Kaiju Name: R’luh n’gha
Iconic Sound/Roar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZc62IAucCc
Eye Appearance: Reptilian, very similar to a crocodile. The light receptors in the eyes include cones and numerous rods, allowing it to see in color. Both horizontal and vertical slits in the eyes, allowing immense control over the amount of light that enters the eye. The iris is colored black, while the retina is coloured red (opposite from a human, where the iris is colored and the retina is black). It also has a nictitating membrane, which helps protect the eyes while still allowing light to pass through.
Head Appearance: A long, rather slender head, again similar to a crocodile’s head, with a very distinctively different upper and lower jaw:
The upper jaw is large and wide, colored dark blue with tints of red, with a big, somewhat triangular neck frill (in a fashion similar to a Diablos from monster hunter:)
Furthermore, 2 bony extensions form just after the frill (i.e. taking the previous example, about where the horns of the Diablos protrude). This is where the eyes are situated, 2 on each side (similar to Slattern:)
(note: while on Slattern the eyes are rather small, on R’luh n’gha, the eyes are about twice as big)
On the snout are 2 small fang-like protrusions, serving as a way to get more grip on a prey when biting it. When the mouth is closed, these fit perfectly over the lower jaw.
The lower jaw is overall a lot sleeker than the upper jaw, and is colored black. Just like with the upper jaw, at the tip of the lower jaw are 2 fangs, although these are bigger than those on the upper jaw. These act the same way as the ones in the upper jaw, namely to get extra grip on a prey, and these too fit perfectly over the upper jaw when the mouth is closed. The lower jaw is littered with razor sharp teeth, and the place where a human would have a tongue, R’luh n’gha has a special organ, which has a split end, and is used to produce electricity.
The teeth in the upper and lower jaw are pretty similar (in that, more forward in the jaw, the teeth tend to be thick and straight, while the further you move back, the thinner and more curved the teeth become), however, the upper jaw simply has way more teeth, as not only the jawbone, but everything (so including the palate) is covered in teeth, while the lower jaw only has teeth in the jawbone, since the rest of the lower jaw is taken up by the electrical organ.
Like said, the opening and closing of the mouth is a very sleek thing, and the jaws perfectly fit in each other; with the mouth closed, it is nigh impossible to see where the mouth would open:
The head is also where the primary brain is situated, which handles almost all bodily functions.
In the back of his throat is a special piece of skin that can close off his throat, preventing him from swallowing any water when he opens his mouth underwater.
Near the nose are a couple of hollow spots in the skull, with special organs in them; 2 are situated right next to the nose openings, while 2 more are slightly more towards the back of the head. The ones near the nose function similar to gills; they allow for (partial) underwater breathing. This process isn’t perfect though, which is where the second pair of organs kicks in: they filter and reuse any breathed out air, allowing him to do nearly 10 times longer with one single breath. However, he only has to recycle his breaths 3 times before his ‘nose gills’ have produced another breath worth of air. This system allows him to basically stay under water indefinitely.
Torso Appearance: Reminiscent of theropod dinosaurs; Long, somewhat slender bodies, oval shaped, ending in the neck on one end and ending in the tail on the other end. The entire body (including the primary arms, legs and tail, excluding the secondary arms and the tentacles) is covered in thick scales similar to osteoderms, while the secondary arms and the tentacles are covered in smoother, yet still pretty thick scales. The back of the torso is colored dark blue with tints of red, while the belly is colored black. Along the flanks of the body are faint red stripes running along the entire length of the torso.
Limb Appearance: R’luh n’gha has 6 main limbs, and a tail (which is made up of more limbs, but more on that later).
R’luh n’gha has 2 hind legs, again similar to a theropod: strong, powerful legs, with lots of muscles to be able to carry all the weight of the creature. The bone structure is very general (hips, knees and ankles), however, the joints are all very thick and strong. This is needed to make sure they stay together, since, contrary of a human’s joints, he can move his joints in ways that would rip apart joints in other creatures, thus having the need for thick joint capsules to keep the joints together, which results in the legs becoming bigger. He has t-rex like feet, but with 5 toes instead of 3, and 2 claws on the heels instead of 1. Inbetween the toes are membranes, which aid in traversing water. Toes end in big, bulky, pitch black claws. Legs are colored deep blue, with red stripes running along the flanks of the legs.
