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YMMV: Ultraman Taro
  • Awesome Music: ZAT's wandaba theme. The cliffhanger music.
  • Badass Decay: Zoffy, by the time he fought Birdon. Jack in Episode 52. Though to be fair, taking Birdon in a head on fight ended just as bad for Taro as it had Zoffy, and Zoffy actually managed to hurt Birdon, which Taro hadn't been able to.
  • Crazy Awesome: ZAT, whenever their schemes work.
  • Ear Worm: "Urutora no Chichi ga iru, Urutora no Haha ga iru, Soshite Tarou ga koko ni iru..."
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence/Family-Unfriendly Death: Taro's temporary death at the hands of Birdon is surprisingly graphic and unsettling, even for a 1970s tokusatsu.
  • Failure Hero: ZAT
  • Hell Is That Noise:
    • The Color Timer sound is turned up high in the sound mix, making it a little unsettling. It almost sounds like an ambulance...
    • Hearing Live King's laugh for over ten minutes can get creepy.
  • Mood Whiplash: The series at times will go from being goofy and jovial one minute, then Nightmare Fuel the next, no doubt due to the rather gruesome fates suffered by kaiju and Ultra alike.
  • Narm: The show can be a little too kid friendly or even silly sometimes...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Tarou's incidental music sounds much like the little synthesizer music Cinar mixed in to their infamous Ultra Seven dub.
  • Nightmare Fuel
    • The death of Alien Valkie. Doubles as an Awesome Moment for Kotaro.
    • Birdon vs Zoffy. Worse yet, Birdon vs Tarou.
    • Enmargo cutting off Tarou's head. It was a hallucination, though.
    • Ultraman Jack deflating after giving up his Color Timer.
    • Close-ups of Bemstar, especially the teeth and his injured eye.
    • Cosmo Liquid's tongue
    • Live King
    • If you eat her eggs or capture her, Queen and King Tortoise are going to get you. Then, mommy will finish you off!
    • Kohtaro inside Live King's belly. In the Episode 2 cliffhanger, he looks like he's gasping for air.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The Tortoises will find whoever takes mommy's eggs anywhere.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Ultraman Taro, from its cartoony sounds, to its bad effects.
  • Special Effects Failure: Despite this being a big budget upgrade from the past series, this still happened.
    • This show was produced at the beginning of the Oil Crisis. Ultraman Leo had a smaller budget for that reason and pre-production issues.
  • Unfortunate Character Design: Birdon, to quote one editor, "I find it hilarious that one of the most deadly foes of the Ultras at the time was a turkey with balls stapled to his chin."
    • Mukadender. Despite that he's labelled as a "Centipede Monster," he certainly doesn't look like one at first glance...
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: It gets gruesome and violent sometimes...
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?

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