Battra (バトラ Batora) is a dark divine moth kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1992 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mothra. In the film, he was seen as a sort of "evil" counterpart to Mothra, at least early on.
Like Mothra, Battra has both larva and imago forms. Battra's imago form has a predominately black body with very large wings that have patterns of red, black and yellow. He also has yellow horns on his head, six legs, and red eyes which glow purple when firing his beam, as well as a red line which runs down his body's sides.
His larval form is mostly black but with a lot of yellow and a dark red underside. He also has a giant horn, similar to Destoroyah's, which is yellow and glows when he uses his beam attacks, and two tusks on each cheek. Battra's larval form also has bigger, more powerful legs than Mothra's larval form, which are yellow and horn-like. Much like his imago form, his eyes are red. Battra's larval form is also, physically, much larger than Mothra's, being almost as large as Godzilla himself.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 6-A, possibly 5-C to Low 5-B
Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level, possibly Moon level to Small Planet level (The Cosmos stated that the Earth itself is a living being and that the meteor he would have destroyed was going to destroy the Earth. Considering the fact that Battra was created to save the Earth from a life-wiping event, this could be taken to mean either life-wiping or planet-busting. The largest known asteroid at the time has Moon level kinetic energy at its average velocity and Small Planet level kinetic energy at the speed of the fastest recorded meteors.)
Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class (his seafloor battle with Godzilla in the Philippine Trench caused a volcano to erupt.)
Durability: At least Multi-Continent level, possibly Moon level to Small Planet level
Range: At least hundreds of meters with Horn Laser and Prism Beams.
Standard Equipment: Unknown
Weaknesses: None notable.
- Horn Laser: In Larva Form, Battra can fire orange-yellow electrical blasts from his horn.
- Eye Lasers: In Larva Form, Battra can fire purple electrical blasts from his eyes. In Imago Form, Battra can fire Prism Beams from his eyes.
- Electric Shock: In Imago Form, Battra can release an energy shock from his feet in order to subdue his opponents while in close combat.
- Hurricane Winds: In Imago Form, Battra can create wind storms with his wings.
- Poisonous Powder: Just like Mothra, Battra can unleash a poisonous powder. Unlike Mothra's, his is red.