Mothra (モスラ Mosura) is a giant divine moth kaiju that first appeared in the 1992 Godzilla film Godzilla vs. Mothra.
The guardian of the ancient world, Mothra was forced to battle a dark counterpart named Battra when he went beyond his purpose of destroying a climate controlling device and tried to eradicate all of humanity. Mothra eventually defeated Battra and laid him to rest in the North Sea, but the entire civilization she had defended was destroyed in the battle. Mothra then went to live on the remote Infant Island with the Cosmos, two miniature priestesses who were the only remnants of the ancient civilization. In 1993, the Cosmos allowed Mothra's egg to be transported to Japan by the Marutomo Company, believing it would do more good there than on Infant Island. However, en route, the transport was attacked by Godzilla and the reawakened Battra. Mothra hatched and escaped back to her island while Godzilla and Battra battled and were swallowed by a volcanic fault in the Philippine Trench. When the Cosmos were abducted by the Marutomo Company, Mothra traveled to Tokyo to try and recover them. After the Cosmos were secured, she cocooned herself on the National Diet Building and metamorphosed into her imago stage. She then flew to Yokohama for a final showdown with Battra, who escaped from under the Earth's crust and had matured into his imago stage. Their battle was interrupted by Godzilla, and the two divine moths were forced to settle their differences and join together against their common enemy. Together, Mothra and Battra defeated Godzilla and carried him out to sea. Battra was killed by Godzilla while carrying him, and Mothra was forced to drop both monsters in the sea below. With Battra dead, Mothra took up his mission to stop a meteor from striking the Earth in 1999, and traveled to space with the Cosmos to carry it out
Powers and Stats
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Large Size (Type 1), Can produce Silk, Enhanced Senses, Immortality and Longevity (Type 1), Telepathy (Can telepathically speak to the Cosmos twins), Transformation (Into her Imago form), Natural Weaponry (teeth), Resistance to Electricity Manipulation and Radiation Manipulation
Lifting Strength: Class M (Capable of lifting Godzilla)
Durability: Planet level (Can tank attacks from Battra)
Range: Extended Melee Range,
Standard Equipment: None Notable
Weaknesses: None Notable
- Antenna Beams: In her imago stage, Mothra can fire twin orange beams from her two antennae.
- Mirror Scales: Mothra's scales act as a cloud of mirror-like scales, which would allow beam weapons to repeatedly rebound before striking the target. Mothra is also able to use her scales multiple times without any loss of her ability to fly.
- Electric Shock: Mothra can fire electricity from her wings.
- Banishment: Mothra can create a circle around her opponent that causes a symbol that traps the opponent in that place. She used this on Godzilla and Battra.