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->''"On Earth, there are kaiju and Ultramen. So we want to love this planet even more."''
-->-- The closing words at the end of Ultraman Gaia

''Ultraman Gaia'' is a {{toku}}satsu series that aired from September 5, 1998 to August 28, 1999 on TBS. It is the thirteenth entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', with Creator/ChiakiKonaka as head writer.

''Ultraman Gaia'' takes place in yet another universe, one that is totally different from the world of the original Ultramen (the inhabitants of the Land of Light), as well as the world of ''Series/UltramanTiga'' and ''Series/UltramanDyna''. It is the first series to feature two Ultramen as the main characters -- Ultraman Gaia and Ultraman Agul, [[RedOniBlueOni both having conflicting philosophies in regards to defending the Earth]] from a mysterious, malevolent and extremely intelligent cosmic entity.

The first half of the series explores the growing tension between them, and their eventual clash. The second half has them reconcile their differences so they can defeat their common enemy.

Available for streaming on Crunchyroll in all territories except Asia. It is the seventh ''Ultra'' series installment made available on the site.

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!!''Ultraman Gaia'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ADayInTheLimelight: Team Seagull in episode 9, Team Crow in episode 10.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The CRISIS integrated-circuit supercomputer. Although it manages to predict in 1997 that Earth would be annihilated by something known as "Kongenteki Hametsu Shorai Tai" (Entity that Brings Radical Destruction), its calculations had been sabotaged by the monster Zorlim, and it gets infected by a computer virus in episode 27.
** Averted by Gamu's PAL, which works perfectly as an auto-pilot and even survives being shot down.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Aerial Base.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Hiroya invades Aerial Base with surprising ease in episode 18, by taking advantage of Agul's ability to teleport through certain materials and just transforming back to save power.
** Later, in episode 27, a computer virus manages to completely override XIG's computer systems.
* AlternateUniverse: From the Showa-era Ultras (''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' to ''Series/UltramanEighty'') and [[Series/UltramanTiga Tiga]]/[[Series/UltramanDyna Dyna]]'s universe.
* AntiHero: Hiroya Fujimiya / Ultraman Agul is a NominalHero. Though he occasionally helps Gaia in certain battles, he reminds Gaia that their alliances are merely because it is his duty to protect Earth (the planet, not the humans on it) due to his [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters belief]]. [[spoiler:After suffering an [[HeroicBSOD Anti-heroic BSOD]] in episode 26, [[PutonaBus he is presumably killed by Zorlim and doesn't appear]] until ten episodes later, and only leaves this trope for good when he finally gets his powers back in episode 41.]]
* ApocalypseCult: There is one that makes sporadic appearances throughout the series. They give out a lot of leaflets.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: It's an Franchise/UltraSeries. Standard procedure.
** The nature of the series means that the threats tend to be towards Earth rather than just humanity (there aren't any serious invasion attempts in the show), and so the 'Whatever' tends to be a few orders of magnitude larger than just 'fifty feet' [[DarkerAndEdgier far more frequently than is comfortable]].
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler:Tons of monsters return in the finale...on the ''heroes'' side.]]
* BadassBookworm: Gamu Takayama. A scientist who can assume a superhero form to fight monsters. Hiroya Fujimiya, too, but Gamu is the more obvious example. Something of a subversion for the franchise, as this is the only time TheSmartGuy(s) transforms into the Ultra until ''Series/UltramanX''.
* BadassCrew: XIG. The individual teams even more so.
* BadFuture: [[TimeMaster Aero Viper]] ends up accidentally dragging the group to two. One timeline shows Team Falcon performing a HeroicSacrifice to kill it, the other shows it destroying the aerial base and everyone else in the process in a MutualKill. Interestingly, Aero Viper is itself trying to ''avert'' both futures to create one where it doesn't die and the final fight with Aero Viper takes place ''in'' the latter BadFuture, which implodes when Aero Viper is killed and that future ceases to exist.
