Characters / Ultraman Tiga

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Ultraman Tiga
The last of a race of alien giants that colonised Earth thousands of years ago, Tiga and his brethren were the protectors of an ancient civilization until its destruction at the hands of Gatanozoa, who sealed Tiga and his kind in stone until he was rediscovered by Daigo Madoka. As the first Ultra hero with a full series since Ultraman Eighty, Ultraman Tiga's debut marked a new era for Ultramen, set in a new universe. He quickly became one of the most popular Ultra heroes and has since made return appearances in other series, like Ultraman X and Ultraman Orb.

    G.U.T.S. (Global Unlimited Task Squad) 
The defense division of TPC.

Daigo Madoka

Played by: Hiroshi Nagano (live), Yuuji Machi (grunts as Tiga)

A member of G.U.T.S who gains the ability to transform into Ultraman Tiga after coming across the Tiga Pyramid.

Daigo/Tiga Provides examples of:

Rena Yanase

Played by: Takami Yoshimoto

  • Ace Pilot: Although with rather limited effectiveness against the various Monsters of the Week.
  • The Lancer
  • Official Couple: With Daigo. Especially in the post-series films.
  • Parental Abandonment: In episode 7, it's revealed her father ran away to the space station after promising some lipstick for her birthday. They eventually make up.
  • Say My Name: "DAIGO!" Her mourning yell when Tiga lost to Gatanozoa ended up revealing to GUTS that Daigo and Tiga are one and the same.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Of course that went out the window when Tiga lost against Gatanozoa the first time.

Megumi Iruma

Played by: Mio Takagi

Seiichi Munakata

Played by: Akitoshi Ohtaki

Masami Horii

Played by:Yukio Masuda

Tetsuo Shinjoh

Played by: Shigeki Kagemaru

Jun Yazumi

Played by: Yoichi Furuya

Mayumi Shinjoh

Tetsuo Shinjoh's younger sister and a nurse at the TPC headquarters.

    Monsters and Aliens 

Various monsters faced by G.U.T.S and Tiga throughout the series.

Miscellaneous specific monsters provide examples of:

Golza / Fire Golza

First Appearance: The One who Inherits the Light
A monster from Earth's past that was reawakened in Mongolia during modern times alongside Melba to locate and destroy the petrified forms of Ultraman Tiga and his brethren. It later returned as Fire Golza after abosrbing magma from a dormant volcano to increase its power.

Being the very first kaiju from the Heisei Ultra Series, Golza is one of the most popular monsters of the franchise and has frequently returned in later entries in the series. Starting with Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle, he was officially added to the main Showa continuity.

  • Art Evolution: In Ultraman Dyna, he gains a more bulky, muscled design and a smaller head. As Fire Golza, the white spots on his body are now red and there are several vein-like growths covering his skin. His current design is based on his very first appereance, but his head is somewhat similar to Golza II's.
  • Back from the Dead: Was resurrected in Ultraman Dyna by the Gransphere.
  • Breath Weapon: Golza shoots his Ultrasonic ray from his mouth rather than his forehead in Dyna.
  • The Brute: A rather strong monster.
  • Breakout Villain: As the most popular Ultraman Tiga kaiju, Golza is one of the few to have regular reappearances and the opportunity to battle other Ultramen.
  • Canon Foreigner: He only existed in the Tiga-Dyna universe before being added to the Main Showa universe in Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle, where he has met and fought many Showa kaiju. This continues in the Ginga and X universes as well.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Stated to be a "Super Ancient Monster" and greatly resembles one.
  • Implacable Man: Kate's Fire Golza from Ultra Galaxy, who basically lets Gomora spray his Super Oscillatory Ray at him for an extended period of time and takes it without any injury, stress or effort, and everything Gomora throws at him is useless. Even after a repeated assault by ZAP Spacy and Gomora tries to destroy him from the inside out by stabbing his chest with his horn and firing the SOR, but he YANKS it out. He still survives and is only killed when his own ally accidentally shoots him, finally giving him enough punishment for the brute to expire.
  • The Juggernaut: Especially noticeable in the first Ultra Galaxy, but even in its original appearance Fire Golza was pretty damn durable, completely ignoring most of Tiga's punches and beam attacks.
  • Magma Man: Golza becomes Fire Golza by absorbing lava.
  • Playing with Fire: Gains this powers as Fire Golza.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Is able to shoot an ultrasonic ray of purple energy from his forehead.
  • Signature Roar: A loud guttural growl followed by a high-pitched screech.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As Fire Golza, he absorbed so much heat it gave him a new set of fiery powers, and was only killed once and for all when Tiga hurled him into an erupting volcano. Golza II is way buffer and possesses new abilities, which he used to give Dyna quite a hard time. And Kate's Fire Golza is definitely the worst of the bunch, being able to take all the punishment Gomora and the ZAP Spacy throw at him before finally going down.
  • Villain Team-Up: in Ultra Galaxy, normal Golza teams up with Telesdon to take on Gomora, and Kate's Fire Golza is partners with Gan-Q until a misfired shoot from the latter kills him.
    • In Ultraman X: The Movie, Here comes our Ultraman! a new version of Fire Golza named Gorg Fire Golza is created by Zaigorg to be his henchman alongside Antlar.
  • Volcanic Veins: As Fire Golza.


