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Series: Ultraman Mebius

It's been exactly forty years now that the Earth has been under threat from monsters and invaders.
During a time when it seemed that everyone's smiles would be taken away,
they came from the far distant Land of Light:
those dependable heroes called "the Ultra Brothers".
And now Ultra Father has sent one young champion to the Earth.
His name is...
Opening Narration

Ultraman Mebius is the 17th TV series and 40th anniversary production in the Ultra Series, broadcasted from April 8, 2006 to March 31, 2007.

For the first time in 25 years, an Ultraman is sent to earth to protect it from aliens and monsters which would start to appear again. The Ultra Father entrusts the earth to their newest member, Ultraman Mebius. Under the guise of Mirai Hibino, Mebius joins the earth defense team GUYS in the Japan branch to better fend off threats to its people. What follows is an epic loveletter to the entire Ultra Series and capstone to the original Ultramen.


Ultraman Mebius provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Action Bomb: Ultraman Taro's "Ultra Dynamite" attack, which Mebius bases his own "Mebium Dynamite" attack on. (Taro's lifespan shortens a bit when he uses it — it's not clear if Mebius' does as well.)
  • Anti-Hero: Hunter Knight Tsurugi/Ultraman Hikari
  • As Long as There Is Evil: Yapool's enmity is everlasting.
  • Badass Grandpa: The Showa Ultras.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Ultraman Leo. Doesn't use projectile attacks much. Doesn't need them.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Several. First, Bogal. Then, Yapool. Then, the four heavenly Generals (of which Yapool is one). Finally, the overall Ultra Big Bad: The Emperor/Emperor-Seijin.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The Ultra Brothers each get an episode that builds up to them doing this.
  • Big Fancy House: Teppei's rich family has one.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang / Continuity Nod: Mebius is revived in one episode when Konomi deploys the Magnerium Medicalizer, the same weapon the Ultra Garrison used to revive Ultra Seven when he was crucified.
  • Combining Mecha: The Gun-Phoenix
  • Cool Ship: Quite a few of the Super Prototypes GUYS has fall in this category.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Emperor vs. pretty much everyone and anyone. He oneshots or curbstomps everyone.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: All METEOR technology made available to GUYS is treated like this as it is reverse-engineered alien technology. To safeguard against its use, it can only be activated for one minute.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Yapool and Mephilas. They both recognize the power of True Companions and humans.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Mirai Hibino
  • Elite Mooks: Imperizers. Made of Iron Determinators with a Healing Factor to make Wolverine blush — recovering even when being blasted apart into chunks. To stop it, they have to blow it into very TINY bits, or it will just recover. Even when they are mass produced, it takes the crew's most powerful attacks and no-nonsense tactics to take them down. Every time they show up is a guaranteed "Oh Crap" moment.
  • Energy Being: All Ultramen.
  • Failure Hero: GUYS subverts the usual human defense team and the whole series makes it a plot point that the Ultras are protecting humanity until they can fight together as equals.
  • Fallen Hero: For once, it's Zetton. Unlike previous series, this time it's one of candidate new capsule monsters to assist GUYS team. Unfortunately, its case got droped on floor and malfunction, turn Zetton to evil once more.
  • Five-Man Band: The GUYS Crew and the Ultra Brothers.
  • Food Chain of Evil: Bogal's MO.
  • Fun with Acronyms: GUYS (Guards for UtilityY Situation) and METEOR (Much Extreme Technology of Extraterrestrial ORigin)
  • Four Is Death: Four Heavenly Generals.
  • Fusion Dance
    • Once in the series finale with Mebius' True Companions.
    • Again in the Movie with Mebius and all the Ultra Brothers.
  • Genius Bruiser: As revealed in Hikari Saga, Ultraman Hikari was a scientist.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Mebius gets the coolest powers of all from his close friendship with the rest of GUYS.
  • Homage: LOTS. Tsuburaya Pro had several shows and years to go through; it might be faster to list what wasn't referenced.
  • Hour of Power: Besides the Ultras, there's also the METEOR technology that GUYS uses, which is limited to just one minute of use before it deactivates.
  • Human Aliens: Mirai Hibino
  • Idiot Hero: Mirai is in the Naive version of this trope.
  • I Have Many Names: Ultraman King says this of himself in one of the "Hikari Side Story" episodes. King's just the name he uses on Earth.
  • Imported Alien Phlebotinum: METEOR is this, being reverse-engineered from wrecked alien ships.
  • Incendiary Exponent: Mebius' Burning Brave form, and the fiery wings of GUYS Japan.
  • Kaiju: It's Ultraman! They have three types, though. Regular Monsters, Aliens and "Super Beasts".
  • Meganekko: Konomi, to the point where, in one episode, nobody notices her when she tries out contacts.
  • Milestone Celebration
  • Mythology Gag: It's hard to go an episode without one, be it a returning monster or something else.
  • Oh Crap: Lots of times. Yapool, Mephilas, Imperizers and the Emperor all elicit this response at least once. Emperor takes the cake, as the merest act of landing on earth elicits this (and a whole bunch of explosions).
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Emperor is implied to have used most of the events in the series to his advantage to ensure his arrival.
  • The Juggernaut: The Emperor, again.

