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Weta-rex

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Name:
Weta-rex
Abilities:
Swarming, can latch onto prey
Occupation:
Giant bug
Home:
Skull Island
First Appearance:
King Kong (2005 film)
Diet:
Carnivore
Status:
Became extinct when Skull Island sunk into the ocean

Deinacrida rex or Weta-rex, related to the Wetas of distant New Zealand, were huge 2-3 foot long prehistoric crickets that vastly outsize their antipodean cousins. Appropriately dubbed "Weta-rexes", they are ferocious, pack-hunting predators that make their homes in the caves and chasms of Skull Island. Growing up to a meter long, they swarm in huge numbers, and can overwhelm/wear down any prey they come across. They are even capable of shredding the largest dinosaurs to pieces with their shearing mouths.

King Kong (2005 film)[]

They appear in the film swarming around the crewmen of the SS Venture after the crew falls into the Insect Pit. As more waves of Weta-rexes and other giant insects converged on the surviving crew members, Bruce Baxter swung into the chasm on a vine, mowing down the creatures with his machine gun and forcing the rest to retreat.

Appearances[]

  • King Kong (2005 film)
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong

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