First Appearance: The One who Inherits the Light
The second of two ancient monsters (this time on Easter Island) that reappeared in the present day to destroy Ultraman Tiga.


First Appearance: Legend of the Stone
A pair of legendary subterranean monsters (implied to be mates) that terrorized miners with their petrifying breath.


First Appearance: The Devil's Prophecy
A mysterious but malevolent race of humanoids that have lived on Earth far longer than humankind. Two appear in the series.

  • Dead Person Impersonation: The first Kyrieloid takes the form of the late Mitsuo Itahashi to spread its prophecies.
  • Demonic Possession: They perform this one a TV show host to announce their coming.
  • Evil Knockoff: The second Kyrieloid, which possesses the Power Type and Sky Type morphing abilities of Ultraman Tiga.
  • Eyeless Face: Unless that glowing organ on the forehead is supposed to be an eye.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A race of impossibly ancient demon-like beings that see themselves as the prophets of the human race and seek to "purify" them.
  • Mind over Matter: Possesses telekinetic powers.
  • Our Demons Are Different: The series frequently compares them to devils and they are capable of many demon-associated abilities like possessing people and controlling fire.
  • Playing with Fire: Able to channel the heat from the Earth's core into eruptions of flame capable of destroying a skyscraper.
  • Pokémon Speak: Kyrieloid only "speaks" by saying "kiri" in repetition.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Has a variety of other names include Kilie, Kilalien, and Kilielu.


First Appearance: Sayonara, Earth
An energy being that absorbed the spaceship Jupiter 5 (as well as the astronauts inside), transforming it into a metallic monster that feeds off energy.


First Appearance: The Day the Monster Came Out
A strange corpse-like monster that washed up on shore one day.


First Appearance: Second Contact
Originally a race of tiny aerial creatures nicknamed "Critters", but was mutated by aerial pollution into a singular entity with an appetite for humans. A second one appears later on when the Critters are disturbed by the electromagnetic waves emitted by a solar power plant.

  • Blue and Orange Morality: GUTS discovers this when they attempt to communicate with it, as its understanding of the concept of friendship is very different from humans.
  • Breath Weapon: Spits purple orbs of explosive energy.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Although it's a kaiju, Gazoto gives off these vibes due to the young voice GUTS hears from it in their translator, inability to comprehend human ideas of friendship, and the fact that its roar is made from modified baby cries.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Also spelled "Gazort" or "Gazote".
  • To Serve Man: Likes to eat humans, or as it calls them, "friends".
  • Worm That Walks: It's a mass of tiny flying creatures native to the ionosphere.

Alien Regulan

First Appearance: The Man who Fell to Earth
An alien who landed on Earth after his spaceship was destroyed when it seemed to be on a collision course with a TPC space station. It kidnaps Rena's father (the chief scientist on the station) in revenge for the destruction of its ship.

  • Dirty Coward: Abandoned its friends and family aboard a spaceship that was about to be destroyed when an assault on TPC's space station went south.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Plays victim to deceive GUTS and TPC during its botched attacked on their space station.
  • Playing with Fire: Can shoot fireballs from its hands.
  • Starfish Aliens: Although it has two limbs and two legs, its body shape is very abstract.


First Appearance: Halloween Night
An evil witch from another dimension that comes to Earth every Halloween to kidnap children and consume their dreams.