  • Theme Music Power-Up: Happens A LOT.
  • The Power of Friendship: Mebius gains more power from his friends than anything else.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Lampshaded. Mirai brings them together because he saw them act bravely beforehand. How else can you get a Motorcycle ace, a Soccer Star, a Preschool Teacher and a Medical Student all on your team?
  • Reunion Show
    • Mostly the movie, but also the last major story arc (starting near the midpoint of the series) so that for the final 4 episodes before the finale, the heroes teamed up with the previous Ultramen (and their actors).
    • And a literal version in the episode of the final arc that showcases Ultraman Eighty.
  • Sacrificial Lamb
    • The first GUYS team is killed off in the first episode, save for one. The GUYS team for the rest of the series is formed in the next episode.
    • Later, during the Grand Finale, Ryu and Mirai bite the bullet, They get better.
  • Secret Keeper: Around the halfway point, Mirai reveals his true identity to GUYS.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Used straight and subverted whenever the Elite Mook Imperizers show up.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Mebius or Moebus? Kilbeam of Kerubim? Bogar or Bogal? The list goes on and on with the monsters names.
  • Super Prototype
    • Any GUYS machine equipped with METEOR technology.
    • The first Imperizer has regenerate ability and can reform its arm as a large blade. But since mass production Imperizer keep the teleportation ability, they number made up for that.
  • Super Senses: Marina has extremely good hearing and George's eyesight is unparalleled.
  • Take Up My Sword: Before Hikari was Put on a Bus, he gave Knight Brace to Mebius, allow Mebius to enter Brave Mode. In battle against Emperor, Ryu become Hikari's host after Serizawa passed away.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Averted in episode 22 when a Bogal attacks Mirai as he Transforms.
  • Transformation Trinket: Mebius' Mebium Brace and Hikari's Knight Brace.
  • True Companions: GUYS crew, but especially important to the Ultramen as a whole who consider all of the people of earth part of their True Companions.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The Reflectian appears to be honorable alien at first. It's well mannered in its speech, always using honorific, and even spares Mebius after their first battle, claiming that he's too weak. After Mebius manage to damage its shield, it quick to use the GUYS crew as hostages.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Given to Mebius by Ryu in the very first episode because he let the monster destroy buildings as he dodged the attacks.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: George's irrational fear of the ocean.
  • You Have Failed Me: Lampshaded by the target. Poor Mephilas....
    Mephilas: Emperor! Have I become a useless piece in this game? Alas! (explodes)
  • You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: Used by Yapool in the movie without so much as a word beforehand. Made all the more mean-spirited because the ally in question was in the middle of a Monologue about how he and Yapool would be teaming up.


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alternative title(s): Ultraman Moebius; Ultraman Mebius
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