History YMMV / Ultraman

18th Apr '18 10:31:02 PM MagnusForce
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* FridgeHorror: Zetton looks more cool than scary. [[AllThereInTheManual Supply material]] note that those boxes that appear to be its eyes are actually the ''ears''. So where are Zetton's eyes? Those glowing spots on its chest. Suddenly, the beast looks much more creepy than before.
9th Apr '18 1:11:57 PM MagnusForce
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alien Baltan, leading to many reappearances in other shows, and becoming one of the most iconic and famous villains in the series. Same with Gomora, who got [[Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle his own show]] and AdaptationalHeroism in order to fight ''alongside'' Ultraman. To a lesser extent, Zetton and Red King.
** Among the monsters who don't make regular reappearances, Geronimon and Kiyla have a lot of fans who would really like to see them return and fight some of the newer Ultramen.
* EarWorm: That theme song for Ultraman is quite catchy.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alien Baltan, leading to many reappearances in other shows, and becoming one of the most iconic and famous villains in the series. Same with Gomora, who got [[Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle his own show]] and AdaptationalHeroism in order to fight ''alongside'' Ultraman. To a lesser extent, Zetton Zetton, Red King, and Red King.
Alien Mephilas.
** Among the monsters who don't make regular reappearances, Geronimon and Kiyla have a lot of fans who would really like to see them return and fight some of the newer Ultramen.
Ultramen. Also Jirass, for being "Franchise/{{Godzilla}} with a frill".
* EarWorm: That The theme song for Ultraman is quite catchy.



* MorePopularSpinoff: While ''Series/UltraQ'' is a very influential and beloved TV show in it sown right in Japan, ''Ultraman'' remains the one that's better known worldwide and holds the Guinness world record for most spinoffs.

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* MorePopularSpinoff: MorePopularSpinoff / SequelDisplacement: While ''Series/UltraQ'' is a very influential and beloved TV show in it sown its own right in Japan, ''Ultraman'' remains the one that's better known worldwide and holds the Guinness world record for most spinoffs.


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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: To modern viewers, it may seem like a goofy and stereotypical Japanese superhero show, but it must be emphasized that this series was ''huge'' when it debuted -- one of the most expensive TV shows of its day and drawing in enormous ratings of around 30-40% of all Japanese TV viewers.
13th Mar '18 8:09:58 PM MagnusForce
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* ItWasHisSled: Ultraman is defeated by Gomora in the two-part episode and killed by Zetton in the finale -- both of which are extremely well-known in Japan. Hell, defeating Ultraman is the reason why both Gomora and Zetton are so insanely popular in the first place.
6th Mar '18 9:21:11 PM MagnusForce
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* CultClassic: The show is fondly remembered in Argentina, to quote: "it was the PowerRangers of our generation!"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alien Baltan, leading to many reappearances in other shows, and becoming one of the most iconic and famous villains in the series. Same with Gomora, who got his own show.

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* {{Anticlimax}}: [[spoiler:Zetton's death at hands of Science Patrol.]]
* AwesomeMusic:
** The theme song -- a true classic in the hearts of Japanese children.
** The Science Patrol's march theme that plays whenever the team heads out to take on the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* CultClassic: The show is fondly remembered in Argentina, to quote: "it was the PowerRangers ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' of our generation!"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alien Baltan, leading to many reappearances in other shows, and becoming one of the most iconic and famous villains in the series. Same with Gomora, who got [[Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle his own show.show]] and AdaptationalHeroism in order to fight ''alongside'' Ultraman. To a lesser extent, Zetton and Red King.
** Among the monsters who don't make regular reappearances, Geronimon and Kiyla have a lot of fans who would really like to see them return and fight some of the newer Ultramen.



* GenreTurningPoint: It's difficult to overstate just how much this show rebuilt and codified the {{Kaiju}} genre. Whereas before, a giant monster coming out of the sea to wreck up the place would be like a typhoon or hurricane: unstoppable, and the little humans scurrying away from it could only hope to rebuild afterwards or put up token resistance. The cost of stopping one would be horrendously high (Film/{{Gojira}}) or worryingly public (Film/KingKong), requiring military deployment. From ''this'' show onwards, it became entirely believable that those little humans could fight back on their own terms, and do it [[MonsterOfTheWeek once a friggin' week]] at that. Oh, and the big guy on Earth's side - the idea that Earth could have external, fairly long-lasting help from elsewhere - is also a nice change of pace.

