#9 HEDORAH (ヘドラ)
First Sighting: July 1971
Size: grows from 0.1 – 120 Meters tall
Powers: Grows by means of absorbing the pollution in it’s surrounding environment, Crimson energy beam, Sulfuric acid mist, Acid mud, Flight
Featured Films: Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Godzilla: Final Wars
Bio: Name literally meaning ‘sludge,’ Hedorah is an alien known for being crudely named “The Smog Monster” by American audiences. This kaiju is one of the most prominent in Godzilla’s rogues gallery, due to it’s formidable resilience against his power, and, in the film’s context, for being the most terrifying use of messaging about humanity’s cruelty to their own world other than Godzilla himself.