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~~[[{{Formats}} DramaticHalfHour]] [[{{CategoryShowGenres}} ActionSeries]]~~
The eighteenth installment in the [[LongRunners long-running]] [[UltraSeries Ultra Series]], airing from July 7, 2005 - March 25, 2006 with a total of 39 episodes plus [[ClipShow one special comprised mainly of stock footage]]. Preceded by [[UltramanNexus Ultraman Nexus]] and succeeded by [[UltramanMebius Ultraman Mebius]].

[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the not-too distant future]], monsters appear around the world and attack mankind. To combat the threat, the United Defense Federation creates the special anti-monster task force DASH ([[FunWithAcronyms Defense Action Squad Heroes]]). Aiding DASH in its struggle is the alien giant Ultraman Max, who is secretly Touma Kaito, a DASH pilot.

After the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and less kid-friendly spin]] on Ultraman in ''Ultraman Nexus'', Tsuburaya Productions returned to the franchise's roots, with [[MonsterOfTheWeek a new monster every week]] and an overall light-hearted tone. ''Ultraman Max'' is notable for [[MythologyGag several callbacks]] to previous Ultra Series, from reintroducing several famous Ultra Monsters and casting players from the original [[UltraMan Ultraman]] to paying homage to the plots of past episodes and even referencing the first Ultra Series, ''Ultra Q''. In contrast to the low ratings of ''Nexus'', ''Max'' was a huge success and set the tone for future Ultra Series like ''Mebius''.

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!!This show provides examples of:
* AlienInvasion - As per most Ultra Series, similarly to...
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - [[spoiler:Max's superior, Ultraman Xenon, arrives in episode 13 to save Max from Zetton. While it's still Max that finishes the job (and only with his MidseasonUpgrade given to him ''by'' Xenon), Xenon is still clearly more powerful than he is.]]
* CatsAreMean: Tama, Kuro, and Mike.
* ClipShow - The special 40th episode.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Look at Professor Yoshinaga in Episode 16, after taking a ride in a DASH vessel piloted by an incapacitated Captain. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Her hair is standing up and she looks giddy and absent-minded. She even leans on the wall with a huge smile on her face.]]
* FiveManBand
** TheHero - Kaito.
** TheLancer - Mizuki.
** TheBigGuy - Kenjiro.
** TheSmartGuy / TheChick - Sean.
** BridgeBunny - Elly.
** TheCaptain - Capt. Hijikata.
* GratuitousEnglish: Sean. Justified because he's American, and will pepper his speech with English phrases.
* LighterAndSofter - Compared to the preceding series, [[UltramanNexus Ultraman Nexus]].
* MidseasonUpgrade - The Max Galaxy.
* MonsterOfTheWeek - Gleefully returns to the formula after ''Nexus''.
* MythologyGag - This happens ''a lot'':
** Ultraman Max looks a lot like Ultra Seven.
** Several classic monsters like Gomora, Red King, the Baltan aliens, Pigmon, Eleking, Antlar, et al. appear frequently, sometimes even in multiple episodes.
** [[UltraMan Hayata, Fuji, and Ide]] as well as [[UltraSeven Dan]] turn up as supporting characters.
** An entire episode is centered around a monster from ''Ultra Q'', and the show itself is established as existing in-universe. The episode was shot in black and white, like the show.
** When Zetton appears, [[spoiler:so does Max's superior, Ultraman Xenon, simular to Zoffy's first appearence in the original series. Only this time, Xenon arrives in time to actually fight.]]
** In Episode 16, Chief Tomioka raises a spoon in a typical Henshin pose.
** Per Episode 24, [[spoiler:Alien Metron from ''UltraSeven'']] survived and has been in hiding for 40 years...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero - Episode 15, Eve's original form is just harmless immobile object, just being extremely large. DASH team decide to burn it, [[AdaptiveAbility trigger it to counter with fire]].
* OnlySaneMan: Elly, especially in Episode 16.
* PeoplePuppets - [[spoiler:Pigmon is trapped in Elly's body due to one of Shamu-Seijin's experiments.]]
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - Elly.
* RobotGirl - Elly again.
* SequelEpisode: Episode 24 to [[UltraSeven "The Targeted Town"]], down to the same actor voicing [[spoiler:Alien Metron]] and even the same director (Akio Jissoji).
* ShootTheShaggyDog: A subtle example in Episode 24, [[spoiler:Alien Metron claims he still want to conquer Earth, and had came up with some plans during his hiding. It doesn't matter, the pollution on Earth's so bad that it's no longer worth conquering. The only reason he still linger here for '''40 years''' is because he ''really like Earth''.]]
* SixthRanger - [[spoiler:Ultraman Xenon.]]
* TheCameo - Ultraman Max [[spoiler:and Ultraman Xenon]] appear in ''Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie'' when Belial arrives on the Land of Light.
* TheStoic - Elly ''again''.
** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic: She sheds tears in Episode 16 and the Christmas episode, and her personality changes when she and Pigmon share a body.]]
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~~[[{{Formats}} DramaticHalfHour]] [[{{CategoryShowGenres}} ActionSeries]]~~
The eighteenth installment in the [[LongRunners long-running]] [[UltraSeries Ultra Series]], airing from July 7, 2005 - March 25, 2006 with a total of 39 episodes plus [[ClipShow one special comprised mainly of stock footage]]. Preceded by [[UltramanNexus Ultraman Nexus]] and succeeded by [[UltramanMebius Ultraman Mebius]].

