Characters / Ultraman

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The original red-and-silver hero of the Ultra Series and a pop culture icon in Japan. As most of us know, Ultraman is a being from the Land of Light in Nebula M78 who merged with a human named Hayata when he accidentally killed him. He was originally a low-ranking member of the Space Garrison, the universal police force that the Ultras make up. As the first of his kind to make a career out of protecting Earth from giant monsters and evil aliens, Ultraman has become a major figure in many stories since.
  • Art Evolution: Ultraman's design has actually changed a bit over the original series' run. The face has become smoother, the eyes have become wider, and the mouth has become shorter. In fact, it could be said that the first Ultraman suit was actually somewhat sinister looking! This is not without explanation as Ultraman was initially envisioned as an alien warlord for predecessor series Ultra Q, so perhaps the producers slowly removed aspects of the unmade villain's design over time. See here.
  • Badass Teacher: Before coming to Earth and beginning his long career as a superhero, Ultraman was the equivalent of a university professor on his home planet.
  • The Cape: As far as the franchise and even Japanese fiction goes.
  • Catch Phrase: After Ultraman defeats his enemy, he slowly looks skywards, then flies away shouting: SHUWATCH!!!
  • Cool Old Guy: Ultraman is 20,000 years old. When presented with the chance to be revived and return to M-78, he demands that Hayata be revived instead, reasoning that the comparatively young human needs the time more than he does.
    • Note that, from his comments to Zoffy, it can be surmised that this is a ripe old age even by Ultra standards. Successive Ultras are also younger than that when they come to Earth, and have "younger" personalities to match.
  • Creepy Monotone: When he speaks to Hayata directly in the first episode, and to Zoffy in the last. It might be an effect of the Travelsphere, because he apparently speaks with a normal voice elsewhere.
  • Critical Annoyance: The Color Timer is pretty much the Trope Codifier in Japan, if not the Trope Maker period.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Many of his early battles were this. Antlar was the first opponent to put up a real challenge though.
  • Energy Weapon: He's got several, but prefers to use wrestling moves until his ray attacks are a certain kill or it's safe to use them.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Comes to Earth with a long lifetime of training, takes a host with a (shorter) lifetime of training. This is, in fact, Ultraman's defining characteristic as compared to later Ultras, and he is typically depicted as having a sense of justified assurance about him. (But, because this makes both Ultraman and Hayata a little harder to relate to directly, later series tend to have the protagonists be newcomers.)
  • Hour of Power: Ultraman can only appear for three minutes and then he's off. This is because solar power is harder to come by under atmosphere, and he's able to survive without a time limit in space.
  • Memetic Hand Gesture: Again, probably the Trope Codifier in Japan. The Specium Ray hand pose. Left hand horizontal, right hand vertical, connected at the wrist with the left in front.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Though it's clear that they're old hat to him, and the "new" powers are just less convenient for him to use.
  • No Sell: One of his unique abilities is that electric attacks simply don't work on him. Best shown when he just dusts himself off after one such attack hit him.
  • Psychic Powers: He's shown to be capable of Telekinesis and Teleportation, and might be using Telepathy to communicate when he speaks normally.
  • Rings of Death: The Ultra Slash is a Specium ring that he forms and throws. It cuts right through most monsters, but can be stopped by barriers.
  • Superpowered Alter Ego: Ultraman is this to Hayata. (In practice, it's not actually clear to what extent Ultraman-Hayata is Hayata, or is Ultraman. Ultraman acts pretty much like Hayata when he comes back to Earth and takes his form.)
  • Super Speed: Can fly at mach speeds.
  • Symbiotic Possession: The reason Ultraman takes a human host is to save Hayata's life, and in exchange Ultraman gets to stay on Earth for more than three minutes at a time. They remain two distinct beings, and in the last episode, they separate to let Hayata stay on Earth while the big guy goes back to M-78 to recover after his defeat at the hands of Zetton. Again, the show never goes into how their personalities work in a fused form, and it really might just be a tremendous coincidence that Ultraman accidentally killed the rare human he could see eye to eye on. (Later shows make it clear that the host and the Ultra are two different people; this one didn't bother.)
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Of a sort. He's fused with Hayata during the first series, and they are separate entities, but takes his form in later appearances for some reason.


A high-ranking officer of the Space Garrison, Zoffy first appeared in the final episode to take Ultraman back to his home, the Land of Light. He has become a significant character in later entries, first reappearing in Ultraman Ace, as the captain of the Ultra Brothers (Ultraman, Ultra Seven, UltramanJack, Ultraman Ace, and Ultraman Taro) and the one who assigns Ultramen to Earth.
  • Alien Invasion: Specializes in eliminating massive ones from attacking the Milky Way as seen in a flashback in Ultraman Mebius where he singlehandedly destroy an entire alien armada.
  • Ascended Extra: First appeared as another member of Ultraman's species in the final episode, but from Ultraman Ace onwards, he has become a major character in the Ultra Series.
  • Badass Cape: As seen in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends and some scenes in Ultraman Mebius
  • The Captain: As the commander of the squad known as the Ultra Brothers.
  • Chest of Medals: Those studs on his chest and shoulders? They're medals of honour and rank. After all, there's a reason why he's such a powerful Ultraman.
  • Colonel Badass: Although not seen in action as often as the other Ultra warriors, he's even more capable of a warrior than any of them.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: Subverted. Zoffy only appears in the last episode, after Zetton was defeated.
  • Hero of Another Story: Has his own adventures offscreen, which include taking out entire invasion fleets on his own.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The guy's specialty is taking out entire invasion fleets on his own long before they can reach Earth.
  • One-Man Army: Apparently regularly takes out entire invasion fleets on his own.
  • The Stoic: Unlike Ultraman, Zoffy displayed a stricter adhesion to protocol when the former asked for Hayata to be spared after the fight with Zetton.

    The Science Patrol 

Shin Hayata

  • Badass Normal: Hayata has no special powers besides being able to put "Monster Extermination Specialist" on his business cards.
  • The Cape: As far as you could reasonably expect a public servant to be. (Later shows have the protagonist be a bit more human, and fallible.)
  • Henshin Hero: There were others, but Ultraman codified it.
  • Number Two: Takes over when Muramatsu is unavailable.
  • Playing Against Type: Susumu Kurobe actually played bad guys more, at that point in his career. (He's joked in interviews that he just happened to be in line for roles when they were casting.)
  • The Hero

Captain Toshio "Cap" Muramatsu

Daisuke Arashi

Mitsuhiro Ide

Akiko Fuji

Born in June, the only woman of the science patrol usually stays on base as the communications officer.

Isamu Hoshino

    Monsters and Aliens 


First Appearance: Ultra Operation 01

A ruthless alien reptile, Bemular was captured by Ultraman to be taken for execution, but the monster escaped and fled to Earth with Ultraman in hot pursuit. Bemular escaped into a lake while Ultraman merged with Hayata. Soon, Science Patrol caught on to the monster's presence and headed in. They were unable to harm the space monster and, for the first time in history, Hayata became Ultraman. The battle ended when Bemular attempted to flee Earth, but Ultraman destroyed him with the Specium Beam.

Due to his very special title as the very first monster to battle an Ultraman, Bemular has reappeared in several later series, starting with Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends where he battles Ultraman Mebius. He also got a do-over in the Ultraman Nexus film Ultraman: The Next as "The One".

Alien Baltan

First Appearance: Shoot the Invaders!
Having destroyed their homeworld through nuclear war, the Baltan aliens headed for Earth to seize it from humankind. One was sent to seize the Tokyo Science Center. It used its illusions and paralyzing beams to keep intruders at bay, as Arashi found out. Ide and Hayata came in to rescue Arashi and managed to convince the alien to speak to them. Baltan used Arashi as a sort of translator and told the humans his peoples' plans. It then became giant-sized and began to demolish Tokyo. Hayata became Ultraman and fought the alien in a giant dogfight. He destroyed Baltan with little trouble and eliminated the Baltan spaceship soon after.

However, the Baltans returned! Now settling on Planet R, they sent a new agent to possess Dr. Mohri, a scientist that had been launched to space on a mission to Venus. Science Patrol headed for space while hundreds of Baltans descended upon Earth! Arriving on Venus, Hayata became Ultraman and fought Baltan, now out of the doctor's body, and sliced the alien in two. He then headed back to Earth where the Baltan invasion force transformed themselves into one super-sized Baltan, but they too met the same fate.

