History Series / UltraSeven

2nd Jan '17 12:51:39 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Agira and Mikuras weren't mentioned in the show after their final appearances. In Agira's case, Dan never called him back in Episode 46. All Capsule Monsters would show up again in other continuities.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Agira Episode 17 features a literal example of this trope. In the beginning a miner named Jiro, who is identical to lead character Dan Moroboshi [[spoiler:because Ultra Seven saved Jiro's life and based his human appearance on him after the latter nearly died performing a similarly selfless act]], runs back to save a miner's pet mouse from death during a mysterious cave-in. Both are trapped in the mine, and the plot of the episode centers on the Ultra Garrison attempting to free him. Throughout the episode Jiro talks to the mouse (named Lucky) for comfort and yet when Ultra Seven rescues Jiro towards the end of the episode ... we never see what happens to the mouse. Ultra Seven didn't even know it existed, so in all likelihood it was just left to die in the mine [[spoiler: or killed in the explosion that follows]]. Which means that not only does the audience (many of whom would have been children) never receive any resolution to that character arc, but for all we know the entire point of Jiro becoming trapped in the mine, and thus the entire point of the episode's plot, has been negated.
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and Mikuras weren't mentioned in the show after their final appearances. In Agira's case, Dan never called him back in Episode 46. All Capsule Monsters would show up again in other continuities.
9th Nov '16 6:12:49 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Ultra Seven''''', the third entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', is more serious, had very sophisticated writing and plotting, and its style is purely Science Fiction, as opposed to its kid-friendlier predecessor. Ultra Seven is an iconic character, in fact so successful that he (and actor Kouji Moritsugu, who played Dan Moroboshi) has appeared in many subsequent shows and movies, even starring in ''Series/UltramanLeo'' seven (no pun intended) years later. Decades later, Seven receives a SpinOffspring, ''Franchise/UltramanZero''.

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'''''Ultra Seven''''', ''Ultra Seven'', the third entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', is more serious, had very sophisticated writing and plotting, and its style is purely Science Fiction, as opposed to its kid-friendlier predecessor. Ultra Seven is an iconic character, in fact so successful that he (and actor Kouji Moritsugu, who played Dan Moroboshi) has appeared in many subsequent shows and movies, even starring in ''Series/UltramanLeo'' seven (no pun intended) years later. Decades later, Seven receives a SpinOffspring, ''Franchise/UltramanZero''.
9th Nov '16 6:06:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Seven, just Seven. Both Leo and Zero got their badassery from him.
20th Oct '16 6:19:58 PM Yipeekiyay
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* DentedIron: Seven's injuries catch up with him in "The World's Greatest Invasion", Part I.



* DentedIron: Seven's injuries catch up with him in "The World's Greatest Invasion", Part I.
20th Oct '16 6:17:50 PM Yipeekiyay
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* DentedIron: Seven's injuries catch up with him in "The World's Greatest Invasion", Part I.


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* DiedHappilyEverAfter: Played with. When Seven leaves Earth, Dan appears in the sky, laughing and running towards his teammates. Only Dan is not really dead. His teammates are sad and doubt he will make it home with all his injuries. One of them says, "We killed Dan".


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* SocietyOnEdgeEpisode: "The Targeted Town"


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* ATwinkleInTheSky: After defeating Pandon, Seven flies off and turns into a star that twinkles when it's further away.
30th Aug '16 1:57:15 AM IncredibleFulk1
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** [[spoiler:The Pedan impersonating Dorothy Andersen]] [[WhatTheHellHero calls out the Ultra Garrison]] for sending an "exploration" rocket to planet Pedan. Their "invasion" caused the Pedans to invade Earth in retaliation.

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** [[spoiler:The Pedan impersonating Dorothy Andersen]] [[WhatTheHellHero calls out the Ultra Garrison]] for sending an "exploration" rocket to planet Pedan. Their "invasion" caused the Pedans to invade Earth in retaliation. [[spoiler: Ends up being a subversion, because despite Dan convincing them it was a misunderstanding, The Pedan aliens admit they wanted to conquer Earth anyway.]]


