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Ultraman Ginga

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Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
A mysterious Ultraman whose Spark Doll resides in the Ginga Spark, Ultraman Ginga hails from the Land of Light's distant future and was prophesied in M78 legend. He has fought against his sworn enemy Dark Lugiel across the cosmos and through time, eventually arriving in the present where he manifested in Hikaru.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The Ginga Saber, an energy blade formed from his right arm.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Ginga's light-up panels change color for each of his moves — blue default, red for fireballs, yellow for thunderbolts, green for healing, and purple for the Ginga Slash.
  • Healing Hands: The Ginga Comfort, which works a lot like many of Ultraman Cosmos' powers by showering the enemy with a calming, healing light.
  • The Hero: This is as much his story as it is Hikaru's. He's the one who beat Dark Lugiel in the original Dark Spark War and their battle continues into the present day.
  • Playing with Fire: The Ginga Fireballs, in which he summons homing orbs of fire that he can direct at his foes as he pleases.
  • Shock and Awe: The Ginga Thunderbolt creates a vortex of lightning to engulf monsters.

    Ultraman Victory 

Ultraman Victory

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Voiced by: Kiyotaka Uji
An Ultraman who hails from the ancient underground civilization of the Victorian people, Ultraman Victory is the guardian of the Victorium stones that allow their civilization to flourish, with his Victory Lance passed through generations. But when dark forces begin to steal the crystals, Victory is forced to head to the surface to find the enemy, lending his power to the Victorian prince Shou. He debuts in Ultraman Ginga S.
  • Equippable Ally: How the Spark Dolls work for him. Instead of turning into a monster, he gains a piece of them to use as a weapon on his right arm.
    • Arm Cannon: By using the King Joe Custom Spark Doll, Victory gains the robot's powerful Pedanium Launcher.
    • Playing with Fire: Gains this with the EX Red King Spark Doll.
    • Power Fist: The EX Red King Spark Doll gives him the monster's massive fist, allowing him to not only punch harder, but create fiery eruptions by slamming the ground.
    • Power Pincers: His Sadorah Scissors, gained from using the Sadorah Spark Doll. Like the monster, he can stretch out the pincer arm to impossible lengths to hit foes from afar.
    • Shock and Awe: The Eleking Spark Doll grants him lightning-based abilities.
    • Whip It Good: He gains this from the Gudon and Eleking Spark Dolls, with the latter keeping Eleking's electric powers.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Ultraman Victory is one of the few Ultras that doesn't have a circular color timer, instead having a V-shaped one. He also has a lot of black in his design, something rare for a good-aligned Ultra.

    Ultramen from Previous Series 

Ultraman Taro

Voiced by: Hiroya Ishimaru
The hero of his respective series an one of the most beloved Ultramen. During the Dark Spark War, Taro alongside his fellow Ultras was turned into a Spark Doll. For reasons unknown he kept his consciousness and some of his powers. He was the only Spark Doll that Hikaru could not Ultra Live into.
See Ultraman Taro

  • The Mentor: To Hikaru, teaching our human protagonist about being an Ultra hero and battling the mysterious forces behind the Spark Dolls.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Like all Spark Dolls, Ultraman Taro has been reduced to a toy-like figurine. Unlike all of them though, he has retained his consciousness.

Humans

    Introduced in Ultraman Ginga 

Hikaru Raido

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Played by: Takuya Negishi
The protagonist, Hikaru is The Chosen One of the Ginga Spark that allows him to Ultra Live into various Monsters and Ultras through the Spark Dolls, making him the host of Ultraman Ginga. He has dreamed of travelling the world since he was young, as his parents were touring musicians. In Ultraman Ginga, he returns to his birthtown and reunites with his childhood friends, and in Ultraman Ginga S, he joins the defense team UPG (Ultra Party Guardians).
  • The Chosen One: Ultraman Taro states that Hikaru was the one prophesized to wield the Ginga Spark in the lore of the Land of Light.
  • One Head Taller: At 6 feet, (even his actor in real life) Hikaru is basically a head taller than all his friends.

Misuzu Isurugi

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Played by: Mio Miyatake
Hikaru's childhood friend and a training priestess at the Ginga Shrine of Hikaru's hometown, she was the first person to discover Taro and learn of Hikaru's role as Ultraman Ginga.
  • Miko: She's training to be one under Hikaru's grandpa, the Ginga Shrine's priest.