* BarBrawl: Fujimiya and Reiko gets into one in episode 25. The morons who started it only helped to fuel Fujimiya's {{Humans Are Bastards}} mindset.
* BashBrothers: Gaia and Agul, [[spoiler:after solving their differences]].
* BenevolentAI: The AI companion that Gamu made to help him, [=PAL=], is his constant ally and never once wavers. [[spoiler:It even sacrifices itself to distract Zogu and save him in the end.]]
* BewareTheSuperman: When it looks like Agul has turned against them, XIG doesn't look forward to fighting him, given they know firsst hand what an Ultraman is capable of.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:The Radical Destruction Bringer.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:During the finale, [=GUARD=] has suffered heavy losses, Zogu has beaten both Ultras, and everything seems lost...then Earth's monsters emerge and open fire on Zogu's Dobishi army. ''All of them''.]]
* BigEntrance: [[spoiler:Agul's return to the series when the Earth restores Fujimiya's power and upgrades him to Agul V2 involves a tidal wave pulling Fujimiya into the ocean, then beneath waves the sea parts and reveals his new upgraded form as an orchestral choir sings in the background. He then proceeds to rescue Gamu and deliver a CurbstompBattle to the MonsterOfTheWeek.]]
* BigFancyCastle: Gamu meets up with Catherine Ryan in one when he was in Germany in episode 42.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Zogu descends from space in an angelic form and seemingly rescues the Ultramen from the Dobishi swarm...only for it to be a ruse to get them to let their guard down so she could take them out. Later on, when they hammer her after being supercharged, her disguise shatters to reveal her true form as a demonic abomination.]]
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Agul's Agul Blade.
* BlobMonster: Apatee (episode 3), Algyuros (episode 16) and Meemos (formed from the DNA of previous two in episode 27).
* BoisterousBruiser: Team Hercules. Their MO boils down to 'drive up to the Kaiju and shoot it'; when that fails, it becomes 'fight the Kaiju on foot'.
* BusmansHoliday: Gamu gets one in episode 5. He is ordered to take a day off and go inform his parents in Chiba that he's joined XIG (and quit the university). On that same day, [[MonsteroftheWeek Bokurag]] appears to attack that very place.
* TheCape: Ultraman Gaia.
* CallBack:
** In episode 24, just as Gaia is about to perform his {{Finishing Move}} on Zonnel II, he recalls the agonizing last moments of C.O.V. (episode 1), Psycho Mezard II (episode 19) and Pazuzu (episode 22). He decides not to destroy Zonnel II, instead using a beam to calm the kaiju.
** Episode 27 has a scientist mentioning how Meemos was created from the DNA of Apatee (episode 03) and Algyuros (episode 16).
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:While his host survives, Agul is more or less gone after sacrificing his power to upgrade Gaia. In episode 41, the Earth resurrects him and upgrades him into Agul V2.]]
* CoDragons: [[spoiler:The Roots of Destruction, Zogu and Gakuzom,are the two highest ranking minions of the Radical Destruction Bringer.]]
* CombinedEnergyAttack: [[spoiler:Energy is gathered from all of Earth's monsters and channeled to Gaia and Agul, restoring their power and giving them a huge super charge. They go from struggling with Zogu's army to ''annihilating it''. They follow this up by finishing Zogu off in the FinalBattle.]]
* CriticalAnnoyance: In a subversion of the trope as it usually plays out in the franchise, the Life Gauge on Gaia and Agul's chests begin blinking only when they run low on energy.
* {{Crossover}}: In every movie Gaia appears in.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to both [[Series/{{Ultraman Tiga}} its]] [[Series/UltramanDyna predecessor]] and most of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''. It's never something you couldn't show to children, but the threats tend to be on a ''planetary'' scale on a regular basis. It made even obvious by the generally serious tone of the series, which is in stark contrast to the upbeat and light-hearted atmosphere of its [[Series/UltramanDyna predecessor]].
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Hiroya Fujimiya / Ultraman Agul
* TheDollEpisode: Episode 19 -- Lilia's Maze.
