Series/UltramanNexus character sheet

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[[folder:Night Raiders]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Captain Eisuke Wakura, Nagi Saijyo, Kazuki Komon, Mitsuhiko Ishibori, and Shiori Hiraki]]
An elite defense team under TLT command, they are responsible for the elimination of Space Beasts.

!!Kazuki Komon
!!! Portrayed by: Takuji Kawakubo
-->''"The reality one sees...if it were all a deception..."''

The main character of the series. Komon is a kind-hearted, straightforward person who is always willing to help others. Throughout the series he bonds with the Deunamists and grows alongside them. [[spoiler: This culminates in him becoming the fifth and final Deunamist, host to the true form of Nexus: Ultraman Noa.]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler: In episode 16, he leaves the Night Raiders but returns at the end of the episode.]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Komon is a {{Nice Guy}}, but rather straight-laced. Also, there is his reaction when he gets tomato ketchup on his nose during a dinner in episode 30.
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''aizuki '''K'''omon.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Komon gets one from Nagi in episode 13.[[spoiler: She was trying to snap him out of his grief for Riko's demise.]]
* BadLiar: This is a given, as Komon is a naturally straightforward person. He lied to Ren's boss that he was Ren's cousin, something that Ren joked about upon hearing about it. Even Ren's co-worker remarked on how Komon used honorifics when referring to his 'uncle and aunt'.
* TheBigDamnKiss: Shares one with Riko in episode 10. [[spoiler: Then, she dies 2 episodes later.]]
* CatapultNightmare: Has one in episode 7 where Nagi shot him.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When he was a child he almost drowned. In episode 1, he is terrified and loses control of himself during a rescue operation taking place near a river.
* FriendToAllChildren: Komon goes out of his way to rescue a girl trapped in a factory with her dog in episode 7. He meets up with her in episode 8 and proceeds to have a chat with her, [[spoiler: but the Memory Police had already erased the girl's memory.]]
* TheHero: Despite not being a Dunamist [[spoiler:at first.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Goes through one as a result as a result of [[spoiler: Riko's death in episode 12. It is only in episode 16 when he gets back to his normal self.]]
* InnerMonologue: As the main character, he has plenty of these.
* InstantSedation: When he wakes up in the middle of his physical examination in episode 1, he is quickly sedated before he can ask more questions.
* ItsAllMyFault: For a while, he believed that [[spoiler: Riko's death]] and a family being attacked by Nosferu in episode 12 happened because they cross paths with him.
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: Mizorogi conjures up an illusion of the late Riko, making Komon think that he can reunite with her.]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Nagi's Masculine Girl.
* TheMedic: Komon used to be in a rescue team, so he was able to patch up an injured Ren in episode 27.
* NaiveNewcomer: At first, because he is new to the fact that TLT and Space Beasts exist.
* NewMeat: Night Raiders' newest member. The start of the series highlights his unfamiliarity with the ways of the Night Raiders and TLT.
* NiceGuy: Easily the best example in the show. He's straightforward, always willing to help others, bears no ill will towards anyone and is also quite empathetic.
* ParentalAbandonment: His girlfriend Riko's family is shown a few times, but there is hardly any mention about Komon's parents. However, he was shown on the phone with his mother in episode 13 and she seemed to care about him.
* ThePowerOfHate: Nagi tries to get him to cultivate this. On the other hand, Himeya wants Komon not to give in to his hatred.
* SayMyName:
--->'''Komon''': Riko!
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: From his dialogue with Himeya in episode 15, he sees himself as the Sensitive Guy to Himeya's Manly Man.
--->'''Komon''': I'm not a strong man like you.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: In episode 1, when TLT perfoms a physical examination on him. When he wakes up in the middle of it, he is understandably upset and confused at the situation.
* SupportingProtagonist: Played straight, making Nexus the first show in the Franchise/UltraSeries to use this trope. The story is told mainly from Komon's point of view, even though he is not a Deunamist (in other words, he does not transform into the titular hero) [[spoiler:at first.]]
** [[spoiler:He loses his role as this when he eventually becomes the fifth Deunamist in the final episode.]]
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler: His girlfriend, Riko. The fact that she was {{Dead All Along}} and was actually Dark Faust shook Komon considerably. Took him quite a while to get over that.]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable:
** He is visibly angry with the Memory Police for erasing the memory of a girl he rescued in episode 8. The MP leader showed him why it was needed, which gave him second thoughts.
** This is clearly on his mind when Mizorogi taunts him about [[spoiler: making Riko his {{People Puppet}} in episode 13]].
** In episode 25, he says it out loud to Mizorogi after witnessing [[spoiler: a defeated Ultraman]].
* TheWatson: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he is new to the Night Raiders and TLT.
* WrongGenreSavvy: As a character, Komon would fit nicely in a typical ''Ultra Series'', something which ''Nexus'' is not.
** He is fortunate enough to be the first person to encounter Ultraman. After being saved by him in episode 1, he firmly believes that Ultraman is on the side of good and is upset when the other Night Raiders, especially Nagi do not support his belief.
** In episode 3, he is surprised when Nagi revealed to him that Space Beasts attacks are covered up and that the victims' families do not know the truth of what really happened to their loved ones who are killed by Space Beasts.
** In episode 8, he is happy to meet up with a girl he rescued during an operation. He expected her to recognize him and to name her dog with the name his suggested, much like how a typical ''Ultra Series'' episode with a {{Victim of the Week}} would end. Instead, he finds that her memory has been erased.