Chigusa Kuno

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Played by: Kirara
A friend of Hikaru's from his childhood. Sweet and kind, she works hard to be an idol.
  • The Cutie: Sweet and kind, with an adorable voice to boot.
  • Idol Singer: Her dream is to become one.

Kenta Watarai

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Played by: Mizuki Ohno
Another friend of Hikaru's from his childhood who has an unrequited crush on Misuzu and wishes to be a photographer.

Tomoya Ichijouji

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Played by: Takuya Kusakawa
A classmate of Hikaru and company, who is known to be quiet and non-social due to his upbringing in a rich family. However he has a mysterious interest in Hikaru, as he's actually Jean-Killer's pilot. In Ultraman Ginga S, he joins UPG and becomes the team's Mission Control operator.
  • Expy: To Takeshi Todo, at least.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Afte Jean-Killer is defeated by Ginga, and understanding the importance of dreams.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He was born into a rich family, and since everything was given to him on a silver plate, he never understood the importance that people of a lower social standing ascribed to things like friendship and working hard to pursue your dreams.
  • Mission Control: His role on the UPG team in Ultraman Ginga S.
  • The Rival: To Hikaru for the first half of the series.

Hotsuma Raido

Played by: Masahiko Tsugawa
Hikaru's grandfather. He is a priest who tends the Ginga Shrine.

Kyoko Shirai

Played by: Hana Kino
The principal of Furoboshi Elementary School, where Hikaru and his friends spent their childhood together.

    Introduced in Ultraman Ginga S 

Shou

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Played by: Kiyotaka Uji
The second protagonist of Ultraman Ginga S, Shou hails from the underground Victorian civilization and has been sent to the surface by his mother, the queen, to investigate the mysterious forces trying to take the Victorium Crystals his people need to survive. He is granted the Victory Lance by Queen Kisara, giving him the ability to transform into Ultraman Victory.

Yoshiaki Jinno

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Played by: Ryuichi Ohura
The captain of UPG, the defense team of this series.

Arisa Sugita

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Played by: Yukari Taki
The only female member of UPG, Arisa is a capable fighter and excels with the team's vehicles.
  • Action Girl: She may be the sole female member of the team, but that doesn;t mean that Arisa isn't capable of putting up a fight against human-sized foes or distracting the giant ones with some well-aimed shots.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Once again, she's the only female member of the UPG team.

Gouki Matsumoto

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Played by: Takahiro Katou
Arisa's usual partner in combat, Gouki is a hearty young man who excels in martial arts.

Queen Kisara

Played by: Mirai Yamamoto
The queen of the Victorians and Shou's mother. She is often seen with her advisor Kamushin.

Sakuya and Repi

Played by: Rina Koiki (Sakuya), Hinata Yamada (Repi)
Shou's Victorian friends. Sakuya is the caretaker of the Victorians' temple, while Repi is her little brother.

Antagonists

    Dark Lugiel 

Dark Lugiel / Victory Lugiel

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Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
The Big Bad of the series. Dark Lugiel is the mysterious entity behind the Dark Spark War that created the Spark Dolls. He despises Ultraman Ginga and seeks to destroy him for reasons unknown. He owns an enormous collection of Spark Dolls, hiding from our heroes and animating them to carry out his bidding.
  • Baleful Polymorph: He possesses the ability to turn living beings into Spark Dolls, hoping to turn the entire universe into a place of unchanging stillness by doing so.
  • Big Bad: Of Ultraman Ginga, although his presence is unknown to the main characters.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Ultraman Ginga, but reasons are too spoilerific to get into.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: In Ultraman Ginga, only his hands are seen for almost the entirety of the series.
  • Literal Split Personality: He and Ginga used to be a single entity, but due to their internal conflict on how to deal with living beings, they split and became mortal enemies.

    Ultraman Ginga Antagonists 

Alien Valky

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Voiced by: Tatsuya Hashimoto
The first Spark Doll resurrected by Dark Lugiel to distribute Spark Dolls to dark-hearted humans, making him the first major antagonist in the series. This particular Valky is an energetic fellow who tends to spout random English phrases.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He looks like a cheery and energetic goofball with his upbeat attitude and habit of randomly shouting in English, but he's also a sly and manipulative villain who corrupts the hearts of people and almost succeeds in breaking apart Hikaru's friendships.
  • The Dragon: The first of several aliens revived by Dark Lugiel to carry out his bidding.
  • Gratuitous English: He has a habit of speaking in English randomly.
  • No Name Given: Despite being considered a character instead of a Monster of the Week, Alien Valky is all he's ever known as.