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* GenreTurningPoint: FairForItsDay: Fuji is to this show as Uhura is to ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Japan's attitude towards gender roles was even more conservative than USA's at the time, so Fuji's prominence in Science Patrol was quite revolutionary, even if she was a childlike OfficeLady at times. She was often deployed with her teammates and fought alongside them in many battles, and even got a few episodes centered around her.
* GenreTurningPoint:
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It's difficult to overstate just how much this show rebuilt and codified the {{Kaiju}} genre. Whereas before, a giant monster coming out of the sea to wreck up the place would be like a typhoon or hurricane: unstoppable, and the little humans scurrying away from it could only hope to rebuild afterwards or put up token resistance. The cost of stopping one would be horrendously high (Film/{{Gojira}}) or worryingly public (Film/KingKong), requiring military deployment. From ''this'' show onwards, it became entirely believable that those little humans could fight back on their own terms, and do it [[MonsterOfTheWeek once a friggin' week]] at that. Oh, and the big guy on Earth's side - the idea that Earth could have external, fairly long-lasting help from elsewhere - is also a nice change of pace.pace.
** For {{Toku}}satsu in general, ''Ultraman'' was responsible for helping the genre move away from {{kaiju}} trashing cities on cinema to superheroes battling monsters on weekly television, resulting in franchises like ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' becoming the greater face of Toku than ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}''.



* {{Moe}}: e.g., "Pigmon"



* MorePopularSpinoff: While ''Series/UltraQ'' is a very influential and beloved TV show in it sown right in Japan, ''Ultraman'' remains the one that's better known worldwide and holds the Guinness world record for most spinoffs.
* MostWonderfulSound: The sound of Hayata becoming Ultraman is when you know the day will be saved. Also, some of the monster roars are pretty awesome, like Gomora, Red King, and Antlar.
* {{Narm}}: Some of the less stellar-looking monsters. Gamakujira stands out in particular for looking like the suit is two times too big for its suit actor.
** Bemular's disproportionately tiny arms and buggy little eyes can make him seem more comical than menacing for some.
** The first Ultraman suit's OffModel appearance is really something to be seen.



* ShoutOut: Hayata using a spoon instead of the Beta Capsule (he was eating curry when the call came in) is possibly the inspiration for TheTick using "Spoon!" as a battlecry.



--->'''Ultraman:''' [[spoiler: No, I don't. I've already lived for 20,000 years. Earthling's lives are very short. And Hayata is still very young. I don't want him to be a victim.]]

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--->'''Ultraman:''' [[spoiler: No, I don't. I've already lived for 20,000 years. Earthling's lives are very short. And Hayata is still very young. I don't want him to be a victim.]]]]
* UglyCute: Pigmon
* UncannyValley: Dada, who looks like a mime wearing tiki masks, and makes an unearthly groan.
21st Nov '17 8:43:17 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* GenreTurningPoint: It's difficult to overstate just how much this show rebuilt and codified the {{Kaiju}} genre. Whereas before, a giant monster coming out of the sea to wreck up the place would be like a typhoon or hurricane: unstoppable, and the little humans scurrying away from it could only hope to rebuild afterwards or put up token resistance. The cost of stopping one would be horrendously high Film/{{Gojira}} or worryingly public (Film/KingKong), requiring military deployment. From ''this'' show onwards, it became entirely believable that those little humans could fight back on their own terms, and do it [[MonsterOfTheWeek once a friggin' week]] at that. Oh, and the big guy on Earth's side - the idea that Earth could have external, fairly long-lasting help from elsewhere - is also a nice change of pace.

