Franchise: Ultraman Zero
Ultra Series by Tusburaya Productions, mainly consisting of films. Zero is the son of Ultra Seven.
The FilmsMega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends (2009)Thousands of years ago, the dark Ultra Warrior Belial rebelled against the Land of Light after gaining the power of Reionyx. Wielding the Giga Battle Nizer, he commanded an army of monsters. Belial was defeated and imprisoned by Ultraman King. Now that Belial is freed, he attacks the Land of Light once again. The Ultras' only hope lie with Rei, the human Reionyx and Zero, an Ultra warrior said to hold unlimited potentialUltraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial (2010)A group of Darklopses attack the Land of Light. After they are destroyed, it is discovered that they are transmitting energy to a location in another universe. Zero volunteers to investigate and discovers Belial's Galactic Empire.Ultraman Saga (2012)Following a plea for help, Zero finds himself in yet another universe where almost all humans on earth have been abducted. He encounters a young pilot named Taiga, who came from the universe of Ultraman Dyna.
Side StoriesDirect-to-video side stories, set between the films, have been produced. The first one, entitled Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero is set between Ultra Galaxy Legends and Revenge of Belial. It introduces Darklops as a major enemy. The second side story, Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar, is set between the second and third films.
Ultraman Retsuden (2011- )A television series in which Zero navigates the viewer through the history of the Ultra Series. Most episodes are simply previous Ultra Series episodes or portions of Ultra films with the only difference being a new opening theme and commantary by Zero at the end and beginning of the episode.Some episodes of Retsuden, have an added segment called Ultra Zero Fight, detailing Ultraman Zero's further adventures.
Ultraman Zero provides examples of the following tropes:
- Big Bad: Belial in the first two films
- Clip Show: A few Retsuden episodes.
- Crossover: Every single film features this.
- Evil Twin: From Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero , there are Darklops Zero to Ultraman Zero, Mecha Gomora to Gomora, and army of Robot Ultra Brothers.
- Henshin Hero: The Ultras
- Light Is Good: The Ultras are beings of light. The first opening theme of Retsuden describes them as "red and silver soldiers of light".
- Milestone Celebration
- My Hero Zero
- No Fourth Wall: Zero when presenting the Retsuden episodes.
- One-Winged Angel Belial in the first two films.
- Spin-Offspring: Zero is the son of Ultra Seven.