!!Nagi Saijyo
!!!Portrayed by: Yasue Sato
The deputy leader of the Night Raiders. She is very strict, especially to Komon and can be quite brutal in certain situations. She is driven to fight by her hate of Space Beasts, stemming from incidents regarding her childhood and her former lover [[spoiler: Shinya Mizorogi]].
* ActionGirl: As the deputy leader of a Space Beast destroying team, this is a given.
* AntiHero
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Gives one to Komon in episode 13 [[spoiler: to snap him out of his grief for Riko's demise.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Deputy Captain of the Night Raiders. Her competence has been remarked upon by several characters.
* BadassNormal: Just a regular human who became a Night Raider.
* BloodKnight: She lives to kill Space Beasts as a Night Raider. A similarity she shares with [[spoiler: Mizorogi.]]
* BrokenAce: She is an excellent Night Raider, but past tragedies have taken a toll on her.
* BrokenBird: Her parents were killed and she was betrayed by her lover. Who can blame her for her cynical and harsh outlook on life?
* BrokenPedestal: To [[spoiler: Mizorogi.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: Nagi is rather tight-lipped when it comes to her past.
* CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough: She is the Deputy Captain, but she has the Sergeant Rough role hands-down.
* TheChosenOne: Eventually becomes [[spoiler: the fourth Deunamist.]]
* CommanderContrarian: Stubbornly refused to entertain the idea that Ultraman is not evil.
* TheCynic: Even though she has seen Ultraman destroy many Space Beasts, she explicitly express her distrust against them. This is one reason why she does not get along well with Komon.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The murder of her parents and seeing her former lover go to the dark side.
* {{Determinator}}: In her crusade against the Space Beasts.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler: After inheriting the Light.]]
* FatalFlaw: Wrath. [[spoiler: Dark Zagi made sure she'd develop this. Her hatred towards him and his creations is exactly what allows him to return to full strength.]]
* FantasticRacism: Her mother's death at the hands of an inhuman being led her to have a seething hatred of the Space Beasts and anything inhuman in general.
* GoodIsNotNice: Not the nicest girl around, but firmly on the side of good.
* InTheBack: Shoots Mizorogi in episode 18. It did not kill him.
* ItsPersonal: When [[spoiler: Mizorogi]] is involved.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is rather harsh with Komon, but she has shown genuine concern for him on certain occasions.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Komon's Feminine Boy.
* ParentalAbandonment
* ThePowerOfHate: Her immense hatred of Space Beasts is what drives her to take her job as a Night Raider very seriously. [[spoiler: Revealed to have been invoked by Dark Zagi so that she would become a Deunamist.]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: She is steadfast in her belief that Jun Himeya / Ultraman is an enemy, even though there is evidence to the contrary.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Averted, as there is also Shiori Hiraki. Played straight in flashbacks, where she was the only woman in the team, the others being Captain Wakura, Ishibori and [[spoiler: Deputy Captain Mizorogi.]]
* SourOutsideSadInside
* ThisIsUnforgivable: It's on her mind when it comes to the individual who murdered her mother.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Nagi is the tomboy, Shiori is the girly girl.
* TookALevelInCynic: She was already distrusting of inhuman beings. Her former lover [[spoiler: Mizorogi]] added fuel to the fire.
* TriggerHappy: Does not hesitate to use a gun against anything that she deems to be the enemy.
* {{Tritagonist}}: After Komon and the Deunamists.
* MissingMom: When she was young, her mother was killed by a being resembling [[Film/UltramanTheNext The One]].
* TheUnfettered
* {{Revenge}}: For her mother. It is also what drives her to be a ruthless Night Raider.
* UnfriendlyFire: Shoots at Ultraman upon her first time seeing him in episode 3.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Revealed to have been one to Dark Zagi all along.]]
* YouKilledMyMother:Is utterly furious at the space beasts [[spoiler:and Dark Zagi in particular.]]

!!Eisuke Wakura
!!!Portrayed by: Tamotsu Ishibashi
The captain of the Night Raiders. He is a good leader and takes action effectively in any situation. He cares for his teammates and is well trusted by them. Although his motto is to follow orders, he will take necessary action if it means to protect others. He is a brother figure towards Komon who provides wisdom to the new recruit.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Shiori Hiraki
!!!Portrayed by: Keiko Goto
A female in the Night Raider team. Although she looks pretty and cute, she is an expert in weapons and can be very strong and helpful during missions. She has a good personal relationship with Mitsuhiko Ishibori.
* SmallGirlBigGun
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Is shot by Mitsuhiko in point-blank range during TheReveal but is later shown defending people with rest of the Night Raiders from Beasts in the closing scenes of the series.]]

!!Mitsuhiko Ishibori
!!!Portrayed by: Kousei Kato
The tactician of the team and an expert in computers. [[spoiler: He's actually [[BigBad Dark Zagi]] in disguise.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Revealed to be the Unknown Hand/Dark Zagi.]]
* TheStrategist: His role in the Night Raiders.
* TheMole: Is really [[spoiler:Dark Zagi, the alien who created all the Space Beasts and evil Ultras in the first place.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Deunamists]]

The Deunamists are humans capable of bonding with the light to become Ultraman Nexus using the [[TransformationTrinket Evolthruster.]]

!![[spoiler:Shunichi Maki]]
!!!Portrayed by: Tetsuya Bessho
The first Deunamist, a Lieutenant of the Japanese Air Force, first seen in ''Film/UltramanTheNext''. While he never appears in the show, he's mentioned in various occasions.

