History Series / Ultraman

28th Apr '18 11:25:49 AM MagnusForce
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The series begins when Hayata, flying his plane on a routine mission, inadvertently crosses paths with a red sphere of light (called a "ship," but more resembling a red crystal ball) containing Ultraman, who is pursuing an alien monster. Hayata is killed in the crash, and out of remorse, Ultraman merges his life essence with Hayata to resurrect him. From then on, Hayata serves as Ultraman's human form, and depresses a button on a cylindrical device called a Beta Capsule to transform into Ultraman in times of need -- almost always at [[StrictlyFormula 19 minutes into each 24-minute episode]].

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The series begins when Hayata, flying his plane on a routine mission, inadvertently crosses paths with a red sphere of light (called a "ship," "ship" in the English dub, but more resembling a red crystal ball) containing Ultraman, who is pursuing an alien monster. Hayata is killed in the crash, and out of remorse, Ultraman merges his life essence with Hayata to resurrect him. From then on, Hayata serves as Ultraman's human form, and depresses a button on a cylindrical device called a Beta Capsule to transform into Ultraman in times of need -- almost always at [[StrictlyFormula 19 minutes into each 24-minute episode]].
11th Feb '18 9:18:30 PM MagnusForce
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''Ultraman'' is a SciFi SuperHero television show in the Japanese {{Kaiju}} tradition, which aired on Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem (TBS) from July 17, 1966 to April 9, 1967, with a total of 39 episodes (40, counting the pre-premiere special that aired on July 10, 1966). It was created by Creator/EijiTsuburaya from Tsuburaya Productions, a pioneer in special effects who was responsible for bringing Franchise/{{Godzilla}} to life [[Film/{{Gojira}} in 1954]].

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''Ultraman'' is a SciFi SuperHero television show in the Japanese {{Toku}} and {{Kaiju}} tradition, which aired on Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem (TBS) from July 17, 1966 to April 9, 1967, with a total of 39 episodes (40, counting the pre-premiere special that aired on July 10, 1966). It was created by Creator/EijiTsuburaya from Tsuburaya Productions, his Creator/TsuburayaProductions, a pioneer in special effects who was responsible for bringing Franchise/{{Godzilla}} to life [[Film/{{Gojira}} in 1954]].
11th Jan '18 7:47:09 PM Delphi
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* DefeatEqualsExplosion: A rare toku aversion, most of the monsters just die.

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* DefeatEqualsExplosion: A rare toku aversion, most of the monsters just die. Possibly an UnbuiltTrope at that point in toku history.
15th May '17 6:02:29 PM ANTMuddle
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Upon first transforming from Hayata to Ultraman, a large disk in the center of his chest, his Warning Light (a.k.a. the Color Timer), shines a steady blue color. However, as he exerts himself, the Warning Light changes to red, then blinks with increasing rapidity, and a helpful narrator informs us, "The energy that Ultraman receives from the Sun diminishes rapidly in Earth's atmosphere. The Warning Light begins to blink. If the Warning Light should stop, Ultraman may ''never rise again''.

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Upon first transforming from Hayata to Ultraman, a large disk in the center of his chest, his Warning Light (a.k.a. the Color Timer), shines a steady blue color. However, as he exerts himself, the Warning Light changes to red, then blinks with increasing rapidity, and a helpful narrator informs us, "The energy that Ultraman receives from the Sun diminishes rapidly in Earth's atmosphere. The Warning Light begins to blink. If the Warning Light should stop, Should it stop completely, it will mean that Ultraman may will ''never rise again''.
30th Mar '17 1:07:50 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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Upon first transforming from Hayata to Ultraman, a large disk in the center of his chest, his Warning Light (a.k.a. the Color Timer), shines a steady blue color. However, as he exerts himself, the Warning Light changes to red, then blinks with increasing rapidity, and a helpful narrator informs us, "The energy that Ultraman receives from the Sun diminishes rapidly in Earth's atmosphere. The Warning Light begins to blink. If the Warning Light should stop, Ultraman may ''never rise again''".

