ATOM Kaiju File #1: Tyrantis


1 Tyrantis

Aliases: The Lord of Leviathans, the Jade Giant, Big Green, the Vagabond Behemoth, King of Typhon Island

Date Discovered: March 16th, 1954

Place of Origin: The Hollow Mountain

Notable Stomping Grounds: The Hollow Mountain, the Underground Valley, Typhon Island

Height: 100 feet (106 feet including horns)

Length: 200 feet

Biology: Tyrantis is a member of the Retrosaur family: a group of powerful reptiles that ruled the earth during the Mesozoic era while primitive mammals and birds trembled beneath them, only to die out in a catclysmic extinction event 65 million years ago.  Specifically, Tyrantis is a Paleo Tyrant: a bipedal, carnivorous subgroup of the retrosaur family that included some of the largest and most vicious predators ever to walk the earth.  Tyrantis resembles the largest known paleo tyrant species, Manospondylus gigas, although Tyrantis is a great deal bigger and covered in far more spikes and horns.

Like all kaiju, Tyrantis is gifted with several powers that make him hardier and more dangerous than a normal animal.  These include:

  • Super strength
  • An enhanced healing factor
  • Immunity to radiation
  • Fire breath

Personality: Despite the ferocious reputation of his ancestors, Tyrantis is one of the most mellow kaiju known to man.  The reptile’s massive size keeps mankind off its menu, as small prey takes more energy to catch than it gives as food.  Tyrantis often tries to avoid human settlements, as he finds the narrow pathways and buildings that explode into sharp, painful chunks of rubble to be too uncomfortable to tread on. His territorial nature even makes him a boon, as Tyrantis will often attack and drive off other kaiju or even beat them into submission.

Tyrantis is also known for being more intelligent than modern reptiles are thought to be.  The creature is often very inquisitive of new objects, and has even been seen using found objects as weapons when fighting other kaiju.  He is a great deal more social than other kaiju, which seems to be a typical trait for his species, and may be why his face has a capacity expression beyond what is seen elsewhere in the reptile family.

A pack hunter at heart, Tyrantis has actually befriended several other kaiju, and is known for forming warrior bands among the world’s giant monsters just as much as he is known for slaying others.

When his ire is raised, however, Tyrantis earns every bit of the vicious reputation of his fellow Paleo Tyrants.  Bone crushing jaws, teeth shaped like railroad spikes, razor sharp toe talons, thick scaly armor, a muscular tail, and a plethora of spikes are all key parts of this prehistoric monster’s primeval arsenal, and he uses these age old armaments with savage skill.  The Lord of Leviathans is incredibly quick and agile for a beast his size, and few kaiju can match his ferocious fighting spirit.

His greatest weapon, however, is his fire breath.  The venom sacs of his mesozoic ancestors evolved over time into a complex set of bladders whose fluids ignite when mixed together.  This allows Tyrantis to breath fire like the dragons of legend, and only a creature with the hardy flesh and healing factor of a kaiju could use it as fiercely as he does.

.With his tremendous size, abundant weapons, and cunning brain, Tyrantis is one of the deadliest creatures on the planet and, paradoxically, humanity’s greatest hope of surviving the Atomic Time of Monsters.

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