[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the not-too distant future]], monsters appear around the world and attack mankind. To combat the threat, the United Defense Federation creates the special anti-monster task force DASH ([[FunWithAcronyms Defense Action Squad Heroes]]). Aiding DASH in its struggle is the alien giant Ultraman Max, who is secretly Touma Kaito, a DASH pilot.

After the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and less kid-friendly spin]] on Ultraman in ''Ultraman Nexus'', Tsuburaya Productions returned to the franchise's roots, with [[MonsterOfTheWeek a new monster every week]] and an overall light-hearted tone. ''Ultraman Max'' is notable for [[MythologyGag several callbacks]] to previous Ultra Series, from reintroducing several famous Ultra Monsters and casting players from the original [[UltraMan Ultraman]] to paying homage to the plots of past episodes and even referencing the first Ultra Series, ''Ultra Q''. In contrast to the low ratings of ''Nexus'', ''Max'' was a huge success and set the tone for future Ultra Series like ''Mebius''.

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!!This show provides examples of:
* AlienInvasion - As per most Ultra Series, similarly to...
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - [[spoiler:Max's superior, Ultraman Xenon, arrives in episode 13 to save Max from Zetton. While it's still Max that finishes the job (and only with his MidseasonUpgrade given to him ''by'' Xenon), Xenon is still clearly more powerful than he is.]]
* CatsAreMean: Tama, Kuro, and Mike.
* ClipShow - The special 40th episode.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Look at Professor Yoshinaga in Episode 16, after taking a ride in a DASH vessel piloted by an incapacitated Captain. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Her hair is standing up and she looks giddy and absent-minded. She even leans on the wall with a huge smile on her face.]]
* FiveManBand
** TheHero - Kaito.
** TheLancer - Mizuki.
** TheBigGuy - Kenjiro.
** TheSmartGuy / TheChick - Sean.
** BridgeBunny - Elly.
** TheCaptain - Capt. Hijikata.
* GratuitousEnglish: Sean. Justified because he's American, and will pepper his speech with English phrases.
* LighterAndSofter - Compared to the preceding series, [[UltramanNexus Ultraman Nexus]].
* MidseasonUpgrade - The Max Galaxy.
* MonsterOfTheWeek - Gleefully returns to the formula after ''Nexus''.
* MythologyGag - This happens ''a lot'':
** Ultraman Max looks a lot like Ultra Seven.
** Several classic monsters like Gomora, Red King, the Baltan aliens, Pigmon, Eleking, Antlar, et al. appear frequently, sometimes even in multiple episodes.
** [[UltraMan Hayata, Fuji, and Ide]] as well as [[UltraSeven Dan]] turn up as supporting characters.
** An entire episode is centered around a monster from ''Ultra Q'', and the show itself is established as existing in-universe. The episode was shot in black and white, like the show.
** When Zetton appears, [[spoiler:so does Max's superior, Ultraman Xenon, simular to Zoffy's first appearence in the original series. Only this time, Xenon arrives in time to actually fight.]]
** In Episode 16, Chief Tomioka raises a spoon in a typical Henshin pose.
** Per Episode 24, [[spoiler:Alien Metron from ''UltraSeven'']] survived and has been in hiding for 40 years...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero - Episode 15, Eve's original form is just harmless immobile object, just being extremely large. DASH team decide to burn it, [[AdaptiveAbility trigger it to counter with fire]].
* OnlySaneMan: Elly, especially in Episode 16.
* PeoplePuppets - [[spoiler:Pigmon is trapped in Elly's body due to one of Shamu-Seijin's experiments.]]
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - Elly.