The first aliens to battle an Ultraman, Alien Baltan have made numerous appearances in the franchise including Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Eighty, Ultraman Cosmos, and Ultraman Max. Although, he's been Demoted to Extra since Ultraman Max, Baltan remains Ultraman's most famous foe to this day.
  • Arch-Enemy: Considering that these guys have shown up more frequently than most Ultraman foes, especially with the following series, it's only obvious that these guys truly are the arch-foes of the Ultra series.
  • Arm Cannon: The two big claws on their hands can used for this.
  • Art Evolution: Twice actually.
    • In Ultraman Powered, they give a more locust-like design complete with wings.
    • In Ultraman Cosmos, Baltan is given a more intimidating design with large horns.
  • Attack Reflector: In his second appearance, he has one of these.
  • Avenging the Villain: Baltan Jr. from Ultraman Jack.
  • Big Bad: Of Ultraman Powered and the first Ultraman Cosmos movie.
  • Deal with the Devil: In the first Ultraman 80 appearance, one makes a deal with a child to fulfill his dream of visiting the headquarters of UGM. The child eagerly agrees to it, and it doesn't go well.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Their signature technique.
  • Evil Laugh: [[It's what the Baltans are best known for]]
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: The second one's fate.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: In Ultraman Max, many believed this, but just as many did not, eventually escalating into a planet-destroying civil war.
  • Hypocrite: Seeks to conquer Earth due to humanity's nature in Ultraman Max, but he and his people were ultimately little better and ruined their planet with a nuclear war. Realizes this in the end.
  • Insectoid Aliens: Resemble humanoid locusts or cicadas with pincer claws.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Their weakness is specium according to Muramatsu in their first appearance. Happens to be Ultraman's energy beams are composed of it.
  • Mascot Mook: Without a doubt, the most iconic alien in the franchise (excluding the Ultras, of course).
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In Ultraman Max, after the Baltan's sacred bell purifies him, he breaks down at what he's done.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Several nice Baltans have appeared in Ultraman Cosmos and Ultraman Max.
  • Sizeshifter: While all the aliens in the franchise can do it, Baltan takes it Up to Eleven. They're normally very small (insect-sized), but can grow to the size of a human or an Ultra. In Ultraman Max, he becomes so big that he can squash Max under his heel!
  • Villain Teleportation: Shown in Ultraman 80.


First Appearance: Science Patrol Moves Out

Long ago, the terrible monster Neronga was sealed beneath a well by a samurai. However, a power plant was constructed there in modern times and Neronga began to reawaken from the electricity feeding it. Soon, Neronga began to rampage, attacking power plants all across Japan. Science patrol managed to locate the invisible monster and soon Ultraman arrived to fight it. Neronga was defeated easily as Hoshino used a Science Patrol gun to blow out one of its eyes and Ultraman snapped its nasal horn off. Neronga is famously created from a modified Baragon suit and has reappeared a few more times after his debut.

  • Acrofatic: He's surprisingly swift for his barrel-shaped body.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He was just sleeping in the ground until he was disturbed one day.
  • Glass Cannon: In the original Ultra Galaxy, he's dangerous enough to kill Gudon with a few shots of his lightning bolts even after almost being killed himself and almost defeats Gomora too, thanks to his invisibility technique, but is also weak enough to be killed in a single it by an accidental hit from Telesdon's flame breath.
  • Invisible Monsters: His main gimmick. His title is even Transparency Monster.
  • Shock and Awe: Shoots lightning from its antennae and feeds on electricity.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Red King and Telesdon in the first Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle when the three are revived by Bullton. Old promotional photos also show him as a minion of Alien Baltan, though the two have never worked together since.
  • Visible Invisibility: In his original appearance, he would appear in a ghostly form very briefly in some scenes.


First Appearance: Five Seconds Until the Big Explosion

When several atomic bombs were lost in the Japan Sea, Science Patrol began to receive reports of a mutated sea monster that soon reached shoreline, revealing itself to be the undersea humanoid Ragon, now grown to Kaiju size due to the atomic bombs. Worse still, one of the bombs was clinging dangerously to its scales and if it fell off, disaster was inevitable. As Science Patrol tried to subdue the creature, the bomb began to slowly slip of its skin, so, without choice, Hayata became Ultraman once more! He managed to kill the beast with a Specium Ray to the chest, sending it plummeting back to the sea. Ultraman also snatched the bomb of its body seconds before it could detonate and took it to space where nobody would be hurt. Ragon's reappearance also marks the first time a monster has appeared in more than one series.
See Ultra Q


First Appearance: Secret of the Miroganda

Greenmons was once a Miroganda, a species of beautiful flower that begins life as an ugly carnivorous plant found solely on Oirisu Island. Found by scientists and experimented upon, gamma rays turned the flower into its carnivorous infant form and the plant also became mobile, attacking people. Things got worse when Arashi's Spider-Shot's gamma rays hit the plant but failed to kill it, causing the monster to grow to giant-sized! As the monster rampaged, Hayata turned into Ultraman and battled it. His Specium Ray caused Greenmons to burst into flames, burning the creature to death.
  • Kill It with Fire: Was killed by Ultraman's Specium Ray lighting it on fire. It's still a plant after all.
  • Man-Eating Plant: Upon being mutated, Greenmons begin attacking people.
  • Nuclear Nasty: Was the result of the Miroganda Flower being exposed to gamma rays.
  • Poisonous Person: Can spray poisonous pollen at enemies.


First Appearance: Coast Guard Command

A lizard from Brazil, Gesura's egg fell into polluted Japanese waters from a cargo ship and the unborn lizard hatched into a sea monster. The creature still retained a taste for its favourite food though - cocoa beans, and began to attack Brazilian cocoa bean ships. Ultraman eventually killed him by ripping his back fin off. Gesura has appeared several more times in the franchise, but with a revamp to his design dubbed King Gesura, which gave the mutant lizard a more menacing appearance.
  • Achilles' Heel: Traditionally, tearing off his back fin.
  • Fish Eyes: Big goggly eyes in the original one, but not in King Gesura.
  • Meaningful Name: It comes from Japanese for sewer (gesuido), a reference to the Sewer Gator legends as evidenced by his backstory as a reptilian mutation from polluted waters.
  • Poisonous Person: Has numerous small quills loaded with poison capable of harming an Ultra.
  • Sea Monster: Was originally a normal lizard, but mutated into such.
  • Shock and Awe: As King Gesura, he's given the ability to electrocute opponents who make contact with him, much like an electric eel.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As King Gesura, he's given a slew of new powers, a less cartoony design, and is able to stand up better to most Ultramen.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Cocoa beans, though this was removed in later appearances.


First Appearance: The Blue Stone of Barraj

When planes started vanishing in the Middle East with the local Science Patrols becoming victims of the disappearances, Hayata, Muramatsu, Arashi, Ide, and an American named Jim headed out. They were struck down by a beam of magnetic energy and soon the culprit revealed itself when Jet V-TOL was destroyed - the beetle-like Antlar. Trapped in the desert without supplies or contact, the team searched for civilization and found the legendary city of Barraj. The city's princess explained that Antlar had been terrorizing their region for centuries, but had not destroyed them thanks to the power of a Blue Stone given to them by their god Noa (Ultraman). However, Antlar knew that Ultraman had returned and headed for Barraj. Hayata became Ultraman and found that he was unable to harm the monster with the Specium Beam. So, the princess retrieved the Blue Stone and threw it at Antlar, instantly killing the desert terror.

Antlar remains one of Ultraman's most famous enemies, thanks to being the first monster that Ultraman was in a legitimate danger of being defeated by! It hasn't always been associated with Barraj in later appearances though.
  • Achilles' Heel: The Blue Stone of Barraj, which killed him in his original appearance. In Ultraman Max, it merely allows Max to harm him with his Maxium Cannon.
  • Arch-Enemy: To the city of Barraj, which, depending on the series, was destroyed by him a long time ago or simply terrorized by him long enough that everyone forgot about the city as they wouldn't dare go into Antlar's territory to visit Barraj.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: An enormous bipedal mix of ant lion and a stag beetle
  • Breakout Villain: Asides from Ultraman Mebius, Antlar has reappeared almost regularly since his return in Ultraman Max.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: As seen in Ultraman Max, Antlar's presence is accompanied by massive amounts of sand; enough to flood city blocks! He was also seen blasting sand at Ultraman's face in his debut.
  • Four-Legged Insect: The suit only has two legs and two arms.
  • The Juggernaut: His exoskeleton's tough enough to withstand almost anything.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: His signature skill is a powerful beam of magnetic energy capable of pulling a jumbo jet from the sky.
  • Selective Magnetism: As part of the Magnetic Beam. He's been shown to be able to magnetize living beings too.
  • Stone Wall: This guy doesn't even flinch when hit by an Ultra's beam or Gomora's Super Oscillatory Wave!
  • Tunnel King: A powerful burrower, often creating large sand pits like an ant lion.
  • Villain Teamup: A few times.
    • He was Alien Babalou's monster in Ultra Galaxy NEO
    • In the Ultraman X movie, he's one of Zaigorg's minions alongside Golza.

