The Trilopods are a species of power-absorbing alien creatures created by IDW that first appear in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, and the very first IDW-original kaijuu species. In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, they serve as the secondary antagonists, used as weapons by the Cryog emperor Karkaro in order to wipe the Earth of kaijuu and humans, making the planet the Cryogs’ new world after their old home world was destroyed by the space-faring King Ghidorah.
There are 2 variants of Trilopods: the smaller, quadrupedal larval stage (the Alpha) that attaches itself to a host and harnesses genetic material, and the larger bipedal creature (the Beta) which changes into the hybrid of the host kaijuu.
The largest and most powerful of the Trilopods is the leader of the hive, Magita.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 6-B, likely higher | At least 6-B, likely higher | Likely 6-A
Origin: Godzilla (Universe)
Gender: Unknown. Presumably varies
Classification: Alien kaijuu
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Bio-Energy Absorption (Alpha), Chest Laser Cannons (Beta), Fusion between Alpha and Beta | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Power Mimicry | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, otherwise unknown
Attack Potency: At least Country level+, likely higher (Capable of wounding and subduing Earth kaijuu, including Godzilla himself. As their power absorption only allows the Trilopods to gain the abilities of the host kaijuu, but does not increase their physical strength, the base Trilopods therefore should be comparable to their hybrid forms) | At least Country level+, likely higher (Equal to their Earth kaijuu counterparts) | Likely Continent level (Confirmed by Matt Frank, the artist of Rulers of Earth, to be one of the largest kaijuu in the Godzilla franchise, and completely towered over all of the Earth kaijuu. This massive size advantage allowed it to swat away Earth kaijuu with absolute ease. Fought Fusion Godzilla)
Speed: Superhuman with Supersonic reactions via scaling | Possibly the same | Possibly the same or higher due to its massive size even for kaijuu standards
Lifting Strength: Likely Class M (Should be comparable to their hybrid forms) | Class M (Could drag or carry Earth kaijuu) | At least Class M, possibly Class G by virtue of its size
Striking Strength: Country Class (Capable of knocking out Earth kaijuu) | Country Class (Likely the same as base form, a Gorosaurus-Trilopod hybrid knocked Gorosaurus out cold with a single hit) | At least Country Class (Can swat away Earth kaijuu with extreme ease)
Durability: Possibly Country level (One of the few kaijuu in the Rulers of Earth series to be blown to pieces by Godzilla’s atomic breath. Another Alpha Trilopod was torn in two by King Caesar) | Possibly Country level (A SpaceGodzilla-Trilopod hybrid was blown to pieces by Godzilla’s atomic breath, while a Godzilla-Trilopod hybrid was killed by Zilla’s dorsal spines) | Likely Continent level (Shrugged off attacks from Earth kaijuu, including Godzilla’s atomic breath. It took a Cryog spaceship explosion that knocked out all Earth kaijuu except Godzilla and several of Fusion Godzilla’s Red Spiral Rays and Hyper Red Nuclear Pulse to kill it)
Stamina: Very High | Very High | Very high
Range: Extended melee range, higher with laser chest cannons | Depends on the kaijuu host | Hundreds of meters, given its massive size
Intelligence: Unknown, presumably animalistic behaviours like all kaijuu
Standard Equipment: None
Notable Attacks/ Techniques:
- Power Absorption: The Trilopods’ unique ability. The smaller Alpha punctures the skin of a kaijuu and absorbs its blood, along with bio-energy and genetic material. The Alpha then climbs onto the back of the larger Beta and transfers the absorbed blood to the Beta, morphing with it in the process. The result is a hybrid trilopod with the physical characteristics of its host, as well as the host’s abilities.
- Laser Chest Cannons: Trilopods can fire energy beams from the cannons on their chests
Key: Base Trilopods (Alpha and Beta) | Hybrid Forms | Magita