Rodan made a brief cameo at the end of Battle World, as one of the Kaiju defending Tokyo. He was sent to the Cosmic Graveyard by Battra and Megagauirus.
The Japanese name "Radon" is a contraction of "pteranodon " and may also have been chosen to suggest radiation. In the United States, the monster is most commonly referred to as Rodan.
Aside from his impressive speed and agility, Rodan possesses a variety of special abilities. He is capable of creating destructive shockwaves when flying, which he has used to demolish major cities such as Tokyo and Moscow. In addition, Rodan can cause powerful winds while on the ground by simply flapping his wings. He also uses his beak and talons effectively in battle, and his wings, despite their delicate appearance, are quite durable. Rodan can lift creatures several times his weight, for instance, Godzilla. Rodan also usually has spikes on his head and chest, which he may use in battle.