Red King

First Appearance: The Lawless Monster Zone

The brutal ruler of Tatara Island, Red King was first spotted by Science Patrol battling the bat-like Chandler. He easily defeated Chandler and took notice in Science Patrol's arrival in search of missing scientists. The team later encountered the brute when it attacked them and Pigmon, killing the friendly monster in a rockslide. Hayata became Ultraman and easily overpowered Red King, knocking him unconscious. Later, Red King returned when the Tsuiphon Comet passed over Earth. It had swallowed some hydrogen bombs and soon encountered Dorako and Gigass. After defeating both monsters, it attacked Hayata, who became Ultraman and managed to defeat the monster by chopping it to pieces. He then took the head to space to dispose of the swallowed nuclear bombs.

One of the most iconic monsters in the Ultra Series, Red King has made numerous appearances in the franchise since the original, starting consecutively in Ultraman Max. One of his most notable would be Ultra Galaxy NEO where he is the main monster of rival character Grande (after the death of his Tyrant), and gains the ability to encase his fists in flame and transform into EX Red King

  • Adaptational Badass: Depending on which incarnation of him you refer him to.
  • Arch-Enemy: Pigmon or Gomora, depending on the incarnation.
  • Art Evolution: Like all the monster's in Ultraman Powered, he was given a redesign. This time, he's actually red, and his face is more skull-like, befitting his title Skull Monster.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: His feet are his weak spot.
  • Badass Normal: Despite possessing no abilities (until Ultra Galaxy NEO), Red King is still strong enough to rip monsters to pieces, LITERALLY limb-from-limb
  • Back from the Dead: In Ultraman Eighty when the genie Marjinn mishears some boys' wishes for a Red King toy.
  • Breakout Villain: After Red King returned in Ultraman Max, he has appeared in nearly every Ultraman-related series or product since then.
  • Breath Weapon: In Ultraman Max, Red King can fire a barrage of explosive rocks from his mouth, but he can only has a limited supply.
    • Also in Ultraman Jonias, he can spit Purple Fire.
  • Butt Monkey: Despite being able to pick monsters apart with relative ease, Red King becomes Ultraman's bitch usually quite quickly.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Nearly every monster he's fought against (excluding Gomora) has lost to him in this way.
  • Disney Villain Death: The female suffered this in Ultraman Powered.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: A running gag with fans and a lot of people say he looks like Corn on the Comb due to his skin.
  • Dumb Muscle: As evidenced by his inability to stand up against an Ultra in battle.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: If you can even call him one.
  • For the Evulz: Most of Red King's appearances usually portray him as an evil monster, or more or less a bad monster.
  • Jerk Ass: Enjoys beating up weaker monsters, even going as far to shove himself into their fights and kill both combatants (Best shown in the original Ultra Galaxy where he hands Telesdon and Sadora's asses in).
  • The Juggernaut: Is often portray as this when surrounded by other monsters since he does not have any special abilities.
  • Kick the Dog: Loves doing it.
    • Tore off Chandler's wing and killed Pigmon in their first episode
    • Killed Dorako and beat the crap out of Gigass even after teaming up with him.
    • Killed Salamadon and Paragler in Ultraman Max
    • Chokes Sadora to death in the original Ultra Galaxy
  • Nominal Hero: His role as Grande's monster in Ultra Galaxy NEO makes him this to Rei's Gomora as well as his role in Ultraman Ginga. This is ESPECIALLY justified in the latter series.
  • Non-Indicative Name: He's not actually red (except in Powered). It was just that he was intended to be the series' Big Bad when Ultraman was still in the works as "Redman".
  • Off with His Head!: His second death in the original series.
  • Signature Roar: His iconic "SHHPAARRR", created from mixing Gaira with Godzilla.
  • Spring Jump: Possesses this ability in Max and Mebius, although there's a reason for this in the latter series...
  • Took a Level in Badass: Starting with Grande's Red King, he's gained the ability to encase his fists in flame to increase the strength of his punches as well as transform into the immensely powerful EX Red King.
  • Tragic Monster: In Ultraman Powered, Powered feels sorry after killing Red King's mate and spares his life. Then Dorako kills him in the second-last episode.
  • Villain Team-Up: Does this from time to time
    • In the original series, he teamed up with Gigass to fight Dorako, only to turn on him once Dorako was killed.
    • In Jonias, he was supposed a part of the a group of monsters who served a group of Aliens known as the Babalonians, but wound up going berserk instead.
    • In a short DVD special of Ultraman Max, Red King teamed up with Zetton to fight Max. He's also the minion of Alien Shama in Episode 36.
    • In the original Ultra Galaxy, he teamed up with Neronga and Telesdon when they were revived by Bullton to fight Rei and Gomora.
    • Alien Bat revives him along with Bemstar, Gan Q, and Galberos in Ultra Zero Fight.
  • Weapon of Choice: Rocks and boulders.
  • Worf Effect: Compare to Butt Monkey, although this seemed to get worse after Max.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Red King's fighting style literally looks like something out of WWE. Mind you he came in the late 1960s.


First Appearance: The Lawless Monster Zone

A bat-like monster first encountered on Tatara Island, Chandler is best known for being the first monster to battle Red King (and starting the grand tradition of having Red King brutally pummel other monsters). He did manage to injure Red King unlike the rest, but Red King tore one of his wings off, forcing the mortally wounded Chandler to flee.
  • Art Evolution: His Ultraman Powered incarnation received a drastic makeover from a loosely disguised Peguila to a flightless bird.
  • Bat out of Hell: Bears a resemblance to a giant bat, though he can't fly at all.
  • Buttmonkey: The sole reason Chandler appears in both of his incarnations is to act as Red King's punching bag.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Though, he can flap them to create powerful winds.


First Appearance: The Lawless Monster Zone

Another monster made from a modified Baragon suit, Magular was a burrowing monster on Tatara Island, keeping out of Red King's way. He would later stumble across Hayata and Muramatsu, but they managed to kill him with napalm bombs. Magular has reappeared a few more times since then.

  • Butt Monkey: In the original series, he was defeated by the Science Patrol with ease. In Ultra Galaxy NEO and got his ass kicked by Gomess until he was ultimately destroyed by Rei's Gomora.
  • Dirty Coward: He won't pick a fight with anyone bigger than him, but he has no problem attacking humans or teaming up with an opponent.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Giant tunneling ones for that matter.
  • Tunnel King: More or less the only things he's capable of.
  • Villain Team-Up: Briefly teams up with Gomess to fight Gomora, which is odd seeing as Gomess was beating the crap out of him from the start. Old promotional images also featured Magular and Red King fighting Ultraman together even though Magular had never fought Ultraman.


First Appearance: The Lawless Monster Zone

A human-sized monster living in the shadows of Tatara Island's titans, Pigmon was a benevolent creature unlike them and helped the only surviving scientist on a disastrous expedition. It also led Fuji, Arashi, and Ide to the missing man's location. However, when Red King attacked Science Patrol and the scientist, Pigmon was killed in the chaos. Pigmon returned when Geronimon declared war on Ultraman and humans, reviving the friendly monster along with Dorako and Telesdon. Pigmon was still a friend of humans though and warned Science Patrol of the Monster Chief's plans. Pigmon accompanied the team to eliminate the monsters, but was killed by Dorako.
  • Ancient Astronauts: His backstory in Ultraman Max was that aliens created his kind as biological computers to teach humans civilized ways, resulting in the founding of Atlantis. Then, Red King destroyed the cities...
  • Art Evolution: In Ultraman Powered, he's given a more human-like appearance and his incarnations from Max forward made him more cuddly.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: With Elly in his second Max appearance.
  • Friend to All Children: Befriends a child in Ultraman X, and tries to save her from King Gesura's rampage later on.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Many.
    • Distracts Red King in his first appearance, only to be killed.
    • Distracts Dorako, but is killed in his second appearance.
    • In his first Max appearance, one of his kind transformed into the seal that imprisoned Red King on the island.
    • Leaps in front of Alien Shama's disintegration gun to save Kaito in his second Max appearance.
    • Saves a man from King Gesura in X and hit by rubble. He survives!
  • Kick the Dog: Ohhh boy, this happens to him a lot. Red King, Dorako, Alien Shama, King Gesura, the list just goes on.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: The original Ultra example.
  • Our Cryptids Are More Mysterious: In Powered, he's described as the South American equivalent of Sasquatch or Nessie.


First Appearance: The Lawless Monster Zone

Vine-like carnivorous plants that attacked Fuji and Ide on Tatara Island. Arashi managed to burn the plants down though. Were later spotted on Johnson Island with Gomora and in Space X created by Alien Bell in Ultraseven.


First Appearance: Operation Lightning Stone Fire

Gabora was the final Ultra monster to be made from a modified Baragon suit and a uranium-eating monster awoken by a hurricane passing the region. The Science Patrol had to stop him from destroying mining towns, a boy scout camp, and uranium reserves. They did so by using a capsule of uranium attached to a helicopter to bait the frilled monster away from humans. However, the plan saw some mistakes, resulting in Gabora destroying the helicopter and Hayata becoming Ultraman. Ultraman fouht gabora and tore off his frill-petals, fatally injuring the monster.