!!Jun Himeya
!!!Portrayed by: Yusuke Kirishima
The second Deunamist and the first one seen in the show. He is a serious, somewhat brooding individual, not given to trusting institutions such as the Night Raiders. He eventually befriends Komon, rescuing him from danger a few times. Himeya was a photojournalist, specializing in war photos. During one assignment, he was injured and subsequently treated by an orphan named Sera. Her death is one his main motivators throughout the show.
* ArchEnemy: Dark Faust and later Dark Mephisto.
* BadDreams: Part of being a {{Shell Shocked Veteran}}.
* BigGood: As Ultraman Nexus.
* BeingGoodSucks: He risks his life to fight the Space Beasts, but TLT (except Komon) does not trust him and the general public is unaware of his heroic deeds. In episode 21, he is taken against his will by TLT as an experimental subject.
* BlessedWithSuck: Believes his role as a Deunamist to be this.
* CameraFiend: When he worked as a photojournalist.
* CatapultNightmare: Has one in episode 5.
* TheChosenOne: The second [[spoiler: after Shunichi Maki.]]
* DeathSeeker: As a Deunamist, he is willing to fight the Space Beasts even if it kills him.
* {{Determinator}}: As Ultraman, Himeya is determined to protect humanity from the Space Beasts.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Being a Deunamist, he is the next important character on the show after Kaizuki Komon.
* DrowningMySorrows: He fell into a drunken stupor upon returning from the war. His former colleague Sakuta helped him out, and he is now currently sober.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Performs one in episode 24 to destroy Dark Mephisto.]]
* HotBlooded: Sakuta described him as this in episode 6, when Himeya was a budding photojournalist.
* HopeBringer: He becomes this to Komon, [[spoiler: especially after the latter's girlfriend's death.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Forms one with Sera, a young girl who lost her family in the war and treated him when he was injured. He became a big brother figure to her.
* {{Irony}}: As noted by Sakuta, the war photos Himeya took earned international acclaim. Himeya was even nominated for a dream award overseas, but he was probably too psychologically scarred to appreciate all that.
* LeaveMeAlone: To his former colleagues, Negoro and Sakuta.
* LimitedWardrobe: He always going from place to place in the same black jacket and green shirt. Justified as he is currently unemployed and if his current living quarters environment is anything to go by.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Particularly noticeable in the first few episodes.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Sera, Himeya became a big brother figure.
* PerpetualFrowner: Not that he has much to smile about. He has mentioned that the only time he truly smiled was when he was with Sera.
* PreciousPhoto: Himeya still keeps photos of Sera in his home, going through them occasionally to remind himself of the good times he had with her.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: From his dialogue with Himeya in episode 15, Komon sees himself as the Sensitive Guy to Himeya's Manly Man.
* ShellShockedVeteran: While being stationed in a war zone, he witnessed an orphan girl he befriended killed during armed combat. Himeya returned to Japan as a self-loathing wreck.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: During his capture by TLT in episode 21.
* SpiderSense: After becoming a Deunamist, Himeya seems to have some form of ESP, able to sense where and when a Space Beast attacks, or if Komon is in danger.
* SurvivorGuilt: Himeya never forgave himself for Sera's death during the war.

!!Ren Senjyu
!!!Portrayed by: Masato Uchiyama
The third Deunamist, Ren is outwardly, cheerful, optimistic and simple to the point of ditsy this, however, conceals his past experiences. [[spoiler: He receives the Light after Himeya's disappearance. Ren is a human created through genetic engineering under the flag of "Prometheus Project". However, Ren suffers from a genetic imbalance of his DNA which cuts his lifespan to only 17-18 years.]]
* ArtificialHuman: A 'child' of the Prometheus Project.
* BrokenHero: [[spoiler: At first glance, would anyone think that this cheerful, carefree young man was actually a runaway test subject who does not have long to live?]]
* DramaticDrop: [[spoiler:Drops and breaks a cup when Mizuo mentions the word 'Raphael' to him in episode 30.]]
* Foil: To Jun. A cheery, energetic young man to Jun's own stoic, quietly miserable exterior.
* ForHappiness
* FriendToAllChildren: A distinctive trait.
* GoodIsNotSoft
* {{Keet}}
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Mizuo.
* NiceGuy
* StepfordSmiler
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler: A genetic imbalance in his DNA cuts his lifespan to only 17-18 years. A drug called 'Raphael' is his only hope of survival.]]

!![[spoiler: Nagi Saijyo]]

!![[spoiler: Kazuki Komon]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ultraman]]

!!Ultraman Nexus/[[spoiler:The Next]]/[[spoiler:Noa]]
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A being of light from space, while on Earth he lends his powers to the Deunamists to face the Space Beasts. He is the same Ultraman from ''Film/UltramanTheNext'', and unique in that he hops from host to host multiple times throughout his series. He came to Earth while chasing the One, and stays here in the hope of finding his evil clone [[spoiler:Dark Zagi.]]

* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Made explicitly to be everything Ultraman Cosmos was not.
* GentleGiant: Does his best to save humans from Space Beasts, and even went out of his way to heal Maki's son.
* LightEmUp: As an Ultra, natch.
* TheChooserOfTheOne
%%* MultiformBalance:
%%** JackOfAllStats: Amphans, the default form of Nexus.
%%** LightningBruiser: Junis, the main form used by Jun.
%%** FragileSpeedster: Junis Blue, the main form used by Ren.
%%** SuperMode:Ultraman Noa, his true form. Third most powerful Ultra in the franchise, behind Ultraman King and Legend. To put that in perspective, King is a reality warping god that owns his own planet while Legend is a fusion of three different Ultras (Cosmos, Zero, and Dyna.)
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:His true form Ultraman Noa is one of only two Ultras to be classified a god, the other being Ultraman King.]]
* PocketDimension: The Meta Field, a subspace created by Nexus to fight the Space Beasts without risk of civilian casualties or of being discovered. It puts considerable stress on the user's body after three minutes of continuous use.\

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[[folder:Villains]]

!![[spoiler: Riko Saida /]] Dark Faust
!!!Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada
The first Dark Ultra to appear in the series, [[spoiler: [[SamusIsAGirl actually female]] according to WordOfGod.]]

* AntagonistTitle: Debuts in Episode 07: Devil - Faust-.
* ArcVillain: From her debut until Mizorogi's appearance.
* BadassBaritone: Courtesy of seiyuu Tetsu Inada. [[spoiler:And yet is a female Ultra.]]
* BlackEyesOfEvil
* BloodKnight: Faust clearly enjoys fighting with Himeya.
* TheBrute: Picks a fight with Ultraman at every chance she gets.
* ContraltoOfDanger: When in the form of [[spoiler:Riko Saida.]]
* DarkIsEvil: '''Dark''' Faust.
* DarkChick: [[Spoiler:Turns out to be this in the grand scheme of things. Also doubles as her true gender.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss
* EvilCounterpart: When Faust appears in episode 7, she describes herself as Himeya's shadow.
* EvilLaugh: To herald her debut in episode 7.
* EvilSoundsDeep: See {{Badass Baritone}} and {{Contralto of Danger}}.
* ImmuneToBullets: Flicks away a bullet that Komon fires at her in episode 11.
* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler: Riko Saida was her and by extension, Mizorogi's marionette.]]
* PinkIsFeminine: [[spoiler: Faust's primary colors are pink and black. Riko Saida is her vessel.]]
* PocketDimension: Her version of the Meta Field, the Dark Field.
* PunyEarthlings: Her speech to Komon in episode 11.
--->'''Faust''': Human, you have no right to make decisions. It's all futile. Accept fate and obey us.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Faust can either appear in a human size form or the size of a Space Beast.
* ThatManIsDead: From episode 11.
--->'''Faust''': [[spoiler:Riko?]] That name has already been erased.
* VillainTeleportation: A master.
* WorthyOpponent: Seems to consider Ultraman as one, judging by what she says during their battles.

!!Shinya Mizorogi/Dark Mephisto
!!!Portrayed by: Mitsutoshi Shundo
The former deputy captain of the Night Raiders, who went missing in 2008 during a mission with Nagi, his former girlfriend. In reality, Mizorogi had merged with the Dark Giant known as Dark Mephisto.
* AmbitionIsEvil: A {{Lust}} for power.
* ArchEnemy: To Jun and to Komon.
* ArcVillain: He did a lot of evil deeds that affected the cast [[spoiler: until his defeat at the hands of Himeya and subsequent amnesia.]]
* BadassNormal: Before merging with Dark Mephisto, he was the Deputy Captain of the Night Raiders.
* BadassLongcoat: A black one.
* TheBeastmaster: As Dark Mephisto, he is able to summon Space Beasts to do his bidding, such as Nosferu.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: As Dark Mephisto.
* BloodKnight: Both him and Nagi Saijyo share common ground in hunting down and killing Space Beasts.
* BrokenPedestal: To Nagi, who looked up to him until he went to the dark side.
* TheCorrupter: Tries to get Komon and Nagi to turn to the dark side.
* DarthVaderClone: An evilcounterpart to the hero that tries to convert the hero to darkness, is a FallenHero himself, dresses solely in black and is brainwashed into serving the main villain. To drive the point home his villainous name and costume pays homage to Vader, as does his redemption scene....
* DiedInYourArmsTonight
* DarkIsEvil: '''Dark''' Mephisto.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: After the defeat of Dark Faust, he was the series' main antagonist [[spoiler: until his defeat by Himeya.]]
* DrunkWithPower: In episode 18, he describes merging with Dark Mephisto as a wonderful experience.
* EvilGenius:First and only Dark Ultra besides Zagi to actually trick Himeya into losing all of his powers and came the closest to killing Nexus.
* EvilFeelsGood: In episode 18, when he tells Nagi about his experience merging with Dark Mephisto, he gives off this vibe.
* EvilFormerFriend:[[spoiler:To Nagi. Heck, he was her lover.]]
* EvilLaugh: Rips an epic one in episode 24.
* EvilWearsBlack
* FaceHeelTurn: Was a member of the Night Raiders intent on destroying Space Beasts until he encountered Dark Mephisto.
* FatalFlaw: {{Lust}}. Deep down, Mizorogi desired power, and his own amusement.
* FirstNameBasis: With Nagi.
* ForTheEvulz: His 'games'.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Upon his reappearance in episode 29, it is revealed that he had lost his powers after his battle with Himeya in episode 24.]]
* ImplacableMan
* ItAmusedMe: In episode 13, he states that it was fun watching Komon having a relationship with [[spoiler:{{Dead All Along}}]] Riko.
* {{Jerkass}}: He seems to delight in playing cruel mind games with other people[[spoiler:, as well as tormenting Nagi, his former lover.]]
* LackOfEmpathy
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Experiences memory loss after the events of episode 24.]]
* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler:As of episode 29.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Seeks out people to psychologically torment.
* MightMakesRight: Dark Mephisto uses this point to convince Mizorogi to merge with him during a flashback in episode 18. See also {{Social Darwinist}}.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: The amnesiac Mizorogi is extremely distraught when Director Matsunaga tells him of all the evil things he did before his {{Laser Guided Amnesia}}.]]
* NotQuiteDead: A few times.
* {{Pride}}: After gaining his powers, Mizorogi believes himself to be a superior being. Mephisto subtly demonstrates this when they first meet.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Sacrifices himself so that Dark Mephisto Zwei could be destroyed.]]
* {{Sadist}}: Hurts and toy with people for his own amusement.
* StartOfDarkness: Upon merging with Dark Mephisto.
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: Invokes this in episode 13 by telling Komon straight to his face that the latter and his girlfriend's troubles was his doing.
* TheSocialDarwinist: One of the points brought up by Dark Mephisto during a flashback in episode 18 which led to them merging.
--->'''Dark Mephisto''': All that matters is that the strong survive.
* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler: In episode 24, when Himeya's {{Heroic Willpower}} kicks in.]]
--->'''Mizorogi'''(as Dark Mephisto): Impossible! I perfectly calculated your limit!
* TragicHero: [[spoiler:An excellent Night Raider who turned evil and ultimately lost everything, including his memories because of a deep seated desire for power.]]
* {{Transhuman}}: Upon merging with Dark Mephisto.
* VillainTeleportation
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: A flashback in episode 18 showed Dark Mephisto pointing out to Mizorogi that deep down he ''enjoyed'' destroying Space Beasts.
* WeCanRuleTogether: To Nagi, whom he views as the only person on an equal level with him. Unfortunately for him, her hatred for the Space Beasts ensures otherwise..
* WouldHitAGirl: Or rather shoot. He killed [[spoiler:Riko Saida]] in cold blood.
* WouldHurtAChild: Had Nosferu attack a family with two children.