Jean-Killer / Jean-Nine

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A robot Spark Doll used by Tomoya to oppose Hikaru as Ultraman Ginga.

Alien Icarus

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Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki
The second agent of Dark Lugiel after Alien Valky is killed. This incarnation of Alien Icarus is a simpleminded fellow who collects six Spark Dolls in order to become Tyrant.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Although a bumbling simpleton compared to other incarnations of Alien Icarus, this guy still proved to be a challenge for Hikaru and his friends, thanks to his transformation into the terrifying Tyrant.
  • The Dragon: The shortest-lived of the three aliens who are freed from Spark Doll form to carry out Dark Lugiel's bidding.
  • No Name Given: Despite being treated as a character rather than a typical Monster of the Week, this Alien Icarus is never given a name.
  • Simpleton Voice: Talks in a slow and low-pitched voice befitting of his bumbling nature.

Alien Nackle Gray

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Voiced by: Kunji Hirano
The third alien revived to serve Dark Lugiel when Alien Icarus fails him. This Alien Nackle is extremely effeminate, but like Alien Valky before him, mainly hands out Spark Dolls to unwitting humans to transform.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He acts like a gay stereotype with his extremely camp and effeminate demeanor. He even blows a kiss at the Big Bad when he is first awoken from Spark Doll form.
  • Art Evolution: Gray uses a completely new Alien Nackle design, with a light gray body, a semi-rectangular head with larger eyes and a more pronounced "mouth", and white fur on his shoulders.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: A comically camp and effeminate alien seems like a joke villain, but Gray proved himself to be the most dangerous of the three aliens sent to carry out Dark Lugiel's bidding.
  • The Dragon: The last of the aliens revived by Lugiel to destroy Hikaru and his friends.

    Ultraman Ginga S Antagonists 

Exceller

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Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi
The Big Bad of Ultraman Ginga S and the self-proclaimed "Greatest Mind in the Universe". Exceller is an Alien Chibu who seeks to harness the power of Victorium for mysterious but nefarious purposes that force the Victorians to send Shou to the surface world. He relies on a variety of alien and robot minions to carry out his plans due to his lack of physical power.
  • Big Bad: Of Ultraman Ginga S as he's the one drawing out the Victorium Crystals from the ground for his evil plans.
  • Gratuitous English: He tends to shout in English when he's furious at his lackeys.
  • Gratuitous French: He often refer to his allies as "Monsieur" Vorst, Muerte, Berume, etc.
  • Insufferable Genius: Exceller fancies himself as the "Greatest Mind in the Universe", and it shows through his arrogance towards everyone, including his allies, who he tends to trash-talk behind their backs.
  • Jerkass: Arrogant to the extreme, abusive to his lackeys, and merciless to his enemies. Exceller cares only for absolute power, hoping that by using the Victorium Crystals, he will become not just the smartest creature in the cosmos, but the strongest.
  • Mini-Mecha: Due to the fact that his species are essentially giant brains with faces and tentacles, he pilots a small mecha called Chibu Loader Strong in order to do things only a humanoid could do.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Exceller remains on his spaceship near the Moon 95% of the time, sending his various minions to do his dirty work. Justified for as an Alien Chibu, he's physically very weak and only has the brains to come up with schemes for others to carry out.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He likes to deliver this fate to his minions.

Android One-Zero (Mana)

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Played by: Moga Mogami
Exceller's second-in-command, an android girl built to act as his Spark Doll-using agent on Earth.
  • Co-Dragons: With Vorst, as both are Exceller's most important lackeys, command his Chiburoid troopers, and carry out the majority of his Spark Doll-using schemes.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She joins UPG about halfway through the series when Exceller sends her on a suicide mission and she takes enough of the alien's general mistreatment of her.
  • Shock and Awe: She can shoot lightning from her hands, a variation of the original Alien Chibu android's killer joy buzzer.
  • Robot Girl: She's a modernized version of Android Zero-One, another android lackey who had appeared in Alien Chibu's debut episode of Ultra Seven.

