first things first, hi i'm Robert Flores and I am an animation major, a kaiju-groupie, a monster lover, a practicing conceptual artist, a progressively thinking Catholic, and also a feminist. Why you may ask? why is this relevant? well here's why
for someone like myself, or for any of you who want to pursue the same career goals in animation, storytelling and originality, its important to remember that diversity creates for more of an interesting story, but when it comes to adapting something that is not your own original creation, its important to remember not to take creative liberties while claiming that the idea is completely of your own originality. for someone like myself constantly working on new Kaiju doodles of classic monsters, you all know that i take very small creative liberties with some of what i do (mostly in trying to stay modern with the Legendary Godzilla designs) so i would like to take a moment to explain some of the things you may see in the future
first off, for character development reasons i believe that it might be pretty beneficial to portray some kaiju as females. yes i know we have Mothra, Biollante, Megaguirus and Femuto, but why stop there? i would like to nominate 3 more females, my headcanon choices are Rodan, Manda, and Titanosaurus (if i figure something out i'll work on others another time)
i mean there are some reasons that kinda point to plausibility for them being portrayed as females. in the original Rodan film there were 2 creatures of the same breed, one male and female, although its unclear whether they were a mated pair or siblings, but the fact is that one of them was a female. not only that, but in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II, Fire Rodan was seen protecting its egg believing it was its own, and yes i understand that it doesnt necessarily mean FEMALE but i dont see a reason why it shouldnt be a female, plus it adds to the Rodan species being protective mothers (unlike the Mutos who spend more time murdering Godzilla and less time protecting the nest)
I also heard some kaiju fans stating that in Godzilla Destroy All Monsters, there was an alternate design of Manda without its fins or spikes and whatnot, thought it was simply just a different version without its extra details, some fans have speculated that it might also be a female version of the species, since most creatures in the animal kingdom tend to have a display-filled male and a more held back female (in other cases its flipped around) so for my design i'm gonna stick to a female Manda, and thought it has fins, i like to believe that maybe the males have bigger and more vibrant fins in order to attract the even more dazzling female and her golden scales
finally Titanosaurus. now there has only been one film in which Titanosaurus has made its appearance, now we could go ahead and say that all kaijus who made only one appearance could also be females, but that's a bit of a lazy route and requires more thought and development than that. but really we dont know that much about Titanosaurus, other than the fact that it's generally a docile creature by nature who was only forced into doing bad by a mind controlling alien force, and that doesnt really scream male or female, but i like the idea of a giant creature of the deep with big fins and aquatic design being referred to as a She just like Nessie. i mean in a lot of ways Titanosaurus is like a more aquatic version of Godzilla, but more docile and less equipped for battle against intergalactic threats, so it would be nice if it was more of a cryptic beauty of the deep who was pretty shy but also a bit curious whenever people are around.
i mean those traits might play off into their personalities, and they might even play off of some of Godzilla's traits too (ya know, a defensively territorial Pterosaur, a sassy fabulous Sea Dragon, a shy Aquatic Dinosaur, all playing off of a big radioactive klutz).
so expect to see more of those in some of the comics (please dont spam me with ideas of "WHAT IF GODZILLA DATED TITANOSAURUS IN TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA" or anything like that, i have a long list already)
if you guys wanna see any full detailed depictions of any female kaijus, or any kaijus in general, you know where to find my commission rates, please check it out and pick your price, remember commissions are always welcome and will be done quicker and take priority over other deviations
happy holidays everyone!