The Giant Salamander lives in volcanic environments, and bathes in lava pits as if they were hot-springs. They are very social kaiju, and are often seen in packs of 3. They form extremely loyal bonds with their packs at a very young age, and would stay together for the rest of their lives.
I designed this character as if it were in a fighting game, including move-set explorations for how their sprites would behave. They (a pack of 3) would be treated as one fighter with one life bar, and controlled by one player.
The style is inspired by Mike Mignola.