Vorst

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Voiced by: Horii Kaneko
The self-declared "Strongest in Space", Vorst is an Alien Guts mercenary hired by Exceller to assist Android One-Zero.
  • Co-Dragons: Alongside Android One-Zero, though Vorst is promoted to a solo Dragon about halfway through the series.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has a gruff and booming voice.
  • It's All About Me: Vorst has a huge sense of pride, calling himself the strongest person in the universe and referring himself as Ore-Sama ("my magnificent self"). He will often disobey Exceller's direct orders to do as he pleases thus.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Due to the confusion with "B" and "V" as well as "L" and "R" in the Japanese language, Vorst's name is just as often translated as Bolst.

Chiburoids

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Exceller's robot soldiers who serve as cannon fodder for the villains and are also able to use Spark Dolls.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Their role is to act as expendable and unintelligent footsoldiers for Exceller and his henchmen.

Kaiju and Aliens

    Appearing in Ultraman Ginga 

Black King

First Appearance: Town of Falling Stars
The first monster Spark Doll discovered by Hikaru and his friends. Hikaru uses it to battle the enemy whenever Ultraman Ginga isn't available.
See Return of Ultraman

  • Adaptational Heroism: Due to the fact that Hikaru and his friends discovered the Spark Doll before any villains got to use it, this is the only series in which Black King is a good guy.

Thunder Darambia

First Appearance: Town of Falling Stars
The first Spark Doll Alien Valky gives out, this one being an electrical version of Neo Darambia. He hands it to a pair of sleazy garbagemen who have just been dumping their trash into the forest
See Ultraman Dyna

  • Art Evolution: Compared to Neo Darambia, Thunder Darambia possesses the five eyes on the basic Darambia, clawed hands, some sort of organ on its chest, and, most distinctly, four electrical rods growing from its back.
  • Shock and Awe: The original Neo Darambia had some electrical powers, but Thunder Darambia is entirely centered around it. It still possesses the shocking hand tentacles of the original, but can also fire lightning bolts from the coils growing on its back.
  • Starter Villain: For Ultraman Ginga.
  • Your Size May Vary: Thunder Darambia is only 40 meters tall compared to the 65-meter height of the original Neo Darambia. Justified as many Ultra monsters that appear in this series are not as tall as Neo Darambia (usually 40-50 meters), so Thunder Darambia had to be scaled down to avoid inconsistency.

Kemur-Man

First Appearance: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Voiced by: Koichi Toshima
The second Spark Doll from Alien Valky. The user is a bullying biker who likes to chase women around to scare them for kicks.
See Ultra Q

King Pandon

First Appearance: The Twin-Headed Flame Beast
Alien Valky's third Spark Doll. It is given to a woman who seeks to burn down Furoboshi Elementary School.
See Ultra Seven

Ragon

First Appearance: The Idol is Ragon
A Spark Doll given to Chigusa by Alien Valky.
See Ultra Q

  • Sizeshifter: In this series, Ragon possesses the ability to change its size, referencing the human-sized original of Ultra Q and the one that was turned giant by an atomic bomb in Ultraman (gaining atomic breath likewise).

Doragory

First Appearance: The Hater of Dreams
A Spark Doll that Alien Valky had given to Kenta as part of his gambit to destroy the bonds between Hikaru and his friends. Later in Ultraman Ginga S, Vorst uses it alongside Velokron's. It returns again in Ultra Fight Victory when Yapool resurrects it alongside Vakishim and Velokron to battle Ultraman Leo and his brother Astra.
See Ultraman Ace

  • Villain Team-Up: With Velokron in Ultraman Ginga S and Vakishim as well in Ultra Fight Victory.

Dark Ultra Warriors

First Appearance: The Hater of Dreams (Ultraman Tiga) The Jet-Black Ultra Brothers (Ultraman and Ultraseven)
Evil versions of Ultraman, Ultra Seven, and Ultraman Tiga used by the forces of evil from the Ultra heroes' respective Spark Dolls.

Tyrant

First Appearance: Ultraman Ginga Theater Special
Alien Icarus' One-Winged Angel, made by merging himself with the Spark Dolls of Red King, Bemstar, Seagorath, Hanzagrian, King Crab, and Barabas.
See Ultraman Taro

  • One-Winged Angel: Referencing Alien Icarus' ears being part pf Tyrant's composition, this appearance from Tyrant is simply Alien Icarus merging himself with the Spark Dolls of its remaining components to become a monster.