First Appearance: The Mysterious Dinosaur Base

Created by the Loch Ness Monster-obsessed Dr. Nikaidou, Jirass was hidden in a lake where it was fed fish every night. When Ide and a reporter came to investiate reports of a lake monster, the scientist kidnapped them and Science Patrol moved in. They were unable to find anything, but two foolish fishermen angered Jirass, forcing the monster to rise from the lake. Ultraman proceeded to battle Jirass and killed the monster, leaving behind a grieving Dr. Nikaidou. The thing that makes Jirass stand out the most though is that his design is simply Godzilla with a frill (Ultraman actually tears off the frill mid-battle though, creating the closest thing to Ultraman vs. Godzilla). This has made him quite popular with many fans, but just as many also find his design to be quite dull in a series full of unique monster designs.
  • Breath Weapon: No, not atomic breath, but he can shoot an electric beam from his mouth.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Lives in a lake and has a Breath Weapon. Well, his creator was a mad scientist.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Especially if they're Godzilla with a frill!
  • Not Zilla: His roar is a modified Godzilla, and they've got the same suit actor too! Interestingly, Eiji Tsuburaya never intended Jirass to look like Godzilla with a frill, but the show was having serious budget issues in the early episodes, so he went to his good friends at Toho and borrowed the Godzilla body from Mothra vs. Godzilla and the head from Invasion of the Astro-Monster, and made some modifications.
  • Pet Monstrosity: To the scientist who created him. The man even mourns the monster's death.
  • Stock Ness Monster: The mad scientist who made Jirass was obsessed the Loch Ness Monster, so he decided to make his own living lake "dinosaur"...
  • Worthy Opponent: Ultraman seemed to consider him this, considering that he put the torn-off frill back on Jirass' corpse and gave a moment of silence before leaving. Perhaps a Godzilla nod?


First Appearance: The Ruffian from Space

Gyango was actually a rock from space that took on the form of whatever one wished for. Luck had to be that an unscrupulous man got his hands on it and wished for a monster, resulting in a colourfully bizarre-looking creature. After using it to terrorize and prank his neighbours, he asked his monster to become big. It got too big, causing destructive trouble. His master was knocked out in the chaos, meaning he could not wish Gyango out of existence. Thankfully, he recovered and was able to wish Gyango back to its true form, and Ultraman took the rock back to space.

Ancient Mummy

First Appearance: The Cry of the Mummy

A bizarre mummy was found in a cave and brought to the lab for study. It turned out that being was Not Quite Dead, and it reawoke, going on a murderous rampage. Science Patrol and the army headed in to stop the monster. They killed it, but its wails summoned the creature Hayata had noticed partially buried in the cave walls.
  • Ambiguously Human: His species is never specified in the episode, but human mummies definitely don't have fur, pointed ears, and monkey-like features.
  • Eye Beams: His power.
  • Mind over Matter: Used telekinesis to activate the necessary switches needed to jolt his body into mobility.
  • Mummy: What did you think?
  • Not Quite Dead: Thousand year old corpses don't have the power to turn on switches with just their mind...
  • Summon Bigger Fish: In his dying cries, he called forth Dodongo.
  • Tragic Monster: Science Patrol notes that the Mummy really just wanted to return to his tomb after being rudely taken away from it.


First Appearance: The Cry of the Mummy

The guardian of the Ancient Mummy, Dodongo was awoken by his master's death. The Science Patrol managed to keep him at bay though with Ultraman dealing the killing blow.


First Appearance: Oil S.O.S.

A starfish-like monster that fed on oil, Pestar caused trouble all across the oceans by attacking oil tankers. Eventually, the creature reached Japan where it went after the country's biggest oil refinery! The monster never fought Ultraman though, being killed in the flames caused by its rampage.
  • Art Evolution: In his Ultraman Powered appearance, his bat face is changed to more resemble a crustacean's, giving him a more marine appearance. He's also given tube feet on his starfish bodies.
  • Breath Weapon: A stream of fire.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Two massive starfish with a bat-like head attaching their connecting arms.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Two-bodied, fire-breathing bat-starfish that eats oil. Not your typical kaiju.
  • Sea Monster: His natural home, though perfectly capable of walking on land.


First Appearance: Pearl Oyster Defense

A sea beast that fed on pearls, Gamakujira cost the pearl oyster industry millions with its vast appetite. Science Patrol managed to stop the creature by strapping it to a rocket and Hayata transformed into Ultraman, flying into the sky and crashing his body into the monster, killing it.


First Appearance: The Terrifying Cosmic Rays

When a group of children doodled a larva-like creature one day, mysterious cosmic rays hit Earth bringing drawings around the world to life. Gavadon became a giant monster solely interested in sleep, vanishing at sunset with the rays. The next day, the rays returned, but the children were inspired to improve on their monster doodle. Even so, the beast was still wanted to sleep and nothing more! Nevertheless, people were unnerved by the presence of a sleeping monster, and Science Patrol stepped in. Hayata turned into Ultraman, battling Gavadon, but the children begged him not to kill it. Ultraman heard their pleas, and placed Gavadon in the sky, transforming it into the most eternal of art - a constellation.
  • Art Evolution: In-Universe example. When the children first draw Gavadon, he looks like a giant cartoonish larva. Impressed with what they saw, the kids give him a more fearsome appearance with legs and a more-defined head, though it's every bit as harmless when in the new form.
  • Art Initiates Life: His backstory is that he was created through such manners.
  • Gentle Giant: The first genuinely non-violent Kaiju in the series.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: All he wants to do is sleep!
  • Sleepyhead: Never mind why a living drawing would be solely interested in sleeping, but his presence was still enough to unnerve the citizens of Tokyo.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Gavadon or Gabadon?
  • Stars Are Souls: Ultraman transforms Gavadon into a constellation instead of killing him.


First Appearance: Passport to Infinity

Two small meteors with powerful reality warping abilities were causing havoc on the scientists who found them. Science Patrol confiscated the rocks, and when they locked them away, the meteors created Bullton, a "monster" with far greater power than the two! Even Ultraman had trouble with the thing, but he managed to defeat Bullton and destroy the two meteors. Bullton's oddness has also scored it a few more recurrences in the franchise, most notably Ultraman Fighting Evolution Rebirth and Ultra Galaxy.

Alien Zarab

First Appearance: Brother from Another World

When a mysterious radioactive fog blanketed Tokyo one night, an even more mysterious alien came to clean up the mess. He told the people of Earth that he was Alien Zarab and he came to make friends with humankind. However, Hayata was suspicious of the alien and soon discovered his evil intentions. Zarab found out and tied up Hayata while turning himself into an evil lookalike of Ultraman. Japan was left unsure of what to do with a rampaging Ultraman. However, Hayata was freed from his restraints by a snooping Hoshino and he became Ultraman. After being unmasked, Zarab attempted to flee Earth, but Ultraman pursued him and managed to kill the invader.

As the very first Evil Knockoff in the franchise, Alien Zarab has made several more appearances since his debut.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In his first appearance, he pretends to be friendly with the people of Earth, referring himself as an older brother to the human race. Of course, his true intentions are discovered soon enough.
  • Evil Knockoff: His whole combat gimmick.
  • Harmless Villain: In Ultra Galaxy NEO, we're introduced to a bumbling idiot Zarab who makes a hobby of stealing battlenizers for unexplained reasons. Needless to say they chase him off pretty fast. Becomes less harmless upon freeing Ultraman Belial from his prison in the movie!
  • Mad Bomber: In Ultraman X, he makes a career of destroying other planets, first seen blowing up chemical plants before unleashing Bemstar on the world.
  • Manipulative Bastard: In almost all his appearances, he's this to some degree.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is intended to be brother pronounced backwards. In fact, older supplements refer him as Therrob, a more literal translation of the name.
  • Villain Team-Up: A few.
    • He was put alongside Temperor, Gutz, and Nackle in Ultraman Mebius.
    • In Ultraman X, he controls Bemstar.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The first alien in the series to be able to disguise himself as an Ultra.


First Appearance: Evil Repeated

The first of two monsters sealed away by a prehistoric civilisation as liquid in a canister, the red Banila is characterized as the mortal enemy of Aboras and having the ability to breath fire. Revived by a strike of lightning, Banila began to rampage until encountering Aboras. The two battled each other, and Aboras eventually reduced Banila to nothing with his acid.