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* GenreTurningPoint: It's difficult to overstate just how much this show rebuilt and codified the {{Kaiju}} genre. Whereas before, a giant monster coming out of the sea to wreck up the place would be like a typhoon or hurricane: unstoppable, and the little humans scurrying away from it could only hope to rebuild afterwards or put up token resistance. The cost of stopping one would be horrendously high Film/{{Gojira}} (Film/{{Gojira}}) or worryingly public (Film/KingKong), requiring military deployment. From ''this'' show onwards, it became entirely believable that those little humans could fight back on their own terms, and do it [[MonsterOfTheWeek once a friggin' week]] at that. Oh, and the big guy on Earth's side - the idea that Earth could have external, fairly long-lasting help from elsewhere - is also a nice change of pace.
2nd Sep '17 10:34:29 PM hellwolf99
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** Zetton [[spoiler: ''killing Ultraman'' in the finale was bad enough, but then when Zoffy comes to pick Ultraman up he begs his senior Ultra to let him die and give his life to his host Hayata instead. Luckily Zoffy [[ContrivedConvenience happened to bring two lives along]] when he came to pick Ultraman up, but there's still the fact that Ultraman has to leave Earth ''forever'' afterwards.]]

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** Zetton [[spoiler: ''killing Ultraman'' in the finale was bad enough, but then when Zoffy comes to pick Ultraman up he begs his senior Ultra to let him die and give his life to his host Hayata instead. Luckily Zoffy [[ContrivedConvenience [[ContrivedCoincidence happened to bring two lives along]] when he came to pick Ultraman up, but there's still the fact that Ultraman has to leave Earth ''forever'' afterwards.]]
2nd Sep '17 10:33:43 PM hellwolf99
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* TearJerker: The episode of Jamila.

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* TearJerker: The episode of Jamila.Jamila.
** Zetton [[spoiler: ''killing Ultraman'' in the finale was bad enough, but then when Zoffy comes to pick Ultraman up he begs his senior Ultra to let him die and give his life to his host Hayata instead. Luckily Zoffy [[ContrivedConvenience happened to bring two lives along]] when he came to pick Ultraman up, but there's still the fact that Ultraman has to leave Earth ''forever'' afterwards.]]
--->'''Ultraman:''' [[spoiler: Zoffy... I would like to leave Earth by giving my life... To Hayata then.]]
--->'''Zoffy:''' [[spoiler: You don't care if you die?]]
--->'''Ultraman:''' [[spoiler: No, I don't. I've already lived for 20,000 years. Earthling's lives are very short. And Hayata is still very young. I don't want him to be a victim.]]
27th Jul '17 7:52:27 AM Daimos
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**Meta-example: After the finale aired in which Zoffy returns Ultraman back to the M78 nebula after his fight with Zetton, many children throughout Japan were reported to have [[TearJerker gone by their windows and wave "Goodbye Ultraman" to the sky.]]
8th Mar '17 12:00:47 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: Alien Baltan's laugh[[note]]FWO FWO FWO FWO... MUO-FWO FWO FWO FWO FWO...[[/note]], which is so distinctive that it has a high chance of resonating inside viewers' heads for eternity. It's even this trope ''in universe''.
24th Apr '16 12:55:43 AM aye_amber
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* GenreTurningPoint: It's difficult to overstate just how much this show rebuilt and codified the {{Kaiju}} genre. Whereas before, a giant monster coming out of the sea to wreck up the place would be like a typhoon or hurricane: unstoppable, and the little humans scurrying away from it could only hope to rebuild afterwards or put up token resistance. The cost of stopping one would be horrendously high Film/({{Gojira}}) or worryingly public (Film/KingKong), requiring military deployment. From ''this'' show onwards, it became entirely believable that those little humans could fight back on their own terms, and do it [[MonsterOfTheWeek once a friggin' week]] at that. Oh, and the big guy on Earth's side - the idea that Earth could have external, fairly long-lasting help from elsewhere - is also a nice change of pace.

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* GenreTurningPoint: It's difficult to overstate just how much this show rebuilt and codified the {{Kaiju}} genre. Whereas before, a giant monster coming out of the sea to wreck up the place would be like a typhoon or hurricane: unstoppable, and the little humans scurrying away from it could only hope to rebuild afterwards or put up token resistance. The cost of stopping one would be horrendously high Film/({{Gojira}}) Film/{{Gojira}} or worryingly public (Film/KingKong), requiring military deployment. From ''this'' show onwards, it became entirely believable that those little humans could fight back on their own terms, and do it [[MonsterOfTheWeek once a friggin' week]] at that. Oh, and the big guy on Earth's side - the idea that Earth could have external, fairly long-lasting help from elsewhere - is also a nice change of pace.
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