Dark Zagi

First Appearance: Ultraman Ginga Theater Special
The Big Bad of Ultraman Nexus resurrected by Dark Lugiel to defeat Ultraman Ginga after Alien Icarus' failure as Tyrant.
See Ultraman Nexus

  • Villain Decay: The savage and calculating Big Bad of one of the Ultra Series' darkest entries is reduced to simply being an expendable minion in this series (though he still maintains his strength and fierceness).

Dark Galberos

First Appearance: The Closed World
The first Spark Doll used by Gray, picking a disgraced professional boxer as its user.
See Ultraman Nexus

  • Art Evolution: The only difference between Dark Galberos and the original Galberos is that the former is simply painted black.

Zaragas

First Appearance: The Stolen Ginga Spark
A Spark Doll given by Gray to an executive from Ichinotani Construction, the company that seeks to build over Furoboshi Elementary School.
See Ultraman

  • Metamorphosis Monster: For the first time since its original appearance, Zaragas displays its adaptation ability, as its user deliberately sheds off the monster's armour to grow huge spines all over its body.
  • Mythology Gag: The spikes were actually a scrapped concept from Zaragas' debut episode in the original Ultraman.
  • Shock and Awe: Zaragas has the ability to shoot lightning from its spikes and electrocute those it impales on its spikes in this series.
  • Spikes of Doom: In this series, Zaragas switches out its blinding flashes for long spikes growing from where its bulb sockets usually are.

Red King

First Appearance: The Stolen Ginga Spark
A Spark Doll used by Misuzu to battle Zaragas.
See Ultraman

  • Adaptational Heroism: While Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle NEO also featured a Red King fighting the bad guys, that one was used by Anti-Hero Grande. Here, Red King is used by Misuzu, making this the first true heroic appearance of Red King.
  • Adaptational Wimp: However, Misuzu is not experienced with using Spark Dolls to fight, so Red King doesn't do very well against Zaragas. In any other appearance, Zaragas would have been toast.

Antlar

First Appearance: The Jet-Black Ultra Brothers
A Spark Doll given by Gray to the general manager of Ichinotani Construction.
See Ultraman

Jashrine

First Appearance: The Jet-Black Ultra Brothers
A Spark Doll used by Kenta, Chigusa, and Misuzu to battle Antlar.
See Ultraman Mebius

  • Adaptational Heroism: Like Black King, this is the only series in which Jashrine is a good guy, due to the fact that Hikaru's grandpa already had the Spark Doll for some reason.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Justified as Misuzu, Kenta, and Chigusa were unable to coordinate well enough to make use of Jashrine's powers against Antlar.

Super Grand King

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First Appearance: Darkness and Light
A Spark Doll used by Gray himself to battle Ultraman Ginga, the Ultra warriors, and Jean-Nine in one final attempt to destroy the school. It is later resurrected by Yapool in the events of Ultra Fight Victory. This is Grand King's first appearance in a proper series, having debuted in the 1984 movie Ultraman Story, as a creation of Big Bad Juda to defeat the Ultra Brothers.
  • Art Evolution: Due to the fact that this is Grand King's first appearance in nearly 30 years, the robot monster is a brighter metallic colour, larger horns and spikes, more detailed legs, a thicker tail, orange eyes and chest patterns, and different arms as described below.
  • Attack Reflector: Super Grand King can absorb energy through its back and launch the beams from its Chest Blaster. This ability was not present in the original Grand King.
  • Back from the Dead: Yapool revives the monster alongside its original creator Juda in Ultra Fight Victory, turning the monster into Super Grand King Spectre. It's still really friggin' unstoppable.
  • Breath Weapon: Can fire a huge stream of purple energy from its mouth.
  • Chest Blaster: Another power not present in the original Grand King is Super Grand King's ability to fire a devastating red laser from the orange lines on its chest. This ability was carried onto Maga Grand King in Ultraman Orb.
  • Humongous Mecha: Grand King is a gargantuan dinosaur-like robot powered by the vengeful spirits of Alien Baltan, Red King, Gomora, Alien Mefilas, Eleking, and Alien Hipporito.
  • The Juggernaut: Even moreso than the the original Grand King. For context, that Grand King completely overpowered Ultraman, Zoffy, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace, and Ultraman Taro, forcing the Ultra Brothers had to merge their powers with Taro to even stand a chance. This Grand King maintains its strength and nigh-impenetrable armour to go with a host of new attacks more powerful than those of the original. And don't get us started on Super Grand King Spectre.
  • Right Hand of Doom: Like the original Grand King, the robot's arms has asymmetrical arms. But whereas the original had a drill hand, this one has a massive pincer to go with its giant claw. When Yapool revives it, the pincer becomes a sword.

