...She's my family. I made a promise to stand by her side. I will protect her from man and monster alike! You took one family from me... I'm sure as hell not gonna let you take this one!
-Rodan to Megaguirus in "Death from Above"
Rodan is a founding and current member of the Earth Defenders. He was originally a Pteranodon who's egg was laid around the time of the CT Extinction on what would become Adonoa Island and mutated due to nuclear testing. He eventually hatched in 1956. Since then he has been an occasional ally of Godzilla's before joining the Earth Defenders alongside several other Terran Kaiju.
Rodan is a large mutated Pteranodon with burgundy colored skin and yellow on the undersides of its wings. He has enormous wings adorned with small claws and a slim body with small spikes protruding from his chest as well as a tail that splays out like a normal bird. He also has a slightly elongated neck and a thin beak that is filled with small teeth as well as two horns on the back of his head that slightly curve down. His feet are adorned with four tow claws, with three pointed forward and the fourth stationed at the back of his foot.
After being accepted into Fairy Tail, Rodan is given a Guild Mark, which is black and is on the back of his left wing.
Rodan has a very laid back and outgoing personality and is often joking around with the other members of the Earth Defenders. He also has a sense of pride and cockiness to him, but it is very mild. He almost always refers to Godzilla as "chief", further proving his witty sense of humor, though this could also be seen as his way of showing respect for the King of the Monsters. He also cares deeply for his comrades and doesn't like seeing them stressed or upset and will often attempt to use his humor to lighten up the mood. He also has a light friendly rivalry with King Caesar as the two started a bet to see which one of them could be as strong as Godzilla.
He also has become extremely close to Wendy Marvell, and has even taken on a mentor figure to her after he offered to help her get stronger. He considers his comrades as his family or "flock" and will even put his own life on the line to protect them, such as when he allowed himself to take a lethal blow from Destoroyah to protect Wendy and protecting her from Megaguirus.
Rodan's egg was laid on what would come to be known as Adonoa Island in the Philippines by an ancient Rodan at some point before the CT Extinction. The egg was placed in an active volcano and over the years Adonoa Island was subjected to nuclear testing, a combination of the heat and radiation mutated Rodan from inside his egg. In 1956, Rodan eventually hatched from his egg.
Hurricane Roar: Rodan has the ability to breath a hurricane-like blast similar to Wendy Marvell's at his targets. It has been shown to be powerful enough to knock down an entire army of dark mages with just one blast.
Sonic Wing Beat: By giving a single powerful flap of his wings, Rodan can unleash a powerful sonic wave from his wing tips. This attack was powerful enough to tear off one of Kaiser Ghidorah's heads with just a single flap.
Sonic Gust: Rodan releases a large whirlwind by continuously flapping his wings strong enough to knock other Kaiju off their feet.
Raging Twister: By performing a nose dive and spinning his body, Rodan is able to gather air around his body that forms a giant tornado. He can the crash into opponents and bring them plummeting to the ground. He was able to uses this attack to defeat Megaguirus once and for all.
Immense Strength: Rodan uses his beak and talons effectively in battle, and his wings, despite their delicate appearance, are quite durable. He can lift creatures several times his weight, for instance, Godzilla. Rodan also usually uses the spikes on his chest and head in battle.
Flight: Rodan's most noticeable trait is his flying speed, which has allowed him to effortlessly outmaneuver and outrun supersonic jets. 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 just by simply flying by and sonic speeds. In addition, Rodan can cause powerful winds while on the ground by simply flapping his wings.
Immense Durability: Rodan is one of the few monsters not affected by Godzilla's atomic breath, but can only feels slight pain from it. He is also practically immune to conventional military weapons. During his battle with Varan, he had his wing partially torn by his back spikes, but was able to recover fast enough to escape. He was also able to survive a lethal blow from Destoroyah and recover thanks to his healing factor and Wendy's Healing Magic.
Immense Endurance: Rodan possesses a great amount of stamina which he needs to be able to fly at incredible speeds. Even after fighting an exhausting battle against Gigan, he was still able to join Godzilla and help him fight Kaiser Ghidorah. He also came to Godzilla's side when he called for his and the other Earth Kaiju's help in fighting the Trilopods and Magita after escaping the Trilopod hive.
Heat Absorption: Because of the volcanic heat combined with nuclear wastes from his original volcano, Rodan can absorb heat and can convert it into energy to become stronger. He is seen absorbing the sun's heat on the boat to Tenrou Island. He is unable to absorb heat from an opponent's attack however as seen during his battle with Megaguirus.