In days long past, a powerful and ancient civilization ruled the land of the rising sun. Known as the Nilai Kanai, these people were technologically and mystically advanced, holding power over science and magic unknown before or after. Yet, their's was not a perfect society. Like the humans of today, they polluted their waters and corrupted their skies with toxins. Rather than change their ways, they chose to play at being gods, and created a being to dispose of their wastes. Known as Dagahra, this creature would consume the pollution that the Nilai Kanai produced, thus cleansing the waters. Dagahra did consume pollution, as it was constructed to, but produced a toxic side effect: barems. Releasing thousands of the acidic sea stars from its body, Dagahra destroyed its creators, then fell into a deep slumber below the waves.
Dagahra can fly at the speed of mach 10.
Dagahra can fire an Irabushan Beam from his mouth.
Dagahra is able to fire Crimson energy beams from his dorsal fins.
Dagahra can rotate and fire Energy Rings from his body.
Dagahra is able to create a tornado of Barems and lightning by quickly rotating himself underwater.
The two cannons on Dagahra's shoulders can fire either energy beams or a concentrated mixture of Barem and crystallized toxins.
Dagahra is an adept swimmer that can move underwater at 150 knots.
Dagahra can fire lightning at foes.
Dagahra is the only villain monster of the Rebirth of Mothra series to not be a Ghidorah.
The byproduct of Dagahra’s feeding on garbage, the Barem made a return before the demonic creature did. Crimson tides began to be reported all across the ocean as the Barem spread wide and far, all the while Dagahra assaulted the coastline and the Nilai Kanai pyramid. Attacking anybody unfortunate enough to get too close, the Barems burned innocent lives with their acidic secretions. When Dagahra was finally destroyed by Rainbow Mothra, the Barem he produced began to die. The species went extinct, leaving the oceans a safe place once again.
Acid: The Barem are capable of secreting a deadly acid that can burn flesh, and with sufficient quantity, deal heavy damage to even larger monsters.
Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997)