Higher up the body are 2 big forearms, with claws at the end. the arms themselves are bulky and muscular, having the same anatomy as a human, but again, with more flexible joints. The arms end in hands, with 4 fingers and 1 thumb-like finger, which in their turn end in big, curved, razor sharp claws. In between the fingers are membranes too, again to aid in swimming. The arms are colored dark blue, with red stripes running along the flanks of the arms (as is becoming usual)
Slightly below the primary arms is a second, smaller pair of arms. These are slimmer than the main set of arms, but with even more flexible joints. Instead of a human-like hand, these arms have 3 fingers in total, placed evenly from each other. These fingers however, are almost entirely made up of big, curved claws. When compared to the arms themselves, these claws are pretty big. Right above the arms, within the torso, is a third brain and a highly sensitive heat-sensing organ. This third brain has the sole use of controlling the secondary arms and, in conjunction with the heat organ, can (independently) process any objects that the secondary arms hold, allowing the other 2 brains to focus on more important matter. This second pair of arms kind of break the current coloring scheme, in that they are a fleshy white instead of the usual blue/red/black combination, while the claws are a deeply red color (nearly black).
Furthermore, R’luh n’gha has a tail, but I’ll get to more detail with that thing below:
Wings/Other Appendage Appearance: R’luh n’gha his tail is a special kind; instead of just one single tail, he has multiple, tentacle-like tails sprouting from a single point at the end of the relatively short tail (only around ¼ in length when compared to the the rest of the body). Totalling 12 in total, these tentacles al have a small lump at the end, with a large spike emerging from said lump. In between all the tentacles, at the point where they all sprout from, is another special organ, this time with a double split end, again used to produce electricity. The tentacles serve a variety of uses, from combat to movement. All the tentacles are black, with the spikes being colored dark red. Furthermore, an extension of the spine is situated throughout the tail (not the tentacles), which acts as a second brain; this brain takes care of everything electricity-related and the tentacles.
Element Associated with it: Electricity
Main Attack Ability: R’luh n’gha mainly fights with his arms, tail and mouth, which he uses to relentlessly pummel the enemy with a never ending onslaught or claws, teeth and spikes , only employing his special abilities if needed. His sheer size, agility and power allow him to overpower and kill anything that isn’t equal in size to him.
Secondary Attack/Special Ability: R’luh n’gha stabs his prey with all his tentacles in a way that the victim becomes completely engulfed by them. Then, held in place by the tentacles, R’luh n’gha charges up his electrical organ at the end of the tail, and electrocutes the enemy with a charge consisting of trillions upon trillions of volts, with currents of over 500 MA (mega ampere). This attack can also be done using the mouth, in a very similar fashion (when biting the enemy, discharging an electrical blast using the organ in the mouth), however, this attack is not as powerful as the one with the tail organ, but as a result, can be used more often, since the charge time is shorter.
Third Attack/Special Ability: Using his mouth-based organ in a more efficient manner, he charges up energy, which ultimately leads to a lighting blast coming from his mouth. About twice as powerful as a positive lightning strike (meaning a couple of billion volts and a current of up to 600 kA (kiloampere)), it has the ability to branch out and strike multiple opponents.
Last Ditch Effort/Secret Ability (used only when in the most dire of circumstances to pull out a win): R’luh n’gha drills all of his tentacles into the ground, and charges up his tail organ. At the same time, he aims his head to the sky, opening his mouth, and charging his mouth organ. Over time, this leads to an immense charge building up in and around his body, until finally, it is released, resulting in a powerful shockwave of pure energy traveling outwards from his body, electrifying any non-insulating substances and simply melting or scorching others. This ability can also be used in the water, in which it has an even larger reach (since water tends to conduct energy better). All other effects remain the same.
Traversal/Movement Ability: When on land, R’luh n’gha uses his legs to walk around in a fashion similar to, again, theropods.
Secondary Traversal/Movement Ability: When in the water, he either uses his primary arms and his legs to move around (when in shallow waters), or he uses his tail-tentacles to thrust himself through the water just like a octopus.
Escape Tactic: Whenever R’luh n’gha needs to retreat, he uses his excellent agility and speed to make a run towards the ocean, where he can simply submerge and quickly disappear, either for prolonged periods of time, or only temporarily, luring the enemy is a false sense of security. When retreating, the secondary brain keeps pummeling the enemy with the tentacles, either aiming to cripple the enemy’s movement or disorient him, thus slowing him down.