  • Adult Fear: Gives out drugged candy on Halloween and kidnaps the children who take it.
  • All Hallows' Eve: Not only does Giranbo only appear on Halloween night, it takes the form of an old lady in a witch costume and transports kidnapped children to its home dimension in a vehicle resembling a giant jack-o-lantern!
  • Another Dimension: Its home, the Graveyard of Dreams.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Uses this to try confuse Tiga during the fight.
  • Dream Eater: Consumes the dreams of children, turning them into emotionless zombies.
  • Missing Reflection: In human form, Giranbo casts no reflection, which Daigo notices and motivates him to track the witch.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Also called Gilanbo.
  • Teleport Spam: Another trick it tries on Tiga.


First Appearance: The Girl who Waits for a Monster
A strange monster from outer space that came to Earth when called forth by a mysterious girl named Saki.

  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Makeena's bodily appendages are highly reflective, rendering beam attacks useless against it, especially when it enters its shell form.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: The first Tiga kaiju that had no intention of destroying Earth. It was an escort for Saki to bring her back to her homeworld.


First Appearance: The Closed Amusement Park
An alien monster that came to Earth in prehistoric times and awoke under an amusement park, where it used its barrier-creating abilities and trap the visitors and capture children to feed its unborn young. A second one later appears to battle Silvergon.

  • Barrier Warrior: Creates an impassable wall of energy with its horn.
  • Expy of Gudon in appearance.
  • Horn Attack: After Tiga destroys its whips, Gagi begins to rely on its horn, firing beams and trying to gore Tiga with it. Of course, Tiga just karate chops it off.
  • Monster is a Mommy: The reason it was attacking humans was to prepare for the hatching of its eggs.
  • Whip It Good: Possesses retractable whip-like middle fingers.
  • The Worf Effect: In its reappearance against Silvergon, where Silvergon literally smashes its way through Gagi's barrier to demonstrate its herculean strength to viewers.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Targeted children because the growth hormones in their bodies were particularly nutritious for its children.


First Appearance: Requiem to Darkness
The result of when Horii's friend Ryosuke Sanada of the Stellar Development Department exposed himself to alien cells, giving him the ability to metamorphose into a kaiju at random.

  • Shock and Awe: Can shoot lightning bolts from its hands. Evolu also must sustain its form by consuming electricity, or else it dies.
  • Whip It Good: He has retractable whips in its palms, which can also channel electricity.


First Appearance: S.O.S. from the Deep Blue Sea
A sea monster mutated by radioactivity from underground nuclear testing leaked into the ocean by earthquakes.

  • Fighting Clown: Despite being a destructive colossus, Leilons acts pretty goofy during the fight, even laughing at Tiga whenever he gets hurt.
  • Making a Splash: Can spray high pressure water and explosive bubbles from its mouth.
  • Sea Monster: Based on dolphins in appearance and attitude.

Alien Raybeak

First Appearance: Human Collecting
A race of bird-like aliens that captured humans with shrinking guns in order to bring them back to their homeworld as slaves.

Alien Muzan

First Appearance: The Released Target
An alien hunter who sends his targets Rucia and Zara to Earth to be hunted at his leisure.

Rucia & Zara

First Appearance: The Released Target
Two human-like aliens (Rucia is the female and Zara is the male) sent to Earth by Alien Muzan to be hunted for sport.

  • Alien Blood: Both have green blood.
  • Human Aliens: Specifically slaves of Alien Muzan released to be hunted for sport.
  • The Quiet One: Neither of them say very much due to the fact that they're incapable of speaking Japanese/English.

Sakuna Oni

First Appearance: The Demon's Return
A powerful sword-wielding oni defeated long ago by the samurai Kagetatsu, who then split the body into pieces. It came back to life after thieves stole Kagetatsu's relics from the shrine meant to seal it away.

  • Breath Weapon: Two actually.
    • Blow You Away: Its back face breathes powerful gusts of wind, capable of knocking even Ultraman Tiga off his feet.
    • Playing with Fire: The front face shoots jets fire from its maw.
  • Cyclops: Has one eye on both of its faces.
  • Off with His Head!: Has the notable honour of being the last Ultra monster in the franchise to get decapitated. However, it soon turns out the head has a life of its own.
  • Oni: A legendary demon sealed away centuries ago by a great warrior.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The power of Kagetatsu's sword was what prevent his body from reattaching itself together until it was stolen.
  • Two-Faced: Sakuna Oni usually hides the second face underneath its hair.

Alien Standel Abolubas and Redle

First Appearance: Red and Blue's Battle
Two aliens of warring factions from a planet divided between day (Redle's side) and night (Abolubas' side) who are weakened by their respective opposites. Abolubas (shown above) came to Earth to capture potential soldiers who could fight in both light and dark, while Redle came to stop him, hiding out in the home of a kindly old lady.

