La Fuerza Negra (c. 1531), Steinherz (c. 1938), the Heart (c. 1979), Angel of Vengeance (c. 2021)Appearance:
Zeruel, technically speaking, is not the monster stomping around, but is instead a massive stone of unknown origins, carved into a perfectly spherical shape and giving off an intense green glow. The stone uses its energy to create a protective shell of stone, metal, and polymer debris, fused and morphed into a specific shape, that of a humanoid being of immense size with elaborate dressings and bladed weapons. The fused shell effectively serves as protection for Zeruel itself and allows it to interact with the environment as any other kaiju would. Details of its appearance tend to vary given the nature of the being, but it has consistently gravitated towards the form shown with the unique headdress and a propensity for blades to be incorporated into its design, as well as its glowing green eyes.Size:
Zeruel- Diameter of 9 meters (~32 feet), approximately the size of a large tank.
Zeruel Shell - Height fluctuates between 70 and 80 meters.First Appearance:
The transport carrying the Stone and its escort fleet vanished from the Atlantic ocean after sending several failed emergency broadcasts too corrupted to make out.Abilities:Rock of Ages
Zeruel on its own is an abnormally durable stone, impervious to damage by conventional means and able to emit a unique type of radiation that can reshape hardened substances and cause physical harm to living creatures.Suit Up
Zeruel's unique energy signature is able to reshape hardened substances in its vicinity, such as metal, stone, and polymers, into a body comparable in size to other Kaiju that carries the stone around in its chest. While not quite as strong and hardened against damage as other Kaijus, the Zeruel shell is nimble and fast for a monster of this size and can adapt decently to most environments.Regenerative Design
Zeruel is able to leech off of appropriate substances and regenerate itself, repairing and even replacing broken parts at an alarming rate. This ability is also used to grant it limited elasticity abilities and generate bladed weapons on its arms and hands.Angel Beam
When encased inside a shell, Zeruel is able to focus its energy into a high-powered beam that can project out of the shell's eyes and can burn through most substances with ease.Weaknesses:
Zeruel is a deadly attacker, but a somewhat lacking defender. Zeruel's shell is brittle compared to other monsters of its size, and while it regenerates quickly, Zeruel will struggle against sustained damage and repeated powerful blows. Zeruel also needs appropriate materials nearby to regenerate and struggles when isolated in an area that doesn't have hardened substances, such as sand or ice. The shell will also fall apart if Zeruel itself is disconnected from the shell entirely.Personality:
Zeruel is highly aggressive, both against perceived enemies and those who would harm perceived friends or allies. Zeruel will generally react with hostility to military forces from Western nations, most notably the United States and Spain, and often will actively search for and destroy Western institutions such as military bases and corporate buildings. Conversely, Zeruel is passive and occasionally friendly towards humans and will even behave passively when confronted by non-Western military forces, only defending itself if attacked first, and will even attack other kaiju who deliberately cause harm to humans. Zeruel also tends to react passively towards other Kaiju as well, and will even be drawn to other kaiju that are being attacked, especially if they are being assaulted by a military force.History:
Much of Zeruel's history has been covered up by the actions of the Catholic Church and various world governments, but the stone first appeared during the expeditions of Franciso Pizarro, who uncovered the artifact during his conquest of the Incan empire. Zeruel is believed to have been transferred to the Spanish crown after Pizarro's assassination, after which it vanishes from the historical record, save a few correspondences between Charles V and Pope Clement VII that refer to the stone as the "heart of a fallen angel".
Zeruel is believed to have remained in Spain until the Spanish Civil War, where it was sent to or taken by Nazi Germany and later recovered following the end of WWII by the Allied forces. Evidence suggested that the Germans attempted and failed to weaponize the stone, attempts that continued following the war after the United States secured the stone and the research staff working on it as per Operation Paperclip. The Stone has since been shuffled around between various black ops groups under the jurisdiction of the United States, only reappearing in Cold War hotspots such as Nicaragua and Vietnam, and was in transit to another area vital to US interests on June 17th, 2021, when the global frequency had a very unexpected effect on the artifact.Other:
Zeruel is unable to speak, but it appears to possess some level of psionic ability, able to occasionally send visions to nearby humans and other Kaiju.Theme: