23 Torgong

Torgong was created by SirKaijuofVaudeville for the ATOM Create a Kaiju Contest.  SirKaijuofVaudeville retains all the rights to Torgong, and the illustration and profile here are adapted from his work.  While Torgong is not an official part of ATOM’s canon, he and the other contest entries posted on this site are considered semi-canonical – the Star Wars Legends to ATOM’s Star Wars.  SirKaijuofVaudeville is the admin of the Hollow World Enigma shared universe project on DeviantArt, and is also working on his own story on his DeviantArt page.

Aliases: The Mole Monster, The Tunneling Terror, The Terror from Atop the World

Date Discovered: December 22, 1958

Place of Origin: Himalayan/Tibetan Yameneon Tunnels

Notable Stomping Grounds: Himalayan/Tibetan Yameneon Tunnels, Echidna Island

Height: 40 feet

Length: 120 feet

Biology: Torgong’s physiology is stranger than a casual glance may suggest, as its unique adaptations go beyond the simple eyelessness and pale skin that is common among subterranean organisms.  Its blood is filled with an alkalized chemical that melts the flesh of other creatures, while patchs of its dermal tissue are filled with inorganic matter – or, in layman’s terms, it has naturally forming rock armor.  Genetic analysis has been inconclusive when it comes to pinning down Torgong’s taxonomy, with some tests indicating that hominids are its closest relatives.

Torgong’s power set includes:

  • Super strength
  • An enhanced healing factor
  • Immunity to radiation
  • Acidic blood
  • Mineral-rich armor plating
  • Sixth sense

Personality: As strange as its biology is, Torgong’s motivations are fairly simple.  It exists to eat, spending every waking moment in search of more meat to devour.  Despite the fact that hunger is mostly a vestigial drive in kaiju, Torgong is an absolute glutton, and has a particular fondness for human flesh.  To date nothing has quenched the monster’s insatiable appetite, and it is unlikely Torgong will be relocated from its current home on Echidna Island any time soon.