!!Hiroyuki Misawa / [[spoiler: Dark Mephisto Zwei]]

* TheBrute
* EvilCounterpart: Even worse than Dark Mephisto.
* SuperiorSuccessor: Is even stronger than the original Mephisto, with the exact same attacks.
* FlatCharacter
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only lasts for one episode.
* PuppeteerParasite: Much like [[spoiler: his creator Dark Zagi.]]

!![[spoiler: Dark Zagi]]
The true mastermind behind everything in the series, under the alias Unknown Hand. An evil clone of Ultraman Noa, created by the Visitors to be their own counterpart to Noa. Instead of being a protector, he chose to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters slaughter them in droves]] to the point they blew up their own planet to be rid of him. This failed, and he created an army of Space Beasts to conquer the galaxy.

* BigBad
* DemonicPossession: If he didn't outright kill Ishibori when he took him over, it was this.
* EvilKnockoff: Notably not made this way, just chose this.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler: To Ultraman Noa. The extracanonical sources elaborate on this even further by giving them mirroring attacks.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: He created all the Space Beasts, from The One to Izmael.
* KillAndReplace
* LargeHam: In the stage shows, which are canon to the series.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MonsterProgenitor: Is the one who spawned all the Dark Ultras and created the Space Beasts.
* TheMole: He killed Ishibori before the series even started and took his form like a parasite.
* PuppeteerParasite: It's deliberately ambiguous but he either killed and replaced Ishibori or took him over altogether. Ishibori is definitely dead once Zagi regains his true body.
* PrimalStance: Is noticeably more feral than Noa.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* TheSociopath: Cares nothing for his servants or creations, only wants power.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Space Beasts]]

The various monsters that Nexus and Night Raiders battle throughout the series:

!!The One
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-->'''First Appearance''': Film/UltramanTheNext

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* AxCrazy: Even more so than his master.
* TheAssimilator: Can absorb other beings to gain their powers and traits like birds for wings. Notably, humans do nothing for him, not that this stops him from eating them like candy.
* TheDragon: Zagi's favorite Space Beast and the one he sent to Earth first.
** DragonInChief:As the main antagonist of Ultraman The Next.
* EldritchAbomination: An extraterrestrial being who can posses people and absorb other life forms to evolve further.
* EvilCounterpart: To Ultraman The Next/Nexus in ''Film/UltramanTheNext'' as both require human hosts, but The One's host loses their humanity over time. [[spoiler: And then we find out he was a dead man walking the moment they bonded.]]
%%* EvilGloating
* {{Expy}}: His final form is based on Bemular, the very first monster in the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.
%%* MetamorphosisMonster:
* MythologyGag: A monster based on Ultraman's very first opponent as the first villain for an attempted franchise reboot!
* OneWingedAngel: As The One absorbs various animals into itself, it grows more and more monstrous.
%%* PuppeteerParasite:
* SuperPoweredAlterEgo: As an EvilCounterpart to Ultraman Nexus, this is a given.
** SuperpoweredEvilSide: Subverted, [[spoiler:as he was slowly killing his host from day one.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can transform between his human host and true form at will unlike Ultraman Nexus.
* ZeroWingrish: His official name is "Beast The One." Properly translated it'd be either "The One" or "The First Beast."

