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Godzilla Neo - VARAN by KaijuSamurai Godzilla Neo - VARAN by KaijuSamurai
(This rounds out my horrible take on the GMK concept, while integrating Kaneko's original idea of having Varan as the "Sky God," but then I threw in Manda as the "Sea God" alongside the "Earth God" Baragon. I also thought it would be neat to throw in a reference to the Ainu culture)

Sky Demon

Height: 45 meters
Length: 90 meters
Mass: 10,000 metric tons
Type 1 - Beast Class (Later becomes Type 2 - Warrior Class)

The final scroll of the "Legend of the Yamato Guardians" has never been properly translated, due to damage to the original text, but it can be said that the writings identify the "Sky Demon VARAN" as "the most fearful of the Guardians," and "one of Orochi's most vicious children." It was also written that the Yamato Priests never seemed to succesfully contain Varan's raging spirit, and it took an alliance of the priests and "the mountain people" to trap and subdue the monster (likely ancestors of the Ainu).

Of course, Varan arose once more in 2004, along with Baragon and Manda, to battle a mighty foe indeed.

- Armored hide repulses most conventional weaponry.
- Able to extend fleshy membrane to glide and fly.
- Huge spikes on claws and tail use a horrifically strong venom to subdue prey.
- Max flight speed of Mach 1, and extremely maneuverable (more than Rodan, but not as much as Megaguirus)

Character (c) Toho
Redesign by Matt Frank

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Vonzilla9000 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
Is it just me, or does this Neo picture just look like regular Varan, just without the limitations of being a rubber suit?  Either way he looks great, this might be my favorite Neo drawing.
RedRavenRiot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
on gay pride day please make his with rainbow flaps
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino
Mecha-GREGOLE Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
I admit, I've never really been sure what to think of this one. Varan's a pretty simple character all around, but something here just doesn't quite click. It lacks that essential lizardiness that Varan's all about, and just feels kind of aimless. It might work better with a lighter tail and less pinched in waist, to make it look both more squamate, and more adapted for gliding.
mutantapk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved the fight scene between Varan and Rodan in RoE.
kingbiollante Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mutantapk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Godzilla Rulers of Earth Volume 2
Jackal2245 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
G.D.F FILE FOR G.D.F OFFICIALS AND THE PUBLIC: despite Varan being a "Guardian" he is far from as benevolent as mothra and is TO BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS by G.D.F officials and civilians because all records state he could care less about any lives lost during a fight and is just as likely as Godzilla to kill anyone that gets in the way. end of file
Raydhen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Varan, while having Iguanidae looks & possessing ability of Draco, genus of Agamid (as he's gliding Lizard); but judging by its name he's obviously belong to Varanidae Family, let alone be the largest & most intelligent lizard (Well, he's kaiju after all, the UNBELIEVABLE one!) >v<
ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Voiced by Nolan North
gordhanx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Nice job! Really like the tail, spikes and membrane.
Komodozilla Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
One of the duller movies from Toho's early kaiju career... or rather the American version, which is more the western editors' fault than Toho's. Much of the film is mostly pointless banter, with no real character development.

The monster action is the film's only saving grace; despite appearing in a less-than-spectacular movie, Varan is probably on of my favorite Toho kaiju.
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Nice idea, man.
geogreylord Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I liked him with raptor claws better
Chardactyl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
He is a cool kaiju. I like that stinger tail you gave him.
JEWTzilla Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
...get it? :iconlaughingplz:
geogreylord Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Looks better when you gave him raptor claws
shadowdotm Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
wow epic.
Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Varan should have been a regular in the Toho lineup as far as I was conerned, he was very cool.
GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic work.:D
SonofChinglu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Always liked this guy, never has been as prominent as I would like.
aymen11 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
varan is awsome in every way
TheAwsomeGiant Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
i saw varan the unbelievable it was good but i wanted to see more monster and less tanks.
TheAwsomeGiant Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
i think people dont give varan enough credit
cuz hes awsome and others are jealous
KaabiChu2000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Awesome Take On Varan, And A Fun Fact Was That The GMK Varan Was Going To Be Red (Main Body) And Purple (Back And ...Wing-Like Thing?)
Baragon: Give Me Back My Colors!!!
gojiNya38 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
This is awesome!
Mainly because I am a huge Varan fan and I am happy to see this picture of my favorite monster!
Thank you for making picture!
lordrogersmith6485 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But . . . that's not Varan's original backstory? I thought the purpose of this neo was to combine the three timelines, not change everything around.
supermechagoji Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Actually Godzilla Neo could be viewed as a reboot of sorts. It changes many of the monsters backstories either to just make them more logical or just because the writer thought it would be interesting.
geogreylord Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
lordrogersmith6485 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Where can I red Godzilla Neo?
WhiteFanProductionsX Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thats uber cool, keep up the good work.^^
KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Awesome work, I like your version of Varan's face and wing design! He seems much more aerodynamic! And I like that you gave him venom to increase his combat efficiency and make him more worthy a foe for other Kaiju.

BTW, can he flap his wings or is there some other means by which he can remain aloft other than gliding? In a Godzilla novel I read long ago in a Random House novel called "Godzilla 2000" that Varan was capable of true flight thanks to a combination of his wings enabling him to steer and the armored bumps covering his body actually being gas filled sacs which could lift him into the air (from there he just propels himself forward with his limbs to achieve real flight rather than just gliding or floating).
Jackal2245 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my guess is as mentioned in shiganns bio varan can control wind which I guess he can use to gain true flight
Jackal2245 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FUCK I meant vagnos
lizarfan1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Varan is not a demon Varan is mutated flying lizard but if you reffer to the armored reptile called armored demon ok
GodzillaNKS Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I say Varan i due for a remake :)
Tremzzek Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
varan=numbah 1!!
gromhellscrea12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
One of the few large creatures to use poison. I forget, did Godzilla have to fight all four at once, or one at a time? Either way, this guy was sure to get in some licks..
survivor-127 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Never seen Varan in action but he looks like a badass kaiju!

Blabyloo229 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Varan? he's unbelieveable!! XD
jimreno Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
I never really cared for Varan... until now. Very well done.
snikers1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
My fav of Godzilla Unleashed :3 I didn't even unlock him yet though ): oh well I WILLZ BE COMING FOR YOU VARAN!!!
Vagrant-Verse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
And with this, a fan favorite gets his due. It does make him something, instead of a bit of a joke. Getting rid of the raptor claws also works well, because raptors used them when hunting prey, which Varan kinda wouldn't do with his feet. I love how you can tell 'this guy is a fighter'
jerseydevil11 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Varan is actually grey! :lol:
indonesianbob67 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
This is my favorite kaiju ever and your redisign is great and makes varan look even better.
Gareku Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
personally, I liked the raptor claws, but meh.

Even with out them, this is still an awesome redesign :)
Barugaron Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
firadart Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
The Varan's face reminds me of that movie in which there was this monster who fought with and Elephant. Awesome redesign, Wyvern like.
KaijuX Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing! Excellent concept on the Wind guardian. But though, where's a good pic for the original concept of Varan? Does anyone know? Please tell me where it is.
But still awesome regardless! :D
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