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** Dan was promised by [[spoiler:Dorothy Andersen's imposter]] that the Pedan aliens would stop their invasion of Earth after he convinced her that Earth's "invasion" of Pedan was a misunderstanding. [[spoiler:Turns out they wanted to invade Earth anyway.]]
29th Jul '16 2:23:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Nearly all aliens initially go for either Dan or the Ultra Eye, sometimes both (like the Salome aliens, who built Robot Seven).
** DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Guts Aliens
13th Feb '16 6:47:29 PM Yipeekiyay
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* MonsterMisogyny: Alien Buraco from "The Human Ranch" played with this trope, as it targeted both animals and women (and their chromosomes) to harvest the red spores from its body.
** Darii from "The Flower where Evil lies" targeted women.
** The Spehl aliens from "From Another Planet with Love" targeted young women for their blood, that is, until they realized children had even better blood for their purposes.
17th Oct '15 5:28:32 PM Yipeekiyay
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* AbnormalAmmo: To destroy robot kaijuu Crazygon, Seven [[spoiler:shrank down to about an inch high, ran into the barrel of Ultra Garrison officer Furuhashi's BFG, then flew out the business end when Furuhashi fired the next shot]].


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* IWarnedYou: Dan tried to warn Soga and Furuhashi not to get any closer to a sighting of the Cool aliens, only for a local cop to ride past and get abducted himself.
28th Sep '15 6:06:50 PM Yipeekiyay
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** Seven flew with arms outstretched at about 30 degree angles, which gave him a crucified shape.



* DarkerAndEdgier

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* DarkerAndEdgierDarkerAndEdgier: Compared to the previous show.



* DaylightHorror: Most alien threats take place during the day. The human incidents in "The Targeted Town", as well as Dan's encounter with Alien Metron and their earlier threat to him (he was run off the road by a "driver-less" truck), nearly all took place in broad daylight. (Soga and Furuhashi had their freakout incidents indoors, so it's hard to tell when they happened.)

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* DaylightHorror: Most alien threats take place during the day. The human incidents in "The Targeted Town", as well as Dan's encounter with Alien Metron and their earlier threat to him (he was run off the road by a "driver-less" truck), nearly all took place in broad daylight. (Soga and Furuhashi had their freakout incidents indoors, so it's hard to tell when they happened.)) The Guts aliens invoked this with their planned execution of Seven.



* DetachmentCombat: The individual vessels (Alpha, Beta, Gamma) that make up the Ultra Hawk 1 were each combat ready and could shoot bullets and missiles.



** One of the Godora aliens, disguised as a woman, shows up at the Ultra Garrison Boiler Room to watch the bomb in there go off. She tells Dan she's not afraid to die...

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** One of the Godora aliens, disguised as a woman, shows up at the Ultra Garrison Boiler Room to watch the bomb in there go off. She tells Dan she's not afraid to die... much like a suicide bomber.



*** Robot Commander looks like Hitler.



* GenreRoulette: Among the genres thrown into the science fiction mix are police procedurals ("Space Prisoner 303"), horror ("Project Blue", "The Green Terror"), spy movies ("Stolen Time"), thrillers ("The Suspicious Neighbor"), melodrama ("The Brave One"), and war movies ("Glory for whom?").



* InnerMonologue: Dan talks to himself a lot, mostly about alien threats he's encountered or SpottingTheThread.



* PowerGlows: And sparkles! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN_y8ZUGUP0

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* PowerGlows: And sparkles! http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN_y8ZUGUP0com/watch?v=lN_y8ZUGUP0 And sparkles!]]



** In Episode 37, it was ''seven'' hours from the time the Ultra Garrison got word of the Magellans' incoming missile to impact (midnight). Dan ended up recovering the Ultra Eye 30 minutes before impact.