!!Pedoleon
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-->'''First Appearance''': Night Raid
The first Space Beasts encountered by Komon, Pedoleon are a species of slug-like monsters that are attracted to ethanol, targeting gas stations and highway tunnels for victims. They are able to merge into a single giant form to battle Ultraman Nexus.
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* AsteroidsMonster: Played straight and reversed as Pedoleon is a mass of small monsters that can split and merge into giant form as needed.
* BlobMonster: A slug-like creature capable of turning into liquid and merging into a kaiju form.
* CombatTentacles: In giant form.
* {{Expy}}: As a BlobMonster that feeds on ethanol, has a flight form, and can split, the similarities to [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Hedorah]] are not hard to notice.
* GratuitousGerman: In each form, its name is Pedoleon ___ with a German word fitting the form. "Kleine" in its base form, "Groß" when kaiju-sized, and "Fliegen" in flight form.
* ItCanThink: When Night Raiders begins to hunt down the Pedoleons, they discover that the monsters are changing tactics to gain an advantage over Night Raiders, including holding humans hostage and merging themselves into giant form.
* OverlyLongTongue: Used for snatching unlucky humans and eating them in its small form.
* StarterVillain: For Komon, as it's the first Space Beast he encounters.

!!Bugbuzun
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-->'''First Appearance''': Dunamist
An insectoid Space Beast that lived in the Japanese countryside, snatching cars from desolate highways. After Night Raiders goes after it, the creature begins to change tactics, heading beneath the ground to snag victims with tentacles from below.
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* BewareMyStingerTail: Has a large pincer on its tail.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Resembles an oversized mix of a locust, a cockroach, and a cicada.
* CombatTentacles: When it burrowed underground, it would use tentacles to snatch victims from below.
* GiantFlyer: It's first appearance, where it snatches cars straight out of desolate highways.
* TunnelKing: After escaping the Night Raiders the first time, it spends the rest of its story arc underground.

!!Galberos
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-->'''First Appearance''': Relic
The very first Space Beast encountered by Jun Himeya. Galberos is a three-headed Space Beast used by Dark Mephisto to destroy Nexus after the defeat of Nosferu. It was later reappeared to assist Mega Flash against Ultraman Nexus and the Night Raiders. Arguably the most iconic Space Beast, Galberos has reappeared several more times in the franchise, joining the Showa continuity in ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle''.
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* BreakoutVillain: As the ''Nexus'' monster with the most reappearances in the franchise, Galberos is definitely this for the Space Beasts.
* BreathWeapon: Fireballs.
* EarlyBirdCameo: First appears in a flashback in "Relic" before appearing as a proper MonsterOfTheWeek in Episode 17 "Darkness".
* EyelessFace: The dragon head.
* {{Hellhound}}: Carries strong motifs of Cerberus.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Its main head is that of an eyeless dragon.
* MasterOfIllusion: Can hypnotize opponents with its wolf heads into seeing illusions.
* MixAndMatchCritters: A dragon mixed with a wolf.
* MultipleHeadCase: Three heads -- one of a dragon, and two of wolves.
* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: A three-headed wolf-dragon that can create illusions!
* SavageWolves: Two wolf-like heads on its shoulders.
* VillainTeamUp: With Mega Flash in "Revolt".

!!Rafleya
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-->'''First Appearance''': Warning
A flower-like Space Beast that terrorized humans with its incinerating pollen.
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* BreathWeapon: A blast of burning pollen.
* FoulFlower: Its face consists of a giant flower from where it sprays its flesh-disintegrating pollen.
* ManEatingPlant: Being a Space Beast, the man-eating comes naturally.
* MeaningfulName: Named after the Rafflesia flower.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: Victims of its burning pollen are turned into piles of ash, though their clothes are left in their original condition.
* PlantAliens: A flower-like Space Beast.

!!Nosferu
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-->'''First Appearance''': Marionette
A rodent-like Space Beast used by Dark Mephisto [[spoiler:to kill Riko and turn her into Dark Faust.]] Nosferu has the notable of honor of being the Space Beast to appear in the most episodes at 6 in a row, due to its regenerating powers.
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* AchillesHeel: Its mouth as that's where its regeneration organ lies
* FromASingleCell: The Night Raiders get a lot of trouble from Nosferu because of this.
* MeaningfulName: After [[Film/{{Nosferatu}} the famous cinema vampire]].
* {{Necromancer}}: Can revive the corpses of those it kills to act as servants to search for food.
* NightmareFace: A hideous mix of a naked mole-rat and a termite.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Not a literal vampire, but the rat-like appearance, the name and the ability to resurrect the humans he slays as his own minions are definitely intended to give him a vampire motif.
* OverlyLongTongue: Can be used as a whip or a harpoon on unlucky humans.
* PetMonstrosity: To Dark Mephisto.
* PunnyName: Nosfe'''rat'''u.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: A giant rat Space Beast.
* WolverineClaws: Viciously long claws, which it uses to [[spoiler:kill Dark Faust]].
* YourSizeMayVary: Depending on the episode, Nosferu was either kaiju-sized or slightly taller than a human. Justified as when it regenerates, it must eat ravenously to grow in size whenever it regenerates.

!!Arakunia
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-->'''First Appearance''': Apocalypse
Relatively small Space Beasts that are encountered by Nagi and Mizorogi on the former's first Night Raiders' mission. Arakunia also appeared in a BonusEpisode where one attacks Shiori, but she is saved by Night Raiders and soon recruited.
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* BearsAreBadNews: Has the body of a bear.
* BigCreepyCrawlies With the head, hands, and feet of an ant.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Resembles an ant-bear hybrid.
* OverlyLongTongue: Uses it to snatch victims.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Asides from the aforementioned BonusEpisode, only two appear very briefly in a flashback.

