Close
Sign in with your E-Mail & Password
Godzilla Discussion Forums
Theory: Is

Theory: Is "Titanus Doug" A Baby Godzilla?

1,057 Views14 RepliesAdd A Reply
Forum Topic

SasquaDash

TitanosaurusMember686 XPOct-28-2021 12:47 PM

So we're all familiar with a certain scaly quadruped briefly seen in the Hollow Earth during Godzilla vs Kong. Nicknamed "Titanus Doug" by fans (the name later adopted by Legendary), he immediately stood out due to the fact that he had a very similar appearance to the King of the Monsters, himself. Adam Wingard and other filmmakers involved with the film even went as far as to state that "Doug" was in fact, a relative of Godzilla. But what if he wasn't just an evolutionary relative of Godzilla's species? What if he's actually a juvenile member of Godzilla's species.

Obviously he looks a lot like a primitive Godzilla, but he also has some striking similarities to earlier interpretations of infant Godzillas. Looking at a front view of his face and his overall bulkiness, he has a pretty similar appearance to Minya (or Minilla). In fact, if “Doug” stood upright and walked on his hind legs, he could easily pass as an updated MonsterVerse version of Minya.

I also noticed that looking at the side views of his head and neck, he has a slight resemblance to the "Baby Godzillas" from the 1998 film (though the head isn’t as oversized).

 

Now obviously the biggest issue with this theory is the fact that he is quadrupedal and his limbs are more lizard-like. However, what if this is actually part of the Titanus Gojira growth cycle? Infants start off as being quadrupeds, with a more lizard-like appearance. As they mature, their legs become larger and more bulky, becoming sturdier to support their weight and allowing them to walk bipedally. Their front limbs begin acting more like arms and their claws begin acting like hands, allowing them to grasp onto things. The spines on their backs continue to grow, becoming the dorsal plates seen on Godzilla. During the early years, they feed on "small' creatures that inhabit the Hollow Earth, but when they grow larger they switch to feeding on radioactive energy. As they begin feeding on this energy, they learn to expel the energy inside them as Atomic Breath.

 

It might sound crazy, but given Toho's recent trend of giving Godzilla strange growth cycles, the idea of "Doug" being an infant Godzilla isn't that far-fetched. In fact early concept art for Shin Godzilla presented the idea of Godzilla’s earlier forms as quadrupedal and in Godzilla: Singular Point, Varan-er, I mean “Godzilla Amphibia”, was also a quadruped. The concept for Shin Godzilla, and “Godzilla Amphibia”, also having a strong resemblance to “Titanus Doug”.

 

It’s also interesting to note that during the marketing campaign for Godzilla (2014), Legendary released a profile for Godzilla that states that he’s “Seemingly the last of his kind”, implying that there may be more of his kind out there. So who knows, what we’re referring to as “Titanus Doug” could end up being a potential future heir to the title of “King of the Monsters”...                 

"Neither beast nor man, something monstrous."
PICK YOUR TITAN
Godzilla wins 2021 Shirt
Godzilla Hoodie
Kong Wins 2021 Shirt
14 Responses to Theory: Is "Titanus Doug" A Baby Godzilla?

SasquaDash

TitanosaurusMember686 XPOct-28-2021 12:50 PM

Also, side note, he should have been called "Titanus Spike"... 

"Neither beast nor man, something monstrous."

HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2692 XPOct-28-2021 2:10 PMTeam Ghidorah

SasquaDash

According to the GvK artbook “Doug” is an ancestor of Godzilla I don’t think references to Minya and like were intentional.

 

Also about strange growth cycles, if you want a real life example of them search this “Tunicates” and yes they really are chordates

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.”  

sonictiger

RodanMember1733 XPOct-28-2021 2:39 PMTeam Godzilla

It will always be Doug.

“If anyone asks where I am, I’ve left the country.”

SasquaDash

TitanosaurusMember686 XPOct-28-2021 2:46 PM

HinikunaGoji

Yeah, "Titanus Doug" is more than likely just a close relative of Godzilla. I was just thinking of the potential what if scenario of having him be the same species as Godzilla and how it could tie in to a new interpretation of Minya or Godzilla Junior, speculating on the growth cycle of Godzilla's species.

