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Zmey Gorynych

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 21 tons (est)
Attributes: Bites, tail, armored hide, flight
Powers: One head breathes fire, the next noxious fumes, the last blasts of water
Intelligence: Average; Land/Air Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Baba-Yaga; Enemies: Ivanushka
Film: Vasilisa the Beautiful (Василиса Прекрасная, 1939)
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Description: Zmey Gorynych was a sweet, lonely Hydra who longed for a good woman. His friend Baba-Yaga tried to hook him up, but the bride-to-be Vasilisa turned out to be a two-timing trollop, and the hopeful beast was beheaded by her jealous oaf of a lover.
Review:
Wild Realm Reviews

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Orochi

Species: Unclassified hydra demigod; Type: Supernatural
Length: 984 ft (300 k); Weight: 10,000 tons
Attributes: Bites, constricting necks, amphibious, aquatic
Powers: Super durability and endurance
Intelligence: Low; Water Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Birth of Japan (日本誕生, 1959)
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Toho Kingdom
Description: The massive Orochi prefers to stay in the water to help support the weight of his heavy, snake-like body. He has eight hungry mouths to feed, and eight is enough!
Review:
Lard Biscuit Enterprises
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Hydra '60

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 21 tons (est)
Attributes: Bites
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Loves of Hercules (Gli amori di Ercole, 1960)
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Description: A guardian of the Underworld, this modestly three-headed Hydra spent many years as reigning undefeated champion, until that brutish oaf Hercules came bumbling along.
Review:
Bad Movies
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Hydra '62

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: Unrevealed; Weight: Unknown
Attributes: Bites, marine, water breather
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Water Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules (Maciste contro i mostri, 1962)
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Description: Woe be to the Hydra who tries to nab a careless swimmer for lunch, only to find out it's the mighty Hercules. This monster was not revealed in its entirety, but it had at least three heads.
Review:
Permission to Kill
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Hydra '62

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 21 tons (est)
Attributes: Bites
Powers: Fire breath, invulnerable to mundane weapons
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Lodac; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Magic Sword (1962)
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Description: Lodac's two-headed Hydra was fed well on screaming human females, but the buffet was ended forever by a cold-blooded human hero and the titular magic sword.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Hydra '63

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 21 tons (est)
Attributes: Bites
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Captain Sindbad (1963)
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Wikipedia
Description: Wherever there is a Hydra, there is sure to be some band of human malcontents striving for its demise; this poor ten-headed beast ran afoul of the merciless Captain Sindbad.
Review:
Mystery File
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Hydra '63

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 21 tons (est)
Attributes: Bites, tails
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
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Gwangipedia
Description: One of these hissing monsters guarded the Golden Fleece, finally being dispatched after years of faithful service by thieving humans. There are thought to be more of these beasts in forgotten caverns, protecting ancient treasures. This Hydra had seven heads and two tails.
Reviews:
The Spinning Image
1,000 Misspent Hours
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King Ghidorah

AKA: Ghidrah; Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Super-powered alien
Wingspan: 492 ft (150 m); Height: 328 ft (100 m); Weight: 30,000 tons
Attributes: Bites, tails, flight; Powers: Gravity beams, hurricane wings; super durability, endurance, and strength; regeneration, magnetic meteor form space travel
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow; Air Speed: Mach 3
Kaiju Level: Five (super heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, humanity
Film: Ghidorah, the Three-Head Monster (三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦, 1964)
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Villains Wikia
Rodan's Roost
Description: Encased in a flaming meteor with strange magnetic properties, King Ghidorah the Space Hydra arrives on Earth from parts unknown, his mission to destroy. Spitting fearsome yellow gravity beams, it took the combined might of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan to force him to retreat into the void whence he came. He'll be back!
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
Skreeonk!
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Hydra '71

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 5 tons (est)
Attributes: Beaks
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Prince Bajaja and the rest of humanity
Film: Prince Bajaja (1971)
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Description: This three-headed Hydra's reasonable request for one virgin to sup on was rudely rejected by Prince Bajaja, who spent five minutes hacking the beast into pieces. It was just one virgin, come on.
Review:
C.S.F.D.