Special Powers: His thick hide makes him nearly immune to conventional weaponry, requiring advanced technology like railguns to even try and punch through his armour. Furthermore, he is resistant to any type of energy-based weapon, absorbing the power and using it to power his own special abilities. When idle, has an extremely low power consumption, thus allowing it survive on the bottom of the ocean for decades on end without food. In that time, a small ecosystem tends to form itself on his back, which he then lives in conjunction with, providing a safe haven for creatures and bacteria, in return for energy.
Back Story/Creation Legend: Nobody really knows where he comes from, or how he was created. Some people believe R’luh n’gha served as inspiration for such mythical creatures as the Leviathan, or Jörmungandr. R’luh n’gha himself is ancient at the very least, and has seen the human race evolve from apes to slightly more sophisticated apes. When the humans started spreading across the world and building civilizations, he retreated back into the ocean, all the way down into the Mariana Trench, where he has been lying ever since. Hibernating, waiting for… something. He was not quite sure yet what either. However, when the human race started to advance in technology, the pollution they produced became more and more, until it started to affect R’luh n’gha as well. Soon, his own little ecosystem was destroyed. As such, he has risen from his slumber, actively feeding on the larger creatures that the sea holds. Humans didn’t notice him until 1997, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) picked up one of his roars in the south pacific. Research followed, and soon, humans found out about R’luh n’gha. Feared of such a giant creature, humanity attacked him using a couple of nuclear submarines. These subs and their crew were never heard of again, and soon, the signature of the creature started to move towards the mainland…
Worst Enemy: Targets which make use of insulating substances pose a significant problem, as most of his attacks are centered around electricity. Targets utilizing diamond armour are especially difficult to fight, as diamond is a pretty good insulator and is a very strong material as well, granting high resistance against both physical attacks and lightning attacks.
Goal in Life: Ever since he has been somewhat forced into hiding, he has had a grudge towards human kind. When humankind wrecked his ecosystem, he started hating the humans. Finally, when the humans attacked him, he snapped, and made it his goal to rid the earth of humans once and for all. Humankind however, with their high adaptability, had some powerful cards still at hand, making them more of a challenge then R’luh n’gha initially thought…
Preferred Food Source: When he is not at rest, whales and big sharks. Any giant creature really. He isn’t that picky.
Manner of Feeding: When in rest, he lives in harmony with the small ecosystem forming on his back; the creatures on his back have a home, and they provide the ‘home’ with food. Because he is at rest, he barely needs any energy, and as such, can actually live from said creatures. At times he might gobble up a sperm whale who got to close to his mouth. When the bigger ecosystem (i.e. the ocean itself) goes haywire, he starts to move, feeding on bigger prey. He then eats whales and big sharks mostly, depending on the depth he is at.
Describe in Thrilling Detail (& within roughly 3 short paragraphs) a Winning Fight Scene w/the Worst Enemy:
“I saw it!”
These were only few of the comments made by people running past me. I, alongside everyone else, was terrified to the bone. When the military gave us orders to evacuate, we didn’t think it was necessary. After all, what could be so worse eh? We’ve survived hurricanes, there can’t be anything worse than that right? Oh how wrong we were. When the military rolled into town, we became scared. This maybe wasn’t as innocent as we thought it would be. In a few days, the first shots were heard, and soon we were forced to leave our home and head for the nearest shelter. And here we are, waiting for others so we can close the doors. Suddenly, I heard a agonizing screech, followed by a loud thump and a tremendous roar. I quickly dashed out to see what was going on. Before I could do that however, the ground started to shake, and the way ahead collapsed. I turned around, and head back to the shelter, with others closing the doors behind me as I entered.
R’luh n’gha had been making quite a mess so far, destroying everything in sight. The humans around him were either crushed or just ignored altogether. That is, until a loud screech was heard. R’luh n’gha was smacked to the ground and roared, but quickly regained footing. He turned around, and looked right at a giant shining, ape-like thing. Before R’luh n’gha could react, the creature lunged at him and started bashing him with his fist. R’luh n’gha responded by clawing at the creature’s face, and stabbing him with his tentacles. He managed to throw the creature off, and shot a bolt of lighting towards the creature. The creature however, didn’t seem to bother a single bit, and lunged back at R’luh n’gha. R’luh n’gha quickly managed to turn around and bind together all of his tentacles to form one big spear. This pierced the creature’s body, and he fell to the ground, dead. Wounded as well, R’luh n’gha walked back into the ocean, to recover from his injuries, as he pondered about what just attacked him, and where it came from…
Kudos to the ones who know what the name means, and who are able to find the (multiple) references I made