* EldritchAbomination: The Radical Destruction Bringer. It's something capable of opening wormholes from across the universe, creating pocket dimensions, creating monsters, altering existing lifeforms into monsters, and even its motivations are strange, with it describing itself via MouthOfSauron as viewing humans like insects on a trash heap. Even more frightening is [[NothingIsScarier we never get so much as a glimpse of what it truly looks like.]]
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:The finale sees the Earth's monsters and [=GUARD=] unite against Zogu and her army.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs:
** Episode 20 has Geschenk, based on a Velociraptor.
** Algona in episode 35.
* EverythingIsOnline: XIG's control systems, which is why a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue computer virus]] was able to [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs severely disrupt the Aerial Base]]. After Atsuko manages to eliminate it, the virus went to Geobase, [[FromBadToWorse merged itself with the DNA samples of previously defeated monsters Apatee and Algyuros and transformed itself into an imitation of Ultraman Gaia]].
* EvilTwin: Played with by several [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] in this series.
** Episode 3 has Gaia fighting against Apatee, said monster has a Life Gauge identical to Gaia's, even imitates Gaia's fighting pose at the start of their battle.
** Later on in episode 16, Algyuros transforms itself into an imitation of Ultraman Agul, but with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and a [[SlasherSmile creepy smile]].
** Then in episode 27, Meemos, a monster which contains the DNA of both the previously mentioned monsters, manages to transform itself into an imitation of Ultraman Gaia Version 1.
** Yet another imitation of Ultraman Agul appears to fight Gaia in episode 38 after being summoned by the Queen Mezard.
** The most obvious example - Episode 42: Gamu vs. Gamu.
* FinalBattle: [[spoiler:Gaia and Agul, supercharged by ''all'' of Earth's monsters lending their power vs [[DragonInChief Zogu]].]]
* FinishingMove
** Ultraman Gaia's Photon Edge and Quantum Stream.
** Ultraman Agul's Photon Crusher.
* GadgeteerGenius: Gamu. He designed the [[TransformationTrinket Esplender]], as well as the repulsor lifts that allow Aerial Base and the XIG fighters to defy gravity.
* GaiasVengeance: Fujimiya is of the belief the Earth is ticked off at humanity for their actions towards it and thus doesn't really concern himself with protect its people, and to a degree even believes the Earth wants humanity destroyed. [[spoiler:It's implied a benevolent one happens in the end with the ''Earth itself'' awakening all its monsters at once to fight Zogu.]]
* GoingDownWithTheShip / {{Suicide Attack}}: [[spoiler:Commander Akio Ishimuro stays back to use the almost destroyed Aerial Base to ram into Mokian in episode 47 in a last-ditch attempt to destroy the kaiju. Luckily, [[SubvertedTrope Gaia bails him out]] [[BigDamnHeroes in the nick of time]]. As a bonus, Mokian is successfully destroyed.]]
* GondorCallsForAid: [[spoiler:It's implied the ''Earth itself'' is the Gondor, with its monsters being the ones that heed it. The heroes then call for aid from their allies around the world to both back up the monsters and to restore Agul and Gaia's power.]]
* GuardianEntity: The Ultramen, who in this universe aren't aliens but guardians protecting the Earth.
* HenshinHero: Minus their ability to transform into Ultramen, Gamu and Fujimiya are just regular humans.
* HellYesMoment: [[spoiler:The Earth restoring Fujimiya's power and upgrading him into Agul V2 so he can save Gamu from being abducted by the Destruction Bringer. Fujimiya's face when it happens screams this trope, as does the orchestral music playing in the back ground.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gamu's AI companion [=PAL=] holds off Zogu to save Gamu and Fujimiya after he's defeated by Zogu, dying in the process.]]
* HesBack: [[spoiler:Fujimiya regains his will to fight and the Earth answers his request to be granted to the power to fight again, not only restoring his powers, but upgrading him into the much stronger Agul V2. He then proceeds to free Gamu and demolish the MonsterOftheWeek.]]