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Eborsisk

Species: Unclassified two-headed hydra; Type: Alien
Height: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 20 tons (est)
Attributes: Bites
Powers: Fire breath
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanoids
Film: Willow (1988)
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Monster Legacy
Description: The cranky Eborsisk can spout great gouts of flame. It's not especially fast waddling on its two stumpy legs, and doesn't even have a tail, but it gets the job done. Well, sometimes.
Review:
Roger Ebert
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Desghidorah

AKA: Death-Ghidorah; Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Wingspan: 262 ft (80 m); Height: 164 ft (50 m); Length: 328 ft (100 m); Weight: 75,000 tons
Attributes: Bites, claws, tails, flight; Powers: Hell's flame, lava gout energy bolts, pyre road, shock pulse; super durability and endurance; vampiric, space travel
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate; Flight Speed: Mach 23
Kaiju Level: Five (super heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Mothra, Mothra Leo, humanity
Film: Rebirth of Mothra (モスラ, 1996)
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Gojipedia
Rodan's Roost

Description: Kin of the magnificent King Ghidorah himself, Desghidorah the Demon Hydra is just as mean tempered as her cousin. It took the combined might of Mothra and her son Mothra Leo to defeat her. She has many fearsome abilities, including spitting hell's flame from her center head and lava gout energy bolts from all three, the pyre road blast, and a shocking pulse. On top of all of that, she drains the life from everything around her.
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
Skreeonk!
Million Monkey Theater

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Shao Kahn

Species: Homo sapiens; Type: Supernatural
Length: Up to 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: Up to 26 tons (est)
Attributes: As human kung fu; as hydra bites
Powers: Hydra animality
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Outworlders; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
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Description: Shao Kahn has had his mind set on taking over the Earth for some time, but so far he can't even prevent Liu Kang from winning the Mortal Kombat tournament. His animality is a seven-headed Hydra with a snake-like body and two comparatively small arms.
Review:
The Supernaughts

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Keizer Ghidorah

Species: Unclassified cyborg hydra; Type: Super-powered alien
Height: 459 ft (140 m); Length: 492 ft (150 m); Weight: 100,000 tons
Attributes: Bites, tails
Powers: Gravity beams; super durability, endurance, and strength; vampiric
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Five (super heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Xilien aliens; Enemies: Godzilla, humanity
Film: Godzilla: Final Wars (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ, 2004)
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Gojipedia
Villains Wikia
Description: Kin of King Ghidorah, Keizer Ghidorah is a three-headed cyborg Hydra that was sent by the Xilien aliens to defeat Earth, initially in his Monster X form. He can fire a gravity beam from each of his maws; these can also be used like a tractor beam to seize and throw an opponent. Lastly, his bite drains life force. Godzilla was able to overcome the mighty Keizer with the help of the Gotengo.
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
Cool Ass Cinema
Million Monkey Theater
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Qin Shi Huang Hydra

AKA: The Dragon Emperor; Species: Homo sapiens; Type: Supernatural
Length: Up to 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: Up to 21 tons (est)
Attributes: As human martial arts, as hydra bites, claws, tail, flight
Powers: Fire breath, animation, conjuration, shape shifting, and other sorcery
Intelligence: Exceptional; Land/Air Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Terracotta army; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
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Villains Wikia
Description: The Dragon Emperor is a mighty Chinese warlord with amazing powers of the arcane, like shape shifting, for example. His most powerful form is a six-limbed (four legs and two wings), three-headed, fire-breathing Hydra.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
The Diva Review
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Hydra '10

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: Up to 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: Up to 21 tons (est)
Attributes: Bites, claws, tail
Powers: Fire breath, regeneration, shape shift into five human security guards
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): Fire
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
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Description: This Hydra could grow back two heads for every one decapitated; which could be prevented with the liberal application of fire, unfortunately. He was able to conceal himself amongst the humans as five security guards, who merge as warranted into the monster.
Review:
Roger Ebert

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Hydra '11

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: 35 ft (11 m, est); Weight: 100 tons (est)
Attributes: Poisonous spray, bites
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Immobile
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight)Weakness(es): Immobile
Allies: Wizard; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Your Highness (2011)
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Description: This five-headed monstrosity was under the thrall of a wizard, who controlled it with what is suspected to be his hand dipped into pot of honey. A creature of magic, it was rooted to the spot where summoned, and could not move from there, kind of like a Hydra tree.
Review:
Roger Ebert

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Lernaean Hydra

Species: Unclassified hydra; Type: Supernatural
Length: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 21 tons (est)
Attributes: Bites, amphibious, aquatic
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Hercules (2014)
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Additional Data:
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Description: This five-headed monster may or may not have battled with the infamous human savage and slayer of beasts and man alike, Hercules. It's all a matter of perspective, or maybe hallucinogenics.
Review:
Roger Ebert

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