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Others Cloverfield Monster
Binomen N/A
Average height 250 feet (infant), presumably 3-5 times larger as adult (possibly unknown)
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Non-Sapient
Aggressivity Extreme
Place of origin Earth
Habitat Underwater
Diet Carnivore
Lifespan Million years
Status Data Deficient
Behind the Scenes
Universe Cloverfield
Designed by Neville Page
Performed by Altered mixed sounds of William Files' voice with upright double bass and various animals including lions.

Kishin — also known as the Cloverfield Monster and erroneously known as Kirin — are a species of gargantuan amphibious lifeforms that are known to have two nests on the planet Earth, one in the Atlantic Ocean and another in the Pacific Ocean.


They were unknown to mankind until very recently. It is believed that each egg may take thousands of years to hatch, as the only known example of the species — an infant nicknamed many times including Clover —, was thousands of years old by the time of its obliteration of New York City. While all information on their species is gathered strictly from the events of Project: Cloverfield, it is assumed that all or a significant portion of their species are covered in back - orientated parasites known as HSPs which are deadly to lifeforms far smaller then the Cloverfield monsters, themselves.In the 2018 film cloverfield paradox it was revealed that the Kishin came from a different dimension.In the same film the first adult kishin came and was high enough to go over clouds.

Other Anatomical Statistics (Infant Size)[]

  • Height of Head 45 feet (13.7 meters)
  • Depth of Head 50 feet (15.2 meters)
  • Width of Mouth 15 feet (4.6 meters)
  • Height of Mouth 35 feet (10.7 meters)
  • Length of Longest tooth 5 feet (1.5 meters)


  • While mankind is not supposed to know the origins of the Cloverfield Monster in order to make it seem more realistic, the producer, J. J. Abrams, has stated that it is not in fact extraterrestrial, making it an Earth-based organism.
  • While the creature possesses numerous nicknames created by fans of the movie, the nickname given to it by the crew who worked on it onset was "Clover". Another famous nickname is "Kishin".
  • The creature that appeared in the film was actually a baby as stated by J.J. Abrams.