* HopeCrusher: [[spoiler:Implied to be why Zogu shuts out all communications but television: to crush their hopes before wiping humanity out. It nearly works.]]
* HordeOfAlienLocusts: [[spoiler:The sky covering Dobishi swarm that Zogu comes to Earth with. They're even referred to as locusts by characters inuniverse.]]
* HumansAreBastards: This is Hiroya Fujimiya's mindset at the start of the series.
** HumansAreTheRealMonsters: [[spoiler:The Death God reveals in episode 47 that the {{Big Bad}} feels that humans are a threat to the universe. The solution is to remove them from the equation Yuki calls him, and by extension his master, out on this for just being nothing but an excuse: [[FantasticRacism they don't really care about the Earth at all, all they want is to get rid of humanity.]] It's also unclear whether or not Death God was telling the truth or just trying to manipulate Fujimiya into [[WeCanRuleTogether joining the Entity.]]]]
* {{Kaiju}}: Two types. Those from Earth and those from space.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:The Destruction Bringer basically just ''gives up'' and leaves Earth alone after [[TheDragon Zogu]] and her army are destroyed.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Probably holds the record for being the {{Franchise/Ultra Series}} with the most number of characters. This trope comes into play mainly due to the nature of XIG. Unlike the defense teams of previous entries in the {{Franchise/Ultra Series}} which usually has one team of about five members as the sole focus of the series, XIG consists of multiple three-person teams with specialized roles. There are also three commanders and three {{Bridge Bunnies}}(though one is a support recruit). Then there are the members of G.U.A.R.D. (the American division and the Japanese division). Then there is the trio from KCB, the Alchemy Stars Network and Gamu's peers at Jounan University. And the list goes on.
* MeaningfulName: Ultraman Gaia appropriately gets his name from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_Theory Gaia hypothesis]], which states that the Earth functions like a giant, living creature.
-->'''Gamu''' ''(to Atsuko)'': "Some people say that the Earth is a living being named Gaia..."
-->'''Atsuko''': "Gaia?"
-->'''Gamu''': "What do you think of 'Ultraman Gaia' for the giant's name? [[AwesomeMcCoolname Gaia's a cool name, right?]]"
* MercyKill: Gaia has to put down the MonsterOfTheWeek in episode 39, who was a scientist turned into a monster by the Japanese military in World War 2 and then further mutated by pollution caused by the Earth Penetrating Bomb. The man even ''thanks'' Gaia for it.
* MindScrew: What happens to Gamu in episode 6, courtesy of Gan Q.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Following the tradition of a typical ''Ultra'' series.
* TheMovie: ''Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna & Ultraman Gaia: Battle in Hyperspace'' (1999) and ''Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers'' (2008), both [[NonSerialMovie unrelated to the series' storyline]].
* MouthOfSauron: The Destruction Bringer uses a few of them throughout the series.
* MundaneUtility: The nature of Gaia/Agul's powers and transformation means that Hiroya can easily infiltrate the Arial Base control room and lock everyone out... and Gamu can just teleport in as Gaia (episode 18).
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Fujimiya doesn't take finding out the Radical Destruction Entity has been manipulating him from day one and he's ultimately endangered the Earth well.]]
* MythologyGag
** In episode 45, Blitz Blotz, a black and white avian monster destroys a G.U.A.R.D. base resembling the [[Series/{{Ultraman}} Science Patrol headquarters]].
** Before Gamu used his Esplender to store Gaia's essence, Gamu transformed into Gaia with a photoelectron tube, mirroring [[Series/{{Ultraman}} Shin Hayata's transformation as Ultraman via Beta Capsule]].
** Episode 18 shows that there's apparently a restaurant/cafe called '[[Series/UltraSeven Eyeslugger]]' somewhere in this universe's Tokyo.
* NextSundayAD: The series was first aired from 1998 to 1999, but is set in the year [[TurnoftheMillennium 2000]], with flashbacks to key events taking place in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]].
* OhCrap: Agul's reaction in episode 5 when Bokurag[[spoiler: reveals its {{Healing Factor}} powers.]]