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** In Episode 37, it was ''seven'' hours from the time the Ultra Garrison got word of the Magellans' incoming missile to impact (midnight). Dan ended up recovering the Ultra Eye 30 minutes before impact.impact
* RecycledInSpace: ''{{Series/Ultraman}}'' meets ''Series/StarTrek'' ON EARTH!



* SixthRanger: Dan first showed up as a civilian [[AllAccordingToPlan that happened to run into Furuhashi, Soga, and an alien invasion.]] After suggesting a method to make the otherwise invisible Cool aliens visible and vulnerable to attack, he rode shotgun in one of the Ultra Hawks to deploy the Ultra Garrison's ImprovisedWeapon. The plane crash-landed and he called on Windam to attack the alien ships. When Windam was overwhelmed, he called him back, transformed, killed an alien, set the hostages free, went giant-sized, and took the alien ship into outer space to be blown up. Dan was then inducted as a full member of the Ultra Garrison.
** Captain Kurata in Episode 49, after his HeroicBSOD.
** Furuhashi's friend Ayako, in Episode 40.
* TheSoCalledCoward: According to Kurata, Dan failed to stop the Ghos aliens on first sight and ran away after his team was attacked. [[TheLastDance Dan had bigger fish to fry.]]
* {{Sizeshifter}}: From giant-sized (most of the time) to the size of a small insect, and sometimes even human-sized.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Pandon was originally called Bandon. Also, the anglicized names vary all over the place.
* SquashedFlat[=/=]PhantomZone: One episode had aliens do this to humans, not by literally squashing them, but by [[spoiler: taking their picture, somehow capturing their life essence on film, leaving the inert bodies behind]]



** "The Targeted Town" may have been inspired by an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' called "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street".
* SixthRanger: Dan first showed up as a civilian [[AllAccordingToPlan that happened to run into Furuhashi, Soga, and an alien invasion.]] After suggesting a method to make the otherwise invisible Cool aliens visible and vulnerable to attack, he rode shotgun in one of the Ultra Hawks to deploy the Ultra Garrison's ImprovisedWeapon. The plane crash-landed and he called on Windam to attack the alien ships. When Windam was overwhelmed, he called him back, transformed, killed an alien, set the hostages free, went giant-sized, and took the alien ship into outer space to be blown up. Dan was then inducted as a full member of the Ultra Garrison.
** Captain Kurata in Episode 49, after his HeroicBSOD.
** Furuhashi's friend Ayako, in Episode 40.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: From giant-sized (most of the time) to the size of a small insect, and sometimes even human-sized.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Pandon was originally called Bandon. Also, the anglicized names vary all over the place.
* SquashedFlat[=/=]PhantomZone: One episode had aliens do this to humans, not by literally squashing them, but by [[spoiler: taking their picture, somehow capturing their life essence on film, leaving the inert bodies behind]]



* {{Technopath}}: Alien Chibull
* {{Telekinesis}}: Seven's got it, may explain his "Urutora Nenriki" (force of will) power [[Series/UltramanLeo later on]].

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* StockFootage: The destruction of major world cities in Episode 49 was lifted frame-by-frame from ''Film/TheLastWar'', which featured effects by Ultraman creator Eiji Tsuburaya.
* {{Technopath}}: Alien Chibull
Chibull, who not only controlled realistic-looking weaponized toys, but also Android Zero.
* {{Telekinesis}}: Seven's got it, may explain his "Urutora Nenriki" (force of will) power [[Series/UltramanLeo later on]]. He used it against Ammon in Episode 16.



* TheSoCalledCoward: According to Kurata, Dan failed to stop the Ghos aliens on first sight and ran away after his team was attacked. [[TheLastDance Dan had bigger fish to fry.]]



** Dan calls Aoki out on his recklessness.

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** In "Glory for Whom", Dan calls Aoki out on his recklessness.


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** The Pedan alien who negotiated a truce with Dan in "The Ultra Garrison goes west Part 2" laughed when Dan defended the UG, who according to him went to planet Pedan on an "observation" mission.
** Young Shinichi from "Envoy from Nonmalto" angrily called the UG "idiots" for attacking the underground people.
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