!!Frogos
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-->'''First Appearance''': Apocalypse
A relatively small amphibian-like Space Beast that appeared in the same mission in which Nagi and Mizorogi encountered Arakunia. Despite Frogos' extremely minor appearance, it has reappeared a few more times in the franchise (all of them just as brief). However, it received a size boost to match it up with standard Ultra monsters.
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* BreathWeapon: Green fireballs.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only appeared very briefly in a flashback in ''Nexus''. His reappearance in ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'' was equally brief.

!!Golgolem
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-->'''First Appearance''': Cross Phase Trap
A rocky Space Beast able to phase through various sub-spaces, rendering it effectively invisible.
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* BarrierWarrior: Can create a small shield in front of itself.
* BreathWeapon: Fireballs from its NestedMouths.
* {{Invisibility}}: Can phase in and out of our world to effectively do this.
* NestedMouths: At the very tip of its OverlyLongTongue - perfect for eating humans.
* OverlyLongTongue: About the length of its body!
* PowerCrystal: Several on its back that act as the source of its phasing powers. They can be destroyed, but will regenerate given time.
* RockMonster: A big, quadrupedal one. Funny enough, the suit would later be used to make another quadruped rock monster - Gromite from ''Series/UltramanMebius''

!!Kutuura
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-->'''First Appearance''': Cure
A horrid Space Beast used by Dark Mephisto to attract the attentions of the Night Raiders and Ultraman Nexus by opening up portals to its home, the Land of the Dead, at specific locations to attack victims and deliver a secret message to the heroes.
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* BodyHorror: An asymmetrical mass of tentacles and tormented faces on legs
* BreathWeapon: Explosive black smoke from its faces.
* CombatTentacles: Numerous, which it uses to snag victims from our world and drag them into the Land of the Dead.
* DimensionLord: Of the Land of the Dead, which it can open small portals to for snatching prey.
* EldritchAbomination: A DimensionLord resembling a shambling mass of tormented faces and tentacles. Definetely.
* NightmareFace: Numerous in resemblance of ''The Scream''.
* OverlyLongTongue: Several of its faces have these which act as additional tentacles.

!!Grantella
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-->'''First Appearance''': Prophecy
A crustacean-scorpion Space Beast that becomes the first opponent of Ren Senjyu when he becomes Ultraman Nexus.
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* BewareMyStingerTail: Not actually used for stinging, but can be used to shoot energy beams.
* GiantEnemyCrab: Has crustacean features too.
* ScaryScorpions: Complete with stinger tail.
* StarterVillain: For Ren's career as Ultraman Nexus.

!!Banpira
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-->'''First Appearance''': Calling
A spider-like Space Beast that attacked hikers and campers from the safety of its fog and erased survivors' memories of its attacks. Banpira has reappeared several more times outside of ''Nexus'', becoming the first Space Beast to appear in the the Showa continuity when it fought [[Series/{{Ultraman}} Gomora]] in ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle''.
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* BreathWeapon: Webbing, of course, since its a spider Space Beast.
* DirtyCoward: Prefers to attack humans from the cover of its fog.
* GiantSpider: The biggest one in the franchise.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Can erase memories of its existence with a flash of its eyes on survivors.
* MakeMeWannaShout: A sonic screech.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Being a GiantSpider, it has four of them.
* OneShotCharacter: Although Banpira reappeared in ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'', it is the only MonsterOfTheWeek, asides Izmael, to only appear in a single episode of ''Ultraman Nexus''.
* OminousFog: Has an organ above its head that allows it to create such for attacks.

!!Lizarias[=/=]Lizarias Golar
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-->'''First Appearance''': The Watcher
A saurian Space Beast that was initially destroyed very quickly by Ultraman Nexus. Unfortunately, a single piece survived the destruction and was reborn as the more powerful Lizarias Golar.
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* BellyMouth: As Lizarias Golar.
* BreathWeapon An energy beam.
* CameBackStrong: Far stronger as Lizarias Golar.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The only dinosaur-based monster in ''Nexus''.
* FromASingleCell A single scale actually, which allows it to reform into Lizarias Golar.

!!Mega Flash
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-->'''First Appearance''': A.D. 2004
A flying Space Beast that became the first to appear in an urban region, revealing Ultraman Nexus and the Space Beasts' existence to the world.
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* CombatTentacles: A weird variant as Mega Flash creates tentacles out of energy to snatch victims.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Something akin to a giant mix of a sea hare and a nautilus
* KnightOfCerebus: The first Space Beast to attack a civilized region, making it one for [=TLT=].
* ShockAndAwe: Can shoot lightning bolts from its body.
* VillainTeamUp: With Galberos.

!!Izmael
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-->'''First Appearance''': Farewell
A chimera formed from all the previous Space Beasts to destroy Ultraman Nexus.
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* BewareMyStingerTail: Borrowed from Grantella.
* BreathWeapon: From Lizarias.
* CombatTentacles: From Kutuura, as well as Golgolem's tongue
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:You'd think that a chimera of all the previous Space Beasts would be the final villain as per a typical Ultra Series entry, but nope!]]
* HybridMonster: In the vein of monsters like [[Series/UltramanAce Jumbo King]], Izmael is a walking mass of the various body parts of previous monsters.
* MultipleHeadCase: Essentially it's covered in the heads of all the previous Space Beasts, though only Lizarias' head is active.
* ShockAndAwe: Borrowed from Mega Flash.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ezmael is also used.