* OneWingedAngel: When Agul attacks the Death God in episode 48, he transfoms into Zebub. From [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130622193518/ultra/images/4/4e/Shinigami.jpg this]] to [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130622195112/ultra/images/6/64/Zebub.jpg this]].
* OperationBlank: [[spoiler:The mission to channel energy from all of Earth's monsters to Gamu and Fujimiya to restore their powers is called the Gaia Mission.]]
* PeopleInRubberSuits: It is a {{Toku}} series after all.
* PetTheDog:
** When Fujimiya saves a young girl, Yuki from a collapsing building during Geschenk's attack in episode 20.
** A bigger example in episode 24, when he saves an entire hospital from the wrath of Geel II. He had awakened that monster earlier in the episode, having a change of heart when he saw the fear of the fleeing patients and staff, as well as a young boy who looked up to the Ultramen as heroes.
* ProductPlacement: One of the Team Crow members is seen listening to rock music using a Panasonic CD player in episode 10.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: After the events of [[WhamEpisode episode 26]], Fujimiya / Agul is not seen again for quite a while.]]
** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Fujimiya returns in episode 36. Having given his powers to Gamu, it is only in episode 41 that Agul makes his comeback with a new {{Super Mode}}.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Gamu Takayama / Ultraman Gaia and Hiroya Fujimiya / Ultraman Agul. Just look at their respective skin colors when they are Ultramen.
* RewindReplayRepeat: Happens a few times with Kenji Tabata and his videotapes.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: A man named Kondo objected to an artificial bacteria that could turn humans into bio-weapons during WWII. The military replied by forcing him to be the test subjection. After becoming a monster, his response was the slaughter them and everyone else in the facility except for his best friend.
* RunningGag:
** Every time Team Hercules lands in the Stinger, they knock at least one bicycle over.
* SatanicArchetype: [[spoiler:[[DragonInChief Zogu]] is clearly made with old scratch in mind: she first appears as an angelic, beautiful being, only afterwards revealing herself for the monster she truly is. To add to it: her demonic true form has a lot of [[NumberOfTheBeast is 666 meters tall and weighs 666,000 tons.]]]]
* ScienceHero: Gamu Takayama, who gets help from his friends at Jounan University too.
* SecretChaser: Kenji, Reiko, and Michifumi from KCB are constantly trying to uncover the identity of both Ultramen and the true cause of the wave of monsters. They end up succeeding with dire consequences. [[spoiler:: Gamu and Hiroya's de-transformation are broadcasted to the world.]]
* SecretIdentity: Downplayed, though Gamu does a decent job of keeping quiet about being the alter ego of Gaia. Fujimiya, on the other hand, does not really give a damn.
* ShapeShifterGuiltTrip: [[spoiler:The Mezard Queen attempts this on Fujimiya be assuming the form of his deceased friend Inamori in an attempt to get him back on her side. Once he realizes what's going on, she tries to use the form to stop him from shooting her, and while it works at first he ultimately comes through and shoots her. She attempts it again on Gaia by making Imitiation Agul and beratting him on human selfishness, but Gaia doesn't buy it.]]
* ShoutOut
** [[ActionGirl Catherine "Cat" Ryan]] dresses up like [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Sarah Connor]].
** Episode 42 has Gaia engaging in a swordfight with [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bizorm]] using [[Franchise/{{StarWars}} laser beams]].
** Episode 5 feature monster call Bokurag. The direct-to-DVD ''Gaia, Once More'' has a flying monster called Byakhee and underwater city Celephais. Yeah, tributes to Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
*** It helps that the series writer is actually a contributing Chthulu Mythos author.
* StoneWall: The Stinger, often used by Team Hercules, is unusually tough and reliable, but slow as molasses.
* StoryArc: Despite retaining the traditional {{Monster Of The Week}} format and having most episodes having a somewhat self-contained story, Ultraman Gaia is the first Ultra Series to make use of continuing story arcs.
