History Series / Ultraman

10th Nov '15 10:45:36 AM DeusDenuo
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* CreepyMonotone: Ultraman himself when he and Hayata first met.

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* CreepyMonotone: Ultraman himself when he and Hayata first met.met - he has an odd echo to his voice, and this appears to be his speaking voice rather than telepathic inter-alien communication.



* ADayInTheLimelight: The Nintendo DS game ''Kaiju Busters'' functions as this for the Science Patrol. The game is a more sciency take on the VideoGame/MonsterHunter formula, featuring Science Patrol members who manage to defeat various classic Ultraman monsters without an Ultraman's help. [[spoiler:Unless you unlock the hidden Legend Weapons, which are all red and silver with a little blue Warning Light/Color Timer on them, and are even created from Specium ore.]]

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* ADayInTheLimelight: The Nintendo DS game ''Kaiju Busters'' functions as this for the Science Patrol. The game is a more sciency sciencey take on the VideoGame/MonsterHunter formula, featuring Science Patrol members who manage to defeat various classic Ultraman monsters without an Ultraman's help. [[spoiler:Unless you unlock the hidden Legend Weapons, which are all red and silver with a little blue Warning Light/Color Timer on them, and are even created from Specium ore.]]



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: There's many, just because this show pretty much kick-started the genre. Unlike the later defense organizations, for example, the Science Patrol has a more 'civilian defense' feel to it, more public servant than military. The alien invasions are largely one-man shows, the defense team's jet is borderline indestructible, etc.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath[=/=]FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Despite most series being kid's shows, monsters, and sometimes Ultras are often blown up, have limbs sliced off, or are brutally killed. Series creator Eiji Tsuburaya took note of this and decided to tone down the violence after the first 10 episodes or so. Though monsters Red King II still get sliced into thirds, there is no gore present.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath[=/=]FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Despite most series being kid's shows, monsters, and sometimes Ultras are often blown up, have limbs sliced off, or are brutally killed. Series creator Eiji Tsuburaya took note of this and decided to tone down the violence after the first 10 episodes or so. Though monsters like Red King II still get sliced into thirds, there is no gore present.



* FrickinLaserBeams: Played a little realistically and in most cases averted - the Science Patrol's weapons don't have recoil, and none of them, strictly speaking, are 'lasers' in the usual sense. The Supergun is rendered as more of an electric wave, the Spidershot gets used more as a flamethrower, etc. Even the Mars 133, which is depicted with the usual 'laser' effect, is actually a Specium ray gun.

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* FrickinLaserBeams: Played a little realistically and in most cases averted - the Science Patrol's weapons don't have recoil, and none of them, strictly speaking, are 'lasers' in the usual sense. The Supergun is rendered as more of an electric wave, the Spidershot gets used more as a flamethrower, etc. Even the Mars 133, which is depicted with the usual 'laser' effect, is actually a Specium ray gun.gun and is fired from a mounted or recoil-absorbing position like a rifle.



* HourOfPower: It became a hallmark of the series that after transforming, Ultraman only had a few minutes [usually three] to deal with the monster or he'd die.

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* HourOfPower: It became a hallmark of the series franchise that after transforming, Ultraman only had a few minutes [usually three] to deal with the monster or he'd die.



* ImprobablyHighIQ: Alien Mefilas's IQ is stated as 10,000

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* ImprobablyHighIQ: Alien Mefilas's IQ is stated as 10,00010,000. He's also the only other alien who communicates directly with humans, without a translation device.



* {{Kaiju}}: The backbone of the series.

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* {{Kaiju}}: The backbone of the series. The Science Patrol is, essentially, a specialized response to them and other supernatural phenomena.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The opening shot of the second episode appears to be Ide talking about how he got his black eye to someone we can't see - but he tells his story directly to the camera.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The opening shot of the second episode appears to be Ide talking about how he got his black eye to someone we can't see - but he tells his story directly to the camera. (This is because that's the ''pilot'' episode.)



** Pigmon, who despite being quite monstrous-looking is only human-sized and just wants to help people (unlike Garamon from ''Series/UltraQ'', which seems to have worked against him in his second appearance]]. And then there's Gavadon, who really doesn't do much except sleep, and Skydon, who sleeps and is ''really'' heavy.

