Aliases: The Divine Monitor, Tianshenlong (Heavenly-thunder-dragon), Nāga
Alignment: Lawful Good
Classification: Lanthanotus borneensis
Length: 510 feet
Height: 205 feet
Weight: 44,000 tons
Weaponry / Abilities:
Relatively few in number, Lanthyota's fangs are typical of her species: recurved, triangular, and a bit long when compared to her mouth. Used mainly to secure and dispatch her prey, the lizard will also bring her teeth down upon her enemies, slicing open thick hide and stripping flesh from bone.
Tipping Lanthyota's slender digits are long, heavily curved claws. More eagle-like than any lizards', the earless monitor's talons can flay flesh from bones with ease, and also serve as delicate manipulators, sturdy climbing crampons, and effective digging tools.
Lanthyota's elongate, slender tail is perfectly built as a mobile counterbalancing organ for her equally long neck and body. If need be, she can use her tail as a light club or, preferably, a whipcord, battering and upending her opponents, setting them up for her more lethal onslaughts.
Lining Lanthyota's long body are extensive rows of raised bony osteoderms. While physically similar to the protective osteoderms of normal earless monitors, the monster's knobbly armor is laced with conductive metal filaments and functions as a network of conductors, relaying her natural electromagnetic charge all across her body and forming the physical basis of her all-encompassing “shock shield”. A particularly long pair of osteoderm rows form a twin vertical set of slicing spines along the end of her tail.
Akin to her non-kaiju cousins, Lanthyota is an adept burrower, easily capable of traveling underground at remarkable speeds and with surprising maneuverability. She can also augment her electromagnetic charge from friction built up against the soil, as well as take her surface-going adversaries by surprise. Additionally, her static charge from burrowing can actually attract lightning to her body, giving her even more raw power and forcing attacking SGOs to keep a considerable distance back.
Also an inherited ability from her earless monitor ancestry, Lanthyota is a highly capable swimmer, and is able to reach even greater speeds with more maneuverability than when moving underground.
The four fleshy barbels hanging from Lanthyota's chin are highly sensitive to electrical activity, and are able to detect electricity output from something as small as a TV being turned on. If need be, she can “tune out” background electricity, allowing her to concentrate on more prevalent electrical activity.
Lanthyota is capable of generating a dense electromagnetic field around her body, forming a “shock shield” that both deflects energy-based weaponry and painfully counteracts physical strikes.
Lanthyota's body is coursing with immense amounts of raw electricity generated by her body's numerous electrical muscle blocks, and she has learned many ways in which to use it. Her natural electrical aura, for starters, is capable of wreaking havoc with small electronic devices, and can alert her of inbound threats. Lanthyota can also project her electrical field as a form of ranged weaponry, which consists of lightning-like bolts that seek out low-potential targets and cannot be evaded. If sufficiently charged Lanthyota can use her electromagnetism to physically lift objects – including other kaiju – and unleash immense electromagnetic pulses that short out machines and wreak havoc on bodily systems.
Flight / Levitation:
Utilizing her natural electrical field, Lanthyota can defy gravity and forcibly hold herself off of the ground, in essence “levitating”. When levitating, she is just as fast and mobile as she is when traveling underground or underwater.
Due to her squat build, Lanthyota doesn't exactly have the best grappling capacity. She must rely on her entire body strength to tangle with the majority of her opponents, putting her right in the firing line.
Lanthyota's electrical muscle block reserves aren't inexhaustible. Once every week, for two or three hours at a time, she must rest her muscle blocks, allowing them to repair themselves from repetitive tissue damage and recharge. During this time, she is rendered flightless and cannot use ranged attacks if threatened.
Lanthyota is one of the oldest kaiju known to man, and easily one of the most benevolent as well. For thousands of waking years she has traveled the realms of Earth, surviving multiple Cycles and all the horrors that they entail. She survived the Tyloban Empire’s failed returns to the planet during the late Cenozoic, and she’ll likely be around long after our species is extinct. She is a born survivor.
Wise with experience and eternally curious, Lanthyota seems to be intrigued by humans: she may in fact be impressed by our dogged resistance against far larger and more powerful enemies. Her interest in human activity has made her something of an impromptu guest wherever she may happen to show up. She has something of a “glass half-full” ideal when it comes to the world around her, always seeing the good in things no matter how bad they get. It is this optimism that gives Lanthyota an almost humanly sense of compassion for her allies, a healthy respect for most of her enemies, and a positive outlook on humanity as a whole: she has so much she could teach mankind, if only we spoke the same language. To preserve her ideals, she fights heroically for the spread of peace throughout the world.
Contrary to her pacifistic personality, Lanthyota is believed to be one of the most powerful Defenders on the entire planet. Slithering rapidly through the sky, the earless monitor will rain down lightning-like bolts upon her grounded foes, coursing her electrical might lethally through their very veins. The kaiju will shoot aerial opponents out of the sky or chase them down and take them out by force. Her electrical affinities make her nearly untouchable, and more than able to hurl back enormous adversaries with equal and opposite force. Using her various electrical abilities, Lanthyota will hold off foes until she can deal with them adequately, all the while recharging herself with raw static energy in the ambient atmosphere.
Lanthyota’s origins are unknown, as is the case with many kaiju, although it’s presumed that she originated in southeastern Asia. She simply showed up in the December of 1998, battling a flock of beelzebirds that had been attacking planes in Malaysian airspace. Lanthyota’s been defending the country ever since.
Lanthyota currently resides in Malaysia’s Gunung Mulu National Park on the island of Borneo, where she sleeps and hides amid the region’s vast caves and mountain ranges. Her presence in the park attracts hordes of tourists, making Gunung Mulu the most heavily trafficked national park in all of Malaysia.
This is Days Of Dikorus' resident dragoness kaiju, Lanthyota. Under her previous name of “Lanthanotus”, this character was one of my earlier creations back in DOD's infancy. I had designed her after the dragons of Chinese/Japanese/Korean legends, known as “lungs” in China. In all of her incarnations, Lanthyota has been an elongate, osteoderm-covered earless monitor with barbels on her chin. Character-wise, Lanthyota is based roughly in the culture of Chinese dragons, which believed themselves to be noble, dignified beings obligated to aid lesser creatures in their world.
— Lanthyota has five digits per hand/foot. Each hand/foot has a “thumb”, and four fingers/toes.
— Lanthyota has four barbels on her chin: the innermost pair is the longer pair.
— On her neck, Lanthyota has three rows of osteoderms; on her torso, five rows; on her tail, three rows.
— Lanthyota is most similar to a Chinese dragon in form, posture, and methods of locomotion. The best example of this is the Celestial Dragon from the film “Dragon Wars”.
*First Bornean earless monitor kaiju on DA!*