MANTIS, Giant

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The Deadly Mantis

Species: Unclassified Mantodea; Type: Super-powered monster
Length: 200 ft (61 m); Weight: 2,300 tons (est)
Attributes: Mandibles, claws, flight
Powers: Super durability and endurance
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate; Air Speed: Very fast
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Discovered by the:
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Additional Data:
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Description: Freed from the ice in the North Pole after a volcano erupted in 1957, this Giant Praying Mantis made a beeline for the USA before finally being stopped in New York City. She was very resilient, but was eventually brought down after being hit by a kamikaze jet, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and chemical bombs.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours


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Kamacuras

Species: Unclassified Mantodea; Type: Super-powered mutant
Height: 164 ft (50 m); Weight: 2,800 tons
Abilities: Mandibles, claws, flight
Powers: Super durability and endurance
Intelligence: Animal; Land/Air Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Kamacuras; Enemies: Godzilla, Kumonga, Minilla
Film: Son of Godzilla (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子, 1967)
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Additional Data:
Toho Kingdom
Rodan's Roost
Description: Mutant Japanese Giant Mantids, Kamacuras can fly and have deadly claws. This monster sometimes hunts in packs; they would have eaten baby Minilla if not for the timely intervention of Godzilla; another was also defeated by Kumonga.
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
Million Monkey Theater
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Giant Mantis

Species: Unclassified Mantodea; Type: Supernatural
Length: 80 ft (24 m, est); Weight: 150 tons (est)
Attributes: Mandibles, shell, claws
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): Goosebumps manuscript
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Goosebumps (2015)
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Additional Data:
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Description: The twisted author R.L. Stine uses an ensorcelled typewriter to churn out tales; this typewriter also imparts life upon the various creepy staples as they are recorded on paper, like this Giant Praying Mantis.
Review:
Roger Ebert

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