    Appearing in Ultraman Ginga S 

Shepherdon

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First Appearance: The Opening Force
An ally of the Victorian civilization. He often helps Ultraman Victory against Android One-Zero's monsters.
  • Breath Weapon: Can breathe a beam of Victorium Energy by charging up the Victorium Crsytal on his back.
  • Expy: In the same way that the Victorians are based on the Underground People from Ultraman, Shepherdon is based on their monster Telesdon.
  • Gentle Giant: It must be emphasized that Shepherdon is a completely peaceful monster that lives in harmony with the Victorians. Its appearance does alarm UPG as the creature comes to the surface to try stop Exceller from pulling Victorium Crystals out of the earth, but the surface-dwelling heroes quickly realize that the monster is on their side.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: During the battle against Velokron and Doragory, Shepherdon pushes Victory out of the way to take Velokron's missiles for the hero, causing the monster to become a Spark Doll for the rest of the series.
  • Power Crystal: The source of Shepherdon's abilities is the Victorium Crystal growing on his back. This crystal is 10 times more powerful than a standard Victorium Crystal and possesses healing powers. Naturally, this makes him a target for those seeking immense power like Exceller and Commander Kamiyama of UPG.
  • Tunnel King: Being a subterranean monster, Shepherdon can burrow very well.
  • Undying Loyalty: Shepherdon is a devoted ally of Ultraman Victory and Shou, having befriended the Victorian prince when he was a boy. He helps Victory out in the battles against Gudon, Fire Golza, Gan Q, Velokron and Doragory, and Lunatyx and Victory Killer when the odds turn against the hero, even when Shepherdon's own life was potentially at a greater risk as a result.

EX Red King

First Appearance: The Opening Force
The first Spark Doll used by Android One-Zero.
See Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle

Eleking

First Appearance: Ginga vs Victory
The second Spark Doll used by Android One-Zero.
See Ultra Seven

Imperisers

First Appearance: Pride of a Warrior
Giant robots Mons Lived by Exceller's Mecha-Mooks, the Chiburoids, to assist King Joe Custom against Ultraman Victory.
See Ultraman Mebius

  • Adaptational Wimp: In Ultraman Mebius, the Imperisers were among Mebius' most fearsome and powerful foes, with a single one completely devastating Mebius, Taro, and GUYS with its teleportation, healing factor, and arsenal of ranged weaponry. Here, the Imperisers are highly expendable cannon fodder, with the heroes being able to destroy legions upon legions of them.

King Joe Custom

First Appearance: Pride of a Warrior
The first Spark Doll used by Vorst. This version of King Joe possesses the giant arm cannon of King Joe Black, but the colour scheme of the original King Joe.
See Ultra Seven

  • Arm Cannon: Not as powerful as King Joe Black's, but still not to be underestimated.

Sadorah

First Appearance: The Meaning of Strength
A Spark Doll used Android One-Zero to battle Ultraman Victory.
See Return of Ultraman

Gudon

First Appearance: The Meaning of Strength
Another Spark Doll used Android One-Zero to battle Ultraman Victory.
See Return of Ultraman

Yapool

First Appearance: Friend and Demon
The Big Bad of Ultraman Ace, who had been trapped inside Vakishim's Spark Doll. He hijacked control of it from Android One-Zero and used the opportunity to mess around with UPG by possessing Gouki. He later returns as the Big Bad in Ultra Fight Victory, where he resurrects Judah and Grand King to destroy Ultraman Ginga and Victory.
See Ultraman Ace

Vakishim

First Appearance: Friend and Demon
A Spark Doll possessed by Yapool. It later appears in Ultra Fight Victory with Velokron and Doragory to battle Ultraman Leo and Astra.
See Ultraman Ace

Gomora

First Appearance: The Forgotten Past
A Spark Doll given by Exceller to a Victorian named Hiyori to get her revenge on Shou and Queen Kisara.
See Ultraman

  • Villain Team-Up: With Fire Golza until Hiyori is convinced to turn against Exceller.