* SuperpoweredAlterEgo: Averted, surprisingly. Gaia and Agul ''are'' Gamu and Hiroya, imbued with power and in giant form.
* SuperMode: Gaia's Supreme Version and Agul's Version 2.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish:
** Courtesy of Georgie Leland. Her actress, Maria Theresa Gow is of Scottish and Filipino descent.
** There is also this gem in episode 9 from Michael Simmons, the African-American member of Team Seagull. Simmons is portrayed by [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0968572/ Samuel Pop Aning]], who is from {{UsefulNotes/Ghana}}.
--->''"May God be with you."''
* SymbioticPossession: Between both Ultras and their human hosts. Par for the course for Ultramen ([[Series/UltraSeven unless]] [[Series/UltramanLeo they]] [[Series/UltramanEighty make]] [[Series/UltramanMebius them]] [[Series/UltramanOrb up]]) - but subverted here as it's the ''humans'' who take over the giants' forms.
* TankGoodness: How the American division of G.U.A.R.D. responds to Zonnel II's appearance in Arizona. Zonnel II took out the tanks in seconds, and a good number of soldiers died that day.
* TheGlovesComeOff: The Destruction Bringer essentially does this in response to humanity's attempted counterattack against it in episode 45. Only at that point does it break out its strongest minions, the Destruction Devils and Roots of Destruction. Each of which is ''leagues'' stronger than anything it sent previously.
* ThemeSongPowerUp: Happens in episode 49.
* TheUnfettered: Ultimately subverted with Fujimiya. He desperately ''wants'' to be this and just let humanity kill itself off with its own stupidity or perish to monsters that won't destroy the Earth in the belief it's for the best, but he's still got a heart deep down and ultimately ''can't'' just let people die in front of him, no matter how badly he thinks he should. Several times he saves people on ''reflex'', only to berate himself after for doing it.
* TransformationTrinket: Gaia's Esplender and Agul's Agulator. The Esplender (and likely the Agulator) is unique in that it's the only Ultra TransformationTrinket to be made by a human instead of given to them by the Ultra.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Subverted. Despite most monster attacks taking place in Japan, Gaia has fought monsters in Canada, United States and Germany.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: Some villagers in episode 13 become this, under the influence of Psycho Mezard. They gave the KCB trio a hard time.
* UltimateEvil: The Entity that Brings Radical Destruction, the BigBad of the series. It's never actually seen or appears, but is responsible for the events of the entire series either directly or indirectly. [[spoiler:It basically just gives up after [[TheDragon Zogu]] is killed.]]
* WasOnceAMan: Tsuchikera in episode 20, with a [[TragicMonster tragic]] background story similar to that of [[Series/UltraMan Jamilla]].
* WeCanRuleTogether: The Destruction Bringer is ''very'' dedicated in its desire to recruit Fujimiya to its side.
* WellIntentionedExtremist:
** Fujimiya SINCERELY wishes he was this earlier on, but can't bring himself to actually go through with it.
** Hiiragi sincerely wants to protect humanity, but in his desire to do so is willing to go to extremes that threaten the Earth itself.
* WhamEpisode:
** [[spoiler: Episode 23: Gamu is dismissed from XIG.]]
** [[spoiler: Episode 26: Gaia obtains his {{Super Mode}} from Agul, Fujimiya gets {{Put on a Bus}}. Gamu is allowed back at XIG.]]
** [[spoiler: Episode 36: Fujimiya comes back.]]
** [[spoiler: Episode 41: Fujimiya finally regains his powers.]]
** [[spoiler: Episode 47: Aerial Base is '''completely''' destroyed, XIG base of operations is now GEOBASE.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: Blitz Blot demolishes [[spoiler:Agul]] in their fight, but Gaia is later able to fight him much more evenly. However, by the time Gaia showed up, it'd already been worn down fighting Tigris II and had its eye shot out by Hiiragi. Even with him weakened, Gaia still needs a considerable amount of back up and his allies destroying Blitz Blots strongest weapon to finish him off.

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