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G is for Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster

It's like a lazy day with the old friends in the old neighborhood when Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra (specifically, a Mothra caterpillar) team up to fight Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster. Also known as "King Gidorah" or "Monster Zero," he's the three-headed two-tailed bewinged menace from outer space.

The plot is a touch roundabout, but it eventually arrives at its destination. A meteor slams into a mountain. A foreign princess is assassinated via exploding airplane. The meteor is studied. The princess turns up in agitator garb, having escaped her assassination by virtue of being mind-controlled by a Martian spirit.

The possessed princess tries to warn people not to go on a boat (which will be attacked by Godzilla), not to hang around a mountain (where Rodan is about to emerge), but especially to stop Ghidrah before it can destroy the Earth in the same way it made Mars a lifeless planet. On this note, Ghidrah hatches from the meteor.

Meanwhile, the twin Mothra priestesses were to have returned to their island ... but they catch wind of this crazy woman. So, too, does the princess's would-be assassin. And the police officer assigned to bodyguard her when she reached Japan (if her plane had done so).

There is a merry chase, round and round, also involving some kids and the policeman's younger sister, who is a news reporter.

Eventually the priestesses ask Mothra-pillar to convince Godzilla and Rodan to stop fighting, and instead to team up against Ghidrah. This doesn't work out well at first. Godzilla and Rodan are far too busy fighting each other, so Mothra-pillar goes up against Ghidrah alone. Ghidrah smacks Mothra-pillar all over the map, and finally Godzilla and Rodan realize that they all have to work together.

Giant Monstaz of Da Earth, Unitez!

The policeman catches up to the princess at about the same time as the assassin, and a blow to the princess's head dislodges the Martian spirit.

Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra-pillar successfully defeat Ghidrah, sending it sulking off into space ... and in the process dispatching the assassin with a timely rockslide.

Rocks fall. Everyone (bad) dies.

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