!!Bugbuzun Golar and Bugbuzun Brood
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-->'''First Appearance''': Ultraman Nexus [=EX=]

A more powerful variant of the original Bugbuzun, Bugbuzun Golar spawns human-sized Bugbuzun Broods to eat humans and in turn be eaten for what the Broods gained from their hunts. They only appear in a BonusEpisode that takes place during the Ren Senjyu arc. The Bugbuzun Broods reappear in the ''Series/UltramanX'' episode "Bond Unite", an {{Homage}} to ''Ultraman Nexus'' celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series' end.
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: As per the original Bugbuzun.
* BreathWeapon: The Broods breathe confusion gas.
* CombatTentacles: Used by the Golar in the same way as the normal Bugbuzun.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: The human-sized Bugbuzun Brood always gets turned giant-sized whenever it appears.
* MookMaker: Bugbuzun Golar creates Bugbuzun Broods to search for human prey. The Broods eat the humans and go back to their mother who eats them! Frighteningly, only the Bugbuzun Broods are seen when they return in ''Series/UltramanX'', suggesting the Bugbuzun Golar is still out there...
* TunnelKing: The Golar hides underground while the Broods do the dirty work.

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[[folder:Other Characters]]

!!Illustrator / Yu Kirasawa
!!!Portrayed by: Nobuhiko Tanaka
-->''"Member Komon...Are you surprised that this young man is your superior?"''

TLT's officer in charge of operations, usually coordinating the Night Raiders' operations against the Space Beasts. He appears in the form of a hologram when speaking to the Night Raiders; he is actually stationed in an undisclosed location within TLT headquarters.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler: Just like Ren, he was also created via the Prometheus Project.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
--->'''Komon''': "Illustrator?"
--->'''Ishibori''': "I don't know the reason, but everyone calls ''him'' that."
* HackerCave: Where the ''real'' him is located.
* ManInWhite: Always dressed in white when on the job. He is ''always'' on the job.
* TheSpock: His proposed strategies when it comes to combating Space Beasts suggests he is this.
* TheStrategist: He is usually in charge of coordinating the Night Raiders' operations against the Space Beasts.

!!Youichirou Matsunaga
!!!Portrayed by: Horiuchi Masami
---> ''"Pronounced "Tilt". Our establishment goes above the nations."''

The director of TLT.
** BenevolentBoss
** JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: When he had Himeya kidnapped and analyzed in episode 21.
** TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Having lost his wife during [[Film/UltramanTheNext the events of 2004]], he seeks to understand more about the Light, Ultramen and the Dunamists in order to defeat the Space Beasts.]]
** MrExposition: Provides basic info about TLT to Komon. Justified, as Komon is {{New Meat}}.
** SharpDressedMan: As the director of TLT, he dons a black suit.
** StoicSpectacles: He is usually quite calm and composed.

!!Riko Saida
!!!Portrayed by: Shion Nakamaru
--->''"I... believed in you. Komon-kun, I know you would be able to protect everyone."''

An artist who is Komon's girlfriend. [[spoiler: She is revealed to be the human host of Dark Faust.]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: She was murdered by Mizorogi in 2008, the same day she first met Komon. She was then revived to serve as the human host for Dark Faust.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: After Dark Faust is defeated.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: One of the first characters to die in the show, a clear indication of what Nexus [[DarkerAndEdgier is.]]]]
* PeoplePuppet: [[spoiler: Riko is being controlled by Dark Faust '''against''' her will.]]
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: When she starts to recall memories of her death.]]
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Wills herself to take a blow from Nosferu to protect Komon as Dark Faust in episode 12. It ends in Dark Faust's defeat and her death.]]
* TooHappyToLive: [[spoiler: Riko was a cheerful artist from a loving family who had just met a {{Nice Guy}} that would become her boyfriend. Then, Mizorogi, Nosferu and Dark Faust came along...]]
* NatureLover: Spends most of her time at the zoo sketching drawings of animals.
* NiceGirl: Her interactions with Komon and her family proves this.
* WalkingSpoiler: We know little about her other than she is an artist who is Komon's girlfriend and she wants him to meet with her family soon. [[spoiler: When the truth about her comes to light, everything changes.]]

!!Negoro Jinzou
!!!Portrayed by: Hiroshi Okouchi

A journalist who has known Himeya for a long time. Negoro believes that something big and mysterious is happening, but is being covered up by the authorities and sets out to uncover the truth.
* TheAlcoholic: Negoro is always seen drinking canned beer. Oddly, he has never appeared drunk on-screen.
* BlindAlley: How he shakes off the Memory Police in episode 21.
* CameraFiend: Comes with being a journalist.
* ConspiracyTheorist
* FollowThatCar: After he sees Himeya boarding a cab in episode 5, Negoro hails another cab and orders him to follow Himeya. He fails to catch Himeya though.
* {{Jerkass}}: In his quest to expose the truth, Negoro does some pretty unethical stuff, such as:
** Stalking Jun Himeya. He even enters Himeya's home without the latter's permission in episode 6.
** Trying to trick Komon into revealing classified information in episode 16.
** Stealing a memory card from a dead photographer's co-worker and publishing the photos as his own in episode 20.
* PlagiarismInFiction: Steals a memory card containing photos of Night Raiders fighting a Space Beast and has it published under his name.

!!Megumi Sakuta

A young woman who works at a newspaper office. Himeya was her co-worker.

* BoyishShortHair
* NiceGirl: Friendly, polite, helpful and genuinely concerned about Himeya, especially after he came back from the war.

!![[spoiler:The Visitors]]
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