In this new identity, Selina warns the people of Earth of an impending crisis, a repeat of the very one that destroyed her advanced home world.
They both hate mankind, and remember, importantly, that mankind hates them. Why should they help?
Mothra, Godzilla and Rodan all demonstrate the capacity not merely for growth, but for cooperation. They are able to rally to a cause greater than themselves, in other words.
By contrast, King Ghidorah is really a berserker with no value system beyond destruction.
And if so, is it a corruption of the franchise’s original idea?
Man has and will continue to achieve advances in terms of his technology, and his capacity for war. But if he brutalizes nature in that evolution, nature will have its revenge, and man will, in that conflict, lose.
Ghidorah, in essence, here takes on the role of Godzilla from the first film. He is Out-of-Whack Nature Personified: a threat that can’t be reckoned with in terms of technology or conventional war.
To some, this approach of giving the monsters human personalities may seem silly or childish, but in a way, this creative choice perfectly expresses the childish nature of the Cold War conflict.