Legendary's statement of "Doug" being an ancestor to Godzilla is really interesting though. What if the Titanus Gojira species is a mutated form of the Titanus Doug species? In Godzilla vs Kong, they mentioned that the Hollow Earth energy source was nearly identical Godzilla's energy. Maybe a group of Dougs fed on that energy causing them to mutate and evolve into the Gojira species, explaining why the Hollow Earth energy readings matched Godzilla. It also kind of ties into the novelization, where they mention the Iwi legend of Godzilla, referring to him as "a lizard that ate a star" which caused him to gain his power.  

"Neither beast nor man, something monstrous."

Monster_Zero

AnguirusMember1190 XPOct-28-2021 3:00 PMTeam Godzilla

SasquaDash

Also, side note, he should have been called "Titanus Spike"... 

Heh, I like that. That's funny

YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY, YOU'RE NOT A TACO.

TexanGodzilla

BaragonMember129 XPOct-29-2021 9:29 AMTeam Godzilla

Titanus Spike

monsterzero9

TitanosaurusMember638 XPOct-29-2021 1:45 PMTeam Rodan

this theory debunked:

doug is doug.

 

and we love him

HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2692 XPOct-29-2021 3:07 PMTeam Ghidorah

monsterzero9

I mean I don’t love him.

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.”  

monsterzero9

TitanosaurusMember638 XPOct-29-2021 4:54 PMTeam Rodan

yeaaaaaaaa, suuurrrre you don't. l:D

HinikunaGoji

GiganMember2692 XPOct-29-2021 8:26 PMTeam Ghidorah

monsterzero9

Honestly, I hate all the monsterverse memes

 

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.”  

Kattozilla

AnguirusMember1410 XPOct-30-2021 6:35 PMTeam Mothra

for some reason this thread reminds me of that one Jack Stauber short "hot dogs"

 

because y'know...there's a baby....and his name is Dougie...

i have a weird brain you know what

Done being jolly, time to be naughty, think it's time we settle up the score; Fill up the wishlist, let's cause some mischief- grab my keys, I'm headin' out the door

monsterzero9

TitanosaurusMember638 XPOct-30-2021 6:50 PMTeam Rodan

hinikunagoji, the party pooper! l:D

monsterzero9

TitanosaurusMember638 XPOct-30-2021 6:51 PMTeam Rodan

......im sorry i couldnt help it

sonictiger

RodanMember1733 XPNov-01-2021 12:29 PMTeam Godzilla

YES, DOUG IS DOUG.

Also What If reference you just made???

“If anyone asks where I am, I’ve left the country.”
Add A Reply
Log in to Post
Enter Your E-Mail
Enter Your Password

Stay Logged In
Scified Network
Godzilla-Movies.comHosted Community
JurassicWorld3.netHosted Community
Alien-Covenant.comHosted Community
AliensVersus
Predator.net
Hosted Community
Predator4-Movie.comHosted Community
New Godzilla Forum Topics
Non Stop Casino - Not on GamStop
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
HinikunaGoji
HinikunaGoji
54% To Next Rank
Gigan
sonictiger
sonictiger
87% To Next Rank
Rodan
Gojira Forces (Lim Chen Xi)
Gojira Forces (Lim Chen Xi)
79% To Next Rank
Anguirus
SasquaDash
SasquaDash
69% To Next Rank
Titanosaurus
YeOldFossil
YeOldFossil
32% To Next Rank
Baragon
Non GamStop Site - Casino Gap
Support Us
Latest Godzilla Fandom Activity
Non GamStop Bets Casinos
NZ Casino Deps - For Real Money
BestCasinoSites.net

Godzilla-Movies.com is an information resource for fans looking to learn more about the upcoming blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Providing the latest official and accurate information on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, this website contains links to every set video, viral video, commercial, trailer, poster, movie still and screenshot available. This site is an extension of the Godzilla Fandom on Scified - a central hub for fans of Godzilla looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Images used are property of their respective owners. Godzilla: King of the Monsters and its associated names, logos and images are property of and are in no way owned by Scified and its related entities. This is a fan-created website for the purpose of informing and exciting fans for Godzilla: King of the Monsters's release.

Scified is an entertainment media network covering the latest news on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of Scified.com unless otherwise stated. Images and names of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2021 Scified.com