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In Godzilla, King of Monsters, at the end of the movie when Godzilla gets his Thermonuclear form, and uses the Thermonuclear blast, he is seen to get wings.

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This has also been added to a model of him:

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Why did this happen? And is this something to do with the emission of the Thermonuclear energy, or some new ability (like flight)?

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    Presumably from Monthra when she gave up her energy to say him?
    – Paulie_D
    Jan 25 at 10:09
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    Yeah, the wings seem to be a side effect of the "fusion" with Mothra that occurred in that battle. Jan 25 at 14:55
  • As @MrInfinity pointed out in that answer, it's not so much "Godzilla gets wings" as it is a symbolic representation of Mothra's power being used.
    – Omegacron
    Jan 26 at 20:04
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Godzilla didn't get wings. The wings were a superimposition of Mothra who had earlier sacrificed itself (converted itself to energy and merged with Godzilla). It was a dramatic way of showing their combined power that looked good on screen.

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It's to make Godzilla seem scarier then it already is.

Similar to how Daleks in Doctor Who were thought to not be able to go upstairs for however long, so someone escaping from them has a place to be able to hide.

Some people think "I'll take a plane to escape Godzilla! If I'm high in the air it wont be able to kill me."

But if Godzilla has wings then it's that much scarier.

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