Series: Ultraman Dyna
Ultraman Dyna is a tokusastsu series that ran from 1997 to 1998, part of the Ultra franchise. It functions as a sequel series to Ultraman Tiga, set seven years after the series' end. Mars and other worlds are being terraformed and a new team, Super GUTS, has been made to combat various threats. Shin Asuka, a light-hearted member of the team, becomes Dyna's host when the alien Spheres come to invade Mars. Now, He fights for the Neo Frontier whenever he is needed, either as a Super GUTS agent or as Ultraman Dyna.A film set during the series, entitled Ultraman Tiga and Ultraman Dyna: The Warriors of Starlight was produced. Dyna/Asuka also returns in the later films Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends and Ultraman Saga.
Ultraman Dyna provides examples of the following tropes:
- Badass: Ultraman Dyna, of course.
- Big Bad: The Spheres.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his immaturity, Asuka is a capable and courageous fighter.
- Dark Is Evil: Fake Dyna's Solgent Ray has dark color.
- Disappeared Dad: Asuka's father disappeared years ago in a mysterious light He is joined by Asuka in the final episode
- Doppelgänger Attack: Miracle Type provides this.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Alien Gregorl thought he could replace Dyna should he beat Dyna in Curb-Stomp Battle, and really confused when people start to cheer for losing Dyna.
- Evil Knockoff: A well-intentioned but misguided variation with Terranoid. An artificial Ultraman created under the F-plan of TPC in order to eliminate dependency on Dyna. Terranoid's body gets taken over by the Spheres and was used as a weapon.
- Henshin Hero
- Humongous Mecha: Mountain Gulliver n°5
- Lighter and Softer: Compared to Ultraman Tiga.
- Mighty Glacier: Strong type.
- Mirror Match / Evil Twin: Alien Gregorl took form of Fake Dyna.
- Monster of the Week
- Multiform Balance: Dyna has three forms: Flash type (base state), Miracle Type (multiplication powers) and Strong Type (strength,duh)
- Plucky Comic Relief: Shin Asuka functions as this, the first protagonist in the Ultra Series to do so.
- Sequel Series
- Terraform: The Neo Frontier is a project to colonize the solar system.
- Transformation Trinket: The reflasher