* RobotGirl - Elly again.
* SequelEpisode: Episode 24 to [[UltraSeven "The Targeted Town"]], down to the same actor voicing [[spoiler:Alien Metron]] and even the same director (Akio Jissoji).
* ShootTheShaggyDog: A subtle example in Episode 24, [[spoiler:Alien Metron claims he still want to conquer Earth, and had came up with some plans during his hiding. It doesn't matter, the pollution on Earth's so bad that it's no longer worth conquering. The only reason he still linger here for '''40 years''' is because he ''really like Earth''.]]
* SixthRanger - [[spoiler:Ultraman Xenon.]]
* TheCameo - Ultraman Max [[spoiler:and Ultraman Xenon]] appear in ''Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie'' when Belial arrives on the Land of Light.
* TheStoic - Elly ''again''.
** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic: She sheds tears in Episode 16 and the Christmas episode, and her personality changes when she and Pigmon share a body.]]
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7th Jan '13 5:08:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* NotSoHarmless: Tama, Kuro, and [[TakashiMiike Mike]] from Episode 16. Shamu-Seijin.
4th Oct '12 10:28:22 PM Kuruni
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero - Episode 15, Eve's original form is just harmless immobile object, just being extremely large. DASH team decide to burn it, [[AdaptiveAbility trigger it to counter with fire]].
9th Sep '12 8:10:15 PM Kuruni
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: A subtle example in Episode 24, [[spoiler:Alien Metron claims he still want to conquer Earth, and had came up with some plans during his hiding. It doesn't matter, the pollution on Earth's so bad that it's no longer worth conquering. The only reason he still linger here for '''40 years''' is because he ''really like Earth''.]]
9th Sep '12 11:22:07 AM Yipeekiyay
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* GratuitousEnglish: Sean. Justified because he's American, and will pepper his speech with English phrases.


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** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic: She sheds tears in Episode 16 and the Christmas episode, and her personality changes when she and Pigmon share a body.]]
9th Sep '12 11:11:24 AM Yipeekiyay
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** An entire episode is centered around a monster from ''Ultra Q'', and the show itself is established as existing in-universe.

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** An entire episode is centered around a monster from ''Ultra Q'', and the show itself is established as existing in-universe. The episode was shot in black and white, like the show.



* NotSoHarmless: Tama, Kuro, and [[ShoutOut Mike]] from Episode 16. Shamu-Seijin.

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** Per Episode 24, [[spoiler:Alien Metron from ''UltraSeven'']] survived and has been in hiding for 40 years...
* NotSoHarmless: Tama, Kuro, and [[ShoutOut [[TakashiMiike Mike]] from Episode 16. Shamu-Seijin.


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* SequelEpisode: Episode 24 to [[UltraSeven "The Targeted Town"]], down to the same actor voicing [[spoiler:Alien Metron]] and even the same director (Akio Jissoji).
20th May '12 8:42:14 AM Yipeekiyay
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* CatsAreMean: Tama, Kuro, and Mike.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Look at Professor Yoshinaga in Episode 16, after taking a ride in a DASH vessel piloted by an incapacitated Captain. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Her hair is standing up and she looks giddy and absent-minded. She even leans on the wall with a huge smile on her face.]]