Gobunyu Vaha/Giga

First Appearance: GUTS into Space Part 1
Robotic soldiers produced by a mechanical space fortress sent by mysterious forces (implied to be the Kyrieloids) to destroy GUTS' newest technology, a lightspeed engine called the Maxima Overdrive.

  • Action Bomb: The Gobunyu Giga sets itself to self-destruct in an attempt to destroy Tiga and the GUTS base in one go.
  • Combining Mecha: Thousands of Gobunyu Vaha can merge to form Gobunyu Giga.
  • Humongous Mecha: As Gobunyu Giga.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after Goibniu, the ancient Irish god of metalwork and patron of smiths.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: Yazumi discovers this when he gets his hands on a piece of a Gobunyu, as the robots are not powered by anything, making their insides hollow.

Gobunyu Ogma

First Appearance: GUTS into Space Part 2
A Gobunyu variant created by the mechanical fortress to defend it from invaders.


First Appearance: Deban's Turn
An evil alien that seeks to destroy the world by using its electromagnetic mind-destroying waves.

  • Archenemy: Of Deban.
  • Hate Plague: Enomena emits electromagnetic waves that drive humans into violent insanity. To make matters worse, the waves also slowly destroy the human brain, eventually killing the victims unless Deban's calming waves save them.


First Appearance: Deban's Turn
A friendly alien of the same species as Enomena that lives on Earth as a performer for a small circus troupe. He releases energy waves that nullify those of Enomena, making him a target of Enomena's attacks.

  • Disney Death: After seemingly sacrificing the last of his power to save Ultraman Tiga from Enomena's mind-destroying waves. He gets to keep performing with the circus guys as well!
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The circus troupe he hung out with discovered Deban was a monster pretty early, but accepted him quickly and became good friends. When GUTS scientists ask if they can perform experiments on Deban's powers, the leader is outraged, and he initially refuses to let GUTS use Deban's powers against Enomena because it seems to him they're treating his friend as a weapon.


First Appearance: A Fog is Coming
Alien parasites produced from a strange meteorite to feed it life energy from parasitized victims. The parasites can merge into a kaiju form that draws power from the meteor's life forces in turn.

  • Breath Weapon: Magnia breathes electrifying fog from the cluster of tentacles on its face.
  • Mook Maker: The meteor Magnia is spawned from.
  • Ominous Fog: The Magnia parasites produce a fog that cloaks their presence.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: The parasites turn their victims into zombies to guide them towards the meteor as sacrifices
  • Shout-Out: To Stephen King's The Mist. The book is even mentioned by a character in the episode (although not by name).
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The parasites can be destroyed with water.
  • Worm That Walks: Magnia's kaiju form is a merging of the parasites to defend the meteor.

Dinosauroids Adam and Eve

First Appearance: Planet of the Dinosaurs
A pair of Troodon dinosaursnote  genetically modified by the Naga into humanoid servants to help them in their conquest of Earth. They are able to control the Weaponizers.

  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: They're based off an old theory that the small but highly intelligent dinosaur Troodon could have eventually evolved into a human-like form.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calmer and questioning Eve is the blue to the red Adam, who aggressively and loyally serves the Naga until he realizes he's been deceived.
  • The Reptilians: Not actually, but they strongly resemble the part, complete with the ability to disguise themselves as humans.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The Dinosauroids believe that the Naga will let them inherit the Earth in the aliens' second conquest. The truth is the Naga really couldn't care less for Adam and Eve, seeing them only as tools to control the Weaponizers.

Alien Naga

First Appearance: Planet of the Dinosaurs
A race of evil aliens that conquered the Earth during the late Cretaceous period. They created the Dinosauroids and Weaponziers as minions to assist them in retaking Earth in the present.

  • A God I Am: The whole race believe themselves as gods, which isn't too far of a stretch considering their power over creating life.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Tiga dedtroys their spaceship by hurling the Weaponizers' neutron bombs at their spaceship.
  • Invisible Aliens: The Naga never appear physically, only their voices are heard and spaceship is seen.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: The Dinosauroids refer to them as being like gods and the Naga certainly view themselves as such.

Weaponizers 1 and 2

First Appearance: Planet of the Dinosaurs
Tarbosaurus dinosaurs transformed into cyborg weapons by the Naga and hidden away for millions of years until it was time to conquer Earth again.

