One of the mysterious MonsterVerse Titans mentioned in Godzilla: King of the Monsters could turn into a fire-breathing lion monster. This is why.
One of Godzilla: King of the Monsters The mysterious titans, Sekhmet, may be a giant fire-breathing lion. The creature’s name was seen on a monitor screen at a Monarch base during the film. Sekhmet was one of several monsters who heard Ghidorah’s call. King of monsters showed four Titans who responded to Ghidorah’s summons on King of monsters: Behemoth, Methuselah, Scylla and a third MUTE.
However, these weren’t the only creatures that Monster Zero awoke. The monitor screens confirmed the existence of eleven additional Titans, whose names are Abaddon, Yamata no Orochi, Tiamat, Baphomet, Amhuluk, Bunyip, Typhon, Sekhmet, Leviathan, Mokele-Mbembe, and Quetzalcoatl. They were never shown on screen, but the MonsterVerse linking material has explained the identities of three of them. However, the remaining eight creatures remain mysteries and what these beasts really are is open to speculation.
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The only clues offered come from their locations, mythological connections attached to their names, and occasional comments from King of monsters director Mike Dougherty. One titan in particular, Sekhmet, is named after an Egyptian goddess often depicted as a lioness. For this reason, many theorized that Sekhmet, who was being monitored at a Monarch outpost in Cairo, Egypt, could be a lion-like Titan. This was later confirmed by Dougherty, who compared Sekhmet to a lioness or a Sphinx in a response to a comment on Instagram.
Since the myths about Sekhmet were inspired by the real Titan, this raises questions about other similarities that the mythological goddess and the MonsterVerse creature might share. In myths, Sekhmet is said to be responsible for the creation of the Sahara desert, which he made with his hot breath. Something like this if true for MonsterVerse may seem over the top, but it’s important to note that Titans can change the environment. KOTM’s made this clear in the credits, with just one example being Behemoth’s role in rejuvenating the Amazon rainforest.
After all, it’s plausible Godzilla: King of the Monsters Titan lion possesses the ability to breathe fire. Alternatively, his “fire” attack could be a blazing energy bolt similar to Godzilla’s atomic breath. Regardless, either option makes MonsterVerse’s Sekhmet sound like a formidable beast and a unique sight to see, as a creature like this doesn’t exist in his universe or even Toho’s kaiju library. The closest thing to him is King Caesar, whose design combines elements of both dogs and lions. King Caesar, however, walks on two legs and has no fire breath. As for what role Sekhmet could play if she was featured in a future movie, it could be that she fights alongside Godzilla instead. Given that the goddess was considered a guardian figure, it seems likely that Sekhmet is one of the benevolent Titans of MonsterVerse.
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