ATOM Bonus Kaiju File 3: Juggerdon

B3 Juggerdon

Aliases: Super Monster 03

Date Discovered: June 12, 1963

Place of Origin: Unknown

Notable Stomping Grounds: Chicago, Fitzgerald Island Kaiju Sanctuary

Height: 100 feet (125 feet with horns)

Length: 140 feet

Biology: Though retrosaurs are primarily sorted into one of two families, carnivorous and herbivorous, some species blur the line.  Juggerdon is one such exception, being a true omnivore despite technically belonging to the (mostly) carnivorous Paleo Tyrant clade of Retrosaurs.  This may be why Juggerdon also evolved many defenses similar to its distant relatives on the Herbivorous side of the Retrosaur family, from her three long cranial horns to the thick armor plating on her back.  Some scientists posit a different explanation for these adaptations, however, believing that Juggerdon’s ancestors worked as “wolves in sheeps clothing” to hide among their prey before striking the killing blow.

Juggerdon has the standard kaiju power set:

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

Personality: Juggerdon is more adept at navigating social situations than most kaiju, having a fairly agreeable disposition and what appears to be fairly high emotional intelligence.  She is better at interpreting expressions of various species than others are, and can befriend both predator and prey alike, though she seems to prefer the former.  Monsters looking for comradely will make a fast friend in her, while antisocial beasts will find themselves begrudgingly looking up to the beast.

She isn’t without her faults, however.  Juggerdon is something of a perpetual follower, having no real agenda of her own but eagerly joining in the schemes of others.  In the wrong crowd, she can become a frightful and tyrannical bully, using her prodigious strength to terrorize weaker prey.  Combining this with her thick armor and numerous weapons makes for a truly horrendous villain, and the few monsters to fight Juggerdon will attest that she is not a beast to be trifled with.

In a similar vein, her trusting nature and lack of personal ambitions makes her easily manipulated, and more than once Juggerdon has been betrayed by a monster she thought was her ally.  Of course, in such situations her treacherous friend quickly found out Juggerdon wasn’t as easy to beat in a fight as she was to trick.

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