First Appearance: Evil Repeated

The second of two monsters sealed away by a prehistoric civilisation as liquid in a canister, the blue Aboras is characterized as the mortal enemy of Banila and having the ability to breath acid. Not too long after Banila's revival, Aboras was reawakened by scientists experimenting on the canister's contents, and began to rampage too. He eventually met up with Banila, fighting and killing him. Aboras was finished off by Ultraman shortly afterwards, albeit with great difficulty.
  • Achilles' Heel: High frequency sounds.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Banila.
  • Art Evolution: In Ultraman Jonias, he is coloured green and his horn looks more like a real horn than head crest. They also gave him a spike on his back. He went back to being blue in Ultraman Powered and got rid of the back spike.
  • Breath Weapon: A spray of acid.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Was around during the time of the dinosaurs, and looks the part too.
  • Hollywood Acid: He killed Banila with it.
  • The Juggernaut: Able to withstand 2 consecutive Specium Rays fired on him by Ultraman without so much as flinching (although he was eventually killed by the 3rd one,) you still gotta give him props for that.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Although physically blue, he seems to be the Red Oni based on his more fearsome head and roar (Varan's guttural bellow).
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He and Banila were both sealed away thousands of years ago, but curious scientists decided to try find out what was inside the canisters...


First Appearance: The Terror on Route 87

An avian dragon created by the ghost of a boy named Akira, who was hit by a reckless driver. When he was alive, Akira had created the creature as a mascot for a zoo, often drawing pictures of his beloved dragon. Hydra awoke from a mountainside, attacking drivers until Ultraman came to battle him. The two fought briefly and Hydra calmed down. He flew off to never be seen again with the ghost of Akira riding on his back.
  • Breath Weapon: A stream of flames.
  • Giant Flyer: An enormous bird/dragon, of course.
  • Mythology Gag: His design was based on the oldest concept for Ultraman, a bird-like humanoid named Bemlar.
  • Non-Indicative Name: No he's not anything like the Hydra of Greek Myth.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Well, sort of. While he did cause a lot of havoc on the highway, he was simply interested in avenging the death of Akira more than anything else.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Akira imagined him up alive, and in death, he brought his imaginary friend to life.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A bird-like beast created as a boy's imaginary friend.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Upon emerging, Hydra immediately heads for the highway and destroys as many vehicles as it can.
  • Tragic Monster: Being the embodiment of a ghost's anger against his death, gives Hydra a certain element of this.


First Appearance: Break Through the Smoke

Kemular first made itself known through its poisonous smoke killing wildlife in its mountain home and presence scaring tourists in the area. Science Patrol headed in, but Kemular almost killed them. While they formulated a plan, the military attacked Kemular with no avail. Soon, Hayata became Ultraman, but not even he could hurt the monster. However, Hoshino had discovered that Kemular had an Achilles' Heel - its brain, which was hidden beneath its shell - and Science Patrol struck the area, mortally wounding the poison gas monster.
  • Achilles' Heel: As stated in his description, it's the brain underneath his carapace..
  • Art Evolution: In Ultraman Powered, his design is less frog, more lizard with lots of teeth.
  • Planimal: The shell on his back resembles two massive leaves. In Powered, it's explained that he uses them to convert sunlight into toxic gas.
  • Poisonous Person: Spews tons of toxic gas from his mouth (or tail in Powered)
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Referred as Kemura in Powered.

Underground Woman

First Appearance: Surface Destruction Maneuver

For thousands of years beneath the earth, a second species of humans lived, longing to conquer their surface brethren. One disguised herself as a French Science Patrol agent and kidnapped Hayata to try and enslave Ultraman for their goals, and sic Telesdon against the world. She and her henchmen were killed by the powerful light released by Hayata transforming into Ultraman though.

The Underground Woman also appeared in Ultraman X, where she is left largely mysterious. Several other subterranean humans have appeared in the franchise, but they will be detailed on their appropriate pages.
  • Ambiguously Human: In Ultraman X, her exact nature is left an enigma, though strongly implied she's not human.
  • Beneath the Earth: Her homeplace.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She attempts to mind control Ultraman, but fails to estimate the strength of his light, killing her.
  • Eyeless Face: Like all subterraneans, she has no eyes, giving her an uncanny appearance.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: In Ultraman X, she believes that humans are to be destroyed for brightening the night sky with their city lights.
  • Human Subspecies: Her kind are descended from humans trapped underground in the Ice Age.
  • Impersonating an Officer: The original one disguised herself as a Science Patrol agent named Annette, telling Science Patrol she was taking Hayata to SP headquarters in Paris.
  • Karma Houdini: In Ultraman X, she simply runs away after Telesdon is destroyed.
  • Legacy Character: Several other species of subterranean humans have appeared since her kind's debut. Some were much friendlier to their surface kin than others.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: In Ultraman X, she releases a banshee-like wail that summon Telesdon. Asuna's analysis of the wail shows that it is one of sadness and anger, representing her hatred of lights brightening the night.
  • Sinister Shades: Wears these on the surface to protect her from the light and hide her lack of eyes.
  • Ultraterrestrials: The first one in the franchise.
  • Urban Legend: In Ultraman X, Wataru mentions that there's an urban legend on her saying one encounters her in subway tunnels in the dead of night, and if they look at her, she makes the earth swallow them (Telesdon).
  • Weakened by the Light: The light does this to her in the original Ultraman, but she's totally unharmed in Ultraman X.


First Appearance: Surface Destruction Maneuver

A dinosaur-like monster controlled by the Underground Woman, Telesdon was sent to the surface in the dead of night while she and her goons attempted to mind control Ultraman. After escaping the clutches of the Undergound Woman, Ultraman managed to kill him, but the subterranean terror was revived by Geronimon. Thankfully, Science Patrol managed to kill Telesdon before any damage could be done. Telesdon has made numerous reappearances in the franchise, although not always under control of the Undergound People.
  • Art Evolution: In Ultraman Powered, he's blue and has a more metallic design.
  • Back from the Dead: Is revived by Geronimon in the original series, later by Bullton in Ultra Galaxy and Alien Bat Gurashie in Ultra Zero Fight. Yeah, he gets it a lot.
  • Breath Weapon: A stream of flames.
  • Diurnal Nocturnal Animal: In Ultra Galaxy, he's often above the ground in the day, in contrary to his hatred of the light.
  • The Dragon: To the Underground People in most incarnations.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Resembles one.
  • Evil Is Not Well Lit: Is primarily defined as a nocturnal monster.
  • Pet Monstrosity: Of the Underground People.
  • Spikes of Villainy: A single one on his back.
  • Spin Attack: In Ultraman X, he spins his body rapidly to tunnel through earth and charge at opponents.
  • Tunnel King: Being a subterranean monster, this was a given.
  • Villain Teamup: Beyond the Underground People or some other subterranean race, there's:
    • Red King and Neronga in Ultra Galaxy when revived by Bullton. Even then, he had teamed up with Golza in an earlier episode.
    • Aien Zetton in Ultra Galaxy NEO
    • Gudon, Bemular, and Sadorah in Ultra Zero Fight when the 4 are revived by Alien Bat.


First Appearance: My Home is Eart
The most famously tragic monster in the Ultra Series, Jamila was a human astronaut sent by a mysterious third party in the Space Race between America and the Soviet Union. The astronaut crash-landed on an alien world and was left for dead. Instead, his body adapted to the waterless environment, and eventually, he rebuilt his ship and headed home with vengeance for humankind on his mind. The rocket moved at speeds to fast to be seen, attacking the planes of world leaders. Science Patrol destroyed the ship and exposed the mutant man. They were initially reluctant of killing Jamila after learning his backstory though. Soon, it was discovered his weakness was water and Ultraman killed him using the Ultra Extinguisher. But for all his sins, Jamila was commemorated by Science Patrol as a hero, setting up a plaque in memory of his death.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: The Science Patrol is very reluctant to kill the mutant man and even sets up a plaque in memory of his death.
  • Art Evolution: In his Ultraman Powered appearance, he's made to look more like an astronaut suit to fit with his backstory.
  • Breath Weapon: A stream of fire.
  • Invisible Monsters: Not Jamila himself, but he does have a spaceship that moves so fast it's invisible.
  • Kill It with Water: His famous weakness. Not seen in Powered though.
  • Papa Wolf: In Powered to his daughter.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Upon returning to Earth, Jamila began to kill any politicians he could, believing them to be the reason why he was abandoned on an alien world to die.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Well, actually in the English dub, he's a woman.
  • Tragic Monster: The whole gimmick to him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: In Powered, he's capable of turning back to his original form to blend in with society. Don't anger him though...
  • Was Once a Man: A big part of his tragedy.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Water. Explained that this was due to evolving in the waterless environment of the planet he was stranded in.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Part of what made Jamila's episode so tragic was that the writers handled his human origins so well.


First Appearance: The Underwater Science Base

A narwhal-like beast, Gubila is equipped a drill-like horn on his snout capable of smashing through the toughest of steel. He attacked a submarine base set up by Science Patrol, trapping Muramatsu, Hoshino, and some guest tourists. After they were rescued, Gubila headed for land where Ultraman battled him. Eventually, Ultraman tore of his drill snout and killed him. He has also made a few reappearances in the franchise, starting with Ultraman Saga.