** [[UltraMan Hayata, Fuji, and Ide]] turn up as supporting characters.

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** [[UltraMan Hayata, Fuji, and Ide]] as well as [[UltraSeven Dan]] turn up as supporting characters.



** When Zetton appears, [[spoiler:so does Max's superor, Ultraman Xenon, simular to Zoffy's first appearence in the original series. Only tis time, Xenon arrives in time to actually fight.]]

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** When Zetton appears, [[spoiler:so does Max's superor, superior, Ultraman Xenon, simular to Zoffy's first appearence in the original series. Only tis this time, Xenon arrives in time to actually fight.]]]]
** In Episode 16, Chief Tomioka raises a spoon in a typical Henshin pose.
* NotSoHarmless: Tama, Kuro, and [[ShoutOut Mike]] from Episode 16. Shamu-Seijin.
* OnlySaneMan: Elly, especially in Episode 16.
25th Mar '12 6:16:25 AM Godzillawolf
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - [[spoiler:Max's superior, Ultraman Xenon, arrives in episode 13 to save Max from Zetton. While it's still Max that finishes the job (and only with his MidseasonUpgrade given to him ''by'' Xenon), Xenon is still clearly more powerful than he is.]]


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* MidseasonUpgrade - The Max Galaxy.


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** When Zetton appears, [[spoiler:so does Max's superor, Ultraman Xenon, simular to Zoffy's first appearence in the original series. Only tis time, Xenon arrives in time to actually fight.]]
16th Apr '11 2:03:35 PM malaysiabol3h
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After the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and less kid-friendly spin]] on Ultraman in ''Ultraman Nexus'', Tsuburaya Productions returned to the franchise's roots, with [[MonsterOfTheWeek a new monster every week]] and an overall light-hearted tone. ''Ultraman Max'' is notable for [[ShoutOut several callbacks]] to previous Ultra Series, from reintroducing several famous Ultra Monsters and casting players from the original [[UltraMan Ultraman]] to paying homage to the plots of past episodes and even referencing the first Ultra Series, ''Ultra Q''. In contrast to the low ratings of ''Nexus'', ''Max'' was a huge success and set the tone for future Ultra Series like ''Mebius''.

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After the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and less kid-friendly spin]] on Ultraman in ''Ultraman Nexus'', Tsuburaya Productions returned to the franchise's roots, with [[MonsterOfTheWeek a new monster every week]] and an overall light-hearted tone. ''Ultraman Max'' is notable for [[ShoutOut [[MythologyGag several callbacks]] to previous Ultra Series, from reintroducing several famous Ultra Monsters and casting players from the original [[UltraMan Ultraman]] to paying homage to the plots of past episodes and even referencing the first Ultra Series, ''Ultra Q''. In contrast to the low ratings of ''Nexus'', ''Max'' was a huge success and set the tone for future Ultra Series like ''Mebius''.



* MythologyGag / ShoutOut - ''A lot'', to past Ultra Series:

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* MythologyGag / ShoutOut - ''A lot'', to past Ultra Series:This happens ''a lot'':
18th Mar '11 6:17:07 PM Gweskoyen
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome - In one episode, [[spoiler:Ultraman Max and Baltan-Seijin fight as gigantic-ER versions of themselves, ''more than ten times normal size''.]] The same episode also gives us [[spoiler:''millions of copies of Baltan-Seijin'' versus ''millions of copies of Ultraman Max.'']] Let that sink in.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome / EarWorm - [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCsQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DlkhMfV3izkI&ei=FgNJTcbJCI-p8AbL5KX7Dg&usg=AFQjCNG_FjxPvn5vnWiFsNi85KilhyDokA MAX, MAX, MAX!]]



* TheWoobie - Elly ''AGAIN'', Pigmon.
* UglyCute - Pigmon.
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