  • Action Bomb: The Naga outfitted them with neutron bombs for this. Worse still, they can merge their bombs together for an explosion capable of annihilating all life on Earth.
  • Cyborg: Obviously.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Cyborg dinosaurs created by aliens!
  • More Dakka: They have machine guns built into their chests.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Averted. They're based on Tarbosaurus, a relative of T-Rex from Asia.


First Appearance: Go! Monster Expedition Team!
An upside-down monster that feeds on exhaust fumes from cars, using them to produce its own poison smog capable of killing large areas of forest.

  • Expy: Of Twin Tail from Return of Ultraman, in terms of design.
  • Hollywood Acid: Litomalus can spew explosive acid from its midsection that dissolves steel and kills vegetation.
  • Poisonous Person: Constantly secretes a toxic gas made from the vehicle exhaust it consumes that kills all plants in its surroundings.
  • Walking Wasteland: Once again, its presence kills all vegetation around it due to its poisons.
  • Whip It Good: Like Twin Tail, its primary weapons are the two whip tails on its top. Weirdly, it also uses them to pole vault during the fight.


First Appearance: The Rainbow Realm of Monsters

  • Achilles' Heel: Silvergon has extremely poor eyesight, so remaining still is enough to prevent him from finding you.
  • Breakout Villain: Though he doesn't recur as often as Golza, Silvergon is one of three Tiga kaiju to appear in other series.
  • Breath Weapon: Breathes blue fireballs in later incarnations.
  • Expy: Of Red King.
  • Super Strength: Taken Up to Eleven. Silvergon is so strong that it can punch holes through a force field with its bare hands. Even Tiga in Power Mode had a tough time with him.


First Appearance: I Saw Obiko!


First Appearance: One Vanishing Moment

Alien Nataan

First Appearance: Blue Night's Memory

King Molerat

First Appearance: Monster Zoo


First Appearance: The Attacked GUTS Base


First Appearance: Zelda Point's Defenses


First Appearance: Vampire City

Alien Deshimo

First Appearance: To the Southern Limit


First Appearance: To the Southern Limit


First Appearance: The Sleeping Maiden


First Appearance: The Time-Transcending Smile

  • Achilles' Heel: Destroying Goldras' horns renders it totally powerless.
  • Barrier Warrior: Able to project a golden force field to deflect attacks.
  • Blinded by the Light: Goldras can produce blinding flashes of light from its horns.
  • Breakout Villain: Although he's often paired up with Silvergon in reappearances due to Theme Naming.
  • Shock and Awe: Can shoot lightning from its horns.
  • Time Master: Goldras is able to travel through time, often transporting other objects with it. Its appearance in a certain period is heralded by the appearance of "time storms".

Alien Manon

First Appearance: Flower


First Appearance: The Mirage Monster


First Appearance: Dear Mr. Ultraman


First Appearance: Dream


First Appearance: Friend from Space


First Appearance: The Town Where the Girl Disappeared


First Appearance: Land Shark

  • Robotic Reveal: Turns out to be a giant robot created by a mad scientist


First Appearance: Eternal Life

  • Adult Fear: Produces pollen that addicts anybody who breathes it, leaving them blissful and apathetic.


First Appearance: Let's Go to Kamakura!


First Appearance: Goodbye to Darkness


First Appearance: Fugitive from the Moon


First Appearance: The Ultra Star


First Appearance: The Ultra Star


First Appearance: Take Me Higher!

  • Breath Weapon: Spits bolts of energy.
  • The Dragon: To Gatanozoa.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Like their master, their name is derived from an H.P. Lovecraft horror, in thise case the Lloigor, dragon-like creatures that served Lovecraft's Gatanothoa.


First Appearance: Master of Darkness
The Ruler of Darkness.

    Other Characters 

Keigo Masaki/Evil Tiga

Played by: Takashi Kora
First Appearance: Inheritor of Shadows
A Mad Scientist descended from the ancient race. He has DNA similar to Daigo.

  • Back for the Finale: He is enlisted to help revive Tiga who had reverted to a statue after battling Gatanozoa.
  • Evil Counterpart: As Evil Tiga, his powers are similar to those possessed by Ultraman Tiga in Multi Type.
  • Hand Blast: His own energy attacks
  • Light Is Not Good: Evil Tiga is a being of light, similar to Tiga. Although his energy attacks take a more "dark" appearance compared to Tiga's.
  • Mad Scientist

First Appearance: Inheritor of Shadows

The pet of the Ultra who would become known as "Evil Tiga"