First Appearance: The Dreaded Comet Tsuiphon

Gigass was one of three monsters to appear in the Japanese Alps when the passing comet Tsuiphon's energy waves threatened to detonate nuclear arsenals across the globe. The yeti-like beast was deemed a threat by the Science Patrol and tricked into fighting Dorako. Then, Red King appeared, teaming up with Gigass to kill Dorako before turning on him. Gigass managed to escape, but was finished off by Science Patrol.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: His upper half in akin to a yeti with the snow-white fur while his lower half is a sasquatch due to the brown fur.
  • Buttmonkey: One of the few monsters in the series killed by Science Patrol weaponry.


First Appearance: The Dreaded Comet Tsuiphon

Dorako was a monster hitching a ride on the Tsuiphon Comet as it passed over Earth. Upon landing on Earth, Dorako was lured by the Science Patrol into battling Gigass until Red King showed up to crash the party. He tore off Dorako's wings, killing him, but it would not be the last that viewers saw of Dorako. Geronimon revived Dorako (albeit without his distinctive wings and hook-hands). Science Patrol killed the monster, but Dorako managed to crush Pigmon underneath his palm. He would later go on to make many reappearances in the franchise, unlike Gigass.
  • Art Evolution: Received a drastic redesign in Ultraman Powered where his arms are given sleeve-like designs and his wings are more avian.
  • Back from the Dead: A couple times. First, by Geronimon, and second, by Alien Hook. Notably, he also gets physical changes when this happens (referred as Re-Dorako). He gets small horns on his head, loses his wings, and gains normal hands in place of hook-hands.
  • Buttmonkey: Mostly serves to get his ass handed in by other monsters like Red King or Rei's Eleking. In fact, he has never fought an Ultraman with the exception of Powered and an implied offscreen one in Ultraman X. Also in nearly every battle he's in, he gets his wings torn off.
  • Hook Hand: Beating Gigan by 6 years!
  • Ironic Echo: He kills Red King in Powered.
  • Kick the Dog: Loves doing this as much as Red King.
    • In his revival, he kills Pigmon.
    • In Powered, he kills the surviving Red King, still miserable from the death of its mate.
    • In X, he's seen in a flashaback beating up Space Cat Mu for unexplained reasons.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: With hook-like hands and insectoid wings.
  • Sinister Scythe: His hook hands. Loses them when revived by Geronimon.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Sometimes referred as Draco.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Powered, not only is he finally given powers (a sonic screech and shurikens from his arms), but also nearly manages to kill Powered! He even kills Red King!
  • Villain Teamup: A few.
    • Used alongside Telesdon by Geronimon.
    • Is one of Baltan's monsters in Powered.
    • Used by Alien Shaplay to try kill Rei in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends along with Bemstar and Salamandoras.


First Appearance: The Monster Prince Pt. 1

Gomora was a living dinosaur on Johnson Island discovered by an expedition team. The men wanted to capture the beast for science and display him to the world (Sound familiar?). They tranquilized Gomora and roped it up before wrapping it in netting and having Science Patrol move it. However, the tranquilizers wore off early and Gomora struggled free from their trappings, falling to the ground near Osaka. It survived that and the military's onslaught before burrowing away. It soon resurfaced at a construction site and encountered Ultraman. It managed to overpower the hero and escape, but Hayata lost his Beta Capsule as a result of the beating, now unable to become Ultraman. Gomora resurfaced again at Osaka where the military blew its tail off, allowing Science Patrol to hit it with a tracking dart on the stump and forcing Gomora to head underground once more. Gomora arrived at Osaka Castle where it smashed the monument in minutes. Thankfully, Hayata had gotten his Beta Capsule back when a boy named Hiroshi found it. With that, Hayata transformed and fought Gomora, snapping off the dinosaur's horns before finishing it off with the Specium Beam.

Undeniably the most popular monster in the franchise, Gomora was both the Monster of the Week in the Ultra Series' first multi-part episode and the first monster to defeat Ultraman! He has made numerous reappearances, having been in in all the series since Ultraman Max. Notably, he is the first one to also become the hero of his own series with Rei, Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle, where he was given some powers, received an EX form, and even teamed up with the Ultramen to fight Belial's monster army. This heroic Gomora trend continued in Ultraman X where he is Daichi's prized companion, even if he is stuck in Spark Doll form for most of the series.

  • Acrofatic: ESPECIALLY seen in the Ultra Galaxy Series.
  • Art Evolution: In Ultraman 80, he's given an extra set of horns on the back of his neck, a sleeker design, and a spikier underbelly. In Ultraman Powered, his crest horns are designed like a water buffalo's and his nasal horn points inwards.
  • Badass Normal: In his original series, he was the first monster to defeat Ultraman AND was the ONLY monster with a 2-part episode, despite having nothing to show off but his brute strength and burrowing.
  • Beam-O-War: In the Ultra Galaxy series:
    • He fights in one with Telesdon.
    • He fights in another one with Grande's Tyrant
  • Breakout Monster: Has 2 of his own TV shows, One movie has his star for half of as the hero, and 2 specials that prequel the preceding movies.
  • Breath Weapon: Subverted in his Ultra Galaxy incarnation since he fire an Oscillatory Ray NOT from his mouth, but from his horn.
  • Determinator: So much so that he continues going on a rampage after having his tail and one of his head crest destroyed.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: A Gomorasaurus to be exact!
  • Good Is Not Nice: Well he IS a Monster...
  • The Juggernaut: Is definitely this in his first appearance. Being able to defeat Ultraman with relative ease, having his tail severed off by the Science Patrol, getting the crap beat out of him by the SDF and Ultraman.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Again, Ultra Galaxy.
  • Made of Iron: As demonstrated when he is EX Gomora or in Reionic Burst Mode.
  • Make My Monster Grow: In Ultraman Max, his species is normally human-sized and peaceful. Then, a group of ecoterrorists capture him, torturing and experimenting on him into the gigantic mass of unstoppable rage he is.
  • Monumental Damage: Demolishes Osaka Castle.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: As seen in Hanuman Vs 7 Ultraman.
  • Nominal Hero: Pretty much his role in Ultra Galaxy, since Rei is his owner and is part of the ZAP SPACY crew. Sort of makes sense since he is just a monster.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Starts out as this. It's not until once the Science Patrol decide to drug him and show him off that he turns into an unstoppable monster.
  • Rule of Cool: Being the Breakout Monster to get his own series grants him this.
  • Signature Roar: The distinctive "CCHHAA-AAARRR" formed from Gaira mixed with an elephant.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In the English dub, he is called "Gohora".
  • Super Mode: EX Gomora
    • Superpowered Evil Side: Reionic Burst Gomora (until Rei learned to control himself).
      • EX Gomora can also count as this if you count his appearance in Ultraman Fighting Evolution Rebirth.
  • Tail Slap: Gomora likes to use his tail in combat A LOT. His tail is how he managed to subdue Ultraman in their first battle.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In the Ultra Galaxy series, after being the crap out of his opponent, Gomora usually finishes them off by impaling them with his horn and then destroying their innards with his Oscillatory Ray, completely obliterating them.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As seen in the Ultra Galaxy series. Especially in comparison to his previous role beforehand.
  • Tragic Monster: Is portrayed as this in Powered, even though the story is practically the same as the original.
    • Also seen in Ultraman Max, though the backstory is different.
  • Tunnel King: His primary weapon before his received his Oscillatory Ray was burrowing.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Does this really need to be stated after it already has multiple times?
    • His general personality when he's in Reionic Burst Mode, which comes as no surprise since Rei is also in this mode as well.


First Appearance: Human Specimens 5 and 6

A sinister race of aliens, the Dada saw humans in the way humans see lab rats. A Dada agent was sent to Earth to capture 6 of the finest humans with a shrinking gun, and he chose Muramatsu as specimen number 6. Fortunately, Hayata arrived as Ultraman and battled dada, scarring one of the alien's faces with a single Specium Beam. Dada shrunk down to normal size and tried to get Muramatsu before leaving Earth. However, Ultraman found Dada and proved immune to the shrinking gun. The second fight ensued and quickly proved to be in the hero's favour, forcing Dada tried to flee empty-handed. Ultraman blasted the invader out of the sky with a well-aimed Specium Ray though.Dada is one of the most famous aliens in the franchise for the bizarre and creepy appearance. Thus, they make numerous reappearances.
  • Affably Evil: Despite his unsettling appearance, he's very polite when spoken face to face.
  • Alien Abduction: Their main gimmick whenever they appear is that they kidnap humans for various reasons.
  • Art Evolution: The Ultraman Powered Dada does not have three faces and is given some minor but noticeable physical reforms.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Has three faces, but never all at once. He switches between them randomly.
  • Computer Virus: His backstory in Powered is he's a sapient one.
  • Enemy Mime: His skin colour is meant to resemble a mime's clothing, upping his creepy factor.
  • For Science!: His reason for invading Earth? To find test subjects!
  • Kiss of Death: In Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3, he can perform one capable of weakening enemies greatly.
  • Nightmare Face: Three of them, in fact.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Befitting of an alien named after the equally surreal art form.
  • Pokémon Speak: DA-DA in a very deep voice
  • Shrink Ray: In his debut and Ultraman X, he carries one.
  • Villain Teleportation: His main combat power. Also uses it to cheat at rugby in Ultraman X.
  • Villain Teamup: In Ultraman X, he's first seen with Alien Babalou, Kemur-Man, and Alien Zetton. Later with Kemur-Man again as well as the Cicada Woman.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In Ultraman X, he was kidnapping and shrinking girls for the purpose of rescuing them from Dark Thunder Energy which he told Xio would drive humans to extinction.
  • You Are Number 6: Dada do not have names. They're referred by a kind of registration code. For example, the original Dada was Agent #271.