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** Pigmon, who despite being quite monstrous-looking is only human-sized and just wants to help people (unlike Garamon from ''Series/UltraQ'', which seems to have worked against him in his second appearance]].appearance). And then there's Gavadon, who really doesn't do much except sleep, and Skydon, who sleeps and is ''really'' heavy.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Quite a few things. For example, the space monster/thing "Bullton"? ''Almost certainly'' comes from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Breton Andre Breton]] - and that explains the whole episode, doesn't it.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Quite a few things. For example, the space monster/thing "Bullton"? ''Almost The name ''almost certainly'' comes from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Breton Andre Breton]] - and that explains the whole episode, doesn't it.
5th Nov '15 7:28:38 AM Teridax122
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* ArchNemesis: Baltan aliens.

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* ArchNemesis: Baltan aliens.The Alien Baltans, and Alien Mefilas.



** This actually happens a few times (Keronia, Mephilas-seijin, etc.), but Zetton is unique in deploying an effective ''counter-attack'' before Ultraman can find something that works.

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** This actually happens a few times (Keronia, Mephilas-seijin, Alien Mefilas, etc.), but Zetton is unique in deploying an effective ''counter-attack'' before Ultraman can find something that works.



* ImprobablyHighIQ: Alien Mephilas's IQ is stated as 10,000

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* ImprobablyHighIQ: Alien Mephilas's Mefilas's IQ is stated as 10,000



* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Once Mephilas acknowledges that his and Ultraman's powers are too evenly matched, he calls off the fight, declares that he will return to conquer the Earth another time and teleports out.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Once Mephilas Alien Mefilas acknowledges that his and Ultraman's powers are too evenly matched, he calls off the fight, declares that he will return to conquer the Earth another time and teleports out.



** MascotMook Red King, Gomora, Zetton, Baltan, Mephilas, Sadora, and Pigmon just to name a few.

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** MascotMook Red King, Gomora, Zetton, Baltan, Mephilas, Alien Mefilas, Sadora, and Pigmon just to name a few.



* NightmareFace: Dada, Mummy Man, Gyango, Alien Zarab, Alien Mephilas, and even Ultraman (type A mask, [[SpecialEffectsFailure who looks like he's falling apart]]).

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* NightmareFace: Dada, Mummy Man, Gyango, Alien Zarab, Alien Mephilas, Mefilas, and even Ultraman (type A mask, [[SpecialEffectsFailure who looks like he's falling apart]]).



* TranslationConvention: Justified as a rule. Any time any non-human (including Ultraman) is heard speaking Japanese, there's either a justification along these lines (Zarab-seijin can't actually communicate with anyone else without a computer to go through, the Dadas are only intelligible when speaking to each other, the Baltans have to posses a human or go through the Pan-Universal Translator, etc.) or they've obviously taken the time to learn an Earth language (notably Keronia, whose broken Japanese is explained as Gotou having been away from Japan for so long that he's begun to forget it). Mephilas-seijin doesn't get one, but it's entirely within his character to have learned Japanese somehow.

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* TranslationConvention: Justified as a rule. Any time any non-human (including Ultraman) is heard speaking Japanese, there's either a justification along these lines (Zarab-seijin can't actually communicate with anyone else without a computer to go through, the Dadas are only intelligible when speaking to each other, the Alien Baltans have to posses a human or go through the Pan-Universal Translator, etc.) or they've obviously taken the time to learn an Earth language (notably Keronia, whose broken Japanese is explained as Gotou having been away from Japan for so long that he's begun to forget it). Mephilas-seijin Alien Mefilas doesn't get one, but it's entirely within his character to have learned Japanese somehow.



** Mephilas sees Ultraman as this, and honourably calls off the battle when he realises that he's beaten.

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** Mephilas Alien Mefilas sees Ultraman as this, and honourably honorably calls off the battle when he realises realizes that he's beaten.
31st Aug '15 7:45:22 AM nanakiro
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There's a [[Manga/{{Ultraman}} manga continuation]] that is serialized in Japan by Shogakukan and in North America by Viz Media that deals with the aftermath of the series [[GenerationXerox when his son continues with his Ultraman duties.]]