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Upon first transforming from Hayata to Ultraman, a large disk in the center of his chest, his Warning Light (a.k.a. the Color Timer), shines a steady blue color. However, as he exerts himself, the Warning Light changes to red, then blinks with increasing rapidity, and a helpful narrator informs us, "The energy that Ultraman receives from the Sun diminishes rapidly in Earth's atmosphere. The Warning Light begins to blink. If the Warning Light should stop, Ultraman may ''never rise again''".
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22nd Mar '17 12:35:21 AM sabu
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* Expy: Just as ''Series/UltraQ'' had its own expy of Godzilla, Gomess (who has gone on to appear in some of the newer Ultraman series entries), ''Ultraman'' has Jirass, who looks ''even more like Godzilla'',. Like Gomess, Jirass's suit was made of two Godzilla suits (a body and a head) put together, repainted and modified. Unfortunately, Jirass has yet to make another appearance outside of

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* Expy: Just as ''Series/UltraQ'' had its own expy of Godzilla, Godzilla - Gomess (who has gone on to appear in some of the newer Ultraman series entries), ''Ultraman'' has Jirass, who looks ''even more like Godzilla'',.Godzilla''. Like Gomess, Jirass's suit was made of two Godzilla suits (a body and a head) put together, repainted and modified. Unfortunately, Jirass has yet to make another appearance outside of



* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Mon]]: Zetton. None of Ultraman's ability work against it.

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* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Mon]]: Zetton. None of Ultraman's ability abilities work against it.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ultraman uses wrestling moves, self-generated energy attacks, and very rarely psychic powers.

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ultraman uses wrestling moves, self-generated energy attacks, attacks and very rarely psychic powers.



* LicensedPinballTable: "Ultra Legend Pinball", a reskinned version of the "Gladiators" pinball from the [=iOS=] version of ''VideoGame/LastGladiators''.

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* LicensedPinballTable: "Ultra Legend Pinball", a reskinned re-skinned version of the "Gladiators" pinball from the [=iOS=] version of ''VideoGame/LastGladiators''.



* PluckyComicRelief: Science Patrol member Ide, known as Ito in the English dubbed version, is a bumbling, cowardly klutz who is also the team's [[GadgeteerGenius weapons designer]]. Subverted in a couple of episodes, wherein Ide/Ito actually provides the most tear-jerkingly dramatic moments.

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* PluckyComicRelief: Science Patrol member Ide, known as Ito in the English dubbed version, is a bumbling, bumbling and cowardly klutz who is also the team's [[GadgeteerGenius weapons designer]]. Subverted in a couple of episodes, wherein Ide/Ito actually provides the most tear-jerkingly dramatic moments.



* RuleOfCool: Bizarrely adhered to ''in-universe'' in one episode: a monster arises from a child's drawing during the day (cosmic rays + sunlight = {{Kaiju}}. No sunlight, no beastie.) It also never attacks unless provoked. They discuss what to do about it, talking about the damage that would be done if they did do battle with it. When Ito says they can simply erase it while it's dormant, the chief actually says that that is too dull a solution, and they'll have a proper, fair-and-square fight when it reappears in the morning (keep in mind here that they have orders from above to do so, and don't actually know where the picture is). The chief was ''dead serious'' about having a city-wrecking battle the monster's temperament doesn't even make ''necessary'' because the safe solution wasn't as interesting. Getting it out of the city by nonviolent means doesn't even come up at the strategy meeting.

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* RuleOfCool: Bizarrely adhered to ''in-universe'' in one episode: a monster arises from a child's drawing during the day (cosmic rays + sunlight = {{Kaiju}}. No sunlight, no beastie.) It also never attacks unless provoked. They discuss what to do about it, talking about the damage that would be done if they did do battle with it. When Ito says they can simply erase it while it's dormant, the chief actually says that that is too dull a solution, and they'll have a proper, fair-and-square fight when it reappears in the morning (keep in mind here that they have orders from above to do so, and don't actually know where the picture is). The chief was ''dead serious'' about having a city-wrecking battle the monster's temperament doesn't even make ''necessary'' because the safe solution wasn't as interesting. Getting it out of the city by nonviolent non-violent means doesn't even come up at the strategy meeting.



