damage.

Circus Caper

Circus Caper (NES - 1990)
Bonus levels include such fun things as guiding a bear to jump over flames, avoiding boulders in a car, using Rodan as target practice and meeting Godzilla at the circus grounds.

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee

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Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (GCN, Xbox - 2002/2003)
The player plays as one of several giant monsters (eleven playable characters: Anguirus, Destoroyah, Gigan, Godzilla 90s, Godzilla 2000, King Ghidorah, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Megalon, Orga, Rodan, and Mechagodzilla).