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There's a [[Manga/{{Ultraman}} manga continuation]] that is serialized in Japan by Shogakukan and in North America by Viz Media that deals with the aftermath of the series [[GenerationXerox when his son continues with his Ultraman duties.]]
]] A Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo short called ''The Ultraman'' based on Mamoru Uchiyama's manga was released on September 4, 2015.
18th Aug '15 9:29:49 PM Ominae
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There's a manga continuation that is serialized in Japan by Shogakukan and in North America by Viz Media that deals with the aftermath of the series [[GenerationXerox when his son continues with his Ultraman duties.]]

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There's a [[Manga/{{Ultraman}} manga continuation continuation]] that is serialized in Japan by Shogakukan and in North America by Viz Media that deals with the aftermath of the series [[GenerationXerox when his son continues with his Ultraman duties.]]
18th Aug '15 9:28:24 PM Ominae
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There's a manga continuation that is serialized in Japan by Shogakukan and in North America by Viz Media that deals with the aftermath of the series [[GenerationXerox when his son continues with his Ultraman duties.]]
2nd Jun '15 8:47:14 AM GojiBiscuits
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** "My Home Is Earth", a beautifully-shot episode where the MOTW is revealed to be a Space Race astronaut named Yamila who was mutated by exposure to an alien atmosphere and painstakingly repaired his ship to return to Earth, only to be hunted down by the Science Patrol because his return threatened to expose the cover story over his initial disappearance. Emotions run wild amongst the group, with PluckyComicRelief Ide symphasizing with his plight as a pioneer of science, and eventually Yamila dies writhing in pain in the mud at the doorsteps of a World Peace Conference. A memorial plaque is placed in this spot, but Ide bitterly notes that the lofty words of politicians mean nothing compared to their actions.

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** "My Home Is Earth", a beautifully-shot episode where the MOTW is revealed to be a Space Race astronaut named Yamila Jamila who was mutated by exposure to an alien atmosphere and painstakingly repaired his ship to return to Earth, only to be hunted down by the Science Patrol because his return threatened to expose the cover story over his initial disappearance. Emotions run wild amongst the group, with PluckyComicRelief Ide symphasizing with his plight as a pioneer of science, science. Jamila appears on Earth, and eventually Yamila is truly enraged, storming towards a UN Conference and destroying all in his wake. Ultraman tries to stop him, but ultimately is forced to kill the mutated human. Jamila dies writhing on waterlogged ground in pain in horrific pain, mere yards from the mud at the doorsteps of a World Peace Conference.very people he wanted to stop. A memorial plaque is placed in this spot, but Ide bitterly notes that the lofty words of politicians mean nothing compared to their actions.



** Mephilas-seijin appears to consider Ultraman this.

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** Mephilas-seijin appears to consider Mephilas sees Ultraman this.as this, and honourably calls off the battle when he realises that he's beaten.
8th May '15 9:33:23 AM VenomLancerHae
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* [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns Japanese Pronouns]]: Alien Zarab as well as Baltan refers to itself as ''wareware'', equivalent to RoyalWe.
24th Apr '15 1:04:32 AM n3xus
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** TheHero: Muramatsu
** TheLancer: Hayata

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** TheHero: Muramatsu
Hayata
** TheLancer: HayataTheCaptain: Muramatsu
16th Feb '15 3:53:54 AM Rabukurafuto
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Frequent use of crosses and Christian symbolism (especially the famous "sign of the cross" gesture Ultraman makes to invoke the Specium Beam; creator Tsuburaya was a (Catholic) Christian[[note]]Though apparently the creators had 'a ninja's throwing star position' in mind[[/note]].
30th Jan '15 9:29:06 AM HomerSimpson
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* MemeticHandGesture: The Specium Ray hand pose. Almost every ''Ultra Series'' hero and many non-''Ultra Series'' giant heroes do a version of it. Even [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5vuzfdmsDo has done it before]].

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* MemeticHandGesture: The Specium Ray hand pose. Almost every ''Ultra Series'' hero and many non-''Ultra Series'' giant heroes do a version of it. Even [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5vuzfdmsDo has done it before]].
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