ATOM Kaiju File #19: Metringar


Date Discovered: June 14th, 1954

Place of Origin: Typhon Island

Notable Stomping Grounds: Typhon Island

Height: 100 feet

Length: 300 feet

Biology: A somewhat atypical member of the Long Necked Sea Tyrant retrosaur clade, Metringar is a piscivorous reptile that spends most of its life in the water.  Its long neck and tail are both incredibly muscular, making it a powerful swimmer and fighter despite its somewhat bloated body.  The two “horns” on the back of its head are actually its nostrils, allowing the sea reptile to breath while most of its body is submerged.  While few long necked goliaths in the fossil record sport this adaptation, a colony of living, non-kaiju long necked goliaths with these same strange nostrils were discovered living in Loch Ness in 1956.

Metringar sports the standard kaiju power set:

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

Personality: Metringar is a docile creature, content to live a placid life of swimming, sun bathing, and occasionally devouring entire schools of fish.  It doesn’t seek combat like other kaiju, nor does it hold grudges against those who attack it.  As far as kaiju on kaiju interactions go, Metringar can almost always be considered a neutral party.

Kaiju on human interactions, however, are a different story.  Metringar has little interest in large human vehicles – ships, tanks, and other weapons of war can approach the monster without fear so long as they don’t attack it.  Smaller vehicles and pedestrians, on the other hand, are at risk around the beast, as Metringar sometimes mistakes them for prey items.  This is especially likely when there is a large cluster of them together, as Metringar’s brain is built to consider a large group of small, moving creatures as a buffet.

Thankfully, Metringar is content to stay on its island home, where contact with humans is rare in general.  If the monster was ever forced to enter human territory, it would quickly be one of the most maliciously destructive kaiju known to man.  Instead it is considered one of the most peaceful creatures on Typhon Island.

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