Forget Team Iron man and Team Captain America in Civil War, the new teams are Team Godzilla & Team Kong. The King of the Monsters and the Titanic Primate are the two biggest rivals of the MonsterVerse. Some prefer the ape. Some prefer the reptile. Godzilla vs Kong showed us how Kong would look like once he had grown up. At a humongous 360 feet, Kong is a giant amongst giants.
Kong almost defeated Godzilla before the latter beat him fair and square (albeit with a little bit of cheating). But Kong has never faced the true enemy of the Titans – the villainous and ferocious King Ghidorah. In a one on one fight, Kong at least managed to hold his own against Godzilla. Against Ghidorah, the battle would have been over even before it had begun.
Godzilla did manage to push Kong to his absolute limits. In return, Kong gave the Alpha a real run for his money. But Kong was never the true rival of Godzilla. That honor always belonged to Ghidorah, the one true enemy of Godzilla. And there’s in-movie reasons to believe that Kong would never measure up to the superior might of King Ghidorah.
In Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, when Ghidorah woke up from his sleep, Serizawa claimed that the only monster that could defeat it was Godzilla. Case in point monarch knew about Kong, the primate titan of Skull Island by then. Serizawa at least had knowledge of the same. But he still claimed Godzilla was Ghidorah’s true match. Every other titan responded to Ghidorah’s call. The only Titan that did not do so was Kong. Was he purposefully ignoring Ghidorah or is there a deeper reason?
Was Kong not answering Ghidorah’s call because he was scared he is not strong enough to defeat him?
Had a fight between Kong and Ghidorah broken out, the battle would have been swift and decisive. Kong is vulnerable to heat based attacks. Godzilla’s Atomic Breath went right through his flesh. Ghdiroah possesses the devastating gravity beams, three heads, the power of flight, and regeneration capabilities unlike any other Titan. Team Kong should breath a sigh of relief that Kong did not show up when Godzilla fought Ghidorah. Because doing so would have certainly meant Kong would have gotten his butt handed to him.
Some might argue that if Kong had the axe, he would have turned the tide of battle. The axe could not do much damage to Godzilla. It only delayed the inevitable. Against a three headed Titan that can withstand any kind of physical blow, Kong would have had been run over like a hot knife through butter.