First Appearance: Challenge to the Underground

Goldon was not one monster, but two (of unclear relation) that lived in the Japanese mountains eating various minerals (particularly gold). So much, that their bodies are partially made of it! They eventually came to the surface having depleted all available food underground, terrorizing mining villages in Japan's mountainous countryside. The Science Patrol managed to kill the first one without much trouble while Ultraman got the second one.


First Appearance: The Phantom Snow Mountain

Woo was the legendary beast of Phantom Snow Mountain. She was the ghost of the mother of a girl named Yuki, protecting her daughter from all harm in this new form. Unfortunately, Yuki was greatly feared by the mountain village for this, and when Woo started to attack bullying villagers and frighten a ski resort, Science Patrol was called in. Eventually, the locals had enough and pursued Yuki in the snow while Ultraman and Science Patrol fought Woo. To Science Patrol's surprise, Woo suddenly vanished mid-battle. Yuki had died of hypothermia and exhaustion, and her guardian spirit had ceased as a result.


First Appearance: Who Goes There?

Deep in the Amazon Jungle, a race of plant-men evolved, hidden from humanity. Descended from blood-sucking, ambulatory plants, the Keronia desired to enslave humanity. One individual impersonated a scientist returning from an Amazon expedition, planting his kind's seeds across Tokyo. However, Science Patrol caught on, so the invasion commenced. Ultraman battled the plant-man and killed him, later moving on to deal with the Keronia's invasion forces.
  • The Amazon: Where the Keronia come from.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: The leader disguises himself as a Science Patrol member who was exploring the Amazon in search of the Keronia. We can all guess whether the scientist was successful or not.
  • Eye Beams: They're also capable of paralysis.
  • Mind over Matter: Was shown to be able to extinguish fires with a snap of his fingers.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: A race of blood-sucking plant people.
  • Plant Person: Meant to resemble a humanoid mass of rotting leaves.
  • Ultraterrestrials: Although Keronia come from the Amazon Jungle, they're shown to be incredibly advanced, so it's something of a miracle that they were able to hide for centuries there.


First Appearance: The Endless Counterattack

Zambolar's presence was first announced by a series of forest fires and boiling rivers. The quadrupedal monster had been awoken by land development in his home, setting a chemical plant ablaze. Science Patrol and Ultraman battled the monster and killed it before it could reach any cities.
  • Art Evolution: His Ultraman Powered design gave him a spike-covered hump and a longer nasal horn.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: A spiky lizard-like quadruped.
  • Playing with Fire: In his original appearance, he could cause certain areas to combust. In Powered, he simply caused a natural increase in area temperature due to his intensely hot body.

Alien Mefilas

First Appearance: The Forbidden Words

Unlike all invaders before them, Alien Mefilas abhorred violence. That being said, he was not benevolent, preferring to use cunning, manipulation, and minions to do his conquering. He kidnapped Hayata, Fuji, and her little brother Satoru. Mefilas transformed Fuji into a rampaging giant, revived Baltan, Zarab, and Kemur as warnings to Earth, and paralyzed Hayata. While Scince patrol tried to deal with the monsters, Mefilas gave Satoru the authority of handing Earth to him. He told the boy of all the wondrous places in the universe that he could live instead of Earth, but Satoru refused to trade Earth for any of them. Soon the military found Mefilas' spaceship, forcing the alien to turn giant. The paralyzed Hayata, still holding the Beta Capsule, fell over in the chaos, activating the capsule and turning him into Ultraman! The two giants battled each other, but in the end Mefilas gave up. He left Earth, warning Ultraman that he would try his luck at temptation again.

One of the most popular aliens in the Ultra Series,Mefilas has made many appearances including Ultraman Taro, Ultraman Mebius, and Ultra Galaxy NEO. The latter also introduced the Armoured Mefilas, a ruthless fighter armed with a powerful sword. The Mebius version notably is one of Empera's 4 Heavenly Kings and encounters the original Ultraman (Some sources even say he's the original Mefilas).
  • Affably Evil: Very calm and polite to his enemies and allies alike.
  • Anti-Villain: The original one. Later incarnations were more malevolent.
  • The Chessmaster: His general role whenever he appears.
  • Deal with the Devil: Hus whole gimmick in his original appearance was that he was trying to make one with a mortal foolish enough to trade Earth for another world.
  • The Dragon: As one of the 4 Heavenly Kings.
  • Evil Counterpart: Is meant to be one to Ultraman.
  • Kick the Dog: As affable as he is, he's definitely capable of this.
    • In his original appearance, he kidnaps Hayata (and paralyzes him), Fuji (whom he turns into a giant monster), and Satoru (whom he tries to entice into handing Earth to him).
    • In Ultraman Mebius, he plants false memories within everyone to believe that Ultramen are the enemies of Earth, using it to torment Mirai and almost entices a teammate into killing him!
    • In Ultraman Mebis: Ghost Reverse. he kidnaps and tortures Taro and Ace to force Mebius to give him the Giga-Battlenizer.
    • In Ultra Galaxy NEO, he kills Dada for making fun of him and slays Temperor and his Arigera for an earlier defeat.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: Apparently it's over 10 thousand!
  • Manipulative Bastard: In almost all his appearances.
  • Meaningful Name: It's based on the demon Mephistopheles, befitting of his devilish personality.
  • Redemption Equals Death: His fate in Ultra Galaxy NEO where he saves ZAP SPACY from the destruction of the planet Hammer even after trying to kill them earlier (In all fairness, he was being mind-controlled at the time).
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Mefilas or Mephilas?
  • Took a Level in Badass: As Armoured Mafilas, he's a far more capable warrior, but every bit as cunning.
  • Villain Decay: In Ultraman Taro, he's far less cunning or powerful.
  • Villain Teamup: Is one of the 4 Heavenly Kings in Mebius and one of the Darkness Five in Ultra Zero Fight
  • We Will Meet Again: His final words to Ultraman and later Mebius.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers Ultraman to be such. In fact, he simply leaves after a few minutes of battle for this reason.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Mefilas tries leaving again in Mebius only to be killed by a displeased Empera.


First Appearance: Gift from the Sky

An impossibly heavy monster, Skydon fell from the sky one day and Science Patrol had to figure out how to get rid of him. They tried A) flying him away with cables; B) Attaching him to a huge gyro; and C) Strapping a rocket to him. They all failed comedically. Not even Ultraman could lift Skydon away! Their final tactic was to fill the monster with helium and it worked! But, the air force mistook it for a flying monster and shot it , sending it falling to Earth! Hayata turned into Ultraman and, like with Gamakujira, flew at the monster, destroying it.


First Appearance: The Monster Graveyard

An undead monster, Seabozu's appearance introduced an important location in later entries of the franchise: the Monster Graveyard - a realm in space where all monsters and aliens killed by Ultramen go upon death; their ghosts just floating around in suspended animation. A rocket passed through the region, picking Seabozu up by accident. Science Patrol soon realized the monster is not dangerous though, just wanting to return to the grave. Thus they set up a rocket and, with some help from Ultraman, finally launch the monster into space, sending him back to eternal peace.


First Appearance: Don't Shoot, Arashi!

A monster capable of emitting blinding flashes from its body, Zaragas first made itself known when a man was hit by a flash of light. Science Patrol investigated and encountered the monster. Science Patrol attacked it and Zaragas only grew stronger! Unable to do. anything without strengthening it even more, Science Patrol turned to rescue civilians from its rampage. However, Zaragas attacked hayata and Arashi while they were saving some children and Arashi was forced to shoot it, making the monster stronger yet again and going against direct orders! While Zaragas continued to rampage, Arashi was stripped of his position while Hayata became Ultraman. However, Ultraman was blinded by Zaragas and would have been defeated if Arashi suddenly returned in a Jet V-TOL, distracting Zaragas and giving Ultraman the time to regain his eyesight. Zaragas was killed quickly after and Arashi regained his job. Zaragas has made several reappearances in the franchise beginning with Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends, where he battles Rei's Gomora.
  • Adaptive Ability: Aside from blinding flashes, he's got this one too. It's rarely seen in his later appearances though.
  • Blinded by the Light: Zaragas's main ability. He can emit blinding flashes from the sockets all over his body.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: A one-horned one that emits bright lights for that matter.
  • Mythology Gag: His battle with Gomora in Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy Legends (and another one in Ultraman X) as Zaragas was originally made from a modified Gomora suit
  • Spikes of Villainy: In Ultraman Ginga, he's inexplicably grown numerous spikes where his sockets should be. They even managed to keep the likes of Ultraman Ginga and Red King at bay.


