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YMMV: Ultra Seven
  • Angst? What Angst?: The beginning of Episode 49. At the end of Episode 48, it looked like Dan was dying. Turns out, he was sedated and resting.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Alien Cool, Android Zero
  • Awesome Music:
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Aoki from "Glory for Whom?" redeemed himself before dying and got a nice sendoff.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Captain Kurata, complete with an awesome theme song for him and Kiriyama.
    • Seven himself in the franchise, to the point where he has countless tributes and even sequels and remakes dedicated only to him. He's practically the poster child of the franchise along with the original Ultraman.
      • By extension, model-turned-actor Kohji Moritsugu. He and Susumu Kurobe are still associated with their respective characters and have appeared in various shows and movies, even reprising their roles. Moritsugu got to be captain of a kaijuu-fighting team three times (in Ultraman Leo, the movie Ultraman Zearth II, and the spoof Uchimura Sebun).
    • Eleking among kaijuus, according to an informal survey from Tsuburaya Productions. Second place: Windam.
  • Even Better Sequel: As good and as popular as its predecessor is, this show may even be much more popular, even compared to later shows.
  • Fair for Its Day: Anne went out in the field, flew the Ultra Hawk 3 (and one time, Ultra Hawk 1) by herself, and shot aliens often, more often than Fuji used to in her own show.
  • First Installment Wins: Compared to Sequel Series Ultraman Leo, the video specials, or Ultraseven X.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Robot Commander's plan to repopulate the Fourth Planet with Earthlings to sustain the machines is similar to what the machines did to humans in The Animatrix.
  • Fridge Horror:
    • From "Come in, Max"
      Soga: "What have you done with the crew?"
      Godora: "Let's just say they're taking a walk... in space. We threw them out of the ship. Some of them tried to resist us. Ha ha ha ha ha"
    • The Earth is not in such a good shape after Seven leaves for M-78.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The Banned in China episodes listed above, as well as the off-screen disasters (i.e. plane crash) caused by unsuspecting smokers in Episode 8.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Alien Bell emits a high-pitched ringing sound that humans can't stand, but it can stun Seven.
    • Alien Guts' roar.
    • King Joe's mechanical droning sound.
    • From Episode 48:
      • Either the radar ping or the actual (not audible to humans) sound when the Ghos aliens arrived on Earth caused Dan pain.
      • The cuckoo clock in Dan's room makes the only sounds the audience hears just before Seven's Superior appears to order Seven's return.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Macekre: TNT's editing of the Cinar dub.
  • Moe: Anne, when she's not being Badass.
  • Name's the Same: Alien Metron shares a name with a Marvel Comics character.
  • Narm:
    • Don't look too closely, but Gandar is reminiscent of Gary B. Snail on a bad day.
    • In the Cinar dub, Alien Bado becomes Wayne, Lord of the Universe! He'll turn Earth into Wayne's World!
    • From said dub, the Buffins from Abbadon (actually, the Guts aliens)
    • From Episode 46, the alien device used to extract Seven's secrets from Dan's brain is called...The Talk Machine!
    • From later in the same episode, the tug-of-war between Seven and his robot knockoff.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • Seven's Capsule Monsters (monsters in miniature containers that can be summoned at will) predated Poke Balls by thirty years.
    • An enemy named Borg (an actual Cyborg) predated Next Generation by twenty years.
  • One of Us: Moritsugu is the biggest collector of Ultra Seven memorabilia in Japan, which he'll proudly show off at his home and his restaurant.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Seven's boss in the Grand Finale, Dorothy Andersen in "The Ultra Garrison Goes West Part II", Aoki in "Glory for whom?", and Captain Kurata in three episodes, including the Grand Finale.
  • Paranoia Fuel: A truck constantly chased the poor old man whom nobody believed in "The Fugitive Fortune Teller". Luckily, Dan and Kiriyama listened...
  • The Scrappy: In-universe. Aoki from "Glory for whom?"
  • Uncanny Valley: The featureless aliens in "Seek Tomorrow" wear masks with blank eyes (think Batman in the comics) and unmovable mouths (like Michael Myers).
  • Vindicated by History: At the time, Ultraseven was considered a Contested Sequel due to its focus on the science-fiction elements rather than monster-stomping superhero action. Nowadays Ultraeven is consdered one of the all time classics, and is as iconic as the original series itself.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Seven's transformation, several kaijuu and mecha costumes (Guts, Eleking) and miniature scenery could have easily gone toe-to-toe with many of the feature-film releases at the time.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Seven vs Perolinga

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