** Also, Gomora's fight with Ultraman that resulted in a draw brought kids to shock, as Ultraman lost a fight for the first time in the shows run.
** "My Home Is Earth", a beautifully-shot episode where the MOTW is revealed to be a Space Race astronaut named 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 sympathising with his plight as a pioneer of science. Jamila appears on Earth, and is truly enraged, storming towards a UN Conference and kicking down the flags and construction cranes outside as he tries to advance on the building. Ultraman tries to stop him, but ultimately is forced to kill the mutated human. Jamila dies at the hands of Ultraman's Ultra Shower on waterlogged ground in horrific pain, mere yards from the 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.

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** Also, Gomora's fight with Ultraman that resulted in a draw brought kids to shock, as Ultraman lost a fight for the first time in the shows show's run.
** "My Home Is Earth", a beautifully-shot episode where the MOTW is revealed to be a Space Race astronaut named 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 among the group, with PluckyComicRelief Ide sympathising sympathizing with his plight as a pioneer of science. Jamila appears on Earth, Earth and is truly enraged, storming towards a UN Conference and kicking down the flags and construction cranes outside as he tries to advance on the building. Ultraman tries to stop him, but ultimately is forced to kill the mutated human. Jamila dies at the hands of Ultraman's Ultra Shower on waterlogged ground in horrific pain, mere yards from the 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.
1st Jan '17 12:09:03 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Zetton's fireballs are explicitly said to be ''one trillion degrees'' hot. That much energy would probably be enough to destroy the Earth several times over, yet all it does is light the ground on fire and break a few windows in the Science Patrol HQ.
9th Nov '16 6:35:19 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Ultraman''''' is a SciFi SuperHero television show in the Japanese {{Kaiju}} tradition, which aired on Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem (TBS) from July 17, 1966 to April 9, 1967, with a total of 39 episodes (40, counting the pre-premiere special that aired on July 10, 1966). It was created by Creator/EijiTsuburaya from Tsuburaya Productions, a pioneer in special effects who was responsible for bringing Franchise/{{Godzilla}} to life [[Film/{{Gojira}} in 1954]].

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'''''Ultraman''''' ''Ultraman'' is a SciFi SuperHero television show in the Japanese {{Kaiju}} tradition, which aired on Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem (TBS) from July 17, 1966 to April 9, 1967, with a total of 39 episodes (40, counting the pre-premiere special that aired on July 10, 1966). It was created by Creator/EijiTsuburaya from Tsuburaya Productions, a pioneer in special effects who was responsible for bringing Franchise/{{Godzilla}} to life [[Film/{{Gojira}} in 1954]].
9th Nov '16 6:35:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Ultraman, of course, do you even need to ask?
** BadassTeacher: Before coming to Earth and beginning his long career as a superhero, Ultraman was a university professor on his home planet.

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* {{Badass}}: Ultraman, of course, do you even need to ask?
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BadassTeacher: Before coming to Earth and beginning his long career as a superhero, Ultraman was a university professor on his home planet.
7th Nov '16 6:29:15 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 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. Jamila appears on Earth, and 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 on waterlogged ground in horrific pain, mere yards from the 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.

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** "My Home Is Earth", a beautifully-shot episode where the MOTW is revealed to be a Space Race astronaut named 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 sympathising with his plight as a pioneer of science. Jamila appears on Earth, and is truly enraged, storming towards a UN Conference and destroying all in his wake.kicking down the flags and construction cranes outside as he tries to advance on the building. Ultraman tries to stop him, but ultimately is forced to kill the mutated human. Jamila dies at the hands of Ultraman's Ultra Shower on waterlogged ground in horrific pain, mere yards from the 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.
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