Fire Golza

First Appearance: The Forgotten Past
A Spark Doll used by Android One-Zero to assist Hiyori. Later on, Vorst uses it to battle Shepherdon when Exceller's scheme to steal Victorium energy as Gan Q fails.
See Ultraman Tiga

  • Hand Blast: Fire Golza gains the ability to produce a binding beam of energy from its hands in its reappearance with Gan Q. Justified as the monster had been empowered with Vorst' natural Alien Guts powers.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Gomora until Hiyori changes sides, and Gan Q in the following episode.

Gan Q

First Appearance: Activate! Magnewave Strategy
A Spark Doll used by Vorst to draw out Victorium energy from Shepherdon using its Absorption Beam powers. Later on, Exceller gives it to Muerte, who gives it to a depressed salaryman named Yoshida, which ends up backfiring when Yoshida retains his size and personality and befriends a boy while fleeing UPG.
See Ultraman Gaia

  • Doppelgänger Spin: When Gan Q is MonsLived by Vorst, it gains his ability to produce doubles of himself.

Five King

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First Appearance: Activate! Magnewave Strategy
A hybrid of Fire Golza, Melba, Reicubas, Gan Q, and Super C.O.V. used by Exceller to battle Ginga and Victory by himself. He created it in the same way Alien Icarus transformed into Tyrant.
  • Achilles' Heel: Five King relies on a Victorium Crystal in its back as the source of its immense power. Destroying the crystal weakens the monster greatly.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Has the abilities of all five of the monsters that compose its form, able to combine all of them into one supermassive attack.
    • Also, its Reicubas component's fire and ice powers are combined into a single beam of fire and ice energies, and it can fire a combo of Golza's Ultrasonic Ray and Melba's Eye Beams from its head.
  • Attack Reflector: Thanks to its Gan Q component, Five King can absorb beam attacks through its Gan Q hand and shoot them back out.
  • Chest Blaster: A modified version of C.O.V.'s Flash Beam.
  • Continuity Nod: Exceller made Five King by studying how Alen Icarus turned himself into Tyrant in the events of Ultraman Ginga.
  • Giant Flyer: Borrowed from Melba's wings.
  • Hand Blast: Its hands are the bodies of Reicubas and Gan Q, allowing it to fire Reicubas' elemental attacks and Gan Q's Eye Beams.
  • Hybrid Monster: Of the five most iconic kaiju from the three Ultra Series that revived the franchise in the 90s with great success (two from Tiga, one from Dyna, and two from Gaia). To boot:
    • Head: Fire Golza and Melba
    • Torso: Fire Golza and Super C.O.V.
    • Right arm: Reigubas
    • Left arm: Gan Q
    • Wings: Melba
    • Legs: Super C.O.V.
    • Tail: Melba
  • The Juggernaut: Taken from Fire Golza, Five King was resistant to even Victory's EX Red King Knuckle and King Joe Custom Cannon.
  • One-Winged Angel: Exceller MonsLived into Five King for the specific purpose of dealing with Ginga and Victory by himself after his latest plan's failure proved to be the final straw.

Bemular

First Appearance: Resurrected Life
A Spark Doll used by Vorst alongside Bemstar when Exceller grants him a Chibu Circuit that allows him to use his Doppelgänger Spin abilities to Mons Live as two individuals.
See Ultraman

  • Breath Weapon: Asides from its usual blue energy beam, Bemular has gained Vorst's binding energy beam (though the alien normally fires those from his hands).
  • Doppelgänger Spin: This ability is not normal to Bemular, but rather gained as a result of Vorst's MonsLive.
  • Teleport Spam: Also an ability inherited from Vorst.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Bemstar, thanks to Vorst' double MonsLive.

Bemstar

First Appearance: Resurrected Life
A Spark Doll used by Vorst alongside Bemular when Exceller grants him a Chibu Circuit that allows him to use his Doppelgänger Spin abilities to Mons Live as two individuals.
See Return of Ultraman

  • Villain Team-Up: The first time Bemstar has ever been teamed up with Bemular.

