How Did Alan Jonah Find Two Ghidorah Skulls?
Updated: Aug 14, 2021
In Godzilla vs Kong, it was revealed that MechaGodzilla required two of Ghidorah skulls in order to pilot the robot. The reason for needing two skulls was because Ghidorah apparently had the ability to communicate with each other telepathically and APEX tried to exploit this ability by building a super computer that can send psionic commands from the pilot to the robot. That all sounded good and all, but there was only one glaring problem. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, we saw in the post-credit scene that the leader of the eco-terrorists, Alan Jonah, only purchased one skull. So people have been asking where did the second skull come from? While there is no definite answer to this question, we can speculate on the origin of the second skull based on the novel and based on a trailer description from Cinema Expo 2019.
At the beginning of the Godzilla vs Kong novel, we learn that Walter Simmons, the CEO of APEX Cybernetics, has met Alan Jonah face to face. Jonah shows Simmons photos of the skull he acquired. Simmons was impressed, but suggests it would be better if he could have two. Jonah tells him he has two of these skulls and only the two. For the price of the two skulls, Simmons had to empty out multiple bank accounts to complete the transaction.
Later in the novel after Godzilla has attacked an APEX facility in Florida, Kyle Chandler's character, Mark Russell, was being bombarded by reporters. Among those reporters, one of them asked if the attack had to do with a rumor about King Ghidorah still alive and resting in the north pole. We don't learn anything else about this rumor in the novel, but we can definitely link this to a clip shown at 2019's Cinema Expo.
In this clip described by Twitter user, The_LordOfSalem, Skarsgard's character (now identified to be Nathan Lind) was shown entering a glacier-like temple fortress. Thunder and lightning crackle and crash across the high heavens above with the footage laying sight upon a raging chain-bound King Ghidorah, with the tyrant shown to be bound to the surrounding fortress, while also being surrounded by unidentified troops.
While this footage went unused (and will probably never see the light of day), it is similarly aligned with the rumor of King Ghidorah still alive and living in the arctic as mentioned in the novel.
When you put the pieces together, we can speculate that Jonah's band of eco-terrorists found a way to revive King Ghidorah using only the one skull he had purchased in King of the Monsters. Since he is wanted by almost every country, he figured the north pole would be the safest place to hide from the rest of the world. While the space monster regrows its whole body back, Jonah has probably been harvesting the monster's body parts and selling them to either the black market or to corporations like APEX. Ghidorah probably regrew its two other heads, but then were harvested after they were fully developed.
However, if King Ghidorah was revived then it would leave some other questions unanswered. Questions such as why Godzilla didn't detect Ghidorah's presence if Ghidorah is alive? What was Jonah's final plan with King Ghidorah? What was the point of selling the two Ghidorah skulls to APEX if he could just wait until Ghidorah has fully recovered?
My only guess would be that Jonah wanted to build his own mechanized giant and wanted to see how APEX would fair with the two skulls incorporated with MechaGodzilla. By having somebody else test it for him, he wouldn't have to worry about bringing attention to himself and being caught by Monarch or any other government organization if anything were to go wrong.
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