First Appearance: The Small Hero

The Chief of all Monsters, Geronimon resurrected Dorako, Telesdon, and Pigmon as part of a plan to create an army of monsters to defeat Ultraman and destroy all humans. However, Pigmon was on humanity's side to his unawareness, and the friendly monster warned Science Patrol of the upcoming army. Science Patrol managed to destroy Dorako and Telesdon, but the Monster Chief stepped forth to destroy them. Hayata transformed into Ultraman and battled the fiend, eventually managing to reflect his Levitation Gas, disabling the Chief. Ide then blew up Geroinmon with his latest invention, ending the threat.

Despite having only one appearance in the shows, Geronimon has proven to be among the most popular Ultra Monsters. He did eventually appear in the video game Ultraman Fighting Evolution Rebirth as one of the main villains, reviving various monsters from the Monster Graveyard to defeat the Ultras.
  • Beard of Evil: A big white one on his chin.
  • Breath Weapon: He can fire a white mist that can levitate his opponents.
  • The Dragon: Is this to Alien Baltan and Alien Mefilas in Ultraman Fighting Evolution Rebirth.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Resembles one strongly.
  • Evil Sorcerer: In some ways.
  • Feather Flechettes: Can fling these out from the tip of his tail, but they are limited in numbers.
  • Glass Cannon: Despite all of the abilities he has (as well as the ones stated that he has), not only did Ultraman subdue him with ease (AFTER he took out Geronimon's Feather Flechettes) but he's also one of the few monsters in the series to be killed NOT by Ultraman, but by the Science Patrol.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In the video games, that is.
  • Meaningful Name: Geronimon is named after a prominent Apache chief. He is also said to be a Monster Chief
  • Magical Native American: The feathers on his head are meant to resemble those of a stereotypical Native chief.
  • Mind over Matter: Gains this ability in the video games.
  • Monster Lord: As chief of all Earth monsters, he's this.
  • Necromancer: He is pretty much a kaiju version of Shang Tsung. He can revive monsters from the dead and have them do his bidding. It's also stated that he can revive up to 60 monsters!


First Appearance: Spaceship Rescue Mission

An insectoid monster from the alien world of Kodon, Kiyla was first spotted when an enormous eye was caught by a probe and blinded all the viewers. It also fried the circuitry of the probe and a space station controlling the probe, stranding the astronauts. Science Patrol was sent, but they had to head to Kodon to get the necessary materials. There they saw Kiyla battling Saigo, but thought nothing of it. Later, Kiyla attacked them, forcing Hayata to become Ultraman. While Science Patrol got to safety, Ultraman had a difficult time. He was blinded by its eye flashes and could not harm the monster with his Specium Ray. So, like with Red King, he used his Ultra-Catch Ray to disable the monster and floated it into space, killing it.

Kiyla made an obscure but noteworthy appearance in the Toho TV drama He of the Sun, where he battles Gaira of War of the Gargantuas, making the first official Crossover between a Toho and Tsuburaya kaiju. Unfortunately, not enough information exists to tell us what happened and who won.


First Appearance: Spaceship Rescue Mission

An odd lizard-like beast from the same world as Kiyla, Saigo was first spotted by Science Patrol while they were on Kodon. The monster was fighting Kiyla, and Kiyla blinded Saigo with his eye flashes. Saigo ran away and encountered Science Patrol. It attacked them, but they used a freeze ray on it, turning the monster to ice and shattering it.

Alien Zetton

First Appearance: Farewell, Ultraman!

Sometimes referred as Zettonians (or Alien Z-Ton), these aliens formed a massive invasion fleet headed for Earth, starting with Japan, of course. Science Patrol blasted many Zettonian ships out of the sky, but one of them was sent to the ground. He infiltrated Science Patrol headquarters in the disguise of a visitng scientist, but Science Patrol uncovered him and he was killed. Reverting to his true form, the final words uttered were "Zetton..."

Although the Zettonians only appeared very briefly in their first appearance (they were not even referred by any name!), they've become a staple of the franchise, playing significant roles from Berume in Ultraman Ginga S to an unnamed individual in Ultraman Max. As their name suggests, they're almost always in control of Zetton.
  • Abusive Parent: In Ultraman Max, he treats his half-human daughter Natsumi as a weapon of conquest more than anything else.
  • Ascended Extra: Only appeared very briefly (and was already dead) in the original series, but has become one of the most frequently appearing alien races in the franchise.
  • Bio-Augmentation: In Max, he implanted his DNA into prehistoric humans and simply waited for it to mature into a human with psychic abilities that he could use.
  • Cyclops: More or less resembles Kemur-Man but with one eye instead of two.
  • Demonic Possession: In Max, he does this to Natsumi several times.
  • The Dragon: Berume in Ultraman Ginga is one to Alien Chibu Exceller as well as an unnamed individual in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends towards Ultraman Belial.
  • Last of His Kind: In the 2011 manga, an individual name Edo is this.
  • Long Game: His plan to conquer the Earth in Max took 10,000 years to complete, starting in the Stone Age.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: The original one was seen with a suit from his disguise. Berume and the Ultraman X Zettonian both wore a golden tux.
  • Time Abyss: In Max, he came to Earth ten thousand years ago, and he hasn't changed a bit since.
  • Villain Team-Up: A number.
    • In Ultra Galaxy Legends, he's one of Belial's minions, controlling the robot dragon Narse in turn.
    • In Ginga, Berume later teams up with Alien Icarus, Alien Valky, and Alien Nackle Gray
    • In X, a Zettonian is working alongside Alien Babalou, Dada, and Kemur-Man.


First Appearance: Farewell, Ultraman!
The ultimate weapon of the Alien Zettons, the namesake monster attacked Science Patrol headquarters, but Hayata became Ultraman to defeat it. Zetton proved to be a powerful opponent, eventually killing Ultraman! Fortuanetly, Science Patrol's newest anti-monster weapon was completed, and they killed Zetton with it. However, Ultraman was never to be the same again. His superior Zoffy arrived, reviving Ultraman, and telling him that he needed to return. He separated Ultraman from Hayata, and the two headed back home, though Hayata was left without any memories of his time as Ultraman.

The dreaded Zetton was the very first monster to kill an Ultraman, giving him the title of being one of the most powerful Monsters of the Week that Ultramen face. He has appeared in numerous entries, especially since Ultraman Max. Like Gomora and Red King, he also received an EX form, but has also received the form Hyper Zetton in Ultraman Saga.
  • Art Evolution: In Ultraman Powered, they give him a more robotic appearance as well as wings.
  • Badass: As the first monster to kill an Ultraman, this is to be expected.
  • Barrier Warrior: Can create a powerful barrier capable of blocking even Ultraman's Specium Ray.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Resembles a humanoid beetle.
  • The Blank: Has a orange blotch on his head where a normal face is. Apparently it's his mouth.
  • Breakout Villain: After Zetton returned in Ultraman Max, he has appeared in nearly every Ultraman-related series or product since then.
  • The Dreaded: Used in almost all his appearances, but best shown in Ultraman Jack, where Jack actually forbids Hideki Goh from transforming when he learns that Zetton is the enemy!
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Those big orange spots on his chest? Those are his eyes.
  • Hero Killer: As the first monster to kill an Ultraman, duh.
  • Non-Indicative Name: His title is "Space Dinosaur". No, seriously.
  • Playing with Fire: Can shoot fireballs from his "face".
  • Pokémon Speak: Solely says "Zetton" followed by a series of whirring and beeping noises.
  • Power Copying: His most powerful ability is to catch opponents' beams with his fists and use them right bask at them. It was the technique that killed the original Ultraman.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Referred as Z-Ton in older sources.
  • Villain Decay: In Return of Ultraman, it's literal as much as it is this trope. When Alien Bat uses him, Zetton is easily defeated by Jack (though he was initially too afraid to fight Zetton at first), and the suit has obviously decayed creating a flabby-looking Zetton.
  • Villain Team-Up: Several times, generally with the aforementioned Alien Zetton, but several others too.
  • Villain Teleportation: Teleporting is one of his main techniques.
  • The Worf Effect: The first monster to kill Ultraman and emphasized as one of the most powerful monsters (the most powerful in his debut).