Velokron

First Appearance: Holy Sword of the Future
A Spark Doll used alongside Doragory by Vorst to destroy Ultraman Victory and Shepherdon. It later appears in Ultra Fight Victory with Vakishim and Doragory to battle Ultraman Leo and Astra.
See Ultraman Ace

Alien Akumania Muerte

First Appearance: Gan Q's Tears
Another alien thug hired by Exceller. He is given Gan Q's Spark Doll, which he gives to a salaryman named Yoshida, only to end up with a friendly, human-sized Gan Q instead.
See Ultraman Leo

Alien Metron Jace

First Appearance: In Order to Meet You
Voiced by: Kohei Shiotsuka (also human form actor)
An Alien Metron who is secretly a huge fan of Chigusa's work when she begins her career as a singer. He was originally a chemist hired by Exceller to create a serum that would causes people using glowsticks at Chigusa's concerts to become violently insane.
See Ultra Seven

  • Back for the Finale Reappears in the final episode alongside Chigusa and Kenta, though no longer is his human disguise.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He was originally a mercenary hired by Exceller, but changed his mind and decided to live on Earth as a human after becoming a fan of Chigusa's work.
  • Mythology Gag: His plan to create glowsticks that would drive people into violent insanity is a callback to the original Alien Metron's scheme to do the same with cigarettes.
    • He also helps Ginga and Victory battle Zoa Muruchi at sunset, referencing the original's iconic sunset battle with Ultra Seven.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Jace is the first non-evil Alien Metron in the franchise.

Zoa Muruchi

First Appearance: In Order to Meet You
A Spark Doll used by Vorst to try kill Jace.
See Return of Ultraman

Birdon

First Appearance: Split UPG!
Tired of Vorst's constant failures, Exceller gives him this powerful Spark Doll to kill Ginga and Victory, but warns that if the Alien Guts fails, it will be the last one he gets.
See Ultraman Taro

Alien Zetton Berume

First Appearance: The Resurrection of Lugiel
Voiced by: Yuki Ono
A new alien mercenary hired by Exceller. This Alien Zetton dresses and behaves like a disco artist.
See Ultraman

Hyper Zetton

First Appearance: The Resurrection of Lugiel
The Spark Doll Exceller gives Berume.
See Ultraman Zero

  • Art Evolution: Hyper Zetton's wings are removed from its appearance in Ultraman Saga. Considering the characters call it just "Zetton", this might have been to make the monster more like the normal Zetton (complete with an Alien Zetton using it).

    Appearing in Movies and Specials 

Alien Magma

First Appearance: Ultraman Ginga EX
A lonely and disgruntled alien who attacks Chigusa and Kenta after the events of Ultraman Ginga, using the Zetton Spark Doll.
See Ultraman Leo

Zetton

First Appearance: Ultraman Ginga EX
The Spark Doll used by Alien Magma.
See Ultraman

Aribunta

First Appearance: Ultra Fight Victory
A Choju sent by Yapool to attack Shou, Sakuya, and Repi. Ultraman Hikari shows up to help Victory fight it.
See Ultraman Ace

  • Ant Lion Monster: Aribunta attacks the Victorians by creating a massive sand pit, which is rather ironic since the monster is based on ants.

Victory Killer

First Appearance: Ultra Fight Victory
Ace Killer, who has now been modified by Yapool with the purpose of destroying Ultraman Victory.
See Ultraman Ace

  • Art Evolution: Compared to Ace Killer and Mebius Killer, Victory Killer possesses the same golden coloring as the latter, but no longer has the Mebium Brace, as it now has Ultraman Victory's powers alongside those of the original Ace Killer. Also, Victory Killer has blue eyes whereas the previous two had green eyes.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Lunatyx.

Lunatyx

First Appearance: Ultra Fight Victory
A Choju sent by Yapool to assist Victory Killer in battling Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman Victory.
See Ultraman Ace

Juda Spectre

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First Appearance: Ultra Fight Victory
The Big Bad of the 1984 movie Ultraman Story, as well as the lesser-known spinoff Andros Melos. He is resurrected, alongside his creation Grand King, by Yapool to destroy Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman Victory. His siblings Gina and Mold are revealed in Ultraman X to also have been revived by Yapool.

Etelgar

First Appearance: Ultraman Ginga S the Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors!
The Big Bad of The Movie. He is a great and powerful evil who seeks to destroy the Ultramen, which he does by capturing Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, Ultraman Gaia, Ultraman Cosmos, Ultraman Nexus, Ultraman Max, and Ultraman Mebius, with Ultraman Zero in hot pursuit of him. He then turns his attention to Ginga and Victory...

Arina

The princess of the planet Zant, who is captured by Etelgar and has her mind altered into believing that Ultraman Ginga had destroyed her homeworld to help him in destroying Ginga and Victory.

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