Ah, the ever-expanding and mind-blowing MonsterVerse and its Titans - basically my comfort fandom. I know, I feel comfort talking about giant and deadly monsters.
Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of the MonsterVerse - a cinematic universe that's like a walk through a monster-packed wonderland. Imagine a world where gigantic, awe-inspiring creatures known as Titans roam the Earth. These aren't your garden-variety movie monsters - oh no. They're like the superstars of the monster world, each with their own unique style, jaw-dropping powers, and varying strength levels.
You've got my main man, my homeslice Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, who's basically a walking nuclear power plant with a conditional heart of gold. Then there's Kong, the giant ape with the strength of a thousand bodybuilders and a soft spot for humanity. And who can forget King Ghidorah, the three-headed dragon who's like the ultimate villain from your wildest nightmares? Each individual Titan is its own marvel, mystery, and massive bundle of surprises as they roam an Earth that's both familiar and fantastically strange.
By now, you have probably bumped into one of my many Monarch: Legacy of Monsters reviews. This magnificent Apple TV+ show is about Monarch, the secretive organization that's all about studying and, well, trying to manage these humongous creatures. Think of Monarch as the ultimate fan club of Titans, but with high-tech gadgets, secret bases, and a mission that's part detective work, part conservation effort, and all adventure. They're the ones piecing together the history of these Titans, figuring out where they came from, and what they want. And trust me, it's not an easy job - you can imagine how trying to track a creature that can disappear into the ocean's depths or fly off into a thunderstorm can be pretty tricky. But Monarch's got determination, brains, and a few tricks up their sleeve.
Then, we have APEX, the tech-savvy, slightly shady corporation with ambitions as big as the Titans themselves. If Monarch is all about understanding and coexisting with the Titans, APEX is about one-upping them. Think cutting-edge technology, mech-monsters like the horrifying Mechagodzilla, and plans that are as bold as they are risky. APEX adds a whole new layer of intrigue to the MonsterVerse, always pushing the envelope, challenging the status quo, and, more often than not, stirring up trouble.
The MonsterVerse isn't just a bunch of monster movies - it's a saga of power, coexistence, and the thin line between awe and terror. And, with that, let's take a look at the 11 Titans who have made their appearances in the MonsterVerse movies.
I also totally dedicate this ranking to my buddy and fellow writer, Eric. He's the Toho Studio kaiju universe expert, and I am his MonsterVerse counterpart. He's probably rolling his eyes at me right now.
Anyway, *insert Godzilla noises here*.