#5 MOTHRA (Mosura, モスラ)
First Sighting: April 1964
Size: Larva Stage- 43 – 130 Meters long
‘Imago’ Stage – 24 – 80 Meters long, Wingspan 75 – 250 Meters
Powers: Larva – Silk spray, Mandible grip
‘Imago’ – Divine power, Psychic readings, poison powder, Antenna bolts, Wing gales, Reflective particle prism, Abdominal poison dart
Featured Films: Mothra, Mothra vs. Gozilla, Ghidora: The Three Headed Monster, Ebirah: Horror of the Deep, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Rebirth of Mothra, Godzilla Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monster All Out Attack!, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., Godzilla: Final Wars
Bio: Mothra’s role among the roster of Toho monsters is like that of a phoenix in that she is reborn as one previously laid larva when she falls in battle. Regarded as a divine kaiju, Mothra has the ability to communicate with other living being psychically, and resides on an island with little foliature life remaining after the atomic bombing of Japan, the residents of which worship and care for her as their Goddess. Mothra is arguably the first kaiju to defeat Godzilla in a battle.